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Legislature

Pa. minimum-wage hike may be big horse trade in Capitol
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-minimum-wage-hike-may-be-big-horse-trade-in-capitol/

An old refrain: Better wages, conditions a must for direct care workforce
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/06/03/Pennsylvania-direct-care-workers-long-term-labor-shortage-wages-crisis-report/stories/201905260024

Could raising the minimum wage help save lives? | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/minimum-wage-suicide-prevention-philadelphia-pennsylvania-20190603.html

High absenteeism could cost municipal officials their elected post
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/high-absenteeism-could-cost-municipal-officials-their-elected-post.html

Why aren’t dangerous schools a higher priority? | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/toxic-schools-hughes-lead-paint-asbestos-children-editorial-20190602.html

Under the Radar: Licensing reforms in the works
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/under-the-radar-licensing-reforms-in-the-works/article_ab93b45a-74c0-520b-ae37-0ce35dcaba54.html

State GOP to host Vice President Mike Pence
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/state-gop-to-host-vice-president-mike-pence

We need to protect Pa’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/we-need-to-protect-pas-medical-assistance-transportation-program-opinion/

Beaverton mother wants to keep vaccinations a choice, not a mandate
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/beaverton-mother-wants-to-keep-vaccinations-a-choice-not-a/article_868ff622-24d9-5c98-8552-f4002531f7f7.html

Budget

Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf proposals but optimistic about budget
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/lawmakers-skeptical-of-wolf-proposals-but-optimistic-about-budget/article_9e0b5c22-83e6-11e9-9e9e-db9fc614f058.html

Business

The changing face of Carlisle Pike: Take a look at business openings, closings and relocations
https://www.pennlive.com/business/2019/06/the-changing-face-of-carlisle-pike-take-a-look-at-business-openings-closings-and-relocations.html

Crime/Punishment

Three years later, Chester County pond death still unsolved
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/three-years-later-chester-county-pond-death-still-unsolved

‘It’s a light at the end of the tunnel’: Ex-offenders and lifers seek a second chance from Pa. pardons board
https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/its-a-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-ex-offenders-and-lifers-seek-a-second-chance-from-pa-pardons-board/

Education

ABC Transit plans dinner to woo Roenigk bus drivers in Highlands
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/abc-transit-plans-dinner-to-woo-roenigk-bus-drivers-in-highlands/

Health Care

Give Shapiro time: AG should get to make his case before UPMC patients are cut off
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/03/Josh-Shapiro-Pennsylvania-attorney-general-health-care-consent-decree-case/stories/201906030019

Medical practice in York offers unlimited office visits for flat monthly fee averaging $63
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2019/05/31/covenant-md-york-offers-flat-monthly-primary-care-health-care-fee-york-county/1276438001/

Local News

County gets new firm to resolve cyber attack
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-gets-new-firm-to-resolve-cyber-attack-1.2491368

Lehman Township exploring new stormwater fee option
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745963/lehman-township-exploring-new-stormwater-fee-option

Luzerne County chief deputy coroner selected
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745952/luzerne-county-chief-deputy-coroner-selected

Community supports family of crash victim
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/community-supports-family-of-crash-victim-1.2491337

Prison sex abuse probe and allegations cost Lackawanna County taxpayers $1.74 million
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/prison-sex-abuse-probe-and-allegations-cost-lackawanna-county-taxpayers-1-74-million-1.2491433

Lackawanna County Heritage Fair ends; organizers optimistic about next year
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-heritage-fair-ends-organizers-optimistic-about-next-year-1.2491381

Meet Stumpy – Scranton’s neighborhood and internet sensation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/meet-stumpy-scranton-s-neighborhood-and-internet-sensation-1.2491306

Lackawanna County crews to pave Globe store lot
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-crews-to-pave-globe-store-lot-1.2491386

Marywood South revived
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/marywood-south-revived-1.2491176

Hempfield National Guard drill delivers goods to local charities
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-national-guard-drill-delivers-goods-to-local-charities/

Environmental concerns shared at Greensburg’s Green Gathering
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/environmental-concerns-shared-at-greensburgs-green-gathering/

Tour-Ed Mine in Fawn offers lessons in underground history
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tour-ed-mine-in-fawn-offers-lessons-in-underground-history/

Harrison to focus grass cutting efforts on abandoned properties
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/harrison-to-focus-grass-cutting-efforts-on-abandoned-properties/

All in for Muhammad Ali at former camp in Schuylkill County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/all-in-for-ali-at-former-camp-in-schuylkill-county

Community welcomes Latino mayoral candidate on ballot
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/community-welcomes-latino-mayoral-candidate-on-ballot&template=ourcityart

Reading officer’s memory honored at 15th annual Ride for Wise
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-officers-memory-honored-at-15th-annual-ride-for-wise

County to begin glass recycling program
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190603/county-to-begin-glass-recycling-program

National News

Mass shootings create rippling network of stricken survivors
https://triblive.com/news/world/mass-shootings-create-rippling-network-of-stricken-survivors/

Philly

Did gentrification dethrone longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in West Philly?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/west-philly-voter-changes-gauthier-blackwell-third-district-20190602.html

SEC Philly office to host June event to help senior investors avoid financial fraud
https://www.inquirer.com/business/senior-investor-retiree-financial-scam-fraud-sec-finra-temple-20190603.html

Group catalogs racist, intolerant Facebook posts by hundreds of Philly police officers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/police-philadelphia-facebook-comments-racist-20190601.html

Hundreds of commercial property owners are challenging Philly’s assessments, with $63 million at stake
https://www.inquirer.com/news/assessment-commercial-property-lawsuit-uniformity-philadelphia-20190602.html

Two teens ejected from car die in Roosevelt Blvd. crash
https://www.inquirer.com/news/roosevelt-boulevard-police-teen-drivers-20190602.html

New biotech mural highlights life sciences big role in Philadelphia’s economy
https://www.inquirer.com/business/bio-international-convention-csl-behring-20190602.html

Philadelphia honors a community activist: Sears Street becomes Ella Best Way
https://www.inquirer.com/news/ella-pridgen-best-phi-20190601.html

Pitt

Envisioning the future: Port Authority to develop 25-year transit plan
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/06/02/Port-Authority-25-year-plan-identify-transit-needs-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County/stories/201906020103

Sticking their tongue out and sticking their nose in — cities try to tackle social issues
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/06/02/Is-action-at-the-city-level-a-trend-Experts-and-mayors-say-yes-and-no/stories/201906020044

‘They saved my son’s life’ — Children’s Walk brings out thousands
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/06/02/Children-s-Hospital-UPMC-Walk-for-Children-s/stories/201906020146

Seven Allegheny County communities get state traffic signal improvement grants worth $1.6M
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/06/03/Traffic-signal-improvement-grants-Tom-Wolf-McKeesport-Churchill-Mt-Lebanon-Richland-Springdale-Swissvale/stories/201905290122

Chatham University celebrates 150 years by inviting the public to explore its’ architecture
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2019/06/02/Chatham-University-celebrates-150-years-by-inviting-the-public-to-explore-its-architecture/stories/201906010054

From World War II through Vietnam, women served in war zones as ‘Donut Dollies’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/from-world-war-ii-through-vietnam-women-served-in-war-zones-as-donut-dollies/

Woman moves into ‘dream home’ thanks to $5,000 from Pittsburgh housing fund
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/woman-moves-into-dream-home-thanks-to-5000-from-pittsburgh-housing-fund/

State News

Some of Pennsylvania’s iconic tree species might not survive climate change
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/pennsylvania-trees-birch-maple-climate-change-20190603.html

A woman raised in a Mennonite church travels South to confront her past and report abuse
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/coverings/joanna-yoder-mennonite-child-sexual-abuse/

With opening of luxe apartments, developers hope to turn Bala Cynwyd into trendy ‘NoBA.’ Can City Avenue follow?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/bala-cynwyd-city-avenue-the-kelly-apartments-main-line-20190603.html

For farmers in Pa. and beyond, heavy rain has turned planting into erratic waiting game
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/06/01/As-rains-thrash-the-Midwest-AccuWeather-lowers-expectations-for-corn-and-soybeans/stories/201906010024

State Supreme Court overturns Robinson sobriety checkpoint case
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/31/sobriety-checkpoint-dui-pennsylvania-supreme-court-overturns-allegheny-county-molly-hlubin/stories/201905310153

Is your favorite swimming pool being inspected?
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/is-your-favorite-swimming-pool-being-inspected/

State: Most Beaver County pools not inspected since 2012
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190602/state-most-beaver-county-pools-not-inspected-since-2012

State teams with realtors on tips to protect your home while vacationing
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745890/state-teams-with-realtors-on-tips-to-protect-your-home-while-vacationing

Pennsylvania heroes fought and died on D-Day | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/06/pennsylvania-heroes-fought-and-died-on-d-day-opinion.html

Editorial: Storms can teach us some valuable lessons
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-storms-can-teach-us-some-valuable-lessons

State sends $3.4 million to fight affordable housing shortage in Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/state-sends-34-million-to-fight-affordable-housing-shortage-in-pa.php

Bouncing from PennDOT to township to township, flooded homeowners left high and dry
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-moore-township-flooding-20190603-g2zcl6cvgreshl5wmikql6fvim-story.html

Ahead of rumored run for Congress, DePasquale drops campaign cash on Facebook ads
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/ahead-of-rumored-run-for-congress-depasquale-drops-campaign-cash-on-facebook-ads/

Even while closed, Glen Onoko Falls Trail injures another hiker, reports say
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/06/even-while-closed-glen-onoko-falls-trail-injuries-another-hiker-reports-say.html

Vaccination exemption rate in four-county region higher than state level
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/vaccination-exemption-rate-in-four-county-region-higher-than-state/article_e9777f8d-0fd1-5adc-bf7b-f6c7344f27e1.html

Game Commission audit ‘disgusts’ hunters
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/06/game-commission-audit-disgusts-hunters/

Transportation

Gas prices continue decline on tariff worries, falling oil prices
https://triblive.com/local/regional/gas-prices-continue-decline-on-tariff-worries-falling-oil-prices/

Washington

Retired coal miners seek Congress’s help to preserve their pensions
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/06/02/Retired-coal-miners-pension-fund-congress-union/stories/201906020048