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Budget
As fiscal year dawns, let’s wait and see
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/as-fiscal-year-dawns-lets-wait-and-see/

 

Minimum Wage
At Allentown rally, calls for upping minimum wage, improving housing
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-rally-minimum-wage-affordable-housing-20190629-2ndy3i6eanhmzm37flqnxxkadi-story.html

 

State News
AR-15 creates not a hole but a ‘cavity’ in body, St. Luke’s surgeon says of rifle’s devastating power
https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-ar-15-wounds-20190629-pttjqemgcrhkxmfm5pzsb7uq6u-story.html
Wolf Administration urges citizens to practice safety when using fireworks
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748392/wolf-administration-urges-citizens-to-practice-safety-when-using-fireworks
Safety first with fireworks
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190629/safety-first-with-fireworks

 

Local News
Crestwood approves 6.4% tax increase
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/crestwood-approves-6-4-tax-increase-1.2502770
Rally celebrates LGBTQ pride and progress in Wilkes-Barre
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/rally-celebrates-lgbtq-pride-and-progress-in-wilkes-barre-1.2502926
Stonewall rally shows signs of progress for local LGBTQ community
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/stonewall-rally-shows-signs-of-progress-for-local-lgbtq-community-1.2502797
Public Square rally calls for protection of LGBTQ rights
https://www.timesleader.com/news/748376/public-square-rally-calls-for-protection-of-lgbtq-rights

 

Education
Lakeland joins national trend of dropping class rank, not naming valedictorian
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lakeland-joins-national-trend-of-dropping-class-rank-not-naming-valedictorian-1.2502583

 

Washington D.C
Trump becomes first sitting president to step foot into North Korea
https://www.goerie.com/zz/news/20190630/trump-becomes-first-sitting-president-to-step-foot-into-north-korea
Rapinoe: No White House visit, but House of Representatives, yes
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190629/rapinoe-no-white-house-visit-but-house-of-representatives-yes
Trump dismisses Carter’s attacks on his legitimacy
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190629/trump-dismisses-carters-attacks-on-his-legitimacy
NRA splits with PR firm, lobbyist and TV amid infighting
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190629/nra-splits-with-pr-firm-lobbyist-and-tv-amid-infighting
Cease-fire in US-China trade war doesn’t bridge differences
https://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/cease-fire-in-us-china-trade-war-doesnt-bridge-differences

 

Philadelphia
Eight months after Kensington’s disaster declaration, progress is tempered by the realities of the opioid crisis
https://www.inquirer.com/health/resilience-project-philadelphia-kensington-disaster-declaration-opioid-crisis-20190627.html
A Conshohocken financial exec and his wife help ex-prisoners find jobs. This is true Christianity.
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/recycle-old-computers-par-ex-offenders-george-mimi-limbach-maria-panaritis-20190630.html
Jim Walden went after the mob as a federal prosecutor. Now he’s investigating N.J. tax breaks.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/camden-tax-breaks-new-jersey-norcross-murphy-walden-20190630.html
Hahnemann University Hospital ER cuts services, citing staff shortage
https://www.inquirer.com/business/hahnemann-university-hospital-bankruptcy-filing-expected-friday-20190628.html

 

Pittsburgh
Allegheny County’s 911 dispatchers get upgraded digs with $18.2M facility in Moon Township
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-countys-911-dispatchers-get-upgraded-digs-with-18-2m-facility-in-moon-township/
Striking a balance with bike lanes: Pittsburgh to release master plan by year’s end
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/06/30/Pittsburgh-bike-lanes-peduto-bike-master-plan-complete-streets/stories/201906250144
50 years later, a look back at how WDVE came to rule Pittsburgh radio
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2019/06/24/WDVE-50-years-Pittsburgh-radio-history-Jimmy-and-Steve-Paulsen-Krenn-Baumann/stories/201906240069
Debt-strapped Penn Hills School District will not raise taxes or lay off as many teachers as expected
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/06/29/Penn-Hills-School-District-raise-taxes-layoffs-teachers-pittsburgh/stories/201906290038