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Legislature

Bills to take on food insecurity, food waste in schools
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/bills_to_take_on_food_insecuri.html#incart_river_index

12 ways we’ll remember Scott Wagner’s Senate career
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/erry-2018/06/cbe862c9394392/scott_wagners_senate_record_on.html#incart_river_index

Wagner gives conciliatory farewell speech, departs Senate
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/06/wagner-gives-conciliatory-farewell-speech-departs-senate.php

Editorial: Inaction on Topton issue erodes faith in government
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-inaction-on-topton-issue-erodes-faith-in-government

Use flood tax to help cities
http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/use-flood-tax-to-help-cities-1.2345530

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

Vogel backs state Senate redistricting bill
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180604/vogel-backs-state-senate-redistricting-bill

Tell Pennsylvania’s legislature to end gerrymandering now | Editorial
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-legislature-gerrymandering-citizens-commimssion-editorial-20180605.html

Budget

What three rallies and one Scott Wagner retirement tells you about the #PaBudget | John L. Micek
http://www.pennlive.com/capitol-notebook/2018/06/what_three_rallies_and_one_sco.html#incart_2box_politics

A boost in the minimum wage in this year’s Pa. budget?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/a-boost-in-the-minimum-wage-in-this-years-pa-budget-20180601.html

Business

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz stepping down, mulling ‘philanthropy to public service’
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/06/04/Starbucks-chairman-Howard-Schultz-will-step-down-at-the-end-of-June/stories/201806040133

The return of the returnable beer bottle: Will customers bring ’em back?
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/drink-map/2018/06/03/Returnable-beer-bottles-refillable-recycle-Straub-Brewery-Oregon-Widmer-Conscious-Container-Bayern-Brewing-Owens-Illinois-O-I/stories/201805070132

Reports: midstate fuel company closes amid suspected fraud, 250 people lose jobs
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/report_midstate_fuel_company_c.html#incart_river_index

Worley & Obetz abrupt closure Monday ‘horrible beyond belief,’ owner says: with earlier layoffs, about 250 out of work
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/worley-obetz-abrupt-closure-monday-horrible-beyond-belief-owner-says/article_8d37d12a-6829-11e8-b72d-dbd6819e06e2.html

Crime/Punishment

Pa. attorney general accuses another Norristown ex-PennDOT official in bribery case
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/pa-attorney-general-norristown-ex-penndot-official-bribery-20180604.html

Officials cut ribbon to Graterford prison replacement — SCI Phoenix
http://www.timesherald.com/general-news/20180604/officials-cut-ribbon-to-graterford-prison-replacement-sci-phoenix

Education

Scranton teachers union head promises to pursue layoff opposition to state Supreme Court
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-teachers-union-head-promises-to-pursue-layoff-opposition-to-state-supreme-court-1.2345686

Freeport Area volleyballers honored in Harrisburg
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13723161-74/freeport-area-volleyballers-honored-in-harrisburg

Berks scholarship winners encouraged to pursue life journey with intention
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-scholarship-winners-encouraged-to-pursue-life-journey-with-intention

Student stabbed in stairwell of Upper Darby High School
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/stabbing-upper-darby-high-school-delaware-county-20180604.html

Truant board members: Want to serve on a school board? Show up
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/06/05/Truant-board-members-Want-to-serve-on-a-school-board-Show-up/stories/201806050008

Nine new degrees get the fast track at Pennsylvania’s State System universities
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/06/05/State-System-of-Higher-Education-new-degrees-PASSHE-universities-Cal-U-West-Chester-Shippensburg/stories/201806040148

Elections/Politics

Lou Barletta and Bob Casey: I know you are but what am I?
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/06/04/Lou-Barletta-Bob-Casey-campaign-senate-ethics-violations-video-footage/stories/201806040122

Complaints filed on both sides in Barletta, Casey race
http://citizensvoice.com/news/complaints-filed-on-both-sides-in-barletta-casey-race-1.2345537

Delco Dems tap Swarthmore’s Guiney as new chairman
http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20180604/delco-dems-tap-swarthmores-guiney-as-new-chairman

Recount confirms Ecker as primary winner
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/recount-confirms-ecker-as-primary-winner/article_d1d76d95-9761-5712-9456-979359e62867.html

Health Care

Somerset Hospital joins trend of rural hospitals seeking partners
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/06/04/somerset-hospital-highmark-allegheny-health-network-upmc-duke-lifepoint-conemaugh-memorial/stories/201806040118

Doylestown Health outlines $100M in capital projects, launches $75M fundraising campaign
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/doylestown-health-100-million-capital-projects-launches-fundraising-campaign-20180604.html

W-B General nurses return to work today
http://citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-general-nurses-return-to-work-today-1.2345527

Scranton hospital opening new unit to monitor seizures
http://citizensvoice.com/news/scranton-hospital-opening-new-unit-to-monitor-seizures-1.2345541

Reading Hospital program aims to recruit young men into nursing
http://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/reading-hospital-program-aims-to-recruit-young-men-into-nursing-by-dispelling-stereotypes

Doctors writing fewer opioid prescriptions, AMA says
http://www.tribdem.com/news/local_news/doctors-writing-fewer-opioid-prescriptions-ama-says/article_c8c05866-686f-11e8-8222-bf6809f0ffe8.html

An E.R. doctor on ‘surprise billing’ for emergency care
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/health-costs/an-e-r-doctor-on-surprise-billing-for-emergency-care-20180605.html

Local News

Luzerne County’s assessed values still accurate, new figure concludes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/706675/luzerne-countys-assessed-values-still-accurate-new-figure-concludes

Maddon hosts tournament to raise funds for Hazleton Integration Project
https://www.timesleader.com/news/706686/maddon-hosts-tournament-to-raise-funds-for-hazleton-integration-project

Maddon spends off day in native Hazleton
http://standardspeaker.com/sports/maddon-spends-off-day-in-native-hazleton-1.2345600

Dozens pack Exeter Twp. meeting to raise rehab center concerns
https://www.timesleader.com/news/706729/dozens-pack-exeter-twp-meeting-to-raise-rehab-center-concerns

Many concerned over treatment center plans in Exeter Twp.
http://citizensvoice.com/news/many-concerned-over-treatment-center-plans-in-exeter-twp-1.2345616

Panel sides with W-B police union in dispute
http://citizensvoice.com/news/panel-sides-with-w-b-police-union-in-dispute-1.2345506

Coffay leading WBPD until Lendacky’s successor named
https://www.timesleader.com/news/706652/coffay-leading-wbpd-until-lendackys-successor-named

City creates phone, email reporting sites
http://standardspeaker.com/news/city-creates-phone-email-reporting-sites-1.2345548

ATV crash victim confirmed dead
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/atv-crash-victim-confirmed-dead-1.2345701

Second meeting in the Blight to Bright program encourages community voices
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/second-meeting-in-the-blight-to-bright-program-encourages-community-voices-1.2345685

Split Scranton council approves residency waiver for business administrator
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/split-scranton-council-approves-residency-waiver-for-business-administrator-1.2345626

‘Gateway to New Kensington’ to make way for new uses
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13709522-74/gateway-to-new-kensington-to-make-way-for-new-uses

Lower Burrell resident named new city administrator
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13722488-74/lower-burrell-resident-named-new-city-administrator

Development at former Monsour site in Jeannette irks new resident
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13723406-74/development-at-former-monsour-site-in-jeannette-irks-new-resident

Annual Westmoreland County Firemen’s Association Convention kicks off Wednesday
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13715646-74/annual-westmoreland-county-firemens-association-convention-kicks-off-wednesday

Reading City Council caps towing fees
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-caps-towing-fees

Reading City Council discusses policing around the Pagoda
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-discusses-policing-around-the-pagoda&template=ourcityart

A look inside Erie Events’ impact on the community
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180605/look-inside-erie-events-impact-on-community

Williamsport cop on paid suspension received $61,591 the past nine months
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/williamsport_cop_continues_on.html#incart_river_index

National News

Robert Mueller’s team accuses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of witness tampering
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/06/04/Mueller-s-team-accuses-Manafort-of-witness-tampering/stories/201806040164

Natural Gas

Penn township fracking battle continues in court
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13723689-74/penn-township-fracking-battle-continues-in-court

New Jersey

New Jersey sports betting legislation cleared for final votes
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20180604/new-jersey-sports-betting-legislation-cleared-for-final-votes

Philly

Should Philly keep holding kids in its adult jails?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/philadelphia-prison-jail-juvenile-solitary-confinement-20180605.html

Inside Philly’s hottest ward fight: Shenanigans, legal wrangling and whipping votes
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/ward-leader-northeast-mike-stack-brendan-boyle-20180604.html

Amid a building boom, a North Philly property collapses, killing well-known contractor
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/1-trapped-in-building-collapse-in-north-philadelphia-20180604.html

In one Philly neighborhood, critics ask: Is gentrification closing our high school?
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/strawberry-mansion-hs-closing-philadelphia-gentrification-school-district-20180604.html

Black women break down ‘breaking the glass ceiling’
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/black-women-break-down-breaking-the-glass-ceiling/article_4696024a-f322-5ccf-bf15-9c8cf115f3ea.html

Grant writing: One way you can help raise funds for Philly’s troubled schools | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-public-schools-education-grant-development-20180605.html

Expanded initiative aims to get more fathers involved
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/expanded-initiative-aims-to-get-more-fathers-involved/article_c491c6f2-ceee-5ff4-ab8b-aa8f56e48bab.html

Action, not just talk, needed to save Philly kids from toxic schools | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-public-schools-city-council-mayor-kenney-lead-poisoning-taxes-20180604.html

‘Some disasters stand out.’ Firefighters remember the Salvation Army collapse | Ronnie Polaneczky
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/salvation-army-collapse-anniversary-memorial-philadelphia-gary-loesch-20180605.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh police officer resigns amid discrimination lawsuit
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/06/04/Souroth-Chatterji-Pittsburgh-resignation-discrimination-police-bureau/stories/201806040082

Whistleblower Pittsburgh cop resigns without explanation
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13722400-74/whistleblower-pittsburgh-cop-resigns-without-explanation

Darlene Harris has a primary opponent for 2019, and he’s a member of the Democratic Socialists of America
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/06/04/Jeff-Betten-Darlene-Harris-progressive-challenger-democratic-pittsburgh-city-council-socialists-of-america-dsa-north-side/stories/201806040119

Fired Pitt wrestling coach sues school, alleges racial discrimination
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/06/04/Fired-University-of-Pittsburgh-wrestling-coach-Jason-Peters-lawsuit-racial-discrimination/stories/201806040134

Hill District man’s family settles wrongful death suit vs. Allegheny County Jail for $950K
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/06/04/Allegheny-County-Jail-wrongful-death-federal-lawsuit-settlement-Frank-Smart/stories/201806040097

Activists point to ‘green’ sewer fixes to handle sewage, runoff
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2018/06/04/green-sewer-water-runoff-fixes-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-Alcosan-Cincinnati-Lick-Run-greenway-project-ohio-river/stories/201806040008

Peoples continues to poke around the water utility business. Here are some routes it might follow
http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies/2018/06/04/Peoples-Gas-pwsa-pittsburgh-water-lead-lines-Pennsylvania-Allegheny-County-PUC-utility/stories/201806040019

Unions dead? Nearly 300 elections have been held in the region since 2010.
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/06/04/Labor-unions-organize-workers-election-Service-Employees-International-Union-SEIU-United-Steelworkers-International-Brotherhood-of-Teamsters/stories/201801020001

Point State Park fountain repairs continue
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13722486-74/point-state-park-fountain-repairs-continue

Pittsburgh offering free classes on disaster preparedness
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13723182-74/pittsburgh-offering-free-classes-on-disaster-preparedness

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is killing its longtime cartoonist’s drawings critical of Trump
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/donald-trump-political-cartoons-pittsburgh-post-gazette-rob-rogers-20180604.html

State News

$90,000 state grant to help study infestation of Chesco mushroom flies
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/mushroom-flies-chester-county-penn-state-20180605.html

On the Main Line and elsewhere, parking kiosks win scorn, praise, and revenue
http://www.philly.com/archive/michaelle_bond/on-the-main-line-and-elsewhere-parking-kiosks-win-scorn-praise-and-revenue-20180605.html

Frank Carlucci, Sem grad and former Secretary of Defense, dies at 87
https://www.timesleader.com/news/706670/frank-carlucci-sem-grad-and-former-secretary-of-defense-dies-at-87

Relay for Life raises $144K, runs short of goal
http://citizensvoice.com/news/relay-for-life-raises-144k-runs-short-of-goal-1.2345523

Ribbon cutting planned for Harrison medical marijuana office
http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13722592-74/ribbon-cutting-planned-for-harrison-medical-marijuana-office

Mission Pennsylvania, Allentown’s first medical marijuana dispensary, to hold open house today
http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-allentown-mission-marijuana-dispensary-open-house-20180605-story.html

You can now play lottery games on your phone in Pennsylvania
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13723625-74/you-can-now-play-lottery-games-on-your-phone-in-pennsylvania

Miller, Williams follow Smith as Pennsylvania’s most common surnames
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13724070-74/miller-williams-follow-smith-as-pennsylvanias-most-common-surnames

Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/13723830-74/court-orders-records-unsealed-in-penn-state-officials-case

Business tax cheats zapped for $6 million by Pennsylvania revenue investigators
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/muschick/mc-opi-state-catching-business-tax-cheaters-zappers-muschick-20180604-story.html

After 31 people arrested outside the Capitol Building, what is the Poor People’s campaign?
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/after_31_people_arrested_outsi.html#incart_2box_politics

Jeff Coy, SU trustees chairman and former state representative, dies at 66
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/2018/06/04/jeff-coy-su-trustees-chairman-and-former-state-representative-dies/669061002/

Transportation

Glass Run Road reopens after landslide near Pittsburgh-Baldwin border
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13722864-74/glass-run-road-reopens-after-landslide-near-pittsburgh-baldwin-border

Collision between train, car results in ‘minor injury’ in West Newton
http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13724561-74/collision-between-train-car-results-in-minor-injury-in-west-newton

Remaining section of old Harrison Avenue Bridge to come down today; traffic delays expected
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/remaining-section-of-old-harrison-avenue-bridge-to-come-down-today-traffic-delays-expected-1.2345455

Washington

Why Bob Casey thinks the confirmation hearing for Pittsburgh attorney David Porter is breaking protocol
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/06/04/David-Porter-third-circuit-court-appeals-confirmation-hearing-Senate-judiciary-committee-bob-casey-chuck-grassley-blue-slip/stories/201806040156

Trump cancels Eagles’ White House celebration on eve of visit after fewer than 10 players planned to attend
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/trump-eagles-white-house-cancellation-20180604.html

Rendell, Kenney, other fans react to Trump disinviting Eagles
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/rendell-kenney-other-fans-react-to-trump-disinviting-eagles-20180604.html