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Legislature

Gov. Tom Wolf adds his voice to those calling for laws to curb gun-related deaths in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/gov-tom-wolf-adds-his-voice-to-those-calling-for-laws-to-curb-gun-related-deaths-in-pennsylvania.html

‘It leaves a hole in my heart’: This mom and activist is calling for common sense gun control. Will Harrisburg listen?
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/it-leaves-a-hole-in-my-heart-this-mom-and-activist-is-calling-for-common-sense-gun-control-will-harrisburg-listen/

Wolf renews call for gun control measures
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/wolf-renews-call-for-gun-control-measures/article_3ed1b95f-171d-53c4-b4b3-61a9544d4c02.html

Gov. Tom Wolf, GOP leaders butt heads over how to pay for addressing Pa.’s infrastructure needs
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/gov-tom-wolf-gop-leaders-butt-heads-over-how-to-pay-for-addressing-pas-infrastructure-needs.html

Setting clean water standards is the EPA’s job. Pa. and other states are doing it instead.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pfas-states-epa-drinking-water-contamination-bucks-montgomery-new-jersey-20190606.html

Wilkes to receive grant to run SHINE
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-to-receive-grant-to-run-shine-1.2492645

Cannabis advocates rally in Harrisburg behind notion that ‘prohibition is doomed to failure’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/cannabis-advocates-rally-in-harrisburg-behind-notion-that-prohibition-is-doomed-to-failure.html

‘Hot Car Bill’ protects responders who save pets. A similar law for people rescues takes effect in July.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/06/hot-car-bill-protects-responders-who-save-pets-a-similar-law-for-people-rescues-takes-effect-in-july.html

State Sen. Bartolotta’s bill limiting state government spending passes committee
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190605/state-sen-bartolottas-bill-limiting-state-government-spending-passes-committee

House passes bill that would make it illegal in Pa. to marry before you turn 18
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/bill-seeking-to-end-child-marriage-in-pa-passes-state-house-of-representatives.html

The UPMC/Highmark dispute needs to stop | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/06/the-upmchighmark-dispute-needs-to-stop-opinion.html

Pennsylvania’s nail salon laws need an update | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/nail-salon-laws-regulations-pennsylvania-new-york-20190605.html

Administration

Fetterman’s marijuana road trip is over, and he shares what you told him
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/06/05/Fetterman-s-marijuana-road-trip-is-over-and-he-shares-his-conclusions/stories/201906050141

D-Day

State House recognizes 10 World War II veterans, passes D-Day resolution
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/state-house-recognizes-10-world-war-ii-veterans-passes-d-day-resolution.html

Berks County WWII vets honored in Harrisburg for service on D-Day
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-wwii-vets-honored-in-harrisburg-for-service-on-d-day

75 years after D-Day: Stories from those who served
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/d-day-75th-anniversary-wwii/

Valor remembered: The D-Day invasion saved the free world
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/06/D-Day-remembrance-valor-bravery-World-War-2-John-Pinder-medal-honor/stories/201906060034

Western Pennsylvanians look back on D-Day 75 years later
https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pennsylvanians-look-back-on-d-day-75-years-later/

D-DAY 75: Wilkes-Barre native remembers horrors of war
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746426/wilkes-barre-native-remembers-horrors-of-war

Scranton native, Navy corpsman recalls his service on D-Day
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-native-navy-corpsman-recalls-his-service-on-d-day-1.2492807

D-Day 7th years later: Ernie Pyle’s A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/d-day-7th-years-later-ernie-pyles-a-long-thin-line-of-personal-anguish.php

Can D-Day still resonate in the classroom? One central Pa. teacher has proven it can
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/can-d-day-still-resonate-in-the-classroom-one-central-pa-teacher-has-proven-it-can.html

Editorial: Why world must honor sacrifices of D-Day
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-why-world-must-honor-sacrifices-of-d-day

Business

Sikorsky helicopter plant in Chester County to close by year’s end
https://www.dailylocal.com/business/sikorsky-helicopter-plant-in-chester-county-to-close-by-year/article_268b2cf1-ef6f-5d68-913c-7d8ebd63a7b2.html

Century III Mall boarded up; only JCPenney remains
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/century-iii-faces-uncertain-future-with-one-tenant-remaining/

Fallout from Wood-Mode closure continues as former employees still await answers to their questions
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/fallout-from-wood-mode-closure-continues-as-former-employees-still-await-answers-to-their-questions.html

Crime/Punishment

The last death-row inmate at Eastern State Penitentiary returns after 50 years in prison
https://www.inquirer.com/news/death-row-philly-prison-incarceration-eastern-state-penitentiary-20190606.html

Education

Pa. public school districts continue to face fiscal pressure
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/public-school-districts-continue-to-face-fiscal-pressure

Scranton School District financial plan to include tax increases, examining school capacity
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-financial-plan-to-include-tax-increases-examining-school-capacity-1.2492569

Bensalem schools get $800,000 in state grants
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190605/bensalem-schools-get-800000-in-state-grants

Elections/Politics

Are Pa.’s absentee-ballot deadlines unconstitutional? What would be the fix? Judges consider whether a lawsuit should move forward.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pa-absentee-ballot-lawsuit-case-20190605.html

Lawsuit claims early Pa. absentee voting deadline is unconstitutional
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/lawsuit-over-pa-absentee-voting-claims-early-deadline-is-unconstitutional.php

Gaming

A bad beat for Bethlehem: Tax on Sands casino sale far less than dreamed of
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-real-estate-tax-from-sands-bethlehem-sale-wind-creek-20190606-usahswznbzhl5ak4bfwcvxuop4-story.html

Health Care

UPMC drops controversial planned prepayment policy
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/06/05/UPMC-controversial-pre-payment-policy-Highmark-Medicare/stories/201906050111

UPMC to drop prepay rule for seniors; prepay still to affect younger patients, Hillman Cancer Center
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-to-drop-prepay-rule-for-seniors/

Organ transplant recipients balance guilt and gratitude: ‘These were supposed to be her breaths’
https://www.inquirer.com/health/organ-transplant-recipient-mental-health-support-20190605.html

Local News

Ordinance approved, sale of parkade to Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority next
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746390/ordinance-approved-sale-of-parkade-to-wilkes-barre-parking-authority-next

City council removes obstacle over sale of parking garage
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/city-council-removes-obstacle-over-sale-of-parking-garage-1.2492559

A photo, scraps of historic papers: Descendants join memorial for lost miners
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746395/a-photo-scraps-of-historic-papers-descendants-join-memorial-for-lost-miners

Ceremony marks 100th anniversary of Baltimore Mine Tunnel disaster
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ceremony-marks-100th-anniversary-of-baltimore-mine-tunnel-disaster-1.2492565

EPA awards grants for local cleanups
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/epa-awards-grants-for-local-cleanups-1.2492512

Warehouse project eyed for coal land near LCCC
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/warehouse-project-eyed-for-coal-land-near-lccc-1.2492638

Pompey Coal Co. challenges Jessup Planning Commission decision to reject application for warehouses
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/pompey-coal-co-challenges-jessup-planning-commission-decision-to-reject-application-for-warehouses-1.2492696

Garbage collection continues as normal in West Hazleton
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/garbage-collection-continues-as-normal-in-west-hazleton-1.2492658

Benefit concert to honor New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/benefit-concert-honoring-new-kensington-police-officer-brian-shaw-set-for-friday-saturday/

Tarentum Farmers Market nearing opening date
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-farmers-market-nearing-opening-date/

Tarentum eyes 33 properties for demolition this summer
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-eyes-33-properties-for-demolition-this-summer/

Westmoreland Cultural Trust announces new CEO
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-cultural-trust-announces-new-ceo/

Reading Parking Authority sees more revenue, promises payment upgrades
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-parking-authority-sees-more-revenue-promises-payment-upgrades

National News

Oakland becomes the 2nd U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/06/05/Oakland-second-US-city-decriminalize-magic-mushrooms/stories/201906050192

Privacy is the default: Maine digital privacy law is model legislation
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/06/Maine-digital-privacy-law-model-legislation/stories/201906060035

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/amc-rethink-georgia-filming-if-abortion-law-takes-effect-20190605.html

Philly

These government offices in Philly won’t take cash, disregarding the city’s cashless ban
https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/these-government-offices-philly-wont-take-cash-disregarding-citys-cashless-ban-20190606.html

Two friends shared heroin in a KFC bathroom. One died, one went to prison. Their families are picking up the pieces.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/emma-semler-jenny-werstler-opioid-epidimic-philly-federal-drug-delivery-overdose-death-20190606.html

A decade later, 2 ordered to stand trial for double killing in which another man was falsely accused
https://www.inquirer.com/news/james-barrow-jonathan-pitts-nakeisha-finks-west-philadelphia-homicide-double-murder-20190605.html

New Philly opioid response team aims to get OD victims in treatment
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/new-philly-opioid-response-team-aims-to-get-overdose-victims-in-treatment-20190605.html

Parking fines could rise as Philly tries to reduce traffic
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/parking-fines-traffic-congestion-violations-philadelphia-ppa-20190605.html

Two shot on subway train near City Hall, police say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/septa-city-hall-shooting-20190606.html

Philly cop cleared in court of falsifying records, says he was targeted for retribution
https://www.inquirer.com/news/bryan-turner-philadelphia-police-not-guilty-retribution-false-records-20190605.html

N. Philly man held for trial in May shooting death of LGBTQ advocate
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-transgender-woman-tameka-michelle-washington-shooting-troy-bailey-preliminary-hearing-20190605.html

Video: Illegal dumpers shove construction debris, trash right onto Philly roadways, sidewalks
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/philadelphia-illegal-dumping-crackdown-20190605.html

Register of Wills employees try to unionize following voters’ ouster of longtime boss
https://www.inquirer.com/news/register-of-wills-donatucci-tracey-gordon-fop-union-patronage-20190605.html

Racist cop Facebook posts are a public safety problem | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-police-facebook-posts-plain-view-project-racist-20190605.html

Police Facebook posts show betrayal of public’s trust | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-police-officers-facebook-posts-20190605.html

Of course Philly’s street-sweeping trucks don’t fit down our streets. The city must show they can fix it. | Mike Newall
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/south-philly-street-sweeping-trucks-too-big-20190605.html

Philly stray cat population almost at half a million
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/philly-stray-cat-population-almost-at-half-a-million/

Pitt

Game day clash: Peduto says Steelers stalling North Shore development over parking, tailgating
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/06/05/Bill-Peduto-Pittsburgh-Steelers-North-Shore-parking-Continental-Real-Estate/stories/201906050066

Mayor Peduto wants pension funds divested from fossil fuels, firearms and for-profit prisons
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/06/05/Mayor-Peduto-wants-pension-funds-divested-from-fossil-fuels-firearms-and-for-profit-prisons/stories/201906050106

Write-ins are in, and County Controller Chelsa Wagner will have a Republican opponent after all
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/06/05/writeins-election-primary-general-county-city-local-municipal-politics/stories/201906050108

Republicans win write-ins, will run for two Allegheny County offices in November
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/republicans-win-write-ins-will-run-for-two-allegheny-county-offices-in-november/

WPIAL to Central Catholic: Two-game suspension for basketball coach or playoff ban
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-basketball/2019/06/05/brian-urso-suspension-central-catholic-wpial-robert-morris-ncaa/stories/201906050158

Ed Sheeran and Kraft Heinz team up to release Edchup
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2019/06/05/Ed-Sheeran-Heinz-ketchup-Edchup/stories/201906050156

Brian O’Neill: Pittsburgh’s recycling efforts lag behind other Pa. cities
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/06/06/Brian-O-Neill-Pittsburgh-recycling-efforts-lag-behind-other-Pennsylvania-cities-Johnstown-Harrisburg-Reading/stories/201906060015

Pittsburgh lawsuit details allegations of church negligence in vetting Nigerian priest accused of rape
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-lawsuit-details-allegations-of-church-negligence-in-vetting-nigerian-priest-accused-of-rape/

Transformer explosion knocks out power in Wilkins, four other towns
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/transformer-explosion-knocks-out-power-in-wilkins-four-other-towns/

Police show off decals, warn of road closures for Pittsburgh Pride weekend
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-show-off-decals-warn-of-road-closures-for-pittsburgh-pride-weekend/

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to hold Summer Reading Extravaganza on Sunday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/carnegie-library-of-pittsburgh-to-hold-summer-reading-extravaganza-on-sunday/

State News

Proposal would open more public lands to hunting and fishing
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/06/05/Hunting-fishing-fish-hatcheries-Cherry-Valley-National-Wildlife-Refuge-public-lands-pa/stories/201906050150

Robinson mobile home park owner must compensate former residents
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/06/05/Robinson-twin-circle-mobile-home-park-owner-compensate-former-residents/stories/201906040137

Construction worker killed in accident on Northeast Extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-turnpike-construction-accident-death-20190605.html

Feds to go public with formerly secret lists of troubled nursing homes
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/feds-to-go-public-with-formerly-secret-lists-of-troubled-nursing-homes/

NAACP calls for removal of three members of the Pa. Human Relations Commission
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/naacp-calls-for-removal-of-three-members-of-the-pa-human-relations-commission.html

Supreme Court denies hearing Beaver County’s reassessment appeal
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190605/supreme-court-denies-hearing-beaver-countys-reassessment-appeal

Navy official: ‘Probably’ no more removal of PFAS-contaminated soil
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190606/navy-official-probably-no-more-removal-of-pfas-contaminated-soil

Transportation

VP Mike Pence’s visit to Pa. Thursday will briefly close access to parts of I-83
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/06/06/vice-president-mike-pence-in-pennsylvania-thursday-interstate-83-onramps-overpasses-to-close-briefly/1364263001/

Washington

Sanders confronts Walmart’s leaders at their annual shareholders meeting
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/06/05/Bernie-Sanders-Walmart-shareholders-starvation-wages-minimum-wage-meeting/stories/201906050170

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/dem-rivals-rebuke-biden-for-not-backing-abortion-rule-repeal-20190605.html