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Legislature

Restore PA requires 20 years of natural gas production. Some progressive legislators aren’t ready to sign on
https://www.penncapital-star.com/energy-environment/restore-pa-requires-20-years-of-natural-gas-production-some-progressive-legislators-arent-ready-to-sign-on/

Democratic Pa. Senate leader calls on Sen. Daylin Leach to resign, citing investigation
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-senate-daylin-leach-sexual-harrassment-assault-investigation-20190606.html

Costa: Daylin Leach must resign after law firm finds ‘immature and unprofessional’ behavior
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/costa-daylin-leach-must-resign-after-law-firm-finds-immature-and-unprofessional-behavior/

Daylin Leach sexual misconduct investigation prompts Senate war of words
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/daylin-leach-misconduct-investigation-prompts-senate-war-of-words.html

The time for occupational licensing reform is now | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/06/the-time-for-occupational-licensing-reform-is-now-opinion.html

Death penalty ban would promote healing, Republican lawmaker says
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/death-penalty-ban-would-promote-healing-republican-lawmaker-says.php

Wolf’s infrastructure plan has bipartisan support, but not from leaders
https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/06/wolfs-infrastructure-plan-has-bipartisan-support-but-not-from-leaders.php

After huge demand, state senator wants Pa. to budget $125 million for school safety grants
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/after-huge-demand-state-senator-wants-pa-to-budget-125-million-for-school-safety-grants/

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta’s bill targeting drug dealers passes Senate committee
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190606/state-sen-camera-bartolottas-bill-targeting-drug-dealers-passes-senate-committee

Proposal would reuse state buildings for treatment centers
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/06/proposal-would-reuse-state-buildings-for-treatment-centers/

Lackawanna College receives state historic grant for roof project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-college-receives-state-historic-grant-for-roof-project-1.2493064

Ward: Study CWD instead of culling herd
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/06/ward-study-cwd-instead-of-culling-herd/

Evanchick confirmed to head up Pennsylvania State Police
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/evanchick-confirmed-to-head-up-pennsylvania-state-police/

Evanchick, Wilkes-Barre native, named as commissioner of PSP
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746454/evanchick-wilkes-barre-native-named-as-commissioner-of-psp

When it comes to cyber charters, doing nothing is not an option | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/cyber-charter-schools-credo-stanford-editorial-20190607.html

Partial cure in state-level exchange
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/partial-cure-in-state-level-exchange-1.2493085

Redistricting

Members of public agree that redistricting needs to be done fairly at open meeting
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746481/members-of-public-agree-that-redistricting-needs-to-be-done-fairly-at-open-meeting

Pashinski speaks at redistricting meeting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pashinski-speaks-at-redistricting-meeting-1.2493180

Administration

Wolf tours Greensburg blight, touts proposed gas severance tax
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/wolf-tours-greensburg-blight-touts-proposed-gas-severance-tax/

Business

St. Joseph’s Center raising wages for direct support professionals to address workforce crisis
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/st-joseph-s-center-raising-wages-for-direct-support-professionals-to-address-workforce-crisis-1.2492943

Sikorsky helicopter plant in Chester County to close by year’s end
https://www.inquirer.com/news/sikorsky-plant-close-coatesville-helicopter-chester-county-lockheed-martin-20190607.html

Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/poll-finds-some-younger-workers-view-aging-workforce-negatively-20190606.html

Crime/Punishment

Tony Norman: Gov. Tom Wolf should commute Robert Wideman’s life sentence
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2019/06/07/Robbie-Wideman-Nicky-Morena-Stephen-Zappala-retribution/stories/201906070029

 Education

Thanks to a school custodian, Ambler students are getting the homework help they need
https://www.inquirer.com/news/wac-cares-homework-club-lenny-robinson-ambler-wissahickon-school-20190606.html

Students unveil new wind turbine at Scranton High School
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/students-unveil-new-wind-turbine-at-scranton-high-school-1.2493044

Should Harrisburg school board members be allowed to make binding decisions as state takeover looms?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/should-harrisburg-school-board-members-be-allowed-to-make-binding-decisions-as-state-takeover-looms.html

Wilkes dedicates veterans court during D-Day event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746508/wilkes-dedicates-veterans-court-during-d-day-event

Lackawanna College to launch two-year nursing program
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-college-to-launch-two-year-nursing-program-1.2492898

Elections/Politics

No, Pa. Supreme Court says, candidates can’t be nominated by multiple parties
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-electoral-fusion-voting-case-20190606.html

Health Care

UPMC says Highmark members will keep access to its specialty hospitals
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/06/06/UPMC-says-Highmark-members-will-keep-access-to-its-specialty-hospitals/stories/201906060116

UPMC preserves access to Hillman Cancer Center for all Highmark-insured patients
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-preserves-access-to-hillman-cancer-center-for-highmark-insured-patients/

UPMC shifts course: A change of heart or a tactical ploy?
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/07/UPMC-Highmark-consent-decree-dispute-health-care-Hillman-Cancer-Center-access/stories/201906070047

Local News

Cows graze again at the The Lands at Hillside Farms, expansion project begins
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746511/cows-graze-again-at-the-the-lands-at-hillside-farms-expansion-project-begins

Leadership Wilkes-Barre graduates its Class of 2019, honors Beekman
https://www.timesleader.com/news/746528/leadership-wilkes-barre-graduates-its-class-of-2019-honors-beekman

Scranton mayor denies widespread rumors over FBI probe
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-mayor-denies-widespread-rumors-over-fbi-probe-1.2492918

Scranton man wins $3M on scratch-off lotto ticket
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/scranton-man-wins-3m-on-scratch-off-lotto-ticket-1.2493192

Legionnaires’ disease case confirmed in Scranton
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/legionnaires-disease-case-confirmed-in-scranton-1.2493207

Carbondale Twp. residents raise concerns over possibility of wind farm
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-twp-residents-raise-concerns-over-possibility-of-wind-farm-1.2493359

Area historical society gets state grant
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/area-historical-society-gets-state-grant-1.2493110

United Way of Greater Hazleton raises $600K
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/united-way-of-greater-hazleton-raises-600k-1.2493113

City zoning board denies appeal from living facility
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-zoning-board-denies-appeal-from-living-facility-1.2493165

A mega estate in Gladwyne will be redeveloped: A residential village or a 170-bed retirement home?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/gladwyne-lower-merion-development-robert-burch-campbell-soup-retirement-home-20190607.html

Greensburg YMCA needs up to $2M for renovation plans to be revealed Saturday
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-ymca-needs-up-to-2m-for-renovation-plans-at-be-revealed-saturday/

Leechburg police seek help to add cameras
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/leechburg-police-seek-help-to-add-cameras/

Family of slain New Ken delivery driver frustrated with lack of answers
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/family-of-slain-newspaper-delivery-driver-frustrated-with-lack-of-answers/

Vandergrift officials pondering options for abandoned structure
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/vandergrift-officials-pondering-options-for-abandoned-structure/

Reading overseer releases plan to get the city out of financial distress
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-officials-release-plan-to-get-the-city-out-of-financial-distress

$15.6 million grant slated for homeless, addicted, intellectually disabled supported by Berks County commissioners
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-commissioners-support-human-services-spending-plan

South Heidelberg Township plans to expand police department to serve Wernersville, Robesonia
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/south-heidelberg-township-plans-to-expand-police-department-to-serve-wernersville-robesonia

It’s a Gift, Habitat for Humanity of Berks County forge partnership
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/its-a-gift-habitat-for-humanity-of-berks-county-forge-partnership

Bank erosion along Schuylkill jeopardizes gas, water lines
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bank-erosion-along-schuylkill-jeopardizes-gas-water-lines

FBI now involved in Slate Belt explosions investigation, authorities say
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-slate-belt-explosions-fbi-investigating-20190606-ilssvqb7qvbnrnd57els4tptby-story.html

National News

The next LGBTQ+ movement is the movement for economic equality | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/lgbtq-equality-democratic-socialists-of-america-20190606.html

Philly

City courts’ emails are bac up, but other services still suspended since May 21 computer shutdown
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-courts-computer-virus-third-week-update-20190606.html

Free Library set to receive $3.5 million from city for 2020 and an accountability plan for its leaders
https://www.inquirer.com/news/free-library-budget-increase-city-council-mayor-jim-kenney-20190606.html

Philly’s Kensington neighborhood, hard-hit by opioids, shows support for supervised-injection sites in survey
https://www.inquirer.com/news/supervised-injection-sites-kensington-philadelphia-drexel-university-20190606.html

Philly property owners get a break; city to increase homestead exemption to $45,000
https://www.inquirer.com/news/property-taxes-homestead-exemption-phila-council-20190606.html

Big Soda’s big spending in the primary didn’t much threaten the sweetened beverage tax | Clout
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/soda-tax-mayor-jim-kenney-primary-election-desiree-peterkin-bell-gritty-write-in-votes-20190607.html

First gay president by 2032? Philly middle schoolers’ ideas for LGBTQ+ equality | Perspective
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philly-pride-lgbtq-gay-history-students-20190607.html

Philly Police: 10 cops placed on desk duty as probe of Facebook posts continues
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-facebook-posts-racist-offensive-investigation-training-20190606.html

Most Philly police officers are silent heroes | Christine Flowers
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/police-facebook-posts-philadelphia-20190606.html

 Pitt

 Airport Authority to cut 16 jobs
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/06/06/Airport-Authority-to-cut-16-jobs/stories/201906060160

Airport authority to cut 16 jobs at Pittsburgh International
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/airport-authority-to-cut-16-jobs-at-pittsburgh-international/

City works to explain new recycling regulations
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/06/06/City-works-to-explain-new-recycling-regulations-pittsburgh-public-works/stories/201906050176

Why is it raining so much in the Pittsburgh region? Experts weigh in
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/06/06/Pittsburgh-rain-climate-change-National-Weather-Service-Zelienople/stories/201906060097

Second alligator caught wandering the area in weeks, this time in Beechview
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/06/06/Second-Alligator-caught-wandering-the-area-this-time-in-Beechview/stories/201906060205

CMU plans to land a tiny rover on the moon in 2021. It’s the first of its kind in the U.S
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/06/06/CMU-moon-rover-astrobotic-red-whittaker-nasa-pittsburgh-space-china/stories/201906040108

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet fosters the wrong publicity
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/07/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-Superintendent-Anthony-Hamlet-bad-publicity-Cuba-trip/stories/201906070045

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: June 7-9
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/5-things-to-do-in-pittsburgh-this-weekend-june-7-9/

State News

Pennsylvania ranked 20th in nation for nursing home complaints
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-ranked-20th-in-nation-for-nursing-home-complaints/

Pennsylvania is full of people who believe in the Sasquatch, or really want to, or just think it’s a fun way to spend a weekend.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/a/bigfoot-sightings-pa-pennsylvania-evidence-20190607.html

Antiabortion activist sues to get Pennsylvania providers’ identities
https://www.inquirer.com/health/abortion-clinics-pennsylvania-provider-lawsuit-20190607.html

Ohio River water quality standards diluted by multi-state agency
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/06/06/ORSANCO-Ohio-River-water-quality-standards-diluted/stories/201906060145

Chemicals that tainted Bucks, Montco drinking water found in lettuce, beef, even chocolate cake
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pfas-contamination-food-water-fda-pfoa-pfos-chemicals-20190606.html

Panel: Ex-Pa. prosecutor who investigated Penn State scandal should be disciplined
https://www.inquirer.com/news/frank-fina-suspension-law-license-spanier-sandusky-20190606.html

Pin your own cicada at Cicadapalooza! at Powdermill Sunday
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pin-your-own-cicada-at-cicadapalooza-at-powdermill-sunday/

DePasquale agrees with protesters who want human relations commissioners removed
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/depasquale-agrees-with-protesters-who-want-human-relations-commissioners-removed.html

Group: Culling deer is right choice
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/06/group-culling-deer-is-right-choice/

A big, million-dollar salt barn is about to be built next to the Route 22 toll bridge
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/traffic/2019/06/a-big-million-dollar-salt-barn-is-about-to-be-built-next-to-the-route-22-toll-bridge.html

Washington

Joe Biden: ‘I can no longer support’ Hyde abortion amendment
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/joe-biden-i-can-no-longer-support-hyde-abortion-amendment-20190607.html

Bob Casey, during town hall in Carlisle, touts infrastructure plan and need for cooperation on solving immigration
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/bob-casey-town-hall-in-carlisle-draws-questions-on-immigration-equality-act.html