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Legislature

Kaufer, Yudichak tout plan to bring more large manufacturers to NEPA
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kaufer-yudichak-tout-plan-to-bring-more-large-manufacturers-to-nepa-1.2483647

Lawmakers back incentives to lure petrochemical plants here
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743644/lawmakers-push-for-nepa-petrochemical-plant

House bill promotes job, infrastructure growth
https://observer-reporter.com/business/house-bill-promotes-job-infrastructure-growth/article_aba4ebde-77eb-11e9-9699-2760ceaba2ae.html

Lawmakers’ letter about Berks Heim elicits strong reactions
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lawmakers-letter-about-berks-heim-stirs-political-pot

Pa. House GOP leaders grow frustrated with Democrats’ response to Rep. Brian Sims’ ‘egregious and unacceptable behavior’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/pa-house-gop-leaders-grow-frustrated-with-democrats-response-to-rep-brian-sims-egregious-and-unacceptable-behavior.html

Wolf’s plan would inject millions into career training, STEM
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190516/wolfs-plan-would-inject-millions-into-career-training-stem

Pa. State Rep. Jared Solomon: From the butcher shop to the sausage factory | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-pa-state-rep-jared-solomon-northeast-philly-philadelphia-20190516.html

State Rep. John Galloway apologizes for second DUI stop
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190516/state-rep-john-galloway-apologizes-for-second-dui-stop

Administration

Gov. Tom Wolf on anti-abortion bills: ‘I would veto it’
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-tom-wolf-on-anti-abortion-bills-i-would-veto-it/

Business

Shock and unemployment in rural Pa. as one county’s top employer closes
https://www.philly.com/news/cabinets-rural-pennsylvania-snyder–20190516.html

Paper and packaging company opening facility in Pittston Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/paper-and-packaging-company-opening-facility-in-pittston-twp-1.2483637

MediaNews Group in line to buy Reading Eagle’s assets
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/medianews-group-in-line-to-buy-eagles-assets

Drilling company files for bankruptcy, citing pipeline explosion
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190516/drilling-company-files-for-bankruptcy-citing-pipeline-explosion

Education

Seven area schools lacked herd immunity for measles
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190517/seven-area-schools-lacked-herd-immunity-for-measles

New Kensington-Arnold teachers union reports ‘setback’ in contract talks
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-arnold-teachers-union-reports-setback-in-contract-talks/

Students at Bucks County school create Muslim prayer space in Quaker meeting house
https://www.philly.com/news/george-school-prayer-room-muslim-islam-quaker-meeting-house-20190517.html

Erie schools plan revisits outsourcing, pro-union rule
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190516/erie-schools-plan-revisits-outsourcing-pro-union-rule

College SAT results to include another score: Hardship in students’ lives
https://www.philly.com/education/sat-college-board-adversity-score-entrance-test-admissions-student-20190517.html

Penn State fencing coach failed to report assistant who groped, harassed woman on plane, complaint alleges
https://www.philly.com/news/penn-state-fencing-coach-glon-abashidze-oldham-sex-assault-korfanty-20190516.html

Editorial: Local colleges at crucial moment
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-local-colleges-at-crucial-moment

Gaming

Electrical contractor who pleaded guilty in Johnny Doc probe is barred from Pa. casino work
https://www.philly.com/business/johnny-doc-george-peltz-mjk-electrical-local98-casino-contracts-pa-20190516.html

Health Care

UPMC vs. Pa. AG: ‘You’re raising new claims that are not part of these consent decrees …’
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/05/16/UPMC-Shapiro-arguments-Supreme-Court-Highmark-consent-decrees-insurance-health-nonprofit/stories/201905160137

UPMC, Attorney General’s legal teams face off before state Supreme Court
https://triblive.com/local/regional/upmc-attorney-generals-legal-teams-face-off-before-supreme-court/

Local News

Stopped in March, Solomon Creek project in Wilkes-Barre resumes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743638/stopped-in-march-solomon-creek-project-in-wilkes-barre-resumes

Democrats trash Trump at live ‘Hardball’ show with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743658/democrats-trash-trump-at-live-hardball-show-with-msnbcs-chris-matthews

On the move: Hillside cows make final road crossing to new barn
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/on-the-move-hillside-cows-make-final-road-crossing-to-new-barn-1.2483642

Lackawanna County conversion of former Globe store cost $2.3M more than initially projected
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-conversion-of-former-globe-store-cost-2-3m-more-than-initially-projected-1.2483847

Judge: Using Lackawanna County Prison canteen fund to pay for work release apartments illegal
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/judge-using-lackawanna-county-prison-canteen-fund-to-pay-for-work-release-apartments-illegal-1.2483850

Greensburg awards grants to apartment project, spa
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-awards-grants-to-apartment-project-spa/

Former Arnold Treasurer Joseph Puet, city involved in severance dispute
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/does-an-elected-official-deserve-a-severance-package-retired-arnold-treasurer-joseph-wants-an-answer/

Steve Chronister attempts a comeback after racially tinged golf club incident, but GOP wants to stop him
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2019/05/steve-chronister-attempts-a-comeback-in-york-county-1-year-after-golf-club-incident-gop-leaders-want-to-stop-him.html

Wind Creek has $250 million plan to turn storied Bethlehem Steel machine shop into massive adventure and water park
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-wind-creek-plans-adventure-park-machine-shop-2-20190516-n5txqow5erbz3ayii7sr3jfipq-story.html

‘Close to a crisis:’ Recycling in Chester County in jeopardy
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/close-to-a-crisis-recycling-in-chester-county-in-jeopardy/article_ba30cbac-7889-11e9-bbe1-a7ee0fb69ccd.html

Opioid Crisis

5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over the opioid crisis
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/05/16/five-more-states-announced-lawsuits-Purdue-Pharma-opioid-crisis-OxyContin/stories/201905160200

Philly

Joe Biden comes to Philly rally Saturday as the Democratic front-runner. Can he keep it up as his rivals attack?
https://www.philly.com/news/joe-biden-rally-philadelphia-democratic-attacks-20190517.html

As Joe Biden rallies in Philadelphia, expect road closures, transit detours
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/joe-biden-philadelphia-rally-road-closures-septa-parking-20190517.html

Feds accuse unnamed Philly Sheriff’s Office official of accepting bribes
https://www.philly.com/news/sheriff-sale-philadelphia-bribe-michael-riverso-jewell-williams-20190517.html

Philly, N.J. inspire a national ‘movement’: Congressmen seek to ban cashless stores
https://www.philly.com/business/cashless-store-ban-federal-law-amazon-go-sweetgreen-20190517.html

Wanted: Philadelphia leaders who are bold and brave and clear-eyed about gun violence | Helen Ubiñas
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/helen-ubinas-primary-council-gun-violence-philadelphia-20190517.html

Gay, trans activists come to Philly from across the U.S., will strategize over treatment by immigration enforcement agencies
https://www.philly.com/news/gay-trans-queer-immigrant-immigration-ice-detention-20190517.html

Speed cameras approved for Roosevelt Boulevard
https://www.philly.com/transportation/speed-camera-roosevelt-boulevard-philadelphia-vision-zero-20190516.html

Feds charge 8 in connection with N. Philly business owner’s 2018 kidnapping, murder
https://www.philly.com/news/us-attorneys-office-mcswain-charge-eight-men-kidnapping-murder-luis-alejandro-chueder-ramon-20190516.html

Former Nutter aide Desiree Peterkin Bell fined by Ethics Board for spending $20,000 on personal expenses
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-mayors-fund-desiree-peterkin-bell-nutter-ethics-board-20190516.html

North Philly job fair with 145 employers, a career buffet for those looking for a better job
https://www.philly.com/business/jobs-fair-north-philadelphia-temple-university-20190516.html

Philly’s ‘rainbow wave’ election a beginning, not an ending | Kevin Riordan
https://www.philly.com/opinion/philly-council-election-lgbtq-candidates-historic-20190516.html

Pitt

Public safety, transit officials preparing for Saturday’s Garth Brooks concert at Heinz Field
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/16/City-transit-officials-preparing-for-Garth-Brooks/stories/201905160144

DA says McKeesport gang clash sparked Monroeville Mall shooting; six charged
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/16/Authorities-charge-six-men-in-Monroeville-mall-shooting/stories/201905160132

5 arrests made in connection to Monroeville Mall shooting
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-arrests-made-in-connection-to-monroeville-mall-shooting/

EPA says it will expedite review of summer gas in Allegheny County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/16/EPA-review-of-summer-gas-in-Allegheny-County-pollution/stories/201905160122

International GozNym malware network dismantled, Pittsburgh feds announce in Netherlands; 10 under indictment here
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/16/Pittsburgh-FBI-Cyber-crime-network-GozNym-dismantled-malware-attacks/stories/201905160123

Former Pittsburgh officer found guilty in coverup
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/16/Former-Pittsburgh-officer-guilty-in-coverup/stories/201905160153

An actual Jerk Store: Beef Jerky Outlet opens in Strip
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2019/05/16/Be-a-jerk-Beef-Jerky-Outlet-opens-in-Strip-District-Pittsburgh/stories/201905110039

Residents of Shadyside’s Clyde Street say they’ll never accept a Carnegie Mellon dormitory on their street
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/05/16/carnegie-mellon-dormitory-zoning-shadyside-hearing/stories/201905160143

Pittsburgh councilwoman wants colleagues to reconsider city’s proposed ‘carte blanche’ data-sharing agreement
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/16/Councilwoman-Deb-Gross-tech-companies-data-sharing-waze-uber-ford-pittsburgh/stories/201905150128

Centre District new name of Penguins development in Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/centre-district-new-name-of-penguins-development-in-lower-hill/

Butler Street where water main burst closed until Saturday for paving
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/butler-street-where-water-main-burst-closed-until-saturday-for-paving/

State News

Aliquippa’s Rachael DelTondo homicide case is focus of ’48 Hours’ episode
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/16/48-Hours-episode-CBS-TV-rachael-deltondo-aliquippa-shooting-death-homicide-investigation-beaver-county/stories/201905160136

Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg working to keep real estate accessible
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/05/16/Etna-and-Sharpsburg-working-to-keep-real-estate-accessible/stories/201905090008

Raising the alarm: Fire departments have options for manpower crunch
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/17/Volunteer-fire-departments-manpower-crunch-Pennsylvania-recruitment/stories/201905170047

New portrait of Ed Rendell honors his legendary governorship | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/ed-rendell-governor-pennsylvania-portrait-20190517.html

Veterans don’t need to pay for help to apply for benefits in Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/veterans-dont-need-to-pay-forhelp-to-apply-for-benefits-in-pa/

Giant Eagle adding car-charging stations thanks to $660K in state grants
https://triblive.com/local/regional/state-grant-to-giant-eagle-to-add-car-charging-stations-in-western-pennsylvania/

Soda tax brings desired results
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/soda-tax-brings-desired-results-1.2483630

Everything you to know about the Cicadas set to swarm southwest Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/everything-you-to-know-about-the-cicadas-set-to-swarm-southwest-pa.php

Transportation

PennDOT announces 2019 construction season for northeast region
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743640/penndot-announces-2019-construction-season-for-northeast-region

Washington

Trump’s financial disclosure shows a dip in revenue from his business empire
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/05/16/Trump-financial-disclosure-business-revenue-Doral-golf-Mar-a-Lago-resort-hotel/stories/201905160196