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Legislature

Funding for Pennsylvania family centers restored for 2 years
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/funding-for-pennsylvania-family-centers-restored-for-2-years/

Democrats take to Broad Street Market to argue for higher wage in Pa.
https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/05/democrats-take-to-farmers-market-to-argue-for-higher-wage.php

As budget season approaches, Democrats keep pushing for minimum wage hike
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/as-budget-season-approaches-democrats-keep-pushing-for-minimum-wage-hike/

State legislators move toward occupational licensing reform
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/state-legislators-move-toward-occupational-licensing-reform/article_829d28ae-fab1-5394-8765-d718ef17574a.html

Billboards on 283 call out bill from Sen. Scott Martin
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/billboards-on-call-out-bill-from-sen-scott-martin/article_924c9594-7d9d-11e9-ae86-53b44f6e83e3.html

Reform law, fight recidivism
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/reform-law-fight-recidivism-1.2486633

Contributions public data
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/contributions-public-data-1.2486635

Administration

GOP congressmen ask Gov. Wolf to help Trump Administration on Mexican border
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/gop-congressmen-ask-gov-wolf-to-help-trump-administration-on-mexican-border.html

Business

Another Wawa may be coming to Chester County after town officials change zoning rules
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/new-wawa-chester-county-west-whiteland-zoning-change-20190523.html

Pennsylvania regulators approve piece of proposed $26B T-Mobile-Sprint deal
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/05/23/Pennsylvania-PUC-approval-proposed-T-Mobile-Sprint-deal-5G-broadband-wireless/stories/201905230144

Wilkes-Barre auto dealer slapped with AG’s Office lawsuit, claiming fraudulent practices
https://www.timesleader.com/news/744956/wilkes-barre-auto-dealer-slapped-with-ags-office-lawsuit-claiming-fraudulent-practices

Local businesses struggle as pork prices soar
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-businesses-struggle-as-pork-prices-soar-1.2486766

Sheetz to sell CBD products at 140+ locations
https://triblive.com/local/regional/sheetz-to-sell-cbd-products-at-140-locations/

New establishment coming to former Molly Brannigans in downtown Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-establishment-coming-to-former-molly-brannigans-in-downtown-scranton-1.2486862

MediaNews Group bids $5 million for Reading Eagle Company assets, but leaves WEEU broadcast license on the table
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/medianews-group-bids-5-million-for-reading-eagle-company-assets

Crime/Punishment

Lawyers for accused Tree of Life shooter seek plea deal
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/23/robert-bowers-tree-of-life-pittsburgh-synagogue-mass-shooting-plea-deal/stories/201905230100

Education

Students reclaim fun at LIU Field Day
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745005/students-reclaim-fun-at-liu-field-day

West Mifflin Area School Board votes to close New Emerson Elementary School
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/23/West-Mifflin-Area-to-close-New-Emerson-Elementary-School/stories/201905230173

Greensburg’s Offutt Field receives grant for new turf field through Steelers, NFL
https://triblive.com/sports/greensburgs-offutt-field-receives-grant-for-new-turf-field-through-steelers-nfl/

Highlands again refuses to name employee put on unpaid leave
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/highlands-again-refuses-to-name-employee-put-on-unpaid-leave/

Highlands comment policy causes confusion, raises concerns
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/highlands-comment-policy-causes-confusion-raises-concerns/

Voluntary retirement plan could help cash-strapped Pa. state university system
https://www.philly.com/news/state-university-system-faculty-retirement-pennsylvania-20190523.html

Keystone College to cut staff, programs in realignment
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/keystone-college-to-cut-staff-programs-in-realignment-1.2486458

CCBC to offer nine new STEM programs
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190523/ccbc-to-offer-nine-new-stem-programs

Elections/Politics

Slightly more Dems voted in Westmoreland primary election than Republicans
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/about-25-of-westmoreland-voters-turn-out-for-primary/

Editorial: Election turnout a terrible disappointment
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-election-turnout-a-terrible-disappointment

Representing a majority, elected by a minority: Low voter turnout persists in special state Senate elections
https://www.penncapital-star.com/featured/representing-a-majority-elected-by-a-minority-how-low-voter-turnout-helped-republicans-in-a-pair-of-special-senate-elections/

Gaming

Two gamblers are suing SugarHouse claiming they lost $250,000
https://www.philly.com/business/sugarhouse-casino-lawsuit-decks-blackjack-poker-missing-cards-20190523.html

How much tax money did Pa. get from fantasy sports games in their first year?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/so-how-much-tax-money-did-pa-get-from-fantasy-games-in-their-first-year-the-data-has-been-released.html

Health Care

Big raise for Romoff: Can the UPMC board really like what he’s done?
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/24/Jeffrey-Romoff-raise-UPMC-board-health-care-debate/stories/201905240051

Karen Kane: Two power brokers call out the UPMC board
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/columnists/2019/05/24/Karen-Kane-Paul-ONeill-Jim-Rohr-power-brokers-UPMC-board-Jeffrey-Romoff/stories/201905240053

Local News

Solomon Creek flood project work back on track
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/solomon-creek-flood-project-work-back-on-track-1.2486769

Enormous warehouse on its way to Jessup
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/enormous-warehouse-on-its-way-to-jessup-1.2486622

Wansacz to lead Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency as executive director
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/wansacz-to-lead-scranton-lackawanna-human-development-agency-as-executive-director-1.2486544

Longtime Scranton neighborhood association leader dies
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/longtime-scranton-neighborhood-association-leader-dies-1.2486542

Scranton sale of delinquent taxes set for June 3
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-sale-of-delinquent-taxes-set-for-june-3-1.2486875

Scranton City Council passes emergency legislation for DPW and clerical pension fund
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-city-council-passes-emergency-legislation-for-dpw-and-clerical-pension-fund-1.2486851

Scranton reopening Nay Aug Park treehouse Saturday
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-reopening-nay-aug-park-treehouse-saturday-1.2486898

Carbondale camp for disabled veterans and first responders adds wheelchair lift
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-camp-for-disabled-veterans-and-first-responders-adds-wheelchair-lift-1.2486563

Fire-ravaged apartment building in city demolished
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/fire-ravaged-apartment-building-in-city-demolished-1.2486670

Arnold planning to have 10 dilapidated buildings razed
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/arnold-planning-to-have-10-dilapidated-buildings-razed/

Developer answers questions about potential project at golf course site in Sinking Spring
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/developer-answers-questions-about-potential-development-of-golf-course-in-sinking-spring

National News

Americans aren’t ready to weather a sustained downturn, report shows
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/economic-growth-sustained-downturn-middle-class-low-income-americans-20190524.html

Philly

What to do about Philadelphia’s buried colonial riverfront? Developer moves cautiously.
https://www.philly.com/arts/west-shipyard-delaware-river-durst-organization-archaeology-development-20190524.html

What did you do when you were 13? On Tuesday, he led a Philly gun-violence protest | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.philly.com/opinion/gun-violence-ryshee-shaw-philly-march-demonstration-jenice-armstrong-20190523.html

Police name detective who shot man panhandling in Kensington
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-police-officer-shoots-panhandler-named-20190523.html

Jannie Blackwell blames election loss on developers, dark money: ‘It was about them taking control of my district’
https://www.philly.com/news/jannie-blackwell-loss-city-council-changing-demographics-west-philadelphia-gentrification-20190523.html

Philly lawyer who stole $100,000 from elderly client to gamble gets 4 years in prison
https://www.philly.com/business/law/john-conner-cozen-oconnor-atf-fbi-mark-dubnoff-william-mcswain-us-attorney-20190523.html

SEPTA approves $2 billion for operating, capital budget
https://www.philly.com/news/septa-budget-2020-capital-operating-20190523.html

Here are the Philly area’s cheapest appliance stores, according to undercover shoppers
https://www.philly.com/business/cheapest-appliance-stores-philadelphia-costco-home-depot-lowes-20190524.html

Don’t put supervised injection site on ice. Put it on wheels. | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/supervised-injection-sites-mobile-overdose-death-opioid-philadelphia-20190524.html

Pitt

Teacher’s aide brought gun to school after feeling threatened by student, police say
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/23/westinghouse-academy-teacher-aide-firearm-pittsburgh-public-schools/stories/201905230169

Survey shows Pittsburgh commuters expanding their transportation choices
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/23/Survey-shows-Pittsburgh-commuters-green-building-alliance/stories/201905230164

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg visits Pittsburgh Allderdice students
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/23/Allderdice-High-School-Pittsburgh-David-Hogg-Parkland-gun-violence-students/stories/201905230149

Partnerships aim to make Allegheny safe from lead hazards
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/05/23/Partnerships-Lead-Safe-Allegheny-hazards-demolition-COG-blight-coalition/stories/201904240161

Council passes data-sharing agreement with amendment ensuring oversight
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/20/pittsburgh-Council-passes-data-sharing-agreement-amendment-ensuring-oversight/stories/201905200125

Via Airlines suspends all service from Pittsburgh International Airport
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/05/23/Via-Airlines-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Birmingham-Christina-Cassotis/stories/201905230118

4 shot overnight in 3 Pittsburgh neighborhoods
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/4-shot-overnight-in-3-pittsburgh-neighborhoods/

Residents oppose Steelers’ request for sign on Heinz Field seating
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/residents-oppose-steelers-request-for-sign-on-heinz-field-seating/

State News

Cicadas will loudly announce their arrival this spring
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/05/23/Cicadas-will-loudly-announce-their-arrival-this-spring/stories/201905230147

‘Court-assisted terrorism’? How the powerful can muzzle free speech for about $300.
https://www.philly.com/news/free-speech-lawsuit-slapp-donald-trump-devin-nunes-daylin-leach-20190524.html

Sunday tornado confirmed at Bucks County campground; Pa. exceeds annual twister average
https://www.philly.com/news/tornado-bucks-county-pennsylvania-campground-severe-storms-20190523.html

Pennsylvania had six tornado warnings Thursday; state has well exceeded its annual tornado average
https://www.mcall.com/news/weather/mc-nws-pennsylania-tornado-warned-storms-yearly-totals-20190524-tzzuhgxtk5dmrkjdj5x3v6otim-story.html

Giant, Wegmans, and Acme have changed how we buy wine and beer in towns across Pa. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/giant-supermarket-marple-township-wine-beer-liquor-referedum-pennsylvania-maria-panaritis-20190523.html

Explore Pennsylvania!
https://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2019/05/explore-pennsylvania.php

Tobyhanna Army Depot first in DOD to attain ISO 45001 certification
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190523/tobyhanna-army-depot-first-in-dod-to-attain-iso-45001-certification

Washington

On impeachment, Pa. Dem split reflects wider party divide
https://www.philly.com/news/pa-nj-democrats-impeachment-trump-houlahan-wild-scanlon-dean-kim-van-drew-20190523.html

Cartwright backs stormwater funding boost
https://www.timesleader.com/news/744998/cartwright-backs-stormwater-funding-boost

Proposed budget includes funds for Chesapeake project
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/proposed-budget-includes-funds-for-chesapeake-project-1.2486649

United lawmakers team up to address surprise medical bills
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/united-lawmakers-team-up-to-address-surprise-medical-bills