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Administration

Gov. Wolf applauds Pennsylvanians for successful ‘1-4-3 Day’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/gov-wolf-applauds-pennsylvanians-for-successful-1-4-3-day/

Demolition, sale of Allentown State Hospital still sought, Wolf administration says
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-state-hospital-demolition-sale-still-planned-20190524-lccgbloavvcnrgiaje7w45ngv4-story.html

Memorial Day

Memorial Day observances planned
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/memorial-day-observances-planned/

Memorial Day parades, events planned across region
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745094/memorial-day-parades-events-planned-across-region

Honoring sacrifice: VA hosts Memorial Day ceremony
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/honoring-sacrifice-va-hosts-memorial-day-ceremony-1.2487150

Parades will highlight Memorial Day weekend in Bucks, Montco
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190523/parades-will-highlight-memorial-day-weekend-in-bucks-montco

Business

Gateway Health Plan to lay off 100 workers in Western Pa., West Virginia
https://triblive.com/local/regional/gateway-health-plan-to-lay-off-100-workers-in-western-pa-west-virginia/

King of Prussia and Bala Cynwyd are so stuffed with retail that stores are moving to nearby areas, report says
https://www.philly.com/news/retail-suburbs-king-of-prussia-philadelphia-new-jersey-20190524.html

America’s CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, and there’s no signs the increases will slow
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/americas-ceos-get-800000-pay-raise-but-theres-no-signs-the-increases-will-slow.html

Crime/Punishment

New Kensington police step up patrols in area of deadly shooting
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-police-step-up-patrols-in-area-of-deadly-shooting/

Armstrong County creates court program to help veterans get back on track
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/armstrong-county-creates-court-program-to-help-veterans-get-back-on-track/

Police beef up presence in special operation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/police-beef-up-presence-in-special-operation-1.2487420

Elections/Politics

What Pa. counties can learn from voters’ reactions to Montgomery County’s paper-ballot rollout
https://www.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/montco-paper-ballots-primary-election-2019-20190525.html

Brown observes count, says he won GOP write-ins
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745060/brown-observes-count-says-he-won-gop-write-ins

Kevin Barnhardt moves ahead for second spot on Democratic ticket for Berks County commissioner
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/kevin-barnhardt-moves-ahead-for-second-spot-on-democratic-ticket-for-berks-county-commissioner

Local News

W-B City Hall closed Monday, DPW services moved
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-city-hall-closed-monday-dpw-services-moved-1.2487131

Free dental clinic planned at arena
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/free-dental-clinic-planned-at-arena-1.2487042

St. Ubaldo Day a boost for Jessup businesses
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/st-ubaldo-day-a-boost-for-jessup-businesses-1.2487142

State files $20G lien against Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-files-20g-lien-against-lackawanna-county-1.2487035

Maintain art along city Heritage Trail
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/maintain-art-along-city-heritage-trail-1.2487113

Air show provides economic boost for Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/air-show-provides-economic-boost-for-westmoreland-county/

Child welfare officials seek foster families in Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/child-welfare-officials-look-to-recruit-foster-families-in-westmoreland-county/

Safe Berks opens place for safe play
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/safe-berks-opens-place-for-safe-play

Derailment cleanup nearly complete in Wyomissing
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/derailment-cleanup-nearly-complete-in-wyomissing

National News

Missouri governor signs restrictive abortion bill
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/25/Missouri-governor-signs-restrictive-abortion-bill/stories/201905260109

‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi 6-week abortion ban
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/us-judge-temporarily-blocks-mississippi-6-week-abortion-ban-20190524.html

Philly

‘Like being in a war zone’: Although routine, shootings still rattle North Philly residents, merchants
https://www.philly.com/news/northphiladelphiasharitahardydiamondphiladelphiapolicechristophergardner-20190524.html

Are Philly’s streets named after trees ordered from hardwood to softwood?
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-street-names-trees-hardwood-softwood-20190525.html

Philly charter operator String Theory, turned down by school board, now consulting for another charter, CHAD
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-charter-school-management-organization-architecture-design-20190524.html

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 75-acre seminary property in Lower Merion is sold
https://www.philly.com/business/main-line-health-buys-st-charles-borromeo-seminary-property-20190524.html

An unexpected and very happy reunion reminds a social worker why she loves what she does
https://www.philly.com/news/social-worker-20190525.html

Philly’s supervised injection site nonprofit gets tax-exempt status from IRS
https://www.philly.com/health/supervised-injection-site-tax-exempt-irs-nonprofit-philadelphia-20190524.html

Philly isn’t the only city struggling to keep its library system afloat; celebs decry budget cuts in NYC
https://www.philly.com/news/new-york-public-library-free-library-funding-advocacy-20190524.html

Rochelle Bilal, who won Democratic nomination for Philly sheriff, finds the city’s politics ‘disturbing’
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-sheriff-rochelle-bilal-foreclosure-sales-election-20190524.html

With Mayor Jim Kenney’s election excuse gone, Philly’s got nothing to lose on supervised injection sites — except more lives | Mike Newall
https://www.philly.com/opinion/jim-kenney-mayoral-election-philadelphia-supervised-injection-sites-20190524.html

Mystery shoppers get the scoop on what it’s like to be a patron at the Free Library
https://www.philly.com/news/free-library-coyle-hospitality-secret-mystery-shoppers-20190525.html

Philadelphia schoolteacher sold cocaine to undercover officer, police say
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/jennifer-gock-cocaine-teacher-morton-20190524.html

Pitt

PWSA approves reimbursement program for private lead line replacements
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/05/24/PWSA-Pittsburgh-water-sewer-authority-approves-reimbursement-lead-line-replacement-property-owners/stories/201905240134

With recycling revenue down, Pittsburgh will begin new recycling education for public
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/24/pittsburgh-recycling-rules-drop-off-center-recycle-bin-changes/stories/201905160124

Allegheny County judge denies gag order motion in Wilkinsburg conservatorship case
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/24/conservatorship-law-gag-order-allegheny-county-judge-don-walko-wilkinsburg/stories/201905240101

Special delivery — Shadyside resident gets more than he wanted from Fedex
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/24/Special-delivery-fedex-shadyside-truck-hit-fence-video-surveillance/stories/201905240171

D. Raja resigning as Allegheny County Republican chairman
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/05/24/D-Raja-resigning-as-Allegheny-County-Republican-Committee-chairman/stories/201905240116

Allegheny County GOP chief D. Raja steps down
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-gop-chief-steps-down-says-republicans-must-target-suburbs-in-2020-election/

County health director Karen Hacker leaving after 6 years for CDC post
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/05/24/County-health-director-leaving-after-six-years-for-CDC-post-karen-hacker-allegheny-department-pittsburgh/stories/201905240111

Portion of Pittsburgh’s Smallman Street to remain closed for 3 weeks
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/portion-of-pittsburghs-smallman-street-to-remain-closed-for-three-weeks/

Man on cross-country lawn mowing tour for veterans visits Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/man-on-cross-country-lawn-mowing-tour-for-veterans-visits-pittsburgh/

Antonio Brown not done being a nuisance in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/sports/antonio-brown-not-done-being-a-nuisance-in-pittsburgh/

State News

Pennsylvania has declared a hepatitis A outbreak. Here’s what it means
https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-hepatitisa-outbreak-20190524-fm6aj7eqhbdedikazvx7xirqfm-story.html

Free fishing comes to Pennsylvania Memorial Day weekend
https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/05/free-fishing-comes-to-pennsylvania-memorial-day-weekend.php

Washington

Bob Casey introduces bill to help grandfamilies access more federal resources
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/05/24/sen-bob-casey-grandfamilies-act-grandparents-raising-grandchildren-law/stories/201905240124

$19.1 billion in nationwide disaster aid stalls in House after single Republican objects
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/24/19-1-billion-in-nationwide-disaster-aid-stalls-in-House-after-single-Republican-objects-1/stories/201905240158

Trump administration mulling change to how poverty is calculated, possibly cutting aid for those in need
https://www.philly.com/news/poverty-inflation-office-of-management-and-budget-trump-administration-20190524.html

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s bill addressing vets’ mental health passes House
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190524/us-rep-conor-lambs-bill-addressing-vets-mental-health-passes-house