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Legislature

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joins other mayors to push state for safer bike lanes
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/24/Pittsburgh-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-bike-lanes-state-legislation-Philadelphia-Harrisburg-Lancaster/stories/201905240140

Capitol Roundup: Senate passes ‘Farming First’ bills to support Pa. agriculture
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745158/capitol-roundup-senate-passes-farming-first-bills-to-support-pa-agriculture

Behind closed doors: Child sexual abuse afflicts Plain communities
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/26/Child-sexual-abuse-afflicts-Plain-Amish-Mennonite-communities/stories/201905260064

Vote reveals problems
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/vote-reveals-problems-1.2487433

End ‘prison gerrymander’
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/end-prison-gerrymander-1.2487435

Memorial Day

Memorial Day can be traumatic for veterans | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/memorial-day-veterans-military-20190526.html

White Haven pays tribute to 58 veterans with banners
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/white-haven-pays-tribute-to-58-veterans-with-banners-1.2487610

75 years to home for World War II veteran killed in combat
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/75-years-to-home-for-world-war-ii-veteran-killed-in-combat

Business

DowDuPont is heading for a historic split. Early results have been poor. Will these massive spin-offs work?
https://www.philly.com/business/dupont-dow-merger-edward-breen-stock-hedge-fund-robber-barons-20190526.html

Female CEOs are competitively paid, but greatly outnumbered
https://www.philly.com/business/female-ceos-salary-packages-20190524.html

Entrepreneur looks to make ax throwing region’s next big thing
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745174/entrepreneur-looks-to-make-ax-throwing-regions-next-big-thing

Nanticoke market makes spot on nightly news
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nanticoke-market-makes-spot-on-nightly-news-1.2487670

Talks held between Wood-Mode owners, group interested in buying shuttered cabinet plant
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/talks-held-between-wood-mode-owners-group-interested-in-buying-shuttered-cabinet-plant.html

Growing a strong economy a delicate balance
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/growing-a-strong-economy-a-delicate-balance-1.2484661

In NEPA, call center jobs are a staple
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/in-nepa-call-center-jobs-are-a-staple-1.2484664

Hourly wages in Luzerne, Lackawanna fall below state average
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hourly-wages-in-luzerne-lackawanna-fall-below-state-average-1.2484686

Warehousing jobs bring more work for drivers
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/warehousing-jobs-bring-more-work-for-drivers-1.2484685

Working for a nonprofit brings challenges, but reward is great
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/working-for-a-nonprofit-brings-challenges-but-reward-is-great-1.2484689

Don’t buy hype: Small business isn’t dead
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/don-t-buy-hype-small-business-isn-t-dead-1.2484695

Unions still play vital role in region
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/unions-still-play-vital-role-in-region-1.2484714

Manufacturing sector healthy in Northeast Pennsylvania
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/manufacturing-sector-healthy-in-northeast-pennsylvania-1.2484725

Realtors adapt, stay relevant with technology
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/realtors-adapt-stay-relevant-with-technology-1.2484728

Education sector prepares local workforce
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education-sector-prepares-local-workforce-1.2484898

Most workers in NEPA, state are looking for steady jobs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/most-workers-in-nepa-state-are-looking-for-steady-jobs-1.2484900

Education

After being bullied online, Abington Heights teen calls for end to anonymous apps
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/after-being-bullied-online-abington-heights-teen-calls-for-end-to-anonymous-apps-1.2487693

Second case of mumps confirmed at Abington Senior High School
https://www.philly.com/news/mumps-outbreak-abington-high-school-20190525.html

Social media photos spark most HASD cyberbullying complaints
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/social-media-photos-spark-most-hasd-cyberbullying-complaints-1.2487597

West York lunch program sparks dueling petitions
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2019/05/25/west-york-lunch-program-sparks-dueling-petitions/3762290002/

Health Care

Geisinger’s building a new ‘master plan.’ What does that mean for patients?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/geisinger-s-building-a-new-master-plan-what-does-that-mean-for-patients-1.2487490

UPMC workers looking to unionize plan to confront hospital board members
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-workers-looking-to-unionize-plan-to-confront-hospital-board-members/

Local News

Woman wants remains of WWII vet stepfather moved from troubled cemetery
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745184/woman-wants-remains-of-wwii-vet-stepfather-moved-from-troubled-cemetery

Tradition of La Festa dei Ceri continues in Jessup
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/tradition-of-la-festa-dei-ceri-continues-in-jessup-1.2487687

How long after primary election will contentiousness linger among Lackawanna County commissioners?
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/how-long-after-primary-election-will-contentiousness-linger-among-lackawanna-county-commissioners-1.2487698

Basketball courts locked after shooting
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/basketball-courts-locked-after-shooting-1.2487518

Leechburg Cemetery Co. seeks assistance with grounds maintenance
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/leechburg-cemetery-co-seeks-assistance-with-grounds-maintenance/

Mark Scott quiet as new Republican team plans path forward
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mark-scott-quiet-as-new-republican-team-plans-path-forward

National News

Online supplier of abortion pills defies FDA order to stop providing them in U.S.
https://www.philly.com/health/abortion-pill-online-aidaccess-womenonweb-state-bans-20190526.html

Philly

Council President Darrell Clarke backtracks on no-bid land sale statement after release of new emails
https://www.philly.com/news/darrell-clarke-shawn-bullard-land-temple-councilmanic-prerogative-20190527.html

In Philly lies a casualty of the Battle of the Little Bighorn — and a question of duty
https://www.philly.com/news/custer-little-bighorn-hodgson-trump-war-crime-philadelphia-20190526.html

Two members of the MOVE 9 are released on parole Saturday after 40 years in prison
https://www.philly.com/news/janine-janet-africa-granted-parole-move-9-bombing-powelton-village-radical-group-20190525.html

Pitt

The California Symphony doubled its audience using data. How is the Pittsburgh Symphony using data?
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2019/05/25/California-Symphony-Pittsburgh-Orchestra-data-growth-audience-survey-website/stories/201905230127

Bikers, trikers, hoverboarders, walkers and dogs take to OpenStreetsPGH in the East End
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/25/Open-Streets-pittsburgh-east-end-bikes-bicycles/stories/201905250043

State News

The spotted lanternfly is back. This Chesco woman is the bug assassin we must all become. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/spotted-lanternfly-pa-how-to-kill-chester-county-maria-panaritis-20190526.html

Pennsylvania has already seen 16 tornadoes. That’s the yearly average.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/05/25/Pennsylvania-has-already-seen-yearly-average-of-tornadoes/stories/201905250053

Tora!Tora!Tora! attack hits home for Westmoreland airshow patron
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/toratoratora-attack-hits-home-for-airshow-patron/

Across Pennsylvania, communities uncork liquor laws, vote to go from dry to wet
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-liquor-referendums-dry-wet-20190526-cnss52dxqfdqpcwcgss3upjd3y-story.html

Pa. Lyme disease cases appear to hit plateau, but that shouldn’t change your outdoors routine
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/pa-lyme-disease-cases-appear-to-hit-plateau-but-that-shouldnt-change-your-outdoors-routine.html

Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities. That’s a challenge for public health | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/water-stays-in-the-pipes-longer-in-shrinking-cities-thats-a-challenge-for-public-health-opinion/

Washington

Leading presidential candidates are in their 70s — is that a problem?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/05/26/Leading-presidential-candidates-age-too-old-in-their-70s-problem-voters/stories/201905230103

Abortion bans hand Democrats political weapon
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/26/Abortion-bans-hand-Democrats-political-weapon/stories/201905260132

Women’s sports are being threatened by Congress
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2019/05/26/Dear-Senate-Do-not-pass-the-House-s-Equality-Act/stories/201905260041