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Memorial Day

A festive parade, then taps, as Allegheny Cemetery marks 150th Memorial Day celebration
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/27/memorial-day-pittsburgh-allegheny-cemetery-lawrenceville-parade-150th-annniversary-jimmy-nied-rauhecker/stories/201905270075

Unity Army veteran: Talking helps war trauma survivors
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/unity-army-veteran-talking-helps-war-trauma-survivors/

WW II veteran, 101, throws Memorial Day party in Lower Burrell
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/ww-ii-veteran-101-throws-memorial-day-party-in-lower-burrell/

Veterans memorial returns in time for Memorial Day in Dallas
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/veterans-memorial-returns-in-time-for-memorial-day-in-dallas-1.2488308

Crowds march, line area streets to remember the fallen
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745330/true-to-their-memory

Veterans honored throughout Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/veterans-honored-throughout-lackawanna-county-1.2488470

Doves fly during Memorial Day in West Hazleton
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/doves-fly-during-memorial-day-in-west-hazleton-1.2488271

Hall named in honor of World War II pilot
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hall-named-in-honor-of-world-war-ii-pilot-1.2488208

A veteran of combat missions and a Gold Star Mother share what Memorial Day means at Muhlenberg service
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/old-fighter-pilot-gold-star-mother-share-what-memorial-day-means

Local Vietnam War dead honored at ceremony in Exeter Township
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/local-vietnam-war-dead-honored-at-ceremony-in-exeter-township

Doylestown community upholds tradition, honors sacrifice at nation’s oldest Memorial Day Parade
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190527/doylestown-community-upholds-tradition-honors-sacrifice-at-nations-oldest-memorial-day-parade

Weather perfect for Memorial Day parades
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/weather-perfect-for-memorial-day-parades/article_9a1aca44-80b2-11e9-ac40-07d13f79d4fd.html

Legislature

State legislature looks to save cash not cut taxes
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/state-legislature-looks-to-save-cash-not-cut-taxes/article_a993403f-152f-5feb-9319-ba32e046a50b.html

Pennsylvania lawmakers report $83K in travel on annual ethics disclosures
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/05/27/pennsylvania-lawmakers-legislature-annual-ethics-disclosures-travel-gifts-meals-austin-davis/stories/201905270054

Exceptions now rule for records
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/exceptions-now-rule-for-records-1.2488146

The state must heed the warnings: Pennsylvania is facing a crisis in caring for seniors | PennLive Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/the-state-must-heed-the-warnings-pennsylvania-is-facing-a-crisis-in-caring-for-seniors-pennlive-editorial.html

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

Think Pa.’s legislative districts are bananas? Sound off at this meeting
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/2019/05/think-pas-legislative-districts-are-bananas-sound-off-at-this-meeting.html

Business

The final showcase: McKees Rocks business incubator participants take stock one year later
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/05/27/Stowe-McKees-Rocks-New-Rising-Sun-business-incubator-nonprofit-revitalize-entrepreneurship/stories/201905260030

Erie work­ers de­serve fair rep­re­sen­ta­tion
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/05/28/Erie-work-ers-de-serve-fair-rep-re-sen-ta-tion/stories/201905250016

Olyphant home health provider says it didn’t deny employees OT
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/olyphant-home-health-provider-says-it-didn-t-deny-employees-ot-1.2488357

Crime/Punishment

Luzerne County puts emphasis on inmate mental health in provider search
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745332/luzerne-county-puts-emphasis-on-inmate-mental-health-in-provider-search

Stopping the trafficking of humans, guns and drugs
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/stopping-the-trafficking-of-humans-guns-and-drugs

Education

Tensions escalate in New Ken-Arnold contract negotiations
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tensions-escalate-in-new-ken-arnold-contract-negotiations/

Instead of graduation, a funeral for McKeesport senior killed Thursday
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/27/Instead-of-graduation-a-funeral-for-McKeesport-senior-killed-Thursday/stories/201905270080

Elections/Politics

Here’s who makes money from the voting machine requirement in Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/heres-who-makes-money-from-the-voting-machine-requirement-for-pa-counties-and-how-those-decisions-ar.php

Local News

Colorado man defiant about neglected Pittston property
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/colorado-man-defiant-about-neglected-pittston-property-1.2488230

Special buses planned for free dental clinic
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745304/special-buses-planned-for-free-dental-clinic

New Scranton recovery bank offers ‘change’ for people battling addiction
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-scranton-recovery-bank-offers-change-for-people-battling-addiction-1.2488476

Committee advises Lackawanna County on disability issues
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/committee-advises-lackawanna-county-on-disability-issues-1.2488461

Scranton gauges interest from outside in taking over City Hall
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-gauges-interest-from-outside-in-taking-over-city-hall-1.2488353

Lackawanna State Park holds photo scavenger hunt
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-state-park-holds-photo-scavenger-hunt-1.2488359

Excela, Saint Vincent, Seton Hill team up to provide grief counseling for children
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/excela-saint-vincent-seton-hill-team-up-to-provide-grief-counseling-for-children/

Proposed skate park along Canal Street in Reading closer to reality
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/proposed-skate-park-along-canal-street-closer-to-reality

FEMA delegates $2.2 million for Beaver County buyout projects since 1997
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190528/fema-delegates-22-million-for-beaver-county-buyout-projects-since-1997

National News

Democratic-led states divided over approach on abortion
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/democratic-led-states-divided-over-approach-abortion-20190527.html

Grieving mother sues furniture industry after son dies beneath tipped Ikea dresser
https://www.philly.com/news/dresser-tipover-ikea-lawsuit-conner-delong-american-home-furnishings-alliance-20190528.html

Texas’ secretary of state resigns after an error-filled voting probe
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/27/Texas-Secretary-State-David-Whitley-resigns-voter-citizenship/stories/201905270149

Philly

Mayor Jim Kenney won the primary; so did the soda tax | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/soda-tax-mayor-jim-kenney-primary-election-2019-20190528.html

Want to help fight gerrymandering? Pa. redistricting commission coming to Philly
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/want-to-help-fight-gerrymandering-pa-redistricting-commission-coming-to/article_821e77ca-bd90-59ab-8a41-278bf8c8939a.html

Pitt

New research shows Pittsburgh to be birthplace of pro hockey
https://triblive.com/sports/new-research-shows-pittsburgh-to-be-birthplace-of-pro-hockey/

Man dead, teen wounded after small fight erupts into gunfire in Hill District
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/28/Man-dead-Isaac-Harrison-teen-wounded-after-small-fight-shooting-Hill-District-pittsburgh/stories/201905280066

Brian O’Neill: Green Building Alliance tackles eco-challenges in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/05/26/Green-Building-Alliance-environment-eco-challenges-Pittsburgh/stories/201905260048

State News

Plain community sexual abuse victims sometimes pressured to take offenders back
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/coverings/mennonites-forgiveness-sexual-abuse-coverings-plain-amish-lancaster-county/

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes Saturday in Indiana County
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/27/tornado-indiana-county-national-weather-service-pittsburgh-allegheny-county/stories/201905270066

ATV operator dies in Foster Twp. Wreck
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/atv-operator-dies-in-foster-twp-wreck-1.2488245

Three people die in ATV accidents in Pennsylvania over holiday weekend
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-pa-atv-fatalities-20190527-hblu6u3sqzdbnlfpgcjsg6j7yq-story.html

Commonwealth flags to fly at half-staff until sunset Wednesday to honor fallen trooper
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/commonwealth-flags-to-fly-at-half-staff-until-sunset-wednesday-to-honor-fallen-trooper.html

You can help stop the spotted lanternfly | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/you-can-help-stop-the-spotted-lanternfly-opinion.html

Transportation

Pennsylvania gets poor marks for rural road, bridge conditions
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/28/Pennsylvania-rural-roads-bridges-poor-condition-PennDOT-transportation-study-trip/stories/201905220169

These are 12 of the biggest road projects to slow your travels in Pa. this summer
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/these-are-12-of-the-biggest-road-projects-to-slow-your-travels-in-pa-this-summer.html