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Legislature

Pittsburgh Public Schools leaders call for better school funding, oppose charter school legislation
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/30/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-Anthony-Hamlet-Lindsey-Williams-charter-funding-Pennsylvania/stories/201905300129

Philly school officials: Pa. urgently needs charter-school reform | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/william-hite-joyce-wilkerson-charter-school-reform-education-pennsylvania-20190530.html

3 Berks intersections to get improvements via red light enforcement funds
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/three-berks-intersections-get-improvements

Tired of paying for auto emissions tests? Some lawmakers want to end annual testing
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/tired-of-paying-for-auto-emissions-tests-some-lawmakers-want-to-end-annual-testing.html

Pa. House bill introduced aimed at fixing parole, probation
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/pa-house-bill-introduced-aimed-at-fixing-parole-probation/article_3dc4a515-c823-54b0-aeb7-dae9a9723013.html

Public hearing focuses on pipeline safety
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/public-hearing-focuses-on-pipeline-safety/article_f0806f26-8321-11e9-91ee-6797b1e304ef.html

When it comes to improving health care, staffing levels is still a problem for nurses
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/when-it-comes-to-improving-health-care-staffing-levels-is-still-a-problem-for-nurses-1.2490134

The teacher strike is off, but Harrisburg’s senator still is calling for state control
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/as-teachers-prepare-to-strike-harrisburgs-state-senator-again-calls-for-district-takeover/

Treating overdose deaths like murder will only deter 911 calls for help | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/drug-delivery-resulting-death-overdose-emma-semler-heroin-good-samaritan-pennsylvania-20190530.html

Reinvigorate civics class
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/reinvigorate-civics-class-1.2489864

Editorial: State ethics rules need closer look
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-state-ethics-rules-need-closer-look

Business

Pennsylvania convenience store chain, that is not Wawa, to sell behind-the-counter CBD
https://www.philly.com/business/weed/sheetz-cbd-convenience-store-chain-floyds-cannadips-cannabidiol-20190531.html

Cartwright urges small businesses to seek federal contracts
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745717/cartwright-urges-small-businesses-to-seek-federal-contracts

Chinchilla Hardware and Variety, an Abingtons landmark, to close
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/chinchilla-hardware-and-variety-an-abingtons-landmark-to-close-1.2490080

Pennsylvania ranked among 10 worst states for job seekers
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-ranked-among-10-worst-states-for-job-seekers/

After negative attention on social media, Dorney Park pulls personalized rifle bullets from its gift shop
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-dorney-park-pulls-personalized-bullets-from-gift-shop-20190530-zhunnop3bbcwzibhs3epm2pb7u-story.html

Crime/Punishment

Robert Bowers’ attorneys accuse FBI of discouraging witnesses
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/30/robert-bowers-tree-of-life-synagogue-pittsburgh-mass-shooting-fbi-discouraging-witnesses/stories/201905300115

Pa. pardons board votes 5-0 to grant clemency to Robert Wideman in 1975 murder
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/30/robert-wideman-clemency-felony-murder-pittsburgh-john-edgar-wideman-morena-manning-zappala/stories/201905300140

Mixed verdict in case stemming from Tim Piazza death at Penn State frat
https://www.philly.com/education/mixed-verdict-reached-in-penn-state-frat-fall-death-case-20190530.html

Constables acquitted in Homewood shooting incident following fender bender
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/30/ronald-ciancione-jr-john-miller-III-pittsburgh-constables-acquitted-Homewood-shooting-torell-jones/stories/201905300126

Mom confronts alleged child killer
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mom-confronts-alleged-child-killer-1.2489948

Inmate housing county’s duty
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/inmate-housing-county-s-duty-1.2489862

Woman gets 2nd DUI in 8 hours when she drives back to Pa. police station
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2019/05/woman-gets-2nd-dui-in-8-hours-when-she-drives-back-to-pa-police-station.html

Education

Scranton school shut after naked man vandalizes inside of building; suspect identified
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-shut-after-naked-man-vandalizes-inside-of-building-suspect-identified-1.2489860

Black teachers matter. How do we get more in the classroom? | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/black-teachers-student-outcomes-philadelphia-school-district-20190530.html

Governor’s proposal on school attendance will help students succeed | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/governors-proposal-on-school-attendance-will-help-students-succeed-opinion.html

Wilkes University unveils $8 million athletic field upgrade project
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745700/wilkes-university-unveils-8-million-athletic-field-upgrade-project

800 gather to salute Alvernia’s Tom Flynn
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/800-gather-to-salute-alvernias-tom-flynn

Elections/Politics

Rowe to seek GOP nomination for state House special election
http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/news/local-news/2019/05/rowe-to-seek-gop-nomination-for-state-house-special-election/

Health Care

Geisinger previews new utility plant
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745695/geisinger-previews-new-utility-plant

Geisinger showcases power plant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/geisinger-showcases-power-plant-1.2489955

Local News

County hires computer security firm to deal with cyber attack
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-hires-computer-security-firm-to-deal-with-cyber-attack-1.2489987

Attorney for Wilkes-Barre police officer says federal probe closed, no charges filed
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745616/attorney-for-wilkes-barre-police-officer-says-federal-probe-closed-no-charges-filed

Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to NeighborWorks NEPA for West Scranton project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/wells-fargo-donates-100-000-to-neighborworks-nepa-for-west-scranton-project-1.2489877

Broad Mtn. wind farm can disrupt over-the-air TV, expert says
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/broad-mtn-wind-farm-can-disrupt-over-the-air-tv-expert-says-1.2489945

Photo circulates of KKK flag displayed in Sewickley Township public works building
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/kkk-flag-displayed-in-sewickley-twp-public-works-building/

With $1 million park overhaul looming, Mammoth Fest set to begin
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/1m-mammoth-park-overhaul-to-begin-in-june-mammoth-fest-set-for-sunday/

Community shocked to hear Leechburg Public Library closed for good
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/community-shocked-to-hear-leechburg-public-library-is-closed-for-good/

Allegheny River shore cleanings set for Harrison, Tarentum
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-river-shore-cleanings-set-for-harrison-tarentum/

Harrisburg settles multimillion-dollar parking dispute, leaving $1.4M behind
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/harrisburg-settles-multimillion-dollar-dispute-over-parking-payments.html

Reading council moves forward with Hillside Pool purchase
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-council-moves-forward-with-hillside-pool-purchase

German official tells Berks County crowd that his country owes America so much
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/german-official-tell-berks-county-crowd-that-his-country-owes-america-so-much

Delaware County Democrats push ethics plan that GOP calls a stunt
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/delaware-county-democrats-push-ethics-plan-that-gop-calls-a-stunt.php

National News

La.’s Democratic governor signs a ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban into law
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/05/30/Louisiana-Democratic-governor-signs-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-ban-bill-lawmakers/stories/201905300216

The number of U.S. measles cases is the highest in over 25 years, the CDC says
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/05/30/measles-cases-US-25-years-CDC/stories/201905300212

Fat-shaming during childhood leads to long-term risk of obesity, according to new study
https://www.philly.com/health/obesity-overweight-teasing-childhood-youth-bullying-fat-bmi-teenager-20190531.html

Dog owners get more exercise, new study finds
https://www.philly.com/health/dogs-walk-exercise-new-york-times-liverpool-fitness-20190530.html

Lawyers: Documents show census changed to give Republicans edge
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/census-citizenship-question-lawsuit-documents-whites-republicans-20190530.html

Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production
https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/eaea113eee94421789b24fcf047f6bae/oregon-awash-marijuana-takes-steps-curb-production

Philly

Philly adopts $3.4B budget, says no — again — to a new charter
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-school-board-charter-schools-budget-20190531.html

Is your SEPTA Key card expiring in July? Brace yourself.
https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-key-card-transit-expiration-balance-20190531.html

A ‘forever teacher’ retires as principal of Philly’s storied Girls’ High
https://www.philly.com/education/girls-high-principal-retiring-parthenia-moore-20190531.html

California just got closer to passing a law protecting gig workers — and Philly is watching
https://www.philly.com/news/gig-worker-classification-dynamex-california-bill-uber-lyft-20190530.html

Should the Phillies and the rest of Major League Baseball extend its safety netting? The answer is simple. | David Murphy
https://www.philly.com/phillies/baseball-protective-netting-phillies-howard-smith-vp-business-affairs-cubs-robert-almora-jr-20190531.html

BIO convention, celebrating biotech in Philadelphia, to be held next week
https://www.philly.com/business/biotech-bio-international-conference-spark-thereapeutics-kathy-high-jamie-dimon-jpmorgan-jim-greenwald-20190531.html

Pitt

Controller: County on generally strong fiscal and economic footing, but challenges remain
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/30/Allegheny-County-Controller-financial-report-audit-economy-jobs-disparities/stories/201905300118

North Shore parking lots slump even as Pirates attendance rebounds
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/05/30/North-Shore-Pittsburgh-Pirates-Alco-Parking/stories/201905300076

Coming early next year: paying Port Authority fares by smartphone
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/30/Port-Authority-mobile-fares-smartphone-more-retail-outlets-Masabi/stories/201905290144

More equitable transit: Expanded fare options are a win for all
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/31/Pittsburgh-Port-Authority-public-transit-smartphones-fare-options-equitable-accessible-Masabi-Jeffrey-Devlin/stories/201905310060

Historians attack David Garrow’s Martin Luther King allegations
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2019/05/30/Historians-attack-David-Garrow-s-Martin-Luther-King-allegations-1/stories/201905300167

Allegheny County stations get short waiver from selling summer gasoline
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/30/Allegheny-County-summer-gas-short-waiver-Toomey-Pennsylvania-Petroleum-Association-Environmental-Protection-Agency/stories/201905300116

Pittsburgh couple adopt 6 siblings who spent nearly 5 years in foster care
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-couple-adopt-6-siblings-who-spent-nearly-5-years-in-foster-care/

Pittsburgh Police officer honored for founding chess club for kids
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-police-officer-honored-for-founding-chess-club-for-kids/

East End Brewing’s YOU ARE HERE now planning 92 neighborhood beers
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/oh-yeah-east-end-brewing-really-plans-to-brew-92-neighborhood-beers/

State News

Meet the most influential man in Pennsylvania you’ve never heard of
https://www.philly.com/transportation/pasquale-pat-deon-bucks-county-chairman-septa-pennsylvania-turnpike-transit-transportation-20190530.html

Three transgender women challenge portion of Pennsylvania’s name-change law
https://www.philly.com/news/transgender-rights-women-name-change-lawsuit-identity-pennsylvania-20190530.html

Grace Church of Harmony provides meal for flood victims as residents cope with damage
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/05/30/Grace-Church-of-Harmony-provides-meal-for-flood-victims-as-residents-cope-with-post-flood-conditions/stories/201905300130

Visitor centers tell ‘great stories’ of tourism opportunities in region
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/30/Visitor-centers-tell-great-stories-of-tourism-region/stories/201905300009

Audit: Game Commission should strengthen financial oversight
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745711/audit-game-commission-should-strengthen-financial-oversight

Auditor general urges game commission to tighten financial oversight
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190530/auditor-general-urges-game-commission-to-tighten-financial-oversight

State auditor general: Pennsylvania Game Commission sitting on more than $72 million
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/05/state-auditor-general-pennsylvania-game-commission-sitting-on-more-than-72-million.html

Testing shows no Legionella contamination at Greensburg’s Redstone Highlands
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/testing-shows-no-legionella-contamination-at-greensburg-redstone-highlands/

Cyclist hurt by booby trap on Back Mountain trail
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cyclist-hurt-by-booby-trap-on-back-mountain-trail-1.2489992

Relying on Social Security income? You may want to move to Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/relying-on-social-security-income-you-may-want-to-move-to-westmoreland/

Just 1 Westmoreland County municipality grew over past decade, census update shows
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/just-1-westmoreland-county-municipality-grew-over-past-decade-census-update-shows/

Bird migrations hint at climate change in Erie
https://triblive.com/local/regional/bird-migrations-hint-at-climate-change-in-erie/

Slippery Rock students work with Butler VFD on recruiting new members
https://triblive.com/local/regional/slippery-rock-students-work-with-butler-vfd-on-recruiting-new-members/

Report shows many underage kids get alcohol from parents, friends’ parents
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/report-shows-many-underage-kids-get-alcohol-from-parents-friends-parents/

Revitalization efforts, plans, ideas discussed
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/revitalization-efforts-plans-ideas-discussed-1.2489899

Cleanup, assessment continues in Caernarvon Township following tornado
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/cleanup-assessment-continues-in-caernarvon-township-following-tornado

PennDOT expected 2.5 million people to want Real ID. Now it worries they’re all waiting until the last minute
https://www.mcall.com/business/transportation/mc-biz-real-id-applications-low-20190530-3kgsjr45r5do3mlbn7qc2cxf3y-story.html

Transportation

Landslide closes Reis Run Road in Ross Township
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/landslide-closes-reis-run-road-in-ross-township/

Water work to close South Main Street in WB today
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745686/water-work-to-close-south-main-street-in-wb-today

Traffic stoppages to take place along Butler-Logan bridge in Frazer this weekend
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/traffic-stoppages-to-take-place-along-butler-logan-bridge-in-frazer-this-weekend/

Washington

Trump administration touts liquefied natural gas as ‘freedom gas’
https://www.philly.com/business/energy/us-touts-lng-as-molecules-of-liberty-and-freedom-gas-20190530.html

World News

A S. Korean daily says Kim executed and purged his top nuclear negotiators
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/05/30/Kim-Jong-Un-executed-North-Korea-envoy-Hyok-Chol-summit-Trump/stories/201905300215