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Today’s News – May 27, 2018

Memorial Day

Among the many veterans’ graves, these Medal of Honor recipients’ stories are not forgotten
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/05/26/veterans-graves-medal-of-honor-recipients-buried-allegheny-county-cemetery-pittsburgh/stories/201805260102

‘We all came back in a delicate and fragile state’: Memorial run helps vets ‘regain some of who we were’
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/05/26/pittsburgh-oscar-aguilera-william-sukitch-wounded-warrior-memorial-100-day-run-marines-sailors-benefit/stories/201805260012

Freedom’s dividends: Salute those who fought and died for all of us
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/05/27/Freedom-s-dividends-Salute-those-who-fought-and-died-for-all-of-us-1/stories/201805250080

Ceremony honors Scranton Marine killed in Vietnam more than 50 years ago
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/ceremony-honors-scranton-marine-killed-in-vietnam-more-than-50-years-ago-1.2342232

Wyomissing Memorial Day events honor those killed while serving in the military
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wyomissing-memorial-day-events-honor-those-killed-while-serving-in-the-military

Legislature

Chester County families advocate for stricter DUI laws
http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20180526/chester-county-families-advocate-for-stricter-dui-laws

Maryland bans pigeon shoots: Animal welfare groups push to end ‘incredibly cruel’ tradition in Pennsylvania
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/maryland-bans-pigeon-shoots-animal-welfare-groups-push-to-end/article_d5f1db46-5f90-11e8-be3b-2f49940952c1.html

Strengthen reform bill
http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/strengthen-reform-bill-1.2342030

Budget

Governor, lawmakers aren’t panicking as budget push nears
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/05/governor_lawmakers_arent_panic.html#incart_river_index

Business

Workers spending more time commuting
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/workers-spending-more-time-commuting-1.2341997

Help Wanted | ‘Critical moment’ for Pennsylvania companies as baby boomers retire and replacement pipeline runs low
http://www.tribdem.com/news/business/help-wanted-critical-moment-for-pennsylvania-companies-as-baby-boomers/article_483448f0-60d7-11e8-a82e-efc1c1d29c14.html

Why local businesses can’t fill high-paying job openings, and how it impacts the community
http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article211674914.html

Crime/Punishment

White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180526_ap_4a03d9a1492b440582c3c15c6f11dd4c.html

Education

NEPA schools receive grants to boost breakfast programs
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/nepa-schools-receive-grants-to-boost-breakfast-programs-1.2342360

Reading School Board votes to issue photo IDs for parent, guardians
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-school-board-to-issue-photo-ids-for-parent-guardians

Schools go increasingly digital, but there’s still a need for paper
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/05/26/Schools-digital-technology-paper-CMU-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-st-anne-school/stories/201805140168

WB Area sports consolidation: How it’s supposed to go
https://www.timesleader.com/news/705589/wb-area-sports-consolidation-how-its-supposed-to-go

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Lou Barletta new target of conservative group
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/05/26/Pennsylvania-GOP-Senate-candidate-Lou-Barletta-conservative-group-Americans-for-Prosperity-koch-brothers/stories/201805240190

Local News

Wilkes-Barre leaders tour troubled Iron Triangle streets
https://www.timesleader.com/news/705628/wilkes-barre-leaders-tour-troubled-iron-triangle-streets

Threat prompts delay of annual St. Ubaldo race in Jessup
http://citizensvoice.com/news/threat-prompts-delay-of-annual-st-ubaldo-race-in-jessup-1.2342239

Scranton dentist cited Trump connections in seeking Florida license
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-dentist-cited-trump-connections-in-seeking-florida-license-1.2342256

Starting a community garden at cemetery in Summit Hill bad idea, parishioners say
http://standardspeaker.com/news/starting-a-community-garden-at-cemetery-in-summit-hill-bad-idea-parishioners-say-1.2342179

Court appointed child advocates coming to Greene County
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/court-appointed-child-advocates-coming-to-greene-county/article_5a8aa83a-5f53-11e8-8989-7b3653cea2ee.html

Chunk of concrete falls from Reading Parking Authority ceiling
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/chunk-of-concrete-falls-from-reading-parking-authority-ceiling&template=ourcityart

Editorial: Reading should focus on fighting nuisance crimes
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-reading-should-focus-on-fighting-nuisance-crimes

Allentown, NIZ never undertook promised downtown housing study
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-niz-neighborhood-study-20180524-story.html

Allentown water, sewer lease still was right move
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/white/mc-bw-allentown-water-lease-20180526-story.html

In Erie, imagining life after GE
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180527/in-erie-imagining-life-after-ge

National News

USC’s president agrees to step down amid growing outrage over scandals
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/05/27/USC-s-president-agrees-to-step-down-amid-growing-outrage-over-scandals/stories/201805270120

Is there a link between ADHD and addiction?
http://citizensvoice.com/news/is-there-a-link-between-adhd-and-addiction-1.2342099

Natural Gas

Plugging the pipes: Natural gas companies should work with EPA to reduce leaks | Opinion
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/05/plugging_the_pipes_natural_gas.html#incart_river_index

Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine makes opioids a priority
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pennsylvania-secretary-of-health-dr-rachel-levine-makes-opioids-a/article_ffeac66c-6024-11e8-ba04-af71d4ae539b.html

Overdose victim ‘became a totally different person’
http://citizensvoice.com/news/overdose-victim-became-a-totally-different-person-1.2342096

Pitt

No poverty of spirit in Sharpsburg
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2018/05/26/Sharpsburg-circles-poverty-leaders-allies-fox-chapel-aldi/stories/201805260004

‘It gave me a little spark’ — Circles Sharpsburg helps a man get his feet back on the ground
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2018/05/26/circles-sharpsburg-coder-brian-markunas-buddy-system-bidwell-training-center/stories/201805260005

Having grown close over the years, Downtown YMCA’s ‘5 a.m. crowd’ is sad to see their workout spot close
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/05/26/YMCA-pittsburgh-bankruptcy-5-am-group-downtown-workout-closing/stories/201805270085

State News

PFBC surveys bass population at Lake Jean to gauge success of restocking effort
https://www.timesleader.com/sports/705650/pfbc-surveys-bass-population-at-lake-jean-to-gauge-success-of-restocking-effort

Medical marijuana, gun laws at odds
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/medical-marijuana-gun-laws-at-odds-1.2342253

Pennsylvania officials preach safety as they kick off amusement park season at Dutch Wonderland
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pennsylvania-officials-preach-safety-as-they-kick-off-amusement-park/article_30436108-6056-11e8-ba4d-338313b0feda.html

Washington

Trump’s ‘phony’ source turns out to be White House official
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180526_ap_198bbbd69a1349f288b56c1088ac32e1.html