Today’s News :: March 27, 2017

 Legislature

Keystone Exams a work in progress

http://citizensvoice.com/news/keystone-exams-a-work-in-progress-1.2172749

Pennsylvania State Police say mixing of funds precludes accounting of how extra $222 million was spent

http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/12115336-74/pennsylvania-state-police-say-mixing-of-funds-precludes-accounting-of-how-extra

Booze news: Pennsylvania could relax its liquor laws under proposal

http://www.tribdem.com/news/booze-news-pennsylvania-could-relax-its-liquor-laws-under-proposal/article_34c18e8b-efe9-598b-ada0-b992225614bb.html

As Pennsylvania’s recycling mandate nears expiration, state eyes overhaul

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11968800-74/as-pennsylvanias-recycling-mandate-nears-expiration-state-eyes-overhaul

Argall aims to change floodplain regulations to spur development

http://standardspeaker.com/news/argall-aims-to-change-floodplain-regulations-to-spur-development-1.2172672

Seeking tax incentive programs for Reading

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/seeking-tax-incentive-programs-for-reading

Many offices, little interest

http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/many-offices-little-interest-1.2172592

The Rundown: Should tax credits be available to help pay for toll roads?

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-rundown-should-tax-credits-be-available-to-help-pay-for-toll-roads

Business

Shell complex in Louisiana provides blueprint for future in Beaver

http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/chemical-valley/economy/

F-35 work to create 40 jobs in Johnstown

http://www.dailyamerican.com/ourtownjohnstown/news/johnstown/f–work-to-create-jobs-in-johnstown/article_273a5265-8818-5022-a92f-5bc487b07ac4.html

Education

GI Bill helping to boost veterans’ college ranks

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11974571-74/gi-bill-helping-to-boost-veterans-college-ranks

GI Bill a ‘cash cow’ for some Pennsylvania schools

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11974691-74/gi-bill-a-cash-cow-for-some-pennsylvania-schools

Proposed budget cuts threaten students’ federal work-study programs

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/03/27/Federal-work-study-programs-US-threaten-college-students-proposed-cuts/stories/201703270018?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Health Care

Doctor shows options beyond opioids when treating back pain

http://www.timesonline.com/lifestyles/healthandwellness/doctor-shows-options-beyond-opioids-when-treating-back-pain/article_a77389da-0ff6-11e7-8efd-3f590b4de45c.html
Local News

Free smoke alarms, installation in works

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/12100516-74/free-smoke-alarms-installation-in-works

Minor flooding possible in NEPA

http://citizensvoice.com/news/minor-flooding-possible-in-nepa-1.2172699

Luzerne County Council rethinks residency requirement for managers

http://timesleader.com/news/local/646455/luzerne-county-council-rethinks-residency-requirement-for-managers

Scranton landlords joining class-action lawsuit against rental-registration fees

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-landlords-joining-class-action-lawsuit-against-rental-registration-fees-1.2172853

Lookout towers to be replaced

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/lookout-towers-to-be-replaced-1.2172662

Authority awaiting state grant notification this week

http://standardspeaker.com/news/authority-awaiting-state-grant-notification-this-week-1.2172650

Carbondale in process of obtaining blighted Jeffrey Street property

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-in-process-of-obtaining-blighted-jeffrey-street-property-1.2172846

Editorial: Promoting downtown crucial during bridge project

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-promoting-downtown-crucial-during-bridge-project

Growth in Chesco slowed, but is set to pick up again

http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20170326/growth-in-chesco-slowed-but-is-set-to-pick-up-again

National News

AP Exclusive: ‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20170327_ap_fa4528580f3e4a01bb68bcb272f1f0f8.html

Philly

Is Kenney’s community schools initiative making a difference in Philly?

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/community-schools-south-philadelphia-mayor-.html

In Northeast, a neighborhood’s angst over proposed pot facility in their back yard

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/cannabis/Neighbors-on-proposed-medical-marijuana-growing-facility-in-Northeast-Philadelphia-Yes-No-Maybe.html

With 4,000 new Philly apartments in the next 2 years, questions of enough vs. too much

Democratic ward leaders can’t agree on pick for Philly’s next DA

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Democratic-ward-leaders-cant-agree-on-pick-for-Phillys-next-DA.html

Inquirer Editorial: Williams shouldn’t wait another day to resign
Pitt
An ‘elevated’ lead level isn’t enough for Allegheny County to help some kids
Uber pulls self-driving fleet from Pittsburgh roads after Ariz. crash
Pittsburgh Public Schools adapts curriculum to students new to English

Pittsburgh’s Allentown reinventing itself 1 storefront at a time

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12096617-74/pittsburghs-allentown-reinventing-itself-1-storefront-at-a-time

Pittsburgh receives top certification from Sustainable Pennsylvania

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/03/27/Pittsburgh-now-one-of-six-municipalities-in-the-state-to-have-achieved-platinum-certification-from-Sustainable-Pennsylvania/stories/201703230038?pgpageversion=pgevoke

The retail piece: Downtown shopping gets a rethink from PDP

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017/03/27/The-retail-piece-Downtown-shopping-gets-a-rethink-from-PDP/stories/201703310093?pgpageversion=pgevoke
State News

State finds success with social services mobile app

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/03/27/Pennsylvania-Department-of-Human-Services-myCOMPASS-PA-mobile-app-social-services/stories/201703270011?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Transportation

I-79 repaving project begins in Butler County April 4

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2017/03/27/Interstate-79-paving-Butler-County-Cranberry-Zelienople-through-October/stories/201703270003?pgpageversion=pgevoke

Old airport terminal to come down

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/old-airport-terminal-to-come-down-1.2172851
Washington