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Officials discuss potential regional approach to stormwater management
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/officials-discuss-potential-regional-approach-to-stormwater-management-1.2481253

Capitol Roundup: Yudichak, task force discuss legislative recommendations on lead exposure
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743140/capitol-roundup-yudichak-task-force-discuss-legislative-recommendations-on-lead-exposure

Deal with state would sell old SCI Pittsburgh site for $1 to Manchester Bidwell
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/10/sci-pittsburgh-site-sale-manchester-bidwell-corporation-nonprofit-pittsburgh-darlene-harris-north-side/stories/201905100116

Schools strained by cyber options
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/05/schools-strained-by-cyber-options/

Which school security personnel can carry a gun? Lawmaker seeks to clear up controversy
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/bill-seeks-to-clear-up-controversy-over-which-school-security-personnel-can-carry-a-firearm.html

‘Well intentioned but impossible:’ Why critics say Marsy’s Law will undermine the rights of the accused
https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/well-intentioned-but-impossible-why-critics-say-marsys-law-will-undermine-the-rights-of-the-accused/

Lawmakers focus on Erie County Technical School repairs
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190513/lawmakers-focus-on-erie-county-technical-school-repairs

‘Deana’s Law:’ Fatal crash that took life of Brookhaven woman sparks DUI discussion
https://www.delcotimes.com/life/deana-s-law-fatal-crash-that-took-life-of-brookhaven/article_45701cc8-736b-11e9-a3ed-cb4866e9df5d.html

EDITORIAL: Open Pa.’s primaries to unaffiliated voters
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/05/13/editorial-open-pa-s-primaries-unaffiliated-voters/1183121001/

Immunization laws would protect us all
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/05/13/Immunization-laws-would-protect-us-all/stories/201905130015

Lieutenant gov mansion unnecessary
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/lieutenant-gov-mansion-unnecessary-1.2481680

Pa. House OKs expansion of EITC program
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/05/pa-house-oks-expansion-of-eitc-program/

Tax credits for education – a balancing act
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/tax-credits-for-education-a-balancing-act.html

EITC helps Pennsylvania children achieve their fullest potential | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/eitc-helps-pennsylvania-children-achieve-their-fullest-potential-opinion.html

Pa. needs to reform guardianship system | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/guardianship-laws-pennsylvania-20190513.html

Civility not just rhetoric
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/civility-not-just-rhetoric-1.2481866

Our view: Erie, nation in need of more civility
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190513/our-view-erie-nation-in-need-of-more-civility

For Pennsylvania’s badly behaving legislators, the punishment was weak | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/opinion/antiabortion-brian-sims-john-baer-pennsylvania-legislature-20190513.html

Catholic Church

Priest serving 3 area churches investigated for inappropriate contact with women
https://triblive.com/local/regional/priest-serving-3-area-churches-under-investigation-for-inappropriate-contact-with-women/

Crime/Punishment

Woman killed by ex-boyfriend in homicide-suicide had PFA against him from Dec. incident
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/12/murder-suicide-butler-pittsburgh-mary-kornick-nicholas-domek-calvary-cemetery-PFA/stories/201905120178

Police: Freeport woman shot dead by ex-boyfriend in Buffalo Twp., he later kills himself
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/reported-shooting-shuts-down-route-356-in-butler-county/

Uber driver allegedly tried to kidnap female passengers, police say
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/uber-driver-allegedly-tried-to-kidnap-female-passengers-police-say/

One dead, two injured in early morning Scranton shooting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/one-dead-two-injured-in-early-morning-scranton-shooting-1.2482031

Education

Solutions to fix Harrisburg School District’s $3 million budget deficit differ among board members
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/solutions-to-fix-harrisburg-school-districts-3-million-budget-deficit-differ-among-board-members.html

Riverview teacher brings technology, inspiration to lessons
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/riverview-teacher-brings-technology-inspiration-to-lessons/

Westmoreland panel to discuss concussions and student mental health
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-panel-to-discuss-concussions-and-student-mental-health/

Before Swarthmore College banned fraternities, there were years of complaints and an ‘open secret’
https://www.philly.com/news/swarthmore-college-fraternities-administration-what-happens-next-title-ix-greek-life-20190512.html

A Toll Brothers student-housing bet goes bust in Pa., as falling enrollment squeezes dorm landlords nationwide
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/student-housing-downturn-foreclosures-enrollment-bruce-toll-kutztown-american-campus-communities-20190513.html

Misericordia brunch celebrates single moms and program that aids them
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743211/misericordia-brunch-celebrates-single-moms-and-program-that-aids-them

Mother’s Day brunch helps Misericordia program
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mother-s-day-brunch-helps-misericordia-program-1.2482021

Elections/Politics

Election Guide 2019: Only a few votes decide primary contests for all
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/few-votes-decide-primary-contests-for-all

Health Care

UPMC-Highmark split to take center stage in state Supreme Court showdown
https://triblive.com/local/regional/upmc-highmark-split-to-take-center-stage-in-state-supreme-court-showdown/

Is Pa. likely to have a shortage of doctors? Study aims to predict what states will be hit hardest
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/is-pa-likely-to-have-a-shortage-of-doctors-study-aims-to-predict-what-states-will-be-hit-hardest.html

Local News

Luzerne County Council to discuss tax forgiveness for Hanover Twp. Site
https://www.timesleader.com/news/743199/luzerne-county-council-to-discuss-tax-forgiveness-for-hanover-twp-site

Severance tax plan, lawsuit on county council agenda
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/severance-tax-plan-lawsuit-on-county-council-agenda-1.2481972

Scranton homeowners have largest tax burden in Lackawanna County this year
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-homeowners-have-largest-tax-burden-in-lackawanna-county-this-year-1.2481714

Three unrelated fires in Scranton had common denominator: all were unregistered rental units
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/three-unrelated-fires-in-scranton-had-common-denominator-all-were-unregistered-rental-units-1.2482047

Monday update: Pompey Coal Co. takes legal action against Jessup borough over zoning
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-pompey-coal-co-takes-legal-action-against-jessup-borough-over-zoning-1.2482003

Carbondale mayor refuses to pay $42,700 in delinquent county, school taxes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-mayor-refuses-to-pay-42-700-in-delinquent-county-school-taxes-1.2481474

Lower Burrell faces expensive fix for sewer line serving half of city
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/lower-burrell-faces-expensive-fix-to-sewer-line-serving-half-of-the-city/

Hempfield eyes future as ‘destination community’ through redevelopment
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-eyes-future-as-destination-community-through-residential-growth-commerical-redevelopment/

City of Renting: Why Reading’s homeownership rate has fallen since 1970
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/city-of-renting-why-readings-homeownership-rate-has-fallen-since-1970

Reading High grad pens a book about his worldwide basketball journey
https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/lawsons-book-is-the-stuff-of-a-legend

On Mother’s Day, residents at Berks Heim celebrate the joy of motherhood
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/on-mothers-day-residents-at-berks-heim-celebrate-the-joy-of-motherhood

Reading’s real estate transfer tax is the highest in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readings-real-estate-transfer-tax-is-the-highest-in-pennsylvania

These 17 property owners have the most rental properties in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-biggest-holders-of-rental-properties-in-reading

Local veterans to be honored at Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/local-veterans-to-be-honored-at-kennett-square-memorial-day/article_b3c4e562-7575-11e9-b876-f3366f7c1c7c.html

Marijuana

John Fetterman finally brought his marijuana listening tour to Pittsburgh — and most want legal weed
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/11/John-Fetterman-lieutenant-governor-pennsylvania-pittsburgh-marijuana-listening-tour-homewood/stories/201905110047

National News

Kudlow acknowledges U.S. consumers — not China — pay for tariffs on imports
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/05/12/China-US-trade-war-Trump-economic-adviser-Kudlow-American-pay-tariffs-goods-deal/stories/201905120180

New Jersey

As legal weed stalls in New Jersey, voters may get a say at the polls
https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/legal-weed-new-jersey-referendum-marijuana-bill-gov-murphy-20190511.html

Philly

More Philadelphia voters support than oppose charter schools, Inquirer poll finds
https://www.philly.com/news/charter-schools-public-opinion-philadelphia-poll-20190513.html

Sheriff Jewell Williams faces three primary challengers amid harassment scandal
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-sheriff-primary-election-jewell-williams-rochelle-bilal-malika-rahman-larry-king-20190513.html

Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard bounces Sixers out of playoffs, into uncertain offseason
https://www.philly.com/sixers/sixers-76ers-raptors-game-score-analysis-brett-brown-joel-embiid-jimmy-butler-20190513.html

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day? Thank this Philadelphia woman.
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/2019/05/12/Why-do-we-celebrate-Mother-s-Day-Thank-this-Philadelphia-woman/stories/201905120161

Going to the dogs: At some Philadelphia hotels, you can order fancy room service for your pooch
https://www.philly.com/food/restaurants/dog-room-service-rittenhouse-hotel-ritz-carlton-four-seasons-luxury-20190513.html

Philly cop dragged by fleeing car, shoots driver near Temple University
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-police-shoot-driver-dragged-20190512.html

Next week’s ballot questions: four easy “yes” votes | Endorsement
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/traffic-cops-minimum-wage-councilmember-questions-philadelphia-primary-election-2019-endorsement-20190513.html

Safehouse supporters huddle to work on messaging, sway public opinion
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/safehouse-supporters-huddle-to-work-on-messaging-sway-public-opinion.php

Pitt

Political newbie Jenkins gives DA Zappala his first primary challenge in 20 years
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/12/stephen-zappala-alleghney-county-district-attorney-primary-election-turahn-jenkins/stories/201905090165

Ripe for abuse: Conservatorship statute should be used sparingly
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/12/Conservatorship-statute-abuse-home-restoration-community-groups-sparingly/stories/201905120092

Journey’s end: Shadyside store to close, awash in gratitude
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2019/05/13/Journeys-of-Life-Shadyside-Pittsburgh-12-step-recovery-closing-after-30-years/stories/201905120030

Steel City Showdown brings area’s best gamers together for inaugural esports tournament
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2019/05/11/Steel-City-Showdown-Super-Smash-Bros-NBA2K-NHL-Penguins-Cavs-Knights-Point-Park/stories/201905110070

Kelly Frey leads spirit of soggy Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure: ‘Take that, breast cancer!’
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/12/Kelly-Frey-spirit-soggy-Komen-Pittsburgh-Race-for-Cure-Pittsburgh-breast-cancer/stories/201905120174

Just deserts: Restaurants are right to ding no-show diners
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/13/restaurant-alta-via-reservations-pittsburgh-no-shows-credit-card-charges/stories/201905130017

Pittsburgh first responders save infant in cardiac arrest
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-first-responders-save-infant-in-cardiac-arrest/

Off-duty police officer injured in West Homestead crash and shootout
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/off-duty-police-officer-injured-in-west-homestead-crash-and-shootout/

State News

Pa. hit a record low in unemployment. Will that help Trump win again in 2020?
https://www.philly.com/politics/trump-economy-pennsylvania-unemployment-jobs-20190513.html

Blood money: Selling plasma spackles holes in fraying personal budgets
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/blood-money/

King of Prussia man, 23, wins $33,000 after suing over illegal sales calls
https://www.philly.com/business/telemarketing-lawsuit-fast-advance-funding-robocall-do-not-call-law-20190511.html

Plains Twp. man to receive Medal of Valor for saving young boy
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/plains-twp-man-to-receive-medal-of-valor-for-saving-young-boy-1.2481979

‘There’s no one around’: Pa. farmers, faced with labor shortage, struggle to keep afloat
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-farmers-labor-shortage-20190513-dfoabz3vobamdhytic33bs2ntq-story.html

Transportation

One of Archbald’s bumpiest roads to be repaved this summer
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/one-of-archbald-s-bumpiest-roads-to-be-repaved-this-summer-1.2482002

Washington

Cartwright introduces veterans prosthetics legislation
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/cartwright-introduces-veterans-prosthetics-legislation-1.2481885