Gun rights groups suing Pittsburgh

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The mayor of Baltimore is under fire for using her office to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from a children’s book series, and for hawking a clothing line for babies. Please do check out the Last Week Tonight story. It reminded me that Reading Mayor Wally Scott also has authored a children’s book, although it’s just one volume and seems to have attracted no controversy. -Emily Previti, Newsletter Producer/Reporter

City pursued local firearms regs despite lawsuit threats

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signing controversial gun-control legislation Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signing controversial gun-control legislation Tuesday.

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  • The 13-bill “Zero-Waste PA” legislative package aims to discourage single-use plastic and incentivize reusable alternatives. Proposed measures include bans on plastic straws, and on plastic and Styrofoam flatware and food containers; one bill would bring back recycling rebates for plastic bottles. This post from Catalina Jaramillo has the full rundown.

  • Juvenile offenders formerly housed at a Delaware County reform school are suing state officials and the facility’s operators. The lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages, cites abuse cases and accuses state regulators of negligence. It follows the emergency removal of the young men housed at Glen Mills Schools on the heels of a Philadelphia Inquirer investigation exposing some of the problems there. Avi Wolfman-Arent has the full story for WHYY.

  • Historic midstate event venue the Star Barn’s recently publicized refusal to allow same-sex wedding celebrations prompted a protest and counter-protest at the center of Elizabethtown yesterday. Brett Sholtis was on the scene for WITF.

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