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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

May 28, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

CHESAPEAKE BAY-HEALTH

NORFOLK, Va. — A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation’s largest estuary. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania’s plan to reduce pollution is “woefully inadequate.” SENT: NewsNow, will be updated.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: About 1070 words.

EXCHANGE:

IN BRIEF:

SUPREME COURT-TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS _ The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.

CITY HALL FOR SALE _ Everyone complains that City Hall is for sale but it might soon be the case in a Pennsylvania city.

OLDEST ROLLER COASTER _ Memorial Day weekend brought the reopening of the world’s oldest roller coaster still in operation.

Three people died in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles over the Memorial Day weekend in Pennsylvania.

SPORTS:

BBN--CARDINALS-PHILLIES

PHILLIES _ Nick Pivetta (2-1) makes his first start for the Phillies since his demotion to the minors and Adam Wainwright (4-4) goes for the Cardinals. By Rob Maaddi. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

BBN--PIRATES-REDS

CINCINNATI _ Pittsburgh plays Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

HKW--HOWE’S HELPING HAND

When Snider Hockey was just getting started in the mid-2000s, someone asked Jim Britt a question that made his jaw drop. “An administrator asked me, ‘What are the girls going to do while the boys are playing hockey?’” Britt recalled. The Philadelphia-based organization named after the late Flyers owner now has over 3,000 kids in its program and almost a third are girls. Snider Hockey officials want to get to a point that boys and girls are split 50-50 and are teaming up with the Howe Foundation to take another stride toward that goal. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: About 580 words.

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