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PSU trustees OK $700M for Beaver Stadium reno

Plus: We're so grateful for your support in this year's Centre Gives!

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May 23, 2024
👋 Hey Huntingdon County readers! The Spotlight PA State College team will be in Huntingdon on May 30! Drop by Standing Stone Coffee Company (1229 Mifflin St.) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to chat with us about what local issues are important to you. Coffee is our treat!
Inside this edition: Penn State Health suspends kidney transplants, university trustees approve $700M Beaver Stadium renovation, and woman pleads guilty in shooting of Cameron County DA.
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We are so excited to announce that Spotlight PA State College raised a record-breaking $18,536 from 156 unique donors in Centre Gives this year. We are truly humbled and blown away by the support of our community! 🎉

We cannot fulfill our mission of providing investigative and public-service journalism to north-central Pennsylvania without each and every one of you. Thank you!

We are grateful to Centre Foundation for allowing us to participate in Centre County’s 36-hour online fundraising event for the second year in a row, and for the opportunity to have a booth at Centre Gives Fest.

We loved meeting readers and new friends at this wonderful community event.
Spotlight PA’s Spring Member Drive is in full swing! We need to raise $35,000 by June 1 to keep our budget on track. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like yourself to produce the hard-hitting journalism about our local communities that you can only get from us. We’re just over halfway to our goal, and we need your help to cross the finish line!

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» Penn State Health agrees to suspend kidney transplants for the 2nd time since 2022

» Pa. state government refuses to pay local stormwater fees. This bill would force it to.

» Costs for Pa. prison system are soaring despite facility closures, putting officials in the hot seat

» Race data from traffic stops by State Police, other departments won’t be available under Pa.’s public records law

» Pa. prisoner won compassionate release, but in critical condition after delay

» Pa.’s judges must reveal the perks they accept, but the public won’t find those disclosures online
The evening sky over Lanse, Clearfield County, via Don H.

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The evening sky over Lanse, Clearfield County
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» CDT: Penn State trustees approve $700M Beaver Stadium renovation
» WTAJ: Woman pleads guilty to shooting Cameron County DA
» Mirror: State DHS, Blair agree to Children, Youth & Families deal

» Courier Express: Officials working on new city's taxes, budget, utilities
» WPSU: SCASD votes to change Delta Program into schools
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» May 23-27: Visit Boalsburg, Centre County, which calls itself “the birthplace of Memorial Day,” for the holiday weekend. Events include a carnival, parade, run, and more.

» May 24-25: Held on a farm in Woodward, Centre County, Burning Ma’aM is a camp-out music festival featuring country punk, folk, and rock acts, as well as food, art, and vendors.

» May 24-26: Folk College, held at Juniata College in Huntingdon County, offers musicians of all skills and folk music lovers the opportunity to connect.

» May 25: Up the Crick Wine and Antiques hosts a free concert, Jammin' Up the Crick, in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County.

» May 26: View antique and classic cars at the 31st annual Jaffa Shrine car show in Altoona, Blair County.
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