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Legislature

Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away | Opinion (Sens. Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams) https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/pa-just-eliminated-general-assistance-the-need-for-it-hasnt-gone-away-opinion/

Crime/Punishment

Bucks County man charged with terroristic threats against Temple University https://www.inquirer.com/news/threats-arrest-temple-university-ammunition-bucks-county-walmart-20190803.html

Trespassing ATV riders a growing problem, but few places to ride within law https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/trespassing-atv-riders-a-growing-problem-but-few-places-to-ride-within-law-1.2516233

 

Education

At robot competition, lessons in STEM pass between generations https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/08/03/Pittsburgh-robot-competition-Steel-City-Showdown-CMU-carnegie-mellon-girls-of-steel/stories/201908030053

Bucks County Community College offering free art class for veterans https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190804/bucks-county-community-college-offering-free-art-class-for-veterans

 

Elections/Politics

Targeted by the GOP, Pa’s Democratic U.S. House newcomers fill 2020 war chests https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/targeted-by-the-gop-pas-democratic-u-s-house-newcomers-fill-2020-war-chests/

2020 Dems back gun limits after El Paso mass shooting https://www.tribdem.com/news/dems-back-gun-limits-after-el-paso-mass-shooting/article_b21f8a57-4808-5001-afef-efaf5e07df34.html

 

Health Care

Springdale woman moved by reunion with UPMC doctors she thought she’d never see again https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/springdale-woman-moved-by-reunion-with-upmc-doctors-she-thought-shed-never-see-again/

I’m a researcher: How Pa’s Medicaid expansion went beyond just data and touched my life | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/im-a-researcher-how-pas-medicaid-expansion-went-beyond-just-data-and-touched-my-life-opinion/

HEALTH MATTERS | Back-to-school health screenings: ‘The least we can do’ https://www.tribdem.com/news/health-matters-back-to-school-health-screenings-the-least-we/article_6d92c616-b636-11e9-a9a7-33396f4deb8c.html

 

Local News

Pa. township, Amish showdown over horse manure, road damage set for Monday https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pa-township-amish-showdown-over-horse-manure-road-damage-set-for-monday.html

Wolf: 40 new jobs coming to Mon Valley at TechnipFMC https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/wolf-new-jobs-coming-to-mon-valley-at-technipfmc/article_1b995eb6-b53b-11e9-9e38-6fbeb50aecb6.html

Chinese immigrant works to build successful Washington business https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/chinese-immigrant-works-to-build-successful-washington-business/article_5c3158e4-b2fb-11e9-b1cc-ef564bc6d47c.html

Plymouth community meetings planned to generate ideas for growth, revitalization  https://www.timesleader.com/news/751599/plymouth-community-meetings-planned-to-generate-ideas-for-growth-revitalization

Hillside encampment brings history alive https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hillside-encampment-brings-history-alive-1.2516131

New medical marijuana facility opens in Lackawanna County https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-medical-marijuana-facility-opens-in-lackawanna-county-1.2516108

Forged in fire: Iron masters showcase their work on Blacksmith Day https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/whats-old-is-new-during-blacksmith-day

Rally against police brutality draws more than 100 in honor of unarmed man killed by South Whitehall officer https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-santos-rally-20190803-6oyjyl6nzjabri3k6ihqipdn3y-story.html

 

National

Shooting in Dayton, Ohio leaves 10 dead, including gunman https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/9-killed-ohio-second-us-mass-shooting-within-24-hours-20190804.html

Texas governor: 20 dead in shooting at El Paso shopping complex https://triblive.com/news/world/police-warn-of-an-active-shooter-at-an-el-paso-texas-mall/

Rep. Elijah Cummings urges Trump to ‘come to Baltimore’  https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/representative-elijah-cummings-baltimore-responds-to-trump-20190803.html

56,000 cases put on fast-track in US immigration courts https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/56000-cases-put-fast-track-us-immigration-courts-20190803.html

 

Philly

As Trump administration moves to ‘improve’ citizenship test, Philly’s American Revolution museum steps up to help migrants succeed https://www.inquirer.com/news/uscis-immigration-citizenship-test-museum-american-revolution-civics-history-20190804.html

‘Free Meek’: Amazon’s new docuseries follows Meek Mill from the streets of Philly through his 12-year legal saga https://www.inquirer.com/entertainment/free-meek-amazon-meek-mill-documentary-20190804.html

Resignation of Puerto Rico’s governor prompts celebration in North Philly https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/resignation-of-puerto-rico-s-governor-prompts-celebration-in-north/article_065d4154-b642-11e9-bc99-37de12229c35.html

 

Pitt

For some, Regatta’s last-minute cancellation this year was ‘deja vu’ https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/08/04/three-rivers-Regatta-cancellation-pittsburgh/stories/201908020134

Raccoon rabies vaccine will be spread in bait by hand and by air throughout county in August https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/08/03/Raccoon-rabies-vaccine-bait-hand-helicopter-Allegheny-County-health-USDA/stories/201908030038

 

State News

Proposed ban on feeding Pennsylvania wildlife riles some in the Pittsburgh region https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/proposed-ban-on-feeding-pennsylvania-wildlife-riles-some-in-the-pittsburgh-region/

Service members leaving the military should register to receive all benefits: Pa. veterans organization https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/service-members-leaving-the-military-should-register-to-receive-all-benefits-pa-veterans-organization.html

Wolf acts on reforms to protect, advocate for vulnerable Pennsylvanians https://www.timesleader.com/news/751617/wolf-acts-on-reforms-to-protect-advocate-for-vulnerable-pennsylvanians

Should Pennsylvania tax pensions? Reactions range from ‘attack on retirees’ to ‘reasonable concept’ https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsylvania-pension-retirement-tax-school-20190803-rcebsifinbdp5cl6llyzkouuhe-story.html

Washington

Hundreds pushing for tougher gun laws march on White House, Capitol https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/08/04/Groups-pushing-for-tougher-gun-laws-march-on-White-House-el-paso-shooting/stories/201908040145

World

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker suspected of smuggling fuel https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/iran-seizes-foreign-oil-tanker-suspected-smuggling-fuel-20190804.html

Moscow police detain more than 800 at protest, monitor says https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/08/03/Moscow-police-detain-more-than-800-at-protest/stories/201908030062

London’s Heathrow Airport cancels flights before strike https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/08/03/London-s-Heathrow-Airport-cancels-flights-before-strike/stories/201908030036