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Business

Philly unions worked to keep Tesla Solar out of the city. Now Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that set its stores on fire https://www.inquirer.com/business/walmart-tesla-fires-stores-lawsuit-unions-philadelphia-20190825.html

These homegrown companies are helping fuel economic growth in NePa | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/these-homegrown-companies-are-helping-fuel-economic-growth-in-nepa-opinion/

 

Crime

Ex-fraternity house manager sentenced to 2 years’ probation https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/braxton-becker-probation-penn-state-fraternity-20190824.html

 

Education

Pittsburgh Public marks first day of school with several new features https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/08/25/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-back-to-school-first-day-Anthony-Hamlet-UPrep-bus-schedule/stories/201908240002

Country’s first day school for deaf children, the WPSD in Edgewood, celebrates 150 years https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/08/25/Nyle-DiMarco-Western-Pennsylvania-School-for-the-Deaf-American-Sign-Language-gala/stories/201908250025

Pittsburgh Schools Says New Assessment Tool Will Reduce Time Spent Taking Standardized Tests https://www.wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-schools-says-new-assessment-tool-will-reduce-time-spent-taking-standardized-tests

Pa. high school students build sustainable energy center https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/pa-high-school-students-build-sustainable-energy-center.php

New leaders, new schedules, new school: First days are here https://www.timesleader.com/news/753502/new-leaders-new-schedules-new-school-first-days-are-here

With start of school days away, Lehigh Valley districts grapple with bus driver shortage https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-education-bus-driver-shortage-20190823-dleq4sgxrndllldzitevs333t4-story.html

There is an effective, and cheaper, way to ease the middle school transition https://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/there-is-an-effective-and-cheaper-way-to-ease-the-middle-school-transition

Erie-area colleges welcome more than 3,300 freshmen https://www.goerie.com/news/20190825/erie-area-colleges-welcome-more-than-3300-freshmen

Off to a bell-ringing start: Area schools spotlight new facilities, faces https://www.tribdem.com/news/off-to-a-bell-ringing-start-area-schools-spotlight-new/article_39b78d18-c6ee-11e9-b1c6-5b8af12fd78c.html

Lead testing results raise questions in CB schools, other districts https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190825/lead-testing-results-raise-questions-in-cb-schools-other-districts

 

Elections/Politics

Conor Lamb’s 2020 challenge: Avoiding partisanship while keeping the momentum going https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/08/25/Conor-Lamb-Trump-Pelosi-progressives-pennsylvania-congressional-district/stories/201908110001

 

Gaming

First Vegas-themed gaming room opens in Western Pennsylvania https://www.timesleader.com/news/753508/first-vegas-themed-gaming-room-opens-in-western-pennsylvania

 

Health

When temperatures rise, so do health problems https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/when-temperatures-rise-so-do-health-problems/

Mental capacity: Agencies say they need professionals in therapeutic, behavioral health https://www.tribdem.com/news/mental-capacity-agencies-say-they-need-professionals-in-therapeutic-behavioral/article_456e70ba-c5de-11e9-8291-876539ef641f.html

 

Local News

Police: Bus driver electrocuted despite warning from passing motorist https://triblive.com/local/regional/police-bus-driver-electrocuted-despite-warning-from-passing-motorist/

Kids enjoy sun, horses, helicopter at East Deer community celebration https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/kids-enjoy-sun-horses-and-helicopter-at-east-deer-community-celebration/

Fine Arts Fiesta announces establishment of the Jane Lampe Groh Fund https://www.timesleader.com/news/753518/fine-arts-fiesta-announces-establishment-of-the-jane-lampe-groh-fund

Plans being finalized as Plymouth prepares for The Wall That Heals https://www.timesleader.com/news/753514/plans-being-finalized-as-plymouth-prepares-for-the-wall-that-heals

Exhibit of unpublished Woodstock photos opens at Kingston gallery https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/exhibit-of-unpublished-woodstock-photos-opens-at-kingston-gallery-1.2524382

Race draws cyclists from around the world to Scranton https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/race-draws-cyclists-from-around-the-world-to-scranton-1.2524454

Alpacas, puppies, kittens and a wannabe unicorn show up at Tractor Supply in South Heidelberg https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/animal-groups-in-spotlight-at-tractor-supply-in-south-heidelberg

HIV Awareness Walk set for Erie’s Frontier Park https://www.goerie.com/news/20190824/hiv-awareness-walk-set-for-eries-frontier-park

It’s Oil Over: Refinery workers mull future after massive layoffs https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/it-s-oil-over-refinery-workers-mull-future-after-massive/article_228f2be6-c5c7-11e9-b1eb-afb1bd0aa886.html

What’s next for Warminster water sale? https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190825/whats-next-for-warminster-water-sale

 

National News

Lengthy detention of migrant children may create lasting trauma, say researchers https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/lengthy-detention-of-migrant-children-may-create-lasting-trauma-say-researchers/

FBI sees surge in tips from public after El Paso, Dayton shootings https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/24/FBI-surge-tips-El-Paso-Dayton-mass-shootings/stories/201908240071

 

Philly

Philadelphia investigating fatal fire in SW Center City rowhouse https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-fire-fatal-catharine-street-20190824.html

After shooting standoff, a sermon of hope and love for community rocked by gun violence https://whyy.org/articles/after-shooting-standoff-a-sermon-of-hope-and-love-for-community-rocked-by-gun-violence/

Philadelphia girls’ soccer champs excited to see national women’s team play here https://whyy.org/articles/philadelphia-girls-soccer-champs-excited-to-see-national-womens-team-play-here/

 

Pitt

Mount Washington Transit Tunnel reopens to bus and T service https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/08/24/Mount-Washington-Transit-Tunnel-reopens-bus-T-service-pittsburgh/stories/201908240081

‘We want renters to understand their rights.’ Meeting focuses on residents displaced by W. Oakland fire https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/24/renters-union-allegheny-county-pittsburgh-tenants-council-east-liberty-de-ruad-fire-manchester-fair-housing/stories/201908240072

YMCA that was ‘shell of a building’ coming back as community center in Wilmerding https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/08/24/YMCA-Wilmerding-Penn-Hills-Allegheny-Petroleum/stories/201908240067

Training urges Pittsburgh cops to acknowledge emotions, biases https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/training-urges-pittsburgh-cops-to-acknowledge-emotions-biases/ 

 

Shootings

‘Red flag laws’ offer tool for preventing some gun violence https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/08/24/Red-flag-laws-offer-tool-for-preventing-some-gun-violence/stories/201908240069

14-year-old boy shot in head in Philly, critically injured https://www.inquirer.com/news/teenager-shot-no-arrests-kingsessing-police-20190825.html

Police investigate early-morning shooting https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/police-investigate-early-morning-shooting.html

 

State News

AGs Announce Agreement To Crack Down On Robocalls https://www.wesa.fm/post/ags-announce-agreement-crack-down-robocalls

Catholic Church sex abuse: The difference a Pennsylvania grand jury made in lives of survivors | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/catholic-church-sex-abuse-the-difference-a-pennsylvania-grand-jury-made-in-lives-of-survivors-opinion/

A few days in the life of Pymatuning State Park https://www.goerie.com/photogallery/PA/20190825/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/825009999/PH/1

Washington

White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higher https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/trump-china-trade-war-group-of-seven-summit-20190825.html

Trump’s company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/trump-company-interest-rates-fall-federal-reserve-20190824.html

DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/doj-making-changes-to-agency-that-runs-immigration-courts.php

How the Trump administration’s regulatory changes are touching everything from family planning to food stamps https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/how-the-trump-administrations-regulatory-changes-are-touching-everything-from-family-planning-to-food-stamps/

 

World

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-group-of-seven-summit-france-global-economy-20190825.html

The Amazon rainforest, ablaze in Brazil https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/the-amazon-rainforest-ablaze-in-brazil/

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/08/24/Hong-Kong-police-and-protesters-clash-ending-violence-lull/stories/201908240063