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Legislature

Not just the U.S. Women’s soccer team: Pa.’s women of color are missing wages they deserve | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/not-just-the-u-s-womens-soccer-team-pas-women-of-color-are-missing-wages-they-deserve-opinion/

Quinn renews push to close gun show loophole
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/quinn-renews-push-to-close-gun-show-loophole/article_a696f524-c746-11e9-ae75-732550caec8b.html

Hearing to detail runoff fee plan
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/hearing-to-detail-runoff-fee-plan/

Seminar to discuss fire, EMS struggles
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/seminar-to-discuss-fire-ems-struggles/

Climate activists pressure Dems
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/climate-activists-pressure-dems/

Merge away; remember Legislature
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/merge-away-remember-legislature-1.2524606

Shootings

Two men arrested after woman shot in Duquesne
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/25/Two-men-arrested-after-woman-shot-in-Duquesne-west-mifflin-commonwealth-avenue/stories/201908250165

Police: Woman shot in Duquesne while walking home from store
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-woman-shot-in-duquesne-while-walking-home-from-store/

‘Critical injuries’ suffered by man in early Sunday morning shooting in York
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/crime/2019/08/25/york-pa-shooting-man-shot-early-sunday-third-shooting-four-days/2114228001/

Business

In West Chester, businesses are prospering
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/in-west-chester-businesses-are-prospering/article_98b55006-c5e1-11e9-8915-7f236cb8cc0c.html

Bieber Tourways properties in Kutztown might be going to auction
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bieber-tourways-properties-in-kutztown-might-be-going-to-auction&template=ourcityart

Beaver Valley beer and barley production reflects national trend
https://www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20190826/beaver-valley-beer-and-barley-production-reflects-national-trend

Crime/Punishment

Police: Boy describes heroin as ‘mommy’s medicine’ that she makes sometimes
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-boy-describes-heroin-as-mommys-medicine-that-she-makes-sometimes/

Education

Pa. school districts turn to collection agencies to pursue payment of debts for meals
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pa-school-districts-turn-to-collection-agencies-to-pursue-payment-of-debts-for-meals.html

New administrative team prepares Scranton schools to open this week
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-administrative-team-prepares-scranton-schools-to-open-this-week-1.2524761

What you need to know about start of school year in the Alle-Kiski Valley
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/what-you-need-to-know-about-start-of-school-year-in-the-alle-kiski-valley/

New faces, spaces come to county schools this year
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/new-faces-spaces-come-to-county-schools-this-year/article_4236c86c-c5f6-11e9-a6a6-27d6c1332157.html

Pennsylvania’s 2nd recovery high school just opened right here in the Lehigh Valley
https://expo.lehighvalleylive.com/news/g66l-2019/08/964c320cc26514/pennsylvanias-2nd-recovery-high-school-just-opened-right-here-in-the-lehigh-valley.html

‘Flex days’ may not fly for all school districts
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/flex-days-may-not-fly-for-all-school-districts/

Busing issues delay start of school at Crestwood
https://www.timesleader.com/news/753579/busing-issues-delay-start-of-school-at-crestwood

Crestwood postpones first day of school following bus issues
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crestwood-postpones-first-day-of-school-following-bus-issues-1.2524717

Dallas School District cuts ribbon on new Intermediate School
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/753542/dallas-school-district-cuts-ribbon-on-new-intermediate-school

Hundreds get a sneak peak of new Dallas elementary school
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hundreds-get-a-sneak-peak-of-new-dallas-elementary-school-1.2524724

Back to School Bonanza serves hundreds with gear, end-of-summer fun
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/back-to-school-bonanza-serves-hundreds-with-gear-end-of-summer-fun-1.2524754

MAP: How much teachers are paid in every Pennsylvania school district
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-map-school-district-median-classroom-teacher-pay-20190826-fwrewassd5e6rgisao2lxc7tne-story.html

Penn State aims to boost people, organizations fighting addiction with new center in central Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/penn-state-aims-to-boost-people-organizations-fighting-addiction-with-new-center-in-central-pa.html

Elections/Politics

Knoll seeking rematch with Gaydos in 44th District
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190826/knoll-seeking-rematch-with-gaydos-in-44th-district

Local News

Grand opening planned at renovated park in Wilkes-Barre
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/grand-opening-planned-at-renovated-park-in-wilkes-barre-1.2524685

Luzerne County Council voting on capital projects plan
https://www.timesleader.com/news/753547/luzerne-county-council-voting-on-capital-projects-plan

Lackawanna County to undertake substantial paving project at parks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-to-undertake-substantial-paving-project-at-parks-1.2524758

Olyphant closer to developing land
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/olyphant-closer-to-developing-land-1.2524748

Cyclists, spectators enjoy Electric City Classic Hill Climb
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/cyclists-spectators-enjoy-electric-city-classic-hill-climb-1.2524801

Parade of Nations in Shenandoah honors origins of its community
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/parade-of-nations-in-shenandoah-honors-origins-of-its-community-1.2524617

Retiring Plum Food Pantry director served others his whole life
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/retiring-plum-food-pantry-director-89-served-others-his-whole-life/

About 2,500 motorcycles take part in the Berks Ride for Freedom
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-ride-for-freedom-honors-powmias

Language gap bridged over breakfast at kitchen table in Muhlenberg Township
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/language-gap-bridged-over-breakfast-at-kitchen-table-in-muhlenberg-township

South Whitehall sees costs for municipal campus renovations jump by millions
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/parkland/mc-nws-south-whitehall-campus-renovation-cost-estimate-climbs-20190826-5k6dpbdalfc5jfx26b27z6yoxm-story.html

Philly

Philadelphia police who shot fleeing man got commendations, but aren’t cleared to testify in his arrest
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-officer-jason-reid-commendation-defender-association-20190827.html

400 children in Philadelphia mark 400 years since start of black slavery in America
https://www.inquirer.com/news/400-years-slavery-philadelphia-independence-mall-michael-coard-20190825.html

Child in critical condition after fall from second-floor window
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-fall-child-20190826.html

The woman who brought ‘Hamilton’ to Philly didn’t initially love it
https://www.inquirer.com/arts/hamilton-musical-broadway-kimmel-center-lin–20190824.html

Strangers and Amazon are helping Philadelphia teachers ‘clear the lists’
https://www.inquirer.com/education/teachers-school-supplies-classrooms-clear-the-lists-20190826.html

How many more women need to be sexually harassed before the city takes their complaints seriously? | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-police-commissioner-resigns-sexual-harassment-rebecca-rhynhart-mayor-jim-kenney-20190825.html

Pitt

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

Pedal Pittsburgh brings out thousands for bike ride through city
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/25/Pedal-Pittsburgh-Bike-PGh-2019-cyclists-downtown/stories/201908250150

MotoAmerica racing series closes out another successful weekend in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2019/08/25/MotoAmerica-Pittsburgh-PittRace-motorcycle-racing-motorsports-2019/stories/201908250138

Shaking the pagoda tree: City should take responsibility for its parks, trees
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/08/26/Pittsburgh-parks-trees-tax-responsibility/stories/201908130038

VA Pittsburgh’s new director aims to make health care for vets more convenient, close to home
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/va-pittsburghs-new-director-aims-to-make-health-care-for-vets-more-convenient-close-to-home/

State News

At Northeast Pa. ‘grief camp,’ children bond over shared losses and lots of s’mores
https://www.inquirer.com/news/grief-camp-summer-suicide-violence-counseling-therapy-20190826.html

Don’t count on tax revenues from legal marijuana sales, study says. Locals say balderdash.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/tax-revenues-marijuana-new-jersey-colorado-20190826.html

PA 2-1-1 Northeast/Help Line call to action
https://www.timesleader.com/news/753530/pa-2-1-1-northeast-help-line-call-to-action

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

Steamtown marks slave ship landing anniversary
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/steamtown-marks-slave-ship-landing-anniversary-1.2524715

Hot Wheels “longest track” world record set in Schuylkill County
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hot-wheels-longest-track-world-record-set-in-schuylkill-county-1.2524642

Is the best defense against spotted lanternflies hiding in plain sight?
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/best-defense-against-lanternfly-hiding-in-plain-sight

Robocall epidemic continues to grow; Pa. is 6th among states with 239,000 complaints filed in 2018
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/robocalls-a-three-ring-circus

Conservation District to hold first public meeting since DEP revocation
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190825/conservation-district-to-hold-first-public-meeting-since-dep-revocation

Transportation

A welcoming focus on safety
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190825/welcoming-focus-on-safety

Washington

White House reverses Trump on China ‘second thoughts’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/08/25/White-House-reverses-Trump-on-China-second-thoughts/stories/201908250148

Rep Meuser: Economy can continue to grow
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/rep-meuser-economy-can-continue-to-grow-1.2524660