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Legislature

Lack of pipeline safety info puts schools, students at risk: By state Sen. Andy Dinniman
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/lack-of-pipeline-safety-info-puts-schools-students-at-risk/article_923b0c21-6465-5b9c-9d1b-23497f0fdc09.html

Following clergy report, Pa. lawmaker proposes new penalties for failure to report abuse
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/08/following-clergy-report-pa-lawmaker-proposes-new-penalties-for-failure-to-report-abuse.php

Lawmakers seek to spare children from inheritance tax
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/lawmakers-seek-to-spare-children-from-inheritance-tax/article_aa6a2743-600a-591d-82a6-55b1dfa7a348.html

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

Judges: North Carolina’s gerrymandered map is unconstitutional, may have to be redrawn before midterms
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/08/28/North-Carolina-court-ruling-Congressional-districts-gerrymandering-partisan-voting-map-unlawful/stories/201808280080

Business

WNS closing local facility; 107 out of work
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wns-closing-local-facility-107-out-of-work-1.2378822

Comcast, Fox reach accord on Big Ten Network in time for college football
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/comcast/comcast-fox-big-ten-network-college-football-penn-state-rutgers-ohio-michigan-20180827.html

Berks metals giant gets 3-D parts certification
http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/berks-metals-giant-gets-3-d-parts-certification

East Penn, Tower Health lead annual ranking of top employers in Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/east-penn-and-tower-health-top-our-annual-employer-ranking

Education

Pa. School Safety Task Force report emphasizes need for mental health resources in schools
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14016757-74/pa-school-safety-task-force-report-emphasizes-mental-health-resources-in-schools

Pa. school safety task force calls for increased security, mental health services for students
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/08/27/Pennsylvania-school-safety-task-force-Tom-Wolf-DePasquale-Parkland-shooting/stories/201808270096

Making schools safer: trained security, attention to mental health among top recommendations
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/08/school_safety_task_forces_repo.html#incart_river_index

School safety task force homes in on mental health
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/08/school-safety-task-force-homes-in-on-mental-health.php

W-B Area gets nearly $500k from competitive grant program
https://www.timesleader.com/news/716340/w-b-area-gets-nearly-500k-from-competitive-grant-program

W-B Area to receive over $400K in school improvement grants
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-area-to-receive-over-400k-in-school-improvement-grants-1.2378885

Officials review improvement options for West Side CTC
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-review-improvement-options-for-west-side-ctc-1.2378918

With board vote, fate of Scranton teacher layoffs now unclear
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/with-board-vote-fate-of-scranton-teacher-layoffs-now-unclear-1.2378888

Students encounter delays at doors of Hazleton Area
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/students-encounter-delays-at-doors-of-hazleton-area-1.2378853

Wet summer, empty buildings lead to mold issues at Lehigh Valley schools
http://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-education-mold-in-schools-20180827-story.html

Air quality problems force Plum schools to delay the start of classes
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/08/27/Air-quality-problems-force-Plum-borough-school-district-schools-to-delay-the-start-of-classes/stories/201808270126

Central York student charged after making terroristic threat
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/08/central-york-student-charged-after-making-terroristic-threat.php

Former Moon Area superintendent fights on in federal court
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14017138-74/former-moon-area-superintendent-fights-on-in-federal-court

Playing with the big boys: RMU will match tuition at Pitt, Penn State
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/08/27/Robert-Morris-University-RMU-tuition-college-cost-Pitt-Penn-State-scholarship/stories/201808270064

College students are more complex and caring than we assume | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/college-students-are-more-complex-and-caring-than-we-assume-opinion-20180828.html

Marywood joins local colleges in rescinding honors from bishops
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/marywood-joins-local-colleges-in-rescinding-honors-from-bishops-1.2378920

Elections/Politics

Wagner says Wolf wants to ‘run out the clock’ on answers
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/20180827_ap_0336708ae1b847639befd0750e7e96b9.html?arc404=true

Young adults all riled up as Pa. leads national voter push
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/young-adults-all-riled-up-as-pa-leads-national-voter/article_dca1bd71-7420-5467-8b15-ffcb8cfa6cb4.html

Voting precinct proposal draws ire from residents of 8th Ward care home
http://www.tribdem.com/news/voting-precinct-proposal-draws-ire-from-residents-of-th-ward/article_cda48fd4-aa71-11e8-b630-a3363802db3d.html

Gaming

Parx owner wants to offer sports betting near Philly stadiums
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/tourism_casinos/pa-gets-second-sports-betting-application-parx-philly-stadium-turf-club-20180827.html

Health Care

CDC recommends getting nasal flu vaccine this year
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14015855-74/cdc-recommends-nasal-flu-vaccine-this-year-didnt-last-two-years

Local News

OT and parking meter revenues affecting Wilkes-Barre budget
https://www.timesleader.com/news/716332/ot-and-parking-meter-revenues-affecting-wilkes-barre-budget

Luzerne County Human Services Division holding free event featuring baseball great Darryl Strawberry
https://www.timesleader.com/news/716326/luzerne-county-human-services-division-holding-free-event-featuring-baseball-great-darryl-strawberry

Arbitrator rules in favor of 2 police union officials
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/arbitrator-rules-in-favor-of-2-police-union-officials-1.2378884

Plymouth taking aim at blighted properties
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/plymouth-taking-aim-at-blighted-properties-1.2378909

Nealon becomes longest-serving federal district court judge in U.S. history
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nealon-becomes-longest-serving-federal-district-court-judge-in-u-s-history-1.2378929

Road named after priest stays the same in Hazle Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/road-named-after-priest-stays-the-same-in-hazle-twp-1.2378913

Former assistant to Reading mayor testifies against him
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/former-assistant-to-spencer-testifies-against-him

Reading City Council adopts resolution on parking authority audit
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-adopts-resolution-on-parking-authority-audit&template=ourcityart

Harrisburg councilman resigns
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/08/harrisburg_councilman_resigns.html#incart_river_index

Cops, doughnuts and a couple of yucks turns into recipe for a York political brush fire
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/08/york_police_video_becomes_unli.html#incart_river_index

Hamburg flood victims turn out for council meeting
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/hamburg-flood-victims-turn-out-for-council-meeting

City OKs land bank concept
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/08/city-oks-land-bank-concept/

National News

Federal judge maintains ban on posting files for 3D-printed guns
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/3d-printed-guns-cody-wilson-washington-seattle-judge-defense-distributed-ban-20180827.html

New Jersey

Murphy rejects bill requiring law to end NJ-Pa. tax pact
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20180827_ap_47e02d9230a242f5a4da4163268783e9.html?arc404=true

N.J. governor vetoes bill that would strip his power to end tax agreement with Pa.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/phil_murphy_vetoes_bill_that_w.html#incart_2box_lvl-homepage-featured

Philly

Ring the bell: School’s in for 130,000-plus Philadelphia kids
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/ring-the-bell-schools-in-for-130000-plus-philadelphia-kids-20180827.html

Mayor, Superintendent, elected officials, students and families #RingTheBellPHL for start of school
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/mayor-superintendent-elected-officials-students-and-families-ringthebellphl-for-start/article_f005ebe6-a9fd-11e8-b79a-23005c9577b6.html

Fearing gun violence in Philly, this mother sent her football star son across the country to keep him safe
http://www.philly.com/archive/aaron_carter/omar-speights-transfer-imhotep-kristian-marche-oregon-state-20180827.html?arc404=true

Couple who took in Johnny Bobbitt say they will open the books to show where $400,000 in donations were spent and what remains
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/johnny-bobbitt-megyn-kelly-homeless-vet-go-fundme-kate-mcclure-mark-damico-20180827.html

Science Leadership Academy’s Wes Matthews is new Philadelphia youth poet laureate
http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/youth-poet-laureate-philadelphia-science-leadership-academy-wes-matthews-20180827.html

Too many Philly landlords shutting the door on fair housing | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/housing-discrimination-vouchers-urban-institute-fair-landlords-20180828.html

Pitt

City investigating after Leon Ford says officer was rude, gave him ‘hateful glare’
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/08/27/leon-ford-case-pittsburgh-police-officer-paul-jenkins-cmdr-eric-holmes/stories/201808270101

Leon Ford alleges rude words, ‘hateful glare’ from Pittsburgh officer; city investigating
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14016713-74/leon-ford-alleges-rude-words-hateful-glare-from-pittsburgh-officer-city-investigating

Allegheny County Children’s Fund proposal will appear on Nov. ballot
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/08/27/Allegheny-County-Children-s-Fund-proposal-November-6-ballot/stories/201808220150

Police: Man hit by train in Pittsburgh’s South Side in stable condition
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14018235-74/man-reported-hit-by-south-side-train-in-stable-condition

Ben Roethlisberger to open North Shore Seven restaurant near Heinz Field
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14015773-74/ben-roethlisberger-to-open-seven-restaurant-on-north-shore

State News

Pennsylvania to start pre-qualifying residents for a Real ID
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180827_ap_aa58c18aba0e450eb00fabd2d9bb0efe.html?arc404=true

Avoid REAL ID jam by getting paperwork in early, PennDOT urges
http://www.mcall.com/news/traffic/mc-nws-penndot-real-id-early-paperwork-20180827-story.html

Our View: Volunteer firefighters worth their weight in gold
https://www.timesleader.com/opinion/op-ed/716356/our-view-volunteer-firefighters-worth-their-weight-in-gold

Ex-Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord finds out Tuesday if he’ll be going to federal prison
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/08/ex-pa_treasurer_rob_mccord_fin.html#incart_river_index

Transportation

Completion of Liberty Bridge project delayed until Sept. 18
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14016719-74/completion-of-liberty-bridge-project-delayed-until-sept-18

Washington

McCain’s final statement: Americans have ‘more in common’
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/20180827_ap_9a08f4e5271547d983b595fa4a680012.html?arc404=true

Pass Casey’s bill to require abuse reports
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/pass-casey-s-bill-to-require-abuse-reports-1.2378798

World News

Pope Francis says parents of gay children should pray and seek psychiatric help
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/08/27/Pope-Francis-says-parents-of-gay-children-should-pray-and-seek-psychiatric-help/stories/201808270151

For Archbishop Chaput and Pope Francis, envoy’s letter a reminder of past tensions
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/archbishop-chaput-and-pope-francis-catholic-church-vigano-letter-20180828.html

Italy journalist says he helped pen bombshell against pope
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20180828_ap_351a31e0144845afb58ff2ed345ceda9.html?arc404=true

With call for pope to resign, divisions within the Catholic Church explode into view
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/with-call-for-pope-to-resign-divisions-within-the-catholic-church-explode-into-view-20180828.html