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Legislature

Kayden Mancuso’s family: ‘I don’t want anyone to forget her’
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190804/kayden-mancusos-family-i-dont-want-anyone-to-forget-her

On its silver anniversary, Pa’s disastrous underground coal mining law has left a tarnished legacy | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/on-its-silver-anniversary-pas-disastrous-underground-coal-mining-law-has-left-a-tarnished-legacy-opinion/

Administration

Pa. Gov. Wolf calls for banning assault weapons and targeting white nationalism after mass shootings
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/08/pa-gov-wolf-calls-for-banning-assault-weapons-and-targeting-white-nationalism-after-mass-shootings.html

After mass shootings, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf calls for banning assault weapons and targeting white nationalism
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/after-mass-shootings-pa-gov-tom-wolf-calls-for-banning-assault-weapons-and-targeting-white-nationali.php

Gov. Tom Wolf calls charter schools ‘private,’ draws heated response from their largest advocacy group
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/gov-tom-wolf-calls-charter-schools-private-draws-heated-response-from-their-largest-advocacy-group.html

Business

Kennametal to start layoffs at Carbidie plant; 60 workers impacted in closure
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/kennametal-to-start-layoffs-at-carbidie-plant-60-workers-impacted-in-closure/

New Kensington tattoo shop offers ‘ink’ to help leukemia patient
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-tattoo-shop-offers-ink-to-help-leukemia-patient/

Independent pharmacies say they’re being squeezed to breaking point
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/independent-pharmacies-say-they-re-being-squeezed-to-breaking-point-1.2516577

Crime/Punishment

Confusion clouds inmate’s release
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/confusion-clouds-inmates-release/

Education

Should the state have acted sooner to take over the Harrisburg School District?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/should-the-state-have-acted-sooner-to-take-over-the-harrisburg-school-district.html

How bad are Easton Area Middle School kids? Not as bad as you might think, data says.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/08/how-bad-are-easton-area-middle-school-kids-mot-as-bad-as-you-might-think-data-says.html-2

Gaming

Rivers Casino hitting a peak as it turns 10
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/08/03/Rivers-Casino-tenth-anniversary-Pennsylvania-gambling-expansion-revenue-slots/stories/201908030007

Online casino gambling launches in PA
https://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2019/08/online-casino-gambling-launches-in-pa.php

Health Care

State releases 2020 ACA rate filings
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/state-releases-2020-aca-rate-filings-1.2516392

Local News

More than 200 turnout for Friedman 5K
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751659/more-than-200-turnout-for-friedman-5k

Hanover Township Crime Watch hosting National Night Out events
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751645/hanover-township-crime-watch-hosting-national-night-out-events

Chasing history: Rally in the Valley event highlights local landmarks
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/chasing-history-rally-in-the-valley-event-highlights-local-landmarks-1.2516487

Area native leading effort to save Irem Temple
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/area-native-leading-effort-to-save-irem-temple-1.2516514

Interviews set for county council applicants
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/interviews-set-for-county-council-applicants-1.2516462

Throop kicks off annual ‘night out’ events around the region
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/throop-kicks-off-annual-night-out-events-around-the-region-1.2516565

Monday Update: Rocky’s Lounge won’t reopen until September
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-rocky-s-lounge-won-t-reopen-until-september-1.2516567

Keystone either dump or structure
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/keystone-either-dump-or-structure-1.2516420

Carbon board approves waste plan
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/carbon-board-approves-waste-plan-1.2516440

Westmoreland Cleanways looks to help residents, businesses with recycling changes
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-cleanways-looks-to-help-residents-businesses-with-recycling-changes/

Jeannette will use drone for police, fire, code enforcement
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/jeannette-will-use-drone-for-police-fire-code-enforcement/

East Deer officials trying to solve flooding woes on Clarks Pike
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/east-deer-officials-trying-solve-flooding-woes-on-clarks-pike/

Audubon Society: Water quality in Buffalo Creek watershed worsening
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/audubon-society-water-quality-in-buffalo-creek-watershed-worsening/

Reading Radsport rides into City Park
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-radsport-rides-into-city-park

What’s in a pool beside water? Emmaus seeks to find out
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/east-penn/mc-nws-emmaus-pool-study-20190805-h2vcoktzbfaotoxg57el2z5dei-story.html

Agricultural Summit will highlight key Chesco industry
https://www.dailylocal.com/business/agricultural-summit-will-highlight-key-chesco-industry/article_52621d19-35a4-5f7b-899b-6184f4033ddf.html

Pike2Bike trail gets $1M boost
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/pike2bike-trail-gets-1m-boost/

National News

Pennsylvania officials, clergy react to shootings in Ohio, Texas
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/western-pennsylvania-officials-react-to-shootings-in-ohio-texas/

As Dayton community mourns 9 killed in latest shooting, frustration over leaders’ call for healing
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/08/04/9-killed-in-Ohio-in-second-US-mass-shooting-within-24-hours/stories/201908040149

Dayton, like Pittsburgh, joins a sad list of cities that have seen mass shootings
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/04/Some-recent-deadly-US-mass-shootings-Dayton-Pittsburgh-El-Paso-tree-of-life/stories/201908040162

Washington High School grad among dead in Dayton shooting
https://triblive.com/local/regional/washington-high-school-grad-among-dead-in-dayton-shooting/

Trump’s America unravels in one bloody nightmare weekend. Now it’s time to clean house. | Will Bunch
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/el-paso-dayton-shootings-blame-impeach-trump-white-nationalism-20190804.html

Life in public-shooting-era America: ‘You can’t just not go’
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751649/life-in-public-shooting-era-america-you-cant-just-not-go

El Paso shooter targeted ‘Hispanic invasion,’ according to online manifesto
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/08/el-paso-shooter-targeted-hispanic-invasion-according-to-online-manifesto.html

Philly

Six health workers inside a Philly trauma bay share their most powerful memories of treating gun violence in America’s poorest large city.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/a/gun-violence-shot-hospital-emergency-room-trauma-bay-penn-medicine-20190805.html

Two women shot, one critically, at pool party in Northeast Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/northeast-philadelphia-party-shooting-20190805.html

Focused Deterrence, done right, could be the solution for Philadelphia’s homicide problem | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-homicide-shootings-focused-deterrence-larry-krasner-20190804.html

Pitt

City’s LERTA tax breaks updated for first time since 2007, affordable housing advocates remain disappointed
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/08/05/City-s-LERTA-tax-breaks-updated-for-first-time-since-2007-affordable-housing-advocates-remain-disappointed/stories/201908010145

Homewood community embraces Harambee Ujima black arts festival
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/2019/08/04/Harambee-Ujima-black-arts-festival-Homewood-Pittsburgh-2019/stories/201908040175

Replay FX festival draws gamers from around the world
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2019/08/04/Replay-FX-festival-gamers-Pittsburgh-Pinburgh-pinball-tournament/stories/201908040179

Keeping hoops alive: A Giving Heart community center hosts summer leagues for Pittsburgh youth
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/08/04/Giving-Heart-community-center-summer-basketball-leagues-Allentown-pittsburgh-youth/stories/201907300096

Brian O’Neill: Many questions to answer before tax referendum for city parks hits ballot
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/08/04/Many-questions-need-answers-before-tax-referendum-for-city-parks-hits-ballot/stories/201908040041

State News

Allegheny County leading in number of Real ID cards
https://triblive.com/local/regional/allegheny-county-leading-in-number-of-real-id-cards/

How to get a Real ID driver’s license (it’s not that hard)
https://triblive.com/local/regional/how-to-get-a-real-id-drivers-license-its-not-that-hard/

Bumper crop potential: State grant program promotes urban farms
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/08/05/Bumper-crop-potential-State-grant-program-promotes-urban-farms/stories/201907290023

UFO sightings are on rise in western Pennsylvania
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-ufo-sightings-western-pennsylvania-20190805-pev4l7sxlfaabiiqcfjpktnira-story.html

PA Lottery hits records for sales, profit, payouts
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190805/pa-lottery-hits-records-for-sales-profit-payouts

Transportation

One dead, four hurt in wrong-way driver crash on interstate
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/one-dead-four-hurt-in-wrong-way-driver-crash-on-interstate-1.2516496

Washington

Dems take aim at economy, trying to undercut Trump’s biggest strength
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-economy-pennsylvania-democrats-wisconsin-michigan-priorities-usa-20190805.html

Casey: Trump’s policy is to ‘divide’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/casey-trump-s-policy-is-to-divide-1.2516495

Berks members of Congress visit immigrant detention centers along the U.S. and Mexican border, urge action
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-members-of-congress-visit-ground-zero-of-us-border-debate