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Legislature

After mass shootings, some Pa. Democrats urge Wolf to call a special session
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/08/after-mass-shootings-some-pa-democrats-urge-wolf-to-call-a-special-session.php

Delco lawmakers renew call to action on gun control
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delco-lawmakers-renew-call-to-action-on-gun-control/article_189f85c0-b7be-11e9-9c8e-47988faa451b.html

Yudichak, DEP secretary tout severance tax proposal to aid Nanticoke park plan
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751758/yudichak-dep-secretary-tout-severance-tax-proposal-to-aid-nanticoke-park-plan

Officials say Nanticoke land can be transformed if bill passes
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-say-nanticoke-land-can-be-transformed-if-bill-passes-1.2516754

Pa. Senate proclamation honors TL’s O’Boyle for community work
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751751/pa-senate-proclamation-honors-tls-oboyle-for-community-work

Dinniman announces $200K to reopen Ash Park Pool in Coatesville
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/dinniman-announces-k-to-reopen-ash-park-pool-in-coatesville/article_6e4b0b94-b7cc-11e9-9822-d3d1800ce1f1.html

St. Mary nurses rally for organizing effort
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190805/st-mary-nurses-rally-for-organizing-effort

Mullery bill would eliminate red tape for child-run lemonade stands
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751755/mullery-bill-would-eliminate-red-tape-for-child-run-lemonade-stands

Mullery introduces lemonade stand bill
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mullery-introduces-lemonade-stand-bill-1.2516734

Saving a community: Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station worker advocates for a bill to save Pennsylvania’s five plants
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2019/08/05/beaver-valley-nuclear-power-station-Amy-Bowan-Chernobyl-nuclear-rescue-bill/stories/201908040009

After 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso was killed by her own father a year ago, her mother now fights to protect other children | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/kayden-mancuso-killed-bucks-county-law-jenice-armstrong-20190805.html

Oversight issue in travel
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/oversight-issue-in-travel-1.2516684

Business

Laid-off Lehigh Valley True Value workers can apply for Hanover Twp. Jobs
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751715/laid-off-lehigh-valley-true-value-workers-can-apply-for-hanover-twp-jobs

True Value leaving Lehigh Valley for Hanover Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/true-value-leaving-lehigh-valley-for-hanover-twp-1.2516682

Crime/Punishment

Family charged with stealing donations meant for injured Dunmore DPW worker
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/family-charged-with-stealing-donations-meant-for-injured-dunmore-dpw-worker-1.2516643

Lackawanna Trail Booster Club treasurer charged with theft
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-trail-booster-club-treasurer-charged-with-theft-1.2516814

Police, FBI investigating posts mentioning Bethlehem and the El Paso/Dayton mass shootings
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-posts-bethlehem-mention-texas-ohio-shootings-20190805-2hgo5kov2rb33pse4mybl2roau-story.html

She wasn’t convicted of the crime, but she’s still on the Pa. child abuse registry
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchdog/2019/08/05/child-abuse-pennsylvania-mother-childline-and-abuse-registry/1660299001/

Education

State school safety tip system fielded 23K reports this year
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/08/05/State-school-safety-tip-system-fielded-23K-reports-this-year/stories/201908050083

Safe2Say fields tips, puts focus on mental health services for students
https://triblive.com/local/regional/safe-2-say-fields-tips-puts-focus-on-mental-health-services-for-students/

The 10 most prevalent tips about school threats that Pa. program fielded in 1 year
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2019/08/the-10-most-prevalent-tips-about-school-threats-that-pa-program-fielded-in-1-year.html

Muhlenberg teachers go to summer school to break Spanish communication barriers with growing Latino community
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/muhlenberg-school-district-joins-effort-to-break-barriers-through-language

Local News

Wilkes-Barre welcomes seven new firefighters
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751713/wilkes-barre-welcomes-seven-new-firefighters

W-B swears in new firefighter/EMTs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-swears-in-new-firefighter-emts-1.2516680

W-B improvement program deadline extended to Sept. 9.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-improvement-program-deadline-extended-to-sept-9-1.2516735

Plymouth meeting draws more than 100 to discuss borough’s future
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751753/plymouth-meeting-draws-more-than-100-to-discuss-boroughs-future

Plymouth community talks revitalization at meeting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/plymouth-community-talks-revitalization-at-meeting-1.2516748

Applicants for vacant Luzerne County Council seat discuss qualifications
https://www.timesleader.com/news/751760/applicants-for-vacant-luzerne-county-council-seat-discuss-qualifications

Katie Gilmartin to seek Scranton mayor nomination
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/katie-gilmartin-to-seek-scranton-mayor-nomination-1.2516605

Scranton City Council to interview candidates Wednesday for vacant seat
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-city-council-to-interview-candidates-wednesday-for-vacant-seat-1.2516607

New deli project in West Scranton uncovers vintage wall sign
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-deli-project-in-west-scranton-uncovers-vintage-wall-sign-1.2516671

Fell Twp. supervisors, residents focus on experimental mine reclamation, wind turbines
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fell-twp-supervisors-residents-focus-on-experimental-mine-reclamation-wind-turbines-1.2516812

Hazle Twp. zoners approve vegetable facility project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazle-twp-zoners-approve-vegetable-facility-project-1.2516711

New Kensington swears in police dog honoring slain Officer Brian Shaw
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-swears-in-police-dog-honoring-slain-officer-brian-shaw/

Reading Downtown Improvement District grapples with weeds, homelessness issue
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-downtown-improvement-district-grapples-with-weeds-homelessness-issue

Township puts hold on proposal to require horse diapers, rubber horseshoes, hoping to ‘work it out’ with Amish
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/township-puts-hold-on-proposal-to-require-horse-poop-bags-rubber-horseshoes-hoping-to-work-it-out-with-amish.html

National News

Dayton gunman might have labeled self a ‘leftist’ on Twitter
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/05/Dayton-gunman-connor-betts-leftist-twitter-iamthespookster/stories/201908050138

California seeks more people of color to draw political maps
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/california-seeks-more-people-color-draw-political-maps-20190805.html

Opioid Crisis

2019 brings slight increase in opioid deaths to Chester County
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/brings-slight-increase-in-opioid-deaths-to-chester-county/article_e4d2568a-b792-11e9-80a4-b73c5d1ddb29.html

Philly

SEPTA’s trolley tunnel closing for repairs, affecting more than 60,000 riders on nation’s largest system
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-trolley-tunnel-shutdown-transit-subway-philadelphia-20190806.html

To mark the 400th anniversary of Africans being kidnapped to the U.S., a Philly group is recruiting 400 children
https://www.inquirer.com/news/400-years-slavery-africans-landed-virginia-1619-united-states-fort-monroe-philadelphia-20190806.html

Philly-area marijuana start-up sold for $125 million
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/ilera-medical-marijuana-cannabis-terrascend-canadian-philadelphia-area-startup-20190805.html

Philly’s Archbishop Chaput: ‘Only a fool’ can believe gun control will solve mass violence
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/mass-shootings-charles-chaput-gun-violence-columbine-dayton-el-paso-20190805.html

‘I feel I’m being hunted’: Philly’s Latino communities react to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-latinos-react-el-paso-dayton-mass-shooting-terrorism-20190805.html

Bernie Sanders accused Hahnemann owners of a plan to make money off real estate. Is that realistic?
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/hahnemann-closure-joel-freedman-real-estate-money-sanders-20190805.html

In a new twist, feds say proposed sale of Hahnemann’s residency program is illegal
https://www.inquirer.com/business/hahnemann-residency-programs-lankenau-bryn-mawr-chestnut-hill-20190805.html

How will Hahnemann’s closure affect Philly’s opioid crisis? | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/health/hahnemann-hospital-closure-opioid-crisis-pain-patients-20190805.html

From empanadas to fake eyelashes, young Philly entrepreneurs pitch their dreams
https://www.inquirer.com/news/rebel-ventures-youth-entrepreneur-expo-business-20190805.html

650 new teachers and counselors in Philadelphia get training
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/new-teachers-and-counselors-in-philadelphia-get-training/article_c0fd3828-a563-56be-b752-55797f6d6449.html

Philly’s youth deserve opportunities, not abusive prisons | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-youth-incarceration-institutions-criminal-justice-reform-20190806.html

Here’s how Philly can learn from the Netherlands on the opioid crisis | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-safe-injection-site-netherlands-heroin-addiction-20190812.html

Pitt

‘Trauma brings back trauma’: Mayor Peduto reflects on mass shootings in light of Tree of Life
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/08/05/Mayor-Bill-Peduto-Pittsburgh-reflects-advice-mass-shootings-Light-Tree-of-Life-Dayton-El-Paso/stories/201908050072

Pittsburgh has stepped up security for large events, festivals in wake of mass shootings
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-has-stepped-up-security-for-large-events-festivals-in-wake-of-mass-shootings/

Peduto steps up personal security amid death threats over Pittsburgh gun bills
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peduto-steps-up-personal-security-in-wake-of-death-threats-over-gun-bills/

City, Steelers and Pirates near deal for development of last two North Shore parcels
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/08/06/City-Steelers-Pirates-near-deal-for-development-two-North-Shore-parking/stories/201908060049

Commission: City real estate manager violated Ethics Act with purchase of house
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/05/Pittsburgh-real-estate-manager-Aaron-Pickett-violated-PA-Ethics-Act-Beechview-house/stories/201908050075

Deed fee for demolitions? Some counties say yes, but Allegheny is leery
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/08/05/Demolition-blight-abandoned-houses-Allegheny-county-Westmoreland-Cambria-Lawrence-Rich-Fitzgerald/stories/201908010142

2 hurt in drive-by shooting in Homestead.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/06/2-hurt-drive-by-shooting-Homestead-Pittsburgh-teenagers/stories/201908060083

Immigration rights are human rights, speakers at Downtown forum say
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/05/immigrants-rights-forum-pittsburgh-allegheny-county/stories/201908050132

Challenger in Allegheny County DA race tries to quash controversy over ’92 remarks
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/05/lisa-middleman-stephen-zappala-district-attorney-race-fat-black/stories/201908050114

Pittsburgh charter school teacher accused of failing to report child abuse
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/05/Pittsburgh-teacher-charged-report-child-abuse-failure-alexandra-duffy-environmental-charter/stories/201908050108

Pittsburgh’s Light of Light Rescue Mission moving to new North Side facility
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburghs-light-of-light-rescue-mission-moving-to-new-north-side-facility/

State News

Pa. State Police official in wake of Chadds Ford incident: All 11 racial profiling claims last year were unfounded, motivated largely by anger
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-state-police-rodney-gillespie-angela-racial-profiling-driving-while-black-20190805.html

How mass shootings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey compare to other states
https://www.inquirer.com/news/mass-shooting-pennsylvania-new-jersey-united-states-compare-20190805.html

PSPCA and Jen Utley launch Barn Animal Fund to help rescued horses, pigs, and chickens
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/pspca-barn-animal-fund-jen-utley-20190805.html

What you do when an active shooter strikes could save or cost you your life
https://triblive.com/local/regional/what-you-do-when-an-active-shooter-strikes-could-save-or-cost-you-your-life/

Controversial power line project goes before Pa. Public Utility Commission for final decision
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/contentious-power-line-project-goes-before-pa-public-utility-commission-for-final-decision.html

Trump had a chance Monday to address America’s gun problem head-on. Here’s how he missed it | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/trump-had-a-chance-monday-to-address-americas-gun-problem-head-on-heres-how-he-missed-it-opinion/

New PFA regulations require relinquishment of firearms
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190805/new-pfa-regulations-require-relinquishment-of-firearms

Transportation

Official: NEPTA a branding move
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/official-nepta-a-branding-move-1.2516733

Washington

Bloody weekend renews hope of passing new gun control measures in D.C., Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/news/world/bloody-weekend-renews-hope-of-passing-new-gun-control-measures-in-d-c-pennsylvania/

Pat Toomey seeks to revive background checks legislation; opposes ban on military style firearms
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pat-toomey-seeks-to-reincarnate-background-checks-legislation-opposes-bans-on-military-style-firearms.html

Biden would push a buyback program for assault-style weapons
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/biden-would-push-buyback-program-assault-style-weapons-20190806.html

Trump calls off planned trip to Shell’s cracker plant in Beaver County
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/08/05/Trump-Shell-s-ethane-cracker-plant-Beaver-County-natural-gas-liquids-plastic-marcellus-utica-shale/stories/201908050066

Gun control measures have mixed support among Berks County’s delegation to Washington
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mass-shootings-spur-debate-on-proposals-to-regulate-guns

Time for sanity on guns: All hands on deck to stop the senseless slaughter
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/08/05/Time-for-sanity-on-guns-All-hands-on-deck-to-stop-the-senseless-slaughter-gun-violence-mass-shooting/stories/201908060011

Lives stolen: Memory of the dead should inspire action on guns
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/08/05/Lives-stolen-Memory-of-the-dead-should-inspire-action-on-guns/stories/201908060013