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Voting Machines

After Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $90 million to upgrade voting machines, GOP pushes back
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-voting-machine-funding-90-million-20190709.html

GOP balks at Wolf’s plan to borrow up to $90M to fund voting machines; governor’s staff defends move
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/gop-seems-stunned-at-wolfs-move-to-fund-voting-machines-but-governors-staff-says-bonds-can-be-floated.html

Gov. Wolf orders $90M bond issue to help counties buy voting machines
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749246/gov-wolf-orders-90m-bond-issue-to-help-counties-buy-voting-machines

Wolf secures voting machine funding; Westmoreland won’t use new system until 2020
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/wolf-secures-voting-machine-funding-westmoreland-wont-use-new-system-until-2020/

Wolf says bond issue will help counties buy new voting machines; Republicans say not so fast
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-election-bond-20190709-bo2srhusk5hunjrj5pcnnhpjta-story.html

County gets input on new voting machine systems
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/county-gets-input-on-new-voting-machine-systems/article_a23370f0-a272-11e9-a57e-6b29ee001121.html

Legislature

Tending the crops: Overdue farm bill offers hope to the industry
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/10/Farm-bill-overdue-hope-agriculture-industry/stories/201907100023

Shapiro distances himself from bill to override Philly DA on gun crimes
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/ag-shapiro-distances-himself-from-bill-to-override-philly-da-on-gun-crimes.php

An assault on DA Larry Krasner’s discretion is an assault on Philadelphia’s sovereignty | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/district-attorney-larry-krasner-ag-general-josh-shapiro-gun-discretion-preemption-20190709.html

Discretion local matter
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/discretion-local-matter-1.2506319

Editorial: Fireworks problem must be addressed
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-fireworks-problem-must-be-addressed

Pa.’s internet inequity needs to be addressed | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/07/pas-internet-inequity-needs-to-be-addressed-pennlive-letters.html

Hahnemann University Hospital

Labor, state, and city officials seek last-ditch rescue funds for Hahnemann University Hospital
https://www.inquirer.com/business/hahnemann-university-hospitals-philadelphia-einstein–20190709.html

Judge orders Hahnemann to stay open, but hospital will stop delivering babies as of Friday
https://www.inquirer.com/health/hahnemann-closure-maternity-labor-delivery-maternal-mortality-20190709.html

Budget

In shift from past, state boosts special ed funding more than basic ed
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749317/in-shift-from-past-state-boosts-special-ed-funding-more-than-basic-ed

Business

Sheetz convenience store puts Bitcoin ATMs in 6 shops
https://www.inquirer.com/business/sheetz-bitcoin-atms-pennsylvania-north-carolina-20190709.html

Study: Starting a business in Pennsylvania is not easy
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/study-starting-a-business-in-pennsylvania-is-not-easy/

Crime/Punishment

Man on parole for 1999 murder charged in stabbing death of 8-year-old in Lawrence County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/09/suspect-sought-fatal-stabbing-of-7-year-old-child-Lawrence-County-Keith-Burley/stories/201907090083

Police: Record fentanyl bust on Pa. Turnpike saved countless lives
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/cops-fentanyl-in-record-setting-pa-turnpike-bust-likely-came-from-dominican-republic/

Westmoreland commissioners expected to approve settlement with county jail visitor
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-commissioners-expectedto-approve-settlement-with-county-jail-visitor/

3 juveniles arrested in deadly Pittston fire
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/3-juveniles-arrested-in-deadly-pittston-fire-1.2506443

Education

Some Pa. superintendents have been quietly armed in schools
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/some-pa-superintendents-have-been-quietly-armed-in-schools-and-parents-probably-dont-know-it.php

Temple freezes tuition; Pennsylvania state system universities considering a freeze, too
https://www.inquirer.com/education/temple-university-tuition-freeze-students-20190709.html

Temple University freezes tuition for Pa. residents
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/temple-university-freezes-tuition-for-pa-residents.html

Gaming

Planned Big Beaver mini-casino in holding pattern
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190710/planned-big-beaver-mini-casino-in-holding-pattern

Health Care

CDC warns that season of AFM paralysis cases in children is approaching
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/07/09/CDC-paralysis-cases-children-AFM-weakness-muscle-doctors-warned-season-approaching/stories/201907090147

Patients fear losing health insurance if Trump-backed lawsuit to gut ACA prevails
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/patients-fear-losing-health-insurance-if-trump-backed-lawsuit-to-gut-aca-prevails/

South Abington Twp. man fears he’ll lose health care coverage over ACA court challenge
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/south-abington-twp-man-fears-he-ll-lose-health-care-coverage-over-aca-court-challenge-1.2506308

Local News

Wilkes-Barre to mark 250th anniversary with Founders’ Day celebration
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749238/wilkes-barre-to-mark-250th-anniversary-with-founders-day-celebration

Luzerne County Councilman Eugene Kelleher offers parting words
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749299/luzerne-county-councilman-eugene-kelleher-offers-parting-words

Pedri: School tax bills will go out by Aug. 1
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pedri-school-tax-bills-will-go-out-by-aug-1-1.2506454

Jehovah’s Witnesses coming back to Mohegan Sun Arena
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/jehovah-s-witnesses-coming-back-to-mohegan-sun-arena-1.2506352

Texas mailing address used to buy alleged hate group’s plaque
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/texas-mailing-address-used-to-buy-alleged-hate-group-s-plaque-1.2506425

Special election will be held in November to fill Courtright’s term
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/special-election-will-be-held-in-november-to-fill-courtright-s-term-1.2506309

Scranton seeks outside review of the city’s Licensing, Inspections and Permits Department
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-seeks-outside-review-of-the-city-s-licensing-inspections-and-permits-department-1.2506499

CHRIS KELLY: Standing up is only way to knock down corruption
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/chris-kelly-standing-up-is-only-way-to-knock-down-corruption-1.2506407

Beautiful Blocks grant program awards nearly $47G to Scranton homeowners
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/beautiful-blocks-grant-program-awards-nearly-47g-to-scranton-homeowners-1.2506406

Mental health organization buys downtown breast health center
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/mental-health-organization-buys-downtown-breast-health-center-1.2506315

CAN DO’s president retiring in 2020
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/can-do-s-president-retiring-in-2020-1.2506400

ICE study update: Chester County cooperates less with feds than research initially indicated
https://www.inquirer.com/news/sheller-juntos-chester-county-ice-20190709.html

Tarentum needs plan for Riverview Memorial Park, manager says
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-needs-plan-for-riverview-memorial-park-manager-says/

Tarentum to check for asbestos in buildings eyed for demolition
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-to-check-for-asbestos-in-buildings-eyed-for-demolition/

Wyomissing residents complain to council about stormwater flooding
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wyomissing-residents-complain-to-council-about-stormwater-flooding

City Center to offer ‘financially attainable’ apartments in 200-unit complex at former Holiday Inn in Allentown
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-city-center-apartment-building-holiday-inn-hamilton-20190709-wh6xae3smfhevbfava3and2g5y-story.html

Homeless, low-income Harrisburg residents would benefit from $2 million-plus grant plan
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/homeless-low-income-harrisburg-residents-to-benefit-from-2-million-plus-grant-plan.html

National News

In the year’s 1st decline, migrant arrests at the border drop by 28% in June
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/07/09/border-Mexico-migrant-number-drop-June-first-crackdown/stories/201907090166

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/virginia-is-now-election-battleground-in-fight-over-gun-laws.php

Philly

What’s in your Philly drinking water? Maybe not as much as you fear.
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/philadelphia-water-pfas-lead-bottled-20190710.html

Philly’s water-treatment plants are scientific marvels. So why can’t our drinking water get any respect?
https://www.inquirer.com/science/a/delaware-river-philadelphia-drinking-water-waterfront-watershed-history-future-20190710.html

Marge Tartaglione, longtime Philly city commissioner, dies at 86
https://www.inquirer.com/news/marge-tartaglione-philadelphia-city-commissioner-dies-20190709.html

Gunshot victim’s mom knew her grandson would one day ask: ‘Where’s my Daddy?’ So she wrote a book for him and other grieving children | Helen Ubiñas
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/helen-ubinas-philadelphia-gun-violence-kimberly-kamara-20190709.html

What happens when Philly police get body cameras — but don’t turn them on?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-body-worn-cameras-commissioner-richard-ross-20190709.html

Pa. Supreme Court will probe alleged ‘systemic failure’ in Philadelphia bail practices
https://www.inquirer.com/news/cash-bail-aclu-philadelphia-criminal-justice-reform-20190709.html

Pain meds and bathroom dashes: A Philly author’s time working at an Amazon warehouse
https://www.inquirer.com/news/working-amazon-warehouse-fulfillment-center-emily-guendelsberger-on-the-clock-20190709.html

As Trump campaigns, Philly should be on his itinerary | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-campaigns-philly-should-be-his-itinerary-opinion-20190710.html

How a legal task force combats Philly house stealing | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-house-theft-20190709.html

Pitt

Group protests violence against black youth in response to firefighter’s assault at Greenfield playground
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/07/09/Greenfield-Bridge-to-protest-violence-city-firefighter-assault-Thomas-D-Andrea/stories/201907100068

Pittsburgh police detectives in Kopy’s Bar brawl with Pagans keep jobs, but will be reassigned
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/09/pittsburgh-police-kopy-s-brawl-pagans-undercover-detectives-keep-jobs-honick-burgunder/stories/201907090109

City Council, PWSA and the public weigh in on proposed agreement
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/07/09/City-council-PWSA-and-the-public-weigh-in-on-proposed-agreement/stories/201907090154

Detroit trial date set for Controller Chelsa Wagner, one week after November election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/09/controller-chelsa-wagner-detroit-felony-police-election-khari-mosley/stories/201907090110

Deutschtown Music Festival expands to 400 acts in seventh year
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2019/07/08/Deutschtown-Music-Fest-North-Side-free-concerts-Pittsburgh-Rusted-Root/stories/201907080091

Tax the Rich National Bus Tour makes a stop at Pitt
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2019/07/09/Schenley-Plaza-Tax-the-Rich-Bus-Tour-Innamorato-Tax-Cuts-Jobs-Act-Trump-Administration-GOP/stories/201907090103

City will now protect gender identity and expression
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/07/09/City-council-protect-gender-identity-expression-contracts-wightman-park-bidding-procurement/stories/201907090113

Another Pittsburgh GBK gang member sentenced on drug distribution charges
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/another-pittsburgh-gbk-gang-member-sentenced-on-drug-distribution-charges/

Pittsburgh diocese alerts Vatican to alleged inappropriate child contact by North Hills deacon
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-diocese-alerts-vatican-to-alleged-inappropriate-child-contact-by-north-hills-deacon/

Pittsburgh adds more inclusive language to anti-discrimination ordinance
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/pittsburgh-adds-more-inclusive-language-to-anti-discrimination-ordinance.php

State News

Ross Perot’s ties to Western Pa. began with marriage to Greensburg native
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/perots-ties-to-western-pa-began-with-marriage-to-greensburg-native/

Juvenile peregrine falcons spotted around region after leaving nests
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/fly-falcon-fly-its-the-juvies-new-peregrine-falcon-at-62nd-street-bridge/

U.S. Marshals alert public to latest scam spoofing official phones
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749227/u-s-marshals-alert-public-to-latest-scam-spoofing-official-phones

WIC nutrition program expands guidelines
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/wic-nutrition-program-expands-guidelines-1.2506503

Pennsylvania touts stronger fiscal health but clouds loom
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/pennsylvania-touts-stronger-fiscal-health-but-clouds-loom.html

$317 million deposit to Rainy Day Fund will protect taxpayers in economic downturn, officials say.
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/317-million-deposit-to-rainy-day-fund-will-protect-taxpayers-in-economic-downturn-officials-say/

Walking the fine line between poverty and financial hardship
https://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2019/07/measuring-the-fine-line-between-poverty-and-financial-hardship.php

Racist flyers in Hanover prompt state forum
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2019/07/09/pa-human-relations-commission-hold-town-hall-over-racist-flyers-targeting-hanover-mayor/1682477001/

Macungie’s ‘Jeopardy’ champion keeps win streak alive – but it was close. See the clues that gave him trouble.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment/2019/07/macungies-jeopardy-champion-keeps-win-streak-alive-but-it-was-close-see-the-clues-that-gave-him-trouble.html

Transportation

Turnpike to go cashless at Ohio border, Turnpike Route 66 in October
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/07/10/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-cashless-tolling-Gateway-Turnpike-Route-66-E-ZPass-Toll-By-Plate/stories/201907090137

Boulevard of the Allies work, latest project in Uptown area, begins Thursday
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/07/09/Uptown-Oakland-Boulevard-of-the-Allies-PennDOT-paving-project/stories/201907090133

PennDOT celebrates 30-year anniversary of ‘Adopt-A-Highway’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/penndot-celebrates-30-year-anniversary-of-adopt-a-highway/

These 5 massive projects took less time than I-83/Mount Rose construction
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/07/10/83-mount-rose-avenue-construction-these-huge-projects-took-less-time/1677335001/

Washington

Joe Biden made millions after leaving the White House, including $400K at Penn last year
https://www.inquirer.com/news/joe-biden-penn-salary-tax-returns-20190709.html

A $15 minimum wage would mean higher pay and job losses, according to a new analysis. Do Pennsylvania lawmakers support the proposed wage hike?
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-congress-15-minimum-wage-hike-cbo-report-20190709-oor3egrq6ngo5l3rodjwxxm36u-story.html