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Legislature

Law change bars schools from arming teachers, Wolf says

https://www.tribdem.com/news/law-change-bars-schools-from-arming-teachers-wolf-says/article_90835acd-1859-55d0-b81a-a947e2da85ce.html

New Pa. law aiming to protect children left in hot cars now in effect. Good timing.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/07/new-pa-law-aiming-to-protect-children-left-in-hot-cars-now-in-effect-good-timing.html

State

Real ID: What is it and do you need one?

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/real-id-what-is-it-and-do-you-need-one/article_23263074-79a3-11e9-bc95-67571fac42e7.html

Long wait for hunting licenses online

https://observer-reporter.com/sports/long-wait-for-hunting-licenses-online/article_dc1c93a0-aa6a-11e9-b53d-6b7956397c6d.html

Firefighters share memories of fighting 1979 fires at Friendship Hill National Historic Site

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/firefighters-share-memories-of-fighting-fires-at-friendship-hill-national/article_72afe788-2778-5300-b1f8-12d05f8bdc74.html

State internship program expands possibilities for college students

https://www.timesleader.com/news/750295/state-internship-program-expands-possibilities-for-college-students

States, provinces discuss cooperation on stopping Asian carp

https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/states-provinces-discuss-cooperation-on-stopping-asian-carp.php

Business

Shuttered Pa. factory pays unionized truck drivers for unused vacation, travel expenses

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/shuttered-pa-factory-pays-unionized-truck-drivers-for-unused-vacation-travel-expenses.html

Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/technology-temporary-help-keeps-farmers-on-job-longer/article_f05dab08-5ac4-5e51-ad15-317294c283c2.html

Consol aims to build another coal-waste disposal site in Greene County

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/consol-aims-to-build-another-coal-waste-disposal-site-in/article_7650b8a8-a943-11e9-914a-1b0809e68f9b.html

Crime/Punishment

Family says Dauphin County prison officials failed to tell them son fell deathly ill: ‘It just isn’t right’

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/family-questions-death-of-prisoner-he-left-my-house-alive-and-ended-up-dead-in-there.html

Friends fear for outgoing Lancaster mom jailed in Egypt on a visit to see family

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/friends-fear-for-outgoing-lancaster-mom-jailed-in-egypt-on/article_51722282-a994-11e9-a95f-b792ca438630.html

Troopers seize THC oil during turnpike stop

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/20/Troopers-seize-THC-oil-during-turnpike-stop/stories/201907200058

Pa. Superior court upholds verdict in malpractice case

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pa-superior-court-upholds-verdict-in-malpractice-case-1.2510382

Philly

250 evacuated from senior center

https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20190720/AP/307209830/1009

Drug-gang leader at Blumberg housing project in North Philly gets 18 years in prison

https://www.inquirer.com/news/damon-edwards-blumberg-drugs-prison-20190719.html

Philly city employees: Paycheck problems still abound amid search for solutions

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-government-onephilly-payroll-inaccurate-checks-20190719.html

Pittsburgh

Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20190720/AP/307209831/1009

Allegheny County GOP elects county Councilman Sam DeMarco as chairman

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/07/20/Allegheny-County-GOP-elects-county-Councilman-Sam-DeMarco-as-chairman/stories/201907200059

U.S. Steel denies its Mon Valley Works emissions are harmful to public health

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/07/19/U-S-Steel-denies-its-Mon-Valley-Works-emissions-are-harmful-to-public-health/stories/201907190100

Promise of autonomous vehicles has been oversold, Pittsburgh advocates say

https://www.witf.org/news/2019/07/promise-of-autonomous-vehicles-has-been-oversold-pittsburgh-advocates-say.php

Local

Reading mayor reverses course on Pride flag

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mayor-reverses-course-on-pride-flag

2.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Berks County

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/22-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-berks-county

EPA raises concern about elevated cancer risk for people living around B. Braun plant near Allentown

https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-cancer-risk-lehigh-20190718-sj2he3ten5cfxc6gwg54zxb3ne-story.html

Harrisburg OSHA office sees dramatic spike in complaints amid heat wave

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/harrisburg-osha-office-sees-dramatic-spike-in-complaints-amid-heat-wave.html

HCA borrows more to complete project

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hca-borrows-more-to-complete-project-1.2510303

July 25 deadline for Scranton residents to join class-action trash-fee lawsuit

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/july-25-deadline-for-scranton-residents-to-join-class-action-trash-fee-lawsuit-1.2510478

Overdose deaths climbed in Lackawanna County as pain pills surged

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/overdose-deaths-climbed-in-lackawanna-county-as-pain-pills-surged-1.2510477

Will train cars carrying liquid methane come through Lackawanna County?

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/will-train-cars-carrying-liquid-methane-come-through-lackawanna-county-1.2510476

Lehigh Valley officials fighting for $21M grant for ‘critical link’ to D&L Trail

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/07/lehigh-valley-officials-fighting-for-21m-grant-for-critical-link-to-dl-trail.html

Washington

Congresswomen make surprise visit to Berks County Residential Center

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/congresswomen-make-surprise-visit-to-berks-county-residential-center

Houlahan leads 50 members of Congress in urging better breast cancer screening

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/houlahan-leads-members-of-congress-in-urging-better-breast-cancer/article_a9c2ffa4-3f8f-544f-9d1e-52304687a048.html

Casey condemns WVW letter over lunch money

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/casey-condemns-wvw-letter-over-lunch-money-1.2510328