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Administration

Leaders statewide join Wolf to call for statewide broadband access

https://www.timesleader.com/news/750373/leaders-statewide-join-wolf-to-call-for-statewide-broadband-access

Legislature

After years of delays, creek fix in Topton underway

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/after-years-of-delays-creek-fix-in-topton-underway

Habitat for Humanity unveils renovated home

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/habitat-for-humanity-unveils-renovated-home

Some hesitation, but local leaders see benefit of Penn Twp. turnpike interchange

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/some-hesitation-but-local-leaders-see-benefit-of-penn-twp-turnpike-interchange/

State

Deaths surged as pills flooded region, federal data says

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/deaths-surged-as-pills-flooded-region-federal-data-says-1.2510709

Monick epitomizes the volunteer spirit of the Keystone State Games

https://www.timesleader.com/news/750381/monick-epitomizes-the-volunteer-spirit-of-the-keystone-state-games

Keystone games expected to boost area’s economy

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/keystone-games-expected-to-boost-area-s-economy-1.2510664

Moving methane: What route will liquefied natural gas take in NEPA?

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/moving-methane-what-route-will-liquefied-natural-gas-take-in-nepa-1.2510733

Elections/Politics

Councilwoman Diaz announces run for 13th state Senate district

https://lancasteronline.com/news/councilwoman-diaz-announces-run-for-th-state-senate-district/article_d571c2a4-ab1f-11e9-8dc1-4f02f16d64bd.html

Elections experts say cybersecurity threats demand federal funding

https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/elections-experts-say-cyber-security-threats-demand-federal-funding/

Education

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20190719/AP/307199609/1009

State System freezes tuition at Cal U, other public universities

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/state-system-freezes-tuition-at-cal-u-other-public-universities/article_cb9ab307-7580-5938-aa43-e5ae74ac372d.html

Business

Turkey Hill Dairy to spend ‘tens of millions’ to fuel growth

https://lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/turkey-hill-dairy-to-spend-tens-of-millions-to-fuel/article_bd8d20ca-aa34-11e9-894f-c761d7606833.html

Lola II emerging as a natural gas force in Greene

https://observer-reporter.com/business/lola-ii-emerging-as-a-natural-gas-force-in-greene/article_cee4a1b4-a1b9-11e9-abbd-b34726327142.html

Outfit that runs Westmoreland County buses says its on the road to better service, fewer fines

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/outfit-that-runs-westmoreland-county-buses-says-its-on-the-road-to-better-service-fewer-fines/

Scranton tech startup lands $2.4 million in seed funding, expanding to tap global market

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/scranton-tech-startup-lands-2-4-million-in-seed-funding-expanding-to-tap-global-market-1.2510533

This cement plant burns coal and hazardous waste. A new natural gas line aims to change the mix.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/northampton-county/2019/07/this-cement-plant-burns-coal-and-hazardous-waste-a-new-natural-gas-line-aims-to-change-that.html

Philly

This fourth-generation Italian Market coffee shop isn’t worried about Starbucks, Wawa

https://www.inquirer.com/business/anthonys-italian-market-coffee-chocolate-philadelphia-store-cafe-20190719.html

‘Like I’m crushed inside.’ Trying to rebuild a life after 28 years in prison for a Philly murder he didn’t commit.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/chester-hollman-philadelphia-exoneration-krasner-murder-innocence-testilying-20190719.html

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

Pittsburgh

Emergency repairs planned to protect drinking water for Monroeville, Plum residents

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/emergency-repairs-planned-to-protect-drinking-water-for-monroeville-plum-residents/

White Oak wants sewage backup problems addressed

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/white-oak-wants-sewage-backup-problems-addressed/

Vanessa German, Joe Negri, Roger Humphries to receive Governor’s Awards

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/vanessa-german-named-governors-awards-artist-of-the-year/

Local

Retired Berks parks and recreation leader honored

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/retired-berks-parks-and-recreation-leader-honored

There’s an app for that: Bethlehem residents can now report potholes and other complaints anonymously

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-nws-service-center-app-20190718-2vxpkzx43rbilcem7myp47l2ve-story.html

Local volunteer firefighters to gather in Adams Township for convention

https://www.tribdem.com/news/a-good-week-of-fun-local-volunteer-firefighters-to-gather/article_e229f1c4-ab60-11e9-ab72-83f655d91f1b.html

Land Bank buys 1st house, sets partnership guidelines

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/land-bank-buys-st-house-sets-partnership-guidelines/article_1be2bd84-aa6b-11e9-9628-fbd07d9dd8c7.html

Gilpin looks for ways to reduce police costs

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/gilpin-looks-for-ways-to-reduce-police-costs/

Stop the Drugs, Stop the Violence rally braces heat to make a change

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/stop-the-drugs-stop-the-violence-rally-braces-heat-to/article_c9658b3c-ab1d-11e9-a838-af36ab91cd45.html

Washington

As pensions fail, Congress ponders, and career savings evaporate

https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-congress-multiemployer-pension-crisis-20190720-rnadrs6unfc5rhk3l5zy7w2s74-story.html