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Legislature

‘Everything inside of me broke.’ Newly elected Pa. lawmaker wants the Capitol to confront gun violence
https://www.inquirer.com/news/movita-johnson-harrell-gun-violence-son-life-20190708.html

Fathers’ rights? Sponsor of Pa. custody law bill stresses goal of ‘equal rights’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/fathers-rights-sponsor-of-pa-custody-law-bill-stresses-goal-of-equal-rights.html

Game Commission backs Pennsylvania Sunday-hunting ‘compromise,’ as bill heads to House
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/07/game-commission-backs-pennsylvania-sunday-hunting-compromise-as-bill-heads-to-house.html

Erie’s state delegation backs county, regional college partnership
https://www.goerie.com/sports/20190708/eries-state-delegation-backs-county-regional-college-partnership

Bill could freeze seniors’ taxes
https://www.tnonline.com/bill-could-freeze-seniors’-taxes

Wittig: gun law ‘changes nothing’
https://www.tnonline.com/wittig-gun-law-‘changes-nothing’

Fiscal cliff gets crowded
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/fiscal-cliff-gets-crowded-1.2505525

Adopt law, remove cellphones from drivers’ hands
https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/adopt-law-remove-cellphones-from-drivers-hands/article_a6606c13-40c9-547f-8325-05d7c340dbf6.html

EDITORIAL: What could go wrong?
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/07/08/editorial-rockets-red-scare/1663995001/

Party vote should be on ballot
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/party-vote-should-be-on-ballot/

Sunday hunt may put target on lawmakers
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/sunday-hunt-may-put-target-on-lawmakers/

Budget

2 Berks-area senators’ thoughts on Pennsylvania’s $34 billion budget
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/2-senators-takes-on-pennsylvanias-34-billion-budget

Local lawmakers weigh in on state’s proposed $34.1 billion budget
https://www.phoenixvillenews.com/local-lawmakers-weigh-in-on-state-s-proposed-billion-budget/article_7b7e569e-aa87-5f80-af9e-30cc8b60cb74.html

Millions of additional dollars will flow into affordable housing projects as part of Pa.’s new budget
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/millions-of-additional-dollars-will-flow-into-affordable-housing-projects-as-part-of-pa-s-new-budget/

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

States should strive to end gerrymandering
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/08/States-end-gerrymanding-supreme-court-voting-rights/stories/201907080019

Business

Scaffold company plans to build future in Johnstown
https://www.tribdem.com/news/scaffold-company-plans-to-build-future-in-johnstown/article_7a796822-a127-11e9-a8b3-3b8aabb9066f.html

Crime/Punishment

Lack of treatment led to Taylor man’s suicide, prison lawsuit alleges
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lack-of-treatment-led-to-taylor-man-s-suicide-prison-lawsuit-alleges-1.2505648

Education

School taxes going up again for most property owners in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/school-taxes-going-up-again-for-most-property-owners-in-berks

Harrisburg superintendent thought district was ‘running smoothly,’: 11 findings from state audit
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/harrisburg-superintendent-thought-district-was-running-smoothly-11-findings-from-state-audit.html

School Lane Charter School renewed through 2023
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190708/school-lane-charter-school-renewed-through-2023

Bring back valedictorian
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/bring-back-valedictorian-1.2505527

$4M in state money to make college free for more Cheyney students
https://www.inquirer.com/education/cheyney-university-scholarship-keystone-honors-pennsylvania-20190708.html

Pa. aims to close tuition fund gap
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/07/pa-aims-to-close-tuition-fund-gap/

Health Care

Maternal health matters after birth. We need ‘fourth trimester’ care | Perspective
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/maternal-health-matters-after-birth-we-need-fourth-trimester-care-perspective-20190707.html

Local News

County cyber attack: Database still down, but costs covered
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-cyber-attack-database-still-down-but-costs-covered-1.2505594

County council members balk at borrowing for new voting machines
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-members-balk-at-borrowing-for-new-voting-machines-1.2505636

Luzerne County Controller’s Office releases audit report on Forty Fort airport
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749092/luzerne-county-controllers-office-releases-audit-report-on-forty-fort-airport

Another year on the hill
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/749101/another-year-on-the-hill

Takeover of Luzerne County roads may pay off for Butler Township motorists
https://www.timesleader.com/news/749084/takeover-of-luzerne-county-roads-may-pay-off-for-butler-township-motorists

Annual Hamfest draws amateur radio enthusiasts
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/annual-hamfest-draws-amateur-radio-enthusiasts-1.2505593

Scrantonians weigh in on how the city should select its new mayor
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scrantonians-weigh-in-on-how-the-city-should-select-its-new-mayor-1.2505645

Grants aim to improve NEPA’s health
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/grants-aim-to-improve-nepa-s-health-1.2505554

Olyphant Freedom Fighter monument could be complete by spring
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/olyphant-freedom-fighter-monument-could-be-complete-by-spring-1.2505608

Addicts make excuses to use ‘one last time.’ Rally organizers say that’s a deadly compromise
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/addicts-make-excuses-to-use-one-last-time-rally-organizers-say-that-s-a-deadly-compromise-1.2505607

Work to begin on recreation building
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/work-to-begin-on-recreation-building-1.2505568

Grants to help SWIC offer more
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/grants-to-help-swic-offer-more-1.2505556

Vendors, attendees brave weather on last day of Westmoreland arts festival
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/vendors-the-public-hope-for-good-weather-on-last-day-of-westmoreland-arts-festival/

Alle-Kiski Valley volleyball guru struggles to rebuild flood-ravaged courts
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/alle-kiski-valley-volleyball-guru-struggles-to-rebuild-flood-ravaged-courts/

Springdale chief lauds officers for keeping community safe
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/springdale-chief-lauds-officers-for-keeping-community-safe/

Volunteers sought to work at Tarentum community garden
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/volunteers-sought-to-work-at-tarentum-community-garden/

Berks County area’s low housing inventory is forcing buyers to make decisions quickly
https://www.readingeagle.com/home-and-real-estate/article/a-good-house-in-a-good-area-will-sell

Now in its 44th year, Gov. Mifflin League’s Community Days continues to draw crowds
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/bigger-and-better-every-year

National News

The top DHS official defends conditions at Border Patrol stations
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/07/07/border-conditions-DHS/stories/201907070176

USA is soccer queen again
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2019/07/07/US-wins-4th-World-Cup-title-2nd-in-a-row-beats-Dutch-2-0/stories/201907070150

Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/07/armed-utah-teachers-practice-responding-to-school-shootings.html

Minor league baseball salaries hover at poverty level while major league teams earn big profits
https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2019/07/minor-league-baseball-salaries-hover-around-poverty-line-some-are-pushing-for-change.html

Philly

Jobs open for Philly customs and border agents: Good pay, benefits, and an ethical decision
https://www.inquirer.com/news/cbp-border-patrol-homeland-security-immigrant-immigration-philly-20190708.html

SEPTA Key Travel Wallet minimum load lowers to $1 at all stations
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-travel-wallet-dollar-key-card-market-frankford-broad-street-20190708.html

‘Run. Hide. Act’: Thomas Jefferson University apologizes for erroneous active-shooter alert
https://www.inquirer.com/news/thomas-jefferson-university-active-shooter-alert-error-20190707.html

Pitt

30 years later, Pittsburghers still scream for Bruster’s Ice Cream
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/dining/2019/07/08/brusters-ice-cream-30th-anniversary-bridgewater-Pittsburgh-franchise-Korea/stories/201906280104

Crowd at Schenley Plaza watches live as U.S. women win World Cup
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/07/07/women-2019-world-cup-pittsburgh-women-fifa-schenley-plaza-oakland-us/stories/201907070152

State News

Fallingwater, other Wright buildings now on World Heritage site list
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2019/07/07/Fallingwater-World-Heritage-site-frank-lloyd-wright-western-pennsylvania-unesco/stories/201907060058

It’s easier than ever to get good beer delivered right to your door in Pennsylvania. Here are our favorite ways.
https://www.inquirer.com/food/drink/pennsylvania-craft-beer-delivery-services-20190708.html

Editorial: Pennsylvania to blame for low Real ID applications
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-pennsylvania-to-blame-for-low-real-id-applications/

Work on Flight 93 Tower of Voices chimes continues 10 months after dedication
https://triblive.com/local/regional/work-on-fligth-93-tower-of-voices-chimes-continues-10-months-after-dedication/

The spotted lanternfly may be on the wane in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lanternfly-may-be-on-the-wane-in-berks

Washington

Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front | Madeleine Dean
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/abortion-rights-are-under-attack-nationwide-we-have-to-push-back-on-every-front-madeleine-dean/