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Legislature

Sunday hunting is one step from the governor’s office
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/10/31/Sunday-hunting-Pennsylvania-House-of-Representatives/stories/201910310183

M. Night Shyamalan: Change Pennsylvania’s movie tax credit, and film investment here would ‘explode’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/m-night-shyamalan-sharon-pinkenson-movie-production-tax-credit-20191031.html

Raising the minimum wage would only hurt Franklin County, lawmakers say
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2019/10/31/raising-minimum-wage-not-good-franklin-county-lawmakers-say/4108375002/

Bill directing tax money to Act 47 municipalities passes through committee
https://www.tribdem.com/news/bill-directing-tax-money-to-act-municipalities-passes-through-committee/article_75900566-fc5b-11e9-b098-27fd663341f6.html

Opponents of school choice should quit the punitive rhetoric | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/school-choice-education-pennsylvania-charter-20191101.html

Administration

Wolf signs historic election reform bill
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760624/wolf-signs-historic-election-reform-bill

$90M for Pa. voting machines, mail-in ballots signed into law
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/90m-for-pa-voting-machines-mail-in-ballots-signed-into-law/

Business

Hotel at Nichols Village closing; shopping center set for site
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/hotel-at-nichols-village-closing-shopping-center-set-for-site-1.2553364

Callies Pretzel Factory to close at end of year
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/callies-pretzel-factory-to-close-at-end-of-year-1.2553369

Crime/Punishment

Judge declines to set Bowers trial date, says she’ll do it only after all motions are resolved
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/31/Judge-declines-set-Robert-Bowers-capital-trial-date-tree-of-life-attack/stories/201910310174

Judge: Trial of synagogue shooter won’t conflict with High Holy Days next year
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/judge-trial-of-synagogue-shooter-wont-conflict-with-high-holy-days-next-year/

State grant expected to bolster Westmoreland County’s drug court program
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-grant-expected-to-bolster-westmoreland-countys-drug-court-program/

Alle-Kiski Pavilion in Arnold may become halfway house for federal inmates
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/alle-kiski-pavilion-in-arnold-may-become-halfway-house-for-federal-inmates/

Pa.’s Corrections department could be on the hook for legal fees over prisoner mail policy lawsuit
https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/pa-s-corrections-department-could-be-on-the-hook-for-legal-fees-over-prisoner-mail-policy-lawsuit/

Education

Mixed results for local schools in state standardized tests
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760602/mixed-results-for-local-schools-in-state-standardized-tests

State releases PSSA scores, Future Ready PA Index
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-releases-pssa-scores-future-ready-pa-index-1.2553636

After Glen Mills, legal center warns Pa.: Juvenile programs do more harm than good
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-dhs-glen-mills-abuse-oversight-juvenile-law-center-governor-wolf-reforms-20191101.html

Two students charged in separate threats at schools
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760553/two-students-charged-in-separate-threats-at-schools

Referee shortage: It’s a big problem for high school and youth sports that is getting worse
https://www.inquirer.com/high-school-sports/pennsylvania/official-shortage-referee-high-school-youth-sports-southeastern-pennsylvania-south-jersey-20191101.html

Where the ‘back row kids’ go: How college-for-all idealism fails middle-class kids | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trade-school-college-for-all-williamson-media-20191101.html

Elections/Politics

Voters should vote on crime victim ballot question regardless of court ruling, officials say
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/voters-should-vote-on-crime-victim-ballot-question-regardless-of-court-ruling-officials-say.html

Editorial: Legal action reveals flaws of Marsy’s Law
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-legal-action-reveals-flaws-of-marsys-law

The top races to watch in the Philadelphia suburbs in next week’s election
https://www.inquirer.com/news/election-democrats-delaware-county-council-larry-krasner-chester-bucks-montgomery-20191101.html

Gap shrinks between county Democrats, Republicans
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760626/gap-shrinks-between-county-democrats-republicans

Health Care

Measles can cause ‘immune amnesia,’ increasing the risk of other infections, studies find
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/10/31/measles-immune-system-amnesia-infection/stories/201910310223

5 things to know about Affordable Care Act’s 2020 enrollment period
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/5-things-to-know-about-affordable-care-acts-2020-enrollment-period/

Local News

County will get $2M from state for voting machines
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-will-get-2m-from-state-for-voting-machines-1.2553443

Wilkes-Barre’s sewer system sale details forthcoming
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760630/wilkes-barres-sewer-system-sale-details-forthcoming

Catherine McAuley Center program helps people in need
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/catherine-mcauley-center-program-helps-people-in-need-1.2553381

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton in top 10 cities for pizza lovers
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-scranton-in-top-10-cities-for-pizza-lovers-1.2553508

Carbondale joins Lackawanna County Land Bank
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-joins-lackawanna-county-land-bank-1.2553320

State pension increases by $500k in 2019
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-pension-increases-by-500k-in-2019-1.2553370

Hazleton gets pension aid boost
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-gets-pension-aid-boost-1.2553453

Reading’s struggling to attract new paramedics
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readings-struggling-to-attract-new-paramedics

Lancaster Avenue Shopping plaza to be a boon for Reading’s 18th Ward
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lancaster-avenue-shopping-plaza-to-be-a-boon-for-readings-18th-ward

Opioid Crisis

Victory over opioid crisis: We need more action than just lawsuit settlements
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/01/Victory-over-opioid-crisis-We-need-more-action-than-just-lawsuit-settlements/stories/201910300027

Philly

Penn’s Landing sites up for development, with plans for apartments, shops
https://www.inquirer.com/news/penns-landing-apartment-development-sites-drwc-riverrink-i95-cap-park-20191031.html

How a quiet West Philly neighborhood is sticking together after the second quadruple homicide in a year
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/west-philly-shooting-quadruple-homicide-neighborhood-20191031.html

Yes, there’s an election on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-election-day-2019-preview-20191101.html

Voting rights groups question Philly’s polling place changes
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philly-polling-place-changes-2019-20191031.html

Alleged shooter in West Philly quadruple slaying had mental health, drug issues, family says
https://www.inquirer.com/news/maurice-louis-shooting-west-philadelphia-mental-health-drugs-murder-20191031.html

Larry Krasner on why he endorsed Elizabeth Warren, and the backlash from the Bernie Sanders die-hards
https://www.inquirer.com/news/da-larry-krasner-elizabeth-warren-endorsement-stokes-anger-bernie-sanders-supporters-primary-2020-democrats-progressive-20191031.html

Philly schools using email, calls, and even home visits to help kids get required vaccines
https://www.inquirer.com/education/school-vaccines-exclusion-immunized-students-20191031.html

Another mistrial for man accused of shooting Philly cop in 2013
https://www.inquirer.com/news/eric-torres-second-mistrial-shooting-officer-ed-davies-feltonville-mini-market-20191031.html

Philly to expand rights for housekeepers and nannies, including requiring a contract and paid leave
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-city-council-approves-domestic-worker-bill-of-rights-house-cleaners-nannies-20191031.html

Will Tuesday election cement more of the status quo in Philadelphia? | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-general-election-mayor-2019-editorial-20191101.html

City Council reforms process for selling city land, sends bill to Kenney
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/city-council-reforms-process-for-selling-city-land-sends-bill/article_b6969694-21c6-5f5c-83b1-2892e8fd509f.html

Pitt

Bigelow reconstruction project begins today, closing main Oakland road for 9 months
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/10/31/University-of-Pittsburgh-Bigelow-Boulevard-Cathedral-of-Learning-William-Pitt-Union-rebuilding-roadway-safer-crosswalks/stories/201910310203

A possible bullseye? Target may be eyeing iconic Downtown site
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/31/Target-Kaufmann-s-Macy-s-department-store-Downtown-Pittsburgh/stories/201910310169

Parks referendum to ask city residents to raise their taxes
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/31/Parks-referendum-to-ask-city-residents-to-raise-their-taxes/stories/201910310164

More ramps to close on Interstate 579 for park work near PPG Paints Arena
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/10/31/Interstate-579-PPG-Paints-Arena-Bedford-Avenue-Seventh-Avenue-park-project/stories/201910310181

Pittsburgh’s hottest Halloween costume was none other than – sinkhole bus
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/31/Pittsburgh-hottest-Halloween-costume-sinkhole-bus-Port-Authority-Jerome-Bettis/stories/201910310216

Progress is complicated: Pitt student starts dialogue on technology, accessibility
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/01/Progress-is-complicated-Pitt-student-starts-dialogue-on-technology-accessibility/stories/201910300004

Pittsburgh plans to equip police with $10M in new body cams, Tasers
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-plans-to-equip-police-with-10-million-in-new-body-cams-tasers/

Pittsburgh building code chief taking job with Amazon
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-building-code-chief-taking-job-with-amazon/

State News

Storms disrupt SEPTA rail service, possible tornado damages homes in Delco
https://www.inquirer.com/news/tornado-warning-severe-thunderstorms-weather-20191101.html

Thousands in Western Pa. without power after heavy winds, rain
https://triblive.com/local/regional/thousands-in-western-pa-without-power-after-heavy-winds-rain/

Nearly 3,000 customers in Berks without power this morning
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/nearly-3000-customers-in-berks-without-power-this-morning

Thousands still without power after storm that flooded roads
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/thousands-still-without-power-after-storm-that-flooded-roads.html

Acceptance comes in so many different forms | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/acceptance-comes-in-so-many-different-forms-opinion/

DEP says January butane leak at Marcus Hook handled correctly
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/dep-says-january-butane-leak-at-marcus-hook-handled-correctly/article_5a7fb5fe-fbf3-11e9-be92-4fc27fcb5b33.html

Transportation

Newest roundabout opens in Nanticoke
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/newest-roundabout-opens-in-nanticoke-1.2553512

Washington

Is Trump’s base breaking over impeachment? Tale of congressman’s defiance suggests not.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-impeachment-base-supporters-francis-rooney-florida-20191101.html

Party lines define Pennsylvania congressional delegation take on impeachment
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/party-lines-define-pennsylvania-congressional-delegation-take-on-impeachment/

NEPA reps react to impeachment vote
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nepa-reps-react-to-impeachment-vote-1.2553440