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Legislature

In McKeesport, poverty talk goes over the “benefits cliff”
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/11/08/McKeesport-poverty-Sen-Art-Haywood-Poverty-Listening-Tour-childhood/stories/201911080154

2 million-plus reasons for merit selection
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/2-million-plus-reasons-for-merit-selection-1.2558028

Veterans Day

Thank service members on Veterans Day — and then volunteer to help all year round | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/veterans-day-philadelphia-parade-volunteering-20191111.html

For veterans, a sense of community can make all the difference | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/veterans-day-army-military-volunteer-20191110.html

Veterans of different generations reflect on service
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/veterans-of-different-generations-reflect-on-service-1.2558178

Local family dedicated to military service
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-family-dedicated-to-military-service-1.2558159

Hundreds celebrate 100th anniversary of Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/hundreds-celebrate-100th-anniversary-of-pittsburgh-veterans-day-parade/

Mt. Pleasant Township veteran part of dwindling ‘Greatest Generation’
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/mt-pleasant-township-veteran-part-of-dwindling-greatest-generation/

Rep. Cartwright listens to concerns of local veterans at event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761956/rep-cartwright-listens-to-concerns-of-local-veterans-at-event

Casey: More must be done to protect veterans from scam artists
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761958/casey-more-must-be-done-to-protect-veterans-from-scam-artists

Annual Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade honors those who served
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761897/annual-wyoming-valley-veterans-day-parade-honors-those-who-served

Annual Wilkes-Barre parade honors those who served
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/annual-wilkes-barre-parade-honors-those-who-served-1.2558153

A veteran’s views: Pittston Township native Suchecki reflects on his service
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761972/a-veterans-views-pittston-township-native-suchecki-reflects-on-his-service

Beyond the Byline: We can never thank our veterans enough
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761961/beyond-the-byline-we-can-never-thank-our-veterans-enough

Military, VA and nonprofits seek to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/11/11/Military-VA-and-non-profits-seek-to-help-Iraq-and-Afghanistan-Veterans-oef-oof/stories/201911100013

Iraq, Afghanistan wars bring unique homefront challenges
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/11/09/Iraq-Afghanistan-wars-unique-challenges-PTSD-OEF-OIF-Pittsburgh/stories/201911050102

Afghanistan is America’s longest war — 18 years and counting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/11/10/Afghanistan-is-America-s-longest-war-and-counting-OEF-OIF-veterans/stories/201911040078

The Wall That Heals is coming to Tunkhannock
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761968/the-wall-that-heals-is-coming-to-tunkhannock

What is Armistice Day?
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/11/what-is-armistice-day.html

Veterans Day honors those who served. Now we need to look to the next generation of warriors | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/veterans-day-honors-those-who-served-now-we-need-to-look-to-the-next-generation-of-warriors-opinion/

Business

Stuffed Puffs, company behind the chocolate-filled marshmallow, plans Lehigh Valley manufacturing plant that will create 100-plus jobs
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-stuffed-puffs-factory-manufacturing-plant-old-guardian-site-20191111-65u2o4j7e5gtrmkkurxmdna72u-story.html

Chesco drilling rig maker Schramm, completes asset sale process
https://www.delcotimes.com/business/chesco-drilling-rig-maker-schramm-completes-asset-sale-process/article_2da574ad-71ba-5ee0-9cac-02e9596b01b0.html

Crime/Punishment

Plea agreements key to Berks court system; without the deals, justice would be overwhelmed
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/plea-agreements-key-to-berks-county-court-system

Berks County officials close reentry center prior to federal trial
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/county-closing-reentry-center

Education

Criminal investigation of Glen Mills Schools is ‘a top priority,’ new DA says
https://www.inquirer.com/news/glen-mills-schools-delaware-county-district-attorney-jack-stollsteimer-20191111.html

Scranton district seeks dismissal of suit involving teacher, ex-superintendent
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-district-seeks-dismissal-of-suit-involving-teacher-ex-superintendent-1.2558169

Costume protest leads to postponement of F&M College basketball game
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/10/costume-protest-leads-to-postponement-of-fm-college-basketball-game/

Elections/Politics

Westmoreland election results show GOP strength, impact of straight party voting
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-election-results-show-gop-strength-impact-of-straight-party-voting/

Health Care

Taking charge of your HIV is critical. Here’s what to know and do about it
https://www.penncapital-star.com/health-care/taking-charge-of-your-hiv-is-critical-heres-what-to-know-and-do-about-it/

Local News

County council to mull requested PSP station tax break
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-to-mull-requested-psp-station-tax-break-1.2558081

From offices to homes: Trend continues in W-B
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/from-offices-to-homes-trend-continues-in-w-b-1.2558083

MONDAY UPDATE: City council wants to know deadline for employee acknowledgment of ethics rules
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-city-council-wants-to-know-deadline-for-employee-acknowledgment-of-ethics-rules-1.2558124

Allegheny Township fire department’s annual craft show draws 200 people
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-township-fire-departments-annual-craft-show-draws-200-people/

More than 120 volunteers come to Harrison to plant trees
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/more-than-120-volunteers-come-to-harrison-to-plant-trees/

National News

Supreme Court to take up high-profile case over young immigrants
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/supreme-court-take-up-high-profile-case-over-young-immigrants-20191110.html

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/daca-case-heads-to-u-s-supreme-court-this-week/

Natural Gas

From a single racetrack to a billion-dollar business: Penn National Gaming emerges as a national player
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/from-a-single-racetrack-to-a-billion-dollar-business-penn-national-gaming-emerges-as-a-national-player.html

Philly

Where did all the men go? In Philly, women outnumber them by 90,000 — the widest ‘gender gap’ among major U.S. cities.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/women-men-african-american-latino-whites-homicide-diabetes-heart-disease-poverty-20191111.html

For three decades, one man, now 75, has cared for Philly’s Vietnam and Korean War memorials
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/veterans-day-philadelphia-vietnam-memorial-korean-war-memorial-jim-moran-20191111.html

Under indictment, Philly Councilman Bobby Henon faces two challengers for majority leader
https://www.inquirer.com/news/bobby-henon-indictment-philly-council-majority-leader-20191109.html

Marijuana smell from cars is the least of the Philadelphia Police Department’s problems | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-police-department-violence-homicide-marijuana-stop-search-20191111.html

Sixers’ owner and Philly native Michael Rubin on when he nearly filed for bankruptcy
https://www.inquirer.com/business/michael-rubin-fanatics-sixers-meek-mill-wharton-sports-summit-20191111.html

Study: Philly shoppers bear brunt of soda tax, buy fewer sweetened drinks
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/study-philly-shoppers-bear-brunt-of-soda-tax-buy-fewer-sweetened-drinks/

Pitt

Pittsburgh prepares master plan to boost bicycling on city streets
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-prepares-a-master-plan-to-boost-bicycling-on-city-streets/

North Side shelter objects to Port Authority eliminating bus stop at its front door
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/10/North-Side-shelter-objects-to-Port-Authority-eliminating-bus-stop-at-its-front-door/stories/201911070119

Chelsa Wagner feeling confident as trial set to begin in Detroit
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/10/Chelsa-Wagner-trial-khari-mosley-Detroit-police-altercation-Allegheny-County/stories/201911110027

Here’s what’s open and closed on Veterans Day in Allegheny Count
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/11/10/what-is-closed-on-veterans-day-pittsburgh-allegheny-county-pa/stories/201911100017

Pittsburgh police officer injured in North Side crash
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/11/10/Pittsburgh-police-officer-injured-North-Side-crash-jacksonia-street/stories/201911100184

To crack or not to crack: the regional climate change battle is joined
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/11/09/peduto-fitzgerald-climate-action-summit-pittsburgh-cracker-plant-potter-beaver-county/stories/201911090049

First class status takes work: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre needs community support
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/11/First-class-status-takes-work-Pittsburgh-Ballet-Theatre-needs-community-support/stories/201911030179

Pittsburgh Police seek help locating boy missing since Nov. 8
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-seeking-help-to-locate-missing-knoxville-juvenile/

State News

Is old farm equipment on the lawn part of rural Pennsylvania’s charm — or just junk?
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/11/10/Is-old-farm-equipment-on-the-lawn-part-of-rural-Pennsylvania-s-charm-or-just-junk/stories/201911100012

High risk dams pose upstream danger for many Pennsylvanians
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/high-risk-dams-pose-upstream-danger-many-pennsylvanians-20191110.html

‘Mini grant’ program for local watershed groups accepting applications
https://triblive.com/local/regional/mini-grant-program-for-local-watershed-groups-accepting-applications/

Transportation

Northeast Ohio planners proposing a second hyperloop project to link Pittsburgh to Chicago via Cleveland
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/10/Hyperloop-Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago-Hyperloop-Transportation-Technologies-second-proposed-system/stories/201911090014

Pa. Turnpike buys Monroeville swimming pool site for $956,000
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/11/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-Monroveille-Bel-Aire-pool-widening-project/stories/201911070117

Editorial: Cameras in work zones can save lives
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-cameras-in-work-zones-can-save-lives

Washington

Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/nikki-haley-claims-rex-tillerson-john-kelly-recruited-undermining-donald-trump-20191110.html

Fracking not only issue
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/fracking-not-only-issue-1.2558030