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Legislature

Ruling in Veon case serves as impetus for new law on restitution to governments, nonprofits
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181112/ruling-in-veon-case-serves-as-impetus-for-new-law-on-restitution-to-governments-nonprofits

State Sen. Ward was prepared for would-be Chartiers Township burglar
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14284620-74/state-sen-ward-was-prepared-for-would-be-chartiers-township-burglar

Let state’s voters crush gerrymander
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/let-state-s-voters-crush-gerrymander-1.2409820

Business

It’s official: Philly loses out on Amazon HQ bid to New York and Northern Virginia
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/amazon-hq2-crystal-city-new-york-east-coast-20181112.html

Amazon HQ2 sites finalized, and it’s not Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2018/11/12/Amazon-HQ-favorites-Similar-basics-but-different-vibes/stories/201811130055

Amazon reportedly will split HQ2 between Virginia, New York
https://triblive.com/business/headlines/14286087-74/amazon-splits-hq2-prize-between-virginia-and-new-york

Supermarket in Wayne County closing
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/supermarket-in-wayne-county-closing-1.2409835

Catholic Church

Vatican orders U.S. bishops to halt plans for vote on sex-abuse reforms
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/bishops-conference-baltimore-clergy-abuse-reforms-pope-francis-20181112.html

Pittsburgh diocese places another priest on leave following abuse accusations
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/12/The-catholic-diocese-of-Pittsburgh-diocese-places-priest-on-leave-after-abuse-allegations-bishop-david-zubik/stories/201811120145

Pittsburgh diocese announces another priest accused of sex abuse
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14285380-74/pittsburgh-diocese-announces-another-priest-accused-of-sex-abuse

Embattled ex-bishop Timlin defies diocese, attends national conference
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724566/bishops-delay-votes-on-sex-abuse-response-was-timlin-at-meeting

Schuylkill County man sues former Allentown Diocese priest for sexual abuse
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/schuylkill-county-man-sues-former-allentown-diocese-priest-for-sexual-abuse

Education

Holocaust teacher believes educators can do more to prevent hate crimes
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/12/Holocaust-Teacher-of-the-Year-Tree-of-Life-Pittsburgh-Shaler-Area-High-School/stories/201811080077

Freeport Area’s cyberbullying policy to be updated
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14285069-74/freeport-areas-cyberbullying-policy-to-be-updated

Mt. Pleasant Area school board rejects fact finder’s report
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14286040-74/mt-pleasant-area-school-board-rejects-fact-finders-report

Students offer ‘heartfelt’ essays on importance of Veterans Day
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724600/students-offer-heartfelt-essays-on-importance-of-veterans-day

Students learn team building at Misericordia
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/students-learn-team-building-at-misericordia-1.2409902

‘Stop’ means stop: Not everyone follows law, local police, bus company say
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/stop-means-stop-not-everyone-follows-law-local-police-bus-company-say-1.2409882

Increased police presence will be seen at Cumberland Valley High School due to threat: officials
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/increased-police-presence-will-be-seen-at-cumberland-valley-high-school-due-to-threat-officials.html#incart_river_index

Court to determine if Pa. schools are liable for ongoing bullying
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/11/plaintiffs-want-schools-to-be-liable-for-ongoing-student-bullying-under-pa-anti-discrimination-law.php

Elections/Politics

Wild campaign: How Lehigh Valley’s first congresswoman rose to power
https://whyy.org/articles/wild-campaign-how-lehigh-valleys-first-congresswoman-rose-to-power/

Picking up another seat, Dems ride high on slow roll of wins
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/week-later-democrats-midterm-success-sinking-20181112.html-2

Cumberland County’s West Shore suburbs show large leftward shift in voting
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/cumberland-county-s-west-shore-suburbs-show-large-leftward-shift/article_d2423d86-78ba-5432-8831-414407ba596f.html

The election is done, but improving voting in the state isn’t over | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/the-election-is-done-but-improving-voting-in-the-state-isnt-over-editorial-20181113.html

How universities can keep the Youth Wave of voting going strong | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/millennial-voting-midterm-election-2018-20181112.html

Gaming

Penn National eyes turnpike site for 3rd Pennsylvania casino
https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20181112/AP/311129627/1009

Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/wagerers-crossing-the-delaware-and-hudson-for-sports-bets/article_a3a08fd0-9b98-5ce2-bfd9-cab8cc556e87.html

Local News

Requests for repairs and maintenance rising in Luzerne County proposed budget
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724592/requests-for-repairs-and-maintenance-rising-in-luzerne-county-proposed-budget

County work session to focus on zoning, road and bridge budgets
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-work-session-to-focus-on-zoning-road-and-bridge-budgets-1.2409887

Friends mourn, say goodbye to Conaboy
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/friends-mourn-say-goodbye-to-conaboy-1.2409817

Operators of Scranton garages may give group discount to Lackawanna County employees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/operators-of-scranton-garages-may-give-group-discount-to-lackawanna-county-employees-1.2409846

Ashley officials mull what to do with a crumbling building
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ashley-officials-mull-what-to-do-with-a-crumbling-building-1.2409942

More than 20 organizations benefit from arts mini-grants
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/more-than-20-organizations-benefit-from-arts-mini-grants-1.2409859

Scranton zoners to hear Marywood South apartment complex plan
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-zoners-to-hear-marywood-south-apartment-complex-plan-1.2409985

Moscow zoning board says no to ‘glamping’ campground
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/moscow-zoning-board-says-no-to-glamping-campground-1.2409984

Festivities to follow annual Tarentum, Brackenridge Christmas parade
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14284793-74/festivities-to-follow-annual-tarentum-brackenridge-christmas-parade

Reading’s new revitalization board brainstorms on committees, objectives for city
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readings-new-revitalization-board-brainstorms-on-committees-objectives-for-city

South Heidelberg calls community corrections center a non-permitted use
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/south-heidelberg-calls-community-corrections-center-a-non-permitted-use

Tower Health selling 80 acres in Spring Township to partnership
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/tower-health-selling-80-acres-in-spring-township-to-partnership

Coats for kids: Spring Township firefighters respond to emergency of a different kind
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/spring-township-firefighters-respond-to-emergency-of-a-different-kind-coats-for-kids

Meet Berks County’s 40 professionals under 40
https://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/meet-berks-countys-40-professionals-under-40&template=ourcityart

Paul Muschick: Allentown taxes may rise for first time in 13 years. It’s about time.
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/muschick/mc-opi-allentown-tax-increase-ray-oconnell-muschick-20181107-story.html

Fueled by complaints, Bethlehem to require background checks, vouchers to stay at emergency shelter
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-nws-bethlehem-homeless-shelter-problems-20181112-story.html

Marijuana

What Pa. patients are treating with their medical marijuana
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/11/12/Pennsylvania-patients-treating-medical-marijuana/stories/201811120069

City’s first medical marijuana dispensary draws crowd
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/11/citys-first-medical-marijuana-dispensary-draws-crowd/

Opportunity to help people trumps economic impact of medical marijuana plant
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/opportunity-to-help-people-trumps-economic-impact-of-medical-marijuana/article_a21ab2c5-4626-5767-88d6-615f0c9e3bdb.html

National News

Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2018/11/12/Comic-book-genius-Stan-Lee-Spider-Man-creator-dies-at-95-marvel-incredible-hulk-fantastic-four/stories/201811120095

The death toll in the Northern California wildfire jumps to 42 as a grim search continues
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/11/12/Grim-search-for-more-fire-victims-31-dead-across-California/stories/201811120082

‘This is our lane’: Philly-area doctors blast NRA over hostile tweet
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/doctors-nra-stay-in-your-lane-twitter-gun-control-20181112.html

Natural Gas

Drilling case has no legs: Taxpayers stuck with the bill anyway
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/13/Drilling-case-has-no-legs-Taxpayers-stuck-with-the-bill-anyway/stories/201811130027

Philly

Report: Hunger in Philadelphia increases 22 percent
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/hunger-free-america-philadelphia-poverty-rate-food-insecurity-median-income-20181112.html

After backlash, Mazzoni Center CEO resigns
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/mazzoni-center-ceo-resignation-lydia-gonzales-sciarrino-20181112.html

Take a book, leave a book. Little Free Libraries are popping up around Philly.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/little-free-library-books-philadelphia-suburbs-20181112.html

Police seek help in 3 fatal hit-runs in Philadelphia
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/fatal-hit-runs-philadelphia-police-20181112.html

City could save $45M with tenant legal help
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/city-could-save-m-with-tenant-legal-help/article_e128fb37-0114-54fc-8cd5-8b65f3989634.html

Pitt

Despite gains, city schools have work to do, A+ Schools report says
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/12/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-A-Schools-plus-Anthony-Hamlet-James-Fogarty-Pennsylvania-students/stories/201811120086

Council to hear Peduto’s budget pitch — no tax increase included
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/12/Pittsburgh-Mayor-Bill-Peduto-2019-budget-address-state-of-the-city/stories/201811120097

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers: A face of tragedy, a voice for peace
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/12/Rabbi-Hazzan-Jeffrey-Myers-Tree-of-Life-Or-LSimcha-synagogue-mass-shooting-Pittsburgh-profile/stories/201811090143

Tree of Life makeshift memorial to be moved indoors
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14283906-74/tree-of-life-memorial-to-come-down-in-preparation-for-permanent-home

Securing the border: A rabbi faithfully tends to the ‘doors’ of Squirrel Hill
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/12/pittsburgh-eruv-squirrel-hill-shooting-tree-of-life-synagogue-rabbi-shimon-silver/stories/201811090152

Ron Stallworth, black detective who infiltrated KKK, to speak in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14284512-74/ron-stallworth-black-detective-who-infiltrated-kkk-to-speak-in-pittsburgh

State News

Pennsylvania doubles, to $36M, tax credits for investing in distressed neighborhoods
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/tax-credit-neighborhood-assistance-program-community-development-dced-pennsylvania-20181113.html

Pa. wants to slash continuing ed requirement by half for nursing home administrators
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/pa-wants-to-slash-continuing-ed-requirement-by-half-for-nursing-home-administrators-20181112.html

Stop giving Wall Street a cut of our pensions | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-pensions-sers-psers-wall-street-investing-20181112.html

Pa.’s Black youth more likely to be in, stay in foster care: Report
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/pa-s-black-youth-more-likely-to-be-in-stay/article_869247ef-175d-562a-af5d-d164854ef45c.html

Indian American Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrates Diwali
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724598/indian-american-association-of-northeastern-pennsylvania-celebrates-diwali

Which Pennsylvania counties have the highest — and lowest — credit card debt?
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/11/a575475df66225/which-pennsylvania-counties-ha.html#incart_river_index

Transportation

Gasoline prices continue fall as waivers make Iran sanctions moot, analyst says
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14285592-74/gasoline-prices-continue-fall-as-waivers-make-iran-sanctions-moot-analyst-says

Washington

Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/roger-stone-associate-expects-be-charged-mueller-probe-20181112.html-2