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Legislature

A tale of two states on clergy abuse prosecutions
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/19/Pennsylvania-Kentucky-clergy-sex-abuse-prosecutions-statute-of-limitations/stories/201810120152

Attorney: Laws should allow clergy abuse victims to sue
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/11/attorney-laws-should-allow-clergy-abuse-victims-to-sue/

Republicans shrink but may strengthen in Pennsylvania Legislature
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-wolf-republicans-unite-20181117-story.html

Business

Whole Foods to open in Newtown Square after years of delay and rumors
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/whole-foods-newtown-square-open-20181117.html

Black Friday continues its cultural, economic importance
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14307487-74/black-friday-continues-its-cultural-economic-importance

Lombardo family sells Sam’s Pop & Beer Shop but new owner vows to keep business the same
https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/14312129-74/lombardo-family-sells-sams-pop-beer-shop-but-new-owner-vows

Cashless retailers becoming more common
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cashless-retailers-becoming-more-common-1.2412360

Catholic Church

How a generational divide shapes U.S. bishops’ response to sex abuse
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/us-bishops-sex-abuse-baltimore-conference-generational-divide-20181118.html

Another church scandal: Bishops meet and fail to address abuse | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/catholic-church-scandal-bishops-meet-baltimore-sex-abuse-editorial-20181119.html

Crime/Punishment

15-year-old in custody for shooting of teen in North Braddock
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/18/Allegheny-County-investigating-boy-shot-North-Braddock-Walnut-Street/stories/201811180186

Inmate sues prison over severed ear
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/inmate-sues-prison-over-severed-ear-1.2412417

Education

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

Should students be allowed to use cellphones in class? It depends.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/18/Should-students-be-allowed-to-use-cellphones-in-class-Depends-whom-you-ask/stories/201811150209

Forest City school district debuts $11.5 million renovation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/forest-city-school-district-debuts-11-5-million-renovation-1.2412449

Amy Gutmann: Penn’s long-serving president seeks to bridge the divide
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/amy-gutmann-penns-long-serving-president-20181119.html

Wilkes to mark completion of $3.3M campus gateway project Monday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725056/wilkes-to-mark-completion-of-3-3m-campus-gateway-project-monday

Elections/Politics

Democrats hope to keep momentum going for2020 election
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/democrats-hope-to-keep-momentum-going-for2020-election-1.2412493

Think GOP’s losses in Philly suburbs are Trump’s fault? It’s more complicated.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/philly-suburbs-realignment-republicans-midterm-losses-20181118.html

Berks congressional freshmen get schooled on new job
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-congressional-freshmen-get-schooled-on-new-job

Youth voter turnout was higher in midterms. But hardly ‘historic’ for youth vote.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/midterm-election-youth-voter-turnout-student-nextgen-pennsylvania-20181119.html

Gaming

Penn National Gaming proposes casino for Berks County
https://www.dailylocal.com/business/penn-national-gaming-proposes-casino-for-berks-county/article_09c34f02-0cd0-56c1-b63a-10d53a9da76d.html

Local News

Luzerne County Road and Bridge department struggling to fill job vacancies
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725235/luzerne-county-road-and-bridge-department-struggling-to-fill-job-vacancies

Rally planned in support of Wilkes-Barre Planned Parenthood
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725271/rally-planned-in-support-of-wilkes-barre-planned-parenthood

Warrior Tree honors veterans, raises awareness of suicide
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/warrior-tree-honors-veterans-raises-awareness-of-suicide-1.2412483

Area Christians don yarmulkes in solidarity after Pittsburgh shootings
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725268/area-christians-don-yarmulkes-in-solidarity-after-pittsburgh-shootings

Hearing set in lawsuit aiming to force Lackawanna County tax reassessment
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/hearing-set-in-lawsuit-aiming-to-force-lackawanna-county-tax-reassessment-1.2412511

Design work nearly buttoned up on counseling center
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/design-work-nearly-buttoned-up-on-counseling-center-1.2412455

Uncertain pivot toward recovery
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/uncertain-pivot-toward-recovery-1.2412368

Where your tax dollars are going in Hazleton
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/where-your-tax-dollars-are-going-in-hazleton-1.2412414

Haverford YMCA bustling after ‘blood-curdling screams’ accompanied toddler’s death
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/haverford-ymca-bustling-after-blood-curdling-screams-accompanied-toddlers-death-20181118.html

Like many towns in the area, Wampum has looked better in the past
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/11/18/Wampum-lawrence-county-pennsylvania-our-towns-vacant-struggling/stories/201807190177

Municipalities discuss creation of fire district
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/municipalities-discuss-creation-of-fire-district/article_a51535a4-e906-11e8-be96-db10b9d1c6c6.html

Memorial to New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw unveiled at City Hall
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14306770-74/memorial-to-new-kensington-police-officer-brian-shaw-unveiled-saturday-at-city

Tarentum plucks its new code enforcement officer from New Kensington
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14308850-74/tarentum-pluck-its-new-code-enforcement-officer-from-new-kensingtons-staff

East Deer won’t raise property taxes next year despite losing its largest employer
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14308851-74/east-deer-wont-raise-property-taxes-next-year-despite-losing-its-largest

Reading City Council, police, DA will address rash of violence
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-police-da-will-address-rash-of-violence

Girls on the Run of Berks County 5K celebrates fifth year
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/girls-on-the-run-of-berks-county-5k-celebrates-fifth-year

Reading gets new deputy police chief
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-gets-new-deputy-police-chief

Red Cross official from Berks going to California
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/red-cross-official-from-berks-going-to-california

Harrisburg wants to remove 2 traffic lanes on State Street, add protected bike lanes after series of deaths
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/harrisburg-wants-to-remove-2-traffic-lanes-on-state-street-add-protected-bike-lanes-after-series-of-deaths.html#incart_river_index

National News

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/why-salmonella-outbreak-shouldnt-ruin-your-thanksgiving-20181118.html-2

Call for change: A study raises new concerns about cell phone use
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/19/Call-for-change-A-study-raises-new-concerns-about-cell-phone-use/stories/201811190029

Philly

Penn senior and Philadelphia native wins coveted Rhodes scholarship
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/penn-senior-and-philadelphia-native-wins-coveted-rhodes-scholarship-20181118.html

What can Philly learn from Amazon’s decision?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/what-can-philly-learn-from-amazons-decision-20181118.html

Philly sentencing reform advocates like what they hear
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/philly-sentencing-reform-advocates-like-what-they-hear/article_7f898591-f44d-5e97-a5ec-09715803ad7f.html

Pitt

Fire chief credits sprinklers for quick end to Hill District high-rise blaze
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/18/Pittsburgh-Hill-district-ebenezer-towers-high-rise-Fire-Darryl-Jones-sprinkler-system/stories/201811180181

Paying more for bikes, water pumps, nails and screws: Tariffs pinch products passing through Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2018/11/19/Tariffs-steel-aluminum-Chinese-imports-affecting-U-S-Pittsburgh-businesses-prices-Donald-Trump/stories/201811180004

New Light resuming its routines while grieving its ‘pillars’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/18/New-Light-grieving-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-shootings-stephen-cohen-rabbi-jonathan-perlman/stories/201811170029

‘I was angry most of the time we were there.’ Sister of slain Pittsburgh federal witness reflects on killer’s trial
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/19/Tina-Tamara-Patsy-Crawford-Price-Montgomery-slain-federal-witness-pittsburgh-drugs-crime-shooting/stories/201811160117

Pitt graduate, Beaver Falls woman named as 2019 Rhodes Scholars
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14309850-74/pitt-graduate-beaver-falls-woman-named-as-2019-rhodes-scholars

State News

Thousands in Western Pa. still without power, some might not be restored until Wednesday
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14311095-74/more-than-15000-customers-still-without-power-some-might-not-be-restored

Testing the limits: How unseen payments raise questions about Liberation Way’s use of Florida urine-testing labs
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/how-a-drug-treatment-centers-handling-of-urine-samples-raises-questions

Transportation

AVP to hold TSA PreCheck enrollment
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725269/avp-to-hold-tsa-precheck-enrollment

LCTA ridership forum today
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-ridership-forum-today-1.2412416