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Legislature

Pennsylvania authorizes $4 million in funding for the 2020 Census https://www.inquirer.com/news/2020-census-funding-count-pennsylvania-philadelphia-new-jersey-20191101.html

Pa. state lawmaker apologizes for word choice in describing a miscarriage https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/pa-state-lawmaker-apologizes-for-word-choice-in-describing-a-miscarriage.html

Administration

Pa. governor’s council recommends sweeping changes to juvenile justice programs https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-governor-wolf-glen-mills-abuse-overhaul-dhs-recommendations-20191101.html

In Philly, Wolf doubles down on vow to veto ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/in-philly-wolf-doubles-down-on-vow-to-veto-heartbeat/article_65c0e746-6fcc-52de-a004-4ef343b6bb2a.html

State attorney general appeals ruling on Marsy’s Law ballot question https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/01/State-attorney-general-appeals-ruling-on-Marsy-s-Law-ballot-question/stories/201911010150

Business

David versus Goliath: Pottstown’s American Keg fights Budweiser over imported beer kegs https://www.inquirer.com/business/trump-budweiser-china-imports-beer-american-keg-subsidies-20191102.html

WTO says China can hit U.S. with $3.6B in sanctions https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/11/02/WTO-says-China-can-hit-U-S-with-3-6B-in-sanctions/stories/201911030157

Hazelwood Green held up as a success story by U.S. Commerce Dept. officials https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/11/01/hazelwood-green-opportunity-zone-us-department-of-commerce-pittsburgh-duquesne-university/stories/201911010153

U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate ticks up https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/11/01/US-employers-jobs-report-October-economy/stories/201911010118

Crime/Punishment

Rare Revolutionary-era rifle recovered nearly 50 years after brazen theft from Valley Forge https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/christian-oerter-rifle-revolution-valley-forge-recovered-fbi-20191101.html

Two staffers at Malvern preschool accused of abusing children https://www.inquirer.com/news/chesterbrook-academy-abuse-malvern-amanda-soria-jessica-kochanski-20191101.html

Education

Vote on new four-year contract coming up for faculty from 14 state universities https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/11/01/State-System-of-Higher-Education-PASSHE-APSCUF-faculty-Pennsylvania-labor-contract-faculty/stories/201911010164

Pennsylvania and New Jersey reading scores decline on ‘nation’s report card’ https://www.inquirer.com/education/naep-pennsylvania-new-jersey-student-test-results-20191101.html

‘Fishing expedition’ leads Pitt astrophysicist to discover smallest known black hole https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/11/01/Pitt-astrophysicist-helps-discover-small-known-black-hole/stories/201911010160

Report offers ‘simple’ fix to special education funding in Pennsylvania https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/report-offers-simple-fix-to-special-education-funding-in-pennsylvania/

Limited competition in most school board races https://www.timesleader.com/news/760832/limited-competition-in-most-school-board-races

Elections/Politics

Pa. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on last-minute challenge to Marsy’s Law https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/pa-supreme-court-asked-to-weigh-in-on-last-minute-challenge-to-marsys-law/

GOP senators may accept there was Ukraine quid pro quo https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/gop-quid-pro-quo-trump-impeachment-ukraine-20191102.html

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Philadelphia, says Congress had ‘no choice’ but to pursue impeachment inquiry https://www.inquirer.com/news/nancy-pelosi-pennsylvania-democratic-party-fundraiser-impeachment-20191102.html

A fake Bernie Sanders stars in attack ads targeting Democrats running for Delaware County Council https://www.inquirer.com/news/bernie-sanders-kyw-newsradio-attack-ads-delaware-county-council-20191101.html

Lacking magic of Senate run, Beto O’Rourke drops presidential bid https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/beto-orourke-drop-out-presidential-election-2020-democratic-race-bid-20191101.html

Philly hospital patients were missing elections, so students are helping them cast absentee ballots https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/philly-hospital-patient-emergency-absentee-ballots-20191101.html

Activists fighting to save DACA make stop in Philly en route to SCOTUS in D.C. https://whyy.org/articles/activists-fighting-to-save-daca-make-stop-in-philly-en-route-to-scotus-in-d-c/

Sleepy judicial races still spur $2 million in spending on TV ads https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/sleepy-judicial-races-still-spur-2-million-in-spending-on-tv-ads.html

Black judicial candidate says she’s been ‘Willie Horton’ed’ by conservative political group https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/black-judicial-candidate-says-shes-been-willie-hortoned-by-conservative-pac/

Outside money fuels Cognetti campaign for Scranton mayor https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/outside-money-fuels-cognetti-campaign-for-scranton-mayor-1.2554231

Commissioner candidates weigh-in during WBVP debate https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191101/commissioner-candidates-weigh-in-during-wbvp-debate

U.D. Dems cry foul over ‘intentional’ polling place switch https://www.delcotimes.com/news/u-d-dems-cry-foul-over-intentional-polling-place-switch/article_fbf366ac-fc29-11e9-b4fc-4343921ea2e1.html

Environment

Are abnormal tornado activity, other extreme weather a sign of climate change? https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/tornado-delaware-county-severe-weather-climate-change-20191101.html

For Bucks families living on bottled water, a frustrating wait for contamination cleanup https://www.inquirer.com/news/pfas-soil-water-contamination-bucks-sellersville-bottled-water-20191102.html

At western Pa. climate change summit, one scientist says effects can be managed if emissions are cut https://whyy.org/articles/at-western-pa-climate-change-summit-one-scientist-says-effects-can-be-managed-if-emissions-are-cut/

Health Care

Pa. health insurance shoppers will find mild premium increases as Obamacare enrollment begins https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/pa-health-insurance-shoppers-will-find-mild-premium-increases-as-obamacare-enrollment-begins.html

As deadly ‘superbugs’ outsmart antibiotics, a Penn scientist uses artificial intelligence to design new ones https://www.inquirer.com/health/superbug-antibiotic-resistance-university-pennsylvania-20191103.html

Local News

Tornado ravages Delco residents’ homes: ‘We just don’t know what we’re going to do’ https://www.inquirer.com/news/delaware-county-tornado-thornbury-township-chelsea-court-displaced-damage-20191101.html

Pa. funding will help turn Pittston industrial site into recreational area https://www.timesleader.com/news/760798/pa-funding-will-help-turn-pittston-industrial-site-into-recreational-area

Legal filing claims County Council chair not following rules; Solicitor calls filing ‘frivolous’ https://www.timesleader.com/news/760695/legal-filing-claims-county-council-chair-not-following-rules-solicitor-calls-filing-frivolous

Wind-whipped fire destroys 117-year-old Pocono Manor resort in Monroe County https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wind-whipped-fire-destroys-117-year-old-pocono-manor-resort-in-monroe-county-1.2553902

Old Forge scrapyard owner will clean up site under DEP agreement https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/old-forge-scrapyard-owner-will-clean-up-site-under-dep-agreement-1.2553821

National News

Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/southern-california-wildfire-maria-fire-20191102.html

N.D. governor wants more oversight after pipeline leak https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/11/02/N-D-governor-wants-more-oversight-after-pipeline-leak/stories/201911030155

U.S. Steel stakes its future on Arkansas plant, as it reports quarterly loss https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/11/01/U-S-Steel-stakes-future-Arkansas-plant-Big-River-Mon-Valley/stories/201911010128

Illinois marijuana law aims to undo harm of war on the drug https://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/illinois-marijuana-law-aims-to-undo-harm-of-war-on-the-drug

When do the clocks change back? Three things to know about the end of daylight saving time https://www.mcall.com/news/nation-world/bs-md-daylight-saving-20191101-iixk4kvmjnb27f76qqv4pnuzf4-story.html

Stalking legislation inspired by Buckingham family passes U.S. Senate https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191101/stalking-legislation-inspired-by-buckingham-family-passes-us-senate

Philly

Philly Council passes bill to extend labor protections for domestic workers https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/philly-council-passes-bill-to-extend-labor-protections-for-domestic-workers/

Philly Puerto Ricans join latest swell of organizing activity for political influence here and on the island https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-boricua-political-education-advocacy-impact-20191102.html

Court rules for VisionQuest in zoning battle over proposed site to house migrant children in Philadelphia https://www.inquirer.com/news/visionquest-shelter-unaccompanied-minors-immigration-bethany-devereux-20191101.html

Philadelphia judge finds ‘outrageous government conduct’ in cop’s treatment of arrested man, dismissing charges https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-excessive-force-sergeant-jason-reid-20191101.html

Philadelphia City Council could see a seismic shift in the 2019 election. Here’s what you need to know. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-city-council-2019-election-candidates-20191101.html

Philly voters will consider borrowing $185 million for buildings, streets, and parks in Tuesday’s election https://www.inquirer.com/news/2019-philadelphia-election-185-million-bond-ballot-question-20191101.html

A decade in, are casinos good or bad for Philadelphia? https://billypenn.com/2019/11/01/a-decade-in-are-casinos-good-or-bad-for-philadelphia/

Council bill would give nonprofits first chance to buy affordable housing dwellings https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/council-bill-would-give-nonprofits-first-chance-to-buy-affordable/article_17041664-2d3b-55ee-950f-46d48f13a562.html

Pitt

Diocesan lawyer raises possibility of bankruptcy over abuse payments https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/11/01/Diocesan-lawyer-raises-possibility-of-bankruptcy-over-abuse-payments/stories/201911010144

Three contested county council races on Tuesday’s ballot https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/01/Three-contested-allegheny-county-council-races-on-Tuesday-s-ballot-election/stories/201910300187

Pittsburgh voters will be asked for tax increase to fund city parks https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-voters-will-be-asked-for-tax-increase-to-fund-city-parks/

State News

Close the ICE ‘baby jaiI’ in Berks County | Editorial https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/ice-berks-undocumented-immigrants-asylum-baby-jail-20191101.html

‘One of the greatest places to shoot in the world’: M. Night Shyamalan pushes Pa. to boost film tax credit https://www.witf.org/2019/11/01/one-of-the-greatest-places-to-shoot-in-the-world-m-night-shyamalan-pushes-pa-to-boost-film-tax-credit/

Editorial: Needed change coming to state elections https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-needed-change-coming-to-state-elections

Our View: Give Sunday hunting a try in Pa. https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20191101/our-view-give-sunday-hunting-try-in-pa

World News

Chinese communique leads to fear of Hong Kong ‘police state’ https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/11/02/Chinese-communique-leads-to-fear-of-Hong-Kong-police-state/stories/201911030159

Iraqis take to streets in swell of political protests https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/11/02/Iraqis-take-to-streets-in-swell-of-political-protests/stories/201911030158