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Administration

DOC deputy, Wolf to meet on SCI-Retreat process https://www.timesleader.com/news/760888/doc-deputy-wolf-to-meet-on-sci-retreat-process

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf says yes  https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/is-a-hot-dog-a-sandwich-pa-gov-tom-wolf-says-yes.html

Business

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion, pledges to protect health data https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/google-buys-fitbit-for-2-1-billion-pledges-to-protect-health-data/

Airbnb CEO says company is banning ‘party houses’ https://triblive.com/news/wire-stories/airbnb-ceo-says-company-is-banning-party-houses/

Four NEPA companies to compete in Ben Franklin Venture Idol https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/four-nepa-companies-to-compete-in-ben-franklin-venture-idol-1.2554427

Crime/Punishment

Community Advisory Committee on criminal justice takes form  https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/community-advisory-committee-on-criminal-justice-takes-form/article_bcaf0616-e560-554e-bb6e-b1ff54f1c635.html

Braddock police chief charged with assault  https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/02/Braddock-police-chief-charged-assault/stories/201911020066

Penn State Investigating New Report Of Sexual Assault By Sandusky https://www.wesa.fm/post/penn-state-investigating-new-report-sexual-assault-sandusky

Education

State-owned university faculty to vote on accord  https://www.witf.org/2019/11/03/state-owned-university-faculty-to-vote-on-accord/

Role models show Berks girls engineering and science, encourage STEM careers https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/role-models-show-berks-girls-engineering-and-science-encourage-stem-careers

Elections/Politics

VotesPA.com provides comprehensive voting information for Nov. 5 election https://www.timesleader.com/news/760906/votespa-com-provides-comprehensive-voting-information-for-nov-5-election

Insurgent candidates across Pennsylvania are rattling establishment Democrats  https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-elections-2019-progressive-candidates-lisa-middleman-stephen-zappala-20191103.html

Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/mueller-documents-buzzfeed-paul-manafort-ukraine-20191102.html

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-border-wall-smugglers-us-mexico-20191102.html

Marsy’s Law amendment hanging by a thread as election nears  https://triblive.com/news/marsys-law-amendment-hanging-by-a-thread-as-election-nears/

Editorial: Bucks GOP injects fear into campaign season  https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20191103/editorial-bucks-gop-injects-fear-into-campaign-season/1

Health Care

New technology could put a dent in sepsis deaths https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/11/03/New-technology-stop-sepsis-deaths-pittsburgh-Allegheny-Health-Network-s-Antimicrobial-Stewardship-Program/stories/201911020009

St. Luke’s reports a flu death, as season starts harshly and with indications that it could be severe https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-flu-season-20191101-gg4saasm5bezpdyrlrkkoxfdxa-story.html

Local News

Thanks to a commonsense Bucks County program, these grads no longer qualify for public assistance – and are now helping others https://www.inquirer.com/news/bucks-county-opportunity-council-erin-lukoss-20191103.html

Tornado’s destruction took just minutes. The cleanup will linger for months.  https://www.inquirer.com/news/tornado-thornbury-township-delaware-county-20191102.html

Sanitary authority, volunteers clean up area waterways https://www.timesleader.com/news/760913/sanitary-authority-volunteers-clean-up-area-waterways

Conference to focus on healthy families and communities https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/conference-to-focus-on-healthy-families-and-communities-1.2554636

Scranton voters to consider payroll tax Tuesday  https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-voters-to-consider-payroll-tax-tuesday-1.2554678

Push ends for term limits on elected Reading offices; ‘This isn’t over,’ organizer says https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/push-ends-for-term-limits-on-elected-reading-offices-this-isnt-over-organizer-says

Berks woman pairs up with Socks for Seniors program https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-woman-pairs-up-with-socks-for-seniors-program

‘Simple, but powerful’: New trail dedicated at Flight 93 https://www.tribdem.com/news/simple-but-powerful-new-trail-dedicated-at-flight/article_6a35e814-fdf2-11e9-a4a3-d754be8f7168.html

Chesco balance of power on line in Tuesday vote https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chesco-balance-of-power-on-line-in-tuesday-vote/article_5cdd7794-fd8f-11e9-9d8e-13ab390307bf.html

National News

U.S. judge blocks Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/us-judge-blocks-trumps-health-insurance-rule-immigrants-20191103.html

UAW president taking leave amid corruption probe  https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/11/02/UAW-president-taking-leave-amid-corruption-probe/stories/201911020052

Philly

300 SEPTA rail passengers stranded for hours after train snags overhead wires  https://www.inquirer.com/news/septa-rail-wire-snag-halts-service-strands-300-passengers-amtrak-20191103.html

After pleas from vendors, City Council president rolls back Spring Garden food cart ban https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/after-pleas-from-vendors-city-council-president-rolls-back-spring/article_22c995a8-f8bd-5a79-b779-c026b3dad027.html

At Philly Bike Expo, a look at how women led the biking movement in the suburbs https://whyy.org/articles/at-philly-bike-expo-a-look-at-how-women-led-the-biking-movement-in-the-suburbs/

Philly Council bill would give nonprofits first dibs on buying affordable housing https://www.penncapital-star.com/featured/philly-council-bill-would-give-nonprofits-first-dibs-on-buying-affordable-housing/

Pitt

Pittsburgh-area candy-makers, stuck with high sugar prices, cry foul over obscure farm subsidy program https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/11/03/Candy-chocolate-sugar-subsidy-trade-Toomey-Edward-Marc-pittsburgh-price/stories/201910270008

ELECTION PREVIEW: State, county, municipal races are on Tuesday’s ballot  https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/02/pennsylvania-state-county-municipal-races-election-Tuesday-ballot-voters-guide/stories/201911020040

State News

Pa. Turnpike won’t take cash by fall 2021 https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-turnpike-all-cashless-tolls-layoffs-20191102.html

The Boy Scouts of America will increase their membership fees by more than 80%  https://whyy.org/npr_story_post/the-boy-scouts-of-america-will-increase-their-membership-fees-by-more-than-80/

PA Turnpike begins $129 million project to go cashless by fall 2021, eliminate 600 jobs https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/03/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-cashless-tolls-2021-job-cuts-highways/stories/201911020038

$9 a day barely gets you a sandwich in Philly. Yet that’s what Pa. pays its jurors. It can do better | Opinion https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/9-a-day-barely-gets-you-a-sandwich-in-philly-yet-thats-what-pa-pays-its-jurors-it-can-do-better-opinion/

Pennsylvania Turnpike to cut 600 jobs in shift to completely cashless tolls https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-turnpike-cashless-20191102-vvasad23pbaqvio3b4lrsgjbai-story.html