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Legislature

Proposed Pa. legislation would give local officials a pay raise
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/proposed-state-legislation-would-give-local-officials-a-pay-raise

Bill supports hygiene, girls and women
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/bill-supports-hygiene-girls-and-women-1.2544502

Assure amends for sex abuse
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/assure-amendsfor-sex-abuse-1.2545320

Instead of just saying no to supervised injection sites, there are positive actions lawmakers can take | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/opioid-overdose-crisis-supervised-injection-state-response-20191014.html

Business

Aramark’s new CEO says what’s right for customers and employees is right for the company
https://www.inquirer.com/business/aramark-new-ceo-john-zillmer-interview-20191014.html

Mack Truck workers begin their strike at plants in 3 states
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/10/13/Mack-Trucks-strike-workers-UAW-3-states/stories/201910130211

Hundreds of Mack Truck union workers hit the picket line as strike gets underway
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-mack-trucks-strike-20191013-yymxn3olsneypl7jskygfymmia-story.html

Pa. Latin American Business Gala debuts here
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758773/pa-latin-american-business-gala-debuts-here

Crime/Punishment

Pa.’s parole system could see changes after review of murder cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/12/Parole-system-could-see-changes-after-review-of-murder-cases/stories/201910120045

Police: 1 person in critical condition after Homewood shooting
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/1-person-in-critical-condition-after-homewood-shooting/

Two injured in Wilkes-Barre shooting
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758801/two-injured-in-wilkes-barre-shooting

Police officers in Lehigh Valley’s three cities now outfitted with body cameras
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-easton-body-cam-20191013-vk6sahxtwfdajjkcvbuq5yhbeu-story.html

Juvenile Justice honors change, constants
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/juvenile-justice-honors-change-constants/article_7269c05e-eb97-11e9-b19a-4f6f62eda2d2.html

Education

Abington Heights Period group organizes Philly rally
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/abington-heights-period-group-organizes-philly-rally-1.2545453

Serra Catholic High School closed Monday after boil-water adviseries in Mckeesport
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/10/13/Serra-Catholic-High-School-closed-Monday-boil-water-mckeesport/stories/201910130226

These are the best school districts in Pa.: Niche.com
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/these-are-the-best-school-districts-in-pa-nichecom.html

ESPN announces College GameDay will broadcast from Penn State on Saturday
https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/espn-announces-college-gameday-will-broadcast-from-penn-state-on-saturday

Cheyney University approved a budget – but how much does it really say about what they’re spending?
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/cheyney-council-of-trustees-approves-budget-in-last-meeting-before-accreditation-decision/

Bucks County Community College plans women entrepreneur summit
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191013/bucks-county-commuity-college-plans-women-entrepreneur-summit

Elections/Politics

LGBTQ community wants 2020 candidate who will fight for their rights
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/10/13/LGBTQ-rights-2020-candidates-voters-pittsburgh-Buttigieg/stories/201910130143

GOP candidates for open Pa. Senate seat discuss issues, complain about selection process
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/gop-candidates-for-open-pa-senate-seat-discuss-issues-complain-about-selection-process.html

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, explained: Why you should pay attention to this November race
https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/pennsylvanias-superior-court-explained-why-you-should-pay-attention-to-this-november-race/

Health Care

Predicting the flu: Carnegie Mellon rewarded for innovative work in flu forecasting
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/14/Predicting-the-flu-Carnegie-Mellon-rewarded-for-innovative-work-in-flu-forecasting/stories/201910110006

Local News

Budget to be unveiled; proposed tax hike expected
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/budget-to-be-unveiled-proposed-tax-hike-expected-1.2545531

Luzerne County may consider delaying voting system decision
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758842/luzerne-county-may-consider-delaying-voting-system-decision

County solicitor reviewing voting machine process
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-solicitor-reviewing-voting-machine-process-1.2545517

Reverse appeals increase assessments of several Luzerne County properties
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758792/reverse-appeals-increase-assessments-of-several-luzerne-county-properties

Halloween party offers good time for LGBTQ community
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/halloween-party-offers-good-time-for-lgbtq-community-1.2545528

North Branch Land Trust hosts annual Taste the Local Harvest event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758825/north-branch-land-trust-hosts-annual-taste-the-local-harvest-event

Scranton controller seeks clarification on DPW use of city-issued gas credit cards
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-controller-seeks-clarification-on-dpw-use-of-city-issued-gas-credit-cards-1.2545536

Lackawanna County accepting bids for new Central Court project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-accepting-bids-for-new-central-court-project-1.2545533

White Haven association starts legal defense fund
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/white-haven-association-starts-legal-defense-fund-1.2545429

MONDAY UPDATE: Agreement reached to preserve historic Wayne County dam
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-agreement-reached-to-preserve-historic-wayne-county-dam-1.2545454

Domenech wins 24th annual Steamtown Marathon
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/domenech-wins-24th-annual-steamtown-marathon-1.2545315

Schuylkill to open account for Mount Carbon
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-to-open-account-for-mount-carbon-1.2545336

Memorial bike ride set for cyclist killed in Route 30 crash
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/bike-ride-set-for-cyclist-killed-in-crash/

‘Walk for Hunger’ hopes to raise $15K to support church association food programs
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/walk-for-hunger-hopes-to-raise-15k-to-support-church-association-food-programs/

Reach for the Stars Buddy Walk raises hope, funds for people with Down syndrome
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reach-for-the-stars-buddy-walk-raises-hope-funds-for-people-with-down-syndrome

Melvin Parker fundraiser gets a boost from friends, family, school
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/melvin-parker-fundraiser-gets-a-boost-from-friends-family-school

Employee raises may depend on draft
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/10/employee-raises-may-depend-on-draft/

Radnor OKs final change to old Wyeth Lab property plans
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/radnor-oks-final-change-to-old-wyeth-lab-property-plans/article_2a6b2d0a-eb98-11e9-92ad-8ffb5e1c5a36.html

Chester County grants help to polish its gem in West Chester
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chester-county-grants-help-to-polish-its-gem-in-west/article_ca3246b6-ec2e-11e9-8942-d3635316aa4e.html

National News

New Orleans hotel collapse: 2 dead, search on for a missing worker
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/10/13/hard-rock-hotel-collapse-new-orleans-rescue-i/stories/201910130220

In the wake of #MeToo, how can we reconcile women’s reality with men’s perspective? | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/metoo-men-support-ally-reaction-20191014.html

Opioid Crisis

Dozens of doses of naloxone have saved overdosing drug users in Berks since 2018
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/cutting-short-the-overdose-and-savings-lives-in-berks-pa

Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis has made more grandparents primary caregivers. They need state support. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-opioids-grandparents-caregivers-department-of-aging-20191014.html

Philly

6 shot, including 14-year-old boy, in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/six-people-shot-philadelphia-fairhill-8th-and-clearfield-20191013.html

As Philadelphia aims to curb racial disparities, why are police stops of black drivers skyrocketing?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-racial-profiling-stop-and-frisk-vehicle-stops-david-rudovsky-mayor-jim-kenney-20191014.html

‘Taxes be killin’ me!’ These Philly high schoolers get $500 to learn about investing, becoming millionaires
https://www.inquirer.com/business/olney-high-school-dan-lasalle-investing-personal-finance-literacy-20191014.html

As Philly celebrates OutFest, crowd wonders: Who repainted rainbow crosswalk?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-outfest-celebration-rainbow-crosswalk-20191013.html

LGBTQ rights, abortion, immigration, guns: Supreme Court’s term could reshape life in Philadelphia | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/supreme-court-scotus-abortion-immigration-lgbtq-discrimination-gun-control-20191013.html

Pitt

Banking on blighted properties
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/10/14/Tri-COG-Land-Bank-Edgewood-Mon-Valley/stories/201910100156

Hold the liquor: Sober bars growing in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/hold-the-liquor-sober-bars-growing-in-pittsburgh/

Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade features cultural mix and protesters
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-columbus-day-parade-features-cultural-mix-and-protestors/

State News

Synagogues are meant to welcome strangers. A year after Pittsburgh shooting, they lock their doors.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-tree-of-life-anniversary-philadelphia-20191014.html

Boil-water advisories continue in the West End and McKeesport areas
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2019/10/13/Boil-water-advisory-West-End-and-McKeesport-PWSA-MAWC/stories/201910130184

Across Pa., lucrative Trump tax break isn’t delivering for the struggling places that need it most
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/pa-opportunity-zones-investors-trump-development-rust-belt-20191014.html

End DMV data selling: Sharing this information violates privacy, safety
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/14/End-DMV-data-selling-Sharing-this-information-violates-privacy-safety/stories/201910070007

State outlines winter preparations, guidance for public readiness
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758777/state-outlines-winter-preparations-guidance-for-public-readiness

NEPA Horror Film Festival grows every year
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nepa-horrow-film-festival-grows-every-year-1.2545452

Wanted for LGBTQ Capitol rallying day: Those willing to share their stories of discrimination
https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/wanted-for-lgbtq-capitol-rallying-day-those-willing-to-share-their-stories-of-discrimination/

Allentown Diocese removes priest over sex abuse allegation
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-diocese-priest-removal-20191013-po3zcfuvk5gt3dthzqqz7adtmy-story.html

Washington

What’s next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/whats-next-impeachment-inquiry-congress-returns-20191013.html

A fake video of Trump shooting members of the media is shown at one of his resorts
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/10/13/Trump-video-shooting-media-shown-resort/stories/201910130223