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Elections
Democrat Susan Wild holds edge, Republican Marty Nothstein in striking distance, poll shows
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-7-muhlenberg-college-poll-nothstein-wild-silfies-20181017-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp2

Dean, David contend to represent Montco’s newly drawn congressional district
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state-rep-madeleine-dean-and-businessman-dan-david-contend-to-represent-montcos-newly-drawn-congressional-district-20181020.html

Incumbent Camera Bartolotta, James Craig face off in heated state Senate race
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/19/Camera-Bartolotta-James-Craig-46th-Senate-District-Beaver-County-Washington-Greene-County/stories/201810180144

Legislature
Penn State pledge who died after hazing spurs new law
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-penn-state-hazing-20181019-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp5

Legislation to protect workers, motorists in work zones is signed by Gov. Wolf
https://blog.pennlive.com/politics/2018/10/legislation_to_protect_workers.html

Want to make it up to church abuse survivors, Sen. Scarnati? Come back to Harrisburg now | Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/want_to_make_it_up_to_church_a.html#incart_river_index

Legislature size is lawmakers’ latest charade
https://www.standardspeaker.com/opinion/legislature-size-is-lawmakers-latest-charade-1.2399740

 

Business
Air Liquide celebrates grand opening of Slate Belt expansion that could create nearly 200 jobs
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-air-liquide-upper-mount-bethel-grand-opening-20181019-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp2

 

Catholic Church Scandal
Feds have several tools to investigate dioceses
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/19/grand-jury-sexual-abuse-priests-Catholic-federal-Pennsylvania/stories/201810190138

Greensburg diocese ‘listening sessions’ begin next week in wake of clergy sex abuse report
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14194067-74/greensburg-diocese-listening-sessions-begin-next-week-in-wake-of-clergy-sex

 

Local News
Forum examines grandparents’ role
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/forum-examines-grandparents-role-1.2399809

Trash transfer station proposed for northern Lancaster County, would reduce trucks on local roads
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/trash-transfer-station-proposed-for-northern-lancaster-county-would-reduce/article_b9d45934-d39e-11e8-b904-438d587eb8d7.html

Federal government declares Lancaster County a disaster area after Aug. 31 flash floods, loans available
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/federal-government-declares-lancaster-county-a-disaster-area-after-aug/article_2871d0e8-d3bc-11e8-8d4d-875439cc7261.html

Judge speaks at 12th annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722059/judge-speaks-at-12th-annual-grandparents-raising-grandchildren-conference

 

Washington D.C
Russian woman charged with U.S election interference through social media
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-russian-woman-charged-with-election-interference-20181019-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp5

The world has a question for the White House: When do murders matter?
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-khashoggi-murder-world-us-response-20181019-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp5

Saudi Arabia fires 5, arrests 18 after admitting Kashoggi was killed
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2018/10/saudi_arabia_fires_5_officials.html

GOP wrong in targeting ‘entitlements’
https://www.standardspeaker.com/opinion/gop-wrong-in-targeting-entitlements-1.2399211

 

Environment
Stream bank project to benefit Lower Elk Creek Nature Reserve
http://www.goerie.com/photogallery/PA/20181020/NEWS/102009995/PH/1

Regional pipeline work complete
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/regional-pipeline-work-complete-1.2399776

 

Philadelphia
Acclaimed Philly scholastic chess coach sexually abused boys in 1980s, former pupils say
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/philadelphia-chess-coach-stephen-shutt-sex-abuse-masterman-frederick-douglass-elementary-20181019.html

Philadelphia is so dirty the city wants residents and business owners to help collect trash
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/litter-philadelphia-trash-streets-department-recycle-20181019.html#loaded

In North Philadelphia, Moorish style synagogue tells the story of aspiration and change
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/philadelphia-jewish-history-adath-stuckert-20181018.html

Philly songwriter wins $44 mil in suit over Usher song
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/celebrities/usher-lawsuit-44-million-bad-girl-stairway-to-heaven-20181019.html

Community based youth incarceration alternatives give at risk Philly youth a fresh chance
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/youth-advocates-program-pyap-philadelphia-juvenile-incarceration-alternatives-20181019.html

 

Pittsburgh
New Pittsburgh initiative’s mission is to help blacks rise to executive ranks
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/10/18/Blacks-top-executive-jobs-Advanced-Leadership-Initiative-Tepper-School-Carnegie-Mellon/stories/201810180032

Pittsburgh airport fees charged to airlines drop for sixth straight year
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14194253-74/pittsburgh-airports-fees-charged-to-airlines-drop-for-sixth-straight-year