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Legislature

Local lawmakers push power plant host agreement legislation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-lawmakers-push-power-plant-host-agreement-legislation-1.2548572

Pa. lawmakers seek fix to return arrest powers to school police officers
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/pa-lawmakers-seek-fix-to-return-arrest-powers-to-school-police.html

I’m a Philadelphia pediatrician. Here’s the one thing that would help my patients most. l Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/health/life-expectancy-child-health-minimum-wage-20191014.html

Mayors duck safety struggle
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/mayors-duck-safety-struggle-1.2548089

Administration

Fetterman tells prison lifers time is right to apply for commutation
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/20/Fetterman-prison-lifers-time-right-apply-commutation-pennsylvania/stories/201910200030

Business

Central Pa. company to build 600,000-square-foot warehouse next summer, another warehouse to follow
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/10/central-pa-company-to-build-600000-square-foot-warehouse-next-summer-and-another-warehouse-will-follow.html

Crime/Punishment

Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo arrested for assault in Fayette County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/20/Steelers-linebacker-Anthony-Chickillo-arrested-for-assault-in-Fayette-County/stories/201910200206

1 killed, 2 injured in Wilkinsburg shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/20/Police-investigating-shooting-in-Wilkinsburg/stories/201910200213

Pa. law has 5 times more crimes than in the ’70s. Is that why Pa. has 5 times more prisoners?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/20/Pennsylvania-law-crimes-code-prisoners-ACLU-repetition-incarceration/stories/201910200037

Lehigh County Jail earned $10,000 a month as immigration detention facility
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-allentown-ice-immigration-detainees-lehigh-county-jail-20191018-uivg4ztbwzcrzjjalentnd3l3m-story.html

Education

MONDAY UPDATE: Abingtons woman collects more than $7,000 for Scranton High bus passes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-abingtons-woman-collects-more-than-7-000-for-scranton-high-bus-passes-1.2548468

Elections/Politics

Pete Buttigieg’s first stop in Pa. draws 1,000 people to Reading Terminal Market
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pete-buttigieg-rally-philadelphia-pa-reading-terminal-market-first-stop-democratic-primary-20191021.html

Biden to speak in Scranton on Wednesday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/759475/biden-to-speak-in-scranton-on-wednesday

Democrats pick history professor to run for seat vacated by senator facing child porn charges
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/democrats-pick-history-professor-to-run-for-seat-vacated-by-senator-facing-child-porn-charges.html

Berks County Republicans gather for annual fall dinner
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-republicans-gather-for-annual-fall-dinner/1

Your guide to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 5 general election
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/your-guide-to-pennsylvanias-nov-5-general-election/

Health Care

Many Philly-area doctors earn cash on the side consulting for Big Pharma. Does it mean anything for patients?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/dollars-for-docs-propublica-physicians-consulting-pharmaceutical-companies-20191021.html

Local News

Luzerne County Notebook: Council contenders to present views
https://www.timesleader.com/news/759418/luzerne-county-notebook-council-contenders-to-present-views

Explosion, fire damage Nanticoke home
https://www.timesleader.com/news/759438/house-explosion-fire-reported-in-nanticoke

Scranton property owner fights city’s attempt to collect rental registration back fees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-property-owner-fights-city-s-attempt-to-collect-rental-registration-back-fees-1.2548575

Budget picture ‘looking good’ for Hazleton
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/budget-picture-looking-good-for-hazleton-1.2548485

Charleroi fire officials tell residents to ventilate after sewers emit gas smell
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/washington/2019/10/20/Charleroi-fire-officials-tell-residents-to-ventilate-after-sewers-emit-gas-smell/stories/201910200186

Allentown blast destroys 10 homes, displaces 21 residents
https://www.inquirer.com/news/allentown-explosion-homes-destroyed-20191020.html

Allentown fire destroys 10 row homes and displaces 30 people, demolition to resume Monday
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-homes-explosion-20191020-ook2xjzxvrd2tc2i7rhbhxkfai-story.html

Ligonier Township ride, ‘ghost bike,’ honor cycle crash victim and stress road safety
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/ligonier-township-ride-ghost-bike-honor-cycle-crash-victim-and-stress-road-safety/

Springdale water project nears completion
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/springdale-water-project-nears-completion/

National News

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/syria-us-troops-iraq-isis-trump-20191020.html

Milestone, yet routine
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/milestone-yet-routine-1.2548091

Opioid Crisis

Naloxone can be a lifesaver during opioid overdoses. Why don’t more people carry it? | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/naloxone-can-be-a-lifesaver-during-opioid-overdoses-why-dont-more-people-carry-it-opinion/

Philly

2-year-old killed in second shooting of a child in Philly in two days
https://www.inquirer.com/news/child-shot-philadelphia-kensington-homicide-20191020.html

$5,000 reward offered by FOP in shooting of 11-month-old child
https://www.inquirer.com/news/reward-philadelphia-fop-child-shot-20191020.html

In church, Michael White, acquitted of manslaughter, takes responsibility for the Rittenhouse slaying of Sean Schellenger
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/michael-white-sean-schellenger-gospel-tabernacle-church-20191020.html

Margaux Murphy ‘decided to be broke all the time’ so her Sunday Love Project could feed the hungry
https://www.inquirer.com/news/maugaux-murphy-sunday-love-project-holy-trinity-church-20191020.html

Three parents, who made three different school choices, share advice on how to decide where to send your kids | Perspective
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-schools-public-charter-catholic-choice-20191020.html

Homes are the best medicine | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/homeless-philadelphia-addiction-mental-illness-housing-first-20191021.html

Pitt

A fellowship of grief: How mass shooting survivors find comfort and guidance with one another
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/20/tree-of-life-synagogue-pittsburgh-mass-shooting-survivors-network/stories/201910190003

A year after the Tree of Life shooting, the city still grieves but remains resolute
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/a-year-after-the-tree-of-life-shooting-the-city-still-grieves/

Tree of Life leaders vow to reopen synagogue
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/tree-of-life-leaders-vow-to-reopen-synagogue/

Activists speak out against Trump’s Pittsburgh visit Wednesday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/activists-speak-out-against-trumps-pittsburgh-visit/

Baptist congregation, police, first responders gather for ‘Justice On Both Sides’ service
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/20/Justice-on-Both-Sides-East-Liberty-church-service-Pittsburgh-police-first-responders/stories/201910200192

Leading by example: Sidney Crosby’s generosity opens doors for area kids
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/21/Sidney-Crosby-Pittsburgh-Penguins-hockey-generosity-opens-doors-for-area-kids/stories/201910160005

Pittsburgh International Airport auction has highest turnout ever
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/highest-turnout-ever-at-pittsburgh-international-airport-auction/

State News

Airbnb property manager accused of violating law asks Pa. Supreme Court to weigh in on gig economy
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/commercial/sharing-economy-airbnb-property-management-real-estate-broker-pennsylvania-supreme-court-sally-ladd-20191021.html

Pennsylvania Game Commission raises alarm on deadly deer disease
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/10/20/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd-Pennsylvania-Game-Commission-white-tailed-deer/stories/201910200057

Berks woman, a DACA Dreamer, studied and worked hard, but doesn’t qualify for a teaching certificate in Pa.
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/american-dream-elusive-for-muhlenberg-woman

Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/pa-spends-13-million-so-far-on-search-for-lottery-partner-amid-fierce-competition-for-1b-contract.html

Kempton: a community in mourning over deaths of children
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/kempton-a-community-in-mourning-over-deaths-of-children

Pa. college chemistry students find carbon monoxide in common vaping devices
https://www.witf.org/2019/10/21/pa-college-chemistry-students-find-carbon-monoxide-in-common-vaping-devices/

Residents can testify in upcoming pipeline hearings
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/residents-can-testify-in-upcoming-pipeline-hearings/article_f7925748-f35b-11e9-8bf3-cfc37c580992.html

Transportation

County vehicle registration fee will pay for 3 bridge projects
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-vehicle-registration-fee-will-pay-for-3-bridge-projects-1.2548548

Washington

Lamb urges Democratic candidates not to forget the working class
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/10/20/Conor-Lamb-democrat-candidates-election-2020-westmoreland-greensburg/stories/201910200204

About 50 Republicans are going to decide whether America becomes a dictatorship | Will Bunch
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-impeachment-republicans-doral-ukraine-dictatorship-20191020.html

Bill would offer incentives for reclaiming waste coal
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bill-would-offer-incentives-for-reclaiming-waste-coal-1.2548545

Bill could lower drug prices to help expand Medicare subsidies
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191021/bill-could-lower-drug-prices-to-help-expand-medicare-subsidies