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Legislature

Clergy abuse survivors, advocates continue push to change Pennsylvania law
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14199590-74/clergy-abuse-survivors-advocates-continue-push-to-change-pennsylvania-law

How Pennsylvania’s legislature gets away with not helping victims of child sex abuse | John Baer
https://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/child-sex-abuse-pennsylvania-legislature-catholic-church-20181022.html

Four years later, Pa. lawmaker from Philly charged in sting case faces trial
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-corruption-trial-vanessa-brown-state-house-philadelphia-20181022.html

Senate measure for lifers pulled
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/senate-measure-for-lifers-pulled/

Erie County educators take steps to improve school bus safety
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181022/erie-county-educators-take-steps-to-improve-school-bus-safety

More than 1,000 pay respects to Rep. Kavulich at viewing
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/more-than-1-000-pay-respects-to-rep-kavulich-at-viewing-1.2400547

Wolf stops Medicaid bill
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/wolf-stops-medicaid-bill/

New law fair effort to boost work zone safety
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/new-law-fair-effort-to-boost-work-zone-safety-1.2400426

Penalty should fit the crime
https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/penalty-should-fit-the-crime/article_6f79a86c-0208-5547-aeeb-0ae7202c6d5f.html

Business

Big Lots in Harrison to donate to Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14200835-74/big-lots-in-harrison-to-donate-to-habitat-for-humanity-allegheny-valley

Catholic Church

Greensburg diocese bars Uniontown priest accused of sex abuse
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/21/Greensburg-diocese-Uniontown-parishes-priest-James-Clark-not-returning/stories/201810210159

Crime/Punishment

Springfield Mall reopens, search for gunmen continues after shooting
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/springfield-mall-shooter-lockdown-pennsylvania-fistfight-20181021.html

Education

Scranton School Board creating hiring policies
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-board-creating-hiring-policies-1.2400635

What does it feel like to be an older person? Aspiring physical therapists find out
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/aging-edge/2018/10/22/Chatham-University-aging-physical-therapy-lab-simulation-seniors-ageism-Criss/stories/201810220014

University of Scranton to create task force on healing from church abuse
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/university-of-scranton-to-create-task-force-on-healing-from-church-abuse-1.2400573

Elections/Politics

A closer look at school funding in Pa. governor race | Analysis
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/pennsylvania-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-governor-school-funding-20181022.html

Bob Casey unleashes his voice and leads polls in race against Trump ally Lou Barletta
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/22/Pennsylvania-Bob-Casey-changes-tone-US-Senate-race-Lou-Barletta-Donald-Trump-ally/stories/201810190038

Our pick for U.S. Senate: Bob Casey, Jr. | Endorsement
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/bob-casey-lou-barletta-pennsylvania-senate-midterm-election-2018-endorsement-20181022.html

Pa. Senate race: Where do Bob Casey, Lou Barletta stand on the issues?
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/0ac8b4497d2420/pa-senate-race-where-do-bob-ca.html#incart_river_index

Barletta hoping record on illegal immigration and support of Trump will pay off in November
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/22/Lou-Barletta-US-Senate-campaign-illegal-immigration-Donald-Trump-support-election-day/stories/201810210132

Democrats hope to cut GOP majorities in Pa. races
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722240/democrats-hope-to-cut-gop-majorities-in-pa-races

Craig says Bartolotta broke 2014 pledge to reject perks
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181022/craig-says-bartolotta-broke-2014-pledge-to-reject-perks

Focus on the Issues: The 134th Legislative District
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/focus-on-issues-the-134th-legislative-district

Here’s what Scott Wagner has in common with King Lear | Kirstin Snow
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/heres_what_scott_wagner_has_in.html#incart_2box_opinion

Democratic candidate in 6th District Chrissy Houlahan: ‘I’m a team builder’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/democratic-candidate-in-th-district-chrissy-houlahan-i-m-a/article_e81969c6-d482-11e8-9cea-ff84f6f7a930.html

Health Care

The new scourge: A mysterious disease threatens children and demands a unified and robust response
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/22/The-new-scourge-A-mysterious-disease-threatens-children-and-demands-a-unified-and-robust-response/stories/201810220033

Local News

Hazleton making steady progress under Act 47
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hazleton-making-steady-progress-under-act-47-1.2400461

First county budget hearing set for Tuesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/first-county-budget-hearing-set-for-tuesday-1.2400540

Community comes together for injured Kunkle firefighter
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722231/community-comes-together-for-injured-kunkle-firefighter

Scranton reviews trash-fee structure
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-reviews-trash-fee-structure-1.2400633

Lackawanna County seeks state grant for Lackawanna Avenue safety project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-seeks-state-grant-for-lackawanna-avenue-safety-project-1.2400577

New Castle community remembers slain mother and daughter
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/21/newcastle-murder-homicide-triple/stories/201810210175

Meet the man behind Westmoreland County’s comprehensive plan
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14200487-74/meet-the-man-behind-westmoreland-countys-comprehensive-plan

Deputy who returned from injury honors late New Kensington officer Brian Shaw
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14199604-74/deputy-who-returned-from-critical-injury-honors-late-new-kensington-officer-brian

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and others to break ground for new playground in Northmoreland Park
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14200148-74/pittsburgh-penguins-foundation-and-others-to-break-ground-for-new-playground-in

A Berks woman finds herself back under the thumb of heroin, and in jail
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/a-berks-woman-finds-herself-back-under-the-thumb-of-heroin-and-in-jail

Addiction recovery activist marks personal milestone
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/addiction-recovery-activist-marks-personal-milestone-1.2400534

Editorial: Righting airport finances must be a top local priority
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-righting-airport-finances-must-be-a-top-local-priority

National News

Is social media a detriment to free speech? Experts at First Amendment conference weigh in
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/21/national-conference-on-the-first-amendment-duquesne-university/stories/201810210179

Philly

AIDS Walk Philly gets smaller: ‘There is not the sense of urgency we once saw.’
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/aids-walk-philly-hiv-opioids-heroin-20181021.html

Philly wins potential $2M from Bloomberg for climate efforts
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/science/philadelphia-wins-2-million-bloomberg-american-cities-climate-challenge-20181021.html

Why does SEPTA send pension cash so far from Philly?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/septa-pension-private-investments-20181022.html

Pitt

Bloomberg, Peduto talk climate change fight in Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/21/Bill-Peduto-Michael-Bloomberg-Pittsburgh-climate-change-Paris-accord-Donald-Trump/stories/201810210165

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg announces $2.5 million award to help Pittsburgh’s environment
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14199629-74/former-nyc-mayor-bloomberg-announces-25-million-award-to-help-pittsburghs-environment

State aid for lead line replacements could temper PWSA’s debt burden
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/22/PWSA-Pennvest-lead-line-replacements-funding-grant-loan-Paul-Leger/stories/201810210116

Walkabout Allegheny Commons Park restoration digs up surprises
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2018/10/22/Walkabout-Pittsburgh-Parks-Conservancy-Allegheny-Commons-fountain-North-Side/stories/201810210097

International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh marks 25th anniversary
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/22/International-Women-Pittsburgh-25th-Anniversary-IWAP-culture-program/stories/201810170107

Made in Pittsburgh: PG&H is the latest store Downtown to focus on all-things made locally
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2018/10/22/Made-in-Pittsburgh-PG-H-is-the-latest-store-Downtown-to-focus-on-all-things-made-locally/stories/201810220019

State News

Pa. AG Shapiro claims win vs. Navient student loan servicer
https://www2.philly.com/philly/business/pa-ag-shapiro-claims-win-vs-navient-student-loan-servicer-20181022.html

Pa. dangerously close to losing more people to fires this year than last. What can be done? | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/fire-pennsylvania-smoke-alarms-prevention-20181022.html

Flight 93 event focuses on how tragic memories spur memorials
https://www.tribdem.com/news/flight-event-focuses-on-how-tragic-memories-spur-memorials/article_6e426850-d5a9-11e8-a02e-8720b92e1a6c.html

Transportation

TRAFFIC REPORT: PennDOT says ramps leading to I-376 in Squirrel Hill will be open this week
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/22/PennDOT-Ramps-leading-to-I-376-in-Squirrel-Hill-should-be-reopened/stories/201810220071

LCTA extends free night service until Oct. 31
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-extends-free-night-service-until-oct-31-1.2400539

Road to Nowhere gone but 222 corridor work continues
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/road-to-nowhere-gone-but-222-corridor-work-continues

Washington

McConnell loses his leftovers in a confrontation with a heckler at a Louisville restaurant
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/21/McConnell-loses-his-leftovers-in-a-confrontation-with-a-heckler-at-a-Louisville-restaurant/stories/201810210178

House Republicans may risk a messy leadership struggle after November’s midterm election
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/21/House-Republicans-may-risk-a-messy-leadership-struggle-after-November-s-midterm-election/stories/201810210186

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump’s decision to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty
https://triblive.com/usworld/world/14200267-74/gop-lawmakers-criticize-trumps-decision-to-withdraw-from-nuclear-arms-treaty