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Legislature

Backers of child sex abuse lawsuit window rally in Capitol
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14209983-74/backers-of-child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-window-rally-in-capitol

Survivors of child sexual abuse call for Pa. Senate to return to Capitol to act on reforms
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/survivors_of_child_sexual_abus.html#incart_river_index

City boy implores Senate to vote on sex abuse bill
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/city-boy-implores-senate-to-vote-on-sex-abuse-bill/

Police give all clear after bomb scare outside Pa. lawmaker’s Montco office
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/police-give-all-clear-after-bomb-scare-outside-pa-lawmakers-montco-office-20181025.html

Administration

Wolf signs law to help child victims of human trafficking
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20181024_ap_035d1ab19e65400491fb3a34e6aa9cba.html?arc404=true

Gov. Wolf signs bill to aid outpatient mental health treatment in PA
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/24/mental-health-outpatient-treatment-Pennsylvania-legislation-governor-wolf-signs/stories/201810240111

Wolf vetoes bills on debt, price gouging, ag education
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/wolf_vetoes_bills_on_debt_pric.html#incart_river_index

New Pennsylvania law helps police rescue pets in hot cars
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/capital_region/new-pennsylvania-law-helps-police-rescue-pets-in-hot-cars/article_c249190e-497a-5b3b-b4a8-72f019353b06.html

Business

T.J. Maxx to reopen in November
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/t-j-maxx-to-reopen-in-november-1.2401935

Small Business Administration visits Rostraver sanitation company
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/small-business-administration-visits-rostraver-sanitation-company/article_aff359b8-d7ce-11e8-8344-e38a1c5c9c62.html

Scranton firm to compete in ‘Shark Tank’ style competition for funding
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/scranton-firm-to-compete-in-shark-tank-style-competition-for-funding-1.2401752

Crime/Punishment

Christy arraigned on Butler Township burglary; fugitive back in local prison
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722574/christy-arraigned-on-butler-township-burglary-fugitive-back-in-local-prison

Education

Pa. state trooper rides along with kids in New Stanton to reinforce school bus traffic laws
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14210420-74/police-ride-along-to-reinforce-school-bus-traffic-laws

No school again Thursday at Crestwood due to lack of bus-driver clearances
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722548/no-school-thursday-at-crestwood-due-to-lack-of-clearances-for-bus-drivers

Crestwood cancels classes again over background checks
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crestwood-cancels-classes-again-over-background-checks-1.2401933

Creation Nation up and running at Leechburg Area School District
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14210153-74/creation-nation-up-and-running-at-leechburg-area-school-district

Reading High School steps project to cost more than expected
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-high-school-steps-project-to-cost-more-than-expected&template=ourcityart

Cops called to brawl at Pa. high school; officer kicked in face, 6 charged
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2018/10/cops_called_to_brawl_at_pa_hig.html#incart_river_index

Albright Spancake Lecture explores racial speech in politics
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/albright-spancake-lecture-explores-racial-speech-in-politics

Elections/Politics

Candidates spar over property tax elimination at 22nd state Senate district debate
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/candidates-spar-over-property-tax-elimination-at-22nd-state-senate-district-debate-1.2401940

Can Brian Fitzpatrick, a self-described ‘centrist’ Republican congressman, survive in the Philly suburbs in 2018?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/brian-fitzpatrick-scott-wallace-bucks-county-congress-election-20181025.html

Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC cancels ads for Democrats in Philly area
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/michael-bloomberg-pac-cancels-ads-philadelphia-congress-election-20181024.html

Court dismisses challenge to Lindsey Williams’ residency in state Senate race
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/24/Pennsylvania-Commonwealth-Court-dismisses-challenge-Lindsey-Williams-residency-38th-Senate-District/stories/201810240134

Lawsuit seeking to remove Pennsylvania Senate candidate from ballot tossed
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14209972-74/judge-dismisses-case-to-remove-state-senate-candidate-from-ballot

Pashinski opposes House/Senate Bill 76
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pashinski-opposes-house-senate-bill-76-1.2401815

In campaign swing, Pence warns Dems will undo Trump agenda
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20181024_ap_2c587835f2514e17860854ba465c5e8f.html?arc404=true

Supporters turn out for Pence visit
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/supporters-turn-out-for-pence-visit-1.2401867

Pence touts Wagner, Meuser, Barletta bids
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pence-touts-wagner-meuser-barletta-bids-1.2401861

Small group protests outside GOP rally for Chrin
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/small-group-protests-outside-gop-rally-for-chrin-1.2401856

Denny Wolff rebuts opponent’s claims, dubs himself conservative on many issues
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722555/denny-wolff-rebuts-opponents-claims-dubs-himself-conservative-on-many-issues

Meuser told opponent Wolff ‘to go to hell’
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722563/meuser-told-opponent-wolff-to-go-to-hell

What voter registration tells us about November’s election, in 7 charts
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/8531382c974076/what-voter-registration-tells.html#incart_river_index

Council of governments opposes state mandate for new voting machines
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/seda_joins_those_opposing_stat.html#incart_river_index

Blair demos new voting machines
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/blair-demos-new-voting-machines/

Health Care

Former Giant supermarket becomes supersized health center in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/former-giant-supermarket-becomes-supersized-health-center-in-reading

Local News

County budget plan includes $675K for litigation settlement and outside legal costs
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722553/county-budget-plan-includes-675k-for-litigation-settlement-and-outside-legal-costs

Wilkes-Barre officer sues city over K9 bite
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722577/wilkes-barre-officer-sues-city-over-k9-bite

Yard waste fees for municipalities halted
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/yard-waste-fees-for-municipalities-halted-1.2402035

LHVA to connect Scranton and Throop with new stretch of trail
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lhva-to-connect-scranton-and-throop-with-new-stretch-of-trail-1.2401993

City moves forward onearned income tax hike
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-moves-forward-onearned-income-tax-hike-1.2401870

West Nile tech may return
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/west-nile-tech-mayreturn-1.2401869

Land trust will issue doe permits for North Huntingdon nature preserve
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14205677-74/land-trust-will-issue-doe-permits-for-north-huntingdon-nature-preserve

Police merger floated for Cheswick and Springdale Township
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14210104-74/police-merger-floated-for-cheswick-and-springdale-township

RAWA gets OK to pump water to new power plant in Birdsboro
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/rawa-gets-ok-to-pump-water-to-new-power-plant-in-birdsboro&template=ourcityart

Reading Fire Department $500,000 over budget
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-fire-department-500000-over-budget

Reading Parking Authority extends contract for finance consultant
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-parking-authority-extends-contract-for-finance-consultant

Editorial: Completion of Schuylkill River trail a promising prospect
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-completion-of-schuylkill-river-trail-a-promising-prospect

Final decision on Act 47 delayed, as City Council lacks quorum
https://www.tribdem.com/news/final-decision-on-act-delayed-as-city-council-lacks-quorum/article_a34d15ee-d7fd-11e8-80c9-4f6790f4a8c0.html

National News

A federal judge will order Georgia counties to stop absentee-ballot rejections
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/24/federal-judge-Georgia-election-absentee-ballots-voters-advance-notice/stories/201810240173

Another pipe bomb package found, this time targeting actor Robert De Niro
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2018/10/another_pipe_bomb_package_foun.html#incart_river_index

Pence vows justice as bomb probe intensifies
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722509/pence-condemns-package-bombs-during-luzerne-county-speech

Two are dead after a man opens fire at a Kentucky Kroger and an armed onlooker shoots back
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/24/gunman-shot-two-people-supermarket-Kentucky-armed-onlooker-police-Jeffersontown-Louisville/stories/201810240174

No matter what Trump says or does, LGBTQ people have come too far to ever be ‘erased’
https://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/kevin_riordan/trump-transgender-resist-gay-conversion-20181024.html

After cuts and losses, U.S. Postal Service hopes Trump will free it to profit, as box delivery soars
http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/us-post-office-trump-profit-losses-amazon-ups-fedex-20181025.html

Natural Gas

Water ceremony kicks off protest against shale gas and petrochemical industries
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/24/protest-shale-gas-petrochemical-pittsburgh-native-american/stories/201810230180

New Jersey

The death toll hits seven in an outbreak of adenovirus at a New Jersey rehab center
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/10/24/The-death-toll-hits-seven-in-an-outbreak-of-adenovirus-at-a-New-Jersey-rehab-center/stories/201810240177

Opioid Crisis

Trump signs bipartisan measure to confront opioid crisis
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20181024_ap_1bb3281d521546a2aa34b237d6fd8cbb.html?arc404=true

Philly

Rittenhouse Square stabbing: How two lives – and two Philadelphias – led to a fatal night
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/rittenhouse-square-stabbing-philadelphia-sean-schellenger-michael-white-larry-krasner.html

Pay-by-phone parking expands as PPA eyes new parking policies
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/meterup-pay-by-phone-parking-philadelphia-20181025.html

Protesters rally against VisionQuest outside planned Philly site
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/protesters-rally-against-visionquest-outside-planned-philly-site-20181024.html

Two councilmen say Philly needs to cut its myriad business taxes again
http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/philly-city-council-reward-business-taxes-relief-20181025.html

Should past trouble keep a kid from getting into college? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/ban-the-box-college-application-20181025.html

Philly is Exhibit A for the latest challenge facing low-income tenants | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-housing-low-income-vouchers-20181024.html

Pitt

A place to stay since 1923: Historic Hill District YMCA rehab to shift housing operator
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/24/YMCA-Hill-District-rehab-low-income-single-room-rentals-pittsburgh-action-housing-thelma-lovette-Y/stories/201810240109

Pittsburgh school board votes against arming district police
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/24/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-board-armed-police-security-Chick-fil-A-marathon-vote-students/stories/201810240116

Pittsburgh Public Schools board nixes proposal to arm school police with guns
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14210520-74/pittsburgh-public-schools-says-no-to-guns-for-school-police

Fiscal oversight board fails to meet, passes Pittsburgh budget by default
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14209853-74/fiscal-oversight-board-fails-to-meet-passes-pittsburgh-budget-by-default

Pittsburgh-based refugee agency attributes program closure to Trump policies
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/24/Pittsburgh-refugees-Trump-Northern-Area-Multi-Service-Center-NAMS-Jewish-Family-JFCS-AJAPO/stories/201810240127

Acting EPA administrator praises reduced regulation at Pittsburgh shale conference
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14209768-74/acting-epa-administrator-praises-reduced-regulation-at-pittsburgh-shale-conference

Bar owner’s statement backs Pagans’ version of fight with city police detectives
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/24/Bar-owner-s-statement-backs-Pagans-version-of-fight-with-city-police-detectives-officers-south-side-brawl-motorcycle-club/stories/201810240158

Pa. Supreme Court hears argument from city, Pittsburgh police union in wage dispute
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/24/pennsylvania-supreme-court-pittsburgh-police-union-fop-wage-dispute-act-47-raises/stories/201810240108

Living center that serves mentally disabled to pay fine for dispensing drugs without valid prescriptions
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/24/Passavant-Memorial-Homes-pharmacy-federal-fine-mentally-disabled-dispensing-drugs-without-valid-prescriptions/stories/201810240138

Audi dealership opens in Pittsburgh’s Strip District
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14210105-74/audi-dealership-opens-in-pittsburghs-strip-district

Council kills bill to protect historic Pittsburgh church
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14210089-74/pittsburgh-council-kills-bill-to-protect-historic-east-end-church

State News

Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth settles in Pennsylvania after prison
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14209508-74/ex-nfl-player-rae-carruth-settles-in-pennsylvania-after-prison

Pa. county pays nearly $5M over heroin withdrawal death in jail
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14210015-74/pa-county-pays-nearly-5m-over-heroin-withdrawal-death-in-jail

Former Gov. Tom Corbett reflects on his administration’s accomplishments at portrait unveiling
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/former_gov_tom_corbett_reflect.html#incart_river_index

I’m a Dauphin Co. commissioner. This is why I oppose iLottery games | PennLive Letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/opposing_pa_lottery_igames_pen_1.html#incart_river_index

Transportation

Transit expert Christof Spieler gives Pittsburgh system good marks overall
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/24/Pittsburgh-transit-system-good-rating-national-expert-Pittsburghers-for-Public-Transit-Railvolution/stories/201810240171

Washington

‘I’m trying to be nice’:Trump tells media to end ‘hostility’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/24/Amid-bomb-woes-Trump-decries-political-violence-but-calls-on-the-media-to-end-hostility/stories/201810240189