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Administration

Wolf signs 88 end-of-session bills, vetoes four
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/10/wolf-signs-88-end-of-session-bills-vetoes-four.php

Wolf signs law meant to help employers limit Pa. workers comp costs
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/10/26/Wolf-signs-Pennsylvania-law-to-restore-caps-for-most-severely-injured-workers/stories/201810260111

Legislature

Prosecutors: Pa. lawmaker admitted she broke the law
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/vanessa-brown-tyron-ali-sting-bribe-20181026.html

Business

Chewy.com hiring another 200 at Hanover Township site
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722839/chewy-com-hiring-another-200-at-hanover-township-site

Catholic Church

Philly feds investigating clergy sex abuse tell nation’s bishops: Don’t destroy records
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/us-conference-of-catholic-bishops-clergy-sex-abuse-philadelphia-justice-department-grand-jury-subpoenas-investigation-20181026.html

Crime/Punishment

Christy pleads not guilty to federal charges, is denied bail
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722786/christy-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-charges-is-denied-bail

Lawmakers say federal prisons are short-staffed
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/lawmakers_accuse_bureau_of_pri.html#incart_river_index

Education

Harrisburg looks to condemn-but not-ban-conversion therapy
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/harrisburg-looks-to-condemn-but-not-ban-conversion-therapy.php

A dozen applicants seek Scranton School Board seat
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/a-dozen-applicants-seek-scranton-school-board-seat-1.2402860

Parents express frustration over Crestwood bus issue
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/parents-express-frustration-over-crestwood-bus-issue-1.2402990

Boyertown official says principal’s resignation not linked to allegation
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/principal-resigns-from-washington-elementary-in-boyertown

Ex-PSU counsel Cynthia Baldwin cleared of wrongdoing
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/26/Cynthia-Baldwin-penn-state-university-cleared-professional-misconduct-wrongdoing-snadusky-conflict-interest/stories/201810260136

Elections/Politics

Mullins calls for reforms to state tax policy
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/mullins-calls-for-reforms-to-state-tax-policy-1.2402999

Wolf continues to hold strong fund-raising lead over Wagner in final days before election
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/wolf_continues_to_hold_strong.html#incart_river_index

Casey, Barletta spar in one final debate before U.S. Senate election
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/26/Casey-Barletta-spar-in-one-final-debate-before-U-S-Senate-election/stories/201810260138

Casey, Barletta talk economy, immigration, guns in final debate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722878/casey-barletta-talk-economy-immigration-guns-in-final-debate

Competitive race in 4th District for Pa. Senate
http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/competitive-race-in-th-district-for-pa-senate/article_d6153df8-1fe0-5630-bf29-1fde9c192b21.html

Raising the minimum wage: Here’s how Scott Perry and George Scott stand on the issue
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/raising_the_minimum_wage_heres.html#incart_river_index

In 44th Pa. House District, female candidates quietly battle for moderate suburban votes
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/26/44th-district-Pennsylvania-House-candidates-moderate-suburban-votes-Michele-Knoll-Valerie-Gaydos/stories/201810250008

Millennials – and CEOs – need to step up on Election Day | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/election-day-2018-employers-day-off-business-20181026.html

Health Care

Health care malaise: The system limps along without treatment
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/27/Health-care-malaise-The-system-limps-along-without-treatment/stories/201810270040

Local News

Parking restrictions, road closures start Monday for Solomon Creek wall project
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722824/parking-restrictions-road-closures-start-monday-for-solomon-creek-wall-project

Road closures beginning for flood wall project in Wilkes-Barre
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/road-closures-beginning-for-flood-wall-project-in-wilkes-barre-1.2402911

Duffy’s lawyer pushing for Lendacky deposition
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722883/duffys-lawyer-pushing-for-lendacky-deposition

Locally made monster movie ‘Baby Frankenstein’ premieres with WB red-carpet event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/722893/locally-made-monster-movie-baby-frankenstein-premieres-with-wb-red-carpet-event

Scranton agency to pick up former Merakey clients
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/scranton-agency-to-pick-up-former-merakey-clients-1.2402883

Pension board agrees to let councilman pursue double pension suit
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/pension-board-agrees-to-let-councilman-pursue-double-pension-suit-1.2403110

Former Altamont Hotel in city is sold for $400K
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/former-altamont-hotel-in-city-is-sold-for-400k-1.2402940

County officials break ground on Sewickley Township industrial park
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14217549-74/county-officials-break-ground-on-sewickley-township-industrial-park

West Deer voters to decide if supervisors should be paid
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14217867-74/west-deer-voters-to-decide-if-supervisors-should-be-paid

Berks housing authority: Building in Boyertown needs pre-winter fixes
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-housing-authority-building-in-boyertown-needs-pre-winter-fixes

Lower Paxton Township mulls imposing ‘rain tax’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/lower_paxton_township_mulls_im.html#incart_river_index

National News

Bomb suspect Sayoc has lengthy arrest record
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/27/Bomb-suspect-Sayoc-has-lengthy-arrest-record/stories/201810270055

How the alleged bomber was identified
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/27/alleged-bomber-identified-Cesar-Sayoc/stories/201810280141

Trump says he does not bear blame for attempted bombings
https://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/14218026-74/trump-says-he-does-not-bear-blame-for-attempted-bombings

Natural Gas

Mussel study validates regulation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/mussel-study-validates-regulation-1.2402957

New Jersey

8th death reported at North Jersey medical facility
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/8th-death-reported-at-north-jersey-medical-facility-20181026.html

Philly

City Council bill would ban cashless stores in Philly
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/consumer_news/philadelphia-cashless-business-ban-city-council-20181026.html

Trump administration awards Philly $1.25M solar workforce grant
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/energy/trump-administration-awards-philly-solar-renewable-workforce-grant-20181026.html

Philly Shipyard makes a play for its future in polar icebreakers
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/philly-shipyard-coast-guard-polar-icebreakers-20181022.html

5 years later, justice for DJ murdered in South Street ice cream shop
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/tom-watson-dj-murdered-south-street-haagen-dazs-20181026.html

Refugee went from janitor to vendor at Reading Terminal Market in a year | We the People
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/aminas-foods-reading-terminal-market-amina-aliako-20181024.html

Boy collapses and dies at Philly school
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/boy-collapses-and-dies-at-philly-school-20181026.html

Bullied in school, a Northeast Philly woman won a $500,000 judgment. Her case could ripple.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/northeast-philly-student-bullied-awarded-500000-philadelphia-school-district-20181027.html

My son was murdered. Why won’t DA Larry Krasner prosecute to the fullest extent of the law? | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/rittenhouse-square-stabbing-philadelphia-sean-schellenger-michael-white-larry-krasner-20181026.html

After ‘neighborhood rebranding,’ one woman stepped in to save her community | Ideas We Should Steal
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/gentrification-pedals-to-porch-detroit-20181026.html

Pitt

Mayor fires back at DA over comments concerning police fight with motorcycle club members
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/26/Mayor-fires-back-at-DA-over-comments-concerning-police-fight-with-motorcycle-club-members/stories/201810260140

PWSA announces tentative targets for 2019 lead line replacements
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/26/PWSA-lead-line-replacements-neighborhoods-2019-winter-shutoff-moratorium/stories/201810260137

Pittsburgh officer put on leave during probe of off-duty encounter with Swissvale police
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/26/Pittsburgh-officer-investigated-off-duty-encounter-Swissvale-police-facebook-sidney-laimon-bates/stories/201810260135

Plan for T, bus riders to use mobile app to pay fares lacks discounts, group says
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/26/port-authority-bids-pay-fares-using-cellphone-app-criticized-connectcard-higher-price/stories/201810260104

Before toddler found alone on N. Braddock street, family asked for help on GoFundMe page
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/26/toddler-north-Braddock-Gofundme-coffey-police-parents-custody/stories/201810260128

Pitt to change ‘victory lights’ that can disrupt bird migrations
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2018/10/27/victory-lights-bird-migration-University-of-Pittsburgh-Pitt-Panthers-Audubon/stories/201810270029

Allegheny County aims to cut jail population by 20 percent with $2M grant
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14219047-74/allegheny-county-aims-to-cut-jail-population-by-20-percent-with-2m

State News

How a Main Line town became the first in Pa. to ban plastic straws
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/plastic-straw-ban-narbeth-pennsylvania-20181027.html

Pennsylvanias encouraged to take part in National Drug Take Back Day
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/26/National-Drug-Take-Back-Day-prescription-drugs-disposal/stories/201810260132

Flight 93 Friends annual meeting Nov. 3 to cover latest improvements to memorial
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14217080-74/flight-93-friends-annual-meeting-nov-3-to-cover-latest-improvements-to

Erie County farmers stung by Chinese tariff on soybeans
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181027/erie-county-farmers-stung-by-chinese-tariff-on-soybeans