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Legislature

Pashinski introduces bill to ban flavored vaping products in Pa.
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760144/pashinski-introduces-bill-to-ban-flavored-vaping-products-in-pa

Election bills signal reforms
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/election-bills-signal-reforms-1.2551048

Red flag laws saving lives
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/red-flag-laws-saving-lives-1.2551050

Editorial: Wake up to later school start times
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-wake-up-to-later-school-start-times

I had an abortion at 22 weeks. There’s no heart in this ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban bill | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/i-had-an-abortion-at-22-weeks-theres-no-heart-in-this-heartbeat-abortion-ban-bill-opinion/

Brian O’Neill: Paid to party
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/10/27/Pennsylvania-state-legislature-expenses-pay-investigation-spending/stories/201910270043

Sen. Kim Ward: It’s time to reform emissions testing
https://triblive.com/opinion/sen-kim-ward-its-time-to-reform-emissions-testing/

Authorize full practice
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/authorize-full-practice-1.2550773

Business

Carbondale company bringing broadband to farmers ‘one silo at a time’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/carbondale-company-bringing-broadband-to-farmers-one-silo-at-a-time-1.2551149

Joe’s Kwik Marts settles class action lawsuit over overtime pay
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/joe-s-kwik-marts-settles-class-action-lawsuit-over-overtime-pay-1.2551209

Swift Logistics, LLC closing warehouse in Springettsbury Township
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/10/26/swift-logistics-llc-closing-warehouse-springettsbury-township/2470339001/

Crime/Punishment

Justice for the less famous `Meek Mills’ who are trapped by probation | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/probation-parole-philadelphia-meek-mill-supervision-criminal-justice-reform-20191027.html

Human trafficking hits Lehigh Valley and local groups hit back with this event
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/10/human-trafficking-hits-lehigh-valley-and-local-groups-hit-back-with-this-event.html

Police staffing difficult amid high costs and low recruits
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191027/police-staffing-difficult-amid-high-costs-and-low-recruits

Education

As debate continues, reforms possible for charter schools
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/as-debate-continues-reforms-possible-for-charter-schools-1.2551318

Future W-B Area high school site has rich mining past
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/future-w-b-area-high-school-site-has-rich-mining-past-1.2551195

High school quarterback critically injured in Friday night championship in Schuylkill County
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-quarterback-injured-20191026-kkhjflbkwbgqzivtuhysxfig3i-story.html

Study: Local colleges, universities generated regional impact of $1.3 billion in 2018
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/study-local-colleges-universities-generated-regional-impact-of-1-3-billion-in-2018-1.2551146

Elections/Politics

Some officials concerned voter fatigue will keep local election turnout low
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/10/26/officials-concerned-voter-fatigue-election-turnout-pittsburgh/stories/201910260017

Pa. Secretary of State: Know your rights at the polls
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760120/pa-secretary-of-state-know-your-rights-at-the-polls

Misleading Mailer: State Democratic Party warps Times’ stories against Manning in mailer
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191027/misleading-mailer-state-democratic-party-warps-times-stories-against-manning-in-mailer

A fight for the law in Monroe County
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20191026/fight-for-law-in-monroe-county

The Delco Vote: What’s at stake on Election Day in local government
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/the-delco-vote-what-s-at-stake-on-election-day/article_d6c9a436-f675-11e9-9d26-8b3003d96b43.html

Gaming

Cambria welcomes first Video Gaming Terminals
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/10/cambria-welcomes-first-video-gaming-terminals/

Health Care

‘Everything got so far out of control,’ says new mom helped with depression therapy
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/10/27/NEST-postpartum-depression-anxiety-women-mental-health-skills-mothers-WPIC-Magee/stories/201910230155

Primary care doctors paid by patient monthly fees, not insurance, gaining traction
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-direct-care-20191027-gpyqwd6ks5bl5ee4b76rpohbcq-story.html

Local News

Luzerne County Council race sees 11 vie for six seats
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760138/luzerne-county-council-race-sees-11-vie-for-six-seats

Scranton council race pits three candidates for two seats
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-race-pits-three-candidates-for-two-seats-1.2551386

Hazleton mayor hopefuls discuss finances, crime and blight
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-mayor-hopefuls-discuss-finances-crime-and-blight-1.2551229

Berks firefighter whose home was destroyed in blaze finds support from station house family
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-firefighter-whose-home-was-destroyed-in-blaze-finds-support-from-station-house-family

You’re getting warmer: winter clothing giveaway in Reading helps hundreds of people
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/youre-getting-warmer-winter-clothing-giveaway-in-reading

How tough is it to fight a parking ticket in Easton?
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/10/how-tough-is-it-to-fight-a-parking-ticket-in-easton.html

Exiting Act 47 | ‘Difficult decisions’ ahead: Johnstown faces two-year deadline for shedding ‘distressed’ status
https://www.tribdem.com/news/exiting-act-difficult-decisions-ahead-johnstown-faces-two-year-deadline/article_964edd32-f872-11e9-9c9a-339c8505f9cb.html

Exiting Act 47 | Pension legacy costs hold back city’s progress
https://www.tribdem.com/news/exiting-act-pension-legacy-costs-hold-back-city-s-progress/article_9808c3be-f871-11e9-b81f-972c7fae1e23.html

National News

2 dead, 14 injured after shooting at Texas A&M homecoming party
https://www.inquirer.com/news/2-dead-14-injured-after-shooting-texas-am-homecoming-party-20191027.html

Philly

Greater Philadelphia cannot afford a moratorium on growth. We need PennEast | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/penneast-natural-gas-philadelphia-pipeline-20191027.html

Man shot near Chinatown runs 3 blocks to shuttered Hahnemann hospital for help, police say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nightclub-shooting-philadelphia-hanhemann-hospital-noto-20191026.html

Alpenhorn sounds at Smith Playground to mark Swiss billionaire’s $1M gift for playhouse restoration
https://www.inquirer.com/news/smith-playhouse-restoration-urban-nature-preschool-michael-pieper-franke-giant-wooden-slide-20191027.html

Pitt

Community events, service will commemorate attack at Tree of Life building
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/27/Tree-of-Life-one-year-anniversary-commemoration-community-events-service/stories/201910270194

Stronger, more unified, survivors face risks and move forward after Tree of Life tragedy
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/27/tree-of-life-shooting-survivors-anti-semitic-massacre-pittsburgh-andrea-wedner-audrey-glickman/stories/201910160165

Congregation Dor Hadash was a target for its immigrant advocacy — and the shooting did not stop that work
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/26/Congregation-Dor-Hadash-was-a-target-for-its-immigrant-advocacy-and-the-shooting-did-not-stop-that-work/stories/201910260001

After the Tree of Life shooting, some in Israel sent Pittsburgh help
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/27/Tree-of-Life-synagogue-Israel-United-Hatzalah-Trauma-Coalition-Pittsburgh/stories/201910080140

‘United by love’: Catholic Charities’ annual walk commemorates Tree of Life
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/26/Tree-of-Life-shooting-Catholic-Charities-Love-Walk-pittsburgh/stories/201910260064

‘We can’t ignore signs of hate’: One year later, Pittsburgh still healing from Tree of Life shooting
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/we-cant-ignore-signs-of-hate-one-year-later-pittsburgh-still-healing-from-tree-of-life-shooting/

Tree of Life first anniversary: How to teach tough topics to our kids | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/tree-of-life-first-anniversary-how-to-teach-tough-topics-to-our-kids-opinion/

A year later: An iron resolve to remember, a quest for change
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/27/Tree-of-Life-one-year-later-iron-resolve-remember-change-healing-hope/stories/201910180044

Pitt suspends Phi Kappa Theta fraternity
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/10/26/Pitt-suspends-Phi-Kappa-Theta-fraternity-university-pittsburgh/stories/201910260051

State News

Lehigh County family sues e-cigarette maker over son’s addiction
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/26/Lehigh-County-pennsylvania-family-sues-e-cigarette-maker-addiction-Juul/stories/201910270036

PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls Allentown Diocese property transfers ‘deeply concerning’
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-pennsylvania-allentown-catholic-diocese-josh-shapiro-trusts-20191026-ovwnmy7um5chfemnirbk4bjdam-story.html

Pa. court upholds support decision
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/10/pa-court-upholds-support-decision/

Transportation

Beyond the Byline: More teens getting driver’s license before age 18
https://www.timesleader.com/news/760096/aaa-more-teens-getting-drivers-license-before-age-18

Washington

Former top Trump aide asks court to rule on whether he must testify in impeachment inquiry
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/former-trump-aide-kupperman-bolton-testify-ukraine-impeachment-20191026.html

World News

ISIS leader believed dead in US military assault, U.S. official says
https://www.inquirer.com/wires/ap/is-leader-believed-dead-us-military-assault-us-official-says-20191027.html