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Synagogue Shooting

‘Darkest day in Pittsburgh’s history’: Officials discuss new details in Squirrel Hill massacre
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/28/tree-of-life-shootings-robert-bowers-squirrel-hill-press-conference-hate-crime-charges-pittsburgh/stories/201810280177

Thousands attend vigil to support, foster healing after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14224378-74/thousands-attend-vigil-to-support-foster-healing-after-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting

‘We will not be broken:’ Emotional vigil held for victims of Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/squirrel-hill-vigil-mass-shooting-synagogue-pittsburgh/stories/201810280209

Harrowing tales emerge from synagogue; suspect due in court
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/harrowing-tales-emerge-from-synagogue-suspect-due-in-court.php

‘Assaults against humanity’: Ex-Gov. Ridge, other leaders react to Pittsburgh synagogue shootings
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/assaults_against_humanity_ex-g.html#incart_river_index

Remembering the Victims: A look at the 11 lives taken during Saturday’s massacre
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/squirrel-hill-massacre-victims/

Here are the names of the 11 victims of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14222552-74/here-are-the-names-of-the-11-victims-of-the-squirrel-hill

Brothers killed in synagogue attack had ‘a love for life and for those around them’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/28/Brothers-Cecil-David-Rosenthal-victims-synagogue-Tree-of-Life-attack-Pittsburgh/stories/201810280185

Synagogue shooting victim Jerry Rabinowitz remembered as ‘one of the finest people’
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Synagogue-Tree-of-Life-Pittsburgh-Squirrel-Hill-shooting-victim-Jerry-Rabinowitz/stories/201810280196

Shooting victim Joyce Fienberg, longtime Pitt researcher, embraced grad students
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Joyce-Fienberg-Pittsburgh-Squirrel-Hill-mass-shooting-victim-Pitt/stories/201810280205

Richard Gottfried, synagogue shooting victim, worked to help refugees and immigrants
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/28/North-Hills-dentist-practiced-for-nearly-40-years/stories/201810280199

Synagogue victim Melvin Wax was leading shabbat services during shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Mass-shooting-victim-Melvin-Wax-shabbat-Tree-of-Life-Pittsburgh-synagogue/stories/201810280218

Bernice and Sylvan Simon, a married couple, were victims of synagogue shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Bernice-and-Sylvan-Simon-a-married-couple-from-Wilkinsburg-synagogue-shooting-victims-squirrel-hill/stories/201810280231

‘He would never walk away from anybody’: Shooting victim Irving Younger remembered for friendly spirit
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Pittsburgh-Squirrel-Hill-mass-shooting-victim-Irving-Younger-Allderdice-school/stories/201810280226

Friends: Daniel Stein made even the toughest tasks enjoyable
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Daniel-Stein-Tree-of-Life-Squirrel-Hill/stories/201810280222

Synagogue victim Rose Mallinger was a young 97; her daughter Andrea Wedner expected to recover from wounds
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/28/tree-of-life-mass-shooting-pittsburgh-victim-rose-mallinger-daughter-andrea-wedner/stories/201810280202

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald: ‘Proud to call Squirrel Hill my home’
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14223706-74/allegheny-county-executive-rich-fitzgerald-proud-to-call-squirrel-hill-my-home

Berks leaders lament escalation of hate
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-leaders-lament-escalation-of-hate

Israeli general consul stops in Pittsburgh for ‘heartbreaking’ visit
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Israeli-ambassador-general-consul-Dani-Dayan-Pittsburgh-attack-Tree-of-Life-Jewish/stories/201810280189

In Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill, anger, unity, and grief-stricken calls to ‘vote’
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-squirrel-hill-20181027.html

Interfaith crowd packs a Philadelphia temple to show solidarity with Pittsburgh
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-philadelphia-interfaith-service-20181028.html

‘Peace, Unity, Prayer’ vigil in Monroeville stresses importance of community
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14223527-74/peace-unity-prayer-vigil-in-monroeville-stresses-importance-of-community

Federal prosecutors seek death penalty for Robert Bowers
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/28/Federal-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-for-Robert-Bowers/stories/201810280250

A vibrant, welcoming neighborhood is infused with anguish after shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/29/squirrel-hill-neighborhood-mass-shooting-reaction-synagogue-tree-of-life/stories/201810280237

$515,000 raised for synagogue shooting; other ways to help
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14223141-74/how-to-help-victims-of-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting

Vigil at JCC tonight for Pittsburgh shooting victims
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/vigil-at-jcc-tonight-for-pittsburgh-shooting-victims-1.2403705

What is Gab, the social media network frequented by the Pittsburgh shooter?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-gab-social-media-network-andrew-torba-20181028.html

The Squirrel Hill mass shooting spotlights HIAS’s history of aiding refugees
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/28/HIAS-Jewish-agency-Squirrel-Hill-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-shooting-suspect-refugees/stories/201810280246

Why the Pittsburgh shooter raged about immigration before attacking a synagogue
https://triblive.com/usworld/world/14224526-74/why-the-pittsburgh-shooter-raged-about-immigration-before-attacking-a-synagogue

After the Squirrel Hill massacre, synagogues across the U.S. weigh adding more security
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/28/Squirrel-Hill-Tree-of-Life-massacre-synagogues-Jewish-centers-security/stories/201810280247

Jewish leaders, law enforcement ramping up security after Pittsburgh attack
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/jewish-leaders-law-enforcement-ramping-up-security-after-pittsburgh-attack-1.2403706

Many Orthodox Jews turned their phones on at the Sabbath’s end — then learned of a massacre
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/10/28/Orthodox-Jews-Sabbath-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-Squirrel-Hill/stories/201810280248

Empire State Building goes dark to honor Squirrel Hill synagogue victims
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14223703-74/empire-state-building-goes-dark-to-honor-squirrel-hill-synagogue-victims

Legislature

If Pa. state government won’t help working families, it’s up to Philly and Pittsburgh | Opinion
https://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-harrisburg-labor-law-preemption-philadelphia-pittsburgh-20181029.html

Want to scare Pennsylvania’s legislature? Show them you’re paying attention and vote | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/dogs-deer-minimum-wage-guns-harassment-budget-health-care-tax-priests-sex-abuse-corruption-gift-ban-show-pennsylvanias-legislature-vote-editorial-20181029.html

Why these criminal justice reforms should be a no-brainer for Pa., no matter what party you’re in | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/criminal-justice-reform-marijuana-death-penalty-life-sentences-parole-pennsylvania-20181029.html

Education

SPECIAL REPORT: As costs skyrocket, Pennsylvania’s share of special education funding has fallen
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-special-education-funding-report-20181011-story.html

Hearing tonight on W-B Area consolidation
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hearing-tonight-on-w-b-area-consolidation-1.2403656

Elections/Politics

In state House, challenger Emily Skopov may represent Dems’ best chance to defeat Mike Turzai
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/10/29/Pennsylvania-House-race-Emily-Skopov-Mike-Turzai-Pittsburgh-28th-District-election/stories/201810290022

Bob Casey Jr. for new term in U.S. Senate
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/bob-casey-jr-for-new-term-in-u-s-senate-1.2403556

Where Gov. Tom Wolf, Scott Wagner clash on school funding
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/school_funding_is_an_area_wher.html#incart_river_index

Education advocates share their thoughts on gubernatorial politics
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/education_advocates_share_thei.html#incart_river_index

Davis, Tomlinson focus on property taxes, gambling revenue in 6th District Senate race
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20181028/davis-tomlinson-focus-on-property-taxes-gambling-revenue-in-6th-district-senate-race

Fields faces Mensch in 24th Dist. Senate race
https://www.timesherald.com/news/fields-faces-mensch-in-th-dist-senate-race/article_6579a80a-80a0-5ee2-a953-5c6e161c43d2.html

Historic number of women candidates, open seats, in state campaigns
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20181028/historic-number-of-women-candidates-open-seats-in-state-campaigns

Dems eye infrastructure to deliver early win if they take the House
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/democrats-infrastructure-rendell-transit-septa-highway-bridge-house-evans-blumenauer-20181029.html

The battle for control of Congress will be joined in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/the-battle-for-control-of-congress-will-be-joined-in-pennsylvania

Democratic wave faces GOP gerrymandering in US House races
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/democratic_wave_faces_gop_gerr.html#incart_river_index

Even if a blue wave hits, GOP favored to keep control at the Pa. Capitol
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/even-if-a-blue-wave-hits-gop-favored-to-keep-control-at-the-pa-capitol.php

Pennsylvania incumbents for governor, Senate in four-way contests
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-incumbents-for-governor-senate-in-four-way-contests

Both state Senate seats on ballot in Berks are contested
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/both-state-senate-seats-on-ballot-in-berks-are-contested

In Reading, as Election Day nears, it’s a street-by-street fight for every vote | John L. Micek
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/in_reading_as_election_day_nea.html#incart_river_index

Something to think about days before Election Day | John Baer
https://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-midterm-election-20181029.html

Deadline to apply for absentee ballot looms
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/deadline-to-apply-for-absentee-ballot-looms-1.2403643

Polling places that have moved since November 2016
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/polling-places-that-have-moved-since-november-2016

Local News

Tour of Hollenback Cemetery raises funds for Florence Foster Jenkins marker
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723115/tour-of-hollenback-cemetery-raises-funds-for-florence-foster-jenkins-marker

Flood protection search ongoing in West Pittston
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/flood-protection-search-ongoing-in-west-pittston-1.2403655

Luzerne County Controller seeking $5,000 for outside legal counsel in 2019 budget
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723089/luzerne-county-controller-seeking-5000-for-outside-legal-counsel-in-2019-budget

Tab for assessment appeal refunds frustrates Luzerne County officials
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723082/tab-for-assessment-appeal-refunds-frustrates-luzerne-county-officials

Lackawanna County Land Bank highlighted as example of success
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-land-bank-highlighted-as-example-of-success-1.2403595

Scranton hears chamber pitch for 10-year tax abatements on improvements
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-hears-chamber-pitch-for-10-year-tax-abatements-on-improvements-1.2403675

MONDAY UPDATE: Carbondale broken meters issue mostly resolved
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-carbondale-broken-meters-issue-mostly-resolved-1.2403687

National News

A Colorado lawsuit over marijuana and property values may have broad impacts
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/10/28/lawsuit-federal-trial-Colorado-marijuana-industry-cannabis-business-neighbor-property-s-value/stories/201810280243

Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723120/wait-times-for-citizenship-applications-stretch-to-2-years

Philly

Food truck entrepreneurs work to rescue a South Philly park
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/retail/south-philadelphia-food-truck-seamaac-immigration-refugee-burma-20181029.html

Philly wants to teach retiring business owners how to sell — to their workers
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/worker-coops-retiring-black-owned-businesses-silver-tsunami-20181029.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh pushes back public hearing on sprinkler proposal
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/28/Pittsburgh-sprinkler-public-hearing-canceled-high-rise-requirement/stories/201810280236

Flawed approach: Voters should reject children’s fund referendum
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/29/Flawed-approach-Voters-should-reject-Allegheny-County-Children-Fund-referendum/stories/201810290016

State News

How much does it cost — or save — workers to commute across state lines?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/philadelphia-new-jersey-delaware-income-taxes-commuting-across-state-lines-20181029.html