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Legislature

Speed cameras are likely coming soon to Roosevelt Boulevard
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/speed-cameras-are-coming-to-roosevelt-boulevard-20181002.html

Work zone cameras are coming to Pa. to enforce lower speed limits
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/work_zone_cameras_are_coming_t.html#incart_river_index

Cameras to target work zone speeders
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/cameras-to-target-work-zone-speeders/

Senate passes Pennsylvania work-zone camera bill
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/senate-passes-pennsylvania-work-zone-camera-bill

New tool available to local dairy farmers
https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/new-tool-available-to-local-dairy-farmers/article_a68c5108-aed4-560a-b9cf-e2d1f4de8558.html

Editorial: Pennsylvania victims of domestic abuse deserve protection
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-pennsylvania-victims-of-domestic-abuse-deserve-protection

Raise vaping, smoking age
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/raise-vaping-smoking-age-1.2392899

Administration

Pennsylvania agriculture secretary lauds Conrad Weiser’s science program
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-agriculture-secretary-lauds-conrad-weisers-science-program

Business

Urban Outfitters plans $30 million facility in Indiana County
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/10/02/Urban-Outfitters-plans-30-million-facility-Pennsylvania/stories/201810020100

With acquisition in Illinois, Aqua America surpasses million-customer mark
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/aqua-america-acquires-millionth-customer-with-peotone-illinois-systems-20181002.html

Unemployment up a little in August, but that’s typical, analysts say
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/unemployment-up-a-little-in-august-but-that-s-typical-analysts-say-1.2392694

Berks unemployment rate rises to 4.2 percent
http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/berks-unemployment-rate-rises-to-42-percent

Wet weather wreaks havoc on local businesses, farmers
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/wet-weather-wreaks-havoc-on-local-businesses-farmers/article_fd2d4bca-c59b-11e8-8d9c-e7acdc385c6d.html

Education

Harrisburg can’t hire enough teachers, leading to doubled classes: union
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/harrisburg_teachers_union_scho.html#incart_river_index

Harrisburg School District suspends human resources director
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/harrisburg_school_district_hum.html#incart_river_index

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board holds poster contest for K-12 students
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pennsylvania-liquor-control-board-holds-poster-contest-for-k-12-students-1.2392942

Apollo founder gives Wharton $50 million, school’s biggest gift
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/03/Apollo-founder-gives-Wharton-50-million-school-s-biggest-gift-university-of-pennsylvania/stories/201810020181

Penn State opens business innovation center in South Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/penn-state-opens-business-innovation-center-in-south-scranton-1.2392880

Campus path gets funding for second phase
http://www.tribdem.com/news/campus-path-gets-funding-for-second-phase/article_0ccf9d1c-c6be-11e8-937f-73a72961333d.html

Elections/Politics

‘They are actually suppressing votes’: Pa. voters abroad are blocked from state election website
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pa-uocava-voters-unable-access-absentee-ballot-site-20181002.html

It’s Gov. Tom Wolf, not Alex Trebek, putting informed voters in Jeopardy
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/tom-wolf-governor-alex-trebeck-jeopardy-debate-20181002.html

Ed Rendell, Alex Holley, Gritty? Pa. governor debate needed a better moderator than Alex Trebek | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-governor-debate-alex-trebek-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-gritty-ed-rendell-20181002.html

Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek on debate: ‘I think I was too naive’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/jeopardys_alex_trebek_on_debat.html#incart_river_index

OK, now can we please have a gubernatorial debate? | John Baer
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/john-baer-pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-alex-trebek-20181002.html

Wagner vows to eliminate unneeded state regulations
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wagner-vows-to-eliminate-unneeded-state-regulations-1.2392941

Election Board considering moving polling places in Carbondale, three other municipalities
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election-board-considering-moving-polling-places-in-carbondale-three-other-municipalities-1.2393029

Jim Cox, Trish Wertz debate at Phoebe Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/jim-cox-trish-wertz-debate-at-phoebe-berks

Former Clinton speechwriter talks about voting rights at Albright College
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/former-clinton-speechwriter-talks-about-voting-rights-at-albright-college

Gaming

Sports betting licenses are on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s agenda today
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/sports_betting_gets_its_day_be.html#incart_river_index

Slots revenue drops slightly at Meadows, rises a little statewide
https://observer-reporter.com/business/slots-revenue-drops-slightly-at-meadows-rises-a-little-statewide/article_49f10226-c66e-11e8-a8df-8f21a841b12b.html

Health Care

Health insurance expert calls UPMC prepay mandate ‘harsh’
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14140626-74/health-insurance-expert-calls-upmc-prepay-mandate-harsh

Urologists say Delta Medix forced them out
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/urologists-say-delta-medix-forced-them-out-1.2393060

Local News

Work on Solomon Creek project begins in W-B
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/work-on-solomon-creek-project-begins-in-w-b-1.2392962

Firefighters union: George using watches as punishment for criticism
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720344/firefighters-union-george-using-watches-as-punishment-for-criticism

WB council to decide on purchases for fire department, including ambulance
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720346/wb-council-to-decide-on-purchases-for-fire-department-including-ambulance

Proposed Valley Crest project gets $3 million state grant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/proposed-valley-crest-project-gets-3-million-state-grant-1.2392936

Grant to alleviate traffic congestion moves $100M project forward
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720348/grant-to-alleviate-traffic-congestion-moves-100m-project-forward

Hanover Twp. receives grant for Loomis Park Bridge Replacement Project
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hanover-twp-receives-grant-for-loomis-park-bridge-replacement-project-1.2392939

McDade Park patrons remove fishing line from heron’s leg
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/mcdade-park-patrons-remove-fishing-line-from-heron-s-leg-1.2392793

State grant to help with road repairs in Butler Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-grant-to-help-with-road-repairs-in-butler-twp-1.2392957

Wilkes-Barre walking tour set for Saturday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-walking-tour-set-for-saturday-1.2392937

Annual Family to Family Thanksgiving fundraiser underway
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/annual-family-to-family-thanksgiving-fundraiser-underway-1.2392788

Tax bump getting cut?
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/tax-bump-getting-cut-1.2392970

Judge finds Westmoreland’s top deputy sheriff guilty of harassment
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14139747-74/judge-finds-westmorelands-top-deputy-sheriff-guilty-of-harassment

Charge dropped against Westmoreland sheriff captain, but investigation continues
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14139927-74/charge-dropped-against-westmoreland-sheriff-captain-but-investigation-continues

Lower Burrell moving ahead with $4.3 million city hall renovation project
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14140186-74/lower-burrell-moving-ahead-with-43-million-city-hall-renovation-project

Harmar to combat flooding problem on Guys Run Road
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14139780-74/harmar-to-combat-flooding-problem-on-guys-run-road

Boyertown event to bring addiction, recovery out of shadows
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/boyertown-event-to-bring-addiction-recovery-out-of-shadows

Allentown car explosion investigation continues, victims’ families anxious for answers
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-car-explosion-latest-20181002-story.html

Erie nonprofit provides bikes for sick kids
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181003/erie-nonprofit-provides-bikes-for-sick-kids

SafeNet, law enforcement team up against domestic violence
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181003/safenet-law-enforcement-team-up-against-domestic-violence

National News

Where kids live determines whether they realize American Dream
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/american-dream-children-social-mobility-philadelphia-poverty-class-harvard-20181003.html

Packages with suspected ricin sent to Pentagon, Navy chiefs
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20181002_ap_270fb691824a457ebe0370449593c3cf.html?arc404=true

Presidential Alert coming Wednesday – what you need to know
https://triblive.com/usworld/world/14141161-74/presidential-alert-coming-wednesday-what-you-need-to-know

Opioid Crisis

Opioids still the biggest national drug threat, says DEA
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14140517-74/opioids-still-the-biggest-national-drug-threat-says-dea

Big Pharma’s bad play: Industry tried to use opioid bill for windfall
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/02/Big-Pharma-s-bad-play-Industry-tried-to-use-opioid-bill-for-windfall/stories/201810020026

Barletta’s opioid act passes House
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/barletta-s-opioid-act-passes-house-1.2392859

Philly

Former Gov. Ed Rendell is leading nonprofit to open a safe-injection site in Philadelphia
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/safe-injection-site-philadelphia-ed-rendell-prevention-point-20181002.html

Former Gov. Ed Rendell says ‘arrest me first’ for backing supervised injection facility
https://whyy.org/articles/former-gov-ed-rendell-says-arrest-me-first-for-backing-safe-injection-facility/

In Philadelphia’s building trades, construction workers are helping their colleagues battle addiction
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/in-philadelphias-building-trades-construction-workers-are-helping-their-colleagues-battle-addiction-20181003.html

Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Here’s what it could mean for Philly
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/amazon-jeff-bezos-minimum-wage-hq2-philly-warehouse-workers-20181002.html

SEPTA asks Philly to pick its new mascot. It does not go well.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/septa-mascot-philadelphia-gritty-20181002.html

‘Hero’ Pa. mom dies shielding her baby girl from hail of bullets
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2018/10/hero_pa_mom_died_shielding_her.html#incart_river_index

Pitt

Air pollution reaches unhealthy levels in Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/10/02/Unhealthy-air-pollution-levels-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201810020117

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County announce committee for 2020 census
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/02/City-county-announce-committee-for-2020-census-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County/stories/201810020176

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County form 2020 census outreach committee
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14140112-74/pittsburgh-and-allegheny-form-2020-census-outreach-committee

Petition targets planned needle exchange in Carrick
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/02/Prevention-Point-Pittsburgh-Carrick-needle-exchange-petition-Anthony-Coghill/stories/201810020162

As tech firms and suburban companies look for urban sites, Hazelwood Green site may try spec building
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/02/Spec-building-may-be-in-the-works-at-Hazelwood-Green-site-tech/stories/201810020061

Struggling to find workers, Pittsburgh employers pulled back hiring in August
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/10/02/Struggling-to-find-workers-employers-pull-back-hiring-in-August-jobs-wages/stories/201810020103

Ball of fire after contractor hits gas line in Bethel Park
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14141153-74/library-road-closed-in-bethel-park-after-contractor-hits-gas-line

State News

Tornado reported in Crawford County
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/02/Tornado-blows-through-Western-Pa-plus-thunderstorm-watch-until-evening/stories/201810020159

Suspected tornado in Crawford County partially blew roof off nursing home building: reports
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/suspected_tornado_in_crawford.html#incart_river_index

Storms drop hail, down trees in Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14140284-74/natl-weather-service-tornado-warning-issued-for-southwest-westmoreland

Statue of ‘Icelandic hero’ near Boathouse Row found in Schuylkill River
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/statue-viking-thorfinn-karlsefni-schuylkill-river-boathouse-row-20181002.html

Pennsylvania granted extension to comply with REAL ID requirements
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14138968-74/pennsylvania-granted-extension-to-comply-with-real-id-requirements

What you need to know about the spotted lanternfly invasion
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-spotted-lanternfly

Ahead of Three Mile Island closing, nuclear safety advocates call attention to waste
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/nuclear_safety_advocates_call.html#incart_river_index

Firearm first: Catasauqua Police Department is first in Pennsylvania to install cameras on weapons
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/catasauqua/mc-nws-catasauqua-gun-cameras-20181002-story.html

Where can child care workers earn the most, and how does Harrisburg rate?
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/27e8894ec54725/where-can-child-care-workers-e.html#incart_river_index

Years later, caseload concerns remain in Pa. public defender office
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/years-after-lawsuit-caseload-concerns-remain-in-pa-countys-public-defender-office.php

Transportation

PennDOT puts out call for public-private partnership proposals
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14140805-74/penndot-puts-call-out-for-public-private-partnership-proposals

Next phase of Southern Beltway work shouldn’t be too disruptive, neighbors learn
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/10/02/Next-phase-Southern-Beltway-meeting-washington-county-allegheny-pennsylvania-turnpike/stories/201810020186

Southern Beltway work outlined at Southpointe meeting
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/southern-beltway-work-outlined-at-southpointe-meeting/article_16227300-c699-11e8-87e1-cf704734011c.html

New Kensington street repairs delayed again
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14140384-74/new-kensington-street-repairs-delayed-again

Washington

New York launches a review after the Times reports Trump committed fraud by dodging taxes
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/02/Trump-got-413M-from-his-dad-including-via-tax-dodges-and-fraud-the-Times-reports/stories/201810020163

Sen. Bob Casey: Why I believe Dr. Ford | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/bob-casey-christine-blasey-ford-brett-kavanaugh-pennsylvania-senator-20181002.html

In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20181002_ap_cb4d36864e5e4d3ca3e5cd8d138c0c7e.html?arc404=true

Protesters urge Pat Toomey to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/10/02/pat-toomey-brett-kavanaugh-donald-trump-supreme-court-fbi-protest-allegations-pennsylvania/stories/201810020148

President Trump hails ‘best economy in our history’ in Philly speech to electrical contractors
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/philadelphia-midterms-president-trump-electrical-contractors-protests-resistance-20181002.html

Trump’s State Department bans diplomatic visas for foreign same-sex domestic partners
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/10/02/Trump-s-State-Department-bans-diplomatic-visas-for-foreign-same-sex-domestic-partners/stories/201810020196