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Synagogue Shooting

Funeral services announced for Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting victims
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14227716-74/funeral-services-announced-for-squirrel-hill-synagogue-shooting-victims

As gun battle raged, paramedics used combat lessons to assess synagogue victims with best chance of survival
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/10/29/paramedics-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-shooting-Squirrel-Hill-gun-tactical-victims-Pittsburgh/stories/201810300050

Pittsburgh paramedics recount their actions at Squirrel Hill synagogue massacre scene
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14227708-74/pittsburgh-paramedics-recount-their-actions-at-squirrel-hill-synagogue-massacre-scene

Police recount heroics of officers injured in Pittsburgh synagogue attack
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14228561-74/police-recount-heroics-of-officers-injured-in-pittsburgh-synagogue-attack

Trump will visit Pittsburgh Tuesday, Peduto says he won’t appear with him
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/Trump-jewish-synagogue-shootings-Pittsburgh-tree-of-life/stories/201810290133

Trump to visit Pittsburgh despite local officials’ concern
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14226791-74/trump-to-visit-pittsburgh-despite-local-officials-concern

Trump to visit Pittsburgh amid divide: ‘It’s sacred what happened here’
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/10/trump-to-visit-pittsburgh-amid-divide-its-sacred-what-happened-here.php

How Pittsburgh-area classrooms are addressing Squirrel Hill massacre with students
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/10/29/Pittsburgh-area-classrooms-address-Squirrel-Hill-massacre/stories/201810290170

Black Christian leaders pray for unity, healing, justice alongside Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14227883-74/black-christian-leaders-pray-for-unity-healing-justice-alongside-jewish-federation-of

11 beautiful lives: The victims’ stories bring the loss into sharp focus
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/30/11-beautiful-lives-The-victims-stories-bring-the-loss-into-sharp-focus/stories/201810300024

‘We just wanted to stay alive’: As shooting began, Barry Werber hid in a closet and called 911
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/tree-of-life-witness-barry-werber-shooting-pittsburgh/stories/201810290101

Bowers joins three others in district in facing federal death penalty
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/robert-bowers-tree-of-life-death-penalty-synagogue-hate-crime-pittsburgh/stories/201810290143

A high school dropout and trucker, Robert Bowers left few footprints — except online
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/Robert-Bowers-suspect-gunman-Pittsburgh-Tree-of-Life-synagogue-massacre-attack-federal-court/stories/201810290090

Doctor comes face-to-face with synagogue shooting suspect: ‘He’s a very lost man’
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14226879-74/doctor-comes-face-to-face-with-synagogue-shooting-suspect-hes-a-very-lost-man

On a very dark day, KDKA-TV news shined with its Tree of Life coverage
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/10/29/Tree-of-Life-shooting-KDKA-news-coverage-Pittsburgh/stories/201810290145

In the wake of tragedy, more than $1 million in donations pours in
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/Tree-of-Life-fundraising-synagogue-Pittsburgh-shootings-GoFundMe-donations-Khatiri/stories/201810290148

Hebrew day school students start week with prayers for Pittsburgh shooting victims
https://www2.philly.com/philly/education/hebrew-school-students-prayers-pittsburgh-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-victims-20181029.html

Israel’s PM and ultra-Orthodox top rabbi are at odds over calling Tree of Life a synagogue
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/10/29/Israel-Netanyahu-ultra-Orthodox-chief-rabbi-Pittsburgh-Tree-of-Life-Synagogue-Jewish-center/stories/201810290162

Duquesne University to hold service honoring victims of synagogue shooting
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14227424-74/duquesne-university-to-hold-service-honoring-victims-of-synagogue-shooting

Hundreds pack JCC in Wilkes-Barre for shooting vigil
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723234/hundreds-pack-jcc-in-wilkes-barre-for-shooting-vigil

Huge crowd in W-B pays tribute to synagogue shooting victims
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/huge-crowd-in-w-b-pays-tribute-to-synagogue-shooting-victims-1.2404016

Westmoreland mourns Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14227852-74/westmoreland-mourns-pittsburghs-tree-of-life-synagogue-shooting-victims

Alle-Kiski groups set to support region’s Jewish community
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14227112-74/alle-kiski-groups-ready-to-support-regions-jewish-community-in-wake-of-shootings

Amid 11 burning candles, Pittsburgh shooting victims remembered at Harrisburg vigil
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/amid-11-burning-candles-pittsburgh-shooting-victims-remembered-at-harrisburg-vigil.html#incart_river_index

What the world is writing about Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2018/10/29/world-writing-media-pittsburgh-squirrel-hill-synagogue-shooting-tree-life/stories/201810290147

Pittsburgh shootings a reminder: state gun laws matter | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/pittsburgh-shootings-a-reminder-state-gun-laws-matter-editorial-20181029.html

5 questions about gun policy that you should be asking your elected officials after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-gun-control-elected-officials-call-20181029.html

Pittsburgh shooter’s mistake: There is no us and no them. We are one. | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-hias-refugees-jewish-20181029.html

Legislature

Hatred and gun violence have no place in Pa. We must act | Wayne Fontana
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/hatred_and_gun_violence_have_n.html#incart_river_index

New law means millions for tourism promotion
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181030/new-law-means-millions-for-tourism-promotion

Pa. lawmaker from Philly on trial for bribery asks judge to dismiss case
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia-lawmaker-trial-bribery-sting-defense-political-corruption-vanessa-lowery-brown-20181029.html

Business

Power plant closures squeeze drywall makers who turn a type of coal waste into wallboard
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/10/28/Power-plant-closures-drywall-coal-waste-wallboard-FirstEnergy-gypsum-Bruce-Mansfield/stories/201810280021

At a small Philadelphia factory, Trump’s trade war forces hard changes
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/at-a-small-philadelphia-factory-trumps-trade-war-forces-hard-changes-20181029.html

Crime/Punishment

U.S. marshals arrest New Castle triple homicide suspect in Detroit
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/29/new-castle-triple-homicide-arrest-anthony-cooper-pumphrey-amariah-cannon-procopio-detroit/stories/201810290159

Pittston Area band director fired, faces child-sex charges
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723178/pittston-area-band-director-fired-faces-child-sex-charges

Education

Pulling together for one goal: Preparing students for future with STEM Ecosystem
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723197/pulling-together-for-one-goal-preparing-students-for-future-with-stem-ecosystem

WBA approves contract for new sport uniforms, borrows money for high school
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723210/wba-approves-contract-for-new-sport-uniforms-borrows-money-for-high-school

Soil, crowding, transportation and land price topics at WBA high school hearing
https://www.timesleader.com/news/723204/soil-crowding-transportation-and-land-price-topics-at-wba-high-school-hearing

Officials: No bedbug problem at West Side Tech
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-no-bedbug-problem-at-west-side-tech-1.2403863

Scranton School District may pay more for elementary annex
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-may-pay-more-for-elementary-annex-1.2403979

I-LEAD Charter School board wants school’s charter renewed
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/i-lead-charter-school-board-wants-schools-charter-renewed&template=ourcityart

Pa. state universities to ask for $38 million more to help low- and middle-income students pay less
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/pa_state_universities_to_ask_f.html#incart_river_index

Elections/Politics

Cartwright for 8th District
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/cartwright-for-8th-district-1.2403834

Friedenberg in 12th District
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/friedenberg-in-12th-district-1.2403825

Gov. Tom Wolf, Scott Wagner divided over how to make schools safer
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/10/gubernatorial_candidates_offer.html#incart_river_index

Scott Wagner criticizes Gov. Wolf, Reading mayor during visit with Reading Eagle
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/scott-wagner-criticizes-gov-tom-wolf-reading-mayor-wally-scott

Open seat in 14th Congressional District will bring new representative
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/open-seat-in-th-congressional-district-will-bring-new-representative/article_67e408c4-d60d-11e8-bc49-9bb03a40f425.html

Recent events shape questions in 8th Congressional District debate
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/recent-events-shape-questions-in-8th-congressional-district-debate-1.2403976

Wolff and Meuser talk taxes, foreign relations and campaign funding
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wolff-and-meuser-talk-taxes-foreign-relations-and-campaign-funding

Candidates in Kutztown-area state House race debate
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/candidates-in-kutztown-area-state-house-race-debate

PA GOP chairman demands ‘false ad’ attacking U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly be pulled off TV
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181030/pa-gop-chairman-demands-false-ad-attacking-us-rep-mike-kelly-be-pulled-off-tv

In contrast to Pa., N.J. House contests, a very different Trump effect defines key Senate races
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/split-battlefield-in-contrast-to-pa-n-j-house-contests-a-very-different-trump-effect-defines-key-senate-races-20181029.html

Health Care

Berks Community Health Center debuts in former Giant supermarket
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-community-health-center-debuts-in-former-giant-supermarket

Local News

County budget work session to focus on corrections, controller
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-budget-work-session-to-focus-on-corrections-controller-1.2403853

Scranton plans to borrow $22.9M short-term loan to fund pensions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-plans-to-borrow-22-9m-short-term-loan-to-fund-pensions-1.2404069

Businessman trolls Dems with sanctuary banner on former Scranton church
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/businessman-trolls-dems-with-sanctuary-banner-on-former-scranton-church-1.2403941

UGI to build compressor station in Wyoming County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ugi-to-build-compressor-station-in-wyoming-county-1.2403942

Recycling event planned for Saturday in Lower Burrell
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14227253-74/recycling-event-planned-for-saturday-in-lower-burrell

Reading police officer turnover hurting city budget
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-police-officer-turnover-hurting-city-budget&template=ourcityart

National News

Jimmy Carter calls for gubernatorial hopeful Kemp to resign as Georgia secretary of state
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/29/Jimmy-Carter-Georgia-Republican-governor-nominee-Brian-Kemp-secretary-of-state/stories/201810290184

After a violent week, Americans on both sides of the aisle crave unity and civility
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/10/29/bomb-plot-Pittsburgh-Squirrel-Hill-Tree-of-Life-mass-shooting-Americans-civility-unity-politics/stories/201810290198

Philly

After reassessment, Philadelphia tax appeals hit five-year high
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/property-assessment-appeal-brt-board-revision-taxes-philadelphia-20181030.html

Investigation of a child’s death on SEPTA subway will focus on reducing risk, feds say
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/ntsb-investigation-death-septa-subway-20181029.html

Cathy Brady, the force behind the city’s labor monument in Southwest Philly, has died at 62
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/cathy-brady-labor-monument-seiu-healthcare-pa-20181029.html

3 men killed in separate Philly shootings
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/2-men-killed-in-separate-philly-shootings-2-20181029.html

Outburst by cop’s widow gets her ejected from courtroom in Mumia Abu-Jamal hearing
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/mumia-abu-jamal-daniel-faulkner-philadelphia-police-maureen-20181029.html

Is your street sign faded or missing? 3 people are responsible for over 100,000 Philadelphia signs
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/street-signs-super-bowl-philadelphia-curious-philly-20181029.html

Advocate doubts profits will gush from PGW’s new energy venture
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/energy/philly-public-advocate-doubts-profitability-pgw-lng-venture-20181029.html

Pitt

Just how much do sports teams contribute to Pittsburgh’s economy?
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/29/sports-teams-economic-value-pittsburgh-steelers-penguins-pirates-allegheny-county-stadium-costs/stories/201810280027

State News

Home heating assistance application window opens this week
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/home-heating-assistance-application-window-opens-this-week-1.2403858

Transportation

STS shows off compressed natural gas buses
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/sts-shows-off-compressed-natural-gas-buses-1.2403891

Washington

White House prepares large troop deployment to deter migrant caravan
https://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/white-house-prepares-large-troop-deployment-deter-migrant-caravan-20181029.html