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Legislature

Bucks lawmakers introduce custody bill in honor of Kayden Mancuso https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191005/bucks-lawmakers-introduce-custody-bill-in-honor-of-kayden-mancuso

Bill demands halt to Polk, White Haven closures https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2019/10/05/Gerald-Mullery-state-centers-Polk-White-Haven-closure/stories/201910050051

Legalizing recreational marijuana would make Pennsylvania richer, healthier, and more just | Editorial https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/recreational-marijuana-cannabis-legalization-pennsylvania-20191006.html

 

Administration

Gov. Wolf plans to have Pennsylvania join a regional effort to cut carbon emissions https://whyy.org/articles/gov-wolf-plans-to-have-pennsylvania-join-a-regional-effort-to-cut-carbon-emissions/

 

Business

Kraft Heinz merger not mixing well https://triblive.com/local/regional/kraft-heinz-merger-not-mixing-well/

 

Crime

Reward now $40K in desperate search for Dulce Maria Alavez, missing South Jersey girl https://www.inquirer.com/news/dulce-maria-alavez-missing-reward-40k-south-jersey-fop-mcnesby-20191005.html

Four teens spent 15 months in jail for a Pittsburgh crime they didn’t commit  https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/06/Alibi-evidence-ignored-crime-suspects-jail-pittsburgh-DA/stories/201910040144

 

Education

Debt Valley | How these Philly adults manage college debt of up to $229,000 https://www.inquirer.com/business/student-loan-debt-pa-nj-paying-it-off-20191006.html

No-cut, no-tryout culture of high school marching bands a rare patch of adolescent sanity | Maria Panaritis https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/marple-newtown-marching-band-music-maria-panaritis-20191006.html

Cheyney partnerships: Some successful, others see no movement  https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/cheyney-partnerships-some-successful-others-see-no-movement/

How to address Pa.’s looming teacher shortage? Increase teachers’ minimum wage | Opinion  https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/how-to-address-pa-s-looming-teacher-shortage-increase-teachers-minimum-wage-opinion/

Scranton School District meets targets, sees progress with recovery plan  https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-meets-targets-sees-progress-with-recovery-plan-1.2542179

 

Elections/Politics

Iranian hackers target Trump campaign as threats to 2020 mount https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/10/05/Iranian-Hackers-Target-Trump-Campaign-2020-presidential-election/stories/201910050074

 

Health Care

Lowering prescription drug prices is complicated. Just look at insulin. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/10/06/Mike-Kelly-Conor-Lamb-generic-insulin-FDA-prescription-drug-prices/stories/201909180002

Erie-area seniors can compare Medicare plans  https://www.goerie.com/news/20191006/erie-area-seniors-can-compare-medicare-plans

Pulmonologist explains the dangers of vaping  https://www.delcotimes.com/news/pulmonologist-explains-the-dangers-of-vaping/article_dba98bf0-b936-594e-b77d-7683796bfd11.html

 

Local News

Delmont attracts visitors in droves for Apple ‘n Arts Festival  https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/delmont-attracts-visitors-in-droves-for-apple-n-arts-festival/

Why grow 1,000-pound pumpkins? Allegheny Township man says ‘it’s fun and nutty’ https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/why-grow-1000-pound-pumpkins-allegheny-township-man-says-its-fun-and-nutty/

Nonprofit known for removing trash in Allison Hill renovates historic mansion to former splendor https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/nonprofit-known-for-removing-trash-in-allison-hill-renovates-historic-mansion-to-former-splendor.html

Peak foliage not far off in our area  https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/peak-foliage-not-far-off-in-our-area/article_5e584bd3-816e-5333-bf3f-dc03995af676.html

Luzerne County won’t ‘rush into’ decision on new voting system, council chairman says  https://www.timesleader.com/news/758021/luzerne-county-wont-rush-into-decision-on-new-voting-system-council-chairman-says

Wilkes-Barre weighing options after being told to boost annual pension payments  https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-weighing-options-after-being-told-to-boost-annual-pension-payments-1.2542119

Paint Pittston Pink events raise more than $100K for breast cancer research  https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/paint-pittston-pink-events-raise-more-than-100k-for-breast-cancer-research-1.2542137

Scranton’s new mayor anything but a ‘placeholder’ https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-s-new-mayor-anything-but-a-placeholder-1.2542176

Regulators, watchdogs say water OK  https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/regulators-watchdogs-say-water-ok-1.2542048

Cannabis Festival comes to Berks https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/cannabis-festival-comes-to-berks

Temple Halloween Parade kicks off a month of spooky times https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/temple-halloween-parade-kicks-off-a-month-of-spooky-times

Commercial buildings not guaranteed in New Hanover Town Center project https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/commercial-buildings-not-guaranteed-in-new-hanover-town-center-project/article_2471b710-e6d0-11e9-bfa7-1fccf741fd73.html

Farm and open space preservation underway in New Hanover https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/farm-and-open-space-preservation-underway-in-new-hanover/article_ab30f332-e6d1-11e9-86ee-777ce79a4f2f.html

 

National News

Census errs again, makes mistakes measuring poverty nationwide https://www.inquirer.com/news/census-bureau-poverty-supplemental-poverty-measure–20191004.html

Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/10/05/Clampdown-on-vaping-could-send-users-back-toward-cigarettes/stories/201910050053

How laws targeting clinics could end abortion access | Analysis https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/how-laws-targeting-clinics-could-end-abortion-access-analysis/

 

Philly

Fairmount Park’s historic Chamounix Mansion youth hostel disputes $480k Philly tax bill https://www.inquirer.com/news/fairmount-park-chamounix-mansion-disputes-philadelphia-hotel-tax-20191006.html

Philly to host city-wide innovation festival https://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/philly-to-host-city-wide-innovation-festival/article_2e71e244-59b5-5d56-b98e-eb008969b5be.html

Solutions to North Philly’s poverty level: New initiative aims to connect more North Philadelphians to employment https://whyy.org/articles/solutions-to-north-phillys-poverty-level-new-initiative-aims-to-connect-more-north-philadelphians-to-employment/

 

Pitt

‘I’m nebby’: Doors Open Pittsburgh gives people a chance to pry — and to conduct https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/05/Doors-Open-Pittsburgh-Heinz-Hall-Benedum-Trees-Building-PSO-Downtown-North-Side/stories/201910050067

Peoples, Equitable natural gas customers to see rate increases under PUC settlement https://triblive.com/local/regional/peoples-equitable-natural-gas-customers-to-see-rate-increases-under-puc-settlement/

Pittsburgh-based company gets grant to help women entrepreneurs https://triblive.com/business/pittsburgh-based-company-gets-grant-to-help-women-entrepreneurs/

City Seeks Land Swap To Ensure Access To Parklet As Development At Penn Plaza Site Moves Forward https://www.wesa.fm/post/city-seeks-land-swap-ensure-access-parklet-development-penn-plaza-site-moves-forward

 

State News

The Trump administration’s attack on food stamps would hurt Pennsylvanians | Opinion https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/food-stamps-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-pennsylvania-trump-20191006.html

Will the spotted lanternfly be Pennsylvania’s next big insect infestation? https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/10/06/spotted-lanternfly-Pennsylvania-Penn-State-Extension/stories/201910060043

The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid the groundwork for today’s interstate highway system  https://www.witf.org/2019/10/06/the-pennsylvania-turnpike-laid-the-groundwork-for-todays-interstate-highway-system/

Planning Presque Isle State Park’s future amid climate change  https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191006/planning-presque-isle-state-parks-future-amid-climate-change

 

Washington

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law as Dems seek documents https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/pompeo-state-dept-will-follow-law-dems-seek-documents-20191006.html

Supreme Court to decide whether ‘sex’ includes sexual orientation | George Will https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/supreme-court-kimberly-hively-sex-discrimination-20191006.html

McConnell vows to stop impeachment in fundraising video https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/mitch-mcconnell-vows-to-stop-impeachment-fundraising-video-20191006.html

Trump seethes over impeachment inquiry and slams critics https://whyy.org/articles/trump-seethes-over-impeachment-inquiry-and-slams-critics/

 

World

U.S. nuclear talks with North Korea break down in hours https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/10/05/U-S-nuclear-talks-North-Korea-break-down/stories/201910050071

Pope opens Amazon meeting amid fires, right-wing opposition https://www.tribdem.com/news/pope-opens-amazon-meeting-amid-fires-right-wing-opposition/article_64325e50-9aa0-5735-bb57-d24e6ee50815.html