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Legislature

Senate Republicans weigh alternatives to giving child sex abuse victims more time to sue abusers
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/senate_republicans_hear_the_ca.html#incart_river_index

Dinniman accuses Sunoco of botching pipeline work
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/dinniman-accuses-sunoco-of-botching-pipeline-work/article_c3d73c5c-c990-11e8-9e86-0b95bcf7a314.html

UPMC-Highmark battle for market domination rattles Medicare patients, politicians
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14155174-74/upmc-highmark-battle-for-market-domination-rattles-medicare-patients-politicians

These UPMC hospitals won’t accept Highmark patients as in-network next summer
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14155457-74/upmc-hospitals-that-wont-accept-highmark-patients-as-in-network-next-summer

Legislators score from 100 to 0 percent in small-business voting report
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20181007/legislators-score-from-100-to-0-percent-in-small-business-voting-report

The Pa. legislature did something good. If only that would become a habit
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/pa-legislature-gun-domestic-violence-child-sex-abuse-20181008.html

Hellbent on saving the hellbender
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2018/10/08/Hellbent-on-saving-the-hellbender-1/stories/201810030058

Business

Plans moving forward for upscale mini market near Hanover Industrial Park
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/plans-moving-forward-for-upscale-mini-market-near-hanover-industrial-park-1.2394922

50 jobs where women earn far less than men
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/1b3eda05324260/50-professions-where-women-ear.html#incart_river_index

Crime/Punishment

State to spend millions to update prison drug scanners that produce ‘false positives’
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/10/06/Department-of-Corrections-ion-scanners-false-positives-Pennsylvania-Institutional-Law-Project/stories/201810060004

Pa. officials say prison smuggling has decreased amid changes after guards got sick
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14148902-74/pa-officials-say-prison-smuggling-has-decreased-amid-changes-after-guards-got

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/cosby/20181007_ap_c7600648d3334757bc507c56cc25c24f.html?arc404=true

Education

Two districts receives $66K in school safety grants
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/two-districts-receives-66k-in-school-safety-grants-1.2394815

Is Christopher Columbus a hero? Schools grapple with how to teach a complicated legacy
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/christopher-columbus-day-schools-closed-teaching-lessons-indigenous-peoples-day-20181008.html

Video game team to form at Juniata
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/10/video-game-team-to-form-at-juniata/

Elections/Politics

Wolf runs ‘ball-control’ campaign in staying ahead of Wagner
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/10/07/Wolf-runs-ball-control-campaign-in-staying-ahead-of-Wagner-2/stories/201810070204

Candidates for lieutenant governor of Pa. take aim at the top of the tickets
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/06/pa-lt-gov-debate-john-fetterman-jeff-bartos-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-pennsylvania-governor-election/stories/201810060081

Lt. governor candidates John Fetterman, Jeff Bartos point out sharp differences
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14151930-74/lt-governor-candidates-john-fetterman-and-jeff-bartos-point-out-sharp-differences

In Pennsylvania’s Republican counties, John Fetterman is stirring Democratic interest
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/pennsylvania-john-fetterman-rural-democrats-lieutenant-governor-tom-wolf-scott-wagner-20181008.html

Where they stand: Meuser, Wolff on Social Security
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/where-they-stand-meuser-wolff-on-social-security-1.2394935

Focus on the Issues: 187th Pennsylvania House race
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/a-focus-on-issues-187th-state-house-race

Politics is too important to leave to a game show host | Charlie Gerow
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/politics_is_too_important_to_l.html#incart_river_index

It’s final jeopardy time: Hold another debate, Gov. Wolf | Kirstin Snow
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/10/its_final_jeopardy_time_hold_a.html#incart_river_index

Party that has the most new registered voters has an advantage
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/party-that-has-the-most-new-registered-voters-has-an-advantage

Mullins, Lemoncelli to debate Thursday
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/mullins-lemoncelli-to-debate-thursday-1.2394706

In governor’s race, Wagner touts ties to Erie’s Laughlin
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181007/in-governors-race-wagner-touts-ties-to-eries-laughlin

Gaming

Do Pa. casino fines mean all’s not fine with this business? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/do-pa-casino-fines-mean-alls-not-fine-with-this-business-editorial-20181005.html

Health Care

100 years after Spanish flu, researchers look for new pandemic protections
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14154663-74/100-years-after-spanish-flu-researchers-look-for-new-pandemic-protections

Flu pandemic of 1918 devastated Western Pa. families in staggering numbers
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14151125-74/flu-pandemic-of-1918-devastated-families-in-the-region-in-staggering-numbers

Robotic exoskeleton helps spinal injury, stroke patients move again
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/robotic-exoskeleton-helps-spinal-injury-stroke-patients-move-again-1.2394921

How can it be — no premium increases for seniors with Medicare Advantage plans?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/10/how_can_it_be_no_premium_incre.html#incart_river_index

Local News

Mayor George ends stepped-up fire watch schedule that union railed against
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720705/mayor-george-ends-stepped-up-fire-watch-schedule-that-union-railed-against

Luzerne County Notebook: 2019 budget unveiling set for Tuesday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720819/luzerne-county-notebook-2019-budget-unveiling-set-for-tuesday

Luzerne County’s proposed 2019 budget will be unveiled Tuesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-s-proposed-2019-budget-will-be-unveiled-tuesday-1.2394918

Paint Pittston Pink culminates in Saturday race fun
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720738/paint-pittston-pink-culminates-in-saturday-race-fun

STEAMTOWN MARATHON: Shifa, Peoples are race winners
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/steamtown-marathon-shifa-peoples-are-race-winners-1.2395016

Tax assessment appealed on downtown Scranton parking garage
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/tax-assessment-appealed-on-downtown-scranton-parking-garage-1.2394958

Lackawanna County collects 430,000 pounds of electronics to be recycled
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-collects-430-000-pounds-of-electronics-to-be-recycled-1.2394973

Miners memorial unveiled in Blakely
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/miners-memorial-unveiled-in-blakely-1.2394967

Great Allegheny Passage gives Connellsville residents hope for a new golden age
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/06/our-towns-Great-Allegheny-Passage-Connellsvile-Fayette-County-pennsylvania/stories/201809010003

Ligonier dedicates Diamond Park following a $3.5 million renovation
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14150346-74/ligonier-dedicates-diamond-park-following-a-35-million-renovation

North Strabane assures homeowners on remedy for landslide site
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2018/10/07/North-Strabane-assures-homeowners-on-remedy-for-landslide-site/stories/201810070224

Dean Rohrbach, pivotal in West Reading’s revitalization efforts, dies at 65
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/dean-rohrbach-west-reading-elm-street-program-manager-dies

Reading rec official makes pitch to put soccer fields at 11th and Pike
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-rec-official-makes-pitch-to-put-soccer-fields-at-11th-and-pike&template=ourcityart

Firefighters continue battling major Allentown blaze; scanner says ‘collapse zone’ established
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-warehouse-fire-20181007-story.html

State awards $1.5 million grant to build Colebrookdale Railroad station in Boyertown
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/state-awards-15-million-grant-to-build-colebrookdale-railroad-station-in-boyertown

National News

20 dead in crash of limo headed to a birthday celebration
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20181007_ap_08dcc2c5a4c548588476cabb02e62c33.html?arc404=true

CDC data shows more suicides have no reported mental health link
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cdc-data-shows-more-suicides-have-no-reported-mental-health-link-1.2394866

Obesity report highlights need for big changes
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/obesity-report-highlights-need-for-big-changes

Opioid Crisis

Lackawanna County’s opioid lawsuit to play out in Delaware County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-s-opioid-lawsuit-to-play-out-in-delaware-county-1.2394974

Philly

How the Philadelphia nonprofit that could launch the nation’s first safe-injection site got started
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/how-the-philadelphia-nonprofit-that-could-launch-the-nations-first-safe-injection-site-got-started-20181007.html

Former mayor Nutter is selling Medicare. Should his plan be yours?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/health-costs/medicare-open-enrollment-michael-nutter-clover-health-20181008.html

Talk of inclusion, equity highlight local job fair
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/talk-of-inclusion-equity-highlight-local-job-fair/article_164a97ac-2e70-5bdd-b8af-c9170ddf24c5.html

City Council calls for moratorium on sheriff sales
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/city-council-calls-for-moratorium-on-sheriff-sales/article_87ef9708-712b-5dfd-8390-f213114c7842.html

Is Philadelphia turning the tide on the opioid crisis? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/is-philadelphia-turning-the-tide-on-the-opioid-crisis-editorial-20181005.html#loaded

‘An argument that made no sense at all’: Why Ed Rendell supported needle exchange during the AIDS epidemic and safe injection sites today | Perspective
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/opioids-safe-injection-sites-needle-exchange-ed-rendell-safehouse-20181005.html

Pitt

If voters say yes, Allegheny County Children’s Fund would be one of many around the country
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/07/Allegheny-County-children-s-fund-property-tax-increase-ballot-question/stories/201810070023

Pittsburgh-area food bank gearing up for extra supplies amid tariff tensions
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/10/07/Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-farmers-food-banks-USDA-tariff-trump-trade-mitigation/stories/201810070197

Pittsburgh seeks smokers fee for city employees
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14149436-74/pittsburgh-seeks-smokers-fee-for-city-employees

State News

As Bucks County fights homelessness, some entrenched camps hide in plain sight
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/homeless-shelter-bucks-county-pennsylvania-camps-20181007.html

Native peoples gather in Pa., marking centennial of the closing of Carlisle Indian School
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/native-peoples-gather-in-pa-marking-centennial-of-the-closing-of-carlisle-indian-school-20181006.html

Most government offices closed on Monday for Columbus Day
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14154007-74/most-government-offices-closed-on-monday-for-columbus-day

Friends of Flight 93 expand education outreach efforts at national memorial
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14151184-74/friends-of-flight-93-expand-education-outreach-efforts-at-national-memorial

New research: smokers try to quit after “sin taxes”
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/new-research-smokers-try-to-quit-after-sin-taxes-1.2394417

Washington

Supreme Court moves right, but how far, how fast?
https://www.timesleader.com/news/720816/supreme-court-moves-right-but-how-far-how-fast