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Legislature

Officials: ‘We need to invest in our school buildings’
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/officials-we-need-to-invest-in-our-school-buildings/article_00838ff3-3a8b-51d1-b17a-a35fac382328.html

A Catholic, ex-Lt. governor, lone-wolf lobbyist for Pa. priest abuse victims: Mark Singel is a hero. | Maria Panaritis
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/maria-panaritis/pa-clergy-abuse-attorney-general-grand-jury-statute-of-limitations-mark-singel-maria-panaritis-20180907.html#loaded

Administration

Families, governor send off Johnstown Guard unit headed to Middle East
http://www.tribdem.com/news/families-governor-send-off-johnstown-guard-unit-headed-to-middle/article_54103bae-b459-11e8-bfc8-b795e1f99f89.html

Crime/Punishment

My experience with the criminal justice system opened my eyes to how much reform is needed | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/criminal-justice-prison-reform-pennsylvania-arrests-20180910.html

No Lackawanna County judges to hear sex abuse case against former prison guard
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/no-lackawanna-county-judges-to-hear-sex-abuse-case-against-former-prison-guard-1.2384026

Allentown police reviewing forceful arrest caught on video
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pol-apd-perez-20180908-story.html

Education

Mold closes Montgomery County high school this week
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/mold-upper-perkiomen-high-school-pennsburg-20180909.html

Pennsylvania’s math standards don’t make the grade | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/pennsylvanias-math-standards-education-common-core-20180910.html

Harrisburg school board approves nearly $250,000 in checks, contracts despite unanswered questions
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/harrisburg_school_board_approv_1.html#incart_river_index

Central Pa. school district will no longer dismiss air conditioned schools because of excessive heat
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/central_pa_school_district_wil_1.html#incart_river_index

Study break: College students meet Philly and answer a question
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/study-break-college-students-meet-philly-and-answer-a-question-20180908.html

Seton Hill students participate in 24th annual Labor of Love service day
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14059481-74/seton-hill-students-participate-in-24th-annual-labor-of-love-service-day

College dismisses man for being gay
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/college-dismisses-man-for-being-gay-1.2383962

Elections/Politics

2018 races for Congress feature diverse pool
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/2018-races-for-congress-feature-diverse-pool

Make voting more secure
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/make-voting-more-secure-1.2383832

Flooding

Widespread flooding continues as near-record rainfall drenches region
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14062714-74/wet-weather-washes-out-pirates-game-irish-festival

Flood authority looking at project to raise homes in West Pittston
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717651/flood-authority-looking-at-project-to-raise-homes-in-west-pittston

Flood watch issued for region; up to 3 inches of rain predicted
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/flood-watch-issued-for-region-up-to-3-inches-of-rain-predicted-1.2383948

Some road closures, minor flooding reported around region
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/road_closures_minor_flooding_g.html#incart_river_index

Local News

Luzerne County still pushing to fill Children and Youth caseworker positions
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717616/luzerne-county-still-pushing-to-fill-children-and-youth-caseworker-positions

Luzerne County Fair closes on rainy Sunday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717641/luzerne-county-fair-closes-on-rainy-sunday

Grant could help fund bike, walking trail in Kingston, Forty Fort
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/grant-could-help-fund-bike-walking-trail-in-kingston-forty-fort-1.2383894

Mine car restoration project moves forward
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mine-car-restoration-project-moves-forward-1.2383866

Creek erodes land and residents’ hopes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/creek-erodes-land-and-residents-hopes-1.2384023

Attorney for Scranton official says coffe-shop lease in park not a conflict
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/attorney-for-scranton-official-says-coffe-shop-lease-in-park-not-a-conflict-1.2384016

Carbondale’s Russell Park renovations nearing completion
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-s-russell-park-renovations-nearing-completion-1.2384019

Fundraiser carries on in honor of Sgt. Argonish
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fundraiser-carries-on-in-honor-of-sgt-argonish-1.2384012

Lackawanna County fights for unfair taxes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/lackawanna-county-fights-for-unfair-taxes-1.2383830

Group hard at work to reopen Camp Louise
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/group-hard-at-work-to-reopen-camp-louise-1.2383854

Tarentum band shell to be dedicated to former Mayor Carl Magnetta
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14064392-74/tarentum-band-shell-to-be-dedicated-to-former-mayor-carl-magnetta

Residents of Wyomissing Hills report house-shaking vibrations
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/residents-of-wyomissing-hills-report-house-shaking-vibrations

Mayor, council lock horns at raucous public session
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mayor-council-lock-horns-at-raucous-public-session&template=ourcityart

Editorial: Berks a good place to battle human trafficking
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/letter-berks-a-good-place-to-battle-human-trafficking

Allentown gun violence prevention initiative gets state grant
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-news-grant-allentown-gun-violence-prevention-20180909-story.html

National News

The Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean is arrested on a manslaughter warrant
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/09/Pressure-intensifies-on-the-Dallas-police-officer-who-killed-Botham-Jean-in-his-apartment/stories/201809090200

CBS CEO Les Moonves resigns amid new sexual-harassment allegations
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/09/09/CBS-CEO-Les-Moonves-is-expected-to-resign-amid-new-sexual-harassment-allegations/stories/201809090209

Colin Kaepernick is proof that protest changes America, not just voting | Will Bunch
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/kaepernick-is-proof-that-protest-changes-america-not-just-voting-will-bunch-20180909.html

Natural Gas

Emergency crews respond to gas explosion in Beaver County
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2018/09/10/gas-explosion-in-center-township-Beaver-County/stories/201809100067

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers want to protect residents from other states’ red-light camera fines
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/red-light-camera-fines-new-jersey-law-speed-ppa-20180910.html

Philly

News on hunger, deprivation set to come during ‘Poverty Week’
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/hunger-poverty-week-philadelphia-census-reports-philabundance-food-pantry-20180910.html

Don Gardner, 87, rhythm-and-blues great and head of the Philadelphia Clef Club
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/don-gardner-87-rhythm-blues-philadelphia-clef-club-jazz-20180909.html

BREAKING POVERTY: Bad breaks early in life often weave an inescapable web for the poor
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/breaking-poverty-bad-breaks-early-in-life-often-weave-an/article_304486fe-0cce-535d-8120-402e52a5d50d.html

Ex-Philly cop Ryan Pownall’s homicide charge puts police accountability in the spotlight | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/ryan-pownall-david-jones-larry-krasner-police-involved-shootings-grand-jury-20180910.html

Housing plan aims to add 100,000 units citywide by 2028
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/housing-plan-aims-to-add-units-citywide-by/article_0baec7cf-28ed-5094-ab5c-cb7ef1714602.html

Pitt

TRAFFIC: Flooding closes 10th Street Bypass, Mon Wharf, parts of Parkway East
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/09/10/TRAFFIC-flooding-road-closures-pittsburgh-weather/stories/201809100070

‘Bathtub’ on westbound 376 to close Monday
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14064292-74/bathtub-on-westbound-376-to-close-monday

Escape from Nicaragua: a nerve-racking journey for a young family trying to return to the Pittsburgh region
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/10/Joe-Duchene-Mount-Lebanon-Wendy-Duchene-Nicaragua-Daniel-Ortega/stories/201809090089

State News

Forty chimes for 40 people: Flight 93 memorial dedicates the Tower of Voices
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/09/Forty-chimes-for-40-people-Flight-93-memorial-dedicates-the-Tower-of-Voices-shanksville-sept-11/stories/201809090213

Tower of Voices dedicated Sunday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14063637-74/tower-of-voices-dedicated-sunday-at-the-flight-93-national-memorial-in

Hemp: ‘Going from zero to a whole, brand new industry’
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14058726-74/hemp-going-from-zero-to-a-whole-brand-new-industry

Police officer loses job after charges in shooting death
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180909_ap_613121fa2fe94746864d7a77a2e67f37.html?arc404=true

Body in creek ID’d as witness in casino fraud case
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/body-in-creek-id-d-as-witness-in-casino-fraud-case-1.2383946

Centralia documentary screens today in Scranton
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/centralia-documentary-screens-today-in-scranton-1.2383856

Shedding some light on window tint law
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/shedding-some-light-on-window-tint-law

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/rosh-hashana-the-jewish-new-year-begins

These are the 30 healthiest counties in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/09/f9b107d5615065/these-are-the-30-healthiest-co.html#incart_river_index

Pa. touts civic program to get more teens to register to vote
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717516/pa-touts-civic-program-to-get-more-teens-to-register-to-vote

Transportation

Work begins on I-78 in Berks County
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/work-to-begin-this-week-on-resurfacing-i-78-in-berks-county