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Legislature

Disclose all fracking chemicals
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/disclose-all-fracking-chemicals-1.2385031

A gem of an idea? Lawmaker wants to crown amethyst as state’s gemstone
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/lawmaker_has_an_idea_for_a_law.html#incart_river_index

Support this Pa. House bill that responsibly extends Harrisburg’s taxing authority | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/support_this_pa_house_bill_tha.html#incart_2box_opinion

Editorial: Coalition a great development in effort to end hazing
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-coalition-a-great-development-in-effort-to-end-hazing

Business

Google draws conservatives’ ire after a leaked 2016 video on Breitbart shows company executives discussing Trump
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/google-draws-conservatives-ire-after-a-leaked-2016-video-on-breitbart-shows-company-executives-discussing-trump-20180912.html

Pa. is No. 7 in aerospace manufacturing rankings
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/pa-is-no-7-in-aerospace-manufacturing-rankings-20180912.html

Steelworkers scoff at U.S. Steel’s latest proposal, move closer toward strike
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14074371-74/steelworkers-scoff-at-us-steels-latest-proposal-move-closer-toward-strike

Sordoni, Sundance make list of 100 best places to work
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/sordoni-sundance-make-list-of-100-best-places-to-work-1.2385083

Clergy Sex Abuse

Cardinal Wuerl to ask Pope to accept his resignation
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/09/11/Cardinal-Wuerl-resignation-Archbishop-Washington-Pope-Francis-sexual-abuse/stories/201809110158

Allegation against former Berks priest is false, district attorney says
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/allegations-against-former-berks-priest-are-false-district-attorney-says

Crime/Punishment

Pa. prison books and mail policies draw protests, petitions, and possible legal challenges
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/books-through-bars-pennsylvania-prisons-k2-security-john-wetzel-20180913.html

4 Montgomery County doctors charged with running ‘pill mills’ arrested
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/doctors-opioids-illegal-prescriptions-montgomery-county-rybicki-miller-cipriano-keeley-20180912.html

Pa. judge gives man with 5 DUIs and ‘pathological drinking problem’ house arrest
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2018/09/pa_judge_gives_man_with_5_duis.html#incart_river_index

Cambria prison preparing for additional immigration detainees
http://www.tribdem.com/news/cambria-prison-preparing-for-additional-immigration-detainees/article_c2e56470-b6ff-11e8-a7bd-73e26293b00c.html

Education

Greensburg Salem to pay superintendent part-time as he wraps up previous job
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14074350-74/greensburg-salem-to-pay-superintendent-part-time-as-he-wraps-up-previous-job

Parents protest end of bus runs to day care at WVW
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717932/parents-protest-end-of-bus-runs-to-day-care-at-wvw

Grass fields are dying out at most Western Pa. high schools
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14073381-74/grass-fields-are-dying-out-at-most-western-pa-high-schools

DA’s Office announces coalition to focus on school safety
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/da-s-office-announces-coalition-to-focus-on-school-safety-1.2385013

Reports: officers to fire blank rounds during active shooter drill at Pennsylvania school
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-pennsylvania-school-drill-blank-rounds-20180913-story.html

Interdependence Day celebrates community at University of Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/interdependence-day-celebrates-community-at-university-of-scranton-1.2385194

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia chief visits Reading Area Community College
http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/reading-area-community-college-welcomes-head-of-federal-reserve-bank-of-philadelphia

Alvernia celebrates contruction milestone in new university complex
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alvernia-celebrates-contruction-milestone-in-new-university-complex

Tuition to be cut by a third at Elizabethtown College next year. You read that right.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/tuition_to_be_cut_by_a_third_a.html#incart_river_index

Penn State alum, U.S. Ranger dies in tactical vehicle crash
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/penn_state_alum_us_ranger_dies.html

Elections/Politics

The Pennsylvania Front: A look at the state’s 18 Congressional battlefields
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/09/2a72cec3923026/the-pennsylvania-front-a-look.html#incart_river_index

Democrats look to make history in Pennsylvania’s new 10th District; Republicans hope to repeat it
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/dems_look_to_make_history_in_t.html#incart_river_index

The mid-term elections are on Nov. 6. Here are the key races in Pennsylvania.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/09/13/midterms-2018-pennsylvania-election-day-pa-governor-senate-races-watch-house-donald-trump/stories/201809060090

Dan Meuser says liberal left a greater threat than ISIS
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/dan-meuser-says-liberal-left-a-greater-threat-than-isis

Where’s Trump? President motivates Democrats, but he’s not in their TV ads.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/political-ads-democrats-donald-trump-2018-midterm-election-20180913.html

Hey Pennsylvania Trump 2016 voters, tell us how you feel about that vote now
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/pennsylvania-trump-voters-2016-talk-to-us-20180913.html

Wagner says he’d sue painkiller makers over addiction costs
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/20180912_ap_df467958199448e4b36bf640668191cf.html?arc404=true

Wagner jabs Wolf during campaign stop in Plains Township
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717927/wagner-jabs-wolf-during-campaign-stop-in-plains-township

Wagner talks issues, meets supporters at local rally
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wagner-talks-issues-meets-supporters-at-local-rally-1.2385096

Republicans question Democratic state Senate candidate’s nominating petitions
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/republicans-question-democratic-state-senate-candidate-s-nominating-petitions/article_eb41bb68-b50a-11e8-8b19-5b9b6bd78b5f.html

Campaign finance reporting mistake leads to barbs in Lehigh Valley legislative race
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-nazareth-cozze-emrick-election-20180910-story.html

Christiana, Hupp competing for chair role of county GOP committee
http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180912/christiana-hupp-competing-for-chair-role-of-county-gop-committee

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence track latest: For Philly and New Jersey, little impact
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/hurricane-florence-track-carolinas-landfall-philadelphia-new-jersey-20180912.html

Hurricane Florence weakens as it nears Carolinas as a Category 2 — still ‘life-threatening’
https://triblive.com/home/photos/14074092-74/hurricane-florence-charges-toward-carolinas

How Waffle House can be a gauge of hurricane severity
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/weather/hurricane-florence-waffle-house-index-20180912.html

Will Hurricane Florence affect Pa. gas prices?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/gas_prices_hurricane_florence.html#incart_2box_news

Local News

W-B to keep current flood protection rating
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-to-keep-current-flood-protection-rating-1.2385052

Pedri outlines progress in Luzerne County’s top management position
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717947/pedri-outlines-progress-in-luzerne-countys-top-management-position

Mohegan Sun Arena projects higher than budgeted income for 2018
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717923/mohegan-sun-arena-projects-higher-than-budgeted-income-for-2018

Luzerne County to synchronize payroll schedules
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717891/luzerne-county-to-synchronize-payroll-schedules

W-B employee needed to work one more day to get second pension
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-employee-needed-to-work-one-more-day-to-get-second-pension-1.2385025

Kingston holding petroleum drop-off event on Oct. 17
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kingston-holding-petroleum-drop-off-event-on-oct-17-1.2385026

$360K grant will help fight blazes
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/360k-grant-will-help-fight-blazes-1.2385048

Council nixes booze at city events
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/council-nixes-booze-at-city-events-1.2385045

Fired Dickson City cop to get job back, despite nearly $100k price tag to prosecute termination
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fired-dickson-city-cop-to-get-job-back-despite-nearly-100k-price-tag-to-prosecute-termination-1.2385188

New downtown Scranton lofts filling up before they’re finished
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/new-downtown-scranton-lofts-filling-up-before-they-re-finished-1.2385185

Unfazed by pipeline explosion, a Beaver County township removes setback ordinance for Shell project
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/09/12/Two-days-after-pipeline-explosion-destroys-Beaver-County-house-nearby-township-removes-setback-ordinance/stories/201809120228

Some Wesley Family Services programs closing in the Alle-Kiski Valley
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14074741-74/some-wesley-family-services-programs-closing-in-the-alle-kiski-valley

Alle-Kiski group’s care packages designed to ‘Thank a Police Officer’
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14072872-74/alle-kiski-groups-care-packages-designed-to-thank-a-police-officer

Abandoned mine shaft opens up in Washington Township
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/abandoned-mine-shaft-opens-up-in-washington-township

United Way of Berks County kicks off campaign with Day of Caring
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/united-way-of-berks-county-kicks-off-campaign-with-day-of-caring

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with Latin music showcase
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/hispanic-heritage-month-kicks-off-with-latin-music-showcase

York County projects get $19.4 million boost from state
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/09/york-county-projects-get-194-million-boost-from-state.php

How would ‘Hollywood Casino York’ affect Springettsbury Township?
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2018/09/12/how-would-hollywood-casino-york-affect-springettsbury-township/975636002/

National News

Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California shooting rampage
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/13/6-are-dead-including-the-gunman-and-his-wife-in-a-Bakersfield-Calif-shooting-rampage/stories/201809130116

Median U.S. household income increased in 2017
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/09/12/Median-U-S-Household-Income-Increased-in-2017/stories/201809120153

New Jersey

Don’t let Jersey drivers make other states’ roads more dangerous | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/new-jersey-drivers-red-light-cameras-speed-car-crashes-fatalitieseditorial-20180913.html

Opioid Crisis

After battling addiction, Erie woman helps others
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180913/after-battling-addiction-erie-woman-helps-others

Dozen overdoses reported recently in Cambria County
http://www.tribdem.com/news/dozen-overdoses-reported-recently-in-cambria-county/article_477392e0-b6fe-11e8-85b9-6772bb8f9189.html

Philly

Around the country, incomes are rising. In Philly, they’re falling.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/broke-in-philly/census-data-poverty-income-philadelphia-suburbs-20180913.html?arc404=true

Philly antipoverty office: Lack of clout, vision, and leadership
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/broke-in-philly/philadelphia-anti-poverty-office-few-measurable-accomplishments-20180913.html

The invasion has begun: Dreaded spotted lanternfly lands in Philly
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/science/spotted-lanternfly-philadelphia-pennsylvania-new-jersey-tree-of-heaven-invasive-20180912.html

Where to see the classic roadside attractions that are a short drive from Philadelphia.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/roadside-america-attractions-philadelphia-pennsylvania-new-jersey-pictures.html

Pitt

Census data show region’s income up but poverty improvement stalling
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/13/Census-Bureau-American-Community-Survey-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-poverty-median-household-income/stories/201809130052

New policies would ban investments by airport authority board members
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/12/New-policies-with-ban-investments-by-airport-authority-board-members-onejet-pittsburgh-international-lawsuit/stories/201809120233

County airport board could bar its members from investing in airlines
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14075062-74/county-airport-board-could-bar-its-members-from-investing-in-airlines

Revised Oakland-Downtown Bus Rapid Transit plan submitted for federal funding
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/09/12/Oakland-Pittsburgh-Bus-Rapid-Transit-federal-funding-Port-Authority-Urban-Redevelopment-Authority/stories/201809110143

Major Hazelwood redevelopment gets green light
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/11/Major-Hazelwood-redevelopment-gets-green-light/stories/201809110160

Green Building Alliance survey aims to find how Pittsburgh area commuters get to work
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/11/Green-Building-Alliance-commuters-travel-methods-plan-transportation-needs-Port-Authority-Southwestern-Pennsylvania-Commission/stories/201809110137

ROBERT E. COLVILLE: Pittsburgh police chief, Allegheny County district attorney, judge
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2018/09/12/ROBERT-E-COLVILLE-manchaster-pittsburgh-police-chief-district-attorney-allegheny-county/stories/201809120231

North Side bridge replacement on track for 2019
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/12/Pittsburgh-North-Side-West-Ohio-Street-bridge-replacement-Bill-Peduto/stories/201809120177

Army Corps of Engineers: Reservoirs prevented more severe flooding in Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/12/Army-Corps-of-Engineers-Pittsburgh-reservoirs-prevented-severe-flooding/stories/201809120172

Root for the road team? Pirates attendance boosted by rivals
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/12/Root-for-the-road-team-Pirates-attendance-boosted-by-rivals/stories/201809120095

Penn Hills couple paints house Pride colors to combat alleged harassment by neighbors
https://triblive.com/local/pennhills/14074047-74/penn-hills-couple-paints-house-pride-colors-to-combat-alleged-harassment-by

KDKA Radio host Mike Pintek dies after cancer battle
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14071768-74/kdka-radio-host-mike-pintek-dies-after-cancer-battle

Pirates owner Bob Nutting secures deal to buy the Observer-Reporter daily newspaper
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14073838-74/pirates-owner-bob-nutting-secures-deal-to-buy-the-observer-reporter-daily-newspaper

State News

Police investigate white supremacist flyers left at homes
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180913_ap_8c8693c05f4648e5a1b5b170797d1229.html?arc404=true

DEP: Don’t drain water from swimming pools into storm sewers
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14074059-74/dep-dont-drain-water-from-swimming-pools-into-storm-sewers

Grant will help state combat bat-killing fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14073155-74/grant-will-help-state-combat-bat-killing-fungal-disease-known-as-white-nose-syndrome

Transportation

Storm aftermath in S. Huntingdon includes landslide, washed-out bridge
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14073744-74/storm-aftermath-in-s-huntingdon-includes-landslide-washed-out-bridge

Road on top of county levees undergoing maintenance
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/road-on-top-of-county-levees-undergoing-maintenance-1.2385053

Washington

The Trump administration is criticized for vouching for its allies’ record in Yemen’s war
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/09/12/The-Trump-administration-is-criticized-for-vouching-for-its-allies-record-in-Yemen-s-war/stories/201809120246

Arrests of migrant families rose 38 percent in August in what Trump officials call a ‘crisis’ at the border
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/arrests-migrant-families-rose-38-percent-august-trump-officials-crisis-border-20180913.html