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Legislature

Lawmakers taking White Haven fight back to Harrisburg
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755854/lawmakers-taking-white-haven-fight-back-to-harrisburg

Pharmacists urge support for bills to increase pricing transparency
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pharmacists-urge-support-for-bills-to-increase-pricing-transparency-1.2533595

On vaccines, the public needs facts, not fear
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/09/16/On-vaccines-the-public-needs-facts-not-fear/stories/201909160015

Not just a pipe dream: Laws must adapt to reality of medicinal marijuana
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/16/Medical-marijuana-Pennsylvania-law-driving/stories/201909130007

Record sales, but PLCB ink red as wine
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/record-sales-but-plcb-ink-red-as-wine-1.2533466

EDITORIAL: Court must act on Pa. death penalty
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/09/16/editorial-court-must-act-on-pa-death-penalty/2334103001/

Rallies in the Pa. Capitol Rotunda are in for a change with crowd size now limited
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/rallies-in-the-pa-capitol-rotunda-are-in-for-a-change-with-crowd-size-now-limited.html

Administration

Pa.’s charter schools say Gov. Wolf is attacking them and trying to limit choices for parents
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pas-charter-schools-say-gov-wolf-is-attacking-them-and-trying-to-limit-choices-for-parents.html

Business

No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/09/16/United-Auto-Workers-UAW-on-strike-GM-General-Motors-contract-dispute/stories/201909160085

Giant Eagle urges against open carry on store properties
https://triblive.com/local/regional/giant-eagle-urges-against-open-carry-on-store-properties/

Crime/Punishment

Recently formed Allegheny Valley Regional Police Department running smoothly
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/recently-formed-allegheny-valley-regional-police-department-running-smoothly/

State data: 11,000 cited for passing school bus over four-year period
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190914/state-data-11000-cited-for-passing-school-bus-over-four-year-period

Designation to give Bucks County more resources to fight illegal drug use
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190915/designation-to-give-bucks-county-more-resources-to-fight-illegal-drug-use

Education

Daniel Boone School District sends $5,900 in lunch balances to collection agency
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/daniel-boone-school-district-lunch-balances-sent-to-collection

School ‘lunch-shaming’ has become a national issue; here’s how Pa. deals with unpaid bills
https://www.inquirer.com/news/school-lunch-shaming-pennsylvania-laws-cherry-hill-20190913.html

Berks County school officials, families split on later start to school days
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-school-officials-families-split-on-later-start-to-school-days

Highlands choir teacher’s passion fueled by seeing his students shine
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/highlands-choir-teachers-passion-fueled-by-seeing-his-students-shine/

Not blinded by science
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/not-blinded-by-science-1.2533468

King’s College dedicates new chapel
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755877/kings-college-dedicates-new-chapel

Pa. workshop on gender pay gap planned at King’s
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pa-workshop-on-gender-pay-gap-planned-at-king-s-1.2533568

With Penn State student debt highest in Big Ten, what is the university doing to help?
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/with-penn-state-student-debt-highest-in-big-ten-what-is-the-university-doing-to-help/

Elections/Politics

County councilman to lead high school voter registration drive
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-councilman-to-lead-high-school-voter-registration-drive-1.2533507

Pennsylvania voters can apply online for absentee ballots beginning today
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-to-let-voters-apply-online-for-absentee-ballots/1

Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 Republican candidate Bobby Jeffries thinks he’d be Trump’s man for Central Pa.
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/capital-star-qa-pa-10-republican-candidate-bobby-jeffries-thinks-hed-be-trumps-man-for-central-pa/

Health Care

First peanut allergy treatment recommended for approval by FDA panel
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/first-peanut-allergy-treatment-recommended-for-approval-by-fda-panel.html

Local News

Luzerne County working to fill sheriff deputy vacancies
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755871/luzerne-county-working-to-fill-sheriff-deputy-vacancies

Bartoli makes case for community system
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755852/bartoli-makes-case-for-community-system

Commission for Women bringing salary negotiation training to Scranton, Wilkes-Barre
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/commission-for-women-bringing-salary-negotiation-training-to-scranton-wilkes-barre-1.2533647

About 1,000 people walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/about-1-000-people-walk-to-raise-awareness-for-suicide-prevention-1.2533589

Area native Butchko returns to region as aquatic director for WB YMCA
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755931/area-native-butchko-returns-to-region-as-aquatic-director-for-wb-ymca

Lackawanna Heritage Valley to remove collapsed mining bridge in Dickson City and Olyphant
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-heritage-valley-to-remove-collapsed-mining-bridge-in-dickson-city-and-olyphant-1.2533542

Former Lackawanna County Prison guard can proceed with retaliation claim in lawsuit
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/former-lackawanna-county-prison-guard-can-proceed-with-retaliation-claim-in-lawsuit-1.2533546

MONDAY UPDATE: Plans for Archbald natural gas plant crumble
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-plans-for-archbald-natural-gas-plant-crumble-1.2532684

Wayne food pantry nourishes low-income people in a rich place
https://www.inquirer.com/news/hunger-pantry-wayne-suburbs-wealth-poverty-food-20190916.html

Corvias, Chester continue stormwater, beautification projects
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/corvias-chester-continue-stormwater-beautification-projects/article_98747422-d717-11e9-8a1a-bb27b707ed05.html

IM Able Foundation bestows customized bicycles to a veteran and others at its annual duathlon
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/special-bicycles-given-to-veteran-others-who-wont-let-a-disability-slow-them-down

National News

A distraction, not an answer, on guns | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/guns-background-checks-nra-trump-mental-health-walmart-nascar-20190916.html

Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack; U.S. blaming Iran
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/saudi-arabia-oil-facility-attack-prices-jump-us-iran-20190916.html

New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755917/new-york-moves-to-enact-statewide-flavored-e-cig-ban

Natural Gas

A fracking ban would eliminate thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania | PennLive Letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/a-fracking-ban-would-eliminate-thousands-of-jobs-in-pennsylvania-pennlive-letters.html

Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/09/16/Purdue-Pharma-files-bankruptcy-OxyContin-maker/stories/201909160083

Philly

Philly’s housing market is still booming, even as recession fears grow
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/signs-of-recession-philadelphia-suburbs-housing-market-real-estate-prices-hot-20190916.html

They went to a Phillies game for another American tradition: Becoming U.S. citizens
https://www.inquirer.com/news/phillies-immigration-naturalization-juan-sanchez-20190915.html

Auction for St. Chris children’s hospital morphs into a battle for Philly health-care market
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/st-chris-childrens-hospital-auction-jefferson-penn-tower-20190916.html

Pitt

‘We will stay Sheraden strong’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/09/15/Pittsburgh-Sheraden-United-Methodist-Church-fire-service-congregation-worship-faith-religion/stories/201909150182

Department of Defense to conduct training exercises in Pittsburgh area this week
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/15/Department-Defense-training-exercises-Pittsburgh-public-safety/stories/201909150175

The House Next Door: Africa and America find a home in Edgewood
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2019/09/16/House-Next-Door-Zimbabwe-Lois-Mufuka-Martin-Edgewood-Pittsburgh/stories/201909160001

Shootings

Teen charged with shooting another minor in Knoxville
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/15/Teen-charged-with-shooting-another-minor-in-Knoxville/stories/201909150208

Man shot in foot in Hill District
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/15/Police-Pittsburgh-man-shot-foot-early-Sunday-Hill-District-Centre-Terrace-Village/stories/201909150177

Police: Hill District man, 72, found dead was shot
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-hill-district-man-72-found-dead-was-shot/

Pittsburgh police chase, detain suspect in Terrace Village shooting
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-police-chase-detain-suspect-in-terrace-village-shooting/

Police: Woman shot in Hill District
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-woman-shot-in-hill-district/

State News

Pennsylvania’s wet towns get a little extra cash for hosting liquor licensees
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-liquor-control-board-license-fee-municipality-gifford-pinchot-20190916.html

Pa. township plans to bar pipelines, turbines near Appalachian Trail
https://www.inquirer.com/wires/ap/township-zoning-aims-bar-pipelines-turbines-near-trail-20190915.html

State urges Luzerne County residents to watch for spotted lanternflies
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-urges-luzerne-county-residents-to-watch-for-spotted-lanternflies-1.2533569

They came from Puerto Rico to Pa. after Hurricane Maria; now they are in job market, higher ed
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/they-came-from-puerto-rico-to-pa-after-hurricane-maria-now-they-are-in-job-market-higher-ed.html

Targeted removal of deer in areas of Pennsylvania affected by chronic wasting disease being considered
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/targeted-removal-of-deer-in-areas-of-pennsylvania-affected-by-chronic-wasting-disease-being-considered

Draft outlines CWD controls
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/draft-outlines-cwd-controls/

Transportation

Allegheny Township officials hope roundabout will fix Route 356 woes
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-township-officials-hope-roundabout-intersection-will-fix-route-356-woes/

Lackawanna County had highest number of fatal crashes last year since 2002
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-had-highest-number-of-fatal-crashes-last-year-since-2002-1.2533639

Route 222 south project to ease congestion in Spring and Bern townships, Wyomissing
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/route-222-south-project-to-ease-congestion-in-spring-and-bern-townships-wyomissing

Washington

Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after Iran denies role in attacks on Saudi oil sites
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/09/15/Iran-rejects-U-S-accusation-that-it-is-behind-Saudi-drone-attacks/stories/201909150162

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall in Reading, address immigration, guns and infrastructure
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/congresswoman-chrissy-houlahan-holds-town-hall-in-reading-addressing-immigration-guns-and-immigration