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Legislature

State and U.S. lawmakers will lead roundtable discussion on veteran suicide Tuesday
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/09/02/conor-lamb-guy-reschenthaler-pam-iovino-regan-congress-veteran-affairs-suicide/stories/201908300153

Lawmakers try to close ‘loophole’ in DUI law
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/01/Pennsylvania-lawmakers-loophole-DUI-law-Deana-Law-Eckman-Thomas-Killian-David-Strowhouer/stories/201908290215

Advocates still fighting to end live bird shoots
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/advocates-still-fighting-to-end-live-bird-shoots-1.2527650

Kratom has been linked to several deaths, but banning the herbal supplement isn’t easy: Pa. lawmaker
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/kratom-has-been-linked-to-several-deaths-but-banning-the-herbal-supplement-isnt-easy-pa-lawmaker.html

Kratom has been linked to numerous deaths, but it’s legal in Pennsylvania and likely will remain so
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-kratom-controversy-pennsylvania-legal-20190901-diorp4vsurf6nckzruswhknjtq-story.html

Gun rights advocate takes stand against new gun control measures
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/gun-rights-advocate-takes-stand-against-new-gun-control-measures/article_74de3ff2-cb78-11e9-9e92-475e226d3083.html

Labor Day is a reminder that wage inequality still exists in Pa. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/minimum-wage-15-dollars-pennsylvania-20190902.html

Labor Day call to action: wages are not keeping up with the cost of living | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/labor-day-call-to-action-wages-are-not-keeping-up-with-the-cost-of-living-opinion.html

Time to serve consumers
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/time-to-serve-consumers-1.2527270

Shootings

West Mifflin football player shot multiple times in legs, feet Saturday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/teen-injured-in-west-mifflin-shooting-saturday/

Teen killed in Harrisburg shooting identified
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/teen-killed-in-harrisburg-homicide-identified.html

EDITORIAL: Gun violence: THE issue of 2020
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/01/EDITORIAL-gun-violence-election-2020-mass-shootings-odessa/stories/201909010190

Trump says he’ll work with Congress to stop mass shootings
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/trump-guns-odessa-texas-shootings-20190901.html

Business

In efforts to revive struggling malls, developers eye apartments, microbreweries
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/malls-retail-failing-oxford-valley-voorhees-20190902.html

Drive-in tradition hangs on in Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/aande/movies-tv/at-the-movies-drive-in-tradition-continues-in-western-pennsylvania/

Education

West Chester University opens campus convenience store staffed by students with autism
https://www.inquirer.com/news/west-chester-autism-program-work-career-20190901.html

Elections/Politics

Pa. political experts weigh in on Trump’s GOP challengers and
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/trumps-republican-challengers-and-their-chances-of-success

Health Care

Doctors don’t always know what patients will owe for meds
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/doctors-don-t-always-know-what-patients-will-owe-for-meds-1.2527629

Public warned of possible measles exposure in Hershey, York
https://www.witf.org/2019/08/31/midstate-residents-warned-of-possible-measles-exposure/

Local News

Tax break extension benefits pitched to Luzerne County Council
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754378/tax-break-extension-benefits-pitched-to-luzerne-county-council

Luzerne County Council mulling tax break for developer
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-council-mulling-tax-break-for-developer-1.2527677

Valley With a Heart rallies riders for good causes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754400/754400

Valley with a Heart festival raises funds to help sick children
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/valley-with-a-heart-festival-raises-funds-to-help-sick-children-1.2527687

Labor Day event to celebrate workers
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/labor-day-event-to-celebrate-workers-1.2527689

Everhart receives grant to create 3D prints of select pieces
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/everhart-receives-grant-to-create-3d-prints-of-select-pieces-1.2527823

Scranton’s Harrison Avenue Bridge holds hidden stories
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-s-harrison-avenue-bridge-holds-hidden-stories-1.2527815

Italian immigrant marks 23rd year feeding La Festa crowd
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/italian-immigrant-marks-23rd-year-feeding-la-festa-crowd-1.2527659

MONDAY UPDATE: No parking meters at new Courthouse Square sidewalks, kiosks on the way
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-no-parking-meters-at-new-courthouse-square-sidewalks-kiosks-on-the-way-1.2527741

Phoenix Rises reaches out to area homeless population
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/phoenix-rises-reaches-out-to-area-homeless-population-1.2527693

Councilman Bill Scott: ‘I don’t think I should resign’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/councilman-bill-scott-i-don-t-think-i-should-resign/article_390773f4-c8e9-11e9-bc83-8fa11009fbe0.html

Opioid Crisis

Ohio attorney general sues to stop upcoming opioid trials
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/ohio-attorney-general-sues-stop-upcoming-opioid-trials-20190901.html

Real opioid justice: Liable companies should bankroll treatment
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/02/Opioid-crisis-liable-companies-treatment/stories/201908290055

Philly

After fire destroyed their church, Greater Bible Way Temple members worshiped in the street on Sunday
https://www.inquirer.com/news/greater-bible-way-temple-fire-philadelphia-20190901.html

Pitt

Police say abduction suspect drove to Westmoreland County; toddler still missing
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/01/Sharena-Islam-Nancy-Penn-Hills-abduction-suspect-custody-Nalani-Johnson-missing/stories/201909010158

New details emerge on financial situation of Regatta event manager
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/01/eqt-three-rivers-regatta-lionheart-derek-weber-peony-fireworks-pittsburgh/stories/201908280171

Amazon rainforest fires spark activist rally in Oakland
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/01/Amazon-rainforest-fires-pittsburgh-rally-oakland/stories/201909010201

Dry August puts brakes on Pittsburgh’s record rainfall pace
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/dry-august-puts-brakes-on-pittsburghs-record-rainfall-pace-2/

Reviewers slam Pittsburgh attractions on travel site
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/the-worst-pittsburgh-has-to-offer/

State News

Nonprofit seeking funding for improvement of ‘Eagle Lake’ trail hazard
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/01/Nonprofit-seeking-funding-for-improvement-of-Eagle-Lake-trail-hazard/stories/201908300146

Canada goose hunt to open in some state parks
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2019/09/01/hunting-Canada-goose-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania/stories/201910010002

Phase 2: Ohiopyle State Park construction to resume in earnest on Tuesday
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/02/Ohiopyle-State-Park-Route-381-construction-project-pedestrian-tunnel-bike-lanes-bridge-rehabilitation/stories/201908290146

Pocono Raceway not on IndyCar Series 2020 schedule
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/pocono-raceway-not-on-indycar-series-2020-schedule-1.2527619

Pocono is not on the IndyCar 2020 schedule
https://www.mcall.com/sports/auto-racing/mc-spt-pocono-indycar-20190901-kdhyyhtua5cydnjsztwprduyim-story.html

PPL’s talking about the birds and the bees, and how it’s trying to get back to nature
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-ppl-electric-pollinator-power-line-research-20190902-lxdq35hqtfczzbvhzdyhkxrfa4-story.html

New Mexico denies license for shelter for immigrant boys — based on Pa. decision
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/02/new-mexico-denies-license-for-shelter-for-immigrant-boys-based-on-pa-decision/

Transportation

Costs, freight service likely to keep more Pittsburgh-Harrisburg trains off the tracks
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/costs-freight-service-likely-to-keep-more-pittsburgh-harrisburg-trains-off-the-tracks/

Truck traffic is already a point of contention in Boyertown. A potential landfill expansion would make it worse
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/in-boyertown-bad-vibrations-over-potential-uptick-in-truck-traffic

Editorial: Keep your eyes on the road
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-keep-your-eyes-on-the-road

Washington

Four Pa. Republicans voted for a landmark gun control law in 1993. Now there’s just one yes vote. Here’s what that means
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/four-pa-republicans-voted-for-a-landmark-gun-control-law-in-1993-now-theres-just-one-yes-vote-heres-what-that-means/