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Legislature

WB neighborhood group petitions lawmakers for repeal of fireworks law
https://www.timesleader.com/news/802892/wb-neighborhood-group-petitions-lawmakers-for-repeal-of-fireworks-law

How Trumpism is threatening judicial independence in Pennsylvania | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/how-trumpism-is-threatening-judicial-independence-in-pennsylvania-opinion/

Despite ‘silent treatment’ from Gov. Wolf, Pa. legislature must enact laws to benefit needy Pennsylvanians | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/governor-tom-wolf-marijuana-legislative-priorities-20200921.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Hazleton’s ‘huge strides’ against virus
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/hazletons-huge-strides-against-virus/article_f0155bae-59bc-569a-9907-0b7e9ef6c408.html

Administration

Pretending won’t stop fires, floods
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/pretending-wont-stop-fires-floods/article_a28f27ad-4e77-5b88-ac38-12ef0a826903.html

Budget

Balancing Pennsylvania’s budget should start with rescinding tax breaks that have not created jobs | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/09/balancing-pennsylvanias-budget-should-start-with-rescinding-tax-breaks-that-have-not-created-jobs-opinion.html

Business

The wooing of a would-be petrochemical plant
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/09/21/wooing-would-be-petrochemical-plant-ExxonMobil-Shell-ethane-cracker-Department-of-Community-and-Economic-Development/stories/202009200048

Lehigh Valley Mall reopens Sunday, day after shooting
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-mall-shooting-update-20200920-xpnwtbszxfcqfpidlyuthlt7ci-story.html

Shots fired inside Lehigh Valley Mall, no injuries reported
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/shots-fired-inside-lehigh-valley-mall-no-injuries-reported/article_46dd65ad-e0fa-5108-ae1a-1ff0d7526796.html

Crime/Punishment

I found a noose in my bed’: Pa. prisoners allege hate acts by elite security teams
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-department-corrections-prison-sci-houtzdale-noose-sci-phoenix-cert-20200919.html

DUI sweep over weekend nets numerous arrests
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/dui-sweep-over-weekend-nets-numerous-arrests/article_07c11ea1-22e3-5876-991e-5370a3ddca52.html

Education

Coronavirus leads to furloughs of hundreds of school employees
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/09/20/extended-online-learning-results-hundreds-furloughs/3491572001/

School districts facing notification decisions involving student and employee COVID-19 cases
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/school-districts-facing-notification-decisions-involving-student-and-employee-covid-19-cases/article_98769600-b750-540e-95d6-e315fc760d50.html

Special education in the age of COVID-19: ‘We are surviving, and in some ways even thriving’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/special-education-in-the-age-of-covid-19-we-are-surviving-and-in-some-ways-even-thriving.html

Dallas Intermediate School will reopen Monday after COVID 19-related closure
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/dallas-intermediate-school-will-reopen-monday-after-covid-19-related-closure/article_aa35c0fe-b931-5ca1-bcca-69f7f3d7b7c0.html

Fall enrollment increases at Slippery Rock and Cal U
https://triblive.com/local/regional/fall-enrollment-increases-at-slippery-rock-and-cal-u/

Elections/Politics

Biden warns in Philly that confirming a new Supreme Court justice now would cause ‘irreversible damage’
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-seat-20200920.html

These pro-transgender rights candidates are running for office in red districts. Can they win?
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/candidates-supporting-trans-rights-are-running-for-office-in-red-districts-can-they-win/

What do Pa. voters want in presidential candidate?
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200921/what-do-pa-voters-want-in-presidential-candidate

Voters Guide: Learn about Pa.’s 2020 general election candidates
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/09/voters-guide-meet-pas-2020-general-election-candidates.html

Health Care

Delta Medix sues Geisinger over two sites in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/delta-medix-sues-geisinger-over-two-sites-in-scranton/article_82a7d163-b138-5cdb-a5a3-6ca212e518e4.html

Local News

Small plane crash-lands on Moosic street
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/small-plane-crash-lands-on-moosic-street/article_9669a417-72d0-5442-a690-ae67b90b5dce.html

Crowd rallies in Reading’s City Park for transgender woman wounded in police shooting
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/crowd-rallies-in-readings-city-park-for-transgender-woman-wounded-in-police-shooting/article_63a1a614-fb76-11ea-a524-e3366f53848a.html

Developers unveil master plan for Chester waterfront
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/developers-unveil-master-plan-for-chester-waterfront/article_31b34368-fba5-11ea-9c03-f7ede6e57d72.html

Fire company receives $20G from Energy Transfer Partners
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/fire-company-receives-20g-from-energy-transfer-partners/article_3d1d2e98-fa93-11ea-a38d-4f20f3d65cde.html

Municipalities leaving one school district for another a rarity in Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/municipalities-leaving-one-school-district-for-another-a-rarity-in-pennsylvania/

Westmoreland to award small business covid relief grants next week
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-to-award-small-business-covid-relief-grants-next-week/

‘Steps for Recovery’ event focuses on helping those fighting addiction
https://www.timesleader.com/news/802832/steps-for-recovery-event-focuses-on-helping-those-fighting-addiction

Luzerne County 911 must replace four emergency communication towers as part of upgrade
https://www.timesleader.com/news/802869/luzerne-county-911-must-replace-four-emergency-communication-towers-as-part-of-upgrade

County council to discuss proposed Mackey investigation by county controller
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-to-discuss-proposed-mackey-investigation-by-county-controller/article_fa2163cc-6351-571f-9c37-ae3be5fc92f6.html

National News

Murkowski becomes 2nd GOP senator to oppose filling Supreme Court seat before election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/20/Supreme-Court-seat-nomination-Justice-Ruth-Bader-Ginsburg-RBG-Republican-senators-Lisa-Murkowski-Susan-Collins-Donald-Trump/stories/202009200180

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death ignites political battle over her replacement
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/21/2020-serves-another-blow-as-Ginsburg-s-death-ignites-fight/stories/202009210069

The Supreme Court vacancy and some questions, answers on what could come next
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/09/the-supreme-court-vacancy-and-some-questions-answers-on-what-could-come-next.html

Philly

A Rosh Hashanah ritual calls out alleged public school failings in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/education/taslich-repentance-rosh-hashanah-philadelphia-schools-justice-racism-20200920.html

Philly biz leaders release plan to uplift Black, Brown-owned businesses
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/philly-biz-leaders-release-plan-to-uplift-black-brown-owned-businesses/

The coronavirus has caused a coin shortage, and Philly’s Mint is working overtime to make up for it
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coin-supply-circulation-change-mint-philadelphia-cashless-20200921.html

Plan to send LNG trains through Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage from residents, environmentalists
https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-lng-gibbstown-new-fortress-energy-port-drbc-fracking-trains-20200920.html

Pitt

Port Authority’s time line for BRT bus system begins service in fall 2023
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/09/21/Port-Authority-Bus-Rapid-Transit-Downtown-Pittsburgh-Oakland-electric-buses-exclusive-lanes/stories/202009170210

‘It’s kind of unprecedented’: Tailgaters, restaurants make best of Steelers home opener
https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/its-kind-of-unprecedented-tailgaters-restaurants-make-best-of-steelers-home-season-opener/

Pitt to present online discussion about race, protests and covid-19
https://triblive.com/local/pitt-to-present-online-discussion-about-race-protests-and-covid-19/

State News

Home sweet home: Young adults living with parents hits all-time high
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2020/09/21/Home-sweet-home-Young-adults-living-with-parents-hits-all-time-high/stories/202009170056

Nearly 200 children have missing posters in Pennsylvania
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nearly-200-children-have-missing-posters-in-pennsylvania/article_1da226c2-41f5-57b1-9555-9dcd37422cb5.html

Editorial: Let’s keep focus on suicide prevention
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-lets-keep-focus-on-suicide-prevention/article_419f70a8-fbe1-11ea-ac5c-6b13b0c47677.html

Washington

Scanlon says she’s brough $1B to district
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/scanlon-says-shes-brough-1b-to-district/article_41893db8-fa94-11ea-a91c-b7321badde3e.html