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Legislature

Probation reform advocates flood Pa. Capitol
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/probation-reform-advocates-flood-pa-capitol.html

Gun debate revives in Pennsylvania statehouse
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/09/24/Gun-debate-revives-in-Pennsylvania-statehouse/stories/201909240151

House Committee chairman opens, (and maybe closes?) gun control debate in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/house-committee-chairman-opens-and-maybe-closes-gun-control-debate-in-pennsylvania.html

House Judiciary chairman says he won’t consider red flag proposal as panel advances mandatory minimums
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/house-judiciary-chairman-says-he-wont-consider-red-flag-proposal-advances-pro-gun-bills/

Political split on proposed gun laws on full display as Pa. lawmakers return after violent summer
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-gun-bills-20190924-66ssnqduc5en3oeylbxbtgv5qm-story.html

Sen. Lindsey Williams to host addiction resources open house in Brackenridge
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/sen-lindsey-williams-to-host-addiction-resources-open-house-in-brackenridge/

Capitol hearing ‘only the beginning’ of White Haven Center debate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756835/capitol-hearing-only-the-beginning-of-white-haven-center-debate

White Haven Center receives support at committee hearing
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/white-haven-center-receives-support-at-committee-hearing-1.2537370

Remarks that misfired: Not a good reason to derail Sunday hunting
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/25/Pennsylvania-Sunday-hunting-remarks-Harold-Daub/stories/201909160022

Rob Altenburg: Pennsylvania should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but for the right reasons
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2019/09/25/Rob-Altenburg-Pennsylvania-should-join-the-Regional-Greenhouse-Gas-Initiative-but-for-the-right-reasons/stories/201909250048

House GOP’s Kevlar vest for gun lobby
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/house-gop-s-kevlar-vest-for-gun-lobby-1.2537214

Pa. Senate Democrats’ top campaign staffer suspended in the wake of sexual harassment complaint
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pa-senate-democrats-top-campaign-staffer-suspended-in-the-wake-of-sexual-harassment-complaint/

State Sen. Pat Browne’s former treasurer charged with stealing nearly $600,000 from campaign
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-pat-browne-treasurer-charged-20190924-gum34p5h5nesrnqkwlf33dlohm-story.html

Senator’s former treasurer charged with $600K campaign theft
https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20190924/AP/309249354/1009

Business

A less-generous overtime rule is issued by the Trump administration
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2019/09/24/overtime-pay-workers-rule-Trump/stories/201909240191

Exelon launches $20 million fund for startups to mitigate climate change
https://www.inquirer.com/business/exelon-launches-climate-startup-initiative-peco-atlantic-city-delmarva-20190925.html

Chester County amps up pressure on Sunoco, calls Mariner East pipeline a nuisance
https://www.inquirer.com/business/chesco-da-hogan-files-nuisance-action-sunoco-mariner-east-pipeline-20190924.html

Manufacturer pays $19K penalty for foam in creek
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756820/manufacturer-pays-19k-penalty-for-foam-in-creek

Budding industry: Berks bank gets behind the hemp business
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/budding-industry-berks-bank-jumps-into-the-hemp-business

Crime/Punishment

‘A stupid act.’ Judge sends Indiana County man to prison for killing two in Plum DUI crash
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/24/dui-double-fatal-plum-edward-cass-sentenced/stories/201909240098

Education

Editorial: Let’s keep encouraging girls in technology
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-lets-keep-encouraging-girls-in-technology

Elections/Politics

Bernie Sanders unveils his wealth-tax plan, taking aim at billionaires
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/24/Bernie-Sanders-wealth-tax-plan-Warren-billionaires/stories/201909240209

Voting machine companies may throw their doors open to ethical hackers
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/voting-machine-companies-may-throw-their-doors-open-ethical-hackers-20190924.html

Gaming

Patrons get first look casino’s sportsbook
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/patrons-get-first-look-casino-s-sportsbook-1.2537378

Mount Airy reveals details on sportsbook
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mount-airy-reveals-details-on-sportsbook-1.2537380

Health Care

Alzheimer’s patients often feel lonely. Here are ways to help them.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/alzheimers-loneliness-dementia-michael-verde-artz-philadelphia-20190925.html

Local News

Support expressed for Luzerne County 911 emergency radio upgrade
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756841/support-expressed-for-luzerne-county-911-emergency-radio-upgrade

An empty lot to show for playground promised in Wilkes-Barre’s Rolling Mill Hill
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756839/an-empty-lot-to-show-for-playground-promised-in-wilkes-barres-rolling-mill-hill

DA’s office receives $250K grant for gun violence reduction task force
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756794/das-office-receives-250k-grant-for-gun-violence-reduction-task-force

Hughes resigns as Luzerne County coroner
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756790/hughes-resigns-as-luzerne-county-coroner

Coroner quits over ‘hostile’ work conditions
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coroner-quits-over-hostile-work-conditions-1.2537366

Election board approves amended Scranton School District payroll tax ballot question
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election-board-approves-amended-scranton-school-district-payroll-tax-ballot-question-1.2537114

Diaper drive aids St. Joseph’s Children’s Pantry
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/diaper-drive-aids-st-joseph-s-children-s-pantry-1.2537464

CHRIS KELLY: He ken run, but soon he ken’t hide
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/chris-kelly-he-ken-run-but-soon-he-ken-t-hide-1.2537466

Scranton Parking Authority may boost access to agendas
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-parking-authority-may-boost-access-to-agendas-1.2537457

Complaints over odor from marijuana plant heard by White Haven council
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/complaints-over-odor-from-marijuana-plant-heard-by-white-haven-council-1.2537336

Westmoreland County sued over requirement that union workers complete major projects
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-sued-over-requirement-that-union-workers-complete-major-projects/

Altoona Land Bank almost ready for startup
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/altoona-land-bank-almost-ready-for-startup/

Gun disposal event helps Montco residents get rid of 65 firearms, including an Uzi
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/gun-disposal-event-helps-montco-residents-get-rid-of-firearms/article_d5c974e1-f345-5d03-be9e-ac27414aa7fd.html

Kirkland denies Chester owns water authority
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/kirkland-denies-chester-owns-water-authority/article_0680b19a-df0d-11e9-bd28-5b48cd23250f.html

New Jersey

Cherry Hill school district considers ‘prom shaming’ with proposed changes to unpaid lunch policy, critics say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/school-lunch-fees-shaming-cherry-hill-policy-unpaid-tuna-sandwich-alternate-meals-20190924.html

Philly

How one Philly high school reveals the district’s dire attendance problems
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-edison-high-school-attendance-truancy-20190925.html

A grieving mother is staging a three-day silent protest against gun violence. It’s not too late to support her. | Helen Ubiñas
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/helen-ubinas-philadelphia-unsolved-murder-homicide-protest-20190925.html

Widow of unarmed man slain in 2017 by now-fired Philly cop files lawsuit
https://www.inquirer.com/news/eric-ruch-dennis-plowden-philadelphia-police-department-shooting-richard-ross-paul-hetznecker-20190924.html

How your vote will get cast and counted on Philly’s new voting machines | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-new-voting-machines-20190930.html

Controller Rebecca Rhynhart to audit troubled Germantown Special Services District
https://www.inquirer.com/news/rebecca-rhynhart-auditing-germantown-special-services-district-cindy-bass-20190924.html

More Philly unions eye lawsuits over flaws in the city’s OnePhilly payroll system
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-payroll-unions-onephilly-lawsuit-paychecks-corrections-20190924.html

Working Families Party candidates keep pace with GOP fund-raising in Philly Council race
https://www.inquirer.com/news/kendra-brooks-working-families-party-council-race-money-20190924.html

3 months after devastating South Philly refinery blast, city declares incident under control
https://www.inquirer.com/business/philly-fire-thiel-declare-pes-refinery-incident-under-control-20190924.html

With Pentagon dollars, Drexel seeks to revive Philly’s vanished garment business
https://www.inquirer.com/business/drexel-university-fabric-textiles-sensors-health-innovation-20190925.html

More Philly unions eye lawsuits over flaws in the city’s OnePhilly payroll system
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-payroll-unions-onephilly-lawsuit-paychecks-corrections-20190924.html

Our children are growing up in a renaissance of bigotry | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/violence-anti-semitism-schools-education-20190925.html

Pitt

Audit: City tax sales slow, ethically vulnerable
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/24/Audit-City-tax-sales-Controller-Michael-Lamb/stories/201909230099

Audit: Pittsburgh property sales ‘shrouded in secrecy,’ open to fraud
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/audit-pittsburgh-property-sales-shrouded-in-secrecy-open-to-fraud/

Bill Peduto: Assault of black women at North Side gas station ‘made me sick’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peduto-alleged-assault-of-black-women-at-north-side-gas-station-made-me-sick/

City Council seeks harsher charges in Exxon fray; store worker claims women were ‘out of control’
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/24/Peduto-City-Council-speak-out-on-Exxon-beating/stories/201909240109

South Side building management to evict lessee linked to fatal ODs
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/24/fatal-overdose-pittsburgh-fentanyl-south-side-works-city-club-apartments-eviction/stories/201909240107

Pittsburgh Diocese asks Pa. Supreme Court to review case
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/09/24/Diocese-Pittsburgh-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-grand-jury-pennsylvania-supreme-court/stories/201909240188

Allegheny County Council to consider another conversion therapy proposal
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-council-to-consider-another-conversion-therapy-proposal/

Pittsburgh ranks 15th among best cities in nation to retire
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-ranks-15th-among-best-cities-in-nation-to-retire/

Pittsburgh Google contractors vote to form a union with the United Steelworkers
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pittsburgh-google-contractors-vote-to-form-a-union-with-the-united-steelworkers/Content?oid=15914326

State News

Concentrated child poverty worsens in Pennsylvania, study says
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/09/24/Concentrated-child-poverty-worsens-in-Pennsylvania-study-says/stories/201909230091

Grown-up solutions to combat child poverty
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/09/24/Solutions-child-poverty-southwestern-Pennsylvania-Growing-up-through-the-Cracks/stories/201909230070

Transportation

WCTA’s ConnectCard system to be phased out
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/wctas-connectcard-system-to-be-phased-out/

Washington

On impeachment, Doyle pushes forward while Lamb waits to see
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/24/impeachment-mike-Doyle-conor-Lamb-congress-speaker-pelosi-donald-trump-joe-biden-pennsylvania/stories/201909240187

Pelosi launches formal impeachment inquiry into Trump, alleging betrayal of office, national security, election integrity
https://www.inquirer.com/news/joe-biden-donald-trump-ukraine-impeachment-presidential-race-20190924.html

As Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry, Philly-area Democrats mostly line up in support
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-impeachment-inquiry-nancy-pelosi-democrats-2020-election-20190924.html

What impeachment is and how the process works
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/what-is-impeachment-trump-congress-constitution-process-explained-20190924.html

Western Pa. congressmen weigh in on Trump’s Ukraine dealings, impeachment inquiry
https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pa-congressmen-weigh-in-on-trumps-ukraine-dealings-impeachment-inquiry/

Area Congressmen split on impeachment inquiry
https://www.timesleader.com/news/756843/area-congressmen-split-on-impeachment-inquiry

Local lawmakers react to impeachment inquiry
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-lawmakers-react-to-impeachment-inquiry-1.2537372

Smucker blasts Dems’ impeachment probe; Perry stays silent
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/24/smucker-blast-dems-impeachment-probe-perry-stays-silent/2431390001/

Meuser talks stormwater mandates
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/meuser-talks-stormwater-mandates-1.2537227