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Legislature

How Pa.’s victim advocate found herself in the crosshairs of the GOP-led Senate
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pa-jennifer-storm-victim-advocate-senate-joe-scarnati-20200928.html

Officials hold Census events in Delaware County to boost count
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/officials-hold-census-events-in-delaware-county-to-boost-count/article_ebceff36-0022-11eb-b06b-877a8d268dc7.html

Injunction sought to prevent two counties, Philadelphia from accepting private election grants
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/09/injunction-sought-to-prevent-two-counties-philadelphia-from-accepting-private-election-grants.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gateway HS, Moss Side Middle School move to remote learning after COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/09/27/Gateway-High-School-students-test-positive-COVID-19-football-game-canceled/stories/202009270227

Surge of COVID-19 cases continues in Lackawanna County, Luzerne County has first death in weeks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/surge-of-covid-19-cases-continues-in-lackawanna-county-luzerne-county-has-first-death-in/article_91aedef0-74e4-55fe-a3f1-263858b7de85.html

A Reading family ravaged by coronavirus tries to carry on
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/a-reading-family-ravaged-by-coronavirus-tries-to-carry-on/article_f34fc81a-fcd7-11ea-9c3e-9f46fedd5660.html

UPMC doctor: Nursing homes need more federal help for COVID-19 testing, PPE
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/28/CMS-medicare-medicaid-David-Nace-UPMC-COVID-19-testing-PPE-nursing-homes-report/stories/202009250023

Business

Many employers skipping payroll tax ‘holiday’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/many-employers-skipping-payroll-tax-holiday/article_32c85296-b649-5d08-a9fc-1dcf7f7b4e64.html

Crime/Punishment

Inmate tablets generating revenue, incentivizing good behavior, Lackawanna County Prison warden says
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/inmate-tablets-generating-revenue-incentivizing-good-behavior-lackawanna-county-prison-warden-says/article_b0fe51e7-73d2-5568-be82-3af376de1ec1.html

Joint policing effort leads to hundreds of citations, warnings, multiple arrests in Scranton
|https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/crime-emergencies/joint-policing-effort-leads-to-hundreds-of-citations-warnings-multiple-arrests-in-scranton/article_f81eb3e9-c86d-54d1-8e29-5ff757a5791e.html

Police and mental health: Would social workers accompanying police protect mentally ill, keep them out of jail?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/police-and-mental-health-would-social-workers-accompanying-police-protect-mentally-ill-keep-them-out-of-jail.html

Education

Learning hubs serve a a temporary solution in parts of Pa., though funding will dry up by the end of the year
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/28/learning-hubs-serve-a-a-temporary-solution-in-parts-of-pa-though-funding-will-dry-up-by-the-end-of-the-year/

Some parents are sending kids with COVID-19 to class. What can schools do about it?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/09/some-parents-are-sending-kids-with-covid-19-to-class-what-can-schools-do-about-it.html

Elections/Politics

Women in Pittsburgh’s wealthy suburbs could help Biden beat Trump in Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pittsburgh-pennsylania-suburbs-joe-biden-donald-trump-20200928.html

Biden to Dems: Focus on health care, not Supreme Court expansion
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/biden-calls-scotus-nomination-amy-coney-barrett-threat-to-health-care-obamacare-20200927.html

Former Pa. governor and Bush administrator Tom Ridge endorses Joe Biden in scathing op-ed
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/27/Tom-Ridge-former-George-Bush-DHS-Secretary-Pennsylvania-governor-endorses-Joe-Biden/stories/202009280017

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge endorses Joe Biden for president
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/former-pennsylvania-gov-tom-ridge-endorses-joe-biden-for-president/

Biden, Trump supporters discuss top issues before the presidential election
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/biden-trump-supporters-discuss-top-issues-before-the-presidential-election/article_6afb14f4-4cf4-5377-93c7-1a17a39f5f55.html

Election nightmare: Pennsylvania will decide presidency, but can’t count votes fast enough
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-election-vote-counting-meltdown-20200928-37oynndlz5dype5ejsmgp43hwa-story.html

Pennsylvania officials get naked to address the importance of secrecy envelopes in mail-in ballots
https://triblive.com/local/pennsylvania-officials-get-naked-to-address-the-importance-of-secrecy-envelopes-in-mail-in-ballots/

Poll: Mail-in ballots receive support from Pa.’s registered voters | The Numbers Racket
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/poll-mail-in-ballots-election-procedural-receive-support-from-pa-s-registered-voters-the-numbers-racket/

Mullane: In Montco, a trailblazing woman runs for Congress
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/opinion/2020/09/26/first-black-woman-run-pa-04-montco-gets-earful-white-dems/5857308002/

Local News

Kiski Township looking for sewage board members to preside over $8 million project
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/kiski-township-looking-for-sewage-board-members-to-preside-over-8-million-project/

Protest planned prior to possibly contentious election board meeting Wednesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/protest-planned-prior-to-possibly-contentious-election-board-meeting-wednesday/article_10b348d0-19be-5050-bf6a-6652c765fb67.html

National News

Brain-eating amoeba found in a Texas city’s water supply
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/28/Brain-Eating-Amoeba-Found-in-a-Texas-City-s-Water-Supply/stories/202009280056

Philly

Pa.’s COVID-19 mobile testing unit pulled into Philly with the aim of reaching the Latinx community
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covid-coronavirus-latino-philadelphia-pandemic-health-immigration-20200927.html

6 teen victims in two quadruple weekend shootings in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/quadruple-shootings-philadelphia-teenagers-victims-20200927.html

Pitt

Walkabout: Homewood resident still waiting for city to do right by her
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/diana-nelson-jones/2020/09/28/Homewood-resident-still-waiting-justice-city-Pittsburgh-police/stories/202009280006

Post-Gazette union president steps down as investigation launched
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2020/09/27/Post-Gazette-Newspaper-Guild-president-steps-down-investigation-Pittsburgh/stories/202009270191

PPS latest district to file federal lawsuit against vape products manufacturer
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/28/PPS-joins-other-districts-with-federal-lawsuit-against-vape-products-manufacturer/stories/202009250130

Group representing women, minorities and LGBTQ soldiers want to be represented in VA motto
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/09/27/Veterans-Affairs-group-representing-women-minorities-LGBTQ-hoping-recognized-VA-motto/stories/202009270196

State News

Delay on liquefied gas terminal is temporary; potential harm is long-lasting | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/liquified-natural-gas-trains-philadelphia-south-jersey-proposed-export-terminal-20200928.html

Washington

New York Times uncovers two decades worth of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, claims he paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/donald-trump-tax-returns-new-york-times-20200927.html