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Legislature

House GOP leaders: ‘No interest in legalizing recreational marijuana’
https://www.timesleader.com/news/757219/house-gop-leaders-no-interest-in-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

New chapter opens in Pennsylvania in fight over suing church
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/09/28/New-chapter-opens-in-Pennsylvania-in-fight-over-suing-church/stories/201909280037

Mullery’s tech ed bill sent to governor
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mullery-s-tech-ed-bill-sent-to-governor-1.2539180

2 Argall bills advance
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/2-argall-bills-advance-1.2539085

Don’t rush pot legalization
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/don-t-rushpot-legalization-1.2538991

Dental networks keep costs down for consumers | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/dental-networks-keep-costs-down-for-consumers-pennlive-letters.html

Business

Big-box stores take law into their own hands in fight against shoplifting
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/big-box-stores-take-law-into-their-own-hands-in-fight-against-shoplifting/

Crime/Punishment

Looking for trouble, specialized unit patrols Scranton streets
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/looking-for-trouble-specialized-unit-patrols-scranton-streets-1.2539116

Pardon applications for marijuana-related offenses now free, streamlined in Pa.
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pardon-applications-for-marijuana-related-offenses-now-free-streamlined-in-pa/Content?oid=15934485

Education

Four Delco schools named 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/four-delco-schools-named-blue-ribbon-schools/article_5d877a94-f99b-5a07-9196-f16ca19b2cfa.html

Are cyber schools stacking up?
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/are-cyber-schools-stacking-up/

As student anxiety and trauma grow, NEPA schools turn to yoga and mindfulness
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/as-student-anxiety-and-trauma-grow-nepa-schools-turn-to-yoga-and-mindfulness-1.2539126

In-town fields part of high school football tradition across Western Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/in-town-fields-part-of-high-school-football-tradition-across-western-pennsylvania/

Gaming

Former PSU star to help officially launch sports betting at casino
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/former-psu-star-to-help-officially-launch-sports-betting-at-casino-1.2539139

Pa. casino revenue rose 6.3 percent in August. Here’s how that happened.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-casino-revenue-rose-63-percent-in-august-heres-how-that-happened.html

Health Care

This Clarks Summit heart doc can give you a stent from 20 miles away
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/this-clarks-summit-heart-doc-can-give-you-a-stent-from-20-miles-away-1.2539027

Local News

Kunkle firefighter Nulton remembered at memorial service
https://www.timesleader.com/news/757196/kunkle-firefighter-nulton-remembered-at-memorial-service

Plymouth Mayor Tom McTague dies at 80
https://www.timesleader.com/news/757163/plymouth-mayor-tom-mctague-dies-at-80

ChalkFest includes full day of learning
https://www.timesleader.com/news/757204/chalkfest-includes-full-day-of-learning

Bikes, blood and beer — all to fight breast cancer
https://www.timesleader.com/news/757207/bikes-blood-and-beer-all-to-fight-breast-cancer

Schuylkill OKs settlement of Walmart tax appeal
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-oks-settlement-of-walmart-tax-appeal-1.2539045

South Buffalo’s tractor pull galvanizes community in support of girl, 6, with cancer
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/south-buffalos-tractor-pull-galvanizes-community-in-support-of-a-6-year-old-girl-with-cancer/

Guts & Glory: Big block party at FirstEnergy Stadium to inspire changes for wellness
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/guts-and-glory-big-block-party-at-firstenergy-stadium-to-inspire-changes-for-wellness

Soberstock builds support for recovery in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/soberstock-builds-support-for-recovery-in-berks-county

County Council fighting goes into overdrive as the November election looms
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/county-council-fighting-goes-into-overdrive-as-the-november-election/article_c79d0e24-e231-11e9-b4b6-e7579b11650a.html

Dem D.A. candidate: Statewide probe needed on pipeline issue
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/dem-d-a-candidate-statewide-probe-needed-on-pipeline-issue/article_4f4370d6-e203-11e9-be83-87e8953466a5.html

Philly

Bail set at $1,000,000 for Philadelphia police officer charged in sexual assault
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-police-officer-sexual-assault-novice-sloan-20190928.html

‘Spit Spreads Death’: A mournful march commemorates 1918 flu that killed 20,000 in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/spit-spreads-death-flu-pandemic-epidemic-philly-mutter-museum-20190929.html

Pitt

Activist summoned for harassment against man arrested in gas station fight
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/28/pittsburgh-exxon-gas-station-fight-activist-amber-sloan-facebook-harassment-scott-hill/stories/201909280040

A new era at the Post-Gazette
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/29/new-era-post-gazette-digital-print-days/stories/201909270061

Community support: The importance of RIDC’s gift to the Urban League
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/29/Urban-League-Greater-Pittsburgh-Regional-Industrial-Development-Duquesne-donation/stories/201910010005

Allegheny County launches flu shot clinic Monday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-launches-flu-shot-clinic/

State News

5 reasons why there’s a medical marijuana drought in Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/medical-marijuana-drought-pennsylvania-flower-shortage-mold-growers-weed-20190929.html

State’s West Nile surveillance wraps up season with two human cases in 2019
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/09/28/Pennsylvania-West-Nile-season-human-cases-2019-virus-EEE-encephalitis-CDC/stories/201909280036

Schuylkill County hemp farmer harvests first legal grow
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/schuylkill-county-hemp-farmer-harvests-first-legal-grow-1.2539260

As Rosh Hashana begins, faithful also turn to nature conservation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/as-rosh-hashana-begins-faithful-also-turn-to-nature-conservation-1.2539230

Pottstown 1st in nation to pilot flexible plastic recycling
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/28/pottstown-1st-in-nation-to-pilot-flexible-plastic-recycling/

Transportation

One year later, Dallas community warms up to roundabout
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/one-year-later-dallas-community-warms-up-to-roundabout-1.2539190

Washington

Amateur pro-Trump sleuths scramble to unmask whistleblower
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/president-donald-trump-impeachment-whistleblower-identity-20190928.html

Casey bill urges Medicare expansion
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/casey-bill-urges-medicare-expansion/