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Legislature

This Philly lawmaker wants Pennsylvania to offer reparations to its black residents
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/this-philly-lawmaker-wants-pennsylvania-to-offer-reparations-to-its-black-residents/

Lawmakers question one-person rail crews
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/lawmakers-question-one-person-rail-crews/

Letter to the Editor: LMSD supports efforts of State Sen. Hughes
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-lmsd-supports-efforts-of-state-sen/article_453a95be-c7fb-11e9-98e2-f7a79614f825.html

Your View by state legislator: Why all of Pennsylvania needs high-speed internet service
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsylvania-broadband-connections-20190902-2lodeq73wfhmrc5mkwkqfo6fde-story.html

Your View by Republican state senator: Red flag law is ‘one sure way to reduce firearm deaths’
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-red-flag-laws-pennsylvania-20190902-3uedvwwkz5csba33xi4p3rjqb4-story.html

Shootings

One killed, one critical in Chester double-shooting
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/one-killed-one-critical-in-chester-double-shooting/article_8db7012c-cdb6-11e9-a875-63683b73aefa.html

2-year-old shoots himself, investigation continuing, police say
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/09/2-year-old-shoots-himself-in-hand-police-say.html

Police investigating after Whitehall toddler suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-whitehall-boy-shot-reports-20190902-wdn2p4nwqfdotbjvjnawbosj7a-story.html

Woman speaks out about neighbor who shot her husband: ‘This is the story of a dangerous man’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/woman-speaks-out-about-neighbor-who-shot-her-husband-this/article_aeaec20a-ccc8-11e9-ada6-13920f9e91f2.html

Business

Amazon must address warehouse working conditions | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/amazon-warehouse-minimum-wage-labor-20190902.html

Hanover Twp. steel facility expands, owners look to hire more
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hanover-twp-steel-facility-expands-owners-look-to-hire-more-1.2527910

Pennsylvania’s businesses could to the right thing and raise their workers’ wages | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/pennsylvanias-businesses-could-to-the-right-thing-and-raise-their-workers-wages-opinion.html

Lidl opening two new Montco grocery stores this month
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/lidl-opening-two-new-montco-grocery-stores-this-month/article_1c043e63-e711-5047-85cf-3d79eed3f26a.html

Crime/Punishment

Woman charged in child abduction, but search continues for Penn Hills toddler
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/02/child-abduction-kidnapping-penn-hills-arrest-1/stories/201909020065

Not just somewhere else: Sex trafficking happens here
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/03/Pittsburgh-sex-trafficking-FBI-arrest-vigilance/stories/201908130005

Officials probing prisoner’s death at USP Canaan
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/officials-probing-prisoner-s-death-at-usp-canaan-1.2527870

Frackville state prison visitors arrested, accused of possessing contraband, drugs and weapons
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/frackville-state-prison-visitors-arrested-accused-of-possessing-contraband-drugs-and-weapons

Education

Landmark lawsuit challenges how Pennsylvania funds its public schools
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2019/09/03/Debate-continues-over-public-school-funding-in-Pennsylvania/stories/201908050109

In cash-strapped school districts, these are the folks called to help the recovery
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2019/09/03/In-cash-strapped-school-districts-chief-recovery-officers-strive-for-results/stories/201909010005

School lunches get upgrade, pleasing palates and boosting nutrition
https://triblive.com/local/regional/school-lunches-get-upgrade-pleasing-palates-and-boosting-nutrition/

Mahanoy Area acts on items to start year
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mahanoy-area-acts-on-items-to-start-year-1.2527889

New Springfield High School is on the rise
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/new-springfield-high-school-is-on-the-rise/article_943d7898-cb6b-11e9-9791-9f83f756e54d.html

When it comes to borrowing for college, it pays to do homework
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2019/09/03/When-it-comes-to-borrowing-for-college-it-pays-to-do-homework/stories/201909010007

Lyndsey Rozzi shares some tricks in applying — and paying for — college
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2019/09/03/lyndsey-rozzi-pittsburgh-promise-business-of-education/stories/201908060093

Villanova student’s report triggers campus ‘active shooter’ alert; police find no threat
https://www.inquirer.com/news/villanova-university-active-shooter-radnor-township-police-20190902.html

University of Scranton task force responds to abuse in Catholic Church
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/university-of-scranton-task-force-responds-to-abuse-in-catholic-church-1.2528065

Cheyney University’s turnaround is a blueprint to saving Pa.’s state-owned universities | Mark O’Keefe
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/cheyney-universitys-turnaround-is-a-blueprint-to-saving-pas-state-owned-universities-mark-okeefe/

Elections/Politics

Pa. and other states upgrade election equipment — wary of ‘a race without a finish line’
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/03/pa-and-other-states-upgrade-election-equipment-wary-of-a-race-without-a-finish-line/

Health Care

For chronic Lyme patients, every day can be a struggle
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/for-chronic-lyme-patients-every-day-can-be-a-struggle/

Medical clinic helping low-income patients in central Pa. gains financial health, stops looking for partner
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/safety-net-medical-clinic-in-central-pa-attains-financial-health-stops-seeking-partner.html

Heritage Valley sees uptick in sports injuries in fall
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190903/heritage-valley-sees-uptick-in-sports-injuries-in-fall

WellSpan urges people possibly exposed to measles to call hotline
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2019/08/31/wellspan-york-hospital-stony-brook-contaminated-measles/2183438001/

Phoenixville Hospital earns ACR accreditation
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/phoenixville-hospital-earns-acr-accreditation/article_cab60ba4-cdb1-11e9-af1f-e7e09ac4adc0.html

Local News

Report: No action against Crispell
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/report-no-action-against-crispell-1.2528010

More security cameras coming to Luzerne County properties
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754489/more-security-cameras-coming-to-luzerne-county-properties

Live music, salute to veterans highlight Labor Day event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754487/live-music-salute-to-veterans-highlight-labor-day-event

Union members walk for fair contracts during NEPA Labor Day Festival
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/union-members-walk-for-fair-contracts-during-nepa-labor-day-festival-1.2528007

The Wall That Heals arrives in Luzerne County Tuesday afternoon
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754474/the-wall-that-heals-arrives-in-luzerne-county-tuesday-afternoon

The Wall That Heals arrives in Plymouth today
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/the-wall-that-heals-arrives-in-plymouth-today-1.2527921

Crash reports available online in some Luzerne County communities
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crash-reports-available-online-in-some-luzerne-county-communities-1.2527918

Scranton seeks cost of downtown walkability plan
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-seeks-cost-of-downtown-walkability-plan-1.2527948

City, district need joint tax policy
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/city-district-need-joint-tax-policy-1.2527858

Fire company launches dive team for Blue Marsh
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/fire-company-launches-dive-team-for-blue-marsh

Slow Labor Day no problem for Blue Marsh Lake rangers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/slow-labor-day-no-problem-for-blue-marsh-lake-rangers

National News

Criminal justice activists push for lists of problem police officers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/02/police-misconduct-officers-list-criminal-justice/stories/201909020093

Opioid Crisis

Suing Big Pharma is only a part of the overall solution to the opioid crisis | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/purdue-pharma-oklahoma-settlement-opioid-litigation-lawsuit-20190903.html

Philly

SEPTA’s smart fare card brings a new twist to an old subway hustle
https://www.inquirer.com/news/septa-key-card-fare-scam-20190903.html

Philadelphia’s public school students return to classes today
https://www.inquirer.com/education/first-day-of-school-2019-philadelphia-20190903.html

Superintendent Hite talks new school year, goals
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/superintendent-hite-talks-new-school-year-goals/article_3deaf317-1cee-5db7-aec5-26cabd4c50b1.html

Hahnemann bankruptcy has a high-stakes showdown set for Wednesday
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/hahnemann-bankruptcy-jefferson-temple-sale-hearing-residency-20190903.html

The world’s first T-cell therapy for a solid tumor cancer is made in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/health/iovance-t-cells-first-solid-tumor-fda-approval-car-t-20190903.html

Doctor who lost a son to overdose: ‘Philly needs Safehouse now’ | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/health/expert-opinions/safe-injection-site-philadelphia-federal-case-crackhouse-statute-20190903.html

How can Philly be thriving overall while poverty is increasing? | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-poverty-jobs-economy-20190903.html

New documentary featuring South Philly’s Will Little focuses on impact of gun violence on shooters | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/will-little-behind-the-bullet-gun-violence-philly-jenice-armstrong-20190831.html

‘Particularly dark’ Labor Day for Philadelphia’s unemployed union workers
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/02/particularly-dark-labor-day-for-philadelphias-unemployed-union-workers/

Thousands of Philly union members rally on the waterfront for Labor Day
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/thousands-of-philly-union-members-rally-on-the-waterfront-for/article_c21184fc-a753-5f8c-8376-bba6e1e410a3.html

Pitt

SEIU president rallies workers in Pittsburgh on Labor Day
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/02/labor-day-pittsburgh-seiu-parade/stories/201909020066

Thousands turn out for Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/thousands-turn-out-for-pittsburghs-labor-day-parade/

Storm shatters 107-year-old record, hands Pittsburgh region its wettest Sept. 1
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/09/02/pitsburgh-allegheny-county-weather-wet-september-dorian-1/stories/201909020073

‘This hits home to a lot of people’: Prayer vigil held in Verona for missing Penn Hills toddler
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/02/Prayer-vigil-Verona-abducted-toddler-penn-hills-nalani-johnson/stories/201909020112

State News

‘Gun-like’ hand gestures can have legal consequences
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/02/Gun-like-hand-gestures-Pennsylvania-court-crime-kirchner/stories/201909020021

Barletta steps away from politics, starts consulting firm
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754521/barletta-steps-away-from-politics-starts-consulting-firm

NEPA summer weather recap: Warm, wet, repeat
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nepa-summer-weather-recap-warm-wet-repeat-1.2528069

Planned Parenthood’s exit from Title X likely to have fallout
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/planned-parenthoods-exit-from-title-x-likely-to-have-fallout

These 23 conditions can qualify you to get medical marijuana in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/these-23-conditions-can-qualify-you-to-get-medical-marijuana-in-pa.html

It’s a great time to sell a house in central Pa., but a rough time for buyers seeking affordable homes
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/limited-supply-of-affordable-homes-means-sizzling-market-for-sellers-headaches-for-buyers.html

Is it time to refi? Amid lower rates, lenders say homeowners are jumping to refinance
https://www.mcall.com/business/real-estate/mc-biz-lower-rates-refi-surge-lehigh-valley-20190902-ehbrvf5sjbg3rlntm732uqwbma-story.html

Hunting seasons open for some birds you didn’t know existed
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/09/hunting-seasons-open-for-some-birds-you-didnt-know-existed.html

DEP fines Sunoco $313K for pipeline violations
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/dep-fines-sunoco-313k-for-pipeline-violations/

Transportation

LCTA announces express bus for Luzerne County Fair
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754470/lcta-announces-express-bus-for-luzerne-county-fair