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Legislature

ICA is defunct, but Pittsburgh still needs it to approve the budget
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14044145-74/ica-is-defunct-but-pittsburgh-still-needs-it-to-approve-the-budget

Overdoses down in Berks’ two halfway houses
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/overdoses-down-in-berks-two-halfway-houses

Pa. is making progress for workers, but there’s still a long way to go | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/09/pa_is_making_progress_for_work.html#incart_river_index

Business

What does the future hold for Pennsylvania’s dying malls?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/future_of_dying_malls_pennsylv.html#incart_river_index

Education

Agriculture department backs off some school milk rules
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/agriculture-department-backs-off-some-school-milk-rules/

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania to factor heavily into Democrats’ bid to retake U.S. House
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14043905-74/pennsylvania-to-factor-heavily-into-democrats-bid-to-retake-us-house

Pennsylvania GOP official resigns over racist Facebook posts
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180903_ap_8fbb0e116ecf46ec9a1bdae97486416c.html?arc404=true

Young people targeted as voter registration deadline approaches
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180904/young-people-targeted-as-voter-registration-deadline-approaches

Health Care

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for cancer center at hospital
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/ribbon-cutting-ceremony-held-for-cancer-center-at-hospital-1.2381576

Penn State Health St. Joseph’s is offering a free smoking cessation program
http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/penn-state-health-st-josephs-is-offering-a-free-smoking-cessation-program

Local News

Unions members celebrate organized labor at Kirby Park festival
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717042/unions-members-celebrate-organized-labor-at-kirby-park-festival

Union effort: Labor Day celebration draws hundreds to Kirby Park
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/union-effort-labor-day-celebration-draws-hundreds-to-kirby-park-1.2381699

La Festa: 4 days to set up; 8 hours to take down
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/la-festa-4-days-to-set-up-8-hours-to-take-down-1.2381723

Departing boss: Steamtown positioned for future
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/departing-boss-steamtown-positioned-for-future-1.2381586

Clarks Summit borough council considers tax credit for volunteer firefighters
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/clarks-summit-borough-council-considers-tax-credit-for-volunteer-firefighters-1.2381725

Heritage Fair venue up in the air, baseball series may cause traffic
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/heritage-fair-venue-up-in-the-air-baseball-series-may-cause-traffic-1.2381579

Dickson City to replace aging police vehicles
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dickson-city-to-replace-aging-police-vehicles-1.2381717

A house for healing: Nonprofit wants to build home for human trafficking victims in Berks
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/a-house-for-healing-nonprofit-wants-to-build-home-for-human-trafficking-victims-in-berks

I-LEAD Inc. on Berks County tax sale list
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/i-lead-inc-on-berks-county-tax-sale-list

80 planters bloom along Boyertown’s main streets
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/80-planters-bloom-along-boyertowns-main-streets

Opioid Crisis

For parents of teenagers in addiction, treatment is expensive, daunting — and increasingly hard to find
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/teenagers-opioid-addiction-treatment-parents-costs-20180904.html

Philly

Negotiations continue on contract for Philly-area Catholic high school teachers
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/negotiations-continue-on-contract-for-philly-area-catholic-high-school-teachers-20180903.html

The five Philadelphia neighborhoods most popular with renters
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/philadelphia-rental-apartments-neighborhoods-20180904.html

Fair Workweek first step in better working conditions for Philadelphians | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/labor-day-philadelphia-fair-work-week-20180903.html

Pitt

‘Happy Labor Day!’ Former VP Biden joins thousands in Pittsburgh’s annual parade
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/03/Downtown-Pittsburgh-Labor-Day-Parade-joe-biden-unions/stories/201809030081

Former VP Joe Biden marches in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14042025-74/former-vp-joe-biden-marches-in-pittsburghs-labor-day-parade

Pittsburgh Public Schools, other districts schedule early dismissals because of extreme heat
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/09/03/Extreme-heat-weather-pittsburgh-school-districts-early-dismissals/stories/201809030098

Heat forces several Western Pa. schools to dismiss students early Tuesday
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14042119-74/schools-consider-early-dismissals-this-week-amid-hot-forecasts

Pat Narduzzi says Pitt-Penn State isn’t just another week: ‘That’s a fact’
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2018/09/03/pitt-penn-state-football-pat-narduzzi-rivalry-2018-heinz-field-pittsburgh/stories/201809030092

Allegheny County Jail locked down after 11 employees become sickened
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/03/Allegheny-County-Jail-lockdown-employees-sickened-odor-substance-state-prison/stories/201809030079

Allegheny County Jail ‘on alert’ for how inmates sneak in contraband, warden says
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14041605-74/allegheny-county-jail-on-lockdown-after-11-employees-hospitalized

The fight against lead: Fountains, housing show the continuing threat
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/09/04/The-fight-against-lead-Fountains-housing-show-the-continuing-threat/stories/201809010047

State News

Somerset County officials caution residents after finding leak in dam
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/09/03/somerset-county-dam-high-point-lake-addison-township/stories/201809030121

A big cat but no lion: Pa. Game Commission puts speculation to rest
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717047/a-big-cat-but-no-lion-pa-game-commission-puts-speculation-to-rest

Timlin’s case illustrative
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/timlin-s-case-illustrative-1.2381559

Mired in scandal, is the Catholic Church an ‘organized crime organization’?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/does_the_federal_anti-racketee.html#incart_river_index

What makes spotted lanternflies tick? Researchers hope to learn
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-spotted-lanternfly-tour-20180824-story.html

Tower of Voices dedication planned for Sunday at Flight 93 National Memorial
http://www.tribdem.com/news/tower-of-voices-dedication-planned-for-sunday-at-flight-national/article_2a71b638-afcc-11e8-ae73-f71c978a0c4f.html

Washington

Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180903_ap_4c0ec2408aec431b8063bddc1076a54f.html?arc404=true

On Labor Day, Trump slams union leader who criticized him
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/20180903_ap_120c7f9e036e4aa98b49fd03dc0e2d7f.html?arc404=true

Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20180903_ap_5c0f8b85a356485299c4b132bb9d430e.html?arc404=true

Hours before Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/hours-before-kavanaugh-confirmation-hearings-bush-lawyer-releases-42000-pages-documents-judiciary-committee-20180904.html

Legislators, outdoors groups urge renewal of Land and Water Conservation Fund
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717022/legislators-outdoors-groups-urge-renewal-of-land-and-water-conservation-fund