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Legislature

Sen. Vincent Hughes: PA Forward gives students an opportunity for a better future
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2019/09/06/Vincent-Hughes-PA-Forward-gives-students-an-opportunity-for-a-better-future/stories/201909060058

This new PHEAA loan program will help keep Pa’s students moving forward | Sen. Vincent Hughes
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/this-new-pheaa-loan-program-will-help-keep-pas-students-moving-forward-opinion/

Pennsylvania’s property tax, explained: A moral wrong, or the building block of government finance?
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/pennsylvanias-property-tax-explained-a-moral-wrong-or-the-building-block-of-government-finance/

Rep. Patty Kim welcomes Harrisburg community to join her Friday morning, offer support for students
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/rep-patty-kim-welcomes-harrisburg-community-to-join-her-friday-morning-offer-support-for-students.html

Redistricting/Gerrymandering

Editorial: Put gerrymandering in the past
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-put-gerrymandering-in-the-past

Administration

Gov. Wolf announces fees for Pennsylvania Department of Education charter school services
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/09/05/Tom-Wolf-Pennsylvania-Charter-School-Law-Department-Education-Pittsburgh-application-fee-overhaul/stories/201909040153

Business

Walgreens and CVS join Walmart in urging against openly carrying guns in their stores
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/09/05/stores-customers-Walmart-carry-guns-openly-Walgreens-Kroger-CVS/stories/201909050209

Build-A-Bear Workshop to open inside Wilkes-Barre Twp. Walmart
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754851/build-a-bear-workshop-to-open-inside-wilkes-barre-twp-walmart

Build-A-Bear Workshop headed to Wilkes-Barre Twp. Walmart
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/build-a-bear-workshop-headed-to-wilkes-barre-twp-walmart-1.2529418

Central Pa. energy company will transform its warehouse into a new headquarters
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/09/central-pa-energy-company-will-transform-its-warehouse-into-a-new-headquarters.html

Crime/Punishment

Activist Stilp pleads guilty to charges in statue incident
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/activist-stilp-pleads-guilty-to-charges-in-statue-incident-1.2529294

Berks day care worker jailed on charges of molesting a 5-year-old faces new indecency charges
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/muhlenberg-day-care-worker-faces-new-indecency-charges

Education

Crestwood posts new contract with Rinehimer Bus Lines
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754806/crestwood-posts-new-contract-with-rinehimer-bus-lines

Northwest seeking new superintendent
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/northwest-seeking-new-superintendent-1.2529291

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit launches investigation after student with special needs left on van
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-carbon-lehigh-intermediate-unit-student-left-on-van-20190905-4ggsv6mterco7ctccgjzdwp3bu-story.html

Elections/Politics

Polling sites to change in several county voting districts
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/polling-sites-to-change-in-several-county-voting-districts-1.2529303

Dreamers look to 2020 election for permanent DACA fix
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/09/05/daca-dreamers-immigration-pittsburgh-democrats-bill-peduto-2020-election/stories/201909030033

Pittsburgh Dem Ravenstahl attracts primary challenger in Bellevue’s Marburger
https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/pittsburgh-dem-ravenstahl-attracts-primary-challenger-in-bellevues-marburger/

Local News

Stories being told at The Wall That Heals
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754856/stories-being-told-at-the-wall-that-heals

Paying respects: Traveling Vietnam veterans memorial opens in Plymouth
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/paying-respects-traveling-vietnam-veterans-memorial-opens-in-plymouth-1.2529300

Pittston ambulance company earns statewide honors
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pittston-ambulance-company-earns-statewide-honors-1.2529292

The sky’s the limit for drones in public safety
https://www.timesleader.com/news/754849/the-skys-the-limit-for-drones-in-public-safety

Applications for law enforcement jobs in Berks plummet as negative publicity takes toll
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/applications-for-law-enforcement-jobs-in-berks-have-plummeted-as-negative-publicity-takes-toll

As county commissioner seeks fifth term, ex-wife accuses him of once punching her
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/as-county-commissioner-seeks-fifth-term-ex-wife-accuses-him-of-once-punching-her.html

Fire company fires back at Haverford’s decision to shut it down
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/fire-company-fires-back-at-haverford-s-decision-to-shut/article_4f4498b9-3080-50ad-86e3-149d6f152d11.html

Gay street construction nearly completed
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/gay-street-construction-nearly-completed/article_df417808-d007-11e9-ae26-631f8a72ce45.html

National News

The rise of municipal ransomware attacks | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/ransomware-cyber-attack-cities-computers-20190906.html

New Jersey

You think Amazon got a sweet deal from Virginia? N.J. paid three times as much for tax breaks, expert says
https://www.inquirer.com/business/nj-tax-credit-hearing-jobs-amazon-camden-property-tax-abatements-20190905.html

Philly

$37M Ben Franklin-SLA school building still an active construction site; students report Friday
https://www.inquirer.com/news/school-district-of-philadelphia-building-new-campus–20190906.html

Deal to end ex-Philly deputy mayor’s bribery case with one-year sentence crumbles in court
https://www.inquirer.com/news/herbert-vederman-chaka-fattah-philly-congress-democrat-retrial-sentencing-20190906.html

Hahnemann residency program sale approved by bankruptcy judge in controversial decision
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/hahnemann-bankruptcy-residency-sale-judge-approves-cms-20190905.html

Donald Trump Jr. claims elite Pottstown boarding school gave him ‘blue-collar’ insight | Clout
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/donald-trump-jr-hill-school-pottstown-posh-blue-collar-matt-bevin-pa-republicans-20190906.html

Callowhill neighbors group concedes defeat in the creation of a business improvement district
https://www.inquirer.com/news/callowhill-bid-defeat-official-philadelphia-squilla-20190905.html

Judge probes whether U.S. ‘crack-house statute’ would make Philly supervised injection site illegal
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/safehouse-lawsuit-safe-injection-site-heroin-opioid-philly-crack-house-statute-20190905.html

Judge grills US attorney who opposes injection site plan
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/05/judge-grills-us-attorney-who-opposes-injection-site-plan/

‘Cousin Mary’ Lyerly Alexander, 92, John Coltrane’s inspiration and ‘the mother of jazz in Philadelphia’
https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/cousin-mary-john-coltrane-obituary-20190905.html

Following upset in register of wills race, FOP moves to protect patronage employees
https://www.inquirer.com/news/fop-to-protect-register-of-wills-patronage-employees-20190905.html

Accused gunman in North Philly police shootout likely to face dozens more attempted-murder charges, prosecutors say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-shooting-gunman-maurice-hill-attempted-murder-charges-20190905.html

A Philly WWII veteran just got an honorable discharge from the Army, 75 years after being kicked out because he was black
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/world-war-ii-honorable-discharge-veteran-nelson-henry-20190905.html

Philly must support and not criminalize youth | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-youth-homelessness-curfew-sonic-devices-mosquitoes-20190905.html

Pitt

President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark to temporarily chair Jail Oversight Board to ‘get it under control’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/05/President-Judge-Kim-Berkeley-Clark-to-temporarily-chair-Jail-Oversight-Board-to-get-it-under-control/stories/201909050190

Pittsburgh police to make changes in light of audit of narcotics fund
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/05/Pittsburgh-police-Michael-Lamb-Controller-audit-confiscated-narcotics-proceeds-trust-imprest-fund/stories/201909050131

Pedestrian corridor on North Side and Artwalk along Allegheny River among pitches for special RAD grants
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/05/Regional-Asset-District-stirs-nonprofits-with-new-money-pot-Pittsburgh-impact/stories/201909060068

New owner of Hill House properties wants to “honor legacy” in the Hill District
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/05/New-owner-of-Hill-House-properties-wants-to-honor-legacy-in-the-Hill-District/stories/201909050204

Pittsburgh challenges employees to do a seven-day vegan diet
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/09/05/city-Pittsburgh-vegan-plant-based-diet-Rip-Esselstyn-Engine-2/stories/201909050066

Funeral services set for Penn Hills toddler Nalani Johnson
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/05/Funeral-Visitation-service-Penn-Hills-Nalani-Johnson-toddler-Saturday-Mount-Ararat-Baptist-Church/stories/201909050093

Karen Kane: Back to the drawing board for County Council
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/karen-kane/2019/09/06/Allegheny-County-Council-citizens-police-review-board-Elizabeth-Pittinger/stories/201909050053

Shootings

Police investigate after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/06/shots-fired-outside-Monroeville-Mall/stories/201909060124

Man fatally shot in York City Friday
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/crime/2019/09/06/man-fatally-shot-york-city-friday/2230050001/

State News

The goal? Clean water. The issue? Philly-area towns and state officials at odds over treatment system
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pfas-dep-water-ion-exchange-treatment-system-horsham-warminster-20190905.html

New PFAS investigation: Five things you need to know
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190906/new-pfas-investigation-five-things-you-need-to-know

Why isn’t the military cleaning up firefighting chemicals?
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190906/why-isnt-military-cleaning-up-firefighting-chemicals

Deep roots: We need to eradicate the culture of gun violence
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/06/gun-violence-culture-society-roots-eradicate/stories/201908300057

Animal welfare workers seize 55 dogs, puppies from home
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/pspca-philadelphia-seizes-dogs-from-pennsylvania-home-20190905.html

Toxic algae detected in Frances Slocum lake after dog’s death
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/toxic-algae-detected-in-frances-slocum-lake-after-dog-s-death-1.2529427

Pa. auditor general looks to relief funds to help address declining volunteer firefighter ranks
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-auditor-general-looks-to-relief-funds-to-help-address-declining-volunteer-firefighter-ranks.html

DePasquale: Law keeps fire associations from access to funding
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190905/depasquale-law-keeps-fire-associations-from-access-to-funding

Pennsylvania college student on breathing machine for lung illness after vaping
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-vaping-college-student-hospitalized-20190905-opg3yu3qpng7fi4ia2rzc2w7xy-story.html

Pa. Game Commission explains why it chose not to tranquilize bear that attacked dog
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-game-commission-explains-why-it-chose-not-to-tranquilize-bear-that-attacked-dog.html

Report: $24 million needed to repair Nockamixon State Park
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190905/report-24-million-needed-to-repair-nockamixon-state-park

Transportation

Upper Darby gets a new train station as SEPTA girds for transportation funding face-off
https://www.inquirer.com/news/secane-train-station-upper-darby-septa-regional-rail-railroad-20190905.html

SEPTA rides into the future with new Secane station
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/septa-rides-into-the-future-with-new-secane-station/article_6a8e50fe-d01f-11e9-a0ca-bfa205612ff6.html