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Hughes leads meeting on trauma in schools
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/hughes-leads-meeting-on-trauma-in-schools/article_44bb5756-c139-5eb9-85c4-085e526829fe.html

#MeToo bill hits snag in partisan spat
http://www.tribdem.com/news/metoo-bill-hits-snag-in-partisan-spat/article_16a07adc-b241-11e8-8cfb-2b845d56952d.html

Wolf urges legislature to support workplace protections against sexual harassment and discrimination
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/state/wolf-urges-legislature-to-support-workplace-protections-against-sexual-harassment/article_69480f27-996a-5024-820d-6c393c20440b.html

Advocates, officials push for vote on Pa. domestic violence gun bill
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/06/Pennsylvania-domestic-violence-house-bill-2060-vote-gun-pfa/stories/201809060166

Berks groups support bill that would separate abusers from guns faster
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-groups-support-bill-that-would-separate-abusers-from-guns-faster

Bill tracker: Expanding the definition of endangering the welfare of children
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill_tracker/bill-tracker-expanding-the-definition-of-endangering-the-welfare-of/article_19723c02-58d0-56ef-b990-eaf17bf8d309.html

Four priorities for Pennsylvania lawmakers: The clock is ticking, get to work
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/muschick/mc-opi-pa-legislature-to-do-list-muschick-20180830-story.html

Mandate restitution
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/mandate-restitution-1.2382894

Business

Union workers at all 3 U.S. Steel mills in Western Pa. ready to strike
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14055182-74/every-unionized-steelworker-in-western-pa-is-ready-to-strike-against-us

Pittsburgh’s iconic Clark Bar has new owner; production set to return to Pennsylvania
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2018/09/06/Pittsburgh-s-iconic-Clark-Bar-has-new-owner-production-set-to-return-to-Pennsylvania/stories/201809070073

Clark Bar to return to candy shelves, made by Altoona’s Boyer Candy Co.
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14054722-74/clark-bar-to-return-to-candy-shelves-made-by-altoonas-boyer-candy

With 2 weeks left, Zerns Farmers Market is expected to close for good
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/zerns-farmers-market-close-gilbertsville-20180906.html

Wages flat by any method
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/wages-flat-by-any-method-1.2382897

Is The Bon-Ton coming back?
http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/is-the-bon-ton-coming-back

Clergy Sex Abuse

New York, New Jersey start inquiries into sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/06/New-yorks-sexual-abuse-Catholic-dioceses-investigation-attorney-general/stories/201809060171

What the Catholic Church could learn from Australia’s response to child sexual abuse | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/catholic-church-pennsylvania-sexual-abuse-children-australia-20180906.html

Lawyers: Keep priests’ names hidden
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lawyers-keep-priests-names-hidden-1.2383008

‘Nobody should live like this with this pain’: Family describes sex abuse by priest
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/i_pray_that_theres_going_to_be.html#incart_river_index

Bishop Kevin Rhoades ‘adamantly’ denies allegation of misconduct against him
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/bishop_kevin_rhoades_adamantly.html#incart_river_index

Crime/Punishment

Prisons brace for different smuggling tactics in wake of crackdown
http://www.tribdem.com/news/prisons-brace-for-different-smuggling-tactics-in-wake-of-crackdown/article_5f0068c8-b241-11e8-81fe-03e663b6199e.html

Trial for Westmoreland County sheriff rescheduled for December
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14053957-74/trial-for-westmoreland-county-sheriff-rescheduled-for-december

Sixth man charged in scheme to tamper with devices on trucks at Marcellus Shale sites
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/sixth_man_charged_in_scheme_to.html#incart_river_index

Changes after prison staff became sick cost state $15 million
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/changes-after-prison-staff-became-sick-cost-state-15-million

Education

Parents, students complain about overcrowded Bethlehem school buses
http://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-bethlehem-schools-crowded-buses-20190906-story.html

United Way teams with Wilkes-Barre Area to insure student health
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717345/united-way-teams-with-wilkes-barre-area-to-insure-student-health

Upper Darby boy, 14, arrested in school shooting threat
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/upper-darby-school-shooting-threat-boy-arrested-20180906.html

With cheers, Scranton welcomes back students
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/with-cheers-scranton-welcomes-back-students-1.2383086

Albright College among top 500 schools in U.S.
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/albright-college-among-top-500-schools-in-us

Elections/Politics

Wagner details economic vision in Mountain Top campaign stop
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717339/wagner-details-economic-vision-in-mountain-top-campaign-stop

Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/20180906_ap_70f5ef26dc98495f8091a74e85bf3c08.html?arc404=true

Our view: Young voters show signs of becoming force
http://www.goerie.com/opinion/20180907/our-view-young-voters-show-signs-of-becoming-force

Gaming

Penn National chooses York Galleria for ‘mini-casino’
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2018/09/06/penn-national-chooses-york-galleria-mall-mini-casino/1200544002/

Health Care

AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20180907_ap_010810d4bcc44b31aa846497486eebff.html?arc404=true

Local News

West Pittston flood mitigation project gets needed approval
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/west-pittston-flood-mitigation-project-gets-needed-approval-1.2382988

Lawsuit filed after dog’s attack on toddler at Hollenback
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717327/lawsuit-filed-after-dogs-attack-on-toddler-at-hollenback

Hundreds gather to remember federal judge at courthouse named after him
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/hundreds-gather-to-remember-federal-judge-at-courthouse-named-after-him-1.2382950

Lackawanna County seeks dismissal of lawsuit aiming to force reassessment
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-seeks-dismissal-of-lawsuit-aiming-to-force-reassessment-1.2383080

United Way kicks off fundraising campaign with Day of Caring
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/united-way-kicks-off-fundraising-campaign-with-day-of-caring-1.2382848

Judge rules Scranton’s revoking of contractor’s license without a hearing violated due process rights
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/judge-rules-scranton-s-revoking-of-contractor-s-license-without-a-hearing-violated-due-process-rights-1.2383077

Nanticoke to be featured in WVIA series
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nanticoke-to-be-featured-in-wvia-series-1.2382946

HCA fundraiser for city police continues to grow
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hca-fundraiser-for-city-police-continues-to-grow-1.2382958

In Chester County, hundreds of homes to rise near historic Greystone Hall
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/greystone-hall-west-goshen-township-sale-jerrehian-20180906.html

Credit downgrade keeps Tarentum on monthly electric deals
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14054555-74/credit-downgrade-keeps-tarentum-on-monthly-electric-deals

Garbage collection rates expected to increase in Freeport
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14053124-74/garbage-collection-rates-expected-to-increase-in-freeport

Berks commissioners discuss status of negotiations with Berks Heim unions
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-commissioners-discuss-status-of-negotiations-with-berks-heim-unions

$3 million grant to Reading animal shelter to bolster pet care
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/3-million-grant-to-reading-animal-shelter-to-bolster-pet-care

Harrisburg community and economic development director resigns
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/09/harrisburgs_community_economic.html#incart_river_index

Fundraiser to help Reading grandmother and disabled grandson
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/fundraiser-to-help-reading-grandmother-and-disabled-grandson&template=ourcityart

Editorial: Talking better than going to court
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-talking-better-than-going-to-court

National News

Burt Reynolds is dead at 82
http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/celebrities/burt-reynolds-dead-82-20180906.html

Disney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/labor_and_unions/20180906_ap_6fc73107814142529304232626e32fc1.html?arc404=true

Opioid Crisis

Lehigh Valley doesn’t have enough treatment beds to keep up with opioid addictions
http://www.mcall.com/news/opioids/mc-nws-opioid-roundtable-treatment-20180814-story.html

Fentanyl ‘elevating the game’ for overdoses, official says
http://www.tribdem.com/news/fentanyl-elevating-the-game-for-overdoses-official-says/article_0b13c40c-b242-11e8-a63d-4beeca0436bf.html

Philly

Kudos to SW Police Division for taking much-needed jobs to street corners | Jenice Armstrong
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/sw-philly-police-jobs-corner-jenice-armstrong-20180907.html

Philly agencies plead for greater admissions of refugees, as deadline nears for new cap
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/refugees-trump-cap-philadelphia-immigration-nationalities-service-center-hias-20180906.html

50 acres to be preserved at Northeast Philly mental health hospital grounds
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/science/friends-hospital-50-acres-preserved-20180906.html

Heat sets record for third day; third heat-related death reported
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/weather/philadelphia-weather-heat-wave-relief-eagles-falcons-20180906.html

Johnny Bobbitt will get his full $400,000, GoFundMe says
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/johnny-bobbitt-jr-gofundme-money-kate-mcclure-mark-damico-20180906.html

2 Lincoln High students plead guilty in fatal beating of homeless man in Holmesburg
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/philadelphia-guilty-pleas-kevin-cullen-beating-death-holmesburg-brandon-conrad-malik-page-lincoln-high-emmanuel-harris-20180906.html

12 passengers on two flights from Europe arrive sick in Philadelphia’s airport
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2018/09/06/12-passengers-on-two-flights-from-Europe-arrive-sick-in-Philadelphia-s-airport/stories/201809060224

‘The Arena’ comes to Philly looking for candidates — left, right, and center
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/the-arena-summit-philadelphia-political-candidates-recruiting-20180906.html

Was youth in Glen Mills subjected to cruel and unusual punishment? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/glen-mills-juvenile-justice-abuse-20180906.html

Odd-ball ice cream maker Little Baby’s celebrates Center City shop opening with cannabis-infused dessert
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/cbd-ice-cream-marijuana-cannabis-little-babys-philadelphia-20180906.html

Bugs on SEPTA bus leave woman’s arm itching, swollen
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/bugs-on-septa-bus-leave-woman-s-arm-itching-swollen/article_da6d4473-8e5b-50a0-9edb-5ac80b81ad79.html

Students at Robert Morris receive needed school supplies
http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/students-at-robert-morris-receive-needed-school-supplies/article_b27e094d-9203-5aad-851a-eda235b7d78d.html

Pitt

North Shore gearing up for sports doubleheader Saturday
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/09/06/Pitt-Penn-State-parking-Pirates-PNC-Park-Heinz-Field-traffic/stories/201809060186

Wilkinsburg readies for tour of historic sacred spaces
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/09/06/Wilkinsburg-historic-buildings-churches-Jennifer-Chenoweth/stories/201808230006

Friends go ‘over the edge’ for cancer support
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/06/Friends-rappel-Oliver-Building-cancer-support-Pittsburgh-Our-Clubhouse/stories/201809060184

Is a patch of hillside in West View the sorriest bus stop in North America?
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/09/07/sorriest-bus-stops-pittsburgh-west-view-kennedy-streetsblog-port-authority/stories/201809070078

House collapses in Duquesne Height
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/06/Building-partially-collapses-in-Duquesne-Height/stories/201809060221

The money owed in eviction cases is often small, but the consequences can be huge
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/09/06/evictions-pittsburgh-pay-stay-housing-authority-poverty-judgments-court-costs/stories/201808300097

Pittsburgh housing fund board recommends program funding levels for 2018
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14054188-74/pittsburgh-housing-fund-board-recommends-program-funding-levels-for-2018

State News

Judge Marilyn Horan confirmed to Western District federal court
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/09/06/Judge-Marilyn-Horan-confirmation-Western-District/stories/201809060208

Boosting regional economy requires cooperation across state lines | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/federal-reserve-philadelphia-bank-third-district-consumer-finance-20180907.html

DCNR program links young adults to the outdoors
https://www.timesleader.com/news/717336/dcnr-program-links-young-adults-to-the-outdoors

Transportation

‘Smart’ signal system aims to optimize Monroeville traffic flow
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/09/06/Smart-signal-system-aims-to-optimize-Monroeville-traffic-flow/stories/201808300025

Bridge replacement over Canonsburg Lake one of county’s most complicated
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/bridge-replacement-over-canonsburg-lake-one-of-county-s-most/article_10640092-b135-11e8-92a7-d73cf18abe15.html

Penn Township, surrounding communities, call for new turnpike ramp
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14054187-74/penn-township-surrounding-communities-call-for-new-turnpike-ramp

LCTA night service will start Sept. 24
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-night-service-will-start-sept-24-1.2382989

LCTA unveils CNG-powered buses
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-unveils-cng-powered-buses-1.2382986