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Legislative issues

Editorial: Call a special session to fix redistricting mess
http://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/20180714/editorial-call-a-special-session-to-fix-redistricting-mess

Mandate lead test for schools
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2018/07/mandate-lead-test-for-schools/

Mt Airy asks for more time to select casino site
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/mount-airy-asks-for-more-time-to-select-casino-site/article_6981547d-2cd4-5100-b3c6-a1d10fa4ea70.html

Senior citizens

Lottery scams bilk millions from seniors
http://www.goerie.com/business/20180715/lottery-scams-bilk-millions-from-seniors

Pennsylvania will start letting hospices offer to dispose of drugs
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pennsylvania-will-start-letting-hospices-offer-to-dispose-of-drugs/article_8d2516cc-85ff-11e8-8f01-53996a75cfba.html

Cyber security

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans
https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/2e11aadd40a349cdb020cb6fe25c1e30/state-election-officials-us-meet-amid-security-concerns

State election officials in US meet in Philadelphia amid security concerns
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2018/07/state_election_officials_in_us.html

The Conversation | Securing America’s voting systems against spying and meddling
http://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/the-conversation-securing-america-s-voting-systems-against-spying-and/article_f3f23c1a-1f93-5ab7-bc98-a2ea6f27fbe0.html

Education

Up, Up, and No Way! Pa. school tax hikes are an ‘oncoming freight train.’ And only you can make it stop. | Maria Panaritis
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/maria-panaritis/pennsylvania-property-tax-school-funding-middle-class-squeeze-maria-panaritis-20180714.html

‘Nevertheless, we persist.’ Elizabeth Warren backs unions during Pittsburgh stop at teachers’ convention
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/07/14/Elizabeth-Warren-Pittsburgh-teachers-convention-janus-unions/stories/201807140070

Law and Justice

In sharp filings, lawyers for past and present clergy attack grand jury report
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/in-sharp-filings-lawyers-for-past-and-present-clergy-attack-grand-jury-report-20180713.html

There’s a Pennsylvania paradox when it comes to gun control
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/op-eds/there-s-a-pennsylvania-paradox-when-it-comes-to-gun/article_f6a48d36-839c-11e8-a2c3-83c4eeaf0cdf.html

Former state trooper charged again, this time with falsifying firearm papers
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13865981-74/former-state-trooper-charged-again-this-time-with-falsifying-firearm-papers

Pennsylvania State Police welcomes 95 new troopers
http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20180714/pennsylvania-state-police-welcomes-95-new-troopers

Steve Chronister’s troubles go well beyond complaints raised in the Grandview incident
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/07/14/steve-chronister-financial-troubles-go-beyond-complaints-grandview-golf-club-case-alleged-racism/774513002/

Open Records

Pennsylvanians: Protect your right to know what your government is doing
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2018/07/15/Pennsylvanians-Protect-your-right-to-know-what-your-government-is-doing/stories/201807150077

New Pennsylvania law allows school boards to discuss security measures in private
http://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-pa-law-exec-session-school-security-20180710-story.html

Why are cameras still out of order in Pa. courts?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/cameras-in-courts-pennsylvania-philadelphia-bill-cosby-courtroom-sketch-artist-20180715.html

PUC

PUC to investigate ‘inherently dangerous’ Centerville railroad crossing
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/puc-to-investigate-inherently-dangerous-centerville-railroad-crossing/article_31629540-86a3-11e8-86fd-2f08e851c7c2.html

State PUC looking for ways to improve broadband access to rural areas
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/state-puc-looking-for-ways-to-improve-broadband-access-to/article_e18d59c4-7ae0-11e8-b51c-93bfea9f1292.html

Folmer column

France and the U.S. Two revolutions. Two very different results | Mike Folmer
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/07/france_and_the_us_two_revoluti.html

Elections

Fayette County Democratic Committee has new leadership
https://www.heraldstandard.com/news/local_news/fayette-county-democratic-committee-has-new-leadership/article_d18d33b2-c32f-546c-847e-b3410ff64027.html

Touting support for Trump, GOP congressional candidates stump in Easton area
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/elections/index.ssf/2018/07/watch_lou_barletta_stumps_for.html#incart_2box_lvl-homepage-featured