Today’s News :: October 20, 2017


Wolf vetoes bill to impose work requirements for Medicaid


Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Medicaid reforms passed by Pa. Legislature


Wolf Administration moves to consolidate certain state prison, parole board functions


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf combining parts of state prison and probation systems





State Senate to consider bill that would eliminate teacher seniority, delay graduation exam



A mother’s view: Why banning electroconvulsive therapy for Pa. children is wrong



Your view: Use common sense to make highways safer




Pittsburgh region invested between $300,000 and $400,000 in assembling its Amazon bid



Pittsburgh doesn’t shy away from painful past in video pitch to Amazon


Pittsburgh touts 2 advantages better than subsidies in quest for Amazon HQ


What you need to know about Philadelphia’s bid for Amazon’s new headquarters



Joel Embiid to Amazon: Philly is ‘going to be tough on you’


States, cities offering billions in incentives to lure Amazon HQ2


Harrisburg’s Amazon proposal for old state hospital site unveiled




Woman charged with attacking teacher with brick, dragging her from car



North Side woman charged with assaulting Pittsburgh teacher with brick


Locked up 40 years for a murder his brother confessed to, Kevin Brinkley returns home, to a changed world


AG Shapiro announces 36 charged in Luzerne County drug ring


Accused Walmart shooter tells why he fired his rifle




Students learn about gas, other jobs


After racial incident, Quakertown supe says, ‘This is not just a one-time incident. We have a problem’


School district reviewing pic of students, ‘racist’ pumpkins


State universities’ enrollment on the decline but their next year funding needs increase


Penn State officials sued for rejecting Richard Spencer talk




Pennsylvania GOP governor hopefuls face off for 1st time


Westmoreland voting machines declared election-ready


Olympic gold medalist declares he’s running for Pa. congressional seat




Gerrymandering and the 2018 elections: Advocates ask Pa. Supreme Court to use rare power


Health Care


Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support


Experts say Trump’s shutdown of health care subsidies could lead to free insurance — even in Pennsylvania


Local News


Westmoreland County to help Vandergrift raze blighted, unsafe buildings


Union sees no threat in email that cost Wilkes-Barre officer his job


W-B police evaluation talks ongoing


Pedri: County has made strides in trimming debt


Resident objects as Wilkes-Barre council makes appointment


Volpe, Eckel want reassessment question tossed


Judge tackles question of whether Scranton Sewer Authority still exists 10-months after sewer sale


Carbon County seeks funds to help the homeless


Dispute over Firetree plan to open rehab center in Hamburg settled


Greater Berks Food Bank honors volunteers at breakfast in Wyomissing


14 more Reading properties certified as blighted


Lake Erie permit funds expansion finds unanimous support


Medical Marijuana


Harvest Inc. might want new Muhlenberg location for medical pot dispensary


National News


NRA’s ‘Carry Guard,’ other insurance policies targeted by gun-control advocates




Philly’s SRC could call dissolution vote by year’s end


At Philly DA debate, clashing on seized property, sanctuary cities


Former Philly D.A. Seth Williams disbarred


Mold at Philly school ‘the tip of the toxic iceberg’?


Dispute among Philly’s building trades unions




Port Authority will renovate bus shelters


Pittsburgh moves up in small business growth ranking


Deafening silence: James Street owner doesn’t know source of anonymous complaints


A full hearing: The retrial could shed light on Leon Ford case


State News


Homeland Security grants Pa. extension on federal ID law til fall 2018


Pennsylvania coal production slows down


Beardsley named president of statewide aviation council




PennDOT says Route 209 rock slide cleared early


PennDOT to reveal new path for thruway in Snyder County


I-79 interchange is a work in progress


PennDOT announces new winter travel service for public




What the end of Tim Murphy’s 15 years in Congress means for constituents


Bush and Obama try something new with implicit rebuke of Trump


Protesters upset by Pa. Congressman’s Puerto Rico comments stack water bottles at his office