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Legislature
State lawmakers irked by earmarks
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/state-lawmakers-irked-by-earmarks-1.2518306
Peduto, state lawmakers call for vote on Pa. gun bills
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peduto-state-lawmakers-call-for-vote-on-gun-bills/

 

Education
Bethlehem Area principals knock on kindergarteners’ doors, dubbing it the ‘South Side Stride’
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-bethlehem-area-fountain-hill-donegan-kindergarten-visits-20190809-bz7dsmy5s5at7g6zjvr5beaqya-story.html

 

Catholic Church Scandal
Paul Muschick: One year after explosive Catholic church investigation in Pennsylvania: 300 priests, 1,000 victims, no state action
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-catholic-church-sex-abuse-grand-jury-investigation-muschick-20190809-s45l6ergwveevbj2jf5iafzqai-story.html

 

Transportation
2 of 3 proposed Lehigh Valley road projects left off long-range plan after funding cut
https://www.mcall.com/business/transportation/mc-biz-lehigh-valley-road-projects-unfunded-20190809-q3gzfshe5jdipel6ugf6drlepu-story.html

 

Property Tax
School property tax elimination talks start in Harrisburg with this positive: Everyone is at the table
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-tax-talks-20190809-mg5ioy2qxfdpbkfo35q4iwpbpa-story.html
School tax rates keep on climbing
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/school-tax-rates-keep-on-climbing-1.2518340

 

Environment
Proposed Ban On Feeding Wildlife Irks Some In Pennsylvania
https://hosted.ap.org/citizensvoice/article/6bf93593e70d4c43bc36dd7afad10d6f/proposed-ban-feeding-wildlife-irks-some-pennsylvania

 

State News
Wolf, farmers share hope for crop
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/wolf-farmers-share-hope-for-crop/
Wolf declares Pa. a Purple Heart State, honors vets
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/wolf-declares-pa-a-purple-heart-state-honors-vets-1.2518248
Egypt jails Pennsylvania teacher, saying she criticized government
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/egypt-jails-pennsylvania-traveler-saying-she-criticized-government

 

Local News
Jessup mayor, businessman builds prop for upcoming mob film ‘The Irishman’
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/jessup-mayor-businessmanbuilds-prop-for-upcoming-mob-film-the-irishman-1.2518245
Blair seeks funds for lead removal
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/blair-seeks-funds-for-lead-removal/
KOZ tax break request submitted to Luzerne County Council
https://www.timesleader.com/news/752080/koz-tax-break-request-submitted-to-luzerne-county-council
Trump to visit western Pennsylvania cracker plant next week
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/trump-to-visit-western-pennsylvania-cracker-plant-next-week.html

 

Washington D.C
Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA
https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/trump-says-he-wants-background-checks-also-reassures-nra/article_702df8c0-db5a-57f3-ae55-cde6da3ab81f.html
Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student
https://www.goerie.com/zz/news/20190809/virginia-transgender-bathroom-case-judge-favors-ex-student
Leasing dogs and cats is prohibited under new New Jersey law
https://www.mcall.com/news/nation-world/mc-nws-no-lease-cats-dogs-20190810-yvbav62xszdp3n3akdxjcexvli-story.html
Trump picks Joseph Maguire as new acting national intelligence director
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/trump-picks-joseph-maguire-as-new-acting-national-intelligence-director/
Mitch McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/mitch-mcconnell-wants-to-consider-gun-background-checks-in-fall/

 

Elections
Eight apply for Democratic mayor nod
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/eight-apply-for-democratic-mayor-nod-1.2518220

 

Opioid Crisis
Healthy Moms program growing to help opioid-addicted moms in NEPA
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/healthy-moms-program-growing-to-help-opioid-addicted-moms-in-nepa-1.2518359

 

 

Philadelphia
West Market Street business district gobbled up Comcast Tech Center and is ready for more real estate
https://www.inquirer.com/news/comcast-technology-center-tower-center-city-real-estate-market-rents-vacancies-retail-20190810.html
Up in Northwest Philly, ‘these ping-pong games are with bullets’
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/gun-violence-northwest-philadelphia-police-east-mount-airy-20190810.html
Where are the women? Like many campuses, Penn’s buildings mostly honor men | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/women-names-colleges-universities-penn-20190810.html
He wanted to give away all his money. Now he helps Philly schools.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/delaware-valley-fairness-project-ed-riehl-school-community-help-20190810.html
Where is the Kate Smith statue? Flyers’ removal prompts another offer.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/kate-smith-flyers-statue-xfinity-live-where-is-she-now-20190809.html
For Jewish groups in Philly protesting Trump’s treatment of migrants, the spiritual is political
https://www.inquirer.com/news/jewish-immigration-protests-ice-spiritual-20190809.html

 

Pittsburgh
Rain fallout: Landslides repairs take time, strain state and municipal budgets
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/08/09/Landslides-PennDOT-Allegheny-County-Pittsburgh-road-closures/stories/201908090116
Former paper handler sues Post-Gazette on age discrimination claim
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/09/Former-paper-handler-sues-Post-Gazette-on-age-discrimination-claim/stories/201908090125
More than a hundred gather at Squirrel Hill rally to press for tighter gun laws
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/09/crowd-hundred-gather-at-Squirrel-Hill-pittsburgh-rally-demand-tighter-gun-control-laws/stories/201908090093
As fans flood Heinz Field, hopes for the season are high
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/08/09/Steelers-preseason-fan-reactions-tailgate-pittsburgh/stories/201908090114
Report: Antonio Brown’s absence more about new helmets than foot issues
https://triblive.com/sports/report-antonio-browns-absence-more-about-new-helmets-than-foot-issues/