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State News
Shapiro commends, chides Erie’s Persico a year after report
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190811/shapiro-commends-chides-eries-persico-year-after-report
PennDOT tests digital license plates in Harrisburg, Erie
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/penndot-officials-test-digital-license-plates-in-harrisburg-erie.html

 

 

Business
A Wawa or Sheetz on every corner? Here’s what’s driving the Lehigh Valley’s convenience store boom
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-lehigh-valley-convenience-store-battle-20190801-6rgsdvaltrdurdxkbx37jlxhqu-story.html

 

 

Local
City works on five-year HUD plan
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/city-works-on-five-year-hud-plan/
Antis Twp. debates funding
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/08/antis-twp-debates-funding/
Erie County flooded with pain pills from 2006 to 2012
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190811/erie-county-flooded-with-pain-pills-from-2006-to-2012
Lisa Thompson: Erie’s racial divide deeply political, deeply human problem
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190811/lisa-thompson-eries-racial-divide-deeply-political-deeply-human-problem
The Price of Planning: Here’s what was paid out in 2018
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/the-price-of-planning-here-s-what-was-paid-out-in-2018-1.2518631
Luzerne County school taxes keep climbing
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/luzerne-county-school-taxes-keep-climbing-1.2518504
Scranton to create policy on employees’ personal use of city vehicles after vacation fender bender
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-to-create-policy-on-employees-personal-use-of-city-vehicles-after-vacation-fender-bender-1.2518745
Pa. court invalidates central Pa. township’s zoning ordinance
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pa-court-invalidates-central-pa-townships-zoning-ordinance.html

 

 

Legislature
Toohil praises child advocate post
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/toohil-praises-child-advocate-post-1.2518429

 

 

Education
‘Safe2Say’ a key resource for Monroe County students
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190810/safe2say-key-resource-for-monroe-county-students

 

 

Washington D.C
Epstein suicide prompts conspiracy theories, skepticism
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190810/epstein-suicide-prompts-conspiracy-theories-skepticism
Accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/accused-sex-trafficker-jeffrey-epstein-has-died-by-suicide-in-jail
Capitol Roundup: Toomey, Coons call for bipartisan gun-safety law improvements
https://www.timesleader.com/news/752155/capitol-roundup-toomey-coons-call-for-bipartisan-gun-safety-law-improvements
America’s mental illness is guns | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/el-paso-dayton-gun-control-assault-weapons-background-checks-editorial-20190811.html
More protests underway in Hong Kong with no end in sight
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/more-protests-underway-hong-kong-with-no-end-sight-20190811.html
Background checks and red flags: A divided Congress tries to muster compromise on gun violence
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/10/Red-flag-laws-background-checks-Congress-Toomey-Manchin-Dayton-El-Paso-gun-violence/stories/201908110018

 

 

Philadelphia
Thousands in Philly have marched against Trump immigration policies — but are they getting anywhere?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/protest-immigrant-migrant-trump-demonstration-ice-20190812.html
Eagles build specialized room for children with autism at Lincoln Financial Field
https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/eagles-sensory-room-autism-challenge-money-raised-location-20190808.html
Want to live near Pat’s and Geno’s? New apartments, houses likely coming soon.
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/pats-genos-cheesesteak-philadelphia-new-development-passyunk-avenue-gentrification-high-top-apartments-20190808.html
Across the street from the abandoned cemetery she saved, a Philadelphia activist gets her due — and a street sign
https://www.inquirer.com/news/paulette-rhone-street-renaming-philadelphia-mount-moriah-cemetery-20190810.html

 

 

Pittsburgh
Bernie Sanders dominates Democratic field in Pittsburgh-area donors
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/08/10/Bernie-Sanders-dominates-Democratic-field-in-Pittsburgh-area-donors-2020-presidential-election/stories/201908110062
Dayton shooting victim Nicholas Cumer remembered as ‘just infectious’ during Washington funeral
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/10/mass-shooting-Dayton-El-Paso-Nicholas-Cumer-Saint-Francis-University-funeral/stories/201908100057
Dems vote to nominate interim County Councilman Paul Zavarella for District 8 spot
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/08/10/democratic-committee-nominating-convention-paul-zavarella-county-council/stories/201908100055
CMU study: Football players can still have brain damage from hits without concussion
https://triblive.com/news/health-now/cmu-study-football-players-can-still-have-brain-damage-from-hits-without-concussion/
Allegheny County violence shelters team up for program to promote independent living
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-county-violence-shelters-team-up-for-program-to-promote-independent-living/