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Legislature

Washington County GOP asks governor, others, to remove clerk of courts

https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/washington-county-gop-asks-governor-others-to-remove-clerk-of/article_027307be-ec56-11e9-b1af-773533aee3a6.html

DA Zappala to intervene in lawsuit challenging Marsy’s Law amendment

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/da-zappala-to-intervene-in-lawsuit-challenging-marsys-law-amendment/

Editorial: Is Marsy’s Law necessary?

https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-is-marsys-law-necessary/

Scranton group postpones Harrisburg Fair Funding rally

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-group-postpones-harrisburg-fair-funding-rally-1.2544452

State

Editorial: Alarm bells on vaping getting louder

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-alarm-bells-on-vaping-getting-louder

Pa. regulators still investigating York Fair accident that injured two

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/york-fair-accident-pa-regulators-still-investigating-great-wheel-incident-that-injured-two.html

DEP, CNX reach settlement on abandoned mines

https://observer-reporter.com/business/dep-cnx-reach-settlement-on-abandoned-mines/article_43897314-ec56-11e9-bd21-c3a301711fc9.html

Washington below, Fayette, Greene above state rate in mental disorder admissions

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/washington-below-fayette-greene-above-state-rate-in-mental-disorder/article_fdb904e4-ec37-11e9-aa45-e35b2f5b40ff.html

Pennsylvania hospitals struggle under demand for mental health beds

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/pennsylvania-hospitals-struggle-under-demand-for-mental-health-beds/

Berks, Montco among top counties for PFA petitions in Pennsylvania

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/berks-montco-among-top-counties-for-pfa-petitions-in-pennsylvania/article_ad118596-eb99-11e9-ad80-eff103a18b9e.html

NEPA leaders address students’ workforce readiness through local programs

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nepa-leaders-address-students-workforce-readiness-through-local-programs-1.2544427

Education

They played basketball at Pitt’s annual Blue and Gold Madness, but there was Wiz Khalifa, too

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/they-played-basketball-at-pitts-annual-blue-and-gold-madness-but-there-was-wiz-khalifa-too/

U.D. teacher on leave after racially charged confrontation with parent

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/u-d-teacher-on-leave-after-racially-charged-confrontation-with/article_64856e00-ebcb-11e9-8fff-471c93eb17e2.html

Cal U reports decline in enrollment

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/cal-u-reports-decline-in-enrollment/article_cd4c35aa-ec38-11e9-a3fd-bba9cf6687a5.html

Healthcare

Equitable treatment: Women of color need better access to cancer treatment

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/12/Equitable-treatment-Women-of-color-need-better-access-to-cancer-treatment/stories/201910100054

Family to sue Geisinger over infant’s death

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/family-to-sue-geisinger-over-infant-s-death-1.2544569

Natural Gas

NJ denies permits for proposed natural gas pipeline

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/national/nj-denies-permits-for-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline/article_cf19c9c6-2a00-5ec6-b773-6ff19d79179c.html

Southwestern Pennsylvania residents renew calls for research on possible health impact of fracking

https://triblive.com/local/regional/southwestern-pennsylvania-residents-renew-calls-for-research-on-possible-health-impact-of-fracking/

PennEast Pipeline dealt blow from state after eminent domain ruling

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/hunterdon-county/2019/10/penneast-pipeline-dealt-blow-from-state-after-eminent-domain-ruling.html

Philly

Philly doesn’t know how much its glitchy payroll system overpaid thousands of workers

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-doesnt-know-how-much-its-glitchy-payroll-system-overpaid-thousands-workers-20191012.htmlAt two Philadelphia universities, you can bet on sports, but not on the home team

https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-universities-villanova-saint-josephs-ban-some-sports-betting-20191012.html

Philly health department website exposed names of thousands of people with hepatitis

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-health-department-data-breach-opioids-tableau-hepatitis-20191011.html

Pittsburgh

VisitPittsburgh’s campaign ‘Pull Up a Chair. You are Welcomed Here’ garnering awards

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/visitpittsburghs-campaign-pull-up-a-chair-you-are-welcomed-here-garnering-awards/

Liftoff PGH health care conference to launch in 2020

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/liftoff-pgh-health-care-conference-to-launch-in-2020/

Audubon report: 14 bird species in Allegheny County ‘highly vulnerable’ to climate change

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2019/10/11/Audubon-birds-climate-change-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County-lose-14-species/stories/201910130058

150 new homes could be ‘Cornerstone’ of Larimer’s rebirth

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/10/Cornerstone-Village-Larimer-Housing-Authority-McCormick-Baron-Salazar-pittsburgh-development/stories/201910100126

Local

Reading seeking developers for 5 key downtown properties

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-seeking-developers-for-5-key-downtown-properties

Lehigh County Commissioners compromise, approve average tax hike of $28 per homeowner

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-county-commissioners-20191011-quzhqt65vjghre5mzwadu3uihu-story.html

A week later, crashed plane remains in Susquehanna River near Three Mile Island

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/crashed-plane-still-in-susquehanna-river-see-the-latest-photos.html

Renovated visitor center unveiled at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

https://www.tribdem.com/news/renovated-visitor-center-unveiled-at-allegheny-portage-railroad-national-historic/article_44df4444-eca3-11e9-bf64-eb5c387e7655.html

Berks Animal Rescue League lowers fees to municipalities

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/berks-animal-rescue-league-lowers-fees-to-municipalities/article_abcc8bfc-ec4a-11e9-90e3-9b2ab9c4fd91.html

$45.3M budget draft would raise Pottstown taxes 4.25%

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/m-budget-draft-would-raise-pottstown-taxes/article_476abf2a-ebbf-11e9-846f-eb56e9383e3c.html

Jessup faces uphill battle to get sound barriers on Casey Highway

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/jessup-faces-uphill-battle-to-get-sound-barriers-on-casey-highway-1.2544717

Are there contaminants at proposed warehouse site? Nazareth area neighbors want to find out.

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/10/are-there-contaminants-at-proposed-warehouse-site-nazareth-area-neighbors-want-to-find-out.html