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Legislature

Sen. Iovino wants to restore arrest rights to sworn school police
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/iovino-wants-to-restore-arrest-rights-to-sworn-school-police/

Proposal would require free menstrual products in women’s restrooms
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191009/proposal-would-require-free-menstrual-products-in-womens-restrooms

Gun control guidance: Florida red flag law is a good example for others states
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/09/Red-flag-law-gun-control-Florida-good-example/stories/201910090021

State should guarantee basic rights
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/state-should-guarantee-basic-rights-1.2543185

This isn’t hard: LGBTQ Pennsylvanians deserve protections under the law
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/this-isnt-hard-lgbtq-pennsylvanians-deserve-protections-under-the-law/

Business

WHYY says it will not recognize the union. Now what?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/whyy-anti-union-campaign-union-busting-captive-audience-meetings-20191009.html

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says overhauled gun policies cost the company $250M
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2019/10/08/Dick-s-Sporting-Goods-CEO-says-overhauled-gun-policies-cost-the-company-a-quarter-of-a-billion-dollars/stories/201910080164

Arby’s operator: New Wilkes-Barre area restaurant planned after mall closure
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758291/arbys-operator-new-wilkes-barre-area-restaurant-planned-after-mall-closure

Wilkes-Barre Township Chick-fil-A opening date set
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758282/wilkes-barre-township-chick-fil-a-opening-date-set

Crime/Punishment

Mon Valley police departments will train together for active shooter scenario
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/08/Mon-Valley-police-departments-train-together-active-shooter/stories/201910080156

US Supreme Court again refuses to hear Ciavarella appeal
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/us-supreme-court-again-refuses-to-hear-ciavarella-appeal-1.2543221

Central Pa. homicides in 2019 are on pace to exceed last year’s total
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/central-pa-homicides-in-2019-are-on-pace-to-exceed-last-years-total.html

Education

School threats met with stern warning
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/school-threats-met-with-stern-warning-1.2542888

Uniontown police eye charges against student in high school shooting threat
https://triblive.com/local/regional/uniontown-police-eye-charges-against-student-in-high-school-shooting-threat/

Device that captures and kills spotted lanternflies wins challenge for Conrad Weiser students
https://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/slf-slayers

State System takes another enrollment hit
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/10/08/state-system-of-higher-education-PASSHE-state-owned-universities-enrollment-higher-education/stories/201910080172

Enrollment declines continue at Pennsylvania State System universities
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/enrollment-declines-continue-at-pennsylvania-state-system-universities/

State universities’ enrollment shows decline for the ninth consecutive year; Cheyney’s is on the rise
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/state-universities-enrollment-shows-decline-for-the-ninth-consecutive-year-cheyneys-is-on-the-rise.html

LaVar Arrington: Penn State alumni letter reflects ‘culture that Joe Paterno built’
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/psu/2019/10/08/LaVar-Arrington-Penn-State-alumni-letter-culture-Joe-Paterno-FS1-Jason-Whitlock/stories/201910080198

Penn State grant will enlist more soldiers in the war against the spotted lanternfly
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-spotted-lanternfly-grant-researchers-20191009-vqs6mzcocbellpdgb2fvuphyku-story.html

Alvernia University receives $2.3 million federal grant
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alvernia-university-receives-23-million-federal-grant

Elections/Politics

Luzerne County Councilman Haas to run for Congress against Cartwright
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758320/luzerne-county-councilman-haas-to-run-for-congress-against-cartwright

County officials still negotiating with voting machine vendors
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-officials-still-negotiating-with-voting-machine-vendors-1.2543262

Lackawanna County must order new voting machines by end of year to qualify for state reimbursement
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-must-order-new-voting-machines-by-end-of-year-to-qualify-for-state-reimbursement-1.2543426

Gaming

New poker room opens today at casino
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-poker-room-opens-today-at-casino-1.2543215

Health Care

Geisinger plans to divert preemie births from Danville facility
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/geisinger-plans-to-divert-preemie-births-from-danville-facility-1.2543302

258 Pa. residents died from the flu last year. You need a vaccination now, officials say.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/10/258-pa-residents-died-from-the-flu-last-year-you-need-a-vaccination-now-officials-say.html

Local News

West Pittston flood protection options set for release at Wednesday night meeting
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758317/west-pittston-flood-protection-options-set-for-release-at-wednesday-night-meeting

Wilkes-Barre shade tree panel seeks statute
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-shade-tree-panel-seeks-statute-1.2543299

Nonprofit leader selected as toastmistress for NAACP banquet
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nonprofit-leader-selected-as-toastmistress-for-naacp-banquet-1.2543217

Gazenski’s name pulled from WB Housing Authority board appointment
https://www.timesleader.com/news/758295/gazenskis-name-pulled-from-wb-housing-authority-board-appointment

Appeals court’s late deadline in Scranton mayor election case may cause ballot dilemma
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/appeals-court-s-late-deadline-in-scranton-mayor-election-case-may-cause-ballot-dilemma-1.2543109

Scranton ethics board to hold first meeting
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-ethics-board-to-hold-first-meeting-1.2543421

Upper Bucks township loses appeal against Adelphia Gateway pipeline
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/adelphia-gateway-pipeline-west-rockhill-township-bucks-county-20191008.html

Lower Burrell police Chief Tim Weitzel to step down but remain on force
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/lower-burrell-police-chief-tim-weitzel-to-step-down-but-remain-on-force/

Asbestos testing delays prompt New Kensington to adjust demolition plans
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/asbestos-testing-delays-prompt-new-kensington-to-adjust-demolition-plans/

Habitat for Humanity gives keys to Reading home to a family of 6
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/habitat-for-humanity-hands-over-keys-to-reading-home-to-family-of-6

Stagnant ‘scummy pond’ in Wyomissing treated for mosquitoes
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/stagnant-scummy-pond-in-wyomissing-treated-for-mosquitoes

Reading City Council updated on Bernhart and Egelman dams
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-updated-on-bernhart-and-egelman-dams

Allentown Diocese taps little of its $300 million in Lehigh Valley real estate to compensate abuse victims
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-diocese-property-victims-fund-20191008-e66qoov2vfcuxmtrqdawf56wse-story.html

What Allentown Diocese real estate is and is not for sale?
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-diocese-sales-20191009-jfu37pnsqfcf3c3yww7wthxr6e-story.html

National News

U.S. Supreme Court appears split over LGBT people’s rights
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/supreme-court-job-rights-lgbtq-gay-lesbian-transgender-20191008.html

Veterinarians are dying by suicide at high rates, beset by stress, death, and debt
https://www.inquirer.com/health/veterinarians-suicide-high-rate-penn-cdc-research-20191009.html

More mental health care won’t stop the gun epidemic, new study suggests | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/paforward/more-mental-health-care-wont-stop-the-gun-epidemic-new-study-suggests-analysis/

Philly

Two months after North Philly police shooting, neighbors still feel ‘heightened anxiety all the time’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/north-philly-police-shooting-tioga-residents-two-months-later-maurice-hill-20191009.html

Philly school board chair: Despite missteps, we back superintendent
https://www.inquirer.com/news/asbestos-ben-franklin-science-leadership-hite-wilkerson-school-board-20191008.html

In Ben Franklin/SLA asbestos crisis, the whole system is guilty | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/ben-franklin-sla-asbestos-building-school-philadelphia-district-20191008.html

School district has broken our trust, say students displaced by asbestos | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/benjamin-franklin-high-school-science-leadership-academy-asbestos-20191008.html

Philly’s Ethel Allen School revises blueprint with new initiatives
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/phillys-ethel-allen-school-revises-blueprint-with-new-initiatives/

Philly cops are getting inside the ‘black box’ of city’s rising traffic fatality problem
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philly-cops-are-getting-inside-the-black-box-of-city/article_4a4a0e2c-7983-56ec-9645-e8308a1a9979.html

Philly jury hands Johnson & Johnson $8 billion verdict in Risperdal case over male breast growth
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/risperdal-johnson-and-johnson-jury-verdict-philadelphia-20191009.html

Sexually transmitted diseases hit record high nationally; Philly is even worse
https://www.inquirer.com/health/syphilis-gonorrhea-chlamydia-std-cdc-20191008.html

Philly’s new parking kiosks ditch dashboard-displayed receipts
https://www.inquirer.com/news/parking-ppa-kiosk-philadelphia-20191008.html

Philly’s Heinz Wildlife Refuge opens just to deer hunters, angering birders in prime viewing season
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/heinz-refuge-tinicum-bow-hunting-audubon-birding-20191008.html

How Working Families Party’s Kendra Brooks built the biggest independent fund-raising machine in Philly Council history
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/philadelphia/kendra-brooks-philly-working-families-party-city-council-fundraising-20191009.html

Officers seize 43 suspected cockfighting birds in Kensington
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pspca-cockfighting-weymouth-kensington-20191008.html

Pitt

Fitzgerald proposes $959M county budget with no tax increase
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/08/Fitzgerald-proposes-959M-county-budget-with-no-tax-increase/stories/201910090101

Allegheny County 2020 budget proposal includes no tax increase
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-2020-budget-proposal-includes-no-tax-increase/

City to receive second $250,000 grant to fight gun violence
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/08/City-to-receive-second-250-000-grant-to-fight-gun-violence/stories/201910080171

Lacing the skates: Former Civic Arena redevelopment may be ready to roll
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/08/Civic-Arena-Pittsburgh-Penguins-Hill-District-redevelopment/stories/201910080197

‘A nice little storefront’: New women’s boutique helping to reshape retail Downtown
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/10/08/A-nice-little-storefront-New-women-s-boutique-helping-to-reshape-retail-Downtown/stories/201910080080

Official: Woman, 19, attempted to carjack sheriff’s deputy, Pittsburgh police officer in East Liberty
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/10/08/Official-Woman-attempted-to-carjack-sheriff-s-deputy-Pittsburgh-police-officer-in-East-Liberty/stories/201910080179

367 people make abuse claims in applying for Pittsburgh Diocese’s compensation fund
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/10/08/Sexual-abuse-victims-grand-jury-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh-compensation-fund/stories/201910080145

City declares Oct. 27 ‘Remember Repair Together Day’ in perpetuity to honor Tree of Life victims
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/10/08/City-declares-Oct-27-Remember-Repair-Together-Day-in-perpetuity-Tree-of-Life-victims-Squirrel-Hill-shooting/stories/201910080137

Pitt pushes back against PLRB ruling, moves to block union election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/10/08/University-of-Pittsburgh-Pitt-graduate-assistants-union-labor-Steelworkers-PLRB-higher-education/stories/201910080136

An imperfect solution: Allegheny County must work to make voting more accessible
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/09/An-imperfect-solution-Allegheny-County-must-work-to-make-voting-more-accessible/stories/201910020002

Allegheny County DA collects, destroys 700 guns from police evidence rooms
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-da-collects-destroys-700-guns-from-police-evidence-rooms/

Pittsburgh institute expects rise in Newman interest, visits after sainthood
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-institute-expects-rise-in-newman-interest-visits-after-sainthood/

State News

Pennsylvania says changes to Medicaid program will yield $85 million in savings
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/pennsylvania-medicaid-drug-benefits-managed-care-amerihealth-caritas-20191009.html

Entrepreneur grants target former coal, steel communities in Appalachia
https://triblive.com/local/regional/entrepreneur-grants-target-former-coal-steel-communities-in-appalachia/

Appalachian Regional Commission announces $44.4M initiative
https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20191009/AP/310099877/1009

County firefighters to receive $1.3M in aid
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-must-order-new-voting-machines-by-end-of-year-to-qualify-for-state-reimbursement-1.2543426

White Haven dam water release scheduled
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/white-haven-dam-water-release-scheduled-1.2543225

Central Pa. court sued for barring those on probation from using medical marijuana
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/central-pa-court-sued-for-barring-those-on-probation-from-using-medical-marijuana.html

ACLU says a Lebanon County medical marijuana policy violates state law
https://www.witf.org/2019/10/08/aclu-says-a-lebanon-county-medical-marijuana-policy-violates-state-law/

Transportation

Which bridges are the longest in Pennsylvania?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/which-bridges-are-the-longest-in-pennsylvania.html

Washington

White House and Democrats fight over vague rules for impeachment
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/donald-trump-democrats-impeachment-rules-constitution-vague-20191009.html

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan goes to ground zero in the battle against the spotted lanternfly
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/congresswoman-chrissy-houlahan-goes-to-ground-zero-in-the-battle-against-the-spotted-lanternfly

Bob Casey says health coverage for 20 million Americans is in jeopardy
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/sen-bob-casey-says-health-coverage-for-20-million-americans-is-in-jeopardy