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Legislature

‘People can’t afford to bathe themselves’: What life is like for Pennsylvanians who lost cash assistance
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/people-cant-afford-to-bathe-themselves-what-life-is-like-for-pennsylvanians-who-lost-cash-assistance/

Legislators disturbed by tone of testimony on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/09/legislators-disturbed-by-tone-of-testimony-on-sunday-hunting-in-pennsylvania.html

Senate-passed Sunday hunting bill hits opposition in House
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/senate-passed-sunday-hunting-bill-hits-opposition-in-house/

Lawmakers bristle at ‘bullied’ charge during hearing on Sunday-hunting bill
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190910/lawmakers-bristle-at-bullied-charge-during-hearing-on-sunday-hunting-bill

Committee members vow to change votes as tempers flare at Sunday hunting hearing
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2019/09/10/committee-members-vow-change-votes-sunday-hunting-pa-hearing-game-commission-vote-farm-bureau-deer/2279523001/

Pa. House of Representatives to spend $1 million to create more meeting room space
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-house-of-representatives-to-spend-1-million-to-create-more-meeting-room-space.html

Paul Muschick: There’s a big hole in the state Right-to-Know Law
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-scranton-fined-for-destroying-public-records-muschick-20190910-alxxdvf3jzdt3exdaguv7ganaq-story.html

Require data on tax-credit scholarships
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/require-data-on-tax-credit-scholarships-1.2531375

Tell your state senator to support this important bill that fights Lyme disease | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/tell-your-state-senator-to-support-this-important-bill-that-fights-lyme-disease-opinion/

9/11

Flight 93 site a fitting memorial to the souls lost on 9/11 | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/flight-93-september-11-2001-memorial-20190911.html

Honors, prayers: Service remembers victims of Sept. 11 attacks
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/honors-prayers-service-remembers-victims-of-sept-11-attacks-1.2531480

Editorial: It’s imperative that we keep memory of 9/11 alive
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorialits-imperative-that-we-keep-memory-of-911-alive

Somerset County community starts memorial in honor of post-9/11 War on Terror
https://triblive.com/local/regional/somerset-co-community-starts-memorial-in-honor-of-post-9-11-war-on-terror/

Main Line firefighters invite public to Sept 11th. Remembrance
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/main-line-firefighters-invite-public-to-sept-th-remembrance/article_e0c08a92-ce50-11e9-9ac3-ff360e62779b.html

Administration

How Pa. is continuing to help those with the disease of addiction | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/how-pa-is-continuing-to-help-those-with-the-disease-of-addiction-opinion/

Business

‘What’s America without pasta?’ Lou Barletta forms coalition to keep Italian food products out of trade war
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/10/Trump-trade-war-Europe-Barletta-Italian-food-imports-tariffs/stories/201909100115

EQT cuts about 200 positions from retooled organization
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/09/10/EQT-cuts-200-positions-retooled-organization-pittsburgh-natural-gas/stories/201909100103

EQT Corp. lays off 196 people, slashing workforce by nearly 25%
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/eqt-corp-lays-off-196-people-slashing-workforce-by-nearly-25/

As Congress debates PFAS measures, lawmakers press 3M, DuPont, Chemours on chemicals they used
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pfas-defense-spending-congress-3m-dupont-chemours-20190910.html

FTC threatens action against CBD companies making bogus health claims
https://www.inquirer.com/business/cbd-cannabidiol-ftc-warns-companies-claiming-unfounded-unproven-health-benefits-20190910.html

Little green women soldiers are coming soon, thanks to a Scranton company and a 6-year-old girl
https://www.inquirer.com/news/army-women-coming-soon-christmas-2020-scranton-company-bmc-vivian-lord-20190910.html

Sales of Tröegs beer will fund Appalachian forest preservation
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/sales-of-troegs-beer-will-fund-appalachian-forest-preservation/

As heavy-duty truck market softens, Mack planning temporary layoffs at Lower Macungie assembly plant
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-mack-trucks-adjust-lehigh-valley-production-weaker-demand-20190911-vvhob6eopzh7pp6er4dbuzay7e-story.html

Crime/Punishment

Large number of Pa. lifers up for pardons
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/10/Large-number-of-Pa-lifers-up-for-pardons/stories/201909100148

Pennsylvania Supreme Court should strike down the death penalty | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-death-penalty-supreme-court-unconstitutional-20190910.html

Woman accused of threatening game commission office
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755326/woman-accused-of-threatening-game-commission-office

State police plan DUI checkpoints
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-police-plan-dui-checkpoints-1.2531470

Education

Hanover Area deals with high school case of whooping cough
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755300/hanover-area-deals-with-high-school-case-of-whooping-cough

Highlands is doing away with school suspensions at 2 schools
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/highlands-is-doing-away-with-school-suspensions-at-two-schools/

Temple women sound off about the field hockey game they didn’t finish — because of fireworks for football team
https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/temple/temple-field-hockey-fireworks-kent-state-maine-football-titleix-20190911.html

Alvernia University dedicates and blesses new Tom and Helen Flynn PLEX
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alvernia-university-dedicates-and-blesses-new-tom-and-helen-flynn-plex

Pennsylvania foster kids will be able to attend college tuition-free in 2020. But the law could be even stronger, advocates say
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/pennsylvania-foster-kids-will-be-able-to-attend-college-tuition-free-in-2020-but-the-law-could-be-even-stronger-advocates-say/

Health Care

Share of un­in­sured Amer­i­cans rises for first time in a de­cade
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/09/10/health-insurance-americans-obamacare-census-bureau/stories/201909110080

First-in-a-decade rise in those without health insurance hits children the hardest
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/health-insurance-us-census-children-western-states-hit-hardest-20190910.html

Local News

White Haven Center supporters get their say today
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/white-haven-center-supporters-get-their-say-today-1.2531483

County council OKs tax break for Mericle project
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-oks-tax-break-for-mericle-project-1.2531482

Binding arbitration award ends wait between Wilkes-Barre and firefighters’ union
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755328/binding-arbitration-award-ends-wait-between-wilkes-barre-and-firefighters-union

W-B city council chair promises to prevent personal attacks by speakers
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755320/w-b-city-council-chair-promises-to-prevent-personal-attacks-by-speakers

Plymouth Twp. fire department sets town hall meeting for Thursday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/plymouth-twp-fire-department-sets-town-hall-meeting-for-thursday-1.2531460

Area’s future recognized at Young Professionals Awards
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755334/areas-future-recognized-at-young-professionals-awards

Delco firehouse reopens, but there are still burning questions | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/proud-boys-bon-air-fire-company-haverford-volunteer-firefighter-resigns-20190910.html

Race talk in West Chester: ‘Who is at top and bottom of totem pole?’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/race-talk-in-west-chester-who-is-at-top-and/article_f411944a-d3f2-11e9-bf24-f78dd5db41df.html

New Kensington front yard tabbed best in the nation
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-front-yard-is-tops-in-the-nation-says-better-homes-gardens/

Delmont committee mulling options for bringing Heritage Trail spur into borough
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/delmont-committee-mulling-options-for-bringing-heritage-trail-spur-into-borough/

Former state prison in Hempfield scheduled for sheriff’s sale
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/former-state-prison-in-hempfield-scheduled-for-sheriffs-sale/

Health department says Harrison dust is lime
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/health-department-says-harrison-dust-is-lime/

New Kensington cleanup planned ahead of Wine & Beer Fest
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-cleanup-planned-ahead-of-wine-beer-fest/

Second full-time officer working in Gilpin
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/second-full-time-officer-working-at-gilpin/

Reading mayor proposes property swap to clear debt with parking authority
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-mayor-proposes-property-swap-to-clear-debt-with-parking-authority

Reading’s deputy police chief is leaving the city to lead York’s police department
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-deputy-chief-tapped-to-lead-york-police-department

Exeter Township agrees to 10-cent-per-ton revenue increase from Pioneer Crossing Landfill
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/exeter-township-agrees-to-10-cent-per-ton-revenue-increase-from-pioneer-crossing-landfill

Foreclosures in Berks County on pace to go down again
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/foreclosures-in-berks-county-on-pace-to-go-down-again

National News

America’s poverty rate falls while household incomes remain the same
https://www.inquirer.com/news/poverty-united-states-census-bureau-median-income-20190910.html

South Carolina to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/south-carolina-abortion-ban-bill-20190910.html

NC special election: GOP holds hotly contested House seat
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/nc-special-election-gop-holds-hotly-contested-house-seat.html

New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy to gun industry and banks: Get behind gun control or lose state’s business
https://www.inquirer.com/news/gun-control-new-jersey-phil-murphy-order-manufacturer-business-20190910.html

Philly

Illegal sales of cigarettes to Philadelphia youth doubled in 2018
https://www.inquirer.com/news/cigarettes-illegal-sales-youth-teens-philadelphia-pennsylvania-increase-20190910.html

Climate change is hurting Philadelphians’ health, and the worst is yet to come
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/climate-change-heat-death-heart-failure-20190911.html

Representing charters and Muslim women: Meet Philly’s newest school board members
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-board-student-representatives-abraham-lincoln-high-school-boys-latin-charter-20190911.html

After fire, Philadelphia refinery paid executives $4,591,500 in bonuses while hundreds were laid off
https://www.inquirer.com/business/bankrupt-philly-refinery-paid-big-executive-bonuses-after-fire-20190910.html

Philly Black leaders: More cops fired over alleged racist, violent Facebook postings
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/philly-black-leaders-more-cops-fired-over-alleged-racist-violent-facebook-postings/

Council hears of upshot from police social media posting scandal
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/council-hears-of-upshot-from-police-social-media-posting-scandal/article_8fcce8e7-3bc6-5e6a-b2ff-c99f46ce5af1.html

Interim Philly police commissioner Christine Coulter apologizes for controversial T-shirt; Councilwoman Cindy Bass calls for resignation
https://www.inquirer.com/news/christine-coulter-philadelphia-police-apology-facebook-posts-city-council-20190910.html

Drexel is prepared to take charge of Philadelphia’s history
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-history-museum-transfer-drexel-university-atwater-kent-20190911.html

Star in the shadows
https://www.inquirer.com/sports/a/notre-dame-football-wwe-oss-penn-quakers-joe-savoldi-20190911.html

Independence National Park needs a facelift. Now there’s a GoFundMe for that. | Mike Newall
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/independence-hall-repairs-gofundme-historic-philadelphia-20190910.html

‘All my past is in my past’: At sentencing, ex-mob enforcer Philip Narducci says he’s left crime behind
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philip-narducci-sentencing-philly-mob-chicks-rico-mcmonagle-20190910.html

Larry Kaiser steps down as CEO of Temple University Health System
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/larry-kaiser-temple-university-health-system-ceo-leaving-20190910.html

Philly must drop its voting machine deal | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-voting-machines-elections-board-of-commissioners-20190910.html

Pitt

In Washington, Peduto leads U.S. mayors’ push for Congress to pass gun laws
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/10/On-Capitol-Hill-Peduto-pushes-Congress-for-gun-control-laws/stories/201909100097

Peduto, Toomey meet in Washington on background-check legislation
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peduto-toomey-meet-in-washington-on-background-check-legislation/

Port Authority reviewing bus stops with aim of eliminating some
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/10/Port-Authority-bus-stops-16-Brighton-51-Carrick-7-000-stops/stories/201909100136

Former Steeler Sam Davis found dead after reported missing from McKeesport nursing home
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/09/10/Former-Steelers-lineman-Sam-Davis-missing-from-McKeesport-nursing-home/stories/201909100152

Antonio Brown accused of raping former trainer in federal lawsuit
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/09/10/antonio-brown-sexual-assault-allegations-patriots/stories/201909100156

If this, what next?: Animal cruelty must not be tolerated
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/11/Animal-cruelty-dog-cleaver-attack/stories/201909090038

2 shot in Pittsburgh’s Terrace Village neighborhood
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/two-shot-in-pittsburghs-terrace-village/

Franco Harris, George Washington statues to return to Pittsburgh airport
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/franco-harris-george-washington-statues-to-return-to-pittsburgh-airport/

Is Pittsburgh vulnerable to fracking-induced earthquakes?
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/is-pittsburgh-vulnerable-to-fracking-induced-earthquakes/Content?oid=15818753

State News

Pa. nurses are fed up with hold times, rude answers, and delays dealing with state licensing board
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/nurse-licensing-board-pennsylvania-delays-complaints-20190911.html

Breakfast featuring Pa. Farm Show milkshakes will help showcase fourth-generation dairy farm in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/real-dairy-life

Pa. Supreme Court court weights discipline against Penn State’s ex-counsel
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-supreme-court-court-weights-discipline-against-penn-states-ex-counsel.html

Transportation

Turnpike to begin work replacing second Plum bridge to prepare for widening toll road
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/09/10/antonio-brown-sexual-assault-allegations-patriots/stories/201909100156

Westbound ramp to Reading’s Penn Street Bridge opens ahead of schedule
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/ramp-from-westbound-route-422-to-penn-street-bridge-opens

Washington

Congress marks 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in US
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/us-congress-anniversary-enslaved-africans-america-20190910.html