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Law and Justice

Prison staffing woes: Union argues more officers are needed at state facilities
https://www.tribdem.com/news/prison-staffing-woes-union-argues-more-officers-are-needed-at/article_765d1eac-64a4-57aa-8aa8-e13cc7fa7679.html

Decline in inmate population spurred Pa. prison closings
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/local_news/decline-in-inmate-population-spurred-pa-prison-closings/article_80a4bab0-282f-5367-8c19-9d9c11d7c7ae.html

Opinion: Here’s how to make an assault weapons ban that actually works
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190907/opinion-heres-how-to-make-assault-weapons-ban-that-actually-works

Editorial cartoon on gun reform for Sept. 8, 2019
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190908/editorial-cartoon-for-sept-8-2019

A need to establish police review board
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/09/07/A-need-to-establish-police-review-board/stories/201909070011

Legislative issues

Raise minimum age for tobacco to 21
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/09/08/Raise-minimum-age-for-tobacco-to-21/stories/201909080083

‘By what warrant’ should elected officials serve?
https://www.heraldstandard.com/opinion/editorials/by-what-warrant-should-elected-officials-serve/article_08625b3e-d0cc-11e9-b77d-27845d2a2783.html

Monessen council renews efforts to oust Shorraw and Coles from office
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/monessen-council-renews-efforts-to-oust-shorraw-and-coles-from/article_47bc531e-c371-58ec-8a4e-d2ba6aca65cc.html

Study finds carving up school districts worsens segregation
https://observer-reporter.com/ap/lifestyles/study-finds-carving-up-school-districts-worsens-segregation/article_9d714986-2799-5230-a897-5bc481819d94.html

Health

With restrictions on abortions, many women cross state lines to end pregnancies
https://www.mcall.com/news/nation-world/mc-nws-abortion-across-states-20190908-dzpmzos76nh3bbgppzmqczry34-story.html

A Purdue bankruptcy would make opioids cases even messier
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/purdue-bankruptcy-would-make-opioids-cases-even-messier-20190908.html

Vaping

US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190906/us-health-officials-report-new-vaping-deaths-repeat-warning

Deadly mystery illness could persuade everyone to cease using e-cigarettes
https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/deadly-mystery-illness-should-persuade-everyone-to-cease-using-e/article_03e7928a-d028-11e9-9b8d-233be996fb95.html

US health officials repeat warning about e-cigarettes
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/09/new-vaping-deaths-reported/

State should act against vaping
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/state-should-act-against-vaping-1.2530134

Miscellaneous

Western Pa. entities preparing for growth of sports betting
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/western-pa-entities-preparing-for-growth-of-sports-betting/

Pa. Turnpike installing fiber optic system, to lease extra capacity
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/08/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-fiber-optic-cashless-tolling-eastern/stories/201909070065

Pennsylvania’s own ‘Grand Canyon’
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190908/pennsylvanias-own-grand-canyon

Bill Godsey: From Pennsylvania to Texas, energy fuels economic growth
https://triblive.com/opinion/bill-godsey-from-pennsylvania-to-texas-energy-fuels-economic-growth/

Catholicism

These alleged abuser priests were scot-free for decades – until they weren’t. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/clergy-abuse-pa-francis-trauger-robert-brennan-william-mcswain-maria-panaritis-20190908.html

Bob Cranmer: For Catholics’ sake, Vatican must institute serious reforms
https://triblive.com/opinion/bob-cranmer-for-catholics-sake-vatican-must-institute-serious-reforms/

Trump

Local taxpayers foot the bill for Trump visit
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190908/local-taxpayers-foot-bill-for-trump-visit

Trump says he canceled secret Camp David talks with the Taliban
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-cancels-secret-camp-david-talks-with-taliban-20190908.html

William Lloyd | Trump is endangering our national security
https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/william-lloyd-trump-is-endangering-our-national-security/article_d3c4f8bc-d0be-11e9-85c4-071d377ec3bf.html

Sign up for Eric Trump’s online class in journalism ethics!
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2019/09/sign-up-for-eric-trumps-online-class-in-journalism-ethics.html

Politics

Do conservative students face bias in the college classroom? Penn State prof and lifelong Republican says very little, if any
https://www.inquirer.com/news/penn-state-politics-conservative-liberal-students-bias-20190908.html

Democrats head into round three | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/democrats-head-into-round-three-opinion.html

Donald Trump just could be the winner in the next Democratic candidate debates | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/donald-trump-just-could-be-the-winner-in-the-next-democratic-candidate-debates-opinion.html

Penn State vs Pitt

A beer with Bill Hillgrove: Pitt broadcaster on Penn State rivalry and what could have been
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2019/09/08/Bill-Hillgrove-Pitt-broadcaster-on-Pitt-Penn-State-rivalry/stories/201909080194