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Legislature

Bike riders pedal for change in state law
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/09/08/Ride-Pittsburgh-Healthy-Ride-bike-lane-protection/stories/201909080216

Legislative committee schedules hearing on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/09/legislative-committee-schedules-hearing-on-sunday-hunting-in-pennsylvania.html

Administration

Charter school reform high among governor’s priorities
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190908/charter-school-reform-high-among-governors-priorities

Business

Kennywood’s Steel Curtain named best new coaster; Noah’s Ark is a ‘legend’
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/09/08/Kennywood-Steel-Curtain-Amusement-Today-Golden-Ticket-best-new-coaster-Noahs-Ark-legend/stories/201909080195

Crime/Punishment

35 years after her parents’ murders, city and state prosecutors fight over death-row inmate’s appeal
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-district-attorney-larry-krasner-death-penalty-robert-wharton-murders-bradley-ferne-hart-20190907.html

Inmate accused of smuggling Suboxone, assault at SCI Somerset
https://triblive.com/local/regional/inmate-accused-of-smuggling-suboxone-assault-at-sci-somerset/

Indictment of former Pa. priest signals aggressive new reach by federal prosecutors in clergy sex abuse investigation
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/indictment-of-former-pa-priest-signals-aggressive-new-reach-by-federal-prosecutors-in-clergy-sex-abuse-investigation.html

Education

Here’s how a Montco school district created a tax relief program that others want to copy
https://www.inquirer.com/news/heres-how-montco-school-district-created-tax-relief-program-that-others-want-copy-20190909.html

Lonnie Walker helps collect school supplies for Reading teachers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lonnie-walker-iv-helps-collect-school-supplies-for-reading-schools

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

Elections/Politics

Biden, Warren, and Sanders lead nearly every poll, but insiders say the 2020 Democratic race isn’t over
https://www.inquirer.com/news/elizabeth-warren-joe-biden-bernie-sanders-top-three-primary-new-hampshire-debate-break-out-20190909.html

Court order officially approves changes in election districting
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755156/court-order-officially-approves-changes-in-election-districting

Health Care

Employers rethink coverage choices as employees lament getting shut out of UPMC-Highmark deal
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/employers-rethink-coverage-choices-as-employees-lament-getting-shut-out-of-upmc-highmark-deal/

Local News

County council to vote on tax break request
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-to-vote-on-tax-break-request-1.2530644

Borrowing plan for 911 reaches county council this month
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/borrowing-plan-for-911-reaches-county-council-this-month-1.2530646

Ceremony marks the 150th anniversary of Avondale Mine Disaster
https://www.timesleader.com/news/755154/ceremony-marks-the-150th-anniversary-of-avondale-mine-disaster

Ceremony honors miners who died in Avondale fire
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ceremony-honors-miners-who-died-in-avondale-fire-1.2530736

Residents use hands, feet to decorate new sign for Tarentum community garden
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/residents-use-hands-feet-to-decorate-new-sign-for-tarentum-community-garden/

Reading projects big and small stir optimism, but concerns remain
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/more-small-steps-in-city-revitalization

Reading may owe ‘sizeable’ amount to Reading Parking Authority
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-may-owe-sizeable-amount-to-reading-parking-authority

Suicide-awareness walk held in Shartlesville
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/you-are-not-alone-walk-in-shartlesville-aims-to-prevent-suicide

Berks County to hold 9/11 ceremonies beginning Monday
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-to-hold-911-ceremonies-beginning-monday

Editorial: Council should not impede compromise on fire station
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/council-should-not-impede-compromise-on-fire-station

Shell grant to extend Beaver County recycling program
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190909/shell-grant-to-extend-beaver-county-recycling-program

Ideal weather attracts thousands to Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/ideal-weather-attracts-thousands-to-mushroom-festival-in-kennett-square/article_16ed2abe-d255-11e9-9f38-af1de59d48b3.html

National News

Hunger declines, but some fear Trump proposals could reverse the trend
https://www.inquirer.com/news/usda-report-food-security-hunger-pennsylvania-new-jersey-economy-20190909.html

Ransomware attacks are hitting local governments. Here’s how they can fight back.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/ransomware-cyberattack-cyber-security-baltimore-texas-new-jersey-pennsylvania-20190909.html

Maryland’s medical cannabis industry expanding, fueling talk of full legalization
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/09/marylands-medical-cannabis-industry-expanding-fueling-talk-of-full-legalization.html

Stop calling it a choice: Biological factors drive homosexuality | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/stop-calling-it-a-choice-biological-factors-drive-homosexuality-opinion/

Opioid Crisis

An opioid success story: Efforts to minimize painkillers after surgery appear to be working | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/an-opioid-success-story-efforts-to-minimize-painkillers-after-surgery-appear-to-be-working-analysis/

Philly

Refinery employees honored for heroism during fire by Philly firefighters union
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-energy-solutions-refinery-fire-heroism-20190908.html

Make your voice heard on what’s next for PES refinery | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/pes-energy-refinery-philadelphia-environment-20190909.html

Philly City Council members share their priorities for the new session. We’ll be watching. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-city-council-priorities-accountability-20190908.html

Inquirer Editorial Board’s to-do list for City Council | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-city-council-priorities-opioids-taxes-20190908.html

Why is gun violence in Philly ‘exploding’ when solutions exist?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/gun-violence-epidemic-jean-wright-mothers-in-charge-jim-macmillan-temple-solutions-20190907.html

Pitt

PPS must clean its mess: Suspect spending embarrasses district
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/09/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-spending-travel-Eugene-DePasquale/stories/201909040013

Shootings

More details in Rankin shootout that left one man dead and another in custody
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/08/fatal-shooting-marcus-carter-allegheny-county-jail-rankin-shootout-chartiers-avenue/stories/201909080200

Juvenile shot in Duquesne Heights
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/08/Juvenile-shot-in-Duquesne-Heights/stories/201909080220

Pittsburgh teen dies after shooting in Duquesne Heights
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/teen-critical-after-shooting-in-pittsburghs-duquesne-heights-neighborhood/

Shooting claims life of man in Nicetown
https://www.inquirer.com/news/shooting-philadelphia-police-nicetown-20190909.html

Man wounded in Brackenridge shooting
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/1-injured-in-brackenridge-shooting/

State News

State police injured during Corry pursuit
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/09/07/Pennsylvania-State-police-injured-during-Corry-pursuit/stories/201909070059

For Tom Hanks, playing Mister Rogers was a role to refresh the spirit
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2019/09/08/A-Beautiful-Day-in-the-Neighborhood-Tom-Hanks-Fred-Rogers-Pittsburgh-TIFF-Toronto/stories/201909080193

Mastering nature: Pennsylvania Master Naturalist programs comes to Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/mastering-nature-pennsylvania-master-naturalist-programs-comes-to-westmoreland/

DePasquale aims to help firefighters’ associations
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/depasquale-aims-to-help-firefighters-associations-1.2530643

Lackawanna State Park eyes American chestnut restoration
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lackawanna-state-park-eyes-american-chestnut-restoration-1.2530627

The Rundown: GOP businessman challenging Houlahan
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/gop-businessman-challenging-houlahan

Psychiatrist shortage causing suffering, risk of jail and suicide in central Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/psychiatrist-shortage-causing-suffering-risk-of-jail-and-suicide-in-central-pa.html

Backyard warriors ready for lanternfly egg-laying season — but experts say check the facts first
https://www.witf.org/2019/09/09/backyard-warriors-ready-for-lanternfly-egg-laying-season-but-experts-say-check-the-facts-first/

Flight 93 National Memorial: Park service ready for anniversary of Sept. 11
https://www.tribdem.com/news/flight-national-memorial-park-service-ready-for-anniversary-of-sept/article_2e00d518-d1f4-11e9-8300-8bc3c048a1a2.html

Washington

Pompeo defends Trump’s decision to invite the Taliban to secret talks at Camp David
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/09/08/Taliban-Trump-secret-talks-Camp-David-Pompeo-peace-Afghanistan-US/stories/201909080204

Walmart’s move on guns and ammunition sends an important message to Congress: People want action | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/walmart-nra-dicks-background-checks-support-20190909.html

Scanlon discusses immigration issues with panel of experts
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/scanlon-discusses-immigration-issues-with-panel-of-experts/article_1563fca2-28d3-509a-895e-4e03d41510d4.html

Congress returns to McConnell’s legislative ‘graveyard’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/national/congress-returns-to-mcconnell-s-legislative-graveyard/article_0da3a2c2-e79a-5d6d-9afa-470967f26a89.html