August 16th Playbook

New from PoliticsPA: We asked every congressional candidate in Pennsylvania whether they’d vote for Pelosi for Speaker or support Trump for re-election. Here is the Playbook!

 

Where PA Congressional Candidates Stand on Pelosi and Trump: We asked every candidate whether they’d vote for Pelosi for Speaker or support Trump for re-election.  

 

PA10: Cook Moves Race from Likely Republican to Leans Republican: The analyst cited a Democratic challenger with a good résumé and a Republican incumbent who hasn’t adjusted to life in a swing district.

 

Politically Uncorrected: Why the GOP needs to be worried: Madonna and Young examine the GOP’s 2018 midterm election problems.

 

Harrisburg & DC
PennLive: Two Pa. attorneys fired after names appear in Catholic clergy sex abuse grand jury report
AP: Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning
AP: Prosecutor: Priests ‘weaponized’ the faith to abuse kids
AP: Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints
AP: Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job
AP: Pennsylvania tees up sports bets, not in time for NFL season
Inquirer: Will blistering Pa. grand jury report on Catholic clergy sex abuse lead to political change?
Inquirer: State Rep. Margo Davidson is a menace behind the wheel. You foot the bill.
StateImpactPA: Fracking industry water use rises as drills extend, study says
PLSReporter: Grand Jury report prompts legislative response
PLSReporter: Environmentalists release state lawmaker rankings, turn eye to fall session, election
Billy Penn: Pennsylvanians can finally file LGBTQ discrimination complaints
Philadelphia Magazine: Pope Francis Tweet Prompts Flood of Reactions to Pa. Grand Jury Report
Inquirer: Low profile Bob Casey points to detailed work as Trump, GOP attack his record
WESA: Casey, Barletta Circle Each Other In Western PA Once Again
PennLive: Student debt: Graduates of these Pa. colleges and universities have the highest load
PennLive: Pa. Auditor General supports grand jury report on clergy sex abuse
York Daily Record: ‘Really sick, abusive stories’: 40 Pa. priests confess their crimes

 

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Labor union workers rally in support of immigrant rights
KYW Newsradio: Gaming event aims to boost STEM learning in Philadelphia schools, raise funds
Philadelphia Business Journal: 103 Philadelphia-area companies make latest Inc. 5000
Billy Penn: SEPTA swapping 7,000 signs- at a cost of nearly $150,000 – to rename AT&T Station for NRG
Inquirer: Clergy sex-abuse report: These 9 accused priests had postings around Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Father of son abused by clergy falls deeper into ‘dark hole’ in wake of new report
WHYY Newsworks: Philly schools are opening earlier this year, and district officials want you to know it
Philadelphia Magazine: Pope Francis Tweet Prompts Flood of Reactions to Pa. Grand Jury Report
Northeast Times: Wagner campaigns at Reen’s Deli, Nicoletti Beverage

 

SEPA
Inquirer: State Rep. Margo Davidson is a menace behind the wheel. You foot the bill.
KYW Newsradio: Suburban teachers get security training at Delco workshop
Daily Local News: West Chester Borough Council looks for ways to reduce debt
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks, NJ reps see hope for 9/11 bill in legislative rule changes
Pottstown Mercury: Mother of former school board member chosen for Pottsgrove vacancy

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: D.C. Cardinal Wuerl: Pray for the victims of clergy sex abuse
Post-Gazette: Online petition started to remove Cardinal Wuerl’s name from Cranberry school
Post-Gazette: Cardinal Wuerl alludes briefly to grand jury report at Assumption Mass in D.C.
Post-Gazette: Abuse survivors group SNAP seeks resignation of Bishop Zubik; calls him ‘callous and dangerous outlier’
Post-Gazette: Berk schools administrator is the new superintendent at Woodland Hills
Post-Gazette: Peduto orders another look at scrutinized house sale in Beechview
Post-Gazette: Beaver County ends contract with ex-DA after grand jury reveals he quashed priest probe
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto appoints task force for minority-, women-owned businesses
WESA: Casey, Barletta Circle Each Other In Western PA Once Again
KDKA: Police Move To Calm Fears In Greenfield After Recent Gun Violence
KDKA: Former Beaver Co. DA Denies Wrongdoing In Priest Child Abuse Cases

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: School safety measures weighed as Act 44 provides $60M to address needs
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Hearing focuses on Cambria’s efforts to combat opioid addiction
Altoona Mirror: Schools to get funds for safety
Observer-Reporter: Priests named in grand jury report with ties to local parishes
Beaver County Times: Officials, advocates propose end to statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: ‘Red, White & Lou’ campaign bus tour stops at Mohegan Sun Pocono
The Times Leader: Latest round of Luzerne County flood buyouts covers more than 150 properties
The Times Leader: Wolf, PennDOT give update on road-fixing blitz
Citizens Voice: Church scandal: Bipartisan support for reforms of state law
Times-Tribune: Vatican unlikely to defrock Timlin
Times-Tribune: Old Forge School Board asks for director’s resignation

 

South Central
Journal Gazette: Attorney: Rhoades did not protect predators
PennLive: Two Pa. attorneys fired after names appear in Catholic clergy sex abuse grand jury report
PennLive: Gov. Wolf urges lawmakers to act to help child sex abuse victims
PennLive: Harrisburg schools to teachers: Pay us back $500k for ‘inflated’ salaries
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Commissioners push for meeting with Sunoco
York Daily Record: ‘Really sick, abusive stories’: 40 Pa. priests confess their crimes
York Daily Record: Evidence of priest abuse sent to York County DA in 1995, but no charges filed, report says

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown solicitor fired one day after being named in the priest grand jury report
Lehigh Valley Live: What grand jury says Allentown bishop did (and didn’t) do back when he handled abuse claims
Morning Call: Democratic group seeks to register 15,000 student voters in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Child sex abuse grand jury fallout
Reading Eagle: 4 who appeared before grand jury discuss testimony about abuse in Berks County

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Hughesville School District talks flood damage
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Facelift eyed for Lycoming County prison entrance
Erie Times-News: Erie schools to offer free sweatshirts as part of hoodie ban

 

Opinion
Ernest Owens: Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling
Inquirer Editorial Board: Stop the war on a free press
Dom Giordano: Mayor Kenney becoming a national embarrassment
Jackie Soteropolos Incollingo: Teaching future journalists to be brave in the face of attacks
Mike Newall: If the grand jury report doesn’t force a reckoning for the Catholic Church, it’s time to walk away
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Online petition started to remove Cardinal Wuerl’s name from Cranberry school
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Where is the help? Opioids have taken a huge toll on Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: No more enemies: Trump and the press must practice mutual respect
Brian O’Neill: Catholics and the evil among us
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Editorial Board: Statute of limitations on child sexual abuse must be eliminated

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