October 29th Playbook

11 people were killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday. Here is the Playbook.

PA7: Congressional Candidates Joust in 3 Final Debates This Week: Nothstein criticized Wild on her TV ads saying she is scaring people into thinking he will take away coverage for pre-existing conditions. Wild believes Nothstein is lying while he tries tying her to former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who was just sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

PA1: Fitzpatrick, Wallace Discuss Foreign Policy, Environment and More in Last Debate: Wallace said the county’s soul was at stake this election. Fitzpatrick believes partisanship without the ability to compromise poses the greatest threat to the nation.

October 26th Ups & Downs: New polls shows some Democratic candidates are holding significant leads, while one Dem candidate uses profanity during a debate at a synagogue. Vice President Mike Pence rallied in PA for various Congressional candidates and one Republican County Facebook account deletes some controversial posts. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded
AP: Religious leaders, others express horror at synagogue attack
AP: Suspect in synagogue slayings spewed online hate for Jews
AP: Pipeline ruptures bring new scrutiny to Pennsylvania geology
AP: Casey, Barletta duel over guns, immigration, economy
AP: Prosecutor asks all US dioceses to preserve abuse files
AP: Allentown diocese settles lawsuit over priest groping claim
AP: Lawyer ethics panel clears former Penn State lawyer Baldwin
AP: State Supreme Court to hear convicted rapist’s appeal
AP: Man accused of Trump threat disrupts hearing, held for trial
AP: Democratic Wave Faces GOP Gerrymandering In US House Races
Inquirer: This Pa. school district is set to be first where teachers carry guns
Inquirer: What is Gab, the social media network frequented by the Pittsburgh shooter?
StateImpactPA: Watch now: The story of environmental rights in Pennsylvania
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – October 22, 2018
PLSReporter: Elected officials highlight lead line replacement progress
PLSReporter: Eleven dead in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; lawmakers pledge to push back hate
Inquirer: ‘Sickening’ ‘Gutless.’ Politicians react to Pittsburgh shooting.
Inquirer: Scott Wagner’s unconventional campaign for Pa. governor: ‘Who allowed him to say that?’
Inquirer: A day after the Pittsburgh shootings, ‘a cloud of sadness’ and notes of love
WITF: So far, Pa.’s absentee ballot returns point to high-turnout midterm
WHYY Newsworks: Harrisburg looks to condemn — but not-ban — conversion therapy
KYW Newsradio: Pa. auditor general calls out school district transportation funding errors
WESA: Wolf Signs 88 End-Of-Session Bills, Vetoes Four
KDKA: Sen. Casey, Rep. Barletta Square Off In Heated Final Debate
KDKA: Pope Francis On Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: ‘All Of Us Are Wounded By This Inhuman Act Of Violence’
KDKA: Pennsylvania Resource Council Expects To Take In 500-600 Pounds Of Pills On National Drug Take Back Day
Post-Gazette: Gov. Tom Wolf orders flags lowered to half-staff after Squirrel Hill mass shooting         
Post-Gazette: Trump to visit Pittsburgh in wake of shooting; calls incident a ‘wicked act of mass murder’
Post-Gazette: Pet Tales: Famous dog comes to Gov. Wolf’s aid in political commercial
Altoona Mirror: State releases PSSA results
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Lawmakers question federal prison staffing
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Libertarian candidate for governor: ‘Reduce death and taxes’

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philadelphians embrace faith after synagogue shooting: ‘When you’re in your own church you don’t feel unsafe …’
Inquirer: Interfaith crowd packs a Philadelphia temple to show solidarity with Pittsburgh
Inquirer: Bullied in school, a Northeast Philly woman won a $500,000 judgment. Her case could ripple.
Inquirer: Where in Philly area to honor the victims in Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting
Inquirer: Why Glaxo isn’t meeting with Mayor Kenney while he’s in London
Philadelphia Magazine: ThinkFest Preview: Reformer Larry Krasner on His First Year as Philly DA
Philadelphia Magazine: Goodbye, PPA. My Family Is Officially Done With You.
WHYY Newsworks: How scientists say Gab, a Philly-based social network, became an incubator of hate
Technically Philly: Soft skills, tech jobs: What Philly can learn from Albuquerque’s anti-poverty push
Billy Penn: The Nov. 17 pro-Trump rally in Washington Square is not affiliated with the Proud Boys, organizers say
Billy Penn: A new community newsroom called the Kensington Voice is launching in January
Billy Penn: A new City Council bill would make it illegal for a business to go cashless — which Sweetgreens have been doing since Jan. 2017
KYW Newsradio: AG investigates site, with possible Philly connections, used by suspected synagogue shooter
KYW Newsradio: Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted for killing Philly cop, returns to court for appeal hearing
KYW Newsradio: Philly receives grants for criminal justice reform, clean energy education
KYW Newsradio: Synagogue shooting leaves Haverford woman, former member heartbroken
KYW Newsradio: City Council gets bill that would bring more immediate benefits to big tax breaks for developers

 

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Fields faces Mensch in 24th Dist. Senate race
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco D.A. Hogan wants trooper suit dismissed
Pottstown Mercury: 6th District GOP candidate McCauley: ‘Stop the bickering’
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf signs Lawrence bill protecting victims of domestic violence
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County receives $1M grant to fight opioid epidemic
Pottstown Mercury: Democrat Hacker challenges Rep. Hennessey in 26th House District race
Bucks County Courier Times: Historic number of women candidates, open seats, in campaigns      
Bucks County Courier Times: U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick defends record as a bipartisan
Bucks County Courier Times: Wallace inspired by family legacy
Bucks County Courier Times: Davis, Tomlinson focus on property taxes, gambling revenue in 6th District Senate race
Delco Daily Times: School superintendents voice pipeline concerns
KYW Newsradio: Haverford College files immigration policy lawsuit against Trump administration

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: ‘Darkest day in Pittsburgh’s history’: Officials discuss new details in Squirrel Hill massacre
Post-Gazette: Federal prosecutors seek death penalty for Robert Bowers
Post-Gazette: Trump to visit Pittsburgh in wake of shooting; calls incident a ‘wicked act of mass murder’
Post-Gazette: Will traffic woes drive voters to support Daryl Metcalfe’s challenger in state House race?
Post-Gazette: In 44th Pa. House District, female candidates quietly battle for moderate suburban votes    
The Incline: Democrats signal need for action on guns after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
City Paper: Police release names of 11 victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Inquirer: In Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill, anger, unity, and grief-stricken calls to ‘vote’
WESA: Bare-Knuckled Fight Between DiNicola, Kelly in PA’s 16th Congressional District
WESA: How Do Regional FBI Offices Contribute To National Investigations?
WESA: Additional Details Emerge About Gunman In Deadly Synagogue Shooting
KDKA: Sen. Casey, Rep. Barletta Square Off In Heated Final Debate
KDKA: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: PPS To Hold Moment Of Silence, City League Football Championship Game Rescheduled
KDKA: ‘Just Stop The Hate’: Thousands Flock To Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall For Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Vigil
KDKA: Victims In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Identified
KDKA: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Responds To Trump’s Comments On Armed Guards In Synagogues
KDKA: ‘This Would Have Been Much Worse’: Officials Praise Law Enforcement Response To Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
KDKA: Trump: If Pittsburgh Synagogue Had Armed Guard, ‘Results Would Have Been Far Better’
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: Democratic Socialist Candidate Under Fire For Calling Constituents Racist
KDKA: Mayor, DA Exchange Words Over Bar Brawl Investigation
Tribune Review: Thousands attend vigil to support, foster healing after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting                       

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Identities of dead released following synagogue attack: ‘It’s real once you hear the names’
Altoona Mirror: Attack hits close to home
Altoona Mirror: State releases PSSA results
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Lawmakers question federal prison staffing
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Libertarian candidate for governor: ‘Reduce death and taxes’

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Controller seeking $5,000 for outside legal counsel in 2019 budget
The Times Leader: Tab for assessment appeal refunds frustrates Luzerne County officials
The Times Leader: Capitol Roundup: Pa. Secretary of State urges voters to know their rights at the polls
Times-Tribune: Scranton hears chamber pitch for 10-year tax abatements on improvements
Times-Tribune: 111th and 139th Republican reps. face Democratic challengers in Nov. 6 election     
Times-Tribune: 12th District candidates see midterms as referendum on Trump
Times-Tribune: Candidates in 22nd state Senate district split on key issues
Times-Tribune: Mullins, Lemoncelli set for 112th state House District showdown
Citizens Voice: Hearing tonight on W-B Area consolidation

 

South Central  
LNP: Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in 10 state House races in Lancaster County
Carlisle Sentinel: Keefer sends letter defending gun stance
York Daily Record: Who is Jess King? Biography, issues of Democrat challenging Lloyd Smucker for Congress
York Daily Record: Eight-term Republican Rep. Keith Gillespie faces election challenge in York County 47th
Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf continues to hold strong fund-raising lead over Wagner in final days before election
Harrisburg Patriot News: Casey, Barletta duel over guns, immigration in 2nd debate
Harrisburg Patriot News: Raising the minimum wage: Here’s how Scott Perry and George Scott stand on the issue
Harrisburg Patriot News: President Trump and the political divide: How Scott Perry and George Scott say they want to govern
Harrisburg Patriot News: Middletown council president calls lawsuit filed by newspaper ‘baseless’
Lebanon Daily News: Pennsylvania first responders can legally rescue pets from cars if they’re in danger
Lebanon Daily News: $4 million grant awarded to help Hispanic people of Lebanon County get healthier
York Dispatch: Saylor, Snell make plea to bring civility back into politics at town hall
Philly Voice: A central Pennsylvania township is mulling a rain tax. So what’s a rain tax?

 

Lehigh Valley
AP: Allentown diocese settles lawsuit over priest groping claim
Reading Eagle: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress bolsters group at Reading rally
Reading Eagle: Senate candidates Casey, Barletta offer differing views on economy
Reading Eagle: Cash prizes offered for best congressional maps for Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Why you’re voting twice: a look at the Lehigh Valley’s special congressional election
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley young voters turned out in bigger numbers in May. Will they do the same Nov. 6?
WFMZ: Political message on warehouse too big
WFMZ: Northampton County issues letter assuring voting system security
Express Times: DEP hearing set for proposed Slate Belt sludge processing plant
Express Times: Palmer Township manager resigns, headed to new job
Express Times: New Palmer Elementary School faces challenges despite development approval
Express Times: New interim dean of students at Paxinosa Elementary School

 

North by Northwest
WESA: Bare-Knuckled Fight Between DiNicola, Kelly in PA’s 16th Congressional District
Centre Daily Times: What the Secretary of Education thought of his visit to Bellefonte schools
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: House candidates talk budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council talks paving, gas lines
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Surveys considered critical to begin flood-mitigation study
Erie Times-News: Erie’s Jewish Community Council to review security after synagogue shooting

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Important work undone: Lawmakers should complete child sex abuse bill
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Lower our voices: The president should model tolerance, civility
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Health care malaise: The system limps along without treatment
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Killers for hire: No U.S. citizen should be a mercenary overseas
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Good and evil: Pittsburgh must rally after Saturday’s shooting
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Casey for Senate: The Post-Gazette endorses Bob Casey Jr. in 2018
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Doing right by vets: Give Agent Orange benefits to Blue Water Navy
Will Bunch: The love that a Pittsburgh madman tried to extinguish – and how you can feed the flame
Inquirer Editorial Board: Tom Wolf is our choice for governor
David M. Shribman: Dispatch from Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill: ‘… it has happened here’
Asher Raphael: Millennials – and CEOs – need to step up on Election Day
Ronnie Polaneczky: Politicians behaving badly: Separating the signal from the noise
Trudy Rubin: Will China eclipse U.S. in high-tech innovation by 2025?
Linda Schellenger: My son was murdered. Why won’t DA Larry Krasner prosecute to the fullest extent of the law?
Helen Ubiñas: After his son’s shooting, a Penn cook plans to roll out a food truck for at-risk kids
Jill Harkins: After ‘neighborhood rebranding,’ one woman stepped in to save her community | Ideas We Should Steal
Keir Bradford-Grey: Every city in America needs a Malcolm Jenkins
Mark Price: Philly needs higher wages, better hours and a broader and deeper safety net
Steve Santarsiero: ‘We must start with reform’
Bucks County Courier Times Editorial Board: We recommend Marguerite Quinn for Pennsylvania Senate District 10
Marguerite Quinn: ‘Bucks County at a crossroads’
Keith C. Burris: Shrink the presidency
David M. Shribman: Midterm myths
David M. Shribman: Dispatch from Squirrel Hill: Dread in a peaceful place: Dispatch from Squirrel Hill: Dread in a peaceful place
Ruth Ann Dailey: Strict vs. too strict

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