September 12th Playbook

President Trump, Pa. officials pay tribute at Flight 93 Memorial. Here is the Playbook.

 

PA17: Rothfus Gets Boost from Pro-Trump PAC: The PAC is investing over $700,000 in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

President Trump, Pa. officials pay tribute at Flight 93 Memorial: Elected officials hailed those on Flight 93 as heroes.

 

NRCC Deems Scott Wallace the Anti-Human Candidate in New Web Ad: The NRCC’s ad ties Wallace to an organization they say taxes families for “irresponsible breeding.” The Wallace campaign rebutted the ad and touted supporting Planned Parenthood funding and stated Fitzpatrick sides with President Trump on wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade. “This is another shameless lie by Fox News and Washington Republicans,” said Zoë Wilson-Meyer, communications director for Wallace for Congress. “Scott Wallace has three kids, including two daughters, and his foundation has focused on empowering women, so women can make their own choices about their families and their reproductive rights.”

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks
AP: Court upholds $1.1M against EQT in water contamination case
AP: The Latest: Trump: Nation recalls when ‘America fought back’
StateImpactPA: More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says
StateImpactPA: Pipeline explosion: Part of line shut down during investigation
PLSReporter: Strike out hunger at the Capitol All Star game
PLSReporter: Capitol Rotunda host to 8th annual EMS memorial service
PLSReporter: Democratic lawmakers call for expansion of indoor smoking standards
Inquirer: Sheriffs target ‘deadbeat dads’ with midnight raids, debtor’s prison. But does it help the kids?
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. prisons resume new normal after lockdown
WHYY Newsworks: Survivors of child sex abuse again push Pa. to suspend statute of limitations
KYW Newsradio: Cosby’s lawyer requests judge to recuse himself from case
WESA: Trump Keynotes Flight 93 Memorial’s 9/11 Ceremony   
City Paper: Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces
Inquirer: Voters are ‘on fire about politics.’ Why the 2018 midterm elections feel so epic.
PennLive: Remembering the 30 Pennsylvania victims of the Sept. 11 attacks
PennLive: Victims of serial rapist Larry Nassar stand in solidarity with victims of clergy sex abuse in Pa.
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: A sneak peek at the Valley’s future voting machines  
Morning Call: Auditor general: Loophole lets charter schools keep public in the dark

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: With Philly’s construction tax ‘D.O.A.,’ Kenney proposes alternative
KYW Newsradio: 9/11 survivor recalls exiting South Tower minutes before it fell
Inquirer: 50 years ago, Girard College admitted its first black students. What does that mean today?
Philadelphia Magazine: Activists Launch Petition Calling on Mazzoni CEO, Other Leaders to Resign
WHYY Newsworks: Philly officials ring fireman’s bell to honor 9/11 victims, including first responders
BillyPenn: City Council pronunciation guide: How to say your elected officials’ names
Inquirer: Sheriffs target ‘deadbeat dads’ with midnight raids, debtor’s prison. But does it help the kids?
Inquirer: ‘NewsWorks Tonight,’ ‘You Bet Your Garden’ canceled at WHYY
BillyPenn: Frustrated with conferences that catered to rich white people, this Philly woman created an inclusive one
KYW Newsradio: Climate change advocates demand Trump administration lay out clean air standards

 

SEPA
KYW Newsradio: Vigil remembers 18 Bucks County residents killed on 9/11
WHYY Newsworks: Fitzpatrick running as moderate, trying to hold onto Bucks seat for GOP
Inquirer: Sheriffs target ‘deadbeat dads’ with midnight raids, debtor’s prison. But does it help the kids?
Pottstown Mercury: Lawmakers call for halt to pipeline construction in light of gas explosion
Delco Daily Times: Delco D.A. Copeland announces new crime-fighting program
Daily Local News: Hogan: State, feds should investigate handling of K-9 funds

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Trump Keynotes Flight 93 Memorial’s 9/11 Ceremony
WESA: Zubik Calls For ‘Year Of Repentance’ In Light Of Grand Jury Report
WTAE: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former Pittsburgh bishop, to discuss his resignation with Pope Francis
City Paper: Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces
AP: Lawyer for officer asks judge to recuse over TV comments
KDKA: City, County Officials Launch ‘Make My Trip Count’ Survey
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public plans to test students for ‘gifted’ eligibility  
Tribune Review: Last two public meetings to discuss idea of countywide citizens’ review board set
Tribune Review: Norwin School Board fails to fill vacancy

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Investigation into pipeline explosion likely to be extensive, lengthy
Beaver County Times: District attorney wants to hire analyst to help with computer device examination
Beaver County Times: Beaver County communities to receive $40,000 back from liquor licenses
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove urged to leave realty transfer tax unchanged
Altoona Mirror: AASD approves more change orders
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Drug coalition receives ‘game-changer’ funding

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Report finds pain medicine overdoses in NEPA far outpace heroin overdoses
Times-Tribune: Dickson City mayor addresses police overtime stacking during council meeting
Times-Tribune: VA hospital to host town hall meeting
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre council members want mayor to reconsider fire patrols
The Times Leader: The sight, the smell, the smoke: At Wilkes, 9/11 lesson is ‘be better’
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council approves tax break for Hanover Township project
Citizens Voice: Wyoming president won’t say why council didn’t fire police commissioner
Citizens Voice: Group forming to combat opioid crisis asks W-B council to help

 

South Central
PennLive: Home rule for Harrisburg?
PennLive: Proposal would tie trash bills to tax bills in Harrisburg
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Council votes to amend proposed marijuana ordinance
LNP | LancasterOnline: Where Lancaster County ranks on Pennsylvania’s new overdose hospitalization report
LNP | LancasterOnline: Public meeting to be held on request to extend Peach Bottom nuclear plant’s license by another 20 years
Carlisle Sentinel: YWCA Carlisle to host gun violence discussion Thursday
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg School Board awards $4.5 million in construction contracts

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Auditor general: Loophole lets charter schools keep public in the dark
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: A sneak peek at the Valley’s future voting machines
Morning Call: East Penn school director opposed to anti-bullying videos resigns
Morning Call: Is this property blighted? Allentown Planners say yes, clearing way for talks on tax break
Reading Eagle: Will Reading be punished for getting its finances in order?
Reading Eagle: Cumru residents pack zoning meeting for proposed group home for abused boys

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: DiNicola proposes compromise debate schedule to Kelly
Erie Times-News: Schember, Dahlkemper move forward with plans to remake EMTA board
Erie Times-News: Anti-violence grant for Erie to fund Blue Coats, ‘call-ins’
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: 3 projects recommended for county block grant funding
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Hall sees drips and pools throughout building
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Campana: Late, unpaid bills are to overworked staff

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: It’s back to business for everyone but Pa. state lawmakers
Will Bunch: North Carolina politicians have decried the climate-change science that makes Hurricane Florence so dangerous
Stu Bykofsky: Philly’s new animal shelter leader was fired from her last job
Lisa Haver: To make big impact, new Philly school board must break with the past
John Baer: A Pa. lawmaker is escalating his uphill fight for victims of child abuse
Inquirer Editorial Board: Numbers on poverty don’t show the full reality of its impact
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: An everlasting concert: Tower of Voices commemorates Flight 93 heroes
Dan Simpson: Are we circling the drain?
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Poisonous regulating
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: ‘Optics,’ yes; but ethics, too
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Shameless nepotism at Hanover Area

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