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August 27th Playbook

Vice President Joe Biden is set to fundraise with Sen. Casey Labor Day weekend. Pennsylvania politicians remember Sen. John McCain. Here is the Playbook.

August 24th Ups & Downs: The Governor’s race is grabbing headlines, a Trump will be dining in PA, and Barletta goes on television this week. Check out the Ups and Downs.

PA Sen: Joe Biden To Fundraise with Casey Labor Day Weekend: The former Vice President makes his return to Pittsburgh with Casey to fundraise.

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette no longer prints a daily newspaper: Saturday and Tuesday papers are a thing of the past now.

 

Harrisburg & DC
Roll Call: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette no longer prints a daily newspaper
StateImpactPA: Three arrested at Mariner East 2 pipeline protest near Delaware County school
StateImpactPA: Centuries-old plant collections could answer questions about impact of urbanization
City and State PA: Ex-Philly ADAs now prosecute Krasner’s old clients at AG’s office
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – August 20, 2018
PLSReporter: Suggested natural gas permitting hike opens debate on how to fund industry oversight
Inquirer: U.S., Pa., NJ leaders react to John McCain’s death
WITF: AP: Pa., many other states haven’t followed through on #MeToo proposals
WITF: RCAP grants begin rollout, and Wolf says he’s trying to boost oversight
KYW Newsradio: National group hoping to shake up politics brings its message to Philly  
AP: Most serious charges dismissed in Penn State frat death
AP: Sexual Misconduct Claims In State Legislatures Since 2017
WESA: DePasquale To Check If PA’s Child Abuse Hotline Agency Is Still Severely Understaffed
WESA: Some Pennsylvania Catholics Chose To Stay Home From Mass This Weekend
AP: Google Tells Toomey Hackers Tried To Infiltrate Staff Email
AP: In A Single Pennsylvania Parish, 5 Priests Accused Of Abuse
Post-Gazette: Former state treasurer McCord, who helped in federal investigation of state pay-to-play case, to be sentenced  
Post-Gazette: Cardinal Wuerl: Protector of the flock or facilitator of abuse?
Beaver County Times: Toomey: Shell project could be delayed because of tariff exemption delays
Times-Tribune: PHOTO GALLERY: McCain’s campaign stops in NEPA
Citizens Voice: Kaufer recalls McCain as hero and role model
PennLive: ‘What a privilege it has been to have such a friend,’ former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge says of John McCain
PennLive: Tributes to John McCain pour in from Pa. political leaders
PennLive: Casey wants action on strengthening child abuse reporting law in wake of clergy sex abuse scandal
PennLive: PA GOP boss: Fetterman is a ‘silver spoon socialist’ | Monday Morning Coffee

 

Philadelphia
Billy Penn: Philly has now spent more than $500,000 on its secret Amazon HQ2 bid
Inquirer: Hundreds rally in Philadelphia against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Inquirer: A criminal defendant’s supporters find unlikely ally: Philly’s DA
Inquirer: Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds
Inquirer: On tap for Philly schools this year: Local control, toxin cleanup and consistency
Inquirer: For first time in nearly 10 years, new charter operator opens school in Philly
Inquirer: Philly deputy fire commissioner headed to Sacramento to become chief
Philadelphia Magazine: Millennials Are Drowning in Student Debt
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Is One of the Worst Cities for Women Entrepreneurs, Study Finds
Philadelphia Magazine: Kenney Releases Master Plan to Fight Climate Change in Philly
NBC10: 16 Arrested at Antifa Counter-Protest to Blue Lives Matter March in Center City
WHYY Newsworks: A portrait in data of the typical Philadelphia teacher
KYW Newsradio: District corrects unhealthy conditions in city schools, what still needs to be done
KYW Newsradio: Philly’s gaming community reacts to tragic Florida shooting: ‘I feel safe coming here’
KYW Newsradio: Philly Catholic group calls for action outside Cathedral Basilica: ‘We will get justice’
KYW Newsradio: New coalition tells Philadelphia officials to ‘Get the Lead Out’
KYW Newsradio: National group hoping to shake up politics brings its message to Philly
Billy Penn: This one-day exhibit in Philly will showcase artwork from so-called ‘shithole’ countries
City and State PA: Ex-Philly ADAs now prosecute Krasner’s old clients at AG’s office
Technical.ly: This year, Code4PA wants to take on the opioid crisis
Philadelphia Business Journal: Can local-first procurement help oust Philadelphia from its position as poorest major city in the U.S.?

 

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: 100-plus new teachers hired amid PA teacher shortage
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem school officials discuss later start times
Bucks County Courier Times: Payers, providers explain how to navigate insurance coverage for treatment
Delco Daily Times: Dems opening wider margin after surge in voter registrations
Delco Daily Times: 3 ‘Mama Bears’ busted during pipeline protest at Glenwood Elementary School
Daily Local News: Row Office Wars: Sheriff fails to meet subpoena for K-9 info, controller says

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Two Pittsburgh officials leaving Peduto administration
Post-Gazette: Cardinal Wuerl: Protector of the flock or facilitator of abuse?
Post-Gazette: ‘GPS for transit’: More real-time transit information available in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: PUC sets public hearings on PWSA’s rate increase proposal
Post-Gazette: For Woodland Hills, a new chapter and welcomed change for a troubled school district
Post-Gazette: Experts: Wuerl, Zubik could have legal exposure after grand jury report on abuse
Post-Gazette: DA Zappala briefs Mon Valley police, elected officials on new McKeesport warrant office
Tribune Review: Small turnout doesn’t deter organizer of social injustice protest from returning to Heinz Field
Tribune Review: All 6 Upper St. Clair schools will have armed officers this year
Tribune Review: Western Pa. school districts ramping up security, technology
Tribune Review: Sheriff’s chief deputy Fritz reinstated after suspension, files complaint
Tribune Review: Region’s leaders remember John McCain for lengthy public service, down-to-earth manner
Tribune Review: Residents emphasize traffic, safety concerns at Sloan ‘elementary campus’ public hearing
Tribune Review: Oil and gas well discussion set for Oakmont
WESA: Amid Controversy, Woodland Hills School District Renews Contracts With Police
WESA: Some Pennsylvania Catholics Chose To Stay Home From Mass This Weekend
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto administration to offer East Liberty lots for affordable housing
KDKA: Various Problems Delaying Start Of School Year In Several Districts
KDKA: Peace Group Protests U.S. Defense Budget In Shenley Park
City Paper: State House candidate Michele Knoll and the momentum of female politicians in Pa.

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Toomey: Shell project could be delayed because of tariff exemption delays
Beaver County Times: Diocese: Priests with sexual abuse accusations were not monitored
Beaver County Times: Beaver County pools battle bacteria; haven’t seen a state inspector since 2012
Observer-Reporter: Ancient Indian village under investigation at West Beth drilling site
Altoona Mirror: Sweating the cost
Altoona Mirror: Mills enjoys providing leadership to Mount Aloysius
Altoona Mirror: Blair salary board nixes higher pay
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Front Lines | Deputy coroner packs pistol to reduce risk
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State rep to feds: Investigate church for child sexual abuse

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Timlin told staff to report abuse, but he didn’t
The Times Leader: Event aims to raise awareness of drug overdoses
The Times Leader: Luzerne County receives bids for ice jam damage repairs at River Common
Times-Tribune: Union to Scranton teachers: stop volunteering
Times-Tribune: Timlin warned staff to report abuse, then didn’t
Times-Tribune: Nealon to become longest-serving federal district judge in U.S. history
Times-Tribune: PHOTO GALLERY: McCain’s campaign stops in NEPA
Citizens Voice: Kaufer recalls McCain as hero and role model
Citizens Voice: Schools around the area making changes as students head back to class

 

South Central
PennLive: PA GOP boss: Fetterman is a ‘silver spoon socialist’ | Monday Morning Coffee
York Daily Record: York County pays retirees $18.7 million a year; top earner got $134,000 in retirement least year
York Daily Record: Child abuse policies out of date in 4 York County school districts, plus LIU and York Tech
PennLive: ‘To me, that was a hero:’ John McCain remembered for service, loyalty
York Dispatch: York City Council plans a town hall meeting
LNP | LancasterOnline: Dozens of local officials fail to disclose their financial interests
LNP | LancasterOnline: ‘True American hero’: Lancaster County political leaders remember Sen. John McCain
LNP | LancasterOnline: Here are the changes in Lancaster city police’s revised use-of-force policy draft

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Marty Nothstein says he was cleared of wrongdoing in SafeSport misconduct investigation
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Back to school
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Supreme Court tweaks grand jury secrecy rules
Morning Call: NEWSMAKER: Lee T. Laubach Jr., retiring Allentown fire chief
Morning Call: Allentown rally airs concerns about high court nominee ahead of U.S. Senate action
Morning Call: Sen. John McCain mingled with shoppers and supporters during swings through the Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Diocese reports new claims of child sex abuse by priests
Reading Eagle: Focus on the Issues: 24th Senatorial District
Reading Eagle: Recordings paint prosecution case against former Reading mayor
Reading Eagle: Endorsements for the Nov. 6 general election
Express Times: New information gathered about priest accused of sending nudes to minor

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Highest graded charges again dismissed against former Penn State frat brothers
Centre Daily Times: Former Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller to have law license suspended
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State representative to hold late hours during 1st Fridays
Erie Times-News: Edinboro doctor’s license suspended in Trump hotel case
Erie Times-News: Erie County planning department has new name
Erie Times-News: Government meetings in Erie County next week
Erie Times-News: City of Erie faces huge debt payment jump in 2019

 

Opinion
John Baer: Hey, Wolf and Wagner, let’s make a deal!
Inquirer Editorial Board: Catholic Church, and its hierarchy, needs radical change
Ronnie Polaneczky: Sex-abuse victims deserve a grand-jury investigation of politicians who block justice
Dani Blum: We need to treat campus sexual assault like the public health crisis it is
Sarah Klein: I lobbied to change the law after I was abused by Larry Nassar. I hope Pa. survivors can do the same
Leigh Finnegan: Turning away domestic-violence survivors is a dangerous decision for America
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera: Diocese taking steps to restore trust in church
Jenice Armstrong: Ex-Wall Streeter found his passion teaching at Northeast H.S.
Mike Newall: The lonely search for Philly’s unidentified overdose victims
Victor Fiorillo: One of Us: Michael Coard
Tribune Review Editorial: Zubik’s sin of omission in delay removing Wuerl’s name
Tribune Review Editorial: Who is being murdered in the Pittsburgh area?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Google plays censor: Tech giant is helping China suppress information
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: John McCain: His life was defined by service to his country
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Steps for ‘never again’: Clear reforms to stop child sexual abuse are needed
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Tariffs as a tool: They are an invaluable part of negotiation
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Delta disappointment: A new Pittsburgh-to-Paris carrier must be a priority

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