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August 29th Playbook

Exclusive: PA1: Congressional Leaders Fund 1st Ad Hits Wallace on Tax Lien. Here is the Playbook.

Politically Uncorrected: Midterms and the Keystone State: This prominent role for Pennsylvania voters is a new one in midterm elections.

PA Sen: Barletta Channels Trump in 2nd Ad: Barletta pulls his a clip from his rally alongside President Trump for this advertisement. He touts kneeling for prayer and standing for the Anthem.

Former Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord gets 30 months sentence in federal prison: He is ordered to report to prison in 60 days.

PA Sen: Barletta Pushes for Four Debates, Casey Commits to Two: The televised debates will take place in October on Philadelphia’s WPVI and Pittsburgh’s KDKA.

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Ex-Treasurer Gets Prison In Campaign Donor Extortion Case
CNN: The Vatican knew of a cover-up involving abusive priests, Pennsylvania AG says
AP: Catholic board seeks parishioner-led abuse investigation
AP: Vatican knew of abuse cover-up, prosecutor reiterates
PLSReporter: Wolf Administration urges schools to take advantage of more milk options
PLSReporter: Philadelphia school experiment with mental health program for students
Times-Tribune: New grant program to address workforce gaps
StateImpactPA: Advocates say PFAS bills would tighten federal control over chemicals
Philadelphia Magazine: Which Pa. College’s Grads Get the Highest Starting Salary? (Hint: It’s Not Penn)
Philly Voice: U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania heats up with two debates set for October, and some Twitter sparring
AP: Wolf Makes 2-Day Trip To Visit Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico
WESA: What Would It Take To Offer Free Public College In Pennsylvania?


City and State PA: Lauren Vidas running against Philly City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
Inquirer: What happens when you reinstate an anti-poverty program and no one knows about it?
AP: New Philadelphia facility to turn food waste into gas
Inquirer: Activists say sexual harassment is rampant at music festivals. What’s Made in America doing about it?
Inquirer: Medical marijuana store slated for City Ave. retail strip
Inquirer: Made in America road closures: What you need to know
WHYY Newsworks: Philly charter school trains teachers, staff in youth mental health first aid
WHYY Newsworks: A day in the life of Philadelphia, and the people who make it go
WHYY Newsworks: To promote breastfeeding among women of color, Philly campaign features black moms
WHYY Newsworks: South Philly Turf Club in line to be one of first sports-betting operations in Pa.
KYW Newsradio: Philly police detective allegedly calls another officer ‘filthy savage’ in letter
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia pursues safe injection sites despite justice official’s warning that they’re illegal
KYW Newsradio: EPA employees defy agency, rally for climate action in Logan Circle


Bucks County Courier Times: Wallace kicks off Lower Bucks cavasing with support of local women
Pottstown Mercury: Information night to be held Thursday at Limerick Generating Station
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford parents react to decision on teacher who wrestled as Nazi
Delco Daily Times: Wolf visits Delco to give update on resurfacing projects


WESA: Critics Not Holding Their Breath Over US Steel’s Pledge To Improve Practices At Clairton Plant
WESA: Pittsburgh’s Robotics Industry Growing, Human Job Candidates Needed
WESA: Allegheny County Ready To Reapply For $98 Million In BRT Funds
City Paper: A guide to understanding Pittsburgh’s present, politics, and playgrounds
City Paper: Food deserts Oakland and Downtown make healthy eating a challenge for Pittsburgh students
City Paper: City Paper surveys college students about money
KDKA: Pa. Auditor General: Former Jeannette School Superintendent Accepted Free Trip To California
KDKA: Pittsburgh Enters New Era Without Daily, Printed Newspaper
Post-Gazette: Facing a cash crisis, Hill House plans to sell four buildings by the end of September


Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown event organizers look to raise overdose awareness
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Dawson plans to run for Somerset County Commissioner
Altoona Mirror: BCDA awarded $500K grant


Times-Tribune: Scranton diocese cancels portions of bishop’s annual appeal
Times-Tribune: New grant program to address workforce gaps
Citizens Voice: WNS closing local facility; 107 out of work
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council approves $250,000 settlement with Al Flora
The Times Leader: State agents working secretly in NEPA make 50 drug-related arrests, seize huge haul of drugs


South Central
PennLive: Ex-Harrisburg principal transferred for second time, and officials won’t say why
PennLive: York police union leader: Cops disappointed at city’s lip sync kill shot
Inquirer: York mayor pulls police lip-sync video with ties to Trump-supporting doughnut shop


Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Trump vs. Google
Morning Call: Zulily expected to add 1,200 jobs in Bethlehem by the end of 2017. It didn’t get there, but it continues to grow
Morning Call: DeSales confirms it will remove names of Allentown bishops from two buildings


North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Sparks fly between city mayor, councilwoman battle over insurance brokers
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: County solicitor sole contestant in running for opioid litigation
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Hughesville Borough to discuss erosion with DEP next week


John Baer: Wagner rips Wolf, media (even me) in Pa. Press Club address
Jules Epstein: We need judges to make tough decisions without looking over their shoulders
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: State should study red-light cameras
Helen Ubiñas: A mom who took to the streets to save her son faces threats
Will Bunch: John McCain and the 29-second ‘Rashomon’ moment that defined America’s coming crisis
Stu Bykofsky: When the game turns deadly
Monica Weymouth: How to cope when a daycare comes to your ‘hood. (If, for some reason, you hate the sound of children laughing.)
Michael Pappas: How Trump’s tariffs can advance free trade
Alison Smith: This is why you don’t start school before Labor Day
Solomon Jones: Aretha Franklin and John McCain: American icons whose footsteps we should follow
Inquirer Editorial Board: Guns, crumbling buildings: School safety requires an enlightened approach
Peter Tobia: Honor McCain by lowering flag at Philly’s Vietnam memorial

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