WEATHER: Philadelphia, sunny, high of 85; Harrisburg, mostly sunny, high of 85; Pittsburgh, mostly cloudy, high of 84.

 

NEW THIS MORNING:

* A new study shows that PA imports more garbage than any other state, and that only Nevada stores more landfill waste per person, according to Keystone Crossroads.

* PA city planners are advising municipalities to prepare new zoning laws to manage where medical marijuana dispensaries will open, the Morning Call reports.

* Just months after winning a contested Democratic primary, Johnstown-area state Sen. John Wozniak said he will not seek re-election, the Tribune-Democrat reports.

* Michael Karp, a board member for Philadelphia’s nonpartisan fiscal watchdog, donated $25,000 to a pro-soda tax lobbying group, Newsworks reports.

* A new Franklin & Marshall poll puts Katie McGinty eight points ahead of Pat Toomey, writes the Tribune-Review.

* Republican US Rep. Tom Marino inserted himself into the feud between Donald Trump and the Khan family, whose son was killed in Iraq, saying the “left-wing media” was using the conflict to protect Hillary Clinton, the Times-Tribune writes.

* PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale criticized millions in state rental reimbursements paid to charter schools with circular lease arrangements, writes the Patriot News.

* Contracts have been inked with PA’s two largest state employee unions, the Patriot News reports.

* A Patriot News investigation found that PA routinely ignores or fails to react to severe incidents of neglect in elder care facilities.

* A report from Philadelphia Controller Alan Butkovitz found that the city’s school district owes $6.5 million to former employees, Newsworks writes.

* More than 100 SEPTA commuter trains that were sidelined over a manufacturer’s defect will begin returning to service by Labor Day, PlanPhilly writes.

 

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THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:

* A post-DNC bump puts Hillary Clinton 11 points ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania, the Tribune-Review reports.

* U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent joined a growing cadre of Republicans who have said they can’t vote for Trump because of his outrageous statements, the Morning Call writes.

* The mother of a slain PA soldier publicly criticized Trump for his “ridiculous” reaction to comments made by the Khan family, according to the Post-Gazette.

 

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EDITORIAL PAGES:

* A Pocono Record editorial takes the long view on the PA Parole Board’s efforts to reassess the state’s 500 “juvenile lifers” in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s retroactive ban of such sentences. 

* The Times-Tribune wants to know when PA lawmakers will take a stand against workplace pay bias – the state’s Equal Pay Law hasn’t been updated since 1967.

* An Inquirer editorial stresses the importance of making sure that the revenue generated from the soda tax goes to the programs and sites most in need of help.

* Daily News columnist Dom Giordano lists all of the ways that Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby was one of the big winners of the DNC.

* Following a national report calling out the Pittsburgh Police Department’s lack of transparency over its body-camera policy, the Post-Gazette wants the department to release the guidelines for that policy – and every other one that impacts the public.

* Newsworks’ Dick Polman has to reach back for a quote from legendary sportswriter Red Smith and grab a New Yorker cartoon to adequately describe the stranger-than-fiction Trump-related events of yesterday.

* Following a bleak report on the fiscal future of Lancaster County’s municipal pools, LancasterOnline urges local leaders to find a way to keep these gathering places open.

 

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TODAY’S SKED:

11 a.m. - Mayor Kenney will announce the citywide launch of the Food Rescue App. The app, which was created by Food Connect and piloted during the DNC, gives restaurants, venue halls and catering companies a safe and easy option to donate surplus food and help fight hunger in Philadelphia. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, 302 N. 13th St., Philadelphia.

11:30 a.m. - Gov. Wolf will host a press conference to discuss the 2016-17 budget investment in fighting opioid abuse. Gateway Rehabilitation Center Corporate Headquarters, 311 Rouser Road, Moon Township.

1:30 p.m. - Gov. Wolf Gov. Wolf will host a press conference to discuss the 2016-17 budget investment in fighting opioid abuse. Esper Treatment Center, 25 West 18th Street, Erie.

 

No events are scheduled for the PA House, PA Senate or Philadelphia City Council.

 

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KICKER: “I’m cognizant of my lifespan. I’ve got 10 good years left to do things before I kick back and smell the roses.” – State Sen. John Wozniak cites his impending mortality as the cause of an abrupt announcement that he will not stand for re-election in November. From the Tribune-Democrat.