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Delco Black Caucus calls for police in Fanta Bility shooting to be fired – WHYY

Delaware County Black Caucus Calling For Justice For 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility After Initial Analysis Shows She Was Killed By Police Gunfire – CBS Philly (

Public bank could meet our staggering need for infrastructure repair (

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Unveil Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill | (

Deadline passes in GOP’s election ‘investigation’ subpoena (

Negotiations are ‘ongoing,’ but Senate panel has yet to hire third-party vendor for election probe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Republicans won’t hire a contractor for 2020 election review until a judge gives the OK, aide says (

Guest Comment: Don’t be fooled by election investigation scare tactics | Opinion |

Dog law Senate bill ‘unlikely’ to move forward, aide to top Pa. senator says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Comitta: $1 million in funding available to stop college sex assaults – Daily Local

Dispute between Wolf admin and feds delayed vaccine distribution to elderly (

Here’s what’s on deck this week in the Harrisburg political arena | City & State PA (

Wolf announces grants awarded to fund veterans’ needs | Pennsylvania |

Advocates rally for transgender youth at Pennsylvania Capitol | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

”My body, my choice:” Abortion rights advocates in Harrisburg rally against anti-abortion bills | WITF

PA Dems New Rules Needed for State Senate Accountability / Public News Service

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Committees Hold Oct. 4 Hearing On Failure To Invest In PA’s Natural Gas Infrastructure; Hearing Set After PennEast Announced NJ Part Of Its Project Would Not Go Forward, But PA Part Might (

Pa. Senate has lost its way | Opinion |

Pa. Senate approves plan to allow certain CNA training to be completed online | WTAJ –

Pennsylvania Senate approves constitutional amendment tracking after botched ballot question | Local/Regional |


Coronavirus - COVID-19

U.S. hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall : NPR

COVID cases declining nationwide, expected to plateau in Pennsylvania (

With a federal vaccine mandate coming, OSHA prepares for enforcement : NPR

Covid Live Updates: New Zealand Ends Pursuit of ‘Covid Zero’ – The New York Times (

American, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue will require employee vaccinations : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

COVID still plaguing Pocono schools (

COVID-19 vaccination of Pa. nursing home workers remains woefully low. Will a mandate cause too many to quit? –

Western Pa. legislative districts divided on vaccines, state data shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New COVID-19 cases back on rise in region, state | Coronavirus |

St. Luke’s announces achievement of vaccine mandate goal | Coronavirus |



Delta Variant Casts Pall on Restaurant Recovery – DV Journal (

An overlooked factor that could curb return-to-work enthusiasm – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Op-Ed: America needs less government meddling with economy (

Jobs Fair planned as businesses face ‘The Grass is Greener’ era – Delco Times

Beer distributors forced to adapt 5 years after Pa. law transformed booze sales; ‘We were probably in a rut’ | Business |

Restaurant woes continue: Customers are back, but workers are not | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. oil companies not happy about steep price increase kicking in |



Crime Fighters: Who killed Salahaldin Mahmoud? – 6abc Philadelphia

Jefferson University Hospital employee shoots, kills coworker, then wounds 2 police officers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Sandusky case spurred major changes to beef up reporting of suspected abuse | News |

Delco Group Wants Cops Fired Over Sharon Hill Shooting: Reports | Patch

Timothy Bernhardt has been sworn in as Upper Darby’s new police chief (

‘How do you sell this job?’: Police recruitment declines across Pittsburgh and Allegheny, while some departments flourish | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Girard College to revitalize Founder’s Hall in $10 million project – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Parents, Students Complain About Mold Issues in Villanova University Dorms – DV Journal (

University of Pennsylvania wraps $5.4B fundraising campaign, exceeding $4.1B target – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia region’s 25 best private high schools for 2022, according to Niche – Philadelphia Business Journal (

America deserves a fair debate about CRT in education (

Schools should teach about slavery (

Local bus driver advocacy group aims to solve driver shortage – Delco Times

Schools in eastern Pennsylvania fight to avoid being overwhelmed by COVID-19 issues – The Morning Call (

Penn State students hold ‘Untimely Warning” protest demanding better support for victims of sexual assault | WITF

Congress has a plan for universal pre-K. Will states opt in? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Free tuition, anyone? What Pa. universities are doing to entice or punish students around COVID-19 protocols. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Bucks County Community College forum looks to quell election misinformation (

Poll: Half of Trump voters, 41% of Biden voters support splitting up the U.S. (

Amid renewed abortion debate, Arkoosh wants Congress to codify Roe | City & State PA (

Pa. GOP has big opportunity in 2022, but Trump divisions deepen (

Election letter deadline Oct. 19 (

Four candidates race to fill two County Council seats in November election (

Montgomery County discloses print error on 16,000 mail-in ballots – thereporteronline

Lehigh County will begin sending more than 24,000 mail-in ballots next week. Here’s where you can drop them off in person – The Morning Call (

Influencers of Lancaster’s local elections are tucked away in these two drawers [Lancaster Watchdog] | PA Power and Policy |

Lowman S. Henry: Democrats changing the rules of redistricting – Daily Local

Is Conor Lamb the Dems’ last, best hope to hold the U.S. Senate? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Are Democrats ever going to get their act together? | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opinion: 2020 Election Audits: Bad for Public Trust, Good for Fundraisers | Prescott eNews

Nasty turn in GOP Senate primary leaves questions for both Bartos, Parnell | News |

Arizona Vote Review ‘Made Up the Numbers,’ Election Experts Say – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania midterms may be more a referendum on Trump than Biden | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Luzerne County voting equipment testing observation open to public | Times Leader

Countdown to election day; mail-in ballots to be sent next week | Election |


Medio ambiente

Grant helps URI, Penn State researchers study sea-level rise – Daily Local

Solar companies are eyeing Pa. farmland. A legislative agency is looking at ways communities can prepare | StateImpact Pennsylvania



Northeast Pa. veterans spotlight mental health crisis facing vets (

Heat waves are dangerous during pregnancy, but doctors don’t often mention it | WITF

Lower premiums, more perks for seniors shopping 2022 Medicare Advantage plans |

HSA joins advocates to spread awareness about suicide prevention | Times Leader

Nursing home review reveals tragic death, alleged coverup | News |


Noticias del Estado

Pa. individual insurance rates to rise slightly. Here’s how much (

Beyond Stony Valley, Pa. Game Commission slates more state game land driving tours throughout October –

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”: A new world for LGBTQ service members in Pa. and beyond – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. hit liquor sales record in 2020-21 fiscal year | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. DMVA administers service-connected blindness pension | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opinion | Now more than ever, it’s important to follow state government – The Pitt News

Debate over PLCB-imposed 2-bottle limit on some liquor (

Sport: USGA declares Oakmont a second anchor site, unveiling stout lineup of future championships in Pennsylvania – PressFrom – US

PSERS leaders seek to gag board members over leaks to media (

Editorial: Pennsylvania Turnpike must get toll collection right (

Embattled Pa. teacher pension fund subpoenaed by SEC over ‘compensation and gifts’ to staff |


Noticias nacionales

The Supreme Court’s conservatives cook up a stew of abortion, guns, religion and more : NPR

Back on the Bench, the Supreme Court Faces a Blockbuster Term – The New York Times (

Beaches closed, wildlife dead after Southern California oil spill : NPR

Facebook’s new whistleblower is renewing scrutiny on the social media giant : NPR

Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew – The New York Times (

‘Pandora Papers’ detail the offshore banking network used by the ultra-wealthy : NPR

NASA shares beautiful photo of ‘elegant’ galaxy (

Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to two U.S. based scientists : NPR

What are Nones? Millions of Americans are leaving organized religion (

AP: States and cities slow to spend federal pandemic money – Delco Times

Guest editorial | Child care excellent choice for grant funds | Editorials |

Coppertone recalls aerosol sunscreen because cancer-causing benzene found in samples –


Noticias locales

Rally in Reading calls abortion-rights supporters to stay united (

Penn students, HUP staff participate in “Bans Off Our Bodies” march for abortion rights | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

John Updike: Author’s childhood home dedicated as a museum (

Berks animal compost farm: odor and flies (

Hundreds rally at Delaware County courthouse in favor of reproductive rights (

Chester County couple who left drug wars in Colombia find success at Exton dental business – Daily Local

Former Kennett Township official Lisa Moore’s crimes called ‘a violation of trust’ – Daily Local

Women’s marches supporting abortion rights held in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton – The Morning Call (

Chambersburg mayor vetoes local nondiscrimination ordinance approved by Borough Council | WITF

Guest Column: Broadband bill can benefit already-wired communities – Delco Times

Berks animal compost farm: odor and flies (

Narberth rejects Elmwood Ave project, Lower Merion tables its discussion (

Kody, Steller’s sea eagle that escaped National Aviary, found in Pine |

Historic WB train station renovation progressing | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre special needs playground construction to launch this month | News |



PHOTOS: Pittsburgh joins nationwide rallies in support of abortion rights | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

50 years of queer media in Pennsylvania to be celebrated at Point Park event | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

1Hood Media receives major grant from Michael Jordan’s organization | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pgh residents share polarized views on future of city’s Columbus Day Parade – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Allegheny County to receive $7.5 million grant for community health workers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With supply chains stretched, grocery prices keep going up in Pittsburgh, across the U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sniffing out danger? That odor from the Shell cracker plant put the community on alert | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



There must be accountability for Delco girl’s death | Editorials |

In honor of Philly’s Dr. Oscar James Cooper, a street was renamed and a historical marker erected (

Sign-on bonus jobs: How much companies are offering new hires amid labor shortage – Philadelphia Business Journal (

John Dougherty and Local 98 remain a political force (

New marketplace at LOVE Park features diverse mix of vendors | Business |



‘Everybody is frustrated,’ Biden says as his agenda stalls (

‘Everybody is frustrated,’ except for Biden, about agenda delays | WITF

Infrastructure bill still held up in Congress over social safety net measures : NPR

Analysis Finds Biden’s Build Back Better Bad for PA Business, Taxpayers – DV Journal (

Ex-US Rep. Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ remark, dies | News |

How Biden stacks up to past presidents who withdrew from conflicts | John A. Tures – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progressives offer to scale back spending to advance Biden’s agenda | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette