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Pa. redistricting panel votes to end prison gerrymandering (

Pa. redistricting commission to count people in prison at their old home, not in their cell | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania redistricting commission approves prisoner reallocation policy | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania redistricting commission: Prisoners will be counted based on home addresses, not prison location | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In major shift, Pa. panel votes to count incarcerated people in home districts, not state prisons · Spotlight PA

State commission votes to change how state prisoners are counted for legislative redistricting | News |

Pa. redistricting commission votes to end “prison gerrymandering” (

Pennsylvania redistricting commission votes to end “prison gerrymandering” | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pa. redistricting commission to count people in prison at their old home | State & Region |

Wolf admin unexpectedly pulls the plug on controversial revamp of Pa. safety net program · Spotlight PA

Is TANF program even worth investing in still? | City & State PA (

Election investigation a waste of time, money, say Chester County Democrats | Local-news |

Months after its launch, risk-limiting election audit pilot comes under review by Senate panel | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Top Pennsylvania senator commits to forensic election audit | Pennsylvania |

Hearings in Pa. election ‘investigation’ to begin, senator says – WHYY

Pennsylvania Election Audit To Start This Week After ‘Grandstanding’ GOP Senator Fired From Probe (

Pa. Senate hearing looks into how 2020 election was audited (

Pa.’s top GOP senator removing Mastriano from being in charge of election integrity plan | Around the Web – Pennsylvania |

Corman: Hearings will begin this week on ‘forensic investigation’ of 2020 election | News |

‘This is a war’: Mastriano and allies continue push for 2020 election audit (

Op-Ed: ABLE Accounts Give People with Disabilities the Chance to Save – Pennsylvania Senate Republicans – BBG Architecture Life

Montco’s Rep. Stephens Hosts Hearing on Assaults in Schools – DV Journal (

Pa. lawmakers are making their position on mask mandates known to local school officials –

Sen. Kim Ward: Retroactive window for victims is no quick fix |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

‘It’s up to us’: Fauci says pandemic could possibly end by spring 2022 (

Pfizer approval clears way for more college campus vaccine mandates – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Mandates urged as Pfizer vax gets full approval · Spotlight PA

Dauphin County Coroner argues against masking and vaccine mandates, despite public health advice (

Lancaster County COVID cases back on the rise after falling in June and July (

Rejecting Covid-19 Inquiry, China Peddles Conspiracy Theories Blaming US – The New York Times (

Bucks County and Philadelphia hospitals urge masks for kids as school starts (

COVID-19 vaccines: An Albion & an Erie ZIP codes trail all others (

Monroe sees percent positivity dip as COVID incidence rate climbs (

Philadelphia Board of Education unanimously passes COVID-19 vaccine mandate | Local News |

No new COVID-19 deaths in region, but cases keep rising | Coronavirus |

CVS Health, other companies mandate coronavirus shots after FDA grants full approval to Pfizer vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Dr. Kimberlee Josephson: Apprehension about ESG criteria in business is warranted (

Malvern startup BLOK seeks to become ‘Peloton of the kitchen’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Merck gets OK to expand new building | Local-news |

Pennsylvania ends jobless-claims system lawsuit against IBM | News |



Pa. report describes ‘gross incompetence’ at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center |



State secretary of education visits Pitt-Johnstown, thanks leaders for COVID-19 efforts | Coronavirus |

‘Tone deaf’ | Faculty argues against Penn State’s disciplinary action warning for ‘Zoom-In’ protesters | University Park Campus News |

Elanco, Ephrata Area districts at odds with CDC order to mask on school buses | Local News |

Spring-Ford School District to require masks for K-6 students | Local News |

Masks will be required in West Chester schools | Local-news |

Bucks County school COVID guidance gets update after letter from PA (

Guest Opinion: CRT forgets we’re a nation founded on equality (

As school starts in Pa., we need to follow the CDC’s mask-wearing guidance | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Diocese of Scranton schools to determine mask mandates on local transmission | News |

Parents group rallies in North Park to protest school mask mandates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.’s health secretary rebuked Bucks County officials over their school reopening guidance, prompting them to revise it (



New Laws Have Basically Ended Voter Registration Drives In Some Parts Of The U.S. : NPR

NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 15 | News |

Chemical Engineer Launches GOP Campaign for PA6 | PoliticsPA

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s centrist approach put to test in 1st District (

Fired Westmoreland election bureau director claims commissioners set her up to fail |



Alert Issued For Spotted Lanternfly In Pennsylvania : NPR

State officials throw their support behind ‘collaborative’ efforts to combat invasive species | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest Opinion: Climate change imperils the Great Lakes (

Bangor creek oil leak has not harmed aquatic life, drinking water, authorities say; oil/water separator being installed Sept. 7 – The Morning Call (



Amtrak reveals ‘vision’ for service between Reading, NYC | Berks Regional News |



More Americans Would Like Mental Health Support But Can’t Afford It : Shots – Health News : NPR

Penn State Health to spend $375M to develop hospital, office building in East Hempfield | Local Business |

For too many Black women, pregnancy is fatal. Temple thinks these birth workers could help. (


State News

How you can help Haitian-led organizations in Pa. provide relief to the Caribbean country | WITF


National News

Supreme Court Orders The ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Reinstated For Asylum-Seekers : NPR

In Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, Taliban Resistance Faces Long Odds – The New York Times (

Charlie Watts, the Unlikely Soul of the Rolling Stones – The New York Times (

Serena Williams Pulls Out of the U.S. Open – The New York Times (

9 women now serving as governors in US, tying a record | WITF

NJ gas tax to decrease by 8 cents a gallon on Oct. 1 (

N.J. law named for dead Penn State student boosts hazing penalty | WITF

Paused mortgage payments are resuming for many homeowners. Foreclosures and sales are sure to follow. (


Local News

Why Coronado Coal wants to build a mine in Forward Township – Pittsburgh Business Times (

In Lehigh Valley first, Bethlehem backs linking tax incentive to affordable housing help –

Letters help Scranton residents, businesses with Biden Street name changes | News |

Flooding in Lower Bucks: What’s next for Bensalem residents one month later? (

Da Vinci Science Center seeks $5.8 million in NIZ funding for downtown Allentown facility. Construction could start in March – The Morning Call (

Tropical Storm Henri brings flooding and road closures to Luzerne County | Crime-emergencies |

Scranton could be showcased on billboards nationwide | News |

I-80 tolls among concerns Luzerne County acting manager shares with Hazleton chamber | News |

Another Dauphin County newspaper to cease publication –

$13.1M in ARPA payments to Luzerne County municipalities announced | Times Leader



Gainey’s not mayor yet, but he’s out there listening | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone dies after battling cancer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Where is Pittsburgh’s population growth occurring and who is driving it? | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Peduto introduces ‘Dark Sky’ legislation to reduce light pollution in Pittsburgh |

‘We will find you’: Pittsburgh officials start illegal dumping crackdown |

Pittsburgh should welcome refugees fleeing Afghanistan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Carousel House demolition confirmed, but Philadelphia will revive disability programs – On top of Philly news (

Only 20% of Philadelphia anti-violence funding goes to immediate fixes, controller says – On top of Philly news (

Philly’s vaccine lottery didn’t work, Penn researchers find (

Philadelphia Free Library Pulls Web Posts After Complaints of Anti-Israel Bias – DV Journal (

Philly council visits Chester for ideas on reducing violence | News |

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, DA Larry Krasner trade insults while visiting Chester to study anti-gun violence program (

Philly ‘eliminated’ veteran homelessness in 2015. Why are there still vets on the street? (

Fearful of COVID-19 delta variant, Philly area executives delay office reopenings (

Philly agencies readying to resettle Afghans as first families arrive (

Gabby Giffords: Universal background checks will save lives in Philadelphia | Opinion (



Lawmakers concerned US won’t meet looming Afghanistan deadline (

Afghanistan Trip For Moulton And Meijer Draws Biden Administration Ire : NPR

Biden says U.S. on pace to leave Afghanistan by Aug. 31 deadline | WITF

Johnson had Vietnam. Bush had Iraq. Biden has Afghanistan | Fletcher McClellan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Voting rights bill named after late Rep. John Lewis pushes forward in House | ABC27

House votes to advance $3.5 trillion budget resolution (

House narrowly approves $3.5 trillion budget blueprint | WITF

House Democrats advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on timing of infrastructure vote | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ahead of House vote, progressives offer Appalachia infrastructure agenda | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

ATF Nominee David Chipman Faces Steep Odds In Senate Confirmation Fight : NPR

Biden to tackle cybersecurity with tech, finance leaders | Business |