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Pardon Project to help Berks residents with a criminal record get a second chance – YouTube

Wolf establishes Pennsylvania Office of Environmental Justice | Pennsylvania |

The Big Redistricting Question: Which Seat Will Go? | PoliticsPA

Advisers to Governor Wolf hear from Central Pa. residents about drawing the next Congressional district map | WITF

Pennsylvania Senate endorses truck weigh system bill – Land Line

‘Stop spending our money like it grows on trees’: Reaction to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf offering 5 days off to vaccinated state workers – The Morning Call (

Philly Dem. wants to ban native nicknames at Pa. schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State lawmaker floating privatizing ‘historical recognitions,’ criticizes state diversity efforts | State & Region |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Young Children Are Lining Up for Next Wave of Covid Vaccines – The New York Times (

US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11 (

COVID-19 vaccine for kids to be offered by St. Luke’s at select locations starting Wednesday – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania closer to offering COVID-19 vaccines for children | Smart Talk (

DOH reports big drop in COVID-19 case counts for Monroe County (



In a ‘Workers Economy,’ Who Really Holds the Cards? – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania is home to the world’s top female-friendly company, Forbes says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Texas fuel company to build $6 billion plant in eastern Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

The Fed holds critical meeting with inflation at a 30-year high : NPR

Pittsburgh region’s jobless rate dips to 6.1% in September | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh area adds jobs in September, loss of workers reflects slow recovery |



Report says a Pittsburgh Police officer requested to join extremist group Oath Keepers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Three Pittsburgh Police officers have died of COVID in just over a month | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Behind Temple University’s investment strategy that led to a $200M endowment gain – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rowan professor offers Black Lives Matter course to discuss institutional racism. Teaching it is a mission, she says. (

Strike averted as North Hills bus drivers, contractor reach tentative eleventh-hour deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




What Youngkin’s Win in the Virginia Governor Race Means for Democrats – The New York Times (

Five takeaways from a grim night for Democrats (

Youngkin wins Virginia, N.J. is too close to call, bad signs for Democrats : NPR

Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia’s governor race, dealing Democrats a blow | WITF

Eric Adams Is Elected Mayor of New York City – The New York Times (

Eric Adams is elected mayor of New York City : NPR

Opinion | Michelle Wu Is Neither White Nor Male. She Was Elected Mayor of Boston. – The New York Times (

Michelle Wu is Boston’s first female and first person of color elected mayor : NPR

New Jersey governor race: Live election results and updates : NPR

Minneapolis voters reject a measure to replace the city’s police department : NPR

Beth Robinson becomes first out female LGBT appeals judge : NPR

Election 2021: Results for Pennsylvania and New Jersey races, live updates (


Pa.’s election was sleepy compared with 2020. Some voters still saw high stakes: ‘The country’s just in such a state.’ (

Pa. Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reports smooth 2021 election (

GOP wins 2021 election for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, plus other results · Spotlight PA

GOP triumphant in Pa. Supreme Court race; leads in three others – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Parnell allegations roil GOP bid to keep Pennsylvania Senate seat | TheHill

Democrats keep hold on to two House seats in Tuesday’s special elections –

Welby wins victory in race for 113th District vacancy | Election |


It’s history: Gainey defeats Moreno in mayor’s race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New faces in control of Pittsburgh Public Schools board races | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County Council: Democrat narrowly leads late GOP candidate in District 1; Dems win in Districts 3, 8 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Allegheny County judicial campaigns raised more than $2M in 2021 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Eminetra

Philly DA Larry Krasner cruises to reelection victory | WITF

Wanda Williams secures Harrisburg Mayoral race (

Wanda Williams overcomes Eric Papenfuse’s write-in challenge; scores win in Harrisburg mayor’s race | WITF

Michael Helfrich will remain Mayor of York after defeating Independent challenger (

Rita Frealing wins race for Gettysburg Mayor (

Douglas Morrow takes down challenger Joan Erney to remain New Cumberland Mayor (

A DelVal Election Day Marked by Light Turnout With Slow Results – DV Journal (

Nicole Ziccarelli Unseats John Peck As Westmoreland County District Attorney – CBS Pittsburgh (

Matt Tuerk hold early lead over Tim Ramos in Allentown mayoral race – The Morning Call (

Lehigh County judge election results: Republicans sweep 6-way race – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem mayor election results: J. William Reynolds defeats John Kachmar – The Morning Call (

Salavantis wins, Toohil appears victorious in historic Luzerne County judge race | Election |

Cognetti comfortably defeats Shaw in race for Scranton mayor | Election |

Strong showing for incumbents in West Hazleton mayoral, council races | Election |

Voters in some local areas turn out to have their say in hot-button issues. (

Republicans revitalized for Tuesday’s election in Bucks County (

Election Day puts five of nine Central Bucks seats up for grabs (

Slow, steady turnout in Tuesday’s local races in Chester County – Daily Local

Big stakes in an off year: Mask mandates, school curriculums, sprawl drive Lancaster County turnout | PA Power and Policy |

Democrats claim victory in Lancaster city races for mayor and city council | PA Power and Policy |

Delaware County votes still being counted as candidates await Election Day results (

Erie mayor Joe Schember, unopposed, locks down second term (

Brenton Davis: GOP nominee claims victory over Titus in county executive race (



COP26: Nations with 85% of Earth’s forests pledge to reverse deforestation : NPR



Pennsylvanians buying health insurance will have more affordable options | WITF

For families of people in addiction, telling their stories can be a part of the healing process (

Hospitals in Philly are facing a serious blood shortage. How it’s affecting patients and how you can help | Local News |


National News

Supreme Court to Hear Major Second Amendment Case – The New York Times (

Atlanta Overcomes Decades of Frustration to Win World Series – The New York Times (

World Series Game 6: Braves win 2021 World Series : NPR

As drug ODs in San Francisco soar, a new rapid response team races to save lives : NPR

Facebook to delete users’ facial-recognition data after privacy complaints : NPR

DOJ Sues to Block Publishing ‘Behemoth’ : NPR

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson: Why people not profits should determine if social causes receive contributions (

Las Vegas NFL player facing multiple felony charges for his part in fatal predawn crash –


Local News

The Greening of Mt. Airy | The Chestnut Hill Local

Lancaster County tourism head ‘cautiously optimistic’ for winter boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pandemic poses ongoing challenge to Southern Chester County support agencies (



Unvaccinated Pittsburgh city workers risk firing | Pennsylvania |

Raised crosswalk to be installed in Squirrel Hill to reduce speeding | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Congress: Pass the infrastructure bill so Philly can make it work. | City & State PA (

Staff burnout, turnover at root of millions in child abuse settlements against Philly welfare agencies (

John Dougherty’s defense begins with endorsements of his tenure at the helm of Philly’s most powerful unions (



Democrats in Congress reach a deal on prescription drug costs for seniors : NPR