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Legislature

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

Wolf establishes Pennsylvania Office of Environmental Justice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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 (mcall.com)

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

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11 (abc27.com)

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

Pennsylvania closer to offering COVID-19 vaccines for children | Smart Talk (witf.org)

DOH reports big drop in COVID-19 case counts for Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

 

Education

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

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

National

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

Five takeaways from a grim night for Democrats (abc27.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

State

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

Pa. Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reports smooth 2021 election (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Welby wins victory in race for 113th District vacancy | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Local

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 (abc27.com)

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 (abc27.com)

Rita Frealing wins race for Gettysburg Mayor (abc27.com)

Douglas Morrow takes down challenger Joan Erney to remain New Cumberland Mayor (abc27.com)

A DelVal Election Day Marked by Light Turnout With Slow Results – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Nicole Ziccarelli Unseats John Peck As Westmoreland County District Attorney – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

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

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

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

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

Cognetti comfortably defeats Shaw in race for Scranton mayor | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

Republicans revitalized for Tuesday’s election in Bucks County (theintell.com)

Election Day puts five of nine Central Bucks seats up for grabs (theintell.com)

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 | lancasteronline.com

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

Delaware County votes still being counted as candidates await Election Day results (delcotimes.com)

Erie mayor Joe Schember, unopposed, locks down second term (goerie.com)

Brenton Davis: GOP nominee claims victory over Titus in county executive race (goerie.com)

 

Environment

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

 

Health

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 (inquirer.com)

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

 

National News

Supreme Court to Hear Major Second Amendment Case – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Atlanta Overcomes Decades of Frustration to Win World Series – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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 (broadandliberty.com)

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

 

Local News

The Greening of Mt. Airy | The Chestnut Hill Local

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

Pandemic poses ongoing challenge to Southern Chester County support agencies (dailylocal.com)

 

Pitt

Unvaccinated Pittsburgh city workers risk firing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

 

Philly

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

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

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

 

Washington

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