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Legislature

State Senator Wayne Fontana with Rob Pratte – KDKA Radio On-Demand – Omny.fm

BNP Paribas opens expanded office in Chesterbrook (pottsmerc.com)

Tartaglione Hosts Senior Expo for More than 100 Seniors – NewsBreak

Tartaglione Shreds Her District | Philadelphia Public Record (phillyrecord.com)

Indigenous Peoples’ Day flag-raising was without flag – WHYY

Senator Muth Releases Statement on Environmental Crimes Charges Filed by AG – MyChesCo

Everyone Is Urging SEC To Stop Public Pension Mismanagement, Looting By Wall Street (forbes.com)

Boscola, jobs caucus hearing on sustainable business practices – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Dean, others call on Biden to end ICE contract with Berks | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Bipartisan Pennsylvania Senators Unveil Marijuana Legalization Bill Amid Whirlwind Of Reform Efforts In The State – Marijuana Moment

PA Sen. Carolyn Comitta Calls For Pipeline Halt, Permit Hold | West Chester, PA Patch

PA Senator Carolyn Comitta calls for pipeline shutdown and license continued (gdevresources.com)

Sen. Muth Blasts State DEP Following Pipeline Criminal Charges | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Governor Wolf Visits Clemens Food Group, Tours Construction in Montgomery County – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania schools would be required to post curriculum online under proposed bill | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What to watch in Pennsylvania politics this week | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Howard Lurie: Gov. Wolf has no role in drawing the state’s congressional district lines (broadandliberty.com)

State Senator Mike Regan appears on Daybreak to explain change of heart on recreational marijuana (abc27.com)

YUDICHAK: PA Natural Gas Advancing Economic Opportunities and Environmental Solutions – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

GOP wants personal voter data to root out fraud. Pa. already uses a more secure system. · Spotlight PA

Gov. Tom Wolf visits Clemens Food Group to highlight Hatfield expansion – Mainline Media News

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. Dept. of Health releases data on ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases (abc27.com)

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Bucks lawmaker applauds agreement allowing law enforcement to share gun crime data across state lines – thereporteronline

Luzerne County acting manager: Mask mandate is working | | standardspeaker.com

 

Business/Jobs

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says coronavirus keeps workers on the sidelines (inquirer.com)

Unemployment Claims Lower as PA Recovers from Pandemic – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Job creation for September falls far short of expectations | News | tiogapublishing.com

Merck & Co. Employees Protest ‘Jab or Job’ Vax Mandates – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

SBA officially opens EIDL applications to loans of up to $2M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

With HQ buildings in ‘great distress,’ Rite Aid CEO tells 2,800 employees to work from home (inquirer.com)

Report details little has changed at Pennsylvania casinos when it comes to worker diversity | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Marijuana-related arrests decreased sharply nationwide in 2020, but not in Pa. | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Bucks County probation and parole: Highly trained officer help offenders (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Prison guard vaccinations increase after governor’s mandate | WITF

Lawsuit alleges Lackawanna County Prison staff negligent in inmate’s death | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Education

PA School Boards Group Disavows National Organization’s ‘Domestic Terror’ Claims – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Education inequity in America isn’t an accident. It’s by design. (goerie.com)

Jefferson Educational Society renews push for property tax exemption (goerie.com)

Guest Opinion: ‘Stop the Steal’ of Pennridge School Board seat (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Diocese of Scranton enrollment increases this year, after decades of decline | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

College voucher proposal draws fire from Pitt and Penn State | TribLIVE.com

 

Elections/Politics

Conor Lamb raised $1.2 million for his Senate bid in the third quarter | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Opinion | Elect Democrats in 2022, Write Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

School board elections are heating up in Monroe County’s 4 districts (poconorecord.com)

Election 2021: What you need to know about the York County judge race (ydr.com)

Campaign for Erie County executive race makes voters want more info (goerie.com)

Your statewide voters guide for the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The Pa. municipal election is weeks away. What to know before casting your ballot on Nov. 2 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Arkoosh, Lawrence get flu shot during Montgomery County Commissioners meeting – Mainline Media News

Here’s where candidates for Pa. Senate and governor stand on Texas’ abortion ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump-endorsed Sean Parnell raises $1.1M for Pennsylvania Senate bid | Washington Examiner

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen | Times Leader

Luzerne County officials focused on Nov. 2 election preparations | Times Leader

Poll workers needed, hands-on training set; mail-in ballots to be sent this week | Election | citizensvoice.com

Manetti, Welby square off for former Rep. Marty Flynn’s House seat | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Down-ballot wins lead to broader success, Pittsburgh officials of both political parties say a month from election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion is a key issue for Pa. Democrats, and it could supercharge the 2022 midterms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Josh Shapiro locked down the Democratic nomination for governor without even announcing he would run (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Should oil and gas companies be exempt from Pennsylvania’s hazardous waste laws? – EHN

 

Health

Violence against health-care workers was rising. Then the pandemic hit, and made things worse – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Advocates, lawmakers push hospitals to help more with bills | Health | phillytrib.com

Experts address mental health stigma, solutions at Central Bucks forum (theintell.com)

Western Pa. hospitals: We won’t deny organ transplants to patients who refuse covid-19 vaccine | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

Pennsylvania auditor initiates probe of state investment program | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Colorado, Pennsylvania AGs urge Congress to regulate social media giants | Colorado | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania sees strong revenue numbers in September | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Local florist says business is oldest in U.S., dates back before Civil War (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania state parks need $1.4B for infrastructure improvements, DCNR says | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pennsylvania Turnpike set to profit by selling excess broadband space in eastern Pa. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Here’s how you can support Pa. farmers this fall | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s Highways, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School pension board investigates leaks | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania still recognizes Columbus Day although some of its cities do not | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Amid FBI scrutiny, top PSERS pension officials update financial disclosures (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania is the only state that doesn’t fund public defenders. That needs to change. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, as explained by Native Americans : NPR

Tensions persist between legacy of Columbus, native people – Delco Times

How land acknowledgments meant to honor indigenous people do the opposite instead | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Inside Rikers: Dysfunction, Lawlessness and Detainees in Control – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

As E-Scooter and E-Bike Use Grows, So Do Safety Challenges – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Three economists win Nobel for their use of real-life experiments : NPR

Ex-Navy nuclear engineer and his wife arrested on espionage charges : NPR

Southwest Airlines canceled 28% of its weekend flights : NPR

Facebook to add new Instagram safety features for children : NPR

Early results show record low turnout in Iraq’s parliamentary election : NPR

Bodycam video shows police officers dragging a Black paraplegic man out of his car | Across America | phillytrib.com

The Postal Service is slowing the mail to save money. Critics say it’s a death spiral | WITF

‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s the cost of not spending $3.5T to transform Americans’ lives | Trish Zornio – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The debate on Latino vs. Latinx vs. Hispanic is the song that never ends | Rebecca Rivas – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Fleetwood Bible Church Celebrate 150th Anniversary [Religion Digest] – Reading Eagle – Pennsylvania News Today

Harrisburg developer answers questions about proposed apartments, grocery store (abc27.com)

How Pennsylvanians can prepare their house for the cold months ahead, according to PPL (abc27.com)

Regional municipal ambulance group weighing ALS providers (poconorecord.com)

Delaware County’s new epidemiologist talks about role as health department moves forward (delcotimes.com)

Blessings of Hope seeks zoning change to allow $30M facility on farm near Ephrata | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Allentown developer Nat Hyman planning a police substation – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘It sounds like it’s over, but it’s not over’ — Montgomery County officials give Ida update – Mainline Media News

Blanketing NEPA’s veterans with love | Times Leader

Carbondale progresses initiative for residents to guide future | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Butler Twp. farm added to Luzerne County’s preservation program | News | standardspeaker.com

Gas prices in the Harrisburg region increase almost 10 cents in one week as demand surges – pennlive.com

Food deserts: The challenge of getting fresh, healthy food in three Harrisburg-area communities – pennlive.com

 

Pitt

Walk And Run This Weekend To Honor Pitt Student Alina Sheykhet 4 Years After Her Murder – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Dormont passes LGBTQ nondiscrimination law, becoming seventh municipality in Allegheny County to do so | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Feds in rare battle with UPMC, star doctor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community gets sneak peek of Southern Beltway ahead of Oct. 15 opening | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh receives $90,000 grant to pilot community composting projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-raised researcher wins Nobel Prize in economics with 2 others | TribLIVE.com

Director of Parks and Recreation leaving to join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

GIORDANO: South Philly’s Fight for Columbus Statue Shows Community Rejects ‘Woke’ Politics – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Southern California Ship Backlog Causes Slowdown at Philly Port – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Visit Philadelphia bolsters marketing budget as it looks to stay on par with competitors – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

As some experts predict a cooldown, here’s how much momentum Philadelphia’s housing market has – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Coard: 150 years after assassination, Octavius Catto continues resurrecting | Michael Coard | phillytrib.com

Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Radio legend Patty Jackson has street named after her In South Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly to hold public hearings on search for district’s next school superintendent | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Italian festival goes on with boxed Columbus statue (inquirer.com)

Hurricane Ida showed how climate change threatens Philly area’s water supply (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Multi-trillion dollar negotiations continue among Democrats; Republicans excluded from talks | ABC27

Rep. Adam Schiff reveals impeachment regrets, tensions at Capitol after Jan. 6 : NPR

Democrats are having a unity problem. That’s familiar territory for them : NPR

Biden becomes first president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette