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

BNP Paribas opens expanded office in Chesterbrook (

Tartaglione Hosts Senior Expo for More than 100 Seniors – NewsBreak

Tartaglione Shreds Her District | Philadelphia Public Record (

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 (

Boscola, jobs caucus hearing on sustainable business practices – Times News Online (

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

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 (

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 |

What to watch in Pennsylvania politics this week | City & State PA (

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

State Senator Mike Regan appears on Daybreak to explain change of heart on recreational marijuana (

YUDICHAK: PA Natural Gas Advancing Economic Opportunities and Environmental Solutions – DV Journal (

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 (

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

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

Luzerne County acting manager: Mask mandate is working | |



Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says coronavirus keeps workers on the sidelines (

Unemployment Claims Lower as PA Recovers from Pandemic – DV Journal (

Job creation for September falls far short of expectations | News |

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

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

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

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



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

Bucks County probation and parole: Highly trained officer help offenders (

Prison guard vaccinations increase after governor’s mandate | WITF

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



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

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

Jefferson Educational Society renews push for property tax exemption (

Guest Opinion: ‘Stop the Steal’ of Pennridge School Board seat (

Diocese of Scranton enrollment increases this year, after decades of decline | Education |

College voucher proposal draws fire from Pitt and Penn State |



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

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

School board elections are heating up in Monroe County’s 4 districts (

Election 2021: What you need to know about the York County judge race (

Campaign for Erie County executive race makes voters want more info (

Your statewide voters guide for the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

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 |

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

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 (



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



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

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

Experts address mental health stigma, solutions at Central Bucks forum (

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


State News

Pennsylvania auditor initiates probe of state investment program | Pennsylvania |

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

Pennsylvania sees strong revenue numbers in September | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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

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

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

School pension board investigates leaks | News |

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

Amid FBI scrutiny, top PSERS pension officials update financial disclosures (

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


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 (

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

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

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 |

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 (

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

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


Local News

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

Harrisburg developer answers questions about proposed apartments, grocery store (

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

Regional municipal ambulance group weighing ALS providers (

Delaware County’s new epidemiologist talks about role as health department moves forward (

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

Allentown developer Nat Hyman planning a police substation – The Morning Call (

‘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 |

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

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

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



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

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

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 |

Director of Parks and Recreation leaving to join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy |



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

Southern California Ship Backlog Causes Slowdown at Philly Port – DV Journal (

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philly’s Italian festival goes on with boxed Columbus statue (

Hurricane Ida showed how climate change threatens Philly area’s water supply (



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