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Legislature

Some say radon legislation in Pa. comes down to politics; others say it’s the money | TribLIVE.com

State lawmaker discusses abortion access at Penn State forum | News | republicanherald.com

Home heating expected to be more expensive this winter [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Pa. representative dies after battle with lymphoma (abc27.com)

State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, the longest-serving member of Pa. House, has died | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Longtime state Rep. Tony DeLuca dies at age 85 – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Free tuition for Indigenous people to public universities across Pennsylvania? A bill is on the way | WITF

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

People slow to get new bivalent COVID-19 booster (abc27.com)

Report highlights pandemic’s impact on Montco children’s health (mainlinemedianews.com)

Testing sewage for COVID is providing valuable data, but Philly seeks to get faster results (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Rail union rejects Biden-backed labor pact, reviving strike risk | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why the U.S. might not win the global economy without Canada and Mexico : Planet Money : NPR

SBA lending efforts may soon expand to include fintechs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Small businesses expect a recession, but hiring plans remain robust – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Developer plans to build 400,000-square-foot warehouse on Route 15 – pennlive.com

Statewide association for electrical contractors accepting applications for its apprenticeship program – pennlive.com

CHOP opens $85 million supply chain and logistic facility in Milbourne (delcotimes.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Biden pot pardon to help with War on Drugs’ harms to Black people : NPR

Federal jury awards former Allegheny County Jail captain nearly $1 million in lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Small business group files suit over Biden student loan plan (inquirer.com)

Teacher Shortage in PA? Critics Say the Math Doesn’t Add Up – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. school district cancels Halloween parades due to inclusivity, safety concerns – pennlive.com

East Stroudsburg University announces candidates for president (poconorecord.com)

Penn denied ties to slavery. Students sought the truth. (inquirer.com)

Fewer students are attending Philly-area colleges this fall (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

Poll: Majority in US see relations with adversaries souring – Daily Local

What will happen to America if Trump wins again? Experts weigh in. (inquirer.com)

Statewide

Doug Mastriano’s campaign to PA gov. victory is slimming, experts say (ydr.com)

Billboards touting Republicans supporting Josh Shapiro for governor going up around Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House Democrats may pick up seats in midterm elections (abc27.com)

Fetterman Rallies Voters – And Razzes Oz — in Bristol – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Election 2022: Siegel and Smith go head-to-head Monday in debate over gun violence, minimum wage, drugs and more – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Fight for Black voters intensifies in close Pennsylvania US Senate race | WITF

Pa.’s roads and bridges are aging poorly. Here’s Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano infrastructure plan | WITF

Dog whistles, scare tactics and what Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates aren’t saying about crime – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Letter: Pike County reader supports Matt Cartwright for reelection (poconorecord.com)

District and Local

Letter: Katie Muth a bipartisan choice for state Senate (readingeagle.com)

Guest Opinion: Send Santarsiero back to Harrisburg to reform gun laws (theintell.com)

Sauer: Bringing commonsense, businesslike approach to Harrisburg (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Weinrich: Bringing business expertise, genuine leadership to Harrisburg (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Warren: Grow the economy, improve education, help the environment (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County election drop box case nears settlement – Daily Local

 

Gun Safety

Service events planned to mark four years since Tree of Life massacre | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

Chesapeake Bay cleanup falling short; states and EPA must decide what’s next as 2025 looms | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Deadly rabbit disease discovery leads Pa. Game Commission to create disease management area – pennlive.com

Researchers confirm a new songbird hybrid in western Pa. | WITF

Pennsylvania Ranks 46th in the U.S. for Solar Power Growth – MyChesCo

 

Health

There’s a spike in respiratory illness among children — and it’s not just COVID : NPR

In Pennsylvania, 36,000 purchases of anti-overdose drug after state makes it easier to obtain | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

When race is a risk factor: Why Black women are more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications – pennlive.com

As suicides rise, U.S. military seeks to address mental health | TribLIVE.com

World Mental Health Day: What Americans think about 988 hotline, suicide prevention, police response to crisis (inquirer.com)

 

State News

As inflation hits families, Pennsylvania increases food assistance | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

United Methodists are breaking up in a slow-motion schism | WITF

How to steer money for drinking water, sewer upgrades to those who need it most | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Schuylkill County tree chosen to adorn the White House for Christmas (readingeagle.com)

 

National News

What Native land are you on? This map shows Indigenous tribes’ past territories : NPR

CISO Perspective — October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (dailylocal.com)

Los Angeles Labor Federation Chief Resigns in Furor Over Leaked Conversation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

After Outcry Over Racist Remarks, Nury Martinez Resigns As President Of The LA City Council | LAist

Pro-Russian hackers take credit for cyberattacks on U.S. airport websites : NPR

Deadly missile strikes hit Kyiv as explosions hit other cities across Ukraine : NPR

A 2,560-pound pumpkin from Minnesota breaks a new record : NPR

Across the Divide: Retirement in rural America isn’t exactly “Green Acres” | Opinion – pennlive.com

‘Tax-free’ for how long? Delaware’s money grab faces $400 million Supreme Court test. (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

New bike share program starts in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

Montgomery County to upgrade Wi-Fi in across county buildings, facilities with $3.5M contract (mainlinemedianews.com)

Bala Plaza sites in Lower Merion Township talks tabled by commissioners (mainlinemedianews.com)

Christina Miller’s Easter egg hunt led to a community center in York (ydr.com)

Paint Township mulls ordinance regulating solar farm development | News | tribdem.com

Special needs playground opens in Kirby Park on a sunny Sunday | News | citizensvoice.com

Judge rules Scranton low-income housing complex is exempt from property taxes | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Faith and Blue event held at City Park to help unite police and community (readingeagle.com)

Housing discrimination case in Bucks County brought by Housing Equality Center of Pa. settles (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Cleanliness, safety and price serve as speed bumps in reconfiguring Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools students encouraged to explore career options without leaving city | TribLIVE.com

Turning the page: Developer considers apartments in reuse of former Post-Gazette building | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Code Orange Air Quality Action Day declared for Liberty-Clairton area Tuesday | TribLIVE.com

Jewish Association on Aging to redevelop Squirrel Hill campus, demolish 58-unit personal care home | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Friends, former students of imprisoned Pittsburgh-area man Marc Fogel demonstrate at White House, urge his release from Russia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

City honors legacy of voting activist O.V. Catto | Local News | phillytrib.com

Box covering Columbus statue sports colors of Italian flag | Local News | phillytrib.com

Wurd hosts its 4th annual Environmental Justice Summit | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too | News | standardspeaker.com

Harris in late-night TV gig pushes voting, laments no emojis | News | tribdem.com