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Legislature

New PA Bill Would Give Time Off For Miscarriages, Stillbirths | Patch

Pa. lawmakers spend millions of tax dollars on private lawyers, but often don’t reveal why · Spotlight PA

Two Republican State Senators support legal marijuana in Pa. Will others follow? (abc27.com)

PA Spent Funds To Remove Outdated Voter Registrations In Recent Years – LevittownNow.com

GOP wants personal voter data to root out fraud. Pa. already uses a more secure system. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Corman accepts Biden’s 2020 victory, but says GOP-led election investigation must go on | WITF

Pennsylvania Republican lawsuits over Act 77 election law have Democrats quietly worried (inquirer.com)

National, state Democrats attempt to intervene in lawsuit over Pa.’s vote-by-mail law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania has real problems. Election integrity is not one of them. (goerie.com)

State legislators: People need to get back to work | News | standardspeaker.com

Pa. Health Dept. says lawmaker using Covid letter for “political gain” (poconorecord.com)

Letters: Laughlin, redistricting, and weeds at Roosevelt (goerie.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Poll: Financial distress worsens for Americans during delta surge : Shots – Health News : NPR

Moderna has no plans to share its COVID-19 vaccine recipe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No rush for COVID-19 booster shots | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Geisinger, Lehigh Valley hospitals extend deadline for employee COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

COVID-19 vaccine boosters are outpacing first, second shots – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Vaccinated patients account for one in four hospitalizations in Pennsylvania: Dept. of Health | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

Business/Jobs

U.S. office sublease market posts first contraction since the pandemic in Q3. But what happens in 2022? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA, watchdog clash over EIDL grant payments with $4.5B in the crosshairs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A 4-day workweek could help with burnout : Life Kit : NPR

The pandemic saw an exodus of health-care workers. Here’s how to win them back. | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Midstate drivers frustrated by higher gas prices (abc27.com)

Expect higher gas and utility prices for now, experts say. But this is not the new normal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Halloween could be haunted by shortages | News | citizensvoice.com

Lower Merion officials consider $15 minimum wage for township employees (mainlinemedianews.com)

Kellogg buses temporary workers to State Road plant to help replace strikers, union says | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

 

Crime/Punishment

FBI raids home of Philadelphia Proud Boys’ vice president to gather info about Capitol attack plans (inquirer.com)

Pa. court voids life prison term for woman convicted of murdering her newborn baby and tossing her in the trash – pennlive.com

Judge allowed Capitol insurrection defendant to travel to Pittsburgh for Steelers game | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Education

College voucher proposal draws fire from Pitt and Penn State (yahoo.com)

The numbers are in: Online higher education isn’t going anywhere – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania state-owned university enrollment drops | WITF

‘Really disheartening’: Pa. State System university enrollment craters to lowest level in over 30 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. state universities enrollment drops to lowest point since 1986 | TribLIVE.com

No tax increase to enable PPS failures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State names building after first African American in space, Dr. Guy Bluford | WITF

Temple University outlines its diversity push | Local News | phillytrib.com

Lancaster Mennonite to shift middle school, high school online due to COVID-19 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania AG to formally announce gubernatorial bid on Wednesday, according to report | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

AG Josh Shapiro Set to Announce Run for Governor – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Shapiro to announce run for governor Wednesday in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For Josh Shapiro, the only Dem candidate for Pa. governor, it’s all going according to plan | WITF

Report: Democrats hemorrhaging votes in Pennsylvania’s ‘factory towns’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Three things York County is doing to fix election problems (abc27.com)

B-PEP launches drive to get out the vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chuck Peruto runs for district attorney while DA Larry Krasner ignores him and the race (inquirer.com)

Second lady of Pennsylvania endorses Samantha Kaag for West Reading mayor (readingeagle.com)

Thomas urges all to register and use their right to vote | Elections | phillytrib.com

Deadline to register to vote in 2021 election draws near – Mainline Media News

Army vet Ashley Ehasz announces campaign for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District (theintell.com)

N.J. Governor Election Seen as Test of Coronavirus Mandates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

At Berks Democratic Party dinner, get out the vote is the message – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

Bartos addresses ACRC | Community News | gettysburgtimes.com

Republicans are today’s Dixiecrats | TheHill

 

Environment

At least 85% of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

California’s Justice Department is investigating the Huntington Beach oil spill : NPR

Climate change is causing problems for puffins : NPR

Summit addresses link between gun violence and environment | Local News | phillytrib.com

Guest editorial | Reclassify fracking waste as hazardous | Editorials | tribdem.com

 

Transportation

SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail proposal gains entry into federal funding program – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations continue on Monday : NPR

PennDOT winter prep: 600 tempoary plow-truck drivers and public partners needed (readingeagle.com)

 

Health

Got Your 6: New initiative created to help Midstate veterans and their mental health (abc27.com)

Experts worry last year’s low flu rate will dissuade people from getting vaccinated | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Advocates fear Texas and Mississippi abortion laws will worsen the Black maternal health crisis | News | phillytrib.com

Poison centers in Pennsylvania see an increase in ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine exposures | WITF

After pandemic drop, advocates fear spike in child abuse reports this fall | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Flu season paired with COVID-19 presents the threat of a ‘twindemic,’ making the need for vaccination all the more urgent | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

State News

Toomey looking to restore authority over ‘national security’ tariffs | Times Leader

Report: Child abuse deaths in Pennsylvania spiked during pandemic | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lancaster County Commissioner says Pa. Dept. of Health letter to child “went too far” (abc27.com)

Pa. ranked 21st for biggest bullying problems in new study (abc27.com)

Almost 600,000 Pennsylvania properties at risk of severe flooding impact, says national report – pennlive.com

Nonprofit plans to develop $30 million food processing and distribution center on central Pa. farm: Report – pennlive.com

Liquor Control Board awards nearly $2 million in grants to support Pennsylvania’s wine, beer and cider industries | WITF

 

National News

This Bill Cosby Juror is Lobbying for a Clear Legal Definition of Consent – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

More than 20,000 apartment-conversion units are slated to deliver this year. A growing number are in old office buildings. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

In Iraq election, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc won the most seats : NPR

Northwestern’s Judy Moskowitz pilots mental health program for anti-violence workers in Chicago | WBEZ Chicago

Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach amid offensive email controversy (abc27.com)

‘Must always be voluntary’: Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandates (abc27.com)

Cyberattacks concerning to most in US: Pearson/AP-NORC poll | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

150 years after his murder, the resurrection of Octavius Catto continues | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gun violence claiming more lives of American teens, children | Across America | phillytrib.com

Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages (theintell.com)

 

Local News

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honors four – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Indian Valley Public Library celebrates new roof (thereporteronline.com)

Luzerne County IT proposes $1.86 million project with American Rescue Plan funding | Times Leader

Crocamo: I heard council’s message on budget | News | citizensvoice.com

Reading has committed $41 million in American Rescue Plan money (readingeagle.com)

Bethlehem mayoral candidates answer questions on taxes, roads and economic development – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Massive industrial park is the key issue in the Upper Mount Bethel supervisors race, here’s where the candidates stand – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bucks County 911 system outage rare, but upgrade is planned (theintell.com)

Bucks, Montgomery counties among first awarded Ida damage FEMA aid (theintell.com)

Watershed District survey to guide Lake Wallenpaupack priorities (poconorecord.com)

National Register of Historic Places in Erie County (goerie.com)

New historical marker denotes site of Battle of Brandywine – Delco Times

LNP was hit by a sophisticated ransomware attack; here’s what that means | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Retiring director Harry Dietzler and Upper Darby Township in a war of words over famous Summer Stage (delcotimes.com)

Reading YMCA Celebrates A STAR 4 Rating with PACCA – BCTV

 

Pitt

Over nearly 3 hours, Gainey and Moreno debate on how to boost Pittsburgh’s equity and safety | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Business of Pittsburgh (post-gazette.com)

‘Humbled and gratified’: Joshua Angrist, Pittsburgher through high school, wins Nobel economics prize | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

10 promoted to leadership positions within Pittsburgh police bureau | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s back after covid hiatus, aims to raise $425K toward care, cure | TribLIVE.com

Connect residents to nature and Nockamixon State Park (theintell.com)

Coalition of Pittsburgh Black elected officials hold anti-violence events | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Citigroup invests in Philadelphia-based, Black-owned United Bankshares – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia Phillies reach settlement in legal dispute over Phanatic – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Northeast Philadelphia industrial market booming with 15M square feet of new development in the works – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly ballot questions: Vote no on Housing Trust Fund contributions, yes to three other proposals | Endorsement (inquirer.com)

Watch the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Philly celebration at Penn Treaty Park (inquirer.com)

PPP loans went to Philly museums that still laid off staff, report says | WITF

 

Washington

Rent help from Congress has been slow getting to people who need it : NPR

Doyle McManus: Congress has a chance to take bipartisan action on Facebook. Don’t let it slip away | Times Leader