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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? (

PA Spent Funds To Remove Outdated Voter Registrations In Recent Years –

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 (

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

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

State legislators: People need to get back to work | News |

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

Letters: Laughlin, redistricting, and weeds at Roosevelt (


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 |

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

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

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



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

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

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 (

Midstate drivers frustrated by higher gas prices (

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 |

Lower Merion officials consider $15 minimum wage for township employees (

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



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

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

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



College voucher proposal draws fire from Pitt and Penn State (

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

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 |

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 |

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



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

AG Josh Shapiro Set to Announce Run for Governor – DV Journal (

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 |

Three things York County is doing to fix election problems (

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 (

Second lady of Pennsylvania endorses Samantha Kaag for West Reading mayor (

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

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 (

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

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

Bartos addresses ACRC | Community News |

Republicans are today’s Dixiecrats | TheHill



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 |

Guest editorial | Reclassify fracking waste as hazardous | Editorials |



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

Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations continue on Monday : NPR

PennDOT winter prep: 600 tempoary plow-truck drivers and public partners needed (



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

Experts worry last year’s low flu rate will dissuade people from getting vaccinated | News |

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

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 (

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


State News

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

Report: Child abuse deaths in Pennsylvania spiked during pandemic | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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

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

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 (

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

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 (

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

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 (

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

Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages (


Local News

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honors four – Times News Online (

Indian Valley Public Library celebrates new roof (

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

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

Reading has committed $41 million in American Rescue Plan money (

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

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

Bucks County 911 system outage rare, but upgrade is planned (

Bucks, Montgomery counties among first awarded Ida damage FEMA aid (

Watershed District survey to guide Lake Wallenpaupack priorities (

National Register of Historic Places in Erie County (

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 |

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

Reading YMCA Celebrates A STAR 4 Rating with PACCA – BCTV



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

The Business of Pittsburgh (

‘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 |

Connect residents to nature and Nockamixon State Park (

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



Citigroup invests in Philadelphia-based, Black-owned United Bankshares – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia Phillies reach settlement in legal dispute over Phanatic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

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

Watch the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Philly celebration at Penn Treaty Park (

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



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