Select Page


5 reasons why PA Dems are suing Republicans over election subpoenas | City & State PA (

Snapshots from last month’s charity Capitol All-Star softball game | City & State PA (

Advocates rally for an easier path to citizenship in Harrisburg (

Pa. lawmakers hand out millions in public contracts to law firms that fill their campaign coffers | WITF

The House GOP’s silence on police radar bill isn’t just deafening, it’s deadly | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With deadline looming, Philly pols urge city residents to register to vote in Nov. 2 election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

“We’re starting at the minimum”: Raise the Wage rally comes to Centre County (

Letter: Republicans don’t need access to voter information (

Why overturning Pennsylvania’s mask mandate in schools has stalled (

Local lawmakers hear from healthcare workers, first responders impacted by hospital consolidation – Daily Local

Gov. Wolf says more than government cash needed to boost pre-K learning (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden vaccine mandate for large employers moves a step closer to reality – Philadelphia Business Journal (

United Airlines must hold off on its vaccine mandate : NPR

Boston Marathon bomber case reaches the Supreme Court : NPR

Available ICU hospital beds in Pa. dip to lowest point since start of pandemic | WITF

NHL commissioner Bettman says just 4 players unvaccinated | WITF

Survey finds half of firms in region don’t require covid vaccines; some using incentives to do so |

COVID-19 cases rise among Erie County children as Halloween approaches (

COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases in Lancaster County jump to highest levels since January | Health |

Lawsuit argues Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health vaccine mandate violates First Amendment | Local News |



Harsco Corp.’s HQ moving to Center City Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA relief loans skewed by racial bias – Philadelphia Business Journal (

President Biden aims to tackle supply chain disruptions : NPR

Consumer prices are still rising fast, and a problem for Washington and Wall Street. – The New York Times (

A record number of workers are quitting their jobs, empowered by new leverage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Employers see workers returning to labor force, but still face challenges finding them |

Panel will wrestle with ‘brutal cycle’ that keeps women out of work (

Berks senior living facilities among those hurt by worker shortages (



Bill would require Pittsburgh police to provide details about interactions with the public | WITF

Accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter talked of killing Jews | WITF

Bethel Township man charged with violating election law (

Central York School District: Teacher charged with terroristic threats (



Temple University, IBC Foundation to help students of colors become nurses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Delaware Valley parents are doing their best for their children (

Lake-Lehman plays host to anti-mask rally attended by hundreds | News |

Former school could cost Carbon more than $8M | |



Josh Shapiro launches gubernatorial campaign with video | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’s running for governor (

UPDATE: Pa. Attorney General Shapiro announces candidacy for ’22 governor’s race on Twitter (

Why Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’s running for governor (

Ballot harvesting video in Pennsylvania draws criticism | Pennsylvania |

Why is Josh Shapiro running for governor? It’s pretty obvious. | City & State PA (

How Schools Are Shaping the Virginia Governor’s Race – The New York Times (

Pitt professor releasing video to bolster run for Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kentucky’s Rep. John Yarmuth — chair of House Budget Committee — will not run for reelection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2021 election endorsements from our editorial board | Morning Newsletter (

The field of Senate candidates is crowded. Who has the most financial support from Pa. voters? | WITF

Val Arkoosh is vying for Pa.’s open U.S. Senate seat. And she’s prioritizing women in the workforce – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

No, Joe Biden and the Dems are not collapsing | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

2022 Congressional Race Beginning To Shape Up –

Guest Opinion: GOP supervisors support Democrat in Plumstead (

Carbon County readies mail-in ballots | Election |



New report on flooding threat to infrastructure is a dire warning to Pa. | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

American Rescue Plan funds could help clear $1.4B for parks in PA (



FDA has authorized e-cigarettes for the first time, citing benefits for smokers : NPR

Midstate health experts encourage minorities to get flu can COVID vaccines (

Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15. Here’s what to know for 2022. (


State News

Jill Biden visits Allentown: Where, when and what you need to know – The Morning Call (

‘I’m in the hot seat’: Perry admits while answering questions regarding scathing Senate report (

Technology relieves pandemic pain for Pennsylvania farmers (

Activists rally outside Sewickley home of Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter in support of reconciliation bill | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pa. is No. 8 in deaths from animal attacks — but don’t blame the bears | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The need for fees? DCNR says ‘no’ to visitor fees for infrastructure repair costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

DCNR Says Delaware Canal State Park, D&L Trail Need $75 Million Makeover – PennWatch

Climate change is adding to Delaware Canal park repairs, now tallied at $75M, Pa. says –

Fitzpatrick wants to focus on Medicare, but I can’t get past Jan 6 (

Meuser passes on Harrisburg, aims to return to D.C. | Election |


National News

Boston Marathon bomber case reaches the Supreme Court : NPR

World’s Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens – The New York Times (

Shipping’s future fuels could prove a lucrative bet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nets won’t play Irving until he meets vaccine requirement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Misinformation and false statements continue to plague social media sites | Smart Talk (

Homeland Security secretary orders ICE to stop mass raids on immigrants’ workplaces | WITF

Cybersecurity experts warn of killware attacks that rival ransomware (

China exports up 28% in September; surplus with US grows | News |

Capt. Kirk’s William Shatner on cusp of blasting into space | News |


Local News

Ex-Luzerne County election director Morgan takes Pa. USDA post | Times Leader

No Luzerne County tax hike proposed for 2022 | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre City Council to vote on workers’ comp program contracts | Times Leader

Looking for a place to rent in central Pa.? Expect higher costs, and a long search –

Overriding mayor’s veto, Chambersburg adopts LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance | WITF

Monsignor Bonner grad awards high school scholarship in honor of his late father (

Reading YMCA Celebrates A STAR 4 Rating with PACCA – BCTV

Bucks County real estate: Should I rent until housing market cools down? (

Prices are up, and Chester County residents are noticing – Daily Local

Reading wants to convert properties back to single-family homes (

Allentown voters will decide whether to remove English as the city’s official language – The Morning Call (

50 local nonprofits raising funds in October through The Amazing Raise – Mainline Media News



Pittsburgh City Council bill introduced to help political candidates access childcare | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Factions in Oakland are fighting to determine the future of the neighborhood’s development | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Fitzgerald presents proposed 2022 budget as County Council members revisit indoor mask mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council approves grant for police training on crime database, electric bikes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey, Moreno debate housing, environment and more in lengthy Pittsburgh mayoral debate |



3 Philadelphia eateries land on New York Times’ 2021 Restaurant List – Philadelphia Business Journal (

12 historic Philadelphia buildings worth preserving (

John Dougherty and Bobby Henon trial: Former L&I chief Carlton Williams testifies about threatening behavior (

Philly Historical Commission official resigns, says Kenney meddled in vote over LGBTQ, African American landmark | Local News |



House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default — for now | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Manchin’s and Sinema’s competing demands complicate a deal on Biden’s agenda : NPR

The House passes a short-term fix to the looming debt ceiling crisis : NPR

Of Four Family Policies in Democrats’ Bill, Which Is Most Important? – The New York Times (

Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (