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

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

Advocates rally for an easier path to citizenship in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Letter: Republicans don’t need access to voter information (poconorecord.com)

Why overturning Pennsylvania’s mask mandate in schools has stalled (theintell.com)

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 (goerie.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

COVID-19 cases rise among Erie County children as Halloween approaches (goerie.com)

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

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



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

SBA relief loans skewed by racial bias – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

Panel will wrestle with ‘brutal cycle’ that keeps women out of work (theintell.com)

Berks senior living facilities among those hurt by worker shortages (readingeagle.com)



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 (readingeagle.com)

Central York School District: Teacher charged with terroristic threats (ydr.com)



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

Delaware Valley parents are doing their best for their children (poconorecord.com)

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

Former school could cost Carbon more than $8M | | standardspeaker.com



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

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

UPDATE: Pa. Attorney General Shapiro announces candidacy for ’22 governor’s race on Twitter (abc27.com)

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

Ballot harvesting video in Pennsylvania draws criticism | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

No, Joe Biden and the Dems are not collapsing | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

2022 Congressional Race Beginning To Shape Up – LevittownNow.com

Guest Opinion: GOP supervisors support Democrat in Plumstead (theintell.com)

Carbon County readies mail-in ballots | Election | standardspeaker.com



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

American Rescue Plan funds could help clear $1.4B for parks in PA (buckscountycouriertimes.com)



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 (abc27.com)

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


State News

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

‘I’m in the hot seat’: Perry admits while answering questions regarding scathing Senate report (abc27.com)

Technology relieves pandemic pain for Pennsylvania farmers (abc27.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 – lehighvalleylive.com

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

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


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 (nytimes.com)

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 (witf.org)

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

Cybersecurity experts warn of killware attacks that rival ransomware (goerie.com)

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

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


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 – pennlive.com

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

Monsignor Bonner grad awards high school scholarship in honor of his late father (delcotimes.com)

Reading YMCA Celebrates A STAR 4 Rating with PACCA – BCTV

Bucks County real estate: Should I rent until housing market cools down? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Reading wants to convert properties back to single-family homes (readingeagle.com)

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

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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

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 | TribLIVE.com



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

12 historic Philadelphia buildings worth preserving (inquirer.com)

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

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



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 (nytimes.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)