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The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg – City & State Pennsylvania (

Roxborough High gets 500k for security – WHYY

‘We cannot lose on this’: Roxborough High School receives security funding | Local News |

Why no carbon monoxide detector requirement for Pa. daycare centers? (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

What the White House sees coming for COVID this winter : NPR

Brazil’s lack of COVID vaccines — and skeptical president — didn’t stop this doc : Goats and Soda : NPR

FDA, CDC greenlight updated COVID-19 booster for kids 5 to 11 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Dow futures drop more than 500 points after a hotter than expected inflation report (

U.S. inflation pressures further intensified in September | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Child Care Sector Shrinks By 100,000 Workers, Causing Shortage – The New York Times (

Social Security benefits to jump by 8.7% next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

High inflation is leading to the biggest raise in Social Security in decades : NPR

Local seniors say Social Security increase won’t be enough | News |

Men may earn $1.3 million more over their careers when they belong to a union : NPR

Pennsylvania gas prices continue to rise while national average stays level (

Union vote at Philadelphia Home Depot store set for November | WITF



Trump supporters get split verdict in weapons, election case in Philadelphia | WITF

Philadelphia Police Department’s accreditation is up for revocation again (

In Pa. county jails, people with mental illness are routinely met with pepper spray and stun guns | WITF

Pennsylvania prisoners are giving their own money to families impacted by gun violence | WITF

Police arrest second suspect in Roxborough High School shooting (

Authorities arrest suspect connected to Roxborough High School shooting | Local News |

Local officials want Wernersville Community Correctional Center shut down. (

How does Pa. crime compare to U.S. trends? Nobody knows. –



Philadelphia’s Richmond Elementary School receives $18 million in upgrades (

Guest Editorial: Extend free school meal programs | Editorials |

Manheim Township to vote on plan for developing transgender athletics policy | Local News |

Penn State refuses to cancel a speech by Proud Boys founder : NPR

Penn State wavers on funding for Center for Racial Justice, a key commitment after 2020 protests | WITF

Pa. students have more educational opportunities than the national average, but racial disparities are among the worst, study says (




U.S. elections are in a month: Here’s the outlook from the campaign trail | CBC News


Chapman Calls For Patience With Election Results (

Election 2022: Senate candidates Oz, Fetterman vow more support for police | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballots, legal uncertainty to cause future election headaches | Pennsylvania |

What will happen to undated mail-in ballots in Pa. after SCOTUS decision? (

Election 2022: Crime big topic for gubernatorial candidates, but not all policies are clear | Pennsylvania |

Shapiro calls Mastriano ‘super dangerous’ at Poconos campaign stop (

NBC interview draws new scrutiny over Fetterman’s health | ABC27

John Fetterman talks about his stroke recovery in recent one-on-one interviews | WITF

NBC reporter’s comment about Pennsylvania Democratic US Senate candidate John Fetterman draws criticism | WITF


Three Former Chester County GOP Chairs Endorse Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan – DV Journal (

48th Senate District: Incumbent Chris Gebhard in a rematch with 2021 special election opponent, Calvin Clements | PA Power and Policy |

Lancaster County will count undated mail-in ballots, but separate them with more legal fights likely ahead | Local News |

City releases mail-in ballots ahead of upcoming election | Local News |

State official, voter advocacy groups criticize ballot drop box policy in Berks (

Ballot drop boxes installed in Luzerne County; Dallas Twp. drop box in limbo for now | |

Davis: Pushing for disaster relief funding when FEMA won’t (

Cerrato: Empowering women and standing unapologetically for choice (

Stephens: Working to keep guns out of the hands of people in crisis (

Merski touts record of delivering for schools, seniors and business (



Chesapeake Bay leaders resolute even as cleanup targets become more elusive – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ at 60: 4 essential reads | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania still No.1 when it comes to vehicle-animal collisions: report | Today in Pa. –



Small victory in fight against opioid abuse (

Abortion providers focus on expanding telehealth, medication access as they await outcome of Pa. governor’s race · Spotlight PA

Prospect files appeal in Commonwealth Court on Delaware County Memorial Hospital closure injunction (

Report: Pa. hospitals’ sustainability at risk due to inflation, staffing shortages | News |


State News

Governor Wolf welcomes home Pa. Task Force 1 from Hurricane Ian deployment (

Nearly $1 million awarded to Pennsylvania groups helping immigrants become citizens | WITF

Expect more EV charging stations as states tap into federal funds | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Jeannette’s Elliott Group touted as economic development model for state |

Pa. races to finish oil and gas rules, with $450 million in highway funds at stake | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards have been announced : The Picture Show : NPR

L.A. Councilwoman Nury Martinez resigns following her leaked racist remarks : NPR

With mortgage rates near 7%, the housing party is over. Now it’s hangover time : NPR

Alex Jones owes nearly $1 billion for Sandy Hook lies, Connecticut jury rules | Connecticut Public (

Eric André, Clayton English allege Atlanta airport racial profiling in a lawsuit : NPR

The spread of ‘Forever Chemicals’ is even worse than you thought | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Low-income renters and tenants of color in N.J. bear brunt of housing crisis, study finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Most in US say misinformation spurs extremism, hate: AP-NORC poll –

Putin’s nuclear threats and strikes on civilians rule out negotiations or an off-ramp (

MacArthur Fellows genius grant recipients for 2022 include Penn State, Princeton professors (


Local News

Reading’s Centre Park Historic District celebrates 40th anniversary (

VisionCorps secures $100K from county ARPA funds | Local News |

Legal fees soar to more than $100,000 to defend West Chester’s COVID vaccine mandate – Daily Local

Gamers will delight in YMCA’s partnership with Metro Esports | The Bucks County Herald

Kiwanis Lake in York restored as Smart Lake with Smith students help (

Johnstown City Council addresses rescue plan spending | News |

Dozens of nonprofits benefit from nearly $1 million in Scranton ARPA grants | News |

Luzerne County manager Robertson and division heads explain the need for a county tax hike | |

Berks Hispanic Center celebrates new downtown Reading location (

Slate Belt boil water advisory in place for months could be lifted (

Lehigh County gives final approval for $3 million toward Coca-Cola Park upgrades – The Morning Call (



It’s finders keepers at the annual Pittsburgh International Airport auction (

Pittsburgh moves closer to space when the Moonshot Museum opens Saturday (

New study labels $2 billion ALCOSAN plan insufficient, calls for additional improvements | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Art Rooney Sr.: The Steelers legend’s secret life in the rackets (

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald backs bill to give residents a second chance to file assessment appeals this year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some property owners, residents sound alarm over crime in Cultural District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh sets police chief search committee, moves foward in consultant search | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia sues McKinsey & Co. for damages caused by city’s opioid crisis – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wawa ‘seriously considering’ halting expansion plans in Philadelphia due to crime, councilmember says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly teens’ summer curfew could soon be permanent | Local News |

City of Philadelphia changes gun violence grant process following payment delays | Local News |

No free parking: Philly electric vehicle owners face challenges of charging (



House panel to show new Jan. 6 evidence as hearings wind down : NPR

Saudi Arabia’s siding with Russia on oil cuts causes a rift with Washington : NPR

Lawyers are leaving the DHS watchdog agency, sources say : NPR

The Indian Child Welfare Act faces a crucial test before the U.S. Supreme Court | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden may let Venezuelans come to U.S. cities like Philly under a ‘Uniting for Ukraine’ type of program (