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

Roxborough High gets 500k for security – WHYY

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

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


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 (penncapital-star.com)



Dow futures drop more than 500 points after a hotter than expected inflation report (cnbc.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 | citizensvoice.com

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 (abc27.com)

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 (broadandliberty.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

Local officials want Wernersville Community Correctional Center shut down. (readingeagle.com)

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



Philadelphia’s Richmond Elementary School receives $18 million in upgrades (inquirer.com)

Guest Editorial: Extend free school meal programs | Editorials | tribdem.com

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

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 (inquirer.com)




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


Chapman Calls For Patience With Election Results (politicspa.com)

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

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

What will happen to undated mail-in ballots in Pa. after SCOTUS decision? (abc27.com)

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

Shapiro calls Mastriano ‘super dangerous’ at Poconos campaign stop (poconorecord.com)

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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

State official, voter advocacy groups criticize ballot drop box policy in Berks (readingeagle.com)

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

Davis: Pushing for disaster relief funding when FEMA won’t (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Cerrato: Empowering women and standing unapologetically for choice (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Stephens: Working to keep guns out of the hands of people in crisis (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Merski touts record of delivering for schools, seniors and business (goerie.com)



Chesapeake Bay leaders resolute even as cleanup targets become more elusive – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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



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



Small victory in fight against opioid abuse (yorkdispatch.com)

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 (delcotimes.com)

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


State News

Governor Wolf welcomes home Pa. Task Force 1 from Hurricane Ian deployment (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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 (ctpublic.org)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

MacArthur Fellows genius grant recipients for 2022 include Penn State, Princeton professors (inquirer.com)


Local News

Reading’s Centre Park Historic District celebrates 40th anniversary (yahoo.com)

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

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 (ydr.com)

Johnstown City Council addresses rescue plan spending | News | tribdem.com

Dozens of nonprofits benefit from nearly $1 million in Scranton ARPA grants | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

Berks Hispanic Center celebrates new downtown Reading location (readingeagle.com)

Slate Belt boil water advisory in place for months could be lifted (mcall.com)

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



It’s finders keepers at the annual Pittsburgh International Airport auction (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh moves closer to space when the Moonshot Museum opens Saturday (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

Art Rooney Sr.: The Steelers legend’s secret life in the rackets (post-gazette.com)

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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

No free parking: Philly electric vehicle owners face challenges of charging (inquirer.com)



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 (penncapital-star.com)

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