Senator Jay Costa with Rob Pratte – KDKA Radio On-Demand – Omny.fm

Pennsylvania agency, health care provider, lawmaker team up for maternal health initiative | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senate co-chairs of the PA SAFE Caucus applaud effort to prevent gun violence | The Bucks County Herald

Letter to the editor: Focus on the issues that matter | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

‘We have an opportunity here’: Pa. Redistricting Commission hears testimony on racial gerrymandering – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

North central Pennsylvania asks to remain whole in congressional redistricting | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kim Ward: How the senator from the Meadowlands toppled the status quo | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Guy Ciarrocchi: A government big enough to give you everything you want is one big enough to take away everything you have (broadandliberty.com)

Rob Shearer: What a PA Democrat’s election system audit found (broadandliberty.com)

MASTRIANO: We Must Listen to the Voices of Parents In PA, Not Silence Them – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Multi-State Data Sharing to Reduce Gun Violence Gets Mixed Reactions – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers continue to debate whether to make disease data accessible to the public | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

See the reasons why Pennsylvania’s legislature paid millions to outside law firms in 2019 and 2020 | WITF

Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. legislators must enact expert recommendations to minimize racial profiling in children | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Minimum Wage Rally – ABC23

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reaches 70% benchmark for fully vaccinated adults (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania hits goal of 70% adult COVID vaccination — over 3 months later than initially hoped | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The pandemic has driven many Americans to delay health care : Shots – Health News : NPR

A Moderna or Pfizer booster appears better for J&J COVID vaccine : Shots – Health News : NPR

Border Patrol agents confiscate counterfeit vaccine cards at checkpoints across U.S. | National | thecentersquare.com

Penn State study finds half of COVID-19 survivors experience “long COVID” symptoms (abc27.com)

Why the Tuskegee Study Slowed Vaccinations of Black Americans – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Data from Federal Scientists Raise Questions About J.&J. Booster Shots – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Judge bars United from putting unvaccinated workers on leave | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

‘Marginalized’: Women trail men in some vaccine efforts | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

26% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania are breakthrough cases — but don’t panic | WITF



Biden: Walmart, FedEx, UPS to work overtime to ease supply chain crisis | ABC27

Maggio’s restaurant posts plea for Americans to get back to work (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Philadelphia businesses are recovering from pandemic, new Pew data show – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman weighs in on EIDL changes, plans to streamline the process – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Federal grants help restaurants struggling amid pandemic | News | standardspeaker.com

Stronghold Digital Mining, Pennsylvania’s waste coal to crypto company, files for $90M IPO | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prices rise 5.4% in September over last year, as delta holds back economic recovery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Bucks County offering cash rewards for tips that solve 3 murder cases (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Case against accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter plods on | WITF

Former state corrections secretary John Wetzel hired to review Dauphin County Prison ‘top to bottom’ | WITF

Reduction paying off | Editorials and Columns | standardspeaker.com



First Lady Jill Biden to Visit Learning Hub Center in Allentown (poconorecord.com)

Despite tuition freezes and strong local economies, Pa. State Schools see enrollment dragging (abc27.com)

School district in York County excited about future impacts of multi-million dollar broadband project (abc27.com)

Boyertown School Board balks at $250K ask for intersection improvement – Reading Eagle

How a suburban Pa. school board race became a Trumpian battleground | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

WVW School Board approves deal with administrators, gets earful on masks | Times Leader

Booming cyber enrollment paused in Scranton as district addresses staffing shortages | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



Shapiro finally announces Pa. gubernatorial run, Republicans cry another Wolf (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Attorney General announces campaign for governor | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Josh Shapiro, Running for Pennsylvania Governor, Focuses on Voting Rights – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

State AG Josh Shapiro launches gubernatorial campaign: ‘I’ve got things done,’ he says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Democratic establishment is behind Josh Shapiro for governor. Will Pa. follow? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democratic-leaning counties selectively invited to apply for election grants, emails show (broadandliberty.com)

Voting Integrity Event in Chesterbrook Draws Democrats’ Ire – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Brian Sharif Taylor Kicks Off Campaign to Fill Delco House Seat – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bucks County controller candidates eye COVID funds (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Safety, equality top LGBTQ community’s concerns for elections (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A full guide to Pennsylvania’s 2021 Supreme Court election and other appellate judicial races · Spotlight PA

A basic guide to vetting your local candidates in Pennsylvania’s 2021 school board elections · Spotlight PA

Titus, Davis debate flip-flops, financial record in political forum (goerie.com)

Republicans report record fundraising for House campaigns | News | tribdem.com

Will my Pa. mail-in ballot be returned if it lacks enough stamps? Here’s what you need to know – pennlive.com

Allentown City Council candidates: Where they stand on crime, housing and other issues – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

School board election mailing alleging ‘trickery’ is a trick, these central Pa. Democrats say – pennlive.com

Berks County ballots will require additional postage (readingeagle.com)



Green Activists Want Pols to Shut Mariner East Down. What Happens Then? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.K. Agency Issues Climate Change Warning Before U.N. Summit – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Nobel winners made possible predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia forms biomanufacturing partnership with National Resilience – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

US Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over injection sites — like one proposed in Philadelphia | WITF

Former Tower Health CEO Clint Matthews’ push for more money revealed in Montco court papers (inquirer.com)


State News

First lady Jill Biden visits Allentown for chat with Latinos, preschoolers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. drivers ranked 12th best in the country (abc27.com)

In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania warning eating Neshaminy Creek fish polluted with PFOS (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Officials say they’re continuing to fight fraud involving Pennsylvania’s beleaguered unemployment system | WITF


National News

U.S. apartment rents have jumped more than 10% since early 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Social Security COLA 5.9%, largest in decades as inflation jumps | News | standardspeaker.com

With Jon Gruden gone, cheerleaders and players want the NFL to release more data : NPR

U.S. households will pay more to heat their homes this winter, report says : NPR

Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement : NPR

Mychalejko: Right-wing ‘media’ triggers misinformed right-wing rage (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated (inquirer.com)


Local News

Chester asks Receiver to approve purchase agreement with Aqua for Chester Water Authority (dailylocal.com)

Community rallies around iconic Downingtown business, Studio 3, ravaged by floodwaters (dailylocal.com)

Susquehanna River tours to feature boat owned by Busch beer dynasty (ydr.com)

Erie’s Bicentennial Tower, now 25 years old, became a waterfront icon (goerie.com)

Pension decision postponed for Van Saun | Times Leader

Brown outlines plan to distribute federal funds | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre recovery plans include $300 for eligible households | News | citizensvoice.com

Residents react to boost in Social Security benefits | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton Parking Authority says street, garage parking rates too high, unsustainable | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Latina leader visits children at Hazleton One Community Center | Hazleton Hoy | standardspeaker.com



Hello Neighbor receives federal grant to resettle refugees in Allegheny County | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Allegheny County scraps remote drop boxes for mail-in voters; Councilwoman pushes to bring them back | TribLIVE.com

City pushes ahead bill that would aid developer’s plan for Oakland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City’s vaccination deadline looms for hospital and long-term care staff | Local News | phillytrib.com

How masjids and funeral homes are navigating Philly’s gun violence emergency | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Affordable housing would help a changing area of West Philly. Parking is wrecking the design. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia leaders say they need more resources to combat gun violence. The city is about to get new help from the feds. (inquirer.com)

PGN celebrates 45 years of activism with historical marker unveiling — Philadelphia Gay News (epgn.com)



Ex-DOJ official Jeffrey Clark subpoenaed by Capitol riot committee : NPR

Group of Democrats demand housing funds in social spending package | ABC27

Guest Opinion: ‘Build Back Better’ spending won’t cure what ails us (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

R&D tax changes coming in 2022 unless Congress acts – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Letter to the editor | Give Biden a chance to solve problems | Readers Forum | tribdem.com