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

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

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 (

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

North central Pennsylvania asks to remain whole in congressional redistricting | Pennsylvania |

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

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

Rob Shearer: What a PA Democrat’s election system audit found (

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

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

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

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 (

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

Minimum Wage Rally – ABC23

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reaches 70% benchmark for fully vaccinated adults (

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 |

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

Why the Tuskegee Study Slowed Vaccinations of Black Americans – The New York Times (

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

Judge bars United from putting unvaccinated workers on leave | Coronavirus |

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

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 (

Philadelphia businesses are recovering from pandemic, new Pew data show – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

Federal grants help restaurants struggling amid pandemic | News |

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 (

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 |



First Lady Jill Biden to Visit Learning Hub Center in Allentown (

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

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

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 (

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 |



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

Pennsylvania Attorney General announces campaign for governor | Pennsylvania |

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

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 (

Democratic-leaning counties selectively invited to apply for election grants, emails show (

Voting Integrity Event in Chesterbrook Draws Democrats’ Ire – DV Journal (

Brian Sharif Taylor Kicks Off Campaign to Fill Delco House Seat – DV Journal (

Bucks County controller candidates eye COVID funds (

Safety, equality top LGBTQ community’s concerns for elections (

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 (

Republicans report record fundraising for House campaigns | News |

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

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

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

Berks County ballots will require additional postage (



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

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

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

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



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

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 (


State News

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

Pa. drivers ranked 12th best in the country (

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

Pennsylvania warning eating Neshaminy Creek fish polluted with PFOS (

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 (

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

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 (

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


Local News

Chester asks Receiver to approve purchase agreement with Aqua for Chester Water Authority (

Community rallies around iconic Downingtown business, Studio 3, ravaged by floodwaters (

Susquehanna River tours to feature boat owned by Busch beer dynasty (

Erie’s Bicentennial Tower, now 25 years old, became a waterfront icon (

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 |

Residents react to boost in Social Security benefits | News |

Scranton Parking Authority says street, garage parking rates too high, unsustainable | News |

Latina leader visits children at Hazleton One Community Center | Hazleton Hoy |



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

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

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 |

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

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

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

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

PGN celebrates 45 years of activism with historical marker unveiling — Philadelphia Gay News (



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 (

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

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