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State senator wants to use Constitution to ban insurrectionists from office – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. lawmakers propose pilot program to plug ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. does not require carbon monoxide detectors in day cares. Legislators want to change that. –

Lawmakers speak out about efforts to mandate carbon monoxide detectors in daycares after leak at daycare in Allentown | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

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

Pa. House Republican leaders ask Department of State to segregate undated ballots (

LVIA gets $850K to upgrade boarding bridges | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Boscola announces funds for Catasauqua Area School District – Lehigh Valley Press (

Lawmakers promote grant supporting senior housing development in Shenandoah | News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Will Covid Spike Again This Fall? 6 Tips to Help You Stay Safe – Daily Local



After 17 days, the Art Museum director acknowledges striking workers | Local News |

Striking Post-Gazette workers call for subscription, advertising boycotts | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Temple University Hospital nurses and technicians unions takes step toward strike (

Gen Z is driving a wave of unionization on college campuses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Almost every CEO is bracing for a recession : NPR

Kroger and Albertsons plan merger to combine 2 largest supermarket chains : NPR

As the causes of U.S. inflation grow, so do the dangers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quality of life concerns weigh heavily on rail contract vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The captain of a busy Philly police district is often absent. Yet he’s in line for promotion. (



Higher salaries, more respect: Report offers path to solving teacher shortage | Friday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Meet York County’s most influential educators (

Manheim Township School District tables discussion, research on transgender athlete participation | Local News |

Central Bucks asks ACLU to reveal the LGBTQ students behind its federal complaint. ACLU says they fear retaliation | WITF

Central Bucks moves to restrict free speech of teachers, disputes ACLU suit (

One Lancaster County trans student finds space to be himself, despite backlash against LGBTQ issues in schools | WITF

Alvernia shows off new Pottsville CollegeTowne campus (

Penn State professor wins ‘genius’ award for uncovering and digitally preserving Black history | WITF

Hundreds of high schoolers attend career fair in Valmont Industrial Park | Education |

Temple University is canceling classes Friday for wellness day (

Penn students face disciplinary hearings for campus protests (




It’s taking longer to vote in U.S. elections – especially for Black & Hispanic voters | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Pennsylvania counties prepare for a marathon mail-in ballot count to earn their share of new state election money | WITF

Pa. election 2022: Where governor candidates Mastriano, Shapiro stand on the opioid epidemic, medical marijuana, and other health issues · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is no longer a living wage. Here’s where Josh Shapiro, Doug Mastriano stand on raising it | WITF

John Fetterman wins Republican support in latest ad campaign | Pittsburgh City Paper (


Pace pledges fresh approach to energy and schools, maintain abortion status quo in PA (

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

Miller: Looking for common ground, not power struggles (

Staats: Lowering costs to families, elevating reforms to voting (

Berks officials plan to add security cameras at ballot drop boxes (

Democrats seek to address confusion over ‘Mike Doyle’ in Pa.12th Congressional District race | WITF

Legislative candidates in Schuylkill County discuss political, legal issues | News |

Philadelphia mail ballot drop boxes: Where to vote in the 2022 election (


Gun Safety

Chester High football team visited Roxborough players in aftermath of shooting (



Pa. moves natural gas well emissions rule forward, seeks to beat federal deadline | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Global animal populations reportedly shrunk 69% over the last half-century : NPR

A California project would store solar energy to use when the sun goes down : NPR



Allentown airport to upgrade passenger bridges (

Winter driving: What PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike want you to know (



Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ fix will allow about 180k Pennsylvanians to buy coverage, advocates say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Both sides on Delaware County Memorial Hospital closure case meet (

$2.5 million allocated to help restore health care services to southern Chester County – Daily Local

The FDA has officially declared a shortage of ADHD drug Adderall : NPR

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


State News

Report: Fiscal Office tax predictions fairly reliable, but cautious | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania protects more farmland in the Midstate (

USDA sends $2M to Pennsylvania to aid rural health care | Pennsylvania |

President Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Oct. 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

5 people are killed in a North Carolina shooting, including a police officer : NPR

Hurricane Ian has hobbled Florida’s agriculture industry : NPR

Poor nations to demand climate justice, finance at U.N. summit : NPR

How will Social Security increases impact SNAP benefits? (

Netflix emerges as top bidder for studio complex at former N.J. Army base –

Parkland school shooter to get life sentence for killing 17 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Redevelopment Authority of Cambria County awards contract for demolition of nine structures | Local News |

Lehigh gives final approval for $3 million toward Coca-Cola Park upgrades (

Harrisburg’s Second Street opens to two-way traffic for the first time in 65 years –

Allentown day care carbon monoxide leak: First responders saved lives (

Local fire station gets a new kitchen thanks to a grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County commissioners appoint members to independent public defender advisory board (

PHS Green Resource Center growing accessible produce in Montgomery County (

No vote but plenty of discussion on health insurance contract for Wilkes-Barre | Times Leader

Issues about Deep Woods water plan go beyond bridge’s durability | News |



Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Larimer townhomes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community members honor Jim Rogers with candlelight vigil on anniversary of his death | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh airport auction puts cars, jewelry and more up for grabs (

Carrie Furnace breaks ground on tech/flex space with a film studio in the works (

Shady Side Academy receives $15 million gift, largest in school’s history, from alumnus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City Council votes to extend eviction diversion program | Local News |

Xfinity Live! could see second busiest weekend ever thanks to Phillies, Eagles, Flyers games – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wawa to close two Philadelphia stores as concerns about crime increase – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Harrisburg’s Second Street opens to two-way traffic for the first time in 65 years –

An arena destroyed D.C.’s Chinatown. Don’t make the same mistake in Philly. (



Recap: Here’s what happened at the Jan. 6 committee’s ninth hearing : NPR

Jan. 6 panel shows new footage of congressional leaders scrambling for security help | WITF

Supreme Court turns away Trump objections in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case : NPR

Affirmative action is on the chopping block in Supreme Court’s latest term | Opinion (