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Legislature

State senator wants to use Constitution to ban insurrectionists from office – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boscola announces funds for Catasauqua Area School District – Lehigh Valley Press (lvpnews.com)

Lawmakers promote grant supporting senior housing development in Shenandoah | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

Temple University Hospital nurses and technicians unions takes step toward strike (inquirer.com)

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

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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

 

Education

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

Meet York County’s most influential educators (ydr.com)

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

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 (theintell.com)

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 (readingeagle.com)

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 | standardspeaker.com

Temple University is canceling classes Friday for wellness day (inquirer.com)

Penn students face disciplinary hearings for campus protests (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

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

Statewide

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

District/Local

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

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

Miller: Looking for common ground, not power struggles (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Staats: Lowering costs to families, elevating reforms to voting (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Berks officials plan to add security cameras at ballot drop boxes (readingeagle.com)

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 | standardspeaker.com

Philadelphia mail ballot drop boxes: Where to vote in the 2022 election (inquirer.com)

 

Gun Safety

Chester High football team visited Roxborough players in aftermath of shooting (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

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

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

 

Transportation

Allentown airport to upgrade passenger bridges (mcall.com)

Winter driving: What PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike want you to know (ydr.com)

 

Health

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

Both sides on Delaware County Memorial Hospital closure case meet (delcotimes.com)

$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 | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

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

Pennsylvania protects more farmland in the Midstate (abc27.com)

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

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? (abc27.com)

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

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 | tribdem.com

Lehigh gives final approval for $3 million toward Coca-Cola Park upgrades (readingeagle.com)

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

Allentown day care carbon monoxide leak: First responders saved lives (mcall.com)

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 (mainlinemedianews.com)

PHS Green Resource Center growing accessible produce in Montgomery County (mainlinemedianews.com)

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 | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh airport auction puts cars, jewelry and more up for grabs (goerie.com)

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

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

 

Philly

City Council votes to extend eviction diversion program | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Wawa to close two Philadelphia stores as concerns about crime increase – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

 

Washington

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 (inquirer.com)