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Legislature

Hundreds of Pa. residents asked authorities to protect their data from Republicans’ 2020 election review, subpoena (inquirer.com)

Pa. must increase minimum wage | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Reasons why Pennsylvania’s legislature paid millions to outside law firms in 2019 and 2020 | 90.5 WESA

Editorial: Pennsylvania needs to promote transparency in health policy (readingeagle.com)

Local lawmakers introduce bill to ensure paid time off for workers experiencing pregnancy loss – Daily Local

Coronavirus – COVID-19

I want to travel outside the US. Are there still COVID limits?- WHYY

The political fight over vaccine mandates deepens – WHYY

Pa. grants will boost COVID vaccines and equity (inquirer.com)

What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots (inquirer.com)

FDA panel endorses J&J COVID-19 booster shot (inquirer.com)

Vax For Nothing: State lotteries didn’t encourage COVID jabs | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. to consider mix-and-match boosters for COVID, Fauci says – pennlive.com

Fauci says move by Texas to ban mandates will damage public health – pennlive.com

Families are suing hospitals to let COVID-19 patients take unproven ivermectin – pennlive.com

‘You can’t fix it with facts’: Doctors share patients’ excuses for covid vaccine refusal | TribLIVE.com

Nursing homes fall short of vaccine mandates for staff | TribLIVE.com

Cold or COVID? Pediatricians’ offices are swamped with parents trying to find out | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coronavirus remains a concern in Luzerne County prison system | Times Leader

COVID patients should still get vaccine, health experts say (readingeagle.com)

COVID in Pa.: Two-thirds of counties see decrease in cases. See which ones (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Business/Jobs

Rising young leaders of health-care workers’ District 1199c ousted by their national union (inquirer.com)

Inside Amazon’s biggest warehouse where robots outnumber human workers 10 to 1 (inquirer.com)

Flexibility has emerged as central ingredient of the post-pandemic workplace (inquirer.com)

Central Pa. restaurants raising prices ‘to keep the doors open’ – pennlive.com

Hollywood crews union reaches deal with studios, averting a strike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture | News | tribdem.com

Crime/Punishment

Murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery is set to begin in Georgia – WHYY

Multiple people shot at Park City Center mall in Lancaster – WHYY

Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers – WHYY

SEPTA reports rape on Market-Frankford Line, says no one called 911 (inquirer.com)

Police in Chester Township wielded a loitering law to harass and illegally detain residents, lawsuit says (inquirer.com)

Education

What’s next in search to find Philly’s new schools superintendent – WHYY

A Hindu foundation has filed a complaint against University of Pennsylvania, saying an online conference perpetuated stereotypes (inquirer.com)

Inside a Pa. middle school where everyone wears masks, and it’s not really an issue | Transforming Health

Pa. school boards leave national group after it asks Biden for help with violence threats | WITF

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Where did the kindergarteners go? Pittsburgh Public Schools enrollment drops in early grades | 90.5 WESA

Bucks, Montco schools not immune to labor shortages impacting kids’ meals (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania general election 2021: Deadline for voter registration – WHYY

Pa. Senate candidates filed their latest fund-raising reports. Here’s what they show. (inquirer.com)

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor’s race | Across America | phillytrib.com

Pa. election 2021: Registration deadline, mail ballot details, and more things to know about Nov. 2 | WITF

Shapiro says there is ‘not a chance’ he resigns as attorney general amid Gov run – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly’s Deja Alvarez plans to shake things up in Harrisburg | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Doyle to make ‘major announcement’ concerning re-election amid expectations of retirement | 90.5 WESA

Kids can soften a candidate’s political brand, there are caveats | 90.5 WESA

Editorial: Ballot drop boxes make voting easier | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County voters will elect five county council members Nov. 2 | Times Leader

Kokura Kravitz, Salavantis, Toohil battle for two Luzerne County judicial seats | Election | standardspeaker.com

Berks County official proposes paying postage for mailed ballots – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

Environment

Hurricane season 2021 on pause, a break for Philadelphia weather forecast (inquirer.com)

Cow burps, gas, and more: how Pennsylvania farmers hope to combat climate change. (inquirer.com)

‘Orphaned’ wells are a problem in Pennsylvania and there are more of them than we thought | 90.5 WESA

A new documentary chronicles the rebirth of a western Pennsylvania river | 90.5 WESA

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists | TribLIVE.com

Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline | TribLIVE.com

Infrastructure

Reluctant communities nationwide are being dragged into court to fix sidewalks for people with disabilities – pennlive.com

Health

Getting out and moving reduces falls in seniors, study says – WHYY

My son has Down syndrome. Your taxes enrich his life | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fears fester over abortion access as Tom Wolf’s term nears its end | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Backlog in federal safety rules amid U.S. car crash ‘epidemic’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lehigh Valley flu season could be a bad one, health experts warn – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State News

Two Pa. treasurers — one current, one former — agree giant pension fund is suppressing information (inquirer.com)

Philly attorney continues to challenge statewide anti-bias rule – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National News

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital (inquirer.com)

Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

We need education – not misinformation – on the child tax credit | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pete Buttigieg to Tucker Carlson: ‘I’m not going to apologize’ for taking parental leave – pennlive.com

Cities like the federal pandemic aid they have received, just not all the guidelines that accompany them – pennlive.com

Short-term food bank numbers are down, but long-term food insecurity remains an issue nationwide | TribLIVE.com

Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze | News | tribdem.com

Local News

2 tornadoes, straight line winds caused damage during storms in Beaver, Butler | TribLIVE.com

Kiski Valley museums open house tour helps rekindle interest in area’s history | TribLIVE.com

Armstrong, Butler, Indiana counties receive funding from Wolf administration for homelessness assistance and prevention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘It’s dreadful’: Coalition once again fighting to stop indoor shooting range in McCandless | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘I didn’t know’: Cities, counties urged to confront lynching history | News | tribdem.com

Wolf: Somerset company gets $21K to train apprentice machinists | News | tribdem.com

Chester County sees drastic decline in number of volunteer firefighters – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

County officials introduce draft strategic plan to bolster ag economy – Daily Local

Lower Merion officials consider $15 minimum wage for township employees (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pitt

Global leaders gather in Pittsburgh this week to discuss the rise in extremist hate, find solutions | 90.5 WESA

Victim’s family demands answers from Pittsburgh police following officer-involved Tasing | 90.5 WESA

It’s a hard-knock life for Pittsburgh buyers in this housing market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh nonprofit Hello Neighbor to resettle 250 refugees within next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority offers more incentives to urge workers to get COVID-19 vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From biking to band practice to skipping Hebrew school, Nobel Prize winner Josh Angrist remembers childhood in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly

SEPTA contract talks to move to hotel as vote on strike looms – WHYY

A new plan sees Eastwick residents moving to higher ground – WHYY

PPD hiring unarmed public safety officers —WHYY

Owner of West Philly subsidized townhouses plans to sell, displacing dozens of families. It’s an example of the vulnerability of affordable housing. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Zoo helps vaccine, breeding efforts for golden lion tamarin (inquirer.com)

As City Council crafts Philly’s redistricting plan, transparency, public input are crucial | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Philly clergy, residents complain about run-down rec centers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Washington

West Viriginia Sen. Manchin’s opposition may doom clean-power plan that President Biden backs (inquirer.com)

Biden: ‘Democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette