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Santarsiero backs new crime gun agreement – Lower Bucks Times

School curriculum bill OK’d by Pennsylvania Senate panel | Pennsylvania |

Empowering Pa. parents or inciting the public? New education bill passes committee (

Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers advance bill to have school textbook names, course summaries posted online – The Morning Call (

Pa. Senate panel advances bill requiring schools to post course information online | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill requiring posted curriculum passes Pa. Senate committee (

Senate report: Perry, Mastriano stoked fears of election fraud | City & State PA (

Inflatable ‘protest pig’ returns to Harrisburg after five years (

Pa.’s redistricting process is more transparent than ever, but not many people are participating (

Two State Senators Introduce First Bipartisan Bill to Legalize the Adult Use of Marijuana in Pennsylvania – DV Journal (

Area lawmaker opposes proposed Aqua Pennsylvania rate hike – Daily Local

Wolf announces four bills aimed at expanding Pa.’s ‘It’s On Us’ initiative – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State highlights collaborative plan to pave roads with recycled plastic | Times Leader

PA Democrats Call for Shutting Down Operational Mariner East Pipe | Marcellus Drilling News

Grant program to promote community outreach on COVID-19 vaccine | State |

‘Outraged, frustrated, and scared’: Pa. residents ask authorities to protect their data from GOP election review | National |

Pa. Senate Republicans wasting taxpayer money | The Bucks County Herald

Chester County sees drastic decline in number of volunteer firefighters – The Mercury (

Governor Wolf unveils new legislation to combat campus sexual assault |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Midstate organizations encourage those who are unsure about COVID vaccines to talk to their doctors (

Even if you’ve had COVID you should get the vaccine, doctors say – Daily Local

The Threat, in Perspective – The New York Times (

F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots – The New York Times (

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

Allegheny County police union files suit over vaccine mandate |

Doctors deny Pennsylvania woman kidney transplant because she won’t get vaccinated | Today in Pa. –

COVID hospitalizations have yet to wane for LVHN, St. Luke’s – The Morning Call (



Amazon looks to add 3,900 seasonal jobs in Greater Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon ups pay and benefits for seasonal York, Cumberland and Lancaster hires (

Amazon needs 3,900 seasonal workers in Delaware Valley to handle holidays (

Gas prices reach highest levels since 2014. What it means in Pennsylvania (

National union removes leadership of local District 1199C from office | Local News |

Four-day work week gaining traction in the workplace | Smart Talk (

Amazon’s Delaware warehouse has more robots than humans | Business Weekly Newsletter (

Pa. must increase minimum wage | Opinion (

Labor takes spotlight amid ‘Striketober’ | Columnists |

More calls to raise Pennsylvania’s low minimum wage, citing Pa. pizza shop example of success | Economy |



Philadelphia becomes first large city to ban stops for minor traffic violations (

SEPTA police chief Thomas J. Nestel III urge riders to call 911 when something seems wrong (

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped outside Philadelphia, police say | WITF

What we know – and don’t know – about the Park City Center shooting | Local News |

Former Coatesville superintendent sent to prison for stealing money from school – Daily Local



Op-Ed: An unexpected reason to support charter schools (

Erie School District: Labor crunch spurs 110% boost in sub teacher pay (

Running out of food? Central Pa. schools scramble to feed students –

Bucks, Montco schools not immune to labor shortages impacting kids’ meals (

Lower Merion’s newest school to be named Black Rock Middle School (

Mandatory masking in schools: A nuisance, but no big deal for most students |

Wilkes-Barre Area superintendent says fights and other incidents down at new school | Times Leader

Reading Area Community College turns 50 (



Dems Tap Curry for PA House 164 Race – DV Journal (

Attorney General Josh Shapiro talks Montgomery County roots in race for PA governor (

Erie County sheriff race: Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety targets Shank (

Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progressive champion Summer Lee enters race to succeed retiring Rep. Mike Doyle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Rep. Summer Lee announces congressional run | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

2 more House Democrats, including Pa.’s Mike Doyle, are retiring | WITF

Pittsburgh’s longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle is retiring and won’t seek re-election | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Farewell to quiet, competent Rep. Doyle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Radical freedom fest brings Steve Bannon, conservatives to northeast PA (

Shapiro makes campaign stop in Greensburg on ‘Big Fights’ bus tour |

Jim Bognet to announce campaign for Congress | Election |

Republican group is behind billboards with message: ‘Trump lost’ –

Guide to Pa.’s Supreme Court election, other appellate judicial races (

‘His Street Cred Went Up’: The Unintended Consequences of Outing the GOP Lawmakers at Jan. 6 – POLITICO



Environmental advocates applaud EPA plan to address PFAS, but say more is needed | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Biden’s EPA announces plan to regulate PFAS chemicals, which have caused drinking water contamination (

Jane Goodall, eco-grief and the ‘Book of Hope’ : NPR



Long-term plans: Remaining three Pennsylvania Turnpike projects in Western Pa. could last into 2040s | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



DDAP plans to broaden its scope dealing with substance abuse disorders | City & State PA (

With increase in polysubstance use, state agency will ‘expand’ focus from opioid epidemic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Flu season is here: What to know about the virus, shots and symptoms (

Geisinger to invest $58 million in new cancer center | Business |

Tower Health is denied property-tax exemption for three Chester County hospitals (

Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition launches statewide mammogram campaign (


State News

Biden visiting Scranton area Wednesday | News |

President Biden bringing social services, climate pitch to Pennsylvania | WITF

Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Bob Casey promotes Child Tax Credit at the Community YMCA (

Pa. home energy assistance program begins for 2021-22 winter season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

La Niña ‘to emerge shortly,’ NOAA says. Here’s what it means for winter (

With the peak of Pennsylvania fall foliage spreading, here are some of the best drives –

Northampton County voting machine lawsuit can move forward – The Morning Call (

It’s long past time for PSERS to embrace transparency, accountability | Editorial (


National News

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps that bolster the GOP : NPR

Texas draws new voting maps, aiding GOP incumbents and decreasing minority representation –

‘Playing defense’: Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies talk tech’s role in fighting extremism | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump sues to stop handover of Jan. 6 documents : NPR

Trump sues to try to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot | WITF

Fentanyl Deaths Are Spreading In The Mountain West | Boise State Public Radio

Police in Chicago, Seattle, LA oppose vaccine mandates for public employees : NPR

With car lots sparse, shoppers drive home in their second choice or third … – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New Jersey becomes first state to surpass $1B in monthly sports bets – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Fifty-five years later, the Black Panthers’ revolutionary goals are still strong | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Delaware State enters historic partnership with USAID | State & Region |

College towns plan to challenge results of 2020 census | WITF

Are you ready for a 3D-printed house? They’re cheaper, stronger and long-lasting, developers say (


Local News

Chambersburg adds protection to LGBTQ+ under anti-discrimination laws (

Carlisle residents sound off on USPS problems, overloading local leaders (

East Philadelphia Street traffic islands in York get a makeover (

Voters consider millennial nominees for Erie County executive (

Erie blood bank faces prolonged shortage due to COVID-19, lack of donations (

Bywood Community Association receives $50G grant to make community garden (

COVID-19 relief funds spending focal point of Johnstown candidates forum | News |

Cambria EMA director’s request for two new trucks launches debate at county budget hearing | News |

‘Black Lives in Focus’ exhibit opens at UPJ | News |

Bucks Veterans Affairs director Dan Fraley retires after decades of service (

Tuskegee Airman returns to area to be honored by Crestwood School District | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre Area planning new sports stadium for $8.5M | News |

NEPA dog trains with elite water rescue teams in Italy | News |

Safe Berks Silent Witness March shines spotlight on domestic violence (

2 candidates receive endorsements in November 2 election (

LGBT Center of Central Pa. is moving, and will celebrate with a farewell party –

Allentown’s proposed budget won’t raise taxes – The Morning Call (

$1.2 million slated for affordable senior housing in Phoenixville – The Mercury (



Port Authority’s plan to rebrand the agency remains shelved due to the pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Height moves: CBRE relocating to One Oxford Centre from U.S. Steel Tower | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh names new president and CEO | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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



Philadelphia’s racial segregation in housing remains high (

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

Councilman David Oh fishing for support on minimum force bill | Local News |

PHL Inno – Car subscription startup Go raises $41M seed round to build fleet, hire in Philadelphia (

FLOWERS: Riding the Market Frankford El, From Magical To Monstrous – DV Journal (

Philly to begin hiring an all-new class of unarmed traffic officers this month | Local News |

John Dougherty often told Councilmember Bobby Henon what to do. But was it a friend’s advice or demands from a boss? (



Bidens honor 2020, 2021 National Teachers of the Year | ABC27

Proposal for free community college could be on the chopping block as $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill moves forward – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bill Scher: Why the bipartisan infrastructure bill could pass this month (

Opinion | Joe Manchin Doesn’t Like What Joe Biden Is Doing – The New York Times (