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Legislature

Pennsylvania weighs parental bill of rights as gender, race issues flare in schools | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Hearing held for Mastriano’s ‘Parental Bill of Rights’ (abc27.com)

DelVal Parents Press State Senate for Bill to Codify Their Rights – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Supporters insist Pa. needs Parental Bill of Rights, while opponents say the legislation goes too far | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania bill would require porn filter on children’s devices (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers approve bill to require high school finance classes (abc27.com)

State Senate panel unanimously approves ballot security legislation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Allentown State Hospital sale to City Center advances in Pa. Senate (mcall.com)

Pa. Senate committee advances bill proposing guidelines for storing marked election ballots – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House-passed automated vehicle bill clears Senate committee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Inno – Bill allowing driverless vehicles in Pennsylvania advances in Senate, bringing its adoption closer (bizjournals.com)

Bill boosting fire, EMS grant program moves through Pa. Senate committee | Don’t Miss This | dailyitem.com

Philly District Attorney announces he will testify in select committee hearing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Larry Krasner wants to address impeachment in public. House Select Committee says no. (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania may limit impact fees for counties that ban natural gas development | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lehigh Valley manufacturing didn’t cease when Bethlehem Steel closed. It’s thriving. | Opinion – lehighvalleylive.com

Questions arise about State Rep. Todd Polinchock’s aviation background (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Editor’s Note: What happens when the levies break homeowners – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

XBB, BQ.1.1, BA.2.75.2 – a COVID variant swarm could fuel a winter surge (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists begin strike, as contract impasse continues | WITF

Union representing Post-Gazette newsroom employees begins strike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.K. Inflation Rises to 10.1 Percent, Driven by Food Prices – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Philly has spent $205 million on salaries for injured police since 2017. An audit found little is done to prevent fraud. (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pennsylvania has nearly the worst education ‘opportunity gaps’ in country – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Harrisburg School District holds meeting on youth violence (abc27.com)

Harrisburg school safety issues have deep roots requiring community action, leaders say – pennlive.com

Harrisburg School District administrators are looking for ways to reduce incidents of violence among students | WITF

Parents, teachers at Central Dauphin School District voice concerns over special education worker shortage | WITF

Pennsylvania has nearly the worst education ‘opportunity gaps’ in country – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly schools want to spend $5 million to buy Yondr pouches for all schools (inquirer.com)

Scranton parents, teachers question motives, fairness in school closure plan | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Penn State historian awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowship | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

National

Report: Even with strong protections, gaps in poll worker policy remain | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Statewide

Inflation: What could John Fetterman, Mehmet Oz actually do in Senate? (inquirer.com)

Giuliani taps Mastriano as 2020 election case witness · Spotlight PA

Shapiro Talks Cities, Education and Elections During Lancaster Stop – PoliticsPA

PA Senate Race: Dave Matthews to perform at rally for John Fetterman (abc27.com)

GOP Files Lawsuit to Ensure Election Integrity in PA Midterms – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Republicans challenging undated mail-in ballots want to win more elections, experts say | WITF

Oz joins Johnstown drug forum, says border security a key issue | News | tribdem.com

Oz says his Senate candidacy, law enforcement endorsements are antidotes for rising crime rates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District/Local

North Hills state Senate race and Pa. constitutional amendments | 90.5 WESA

Two men with government experience vie for newly formed Senate district seat – pennlive.com

Sodha: Bringing moderation back into politics in PA’s 53rd District (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Malagari: Countering rising costs to families, seniors in the 53rd (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Labs: Aiding economic recovery while advocating for Bucks County (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County elections board to implement stringent dropbox monitoring policies (broadandliberty.com)

Lehigh County stops using election dropboxes pending court decision | WITF

Lehigh Co. delays deployment of drop boxes because of pending court decision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Drop boxes to open across Montco after this month ahead of general election (mainlinemedianews.com)

Complaint planned over lack of mail ballot drop box in Hazleton area | Times Leader

 

Gun Safety

States where PA concealed carry permit holders can take their guns (ydr.com)

Families mourn women slain in North Side shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Fentanyl overdose surge in Pa. to be discussed at public forum – pennlive.com

How paying for mental health care is driving up Americans’ debt : Shots – Health News : NPR

Efforts to route calls to 988 lifeline by location vs. area code (abc27.com)

Medical debt is crushing hardworking American families | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

How well a death in Pennsylvania will be investigated depends largely on where someone dies · Spotlight PA

Casey visits Weinberg Regional Food Bank to tout funding for expansion project | Times Leader

Expansion planned at Weinberg Regional Food Bank | News | citizensvoice.com

Farm showmanship: Agriculture and entertainment converge on secretary’s stop in Sugarloaf Twp. | News | standardspeaker.com

 

National News

USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Standard deductions are being increased for the 2023 tax year, the IRS says : NPR

You can keep more money from the IRS next year, thanks to inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

California lost billions in COVID-related fraud and is trying to get some back : NPR

Demings goes on attack against Rubio in Florida Senate debate : NPR

UK’s Liz Truss admits mistakes as Conservative Party members call for her ouster : NPR

George Floyd’s family to file $250 million lawsuit against Ye, a.k.a. Kanye West : NPR

Jury acquits an analyst of lying to the FBI over the ‘Steele dossier’ : NPR

N.Y. AG releases report on role online platforms in Buffalo mass shooting : NPR

Why China and Xi Jinping may become bolder — and what that means for the U.S. : NPR

MacKenzie Scott gives the Girl Scouts nearly $85 million : NPR

City & State explores the potential for high school athletes selling their name, image and likeness (NIL) – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Bill to ban drag shows expected to be introduced by Idaho lawmakers – pennlive.com

Russia tightens Ukraine energy squeeze; launches evacuation | News | tribdem.com

Black conductors, long excluded, are now on the podium. But will it last? (inquirer.com)

Colts owner Jim Irsay says there’s ‘merit to remove’ Commanders owner Dan Snyder (inquirer.com)

Poor, less white areas get worst internet deals, analysis shows (inquirer.com)

Alaska snow crab season canceled for 2022: Philadelphia seafood impact (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Consultant: Erie can’t afford its pension plans as city heads toward deficits | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

County commissioners support ‘wide reaching’ medical, educational ARPA requests | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Will Lehigh Valley real estate market withstand downturn? (mcall.com)

Pa.’s lifting of drought watch includes 3 counties in the region (mainlinemedianews.com)

York County’s economic recovery from the COVID pandemic well underway (ydr.com)

Freedom Village: Erie veterans could live in tiny homes by spring (goerie.com)

McAndrew rips mayor over water slide demo, Cognetti defends pool complex approach | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County Council examines budget requests of coroner and other county departments | | standardspeaker.com

Carbon County shelter offering veterans half-price dog adoptions in November | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Chilly temps, snow dust Pittsburgh area but warmer weather ahead | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: Hydrogen sulfide alerts bring good and bad news | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council forwards motion to give $1.2 million to organizations for homelessness outreach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods pay the price for abandoned and decrepit homes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Queer military veterans see improvement, lament the loss of skilled service members | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber blast home runs, as Blake Wheeler and Phillies top Padres to open NLCS | WITF

Philly mayor’s race: What happens if ‘Condo King’ Allan Domb becomes mayor? We took a look (inquirer.com)

As Wawa shutters Center City stores, Philly DA Krasner plays defense – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

Biden to release another 15M barrels from strategic reserve : NPR

Biden urges voters to elect Democrats to protect abortion rights : NPR

Biden vows abortion legislation as top priority next year | News | khq.com