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Bills to pay for breast cancer screenings pass Pennsylvania State Senate (

Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Stream Maintenance Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law – WENY News

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

Pennsylvania state senate weighs parental bill of rights as gender, race issues flare in schools (

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

Pa. House’s Krasner committee cancels hearing after prosecutor insists it be made public – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Krasner announces he will testify in select committee hearing if held in public | Local News |

Let’s get serious about ending prudent pay in Pennsylvania | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Paoli Hospital visit inspires legislation to combat infant formula shortage – Daily Local

Pa. bill requiring personal finance classes for students advances | Today in Pa. –

State Senate Committee Advances Electric-Powered Trucks Rule | BOB 94.9 | WHP580 Newsroom (

$45,000 in state funding awarded to Chester County job seekers – Daily Local


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases down, despite threat from new variants | Coronavirus |

Report: COVID-19 linked to increase in U.S. pregnancy-related deaths; disproportionately impacts Black, Hispanic women | Coronavirus |

COVID-19 still killing plenty of Pennsylvanians, despite case declines | Coronavirus |



Appalachia Commission sends $7 million for workforce projects in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

On Media: Strike expansion at the Post-Gazette will ripple through the community (

Dozens of Post-Gazette workers cross picket line as newsroom strike enters Day 2 |

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike lays bare union discord and could impact informed citizenry | WITF

Home Depot workers allege union-busting tactics at Philadelphia store (

U.S. factory production highest in 14 years, even as interest rates rise : NPR

Report reveals which area surgery centers posted the biggest profits and losses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gopuff notifies hundreds more employees of termination – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA aims to overhaul its Small Business Investment Company – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Was the Roxborough shooting another case of an adult using teens as ‘boy soldiers’ to commit crimes? | Solomon Jones (

Jail officials across Pa. sound alarm as mental health crisis puts people at risk, survey finds · Spotlight PA

Federal grants will add community policing officers to NEPA departments | Times Leader

Domenick presses warden for answers on prison treatment programs | News |

Jailhouse break: State seeks best reuse for closed Western Penitentiary on the North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Hallahan leaders, alum eye prime Center City building for new all-girls school – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Fewer students chose to go to college this fall. That’s the bad news : NPR

In schools, mental health, ‘erosion of the social fabric’ growing concerns | Pennsylvania |

Iroquois students working with International Space Station (

School, health experts: Survey shows mental health needs for students ‘accelerated’ during COVID-19 | News |

Group of taxpayers asks Supreme Court to halt student debt program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Michael Berman, Defend Democracy Project, warns of dangers to voting (

Prolonged challenges by losing candidates could overshadow November election results – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


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

One on one with Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro (

PA governor candidate Josh Shapiro answers Erie voters’ questions (

Bernie Sanders to campaign in Pennsylvania (

Fetterman’s doctor says he is ‘recovering well’ and has ‘no work restrictions’ – City & State Pennsylvania (

Fetterman releases doctor’s letter, saying he can ‘work full duty in public office’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Eric Trump, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Doug Mastriano to appear at Lancaster County event (

Hannity’s York PA town hall features Oz, Mastriano attacking Democrats (

Mastriano and Shapiro each are guided by their faiths, but in very different ways. –

Doug Mastriano’s dangerous history of election denial (

Mastriano tells Berks Republicans that Pa. gubernatorial race is pivotal for nation (


Scheuren: Bringing business and local government cred to Harrisburg (

Wisser: Protecting private medical decisions from government mandates (

Erie Rep. Pat Harkins outlines record of delivering results for Erie (

Michael Thomas says government should serve people, not destroy them (

98th Legislative District: GOP’s Jones favored to win seat, Temons and Gerber face uphill battles | Local News |

Lehigh Valley race for Congress is the most expensive in Pa. (

Judge tosses lawsuit, lets Lehigh County use election dropboxes as planned | WITF

Haddock, May face off in 118th debate | News |

114th House District candidates debate abortion, guns and other issues | News |


Gun Safety

Pittsburgh council members search for answers after spate of shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Philadelphia student and shooting survivor spreads hope for others impacted by gun violence | WITF

Philadelphia gun violence means leaders need to work together, Council president Darrell Clarke says (



Kreutz Creek samples show highest levels of PFAS in the nation (

Pa. must modernize its approach to clean energy – or risk falling further behind  | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Amtrak signs long-term lease in Chester County for $6M – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Experts discuss rise of fentanyl overdoses in Pennsylvania (


State News

Wolf admin announces $236M for water infrastructure projects | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

President Biden visiting Pittsburgh, Fern Hollow Bridge to tout infrastructure bill ahead of midterms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to return to site of collapsed Pittsburgh bridge to tout infrastructure investments (

Dire predictions follow Pa. Supreme Court’s loosening of medical malpractice filing rules – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Federal government has given $800M to keep indebted farmers afloat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Location guides how Pa. deaths are scrutinized · Spotlight PA

Growing season likely over after below-freezing night in central Pa.: forecasters –

Pa. is expanding eligibility for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps (


National News

U.S. Sees Opportunity for Ukraine to Capitalize on Russian Weakness – The New York Times (

Appeals court says financial watchdog agency structure is unconstitutional : NPR

What can reparations for slavery look like in the U.S.? One man has ideas : NPR

High rent is pushing homeless people to pair up as roommates : NPR

Fentanyl pills disguised in candy bags seized at LA airport : NPR

Maryland: Some autopsies performed by David Fowler should be reinvestigated : NPR

Putin orders martial law in occupied Ukrainian areas as Kyiv’s forces win ground : NPR

Netflix will officially start charging for password sharing in 2023 : NPR

U.S. mortgage rates extend climb to 6.94%, highest since 2002 (


Local News

Boyer’s Markets first supermarket in the nation to sell products with easy-to-open lids (

West Chester officials debate Gay Street closure for 2023 – Daily Local

Doylestown Borough is updating its comprehensive plan | The Bucks County Herald

Bensalem mayor fights to redevelop along the Delaware River waterfront (

Motorcyclists kick off holiday gift drive at the Children’s Home of Reading (

Pittston remembers ‘iconic’ Charley Trippi | Times Leader

Lackawanna County commissioners approve tax breaks for Upvalley warehouses | News |

Scranton parking garage rate to plunge next year from $4 per first hour to $1 | News |

Tim Tebow will open a camp for children on 3,000 acres in the Poconos (



URA starting from scratch by rejecting all proposals for the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum (

County seeking developer to run private children’s detention center on former Shuman site | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Frazer files $2.8M lawsuit against Pittsburgh Mills property owners |

Critics of Move PGH pilot program say it’s not adequately serving disabled, low-income residents |

Pittsburgh coatings giant names new CEO | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City of Philadelphia releases updated regulations for permanent outdoor dining program | Local News |

City Controller releases PPD spending report highlighting operational issues | Local News |

Otis Hackney to leave chief education officer post | Local News |

Philly housing initiative seeks to mint 5,000 homeowners of color | Local News |

Prevention Point Philadelphia celebrates 30 years of providing harm reduction services | Health |

Avenue of the Arts’ entertainment, residential redevelopment could revive South Broad (

This George Washington High cheerleader now headed to nationals is used to high-stakes situations (

Police union leader John McNesby blasts Controller Rebecca Rhynhart over critical Police Department audit (



Facing tough midterms, Biden releasing oil from US reserve | News |

Biden vows abortion legislation as top priority next year (