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Legislature

Three bills in Pa. state Senate aim to reduce maternal mortality | 90.5 WESA

Argall praises work in Hazleton, wants to help do more | Business | standardspeaker.com

$500K Grant For Montco Special Needs Baseball Field | Hatboro, PA Patch

PWSA receives $139 million in loans and grants for water main, lead line replacement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Report: Challenge to revitalize economic dynamism in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Brookings issues roadmap to redirect Pennsylvania’s sluggish innovation economy (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pennsylvania doesn’t live up to its potential for turning innovation into jobs, new report finds | WITF

Can Pa. reclaim its status as an economic powerhouse? | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Butler Eagle publisher defends decision to print Post-Gazette during labor strike | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

WellSpan promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (abc27.com)

Westmoreland commissioners launch program to link students to local jobs | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Officials announced Thursday that crime is down and arrests are up in Chester (delcotimes.com)

 

Education

Supreme Court won’t block student loan debt relief program : NPR

Erie High used for ‘call-in’; anti-violence efforts focus on juveniles (goerie.com)

Allentown Superintendent John Stanford fired after controversies (mcall.com)

Penn inaugurates its ninth president as other colleges draw on traditions new and old for their inaugurations (inquirer.com)

Pa. state university system releases its climate survey results (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

Slavery is on the ballot for voters in 5 US states | Across America | phillytrib.com

Top Republicans embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene’s violent rhetoric | Jay Bookman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Will Wood: Abortion rights are on the ballot (mainlinemedianews.com)

Corporate spending in state politics can hit you in the wallet and impact your health | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Statewide

11 Pennsylvanians on the candidates for governor and US Senate, and why some are still undecided · Spotlight PA

President Joe Biden stumps for Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, says ‘world is looking’ | WITF

Joe Biden says John Fetterman has ‘got to win’ Pennsylvania Senate seat (inquirer.com)

Fox 29 Poll: Senate Race Too Close to Call; Governor Tightening (politicspa.com)

What national polling could mean for Fetterman vs. Oz, Mastriano vs. Shapiro (inquirer.com)

Police Union Representing Braddock Cops Backs Oz Over Former Mayor Fetterman – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are in crisis. How will Josh Shapiro, Doug Mastriano address this growing issue? | WITF

Doug Mastriano will flirt again with the QAnon crowd as another election approaches (inquirer.com)

🗳️When we think Pa.’s big elections will be called | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

District/Local

Bognet, Cartwright face off in 8th Congressional District debate | Election | standardspeaker.com

6th Congressional District candidates forum scheduled Sunday in Reading (dailylocal.com)

State provides little guidance to mandated voter registration centers in Lancaster County [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Judge: In-person monitoring not required at Lehigh County ballot drop-off boxes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pinsley: Make it easy to vote, hard to cheat (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Latino civil rights groups sue York County board of elections (abc27.com)

Berks will count undated mail ballots while courts decide their fate (readingeagle.com)

 

Gun Safety

Are gun buybacks just ‘political theater’? | Pro/Con (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia is in crisis. Who’s persevering and who’s giving up? (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Montgomery County awards $1M in transportation grants (mainlinemedianews.com)

 

Health

Maternal mortality review finds most pregnancy-related deaths preventable : Shots – Health News : NPR

Here are symptoms as early RSV season sends babies to Erie hosptials (goerie.com)

Military suicides drop as leaders push new programs | TribLIVE.com

Four months after Dobbs, Lehigh Valley abortion care providers see influx of patients from nearby and far away (mcall.com)

A toxic workplace can hurt employees’ mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General came to Philly to roll out a plan to improve mental health (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Biden touts investment in Pennsylvania’s infrastructure | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Biden touts Pittsburgh bridge as infrastructure win | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Dean tackles the issues during town hall in Pottstown (mainlinemedianews.com)

Jails at a crisis point, the property tax divide, and ‘forever chemicals’ in everything · Spotlight PA

TOMB: Latest RGGI Lawsuit Highlights Increases in Electricity Prices  – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

 

National News

U.S. heating worries mount amid growing costs, uncertainty | TribLIVE.com

Mississippi community with Confederate monument gets Emmett Till statue : NPR

The Pentagon will pay for service members to travel for abortions : NPR

In Oregon, Democrat’s nearly 40-year reign may be coming to an end : NPR

The U.K. will have 5 prime ministers in just 6 years. What’s gone wrong? : NPR

Average long-term US mortgage rates rise this week to 6.94% – Daily Local

Diwali will become an official holiday on school calendars in New York City : NPR

Taylor Swift Releases ‘Midnights,’ Her 10th Studio Album – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Local News

Proposed Upper Darby 2023 budget includes real estate millage, sewer increases (delcotimes.com)

Cambria controller questions autopsy costs during budget hearing | Local News | tribdem.com

Low housing, costs access to public transit could attract flexible workers to Lancaster, economist say | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Warehouse plan will generate more than $2 million in tax revenue for West Chester – Daily Local

Community. Safety. Education. One Reading nonprofit is working to build all three. – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Mayor Williams says Harrisburg is strongest it’s been in decades (abc27.com)

Hazleton’s 2023 budget proposal contains no property tax increase | News | standardspeaker.com
Filmmaker proposes $25 million film studio for Tamaqua | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

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

Lawsuit seeks to force Allegheny County to resume assessment appeal hearings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Looming cut to pharmacy network angers Western Pa. veterans, pharmacists | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

The new Philly superintendent’s transition team report is out. Here’s what it says. (inquirer.com)

City Council demands state help fix crisis at Juvenile Justice Service Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly City Council threatens to sue Wolf over juvenile detention center (inquirer.com)

Discrimination found in police response times according to new controller report | Local News | phillytrib.com

Wawa is closing two Center City locations. Here’s what former workers told me. (inquirer.com)

Philly playoff fever for Union, Phillies | Sports Daily Newsletter (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

What’s in the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill that could impact the whole country : NPR

Steve Bannon will be sentenced Friday for flouting House Jan. 6 panel : NPR