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Higher wages, sick pay now attached to Pennsylvania’s incentives – WHYY

Doug Mastriano is waiting on a financial sign from God about running for governor (

Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review | WITF

Can magic mushrooms help fight mental illness? A bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers think so – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The ongoing fight over raising the minimum wage shows why the data is so important | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. companies must pay higher minimum wage if they get state loans or tax breaks, Gov. Wolf orders –

Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots – WHYY

Fla.’s governor wants to make businesses liable for any medical harm that results from a mandatory vaccination –

Federal lawsuit seeks injunction against state officials, UPMC over refusals to grant mask exemptions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Great Resignation 2021: Pennsylvania workers are quitting their jobs, following a national trend (

Philadelphia-based flight attendants authorize a strike at American Airlines regional carrier Piedmont (

Don’t expect to see a price break at the pump anytime soon in Western Pa. |

Mortgage rates rise amid growing concerns about inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supply chain issues mean toilet paper, coffee, chicken hard to find (


Delco DA disputes narrative of bystander inaction during alleged rape – WHYY

PPD Officer Joseph Marion reinstated, then charged with another assault – WHYY

Pa. 911 operator hung up on Spanish-speaking caller who died in house fire, lawsuit alleges –

Federal lawsuit accuses Pittsburgh police of using excessive force during George Floyd protest arrest |

Drivers must stop for school buses, state officials urge (


Wolf Administration ramps up efforts to recruit school bus drivers – WHYY

With ongoing crises and a looming mayoral primary, new Philly schools chief will need support and stamina | Editorial (

Some colleges across the U.S. put new vaccine mandates in place — for the flu (

Temple discusses its Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program | Local News |

Lawsuit challenges Delaware Valley School District’s masking policy | Coronavirus |


Election 2021: Montco magisterial judge candidate forum – WHYY

Texas GOP leader pays illegal voting ‘bounty’ to Democrat in Pennsylvania | WITF

DNC, Planned Parenthood launch major Pa. blitz ahead of Nov. 2 election | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A new battleground: Pa. school board races mirror national partisan clashes –

Fetterman, Bartos strengthen campaign war chests in third quarter | City & State PA (

Brenton Davis: Questions arise as Erie County election nears (

Berks County officials take responsibility for mistakes with Spanish-language mailed ballots (


Air advocates have targeted a Neville Island metal recycler for years. Now, the feds have stepped in | 90.5 WESA

EPA set to regulate PFAS chemicals, which have already been found in McKeesport, Coraopolis | 90.5 WESA

U.S.: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Biden says infrastructure will improve Pa. Here’s what a few voters in his birthplace say is needed. | WITF


Philadelphia teens drank less soda after beverage tax, study finds – On top of Philly news (

Health problems tied to global warming on the rise – WHYY

‘They treat me like I’m old and stupid’: Seniors decry health providers’ age bias (

Chemicals found in shampoo, perfume, and makeup are connected to premature deaths, study finds –

How the kidney of a pig might offer hope for those in need of transplants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National Guard members heading to Berks Heim as nurse aides due to staffing shortage (

State News

Here’s how Pa.’s school pension fund keeps its communications secret from the public | WITF

Should states and localities have official languages? | City & State PA (

National News

Trump announces launch of his very own social media site – Daily Local

Local News

3 tornadoes confirmed in region, power being restored |

Crestwood board bombarded with mask questions | Times Leader

Mountain Top businesswoman greets Biden at airport during NEPA visit | Business |

Greater Johnstown Water Authority gets state low-interest loan for sewer work | Local News |

5 inducted into Berks County Military Hall of Fame (

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


Pennsylvania officials demanded $528,821.12 from Allegheny County during WIC dispute | 90.5 WESA

Free clinic to offer dental care this weekend Downtown | 90.5 WESA

‘Such a mess’: Officials worried by Allegheny County Jail deaths, lack of information | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four area real estate agents indicted in alleged HUD-related house-flipping schemes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Special order: DoorDash to open engineering office in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


In fits and starts, live shows are coming back to Philly theaters – WHYY

Philly’s health department gets sassy on social media – WHYY

Philadelphia gets $35 million for rental assistance – WHYY

Philly broadband: 84 percent of homes have high-speed internet – WHYY

Ida flooding in Philadelphia area leaves residents still without homes (

City Council approves hearings to address SEPTA safety issues | Local News |


Coalition implores Biden administration to help endangered Afghans leave Afghanistan (

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan (

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments – Delco Times