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Legislature

Pennsylvania lawmakers pursue turnpike toll collection fix – Land Line

Some PA Lawmakers Call for Reforms After Investigation into Mistreatment of People with Mental Illness in Jails (wdiy.org)

Senate committee advances Baker’s juvenile justice reform bills | Times Leader

Pa. House final vote on $5.5 million sale of Allentown State Hospital property looms (mcall.com)

‘They want to erase Philadelphia’s votes’: Krasner calls out lawmakers for impeachment probe – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philly DA says he expects PA House vote soon on impeaching him (abc27.com)

Philly DA Larry Krasner expects an impeachment vote as early as next week (inquirer.com)

DA Krasner’s letter to Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order | Local News | phillytrib.com

If Pa. Republicans were serious about crime in Philly, they’d fight actually fight it | Marc Stier – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Pa. House should quickly pass financial literacy bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

BASD gets state grant for electric buses | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

A Lehigh Valley school district is getting electric buses with the help of a $1M grant – lehighvalleylive.com

State Grant To Fund Expansion Of The Rainbow Room In Bucks County | Doylestown, PA Patch

Senator Collett Announces Over $5.5M in School Mental Health & Safety Grants – MyChesCo

Oxford Awarded $25,000 to Enhance Pedestrian Transportation – MyChesCo

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Warehouses, a manufacturing plant, a Chick-fil-A and Sheetz among more than 30 projects planned for central Pa. – pennlive.com

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

2022-2023 winter energy costs in Lancaster County, nation likely to see boost compared to last year | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Amazon, JPMorgan execs among those expecting a recession – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Inflation Hits DelVal Businesses, Consumers – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Strikers demonstrate outside Post-Gazette publisher’s Shadyside home | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

After raising and investing billions, self-driving tech companies struggle to produce revenue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Math Scores Fell in Nearly Every State, and Reading Dipped on National Exam – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

First NAEP tests since COVID show math and reading scores are down : NPR

NAEP, TUDA testing scores 2022: Pa. and N.J. declined in math and reading (inquirer.com)

What to know now that Biden’s student debt relief is temporarily blocked : NPR

PASSHE asks Pennsylvania for funding increase and $112M investment – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Reason for Allentown superintendent’s departure unknown (mcall.com)

Yes, Pennridge School Board, social studies education is important (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Collaboration, instead of lower standards, is a better fix for teacher shortages | Roger Chesley – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Class sizes, capacity questioned in Scranton schools plan | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Report: More Pa. teachers hired under emergency permits than received formal certifications | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

College survey: More parents seeking education for career changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report shows college enrollment dropped for third straight year since pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

National

Democrats are losing Latino voters as Republicans eye opportunities at midterms : NPR

Racism, reproductive rights, inflation top concerns for voters of color heading into ’22 midterms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden: ‘Legitimate’ for voters to weigh age as he nears 80 | TribLIVE.com

Statewide

Gubernatorial candidate Shapiro lays out agenda | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are in crisis. How will Shapiro, Mastriano address this growing issue? | 90.5 WESA

Fetterman To Campaign With Socialists in Philly (freebeacon.com)

Obama cuts ads for Fetterman in Pennsylvania Senate race (abc27.com)

John Fetterman in South Philly: Make me Senate Democrats’ ‘51st vote’ (inquirer.com)

Fetterman and Oz inconsistent on fracking positions in PA, critics say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Stigmatizing John Fetterman’s use of closed captioning shows cruel bias (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Josh Shapiro early on showed knack for networking and regimented messaging in politics (inquirer.com)

Most outside spending on Pa. governor’s race has one aim: to defeat Doug Mastriano · Spotlight PA

‘I feel the weightiness of the moment’: Pa.’s Shapiro say as governor race enters its final days – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Critical to protecting our democracy’: Author Tim Miller says of Pa.’s governor race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Election 2022: Shapiro, Mastriano argue too many taxes, regulations in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa.’s minimum wage is no longer a living wage. Here’s where Shapiro, Mastriano stand on raising it | WITF

Doug Mastriano wants to use Pa. state police to bus migrants to Delaware. Here’s why that breaks both federal and state law. | WITF

What to know about Pennsylvania voting and ballot access in 2022 (poconorecord.com)

In red Pa., voting has become a choice of ‘good vs. evil’: Election 2022 – pennlive.com

Pa. counties can help voters fix mail ballot errors after state Supreme Court deadlocks on the issue (inquirer.com)

Florida congressman, Pennsylvania’s second lady court Latino voters in Hazleton | Election | standardspeaker.com

Día de las elecciones Pa. 2022: Una guía completa para las elecciones del 8 de noviembre, incluye cómo votar, encontrar su lugar de votación, entender los votos por correo y más · Spotlight PA

District/Local

Fitzpatrick and Ehasz to debate next week in race for Congress (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Who’s tougher on crime? A familiar 2022 fight comes to a high-stakes NEPA congressional race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Houlahan, Ciarrocchi Spar in 6th District Debate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Democrat Houlahan bests GOP challenger Ciarrocchi in raising campaign funds – Daily Local

Incumbent Pashinski, newcomer Harvey square off in 121st District | Election | citizensvoice.com

9th Congressional District candidates comment on election integrity, abortion, climate change and Ukraine | Election | standardspeaker.com

Pa. House race candidates vie to take on challenge of bridging a river’s divide – pennlive.com

All Lehigh County ballot drop box locations available starting Monday – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

What legislative races the Capital-Star is watching on Nov. 8 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Voter registration in Luzerne County spiked after abortion ruling | News | citizensvoice.com

Within solid GOP and Democratic congressional districts, voters often disagree on key issues and cross party lines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Gun Safety

As nearby small cities lower murder rates, Philadelphia looks for solutions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philly school district receives $1 million grant for violence prevention at Bartram High | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Health

Children’s hospitals grapple with a nationwide surge in RSV infections : NPR

Lehigh Valley doctors fear a bad flu season (mcall.com)

Adults with autism and consolidated waiver still can’t get daytime services in Philadelphia area (inquirer.com)

 

Sports

Houston and Philadelphia will face each other in the World Series : NPR

NLCS MVP Bryce Harper’s homer lifts Phillies to the World Series vs. the Astros (inquirer.com)

Bryce Harper becomes a legend as Phillies reach World Series (ydr.com)

Phillies fans celebrate World Series berth climbing greased poles after National League championship (inquirer.com)

Phillies-Astros World Series: Opponent, schedule, tickets, and channel (inquirer.com)

Tua Tagovailoa returns, Dolphins beat Steelers when defense closes out win (yahoo.com)

 

State News

Dismissal of DUI case against ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane sought | WITF

Efforts to fill judicial vacancy in federal court continue | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

National News

Rishi Sunak: UK’s ex-Treasury chief gets 2nd shot at PM job : NPR

Trump Organization tax evasion trial gets underway with jury selection : NPR

The U.S. set a new record in Border Patrol apprehensions : NPR

Cities that will pay you to move there: How remote work incentives are working – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

What’s behind that Social Security cost-of-living boost? 6 questions answered | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

City where George Floyd was killed struggles to recruit cops | News | phillytrib.com

Home prices are finally falling. But how low will they go? | Business | phillytrib.com

Russia’s defense chief warns of ‘dirty bomb’ provocation | Times Leader

 

Local News

Federal building up for grabs in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

Ag. Secretary invites residents to 2023 Pa. Farm Show reception (abc27.com)

Kutztown dedicates colorful Keith Haring fitness court | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Keith Haring Fitness Court dedicated at Kutztown University – lehighvalleylive.com

Center That Helps LGBTQ+ Youth To Expand To Lower Bucks County – LevittownNow.com

‘Dripping in charm’: Fodor’s names Lititz’s business district one of the ‘most charming main streets in America’ | Local News | lancasteronline.com

More Ukrainian refugees are coming to Bucks County, finding aid, support (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Yorktowne Hotel has new opening timeline and reservation dates (ydr.com)

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

Luzerne County Court may hire contracted attorneys due to public defender staffing shortage | Times Leader

 

Pitt

Arnold fire company’s fundraiser lost some vendors but not community support | TribLIVE.com

Air pollution warning for Mon Valley extended through Monday morning | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh eliminating driver’s license requirement for crossing guards to address shortage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cemetery cleanup honors lives lost 4 years ago at Tree of Life | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Enders list budget priorities for Pittsburgh leaders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sky-high mystery surrounds stuff left at Pittsburgh International Airport | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly superintendent promises to end ineffective programs as part of strategic plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

NAEP, TUDA testing scores 2022: Philadelphia ranks near bottom (inquirer.com)

Forum seeks to help minority and small businesses | Local News | phillytrib.com

New $400 million plaza could turn Conshohocken into a headquarters town (inquirer.com)

After nearly two months, a drought watch has been lifted for much of the Philadelphia area | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s new chief pathologist contends with understaffing, disorder, and a troubled legacy at medical examiner’s office (inquirer.com)

SEPTA working out kinks in mobile phone ticketing feature (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

The Jan. 6 committee won’t take live TV testimony from Trump, Cheney says (inquirer.com)