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Pennsylvania uses taxpayer money to fund Real Alternatives, an antiabortion organization (

Pa. is on the brink of regulating recovery homes for the first time. Here’s what you need to know. | WITF

GOP uses voters to push election reforms in Pennsylvania and some unlikely states | WITF

Advocates call on Pa. to spend $40M to fight lead poisoning in kids | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What are the statewide impacts of a plastic bag ban? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Dush and Senate Republicans defend election probe in court filing | City & State PA (

Editorial: Tax credit is low price for firefighters |

Editorial: Slow down, move over and save lives (

Pennsylvania lawmakers rip lack of data on drug abuse treatment as newspaper tallies 3,415 violations at facilities – The Morning Call (

Coronavirus – COVID-19

What do I need to know about vaccine boosters? Mix or match? – WHYY

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own – WHYY

Most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinated – WHYY

COVID shots for kids under 12 coming soon, but Pfizer vaccine logistics have Pa. officials scrambling (

FDA review appears to pave the way for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 (

Mandates convince more people to get vaccinated, Penn study finds (

Thousands of workers are opting to get fired, rather than take the vaccine | WITF

Defiant group of workers opposing vaccine has potential to create more disruptions in tight labor market –

Parental hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccines could leave kids unprotected, thwart herd immunity | 90.5 WESA

Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID is still with us: Here’s how to make trick or treat safe – The Morning Call (


What the metaverse is and how it will work – WHYY

SEPTA union authorizes strike if no agreement is made this week – WHYY

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was underfunded and oversubscribed. Why didn’t it spread the wealth better? (

To reduce pressure on our food system, buy from your local co-op | Opinion (

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection (

Donald Trump’s new media venture sees its stock price soar (

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

Facebook’s language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism (

Think everything is expensive now? Get ready for what’s next –

Pennsylvania workers were least likely in U.S. to quit their jobs in August | 90.5 WESA

Does the IRS really want to spy on your bank account? The latest tax fight explained | 90.5 WESA

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx |

Child tax credit tussle reflects debate over work incentives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Startup company reimagines the car shopping experience (


Rape on SEPTA train spurs bystander intervention training- WHYY

Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted of campaign finance crimes (

Three years after massacre, U.S. v. Bowers grinds on in federal court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As civil trial begins Monday, victims of Charlottesville rally argue the violence was planned | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Schools are getting their bands back together – WHYY

Pennsylvania and N.J. schools struggle to staff substitute teacher shortage (

Should schools bring back hybrid learning for kids in quarantine? | Pro/Con (

College savings plans offer families way to avoid student loan debt | Local News |

Berks County needs bus drivers: What you need to know (

State official promises support for early childhood educators during visit to Exton – Daily Local


Election 2021: Inside the Delaware County Council race – WHYY

Republican Kevin Brobson went negative against Democrat Maria McLaughlin the Pa. Supreme Court race. Did it go too far? (

Spending in Pennsylvania’s high court race blows past $5 million | WITF

Fetterman, Bartos strengthen campaign war chests in third quarter | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Obama attacks GOP candidate’s ‘phony, trumped-up culture wars’ during Virginia rally –

Peck seeks to fight off Ziccarelli challenge in Westmoreland district attorney race |

Election 2021 preview: Luzerne County judicial candidates | Times Leader

U.S. Senate, statewide court candidates urge Schuylkill Democrats to get out and vote | Election |

Erie County voters’ guide to the Nov. 2 municipal election (

Should Johnstown’s city manager have to live there? Candidates for mayor, City Council comment on ballot question | News |

Allentown will have its first Latino mayor – The Morning Call (


Inclusionary zoning won’t solve the lack of affordable housing | Opinion (

Biden says infrastructure will improve Pennsylvania. Here’s what voters in Scranton say is needed. | 90.5 WESA

Gasoline is a necessity for many low-income drivers. But generally, they’re on their own | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Salmonella outbreak linked to onions: You may need to throw them away – The Morning Call (

State News

Pennsylvania’s jobless rate, labor force and payrolls drop | State & Region |

Percentage of women in state policing nationally has stalled since 2000: ‘Those are sobering numbers’ –

Why $1 billion in rent relief isn’t keeping some Pennsylvania tenants safe from eviction | 90.5 WESA

Pa. is No. 8 in deaths from animal attacks, but don’t blame the bears | State |

National News

Dairo Antonio Úsuga captured by Colombian security forces – WHYY

N.J.’s legal weed sales are in play. Who will control it? Here are the rules (

Report finds nearly half of Americans get their news from social media | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Warmer temperatures, average snowfall expected this winter –

Sudan prime minister, other officials detained, internet down in apparent coup | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Creating native grasslands and wildflower fields for Moorestown’s butterflies, birds, bees — and people (

‘Here I am 100 years later’: Centenarians share stories of hardship, humor and humility |

NEPA Tail on the Trail brings cyclists out to celebrate Biketober | Times Leader

Luzerne County government set to pay off debt in nine years | Times Leader

Goat yoga, farm stays part of agritourism at Centre County farm | Centre Daily Times

Turned down for Ida FEMA assistance? Now you can appeal decision – The Mercury (


How a local ICU nurse uses TikTok to celebrate everyday Pittsburghers | 90.5 WESA

Allegheny County officials discuss preparations ahead of Nov. 2 election | 90.5 WESA

Port Authority study pushes more diverse development around transit stations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Council to new mayor: We’ll work with you, but we want a say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Family members of Bloomfield tasing victim list demands for police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


University City pedestrian count back to pre-covid levels – WHYY

Philly theaters will broadcast ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ from Met Opera (

John Dougherty and Bobby Henon are on trial. But City Hall is watching nervously. (

City Controller says Philadelphia exempt employees lack diversity | Local News |

‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s silence on spending bill vexes many Democrats while she digs in on talks out of public view (

Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson tests positive for COVID-19 | WITF

Subpoenas recommended in ethics probe of Pa. Rep. Mike Kelly over stock purchase – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

White House: Biden to outline filibuster changes in ‘weeks’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AP source: Manchin agreeable to wealth tax for Biden plan | News |