Access to reproductive health care is a fundamental freedom, advocates say in Capitol rally – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Haywood Encourages Community to Respect Police Officers – MyChesCo

As Nov. 8 election approaches, Wolf and Pa. lawmakers look to push through massive tax incentives for natural gas · Spotlight PA

Committee investigating Larry Krasner releases interim report without recommendation to impeach – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Report: ‘No evidence’ progressive prosecutors are responsible for homicide spikes | Tuesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Don’t Allow Energy Development, Lose Your Share of the Revenue, Senate Committee Says – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Mandatory Reporting Was Supposed to Stop Severe Child Abuse. It Punishes Poor Families Instead. | WITF

$1.14 million state grant awarded for Honey Brook Library expansion – Daily Local


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Here’s why one SARS-CoV-2 variant still reigns supreme : Shots – Health News : NPR



Johnstown businesses named to Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania | Local News | tribdem.com

Recession or Inflation? Governments around the world must pick their poison : NPR



Damning audit of Philadelphia police must be an impetus for real reform | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Falls says it has no financial records for police chief investigation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

State laws on voting after a felony conviction vary dramatically : NPR

Nonviolent Drug Offender Program expands to Montgomery County (theintell.com)

Florida man sentenced 405 months for sex trafficking conspiracy in PA (poconorecord.com)



Scranton school directors urged to ‘protect and serve’ students during school closure hearing | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

New La Salle president Daniel Allen prioritizing growth, $20M Gola Arena project – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. State System of Higher Education sees enrollment drop (abc27.com)

Penn State cancels event with Proud Boy founder after ‘threat of violence’ – pennlive.com

Penn State cancels event with Proud Boys founder after ‘threat of violence’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allentown School Board schedules meeting to appoint interim superintendent after John Stanford’s abrupt departure (mcall.com)

East Stroudsburg thanks for parents for patience on driver shortage (poconorecord.com)

Hazleton Area School Board weighs costs of sports center against need for more schools | Education | standardspeaker.com

National test scores show historic COVID setbacks for kids across U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Election officials prep for voting amid misinformation : NPR

Medicaid expansion in South Dakota, Georgia and Texas midterms : NPR

There’s no one ‘Latino vote.’ Religion and geography add to voters’ diversity | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


‘It takes time’: Chapman warns of ‘days-long’ vote-counting process ahead of midterms – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. acting secretary of state deals with threats as election approaches | TribLIVE.com

In blue Pa., Democrats dealing with crime, inflation eye voting options warily: Election 2022 – pennlive.com

How the next Pennsylvania governor could shape education? | WITF

Watch the Fetterman-Oz Pennsylvania Senate Debate tonight at 8 p.m. (abc27.com)

Abortion, inflation, and Oz: PA voters talk 2022 election (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Mastriano’s crass Christianity doesn’t represent people of faith (ydr.com)

In Easton, Doug Mastriano vows to turn Pa. into the ‘Florida of the north’ | WITF

Pa. election 2022: Where governor candidates Mastriano, Shapiro stand on the gas tax, business regulations, and property taxes · Spotlight PA

Obama, Biden to campaign for Fetterman in Pennsylvania | ABC27

How are Pa.’s biggest political campaigns reaching Latino voters? | WITF

Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity endorses Fetterman for U.S. Senate | Local News | phillytrib.com

A Pa. mandatory life-without-parole sentence is a flashpoint between Oz and Fetterman (inquirer.com)


Conspiracy pushers target races for local election posts – Daily Local

Houlahan, Ciarrocchi face off in 6th Congressional District debate (dailylocal.com)

Southern Chester County race between Spencer and Sappey heats up as election nears – Daily Local

Lawsuit demands York County do more to help Spanish-speaking voters | WITF

9th Congressional District candidates discuss crime, gun control and immigration | News | standardspeaker.com

All Berks ballot drop boxes are now open through Election Day (readingeagle.com)

Editorial: Al Schmidt shows the path to election integrity is personal integrity | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gun Safety

New documentary digs deeper into the lives, legacies of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life shooting survivors, families | WITF



Greenpeace report finds most plastic goes to landfills as production ramps up : NPR

Heritage scientist: Economic struggle attached to climate plan | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com



Lehigh Valley abortion care providers see influx of patients (mcall.com)


State News

Track how Pennsylvania municipalities are using federal stimulus funding | WITF

Pennsylvania DCNR is looking for someone to run stables at Ridley Creek State Park (delcotimes.com)

Longtime leader of $13.2B debt-ridded Pennsylvania Turnpike cruises in his renomination | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Wawa cuts overnight hours for multiple Pa. stores due to safety concerns – pennlive.com

Service member killed in Fort Indiantown Gap military training accident identified – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

States, including Pa.,  are vying for money to start ‘hydrogen hubs.’ What are they? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

The Trump Tapes reveal much about Bob Woodward, Donald Trump : NPR

U.S. removes Trump-era barriers to test waivers for disabled immigrants : NPR

2 killed in shooting at St. Louis high school; gunman dead (inquirer.com)

Russian court denies Brittney Griner’s appeal of 9-year prison sentence (nbcnews.com)

Adidas dumps Kanye West over antisemitic remarks : NPR

Ye dropped by talent agency, documentary on him scrapped | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

These are some of Leslie Jordan’s best Instagram moments : NPR

Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67 (inquirer.com)

Rishi Sunak’s ascent to British prime minister stirs celebrations across India : NPR

IRS increases the amount of savings you can contribute to your retirement in 2023 – pennlive.com

Hobby Lobby CEO says he is giving away the company and instead choosing God – pennlive.com

Bangladesh tropical storm leaves at least 24 people dead (inquirer.com)


Local News

Chester County participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Daily Local

Former Lancaster mayor Charlie Smithgall remembered for love of family and city at funeral [photos, video] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

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

Families sue Gardens at Stevens over COVID-19 deaths | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Rainbow Room to open LGBTQ+ youth center in Lower Bucks County (theintell.com)

Never too early to prepare for a Poconos winter (poconorecord.com)

City announces ARPA-funded small business grant opportunities | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Reading City Council president wants role of downtown ambassadors clarified (readingeagle.com)



Air pollution warnings continue through Tuesday morning | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community meetings set in search for next Pittsburgh police chief | TribLIVE.com

Parent’s Perspective: Presenting kids with a ‘choice’ when it’s not an option – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Walmart to close Waterworks Mall store in the coming weeks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New grocery store, more life sciences labs coming to University City (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Phillies World Series tickets: Prices in Philadelphia approaching nearly three times more than Houston – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Report shows how pandemic affected learning at Philly schools | Local News | phillytrib.com

African American chamber to honor chairman emeritus Bradley | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Controller Rhynhart expected to resign in first step to run for mayor | Local News | phillytrib.com

HUD awards Philadelphia $9 million to end youth homelessness | Local News | phillytrib.com

New Chinatown mural ‘a dream come true’ for artist Chenlin Cai (inquirer.com)



Democrats’ letter urges amendment to National Defense Authorization Act | California | thecentersquare.com