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Pa. redistricting: Panel OKs data for drawing Assembly, Congress maps – WHYY

Lawmakers get started on bills aimed at lobbyist influence | WITF

‘This is how we remain competitive’: Advocates call on lawmakers to pass bill allowing in-state tuition, aid for undocumented residents – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pa.’s legislative maps. Here’s why – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. lawmakers push again to change probation system, but can they get it done? –

‘Just ban gifts’: House panel unanimously approves gift ban bill | City & State PA (

Pa. Rep. Nelson, group of parents, file suit against 4 Westmoreland school districts over mask mandate |

Bethlehem lawmaker prepares bill to track drug-exposed newborns in real time | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers advance bill intended to boost Pennsylvania breweries in competition with out-of-staters – The Morning Call (

Coronavirus – COVID-19

What the U.S. can — and cannot — do for vaccine equity – WHYY

Economic toll of pandemic hits Black and Latino households hardest – WHYY

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11 – WHYY

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 10K new COVID-19 cases over weekend; 71.4% of adult Pa. residents are fully vaccinated – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

An infectious disease expert explains mix-and-match boosters and how they help | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID-19 cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. issues new pandemic travel rules for vaccination, testing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Region’s virus cases dip; Cambria still adds 138 positives over weekend | Coronavirus |

Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses | Coronavirus |

First responders in Delaware County get COVID vaccine boosters (

Bucks County Democrats look to hold control as GOP seeks comeback (


SEPTA strikes through the years: Which SEPTA strike was the latest? The longest? (

Kellogg Co. offers to restart talks with striking workers in Lancaster County and other states | WITF

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules | Times Leader


Johnny Dougherty-Bobby Henon Comcast deal – WHYY

It’s time to untangle the inconsistencies in the SEPTA sexual assault case | Editorial (

The accused Jefferson Hospital shooter was found incompetent to stand trial, pausing his criminal case for now (

‘Unite the Right’ rally’s planners accused in civil trial (

Fayette County priest pleads no contest to abusing 11-year-old altar boy | WITF

Cresco priest arrested after encounter with amateur predator catcher (


Fidelity data shows Boomers shoulder highest monthly repayment terms on student loans (

‘Skeletal item’ found at Central High School prompts Philadelphia School District search for remains (

When you attack teachers, school boards over pandemic, you’re attacking your neighbors | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

These Pa. universities are considered the best in the world by U.S. News –

A look at the groups supporting school board protesters nationwide | 90.5 WESA

Sobering new numbers show fall college enrollment continuing to slump across Pa., U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Still think it’s not a college sport? Buckle up: Esports is now an academic pursuit, too | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsbury president supports plan to address threats against school district leaders (


Powerful special interests are pouring millions into the 2021 Pa. Supreme Court race (

Philly voters will decide whether to keep a 1950s anti-corruption rule that some say limits diversity among city workers (

After four years of high-profile prosecutions and progressive policies, Bucks County’s DA is seeking reelection (

Local Black Greeks launch get-out-the-vote events | Local News |

Criminal justice reform is on the Nov. 2 ballot. What you need to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf, Casey, Shapiro endorse Wanda Williams in Harrisburg mayor race –

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

Gainey has huge campaign war chest for final mayoral drive against Moreno | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plans for Amazon site spur 3 Churchill residents’ write-in candidacies for borough council | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Swoyersville candidate reports missing ballot detail in his race | Times Leader

Critics decry city distribution of flyers urging ‘yes’ votes on Johnstown referendums | News |

Titus outraises, outspends Davis in Erie County executive race (

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

Days before the election, groups petition for an end to cash bail in Chester County – Daily Local


UN: Greenhouse gas emissions hit a new record in 2020 – WHYY


Fixing the digital divide doesn’t mean what you think it does | Rebuilding Philly (

Federal officials concur with PennDOT’s options to address funding shortfall | State |


Marijuana vaping among teens has more than doubled since 2013 | 90.5 WESA

State News

What can be done about police officer shortage? |

Pennsylvania and New Jersey could soon get their first national park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National News

The Facebook Papers: What you need to know – WHYY

Halyna Hutchins shooting renews calls for banning use of real guns on set – WHYY

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose growth over safety, insiders say (

Local News

Latrobe fire department study suggests closing stations, changing chief selection process |

Berks County officials get first glimpse of census data (


Seniors in Pittsburgh’s Hill District feel trapped in substandard housing | 90.5 WESA

Newly renovated rec center with emphasis on tech training opens in the Hill District | 90.5 WESA

’60 Minutes’ Michael Keaton interview covers his love of Pittsburgh |

New Urban League president vows to help make city livable for all, promises visibility for Black Pittsburghers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


New SW Philly facility to help prevent, care for victims of gun violence – WHYY

Philly marks 100 years since ship brought back Unknown Soldier – WHYY

SEPTA releases guide for riders in case of strike – WHYY

Philly Cider Week returns with two dozen tasting events – On top of Philly news (

Introducing Rebuilding Philly, a series on creating a more equitable city in the wake of COVID-19 | Opinion (

Philadelphia weather forecast has nor’easter, rain, flooding possible (

Fraud Street Run returns in 2021 at Four Seasons Total Landscaping (

Philadelphia’s racial segregation in housing remains high (

Philly controller says executive-level city employees lack diversity – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


What is the ‘wealth tax’ that Biden is proposing and how would it work? | AP explainer –

Lawmakers defer some Jan. 6 document requests, seek others | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on U.S. base in Syria | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

YouTube, TikTok, Snap execs face senators on kids’ safety | Coronavirus |