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State Senator Carolyn Comitta: The case for cap and invest in Pennsylvania (

Gov. Wolf continues to push for legislative action on gun violence (

Three Years After Tree of Life Shooting Continued Calls for Gun Reform / Public News Service

Wolf Administration blasts Republicans for proposed gun bills |

Three years since Tree of Life. All that’s changed are the names of the dead | Wednesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

VIDEO: On eve of Tree of Life anniversary, Wolf, allies call for passage of anti-gun violence bills – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Telemedicine ‘infrastructure’ bill passes Pennsylvania Senate again | Pennsylvania |

Panel OKs data for drawing Assembly, Congress district maps | Centre Daily Times

State redistricting panel is now on deadline to draft its first map | WITF

The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pennsylvania’s legislative maps. Here’s why. | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bill outlines rules when district attorneys lose law license | News |

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to criminalize fleeing arrest on foot (

ACLU says bill approved by Pa. Senate criminalizes the ‘legal and constitutional right to run from law enforcement’ – The Morning Call (

State Senate passes bill toughening penalties for running from police | Crime-Emergency |

Pa. Senate OKs bill that would make it a crime to run from arresting police officer –

Senate approves legislation to increase penalties for people who evade arrest on foot – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘I’ve never met a soul like that before’: Woman remembered for uplifting personality, work on fair-housing issues –

‘Just ban gifts’: Pa. House panel unanimously approves gift ban bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. lawmakers push again to change probation system | News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New rule: Applicants for permanent U.S. residency must show proof of COVID-19 vaccines (

FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer shot for kids ages 5-11 | ABC27

What’s driving the spike in COVID testing? Harrisburg health center explains (

First responders in Delaware County get COVID vaccine boosters (

Bucks County orders vaccine for kids ahead of expected FDA approval (

COVID boosters in Pa., N.J. rising with Modern, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer all approved (



Inflation fears plaguing economic recovery | Smart Talk (

With no relief in sight for supply-chain woes, businesses face higher costs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How tech job postings fared in the Philadelphia area in 3Q – Philadelphia Business Journal (

UPS looks to hire 7,000 seasonal workers in the Philadelphia area – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Covid-19 vaccine tax credit expires, but small businesses can still claim it. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

KPMG, PwC announcements raise stakes in battle for talent – Philadelphia Business Journal (

RISE partnership aims to remove barriers to the workforce | Business |

McDonald’s workers walk off the job in 12 cities to protest alleged assault of Pittsburgh-area teen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



York City Police Officer Clayton Swartz case: Take an in-depth look (

SEPTA train attack should never have happened (

Ex-Ephrata lawyer accused of planning to kill Democratic senators seeks release pending trial | Local News |

Pew survey finds 911 call centers lack proper training to deal with behavioral health crises | News |



Report: Student enrollment at U.S. colleges continues to fall – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Scholarship and identity through family, Afrofuturism, and 1,600 vinyl records | Penn Today (

Abington School District paid $7,000 to Southern Poverty Law Center for ‘equity training’ (

Erie School District: After strike vote, teachers reach tentative deal (

St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus begin works on $72M expansion – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Where have all the students gone?: Western Pa. colleges struggle with declining enrollment |

Scranton teachers to strike | Education |

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

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



Biden administration picks a GOP Trump critic to lead election security efforts : NPR

Pittsburgh Councilman Anthony Coghill faces challenge from Green Party’s Connor Mulvaney in District 4 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PARNELL: We Need to Beat Inflation Now by Stopping Biden’s Runaway Spending Plans – DV Journal (

Angry at the System: Ashley Ehasz Runs for Congress – DV Journal (

PACs founded by Bucks, Montgomery County parents shaking up school board races (

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

See the top donors in this year’s hotly contested 2021 Pa. Supreme Court election · Spotlight PA

The problem with Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court judge race – The Morning Call (

Deep-pocketed donors pour money into Pa. Supreme Court race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania voters who choose mail-in ballots have different experiences depending where they live – The Morning Call (

Here’s why you should decline an invitation to any party eating its own | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sands pitches ‘I can’t be bought’ as she largely self-finances campaign – 1010 WCSI



How the Pentagon is preparing for climate change : NPR

At McKinsey, Widespread Furor Over Work With Planet’s Biggest Polluters – The New York Times (

‘Our planet has a fever’: COP26 must include climate change action (



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



Fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl causing alarming number of overdoses (

Opioid overdoses rose in 2020 in Pennsylvania, deaths up 14% compared to 2019 (

Federal judge lets $12M fraud suit against LGH go forward | Local Business |

The pandemic has made it harder for 1 in 3 Americans to buy healthy, affordable food | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mid-Atlantic states addressing toll of domestic violence (


State News

Pennsylvania Treasury’s unclaimed property auction to continue this week (

Midstate wildlife centers urge removal of lanternfly tape because of injured animals (

Even with millions in aid, advocates warn of pending eviction crisis (

Why isn’t Pennsylvania spending its federal stimulus money? (

Pennsylvania taking steps to regulate recovery homes (

Pa. Lottery awards ‘humongous’ 10-year contracts that will modernize its business –

The best places to retire in Pa. based on medical care, tax burden, social opportunities: study –

As FBI and SEC probes grind on, Pa. state treasurer holds off paying big pension fund’s defense lawyers (

ACLU lawsuit: People in Montco accused of probation violations illegally jailed without hearings | Southeastern Pennsylvania |


National News

Prosecutors cannot call those shot by Kyle Rittenhouse ‘victims,’ a judge has ruled : NPR

Potential legal woes mount after the ‘Rust’ shooting tragedy : NPR

YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok child safety hearing: 4 key takeaways : NPR

TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube questioned by US lawmakers about child safety | ABC27

Iran’s president says cyberattack was meant to create ‘disorder’ at gas pumps : NPR

How newsrooms, police departments, and social media fail missing people of color | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Chappelle special spurs Netflix walkout and counter protests | News |

Bankers speak out against plan for IRS monitoring of customer accounts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Simons Rec receives $2 mil state grant | The Chestnut Hill Local

Long-time Law Enforcement Officer Throws Hat in Ring for Delco Sheriff – DV Journal (

Lancaster County elections office hopes for smooth mail-in ballot election following problems in primary | PA Power and Policy |

Manheim Township will be fully built out by 2023; voters to choose who will manage the remaining developable land | PA Power and Policy |

Latest ballot problem resolved; involved Swoyersville council seat | Election |

Luzerne County Council appoints election board member, approves $10K for DA election suit | Election |

Berks Cares Vaccine Center is reopening its doors (

Reading receives good news from its latest audit (

911 lawsuit alleging Spanish-speaker was hung up on is ‘boiling point’ for Latino community, Allentown activists say – The Morning Call (

Harrisburg voters to pick their next mayor in Nov. 2 election | WITF

Radnor commissioners reject bid to censure fellow commissioner (



Commemoration ceremony today will mark 3 years since Tree of Life attack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s $16 million streetlight replacement program includes ‘substantial’ job training | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh and Glasgow approach one-year sister-city anniversary | City & State PA (

Port Authority sees highest ridership increase of the pandemic | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Raring to go: RIDC gets approval to develop more land at Hazelwood Green | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly Funeral homes and masjids navigate historic gun violence crisis – WHYY

Pizza with a mission: Inside the hot Philly restaurant fighting recidivism | Local News |

Committee of 70 has oversight plan for Philadelphia’s redistricting efforts | Local News |

What to know if SEPTA goes on strike | Local News |

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

Councilmember Bobby Henon helped kill a 2016 proposal to audit the PPA. Did he seek a bribe in exchange for his vote? (



Billionaires Income Tax: What’s in the Senate Democratic plan : NPR

Democrats unveil billionaires’ tax to fund Biden’s initiatives (

Biden may face tension with allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues : NPR

What we know about Kyrsten Sinema’s positions in spending talks : NPR

Biden’s FCC nominations for chair and panel are boundary-breaking : NPR

House passes PUMP Act that would expand breastfeeding accommodations for working mothers (

Justice Department launches ‘aggressive’ redlining crackdown (