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Legislature

Bill to simplify medical insurance in Pennsylvania heads to Tom Wolf’s desk | WITF

Retiring Pa. Senate leader urges colleagues to ‘keep the faith’ in farewell remarks – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh in on need for reforms after investigation into county jails and mental health | WITF

Pennsylvania legislature passes bill allowing driverless vehicles on public streets – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Republican lawmaker introduces articles of impeachment against Philly DA Larry Krasner – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers move toward removing Larry Krasner, Philadelphia district attorney | WITF

DelVal Reacts to Krasner Impeachment Resolution – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lawrence, Cutler File Amicus Brief Opposing City of Chester’s Bid to Sell Chester Water Authority – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Mayor Tuerk sees years-long development project as Pa. lawmakers approve hospital property sale (mcall.com)

Effort to override Wolf veto of Markie’s Law, inspired by murder of Lawrence County boy, falls short | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former state Rep. Neal Goodman flown to hospital after fall from tree stand | News | standardspeaker.com

$1.2 million investment into recruiting, training nurses called ‘a good start’ (mcknightsseniorliving.com)

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

7 Chester County school districts to share grant for structured literacy and science of reading program – Daily Local

BASD Awarded $1 Million State Grant for Purchase of Electric Buses | WDIY Local News

 

Business/Jobs

U.S. economy returned to growth last quarter, expanding 2.6% | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Rising Dollar Is Hurting Other Currencies. Central Banks are Stepping In. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Shell Reports Earnings of $9.45 Billion – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Presque Isle Downs posts higher revenue in 2021-22 despite fewer horses (goerie.com)

Falling gas prices help Democrats, but politicians don’t control energy costs : NPR

As self-driving vehicle industry sputters, Strip District’s Argo AI loses investors, will fold | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

DelVal Hit With Crime Wave – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Why didn’t Pennsylvania’s large-scale pardon program for marijuana crimes include paraphernalia? (mcall.com)

 

Education

Colleges including Harvard University, Washington University and Johns Hopkins disclose billions in investment losses in endowment portfolios – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program just got more flexible : NPR

Bus company awarded $9.87M for environmentally-friendly buses for Scranton School District | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Allentown superintendent: NAACP, faith leaders call for transparency after sudden departure (mcall.com)

Teachers assured contract negotiations are on positive track | The Bucks County Herald

My school is underfunded. Pennsylvania doesn’t want us to be properly educated | Opinion (inquirer.com)

‘I don’t think any threat is too small to take serious’: Schools across Pennsylvania deal with security cancellations – pennlive.com

Student loans hold borrowers back from the middle class, study says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

National

Ms. magazine survey: Post-Roe, women will vote to defend their rights (goerie.com)

Republicans recast drug debate as issue of crime and borders : NPR

Herschel Walker faces second allegation of paying for woman’s abortion : NPR

Sen. Chuck Grassley asks Iowa voters for eighth term in Senate race : NPR

More than 9 million voters already have cast their ballots in November elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why young voters are more likely to skip midterm elections than presidential races | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Statewide

‘We will have to be ready,’ to protect elections every day, Black lawmakers warn | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How voters in key Ohio and Pennsylvania districts are approaching the midterms : NPR

F&M Poll offers a tale of two races, with Shapiro soaring but Senate race still effectively tied | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Opinion | Fetterman vs. Oz Is Not Really Fetterman vs. Oz – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pennsylvania Senate race driven by personality, but missing policy plans | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What they’re saying: Concerns over Fetterman’s health abound, Oz dinged for smugness | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate debate, as told through tweets – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Political experts explore impact of Pa. Senate debate (abc27.com)

John Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats | WITF

John Fetterman’s debate left Democratic insiders shaken, still hopeful (inquirer.com)

Dr. Oz, Nikki Haley hold event in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

Aborting the red wave: One issue looms large over Pa. elections | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pennsylvania’s split-ticket voters are 2022 election targets (ydr.com)

Election Day 2022: Legal challenges already have begun (inquirer.com)

Pa. governor’s race: Jenna Ellis, advisor to Doug Mastriano, picks GOP fight (inquirer.com)

GOP Senate hopeful Oz used his TV show to ‘profit to the detriment of … viewers,’ physicians say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump has Pennsylvania back on his election itinerary – pennlive.com

District/Local

Awaiting court ruling, County commissioners vow to segregate but not count undated mail-in ballots | Local News | lancasteronline.com

State Rep. candidates Mark Temons, Josh Gerber engage in lively debate while Republican Tom Jones fails to show | Local News | lancasteronline.com

These are the most expensive contested elections in the Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pence coming to Plains Twp. fundraiser for Meuser | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Pittsburgh General Election Guide 2022 | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Allegheny County has extended hours for ballot returns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

War in Ukraine Likely to Speed, Not Slow, Shift to Clean Energy, I.E.A. Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Study finds microplastic pollution in Northeast Pennsylvania’s cleanest waterways | News | thetimes-tribune.com

E-waste recycler Sycamore International: Where old digital devices get restored, or get shredded (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT hears concerns of aesthetics, pedestrians, bicyclists at forum on rehabs of gateway bridges in Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Editorial: Attention to safe driving habits should be for every day (mainlinemedianews.com)

Slow down, drivers. People are dying. | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Radnor approves plan to add license plate readers at 11 intersections – Mainline Media News

 

Health

Philadelphia overdose deaths rose to the highest numbers on record in 2021 (inquirer.com)

‘Planting the seed of hope’: Speakers aim to help veterans struggling with substance abuse | News | tribdem.com

COVID-19 testing: U.S. must rethink infections disease respone (ydr.com)

RSV season: Common symptoms of this respiratory virus to watch for – pennlive.com

 

State News

PA Chamber CEO praises Erie and bipartisan tax reform, touts energy (goerie.com)

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on Medicaid funding for abortion | TribLIVE.com

Abortion: Medicaid coverage at center of Allegheny Reproductive case before PA Supreme Court (inquirer.com)

Abortion providers challenge Medicaid ban in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Supreme Court rejects challenge to felony-murder law | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Former lawmaker wins Senate confirmation to serve on Pa. Liquor Control Board – pennlive.com

 

National News

Evacuations have intensified in Kherson, Ukraine; power sites hit (inquirer.com)

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is Sending Leaders to Africa for Help – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Gen Z expected to face affordability barriers as they enter housing market – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mobile homes are becoming more expensive as tenants struggle to pay rent : NPR

Baby formula is getting easier to find, but there are still some empty shelves : NPR

Saturday’s Powerball lottery drawing balloons to $800 million : NPR

How a tank full of powder turns natural gas into fuel for pickup trucks | WITF

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey under federal investigation again, adviser confirms (inquirer.com)

On its 25th anniversary, organizers pledge another Million Woman March next year (inquirer.com)

Prince Harry’s Memoir ‘Spare’ Arriving in Jan. 2023 – Rolling Stone

 

Local News

At Doylestown’s Diwali Celebration, Local Group Talks Up Role as “Social Change Organization” | Doylestown, PA News TAPinto

East Coventry rescinds zoning permit, agreement for farm pit (pottsmerc.com)

Summit focuses on healthy, affordable, sustainable food for the future | News | tribdem.com

Langhorne, Morrisville adopt earned income taxes to help fund budgets (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Medicinal dispensary licensed to sell marijuana opens in Kennett Township – Daily Local

Hazleton City Authority pump station offline again as emergency work continues | News | standardspeaker.com

Closing postponed for infrastructure loan, opinions differ on merits | | standardspeaker.com

Allentown council denies IronPigs rescue money for renovations (mcall.com)

Climate and Energy Forum a platform to talk about what’s possible | The Bucks County Herald

Traces of Covid debate resurface at Council Rock board meeting | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County officials recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (mainlinemedianews.com)

Elmwood Park Zoo receives $30 million gift for animal hospital – Mainline Media News

NPS still coping with 2018 snow storm damage at DEWA’s Childs Park (poconorecord.com)

Washington County to expand internet connections to 5,000 homes, schools, businesses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Pitt

Organizers look to Jewish rituals in remembering the Tree of Life shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal judge dismisses wrongful termination case against University of Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

New report calls for more resources, educational supports for Pittsburgh’s Black families – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Philly

MOVE bombing: Medical examiner’s office report reforms are incomplete (inquirer.com)

What you need to know about Anthony Phillips, the 33-year-old Ph.D. student in line for a City Council seat (inquirer.com)

A parking mogul’s new Center City apartment tower will have 31 affordable units, public spaces, and bike parking (inquirer.com)

Kenyatta Johnson’s bribery retrial nears its end as a new jury attempts to deliver a verdict (inquirer.com)