New laws in Pa. add to low count of enacted legislation in 2023 | Don’t Miss This | dailyitem.com

Penn Street Bridge Renamed to Honor Fallen Officer Scott A. Wertz – MyChesCo

New CCAC center will help advance Allegheny County’s workforce development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bills about “sexually explicit content” in schools, curriculum transparency advance out of Pa. Senate | Don’t Miss This | itemonline.com

Most Pennsylvania Voters Support Armed Security in Schools (governing.com)

Some Pennsylvania lawmakers push for passage of ‘red flag laws’ in light of Maine mass shooting (headtopics.com)

Pennsylvania looks to add extensive dental care to Medicaid | WITF

CEHD awarded $1.4 million grant to recruit and retain teachers of color | Temple Now

Pitt funding still frozen, ripple effects have blocked $57M in ag assistance | News | bradfordera.com

New Pennsylvania bill would crack down on harassment against sports officials (abc27.com)

Democrats, Republicans seek PA court and Allegheny county seats (publicsource.org)

Pittsburgh affordable housing units to benefit from $15 million in state grants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Senate passes bill opponents worry targets books about LGBTQ+ and marginalized people | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express (lockhaven.com)

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill opponents worry targets books about LGBTQ+ and marginalized people – Butler Eagle

Pa. legislature did little after Tree of Life massacre | WITF

Crematories want to ‘cool the F’s down’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Allegheny County residents turn out for new COVID shot amid supply chain issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Covid Cases Drop in California, but Experts Warn of a Winter Surge – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Gunman in Maine kills 18, wounds 13, remains at large | Maine | thecentersquare.com

Murder Suspect Who Escaped From Police at D.C. Hospital Is Recaptured – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Woman in custody following fatal shooting of Pa. bus driver: reports – pennlive.com

Man charged in death of friend beaten unconscious, abandoned and run over on Harrisburg street – pennlive.com

Williamsport police lieutenant asks court to remove three of his superiors – pennlive.com

2 children hit by car while trick-or-treating in Cumberland County: police – pennlive.com


Pa. education tour takes up school vouchers conversation in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Behind the Donor Revolt at Penn – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

With cyber attacks on the rise, schools brace for higher costs | National | thecentersquare.com

Bill would provide low-income student tuition at two-year colleges, tech schools | Washington | thecentersquare.com

Bates College Students Wait Anxiously After Lewiston Shooting – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. Senate bill seeks to boost student reading with scientific approach | Don’t Miss This | meadvilletribune.com


Allegheny County executive race a generational decision between Innamorato, Rockey – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

October 26 Playbook: By The Numbers (politicspa.com)

Spending by Jeff Yass-backed PAC tops $4 million in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia mayoral candidates talk public safety, schooling, and Sixers arena in lone debate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Full hunter’s moon to shine this weekend, followed by 3 meteor showers – pennlive.com

Deer in love and end of daylight saving time collide to increase risk on roads – pennlive.com

Bill to override states’ animal cruelty laws creates rift among farmers in Pa., nationwide – pennlive.com


UAW, Ford reach tentative agreement to end auto strike | Michigan | thecentersquare.com

More technicians needed to fix broken EV charging stations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Study: Cost of ‘fueling’ an electric vehicle is equivalent to $17.33 per gallon | National | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

White House calls for stronger gun policy reforms after Maine shooting – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democratic lieutenant governors, advocates, discuss solutions to prevent gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More Than 60,000 Fortress Gun Safes Recalled After Report of Child’s Death – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


FDA warns restaurants in Pennsylvania, 5 other states about contaminated oysters | ABC27

Bipartisan, 33-state coalition sues Meta, alleging harms to youth mental health | California | thecentersquare.com

Health survey links fracking in PA to cancers, disease · Spotlight PA

Many women can’t access miscarriage drug because it’s also used for abortions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State News

‘We’re making progress’: Shapiro isn’t satisfied with the process of getting permits and licenses (abc27.com)

Shapiro’s nominee to head Pa. Department of Banking and Securities wins confirmation – pennlive.com

The history behind Pennsylvania’s flat income tax | WITF

Centre County fire company’s historic all-female attack line | WITF

Growing exodus means higher tax burden for those who remain | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bidding opens for unclaimed property in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

National News

Biden launches strikes on Iranian-linked forces in Syria | National | thecentersquare.com

Fentanyl, border issues answers wanted from federal agencies | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com

‘Dark Day for Maine’ After Gunman Kills 18 at Bowling Alley and Bar – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Women in Congress call for more action on breast cancer prevention, treatment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Robert E. Lee Confederate statue in Charlottesville melted down : NPR

Disney World provides an important corridor allowing Florida wildlife to migrate : NPR

Latina journalists shine in a Smithsonian exhibit : NPR

Nearly 4 million illegal border crossers in fiscal 2023 | National | thecentersquare.com

NHL lifts ban on Pride Tape, after a player defied it : NPR

U.S. immigrant population growing fast far from southern border : NPR

Local News

Repairs to the Routes 22/322 Clarks Ferry Bridge scheduled to start in November – pennlive.com

Multiple people injured after tent collapses during Pa. Amish wedding: reports – pennlive.com

Why this Jersey Shore boardwalk’s Giant Wheel won’t shine for the holidays – pennlive.com


At Shadyside anti-gun violence event, survivors share grief and call for stronger legislation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Very unique assets’: Two Downtown Pittsburgh apartment buildings go up for sale | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man wanted in Target parking lot shooting in Ross arrested in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morning Roundup: Teen stabbed in Downtown Pittsburgh; woman shot in Crafton Heights | TribLIVE.com


From school selection to year-round schooling, Philly mayoral candidates get candid on education | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly passes law to enforce bus lane violators with AI cameras | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA bus driver dies after being shot 6 times by woman in Germantown, police say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Judge reinstates charges against Philadelphia police officer in fatal shooting of Eddie Irizarry | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey leads McCormick in new Pennsylvania Senate race poll (abc27.com)

Casey: Democrats must support Innamorato in Allegheny County executive race | 90.5 WESA

Democratic lieutenant governors, advocates, discuss solutions to prevent gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senators Casey and Romney Propose Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Early Childhood Education Training – MyChesCo