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Legislature

PA Lawmakers Call For Shutdown of Mariner East 2 Pipeline – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Legislators hear of water woes from pipeline neighbors – Daily Local

Bills supporting Syringe Service programs reach Harrisburg, aim to combat drug addiction (abc27.com)

Pa. lawmakers must legalize syringe services programs | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Legislation aims to prevent drug overdose deaths and diseases with ‘syringe services programs’ | WITF

Pennsylvania Highlights Need to Expand Services to Fight Substance Abuse – PennWatch

Pa. senate disapproves joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (wearecentralpa.com)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Vote to Pull Out of Regional Carbon Pact (bloomberglaw.com)

Gov. Wolf and lawmakers to announce actions to prioritize environmental justice (abc27.com)

Can Pa. lawmakers beat the 90-day clock and solve redistricting puzzle? (abc27.com)

Despite transparency vows, much of Pa.’s redistricting still takes place behind closed doors · Spotlight PA

Proposed Bill Would Spare New Vehicles From Emissions Testing (sauconsource.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf, Senate Democrats attack Republican-backed bill to allow open or concealed carrying of firearms – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

Gun reform urged on three-year mark of Pa. massacre · Spotlight PA

Guest editorial | Time to rein in quid pro quo culture of Harrisburg | Editorials | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania House passes bill aimed at people who discourage their own hiring – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

House moves bill to add seniors to prescription drug program | WITF

Senate aims bill at preventing all-electric building codes | WITF

Pa. Senate passes bill that would prevent all-electric building codes – pennlive.com

Telemedicine ‘infrastructure’ bill passes Pennsylvania Senate again | Local/Regional | thedailyreview.com

State Senate Approves Bill Making It A Crime To Run Away From An Arresting Officer – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Senate Committee passes safe exchange zone bill | News | tribdem.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why Puerto Rico leads the U.S. in COVID vaccine rates, and what states can learn : NPR

October covid deaths exceed 100 in Allegheny County | TribLIVE.com

Schools, providers prep to vaccinate kids under 12 against COVID-19 | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

 

Business/Jobs

Nation’s labor chief joins picketers at Kellogg near Lancaster | WITF

Economic growth likely slowed sharply in the 3rd quarter. Here’s why : NPR

Pennsylvania construction jobs hard to fill despite good pay (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

ACLU sues Montgomery County Courts over probation detention (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Education

PASSHE’s university merger plan is on track, chancellor says, and needs funding to keep it going | WITF

Pa. state university leaders asked how students want to discuss campus mergers. The answer: TikTok | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some Philly-area schools are still fighting over masks. You can see it in how many exemptions parents have requested (inquirer.com)

I’m a Pa. student. I shouldn’t have to worry about being shot. But I do. Every day | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Frustration, disappointment expressed over strike notice, lack of contract in Scranton | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

DeNaples doesn’t bid for Scranton busing contract | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

President Biden’s job approval is dropping in Pa.: F&M Poll – pennlive.com

Franklin & Marshall Poll: Pennsylvanians weigh in on Biden, election review, abortion, masks | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Franklin & Marshall College poll: Majority support COVID mandates, oppose 2020 election review (readingeagle.com)

Josh Shapiro breaks with Gov. Tom Wolf over strategy on climate change (inquirer.com)

Gubernatorial hopeful Shapiro wary of Wolf’s emissions curbing plan | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Charles McElwee: Working-class voters will shape PA’s political future (broadandliberty.com)

Nearly 2 in 3 voters support school mask mandates; majority OK with vaccine mandates: F&M poll | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Guest Opinion: Time for a new conservative ‘Contract with America’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

The Nov. 2 Pa. Supreme Court election feels more like an auction. That’s bad for justice | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Gov. candidate Shapiro is skeptical of RGGI. It’s unclear if AG Shapiro will do something about it. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

I-83 South Bridge: Open houses, public meetings on replacement, tolling (ydr.com)

Pittsburgh International Airport has lots of airlines, but few want to fly to Philadelphia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Design of Penn Medicine’s Pavilion borrows from nearby buildings, incorporates sustainable measures – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Tower Health takes $370M in impairment write-offs, explores St. Christopher’s options – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

FDA sets stronger safety warnings for breast implants (abc27.com)

Excela unveils $10 million robotic surgical center with focus on cancer | TribLIVE.com

Amid nationwide injectable Naloxone shortage, Pa. entities rely on Narcan supply – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Legislation introduced to allow lawsuits against Amtrak | WITF

Pennsylvania uses taxpayer money to fund Real Alternatives, an antiabortion organization (inquirer.com)

With almost no oversight, anti-abortion groups get millions in Pa. tax dollars | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Time to end childhood lead poisoning in Pennsylvania (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County YWCA to honor Boockvar over objections from lawmakers (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A Q&A with Common Cause Pennsylvania’s Khalif Ali | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Keystone Link Coalition aims to find the link between child and animal abuse (abc27.com)

25 Pennsylvania-made candy brands perfect for the trick or treat bowl | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Among top horror movies, Pennsylvania is the deadliest state (poconorecord.com)

Fall turkey hunting numbers far below historic levels as season opens Saturday – pennlive.com

PA election audit: Voters, voting groups get status in lawsuit (theintell.com)

 

National News

U.S. issues first passport with a nonbinary gender ‘X’ option : NPR

A Parole Commission mishap robbed him of full freedom after prison : NPR

Oil company CEOs will discuss climate policies at Congress : NPR

Kansas City plans the U.S.’s first soccer stadium built for women : NPR

Stacey Abrams group donates $1.34M to pay people’s medical debts : NPR

Ransomware gang says it hacked the National Rifle Association (abc27.com)

Once a notorious Superfund, South Jersey landfill property soon will power hundreds of homes with solar (inquirer.com)

US park service, tourism group partner to highlight tribes — from Pa. to Oregon | WITF

 

Local News

Law enforcement in Philadelphia could feel impact of legislation, what about here at home? | WHP (local21news.com)

Is Aqua’s ‘No Rate Hike’ Pledge a Hollow Promise? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PMVB received the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award. (poconorecord.com)

‘A real plan’: Johnstown’s proposed 2022 budget features $55 million in overall spending, no property tax hike | News | tribdem.com

Ebensburg’s tentative budget holds line on taxes | News | tribdem.com

Yardley, Upper Bucks prepare as Delaware River expected to flood Thursday (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Two men with law enforcement experience vie for magisterial district judge in London Grove – Daily Local’

Poll workers still needed, new communication system at polls launched | Election | standardspeaker.com

Reading to use a $20,000 Pa. grant to create a more walkable city (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

‘It’s really important to be able to be together’: Schenley Park ceremony marks 3 years since Tree of Life attack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘We just can’t forget what happened here’: Community observes 3 years since Tree of Life shooting | TribLIVE.com

Three years after the Tree of Life shooting, Pittsburgh remembers the 11 worshippers killed | WITF

What social media had to say on the anniversary of the Tree of Life attack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A master plan for the energy mecca of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh considers converting all streetlights to LED in proposed $16M project | TribLIVE.com

3 of 6 open seats on Allegheny County Council contested in Nov. 2 election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Black leaders seek ‘city of peace’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Here’s how fast Philadelphia apartment rents are growing compared to other major markets – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Project HOME opens new affordable housing complex in Kensington – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Larry Krasner says he is certain to win a second term Tuesday as Philadelphia’s district attorney (inquirer.com)

Councilmember Bobby Henon’s lawyers push back against claims he accepted free windows for chief of staff Courtney Voss in exchange for squashing Philadelphia Parking Authority audit (inquirer.com)

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium primary care clinic in Philadelphia opens next week (inquirer.com)

Black Philadelphians must fight segregation with economic empowerment | Solomon Jones (inquirer.com)

Mayor Kenney hopeful Co-Responder program improves police interactions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis will be both official and deeply personal : NPR

Biden bound for global summits as domestic agenda in limbo | News | tribdem.com

Live Updates: Biden Expected to Outline Framework of Revised Social Spending Deal – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Paid family leave falls out of Biden bill as tempers rise – Daily Local

Democrats Rush to Rewrite U.S. Tax Code in Days – The New York Times (nytimes.com)