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PA Lawmakers Call For Shutdown of Mariner East 2 Pipeline – DV Journal (

Legislators hear of water woes from pipeline neighbors – Daily Local

Bills supporting Syringe Service programs reach Harrisburg, aim to combat drug addiction (

Pa. lawmakers must legalize syringe services programs | Opinion (

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 (

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Vote to Pull Out of Regional Carbon Pact (

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

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

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 (

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

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

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 |

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

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 –

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

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

Senate Committee passes safe exchange zone bill | News |


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 |

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



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 (



ACLU sues Montgomery County Courts over probation detention (



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 (

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

Frustration, disappointment expressed over strike notice, lack of contract in Scranton | Education |

DeNaples doesn’t bid for Scranton busing contract | Education |



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

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

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

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

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

Charles McElwee: Working-class voters will shape PA’s political future (

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

Guest Opinion: Time for a new conservative ‘Contract with America’ (

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

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



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



I-83 South Bridge: Open houses, public meetings on replacement, tolling (

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



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

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

FDA sets stronger safety warnings for breast implants (

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

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


State News

Legislation introduced to allow lawsuits against Amtrak | WITF

Pennsylvania uses taxpayer money to fund Real Alternatives, an antiabortion organization (

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

Time to end childhood lead poisoning in Pennsylvania (

Bucks County YWCA to honor Boockvar over objections from lawmakers (

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

Keystone Link Coalition aims to find the link between child and animal abuse (

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

Among top horror movies, Pennsylvania is the deadliest state (

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

PA election audit: Voters, voting groups get status in lawsuit (


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 (

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

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 (

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

PMVB received the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award. (

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

Ebensburg’s tentative budget holds line on taxes | News |

Yardley, Upper Bucks prepare as Delaware River expected to flood Thursday (

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 |

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



‘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 |

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 |

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



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

Project HOME opens new affordable housing complex in Kensington – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

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 (

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium primary care clinic in Philadelphia opens next week (

Black Philadelphians must fight segregation with economic empowerment | Solomon Jones (

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

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



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 |

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

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 (