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Legislature

As lawmakers break for elections, $100 million for mental health care remains out of reach – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fentanyl testing strips are about to be legalized in Pennsylvania. Advocates say they’ll keep fighting to legalize syringe exchanges (inquirer.com)

General Assembly sends governor legislation that would provide tax credits on hydrogen, natural gas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. bill on automated vehicles gets final passage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patients won’t have to wait so long for insurance company approval under new law in Pa. – pennlive.com

Larry Krasner impeachment: How Pa. Republicans are making it election issue (inquirer.com)

State insists on paying polluters | Editorial | citizensvoice.com

Bill to legalize automatic knives in state heads to Governor | State | thetimes-tribune.com

Elections/Politics

Flynn, Bassett spar in 22nd Senate District debate at University of Scranton | Election | citizensvoice.com

Dean Browning, Nick Miller trade jabs in Pa. Senate debate in 14th District (mcall.com)

Jarrett Coleman, Mark Pinsley meet in Pa. Senate debate in 16th District (mcall.com)

Kaufer, Leard debate in race for 120th state House seat | Election | citizensvoice.com

Deal: Burns can keep scam claim ad on TV, but not Facebook, as Billow’s lawsuit continues | News | tribdem.com

Having Pennsylvania mail ballot problems? Here’s what to do. (inquirer.com)

Berks officials instruct deputy sheriffs to remind voters to sign and date mail ballots (readingeagle.com)

York County to segregate mail ballots without a date or incorrect date (ydr.com)

For Pa.’s Fetterman, a post-debate show of strength – and solidarity – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate: Abortion ad slamming Mehmet Oz to air during World Series (inquirer.com)

John Fetterman shunned local government as the mayor trying to revive crumbling Braddock (inquirer.com)

New poll shows Shapiro widening lead, Fetterman lead steady before debate | Election | citizensvoice.com

Shapiro eyes Erie for start of bus tour as Election Day nears (goerie.com)

Early voting soars in Westmoreland County | TribLIVE.com

17th District candidates Chris DeLuzio, Jeremy Shaffer to debate on Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pastore, Kelly face off on policy, politics in Congressional debate (goerie.com)

Bernie Sanders aims to boost vulnerable Democrats on U.S. tour | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

‘Waiting on Pennsylvania’: Why the US Senate race may drag past Election night | Times Leader

Pence says Democratic leaders unite Republicans for election | Election | citizensvoice.com

Editorial: Get ready to make an informed vote (readingeagle.com)

State News

Pennsylvania puts $3.7M toward restoring Poconos passenger rail service link between Scranton, New York City | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. Marijuana Pardon Project: Too few applications, or too many? (mcall.com)

How Pa. marijuana pardon program shut out thousands of people (mcall.com)

A Pennsylvania county is charging people to search court documents — an unusual and undue burden, experts say | WITF

Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane is taking a novel approach in fighting her DUI arrest (inquirer.com)

William Penn wanted Chester to be his capitol. Here’s what happened (inquirer.com)

Rep. Scott Perry drops lawsuit over seized cell data | TribLIVE.com

Rise in respiratory illnesses in kids touches central Pa., but hospital capacity holding up – pennlive.com

Pa., Texas Chambers of Commerce make World Series wager for snacks and beer – pennlive.com

Dig finds evidence of Revolutionary War prison camp location in York County | WITF

Education

Editorial: Achievement data should discourage future school closures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State employees to get 20% discount for online courses from PennWest University | TribLIVE.com

Penn Hills School District hires Lazaron as chief of school police force | TribLIVE.com

Penn State cancels its Center for Racial Justice after faculty push for funding decision (inquirer.com)

Design work to begin on $22M expansion of IUP’s growing Academy of Culinary Arts | TribLIVE.com

Connecticut educator named interim Allentown superintendent (mcall.com)

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

Local News

LCTA marks 50 years of service | Times Leader

Officials look to market shuttered Westmoreland test track | TribLIVE.com

Police departments, sheriff’s office collecting unused meds Saturday | TribLIVE.com

St. Francis Kitchen to launch free mobile clothing store | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Officials highlight federal, state investments in conservation, environment and urban revitalization | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Airport passenger departures still on the rise | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Camp Hill ignores its 2-political-sign limit — for now – pennlive.com

$16 million in state grants coming to Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

Philly

Guns used in Roxborough shooting later ended up in the hands of a Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy (inquirer.com

‘A meeting place for people of goodwill’: Philly Cuts is more than a barbershop | Friday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Christmas Village returns to LOVE Park and City Hall with extra Philly spirit (inquirer.com)

Kenyatta Johnson jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict (inquirer.com)

Who is Philly City Council candidate Anthony Phillips, the 33-year-old Ph.D. student and nonprofit founder (inquirer.com)

Someone screamed for help on the Schuylkill River Trail. No one stopped. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Feds arrest Philly deputy sheriff for gun trafficking | Local News | phillytrib.com

CHOP opens behavioral health center in West Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pitt

Heeding a ‘sacred duty to remember,’ mourners gather to mark 4 years since Tree of Life attack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh community comes together for Tree of Life 4th-year commemoration | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: Four years since Tree of Life, antisemitism still on the rise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s soaring homicide rate leaves officials baffled | TribLIVE.com

What does Argo’s closing mean for Pittsburgh’s robotics future? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Downtown will sparkle for Highmark Light Up Night on Nov. 19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council looks to revamp permiting process for athletic facilities | TribLIVE.com

Group led by former Trump adviser runs anti-trans political ads on Pittsburgh radio stations | WITF

CP Jail Watch: Do vendor contracts incentivize poor food service? | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

National News

Federal court won’t wait for Supreme Court to release Trump taxes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mortgage rates top 7% for the first time since 2002 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CRC approves first slate of recreational cannabis businesses (inquirer.com)

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023 – Reading Eagle

People of color less likely to receive Paxlovid and other Covid-19 treatments, according to CDC study | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Crime/Punishment

AG: 4 men associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses charged in sexual abuse of minors | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Philly man is facing death penalty for allegedly killing ex-girlfriend and unborn child in King of Prussia (inquirer.com)

Mother of 6-year-old child abducted in Dowingtown PA arrested after Virginia traffic stop (mainlinemedianews.com)