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Legislature

Chronically ill patients could get easier access to new treatments if Pa. lawmakers act soon · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania legislators push to legalize cannabis (audacy.com)

Coatesville’s ChesLen Preserve Marks Millions in New Conservation Investments (vista.today)

Officials gather to celebrate creation of Big Elk Creek State Park | The Unionville Times

Lawmaker proposes toll collection fix – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Boscola’s Proposal Extends Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program to More Seniors | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Guardianship Laws To Be Strengthened Under PA Lawmakers’ Proposal | Abington, PA Patch

Wolf visits Kiddie Space Heights in WB to discuss child care tax credits (yahoo.com)

House committee targets DA practices, ‘dramatic’ increase in gun cases not prosecuted | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Rep. Schlossberg among lawmakers at White House summit on mental health issues – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now | WITF

Two more independent Philly coffee shops move to unionize (inquirer.com)

Advocates, business owners and legislators focus on child care in Montgomery County (delcotimes.com)

Bucks County warehouse boom shows no signs of slowing (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Gen Z on TikTok show how they feel about inflation. It’s not what economists say : NPR

Report: With expanded benefits, a ‘cliff’ policy discourages work | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Grocery prices prompt ‘trading down’ to cheaper alternatives, more awareness of food waste (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

What it’s like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release : NPR

 

Education

Conservatives are in a legal battle to stop Biden’s student loan forgiveness : NPR

Kutztown University dedicates new headquarters of Pa. German center (yahoo.com)

Early Beginnings in Reading celebrates achieving Keystone STAR 4 status (berksweekly.com)

Central Bucks teacher advocacy policy raises free speech concerns (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennridge bans crosses, flags, other ‘advocacy’ from the classroom (theintell.com)

Guest Opinion: Marcell should resign school board role to campaign (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A student loan win for borrowers years in the making : NPR

Scranton teachers seek, receive diversity training from Penn State | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Dr. Yamil Sanchez Rivera named assistant superintendent of Reading schools (readingeagle.com)

 

Elections/Politics

2022 Pennsylvania Election News and Information from Spotlight PA

Pa. 2022 election: Lori Mizgorski and Lindsey Williams on the issues | 90.5 WESA

Doug Mastriano says ‘lawlessness is killing Philadelphia,’ as protesters outside call him ‘extremist’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Millions are pouring into PA’s race for governor – here’s where the money’s coming from – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Democrat John Fetterman hits back at Republican Mehmet Oz’s attacks on his health at rally in Pittsburgh | WITF

Mehmet Oz criticizes John Fetterman but not Doug Mastriano for avoiding media questions | WITF

Democratic leaders, protestors on site at Mastriano’s rally in North Philly today | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

Donald Trump: ‘King’ to some in Pennsylvania, but will it help GOP? | WITF

Analysis: Woke PA sets sights on sex, sexuality and…Mein Kampf? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Reasons to vote straight Democratic this November (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg attempted to fund Philly elections offices in 2020, emails show (broadandliberty.com)

Mehmet Oz visits Philly Black clergy members in midst of tight U.S. Senate race in Pa. (inquirer.com)

Trump allies interviewed nearly 200 election officials in Pa., elsewhere to probe for weaknesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wisconsin group launches effort to counter Christian nationalism in state politics – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Election 2022: The race to represent the 6th Congressional District (readingeagle.com)

 

Environment

Opinion: Susquehanna, Delaware rivers prone to climate-induced floods (poconorecord.com)

Pitt and Pa. health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

 

Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is going green to clean the air | WITF

I-83 project uproots Dauphin County residents, businesses: ‘Not knowing causes anxiety’ – pennlive.com

 

Health

To stop fatal overdoses, hospitals turn to addiction treatment teams : Shots – Health News : NPR

More than 500,000 Medicaid recipients at risk of losing coverage once eligibility verification resumes (yahoo.com)

How to schedule a COVID, monkeypox or flu vaccine in the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

More veterans die by suicide in Carbon County than anywhere else in Pa. A new center aims to save them – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

State News

Memorial service to be held for Chief Justice Max Baer (abc27.com)

Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer dies at 74 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer, a Pittsburgh native, dies, called ‘a tireless champion for children’ | TribLIVE.com

Political realities could leave the seven-member Pa. Supreme Court one justice down – pennlive.com

Lessons of the pandemic: What Pa. can do to reduce future evictions | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sesame Place discrimination case: Seven families join lawsuit (theintell.com)

 

National News

Home buyers this summer saw mortgage rates swing up and down more than at any time since 1987 (inquirer.com)

Data shows child poverty declined in 2021, locally and nationally; but nonprofits say this year is a different story | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Supreme Court welcomes the public again, and a new justice – Daily Local

Supreme Court begins a new term with more contentious cases on its docket : NPR

Feds vow major aid for Hurricane Ian victims amid rescues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some Black residents of Fort Myers are still waiting for post-hurricane help : NPR

Lula and Bolsonaro will face off in a runoff presidential election in Brazil : NPR

Puerto Rico: There are still thousands without power 2 weeks after Fiona : NPR

Abortion debate in Puerto Rico follows U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe : NPR

125 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match | ABC27

National politics, career arcs explain why Kemp polls ahead of Abrams | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Buffalo is ensuring the Black community isn’t left behind after mass supermarket shooting | Across America | phillytrib.com

Swedish scientist Svante Paabo wins Nobel Prize in medicine for evolution research (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Editorial: Local newspapers remain relevant (mainlinemedianews.com)

‘Rooted in progress’: State officials announce 2023 Farm Show theme | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Erie County Executive Brenton Davis re-budget of Rescue Plan under fire (goerie.com)

Delaware County Literacy Council receives grant from Delaware County Interactive Gaming Revenue Authority to promote literacy (delcotimes.com)

Returning soldier surprises son at Drexel Hill Middle School (delcotimes.com)

Hempfield staff shift positions, change policies months after controversial drag show [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Hundreds gather in West Chester to support the LGBTQIA+ community – Daily Local

Here are the Hispanic residents Morning Call readers named as difference-makers in the Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

Bucks boy among finalists in nationwide STEM contest | The Bucks County Herald

Newtown Township supervisors should’ve left abortion debate alone (theintell.com)

Pennsylvania American lifts boil-water advisory for Montco towns (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

PGH officials dedicate new low-barrier homeless shelter with wraparound services – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Allegheny County police review board nears completion with addition of four more appointees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spectator at Steelers game dies after fall from escalator – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pittsburgh joins global protests in solidarity with Iranian women following death of Mahsa Amini | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Kennywood reopens with new security measures in place after triple shooting | TribLIVE.com

Conversion of historic North Side commercial building into apartments ready to start | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Carrie Furnace on the cusp of long-awaited breakthrough | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jim Sweeney, former Steelers and Pitt offensive lineman, dies at 60 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What the Shell cracker plant looks like: The visible and invisible | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

OutFest street festival canceled, but other Philly gayborhood events remain – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eagles free Wendy’s Frosty: How to get one (inquirer.com)

Doug Pederson get standing O, tough loss to Eagles in return to Philadelphia | WITF

Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Centennial Celebration | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia has never had an openly LGBTQ City Council member. Can that change? (inquirer.com)

Philly’s school board isn’t elected. That’s a problem. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Plan to create horse stables in Fairmount Park could provide base for city’s iconic urban cowboys (inquirer.com)

Meet some of the Chinatown leaders weighing the wisdom of a 76ers arena next door (inquirer.com)

The George Washington cheer team has reached — and passed — its $30,000 goal (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

‘We’re with you,’ Biden tells Puerto Rico ahead of visit – Daily Local