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Comitta highlights pediatric cancer tax credit – Daily Local

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Comitta Calls For Hearings On The Failure Of Pennsylvania To Invest In Clean Energy Infrastructure (

Sens. Host Public Hearing On Pregnancy Workplace Accommodations | Plymouth, PA Patch

Bucks lawmaker introduces ‘Made in PA’ bill in support of goods manufactured in the Keystone State – thereporteronline

Burns tours U.S. Steel facility; told mill search in infancy | News |

Health data collected under decades old Pennsylvania law to become public record in proposed bill | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Senator Regan hoping to legalize recreational marijuana, a change from his previous position (

GOP Pennsylvania Senator With Federal Law Enforcement Background To File Marijuana Legalization Bill – Marijuana Moment

Republican support grows for recreational cannabis legalization in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Senator Regan hoping to legalize recreational marijuana, a change from his previous position (

Legalize pot in Pa., says GOP state senator and ex-U.S. marshal (

Op-Ed: Legalization of adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania is inevitable | Opinion |

Pa. State Capitol fountain turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month (

PA House Committee Hears Plan to Toll Girard Point Bridge – DV Journal (

Why doesn’t Pa. government practice equal pay for equal work? (

Pa House committee probes accountability, confidentiality in school abuse cases (

Defending subpoena for Pennsylvania Republican election review, Kim Ward misstates facts (

Will PA Senate GOP issue subpoenas for voters’ information? The latest (

Pa. House OKs bill to make more pandemic data publicly available | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House OKs bill to make more pandemic data publicly available | WITF

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania reformed ‘prison gerrymandering,’ but it likely won’t matter in congressional maps | 90.5 WESA


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson submits data to the FDA seeking approval for its COVID-19 booster –

Solitary confinement spiked in the pandemic, alarming prisoners’ advocates : Shots – Health News : NPR

COVID-19 hospitalizations fall again in Pa. –

GIANT offering Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot at most in-store pharmacies | ABC27

Pitt researchers find convalescent plasma treatment ‘futile’ in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Surging COVID-19 prompts visitor ban in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center ER | Coronavirus |

New Zealand easing strict lockdown restrictions after admitting even those can’t eliminate COVID –

Monroe County COVID cases increased by 417 as of Sunday (

Vaccination rate nears three-quarters of those eligible in Delaware County – Delco Times



USPS holiday mail delays much better than last year, but some deliveries slower (

IATSE members authorize a strike for better pay and working conditions : NPR

Lehigh Valley companies are paying big sign-on bonuses – The Morning Call (

Worker shortage hits home again as PennDOT seeks hundreds of workers to run snow plows | WITF

‘The Great Resignation’ and the impact on the American workplace | Smart Talk (

Underlying all the labor shortages? A ‘crisis’ in the child care sector creating a vicious cycle for working parents | WITF



Historic gun violence sparks calls for more policing along Philly’s commercial corridors | WITF

Pa. Attorney General’s Office To Prosecute Case Against Somerset County DA – CBS Pittsburgh (

Attorney general says feds to discuss, target ‘disturbing spike’ in threats against school board members –

Jefferson shooting is the latest example of workplace violence in health care (

Bensalem police warn parents of possible cannabis Halloween candies (



Nearly half of Pa. school principals surveyed said they’ve been threatened over mask order –

Ralliers support equitable funding for schools – Daily Local

Viral Tiktok challenge creates chaos for Midstate school district (

Penn Manor Superintendent Mike Leichliter to retire in 2022 | Local News |

Elizabethtown school board continues to hear from parents dissatisfied with mask mandate | Community News |

Bus driver is any school district’s most underappreciated job (

College endowments at schools including Harvard, Yale, Duke, Penn and Bowdoin are on track for banner years. It’s time they do something about the cost of attendance. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wealthy university endowments report billions in 2021 growth – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Guest commentary: PHEAA fulfilling mission to help Pennsylvania college students (

Hempfield Area school officials opt not to join mask lawsuit by 6-3 vote |

Penn State professors will protest the university’s COVID policies in a unique way this week – The Morning Call (

Here’s how education reform can support teachers instead of undermining them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘We are Philadelphia’s university’: As he takes the helm Temple’s new prez talks future plans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Police report says candidate was sideswiped in fatal crash (

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to correct 16,000 mail ballots for 2021 general election (

Montgomery County to replace 16,000 misprinted mail ballots (

Lehigh County executive debate takeaways – The Morning Call (

Northampton County ballot on-demand voting hours expanded – The Morning Call (

Westmoreland Democrats prepare for last stand as Republicans seek full government takeover |

Fetterman pulls in massive $2.7 million in third quarter of campaign | City & State PA (

Republicans Dave White, Jake Corman (maybe) enter gubernatorial race | City & State PA (

Countdown to election day; mail-in ballots to be sent next week | Election |

Public invited to observe test of voting equipment; demo set for Friday | Election |

Election 2021: What you need to know about voting by mail in Berks (

Erie County voters’ guide to the Nov. 2 municipal election (

Conservatives Slam Anthony Fauci for Saying ‘Too Soon’ to Plan for Christmas (



California oil spill could endanger birds, marine life for years, experts say : NPR

Bumble bee could be declared an endangered species –



Snow preparations: PennDOT is gearing up for winter, needs workers (

PennDOT preps for winter with driver shortage looming | News |



Poll: Most Republicans oppose Texas abortion law provisions : NPR


State News

How Kelly, Casey, Toomey voted last week | Local News |

Proposed natural gas power plant in Washington County asks state to withdraw permits | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Pa. school pension fund leaders seek to gag board members over leaks to media · Spotlight PA

Rental Assistance Workshop available for Pennsylvanians facing eviction (

AG Shapiro’s Last-Second Cancellation of Presser Attacking Pipeline Raises Questions – DV Journal (

State prosecutors abruptly halt pipeline probe announcement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro reschedules pipeline probe announcement | WITF

New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy : NPR

Facebook’s Apps Went Down. The World Saw How Much It Runs on Them. – The New York Times (

What caused the Facebook, Instagram outage on Monday? –

Facebook again asks judge to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint, argues it lacks ‘valid factual basis’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pandora Papers show tax havens are part of global inequity problem : Goats and Soda : NPR

Refugee admissions hit record low, despite Biden’s reversal : NPR

Snapchat adds ‘Run for Office’ feature to help potential candidates : NPR

Bubba Wallace is just the second Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race : NPR

How pumpkin spice changed the history of world (

William Shatner will fly to space aboard Blue Origin rocket at age 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier had its first all-female guard change in history | WITF


Local News

Somerset DA Thomas taking leave of absence; ‘More to this story,’ his attorney alleges | News |

Nancy Matos Gonzalez, Pennsylvania’s first Latina district judge, retiring after 30 years of serving Bethlehem’s South Side – The Morning Call (

Guest Opinion: Reelect DA Matt Weintraub (

Harrisburg mayor makes first appointments to police advisory committee –

Early childhood education center to open in downtown Wilkes-Barre | News |

Power restored for more than 1,100 in Scranton | Crime-Emergency |

Staffing issues slow North Pocono mail delivery, frustrating customers | News |

Street improvements highlight Hazleton’s Community Development budget proposal | News |

Editorial: Reading has great opportunity amid tremendous challenges (

Luzerne County creating first assistant solicitor position | Times Leader

Northampton County’s 2022 budget includes a tax decrease – The Morning Call (

Creating a county health bureau would be a wise investment for Lehigh County – The Morning Call (

Solar energy project planned on former seminary property in Girard (

PennDOT announces $8.7 million 12th Street upgrade project for 2022 (



US Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Hundreds rally for reproductive rights in Pittsburgh as part of a nationwide demonstration | 90.5 WESA

Outraged Pittsburgh housing advocates call for reforms, CEO’s resignation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Petition triggers City Council hearing on developer’s ambitious plan to reshape part of Oakland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates Gainey, Moreno outline their visions for city’s future |

Pgh event will celebrate a half-century of queer media in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



John Dougherty and Bobby Henon Local 98 bribery trial, explained (

Applications open for Citizen Police Oversight Commission (

March in Philly for reproductive rights draws about 1,000 – WHYY

Greater Philadelphia’s largest women-owned businesses by revenue – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia can’t curb the climate crisis without federal support | Opinion (

Anrae James, killed in Jefferson Hospital shooting, left behind 3 children (

With a jury selected, John Dougherty and Bobby Henon say they’re ready for bribery trial: ‘I can’t wait to get this done’ (

Even when the pandemic passes, outdoor dining in Philly should be given a chance to stay | Editorial (

Minority Enterprise Development Week kicks off with call to invest in communities | Business |

Alain LeRoy Locke, the Father of the Harlem Renaissance, gets new historical marker | Local News |



‘Everybody is frustrated,’ Biden says as his agenda stalls (

Biden tells GOP to ‘get out of the way’ on debt limit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics : NPR

What Sen. Blumenthal’s ‘finsta’ flub says about Congress’ grasp of Big Tech : NPR

Why Biden is keeping key parts of Trump’s China trade policy : NPR

Dems’ vision for free community college would allow more undocumented | City & State PA (

As the U.S. Hurtles Toward a Debt Crisis, What Does McConnell Want? – The New York Times (

Fed officials should not be trading securities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why there’s such an impasse in Congress: Some questions and answers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (