As session nears end, Pa. counties urge Legislature to act on mental health funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Chronically ill patients could get easier access to new treatments (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania governor vetoes bill to limit parole for violent offenders | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Conference crowd learns to recognize, fight trafficking | News | tribdem.com



Art Museum workers continue to strike into second week – WHYY

Baby formula shortage crisis continues with no end in sight – Daily Local

Job openings fall as Fed continues to raise interest rates – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

OPEC+ is expected to cut oil production. It could benefit Russia : NPR

Meet the Pittsburgh startup that’s gearing up to insure driverless cars | WITF

Barriers to Black entrepreneurship widen the wealth gap | Business | phillytrib.com

Employers have jobs to offer, yet struggle to fill vacancies | TribLIVE.com



Police name suspected murderer in Roxborough football scrimmage shooting | Local News | phillytrib.com



7 Philadelphia-area private schools among the 10 best in Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Reading’s 10th and Penn Elementary School recognized by state for behavioral support program (readingeagle.com)

Free college? Some Allegheny College students won’t pay tuition anymore | TribLIVE.com



Unresolved gray areas in Pa. mail voting law likely to spur fresh confusion, legal challenges · Spotlight PA

Reporter’s Notebook: Oz and Shapiro had stage to themselves at PA Chamber’s 2022 dinner | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Marcell: Bringing business experience, common sense to Harrisburg (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Who’s running for Pennsylvania legislature in Bucks, Montgomery counties (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County, Montco sheriff endorsements in Fetterman-Oz race raise questions (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Breyman: Reforming election process will move PA forward (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Ask not for whom the bell polls – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is asking Christians to talk about white nationalism in America: and for good reason | Social Views – pennlive.com

GOP optimistic about Senate chances despite Herschel Walker turmoil in Georgia | WITF

Calls to fear Soros and the ‘globalists’ are antisemitic. We must reject them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump’s Save America PAC is spending in PA, but not for one candidate (ydr.com)

Doug Mastriano has fervent base; Mehmet Oz is trying to reach Pa. swing voters (inquirer.com)


Gun Safety

Philadelphia pushes for more gun control, enforces existing laws less | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Reading invests nearly $3 million in community groups to fight violence | WITF

Brian Kennedy, founder of Kennedys’ Project, York, wants to help kids (ydr.com)



For offshore wind aspirations to become reality, transmission hurdles must be cleared – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Environmental groups tour acid mine drainage and revitalized stream | News | citizensvoice.com



Personalities don’t usually change quickly but they may have during COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

Doctors see both setbacks, advances in breast cancer care (abc27.com)

Judge to Delco Health Dept: You’re Out of Inspection Biz in First Class Townships – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

New Wolf admin order expands access to ‘most cost-effective form’ of naloxone – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

WebMD’s top doc speaks at Neumann University about nursing burnout (delcotimes.com)


State News

Max Baer’s death leaves a vacancy on the PA Supreme Court (ydr.com)

Pa. Chief Justice Max Baer remembered as pioneering judge, dedicated family man during memorial service at Duquesne University | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Record high revenue of $3.3 billion recorded at Pa. casinos | TribLIVE.com

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tapped to lead U.S. Treasury committee on racial equity – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PA Teens Are Falling for Online Scams – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How much snow will Pa. get this year? It’s complicated, Accuweather says – pennlive.com

Chief Justice Max Baer was at the center of some of Pennsylvania’s biggest election cases | WITF

Pennsylvanians trust local newspapers (mainlinemedianews.com)


National News

U.S. Supreme Court begins new term October 2022: Cases to watch (inquirer.com)

States deploy about 2,500 National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border | National | thecentersquare.com

Trump is asking Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago case : NPR

Aaron Judge hits home run #62 and makes baseball history : NPR

Nobel chemistry prize awarded to 3 for attaching molecules : NPR

Nicole Mann will become first Native woman to go to space : NPR

Goodwill launches an online venture : NPR

Putin signs laws to illegally annex 4 Ukrainian regions, even as Russian losses mount | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What happens is Putin decides to cut Russia’s losses in Ukraine? : NPR


Local News

Greater Johnstown board gets update on pandemic relief spending | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster County commissioners pass on local police, fire and EMS ARPA requests | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Delco Dollars — The county is on a budget-busting run, likely to result in major tax increases or service cuts in the coming years (broadandliberty.com)

York County SPCA hosting October small animal adoption event (abc27.com)

Reading activists want city protection from environmental toxins (readingeagle.com)

New food warehouse brings supplies closer to the needs in Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

Luzerne Bank building on Public Square sold | News | citizensvoice.com

News Engine Podcast: Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown talks crime, homelessness, unions, development, announces reelection bid | News Engine | citizensvoice.com

As students struggle with mental health, Riverside receives $750,000 grant to add counselors | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



Nearly 3,000 Allegheny County students are known to lack homes. A nonprofit says there are far more. | WITF

Judge approves removal of Schenley Park Columbus statue | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh Public employs AI system to lower bus passing violations | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Developer aims to revive Hyde Park Plaza in Allegheny Township | TribLIVE.com

Legislation could allow Pittsburgh to fine residents, businesses for excess trash, uncut lawns | TribLIVE.com

Mayor’s office fields questions from Homewood residents, gives updates on ‘All In’ initiative | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County assessment appeal hearings halted over court litigation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Return engagement: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust renews interest in proposed Downtown movie theater | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council approves $410,000 transfer to award small grants to community groups | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Union to build $55M sports complex in Chester – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Union, WSFS hope planned Sportsplex project ignites development on Chester waterfront – Delco Times

SEPTA’s plans to remake bus routes, schedules: what to know (inquirer.com)

FDR Park redesign is the kind of planning Philly should get behind | Editorial (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court conservatives may strike another blow to landmark Voting Rights Act : NPR

Biden says he’s not going to ‘sit by’ and let Republicans enact ‘extreme policies’ on reproductive rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette