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Legislature

Conservation groups laud bipartisan effort to pass Growing Greener lll (delcotimes.com)

Comitta secures funding for new sump pumps at Chester County History Center – Daily Local

Nonprofit security grant program accepting applications in Chester County – Daily Local

Wolf, local officials tout Canpack success story during Olyphant facility tour | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID cases rising in Europe point to a coming U.S. surge : Shots – Health News : NPR

Montgomery County Our Kids and COVID series (mainlinemedianews.com)

Allegheny County COVID-19 numbers drop, but long COVID remains a problem | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Report: Pennsylvania population growth woes a risk to the economy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lancaster General Hospital holds career exploration event (abc27.com)

Avondale firm gets $30,000 award to grow sales, exports of mushrooms – Daily Local

Empty offices could cause ‘fiscal doom loop’ in Philly and other big cities (inquirer.com)

Global Fallout From Rate Moves Won’t Stop the Fed – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Job growth likely cooled in Sept., which could help fight inflation : NPR

Business organizations urge Biden administration to boost domestic energy production | National | thecentersquare.com

Gas prices are starting to take off again, and more increases are on the way | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

Police release photos of three suspects connected to Roxborough shooting | Local News | phillytrib.com

Car title washing ring busted by Pennsylvania AG investigation (poconorecord.com)

Police arrest teen in Kennywood shooting, continue search for a second suspect | WITF

Report: Black people far more likely to be wrongly convicted than whites | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Three workers at a Chester County farm kicked, punched and stomped on turkeys, DA says (inquirer.com)

 

Education

ACLU alleges CBSD of discriminating against LGBTQ students (theintell.com)

ACLU files federal complaint against Central Bucks School District, alleging discrimination against LGBTQ students | WITF

PERSPECTIVE: At conservative schools, anti-critical race theory still looms large | WITF

Buckingham Friends School breaks ground on historic expansion project (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Temple University readies $120M expansion of former Paley Library – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

‘Leveling’ returns to the Philadelphia School District, but this time it’s not because of money (inquirer.com)

New Penn State Scranton Engineering Building allows students to earn degree locally | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

National

With Control of the Senate in Play, These Are the Races to Watch – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

In-person voting sites are a concern in Florida after Hurricane Ian : NPR

Op-Ed: Uneasy alliances needed to turn back MAGA nationalism (ydr.com)

Hand-counting ballots may sound nice. It’s actually less accurate and more expensive | WITF

State

Physicians: Oz ‘lying to the American people’ through promotion of ‘quack cures’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Fetterman breaks fundraising record in latest quarter | ABC27

John Fetterman joins Sens. Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown at Erie, PA rally (goerie.com)

As Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, John Fetterman had a light schedule, records show | WITF

‘A BFD’: Fetterman Applauds Biden Move on Marijuana; Oz Campaign Avoids Weighing in (msn.com)

Mastriano: Prohibit Explicit, Obscene, Racist Principles In Schools; Impose Penalties On Those Who Promote Them (politicspa.com)

Mehmet Oz’s ad dismays TV anchor Jim Gardner, while Doug Mastriano’s campaign ads feature Russians (inquirer.com)

Hogan: Setting a course for a brighter future in PA (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Moffa: Creating opportunities and protecting our rights in PA (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Polinchock: Putting our economy back on track (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

chelsea oliver pledges to make Erie County a place people can stay in (goerie.com)

Jake Banta says he will seek to restore free, sovereign nation (goerie.com)

Amid our storms, put pessimism, cyncism aside and care for each other (goerie.com)

Republican challenger in 72nd Legislative District says she plans defamation complaint over opponent’s ad | News | tribdem.com

Local

Office of Open Records grants access to mail-in ballots, overturning Lancaster County decision | Local News | lancasteronline.com

What you need to know about voting by mail in Berks (readingeagle.com)

 

Gun Safety

Harrisburg filmmaker rereleases gun violence documentary to publicize issue that won’t go away – pennlive.com

 

Environment

A climate change solution exists in century-old ‘steam loops’ all over the U.S. : NPR

Pa. missing out on millions as RGGI battle trudges on – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Berks in line to get a larger driver’s license center (readingeagle.com)

PennDOT to begin work to repair Embreeville Road bridge in Newlin – Daily Local

Berks in line to get a larger driver’s license center (readingeagle.com)

 

Health

CHOP’s new Delaware County logistics center will support $3.5B building boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Our American Family’ documents one Ardmore woman’s painful, ‘authentic’ opioid recovery (inquirer.com)

 

State News

How we tracked workplace lawsuits involving Pa.’s medical marijuana law · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s Task Force One assisting with Florida search & rescue efforts (abc27.com)

Pocono Mountains United Way president talks fed funding at White House (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvania still not lifting drought watch for counties in the southeast region (delcotimes.com)

Cool weather accelerating leaf change: Pennsylvania fall foliage report – pennlive.com

State treasurer urges end to ‘harsh’ visitation restrictions at VA | News | citizensvoice.com

 

National News

A U.S. special envoy responds to Iran on growing public protests, nuclear talks : NPR

The Nobel Peace Prize goes to rights activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine : NPR

Justice Dept. Is Said to Believe Trump Has More Documents – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Barnard College will offer abortion pills for students : NPR

Travelers coming to the U.S. from Uganda face enhanced Ebola screening : NPR

Thailand mourns children, others slain by ex-police officer : NPR

Homelessness surges in many cities as COVID aid ends (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Mill Run nursing home redevelopment nearly complete in Bristol Borough (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County faith-based groups helping with disaster relief – Daily Local

Montgomery County town named one of the best places to live in U.S. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Former commissioner Michael Marino leads protesters at Montgomery County commissioners meeting: Restore Columbus Day (mainlinemedianews.com)

Italian Americans Ask Montco to Restore Columbus Day Holiday – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Kiwanis Lake renovations complete after three years (abc27.com)

Plan for 425 new apartments approved in Bala Cynwyd – Mainline Media News

Delaware County Council offering $25,000 grants to active volunteer fire companies (delcotimes.com)

Lancaster Farmland Trust celebrates farmland preservation successes, sees urgency with encroaching development | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lehigh Valley IronPigs get preliminary OK from Allentown for $1.5 million in stadium improvements (readingeagle.com)

Berks to launch Operation Green Light in support of veterans (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Allegheny Landing Park and dock to be restored starting this week (nextpittsburgh.com)

New national study predicts lower life expectancy for Black Pittsburghers | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh no longer requiring new police recruits have 60 college credits to join academy | TribLIVE.com

Riverlife begins process to create ‘unforgettable experience’ between Downtown Pittsburgh’s Sister Bridges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Hills School District votes to keep ‘Indian’ mascot — without the logo | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Jail officials address recent woes during packed oversight board meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia apologizes for experiments on Black inmates : NPR

Council endorses bill improving conditions for women in prison | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Legacies Awards to honor community icons | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA strategy aims to connect vulnerable individuals to services – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘My weekdays will never be the same’: Philly audiences will miss Marty Moss-Coane on ‘Radio Times’ (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia winter weather forecast for 2022-23 says snow may be lacking (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden to pardon simple federal marijuana possession convictions : NPR

President Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats push to punish Saudi Arabia for oil production cut : NPR

Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis | TribLIVE.com

President Biden: IBM investment to help in tech competition with China | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette