Elections & autonomous cars are likely on the Pa. legislature’s fall agenda | WITF

Free breakfast returns for Pa. school students this year, Gov. Wolf announces (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania launching free school breakfast program through end of 2022-23 school year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free breakfasts for all Pa. schoolchildren to start on Oct. 1 – pennlive.com

Comitta: Free school breakfasts will continue this year – Daily Local

Crebilly farm preservation gets $2 million funding boost – Daily Local

General Assembly Candidate Spotlight: Marijuana Legalization (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order discouraging conversion therapy. Why does that matter? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

DCNR awards 330 grants across Pennsylvania for parks, game lands (ydr.com)

BOSCOLA SECURES $100,000 STATE GRANT FOR BETHLEHEM FOOD CO-OP | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New COVID-19 booster shots roll into central Pa.; here’s what you need to know – pennlive.com



U.S. wholesale inflation fell in July for first time in 2 years (inquirer.com)

Coffee shops have become the most buzzworthy unionizing battleground – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Striking Pennsylvania nurses reach tentative contract with nursing homes (inquirer.com)

Jerry Shenk: Time for pro-worker, pro-taxpayer labor reform – Daily Local

Pa. ranks 23rd nationwide for its LGBTQ business climate, new analysis finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back | Business | phillytrib.com

High rents cause 25-year-old Scranton woman to change course | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Strikers settle contract at 13 Pennsylvania nursing homes | WITF

U.S. freight railroads to cut services as union talks fail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Want to become a union builder? These 5 programs can help. (inquirer.com)



Philadelphia records summer of mayhem with 750 shootings since Memorial Day (inquirer.com)



La Academia charter school selects long-time Lancaster city educator Mark Simms as first CEO | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Monday Update: Scranton School District working on plan for buildings | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pennsylvania No.1 best state for teacher salaries: study – pennlive.com

Penn State expands COVID isolation space as cases anticipated to rise early in semester | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt’s new Healthy Home Lab will help students find solutions for aging in place | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Confused about next steps for student loan relief? Philly expert has some answers. (inquirer.com)



Pa. election 2022: Your complete guide to the candidates for governor · Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate race: John Fetterman rallies at packed abortion-rights rally (inquirer.com)

Fetterman mocks Toomey as ‘a miracle’ of politics | ABC27

Fetterman Debate Plan Would Delay Face-Off Until After Voting Begins – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Oz clarifies abortion views, Fetterman capitalizes on conflicting views in Senate race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doug Mastriano’s disputed dissertation on a World War I hero, Sgt. Alvin York, is made public | WITF

New poll shows Biden with six-point lead on Trump (abc27.com)

Rep. Craig Williams Challenged by Cathy Spahr for 160th District – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Guest Opinion: Christian Nationalism has us slipping toward theocracy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Values, votes to define America in the general election (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How tech firms are prepping for the midterm elections : NPR

Trump supporters have flooded local election offices with requests as the 2022 vote nears (inquirer.com)

Your vote in Pennsylvania governor’s race between Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano matters | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)



ESG, explained: The investment strategy being pulled into America’s culture wars : NPR

EPA won’t consider Marcus Hook site for Superfund priorities list (delcotimes.com)

Nature heals, and reminds us of how much is at stake | Helen Ubiñas (inquirer.com)



Pennsylvania Turnpike: Why millions of dollars are owed in unpaid tolls (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Why millions of dollars are owed in unpaid tolls (ydr.com)

Pa. Turnpike jumping into solar power as it explores electrified road services for electric vehicles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



8 questions with the doctor in charge of stopping the U.S. monkeypox outbreak : Shots – Health News : NPR

A gene test for early Alzheimer’s raises questions for families : Shots – Health News : NPR

Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll | TribLIVE.com

New 988 mental health crisis line sees jump in calls and texts during first month | WITF


State News

Jill Biden shares memories of Sept. 11 as wife, sister, more | WITF

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘Carry forward’: Jill Biden, Flight 93 families stress urgency to keep story, lessons alive | Local News | tribdem.com

Report: Pennsylvania election integrity middle of the pack | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rep. Houlahan, Mayor Urscheler Discuss Hurricane Ida Response – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA activists demand U.S. House ethics investigation of Rep. Scott Perry (ydr.com)

Analysis: Opponents of Native American mascots playing the long game (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Wegmans will stop using plastic bags on Sept. 22 in its Pennsylvania stores (inquirer.com)


National News

9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

9/11 terror attacks reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary | News | phillytrib.com

Expanded Safety Net Drives Sharp Drop in Child Poverty – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ukraine’s second-largest city appears to be without power after Russian strikes : NPR

HUD is increasing rent voucher limits to battle rising rents (inquirer.com)

Abrams and Warnock need rural Black voters to turnout again : NPR

Cedar Creek Fire in Oregon forces evacuation of more than 2,000 homes : NPR

Visa joins Mastercard in AmEx in categorizing gun shop sales : NPR

How community organizing helps people thrive in challenging times | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Stop using ‘Latinx’ if you really want to be inclusive | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trial to begin for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook hoax case – pennlive.com

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves her Balmoral estate | WITF


Local News

Harrisburg pays off $125 million debt after 25 years (abc27.com)

Bethlehem approves three new mid-rise developments on the South Side, including scaled down building on New Street – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Battle of Brandywine comes to Chadds Ford once again – Daily Local

Delaware County breaks ground on new Upland Park playground (delcotimes.com)

Local emergency responders, residents attend Sept. 11 ceremonies in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

Hazleton mayor seeks payment from HCA to clean the city | News | standardspeaker.com



Pittsburgh renters cope with sticker shock as apartment costs spike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sports and Exhibition Authority announces new executive director | TribLIVE.com

Transgender rights supporters clash with anti-trans group in Downtown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RK Mellon announces second $1 million competition for budding ‘social impact’ companies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly DA Krasner not alone among progressive prosecutors fighting GOP attacks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DA Krasner working to ensure safe, secure voting experience | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mill Creek community mourns loss of beloved Parks and Recreation employee, calls for gun violence solutions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly City Council to fill 2 of 4 vacancies by special election in November | Local News | phillytrib.com



Justice Dept. and Trump lawyers dispute how the Mar-A-Lago special master should work | WITF

Senators press for details about fake heiress at Mar-a-Lago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a nod to JFK, Biden pushing ‘moonshot’ to fight cancer – Daily Local

New fight opens in Congress over VA policy that sidesteps state abortion bans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden to announce new support for US biotech production – pennlive.com