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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 (

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 –

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 (

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

DCNR awards 330 grants across Pennsylvania for parks, game lands (

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 –



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

Coffee shops have become the most buzzworthy unionizing battleground – City & State Pennsylvania (

Striking Pennsylvania nurses reach tentative contract with nursing homes (

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 (

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

High rents cause 25-year-old Scranton woman to change course | News |

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. (



Philadelphia records summer of mayhem with 750 shootings since Memorial Day (



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

Monday Update: Scranton School District working on plan for buildings | Education |

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

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. (



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

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

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

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

Oz clarifies abortion views, Fetterman capitalizes on conflicting views in Senate race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 (

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

Guest Opinion: Christian Nationalism has us slipping toward theocracy (

Guest Opinion: Values, votes to define America in the general election (

How tech firms are prepping for the midterm elections : NPR

Trump supporters have flooded local election offices with requests as the 2022 vote nears (

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



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

EPA won’t consider Marcus Hook site for Superfund priorities list (

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



Pennsylvania Turnpike: Why millions of dollars are owed in unpaid tolls (

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Why millions of dollars are owed in unpaid tolls (

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 |

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 |

Report: Pennsylvania election integrity middle of the pack | Pennsylvania |

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

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

Analysis: Opponents of Native American mascots playing the long game (

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


National News

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

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

Expanded Safety Net Drives Sharp Drop in Child Poverty – The New York Times (

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

HUD is increasing rent voucher limits to battle rising rents (

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 (

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

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

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

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


Local News

Harrisburg pays off $125 million debt after 25 years (

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

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

Delaware County breaks ground on new Upland Park playground (

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

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



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

Sports and Exhibition Authority announces new executive director |

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 (

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

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

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



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 (

Biden to announce new support for US biotech production –