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GOP Aims To Advance Pennsylvania Election ‘Investigation’ With Subpoenas – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

GOP-controlled Pa. Senate panel to vote Wednesday on subpoenas in election probe | Monday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Subpoenas To Be Issued In Forensic Election Investigation – WDAC

The state Senate’s latest election probe got off to a contentious start. Subpoenas could be coming soon. | WITF

Pennsylvania’s Controversial Election Audit Gets Off To Contentious Start With Democrat Slamming It As ‘Tragic Charade’ (forbes.com)

End the grandstanding. Pa. lawmakers need to get serious about protecting the vote | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republican Senate leader demands subpoenas for Pennsylvania’s election probe | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Re­pub­li­cans should re­ject elec­tion au­dit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pa. Senate’s electoral dog-and-pony show. What’s being overlooked? | Editorial Cartoon | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf Administration raises awareness of suicide prevention among veterans | Times Leader

Pa. State Senate Committee takes yet another look at 2020 election, decertified voting machines (abc27.com)

Herrin Introduces New Legislation and Hurricane Ida Recovery Information – MyChesCo

Groups awarded money to combat gun violence in Berks | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Philly Anti-Violence Efforts Awarded More than $5 Million – MyChesCo

$600,000 Awarded for Opioid and Gun Violence Prevention Initiatives in Chester and Delaware Counties – MyChesCo

Here’s what to watch this week in Harrisburg | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

DelVal Senator: Wolf’s RGGI Move Endangering PA Jobs, Livelihoods – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania governor praises Biden’s vaccine mandates | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gov. Wolf to start giving vaccination rates by legislative district to General Assembly (abc27.com)

Expiring COVID-19 waivers could make Pa. health-care staffing shortages worse · Spotlight PA

Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19, new research finds | WITF

To get COVID vaccines to Pennsylvanians, clinics come to Pa. parks | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cumberland Goodwill EMS pleads with public to get vaccine as COVID cases rise (abc27.com)

Biden’s shots-or-tests policy to be used where 63% of working Lancaster Countians are employed | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Officials encourage pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Haas proposes protection from vaccine mandate for county workers | News | citizensvoice.com

Pa. Department of Education not considering COVID-19 vaccination mandate for schools | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

‘We’re doing our best’: Pa. community hospitals feeling the heat from rising COVID-19 cases, staffing issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Where employers are requiring COVID-19 vaccines, some workers weigh hesitancy against their paycheck | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Nobody wants to work – for the wages employers want to pay (theintell.com)

Now Hiring: Mural Artist, Personal Assistant, and more job openings this week in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Report: Indigenous women in the U.S. earn 60 cents on the dollar | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Records give new insight into deal to retire Warminster cop James C. Carey (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. haunted hayride turns deadly after shooting – pennlive.com

Amid spate of shootings, Wilkes-Barre looks to gunshot detection system | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com

Violent drug gang leaders sentenced to long federal prison terms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A triple shooting in Germantown leaves one man dead and two others injured, police say (inquirer.com)

In DelCo, mental illness lands some in jail indefinitely (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pa. teachers’ union to provide “Nice White Parents” training to teachers (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. school mask lawsuit backed by group that challenged 2020 election results · Spotlight PA

PAC Focused on Classroom Instruction Finds New Motivation After Wolf’s Mask Mandate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Most Schools Do Not Yet Meet Biden’s Demand for Testing and Vaccines – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

These are the 25 most expensive colleges in the US – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Op-Ed: Finding alternatives to Critical Race Theory in PA schools (theintell.com)

Manheim Central superintendent to take top job at Central York School District | Local News | lancasteronline.com

3 Lancaster County schools featured in US News college rankings | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Mask mayhem in schools: Why are face coverings sparking public outcry? (ydr.com)

Central York students protest school board’s ban on anti-racist teaching materials | WITF

Community colleges hardest hit by pandemic enrollment declines | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Student loan debt is crushing Americans: 4 essential reads | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bethlehem elementary school temporarily closing due to COVID outbreak – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

La Salle University will return to in-person classes after a week of virtual (inquirer.com)

The Pew Charitable Trusts (via Public) / Lawmakers Rethink Mask Policies as More Kids Quarantine (publicnow.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Allegheny County Dems charging $8k “gate fee” at nominating session for open court seat | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Senate contest attracts crowd of contenders; governor race less clear-cut | Local News | tribdem.com

House Democrats post record August fundraising ahead of 2022 | TribLIVE.com

 

Environment

Flora Cardoni and Michael Mann: Keys for Keystone State to tackle climate crisis | TribLIVE.com

Lancaster-area animal rehabilitation center treats an alarming number of animals with lead poisoning | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Can a Green-Economy Boom Town Be Built to Last? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Transportation

Amtrak plans expanded service in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Amtrak passenger rail proposal discussed (readingeagle.com)

Amtrak officials say Lehigh Valley passenger rail service could be achieved in the next 3 years – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Out-of-state scofflaws taking their toll | Business | standardspeaker.com

 

Health

Why the world should be more than a bit worried about India’s Nipah virus outbreak | WITF

Doctors wary of ‘twin-demic’ of overlapping COVID-19 and flu surges – pennlive.com

Hundreds of nursing homes went months without full inspections | Local News | tribdem.com

 

State News

President Biden approves Gov. Wolf’s request for major disaster after Ida damages (abc27.com)

Ida FEMA relief to flow to hard hit Pennsylvania, including, Bucks, Montco and York (ydr.com)

‘We’re uprooted.’ Hundreds who lost their homes still waiting for Ida relief aid (inquirer.com)

‘He was going to respond to the call’: Former aides say Ridge’s post 9/11 policies make nation safer | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Flight 93 family members embrace memorial to loved ones, echo importance of sharing their stories | News | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania attorney general warns homeowners of repair scams following severe weather | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Guy Ciarrocchi: Pennsylvania’s era of low expectations must end now (broadandliberty.com)

Sen. Toomey wrong to oppose infrastructure and jobs plan (theintell.com)

Poll: Majority of Pa. residents want fracking to end | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Federal officials remember lives lost for 20th anniversary of 9/11 | ABC27

US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end | WITF

The Latest: Bush notes ‘sudden splendor’ of bravery on 9/11 | WITF

‘There just aren’t enough words’: 20 years later, former Gov. Tom Ridge, staffers reflect on 9/11 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

If Texas abortion law stands, it could influence other states, attorney general says (abc27.com)

FBI releases newly declassified record on Sept. 11 attacks – Daily Local

With Crowds Back at the U.S. Open, Young Stars Give Them a Show – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Maia Chaka makes history as first Black woman to officiate NFL game | Football | phillytrib.com

Ida deals new blow to Louisiana schools struggling to reopen | Across America | phillytrib.com

School superintendent fired over enforcing mask mandate will receive $100,000+, agrees not to sue – pennlive.com

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles | TribLIVE.com

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities | TribLIVE.com

 

Local News

Pleas for unity accompany Reading tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders (yahoo.com)

Sept. 11 anniversary commemorated at Delaware County Veterans Memorial (delcotimes.com)

Delco notables share where they were when the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfolded (delcotimes.com)

Community Briefs: Arts and culture open 2021-22 season of Delaware County Press Club – Delco Times

Judy Schwank: Why you should get a library card (readingeagle.com)

Coatesville remembers 911 victims at commemorative service – Daily Local

Bucks County marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks (theintell.com)

Bucks rebukes theories Damsker has been silenced over mask guidelines (theintell.com)

A year after Ricardo Muñoz’s death, responses to mental health calls change; lawsuit progresses | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Erie’s Bayfront Parkway changed the waterfront. Now the road needs to change (goerie.com)

Erie County Council: Members to vote to approve ‘diversity’ commission (goerie.com)

Santander Arena: 20 years in the making (readingeagle.com)

Berks development plans (readingeagle.com)

After second dog attack, central Pa. borough updates animal ordinances – pennlive.com

Firefighters on lifeguard duty logged 34 hours of OT at Scranton splash park | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Urban sustainability inspires students’ contribution to Pittsburgh neighborhoods | Penn State University (psu.edu)

These Pittsburgh-area Republicans oppose vaccine mandates, despite their popular support and historical significance | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Delivery robots have descended upon Bloomfield | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh church evacuated after threat made: report – pennlive.com

Pittsburgh is once again becoming a national hotspot for jazz. It’s long overdue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Next Pittsburgh schools chief will have full agenda as district faces internal, external challenges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

The Uptown Theater Had a Real Shot at Revival. Then 2020 Happened (phillymag.com)

Comcast Business spending $26M to build internet infrastructure in Philadelphia, New Jersey – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Cannabidiol retailer CBD Kratom opens Delaware County store – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

For doctors treating Afghan refugees at PHL, the airport is ‘a modern-day Ellis Island’ (inquirer.com)

Philly’s bus driver shortage is now ‘a crisis’ (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

These are the four big climate items in the reconciliation bill in Congress | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star – usanewswall

Universal pre-K, free community college included in sweeping reconciliation bill | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Manchin nixes Biden’s $3.5T budget plan, urges $1.5T instead – Daily Local

House Democrats Outline Tax Increases for Wealthy Businesses and Individuals – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan | News | tribdem.com

Biden embraces message of unity on 9/11 anniversary | News | phillytrib.com

Senators call for transparency in nursing home staff vaccination reports | TribLIVE.com

Vulnerable Democrats push for local priorities in budget | TribLIVE.com