State Sen. Wayne Fontana calls for audit of tourism group VisitPittsburgh’s use of tax dollars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Regulatory relief bills advance from Pennsylvania license committee | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker unveils bills designed to make electric vehicles more affordable (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania law would increase penalty for concealing a child’s death (abc27.com)

Pa. Supreme Court tells Wolf to bring abortion amendment challenge to Commonwealth Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court tells Tom Wolf it won’t fast track amendments lawsuit | WITF

People gather on capitol steps in Harrisburg for gun rally (abc27.com)

‘They are coming after you’: GOP lawmakers vow to defend gun rights at annual rally – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Low turnout, same message: pro-gun Pa. legislators rally for Second Amendment | News | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania House advances 3 election law changes | WITF

Gift ban does not see House vote, but advocates say ‘there’s still time’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Reducing tuition would more effectively cut student debt [opinion] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

A bipartisan call to give more Pennsylvanians a clean slate | Opinion – pennlive.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Two new COVID vaccine boosters are now available. (dailylocal.com)

So you haven’t caught COVID yet. Does that mean you’re a superdodger? | WITF



Soaring electricity bills are the latest inflation flashpoint : NPR

C.P.I. Report Live Updates: U.S. Inflation Remains High in August – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Having trouble hiring? Penn-Mar might be able to help (ydr.com)

New contract for Lancaster city union nursing home workers includes average pay hike of more than $3 an hour | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County sets $15 minimum wage for its employees | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Schuylkill County nursing home employees receive raises in agreements with facilities | Business | standardspeaker.com

NLRB issues complaint of Starbucks intimidating workers who unionized | TribLIVE.com



Ride-along program pairs addiction treatment providers with police (abc27.com)

Opioid crisis: Erie County sues 5 chain pharmacies, claims negligence (goerie.com)

Police chief salaries in central Pa. can top $100K: Here’s who made the most – and least – pennlive.com



PSEA treasurer predicts ‘devastating’ results from candidate’s school funding plans in meeting with local teachers | News | tribdem.com

Why did Penn State create a new vice president position during a hiring freeze? | WITF

Drexel, Penn look to ‘densify’ University City amid life sciences boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Republican governors ask Joe Biden to ax student loan forgiveness in letter : NPR

Parents Protest GVSD Transgender Bathroom Policy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lower Merion School District’s new staff members, opens new Black Rock Middle School – Mainline Media News

Why did Penn State create a new vice president position during a hiring freeze? | WITF

Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard | WITF



Group led by Stephen Miller, Mark Meadows sues Lehigh Co. over ballot drop-off boxes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lehigh County sued over mail ballot drop boxes (mcall.com)

Election-denying ‘patriot’ groups are trying to stop the use of electronic voting machines across Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman talks reproductive rights, stroke recovery during campaign stop in Montgomery County | WITF

Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors expands statewide – pennlive.com

Pa. election 2022: Where governor candidates Mastriano, Shapiro stand on LGBTQ rights · Spotlight PA

Op-Ed: Bleier Calls for End to Closed Primaries (politicspa.com)

Fetterman victory fund to receive $1M from Schumer (abc27.com)

Luzerne County Councilman Thornton proposes ban on ballot drop boxes | Election | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County Council majority not in favor of revisiting a mail ballot drop box ordinance | Times Leader

Major party candidates get the attention, but Pa. voters have minor party options, too – pennlive.com

Josh Shapiro, Austin Davis announce $1.4 million campaign to reach Black voters in Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. governor’s race: Inside Josh Shapiro’s effort to mobilize Black voters (inquirer.com)

Pa. governor, Senate races devolve in trash talk over debates (inquirer.com)



At 75, the Father of Environmental Justice Meets the Moment – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Erie Coke property: DEP launches further environmental review of site (goerie.com)



PennDOT phasing in new driver licenses, identification cards (delcotimes.com)

Amtrak cancels some long-distance trips as freight strike threat looms (inquirer.com)



Pennie is a one-stop shop for health care for Pennsylvanians (dailylocal.com)

COVID-19 showed the benefits of at-home testing. A new partnership is expanding access to HIV testing kits (inquirer.com)

Tower Health’s lawsuit against Community Health dismissed – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

UPMC West Shore opens cardiac care center (abc27.com)

In a post-Roe America, Pennsylvanians consider permanent birth control procedures | WITF


State News

Pennsylvania election integrity measures advancing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A third of U.S. House Dems, including Pa., oppose Manchin permitting deal in stopgap spending bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Inflation Reduction Act will bolster PA natural gas, hydrogen (goerie.com)

New maps will decide where up to $1 billion goes for Pa. broadband expansion (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania gives millions to boost EV adoption | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Pennsylvania counties have received their first payments from prescription drug companies | WITF


National News

Fifty million people lived in ‘modern slavery’ last year, U.N. agency says (inquirer.com)

New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan hopes to defend her U.S. Senate seat : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Frances Haugen on Twitter whistleblower Peiter Mudge Zatko’s upcoming testimony : NPR

Justice Department says it is OK with 1 Trump pick for Mar-a-Lago arbiter : NPR

No new talks planned as 3-day nurses strike starts in Twin Cities, Duluth | MPR News

‘Abbott Elementary’ star Sheryl Lee Ralph forged her own path in Hollywood : NPR

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Succession, Ted Lasso: five takeaways from the 2022 Emmys : NPR

Report: Online trolls are spreading offline hate against LGBTQ Americans | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Seawater expected to swallow up 6,000+ N.J. buildings by 2050 (inquirer.com)

Queen hailed in service as a ‘constant in all our lives’ | TribLIVE.com


Local News

York Day Nursery turning 90 this year (ydr.com)

Cambria conservation group breaks ground on new section of Ghost Town Trail C&I extension | News | tribdem.com

Looming bridge project in Bear Creek to block access to Route 115, shutter turnpike in NEPA at times | News | citizensvoice.com



City Council proclaims Sept. 12 as ‘Protect Trans Kids Day’ in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gas firm and residents clash over plans to drill near a public school in Allegheny Co. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. is positioning to be the next majority leader (inquirer.com)

Center City Philadelphia sees more foot traffic, but also more office vacancies – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly’s gun-violence spending is surging, but many funded programs lack clear goals to show progress (inquirer.com)

PnB Rock’s death: Nicki Minaj, Questlove and more react to the Germantown rapper’s killing (inquirer.com)



Biden reignites cancer moonshot on anniversary of Kennedy’s 1962 moon speech : NPR

Biden hopes ending cancer can be a ‘national purpose’ for U.S. | TribLIVE.com

Biden has achieved historic diversity. A new study says more can be done. | Across America | phillytrib.com