Wolf creates new redistricting oversight panel — WHYY

Pa. AG teams up with Philly police on targeted law enforcement — WHYY

Pennsylvania shouldn’t sit on federal recovery money when people are drowning now | Opinion (inquirer.com)

State investigators seized guns and drugs and made 65 arrests in West Philadelphia, Attorney General Josh Shapiro says (inquirer.com)

Wolf pulls election nominee, slams Senate GOP over handling | WITF

Gov. Wolf says he’s rescinding nomination of top election official over dispute with Senate GOP’s audit – pennlive.com

Wolf yanks secretary of state nomination, slams Senate for handling | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

GOP senators look to scale back powers of cabinet officials | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Expiring COVID-19 waivers could make Pa. health-care staffing shortages worse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus update: N.J. prepares to give booster shots – WHYY

Pa. COVID-19 cases in kids 10 times higher than last year (inquirer.com)

As vaccination mandate looms, Pa. health systems push employees to get on board | WITF

What we know about breakthrough infections and long COVID | WITF

Pa. logs 12K new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; More than 2,200 hospitalized, Health Department says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fauci says he favors vaccine mandates for air travelers – pennlive.com

COVID-19 surge revives virtual town hall; state’s 7-day average tops 4,000 cases | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Gov. Wolf to visit mobile vaccine clinic in Reading (readingeagle.com)

St. Luke’s will let employees with natural immunity to COVID-19 to defer getting the vaccine, LVHN and other employers may follow their example – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Investigations of Northeast nursing homes ongoing as COVID deaths rise (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


Philly’s immigrant restaurant workers on the labor market – WHYY

Moorestown Public Schools union maintenance workers trying to get jobs back (inquirer.com)

How small businesses in the Philly area can find that most precious resource: Employees (inquirer.com)

US will give aircraft companies $482 million for pandemic (inquirer.com)

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

Amazon hiring 125,000 people with average hourly rate between $18 and $22.50 – pennlive.com

High Meat Prices Are Helping Fuel Inflation, And A Few Big Companies Are Being Blamed | 90.5 WESA


Burlco NAACP launches police experience survey – WHYY

‘Cops’ was canceled amid protests of police violence. Fox Nation is bringing it back – WHYY

Gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman to testify at senate hearing on Larry Nassar case – WHYY

We need to break the cycle of gun violence. That starts with us | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Philly schools outline vaccine mandate for staff – WHYY

Philly schools’ trash problems linger – WHYY

Philadelphia school district mandates COVID-19 vaccine for employees (inquirer.com)

2 weeks into the school year, COVID-19 has closed the first Philly public school (inquirer.com)

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

Philly parent: Schools need more input from families when making critical decisions | Opinion (inquirer.com)

14 parents sue Montoursville school district in federal court to overturn mask mandate – pennlive.com

Shippensburg Middle School switches to remote learning for the week as a COVID-19 safety measure – pennlive.com

No violence but plenty of shouting at Northampton Area school district meeting, the first since county executive candidate’s ‘20 strong men’ comment – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

Montgomery County among counties with highest number of driver citations in school zones | Local News | pottsmerc.com


Philadelphia City Council redistricting: Everything you need to know (inquirer.com)

Bill McSwain launches 2022 Republican campaign for Pennsylvania governor (inquirer.com)

Russia’s Putin opts to self-isolate as COVID-19 moves through his inner circle – pennlive.com

What Does The 2020 Census Data Mean For Allegheny County’s Congressional Representation? | 90.5 WESA

Michael R. Strain: Raise the debt ceiling, Republicans. You’ll be glad you did | Times Leader

Elections officials ask Congress for billions to fund election security | Arizona | thecentersquare.com


Worker killed in accident at Three Mile Island nuclear plant – WHYY

The federal government sells flood-prone homes to often unsuspecting buyers, NPR finds | WITF

As nation grapples with climate disasters, Pa. reps look to resurrect a Depression-era program | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Forecast: Pennsylvania’s fall foliage expected to bring vibrant colors in 2021 | TribLIVE.com


SEPTA’s Metro plan showcases the potential of community feedback in public planning | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway will bring growth, planners predict – pennlive.com


New report seeks to explore role of race and trauma in opioid overdose deaths in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

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

Wellness influencers taking anti-vaccine movement mainstream (inquirer.com)

Afghanistan, 9/11 observances highlight crisis of veterans’ suicides | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Weed use was record-high for college students in 2020 while drinking was low, study says – pennlive.com

Berks County: 70 drug overdoses reported over the weekend (readingeagle.com)

State News

Wolf administration ordered to reveal details of cannabis use as drug addiction treatment | WITF

Wetzel leaving as prisons chief, Wolf names acting successor | WITF

National News

Open govt. group applauds Delaware redistricting hearing – WHYY

Biden administration stepping up efforts to reunite families separated at Mexico-United States border under Trump (inquirer.com)

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on Texas coast – pennlive.com

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone – pennlive.com

Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Papenfuse names former mayoral rival Otto V. Banks to key city post – pennlive.com

Here’s how to apply for FEMA disaster relief aid to help Ida recovery (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


County Councilors Seek To Adopt Mask Mandate, But Legal Authority Unclear | 90.5 WESA

Proposed 2% fee on Allegheny County hotel room rentals to promote tourism draws support, scrutiny | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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


Philadelphia’s District Attorney trying to help fight violence – WHYY

Philadelphia will pay $2M to Rickia Young, the woman police beat in front of her child during unrest (inquirer.com)


Capitol police are upping security ahead of a rally in support of the Jan. 6 rioters – WHYY

A Capitol rally scheduled for Saturday seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters (inquirer.com)

Democrats hope to undo many Trump tax cuts to fund Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget plan | WITF

Department of Homeland Security chief of staff resigns, official says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette