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Legislature

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)

Business/Jobs

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

Crime/Punishment

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)

Education

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

Elections/Politics

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

Environment

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

Transportation

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

Health

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)

Pitt

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

Philly

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)

Washington

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