Pa. lawmakers consider tax hikes, tapping surplus for education funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Panel looks into revamping Pa. school funding system (audacy.com)

Bucks Co. Tour Will Highlight Roads Needing Repair | Levittown, PA Patch

Legislative roundup – Lower Bucks Times

Election officials say moving Pa. 2024 primary would add time crunch | 90.5 WESA

The fight to change the state’s firearm preemption law reaches Pa. Supreme Court – WHYY

The Lightning House, a new public art space at Awbury Arboretum, emphasizes Philly’s tree canopy | PhillyVoice

Both parties take credit for Pennsylvania’s improved financial outlook | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Study: Pennsylvania public schools underfunded by $6.2 billion | TribLIVE.com

East Fallowfield Elementary School holds Patriot Day ceremony – Daily Local

Reviving Greensgrow: A Year After Collapse, a New Vision for Urban Agriculture – Green Philly (thegreencities.com)

An act of empathy: Little Amal, the giant 10-year-old Syrian refugee puppet, to walk through Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Pa. state lawmakers look to stop ticket scalpers | WITF

State rep announces run for attorney general | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean and her son discuss substance use, recovery in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Proposed Pennsylvania bill prohibits bots from buying concert tickets (abc27.com)


Birkenstock’s IPO filing: foot trivia, feminism and Zen musings : NPR

‘Warehouse’ growth worrying environmental groups | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Krispy Kreme brews new iced, frozen and hot coffees, buy one and get a free doughnut – pennlive.com

An inventor of the Heinz plastic ketchup bottle is waging war on ‘forever chemicals’ – pennlive.com

Rite Aid to close another store in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

UPS’s 4th largest hub in the country is in central Pa. and it’s now fully operational – pennlive.com


The latest COVID boosters are in for the fall. Here’s what that means for you : NPR

Everything you need to know about the new COVID boosters : Shots – Health News : NPR

Florida first state to officially recommend against COVID-19 boosters | Florida | thecentersquare.com

COVID-19 booster shots are recommended for all. How bad is the threat? – pennlive.com


A D.C. murder suspect remains on the run : NPR

Convicted killer Cavalcante, who evaded Pa. State Police for two weeks, is captured – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Escaped Pa. killer processed into Pa. Department of Corrections: photo – pennlive.com

Infant dies after swallowing water beads sold at Target, activity kits now recalled – pennlive.com

Man admits stealing heavy equipment out of state and selling it in Pa. – pennlive.com

2 dead in suspected murder-suicide following central Pa. standoff: report – pennlive.com


Takeaways from event on reporting misconduct at Penn State | WITF

Charles Drew University in South Los Angeles Starts Its Own Medical School – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Chatham University reduces staff, streamlines operations to address budget deficit | TribLIVE.com


Pa. election 2023: A complete guide to the candidates for Commonwealth and Superior Courts | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Your guide to PA’s judicial retention ballot questions · Spotlight PA

State rep announces run for attorney general | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Who’s running for Attorney General in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)


Pa. misses 7th RGGI auction as litigation keeps involvement in limbo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Chemical companies to pay Pennsylvania $100 million for PCB | WITF

A powerful earthquake in Morocco has killed more than 800 people, government says | WITF

Possible Tornado Sweeps Through Rhode Island and Connecticut – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Deadly rip currents are a concern with Hurricane Lee : NPR

5 ways to salvage cold-averse plants for another year | George Weigel – pennlive.com


Experts fear electric vehicle race leaves power grid in the dust | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

How Concerns Over EVs are Driving the UAW Towards a Strike : Consider This from NPR : NPR

Gun Safety

California lawmakers approve new tax for guns and ammunition | WITF


Pennsylvania provider tells DEA how telemedicine combats opioid crisis | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Economic pressure fraying rural mental health care services | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fentanyl mixed with stimulants has created a polysubstance overdose crisis : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

Gov. Shapiro salutes work of police, residents in Cavalcante manhunt: “I’m proud of them” – pennlive.com

Pa.’s outdoor recreation industry and state government | WITF

After catching Pa. murderer, officers took a photo with him | WITF

How escaped Pa. murderer Danelo Cavalcante was arrested | WITF

Farm profits reached new heights last year, but are expected to drop in 2023 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Say hello to Yoda, the K9 who played critical role in capture of escaped Pa. killer: report – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania has one of the highest number of animal-related crashes (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania game land shooting range reopens after being closed due to prisoner manhunt (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Lottery ticket worth $450K sold (abc27.com)

National News

White House slams ‘baseless’ House GOP impeachment inquiry as ‘political stunt’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Washington state celebrates Nordic nations Finland and Sweden joining NATO | Washington | thecentersquare.com

White House Calls On Media Orgs To Ramp Up Scrutiny Of House Republicans (politicspa.com)

Federal Judge Again Rules DACA Is Illegal – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

C.I.A. Discloses Identity of Second Spy Involved in ‘Argo’ Operation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

White House Strategy on Impeachment: Fight Politics With Politics – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Residential cameras are becoming an essential tools for law enforcement : NPR

The immigrant population in the U.S. is growing again : NPR

Seattle officer recorded joking about woman’s death, saying ‘she had limited value’ : NPR

Local News

In the age of distraction, community bands continue to bring people together (mcall.com)

Route 611 in Upper Bucks County needs fix, residents say (phillyburbs.com)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Bucks County (phillyburbs.com)

Two sentenced after pleading to 2021 killing of 18-year-old (delcotimes.com)

Community news in Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

Firefighters fear the toxic chemicals in gear could contribute to rising cancer cases | News | tribdem.com

Rutter’s closes deal for Scalp Avenue land; broker foresees further development | Local News | tribdem.com

Best pizza in York County, Pa.? Places with high Yelp ratings (ydr.com)

Monroe courthouse closed for electrical problem, could reopen Monday (poconorecord.com)


Men sentenced in De’Avry Thomas’ shooting death in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 charged in food bank scam at Pittsburgh’s Rib Fest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools audit highlights racial disparities among Black students and their peers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Side residents offer mixed opinions on Allegheny General Hospital’s proposed development plan | TribLIVE.com

Men get mandatory life in prison for Downtown shooting that killed 18-month-old | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy looks to expand youth environmental programs | TribLIVE.com


Hurricane season 2023 spares Philadelphia, Atlantic Coast, but luck may not last (inquirer.com)

KPMG to move out of 1601 Market St., cut office space by 38% – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly youth homicides dropping since pandemic | Local News | phillytrib.com

Data shows Philly students improvement in academics | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Why is there no air?’: An inside look at Philly’s early school dismissals amid extreme heat | Local News | phillytrib.com


Democrats push to extend child care grant program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Fetterman, Braun introduce organic agriculture research bill to protect funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Casey signs on to letter asking MV Realty CEO for answers on allegations of predatory practices – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)