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In election fraud quest, GOP seeks details on who voted (apnews.com)

GOP lawmakers prepare subpoenas in quest for election fraud (apnews.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans’ election review will subpoena documents, hire contractor (inquirer.com)

Pa. Senate panel releases list of election records it will order Wolf Administration to produce – pennlive.com

Pa. GOP lawmakers to subpoena personal information on every voter in controversial 2020 election review · Spotlight PA

BREAKING: Pennsylvania Senate Committee will Vote TOMORROW on Subpoenas Including Requests for 2020 Election Related Data and Activities (thegatewaypundit.com)

Pa. Senate GOP set to subpoena voters identifying info as part of election investigation | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Election Fraud Quest, Pennsylvania GOP Seeks Details On Who Voted – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans Planning To Subpoena Records That Detail Voting Information – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

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

The PA Senate’s Latest Election Probe Got Off To A Contentious Start. Subpoenas Could Come Soon | WSKGWSKG

Parties Squabble Over GOP Led Election Investigation – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Tom Wolf Pulls Election Nom, Slams Pennsylvania Senate GOP Over Handling – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

Key Senate panel disapproves of Pennsylvania’s pending carbon price rule | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Environment Digest Blog: Republicans On Senate Committee Approve Resolution Killing Final Power Plant Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulations (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Key Senate panel disapproves of Pennsylvania’s pending carbon price rule | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Auditor general criticizes Pennsylvania’s waiver rules for businesses in early days of pandemic, citing ‘flawed process’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus business waiver program was flawed, secretive, Pa. auditor says · Spotlight PA

Pandemic business waiver program created a quandary for businesses | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf, state leaders visit local vaccine clinic; stress importance of getting vaccinated | The Bucks County Herald

Governor visits Reading to encourage getting a COVID vaccine – Delco Times

Gov. Wolf, State Leaders Visit Reading Vaccine Clinic; Stress Importance of Getting Vaccinated (berksweekly.com)

Pennsylvania Governor, State Leaders Visit Local Vaccine Clinic | STL.News

Officials take aim at food insecurity at WCU – Daily Local

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

Comitta backs plan to extend Medicaid coverage – Daily Local

Firefighters’ State Convention, Parade Coming To Limerick | Limerick, PA Patch

Pennsylvania legislative panel demands regulatory review of school mask mandate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Did Wolf have the power to mandate school masks? GOP seeks answers. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Challenging school mask mandate, House Republicans tap obscure committee | WITF

Pa. House panel seeks ruling on health secretary’s authority to issue school mask order | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Health Care Association to testify over state’s ‘unattainable’ nursing homes regulations | ABC27

Sen. Costa announces $2.6M in community crime prevention programs – South Pittsburgh Reporter (sopghreporter.com)

The Editors: Democrats’ panic over eviction moratoriums is partially of their own making (broadandliberty.com)

Wolf creates council to advise him on Pennsylvania redistricting issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Unvaccinated people account for 94% of the new coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania this year, state health officials say (inquirer.com)

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases rare in Pennsylvania, state data suggests | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania releases first study of breakthrough COVID-19 cases | Health | lancasteronline.com

Vaccines are preventing COVID-19 among most who receive them in Pa. | WITF

Overloaded emergency rooms creating issues for Susquehanna Twp. paramedics and EMTs (abc27.com)

‘Monster’ variant: Fauci warns lack of COVID-19 vaccinations could lead to virus mutation (abc27.com)

Biden’s vaccine mandate spurs mixed emotions in Chester County – Daily Local

Flyers on pace for 100 percent vaccination – Daily Local

 

Business/Jobs

Schroeder to Hold Job Fair on Sept. 17 – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bucks County businesses received $2 billion in PPP loans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Skilled workers are scarce, posing a challenge for Biden’s infrastructure plan – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Berks County DA asks public for help amid spike in overdoses | WITF

Dauphin County parts ways with its prison director – pennlive.com

2 central Pa. men charged in January attack on US Capitol | WITF

FBI data: Pa. hate crimes hit 14-year high in 2020 | WITF

Pennsylvanians pay a high price for failed criminal justice policies (poconorecord.com)

 

Education

Masks, transgender athlete participation debated at Lancaster County school board meetings | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County Sheriff won’t enforce school masking, though his authority is unclear | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

How One Principal Got Students Back to a Bronx Public School – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. News college rankings: Drexel soars 30 spots to tie Temple – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

NAACP in State College criticizes Penn State over handling of ‘harassment’ incident over masking dispute involving faculty members – The Morning Call (mcall.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)

West Chester University and Delco community college partner with Moon Shot program to close achievement gaps (inquirer.com)

Independence Charter School completes $9 million capital expansion | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Elections/Politics

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse to announce write-in campaign (abc27.com)

McSwain to join eight other Republicans in race for Pa. governor (abc27.com)

‘I’ll Get Government Off Your Back:’ McSwain Enters GOP Gov’s Race – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Environment

Lesser-known symptoms of climate crisis seen in Poconos. How to reverse them. | Opinion – lehighvalleylive.com

Climate Change Is Negatively Affecting Young People’s Mental Health Globally : NPR

EPA removes Butler Mine Tunnel from Superfund list | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Transportation

Pennsylvania Turnpike lost $104 million as toll collectors replaced with cameras – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Updated Erie Bayfront Parkway plans include pedestrian bridge options (goerie.com)

 

Health

More Funding and Services to Victims of Childhood Sexual Assault – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

5 facts anti-abortion activists get wrong | Trish Zornio | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

PA’s Fitzpatrick Tells Sec State Afghan Fiasco Has Allies ‘Scared to Death’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation gains new leadership | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Election and Will Remain Governor – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Survives Recall Election, According To AP : NPR

As California Votes, It Rethinks Its Tradition of Direct Democracy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Census experts find no political influence in state totals – Daily Local

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Prices rise 5.3% in August over last year in early sign that inflation could be easing up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Black Americans are reversing the ‘Great Migration,’ heading South in search of a ‘safe space’ (inquirer.com)

Poverty went down in 2020 thanks to government help (inquirer.com)

General promises U.S. ‘surge’ against foreign cyberattacks (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg Officially Cuts the Ribbon on Its Level II Trauma Center (lvhn.org)

Kutztown Rotary Club Farmer’s Night thanks farmers (readingeagle.com)

Lancaster GOP committee members shrug off congressman, commissioners in selecting a Clerk of Courts nominee | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Funeral for ‘The Wire’ actor held in Harrisburg, where he was remembered for giving back – pennlive.com

Walnut Capital eyeing big plan to bring more apartments, other amenities to central and south Oakland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Production plant that converts hard-to-recycle plastic to open in York (ydr.com)

York resident wins statewide mapping prize (ydr.com)

ARP funds: Erie could set aside $3M for demolition, Savocchio Park revamp (goerie.com)

Victims Resource Center hosts grand opening at East End Center | Times Leader

County Council approves PILOT plan for Sherman Hills; other votes tabled | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Pitt

Allegheny County Council scuttles proposed mask ordinance | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Duquesne Light and stakeholders agree on rate increase, but one issue remains unresolved | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools board accepts Superintendent Anthony Hamlet’s resignation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Council unanimously approves paid sick leave bill but emphatically rejects mask rule proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto proposes changes to parking rules for restaurants | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

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

Rite Aid moving headquarters to Philadelphia Navy Yard – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Rite Aid’s central Pa. headquarters ‘helped define the region’s identity’ for decades. Now it’s moving to Philly – pennlive.com

Philadelphia police contract includes raises, disciplinary changes, no new residency requirement (inquirer.com)

DA funds groups working to curb gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Dems’ hopes on immigration bill rest with parliamentarian | ABC27

Senators introduce new voting rights bill, Republicans remain opposed | ABC27

Attack on Biden, Blinken misses the mark (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Congress Is Debating Its Biggest Climate Change Bill Ever : NPR

The Justice Department Wants A Judge To Temporarily Block Texas’ Abortion Ban : NPR