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Pa. lawmakers seek report on inflation as prices soar (

Governor Wolf announces $25.4 million from Biden Administration for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (

‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Parents rights vs. student welfare, a gift ban plan falls apart, and a 2020 election hearing · Spotlight PA

Clandestine plan to force a vote on Pa. legislative gift ban fails, lawmakers shrug | WITF

Fonthill awarded grant for master plan of historic property | The Bucks County Herald

Grant will help build “uniquely Doylestown” playground at Broad Commons Park | The Bucks County Herald

For older adults, budgeting isn’t always enough [Column] – Reading Eagle


Coronavirus – COVID-19

WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quest COVID testing remains broken after a million deaths (



SEIU strike ends in PA, nursing home workers lock in new contracts (

DelVal Pols Debate Impact of Latest Inflation Hike – DV Journal (

New Shell cracker plant promises to power Erie plastics manufacturing (

Are union efforts gaining momentum at central Pa. restaurants? ‘Workers have a lot of leverage’ –

Gender pay gap in Philadelphia: More equity for men and women due to low wages (

Cost of living increases force everyone to find ways to make ends meet |



Owners of Empire Diner in Delco ordered to pay their servers $1.3 million for seizing their tips (

Pennsylvania’s approach to sealing criminal convictions could go national | Pennsylvania |

PA residents with criminal records could get help (

Staffing issues, COVID continue to cause hardship for Cambria County Prison | Local News |

Johnstown exploring program to boost police hires | Local News |

A Pennsylvania doctor and 4 other doctors pled guilty in West Virginia pain pill scheme | WITF

Pa.’s state prison staffing crisis shows no sign of ending | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Luzerne County addressing prison leaks | Times Leader



Rose Tree Media School District educators and others on Tuesday railed against a Doug Mastriano proposal to halve school funding (

Mastriano education plan would cut school funding by $12B, union says (

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here are the National Merit Semifinalists from Philly, Pa. suburbs, N.J. (

Efforts to ban, restrict LGBTQ curriculum in Pa. schools hinge on who becomes the next governor · Spotlight PA

US colleges including CalTech and Harvard cut thousands of faculty, $100M+ in payroll at Covid’s depths – Philadelphia Business Journal (

David Hardy: Philadelphia’s school board needs to get out of charter authorizing (

COVID-19 in court: Parents lose anti-mask suits against school boards (

Mask lawsuits against school board members back in court – Daily Local

Regular private meetings among top Penn State trustees may be violating PA’s transparency law | WITF

Wyoming Valley West School Board OKs $2.46 million HVAC work | Times Leader



Fixing one problem with Pa.’s elections could bolster public confidence, Democrats say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘A theft of taxpayer resources’: Delaware County still paying to fend off election fraud lawsuits from 2020 | WITF

PA Governor Race: Shapiro leads Mastriano in latest poll (

Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates could debate on Oct. 25. Here’s what to know – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gina L. Pope: Conflicts of interest undermine confidence in government (

Biden’s popularity improves as midterm elections near, poll shows –

Focusing on crime, Republicans think they’ve finally put Democrat John Fetterman on the defensive (



Ragweed pollen in Philly area hits record levels, specialist says (

Climate change is a parenting issue | Opinion (



Biden says a tentative railway labor deal has been reached, averting strike : NPR

Tentative railway labor deal reached to avert strike, Biden says (

How a freight train strike could throw your plans to travel by train off track | WITF

How an attendance policy has led the U.S. to the brink of a nationwide rail strike | WITF

Changes proposed for Pennsylvania license plates (

Amtrak cancels all long-distance trains as freight rail strike looms | News |



Op-Ed: Fresh take on medications for alcoholism would promote recovery (

We are failing moms, pregnant people, families, and children | Opinion (


State News

Pennsylvania farmers help feed the needy – Times News Online (

State election officials offer glimpse into midterm preparations – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania expands election funds and audits | Pennsylvania |

Inside the PA Department of Health’s latest public access battle (

Seasons for deer, bear and small game in Pennsylvania (

3 Iranian citizens charged in hacking attack that targeted a Pa. domestic violence shelter and others | WITF

With campaign-style mailing, Aqua Pa. pressures Delco to allow sewer system sale to close (


National News

Low federal disability payments can leave recipients homeless : Shots – Health News : NPR

Ballot measures on voting to watch: Michigan, Nevada, Arizona : NPR

The founder of Patagonia is giving his company away : NPR

Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase gets shareholder approval : NPR

California sues Amazon, alleging antitrust violations : NPR

Iowa human trafficking victim Pieper Lewis sentenced, ordered to pay $150,000 : NPR

‘Serial’ podcast case: Prosecutors move to vacate Adnan Syed’s conviction : NPR

Anti-abortion rights groups on calls for help: “We knew this was coming.” : NPR

Two children per classroom will lose a parent or sibling before age 18, experts say – City & State Pennsylvania (

Planes full of immigrants dropped off in Martha’s Vineyard, reportedly sent by Fla. governor –

Child poverty has been plummeting across the U.S. for decades. We must keep the momentum going. | Editorial (


Local News

Voters will make decision on Crebilly Farm (

Judges’ rulings tilt legal battle over DELCORA in Aqua’s favor (

Bucks County GOP ousts Dawn Bancroft from Doylestown committee seat (

‘Make them shine’: Work on Johnstown playgrounds targets safety, modernization | Local News |

Lancaster County businesses could get a portion of $246 million American Rescue Plan funds | Local Business |

West Chester Area School District receives a ‘Giant’ donation (

Phoenixville council urged to condemn and take kindergarten center property (

Radnor cancels plans to purchase Garrett Hill property for municipal parking lot – Mainline Media News

“It’s a gift:” RISE program offers NEPA residents training for in-demand careers | Education |

Old idea to reclaim mine water pitched again, but HCA has doubts | News |

West Hazleton seeks Luzerne County ARPA funds for bridge replacement project | News |

City Council awards more than $4.8 million to 21 Reading nonprofits (



Passcards make it easier to give food to families in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County Council to investigate possible wrongdoing underlying tax assessment verdict | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Local LGBTQ activists deliver thousands of letters supporting Respect for Marriage Act | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Steelers unveil new Acrisure Stadium signs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crew, volunteers work to clean up Allegheny riverbanks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area food banks say demand is soaring as families struggle with inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Harriet Tubman statue in Philadelphia is no longer a sure thing (

City councilmember calls for hearings on Philadelphia Youth Network after summer of complaints about teens not getting paid (

Council members announce Reproductive Freedom Platform for Philadelphia | Local News |

White Philadelphia officer on trial for killing unarmed Black motorist | Local News |

Philadelphia to consider local abortion access protections | WITF

Philadelphia City Council’s new session: Vacancies and in-person meetings (



President Biden chooses veteran diplomat as new U.S. ambassador to Russia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden hosts ‘United We Stand’ summit on hate-based violence : NPR

Bob Casey to introduce resolution honoring Roberto Clemente in U.S. Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seth Rogen goes to Washington: Actor and spouse advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness, stump for Sen. Casey’s home health care bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette