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Legislature

State officials, advocates mark Hispanic Heritage Month (abc27.com)

Pa. student aid agency to ask for $40M increase to maintain record-high grant awards – pennlive.com

To Pa. lawmakers: Stop trying to rush new laws that sidestep our normal process | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Wolf tours IBEW training facility, promotes apprenticeship program | Education | citizensvoice.com

Wolf’s Marijuana Pardon Project seeks to reduce recidivism, grant second chances – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. law protects workers who are approved for medical marijuana — but once they use it, it’s a different story | TribLIVE.com

Pa. representative plans self-exclusion bill to combat alcohol abuse (abc27.com)

Bill would let people ban themselves from buying booze in Pennsylvania | TribLIVE.com

Is Pennsylvania on the verge of adopting a ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law? (nextpittsburgh.com)

How an anti-abortion bill in Pennsylvania could also undermine climate laws | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Misclassifying workers as contractors costs millions in revenue. (goerie.com)

House committee tackles Halcovage case; voting meeting Monday | News | standardspeaker.com

Legislative breakfast brings together current, former Schuylkill County lawmakers | News | standardspeaker.com

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

Former State Rep. Jeff Pyle dies; legacy lives on with community college branch in Ford City | TribLIVE.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID may be no riskier than the flu for many people, some scientists argue : Shots – Health News : NPR

Local experts urge residents to maintain COVID-19 safeguards | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers set one-day strike for Friday (inquirer.com)

Port of Philadelphia to build new 100,000-square-foot warehouse – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

What the rail strike deal tells us about the fragility of the supply chain : NPR

Averted railway strike underscores fragile state of supply chains in Pennsylvania | WITF

Prolonged railroad strike could cause economic damage locally | Business | citizensvoice.com

Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say family finances have suffered in the last year : NPR

National Labor Relations Board accuses Starbucks of harassing Pittsburgh workers trying to unionize | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amazon delays opening of North Versailles warehouse, leaves Lawrenceville hanging | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

Lancaster County officials to hold first public-input meeting Wednesday on new jail project | Local News | lancasteronline.com

The county doesn’t want to keep sending people to jail again and again. It’s trying to figure out how to help them. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Explosive device detonates during law enforcement training in Pennsylvania, 5 techs hurt | WITF

 

Education

U.S. education secretary promote access to higher education during Reading visit. (readingeagle.com)

Teachers are ‘critical for the strength of our nation’ 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff says in Pa. visit – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doug Emhoff, Education secretary praise Allentown schools in Lehigh Valley visit (mcall.com)

Regular private meetings among top Penn State trustees may be violating Pa.’s transparency law · Spotlight PA

University of Pennsylvania receives $55M gift from Blackstone president toward cancer research – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Drexel to offer tuition discount to community college transfer students | Local News | phillytrib.com

Manheim Township School Board plans Oct. vote on transgender athletes in sports discussion | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Central Bucks West tells teachers not to use students’ preferred names and pronouns without parent approval | WITF

Temple professor’s lawsuit more relevant with rise of anti-Asian bigotry (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

CBS/YouGov Poll: Fetterman +5, Shapiro +11 (politicspa.com)

The debate over debates: Oz, Fetterman continue to feud over details – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight: Ideological Unity (broadandliberty.com)

Election 2022: How gubernatorial candidates Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano differ (dailylocal.com)

Lowman S. Henry: Rising crime — a sleeper issue in Pa. races – Daily Local

Doug Mastriano doesn’t call himself a Christian nationalist, but he gives it a platform – pennlive.com

Fetterman’s post-stroke brain tests are within normal limits. What does that say about his health? (inquirer.com)

Where do Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates stand on a proposed national abortion ban? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lehigh County will have ballot drop boxes regardless of lawsuit | WITF

Lehigh County spurns lawsuit’s demand for monitors at ballot drop boxes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia mail ballots will be further delayed after zoning bill dispute (inquirer.com)

 

Gun Safety

A new credit card merchant code could help curb gun violence, advocates say : NPR

 

Environment

The dangers of Westmoreland’s proposed method of disposing of liquid landfill waste | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Changes proposed for Pennsylvania license plates (abc27.com)

Amtrak restoring canceled long-distance trains after strike averted (poconorecord.com)

Op-Ed: Passenger rail would connect us to countless opportunities (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Even without tolling plan, PennDOT still plans to replace I-78 bridge in Berks County – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PennDOT continues plans to replace 6 bridges formerly on the tolling program, but not I-79 Bridgeville | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Critic: Limiting opioid prescriptions would worsen overdose crisis | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: Fresh take on medications for alcoholism would promote recovery (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

U.S. senators criticize federal health officials for lagging monkeypox response – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Endo, a Chester County drug maker, blamed for Tennessee’s opioid crisis (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Pennsylvania gets $25 million to build out electric vehicle charging | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

This Pennsylvania town is one of the best for fall festivities: study – pennlive.com

Catholic nuns fought pipeline on their Lancaster County land. Now, citing religious freedom, they seek damages in court | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Pennsylvania fines Verde Energy $1 million for ‘egregious’ marketing violations (inquirer.com)

PUC approves smaller UGI rate increases | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

 

National News

States scramble as US abortion laws change | ABC27

Who is Judge Raymond Dearie, the Mar-a-Lago search special master? : NPR

Migrants on Martha’s Vineyard flight were told they were going to Boston : NPR

Latino viewers influence the popularity of streaming shows, Nielsen study finds : NPR

Mourners are waiting for hours in a queue to say farewell to Queen Elizabeth : NPR

Alex Jones’ defamation trials show deplatforming’s limits : NPR

United Way aims to raise $1.2M, plans to break early childhood education barriers | Local News | tribdem.com

Fred Franzia, 79, Dies; Upended Wine Industry With Two-Buck Chuck – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Uber: Hacker broke into network, reached customer data – pennlive.com

In states where abortion is banned, children and families already face an uphill battle | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mortgage rates hit 6%, first time since 2008 housing crash (inquirer.com)

Trump warns of ‘big problems’ if indicted, says he’d still run for office | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Home improvement money available for Chambersburg residents (abc27.com)

Popular Yardley Salon Moves To Larger Location, Looking To Serve More Customers (bucksco.today)

Con-VINCE-ing data: Investigator says federal funds were spent without UD council approval, violating home-rule charter (broadandliberty.com)

Old Harrisburg rail system getting renovated for public tours (abc27.com)

Montgomery County commissioners OK $1.2M transfer to aid homeless (mainlinemedianews.com)

Consultant will set stage for $24M Johnstown transportation projects | Local News | tribdem.com

Bucks County commissioners cut back on public comment time (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Hazleton applies for LSA grants for YWCA renovations, firefighter gear | News | standardspeaker.com

Lehigh Valley advocates raise money for suicide prevention efforts (mcall.com)

Luzerne County receives 140 American Rescue Plan applications | Times Leader

Rising rental prices big challenge for finding housing for those with none | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

County prosecutors and public defenders demand fair pay as bargaining negotiations break down | Labor | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

County Council to investigate possible wrongdoing underlying tax assessment verdict | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

MLB celebrates former Pirates great Roberto Clemente Day | WITF

$20 minimum wage for Allegheny County’s workers? Committee debates contentious bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Regional Transit zero-emission fleet to cost $572.2 million by 2045 goal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly Council members announce reproductive freedom platform – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

City Council Introduces Legislation Establishing Volunteer Tax Credit | News | phillytrib.com

Democrats pick 2 to run for City Council on Nov. 8 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Dispute with Philly City Council member stalls redevelopment of Germantown Y | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Utility programs to help Philly’s low-income homeowners | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly mayor’s race: Inside Cherelle Parker’s birthday party (inquirer.com)

Bartram, Overbrook and West Philly high schools will revamp with a career focus (inquirer.com)

Philly drag performer Valencia Prime dies after collapsing mid-show (inquirer.com)

More red-light cameras for Philadelphia, including by Rocky statue (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

This GOP strategist is calling on Republicans to safeguard same-sex marriage : NPR

White House wants more regulations on cryptocurrencies : NPR

Biden meeting with Brittney Griner’s wife amid her detainment in Russia : NPR

Topsoil protection should be stressed in the next farm bill, U.S. House Ag panel told – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)