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@CNNNewsroom: There’s “no question” that Republicans’ effort in Pennsylvania to get millions of voters’ personal information is inspired by the Arizona “audit,” says state senator Jay Costa.

“It’s something they should not be doing. It’s wrong,” he says.

Republicans in Pennsylvania subpoena personal data on every voter in state – The Boston Globe

PA GOP Begins Personal Data Grab For Fake Election Audit | Crooks and Liars

At Pennsylvania Senate Meeting on Elections, Subpoenas Issued, Dem Calls GOPers McCarthyites, Another Has Remarks Curtailed for Breaking Senate Rules – The Ohio Star

State Senate GOP wants your personal information to conduct a review of the 2020 election. Are you OK with that? [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Much info sought by Senate GOP through subpoenas already available | News | tribdem.com

PA Senate Panel Approves Subpoenas For Election Audit – WDAC

Pennsylvania Republicans subpoena detailed voter info in 2020 election probe | Reuters

DelCo leaders want more answers into Fanta Bility’s death (inquirer.com)

Leaders call on communities of color to get vaccinated | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce legislation for sexual assault evidence tracking system | State | wfmz.com

Wolf ‘begging’ legislature for new action on opioid epidemic (audacy.com)

Gov. Wolf calls drug issue in Philly ‘sad and depressing’ after tour of Kensington | WITF

Governor Discusses Legislation to Support Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic  – PennWatch

Pa. officials call for higher staffing requirements in nursing homes – YouTube

Proposed overhaul of Pa. nursing home care splits labor union, health care group at Senate hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Sept. 21 Hearing On Utility Scale Solar Development And Agricultural Land (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Senate proposal shields medical cannabis users from Pennsylvania DUI penalties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers propose renewing Pennsylvania disaster declaration for storm damage | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Quick thinking by Pa. lawmaker saves Harrisburg Capitol Officer (abc27.com)

PA lawmakers intrduce Grace’s Law bills to reform state child welfare system (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Muhlenerg Township: Athletic Association gets state grant for facility upgrades (readingeagle.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 is our common enemy, but we’re battling one another instead of fighting it | John Baer – pennlive.com

More Pa. theaters, concert venues require COVID-19 vaccines to get in: ‘The right move to help protect everyone’ – pennlive.com

500 COVID-19 deaths: Erie County reaches unwelcome milestone (goerie.com)

County concerned about COVID increases in children – Delco Times

Younger people now larger proportion of new COVID-19 cases | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

‘This is the worst I’ve seen’: Longer waits reported at Western Pa. hospitals | TribLIVE.com

Students, COVID return to school: A look at cases as the year begins (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

US Covid Booster Shot Policy Is in Flux as Studies Add to Dissent – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

More than 30 Greater Philadelphia theaters adopt new Covid-19 vaccine, test policy developed by Theatre Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Alaska’s Largest Hospital Says The Strain Of COVID Is Forcing It To Ration Care : NPR

Midstate nursing home workers manage Statewide vaccination rates | ABC27

Allegheny County breakthrough cases increasing, but vaccinated still avoid serious illness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Montgomery County latest employer to join vaccine mandate bandwagon (theintell.com)

 

Business/Jobs

As companies embrace hybrid models, many are considering cutting back on office space – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Insomnia Cookies launches NIL sponsorship program for college athletes – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Top markets for job growth recovery during Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

CALLAHAN: The New Era of American Shale – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Amazon opens 1-million-square-foot warehouse in Jessup | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Carbon concerned over KME closure | News | standardspeaker.com

Corporate relocations by Rite Aid, Harsco spark questions over jobs, ripple effects – pennlive.com

Appalachian Commission distributes $46 million for projects — including more than $8 Million for Pa. | WITF

U.S. Steel announces plans to build $3 billion mini mill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SBA opens Business Recovery Center | The Bucks County Herald

Pa. logs 6.2% decrease in noneducation workers in state, local government | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: Methane mitigation a win-win for environment, economy (ydr.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Where did C-SAU ‘Senior Team Leader’ Joseph Garcia previously work? (ydr.com)

 

Education

Expert View: Turns out, brands really do matter in higher education – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Central York School District is becoming more strict on masks (ydr.com)

Parents of Students With Disabilities Try to Make Up for Lost Year – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

North Schuylkill ends board meeting after 5 minutes due to mask protest | Education | standardspeaker.com

Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler announces retirement | Education | standardspeaker.com

Milton Hershey School board picks a Harrisburg site for early learning center to serve 150 kids – pennlive.com

Parents are sending children to school full time, despite concerns about COVID, masking – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Northern York middle and high schools halt in-person learning due to COVID-19 cases | WITF

Tornado damage to Temple’s Ambler campus could cost millions and decades to repair (inquirer.com)

Parents, including a top Pa. Republican, are suing over the school mask mandate. Here’s what to know about the cases. (inquirer.com)

School district offers families incentives to drive students to school | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania Senate Hopeful John Fetterman Says Legal Weed Is Key To Democrats’ Success – New York Metropolitan Magazine

House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t run again | TribLIVE.com

Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Run in 2022 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Republicans See Inflation, Democrats’ Spending As Key For 2022 : NPR

Democratic Party: York County Election Director Steve Ulrich demoted (ydr.com)

Tyler Titus: Trans candidate for Erie County executive chases history (goerie.com)

Opinion | Don’t Let Trump Steal the Show With ‘Stop the Steal’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New pro business PAC could help bring about changes in the Keystone State (broadandliberty.com)

Durham grand jury indicts lawyer with Democratic ties in probe of Trump-Russia investigation – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Gun-toting Biden billboards are the work of former governor candidate Scott Wagner | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner won’t debate Republican opponent Chuck Peruto (inquirer.com)

The voter suppression crisis no one is talking about | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Capital-Star Q+A: RINO hunter Joe Gale wants to make sure conservatives are energized for 2022 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Can Erie’s state Sen. Dan Laughlin be the bellwether for a new (old) style of GOP leadership? (goerie.com)

 

Transportation

Eight Chester County bridges out of service – Daily Local

Good news for proponents of rail service to West Chester – Daily Local

 

Health

Pennsylvania leaders prepare to fight deadly overdose crisis without a disaster declaration – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Time has come to bargain drug prices | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Where is the scrutiny over FDA’s role in the overdose epidemic? | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Greene County gets $2.5 million federal grant for broadband infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Motorists in Pennsylvania cited over 10,000 times since 2016 for illegally passing school buses [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Ag. Secretary reveals theme, status of 2022 PA Farm Show (abc27.com)

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PHEAA to offer financial incentive to retain employees until their jobs are eliminated – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania liquor stores to begin rationing due to supply issues – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

The invasive Spotted Lanternfly infestation moves throughout the state | Smart Talk (witf.org)

PSERS board rejects its managers advice for the second time (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania reassigns the head of WIC after a period of controversy (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Thousands of Migrants Huddle in Squalid Conditions Under Texas Bridge – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Thousands of Afghans on American Military Bases Await Resettlement – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How 5 Broadway Shows Restored Their Signature Effects – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The battle for digital privacy Is reshaping the internet – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Minnesota Supreme Court Allows The Ballot Question On Changing The Minneapolis Police : NPR

UN Report Warns Artificial Intelligence Can Threaten Human Rights : NPR

 

Local News

Covid recovery in Pa.: York seeks applications for $35.3 million (ydr.com)

National Fuel Gas sues Erie over $1.3M in fees, targets 1994 ordinance (goerie.com)

Kutztown Rotary Club Farmers Night Thank Farmers – Pennsylvania News Today

Burial site along Route 222 saved thanks to a deal with warehouse developers (readingeagle.com)

Geisinger, Acadia break ground on new behavioral health facility | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Kline Twp. will get $1.2M from warehouse developer | News | standardspeaker.com

Mass overdoses in Berks: no new cases have been reported, authorities say (readingeagle.com)

Downtown Reading: City Council worried about open-air drug use (readingeagle.com)

LGBT Center gets a grant (readingeagle.com)

Bucks County’s anti-maskers have become a microcosm of national extremism | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Renaissance for city continues with return of Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix – Daily Local

 

Pitt

Riding into the future: Port Authority moves forward with projects to transform Pittsburgh transit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Research shows Pittsburgh students learned less, failed more during pandemic year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposal would limit new drive-thrus and parking for Pittsburgh restaurants | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh responds to allegations of racism during Black-led Barrel & Flow Fest | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Hotel performance data keeps Philadelphia tourism industry hopeful for fall recovery – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Real estate group organizes to find ways to keep Philadelphia moving forward (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Veteran of Philadelphia commercial real estate industry helps form Black-led firm – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

AG Shapiro argues DA Krasner can’t sue his office over opioid settlement (inquirer.com)

Philly police contract does not fulfill the promise that Black Lives Matter | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia theaters band together to require vaccinations and other COVID-19 precautions | The Arts | phillytrib.com

What 4 of Philly Council’s fiercest housing advocates plan to fight for this fall | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA spent $7 million on McKinsey consulting contract amid COVID fiscal crisis | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

The Democratic push to tax the rich more is 40 years in the making | WITF

Joe Biden economic plan at risk of delays as Democrats squabble (inquirer.com)

China and France attack U.S.-Australia deal on nuclear-fueled submarines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Justice Dept. to Review Enforcement of Civil Rights Protections in Grants – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Capitol Police Prepare For ‘Justice For J6’ Demonstration : NPR

Biden Takes Rare Step To Share Nuclear Submarine Technology With Australia : NPR

Federal Officials To Review Protections For Wolves In The West : NPR