Appeal To Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban Thrown Out By Judge – LevittownNow.com

Pa. bill would require hospital sales to be approved by state (mcall.com)

Skill games company woos Pa. lawmakers with trips to wild Wyoming rodeo · Spotlight PA

GOP lawmakers introduce mandatory minimum illegal firearms | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Second Pa. March for Life expected to draw large crowd to Pa. Capitol on Monday – pennlive.com

A legislative softball game won’t save democracy. But it can’t hurt | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Editorial: Fayette County legislator Matt Dowling is making good things out of a bad decision | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Berks projects awarded a total of nearly $643,000 in state grants (yahoo.com)

 Schwank announces $642,426 in PCCD grant funding for Berks County (berksweekly.com)

$100k grant for Bethlehem Food Co-Op will fund on-site kitchen at future grocery store – lehighvalleylive.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but the data says otherwise : NPR



Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate falls to 4.2% in August, down from prior months – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Guest Opinion: Are we hurting our farmers and, thus, our food supply? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Railroads’ Strategy Thrilled Wall Street, but Not Customers and Workers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘Sluggish’ economic growth in Pennsylvania continues | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

P-G staffers and management prepare to face off at NLRB hearing | Labor | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

National average gas price is in the ‘longest downward streak’ in 7 years, says GasBuddy – pennlive.com



Marijuana Pardon Project: Deadline nears for low-level pot offenses (goerie.com)

After fatal rec center shooting, Philly lawmaker seeks to limit truck parking | Local News | phillytrib.com



10 Pennsylvania schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools (abc27.com)

Can parents opt-out students from curriculum? Pa. and NJ school districts are seeing more attempts. (inquirer.com)

Book ban and censorship efforts surge in 2022, library association says (inquirer.com)

Student loan scams plague borrowers waiting for forgiveness : NPR

Student loan forgiveness: Don’t miss these four dates | ABC27

An attempt to deter more student high-rises in State College raises larger debate about the future of downtown | WITF

Drexel University reduces tuition for community college transfers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School cell phone policies, bans around Philadelphia vary (inquirer.com)



Santarsiero: No wonder Poprik didn’t mention Oz, Mastriano in opinion (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Election offices challenged by surge of voting record requests – pennlive.com

Jerry Shenk: Will a new GOP House majority impeach Joe Biden? – Daily Local

Inflation Remains Voters’ Top Concern. Can Republicans Keep Their Focus? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Press conference on Mastriano education plan turns ugly | The Bucks County Herald

Both PA candidates for governor agree on school choice? (ydr.com)

CNN’s Jake Tapper rebukes Doug Mastriano’s claims about Jewish school in Philly suburbs (inquirer.com)

U.S. House District 17 race between Chris Deluzio, Jeremy Shaffer getting national focus — and infusion of cash | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gun Safety

The cruel normal of Philadelphia’s gun violence, and the daily trauma residents must endure (inquirer.com)



A new Pennsylvania group formed to meet the growing outdoor industry | WITF

Comcast promises energy efficiency improvements for its vast cable and internet system (inquirer.com)



Pa. drivers could start buying custom license plates online under a House-approved bill | WITF



Guest Opinion: Banning abortion isn’t the way to end it (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Poconos provides options for vets seeking mental health help (poconorecord.com)

Penn State Health St. Joseph launches telehealth program for sexual assault survivors (readingeagle.com)

Pandemic prompts more states to mandate paid sick leave | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

Abortion bans in neighboring states could cause an influx of patients in Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)

Pa. nurses selected for debt relief face a Sept. 24 deadline to remain eligible – pennlive.com

Pennsylvanians deployed to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Fiona response (abc27.com)

McDANIEL: Why the RNC Sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


National News

Photos from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (inquirer.com)

Ukraine says Russian missile struck close to nuclear plant (inquirer.com)

Europe’s Energy Crisis Forces Factories to Go Dark – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Puerto Rico is without electricity as Hurricane Fiona hits the island : NPR

Chelsea Gray leads the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title : NPR

Virginia moves to reverse trans students’ rights in state public schools : NPR

Abrams’ strategy to boost turnout: Early voting commitments | News | phillytrib.com

BJ’s now accepting SNAP benefits card for online, mobile app purchases – pennlive.com

Georgia DA builds 2020 election conspiracy story from bottom to top | Jay Bookman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Governors DeSantis, Abbott followed racist playbook in sending immigrants North | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Aging volunteers, lack of replacements put Meals on Wheels programs in peril | TribLIVE.com


Local News

Central Bucks to refund unused donation for anti-racism books (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Thousands turn out for 41st annual West Chester Restaurant Festival – Daily Local

Sources: Delco May Settle With Aqua on DELCORA Sale Litigation – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lancaster County elections office suffers substantial loss of institutional knowledge since 2020 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Montgomery County commissioners, residents sound off about election security (mainlinemedianews.com)

Berks actor holding workshop to teach his craft to fellow veterans (mainlinemedianews.com)

Chester mayor says the contract with PFS emerged from a problematic parking dynamic. (delcotimes.com)

Dominican community in Hazleton celebrates heritage with parade and festival | News | standardspeaker.com

Schuylkill County Commissioner Halcovage releases statement in wake of subcomittee proceedings | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

Series of events set to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month in Reading and Berks County (readingeagle.com)



Allegheny Co. prosecutors, public defenders demand fair pay as bargaining negotiations break down – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Rich Fitzgerald’s plan for statewide review of jail fatalities demands action | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Democratic Committee nominates Barb Warwick for City Council seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh bus ridership still down 46% from prepandemic levels | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pitt’s Big Idea Center opens new building to boost student entrepreneurs (nextpittsburgh.com)

Census snapshot shows Pittsburgh poverty has jumped 5% over past 2 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A program meant to help heavy users of expensive health care cut back sets up shop in PIttsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly Council President Darrell Clarke considers requiring affordable housing (inquirer.com)

Wissahickon Valley Trail bridges reopen in Philadelphia, restoring Center City link (inquirer.com)

Who’s running for mayor in Philadelphia? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philly’s historic Tanner House faces threat of destruction | Local News | phillytrib.com

More red light cameras coming to Philly intersections | Local News | phillytrib.com

Volunteering could get you a tax credit in Philly if a City Council bill becomes law | Local News | phillytrib.com

Free Library of Philadelphia sites get boost from Rebuild program | Local News | phillytrib.com

Residents along Lincoln Drive push for stronger safety measures (inquirer.com)

UC Townhomes sale: Affordable housing residents speak out at Sunday gathering (inquirer.com)

Philly’s 7th Council District has challenges. Quetcy Lozada knows them well. (inquirer.com)

Developer Carl Dranoff plans 176 more Philadelphia apartments on South Broad (inquirer.com)

Philly Council President Darrell Clarke considers requiring affordable housing (inquirer.com)



President Biden, in ‘60 Minutes’ interview, declares ‘the pandemic is over’ in the U.S., says America would defend Taiwan from China | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion : NPR

Biden among thousands paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II | | standardspeaker.com

Biden: Classified documents at Mar-a-Lago raise concerns | TribLIVE.com