State senators announce $1.5M in grants for Ida recovery (thereporteronline.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers agree to constitutional amendment supporting childhood sexual abuse survivors (mytwintiers.com)

Wolf, lawmakers reach agreement on 2-year window for child sex abuse lawsuits – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Wolf concedes on legislatively opening child sex abuse window, agrees to constitutional amendment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Berks organizations receive agriculture grants totaling $635K (readingeagle.com)

Wolf-Fetterman Promote Pot Pardons, Bucks DA Is ‘Staying the Course’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf starts process to pardon lower level pot convictions | WITF

Blair Co. lawmaker named House appointee to $1B opioid settlement trust – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. lawmakers must stand with their constituents to approve a gift ban | Capital-Star Letters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC endorses updated COVID boosters, shots to begin soon | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

CDC advisers back new booster shots to fight omicron : Shots – Health News : NPR

Allegheny County residents could get new COVID-19 boosters as soon as next week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



August Jobs Report: Live Updates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

August jobs report likely to show hiring remained healthy, but gains could slow in coming months | Fox Business

Pa. labor advocates push for changes aimed at bolstering working conditions ahead of Labor Day | WITF

Union workers at Rose City Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lancaster city on strike, rally planned today | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania nursing home workers begin strike (abc27.com)

Thousands of Pa. nursing home workers may strike despite $600M for care in state budget · Spotlight PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art union strike authorization: What does it mean? (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers authorize strike – Metro Philadelphia

Bucks County jobs: Recruiting comes up short amid labor shortage (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Strikes called off for two NEPA nursing homes | News | citizensvoice.com

Wolf talks new jobs and more at Lehigh Valley chemical company opening (mcall.com)

AHF Products to close western Pa. plant | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

CEO hits back against WYEP, WESA union efforts and media coverage | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

This Labor Day, look to unions to protect workers | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Comcast looks to cut up to $1 billion from budgets at its TV networks (inquirer.com)

Gas prices continue to drop across Pennsylvania as summer driving season wraps up (readingeagle.com)



3 Pa. officers fired for submitting false timecards – pennlive.com

CP Jail Watch: staffing issues, the ghost of audits past, and more | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



School’s starting again. Are the kids alright? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Student loan forgiveness in Pennsylvania favors the wealthy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

As the battle over ‘book bans’ wages on, Lehigh Valley area schools are ready – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania will not tax student debt forgiveness | WITF

Wawa giving free coffee to teachers, administrators all month. How to get yours. – pennlive.com



Biden speech: 6 takeaways from president’s address slamming MAGA Republicans (inquirer.com)

Biden sounds newly strong alarm: Trumpism menaces democracy – Daily Local

Biden’s speech walks a fine line in attack on MAGA Republicans : NPR

Biden renews call to ‘battle for the soul of the nation’ in Philadelphia speech – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Biden’s Philly speech was a challenge to all of us. We have to step up | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory, records reveal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman, in first national TV interview since stroke, opens up about health issues amid attacks from Mehmet Oz | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guest Opinion: Focus on Fitzpatrick’s poor record, not his fundraising (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano sues Jan. 6 committee (abc27.com)

Guest Opinion: With $2K-direct payment plan, Wolf tries to buy votes (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Lieutenant Governor Spotlight: School Choice (broadandliberty.com)

National Republican committee presses Fetterman on employment of convicted murderers (broadandliberty.com)

Donald Trump Rally in Pennsylvania this weekend: How to attend (abc27.com)

After Roe v. Wade, Pa. sees more women registering as Democrats | WITF

Mastriano touts endorsement from rabbi who promoted Qanon conspiracy, ‘reptilian’ Hitler theory (inquirer.com)

Activist burns Trump flags in front of MAGA supporters in Wilkes-Barre Twp. | News | citizensvoice.com

McCarthy rips Biden for Trump FBI search and vilifying hard workers | Election | standardspeaker.com



Hurricane season off to a slow start, but major storms still possible in the region | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)



Abortion debate obscures and impedes lifesaving medical procedures (goerie.com)


State News

Southwestern Pa. to receive $62 million boost to build robotics, AI economy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boil water advisory lifted for Pennsylvania American Water customers – Daily Local

In the name of innovation, PA may change procurement rules for major projects | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

These Republicans did a deep dive into 2020 election lawsuits, including in Pa. Here’s why most of them failed | WITF

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission spawns trout for future anglers (poconorecord.com)


National News

Why the photo of top secret documents held by Trump matters : NPR

Federal judge will rule later on Trump’s special master request : NPR

Michigan’s supreme court could decide whether voters see abortion on the ballot : NPR

Oklahoma teacher who gave her students access to banned books is under scrutiny : NPR

Serena Williams keeps winning at the U.S. Open : NPR

Despite Despite Shortages and Soaring Prices, Dem AGs Fight to Block Natural Gas Pipeline – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bank of America to offer zero-down payment mortgages in certain Black and Hispanic communities | Business | phillytrib.com

Why California wants to give its poorer residents $1,000 not to have a car (inquirer.com)


Local News

Stakeholders celebrate ‘vitally important’ Somerset County acid mine drainage treatment systems | News | tribdem.com

Waste Management wants to build renewable natural gas plant in Falls (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Berks County among leading counties in non-coal mining output (dailylocal.com)

DEP declares drought watch for Bucks County, asks for voluntary water conservation | The Bucks County Herald

DEP: Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne counties under drought watch (poconorecord.com)

Redevelopment plans for South George Street post office sought (ydr.com)

Dry spell, pump station repairs, increased demand prompt voluntary water conservation request from HCA | News | standardspeaker.com

Volunteer fire department in Dauphin County reopens, 4 months after shutdown over safety concerns – pennlive.com



U.S. Steel, USW agree to keep talking under contract extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Ed Gainey announces 2 new Pittsburgh Police academy classes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fans celebrate long-waited return of Backyard Brawl | TribLIVE.com

Community condemns deaths in Allegheny County Jail as new survey reveals harrowing lockdown conditions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge’s ruling could bring tax relief for property owners hit with assessment appeals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump tells Wendy Bell he’ll pardon Jan. 6 rioters if elected | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade, ‘Weekend of Service’ are making their return | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Ed Gainey announces 2 new Pittsburgh Police academy classes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Violence Prevention Hotline now fully staffed | Local News | phillytrib.com

Amanda McIllmurray of Reclaim Philadelphia eyes Council run against Mark Squilla (inquirer.com)

Philly elementary school renamed for LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia calling for proposals to expand monkeypox vaccine outreach | Health | phillytrib.com

CHOP moves a center closer to W. Philadelphia community | Health | phillytrib.com

Mayor Kenney hosts anti-violence briefing ahead of holiday weekend | Local News | phillytrib.com



Biden administration awards $1 billion for economic projects | News | tribdem.com

Judge says Lindsey Graham must answer questions to grand jury but limits scope of testimony | News | phillytrib.com

Jan. 6 panel asks former Speaker Newt Gingrich for information | TribLIVE.com