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Election Security Experts Say The Pennsylvania GOP Is Trying To Play ‘Russian Roulette’ With Voters’ Personal Info | 90.5 WESA

Guest Opinion: PA Republican election clown show must end (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats File Suit, Allege GOP ‘Overreaching’ in Election Subpoena – Tennessee Star

A voters’ private info subpoenaed by State Senate Republicans (wtae.com)

3 reasons why PA Democrats are suing their Republican colleagues | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Dentons Lawyers Back Pa. Democrats in Challenge to GOP’s 2020 Election Review Subpoenas | The Legal Intelligencer

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats file suit, allege GOP ‘overreaching’ in election subpoena | State | buckslocalnews.com

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats file suit, allege GOP ‘overreaching’ in election subpoena | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Letter: Republican senators should be ashamed of themselves (readingeagle.com)

PA Senate Democrats Sue Republicans to Block 2020 Election ‘Investigation’ | HillReporter.com

With return to session, the PA GOP outlines its fall agenda | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

PA Senate Judiciary Committee looks at Probation and Parole Reform | WHP (local21news.com)

Child sex abuse survivors push for statute of limitations reform (wgal.com)

‘We waited our entire childhood.’ Advocates urge Senate to approve window for sex abuse cases | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ward rebuffs calls for action on bill to allow lawsuits by adult survivors of child sex abuse | News | tribdem.com

Advocacy Groups Push for Passage of House Bill 951 – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Elections, Emergency Powers, And Mapmaking Among The Items On Pennsylvania Lawmakers’ Fall To-Do List | 90.5 WESA

Gun rights advocates call on Pa. Senate to act on bills to advance Second Amendment rights – pennlive.com

Bill would provide grants to help Pennsylvania municipalities reduce blight | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania legislative leaders set sights on mask mandate, regulatory waivers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania legislation would allow remote learning for real estate licensing schools | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania hunters offered digital option to carry licenses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

GOP leaders say agenda is more than masks, rallies welcome them back (poconorecord.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 Has Now Killed About As Many Americans As The 1918-19 Flu : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

U.S. easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UMPC to host community COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the Midstate | ABC27

Johnson & Johnson Says Its Booster Shot Provides Increased Protection From COVID : NPR

Alabama Had More Deaths Than Births In 2020 : NPR

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11 – Daily Local

Rivas Deli Grocery II mobile vaccine clinic in front of store (ydr.com)

Pfizer announces COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids, Lehigh Valley parents relieved – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania mobile clinics seek to goose vaccination rate | WITF

 

Business/Jobs

Labor shortages are getting worse. Small businesses are feeling heat. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA sees slowdown in EIDL loans, Targeted Advance EIDL grant approvals as changes, deadline loom – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

CVS Health to hire about 1,000 in Pennsylvania and 900 in New Jersey – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

‘Can’t Compete’: Why Hiring for Child Care Is a Huge Struggle – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fast-food customers are back, but workers are not. It’s triggering major change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How FEMA, SBA can help small businesses (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Family of Black teen beaten by police during arrest: investigate, then arrest and fire cops (inquirer.com)

Family demands answers after videos show white Chester officer punching Black teen | WITF

Chester residents, family members of Bahir Green demand action from law enforcment (delcotimes.com)

York police commissioner: “We’re getting back to how police work used to be” (abc27.com)

Bucks County to expand mental health co-responders program to 2 towns (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A grand jury is investigating Philly jails amid ‘crisis’ and court orders to improve care (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Central York school board rescinds banned book list (ydr.com)

Central York school board lifts ban on diversity resources | WITF

Central Pa. school district rescinds diverse book ban after parents rally against it – pennlive.com

Jennifer Lindner: Mom and children take an educational stand in the name of liberty (broadandliberty.com)

University of the People aims to educate those with ‘no other alternative,’ including Syrian refugees and Afghan women – The Business Journals (bizjournals.com)

‘You’re stuck between Tom Wolf and us’: Lancaster County parents still polarized over school mask mandate | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

U.S. Senate Candidates Strut Their Stuff for Chester County Dems – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Important voter deadlines for Bucks County’s election a month away (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Election law stacks the deck against political independents (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Barletta signs anti-tax pledge in GOP campaign for Pennsylvania governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2021 judicial candidates for Pa. appellate courts make their pitches to voters | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Trees Killed By Climate Change Increase Power Outages : NPR

President Biden confronts extreme heat, a silent climate killer (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Bridge tolling moves forward as PennDOT names potential development teams | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

It’s past time to make critical investments in public health for communities of color | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

‘Care can’t wait’: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. fights for more money for home care aides – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania casino revenue grows in August as internet gaming continues to expand – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Group Launches Petition to Stop Mask, Vax Mandates in Pennsylvania – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Guest Opinion: Our policies should reward work, not wealth (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania appeals court judge candidates talk temperament, not cases | WITF

Justices to hear argument in victims’ rights amendment case – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Auditor General investigation finds flaws and irregularities in the pandemic business shutdown | Smart Talk (witf.org)

State Farm Bureaus back proposal for $737M Chesapeake Watershed cleanup initiative | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

2 students taken to hospital after shooting at Heritage High in Newport News, suspect now in custody (abc27.com)

Blacks respond to crime, shootings and racism by buying guns | Local News | phillytrib.com

A Texas Doctor Says He Broke Texas’ Abortion Ban. Now He’s Being Sued : NPR

Trudeau’s Liberals Win Canada Election, But Miss Majority : NPR

Deported by U.S., Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Surfside Agonizes After Condo Collapse, With a Memorial Hanging in the Balance – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court to hear direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in Mississippi abortion case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Law student armed with shotgun kills at least 6 at Russian university | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

The Stroller, Sept. 20, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley | TribLIVE.com

Sainato highlights services for veterans | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Schuylkill River Trail new bridge (readingeagle.com)

Wellness grants go towards helping Dauphin County firefighters stay healthy (abc27.com)

York County residents impacted by Hurricane Ida can apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (abc27.com)

New recycling plant opens in York, plans to grow in future (abc27.com)

$48M housing plan at Stockyard Inn site draws flak from neighbor | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Law firm takes step toward suing Lancaster County over unpaid bills from former District Attorney’s lawsuit | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Chester County officials renew push for preparedness in light of Ida flooding – Daily Local

Much fanfare for dedication of new $2.5 million addition to Fame Fire Co. – Daily Local

National Recovery Month celebration to be held at ESU (poconorecord.com)

Presque Isle Beach 8 solar panels part of climate sustainability plan (goerie.com)

Central Pa. grocery shoppers encounter hiccups in inventory as COVID-19 pandemic drags on – pennlive.com

Horses on the loose? A Lehigh Valley township wants to end that – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Church bus crash in Schuylkill County sends 30 to hospitals, some critically hurt | WITF

 

Pitt

$7.1 million deposited in fund to revitalize Pittsburgh’s Hill District | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County parents react to news that 5- to 11-year-olds could be vaccine eligible by Halloween | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County focusing on hiring more poll workers for Nov. 2 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh pediatrician hopes ‘a lot of kids’ vaccinated by Halloween | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County ran out of pediatric ICU beds and added tents to increase bed capacity | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Philadelphia delivery giant Gopuff opening retail stores – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly’s failure to improve conditions for intercity bus riders is an equity issue | Inga Saffron (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia DA says victim relocation requests are up 50% as the shootings crisis persists (inquirer.com)

Philly student board reps seek to uplift voices | The Learning Key | phillytrib.com

Annual Philadelphia Black Women’s March tackles health issues | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Council tackles healthy schools, tangled titles in new session | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Senate Democrat asks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for policies on extremist violent content – Forbes Talk

Biden Follows Through On A Campaign Promise To Take In More Refugees : NPR

The Biden Administration Is Fighting In Court To Keep A Trump-Era Immigration Policy : NPR

Justice Dept. Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Roe v. Wade – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Democrats Begin Effort to Curb Post-Trump Presidential Powers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bankers opposed to reporting additional information on customer accounts to IRS | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In UN speech, President Biden aims to enlist U.S. allies to tackle climate change, COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats unveil new plan to fund government, suspend debt ceiling as major showdown with GOP looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette