Democratic lawmakers, reproductive rights advocates rally in support of abortion access in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Abortion-rights supporters bring their message to Pa. Capitol steps | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cost-of-living raises coming for Pa. state and school retirees? (mcall.com)

Senate Dems push pension hike for retired teachers, state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. committee approves bill to legalize fentanyl test strips (abc27.com)

Bills to prevent drug overdose deaths move forward in Pa. (audacy.com)

Harm reduction bills for fentanyl abuse OK’d by Pa. Senate committee | News | meadvilletribune.com

Pennsylvania bill would require state approval for hospital sales (pottsmerc.com)

Pennsylvania bill would require DOH approval for hospital sales, price transparency (abc27.com)

Pa. Lead Free Promise Project endorses Senate bill (abc27.com)

Pa. GOP lawmakers push bill with language broader than Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers approve 9/11 school curriculum, moment of silence bills (abc27.com)

Pa. House bill for ‘parental rights’ seeks ban on class instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity in elementary schools | News | meadvilletribune.com

Rally calls for parental rights and removal of ‘pornographic’ books from Pennsylvania schools (abc27.com)

Gifts to lawmakers promote distrust in state government and should be banned [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Former ‘lifers’ call on lawmakers to end ‘death by incarceration’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dallastown park receives $250,000 grant for improvements (abc27.com)



Another big interest rate hike is coming, as the Fed battles stubborn inflation : NPR

Oil and Gas = Jobs and Growth: Two PA Leaders Make the Case for State’s Energy Sector – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How the Car Market Is Shedding Light on a Key Inflation Question – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SBA, DOT work to expand funding, contracting to small businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Home Deport workers in Philadelphia petition to unionize (inquirer.com)



Legal advocates seek to overturn no-parole sentencing in felony-murder case | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

City kid, now York city police officer, has message for youth (ydr.com)

Editorial: Reading needs sustained effort against crime (readingeagle.com)

Pennsylvania state lawmakers want to improve conditions for women in prison | WITF



Clarity of interval, cost, demand lacking as Wolf feeds breakfast to Pennsylvania schools | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Central Bucks teachers told to ignore some trans students’ preferred names (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Celebrate the freedom to read at Banned Books Week in Bucks County (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. a national leader as an ‘unprecedented flood’ of book bans engulfs U.S. school districts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mom not informed by Dover Area schools her child used transgender name (ydr.com)

10 students face charges in Middletown High School hazing case | WITF

About the laughable and offensive attacks on Biden’s student loan debt relief program | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn law prof Amy Wax asks for delay of disciplinary proceedings for her cancer treatment (inquirer.com)

Rejected in Sugar Notch, school bus company eyes new location | News | citizensvoice.com

Editorial: Penn State’s executive committee’s private meetings are shameful | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



More new Pa. voters register as Dems; GOP poaching more Dems than vice-versa among party-switchers (abc27.com)

In union-stronghold Pennsylvania, Democratic nominee supports school choice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Shapiro touts workers’ rights at Pittsburgh campaign stop with health care organizers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro: ‘Chaos’ in economy if Mastriano’s abortion bill becomes law | News | tribdem.com

Posting their way to power: How PA politicos are using social media to boost their brands. – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Picture Proof of Chester County Voters Ignoring One-Ballot Rule, Critics Say – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. election 2022: A basic guide to vetting candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, and more · Spotlight PA

‘Weaponized’ election requests slam Pa. counties · Spotlight PA

PA-07: CLF Releases New Ad, Allocates $7.2M Against Wild (politicspa.com)

Doug Mastriano in his own words: Moral decay, elites and more (ydr.com)

John Fetterman reaffirms commitment to rural Pa. communities during rally at IUP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Medical issues central theme as Fetterman campaigns at IUP | News | tribdem.com

After criticizing his opponent for releasing prisoners, GOP US Senate candidate Mehmet Oz announces support for reducing sentences | WITF

Fact-check on Congressional Leadership Fund TV commercial against Cartwright | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Larry Krasner impeachment: Some Democrats are keeping their distance (inquirer.com)

Krasner’s possible impeachment is a test for Democrats | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Mehmet Oz is barely advertising on Facebook, while John Fetterman’s ads are seen millions of times (inquirer.com)


Gun Safety

At Pittsburgh summit, shooting survivors stress education as key to eradicating hate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Sea-level rise not just a beachfront problem (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Why Latino communities are on the front lines of climate change : NPR

Investors commit $7.1 trillion of assets in pursuit of 1.5-degree Celsius climate goal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Appoints Frawley – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

FAA rejects airline’s request to reduce pilots’ flight training hours : NPR

Detours, traffic cones continue to plague Erie drivers this fall (goerie.com)



BRODY: Telehealth Is Changing the Game for ADHD Patients – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Op-Ed: Inflation Reduction Act missed an opportunity on healthcare (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Phoenixville Hospital receives certifications for primary stroke center, hip and knee replacement (dailylocal.com)

Despite concens, FDA panel reverses course on ALS drug and recommends approval : Shots – Health News : NPR

Deaths, readmission rates for heart patients at Pa. hospitals is focus of new report – pennlive.com

Many children are regularly exposed to gun violence. Here’s how to help them heal | WITF

Prevent Crime: Protect children from lead poisoning | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Aid-in-dying law could give Pennsylvanians the death they want | Opinion (inquirer.com)


State News

Acting Secretary of State visits Thaddeus Steven College to help students with voter registration [photos] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

‘We’re just happy at the end of the day’: Pa. Renaissance Faire to receive $5.8M in pandemic relief funds – pennlive.com

Family sues Little League over bunk bed fall, head injury in South Williamsport | WITF


National News

Opinion | Inside the Completely Legal G.O.P. Plot to Destroy American Democracy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Defamation lawsuit targets group behind “2,000 Mules” election denial film : NPR

In South Carolina, Harris urges students to vote in midterms | News | phillytrib.com

Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count | News | phillytrib.com

Putin sets partial military call-up, won’t ‘bluff’ on nuclear weapons (inquirer.com)

Putin announces a partial mobilization for Russian citizens : NPR

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have filed a lawsuit against DeSantis : NPR

A stunning move shakes the chess world : NPR

‘Sesame Street’ has its first Black female puppeteer | Across America | phillytrib.com

DeSantis, Abbott pull from segregationists’ playbook with their anti-immigration stunts | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The U.S. and Iran to speak at the U.N.; Volodymyr Zelenskyy to appear from Ukraine (inquirer.com)

Hurricane Fiona strengthens into a Category 4 storm, heads to Bermuda (inquirer.com)


Local News

New transitional home for women opens in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

West Chester students raise over $100,000 for American Heart Association – Daily Local

Bucks County to host free wedding ceremony for vets, first responders (theintell.com)

What Lancaster Conservancy is doing with 3,000 acres in York County (ydr.com)

Commonwealth Court judge rules Chester parking contract can be terminated (delcotimes.com)

Pennsylvania judge allows Chester receiver to terminate controversial parking contract | WITF

Commissioners’ 2023 budget talks include boost for Lancaster County workers who make below ‘market-rate’ salaries | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Reading’s external audit for 2021 shows the city getting stronger, but there is room for improvement (readingeagle.com)

Forever wounded – pennlive.com

Hanover Twp. zoning board approves new bus depot over resident objections | News | citizensvoice.com



Quicker conversions of Downtown Pittsburgh offices into apartments moving closer to reality | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt announces search committee for new chancellor to succeed Patrick Gallagher | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt researchers seek participants in study on fracking and childhood cancers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny College president is leaving; interim leader named | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council approves state grant to help crack down on impaired driving | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Hernandez Named Kenney’s Chief of Staff Following Engler Resignation (politicspa.com)

Philly police launching campaign to enforce bus lane restrictions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia City Council: The Democrats hoping to run for the vacant at-large seats (inquirer.com)



Biden will focus on Russia’s war on Ukraine in his United Nations speech : NPR

DOJ charges 47 with stealing $250 million from a pandemic food program for kids : NPR