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Pa. redistricting panel rolls back new policy to count incarcerated people in home districts, not state prisons · Spotlight PA

Three priorities for Pennsylvania lawmakers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

In reversal, Pa. redistricting commission votes to count 3,000 more prisoners in their cells | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania legislative reapportionment commission tweaks prisoner reallocation policy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Redistricting panel pares plan on where to count inmates (apnews.com)

Pa. redistricting panel revises plan on where inmates should be counted – pennlive.com

Racehorse betting magnate’s art and antiques up for auction – Horsetalk.co.nz

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over crime victims’ amendment Marsy’s Law | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Justices ponder victim rights amendment that’s been in limbo (apnews.com)

Pa. voters’ private info subpoenaed by state Senate Republicans (wtae.com)

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

Court Asked to Block Release of Voter Data: Ballots & Boundaries | Bloomberg Government (bgov.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans’ ‘forensic audit’ of the 2020 election: Everything you need to know (inquirer.com)

PA Gun Rights Activists Call On State Senate To Act – Bearing Arms

Do Not Sell Firearm Registry To Reduce Suicides – WDAC

Gun rights advocates call on Pa. Senate to act on bills | News | bradfordera.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker seeks vote on legislator perk reform package | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State grant sought for second phase of planned renovations at Hazleton YWCA | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Measure Aimed at Improving Transparency in the State’s Campaign Finance Laws – Tennessee Star

Pa. Senate panel advances bill that would move up date of Pa.’s presidential primary | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania Attorney General On His Fight To Protect Voters’ Private Information | Delaware First Media (delawarepublic.org)

Pennsylvania senators return from summer recess ready to get to work | WHP (local21news.com)

Senate Committees Look At Long Term Care Facility Regulations – WDAC

Pennsylvania one step closer to renewing disaster declaration for storm damage | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. General Assembly votes to extend Wolf’s Hurricane Ida disaster declaration | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania legislative leaders set sights on mask mandate, regulatory waivers (broadandliberty.com)

Push for Shawn’s Law in Pennsylvania awaits Governor Wolf’s signature (abc27.com)

PA Legislative Leaders Outline Storm Damage, Masking and Opioid Addiction Goals – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. state Democratic lawmaker quietly stripped of committee leadership, Capitol access · Spotlight PA

Letter: Shame on Republicans for election probe stunt (readingeagle.com)

Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers consider pushback on statewide school mask order – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

House Republicans punt on school masks vote after returning early to address it | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Official: Pennsylvania ‘well prepared’ for vaccine boosters | WITF

Pa. officials order providers to be ready to give COVID-19 booster shots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Latinos surpass non-Latinos in COVID-19 vaccination in Pa., but devil’s in the details | WITF

Modelers Project A Calming Of The Pandemic In The U.S. This Winter : Shots – Health News : NPR

The U.S. Is Buying 500 Million More Pfizer Vaccine Doses To Donate To Other Countries : NPR

COVID-19 booster shots coming soon to Pa. and N.J. for eligible groups (inquirer.com)

Geisinger updates visitation policy amid climbing COVID-19 cases | Times Leader

Cambria hits triple digits for new COVID-19 cases, current surge more severe locally than spring spike | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

How raising the minimum wage would help some, hurt others | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson: Why Philly businesses should welcome Amazon’s expansion (broadandliberty.com)

Price Rite Marketplace hosting company-wide job fair in Pa. (abc27.com)

New Amazon warehouse bringing jobs to York (abc27.com)

Amazon is opening a new facility along I-83 and plans to hire 1,200 people to work there – pennlive.com

New graduates prize remote work — and they are taking pay cuts to get it. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Extreme Heat Protections Added To Federal Worker Protections Under Biden’s OSHA : NPR

Pitt staff members launch unionization drive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Airline jobs have always been easy to fill, but carriers can’t get enough workers (inquirer.com)

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue | WITF

Coalition to Back Black Businesses seeks applicants for grant funding | Business | phillytrib.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Allegheny County Jail warden looks to other guard training after contract canceled | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Jail board ends contract with a controversial training company, warden Harper objects | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Delaware County out of juvenile detention options – at the moment (delcotimes.com)

 

Education

Back to School Review: Five days of education policy in Pa. | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

West Chester University Reflects on Its 150th With Eyes to the Future (montco.today)

Lancaster County School District board unanimously votes yes on COVID-19 testing mandate (abc27.com)

Law Firm Files Injunction Against Mask Mandate in T-E Schools – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Quaker Valley School District officials: No critical race theory is taught in QV schools | TribLIVE.com

Burrell School District and Penn State among 21 grantees for $1.1 million in Arconic donations | TribLIVE.com

Superintendent: Pittston Area looking at testing for unvaccinated | Times Leader

Alvernia University cuts ribbon on CollegeTowne (readingeagle.com)

Lancaster schools to require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated teachers, staff | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Kearni Warren Makes History in Race for Chester City Council – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

CARPENTER: The Right Way to Achieve Election Integrity – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Election Board fires back in suit over DA election | Times Leader

Voters can use mail-in ballots in Northampton County this eleciton – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

False voter fraud claims, COVID and heavy workloads are contributing to Pa.’s poll worker shortage | WITF

 

Environment

Wolf Administration to call for statewide action on climate change in new action plan (abc27.com)

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion to protect 30% of Earth’s land and sea (inquirer.com)

Environmental groups push Pa. to raise oil and gas bonds to cover full cost of well cleanup | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

PennDOT to hold public comment period for long-range transportation, freight movement plans – pennlive.com

Open house on options for U.S. Route 322 in Centre County gives the public a chance to weigh in | WITF

 

Health

The flu season poses unique challenge to the COVID fight | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

State News

Pennsylvania could see billions in federal aid for infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania could receive more than $1B in opioid settlement | News | citizensvoice.com

Area casinos see drop in internet gaming revenue in August | Business | citizensvoice.com

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over crime victims’ amendment Marsy’s Law | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Remains Defiant On COVID And Environmental Issues At The U.N. : NPR

Gabrielle Petito Coverage Looks Like Racist Clickbait To Some Native Americans : NPR

LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Have New Chance For Full Benefits : NPR

Gabby Petito’s Remains Are Identified. She Died From Homicide. : NPR

China Pledges To Stop Financing Coal Power Plants Abroad : NPR

U.S. preparing to nearly double deportations to Haiti | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What are Nones? Millions of Americans are leaving organized religion (theintell.com)

 

Local News

Red Rose Rent Day returns on Sept. 25 | Chester County Press

Reading Gun Violence: shootings were caused by social media and gang disputes police chief said. (readingeagle.com)

Schuylkill River Trail new bridge (readingeagle.com)

With many in Berks facing hunger, Helping Harvest embarks on big project (readingeagle.com)

York County veteran memorial site receives much needed upgrades (abc27.com)

New Small Business Recovery center opens in York, helps with Hurricane Ida recovery (abc27.com)

Scranton council tables mayor’s ordinance to decriminalize fentanyl test strips | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Area stores fare better with nationwide shortages | News | standardspeaker.com

Hazleton City Council approves gaming grant applications | News | standardspeaker.com

Robeson Township: Residents battle zoning proposal (readingeagle.com)

Berks businesses affected by Ida eligible for disaster loans (readingeagle.com)

Bucks County weather: Flash floods, severe storms possible Thursday (theintell.com)

Humane society make changes during pandemic (poconorecord.com)

Rude driver rankings: How does Erie compare? (poconorecord.com)

Somerset County extends tax-exempt status for business park; officials plan open house | News | tribdem.com

Nearly $48 million in COVID-19 rental assistance remains available for Lancaster County renters | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster city saves $7.1 million refinancing debt | Local News | lancasteronline.com

11 still in hospital days after LCBC bus crash on I-81; thousands raised for teens’ medical expenses | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Preliminary West Chester budget includes ‘modest’ tax increases – Daily Local

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh awards first child care center grants from $2M fund | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority set to begin $30 million of work to improve platform stops, tunnel tracks for light rail system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh introduces $2M proposal to reduce Mt. Washington landslides | TribLIVE.com

Robots to deliver books, medicine, food to Pittsburgh neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

U.S. Steel is challenging an Allegheny County air quality regulation | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

PHL Inno – Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem climbs 15 spots into the top 30 worldwide, report says (bizjournals.com)

Comcast donating laptops and $15M in internet service to low-income households – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

8 Greater Philadelphia schools receive 2021 National Blue Ribbon honor – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly teachers and administrators are end-of-year exhausted and school has only just begun (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s soda tax added jobs thanks to increased funding for child care, a new study says (inquirer.com)

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

Philly DA’s office needs city funds to help relocate witnesses, victims | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Biden, in UN address, pledges ‘relentless diplomacy’ on global challenges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House passes stopgap bill to avert government shutdown and debt default (msn.com)

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House Passes A Bill To Avert A Government Shutdown And Boost The Debt Limit : NPR

U.S. Top Military Officer Talks Counterterrorism Support With Russian Counterpar : NPR

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. House Dems propose $28.6B in disaster aid for recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, floods | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)