‘Heartbroken and horrified’: state officials, advocates discuss abortion access in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Abortion, reproductive health takes center stage at the Pennsylvania Capitol | WITF

Pa. educators, anti-hunger advocates push for no-cost school meals – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek to ban balloon releases (abc27.com)

Rep. Smucker honors WWII veteran in new legislation (abc27.com)

Local lawmakers push for statewide free school meals | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Judges uphold ban on fracking in Delaware River watershed (poconorecord.com)

Pa. broadcasters to lawmakers: End exclusivity in scholastic sports broadcasting contracts | News | tribdem.com

House passes legislation to cancel dead voters’ registrations, improve ballot security during transport – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Pennsylvania’s gambling industry continues to grow on strong sports betting | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. gambling revenue hit $425M in August, officials say | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Home Depot employees in Philadelphia trying to unionize | Business | phillytrib.com

National labor board hearing clears WESA, WYEP workers for union vote | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

U.S. gas prices rise, ending 99-day streak of lower costs | WITF

What FedEx’s slump shows us about the threat of recession (inquirer.com)

Powell’s stark message: Inflation fight may cause recession | TribLIVE.com

Fed attacks inflation with another big hike and expects more | Business | citizensvoice.com

Lackawanna County dairy farmer forced to raise product prices just to try and break even | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Philadelphia police officer convicted of manslaughter in Black motorist’s death | WITF

How PA Marijuana Pardon Project offers many a second chance (mcall.com)

Report: U.S. government failed to properly count deaths of people in prisons and jails – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Allegheny College president leaves, provost is named acting president (goerie.com)

Rodale Institute gets $25 million federal grant (readingeagle.com)

Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

USDA will give Penn State $25M to work with Pa. dairy farmers on combating climate change (inquirer.com)

Regular private meetings among top Penn State trustees may be violating Pa.’s transparency law | TribLIVE.com



Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight: Women’s Sports (broadandliberty.com)

Ben Mannes: Rising crime’s impact on the midterm elections (broadandliberty.com)

Analysis: Reopen movement leaders have Bucks County GOP’s attention (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PA House Preview: Allegheny County – PoliticsPA

Letter: Pro-choice allies Shapiro, Fetterman will speak in Scranton (poconorecord.com)

Chris Rabb, Pa. state representative, faces blowback after Mehmet Oz event (inquirer.com)

GOP House candidate misrepresents military service, records show – pennlive.com

Here’s what polls say about Pa.’s Senate and governor races – and what insiders say | John Baer – pennlive.com

Allegheny County Democrats hope to pick up pace on mail-in ballot applications | WITF

Advocacy group sues Lackawanna County election board over solitary confinement ballot question | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne election board: No ballot drop box at Hazleton City Hall | Election | standardspeaker.com


Gun Safety

Gun violence will be a top issue for Philly’s next mayor. Where do the announced candidates stand? | Local News | phillytrib.com

California to become the first U.S. state to create an anti-gun-violence office (inquirer.com)

New ATF director navigates politics, surge in gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Gen Z has anxiety about climate change and are using it to take action (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Many East Coast states can’t show they are prepared for climate change (poconorecord.com)

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

Pennsylvania Game Commission’s trail camera contest awards photo of rare white deer – pennlive.com

Quakers protest Vanguard climate policy in Malvern, Pa., while others bemoan ‘woke’ Wall Street (inquirer.com)



Turnpike audit finds $155 million in unpaid Pa. tolls (abc27.com)



‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ that oppose abortion questioned by U.S. Senate Democrats – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Chester County officials implement opioid plan – Daily Local

Crozer Health reveals transformation plans for its Delaware County hospitals – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Delaware County Memorial Hospital to close in 60 days in Crozer transformation plan (delcotimes.com)

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

Editorial: Keep children safe with car seat common sense (mainlinemedianews.com)

Bringing Asian Philadelphians culturally sensitive health care | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)


State News

Pennsylvania faces high housing prices unless ‘record-level building’ happens | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New Children First Report Paints Mixed Picture of Delco Kids’ Condition – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Op-Ed: Inflation Reduction Act will boost PA’s ‘hydrogen economy’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. elections official visits colleges to highlight voter registration (mainlinemedianews.com)

The secret, lucrative world of Pennsylvania’s wild ginseng diggers (inquirer.com)

The energy VIPs are here in Pittsburgh, and everyone wants their attention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Court rules the DOJ can use records seized from Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago : NPR

Donald Trump says presidents can declassify documents ‘even by thinking about it’ (inquirer.com)

Trump, 3 of his children sued by New York’s attorney general : NPR

Home prices plummet in August thanks to rising mortgage rates : NPR

Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers : NPR

How Mahsa Amini’s death in Iranian police custody sparked widespread protest : NPR

Autumn equinox is the first day of fall. How is that different from a solstice? : NPR

2 U.S. veterans are released by Russian separatists in prisoner exchange : NPR

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s grid with solar and batteries : NPR

Phoenix Suns owner says he’s selling the team after his racist conduct : NPR

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

LGBTQ+ Event nixed in West Chester – Daily Local

Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams sued by former city employee (abc27.com)

Community asks to have greater input in Lancaster County prison project | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster city Planning Commission approves College Ave. affordable housing development | Local News | lancasteronline.com

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

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast held for Montgomery County veterans (mainlinemedianews.com)

Central Pa. home sales are dropping, but prices are still increasing (ydr.com)

Funding to support repairs for Boswell storm flooding, Northern Cambria park, other area projects | News | tribdem.com

Upper Bucks groundwater committee offers help with understanding local drought conditions | The Bucks County Herald

Residential and mixed-use development focus of Reading Planning Commission report (readingeagle.com)

Allentown canceling Halloween parade, oldest in the country (mcall.com)

Commissioners approve property tax breaks for veterans, spouses | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Hazleton City Authority clarifies water conservation measures | News | standardspeaker.com



Why did the Pittsburgh police union reject the city’s offer for raises? (nextpittsburgh.com)

Student-led rally marches through Oakland to demand climate justice | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh-area biotech industry to expand reach with $35 million in new funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools board to vote on revised sex education policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rivers Casino’s Landing Hotel just about ready to open on the North Shore | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Reverend Herbert Lusk dies at 69 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia School District parents are making Corsi-Rosenthal boxes to purify classroom air (inquirer.com)

Philly Democratic leaders are backing Sharon Vaughn and Jimmy Harrity to fill Council vacancies (inquirer.com)

Amid Philly’s crisis of affordable housing, a ‘perfect storm’ is brewing | Opinion (inquirer.com)

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Philly references in season two (inquirer.com)



House OKs reforms to the Electoral Count Act : NPR

U.S. House passes a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election | WITF

Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, will speak to House Jan 6 panel : NPR

Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate on Capitol Hill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Warren and Gillibrand demand answers after reports of JROTC instructor abuse : NPR

House Dems reach deal on policing bills ahead of midterms (inquirer.com)

Joe Manchin unveils permitting reform bill; Chuck Schumer vows Senate support by Sept. 30 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette