PA Environment Digest Blog: Senators Santarsiero, Comitta To Introduce Bill Increasing Setback Safety Zones From Shale Natural Gas Drilling Sites From 500 To 2,500 Feet, Based On Latest Science (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Social media restrictions proposed for Pa. minors, lawmakers cite mental health concerns | Don’t Miss This | sharonherald.com

Supporters gather at Chester County Courthouse for International Day of Peace – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

Pa. Senate passes bill for substitute teachers, $100M in mental health supports | News | meadvilletribune.com

State officials join U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean and son to highlight the need for equitable supports for recovering residents – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

When is the 2024 Pa. primary? State lawmakers want to move up the presidential primary, but haven’t agreed on a new date (inquirer.com)

Democrat Lindsay Powell wins Pa. special election in District 21 | 90.5 WESA

Secretary Siger gives “State of the State” address to Central Bucks Chamber | The Bucks County Herald

Bill to create search and rescue team based in Pittsburgh advances | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania issues $1.6M food insecurity grants | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Planned Parenthood’s political arm ramps up ad campaign focused on Pa. Supreme Court race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lawmakers weigh expanding Pa.’s indoor smoking ban to protect casino workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


S’mores pancakes for breakfast at Hershey restaurant: Best Eats – pennlive.com

Kraft is recalling some American cheese slices over potential choking hazard : NPR

Having a hard time finding Clorox wipes? Blame it on a cyberattack : NPR


A new COVID-19 booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The latest COVID boosters are in for the fall. Here’s what that means for you : NPR


Bags of fentanyl found under trap floor of day care center where 1-year-old died : NPR

One dead, one injured following Oakhurst shooting, Cambria coroner says | Local News | tribdem.com

88-year-old missing from central Pa. could be confused, in danger: police – pennlive.com

Two Harrisburg men arrested in killing of man behind his mom’s house 7 years ago – pennlive.com

Police chase that began with shots fired in Ohio ends in Pa.: reports – pennlive.com


Review of Penn State contracts reveals incorrect filings | WITF

A Texas high schooler’s suspension over his hair renews focus on CROWN Act : NPR

School book bans show no signs of slowing, PEN America finds : NPR

Penn Hillel vandalized as campus prepares for controversial Palestinian festival – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


Five for Friday: Election Activity – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Election 2024 Pennsylvania Senate | Nation | hjnews.com

Poll: If convicted before election, Trump would lose to Biden by 6 points | National | thecentersquare.com


US petroleum products exports set new record in first half of 2023 | National | thecentersquare.com

Storm brewing off mid-Atlantic could bring high winds, heavy rain and flooding : NPR

Fat Bear Week 2023 is set to start, as fans vote for their favorite rotund bear : NPR


Diesel prices continue to climb | National | thecentersquare.com

This Pa. airport ranks worst in customer satisfaction for third year in a row: reports – pennlive.com

Gun Safety

Solutions to be priority at council’s gun violence summit | Local News | phillytrib.com


Medicaid coverage restored to about 500,000 people after computer errors in many states | WITF

Abortion available again in Wisconsin as courts continue to debate an 1849 law : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

Gov. Shapiro creates AI governing board to help steer the state’s use of generative artificial intelligence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report: Red tape still restrains Pennsylvania economy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Norfolk Southern must be held accountable for Ohio derailmen | WITF

Jail where murderer Danilo Cavalcante escaped plans to wall | WITF

Pennsylvania state government will prepare to start using AI | WITF

Orphaned puma cubs make public debut during special celebration at Pa. zoo – pennlive.com

State game lands driving tour schedule for October announced by Pa. Game Commission – pennlive.com

National News

Biden approves $1 billion in grants to combat ‘environmental injustice’ with shade | National | thecentersquare.com

Pentagon says it ‘failed’ troops, vows to improve housing | National | thecentersquare.com

Inside the Deal to Free 5 American Prisoners in Iran – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

9/11 Defendant Not Fit for Death-Penalty Trial, Judge Rules – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. and China Agree to New Economic Dialogue Format – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Federal proposal would stop the forced advancement of ‘radical political agendas’ | National | thecentersquare.com

2023 could see highest number of people on food stamps since 2016 | National | thecentersquare.com

Federal agents continue to catch violent offenders and fugitives living in Texas | National | thecentersquare.com

A Texas high schooler’s suspension over his hair renews focus on CROWN Act : NPR

Bus carrying high school students to band camp crashes, killing 2 adults : NPR

‘Not sure where the airplane is,’ pilot told 911 dispatcher after F-35 ejection : NPR

Republican DA candidate wants jail death investigated (delcotimes.com)

Local News

Pa. county to accept in-person votes from flawed mail ballot | WITF

Two Wyoming Valley Levee reaches nearing accreditation restoration | Times Leader

Mistrial declared in trial of former Crestwood band director charged with groping student | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com

Multi-Agency Response Center opens in Abingtons to assist Sept. 9 flood victims | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Ex-Erie resident held for court in fatal shooting of fiancée in 2012 (goerie.com)

The Poconos’ biggest organic grocer turns 50 (poconorecord.com)

I-81 closed after Franklin County crash – pennlive.com


Tens of thousands of ‘fat birds’ moving through Western Pa. for fall migration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Testimony continues Friday in court battle to delay — and ultimately stop — an implosion in Springdale | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Serra Catholic student Samantha Kalkbrenner mourned at prayer service | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morning Roundup: Man stabbed in Mt. Washington; police chase from Ohio to Pa. ends in Findlay | TribLIVE.com

For rental properties and Airbnbs in Pittsburgh, inspections and permits soon could be required | TribLIVE.com

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Sept. 21-23 | TribLIVE.com


Solutions to be priority at council’s gun violence summit | Local News | phillytrib.com

To veto or not? Philly Mayor Jim Kenney unhappy with City Council injection site ban | Local News | phillytrib.com

Penn grads to launch reimagined corner store for Philly families in need | Local News | phillytrib.com

Temple Acting President JoAnne Epps dies after collapsing | Local News | phillytrib.com

As One uCity Square nears capacity, Wexford Science & Technology plots surrounding innovation campus and hotel – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

20 projects to watch in Fishtown, NoLibs and the surrounding neighborhoods – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


John Fetterman Chokes Up In Hearing As He Recalls ‘Ridicule’ He Faced After Stroke – McKinney News Source

Senate ditches dress code as Fetterman, others choose casual clothes | 90.5 WESA