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Legislation would require drivers to pay outstanding tolls for vehicle registration |

Democratic lawmakers pushing for free school lunches (

Smucker bill would rename Mount Joy post office for WWII hero Harold Billow | Local News |

Bill eliminating patient costs for certain cancer tests, screenings clears Pa. Senate committee | News |

Four ways the Pennsylvania legislature can fix the state’s ChildLine registry | Opinion (

Pa. Senator Wayne Fontana Announces $220,000 for Riverfront Project in Neville Township – Beaver County Radio

Environmental and infrastructure projects across Berks County receive state funding (

Local lawmakers announce round of grants (

Chester County awarded millions for environmental projects – Daily Local

Malvern, West Grove Awarded $197,000 in State Funding for Parks and Open Space – MyChesCo


Coronavirus – COVID-19

World Health Organization disagrees with Biden, says pandemic isn’t over –



What FedEx’s steep sell-off tell us about where the economy is headed : NPR

Workers are changing jobs and getting raises but many are struggling financially : NPR

Your beer needs carbon dioxide, but the price skyrocketed over the summer | WITF

B. Braun opens major expansion, to hire 200 workers (

Erie chamber hopes manufacturing job fair will lead to new hiring (

Philadelphia tech salaries see biggest jump in the U.S., growing faster than Silicon Valley (

Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steel producers fear a deeper crisis from an energy crisis if production stops – The US Express News



Retired cops could boost police numbers with new proposal | Pennsylvania |

Here’s what you need to know about applying for a PA marijuana pardon (

Lackawanna County prison board seeks audit of prison’s medical provider | News |

The widow of the man Eric Ruch Jr. shot and killed finds some justice in his conviction (



Penn State officials hope for 47% increase in state general support funding |

‘I’ve never seen anything like this’: Lancaster County schools respond to staffing shortages | Local News |

Central Bucks teachers told to ignore some trans students’ preferred names (

Kennett School District considering new branding identity – Daily Local

Opening more info through records at Penn State, Temple, Pitt | Pennsylvania |

MCCC to host fall open house events in-person and online – Mainline Media News

Guest Opinion: Central Bucks must respect students’ preferred pronouns (

First Amendment likely prevents Pine-Richland from disciplining student after racist Homecoming sign incident |

Temple University scientists are fighting in court over allegedly stolen heart research (



Governors races in Pennsylvania and other key states take on new prominence, with higher stakes | WITF

PA Governor Race: Shapiro continues double digit lead over Mastriano (

Pennsylvania Senate Race Poll: Fetterman continues to hold lead over Oz (

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in Pennsylvania legislative contests (

These Pa. voters haven’t missed a single November election for at least 50 years · Spotlight PA

Delaware County election security addressed in League of Women Voters forum (

Analysis: Reopen movement leaders have Bucks County GOP’s attention (

A Q&A with Austin Davis – City & State Pennsylvania (

First and vote: Dems to make registration play at PSU, Pitt games | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opinion: Is the price of Democracy going up? (

Vote with high-quality child care in mind this fall (

Working Families Party is pulling its endorsements of lawmakers who voted to hold Larry Krasner in contempt (

Jenna Ellis demanded that a GOP governors group give Doug Mastriano money. It didn’t go well. (



Here’s what you need to know about spotted lanternflies in Pa. –

Demonstrators call for climate action as global leaders meet in Pittsburgh | WITF

‘We need to do everything we can now’: In Pgh, students march for climate justice – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wegmans shoppers happy to use paper and reusables over plastic to help the environment | Business |



PennDOT’s I-83 expansion takes more than 200 properties. Where does the project stand? –

New Pennsylvania driver licenses include a ghost portrait of you that can disappear |

Airport’s growth continues, finances improve | News |



ChristianaCare Plans Its Approach to Opening Former Jennersville Hospital (

Outrage grows over closing of Delaware County Memorial Hospital (

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures (


State News

Pennsylvania expanding food assistance during Hunger Action Month (

Midstate grapples with blood shortage (

Pennsylvania to launch online passport renewal application process | Today in Pa. –

Changes to SNAP income thresholds will expand eligibility for benefits, Wolf admin says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Global leaders descend on Pittsburgh for energy conference | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pa. Game Commission plans to release more pheasants in 2022 (

Is water privatization a good idea in Pennsylvania? | Pro/Con (

The hydrogen money is here, just in time for the hype | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

As Trump’s Legal Woes Mount, So Do Financial Pressures on Him – The New York Times (

Puerto Rico towns, hobbled by Hurricane Fiona, struggle to regain power or water : NPR

FDA review says multiple factors contributed to baby formula shortage : NPR

Voting begins on referendums in Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine : NPR

The Colorado River crisis is hitting cities and farms in the desert Southwest : NPR

CNN says Iran’s president tried to make a hijab a condition for an interview : NPR

Security in place at San Antonio’s Migrant Resource Center in days after controversial DeSantis flight | TPR

Alex Jones testifies at his latest trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims : NPR

National volunteer shortage impacts local nonprofits | WITF

Fixing the affordable housing crisis must start with addressing poverty | Solomon Jones (

Putin’s threat to use nukes is a sure sign his war is failing | Trudy Rubin (

U.N. rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine (

U.S. and Russian diplomats clash at U.N. over war in Ukraine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Electronics Recycling & Food Drive At Central Bucks East | Doylestown, PA Patch

Upper Darby Council agrees to move forward on two ARPA discussions (

Chester County announces $38 million in pandemic relief grants – Daily Local

DEP announces remediation plan for Bishop Tube site in East Whiteland – Daily Local

Hispanic Heritage: Latinos Tax Center and Accounting (

Will Wood: Canceling the local culture of tolerance (

Residents ask Pocono Mountain board to think past finances in PEC sale (

Erie County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (

Fall foliage expected to be huge area attraction in October | News |

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County breaks ground for 11 new city homes (



Pittsburgh airport ranks high with travelers — and the airmall is a big part of it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Department of Energy is opening a lab to capture CO2 from the air. Will it be in Pittsburgh or Morgantown? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh security workers secure pay raise and benefits in union contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Croatian prime minister makes good on promise to visit Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County to audit effectiveness of programs for the children of incarcerated parents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Great Race brings road closures and detours Sunday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Black Clergy of Philadelphia comes out in support of DA Krasner | Local News |

City Council has first in-person meeting in 2 years | Local News |

Philadelphia high school wins national Blue Ribbon award | Local News |

Peace Day at Parkway Northwest: Students assemble to send a message on Gun Violence | Local News |

Doubling down on housing for Manayunk’s flood-prone Venice Island (

What Philly small businesses should know about leasing (

Councilmember Isaiah Thomas wants Philly to pay residents $500 for tips on quality-of-life violations (



Congressman Kevin McCarthy unveils House GOP’s big ideas in Pittsburgh, but his party faces challenges | WITF

House GOP unveils legislative agenda ahead of midterms : NPR

Toomey Warns Biden Admin. Pursuing ‘Solyndra’ Policy on Green Energy – DV Journal (

Pat Toomey backs bill to change how Electoral College votes are counted and avoid a repeat of 2020 – The Morning Call (

Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate on Capitol Hill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (