Legislation would require drivers to pay outstanding tolls for vehicle registration | fox43.com

Democratic lawmakers pushing for free school lunches (wgal.com)

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

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

Four ways the Pennsylvania legislature can fix the state’s ChildLine registry | Opinion (inquirer.com)

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 (berksweekly.com)

Local lawmakers announce round of grants (thereporteronline.com)

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 – pennlive.com



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 (mcall.com)

Erie chamber hopes manufacturing job fair will lead to new hiring (goerie.com)

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

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 | thecentersquare.com

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

Lackawanna County prison board seeks audit of prison’s medical provider | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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



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

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

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

Kennett School District considering new branding identity – Daily Local

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

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

Guest Opinion: Central Bucks must respect students’ preferred pronouns (theintell.com)

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

Temple University scientists are fighting in court over allegedly stolen heart research (inquirer.com)



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 (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Senate Race Poll: Fetterman continues to hold lead over Oz (abc27.com)

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in Pennsylvania legislative contests (abc27.com)

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 (delcotimes.com)

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

A Q&A with Austin Davis – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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

Opinion: Is the price of Democracy going up? (poconorecord.com)

Vote with high-quality child care in mind this fall (ydr.com)

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

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



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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Wegmans shoppers happy to use paper and reusables over plastic to help the environment | Business | thetimes-tribune.com



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

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

Airport’s growth continues, finances improve | News | thetimes-tribune.com



ChristianaCare Plans Its Approach to Opening Former Jennersville Hospital (vista.today)

Outrage grows over closing of Delaware County Memorial Hospital (delcotimes.com)

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


State News

Pennsylvania expanding food assistance during Hunger Action Month (abc27.com)

Midstate grapples with blood shortage (abc27.com)

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

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

Global leaders descend on Pittsburgh for energy conference | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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

Is water privatization a good idea in Pennsylvania? | Pro/Con (inquirer.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

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 (delcotimes.com)

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 (abc27.com)

Will Wood: Canceling the local culture of tolerance (mainlinemedianews.com)

Residents ask Pocono Mountain board to think past finances in PEC sale (poconorecord.com)

Erie County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (goerie.com)

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

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County breaks ground for 11 new city homes (readingeagle.com)



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 | phillytrib.com

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

Philadelphia high school wins national Blue Ribbon award | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Doubling down on housing for Manayunk’s flood-prone Venice Island (inquirer.com)

What Philly small businesses should know about leasing (inquirer.com)

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



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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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