Lawmakers hear about challenges victims, law enforcement face processing rape kits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A Rape Kit Tracking System could help solve sex assault cases (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Pennsylvania lawmakers working to tackle food insecurity – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

EDITORIAL: Pension COLA additions negative factor for state (yahoo.com)

‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Looming election jolts Harrisburg into action as Pa. lawmakers pass a flurry of bills, cash in on fundraisers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process | WOLF (fox56.com)

Gov. Wolf and Republicans agree to fill three seats on Public Utility Commission (inquirer.com)

Looming election jolts Harrisburg into action as Pennsylvania state lawmakers pass a flurry of bills, cash in on fundraisers | WITF

Senator Hughes Announces New Funding for Montgomery County and Philadelphia Environmental and Infrastructure Projects – MyChesCo

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

2 Berks municipalities receive state grants for recreational and environmental projects (yahoo.com)

Bristol Borough to Receive $110,000 in State Funding for Watershed Restoration Project – MyChesCo

$255K Grant To Slow Flow Of Mill Creek Erosion in Bristol Township | Levittown, PA Patch

$250K State Funding To Aid Montco Soccer Group With Turf Installation | Hatboro, PA Patch


Coronavirus – COVID-19

4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters | Coronavirus | tribdem.com



East Penn Manufacturing puts the focus on its employees as it marks its 75th anniversary (dailylocal.com)

Factory Jobs Are Booming Like It’s the 1970s – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A union contract in Venango County pits steel workers against union officials | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

DelVal Workers Slowly Returning to the Office – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Gas price decreases in Berks and beyond may have stalled, analysts say (mainlinemedianews.com)

Museum workers stage living wage demonstrations beside Carnegie International opening gala | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Delco Judge Expected to Rule on Cops’ Charges in Fanta Bility Case – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Upper Darby police say crisis intervention training valuable part of tactics, defusing situations (delcotimes.com)



Penn State trustees approve largest appropriation request in school’s history | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beaver Stadium to sell alcohol to general public at home Penn State football games | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beer stations coming to Beaver Stadium now that Penn State trustees approve selling alcohol during games | WITF

Amid budget crunch, Penn State trustees spent nearly $318,000 on meals, lodging, and more for meetings (inquirer.com)

Erie School District financial recovery: Monitor wants end to oversight (goerie.com)

Mellon Foundation bolsters effort to address chronic absenteeism in region’s schools | TribLIVE.com

Dallas School District officials ask teacher to remove rainbow flag from classroom | News | citizensvoice.com

Allentown middle school will have heightened security after gun threat – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

A parade against book banning parade held in Bucks County as school district targets ‘sexualized content’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Penn State to ask for historic 47% increase in state funding (inquirer.com)

Holy Family among the latest schools to start an addiction recovery program in Pa. (inquirer.com)



A private company examined 2020 ballots, hard drives from 2 Pa. counties | WITF

Pa. election 2022: How to serve as a poll worker on Nov. 8 · Spotlight PA

In Pennsylvania, Shapiro’s low-key style poses test for Democrats in race for governor | WITF

At Mastriano rally, Zimmerman reveals subpoena; militia group spotted providing security | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

How ‘America’s doctor,’ Mehmet Oz, ended up in Pa. politics (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Senate nominee John Fetterman found power in unlikely places (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Fetterman fires back at Tucker Carlson over tattoo insults (abc27.com)

Bucks County congressional race focuses on bipartisanship, abortion rights (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. Senate race: John Fetterman rallied in Philly Saturday, his first public event in the city (inquirer.com)

Chester County election officials reject mysterious vote counting claims – Daily Local

Capital-Star Q&A: Lt. Gov. nominee Austin Davis aims to be ‘strong governing partner’ for Shapiro – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Spotlight PA launches comprehensive 2022 Election Center website · Spotlight PA

How the midterms could shape Pa.’s legislature · Spotlight PA

Abortion is a matter of ‘freedom’ for Biden and Democrats | News | phillytrib.com

Poll: Most Democrats say ditch Biden as 2024 nominee; Trump is preferred candidate among Republicans | TribLIVE.com

These Pa. voters haven’t missed a single November election for at least 50 years – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Political campaigns flood streaming video with custom voter ads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty into Pennsylvania legislative contests | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gun Safety

‘No words to describe the pain’: Mothers in Charge gathered to remember Philly’s gun violence victims (inquirer.com)

Three wounded in shooting at Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh | WITF

Kennywood shooting leads to questions about park security, unaccompanied minors policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Spotted lanternflies are laying their eggs throughout Pennsylvania. Here’s how to stop the invasive insect’s spread | WITF

DCNR on track to get 100 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2030 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Climate change could bring heavier rains, flooding to Pocono Mountains (poconorecord.com)

Susquehanna Riverkeeper worries about climate crisis’ impact (ydr.com)

Some cities are passing bans on natural gas appliances to help curb emissions, climate change | TribLIVE.com



PHL airport ranks last in passenger satisfaction survey (inquirer.com)



Historic victory brings drug price relief to state’s seniors [column] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

How state abortion bans complicate telehealth abortions : Shots – Health News : NPR

Health experts predict severe flu season | ABC27


State News

Pennsylvania’s low beer taxes stand out | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Letters: PA must join RGGI; Ehasz for Congress; Growth not always good (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Report: Total abortion ban would deal $10B blow to Pa. economy | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. counties inundated with records requests by election deniers, just as officials are preparing for November midterms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

13 dead and 21 wounded in Russia school shooting : NPR

For China’s Auto Market, Electric Isn’t the Future. It’s the Present. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Provisional results show Italy set for first far-right government since WWII : NPR

Storm Ian strengthens into a hurricane as it heads towards Cuba and Florida : NPR

Protests in Iran reach 10th night as Iranians summon U.K. ambassador : NPR

New Orleans police hiring civilians to give traffic citations, respond to thefts : NPR

Rihanna will headline Super Bowl 2023’s halftime show : NPR

White nationalism is a political ideology that mainstreams racist conspiracy theories | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Drone attack hits Ukraine; U.S. vows ‘consequences’ for Russia over nukes (inquirer.com)

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


Local News

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Miltimore project | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Looking To Recycle Your Old Electronics? Bring Them To This Bucks County High School

Upper Darby celebrates fifth annual International Festival (delcotimes.com)

Reedman warehouse plan worries longtime Middletown residents near Oxford Valley Mall (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

In wake of OUTFest cancellation, Pride rally planned for West Chester – Daily Local

Editorial: Affordable housing crisis is community-wide problem (mainlinemedianews.com)

Upvalley communities mull zoning collaborative | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County Council to get update from Rescue Plan funding consultant | News | standardspeaker.com

Unity through diversity is celebrated at cultural festival (readingeagle.com)



Sound of music: What a European tour means to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

More than 7,000 participate in Pittsburgh Great Race | TribLIVE.com

Summits showcase Pittsburgh to the world and lure investment, visitors and prestige | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh court finds city’s ‘jock tax’ violates state constitution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier tries to preserve existing affordable housing in University City (inquirer.com)

Jordan Brand helps fund grant to teach financial literacy at 19 Philly schools (inquirer.com)

The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools (inquirer.com)

City leaders and political activists join to ‘Defend The Future’ in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

American Legion post gets cash infusion to repair building | Local News | phillytrib.com

Drivers blocking Center City bus lanes will now face up to $101 in fines (inquirer.com)

The George Washington cheer team is Philly’s first to make it to nationals. But they need a fundraising miracle (inquirer.com)

A bar fight, a heart attack, and 12 years of sobriety: Jimmy Harrity’s path to Philadelphia City Council (inquirer.com)



In SWPA, U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republican leadership unveils its ‘Commitment to America’ with backdrop of a Monongahela factory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance ‘a cornerstone’ | News | tribdem.com

Sen. Pat Toomey will back bill to change how Electoral College votes are counted | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette