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Lawmakers hear about challenges victims, law enforcement face processing rape kits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A Rape Kit Tracking System could help solve sex assault cases (

Pennsylvania lawmakers working to tackle food insecurity – CBS Pittsburgh (

EDITORIAL: Pension COLA additions negative factor for state (

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

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

Pashinski, O’Mara introduce legislation to reform hospital closure process | WOLF (

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

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 (

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 |



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

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

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

DelVal Workers Slowly Returning to the Office – DV Journal (

Gas price decreases in Berks and beyond may have stalled, analysts say (

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



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

Upper Darby police say crisis intervention training valuable part of tactics, defusing situations (



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 (

Erie School District financial recovery: Monitor wants end to oversight (

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

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

Allentown middle school will have heightened security after gun threat – The Morning Call (

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

Penn State to ask for historic 47% increase in state funding (

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



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 |

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

Senate nominee John Fetterman found power in unlikely places (

Fetterman fires back at Tucker Carlson over tattoo insults (

Bucks County congressional race focuses on bipartisanship, abortion rights (

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

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 (

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 |

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

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

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 (

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 (

Climate change could bring heavier rains, flooding to Pocono Mountains (

Susquehanna Riverkeeper worries about climate crisis’ impact (

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



PHL airport ranks last in passenger satisfaction survey (



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

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 |

Letters: PA must join RGGI; Ehasz for Congress; Growth not always good (

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

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 (

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 (

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

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 |

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

Upper Darby celebrates fifth annual International Festival (

Reedman warehouse plan worries longtime Middletown residents near Oxford Valley Mall (

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

Editorial: Affordable housing crisis is community-wide problem (

Upvalley communities mull zoning collaborative | News |

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

Unity through diversity is celebrated at cultural festival (



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 |

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 (

Jordan Brand helps fund grant to teach financial literacy at 19 Philly schools (

The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools (

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

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

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

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

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



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

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 |

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