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Most prisoners can’t vote, but they’re still counted in voting districts – WHYY

‘Deranged logic’ of Pa. Senate’s election ‘audit’ puts 9 million voters in jeopardy | Opinion (

State Rep. Kevin Boyle arrested for violating protection from abuse order | WITF

Philly Democratic Rep. Kevin Boyle arrested | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly lawmaker will sue to block release of personal info in GOP probe | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. county officials say bipartisan election reform bill is a step toward ‘badly-needed relief’ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Medical marijuana patients in Pa. risk arrest for DUI when they get behind the wheel –

From voter ID to charter school reform, here’s what to watch this week | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Know A Dementia Care Crisis Is Coming. Will They Agree On A Response? | 90.5 WESA

All eyes turn to Pennsylvania after Ariz.’s ‘audit’ affirmed Biden’s presidential victory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Who’s eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster? – WHYY

Pa. ‘prepared’ to meet demand for COVID-19 vaccine boosters – WHYY

Rural hospitals worry some staff will quit because of Biden’s new vaccine mandate – WHYY

Philadelphia and Pa. COVID vaccine mandates: Most employees haven’t shown proof (

Who will get a booster shot? A Q-and-A about what the feds are saying | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

When COVID deaths are stigmatized or dismissed, grief quickly mixes with shame and anger –

‘Who is going to get a ventilator, who is going to get an ICU bed?’: CDC director warns COVID could force tough decisions in some states –

Pfizer ‘days’ away from big step toward kids’ vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Restaurant hosts on front lines of COVID-19 wars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania nurse dies of COVID, wanted people to get vaccinated – The Morning Call (


Ex-offenders get a second look in a tight U.S. labor market, and it could be the start of a trend –

Southwestern Pennsylvania Businesses Split On Whether To Return To Office, Require Vaccines | 90.5 WESA

IRS would track all bank transactions over $600 under Biden plan; Businesses revolt | National |


Passenger chokes flight attendant during violent incident on flight – WHYY

Stepping up an interstate effort to curb ‘ghost’ guns | Opinion (

A survey of Pennsylvania counties reviewed county efforts to reduce jail populations. Here’s how the Lehigh Valley did. – The Morning Call (


Mitchell Elementary students had no food last week, symbolic of larger problems in the Philadelphia School District (

Half Of City School Buildings Are Overdue For Fire Inspections | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania school boards, including Hempfield, consider joining mask mandate lawsuits |

Point Park University: ‘Action’ to be taken for misgendering other students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania leaves schools in the lurch on enforcement of masking, quarantine policies, educators say | Pennsylvania |

Families of color bear the weight of alleged racism in Daniel Boone schools | Local News |

At least 1,000 Bucks families request mask exemption in weeks after mandate begins (


How Delaware County Democrat Deb Ciamacca is trying to break the political divide: listening to Republicans (

It’s time to de-emphasize the ‘registration’ in voter registration efforts | Opinion (

Trump blasts Gov. Brian Kemp, repeats ‘corrupt election’ claims during Georgia rally | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Luzerne County continuing inactive voter registration purge | Times Leader

Bucks, Montgomery County Voters Guide is now live (


How a California climate program lets companies keep polluting (

Sam is now a major hurricane but isn’t likely to hit land | WITF

Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

More tropical storms have made a U.S. landfall the past 2 years. Is it a trend that will continue? –

Your Lawn Is An ‘Ecological Deadzone.’ The Case For Replacing It With Native Plants | 90.5 WESA


Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why Pa. Turnpike tolls soared — and will continue rising for next 30 years |

How much power does it take to move your data? A N. Fayette center has enough for thousands of space heaters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


In cities, the highest amputation rates are associated with poverty and being Black, a new study shows – WHYY

New York State vaccine mandate for hospitals may hamper healthcare access for some Pennsylvanians | WITF

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will doctors spreading disinformation be sanctioned? If so, it’s a ‘long, slow process’ –

State News

Report: SEC seeks info on possible gifts to Pa. pension’s staff – WHYY

Embattled Pa. teacher pension fund subpoenaed by SEC over ‘compensation and gifts’ to staff | WITF

Ag. partnership with DoorDash delivers meals to Pa. seniors | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why doesn’t Pa. support equal pay for equal work for disability support workers? | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

National News

More Americans couldn’t get enough to eat in 2020. The middle class was hit hardest | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

At least three dead after an Amtrak train derails in a remote section of Montana –

Texas border crossing where migrants made camp to reopen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Pedestrian struck, killed in Harrisburg crash –

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center still preserving heritage, educating public after more than 40 years |

Kennametal exec named to Women Manufacturing Hall of Fame |

An O’Hara couple gives the Monarch butterfly the royal treatment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates gather in Central Park to celebrate recovery from addiction | News |

Suicide victims remembered at Wilkes ceremony | Times Leader

Hazle Township gastroenterologist named to PA Top Docs | Times Leader

Reading Downtown revitalization planned previewed by Berks County leaders (

Fundraising campaigns created in wake of Ida to help Montgomery County flood, tornado victims | News |


Alle.Co. Port Authority nabs $216M COVID grant; will use money to recover from pandemic losses | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trade Institute Of Pittsburgh Opens Workforce Housing For Students | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Pilots New Smart Loading Zones To Ease Congestion And Air Pollution From Delivery Vehicles | 90.5 WESA

Young People Take To The Streets Of Pittsburgh, Demanding Climate Action | 90.5 WESA

Ask Me About… Luring more people to Downtown and what’s happening with Light-Up Night | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philly City Council bills target illegal auto work – WHYY

Philly surpasses 400 people murdered in 2021 – WHYY

In Philadelphia, gun violence a more serious threat than COVID-19 for some (

Fred Way, a leading addiction recovery reformer in Philly, was on the payroll of a rehab center that’s now charged with crimes (

Philly City Council urges Congress to end forced labor in prisons | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Threats against members of Congress are skyrocketing, leading one to say: ‘I just don’t feel safe anymore’ –

3 Supreme Court justices offer similar sentiments in recent weeks: We are not ‘junior league politicians’ –

Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Casey bill would establish federal advisory group to prevent senior scams | Times Leader