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PA Senator Unveils New Initiative to Support PA’s Nursing Workforce – PennWatch

Advocates, legislators frustrated by inaction on child sex abuse bill | WHP (

Pa. Senate passes bills to avoid another amendment fiasco. Here’s how (

Pennsylvania lawmaker’s bill aims to prevent suicide through voluntary Do-Not-Sell Firearm Registry | State |

Parents of DUI victim Deana Eckman testified before the state Senate Transportation Committee (

Pennsylvania bill offering optional masking advances out of committee | Pennsylvania |

Two bills aiming to protect children passed in Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania |

House Dems unveil plan to legalize adult-use marijuana | City & State PA (

State House panel approves measure to post school curriculums online | City & State PA (

Jumping into national debate, Pa. House panel approves bill to post school curriculums online – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bill would give parents front-row seat to what students are being taught in Pa. schools –

Senate GOP bill would allow parents to opt out of school mask mandates | City & State PA (

Proposed mask opt-out bill passes in Senate Education Committee, heads for full Senate (

Mask opt-out legislation clears Senate committee | WITF

Pa. Senate panel advances proposal to opt-out of K-12 mask mandate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Should parents decide if kids wear masks at school in Pa.? That’s what some lawmakers are seeking. –

Philadelphia Rep. Martina White Hosts Charter School Tours for Colleagues – DV Journal (

New records reveal the cost of Pa.’s failure to clarify rules around addiction treatment and marijuana · Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate passes bills to avoid another amendment fiasco. Here’s how (

Bill to prevent department of state failures passes state Senate | News |

Pennsylvania Republicans advance bill to loosen poll watcher rules – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania Dems in Lockstep Against Election-Integrity Policy that Once Had Bipartisan Support – Tennessee Star

Western Pa. lawmakers introduce adult-use cannabis bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf admin announces $655M in aid to child care providers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Kurt Zwikl, former Pennsylvania state senator, dies at 72 years old – The Morning Call (

Pa. House bid to offer parents COVID escape hatch from public schools fails | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Yinz vs Youse’; Pa. lawmakers step up to the plate to fight food insecurity –

PA Casino Execs: Unlicensed Games Hurting Profits

State bill would prevent embattled DAs from staying on job without license; Senate bill was approved in April and awaits House support | Latest National News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden, McConnell get COVID-19 boosters, encourage vaccines (

Wolf Administration announces $5M grant program for local COVID-19 vaccine campaigns | WITF

If You Got The J&J Vaccine, Here’s Why You Likely Need A Booster : Shots – Health News : NPR

These legislative districts in Lancaster County have some of the most, least vaccinated people in Pa. | PA Power and Policy |

COVID-19 booster shots are coming; here’s what you need to know | Health |

An 11-year-old is among the COVID-19 patients admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center | WITF

Gov. Wolf pushes state lawmakers to boost vaccination rates in their districts |

Youth COVID-19 vaccinations lag rest of state population | Coronavirus |



Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate remains above 6% in August | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Labor shortage and holiday hiring could cause bigger problems for small businesses. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Retailers Moving Into Malls And Storefronts During Pandemic : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money : NPR



Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Lancaster city officials discuss police recruiting challenges | Local News |

Delaware County Jail Oversight Board moves to terminate contract with GEO Group Inc. for operating prison (

Delco’s jail, the only privately run facility of its kind in Pa, may soon return to county control (

Delco DA: Ballistics Confirm Cops Killed 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania woman who said she wanted to shoot Pelosi ‘in the friggin’ brain’ pleads guilty to Capitol riot charges |



Midstate childcare facilities say, while grants help, teachers still need a long term solution (

PA Charter Schools Grow in Popularity as Wolf Seeks to Clamp Down – DV Journal (

Manheim Central superintendent to resign in November, earn $195K at Central York | Local News |

Pennridge School Board amends immunization policy (

Delaware Valley OKs mask exemptions for students without doctor notes (

I’m a Central York grad. The book ban was an embarrassment | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fights, cafeteria worker shortage, kindergarten dominate Wyoming Area meeting | Times Leader



Progressive, Centrist, Trumper? These 2022 Candidates Could Change The Balance Of Power In The U.S. Senate | 90.5 WESA

Ranked-choice voting in Philadelphia? Councilmembers make a push for it. (



U.S. Says Ivory-Billed Woodpecker And More Than 20 Other Species Have Gone Extin : NPR

The ‘Grid of the Future:’ A Q&A With PJM – DV Journal (



Report: Pa. kids show elevated blood levels at more than twice the national rate | Wednesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa nurses hoping ratio mandate would provide much-needed healing to a hurting system (

Tower Health enters deal to pursue sale of Chestnut Hill Hospital; will close Jennersville Hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The CDC Wants To Study The True Toll Of Guns In America : NPR

Childhood obesity rates climbed during pandemic | Smart Talk (


State News

Report: Pennsylvania taxpayer burden unchanged after infusion of federal pandemic aid | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Dept. of State celebrating Voter Registration Day by launching school challenge (

Pennsylvania eyes $500M from feds for environmental program – The Morning Call (

Abington Heights student aims to end gerrymandering, wins statewide contest for congressional map | Education |


National News

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency | News |

These are the 30 least affordable metro areas – Philadelphia Business Journal (

United Airlines Says Almost All Its Workers Are Vaccinated; Some Others May Be Fired : NPR

Simone Biles Say She Should Have Quit Gymnastics Before Tokyo Olympics : NPR

The Cherokee Nation Has Agreed To A $75 Million Settlement With Opioid Distributors : NPR

Jon Stewart Has a New Talk Show, but He Plans to do More Listening – The New York Times (

Reparations draw UN scrutiny, but those who’d pay say little | News |

This is the average cost of a home in every state – The Morning Call (


Local News

Delco’s legal costs higher than county previously reported (

Lancaster and York counties, it’s true, Bridge Bust is canceled this weekend (

‘We Will Never Forget’ banner unrolled at Delco Emergency Services – Delco Times

13 reasons for optimism about York County’s efforts to prevent suicide (

Presque Isle suit: State, Black ranger resolve discrimination case (

Envisioning a new skateboard park in West Chester – Daily Local

Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County receives $15K donation – Daily Local

Suicide Prevention Standdown planned at Whitehall Apartments in Spring City – Daily Local

Addiction survivors share stories of hope at ESU event (

Winning Cash 5 and Match 6 tickets sold in Monroe County (

Where are the nation’s ‘super commuters?’ Many are right here in the Lehigh Valley, report says – The Morning Call (

Winery owners wonder why they’re being told to close | Business |

Scranton City Council hears update on Meadow Brook flooding and stormwater management | News |

Luzerne County council approves new insurance broker | News |

Friction grows in Carbon row offices | News |

Berks County commissioners to study local health care needs of its residents (

Reading awards contracts for new fire station (

Pa. mail carrier retiring from USPS route gets surprise sendoff (

100 years Fleetwood Bible Church (



Pittsburgh council OK’s seeking $8M in state grants for three streetscape projects |

Google partners with 15 local organizations to tell Pittsburgh’s history | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Queens Gambit welcomes young players back to the board for Pittsburgh Chess Week tournament | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh council adopts ban on declawing cats |

Health care, education industries help suburbs grow, but outlying counties are left behind | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City controller strikes a blow for accountability | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



GIORDANO: The Big Change Philly Really Needs To Stop the Bloodshed – DV Journal (

Philadelphia County housing inventory improves but broker says ‘we still need more homes’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia school board lays out timeline for replacing Superintendent William Hite – Philadelphia Business Journal (

DA Krasner holds weekly briefing as Philadelphia homicides reach grim milestone | Local News |

Philly neighborhoods plagued by illegal auto work could find relief in City Council bills | Local News |

Haitians in Philadelphia, members of City Council slam President Biden’s border policies | WITF

A pioneering Northeast Philly building is once again the flagship for a changing neighborhood | Inga Saffron (



House Republicans Are Split On Infrastructure Legislation : NPR

China Is Blocking Sales Of U.S. Planes, Commerce Secretary Says : NPR

Republicans at Odds Over Infrastructure Bill as Vote Approaches – The New York Times (

Liberals Dig In Against Infrastructure Bill as Party Divisions Persist – The New York Times (