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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 (local21news.com)

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

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

Parents of DUI victim Deana Eckman testified before the state Senate Transportation Committee (delcotimes.com)

Pennsylvania bill offering optional masking advances out of committee | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Two bills aiming to protect children passed in Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

State House panel approves measure to post school curriculums online | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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

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

Proposed mask opt-out bill passes in Senate Education Committee, heads for full Senate (abc27.com)

Mask opt-out legislation clears Senate committee | WITF

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

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

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

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 (goerie.com)

Bill to prevent department of state failures passes state Senate | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania Republicans advance bill to loosen poll watcher rules – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf admin announces $655M in aid to child care providers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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 – pennlive.com

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 | tribdem.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden, McConnell get COVID-19 boosters, encourage vaccines (inquirer.com)

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 | lancasteronline.com

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

Youth COVID-19 vaccinations lag rest of state population | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

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

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

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

 

Education

Midstate childcare facilities say, while grants help, teachers still need a long term solution (abc27.com)

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

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

Pennridge School Board amends immunization policy (thereporteronline.com)

Delaware Valley OKs mask exemptions for students without doctor notes (poconorecord.com)

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

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. (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

 

Environment

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Health

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

Pa nurses hoping ratio mandate would provide much-needed healing to a hurting system (abc27.com)

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

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

Childhood obesity rates climbed during pandemic | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

State News

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

Pa. Dept. of State celebrating Voter Registration Day by launching school challenge (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania eyes $500M from feds for environmental program – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Abington Heights student aims to end gerrymandering, wins statewide contest for congressional map | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

National News

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

These are the 30 least affordable metro areas – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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

 

Local News

Delco’s legal costs higher than county previously reported (broadandliberty.com)

Lancaster and York counties, it’s true, Bridge Bust is canceled this weekend (abc27.com)

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

13 reasons for optimism about York County’s efforts to prevent suicide (ydr.com)

Presque Isle suit: State, Black ranger resolve discrimination case (goerie.com)

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 (poconorecord.com)

Winning Cash 5 and Match 6 tickets sold in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

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

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

Scranton City Council hears update on Meadow Brook flooding and stormwater management | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County council approves new insurance broker | News | standardspeaker.com

Friction grows in Carbon row offices | News | standardspeaker.com

Berks County commissioners to study local health care needs of its residents (readingeagle.com)

Reading awards contracts for new fire station (readingeagle.com)

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

100 years Fleetwood Bible Church (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

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

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

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

Pittsburgh council adopts ban on declawing cats | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Philly

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

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

Philadelphia school board lays out timeline for replacing Superintendent William Hite – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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 (nytimes.com)

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