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Pennsylvania Republicans Launch Election Audit, Solicit Testimony on ‘Improprieties’ | U.S. News® | US News

Many in Chester County support school mask mandate – Daily Local

Senator Santarsiero Reacts to K-12 Mask Mandate – MyChesCo

PA. REPUBLICAN state senator criticizes new mask mandate for schools (

Lancaster’s state senators vow action against Gov. Wolf for Pa. mask mandate in schools | PA Power and Policy |

Pennsylvania battle over masks in schools heads to Legislature – The Morning Call (

Pa. lawmakers visit NIZ in downtown Allentown | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Gene Yaw (via Public) / IRRC Approves Governor’s Carbon Tax Regulation (

PA Environment Digest Blog: How Did We Get Here: Background On The Final EQB Regulation Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants [RGGI] (

Pennsylvania legislators mount defense against carbon price regulation | Pennsylvania |

Critics Bemoan Vote to Put PA in Cap-And-Trade RGGI Energy Plan – DV Journal (

For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records | BCTV

Pennsylvania labor officials tout $4 million in grants to support economic recovery | Pennsylvania |

State sees ‘room for improvement’ with public records compliance | City & State PA (

Gov. Wolf responds to Texas abortion ban, calling it ‘harmful’ and ‘anti-choice’ (

Chris Comisac: Gov. Wolf has worn out his welcome (

Pa. House hearing explores state’s worker shortage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

‘Tasteless’: Pa. GOP lawmaker faces backlash after comparing COVID vaccinations to sexual assault | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

O’Mara asks PUC to reject Aqua rate increase – Delco Times


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Unvaccinated people, sick with COVID-19, flood midstate hospitals as delta variant surges | WITF

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Case rate 5 times higher than a year ago as 4,816 cases added; 90 deaths reported – The Morning Call (

St. Luke’s, Good Shepherd, others report success with COVID-19 vaccine mandates – The Morning Call (

‘Yes, I am willing to lose my job’: 2 local doctors choose not to get vaccinated even as area hospitals require it | Around the Web – Pennsylvania |

Conemaugh applauds ‘resurgence in interest in the vaccine,’ state adds nearly 5,000 COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus |



‘In the meantime, what do we do?’: Pittsburgh-area workers prepare for the end of federal unemployment benefits programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Millions to lose jobless aid as claims fall to pandemic low | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hiring might have slowed in August in face of delta variant – Daily Local

The August jobs report is coming. Here’s what to expect. – The New York Times (

Federal unemployment benefits to end on Saturday (

The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook – The New York Times (

Cold-storage sales set a new record last year. What’s propelling the sector and where are the opportunities? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Mack Trucks to soon start producing electric garbage truck at Lehigh Valley facility: ‘This truck is the future for the plant’ – The Morning Call (



Delco D.A. Fears Officers Shot 8-Year-Old in Sharon Hill – DV Journal (

Ex-Fayette law clerk who is facing felony counts has been improperly representing accused Capitol rioters, federal prosecutors say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Controversial Allegheny County Jail contractor has criminal history, served time in U.K. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

C-SAU: York County Prison contractor dodges questions about military (



SANDS: Reimagining Education for ALL Students in Pennsylvania – DV Journal (

Amid Ethics Controversy, Critic Questions Superintendent Contract | 90.5 WESA

Brigette Herbst: School uncertainty erodes the trust of our most vulnerable students (

Pa. school mask mandate may not calm the storm in some suburban Philly districts (

District schools closed Friday, students to participate in virtual learning | Local News |

Illinois Schools Allowing Students 5 Mental Health Days From School : Back To School: Live Updates : NPR



Dems New Election Law Could Stop PA From Enacting Voter ID, Other Reforms – DV Journal (

GOP Senate Hopefuls Call on Biden to Resign Over Afghanistan Attack | PoliticsPA

Candidate for Northampton County executive responds to backlash following viral video | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Two PA Senate candidates campaign in Somerset Co. | WJAC (

Readers React: Why are Pa. politicians listening to Trump? – The Morning Call (

Trump endorses Parnell for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat | Pennsylvania |

Capital-Star Q+A: Pennsylvania is sick and needs a doctor, says GOP Gov. candidate Nche Zama | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate hopefuls who want to rein in big tech have major stock holdings | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Threats against nurses, school boards rage on as mainstream GOP stands by | Jay S. Bookman | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Republican who ran against Brenton Davis endorses Tyler Titus (



Overlapping Disasters Expose Harsh Climate Reality: The U.S. Is Not Ready – The New York Times (

Reducing methane not enough, we need to carbon-neutral energy now (



U.S. hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scoring Pennsylvania’s response to the growing Alzheimer’s and dementia crisis · Spotlight PA


State News

Wolf on storm damage: ‘We have a long road ahead of us’ – Daily Local

Wolf issues disaster emergency for Bucks County after tornadoes, flood (

PennDOT engineers to inspect 90 bridges in Midstate as floodwater recedes (

Rainfall estimates from the remnants of Ida around the Midstate (

Pa. Supreme Court ends former Cal U football player’s quest to get damages from NCAA for crippling brain injuries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After reversing a statewide overhaul, Pa. is returning WIC program from Temple to N. Philadelphia agency (

Cartwright touts need for child care, early learning in Plains Twp. visit | Times Leader

Cleanup begins after record rain storm | Times Leader


National News

Ida’s toll grows with deaths of nursing home residents | ABC27

The Northeast And Mid Atlantic Begin Clean Up After Historic Flooding : NPR

FEMA changes policy that kept thousands of Black families from receiving disaster aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why New York Couldn’t Be Protected From Hurricane Ida – The New York Times (

The Supreme Court Heads Toward Reversing Abortion Rights : NPR

National Rifle Association Cancels Annual Convention Due To COVID Concerns : NPR

Former Prosecutor Faces Misconduct Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Case : NPR

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spiking highway deaths across nation prompt increased enforcement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. weighs quota system in bid to end EU steel-tariff feud | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeals ruling on masks in schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ABBA will release first studio album in 40 years on Nov. 5 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Free haircuts to start the school year | The Chestnut Hill Local

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele to lead statewide D.A. group | Regional |

Residents urged to get Chester County Library card – Daily Local

Toohil’s Senior Citizens Expo to return Sept. 16 | Times Leader

Our View: Nature reminds us that infrastructure matters | Times Leader

Evacuation orders issued for areas around Solomon Creek in W-B | News |

Rain deluge collapses roads but flood measures save homes | News |

Northeast Pa. drying out after Ida flooding | Crime-Emergency |

Pennsylvania American Water closes walking trail at Lake Scranton | News |

In Ida’s aftermath, families cope and worry while living along Nescopeck Creek | News |

Floodwaters persist in Drums, Nuremberg areas; power out for hundreds locally | News |

Ida, Day 2: Some evacuees return to their apartments in Wyomissing (

Berks County: Doe licenses accepted by mail only (

Storm devastates Chester County; damage extensive in Oxford – Reading Eagle

Da Vinci secures NIZ funding for $65 million downtown Allentown science center that could lure 400,000 annual visitors – The Morning Call (

A day after Ida swamped Lehigh Valley, residents clean up – The Morning Call (

‘Never Forget Walk,’ honoring Sept. 11 first responders, to stop in Lehigh Valley, and other commemmorations – The Morning Call (

Bucks County lost 18 on Sept. 11. Two decades later, a memorial in their honor offers solace | WITF

Central PA begins flood cleanup caused by Ida, roads still closed (

Mayors: Misinformation was ‘biggest problem’ for flood response in South Fork, Summerhill | News |

Neshaminy Creek in Bucks: Home elevation, demolition saves properties (

Four dead in Bucks, Montgomery counties after Ida’s floods, storms (



Experimental program will provide $500 per month to 200 Pittsburgh residents |

Mayor fights rising fentanyl deaths in Pittsburgh by allowing test strips | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s council, school board districts to be redrawn using 2020 census figures |

Despite Withdrawal From Afghanistan, Pittsburghers Work To Get More Afghans Out And Resettled Locally – CBS Pittsburgh (

U.S. accuses UPMC surgeon, physicians group of false billing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Squirrel Hill kosher store offers free food and groceries, ‘no questions asked’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh could pave 120 more streets than initially planned |

How Pittsburghers can help Afghan refugees arriving in the community | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Flights bring Afghanistan evacuees to Philly accelerate, doubling number of new arrivals (

West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club’s valuable lessons during pandemic – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (

Bye-bye, bidding wars? Philadelphia home sellers dropping prices as new listings increase, report says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ida path to Philadelphia brings death toll, flooding, tornadoes, damage, road closures to Pa. and N.J. (

Ida’s remnants lead to historic flooding; shelter-in-place as Schuylkill River expected to rise to ‘major flood stage’ | Local News |

Park Towne Place apartment complex evacuated after severe flooding – Philadelphia Business Journal (

After Ida, Philadelphia and Montco assess damages to business, residences in preparation for aid requests – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Are online sheriff’s sales really letting more out-of-towners buy Philly properties? (

‘I’m tired of seeing kids dying’: A community says goodbye to Simone-Monea Rogers, a 15-year-old fatally shot (



US lawmakers look back and reflect on 9/11 attack | ABC27

Albert Eisenberg: There are fair compromises on LGBT protections — but the “Equality Act” falls short (

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb – Daily Local

Manchin Wants Democrats To Hit Pause On The $3.5 Trillion Budget : NPR

Democrats promote Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of Jan. 6 panel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brendan Boyle eyes Northern Ireland diplomat job, sources say (

FDA officials resign due to frustration with Biden administration pushing booster shots –