Pa. to allocate $6.5M in federal relief to support, retain nursing industry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Two local lawmakers trying to turn the tide to legalize weed in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Republicans’ ‘forensic audit’ of the 2020 election: Everything you need to know (inquirer.com)

PA GOP Senators Seek Election Fraud Testimony by Oct. 1 – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

At last minute, Pa. lawmakers vote to extend dozens of COVID-19 waivers · Spotlight PA

Lawmakers keep COVID-19 regulatory waivers for 6 more months | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. lawmakers keep COVID-19 regulatory waivers for 6 more months | WITF

Pennsylvania lawmakers pass six month extension on regulatory waivers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Senate approves constitutional amendment tracking after botched ballot question | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers press PLCB officials on new 2-bottle limit on some booze – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. lawmakers grill liquor rationing decision in PLCB hearing (abc27.com)

Parents Fight For ‘Deana’s Law’ In PA To Battle Repeat DUIs | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Pennsylvania legislation would revamp royalty payments for harvesting natural gas | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Republicans Oppose IRS Plan to Monitor Bank Accounts of $600 or More – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pittsburgh lawmakers introduce statewide adult-use cannabis bill | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

PA legislators playing Yinz vs Youse softball game for food pantries | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA (connectradio.fm)

VIDEO: Sen. Doug Mastriano discusses Pa. bill to allow mask opt out in schools (goerie.com)

Redistricting: Loss of district, population means loss of clout in Congress for Erie (goerie.com)

Local expert picked for governor’s advisory panel on new Congressional districts – Daily Local

Editorial: Pass Deana’s Law and protect against repeat DUI offenders – Delco Times

Guest column: Pa. lawmakers can end educational chaos by passing HB 1  – Delco Times

Pa. House GOP splits, votes down vouchers for closed schools, mask requirements – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State Republicans support changes to election system | The Bucks County Herald

Pa. Senate OKs memorial highway for fallen Kunkle firefighter | Times Leader

Pa. Senate passes measures to help farmers move goods | State | thecourierexpress.com

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Committee OKs Bill Expanding C-PACE Clean Energy, Energy Conservation Program (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Officials, parents discuss proposed bill that would allow parents to decide if their kids should wear a mask to school | fox43.com

8-year-old Jax Bari of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania fights for celiac awareness and funding – 6abc Philadelphia

Sen. Haywood’s Office Hosts Electoral Redistricting Workshop | Abington, PA Patch

Sen. Muth Hosts Hearing To Address PA Hazardous Waste Loophole | Patch


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. Health Dept: 4,570 new COVID-19 cases; More than 2,800 hospitalized – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania vaccination rate by House and Senate districts: Maps – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf praises Montgomery County vaccination campaign during Norristown visit – Delco Times

FDA leans toward authorizing Moderna booster at a half dose | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The CDC Is Strongly Urging Pregnant People To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 : NPR

YouTube banning prominent anti-vaccine activists, blocking all anti-vax content | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of PA’s largest counties will require vaccines. Will more follow? (ydr.com)

Allegheny County executive mandates COVID-19 vaccine for his employees; unvaccinated face losing their jobs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Covid cases, deaths rising among younger Allegheny County residents | TribLIVE.com

Some fear boosters will hurt drive to reach the unvaccinated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Montgomery County’s mobile health team approaches a milestone — 10,000 vaccinations — as Gov. Wolf visits | WITF

Acting health commissioner touts COVID-19 vaccine boosters | Local News | phillytrib.com



PNC survey: Optimism among small-business owners highest since 2018 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 90% of Chester County businesses have open positions – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

93% of general contractors faced material shortages in Q3. How construction firms are managing through the challenges. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Dollar Tree breaks the $1 price barrier as costs soar (abc27.com)

GOP’s debt ceiling games could spell disaster for businesses like mine (poconorecord.com)

Myonex opens new global headquarters in Horsham – Daily Local

Americans might be paying even more for their morning jolt in the near future. Here’s why the price of coffee keeps climbing. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Supply shortages could put crimp in holiday shopping – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



A new immigrant detention center will open in former Clearfield County prison | WITF



Student-housing sector back in session with occupancy growth, institutional investors after rocky 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Class action lawsuit by former Villanova football player claims athletes are employees and deserve wages (inquirer.com)

Judge denies Tredyffrin/Easttown parents’ request to halt school mask mandate (inquirer.com)

ESASD contending with shortage of bus drivers (poconorecord.com)

National Merit program (mainlinemedianews.com)

Mychalejko: Bucks County youth must rise up to defend education (theintell.com)

Diverse, inclusive Bensalem doesn’t need school district DEI post (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Northwest Area School Board member leads off lengthy mask mandate debate | Times Leader



Report: Fetterman, Lamb back fracking as U.S. Senate race heats up | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. election investigation to continue despite Arizona audit results, chairman tells FOX43 | fox43.com

Election 2021: Where you’ll find ballot drop boxes in the Lehigh Valley – lehighvalleylive.com

Despite Security Concerns, Online Voting Gets $10 Million Push : NPR

What Trump-To-Biden Voters Say About The President Now : NPR

Economy, crime, and Marine Corps — pillars of McSwain’s early campaign (broadandliberty.com)

Midstate moms launch write-in bids for school board in Lancaster County | WITF



U.S. Resumes Protections For Wild Birds Against Killings By Industries : NPR

Local power line fights might continue with push toward clean energy (ydr.com)



As electric car sales surge in Pa., state eyes charging corridors on I-78, 80 and 81 – lehighvalleylive.com

‘An epidemic’: Five handguns confiscated in six days at Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT wants to hear your thoughts on its construction and maintenance efforts (abc27.com)



California May Be First State To Try Treatment That Pays Meth Users Not To Use : Shots – Health News : NPR

Weight Gain And Obesity Up In 2020 In The U.S. : Shots – Health News : NPR

Suicide prevention remains an elusive goal, especially for veterans (abc27.com)

Northeast Pa. veterans spotlight mental health crisis facing vets (poconorecord.com)

Prescription drug pricing needs government oversight (poconorecord.com)

York County mom shares hopeful story of addiction, overdose, recovery (ydr.com)

Naloxone saving lives in Chester County – Daily Local

Screening delays during COVID pandemic likely will spur cancer deaths (goerie.com)

Christine Flowers: The anti-abortion movement is on the march – Daily Local


State News

U.S. and European officials meet at Hazelwood Green to talk tech and trade | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At town hall, Casey pushes Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey should step up for local journalism (ydr.com)

Bob Casey faces inflection point on abortion (nationaljournal.com)

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan supports infrastructure bill (dailylocal.com)

Rep. Mike Doyle proposes bill to boost solar-energy manufacturing in America | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)


National News

USPS to slow down some mail delivery starting Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mail delivery is about to get slower and pricier just in time for the holidays | WITF

2020 Census: Many Latinos Identified With ‘Some Other Race’ : NPR

Texas defends law that has halted most abortions in the state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Milley: U.S. lost Afghanistan war through miscalculations spanning administrations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge Frees Britney Spears From Father’s Control – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Haitian Migrants: Thousands Are Being Allowed Into the US. But What Comes Next? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Homeownership less affordable than any point in last 13 years – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Navient stock drops 14% after it moves to exit federal student loan servicing – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Oklahoma Welcomes Afghan Refugees, Even If The State Republican Party Disagrees : NPR

Experts: Federal law, money for FTC would help combat privacy breaches | ABC27

Immigration rules leave Afghan families short on aid (inquirer.com)

Child tax credit extension: What we know about how long it will run (poconorecord.com)

Foes united vs Facebook over Instagram’s effect on teens – Daily Local


Local News

Conservancy gets $400K grant – Chadds Ford Live | Chadds Ford Live

UGI Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Learning Center – BCTV

Central York organizers give out thousands of books from previously banned list in minutes (abc27.com)

Helping Residents, Businesses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

West Chester’s Gay Street open-air marketplace recognized – Daily Local

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

Ruth L. Bennett Homes to get security cameras through U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant (delcotimes.com)

Aquetong Spring Park is officially open to the public | The Bucks County Herald

Solebury celebrates opening of Aquetong Spring Park | The Bucks County Herald

Study: Middletown fire services suffers from ‘system-wide lack of trust’ (theintell.com)

Mental health support groups form in Scranton, Hawley | News | thetimes-tribune.com

City Hall union president questions legality of pay increases | News | standardspeaker.com

Settlement sees Berks Coalition to End Homelessness pay federal government $121,000 (readingeagle.com)

Cumberland County, Pa.’s fastest-growing county, gains in diversity: ‘Different voices need to be heard’ – pennlive.com



Pittsburgh school district taps assistant superintendent as interim replacement for Hamlet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Activists Say Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority Should Address Concerns About Lead, Water Costs | 90.5 WESA

U.S. Secretaries of State and Commerce visiting Pittsburgh (wtae.com)

Allegheny County Council Votes To Unlock $100M In COVID Relief | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Council taking another look at improving city pensions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Officials Amenable To ‘Significant’ Parking Requirements Changes | 90.5 WESA

‘The future is now’: With new Southern Beltway, new access should spur growth | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chester County officials vow to fill void created by closing of Jennersville Hospital – Daily Local

Pittsburgh looks to create official merchandise | TribLIVE.com



Philadelphia won’t lift mask mandate ‘until pandemic is well under control,’ health commissioner says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia School Board outlines 2022 superintendent search after Bill Hite leaves (inquirer.com)

ACCT Philly executive director Aurora Velazquez resigns (inquirer.com)

Mayor Kenney, Philly Police Department discuss gun violence and arrest trends | Local News | phillytrib.com

$3 million project seeks to improve Philly’s heart health disparities | Health | phillytrib.com



Biden intensifies talks, with big overhaul plans at stake | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate parliamentarian rejects Democrats’ Plan B for ‘Dreamers’ and other immigrants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House moves to shield pandemic response if the government shuts down | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats Move to Avert Shutdown, but Divisions Imperil Biden’s Agenda – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Kyrsten Sinema Faces a Growing Revolt From Her Former Supporters – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. House Passes Debt Limit Bill : NPR

Manchin’s support for nat.gas could derail Biden’s climate goals. Here’s how | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republicans are the clowns in the debt ceiling circus. The act isn’t funny anymore – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)