Schwank voices support for striking nursing home workers | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

State senators announce $1.5M in grants for Ida recovery (thereporteronline.com)

Caregivers Roundtable held in Luzerne County | WOLF (fox56.com)

Pa. lawmakers spent at least $3 million on private lawyers, experts during redistricting battle, invoices show · Spotlight PA

Philly DA Krasner sues House committee exploring his possible impeachment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Jake Corman spent more than any other Republican State Senate candidate or officeholder in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

General Assembly Candidate Spotlight: School Choice (broadandliberty.com)

State officials gather in Harrisburg to kickoff National Recovery Month | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Capitol Roundup: Gov. Wolf announces $185M to support local law enforcement | Times Leader

Wolf Admin. kicks off Hunger Action Month | News | huntingdondailynews.com

Editorial: Pennsylvania should act to protect consumers’ data (pottsmerc.com)

Nursing home in Poconos offering scab pay up to $150 per hour. Why? (poconorecord.com)

Diapers, Feminine Hygiene, More Items Sought In Delco Collection Drive | Haverford, PA Patch


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Omicron boosters: Do I need one, and if so, when? : Shots – Health News : NPR

CDC endorses updated COVID boosters, shots to begin soon | Coronavirus | tribdem.com



Bucks County jobs: Recruiting comes up short amid labor shortage (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Point: Unions Have a Stake in Ending Minority Rule in the United States  – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

From steelworkers to baristas: the new face of Pittsburgh’s evolving labor movement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

This time the union comeback really could be just around the corner | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. labor shortage data indicates employers need more than 100,000 workers – Reading Eagle

Workers at 14 Pennsylvania nursing homes go on strike | WITF

Assisted living workers in Easton begin indefinite strike over working conditions – lehighvalleylive.com

Berks nursing home ‘fully staffed’ as employees strike | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Labor leaders see growth in unionism | TribLIVE.com

How will student loan relief impact the economy, higher education? Western Pa. professors weigh in | TribLIVE.com

This Labor Day, America’s workforce is stronger than ever | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Central Bucks School District unequal pay lawsuit now collective action (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Crusading parents can’t keep kids from sexual material (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

School district union leaders take bumpy start of year in stride | Local News | phillytrib.com

Ephrata Area school board approves over $200,000 of change orders from construction project | Community News | lancasteronline.com



Joe Biden and Donald Trump can’t stay away from northeastern Pa. | WITF

Trump endorses Mastriano, Oz and Bognet in front of Wilkes-Barre crowd (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Trump moves to general election mode with Wilkes-Barre rally – Daily Local

WSJ Poll: Independent Voters Now Leaning Democrat in Midterm Elections (politicspa.com)

Trump Rallies PA GOP for Mastriano, Oz – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Activists and party faithful applaud Biden’s forceful speech | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mastriano sues Jan. 6 committee, claiming it can’t force him to testify | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Returning to Pa., Trump calls Mastriano and Oz vital to a Republican takeover in 2022 and 2024 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Donald Trump holds Pennsylvania rally, stumps for Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz | WITF

Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Claims of voter fraud, old as the republic, still work as weapons for Trump | WITF

Fetterman uses Pittsburgh Labor Day visit to push pot policy to President Biden | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



American Airlines is dropping 1,200 flights from its December schedule at PHL. Here’s why. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania probably won’t adopt California’s electric car mandate | WITF



Local first responders step up to fill void left by Tower Health – Daily Local

Birth control access can be limited in places with Catholic health systems : Shots – Health News : NPR

Monkeypox spread appears to be slowing in major U.S. cities : Shots – Health News : NPR

monkeypox vaccine equity in Philadelphia challenged by scarcity of doses and funding (inquirer.com)

VA will provide abortions in some situations — even where it’s banned : NPR

Four takeaways from The Inquirer’s analysis of the Philly overdose crisis


State News

Lancaster County native and Korean War veteran laid to rest after missing for 72 years | WITF

Pa. residents are still paying the price 1 year after Hurricane Ida | WITF

RNC Sues Pennsylvania For Failing to Administer Elections Equally (politicspa.com)

Income tax: Pennsylvania’s flexible option, attractive lure | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania tax revenue estimates down $150M | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Harkins urges PA nursing homes to deal fairly with striking caregivers (goerie.com)

FBI implements new crime reporting system; Pennsylvania departments slow to adopt as state hasn’t shifted yet [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania will miss September RGGI auction as court battle continues | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)


National News

Who is Mary Peltola? The first Alaska Native elected to Congress : NPR

Liz Truss wins race to replace Boris Johnson as U.K. prime minister (axios.com)

The U.N. says part of Somalia will reach famine later this year : NPR

Avoiding the tap water in Jackson is a longtime way of life : NPR

Chile rejects progressive constitution with big changes : NPR

Russia revokes media license of top independent newspaper | Nation & World Business | lancasteronline.com

Taylor Hawkins’ 16-year-old son shreds the drums during tribute to his dad – pennlive.com

NASA won’t try to launch the Artemis 1 moon mission again for at least a few weeks | WITF

Read: Judge unseals the list of items FBI seized from Trump in Mar-a-Lago search | WITF

With Trump’s Mar-a-Lago stash, every picture tells a story. This one writes itself | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

America’s secrets: Trump’s unprecedented disregard of norms | TribLIVE.com

Stabbings in Canada kill 10, wound 15; suspects at large (inquirer.com)

No longer young, ‘dreamers’ uneasily watch a legal challenge (inquirer.com)


Local News

Food insecurity spikes for seniors in West Chester – Daily Local

West Shore police concerned over recent spike in overdoses | ABC27

Good Brotha’s Book Cafe in Harrisburg relocating to build a ‘better brand’ – pennlive.com

Luzerne County leaders face numerous issues this fall | News | citizensvoice.com

3 long-term care facilities in Wilkes-Barre getting $37.5M in upgrades | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Housing, other uses eyed for former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

For one Delco resident, relapse was ‘like waking up a dragon’ (delcotimes.com)

Bridging the bureaucratic divide no easy feat over the closed Ridley Park span (delcotimes.com)



Pittsburgh region granted $62.7 million to grow our robotics industry (nextpittsburgh.com)

Labor Day: Expect rain as parade returns after two-year hiatus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Evictions in Pittsburgh are back to pre-pandemic levels. But now they cost more. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obituary: John J. ‘Jack’ Shea | Longtime Pittsburgh-area union leader dubbed ‘the Lion of Labor’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Goodwill of Southwestern Pa. CEO and President Michael Smith to retire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly shelter sees increase in exotic animal surrenders (inquirer.com)

A growing movement aims to disrupt violence by connecting incarcerated youth with mentors | News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Violence Prevention Hotline now fully staffed | Local News | phillytrib.com

CHOP moves a center closer to W. Philadelphia community – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Free Library of Philadelphia hours still lacking amid staff shortage (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Terminal distributors squeezed by inflation (inquirer.com)



Who are John Podesta and Ali Zaidi on Biden’s climate team? : NPR

White House seeks $47 billion for Ukraine, COVID-19, monkeypox, natural disasters (inquirer.com)