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Pa. state senators propose tapping rescue plan money for environmental programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. election investigation hearings begin next week, Senate committee seeks public testimony | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Senate panel asks residents for election malfeasance testimony | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Republicans launch election audit, solicit testimony on ‘improprieties’ | Reuters

Pennsylvania Senate panel asks residents for election malfeasance testimony | State |

Brewster asks for vote on perks reform package – The Mon Valley Independent

Philly lawmakers: PA should tap COVID relief funds to help flooded businesses – On top of Philly news (

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Bill Seeks Bar and Restaurant Kiosks (

PA Bill Would Authorize Tavern Sports Betting Kiosks – GGB News

$20 million now available to help image and hair care businesses – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (

For the first time, rebels block PSERS management’s investment advice at state’s biggest pension fund (

PCN TV celebrates the 20th anniversary of Flight 93 with a special program | News – Pennsylvania News Today

Brendan Boyle eyes Northern Ireland diplomat job, sources say (

4 election reform bills lawmakers could consider this fall | City & State PA (

Solar industry tells lawmakers to incentivize growth in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Wolf announces grant funding for gun violence prevention projects | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Offers Grants for Violence Intervention and Prevention – PennWatch

Pa. Senate leader sues to block Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate for schools –

Pa. Sen. Corman, parents sue to overturn Wolf’s mask order | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Local control, not statewide mandates, should guide COVID management (

Pa. House rep unapologetic after claims he compared vaccines to rape (

Lawmakers move to block RGGI after rule wins regulatory approval | StateImpact Pennsylvania (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Hospitals Crushed By COVID May Have To Ration Care : Shots – Health News : NPR

Fauci says covid-19 boosters likely to start with Pfizer shot only |

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations among kids continue to soar –

Delaware County prison low on COVID cases – Delco Times

Erie’s second COVID-19 surge continues to spike (



Group rallies for higher minimum wage on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square | Times Leader

Rally held for jobs and better wages in downtown Wilkes-Barre | WOLF (

HACC faculty will rally for another push to form a union (

Lancaster County’s economic recovery mired 14,000 jobs short of pre-pandemic level | Local News |

Businesses continue to experience COVID-19 impacts ahead of tourist season | Local News |

Pocono insiders talk upcoming fall tourist season, labor shortage (

From librarians to Uber drivers: This is the changing face of the Pa. labor movement | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nursing home workers advocate for increased staffing | Business |

Western Pa. business owners lament: Where have all the workers gone? |



Erie School District: Street violence spurs push for more police for now (



Classes in session – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (

Pennsylvania’s 25 best colleges for 2022, ranked – Philadelphia Business Journal (

COVID-19: York County DA won’t prosecute school mask mandate citations (

Pennsylvania doesn’t expect students to know basic American history (

Op-Ed: In PA schools, the rainy day is now (

A school mask mandate takes effect in Pa. this week: Here’s what to know | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Local HBCU scholars honored by White House Initiative | Local News |

Pennridge emails exemption forms before Wolf’s mask mandate takes effect (

Mask mandate: Hamburg School District is unsure about how to handle Pa.’s order (

As Pa.’s latest school mask mandate takes effect, any court challenge may face slim odds | WITF

Teachers unions have been influential during the COVID-19 pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Trump’s backing lands early in wide-open U.S. Senate race | Local News |

Pa. Senate candidate Val Arkoosh speaks to Pittsburghers about importance of protecting abortion access | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

The Philly ‘burbs grew over the last decade. That’s a problem for the GOP | Mark O’Keefe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Wolf needs to score bigger climate victories, activists say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



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



Pa. officials address ongoing opioid crisis even after emergency declaration ended (

In Philly, HIV cases remain high among queer and trans people of color | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With fourth highest rate in Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County taking strides to stop suicides | News |

Ragweed season in Philadelphia peaks for allergy sufferers (


State News

Pa. to refund $19 million to 109,000 people it overcharged in unemployment error · Spotlight PA

Biden Visiting 9/11 Sites, PA Elections Investigation Starts Soon | (

Gabe Kaminsky: When will PA mayors wake up to the crime crisis? (

Natural gas supplier gets OK to refund tax savings to Pennsylvania customers | Pennsylvania |

The U.S. House’s budget reconciliation package would provide path to citizenship for many in Pa. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The big hole in Pa.’s COVID-19 safety net for children | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

7 tornadoes confirmed in Pennsylvania, NJ as Ida hit last week, NWS says – The Morning Call (

Communities turn to prayers and chainsaws in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida (

Capitol Roundup: Shapiro warns of scams as Pennsylvania recovers from hurricane damage | Times Leader


National News

After Ida’s fury, infrastructure key in preventing misery (

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high (

The Taliban Say They Control Panjshir, The Last Holdout Afghan Province : NPR

Taliban stop planes of evacuees from leaving but unclear why | News |

Divers Identify Source Of Gulf Oil Spill : NPR

Hospitals Crushed By COVID May Have To Ration Care : Shots – Health News : NPR

How COVID-19 eviction moratoriums helped and harmed landlords, tenants (

‘Today’ veteran Willard Scott, who delivered weather with shtick, dies at 87 | WITF

Stunned by Ida, the Northeast begins to recover and worry about the next storm | WITF

The housing shortage is significant. It’s acute for small, entry-level homes | WITF

Companies: $26B settlement of opioid lawsuits to move ahead | WITF


Local News

Clean up efforts begin after devastation in Chester County – Daily Local

FEMA to begin damage assessments in Bucks, Montgomery counties after Ida (

Hurricane Ida cleanup: Dover Township among hardest-hit areas in PA (

Another staffing ‘crisis’ is brewing in Lancaster County Government, threatening court operations | PA Power and Policy |

City of Lancaster ‘head of the game’ in removing lead hazards with HUD grant | Health |

Part of Erie’s EMI building might be saved, redevelopment authority says (

Neshaminy Creek regularly floods neighborhood, but no one’s leaving (

Lives of laborers celebrated at No. 9 Coal Mine picnic in Lansford | News |

With passion for historic redevelopment, Rinaldi takes on big projects | News |

West Pittston continues push for levee funding | Times Leader



Resolving city crime is target of mayoral hopefuls Gainey, Moreno | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt Ph.D. candidate wins ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ challenge and $5,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Manayunk, Hot Spot For Flooding, Sees Most Water In Area In Hundred Years From Ida’s Remnants – CBS Philly (

National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia to emerge from bankruptcy – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia-area businesses grapple with damage from Tropical Storm Ida – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia makes Target pay workers $22,000 for violating city’s Fair Workweek law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly wants to hear from homeowners and businesses with Ida damage (



9/11 20th anniversary: Biden wants files reviewed, possible Saudi link (