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Flipping the Big House: Pennsylvania renewing efforts to sell the closed Western Penitentiary on the North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Bill Seeks Bar and Restaurant Wagering Kiosks (

Parents, administrators question legality of Pa. school mask mandate | Berks Regional News |

Governor Wolf opens violence intervention and prevention grant opportunity | WJET/WFXP/

Veteran celebrates 100th birthday |

Are GOP lawmakers pushing ban on transgender athletes ignoring gender inequities at home districts? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Our autumn of discontent: Three Pa. politics storylines to track this fall | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s mask mandate in schools, daycares is going to court | Today in Pa. –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Researchers find 55 long-term COVID effects: these are the most common (

Health experts fear COVID-19 spike after busy Labor Day weekend (

Nation needs a federal vaccine mandate to confront delta surge (

First responders nationwide resist COVID vaccine mandates | Local News |

‘I’d be dead today.’ Her own COVID-19 bout sends western Pennsylvania councilwoman on a mission to tell people to get vaccinated – The Morning Call (

Overwhelmed morgues belie U.S. illusion of a defanged pandemic |

U.S. health officials keeping a ‘close eye’ on new COVID-19 variant now found in 49 states –



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

Millions Lose Jobless Benefits Today. It Doesn’t Mean They’ll Return To Work : NPR

Despite Backing From Biden, Fewer Union Jobs in PA This Labor Day – DV Journal (

POINT: American Labor’s Future May Depend on Monetary and Fiscal Policy – DV Journal (

How the Pa. labor movement is changing from librarians to grad students to Uber drivers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Closing Chester’s Covanta Plant Would Take $8 Million Revenue Bite – DV Journal (

Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire | News |

Bucks County Fall Job Fair to feature hundreds of opportunities (

Slavery was a labor distortion. Empowering workers today is a form of reparations | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: Workers keep economic machine going |

HACC faculty hold protest on Labor Day in support of unionization –



How Professors Are Handling Unmasked Students Amid Delta – The New York Times (

PA’s new mask mandate for schools goes into effect Tuesday (

La Salle University goes virtual after ‘concentrated increase’ of Covid-19 cases – Philadelphia Business Journal (

What’s next for the $3.1B collegiate sponsorship business now that athletes can get a slice of the pie? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Erie’s Edison School to get ventilation upgrades as future reviewed (

Legal experts say Wolf administration can issue school mask mandate (

Teachers return for fifth year without a new contract in Scranton | Education |

Pa. schools, child care centers require masks starting today –



Medical Journals Say Climate, Not COVID-19, Is Top Public Health Threat : NPR

Environmental groups call for postponement of climate talks – Daily Local

Flight 93 crashed among coal mines. Treating the water there was no ordinary project | StateImpact Pennsylvania (



Airlines are scaling back flights in 4Q. Here’s what’s happening at Philadelphia International Airport – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Reading to Philadelphia: passenger rail (


State News

Utility commission OKs broadband service deployments in rural Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

The 2021 Pennsylvania Labor Power 100 | City & State PA (

Twenty years after Flight 93 crashed, the living memorial faces both old and new threats | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Shanksville reflects on the United Flight 93 crash 20 years after 9/11 (

Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding, including in Pennsylvania | WITF


National News

Uber, Lyft pledge to pay for legal fees of drivers sued under Texas abortion law (

Justice Department Promises To Protect People Who Seek Abortions in Texas | TPR

Defying Threat of Violence, Women Join in Protest Against the Taliban – The New York Times (

Michael K. Williams, Omar From ‘The Wire,’ Is Dead at 54 – The New York Times (

New Wildfires Erupt In California As Officials Make Progress On The Caldor Fire : NPR

Leader Of Coup In Guinea Claims A New Government Will Be Formed : NPR

Israeli army says it launched strikes on Hamas site in Gaza | News |

Dealing with North Korea’s dangerous cyber threat (

Former Pro Bowl lineman, broadcaster Tunch Ilkin dies at 63 | WITF


Local News

Everhart Park Playground Construction Begins – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

Reading Museum: Eessential worker COVID sculpture (

Dylan Zangwill follows dream to sing – Daily Local

Chester County establishes resource center for Ida victims – Daily Local

Historic Bethlehem building could become a private art gallery – The Morning Call (

Steelworkers mark Labor Day with return of Bethlehem parade: ‘People are starting to understand the value of workers again’ – The Morning Call (

Doylestown Councilman Thomas Jarret dies | The Bucks County Herald

Valley Forge Tourism Board’s annual Freedom from Hunger Food Drive is underway | News |

Central Bucks teen rocks out with Green Day at sold-out Philadelphia show (

From student housing to downtown development, Mammano seizes opportunity in Scranton | News |

A call to arms: 9/11 served as a call to military service for many Western Pennsylvania residents |



The Delta Foundation is trying to trademark the term “Pittsburgh Pride” | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Migratory birds being helped on journey by Pittsburgh Lights Out program |

Taking a spin in Pittsburgh on an e-scooter |

Wipeout in the grocery aisle: Pittsburgh shoppers face spotty shortages as delta variant rages on | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority hires chief strategy officer to find funds for long-range plans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



‘Silence, and then screams’: Panic and numbness amid Labor Day weekend shootings in Philadelphia (

WHITE: Progressive Politics Have Made Philadelphia the Nation’s Murder Capital – DV Journal (



Biden Is Directing Federal Aid To New Jersey And New York After Ida’s Deadly Flooding : NPR

President Biden to tour storm damage from Ida in New York, New Jersey –

Some Republican lawmakers want defense spending bill to investigate Afghanistan withdrawal | ABC27

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5, of Swarthmore tells of “Digital Dunkirk” to get Afghan refugees out of country (

After unrelenting summer, Biden looks to get agenda on track | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette