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 (publicgaming.com)

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

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

Veteran celebrates 100th birthday | wnep.com

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

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

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Researchers find 55 long-term COVID effects: these are the most common (abc27.com)

Health experts fear COVID-19 spike after busy Labor Day weekend (abc27.com)

Nation needs a federal vaccine mandate to confront delta surge (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

First responders nationwide resist COVID vaccine mandates | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘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 (mcall.com)

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

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



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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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

Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire | News | tribdem.com

Bucks County Fall Job Fair to feature hundreds of opportunities (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Editorial: Workers keep economic machine going | TribLIVE.com

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



How Professors Are Handling Unmasked Students Amid Delta – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

PA’s new mask mandate for schools goes into effect Tuesday (wgal.com)

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

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

Erie’s Edison School to get ventilation upgrades as future reviewed (goerie.com)

Legal experts say Wolf administration can issue school mask mandate (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Teachers return for fifth year without a new contract in Scranton | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

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



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 (npr.org)



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

Reading to Philadelphia: passenger rail (readingeagle.com)


State News

Utility commission OKs broadband service deployments in rural Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The 2021 Pennsylvania Labor Power 100 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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

Shanksville reflects on the United Flight 93 crash 20 years after 9/11 (inquirer.com)

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 (abc27.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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 | tribdem.com

Dealing with North Korea’s dangerous cyber threat (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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 (readingeagle.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

Doylestown Councilman Thomas Jarret dies | The Bucks County Herald

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

Central Bucks teen rocks out with Green Day at sold-out Philadelphia show (theintell.com)

From student housing to downtown development, Mammano seizes opportunity in Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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



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

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

Taking a spin in Pittsburgh on an e-scooter | TribLIVE.com

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 (inquirer.com)

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



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 – pennlive.com

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 (delcotimes.com)

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