A scene from the 2021 PA Latino Convention in Reading. (Source: PA Latino Convention)
A scene from the 2021 PA Latino Convention in Reading. (Source: PA Latino Convention)

Headlines:

Hospital ERs' Covid-19 burden means fewer options for mental health crises:  Hospital emergency rooms are increasingly issuing divert requests, requiring patients to be sent elsewhere. (Source: WITF)

PA Latino Convention looks at health, economic issues: More than 300 people attended the gathering in Reading, which will be followed by a policy report based on the discussions. (Source: WITF)

Boy Scouts sell part of Camp Mack for state game land : Records show 397 acres were transferred for 2.88 million. (Source: LNP)

Pittsburgh labor group blasts UPMC: Leaders called for higher wages at the health system, the right to unionize without interference and the forgiveness of medical debt. (Source: Capital-Star)

National/world roundup: Biden signs last-minute bill to avert government shutdown. (Source: ABC News) Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19. (Source: USA Today) Merck says Covid-19 drug can reduce hospitalizations 50%, seeks emergency authorization. (Source: UPI) Slower mail begins today. (Source: CBS News)

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