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News: Monday, Sept. 13

Ricardo Munoz is seen in an undated family photo.

Ricardo Munoz is seen in an undated family photo.


Expiring waivers could worsen health care staffing shortages:  The waivers, authorized under the disaster emergency declaration that Republican lawmakers ended this summer, loosened regulatory requirements for retired and out-of-state professionals and broadened who is allowed to administer vaccines. Legislative leaders say they are evaluating the changes and may make some of them permanent. (Source: Spotlight PA)

A contentious start to Pa. election probe: Democratic state Sen. Anthony Williams alleged the investigation's purpose is to sow distrust and "everyone on this panel knows that." (Source: WITF)

Amtrak hopes to expand Pa. service: The proposed investments, funded by the infrastructure bill being negotiated in Congress, would increase speeds on the Harrisburg-to-Philadelphia segment of the Keystone line to 125 miles per hour. (Source: CBS 21)

Mental health protocols have changed since Ricardo Munoz' death: Today is the first anniversary of the shooting by a Lancaster police officer of Munoz, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and charged the officer brandishing a knife. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Recall vote looms for California's Gov. Newsom. (Source: AP) Texas Gulf Coast braces for up to 20 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Source: NPR) UN asks donors for $600 million for Afghanistan's needy. (Source: UPI) At McConnell Center, Justice Amy Coney Barrett says Supreme Court members aren't "partisan hacks." (Source: Courier Journal)