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Monday, Oct. 23

Bench Mark founder Will Kiefer. (Source: Bench Mark Program)

• Pa. struggling with Medicaid reenrollment process: Aging IT and short staffing have led to thousands of people wrongly losing coverage, at least temporarily. (Source: Spotlight PA)  

• Bench Mark helps troubled youths build career skills: Employment contributes to stability and can change the trajectory of a whole family’s life, founder Wil Kiefer says. (Source: LNP)  

• Shapiro administration pays $295,000 to settle harassment complaint: A former female employee had accused former Legislative Affairs Secretary Mike Vereb of improper behavior. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Pa. utilities hope to upgrade electrical grid with federal dollars: The money is intended to assist with the move toward green energy. PPL Electric is in line for $50 million. (Source: WHYY)

• Palestinian supporters rally in Harrisburg: The event was organized by Central PA Committee of Masajid. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Israeli warplanes strike Gaza. (Source: AP) House speaker race widens to nine, including Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pa. (Source: NPR) Police: No evidence of hate crime in killing of Detroit synagogue leader. (Source: USA Today) Michigan State University apologizes for Hitler image, trivia question displayed during game. (Source: UPI) Judge: Bankruptcy doesn’t void Alex Jones’ $1 billion payout obligation. (Source: ABC News) New reports say Trump inappropriately disclosed national security info. (Source: CNN)