Issue #261 seems to have been fixed, but I am still having trouble with the sync and pull. Specifically, I can change the state of an existing item (TODO to DONE, for example), and the updated change pulls to emacs. However, if I create a new item ("capture"), the new item does not pull.
Could this have something to do with all the new menu items in the editing screen?
Yes, sort of. It seems like you need to upgrade your org-mode.