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Opposites attract? Two Senators working across the aisle on Pa.’s election reform (

PA Gov for Pot: Tom Wolf Reiterates His Support for Cannabis Legalization (

There Were Big Plans For Former SCI Pittsburgh: What Happened? | 90.5 WESA

Other Voices: Prison gerrymandering in Pennsylvania must be addressed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Top Pennsylvania Senate Republican Pushes for New Election Audit After Trump Pressure (

Pennsylvania Senate Republican Behind Push To Kill Mastriano’s Forensic Audit Hired Top Lobbyist As Chief Of Staff – Internewscast

Trump-fueled election ‘audit’ sparks Senate GOP turmoil | Centre Daily Times

Sen. Corman changes election integrity plan | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express (

Pa.’s top GOP senator removing Mastriano from being in charge of election integrity plan | State |

Pennsylvania GOP senators’ internal battle over imperiled forensic election audit goes public | Pennsylvania |

GOP Feud: Corman changes forensic investigation, reassigns Mastriano’s staff in squabble over probe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Overtime pay for up to 190K workers died in Harrisburg this summer. Why aren’t more people upset? – WHYY

Pa. senators will report spending | Opinion |

PA Environment Digest Blog: Republicans On Senate Environmental Committee OK Letter Disapproving Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. Covering Power Plants [RGGI] (

PA Senate Committee Letter Asks IRRC to Reject RGGI Carbon Tax | Marcellus Drilling News

Bill to create Opioid Task Force to address impacts on kids adva – WENY News

Pa.’s farmland preservation program surpasses 600,000 acres – Central Penn Business Journal (

Broadband expansion bill seeks $500M from the American Rescue Plan | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes state-funded scholarship accounts for students (

Lawmaker to introduce Pennsylvania College Voucher Program for direct grants to students | Pennsylvania |

Legislation to update Pennsylvania private driver ed discussed during hearing | Pennsylvania |

New sell-by law aims to reduce waste from Pa.’s dairy farms (

New state law designed to make Pa. dairy industry more competitive | Times Leader

Pennsylvania will welcome Afghanistan refugees, Gov. Tom Wolf says – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reinstates mask mandate for state employees – The Morning Call (

Legislators don’t have to be moderate to work together (

Breed-specific laws cause further harm | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus - COVID-19

Facebook’s most viewed article in early 2021 raised doubt about COVID vaccine | WITF

New COVID-19 treatments, available in central Pa., may blunt death toll of delta surge –

Pa. will hire 100 contact tracers to replace 1,000 · Spotlight PA

How one Philly nursing home overcame hesitancy to get 98% of staff vaccinated | Opinion (

School masks spur state fights | Guest Columnists |

Philadelphia law firm Kline & Specter mandating Covid-19 booster shots for employees – Philadelphia Business Journal (

A Hospital Finds an Unlikely Group Opposing Vaccination: Its Workers – The New York Times (

Phil Valentine, talk radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID-19 –

Are vaccine mandates the future for companies in the Poconos? (

In Philly and its suburbs, health leaders plan for a booster shot rollout: ‘The situation will be better this time around’ (



Pennsylvania unemployment dips to 6.6% in July | Pennsylvania |

AFL-CIO elects first woman, African American man to top leadership positions | WITF

United Steelworkers bolsters Biden’s promises to create jobs and tackle climate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped in July, still above national rate | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nurses union at West Penn Hospital votes to ratify first contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. barbers, salons to get $20M in belated pandemic relief | Local News |

Silicon Valley food allergy drug developer takes Montgomery County manufacturing space – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Delta variant prompts cancellations, hurts attendance in meeting and events industry – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How a payment-processing company now worth billions came to the Lehigh Valley and where it’s headed – The Morning Call (

Child care staffing shortage could make it harder for people to go back to work – The Morning Call (

Allentown small businesses struggle to find employees – The Morning Call (



Can police shoot into moving vehicles while in pursuit in Pa.? (

United Fiber & Data: Police investigating report of $3.82M theft (



‘Keeping kids healthy is my area’: Pediatricians pitch masks in schools, but not everyone wants to listen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Council Rock School Board calls special meeting to consider latest county guidance on mask-wearing | Newtown Area |

GOLDMAN: Are School Practices Part of the Problem? – DV Journal (

North Penn School Board Backs Mask Mandate For All Students – DV Journal (

‘Mask Wars’ Are Erupting In Schools As Students Return : Back To School: Live Updates : NPR

Bus driver shortages are latest challenge hitting US schools | WITF

Follow CDC mask-wearing guidance in Pa. schools (

Pennsbury equity and diversity plan bashed as critical race theory agenda (

Amid debate of masks in schools, some Lancaster County parents ponder sending students for in-person instruction | Local News |

College school year starts with masks and vaccines | coronavirus |

Pitt offering remote option for first two weeks on Oakland campus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State will not require masks or proof of vaccination to watch football games live (

How Pa. school districts are changing mask policies over Delta spread (

Mask requirements vary across Lackawanna County schools | Education |

Mask debates rage in Western Pa. as schools return to class |



Arizona Audit Has ‘Too Many Flaws’ to Trust Results, Says Former Republican Official (

Gina Diorio: Understanding this year’s judicial elections (

With an Eye to 2022, DelVal Dems Shy From Criticizing Biden – DV Journal (

Amid COVID spike and Kabul crash, Biden & Wolf hang steady in new poll | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

F&M poll shows a majority of conservative Pennsylvanians view 1/6 attack negatively | WITF

Our Readers Say: Reflections on the Montgomery County Republican Party | Opinion |

Luzerne County hires election consultant; two council members object to process | |

Chris Deluzio, Pitt Cyber’s policy director, announces run for Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Activists call for Rep. Conor Lamb to reestablish $10 billion cut from public transit | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Spirit, one of PHL’s largest carriers, anticipates mass flight cancellations in coming months – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Trenton-Mercer Airport expansion in Ewing NJ raises concerns for Bucks (

Speed cameras in PA: 2021 violations already exceed last year (

Amtrak study finds Scranton-NYC route would generate $87M | Times Leader

Big benefits with passenger rail service | Opinion |

Amtrak experiences summer resurgence after train travel collapsed early in COVID-19 pandemic (



Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley deaths from fentanyl soar – The Morning Call (

Opioid settlement left out pain management care and research on addictive drugs | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Risk of drowning more prevalent in the summer months | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Public health officials call for blood donations | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Many ERs fail people who struggle with addiction. These new approaches might help | WITF

Medical marijuana sales sizzle in Pennsylvania, and the M&A market has been busy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Commentary: Tower Health and Penn Medicine relationship will benefit community | Opinion |


Noticias del Estado

People in rural Pennsylvania are desperate for internet. Biden’s infrastructure bill could help. | Nation/World News |

Elizabeth Warren says a Pa. student loan CEO lied before congress (

Lamb, Houlahan Take Different Tacks on Backing Biden’s Afghanistan Policy – DV Journal (

How welfare reform failed Pa.’s poor families · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania taking in Afghanistan refugees following Taliban takeover (

Meuser: Democratic spending bills are a ‘monstrosity’ | Crime-emergencies |

Editorial: Golf good for economy, but state needs to be open |

New report urges changes to Pennsylvania’s 1990s-era TANF benefit | State & Region |


Noticias nacionales

Tropical Depression Henri Takes Its Time Drenching The Northeast : NPR

22 dead, 50+ people missing after deadliest flood event in Middle Tennessee history (

Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention – OPB

Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized For COVID-19 : NPR

Chaos Persists at Kabul Airport as Taliban Discuss New Government – The New York Times (

New York City’s Economy Is Dealt a New Blow by the Delta Variant – The New York Times (

In Haiti, Need Is Overwhelming, but Some Politicians’ Charity Rings False – The New York Times (

Could Election Day and Indigenous Peoples Day become federal holidays? (


Noticias locales

Berks County to detain asylum-seeking immigrant women for feds | WITF

Nichols appointed interim receiver for Chester Upland | News |

ARP funding plan: Erie plans how to use $76M COVID stimulus money (

‘It’s a public safety hazard’: City, state officials wrestle with repairs to crumbling flood channel of unclear origins | News |

Harvesting neighborhood pride: Blight committee garden a success | News |

Pittston Tomato Festival exceeds expectations | News |

Flash flood watch for parts of Northeast Pennsylvania in effect Monday | News |

Rain could not stop 15th annual Reading Pride Celebration | Local News |

For 30 years, she has fought a waste-to-energy plant in Chester City: ‘We don’t have a choice.’ (



PG SPECIAL REPORT: Pittsburgh confronts rising wave of gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Downtown Pittsburgh apartments are filling back up, and more construction is on the horizon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With new fund, Catapult Greater Pittsburgh seeks to help Black first time homebuyers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburgh Public School students, guardians given free Port Authority passes after bus driver shortage | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh-created fundraiser raises $1 million in donations for gamers with disabilities | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh community garden receives major grant to expand its operations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

‘The people don’t want it’: Coal company’s plan for large Allegheny County mine gets fiery response at first public meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh serves as research site for new test to detect Lyme disease |



Despite Vatican Allowance, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Bans Religious Vaccine Exemptions – DV Journal (

Texas, Florida and Ohio have the best cities for remote workers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘I just started screaming’: Philly’s gun violence leaves children with lasting wounds | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sigh. Another public transit pilot, another missed opportunity for Philly. | Opinion (

Philly region ranked No. 1 for rodents in homes before the pandemic, when the problem only grew (

New carpentry program in South Philly gives high school students tools they can use to build on | Jenice Armstrong (

Philly residents rally in Northeast to support Afghan neighbors and incoming refugees (

Kenyatta Johnson: We need to get sick and tired or being sick and tired | Local News |

Gun violence is a disease that needs a vaccine | Local News |

In an effort to combat Philadelphia gun violence ManUpPHL calls for volunteers to step up | Local News |



Stacy Garrity: Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster (

Carrie Sheffield: Inflationary $3.5T plan would hurt poor, elderly, minorities (

Pentagon Calls On Commercial Airliners To Help With Afghan Evacuations : NPR

House Democrats Return to D.C. Deeply Divided – The New York Times (

Biden administration pitches asylum overhaul to speed border process | ABC27

US not meeting goal for evacuations from Afghanistan | ABC27

Voting by proxy becomes business as usual in the U.S. House | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (