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Comitta: Important income limits raised for Pa. workers with disabilities | Local-news |

AG Shapiro debuts strategic effort in McKeesport; agents, local police shut down drug trafficking ring – The Mon Valley Independent

‘We have real work to do.’ Pa. Sen. Laughlin breaks silence, denounces election investigation | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Sen. Laughlin: Forensic probe of 2020 election will ‘further paranoid atmospherics’ | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. GOP lawmaker says Senate committee will meet soon to vote on subpoenas for election review | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Drug, Gun Bust Part of New Crackdown Effort – Tube City Almanac (

OPINION: Chris Kelly Opinion: Still digging for cemetery solutions (

New Pennsylvania district map: Lawmakers prepare for battle – WHYY

Lancaster business owners ask state Senate how to get past worker shortage | Local Business |

Pa. business owners meet with lawmakers about worker shortage (

Officials urge President Biden to end Berks County Residential Center contract | Local News |

PA Concealed Carry Bill Coming This Fall – WDAC

Pa. lawmakers divided on whether to save or spend $10 billion surplus (

A state ethics law probe follows Margo Davidson’s arrest for theft | City & State PA (

A ‘scheme?’ State House panel denounces Wolf’s carbon emissions plan | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania won’t issue disaster declaration for Bucks County flooding (

Wolf announces $520,000 awarded to clean up Ashley Rail Yard | Business |


Coronavirus - COVID-19

FDA working to give full approval of COVID vaccines (

The FDA Extends The Expiration Date On Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine To 6 Months : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Google And Facebook Mandate Vaccines For Employees At U.S. Offices : NPR

These 7 Pennsylvania counties should mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, per CDC guidance –

Pennsylvania Health Dept. echoes new CDC mask recommendations as delta variant spreads | WITF

Adams County is mixed over masking up again despite risky COVID transmission status (

Bucks County Biotech Firm FlowMetric Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Test – DV Journal (

Face masks in Crawford County: Stricter guidelines could be coming to NWPA (

COVID deaths prompt lawsuits against Broomall nursing home | News |

Could the Golden Rule sway some vaccine skeptics? A new poll points to yes | Thursday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Millions of jobs unfilled in Commonwealth; Lancaster’s path to recovery is “getting back to work” (

The Economy Is Surging. 4 Things Will Impact What Happens Next : NPR

Experts say Delta variant Covid-19 surge could create headwinds for small businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

JLL, Savills say return-to-commuting may result in more distributed office plans – Philadelphia Business Journal (

NWPA Innovation Beehive Network benefits Erie entrepreneurs, boosts business (

Leonardo DRS gets $29M contract modification for Navy ship work; CTC, Wheeler Brothers also win contracts | News |

Pennsylvania companies need workers. Two bills to protect immigrant workforce will help. | Opinion (



Feds creating database to aid in Capitol breach case | Crime-emergencies |

Capitol riot arrest of restaurant owner rattles Pa. hometown | WITF

Police pilot program to cut down on low-level stop offenses in North Philly | Local News |



Wolf Administration will not require Pa. students to wear masks in school despite CDC recommendation –

Midstate school districts to decide what to do about masks in the classroom (

Harrisburg University expanding; new location in Panama (

Wharton’s incoming MBA class will be mostly women for the first time in school history – Philadelphia Business Journal (

La educación para la equidad se aborda en las escuelas de West Chester | Local-news |

WCASD School Board approves new assistant superintendent of schools | Local-news |

Edinboro University sells Porreco campus in Erie to LECOM for $3.2M (

Manheim Township educator named best history teacher in Pennsylvania | Local News |

Central Bucks School District makes face masks option in COVID-19 plan (

Wyoming Valley West School Board president criticized, asked to stay down South | Education |

Los superintendentes de área se reúnen el jueves para discutir las opciones de política de máscaras para el próximo año escolar | coronavirus |

Scranton School District highlights progress made in recovery | Education |

This Pa. university won’t require vaccinated— or unvaccinated—students to wear masks indoors this fall | Today in Pa. –



Rep. Conor Lamb preparing to launch Senate campaign, sources say (

Philly Republican makes bid for U.S. Senate on anti-Trump agenda | WITF

Army veteran Parnell slams general’s ‘woke’ Twitter trolling: ‘He’s not focused on the mission’ – Breaking News Time | Live News | Current News | Fast News – US, UK & World

No critical race theory in Pennsylvania schools, for now | Pennsylvania |

CDC mask guidance sets off round-robin of insults as leading Republicans react to the change with hostility –

Watchdog groups allege campaign finance violations against ALEC in Pa., 14 other states | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Medio ambiente

Sen. Casey proposes a revived Civilian Conservation Corps to combat climate change and create jobs | Smart Talk (

Democrats swear to take action on climate change; Republicans worry about negative impact (

Reducing Climate Pollution Saves Lives, Study Finds : NPR

What can Pa. learn from a Washington State community’s transition away from fossil fuels? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Final PA Turnpike Commission $450M payment made to PennDOT; hopes to start bigger projects (

Rapps Dam Road covered bridge remains closed in Chester County due to structural damage caused by vehicular crash | Local-news |

Union Station: La oficina de Amtrak se renovará mientras se planifican trenes diurnos para Erie (

PA Transportation Revenue Options Commission issues recommendations (

Panel to recommend Pa. move to mileage-based user fee as gas tax replacement to fund transportation needs –

Pa. Turnpike’s annual toll increases to decline in coming years –

Economy and racial equity in Pa. would benefit from increased public transit funds in federal infrastructure bill, says report | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Higher care requires more funding | Editorials and Columns |

PA nurses fight for patient limits to ensure quality care (

Cumberland County commissioners vote 2-1 to sell Claremont Nursing home (

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, American Heart Association get $1M gift to expand heart care partnership – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Geisinger will convert former Walmart into $80 million outpatient facility | News |


Noticias del Estado

4 takeaways from Joe Biden’s first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president – The Morning Call (

Why Biden picked Lower Macungie, Pa., to push infrastructure plan (

President Joe Biden tours Lehigh Valley business, promotes U.S. manufacturing | News |

At Lehigh County plant, Biden woos working class with new ‘buy American’ efforts | WITF

Lehigh Valley’s population of young people has grown and is expected to keep growing – The Morning Call (

Pa. La Comisión de Pesca y Embarcaciones propone un cambio en la temporada de truchas (

Spring Grove’s Hali Flickinger wins bronze in the 200 Fly, her second medal of the Tokyo Olympics (

Photos: Friends and relatives watch Central Pa. native Hali Flickinger get Bronze medal in Olympics –

Increase in fraudulent unemployment claims in Pa. since launch of new website (

Ronna McDaniel: Pennsylvanians can’t afford Biden’s economic crisis (

Worker dies following incident at Pa. cement plant, representative says –

Another bird headed to endangered species status in Pennsylvania –

Casinos rebound and bettors return after being shuttered due to COVID (

Utilities disconnect 116,000 Pa. households after state lifts moratorium on pandemic shutoffs (


Noticias nacionales

Stimulus checks for renters: National ban on evictions is expected to end on July 31, but renters can apply for emergency rental assistance –

Gun-Maker Offers Sandy Hook Families $33 Million In Settlement Proposal : NPR

Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban : NPR

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Iranian Railroad, Ancient Chinese City : NPR

Former President Obama acquires stake in NBA Africa | Sports |

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs | Health |

Americans are deserting the pews. How one simple step could reverse it | John A. Tures | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Noticias locales

Sight & Sound, American Music Theatre, Fulton, 19 other entertainment venues hurt by pandemic get $23M in grants | Local Business |

County Council postpones vote on homestead exemption tax rebates | News |



Pittsburgh economy adds 9,300 jobs in June; jobless rate drops slightly |

Merging Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh is a move worthy of mulling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Retiring CEO Jeffrey Romoff’s focus on UPMC’s growth created critics and admirers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County seeks ideas for overhaul of jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly residents urged to apply for rental assistance before moratorium expires Saturday – WHYY

Eviction moratorium ends this week; Counties offer rent help (

SVP Philadelphia invests $600K in BIPOC-led nonprofits working to reduce poverty – Philadelphia Business Journal (

James Beard Foundation to hold celebration of restaurant industry in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Weeks after SEPTA extends private security contract, a guard beat a man at a turnstile | Local News |

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer free physical exams, COVID-19 shots, tests | Local News |

Philly moving forward with grants program to fund community groups in anti-violence fight | Local News |

Ya Fav Trashman and partners protest to highlight city’s trash failures | Local News |

For some Black men and teens in Philly, relying on guns has become commonplace (



Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward In The Senate : NPR

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal Scales Senate Hurdle With Bipartisan Vote – The New York Times (

Key details of the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure plan | Business |

Biden Vows to Spend Big, Control Inflation. Can He Do Both? – DV Journal (

Biden discusses buying American-made products (

MURRAY: A Proposed Law Would Break the Internet – DV Journal (

Biden Proposal Aims To Stem Migration From Central America : NPR

Biden wants to raise the threshold for products considered ‘made in America’ | WITF

Justice Dept. warns states on voting laws and election audits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette