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Local Democrats praise Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal | News |

PA Voters Would Get Time Off To Cast Ballots Under Pending Bill | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Theft defeated a member of parliament. But Pa. The taxpayer-funded privilege system was already ripe for abuse. | Feature articles – Pennsylvania News Today

Unlicensed and Unregulated Gambling Machines Attracting Trouble (

Tioga County asks senator to stop seeking vote audit – WHYY

Tioga County asks senator to stop seeking vote audit – The Morning Call (

Rally outside Pennycuick’s office urges help for small business | News |

Snow and ice removal topic of Pennsylvania bill (

As Gov. Wolf Flip-Flops on Voter ID, Where Do Other PA Democrats Stand? – DV Journal (

PHL Celebrates Construction of New Aircraft Parking Apron (

Declaring independence from misinformation and lies | City & State PA (

Public can provide input on Pennsylvania’s congressional redistricting through online mapping tools | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania health secretary leery of legislative retaliation over mask mandate | Pennsylvania |

Victims of child sex abuse continue to be denied justice in Pennsylvania | Opinion (

Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight | WITF

State agriculture chief urges rural Pa. residents to get COVID-19 shots | Coronavirus |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf announces ‘vaccine or test’ requirement for some state workers | City & State PA (

Wolf tells 25,000 Pennsylvania workers to ‘vaccinate or test’ beginning Sept. 7 | Pennsylvania |

Wolf nudges exec. branch employees to get vaccinated, but nixes a school mask mandate | WITF

Governor Wolf announces new vaccine initiative for Pa. state employees (

State hospital, prison employees must be vaccinated or face weekly COVID tests under new policy | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pentagon pushes to make COVID vaccines mandatory for all service members (

Pa. battles misinformation to drive vaccinations · Spotlight PA

Philadelphia to announce mask or vaccine requirements for businesses, sources say – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University mandate Covid-19 vaccine for employees – Philadelphia Business Journal (

No, Delta Variant Isn’t As Contagious As Chickenpox., As CDC Claimed : Goats and Soda : NPR

AHN requires employees to get COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 30 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly’s largest union for city workers says it won’t oppose a vaccine mandate (

Berks officials reinstate mask mandate in county facilities | Local News |

It’s not a tough choice: Submit to the vax and the mask or become a pariah | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



SkillUp program offering Pennsylvanian job-seekers new opportunities (

Inflation probably came in hot again in July. Here’s what to make of the data. – The New York Times (

PECO CEO Mike Innocenzo on diversity and preparing for the future – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How Higher Pay For Workers Could Contribute To High Inflation : NPR

Amazon lures advertisers from Facebook after Apple privacy shift | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Corporate America is ponying up for workers suddenly in demand | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AMC will let customers pay in bitcoin by the end of 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 2% of Pennsylvania jobs are connected to the outdoors, new study says –



Delco Sheriff Glad His Gunshots Missed Their Targets–Twice – DV Journal (

Hope is community justice reforms help reduce prison population | News |



Mechanicsburg Area School board makes masks optional after parents advocate for choice (

Pennsylvania ranked 38th in study of U.S. early education systems (

New School Year, New Mask Recommendations – DV Journal (

Pittsburgh Public Schools to delay first day by 2 weeks to mend busing issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh names new director of Nationality Rooms |

Board: K-8 students in Pittston Area must wear masks to school | News |

Dallas schools looking forward to in-person class; no mask mandate | Education |

Wyomissing School District mandates mask wearing when new school year begins | Coronavirus |

Southern Lehigh board appoints new superintendent from Lackawanna County district – The Morning Call (

Will Lehigh Valley students have to wear masks this fall? Here’s what school districts have planned – The Morning Call (

US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visits Northampton Community College, hears about stigma – The Morning Call (

Pandemic prompts changes in how future teachers are trained | WITF

On the Pa. school funding lawsuit: Don’t change the subject | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The states with the best and worst early childhood ed. programs. How did Pa. do? | Tuesday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Yes, we should be teaching critical race theory in public schools | Fletcher McClellan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

CRT not taught in Erie, PA region, but locals still have questions (



Texas House issues warrants for 52 Dems | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Delco D.A. Jack Stollsteimer Endorses Conor Lamb for Senate – DV Journal (

Dominion Voting Systems Sue Right-Wing News Outlets For Billions : NPR

Council, DA sue elections board over November ballot | News |



Climate report exposes fault lines within fossil fuel industry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Schuylkill River has gotten cleaner in last 50 years but more needs to be done, officials say | Local News |

Lake Erie: High water levels forecast to drop in August; still higher than normal (



Finding alternatives to the gas tax | Smart Talk (



Hospitals Face A Shortage Of Nurses As COVID Cases Soar : NPR

Highmark Health launches program to build diverse leadership for the future | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Just in time for a COVID surge, health experts also bracing for a harsher flu season – The Morning Call (

American Muslims are 2 times more likely to have attempted suicide than other groups | WITF

New report drives home racial disparities in pandemic nursing home deaths | Wednesday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Casey, Toomey Split on Infrastructure Bill | PoliticsPA

Casey heralds infrastructure benefits for Pennsylvania | Times Leader

Toomey opposes ‘too expensive, too expansive’ infrastructure proposal | Times Leader

‘Dangerous Heat Advisory’ in effect for much of the Midstate (

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles to keynote 2021 Pa. Women’s Conference in November (

Advocates pitch Delaware Water Gap as PA’s first national park (

EXPLAINER: What the $65B broadband service plan will do | News |


National News

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid sexual harassment allegations (

‘It’s a tumultuous time’: Political figures react to Cuomo resignation (

Kathy Hochul Makes History Amid Cuomo’s Downfall – The New York Times (

LGBTQ Group Human Rights Campaign Investigates Its President Over Cuomo Ties : NPR

What’s in the $1T infrastructure bill and how it could benefit everyday Americans (

COLEMAN: Rooted In Racism and Classism, Dog-Breed Housing Insurance Restrictions Must End – DV Journal (

KING: Resilience Is Byword as Utilities Battle New Stresses – DV Journal (

More listings cutting home prices in latest sign the housing market is starting to shift – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ethiopia calls on ‘all capable’ citizens to fight in Tigray war | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Emergency alert test to interrupt TV, radio Wednesday – The Morning Call (


Local News

Kutztown Fair celebrates 150 Fabulous Fairs this week | Arts & Entertainment |

Village for Kids springs back to life – The Mon Valley Independent

Committee of seven to guide Luzerne County manager search | Times Leader

Leaders look to continue ER services at Tyler Memorial Hospital | Times Leader

Restaurateur rewards people for getting vaccinated | coronavirus |

Berks County in an excessive heat warning; AccuWeather says 100-plus on Friday | Local News |

PennEast Pipeline stops lawsuits to get land to in Northampton, Bucks, Carbon and Monroe counties – The Morning Call (

Natural gas pipeline company stops acquiring properties in Lehigh County | Local News |

Reading approves a public art policy | Local News |

Excessive heat warning issued for Lehigh Valley; heat index values could approach 110 degrees Thursday – The Morning Call (

Bucks County evictions: Officials urge those facing eviction to apply for help (

Amazon Fresh opens in Warrington giving new grocery shopping options (

Erie Gives 2021 sets record, raises $6.6 million for local nonprofits (



Pittsburgh investigating after video appears to show officers throw punches while responding to South Side brawl | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival moving from the North Shore to the Strip District |

TRALI program protects Pittsburgh’s urban green spaces one garden at a time | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Black Led Community Spotlight: Morgan Overton and Martell Covington of Young Democrats of Allegheny County | Community Profile | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Top Philadelphia restaurants Zahav and Vetri Cucina institute vaccine mandates for diners – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Why Philly trees cast more shade on the wealthier (

Philly judge issues order halting some lockout evictions | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats” | The Nation

Senate Democrats approve $3.5 trillion budget in latest win for Biden (

Dems’ $3.5T budget gets Senate approval in latest win for Biden (

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation (

Democrats renew push on elections bill that GOP vows to block | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden Nominates Damian Williams as U.S. Attorney for Manhattan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette