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Legislature

Local Democrats praise Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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 (playpennsylvania.com)

Tioga County asks senator to stop seeking vote audit – WHYY

Tioga County asks senator to stop seeking vote audit – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

Snow and ice removal topic of Pennsylvania bill (landline.media)

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

PHL Celebrates Construction of New Aircraft Parking Apron (globaltravelerusa.com)

Declaring independence from misinformation and lies | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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

Pennsylvania health secretary leery of legislative retaliation over mask mandate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Victims of child sex abuse continue to be denied justice in Pennsylvania | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight | WITF

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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

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 (abc27.com)

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

Pentagon pushes to make COVID vaccines mandatory for all service members (abc27.com)

Pa. battles misinformation to drive vaccinations · Spotlight PA

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

Berks officials reinstate mask mandate in county facilities | Local News | readingeagle.com

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

 

Business/Jobs

SkillUp program offering Pennsylvanian job-seekers new opportunities (abc27.com)

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

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

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 – pennlive.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Delco Sheriff Glad His Gunshots Missed Their Targets–Twice – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Hope is community justice reforms help reduce prison population | News | delcotimes.com

 

Education

Mechanicsburg Area School board makes masks optional after parents advocate for choice (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania ranked 38th in study of U.S. early education systems (abc27.com)

New School Year, New Mask Recommendations – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

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

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

Southern Lehigh board appoints new superintendent from Lackawanna County district – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

CRT not taught in Erie, PA region, but locals still have questions (goerie.com)

 

Elections/Politics

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

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

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

Council, DA sue elections board over November ballot | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Environment

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 | readingeagle.com

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

 

Transportation

Finding alternatives to the gas tax | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

Health

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 (mcall.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

 

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 (abc27.com)

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

Advocates pitch Delaware Water Gap as PA’s first national park (theintell.com)

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

 

National News

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid sexual harassment allegations (abc27.com)

‘It’s a tumultuous time’: Political figures react to Cuomo resignation (abc27.com)

Kathy Hochul Makes History Amid Cuomo’s Downfall – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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 (abc27.com)

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

KING: Resilience Is Byword as Utilities Battle New Stresses – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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 (mcall.com)

 

Local News

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

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 | citizensvoice.com

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

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

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

Reading approves a public art policy | Local News | readingeagle.com

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

Bucks County evictions: Officials urge those facing eviction to apply for help (theintell.com)

Amazon Fresh opens in Warrington giving new grocery shopping options (theintell.com)

Erie Gives 2021 sets record, raises $6.6 million for local nonprofits (goerie.com)

 

Pitt

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

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

 

Philly

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

Why Philly trees cast more shade on the wealthier (inquirer.com)

Philly judge issues order halting some lockout evictions | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats” | The Nation

Senate Democrats approve $3.5 trillion budget in latest win for Biden (inquirer.com)

Dems’ $3.5T budget gets Senate approval in latest win for Biden (abc27.com)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation (abc27.com)

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