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Pennsylvania rental assistance: Millions of dollars available to help people avoid eviction – 6abc Philadelphia

PA Environment Digest Blog: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced In Senate To Create Clean Streams Fund For Pennsylvania To Deal With Non-Point Water Pollution (

Credit Unions Partner To Support Philabundance | West Chester, PA Patch

Fulton County lawyers up after voluntary election audit, state decertification of voting machines | Pennsylvania |

Republican Officials Slam Arizona-Style Election Audit In Pennsylvania: ‘Unnecessary Chaos’ – Business News (

Trump loyalist Bannon urges followers to press Pa. Senate leader on election review | PA Power and Policy |

House panel hears ‘controversial’ bill that would grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

GOP-controlled panel hears bill to grant Pa. drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

USGA declares Oakmont a second anchor site, unveiling stout lineup of future championships in Pennsylvania (

Child safety advocates launch billboard campaign against Sen. Kim Ward |

Local leaders react after Senate passes bipartisan infrastructure bill | WOLF (

Letters: Laughlin, redistricting, solar energy and weeds at Roosevelt (

Pennsylvania Senate plans first step to enhance public access to expense information – WHYY

Pa. Senate to put expenses online for the public to see how senators are spending money | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Senate to Post Expenses Online to Show How Senators are Spending Tax Money – PennWatch

Pennsylvania Senate plans first step to enhance public access to expense information | Spotlight Pa |

Top Senate leader announces all expenses will be publicly available next month | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmakers continue to collect per diems without receipts, a system ripe for abuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Putting PA Legislative Expenses Online – WDAC

Ignoring School Mask Mandates Could Cost Parents Under PA Bill | Patch

Pa. senator wants to establish liability for parents who ‘opt-out’ of mask mandates in K-12 schools | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Telemedicine Bill Coming Before The PA Senate – WDAC

STELLE: Voters Rejected the Governor’s “Lone Wolf” Pandemic Response—The Same Applies to RGGI – DV Journal (

Federal court tosses ruling against Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions –

Bucks municipalities receive grants for traffic signal upgrades | The Bucks County Herald

Perkasie Towne Improvement Association awarded $50,000 grant for upgrades | The Bucks County Herald

Op-Ed: ‘Insane’ gun bills must be stopped in PA (

Guest Opinion: Gov. Wolf would make nursing home care crisis worse (

Elizabeth Stelle: Wolf climate change plan will kill Pa. jobs | Opinion |

Gov. Wolf reins in PSERS travel and limits who can bill the pension fund for costly dinners (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Children make up for nearly 15% of new COVID-19 cases nationwide and in Pennsylvania |

FDA close to approving 3rd COVID-19 shot for some immunocompromised people, reports say (

More than half of Pa. counties seeing substantial, high rates of community spread of COVID-19 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The CDC Urges COVID Vaccines For Anyone Who’s Pregnant : Shots – Health News : NPR

Dauphin, Lancaster, Perry counties showing ‘high’ COVID-19 spread: CDC –

Vaccinating during pregnancy has become even more urgent as ICU beds fill up | WITF

Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures | WITF

Bucks County mandating employees wear masks, sources say (

‘Less than adequate time’: Even supporters worry about Philly’s quick indoor mask mandate | WITF

What people in Lancaster County are saying about wearing masks, the rise in cases | Local News |

Guest Opinion: Acting out over masks, vaccinations is lunacy (

8 months into vaccination campaign, UPMC still prefers educating reluctant staff on efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines | Health |

LVHN, St. Luke’s and Good Shepherd to require employees get the COVID-19 vaccine – The Morning Call (

Home Depot added to list of businesses changing mask policy (

Low prison staff COVID shots leave vulnerability on both sides of wire (

With another wave of COVID swelling, Berks County health experts urge renewed vigilance | Local News |

Republicans take to mask wars as virus surges in red states | Coronavirus |

‘We wish we had better news’: Allegheny County reports almost 400 new COVID-19 cases as infections spike among kids | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

USDA study finds COVID-19 antibodies in Pa. deer, first sign of wild animals’ virus exposure (



Don’t leave out wage preemption in the fight to raise Pa.’s minimum wage | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Free virtual job-skills training program in Lancaster County to be expanded statewide | Local Business |

Report: Amazon invested $17B, created over 25k jobs in Pennsylvania in last decade (

Biden administration launches plans to combat inflation | ABC27

Amazon invested billions and created thousands of jobs, but what about the bigger picture? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Workers are getting pay raises and it could end up contributing to high inflation | WITF

SBA EIDL backlog to be cleared in August. Here’s what it means for applicants. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA loans to African American businesses decrease 35% – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Dun & Bradstreet workers who lost jobs to India eligible for assistance, feds say – The Morning Call (

USGA Announces Long-Term Relationships With Oakmont Country Club and Merion Golf Club – Morning Read (

U.S. Amateur Championship brings welcome business to area establishments |

Fired Philly baristas won their labor case against Starbucks. Here’s how. (



‘I scream, you scream, the police are here’ Lititz Borough Police sharing ice cream with community (



Parents in Shippensburg fight for mask mandate to be removed during heated board meeting (

Todd Carney: Could school board elections have an impact on CRT in America? (

Masks may be required in West Chester schools | Local-news |

North Penn School Board masking debate erupts into mayhem (With Videos) | Local-news |

As COVID-19 cases spike, Lancaster County school districts on their own to decide whether to mandate masks | Health |

Weatherly Area superintendent to resign | News |

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

National teachers union president visits Scranton to encourage safe return to school | Education |

‘A huge slap in the face’: Parents protest Pittsburgh Public Schools’ plan to delay start of classes by 2 weeks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clairton City schools show off renovations after volunteers revamp district building | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt planning full capacity for on-campus events — with some mask mandates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Duquesne University orders all students, employees, visitors to ‘mask up’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



U.S. Senate hopefuls are split over the bipartisan infrastructure plan | City & State PA (

Document circulating in conservative circles online claims to show ‘anomalies’ in Lancaster County 2020 election | PA Power and Policy |

Brian Allen challenges Scott Perry in congressional primary election (

Conor Lamb offers Pa. Democrats a whole new race in the nation’s most competitive 2022 primary | John Baer –

Luzerne County poll worker training may become mandatory | Times Leader

Pa. 2022 Senate race positions on infrastructure bill: Democrats praise Biden, Republicans criticize spending (



West Deer residents preparing to fight a proposed gas well pad for fracking | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Group cites PFAS chemical concerns at military sites near Chesapeake Bay | WITF

Northwest sizzles as heat wave hits many parts of U.S. | News |



Ex-SEPTA managers over 7 years conducted a fraud scheme that cost the agency nearly $1M, feds say –

Broomall business owner charged in $540G SEPTA scheme | News |

Pa. could get billions to fix roads and bridges, improve public transit (

New Amtrak train from NYC to Scranton, PA? How it could happen (



On 2-year anniv. of Pa’s healthcare exchange, officials urge uninsured residents to sign up for coverage | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Deadline for Pennie’s health insurance just around the corner (

What’s Going Around: Hand, foot and mouth, bronchiolitis, COVID-19 and influenza | ABC27

New Delco Health Department Will Cost $10 Million for First Year, Consultant Says – DV Journal (

UPMC gets green light from court to build $190 million hospital in Jefferson Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The pandemic made grief harder. Some may need help. (


State News

Southeast Pa. counties lead in solving ‘maddening’ lapse in eviction protections | WITF

Pennsylvania’s top baby names for 2020 (

Pennsylvania officials warn of increased prevalence of ticks | Pennsylvania |

‘Dangerously hot’ temperatures to stick around in central Pa. for 2 more days –

Extensive flooding, tree damage reported with storms ahead of brutal heat the next 2 days –

What is in the senate infrastructure bill for Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (

Cartwright announces $10.7M COVID-19 relief funds for local venues | Times Leader

Our View: Infrastructure bill will do much for Pa.; Toomey was wrong to oppose it | Times Leader

Panel pushes broadband connection theme in touting Senate infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania is at the beginning of a public lands renaissance | Opinion (


National News

Census Redistricting Data Release: What to Know – The New York Times (

Census data kicks off effort to reshape U.S. House districts | News |

New 2020 census data release will be used for congressional redistricting – The Morning Call (

Race, Ethnicity Numbers From 2020 Census Redistricting Data Are Flawed : NPR

U.S. Kids Get Majority Of Their Calories From Ultra-processed Junk Foods : NPR

‘Field of Dreams’ game features Yankees and White Sox tonight in famous Iowa cornfield | National News |

Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik to both host ‘Jeopardy!’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Delaware County officials offer thanks to Chester County for ‘life saving’ work | Local-news |

Lehigh County commissioner receives Outstanding County Commissioner of the Year Award | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Longtime South Abington supervisor resigns | Election |

Pa.’s Salem Township concerns over a new Bitcoin mining facility to be built near power plant (

Bitcoin mining facilities popping up next to region’s power plants | News |

Zero-carbon bitcoin? The owner of a Pennsylvania nuclear plant thinks it could strike gold | Business |

Norristown targets projects to spend on federal coronavirus funding | Local-news |

Columbia to purchase former McGinness Airport property for $1.5 million | Local News |

WATCH VIDEO | Community Foundation for the Alleghenies marks $100 million in assets, announces $1 million in new grants | Local News |

Delaware County to spend more than $1.6M for I.T. technology | News |

‘Full bench recusal’ ordered in DA appointment lawsuit | News |

COVID relief grants awarded to arena, Kirby Center, other local venues | News |

Pa. approves expansion of controversial Rolling Hills Landfill in Berks | News |

17 Days in Bensalem: The 3 storms which caused devastation in area (

Upper Makefield’s Dwight Ely to lead America’s meat processors (

Wilkes-Barre’s pension portfolio does well despite bond sale delay | News |

Ray Alberigi, former Lackawanna County commissioner, dies at 87 | News |

Dunmore attorney becomes Middle District’s newest federal bankruptcy judge | News |

The shows must go on: NEPA entertainment venues hurt by pandemic shutdown get $10.7M in federal grants | Coronavirus |



Allegheny County extended its local eviction moratorium, and data shows it’s necessary | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What the infrastructure bill could bring to Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County Executive | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

URA set to approve $24 million for projects in three Pittsburgh neighborhoods |

Grammy-winning singer Jason Mraz inspired by Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor |



As street sweepers return to Philly, some residents see a sign of progress (

Philadelphia’s mask mandate places ‘unfair responsibility’ on restaurant owners, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney airs fiery frustrations following mask mandate reinstatement – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly orders masks at businesses indoors, at big outdoor gatherings; Eagles say no masks outdoors, but fans need them in indoor spaces – The Morning Call (



As Congress Recesses, Democratic Successes Do Not Include Voting Rights – The New York Times (

STELLE: Voters Rejected the Governor’s “Lone Wolf” Pandemic Response—The Same Applies to RGGI – DV Journal (

My husband’s suicide after Jan. 6 riots was a line-of-duty death (

America Has A Child Care Crisis. Biden Wants To Spend Billions To Fix It : NPR

Here’s The Path Ahead For Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget : NPR

Op-Ed: Biden must reverse immigration rule (