Western Pa. abortion providers say they are seeing an increase in out-of-state patients post-Dobbs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

GUEST VIEW: Enforce price transparency for health-care providers | | sharonherald.com

Sen. Comitta Introduces Hospital Closure Reform in Light of Closing Two Chesco Hospitals This Year (vista.today)

Lisa Boscola wants to restore Pa. property tax relief mechanism (mcall.com)

Federal investigators visited PA GOP House, Senate offices; sources (abc27.com)

January 6 committee may have subpoenaed PA Senate Republicans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

FBI subpoenas several Pa. GOP lawmakers: report · Spotlight PA

Pardon Project of Berks County gets $100,000 state grant (yahoo.com)

PA budget delivers big wins for Lake Erie cleanup, recreation (goerie.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New CDC COVID guidance focuses on individual decisions : Shots – Health News : NPR

COVID-19 protocols under local control as new school year begins in Pa. | News | tribdem.com



Peco’s electricity price will increase 11% on Sept. 1 (inquirer.com)

3 warning signs about the economy seen in corporate America : NPR

About $4.9B in unemployment fraud unrecovered in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years – Reading Eagle

PennDOT regional job fair coming next week (mcall.com)

U.S. Postal Service raising rates for the holidays | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Wait, How Did Student Debt Even Become A Thing? | LAist

Drexel offers 50% tuition break to Pa. and NJ community college students (inquirer.com)

After controversial library policy, Bucks County school district passes textbook ban on some sexually explicit material – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. school board restricts textbooks containing ‘sexualized content’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Op-Ed: Bucks County school districts lead troubling literary trend (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

As school year approaches, Coatesville teachers still without contract – Daily Local

Harvard, Dartmouth and Middlebury among leading colleges to slash travel budgets due to Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Temple University’s faculty union objects to ‘irresponsible’ masking policy for fall semester – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New Black Studies minor coming to LaSalle University | Local News | phillytrib.com

Protestors submit petition to oust suspended school administrator | Education | standardspeaker.com

Report: For Muhlenberg district schools renovations or build (readingeagle.com)



In Pennsylvania, a scrappy interloper — New Jersey — dominates U.S. Senate race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden’s recent wins could give Democrats a boost heading into the midterms : NPR

Honest Elections Project backs the independent state legislature theory : NPR

PA farmers slam Dr. Oz for cashing in on a major tax credit designed for farm and forestland – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Democrat John Fetterman plans ‘raw’ remarks in return to Pennsylvania’s US Senate race | WITF

Election 2022: How to participate in Pennsylvania’s upcoming mid-terms | WITF

John Fetterman’s return to the campaign trail predictably starts in Erie, 1 of Pa.’s most pivotal regions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate 2022: Why John Fetterman is relaunching his campaign in Erie (inquirer.com)

Poll: Ahead of midterms, Pa. voters want lower health insurance costs | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Climate change is causing rapid Arctic warming : NPR

Why are more spotted lanternflies in some areas of central PA but not others? Researchers aren’t sure | Local News | lancasteronline.com

A fowl virus: What the bird flu means for PA agriculture – and how to fight it – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Map released for proposed DEWA National Park in Poconos, North Jersey (poconorecord.com)

PA investments in clean air, land, and water will pay off for decades (goerie.com)

Editorial: Pennsylvania litter fighting campaign is welcome (delcotimes.com)



Delaware County, Prospect Crozer settle pending litigation over behavioral health services – Delco Times

First monkeypox cases reported in Lancaster County; LG Health hosting vaccine clinic Saturday | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here’s what you need to know | WITF


State News

Audit: $30,000 in missing funds from Pennsylvania firemen’s association | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The best Spotlight PA investigations of 2022 (so far) · Spotlight PA

Lancaster County farmer should be jailed for not paying fines related to food safety, feds say | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Chester County playground equipment suppliers sued by state Attorney General – Daily Local

Meadville leader latest Pennsylvania mayor charged with malfeasance | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Audit: $30,000 in missing funds from Pennsylvania firemen’s association | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Surging rents, low minimum wage make rental apartments unaffordable for many in Central Pa. (abc27.com)

Pa. Democrats tout Inflation Reduction Act success (abc27.com)

Climate Bill Raises Costs on PA Consumers, Energy Experts Warn – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Utility Commission fines Peoples Gas $195,000 for 2019 gas leak in Moon – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Rep. Scott Perry helped Trump try to overturn the 2020 election (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania ranks among top 10 worst states for burnout, says study – pennlive.com


National News

At the FBI’s Cincinnati office, an armed man tried to breach security : NPR

Trump says he will not oppose the release of documents tied to the Mar-a-Lago search | WITF

Trump calls for ‘immediate’ release of Mar-a-Lago warrant | News | tribdem.com

What the CHIPS Act means for your gadgets and U.S. tech manufacturing : NPR

These four dumb responses totally misread the stunning Kansas abortion rights vote | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

At Lehigh County Courthouse rally, advocates for elderly and ill prisoners urge action on compassionate release (mcall.com)

Dozens scammed in Harrisburg car seller’s multi-million mile odometer tampering scheme; PSP (abc27.com)

WATCH VIDEO | Zoning board lets Richland Township asphalt plant plans move forward; residents vow to appeal | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster City Council: Water rates going up almost 14% | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Longwood, Kennett, and Po-Mar-Lin first responders petition local governments for operational funds – Daily Local

‘Rock Lititz’ to expand campus by 13 acres (abc27.com)

Festival to celebrate Nicetown’s economic development | Local News | phillytrib.com

Hundreds turn out to protest the re-use of York County landfill (ydr.com)

Upper Darby starts process to allocate $36 million in pandemic funds – Delco Times

Scranton Fire Department replacing thousands of feet of hose line | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com



Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11 million infrastructure injection | Infrastructure | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

$11.3 million grant will provide ‘transformational work’ to the Hill District through infrastructure upgrades | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$20 million self-driving vehicle testing, training facility to be built in East Huntingdon | TribLIVE.com

Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh’s star factory – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Pittsburgh immigration lawyer finds herself uniquely suited to help Ukrainians | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council adds 3 hires to its budget staff | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia gets $25 million federal grant for street safety projects in poorer neighborhoods (inquirer.com)

Philly’s African American Museum set for new Franklin Parkway site | Local News | phillytrib.com

Grief over gun violence is weighing down Philly students | Helen Ubiñas (inquirer.com)

‘Everybody is armed’: As shootings soar, Philadelphia awash in guns | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Chinatown ready to fight Sixers arena proposal (inquirer.com)



What the Inflation Reduction Act does and doesn’t do about rising prices | WITF

Western Pa.’s U.S. House members expected to split along party lines for Friday’s Inflation Reduction Act vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette