Senator Hits The Road, Details Projects In The Doylestown Area | Doylestown, PA Patch

State officials reaffirm access to reproductive health services post-Roe | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Women’s Health Caucus Holds Third Post-Roe PA Policy Hearing in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania Senate Democrats – Women’s Health News – Articles for a Healthy Lifestyle (herhealthonly.com)

Schwank, BCPS Announce $100,000 in State Funding for Pardon Project – BCTV

Another View – The Daily Courier

Sealing the Cracks in Weatherization and Home Repair | Planetizen News


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia still have a vaccine mandate for city workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com



Back-to-school spending at all-time high amid inflation, supply chain concerns | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pa.’s farmers markets contribute $18M to local economies, finds study | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com



State police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Chester County – Daily Local

Police: Man killed himself after ramming US Capitol barrier | WITF

Police: Man drives into fundraiser crowd in Berwick, then kills mother | WITF

2 Pa. towns grapple with latest in string of tragedies: ‘People are sick. They’re sick about it’ – pennlive.com

Lackawanna County officials, prison reform advocates differ on letting voters decide on changes at jail | News | thetimes-tribune.com

The ongoing movement to end solitary confinement in Lehigh County (mcall.com)



Penn Hills School District taking steps to form a school police department (yahoo.com)

Penn State spent half a million dollars on police overtime at football games in 2021 · Spotlight PA

Universal free school lunch is over in Pa. · Spotlight PA

La Salle University to offer new minor in Black Studies – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lower Merion begins eminent domain process for new sidewalks near new middle school – Delco Times



Poprik: Fetterman, Shapiro will be a rubber stamp for Biden (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Some Republicans Make a More Restrained Case for Defending Trump – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fetterman Returns (Briefly) to Campaign Trail, Faces Barrage of GOP Criticism – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Dr. Mehmet Oz agrees to five U.S. Senate debates in the coming weeks – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

DelVal Counties Could Decide Fate of Mastriano, Oz – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman returns to campaign stage months after stroke | WITF

Older voters delivered for Dems in 2020. Will they repeat in Pa. in 2022? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Roe’s reversal puts abortion access on the ballot in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Josh Shapiro, Doug Mastriano race for Pa. governor puts partisan divide in clear view | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fetterman ‘grateful’ as he returns to Pa. Senate race – Delco Times



Critics question release of greenhouse gas in forests and parks : NPR



$3.5M purchase of bridge, rail line, opens path to Armstrong trail expansion | TribLIVE.com



Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Abortion should be a kitchen table conversation | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republicans showed us who they are with vote on insulin caps | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Free monkeypox testing and vaccine available in Erie, with restrictions (goerie.com)

First Hospital clients conduct informational picket at CCS | Times Leader

Fentanyl test strips are an important tool to prevent overdose deaths | Opinion (inquirer.com)


State News

Federal law makes recreational marijuana a complicated ask in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania unveils plans for first-of-its-kind recreation area | WITF

Answers sought on mail delivery delays in Delaware, Pennsylvania | Delaware | thecentersquare.com

Bucks’ Fitzpatrick Says He’s Been Threatened In Wake of Trump Raid, Calls for Calm – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Penn. worker with cancer wrongfully fired over COVID risk, says EEOC (goerie.com)

Voting machine company Dominion to subpoena former Pa. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar in Fox News lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Troubled Malvern day care center Arbor Learning Academy closes, revealing problems that plague the system (inquirer.com)


National News

China announces new drills as U.S. delegation visits Taiwan | News | tribdem.com

Lawyers appeal Griner’s Russian prison sentence : NPR

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack : NPR

RIP Debt turns debt collection on its head, buying up unpaid medical bills : Shots – Health News : NPR

3 shot at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee (abc27.com)

Anne Heche dead at 53; actress removed from life support after organs harvested (abc27.com)

Salman Rushdie remains in critical condition, his son says | WITF

FBI collected multiple sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home | WITF

Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion | WITF

Advocates look for new ways to fill city ‘food deserts’ | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

Kutztown Rotary Club picnic thanks farmers (readingeagle.com)

Where our American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 money was spent [photos] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Op-Ed: Central Bucks should rethink Growth & Development lesson format (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Thousands flock to Hibernia Park for annual Old Fiddlers Picnic – Daily Local

Pennsylvania festival resumes after report of shot sends people fleeing (abc27.com)

William Goodridge statue is first in York to honor African Americans (ydr.com)

State officials announce plans for motorized recreational area in Schuylkill, Luzerne counties | News | citizensvoice.com

State officials: Bushy Run staff must consult with Native groups before staging reenactments | TribLIVE.com

Selling sewer system no longer on Wilkes-Barre mayor’s radar | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton’s Indian community celebrates nation’s 75th Independence Day | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Musikfest shut down as apparent shooting sends crowd scrambling (mcall.com)

‘This rally is about our freedom’: Protesters in Easton push to keep abortion rights legal in Pa. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11M infrastructure injection – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh police investigate shots fired near youth football game in Lincoln-Lemington | TribLIVE.com

GlobalPittsburgh executive director Gail Shrott to retire after over 30 years at nonprofit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area pet shelters struggling with higher admissions, fewer adoptions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



SEPTA changing schedules, adding service to hopefully boost ridership | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia school district releases updated COVID protocols | Local News | phillytrib.com

Black entrepreneurs and leaders fight 60 years of retail redlining to bring supermarkets in North Philly (inquirer.com)

Visitation BVM was flooded with support after thieves vandalized the Kensington school (inquirer.com)



U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax legislation to Biden – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

“People above politics”: U.S. House Dems send climate, health, tax legislation to Biden | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Can the federal Safer Communities Act make a difference in Philadelphia? – WHYY

Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why Rand Paul wants the Espionage Act to be repealed : NPR

Chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan was a turning point in Biden’s presidency : NPR

Biden energy secretary sees U.S. fuel prices dropping further, but there’s a catch – pennlive.com