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Legislature

Pa. legislators stall emissions regulation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Argall, Twardzik get up-close look at work on Shenandoah storefronts | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The U.K. approved omicron-specific booster shots. They’re coming to the U.S. soon : NPR

College COVID-19 restrictions ease for fall semester : NPR

COVID-19 poll: 41% say they’ve returned to pre-pandemic lives (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

David N. Taylor: In competition for jobs and growth, PA must start now (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. back-to-school spending at all-time high amid inflation, supply chain concerns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Central Pa. restaurants combat inflation by raising menu prices: ‘Right now, it’s tough’ – pennlive.com

 

Crime/Punishment

‘Hidden homicide’ in a troubled county prison · Spotlight PA

Riley Williams, Pa. woman accused of stealing Pelosi’s laptop Jan. 6, denied venue change for trial | WITF

Hours after latest jail death, Allegheny Co. inks contract for ‘historical review of fatalities’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Allegheny County to partner with third-party organization to review deaths at county jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

York County 2022 homicides surpass last year’s numbers (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania man arrested for threatening to slaughter FBI agents and ‘water the trees of liberty’ with their blood (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pennsylvania school district taxes hit $15.7B, will reach $20B in 2026 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Johnstown Christian School raising funds for new gym floor, renovations | News | tribdem.com

NAACP Bucks County urges Pennridge School Board to take time to listen to parents and community members before shutting down freedom of speech in schools | The Bucks County Herald

New Exeter School District superintendent devoted to the community (readingeagle.com)

Hempfield Area policy change would expand parents’ role in review of challenged books | TribLIVE.com

Scranton School Board votes to hire 20 armed guards | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

Mispronunciation of Store Name Comes Back to Bite Oz (politicspa.com)

Mastriano and Oz: An ‘Awkward Marriage’ (politicspa.com)

After WESA inquiry prompts Army response, Mastriano dials back military imagery on social media | 90.5 WESA

Mastriano removes social media profile pics after warning from U.S. Army – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

NJ joins. Pa, others in multi-state effort to clean up voter rolls | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Scott Perry losing support over Jan. 6 allegations, poll by Democratic opponent says – pennlive.com

Roe’s reversal puts abortion access on the ballot in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Want to help democracy? Sign up to be a poll worker in Pa. on Tuesday’s ‘Help America Vote Day’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

In Pa. cities, street trees can help cool ever-hotter temps. But they present their own problems to solve | StateImpact Pennsylvania 

 

Health

Supreme Court abortion ruling has birth control advocates worried : NPR

How the Inflation Reduction Act affects senior drug prices (dailylocal.com)

What to know about the poliovirus found in New York wastewater | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

In Macungie, Sen. Bob Casey tackles inflation, investment in good jobs | WITF

Few lessons for Pa. from Kansas abortion vote. GOP still should beware | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thunder Outreach, Blue Knights raise funds for billboards honoring first responders (dailylocal.com)

Gas prices hurt the most in Philly, northern counties, but less pain near Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Cartwright: Don’t mess with Social Security | News | citizensvoice.com

12 things to know about U.S. Rep. Scott Perry – a focus of Jan. 6 probe (ydr.com)

Federal law complicates recreational marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania is among top 15 states to live in, study says. See where it ranked – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania a focus as FBI bolsters security over threats prompted by search of Trump’s home (inquirer.com)

 

National News

The IRS just got $80 billion to beef up. A big goal? Going after rich tax dodgers | WITF

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Liz Cheney is likely to lose her Wyoming Republican primary : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Alaska special election: Sarah Palin’s comeback bid faces voters : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Buy a rural hospital for $100? Investors pick up struggling institutions for pennies : Shots – Health News : NPR

Giuliani is the target of a Georgia election probe, his lawyers are told : NPR

All three Louisiana abortion clinics are leaving the state, staff say | WWNO

FBI, Homeland Security warn about threats to law enforcement after Trump search : NPR

How politicians are seeking to control classroom discussions about slavery | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Kraft Heinz recalling contaminated Capri Sun juice pouches; some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Clergy, social workers fear fallout from Okla. abortion laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Western Chester County set to lose primary Advanced Life Support service with Tower’s exodus – Daily Local

Lancaster County GOP commissioners shake up ‘bipartisan’ conference for county leaders | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Hager Parking Properties adds corner lot to downtown development plan; 150 apartments slated | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Dixie Cup factory is back on the market. Nat Hyman wants to build apartments there, and says he doesn’t need a tax break. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Visit Bucks County launching mobile visitor center, closing brick and mortar center | The Bucks County Herald

A new trail of banners lead to a monument honoring Berks Purple Heart recipients (readingeagle.com)

Union County couple making interactive maps of small-town Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)

New law encourages certain home repairs without fear of tax hike | News | citizensvoice.com

Construction of behavioral health facility progressing | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Halcovage, Hetherington spar over farmland preservation vote | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh school district appeal may delay assessment deal ⁠— and possible tax breaks for Allegheny County homeowners | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Construction begins on Polish Hill’s first permanently affordable homes | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

August Wilson House officially opens in Pittsburgh’s Hill District | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh native Josh Green could be Hawaii’s next governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County releases 2021 air quality report | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Opportunity awaits as Philadelphia City Council members resign to run for mayor – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Roosevelt Boulevard anti-speeding program a success | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘It’s going to be hard’: Philly’s Roundhouse presents redevelopment challenge | Local News | phillytrib.com

Historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course to get $60 million makeover | Local News | phillytrib.com

Academy of Music balconies were falling apart. Here’s how they’re being fixed. (inquirer.com)

Philly, stop sending police to mental health crises | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Contaminated drug supply: Fentanyl, xylazine detected by NMS Labs (inquirer.com)

Why the University City Townhomes are really vanishing — and why it could happen again (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden to sign massive climate and health care legislation | News | tribdem.com