Gov. Wolf signs executive order discouraging conversion therapy in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf signs order to discourage ‘conversion therapy’ in PA (ydr.com)

Wolf issues executive order discouraging conversion therapy, urges legislative action – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. lawmakers weigh bill that would allow independents to vote on primary candidates · Spotlight PA

Lawmakers weigh bill in Pennsylvania that would allow independents to vote on primary candidates | WITF

Closed primary elections disenfranchise independent voters, veterans, House committee hears – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf welcomes new teachers to Norristown Area School District – timesherald

Legislation would open Pennsylvania’s primaries to all | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. lawmakers are in line for their largest automatic pay raise ever | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

As Pennsylvanians struggle, state lawmakers are set to receive a pay raise. Automatic COLA strikes us as being in bad taste. [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Not all lawmakers pocket raises | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com 

The Challenge Program receives $200K grant from state | News | tribdem.com

Wolf: Don’t trash PA — litter costs millions to clean up every year (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: Claims that PA’s Senate Bill 106 would ban abortion are false (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Colleges ease COVID-19 restrictions as fall semester begins for millions of students | WITF

COVID mobile clinics are filling health-care gaps | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)



Pa. works to tackle unemployment compensation problems. Advocates want the job done right. | WITF



Judge gives no hints of when Tree of Life shooting trial is expected to begin next year | WITF

Man who rammed Capitol barricade before killing himself lived in Lehigh Valley, had history of assault and other crimes (mcall.com)

It’s far too easy to be labeled a child abuser in Pennsylvania, lawsuit claims | WITF



Pennsylvania bans scholarship displacement, but few colleges admit to the practice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Penn, other elite universities fail to have price-fixing lawsuit dismissed – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

IRS: Teachers will get a higher tax deduction limit for school expenses in 2022 : NPR

Elizabethtown College’s incoming class increases for third consecutive year | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County teachers hope for ‘normal’ year; staff shortages still a concern (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Debate continues over proposed Pennridge policies banning ‘advocacy’ (thereporteronline.com)

Middletown board gets an earful over response to accusations of hazing – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania school funding trial won’t fix all that’s broken | Opinion (inquirer.com)

2-day home-school program in Vandergrift doubles enrollment after 1st year | TribLIVE.com



PA Governor Race: DeSantis/Mastriano Pennsylvania rally this week (abc27.com)

A DeSantis-Mastriano tag team against the press | Will Bunch Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Mastriano Challenges Shapiro to Pair of Debates With Stipulations (politicspa.com)

Mastriano seeks ‘fair fight’ in proposed Pa. governor debates; Shapiro team calls it ‘obvious stunt’ | Local News | tribdem.com

These Pennsylvania House candidates raised the most and lost their primaries | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Senate Race: Oz ‘crudité’ video goes viral, Fetterman touts fundraising (abc27.com)

Democrat Shamaine Daniels’ poll shows lead over Rep. Scott Perry (ydr.com)

PA saw spike in new voters after Supreme Court ruling on abortion (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections – Daily Local

Philadelphia’s “resign to run” law should be adopted statewide in Pennsylvania (mcall.com)



Colorado River states fail to meet federal deadline on restricting water use | KUNC

Wind power gets a federal boost but faces challenges from landowners and farmers : NPR



PennDOT announces alternative to license suspension (dailylocal.com)

PennDOT program offers a second chance to drivers facing suspension | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Reading Regional Airport Authority renews call for Berks County to take over operation of airport (readingeagle.com)

Are Lehigh Valley passenger rail plans back on track? (mcall.com)

PennDOT unveils Sans Souci plans | Times Leader



Crozer Health to offer $15,000 sign on bonuses to nurses (delcotimes.com)

Over-the-counter hearing aids could be available as soon as October : NPR

Scotland becomes first country to offer tampons and pads for free, officials say : NPR

‘Justice served’: Delaware sets new policies to test rape exam kits, speed up investigations | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Kidney and liver transplants shut down at Penn State Health; inspection finds multiple problems – pennlive.com

Abortion clinics are community resources. We must protect them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

Pennsylvania searching for general election poll workers (abc27.com)

Changes coming to hunting in Pennsylvania state parks (abc27.com)

DCNR removes rifles, pistols from hunting in southeastern Pa. parks (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Mixed Reactions to $739B Spending Bill Signed by Biden Tuesday – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

ATV, dirt bike park coming to eastern PA state forest – Mainline Media News

Little League World Series is back with 4 more teams in Williamsport | WITF

Twenty states, including Pa., join in opposing Texas lawsuit on emergency abortion care – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. joins multi-state suit against Mariner Finance loan company; alleges predatory practices | TribLIVE.com


National News

Liz Cheney concedes to Harriet Hageman in Wyoming : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Trump foe Liz Cheney loses by a landslide in Wyoming GOP primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who is Harriet Hageman, the woman who will take Liz Cheney’s Wyoming House seat? : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Trump Organization CFO is negotiating a guilty plea to fraud, sources tell NPR. : NPR

TS/SCI: What an acronym in the Mar-a-Lago search reveals about the Trump files : NPR

California becomes first state to break down Black employee data by lineage : NPR

Trump’s angry words spur warnings of violence against law enforcement | WITF

Promised crackdown on white-collar crime must begin | Editorial (inquirer.com)


Local News

Bucks County outlines spending of $122 million in ARPA funds (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Radnor becomes latest town to pass a plastic bag ban ordinance – Mainline Media News

Ephrata council considers rezoning tract from medium to low density for development | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Here’s the first Democrat to announce run for Lancaster County commissioner in 2023 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Kennett Library officials shares details of new library which will open next year – Daily Local

Northwest Berks township settles lawsuit involving right-to-know request (readingeagle.com)

Bethlehem City Council delays final vote — again — on law to allow backyard chickens – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Musikfest 2022 sets record attendance (mcall.com)



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

Pitt library system receives $1 million to share August Wilson archives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers finding new careers during the Great Resignation | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh urges judge to toss lawsuit challenging effort to expand affordable housing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How 62 acres slated for development in Reserve and Shaler became a conservation success story | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PWSA supervisor gets probation for role in dumping sludge in Allegheny River | TribLIVE.com



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

In Philly, Roosevelt Boulevard anti-speeding program ruled a success – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia City Council: What happens when a Council member resigns (inquirer.com)

A Philly area nonprofit is filling free backpacks with school supplies for students in need | Local News | phillytrib.com

West Philadelphia is getting hundreds of new apartments (inquirer.com)

West, North Philadelphia block parties hit hardest by permit denials (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia City Council: What happens when a Council member resigns (inquirer.com)



What is the Inflation Reduction Act that Biden just signed : NPR

Biden signs into law Democrats’ wide-ranging climate change, health care and tax bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act includes extra money for deficits, a new 15% corporate minimum tax, and more (inquirer.com)

First lady Dr. Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19 | News | phillytrib.com