Santarsiero, PennDOT officials take road tour in Bucks County to prioritize projects | The Bucks County Herald

Penn Hills School District to receive up to $325K in state grant money for security and mental health – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. lawmakers are set to get huge raises next year. They can return them, but almost nobody does. | WITF

Penn. Gov. Wolf signs executive order restricting conversion therapy – Axios Philadelphia

Pennsylvania lawmakers considering open primaries (abc27.com)

Valley Forge Park gets $150,000 in state funding – Mainline Media News


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Region sees weekly COVID-19 cases grow, community risk rising in some areas | Local News | tribdem.com

New COVID boosters could get approved using a streamlined review process : Shots – Health News : NPR

School’s almost in, COVID-19 still is, too | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com



Pennsylvania reports $429M in gambling revenue (abc27.com)

Armstrong Flooring’s factory and warehouse were sold for $24 million | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Even soaring inflation can’t lure many retirees back to work | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Endo, an opioid maker in the Philly suburbs, files for bankruptcy with billions in debt (inquirer.com)



Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay $200M to victims | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania joins multi-state lawsuit against ‘predatory’ finance company | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Domestic antigovernment threats threats have increased but are difficult to stop : NPR

Pennsylvania driver indicted for $200K in Social Security fraud | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com



New school year starts with fewer masks but still concerns about mental health : NPR

Kids mental health is in crisis. Are schools doing enough? | WITF

Pa. colleges plan monkeypox education, testing to prevent virus outbreak on campus – pennlive.com

Debate continues over proposed Pennridge School District policies banning ‘advocacy’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Schuylkill Haven schools open sports and wellness complex (readingeagle.com)



Video Shows Dr. Oz Saying He Has Two Houses. He Actually Has 10. (thedailybeast.com)

Richland rolling out new campaign to raise school bus safety awareness | Local News | tribdem.com

Poll: Fetterman, Shapiro Extend Leads (politicspa.com)

Pa. Senate race: What Mehmet Oz’s new Pennsylvania hometown thinks about him (inquirer.com)

Internal polls show ‘tight race’ in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

PA Governor Race: Mastriano legal advisor ordered to testify in Georgia election probe (abc27.com)

I’ve changed my mind about Donald Trump. He’s never going away | John Baer – pennlive.com

Planned Parenthood to spend record $50 million in midterm elections | WITF

Butler County finishes its review of 2020 election, finds no inaccuracies among 1,600 ballots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



What a pest! Spotted lanternflies are spreading in the U.S. : NPR



SEPTA to disclose final list of properties it needs to acquire for King of Prussia Rail project – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Here’s when PennDOT says Lehigh Valley could see rail service — if everything goes smoothly – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PennDOT shows off plans for Sans Souci reconstruction; reaction mixed but hopeful | News | citizensvoice.com

PennDOT offers drivers facing license suspension a shot at redemption | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



CHOP algorithm helps distinguish ADHD from other conditions (audacy.com)

Activists seek changes to Philly Health Department’s monkeypox messaging and vax rollout – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn State Hershey Medical Center stops kidney and liver transplants after inspection | Community News | lancasteronline.com

States with abortion bans also have worse health outcomes for moms and kids : NPR

A plan to reorganize the CDC aims to speed up its handling of health crises : NPR

St. Luke’s to expand behavioral health unit in Quakertown (mcall.com)

Children living near Pa. fracking sites are at increased risk of leukemia, study finds | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)


State News

Senator Casey: We need you to protect pregnant Pennsylvanians | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean hears challenges faced by Black small business owners (dailylocal.com)

Delco Rep. Scanlon Caught Violating STOCK Act – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Dept. of Aging launches unit to investigate financial exploitation of older adults – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How will the Inflation Reduction Act help Pa. fight climate change? | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bound by social media, how Pa. is fanning the flames of the next insurrection | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

IFO Report: Population and economic trends favor southeast Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Tighter control over fish stocking in Pa. moves to public comment stage – pennlive.com

72 years after his death, Korean War soldier ID’d as central Pa. native | WITF

County fairs abound across Pennsylvania this year after a long hiatus due to COVID-19 (inquirer.com)

Pa. municipalities sell water systems to for-profit companies while consumers pay the price (inquirer.com)


National News

State attorneys general are uniting against robocalls – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump CFO’s plea deal could make him a prosecution witness – Daily Local

The Northern Lights could be visible in the mainland U.S. this week : NPR

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sued by ousted state prosecutor Andrew Warren : NPR

Former VP Mike Pence says he’d consider testifying to House January 6 committee | WITF

Lawsuit by group critical of immigration can proceed, judge says | WITF

From one Roosevelt to another: How we cracked down on corporate power and built a middle class – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Liz Cheney ‘thinking about’ 2024 presidential run after losing Wyoming Republican primary (inquirer.com)


Local News

Delaware County Council approves $38 million radio system for emergency personnel (delcotimes.com)

‘Seeing what works’: Lancaster mayor shares success stories at CFA’s Founders’ Day event | News | tribdem.com

Muhlenberg Township commissioners; Heated meeting over the fire service (readingeagle.com)

Threats lead Hazleton Councilwoman Sacco to resign | News | standardspeaker.com

Biden to return to NEPA later this month | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Pittsburgh leaders hope ‘chilling’ survey results from youth impacted by gun violence will inspire change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Survey: Many at-risk youths in Allegheny Co. lose family to gun violence | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh leaders look for ways to fight homelessness | TribLIVE.com

Penn Highlands’ torrid growth continues with acquisition of 4th drugstore in 2022 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools could change COVID quarantine policies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Valley School Board approves health, safety plan without contact tracing | TribLIVE.com

Former Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority supervisor gets probation for Allegheny River pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh International Airport concessions company loses management fight, for now | TribLIVE.com



Johnny Doc’s lawyers ask to quit his case as two trials loom (inquirer.com)



WILLIAMS: Congress Wants to Expand IRS and Give It More of Your Info – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)