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Over half of voters think Pa. headed in wrong direction, F&M poll finds | Local News |

Pa. Senate will soon require members to post spending online | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Area residents voices haven’t been heard in Bon Air School decision – South Pittsburgh Reporter (

Pennsylvania Celebrates Progress on Dairy Future Commission Plan | Main Edition |

Rural Penn. Hopes Infrastructure Bill Closes Broadband Gap (

Pa. Senate GOP argues parents, not schools, should make mask decision (

Gene Yaw (via Public) / Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Votes to Urge IRRC Disapproval of Carbon Tax Plan (

Senate environmental panel urges opposition to regional greenhouse gas initiative | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Environment Digest Blog: Republicans On Senate Environmental Committee OK Letter Disapproving Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. Covering Power Plants [RGGI] (

Sen. Corman says Penn State would likely face ‘pushback in Harrisburg’ if it mandated COVID vaccines | WITF

Five Luzerne County fire companies receive $39K in grants | Times Leader


Coronavirus – COVID-19

LG Health ended contact tracing effort for COVID-19 in June: ‘I don’t think people realize that’ | Health |

Booster shots recommended for all Americans 8 months after receiving second COVID-19 vaccine (

Philadelphia public school vaccine mandate for teachers won’t start when classes do (

Masks on school buses: Some districts going against CDC guidelines (

Philly students get vaxxed at the zoo before heading back to school | Local News |

Black Doctors Consortium, pharmacies, offering COVID-19 booster for immunocompromised | Local News |

Pittsburgh-area hospitals ramp up to give COVID-19 booster shots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County not planning proof of COVID-19 vaccination rules — yet — as cases keep rising | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alabama has no more I.C.U. beds available, the state authorities said.



U.S. jobless claims hit a pandemic low as hiring strengthens | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Giant shortchanged 185 Lancaster County workers, feds say; firm calls it ‘unintentional’ | Local Business |

Pittsburgh-based company becomes first Black-owned puzzle brand to be sold at Target | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Why are some Pittsburgh industries seeing persistent labor shortages? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Vaccines in the job description: Employers consider whether vaccine mandates are good business strategy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PPP loans by fintechs are at higher risk of fraud, study finds (



Yardley shooting: Police Chief Joseph Kelly shot in Yardley Commons (

1 man shot multiple times outside Reading Area Community College building | Local News |

State College forms Community Oversight Board to up accountability | Centre Daily Times

United Fiber & Data: Police investigating report of $3.82M theft (

How police chiefs and Black leaders overcame years of antagonism in York (

York County is hiring behavioral health ‘co-responders’ to work with police | WITF

Life without parole has turned Pa.’s prisons into hospices for the hopeless | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania teachers’ union supports universal masking in schools | Pennsylvania |

The state’s top teacher’s union calls for schools to require masks | City & State PA (

Manheim Township, Columbia schools to vote on mask requirements tonight | Local News |

Midstate students prepare to go back to school amid fierce mask debates (

Erie County employees can get $300 for getting vaccinated (

F&M joins Lancaster County colleges requiring masks indoors | Local News |

Policy brief analyzes Pittsburgh region’s school spending ahead of fair funding trial | Pennsylvania |

Bucks County school mask debate: Accusations fly over changed recommendation (

Shots required as VIllanova and Widener welcome students back | Local-news |

Exeter schools approve mask policy; about 200 residents attend meeting | Local News |

Tests reveal damaged ceiling at Northeast Intermediate does not contain asbestos | Education |

Zoning board OKs Jewish school at Coughlin | News |

Pittsburgh Public Schools board OKs Sept. 3 start date |



Pa. Democrats’ constituencies are growing. How does that impact 2022? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Tyler Titus: Democrat for Erie County executive endorsed by Gov. Wolf (

Roll Call: PA15 Ranked in Top 10 Districts ‘Surely to Change After Census Release’ | PoliticsPA

GOP Businessman Launches Bid for PA4 | PoliticsPA

New political party takes aim at Pennsylvania’s broken politics (

Advocacy groups reflect on voting rights on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Dems plan to greet Trump rally with ‘Welcome to Alabama, Liar’ billboards –

VoteVets endorses Conor Lamb in 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race (



EPA Will Ban A Farming Pesticide Linked To Health Problems In Children : NPR

Pipelines in Pennsylvania necessary despite shared climate concerns, industry says | Pennsylvania |

Raise the solar goal, keep Pa. an energy leader (

It is time for the U.S. to pass laws to combat the climate crisis (

Landmark report points directly to fossil fuels as the cause of extreme weather changes | Smart Talk (

Judge throws out Trump-era approvals for Alaska oil project –



Letters: Combine Erie’s rail, air terminals, shrink the Legislature (



Independence Blue Cross names Seun O. Ross as first executive director of health equity – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Herrin highlights Pa. childcare needs at public hearing | Local-news |

Pennsylvania shows off interactive data tool with aim to address health disparities – The Morning Call (


State News

Pennsylvania casino revenue reaches new record in July – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania casino revenues top record $423M in July |

Problems with P-EBT cards, benefits issued by state for Pa. families (

Biden approval rating dips to 41% in Pa. as COVID-19 surges: F&M Poll | PA Power and Policy |

Bucks Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick: Collapse of Afghan government threat to US (

Pennsylvania may use taxpayer dollars for major golf events | News |

Greens fees: How taxpayer dollars are helping lure U.S. Opens and other national golf tournaments to Pa. | WITF

Pennsylvania taking in Afghanistan refugees following Taliban takeover (

Central Pa. organizations preparing for Afghan refugee arrivals | WITF

25 years after welfare reform, we need to ensure a real safety net for Pa. families | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Meuser calls failure to report family’s purchase of stock on time ‘human error’ | News |


National News

What COVID windfall? States have been slow to spend stimulus cash, report | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How a Remote Town in Texas Became One of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities – The New York Times (

As demonstrations spread, the Taliban face growing challenges in running the nation.

Report: Census hit by cyberattack, US count unaffected | Business |

Desperation, pressure for aid increase in Haiti after quake | News |


Local News

Lancaster County to observe Juneteenth as paid holiday, close government offices in observance | PA Power and Policy |

Scranton officials again urge residents to apply for rent, utility and mortgage relief | Coronavirus |

Johnstown population drops again by 12.2%, Census shows | News |

Plastic bag and straw ban set for West Chester | Local-news |

Erie Downtown Development Corp. has strong interest in new apartments ( Casino builds temporary stage for outdoor concert series, a ‘really memorable experience’ –

Chermak again questions lien fees charged to certain delinquent Scranton taxpayers | News |

Tamaqua board fires district IT specialist | Education |

Republicans will get to nominate replacement for Scranton tax collector | Election |



Picklesburgh takes over Warhol Bridge with peculiar flavors and lots of live music | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade canceled, other service events on |

Afghan refugee in Pittsburgh worries about relatives, friends trying to flee |



Philadelphia Afghan Immigrant Worries About Family Left Behind – DV Journal (

Philadelphia-area Afghans have anxious waits for loved ones (

Christine Flowers: Columbus statue decision is a victory for all | Opinion |

City doesn’t roll out new programs to protect students as violence stays on the rise | Local News |

City of Philadelphia considers appeal of judge’s decision to let Columbus statue stay | Local News |

‘This can’t be normal, this can’t be accepted’: Philly gun violence leaves families in pain, fear | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Address Philly’s housing crisis by fixing ‘tangled titles’ for homeowners | Editorial (

Mayor Kenney firmly rejects calls for National Guard, saying it’s not trained to fight city crime (

City workers clear two encampments on Kensington Avenue (



Biden’s EV Boondoggle is China’s Big Win – DV Journal (