General Assembly celebrates critical investments to address affordable housing crisis | News | huntingdondailynews.com

State bill introduced to continue free meals in Pennsylvania public schools | News | dailyitem.com

Legislation introduced to provide free meals to all students at school (wtae.com)

Boscola Secures $100,000 State Grant for Palmer Kiwanis Youth Center | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Palmer Township youth center gets $100K state grant | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Apportioned registrations, snow-ice removal now Pennsylvania law (landline.media)

The FBI subpoenaed several Pa. GOP lawmakers and we still don’t know why | WITF

Fetterman Still Absent From State Senate Duties – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. lawmakers weigh bills that would allow independents to vote on primary candidates | TribLIVE.com

State announces $1.5 million project at Seven Tubs | Times Leader

School Mental Health And Safety Funding Announced By Bucks Lawmaker | Newtown, PA Patch



Penn Entertainment to buy 100% of Barstool Sports – pennlive.com

Penn Entertainment: No comment on Barstool buy beyond regulatory filing (abc27.com)

Viewpoint: Pennsylvania’s lower corporate tax will lead to new businesses, jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Op-Ed: Families need a rein on inflation, not shortsighted spending gimmicks | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Starbucks must rehire 7 Memphis employees that backed a union, a judge says : NPR

Merger of Sanderson Farms and Cargill is a bad deal for farmers and consumers | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Drowning:’ My rent has gone up, everything costs more, and I just got laid off | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Activists demand full report on Fanta Bility shooting | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Community leaders still seek answers in Fanta Bility’s death as they consider approaching the U.S. Department of Justice (delcotimes.com)

Philadelphia’s police officer shortage is about to get worse. Here’s why. (inquirer.com)

The Pennsylvania ‘kids-for-cash’ judicial scandal, explained (inquirer.com)



Penn State reports its first case of monkeypox | WITF

Monkeypox cases, spread, symptoms on college campuses pose challenges (inquirer.com)

Letter: Education agency should focus on schools (readingeagle.com)

Dallastown teachers call for fair contracts at board meeting (abc27.com)

Amid surging inflation, midstate nonprofits are helping parents find back-to-school supplies | WITF

YouthBuild Charter School gets new, proven leader | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia School District still has more than 200 teacher vacancies as it heads into the 2022-23 school year (inquirer.com)



Democratic candidate for governor Josh Shapiro rallies with union supporters during campaign stop | WITF

Pennsylvania Senate race: Cook Political Report shifts race to ‘lean Democrat’ (abc27.com)

Mehmet Oz responds to crudités shopping video at ‘Wegners’ as John Fetterman rakes in donations after viral tweet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mastriano’s education funding plan would devastate Pa.’s public schools, advocates say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Oz crudités overshadow Fetterman’s absence (abc27.com)

PA Governor Race: Shapiro leads Mastriano by 15 points in new poll (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Senate Race poll: Fetterman takes 18 point lead over Oz (abc27.com)

Mastriano Declines LNP Debate Invite; Calls News Staff “Left-Wing Hacks” (politicspa.com)

Jewish and Democratic leaders in Florida urge DeSantis to cancel Mastriano rally appearance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. governor’s race: Doug Mastriano comments on Islam, climate change resurface (inquirer.com)

Ron DeSantis rally: Multifaith group criticizes Doug Mastriano campaign event in Pittsburgh (inquirer.com)

Election deniers in Pennsylvania and other states are running to control voting. Here’s how they’ve fared so far | WITF

This fall in PA, every voters choice is democracy or not democracy (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

McConnell previews ‘extremely close’ Senate races this fall as GOP hopefuls struggle to raise money – KRDO



Poll: Environmental issues front and center for Pa. voters in 2022 | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



SEPTA cuts the ribbon on the new regional rail Wawa Station – Daily Local

SEPTA is testing mobile phone payment technology (inquirer.com)



Delaware’s ChristianaCare backs out of deal to buy Crozer Health (delcotimes.com)

Crozer Health and ChristianaCare end talks on merger. Crozer could become a nonprofit. (inquirer.com)

Biden administration asks state, local officials to boost monkeypox vaccine outreach – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Can the U.S. get the monkeypox vaccine campaign on track by splitting up doses? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Black Philadelphians are at higher risk of monkeypox but get just a fraction of vaccine doses (inquirer.com)

Pa. doctors and nurses speak on repercussions of making abortions illegal (abc27.com)

In rural Pennsylvania, a filling is needed in access to rural oral care | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bethlehem Health Bureau works with police on social needs (mcall.com)

988 suicide hotline: Mental health resource in Philadelphia raises questions about police involvement (inquirer.com)


State News

Pennsylvania fishing license price increasing next season (abc27.com)

Reminder: New area area code on its way in southeastern Pennsylvania (dailylocal.com)

Is it time for Pa. to ban summer utility shutoffs? | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania elections: Nearly every county applied for state funding for elections (inquirer.com)

Bernie Sanders will rally in Philadelphia with labor organizers Saturday (inquirer.com)


National News

Google workers ask company to protect people’s abortion search data : NPR

Justice Dept. ordered to redact Trump Mar-a-Lago affidavit for potential release : NPR

How inflation is influencing politics in a bellwether Florida county : NPR

Deshaun Watson settlement: How does the NFL make its decisions on suspensions? : NPR

Allen Weisselberg, longtime Trump Organization CFO, pleads guilty to tax fraud : NPR

Apple warns of security flaw for iPhones, iPads and Macs (inquirer.com)


Local News

Southmoore Golf Course warehouse developer at odds with township (mcall.com)

Northampton County Council votes down Dixie Cup tax break – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PA CareerLink Bucks County transitions to new location in Trevose | The Bucks County Herald

Crestwood calls meeting to appoint superintendent on Monday | News | standardspeaker.com

Only 28 parcels to be sold at Schuylkill County judicial sale | News | standardspeaker.com

Curfew hours, towing ordinance discussed at Shenandoah council meeting | News | standardspeaker.com



Pittsburgh office space market slower to recover than national average | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Local faith leaders condemn Christian nationalism ahead of Mastriano, DeSantis rally | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Westmoreland County receives first payment of opioid settlement | TribLIVE.com



Philadelphia’s ‘First Responders Day’ aims to better relations during tough times | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

City offers new $10,000 reward after shooting near rec center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Revised FDR park plan includes more nature, no golf | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Ballet will break ground on North Broad Street expansion (inquirer.com)



Biden to host unity summit against hate-fueled violence – Daily Local

Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Deal between Trump, Jared Kushner, and the Saudis up to Congress to figure out (inquirer.com)