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Legislature

Sen. Comitta Visits Upper Main Line YMCA to Announce Educational Program Funding (vista.today)

Avian flu losses: Pennsylvania poultry farmers getting $25M in grants | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Here is your Assembly Age-Appropriate Analysis – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

A new Pa. law aims to address old gas well cleanup. It could make the problem worse, critics say | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Gov. Wolf Highlights PA GI Bill Legacy Providing Military Families with Higher Education – Bellefonte, PA (americantowns.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Monroe County reported 329 additional COVID-19 cases this week (poconorecord.com)

Omicron BA.5 has COVID reinfections on the rise, but experts aren’t alarmed (inquirer.com)

Allegheny County health department will start administering Novavax vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

The recession is probably here, even if Joe Biden tries to deny it | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Judge approves $1 million trademark deal for Armstrong Flooring’s China and Australia sale | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Inflation made Pa.’s minimum wage worth even less · Spotlight PA

SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman disputes claims that businesses were unfairly shut out of EIDL – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New Study Shows Energy Exports Big Win for U.S. Economy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

It’s not time to panic — yet — about the United States’ economic woes | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Pennsylvania city, where 25% live in poverty, debates police funding | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Citations, fines, and terminated contracts: a look at the Allegheny Co. Jail health code violations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Attorney slams heavily redacted report on fatal police shooting of 8-year-old girl | State & Region | phillytrib.com

 

Education

School police officers say they’re a positive force. Some worry they do more harm than good. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Central Pa. schools struggle to find enough teachers: ‘It really is a crisis’ – pennlive.com

I want my kid to read banned books. Here’s why | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Neshaminy bids for new school come in $8.5M more than estimated (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pitt’s Narduzzi: NIL rules “probably” violated by others | WITF

Penn State institutes hiring freeze until at least summer 2023 | WITF

Village View: A chat with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, interim president of Rosemont College – Mainline Media News

 

Elections/Politics

Vulnerable House Dems see abortion as winning campaign theme | WITF

Rep. Smucker officially endorses Mastriano in governor’s race | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

All of Pennsylvania’s GOP congressmen are endorsing Doug Mastriano for governor — except Brian Fitzpatrick | WITF

Eight Members of PA GOP Delegation Endorse Mastriano (politicspa.com)

Thompson, Joyce among Pa. congress members, all opposed to ’20 election certification, endorsing GOP’s Mastriano | News | tribdem.com

Dems seem headed for climate, health win after ups and downs | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Third-party candidates file to run for Pennsylvania governor, Senate | WITF

This is the right moment for the Democrats to run a fiscal hawk | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Good government needs to engage public | TribLIVE.com

Pa. Senate race: Fetterman goes big on social media vs. Oz (wtae.com)

 

Environment

State hopes that new trail plan will bring sustainability to heavily used forest in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

 

Transportation

SEPTA settles lawsuit over allegations of racism and retaliation for nearly a half-million dollars (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Pennsylvania’s health insurers seek average 7.1% premium hike on marketplace coverage for 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Indiana likely to continue funding Pa.-based Real Alternatives despite questions over spending – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Einstein Montgomery to expand its care for cancer patients – Mainline Media News

Babies born exposed to opioids and drugs need our support (goerie.com)

Thomas Jefferson University announces Joseph G. Cacchione as new CEO (inquirer.com)

Editorial: New suicide line an encouraging development (readingeagle.com)

 

State News

Largest old-growth forest in Pennsylvania noted nationally – pennlive.com

Sen. Bob Casey advocates for grant to Community Action Partnership, eight other groups | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey urges Senate to pass burn pit bill | TribLIVE.com

Burn pit veterans bill: How it became a fight led by Pat Toomey (mcall.com)

Toomey Defends Opposition to $400B Democrat ‘Slush Fund’ in Veterans’ Legislation – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Sen. Pat Toomey defends his effort to remove ‘budget gimmick’ from veterans health bill to address illnesses from burn pits, other toxins | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pandemic relief funds helped Pennsylvanians stay insured, officials say | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia area Red Cross sending help to flood-ravaged Kentucky | Local News | phillytrib.com

Despite new investments by Pennsylvania, child care providers still facing challenges (mainlinemedianews.com)

Dogs are being abandoned in these Pa. woods, animal activists say – pennlive.com

 

National News

Harris to announce $1B to states for floods, extreme heat – pennlive.com

More rain hits Kentucky while the death toll from flooding grows : NPR

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a state of emergency to help fight monkeypox : NPR

Key races to watch in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Deshaun Watson’s 6-game NFL suspension is a disgrace (inquirer.com)

Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida leader, was bin Laden’s deputy and a 9/11 planner : NPR

UPDATED: Biden says killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought ‘justice’ | News | tribdem.com

Griner’s trial resumes amid intensified diplomacy | News | phillytrib.com

Rents and home prices are still soaring, but at a slower pace | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pat Carroll, Ursula in ‘Little Mermaid,’ dead at 95 – pennlive.com

 

Local News

Chester County animal rescue saves group of abused beagles – Daily Local

York State Fair 2022 sees sharp attendance drop, hot weather blamed (ydr.com)

Upper Darby Township credit rating drops; Rongione claims council dysfunction root of problem – Delco Times

First responders attend training for autism, mental health at Lackawanna College | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Hazleton mayor: public safety center appropriations request fails to advance | News | standardspeaker.com

Kim Johnson, CEO of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County, announces fall retirement (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh’s Scoobi moped rental service closes; city to seek new provider | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A rainy start to August should help corn, bean crops in Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh-based health network reports data breach | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

 

Philly

Philly gets $25M for flood prevention as White House announces new climate funding (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia mayor’s race: It’s not 2023 yet, but potential candidates assembling teams (inquirer.com)

Jim’s Steaks fire caused by electrical wiring, says Philadelphia Fire Department (inquirer.com)

Philly’s junior roller derby team is #1 after winning national championships last weekend (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s new nighttime economy director has a plan, and it starts with 2 a.m. tacos – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philabundance sees increase in need due to pandemic, inflation | Local News | phillytrib.com

Sixers’ new arena proposal: How it vaults them into the NBA ‘arms race’ (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia gets flood prevention money from federal climate change funds (inquirer.com)

New grocery store shows progress in $750 million North Philly revival plan, but housing lags (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Senate prepares to vote again on burn pit legislation (abc27.com)

Four members of U.S. Senate unveil bipartisan bill ensuring nationwide abortion rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Lindsey Graham challenges subpoena issued in 2020 Georgia election probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stephen King set to testify for government in books merger trial : NPR

Pelosi arrives in Malaysia as tensions rise over possible Taiwan visit : NPR

Guest Opinion: Rioter Stephen Ayres says ‘take the blinders off’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)