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Pa. Sen. Mastriano’s plan to issue election subpoenas ‘stopped’ – WHYY

Mastriano blames ‘the powers that be’ for blocking plan to issue election subpoenas | WITF

Pa. barbers, salons to get $20M in belated pandemic relief | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How to get involved in Pennsylvania’s pivotal redistricting process | WITF

Pa. lawmaker calls his school choice bill a ‘game changer’ with its focus on students, not systems –

Business leaders, Pa. lawmaker urge U.S. House to pass $1 trillion plan to improve roads, bridges and more –

Doug Mastriano: ‘Our cause is weakened and diminished.’ | City & State PA (

Overtime Pay For Up To 190K Salary Earners Died In Harrisburg This Summer. Why Aren’t More Workers Upset? | 90.5 WESA

Legislators don’t have to be moderate to work together (

Sen. Bob Mensch: 40 years later, a tax lesson still not learned | Opinion |

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases – WHYY

COVID booster shots: What you need to know – WHYY

COVID-19 vaccine is free, but medical bills or fear of cost a barrier to vaccination for some (

A shot against COVID for kids under 12 — your questions answered | WITF

In a hiring crisis, Pa. nursing homes push back against Biden’s vaccine mandate | Friday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will everyone get the coronavirus at some point? –

Do face masks harm children? Penn State Children’s Hospital doctor says no –

Feds seize over 3,000 fake vaccination cards from China –

Missouri lawmaker’s husband dies from COVID-19 after they decline vaccines –

Pa. sees biggest one-day COVID-19 case count in months –

Do I need a booster if I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? |

Record delta wave hits kids, raises fear as nation’s schools open |

Pa. will hire 100 coronavirus contact tracers to replace 1,000. Experts say it’s not enough. · Spotlight PA


Small Business Administration: PPP loan borrowers under $150K get forgiveness through new portal (

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky helicopter plant near Coatesville, Pa. is closing (

Landlords look for an exit amid federal eviction moratorium | WITF


Fines for disruptive plane passengers, often over masks, have reached $1 million – WHYY

Philly police ID man fatally shot by officer (

Pa. has made strides, but Wolf’s successor must continue criminal justice reform | Capital-Star Letters | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Deposition Raises Questions About Fatal Police Shooting In Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

FAA proposes $20K in fines for father, son who became unruly on Pittsburgh-bound flight |

A Capitol riot suspect was hours from sentencing. Then prosecutors got video of him apparently attacking an officer. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Woman weeps while testifying against R. Kelly about assault | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yardley Police Chief Joe Kelly released from hospital after shooting (

Grave marker company sued again | News |

Reading Area Community College shooting suspect caught while trying to leave U.S., police say | Local News |

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


Education Dept. to erase $5.8B in loans for borrowers with disabilities – WHYY

Philly schools vaccine mandate will be voted on next week (

West Chester will randomly test students who don’t submit proof of vaccination (

More central Pa. schools are requiring masks. Is yours on the list? –

Pittsburgh Public School Board Votes To Delay Start Of School Year | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh-area parents, schools bicker over mask rules as COVID-19 cases surge ahead of new year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a reversal, North Allegheny schools make masks optional | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lower Merion taps Reading superintendent to replace Copeland | Mainlinetimes |

Letter: Show more respect to people on school boards | Letters to the Editor |

Hazleton Area schools will require masks | Coronavirus |


Philadelphia judges and the Democratic Party ‘magic seats’ that create them (

F&M poll shows a majority of conservative Pennsylvanians view 1/6 attack negatively | WITF

Rematch? Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse weighs write-in bid against Wanda Williams, May primary winner –


Tornado hit Bucks and Montco, National Weather Service says – WHYY

Excavation of radiological waste delayed by 1 year at nuclear site in Parks |


‘We are in a state of emergency’: What’s behind the rising suicide rate among Black kids — WHYY

Medically complex children can’t get home nursing care in Pennsylvania | WITF

New state online tool aims to ID, address health inequities across Pa. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. faces ‘critical’ blood shortage as COVID-19 pandemic, worker shortage cut into donations –

Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley deaths from fentanyl soar – The Morning Call (

State News

Berks County to detain asylum-seeking immigrant women for feds – WHYY

Some Gold Star families remain stoic, others struggle, as Afghanistan falls to Taliban (

Central Pa. organizations preparing for Afghan refugee arrivals | WITF

National News

Explainer: N.J. approves first set of rules for weed sales – WHYY

Will Joe Biden’s executive order spark real change in food production? | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Aid flows a bit more quickly into Haiti; challenges remain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taliban suppress more dissent as economic challenges loom | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Delco sets Narcan giveaway in Upper Darby | News |

Limerick OKs strip mall, eyes large warehouse approval | Local News |

West Pottsgrove ‘suspends’ relationship with West End Fire Co., hires Pottstown for 18 months | Local News |

Limerick Fire Department recognized, will host statewide convention | Local News |

Pa. farmland preservation milestone commemorated at Berks farm | Berks and Beyond |

Appliances, tires to be collected at Schuylkill County fall cleanup | News |

Luzerne County manager search committee members welcomed | Times Leader


Proposed Coal Mine In The Mon Valley Hits Roadblock At Township Meeting | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Names New President | 90.5 WESA

More Than Two Dozen Pittsburgh Arts Venues Announce Vaccine Requirement, Indoor Masking | 90.5 WESA

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Aug. 20-22 |

What’s happening on the South Side? It’s been a rough year for the neighborhood, but residents stick together | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘The people don’t want it’: Coal company’s plan for large Allegheny County mine gets unwelcome greeting at first public meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Census heralds political power for Philly’s growing Latino population – WHYY

Philly will go back to court to remove Columbus statue – WHYY

‘Look at all the hurt’ as Philadelphia’s homicides climb and more children are shot and killed | Helen Ubiñas (

How a stop sign named Stoppy that gets ‘knocked over constantly’ became a beacon of resiliency (

Gun violence leaves lasting wounds for our children | Local News |

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

Tax forms show Philly Pride Presents exhausted funds, had no assets | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Man surrenders after claiming to have bomb near U.S. Capitol – WHYY

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey pitches infrastructure, services for the elderly and children |