A Pa. House energy committee killed oil and gas regulations. Now half a billion dollars in federal funding is at risk. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dog licenses cost the same now as they did in 1996, but enforcement has declined – pennlive.com 

Resolve state’s rural dentist shortage | Opinion | thetimes-tribune.com 

Editorial: Open primaries needed in Pennsylvania (readingeagle.com)

State News

Court orders Pa.’s health department to release information on medical marijuana program – pennlive.com

Olivia Ross Perfetti: Legislature, protect the environment and save people money. Join RGGI | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Changing agricultural landscape leaves fewer farmers to work larger farms | TribLIVE.com 

Sweet corn, tomatoes are foundation for more diverse offerings from Western Pa. farmers | TribLIVE.com

How Pennsylvania libraries can help relieve some of the sting of inflation | WITF 

Bucks teen’s tragic death prompts changes, community support, father says (mcall.com) 

EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com) 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court spends taxpayer dollars on lavish 300th birthday celebration | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com 


3 Pennsylvania counties ordered to count mail-in votes | TribLIVE.com

Pa. counties worried about the rules for new state elections money, but applied anyway. See how much Lehigh, Northampton asked for – The Morning Call (mcall.com) 

Editorial: Butler County audit shows elections are accurate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Election officials can’t access federal funding for security as violent threats mount – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More than $114K spent on GOP primary for 119th state House seat | Election | citizensvoice.com 

Mehmet Oz says John Fetterman is Bernie Sanders 2.0. How true is that? – pennlive.com 

Ron DeSantis rally: Takeaways from Florida governor’s rally for Doug Mastriano (inquirer.com)

The barely hidden fascism of Ron DeSantis makes a Pa. pit stop on a race to ’24 (inquirer.com)


Cellphones in schools: Some districts take steps to eliminate devices from class while others balance benefits | TribLIVE.com

Berks County students are preparing to return to school. (readingeagle.com)

Lehigh Valley schools, universities share monkeypox plans (mcall.com)

What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Erie County school renovations: Construction at several buildings (goerie.com)

‘Preparing the next generation’: Teachers bring ‘hopeful outlook’ into new school year, hope more join their ranks | News | tribdem.com

Cambria County program provides school-based mental health counseling | News | tribdem.com

Local News

Swissvale funeral home owner’s gun buyback hit the target | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tomato Festival concludes successful year | Times Leader

Luzerne County Election Bureau requesting grant-funded mail ballot sorting system | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council to vote on drop box ordinance Tuesday; legal challenge looms if it’s adopted | Election | citizensvoice.com

Drop-in center is open in Wilkes-Barre, but officials fear deluge | News | citizensvoice.com

Reality Tour anti-drug program to mark 15 years in Westmoreland County | TribLIVE.com

At Lehigh Valley Pride, the message was clear: Say it loud and be proud – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Uninvested prison money to start earning interest | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Mayor hopes to reboot Scranton flag redesign effort in 2023 | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Archbald continues revitalizing its playgrounds | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Lackawanna County’s first reassessment in 50+ years unfolds, block by block | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Political activist sues Scranton, Pottsville for halting Trump flag burning demonstrations | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Tri-City Historical Society to open first museum in downtown New Kensington | TribLIVE.com

Executive director of Berks County’s Council on Chemical Abuse to retire (readingeagle.com)

Is the Lehigh Valley in a drought? (mcall.com)

Poconos organizations can help children and adults recovering from ACE (poconorecord.com)

National News

Kansas recount confirms results in favor of abortion rights | TribLIVE.com

George W. Bush reflects on impact baseball had on his life during statue unveiling – pennlive.com

These are some of the ways inflation is changing Americans’ spending habits | WITF

U.S. and South Korea open biggest military drills in years amid North Korea threats (inquirer.com)


Philly organizations complain after nonprofit fumbles paying teen workers (inquirer.com)

Over 1,200 apartments proposed in West Philly near 46th and Market (inquirer.com)

Mural and repairs bring new life to the basketball courts at Hissey Playground in Kensington (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District has ‘serious concerns’ about two city charter schools (inquirer.com)

School District of Philadelphia workers vote to strike one week before school begins | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia school district hires 700 new teachers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Afghan evacuees are being crushed by grief. A Philly agency is trying to help. (inquirer.com)

Why parents are choosing Black-led charter schools (inquirer.com)

Bernie Sanders at union rally in Philadelphia: ‘We’re in the fight of our lifetimes’ (inquirer.com)

Bernie Sanders rallies for workers’ rights in Philly, amid new, growing labor movement | Local News | phillytrib.com

Four Philadelphia abortion providers talk about what drives them to emotionally challenging work (inquirer.com)

Philly school bus drivers, maintenance workers vote to authorize a strike (inquirer.com)

Food deserts are hurting Philadelphians. It’s time for new solutions. | Editorial (inquirer.com)


U.S. will hash out clean energy details with global leaders in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Regional Transit begins mapping new Downtown bus routes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mamma mia! Bloomfield rejoices in 20th year of Little Italy Days | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bus Rapid Transit between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland will have a significant art element | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One year after Taliban’s resurgence, Pittsburgh’s Afghan refugees settle cautiously into stable living | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s gardens get even more welcoming to butterflies and bees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Long overdue: Jail review promising but results must be public | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Assistant taking over temporarily as Pittsburgh’s city clerk leaves; council hires new staff for budget office | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local groups demand UPMC “pay what they owe” to city tax coffers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)


Help wanted: As unemployment numbers drop, Lehigh Valley businesses compete to fill openings – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


Court secrecy fight looms over UPMC star surgeon case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Predatory givers save people in debt, but that’s not enough | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


At Dauphin County Walmart shooting, shoppers left their carts and ‘started running’ – pennlive.com

From kids-for-cash to unexplained deaths in jail, Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system needs serious reform | PennLive Editorial – pennlive.com