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

Pa. marks farmland milestone with ceremony in Berks | Berks Regional News |

Ceremony in Berks Celebrates 600,000 Acres of Farmland Preserved across Pennsylvania (

‘Something we must do’: Pennsylvania Democrats voice support for federal infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA immigration advocates make last minute push for Congressional support | AL DÍA News (

Pennsylvania GOP senators, accept reality, move on | Commentary |

CORMAN: Careful, Thoughtful Investigation is Necessary to Restore Faith in Our Elections – DV Journal (

Hearings in election ‘investigation’ to begin this week, Corman says | WITF

Pa. GOP lawmaker says he’s taking election investigation ‘very seriously’ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘If our work leads to … changing those results, then so be it’: Senator says hearings begin this week in Pennsylvania election ‘investigation’ – The Morning Call (

Infighting continues as new Pa. GOP lawmakers take on election investigation | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Wolf Administration Announces $2.3 Million to Address Blight in McKees Rocks – McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation

State employees must mask at work, regardless of vaccination status | WITF

New poll: Pa. voters are a hard ‘no’ on gerrymandering | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

My son is incarcerated. Prison gerrymandering silences his voice. It’s time to end it | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. lawmakers push bills on both sides of mask mandate, but don’t expect them to become law –

Letters: Vaccines save lives, Laughlin shows spine calling out GOP (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine gets full approval from the FDA | WITF

UPMC infectious disease specialist and Harrisburg University director react to Pfizer’s FDA approval (

Federal government and lawmakers rejoice at FDA approval of COVID vaccine (

FDA Approval Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead To More Companies Requiring Employees To Be Vaccinated – USA Breaking News

Facing new vaccine mandates, more Philly-area residents are agreeing to COVID-19 shots (

Despite protest, most hospitals in Bucks and Montco requiring vaccinations (

Hawaii governor asks only essential visitors to come: ‘It’s not a good time to travel to the islands’ (

Mississippi Warns People Not To Use The Livestock Drug Ivermectin For COVID-19 : NPR

New hours for LVH-Hazleton vaccine clinic | Coronavirus |

COVID vaccine approval spurs optimism in Berks County pharmacists | Coronavirus |

Pregnant, unvaccinated and intubated: Doctors alarmed by rise in virus cases among expectant mothers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal judge reinstates mandatory masks at North Allegheny |

Carbondale Area, Valley View finalize mask requirements | Education |



Crowdfunded medical cannabis dispensary in southwest Pennsylvania plans expansion | Pennsylvania |

Covid-19 keeping unemployed workers from looking for jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Cambridge Innovation Center to double its Philadelphia lab space – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Nurses at Pittsburgh’s West Penn Hospital ratify their first union contract | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Berks County’s 25 largest employers look different in 2021 [CHART] | Business |

Yuengling beer officially hits store shelves across Lone Star State (



Allentown police chief: Charles Roca named to lead department – The Morning Call (

A Proud Boys Leader Who Burned A Black Lives Matter Flag Gets 5 Months In Jail : NPR

Manheim Twp. votes not to renew current police services contract with Lancaster Twp.; talks ongoing | Local News |

Shuman Juvenile Detention Center to close in September | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



State health officials welcome students back to school, urge districts to utilize testing resources | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Some Penn Staters concerned as semester starts without a vaccine requirement | WITF

Central Dauphin to require masking for students and staff (

Students’ lack of routine vaccines muddies start of school | WITF

Wolf Administration in Pittsburgh to encourage COVID testing at schools (

Allentown Diocese mandates masks in schools – The Morning Call (

Some students apprehensive as school year begins at West Chester University | Local-news |

Mask policy causes uproar in Unionville | Local-news |

Face masks mandated at Erie County schools (

Diocese of Scranton schools to determine mask mandates on local transmission | News |

Bethel Park school board called ‘Nazis’ after changing course, requiring masks in school | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 vaccines: Two Erie County ZIP codes trail all others (

Susquehanna Township school board ties mask mandate to COVID-19 case counts –

Temple University’s new president removes provost, shuffles other senior leaders in shakeup – Philadelphia Business Journal (

St. Luke’s is investing $84 million to grow its Upper Buck campus in Milford – Philadelphia Business Journal (

High Point University President Nido Qubein on the school’s rapid growth and bucking higher-ed’s playbook in the process – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Community Briefs: Neumann deepens commitment to sustainability  | Lifestyle |

Penn State won’t require masks at outdoor sporting events | Coronavirus |

Parents look at progress at Waldorf school | Local News |

Pittsburgh teachers ratify contract, greatly aiding PPS’s transportation plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsbury equity and diversity plan bashed as critical race theory agenda (

Hundreds of Penn State faculty may teach remotely to protest lack of vaccination mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pitt Cyber’s policy director announces run for Congress (

Poll: PA voters are largely undecided on U.S. Senate candidates | City & State PA (

Poll: Fetterman Leads Dem Senate Race, GOP Field Split | PoliticsPA

Philly labor leader Ryan Boyer on building Black economic and political power (

Roughly 56,000 Felony Offenders Can Now Vote In North Carolina : NPR

Report on partisan Arizona audit delayed after pro-Trump Cyber Ninjas contract COVID (



Climate activists set their sights on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Geoffrey Pohanka: Clash of the titans — wind power vs. coal power (

Lancaster Nuns Still Fighting Pipeline Most Have Forgotten – DV Journal (

Climate Change Powered Tennessee Floods : NPR



Doctors Say It Is Safe To Get Flu Shot And COVID-19 Booster Shot Around Same Time – CBS Pittsburgh (

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lancaster General Health to lead a campaign to stop lead poisoning (


State News

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Research hoping to find a new test to detect Lyme disease in tick-heavy Pa. – The Morning Call (

Bethel Park man, Rostraver native competes in Paralympic Triathlon in Tokyo this week |

A ruling against the P-G could further protect reporters against racial discrimination | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Aqua Pa. seeks 17.9% hike in water and sewer rates in Philly suburbs (

Casey pushes for federal funding for early childhood education during Scranton preschool visit | Education |

Pa. Education Secretary visits Mt. Lebanon High School, answers questions on Pa. mask policies (


National News

Taliban Reject Extended Deadline as U.S. Races to Finish Evacuation – The New York Times (

US troops surge evacuations out of Kabul as Taliban considers shutting down airlifts –

Taliban warn of ‘consequences’ if U.S. extends evacuation past August |

CIA director holds secret meeting in Kabul with Taliban leader, sources say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kathy Hochul Is Sworn In as New York’s First Female Governor – The New York Times (

Cuomo’s last day as governor: Hochul to take office without ‘distractions’ (

BLM protesters were targeted by federal government with stiffer punishments, an analysis shows | Across America |

Jesse Jackson ‘responding positively’ to COVID treatment | Across America |

The Tokyo Paralympic Games Have The Most Athletes — And The Most Women — In History


Local News

Free lead paint removal available for some Lancaster County residents | Transforming Health

Lehigh Valley veterans react as Afghanistan falls – The Morning Call (

PECO upgrade will remove High Street trees in Pottstown historic district | Local News |

Tropical Storm Henri brings heavy rains, flooding to Poconos (

Roads closed across Monroe after Tropical Storm Henri downpour (

Upper Darby looks to better serve residents using mapping technology | Local-news |

Erie’s long slide to fifth in PA population a disappointment (

Hazleton civic partnership talks about missing link on extending trail | News |

“He will be missed”: Friends remember community advocate Jirau | News |

Residents speak out against plan for Sugarloaf Twp. cell tower | News |

Tropical Storm Henri brings flooding and road closures to Luzerne County | Crime-emergencies |

Joyce becomes Pittston Chamber’s board president | News |

State flags in Washington County ordered to fly at half-staff for late district attorney | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Patty-Pat Kozlowski: Wit or witout gunfire? (

Former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia on fire again – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Councilmember remembers an energetic cousin lost to gun violence | Local News |

Thomas: Engaging our youth can put them on path to success | Local News |



Biden’s Spending Proposals Face A Tough Road In Congress : NPR

Opinion | The Nine Democrats Making Nancy Pelosi’s Life Harder Are Making a Big Mistake – The New York Times (

Officer cleared in fatal Capitol shooting of Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 (