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Pennsylvania Celebrates Progress on Dairy Future Commission Plan | Main Edition | lancasterfarming.com

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

Ceremony in Berks Celebrates 600,000 Acres of Farmland Preserved across Pennsylvania (berksweekly.com)

‘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 (aldianews.com)

Pennsylvania GOP senators, accept reality, move on | Commentary | phillytrib.com

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

‘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 (mcall.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Letters: Vaccines save lives, Laughlin shows spine calling out GOP (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

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 (abc27.com)

Federal government and lawmakers rejoice at FDA approval of COVID vaccine (abc27.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

Despite protest, most hospitals in Bucks and Montco requiring vaccinations (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Hawaii governor asks only essential visitors to come: ‘It’s not a good time to travel to the islands’ (abc27.com)

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

New hours for LVH-Hazleton vaccine clinic | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

COVID vaccine approval spurs optimism in Berks County pharmacists | Coronavirus | readingeagle.com

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 | TribLIVE.com

Carbondale Area, Valley View finalize mask requirements | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

Crowdfunded medical cannabis dispensary in southwest Pennsylvania plans expansion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Covid-19 keeping unemployed workers from looking for jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Cambridge Innovation Center to double its Philadelphia lab space – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

Yuengling beer officially hits store shelves across Lone Star State (abc27.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Allentown police chief: Charles Roca named to lead department – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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 | lancasteronline.com

Shuman Juvenile Detention Center to close in September | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Education

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

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

Central Dauphin to require masking for students and staff (abc27.com)

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

Wolf Administration in Pittsburgh to encourage COVID testing at schools (abc27.com)

Allentown Diocese mandates masks in schools – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

Mask policy causes uproar in Unionville | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Face masks mandated at Erie County schools (goerie.com)

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

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 (goerie.com)

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

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

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

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

Community Briefs: Neumann deepens commitment to sustainability  | Lifestyle | delcotimes.com

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

Parents look at progress at Waldorf school | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Pennsbury equity and diversity plan bashed as critical race theory agenda (theintell.com)

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

 

Elections/Politics

Pitt Cyber’s policy director announces run for Congress (wtae.com)

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

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

Philly labor leader Ryan Boyer on building Black economic and political power (inquirer.com)

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 (yahoo.com)

 

Environment

Climate activists set their sights on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

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

Lancaster Nuns Still Fighting Pipeline Most Have Forgotten – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Climate Change Powered Tennessee Floods : NPR

 

Health

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

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

Lancaster General Health to lead a campaign to stop lead poisoning (abc27.com)

 

State News

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

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

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

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

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

Casey pushes for federal funding for early childhood education during Scranton preschool visit | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

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

 

National News

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

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

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

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 (nytimes.com)

Cuomo’s last day as governor: Hochul to take office without ‘distractions’ (abc27.com)

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

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

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 (mcall.com)

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

Tropical Storm Henri brings heavy rains, flooding to Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Roads closed across Monroe after Tropical Storm Henri downpour (poconorecord.com)

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

Erie’s long slide to fifth in PA population a disappointment (goerie.com)

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

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

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

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

Joyce becomes Pittston Chamber’s board president | News | citizensvoice.com

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

 

Philly

Patty-Pat Kozlowski: Wit or witout gunfire? (broadandliberty.com)

Former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia on fire again – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

 

Washington

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 (nytimes.com)

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