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Legislature

‘A one-stop shop for home repairs:’ Nikil Saval talks up Dems’ $125M new program – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Renewed push to raise Pa. dog licensing fee, which hasn’t changed since 1996 | fox43.com

Pa. allocates $50M to help police battle gun violence (audacy.com)

Pa. lawmakers announce multi-million-dollar plan aimed at combating gun violence | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

Pa. lawmakers announce multi-million-dollar plan aimed at combating gun violence | State | bradfordera.com

Larry Krasner refuses to comply with state committee subpoena leading an investigation into his job performance – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philadelphia DA Krasner rejects subpoena by House panel investigating crime surge – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly DA Krasner calls House subpoena ‘anti-democratic’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philly DA Plays Defense As House Committee Seeks Info – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act shouldn’t be used as a weapon to shut down discussion [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Mastriano, Perry and Kelly cited as threats to democracy by nonprofit (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Advocates say constitutional change targets pollution regs, greenhouse gas reduction plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is dangerous and misguided | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Op-Ed: It’s time to fix Harrisburg — let’s start with the ground rules (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

$50M Announced To Fund Prosecution Of Gun Violence In PA | Doylestown, PA Patch 

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer COVID shots appear 73% effective in children under 5 | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Bucks County reported 856 additional COVID-19 cases this week (theintell.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Some employers consider cutting pay of people working from home – pennlive.com

Rose City Nursing & Rehab at Lancaster workers set to strike on Sept. 2 | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Tax credits, grants and loans in the inflation Reduction Act – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania’s economy still growing, but lags behind the national average | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Walmart warehouses, Capital City Mall tenants and other new business in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Nursing homes in Lower Burrell, North Huntingdon among 24 statewide set to strike | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Fanta Bility’s mom shares her story (dailylocal.com)

Pennsylvania places of worship prepare for mass shooters (abc27.com)

7 People shot in just over an hour in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Questions remain months after death of man with hypothermia in Dauphin County jail – pennlive.com

 

Education

White House expected to announce $10K student loan cancellation, payment pause extension Wednesday (abc27.com)

Biden to announce cancelation of $10,000 in student loan debt, extend pause on repayments (inquirer.com)

Monroe County residents struggle under Pa.’s highest school property taxes (mcall.com)

Study shows Pa. school property tax collections on pace to reach $20B | Local News | tribdem.com

School District of Lancaster students cope with ‘growing pains’ of boundary changes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Villanova University receives $7.5M gift for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New Upper Darby High School principal is an alumni (delcotimes.com)

Bids add to cost of opening Hazleton Area school center at Laurel Mall | Education | standardspeaker.com

Construction delays at Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center push back start date (readingeagle.com)

Negotiations between Harrisburg schools and support staff union hit a snag, parties say – pennlive.com

Wyoming Area School Board hires three school police officers | Times Leader

 

Elections/Politics

Slashed funding, equity, parent choice: Pennsylvania gov candidates have hugely different education plans | WITF

The role of Christian nationalism in the race for Pennsylvania governor | WITF

Pa.’s Latino voters won’t be taken for granted this campaign season | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Women Registering to Vote in Large Numbers (politicspa.com)

‘Flow from the pulpit:’ The LifeGate church members providing security to Doug Mastriano [Video] | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County set to receive mail-in ballot sorting equipment with commissioner approval | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne County Council rejects drop box ordinance | Election | standardspeaker.com

Luzerne County Council majority rejects drop box ordinance | Times Leader

John Fetterman gives first Pittsburgh speech since stroke, as rival steps up criticism of his health | WITF

Fetterman rallies steelworkers in battle for U.S. Senate seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sean Hannity Threatens to Sue John Fetterman for Suggesting He ‘Lies’ (yahoo.com)

Oz aide mocks Fetterman’s stroke in escalation of crudité tiff | The Hill

Mastriano blasts crime, paints candidacy as fight against ‘tyranny’ in eastern Pa. visit – pennlive.com

 

Health

Why people in State College and rural north-central Pa. don’t have easy access to in-person abortion services | WITF

Judge in high-profile UPMC malpractice case threatens lawyer with jail, closes courtroom again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marijuana, hallucinogen use at an all-time high among young adults, study shows : NPR

How doctors in Bucks, Montgomery counties are helping LGBTQ community (ydr.com)

UPMC to open outpatient centers in Mechanicsburg and Hershey areas – pennlive.com

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Pennsylvania voter registration: Updated form angered county elections officials (inquirer.com)

State officials ask for public input on draft water resources plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bob Casey, bipartisan Senate group seek fresh negotiations with Russia over Pennsylvania man Marc Fogel (inquirer.com)

Opinion: Pennsylvania has its fair share of retirees (poconorecord.com)

Hollidaysburg wins third straight game in Little League World Series | Sports | tribdem.com

Mexico chasing first Little League title since 1997 | WITF

Pa. plans to pump $1.5 million into popular state forest destination – pennlive.com

 

National News

After 6 Months of War in Ukraine, Here’s Where the Conflict Stands – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ex-LMPD officer pleads guilty to federal charge related to Breonna Taylor’s killing – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Breonna Taylor case: Former Louisville police detective pleads guilty (inquirer.com)

Former Twitter security chief files whistleblower complaints | TribLIVE.com 

U.S. to send $3 billion in aid to Ukraine as war hits 6 months (inquirer.com)

Primary results: DeSantis and Crist in race for Florida governor : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

The first Gen Z candidate wins a congressional primary : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

Trump’s PAC has millions after FBI search but FEC enforcement remains unclear : NPR

Native Americans serve in great numbers but decry VA service on reservations : NPR

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes safe drug-use program in California. : NPR

Officer won’t face any charges in Rayshard Brooks shooting | Across America | phillytrib.com

More than 100 classified Trump docs recovered back in January | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

LightHouse Women and Children’s Center Groundbreaking Ceremony – BCTV

Federal judge rules against Allentown Symphony musician who didn’t want to pay union dues (mcall.com)

Allentown and LVHN team up on translators for EMS (mcall.com)

Bucks County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

White House official to visit Coatesville to tout revitalization plan – Daily Local

City of York raises awareness for Recovery Month (abc27.com)

Allison Barletta to fill Lauren Sacco’s seat on city council | News | standardspeaker.com

Ground has been broken on a new shelter for women and children that is expected to open in the spring. (readingeagle.com)

Central Pa. pizza place is closing amid union talks: ‘We are truly heartbroken’ – pennlive.com

Owners of Easton dessert business appeal again to city for help (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

Ed Gainey hears from residents on unsafe intersections by Fern Hollow Bridge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Neighborhood advocates back city on inclusionary zoning lawsuit | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

City Council launches new initiatives to combat homelessness in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council introduces new legislation to improve health and safety of residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Razing ‘The Pit’: Aliquippa’s old, historic stadium is being rebuilt, with a little help from NFL | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meta reveals future of realistic avatars at offices in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Penn, Jefferson, and Drexel should pay their fair share of property taxes (inquirer.com)

Summer’s over for thousands of Philly teachers. Ziegler Elementary welcomed staff back in style. (inquirer.com)

Philly school district outlines recruitment and retention plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

Raises, bonuses and more: Philly school district outlines its recruitment and retention plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

These 7 Philly streets will be transformed in latest traffic safety push | Local News | phillytrib.com

The community fridge in Spring Garden was vandalized. Bebashi is putting out a new one (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden Popularity Surges In Latest Round Of Approval Polling (bipartisanreport.com)