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Legislature

‘It all takes a toll’: Pa. Democrats examine secondary impacts of gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate panel explores alternatives to tolling 9 deteriorating Pa. bridges – pennlive.com

Governor tours new Scranton STEMM Academy, touts record education funding | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. lawmakers hold hearing on food, farming inflation (abc27.com)

The ‘Trojan Horse’ and the workforce: Job threats are focus of discussion during House hearing on cybersecurity – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania House Republicans meet in Pittsburgh to discuss possibilities of blockchain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Harrisburg Republicans have fiddled this summer while our communities suffer | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvanians oppose amending state constitution to limit abortion rights | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Study: Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in younger adults | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

MontcoWorks to hold fall job fair at Plymouth Meeting Mall (dailylocal.com)

Inflation’s toll on Pennsylvania agriculture: Making current problems worse | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

WISSMAN: PA Prospers With a Strong Energy Economy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Workplace fatalities spike in central PA; OSHA urges prevention (ydr.com)

Things are unequivocally great for the American worker | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Teacher fired after Jan. 6 controversy sues Allentown School District, alleges FBI involvement (broadandliberty.com)

Exclusive: Upper Darby underreporting homicides to state crime database (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. police can pull you over for your license plate frame, court rules | WITF

 

Education

3 things to know about Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan : NPR

Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million – Daily Local

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness is cause for celebration | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Student loan forgiveness plan helps some, leaves others bitter: ‘There’s no help for us’ – pennlive.com

Who gets student loan forgiveness? Relief prompts joy, angst | WITF

‘It’s not enough’: Gen Z Pittsburghers react to Biden’s student debt cancellation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As students go back to school, many face a lunch bill for the first time in 2 years : NPR

Dauphin County school district investigates hazing, cancels high school football season | WITF

Middletown cancels football season after more hazing videos found: superintendent | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network adds new member (goerie.com)

Radnor school board approves updates to its health and safety plan – Delco Times

Doubt over Bucks County COVID guidelines continue amid metadata (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: College-bound students, families have to know how to get help (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Letter: PA should repeal Act 38, focus on school bus rider safety (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Hazleton Area plans office furniture giveaway Saturday at Web.Com building | Education | standardspeaker.com

Lehigh Valley school districts unveil new bus safety cameras – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Elections/Politics

State’s poll worker recruitment effort drew 1,100 last week (abc27.com)

Pa. midterm election: Why Democrats think 2022 is best chance to win state House (inquirer.com)

What is the Keystone Party? A City & State explainer. – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Seth Higgins: Fetterman doesn’t get rural healthcare (broadandliberty.com)

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Senate bid in Pennsylvania could be a Muslim first but is ‘complicated’ | WITF

Fetterman, Shapiro enjoying comfortable leads in latest F&M polls – pennlive.com

New poll: Support for abortion access reaches all-time high in Pa., while Oz and Mastriano continue to trail Fetterman and Shapiro | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In suburban Philly campaign stops, Mastriano drags Shapiro, Wolf for pandemic policies – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden’s unpopularity underscores Pa. GOP’s advantage in fall election, F&M poll finds; abortion a wildcard that could help Democrats | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne County Election Bureau fighting for new ballot sorting machine | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council rejects drop box ordinance; does not vote on ballot-sorting system | Election | citizensvoice.com

Berks County complies with court order to count undated mail ballots (readingeagle.com)

Many Pennsylvania voters remain skeptical of 2020 election results, poll finds (readingeagle.com)

 

Environment

Pace of Climate Change Sends Economists Back to Drawing Board – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart and Dwyane Wade are accused of water waste : NPR

 

Transportation

Four Chester County bridges damaged by Ida to be repaired – Daily Local

How to pay for Pennsylvania’s bridges? An open question | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PennDOT to fix Oxford Valley Road and Lincoln Highway intersections (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Health

Wolf administration explores using federal aid to help stretch Pa.’s limited monkeypox vaccine supply · Spotlight PA

West Chester officials propose resolution on abortion issue – Daily Local

World Health Organization: Monkeypox cases drop 21%, reversing month-long increase | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Monkeypox vaccine clinic offered today in Allentown; limited supply available – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

UPMC profits, investment income drop in 1st half of the year | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

Pa.’s abortion clinic desert, Grove’s 2020 concession, and nursing home strikes · Spotlight PA

Rep. Perry sues DOJ in effort to block access to his phone (abc27.com)

Toomey, Casey among bipartisan group urging rescue of Pa. man incarcerated in Russia (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania’s feel good run through the Little League World Series finally ends | WITF

Bonus Pa. property tax and rent rebate payments starting to arrive this week – pennlive.com

 

National News

4 takeaways from Tuesday’s’ primaries in New York and Florida : Live Coverage: 2022 Primaries : NPR

How a New Jersey city achieved 0 traffic deaths in 4 years : NPR

Uvalde’s school police chief was fired over the botched response to the shooting : NPR

Hardly any Native American vets have applied for a VA program for home loans. : NPR

White nationalism, fired by social media, is on the rise, attracting young white men | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Federal judge sides with Texas, blocks HHS guidance on emergency abortions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Kobe Bryant’s widow awarded $16M over photos of bodies after helicopter crash – pennlive.com

U.S. set to ship record crude into 2023 as deepens | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Opioid maker Endo paid top executives $55.5 million in bonuses before bankruptcy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amazon to shut down its telehealth offering | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Hope Rescue Mission breaks ground on LightHouse Women and Children’s Center in Reading (berksweekly.com)

Heralding a grand opening for Matzah Balls Jewish Deli | The Bucks County Herald

New Hope Borough passes short-term rental ordinance | The Bucks County Herald

Montco commissioners adopt $161M pandemic recovery plan (mainlinemedianews.com)

Montco commissioners pressed to find space for homeless (mainlinemedianews.com)

Chester’s new chief operating officer is introduced (delcotimes.com)

Partnership pairs Scranton police, behavioral health workers to help people in crisis | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton offering ARPA grants to address community wellness | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Allentown abortion ordinance discussion draws big crowd at raucous committee meeting; council members’ tempers flare – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

Pa.’s 1st space museum to open on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

Owner of old Kaufmann’s store eyes up to 600 more apartments, $125 million investment in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Masks likely not required on first day of school in Pittsburgh after last-minute policy change by board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia city initiative connects thousands to free internet | Local News | phillytrib.com

Takeaways from our investigation into doctors chosen by the police union to treat injured cops (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia schools start on Monday, with 10 days of masking and 450 new air conditioners (inquirer.com)

Boarding house bans didn’t achieve their goal. End them. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden announces nearly $3B in new military aid for Ukraine – Daily Local

DOJ releases a Mueller-era memo to Barr on the decision to not prosecute Trump : NPR