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Legislature

Pennsylvania school property taxes and the fight for real relief (delcotimes.com)

Boscola Secures $500,000 in State Funding for First In Math Program | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Wolf visits Southeast Delco school to laud school funding during his administration – Delco Times

Pennsylvanians oppose amending state constitution to limit abortion rights | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

‘I am alive’: On college campuses, there is no escaping COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

What our shopping choices say about the U.S. economy : NPR

Affordable housing, job training a growing problem for Pennsylvania business owners | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pittsburgh tech news: A big development from ElevateBio and a moon tri (nextpittsburgh.com)

Wanted: 7,000 construction workers for Intel chip plants (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

New report on racial bias in Pa. State Police traffic stops delayed by data problems, officials say · Spotlight PA

Pa. school district defamed teacher over Jan. 6 Trump rally, lawsuits states | WITF

Lawyer: Nothing prohibits release of Wilkes-Barre cops’ body cam video | News | citizensvoice.com

Your license plate frame is enough for police in Pa. to pull you over, court rules | News | citizensvoice.com

A year after Fanta Bility’s death, her family is mourning a vibrant child gone too soon (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Biden’s big move on student loans only a first step toward making American college great again (inquirer.com)

Biden’s student loan forgiveness could relieve $26B debt for New Jersey and Pennsylvania borrowers (inquirer.com)

Student loan forgiveness arrives, but shrinking student numbers in PA remains a major problem | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Biden’s student loan forgiveness could relieve $26B debt for New Jersey and Pennsylvania borrowers (inquirer.com)

Student loan plan will take burden off people of color | State & Region | phillytrib.com

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

West Chester school staffers take worst-case scenario training (dailylocal.com)

PHL Inno – First look: Montgomery County Community College debuts space simulation center at Pottstown campus (photos) (bizjournals.com)

‘Make change happen’: Allentown School District aims to improve academic performance, attendance and graduation rate as new school year approaches – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Kutztown University honors first Black graduate, long-time teacher in Reading | WITF

You might be able to buy a beer at Penn State football games this season | WITF

 

Elections/Politics

Pa. Democrats think abortion rights will help them flip state legislature (inquirer.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

Brian Fitzpatrick holds massive fundraising in 1st District race (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Editorial: Tired of election fraud talk? Do something about it; become a polls worker (dailylocal.com)

Playing Politics With Student Loan Debt (politicspa.com)

Corman: Fetterman Brought ‘Chaos’ to State Senate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. voters are confident in the 2020 election outcome, a new F&M poll shows | WITF

Mastriano’s religious values resonate with supporters, but poll shows him down among Republicans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.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

Biden asks Republicans to shun ‘MAGA’ in November, vote Democrat | Reuters

Biden slams Trump MAGA Republicans for “semi-fascism” at Maryland rally (axios.com)

 

Environment

California bans the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 to curb climate change. : NPR

 

Health

White House calls meeting with college officials on how to curb monkeypox on campus – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

My son was diagnosed with leukemia at age three. Fracking is likely to blame. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Major shift in medical malpractice rules in Pa. could help victims, but opponents fear the cost · Spotlight PA

Calls are up, but many 988 call centers lack resources to offer in-person help : Shots – Health News : NPR

Hershey Medical research dementia’s possible link to COVID-19 (abc27.com)

Medication to treat opioid addiction still isn’t accessible for many Americans, a new study finds (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Pennsylvania pols react to Biden’s student loan cancellation plan – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Harrisburg students react to federal loan forgiveness plan (abc27.com)

Jason Phox: Student loan forgiveness means less stress and fear in my life (nextpittsburgh.com)

Toomey, Casey react to student loan debt cancellation (abc27.com)

Court loosens rules on where malpractice cases can be filed (abc27.com)

Tougher federal rules crack down on ghost guns in Pa., nationwide | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cartwright praise for donor lands him in troubled water | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. Supreme Court blocks legislative caucuses from joining Gov. Tom Wolf’s suit about proposed abortion amendment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State OKs PGW gas-main replacement plan, including nearly 1,000 miles of pipes installed before WWII (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Abortion access is on the ballot in November in these states. What you need to know – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Columbus school board, teachers’ union reach “conceptual agreement” to end strike | WOSU News

Judge Orders Redacted Affidavit Used in Trump Search Warrant to Be Unsealed – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Putin Orders an Expansion of Russia’s Hard-Hit Armed Forces – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Uvalde parents to rally in Austin to raise age for AR-15-style rifle purchases : NPR

Western drought raises risk of power blackouts : NPR

A Michigan Chipotle has become the first location to unionize : NPR

‘Swarm’ of earthquakes rattles South Carolina town and its residents : NPR

Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago uncovered in Texas during drought : NPR

Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens : NPR

For buyers of color, the housing market can be particularly troubling | Across America | phillytrib.com

Judge rules environmental violations can inform how townships evaluate land use permits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why food insecurity among Generation Z is so much higher than for other age groups (inquirer.com)

Mark Meadows, Sidney Powell testimony sought in Georgia election probe | TribLIVE.com

 

Local News

West Chester officials propose resolution on abortion issue – Daily Local

Bensalem Township Council tables controversial riverfront amendment (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Harrisburg pizza shop employees tried to unionize. Then the shop closed. | WITF

ESU’s new University Center will cost $76.4 million (poconorecord.com)

‘Last piece of the puzzle’: Lancaster County makes final land purchase for new prison | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Humane Pennsylvania participating in Clear the Shelters event Saturday – Reading Eagle

Spotted lanternfly ‘popping up everywhere’ in Lackawanna County | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Teachers union ‘befuddled’ by lack of communication on Pittsburgh schools mask policy change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$11.3M in federal funding to go toward infrastructure improvements in Hill District | TribLIVE.com

U.S highway official touts $11.3 million grant for Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘A transformative game changer:’ Firm specializing in cell and gene therapy to team with Pitt at Hazelwood Green | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Infrastructure of the future’: Broadband gets boost in Beaver, Fayette counties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County rent assistance program has ended. Here’s who benefited from it, according to data. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Review: In Hamburg, the Pittsburgh Symphony delivers Mahler with zeal and fervor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County Council finalizes nominees for independent police review board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Greensburg bridge ceremony honors Richard Cullen, who was killed in Vietnam | TribLIVE.com

Pitt to partner with Massachusetts company at biomanufacturing center in Hazelwood | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Renters in the Philly area have fewer options than in most of the country (inquirer.com)

Wastewater testing Philadelphia: COVID, monkeypox, polio could be tracked (inquirer.com)

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

Bluford and Daroff charters will have delayed school start date, while Daroff is eyed for immediate closing (inquirer.com)

Community members gather in South Philly for discussion on policing, stop and frisk debate | Local News | phillytrib.com

Keystone First helps members facing eviction | Local News | phillytrib.com

NBC’s Premier League Fan Fest is coming to Philadelphia on Eagles-Cowboys weekend (inquirer.com)

CHOP has a new mental health center in West Philly. Community members want providers to spend time outside its walls. (inquirer.com)

LGBTQ-friendly building in Philly has become a national model for affordable senior housing (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia City Council members weigh in on the Harriet Tubman sculpture controversy (inquirer.com)