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Legislature needs to find balance in fireworks restrictions | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (

Pa. lawmakers eye stronger guidelines as school districts enhance security measures |

Lawyers, guns and money: $50 million in state grants for gun crime opening to PA counties soon – NewsBreak

Steelers star and other veterans highlighting impact of closed primaries on those who served – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

If anti-trans lawmakers got their way, I might not be alive today | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The White House is suspending its free COVID-19 testing kit program : NPR



PA Labor and Industry secretary hears small business hiring woes (

The new labor movement might save America. This is why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Used car prices jumped in central Pa. with rest of nation, but dealers see market cooling –

Families forced to deal with rising prices as students return to school | Times Leader



Thieves Scam Millions From Struggling Chester Upland School District – DV Journal (

Montco man accused of beating an officer with a Trump flag during the Jan. 6 riot sentenced to nearly four years (

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

The Philadelphia Police Department is short 1,300 officers. Here’s why the situation is about to get worse |



Pitt students to receive grants from extra $7.5 million university received –

In-state Pitt students to get $350 ‘grants’ from COVID-19 relief money | WITF

Daroff and Bluford charters reach a deal with the Philadelphia School District, leaving about 550 students to find other schools (

Lebanon Valley College receives $5M grant to focus on global study –

A new school year begins. What are your goals for teachers and students? : NPR

Examining 3 of the arguments of the student loan forgiveness debate : NPR

Pennsylvania residents could pay taxes on their student loan relief (

Three players from Pa. football team retain law firm after hazing incident canceled season – The Morning Call (

To attract and retain Philly teachers, we must address the underlying causes of burnout (



The Philly GOP ousted him for possible ‘ballot harvesting’ last election. He’s back to help them (and the Green Party). (

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor candidate Austin Davis visits Penn State students (

Doug Mastriano wore Confederate uniform for faculty photo | WITF

Trump isn’t going to jail. And that’s good news from Democrats | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden’s decision on student loans brings boost to both parties — for totally different reasons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thousands of Pennsylvania women, motivated by Roe decision, swell voter registration rolls | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Luzerne County Council to vote on ballot-sorting system purchase on Monday | News |



Oil slick spreads on the Delaware River near the old Festival Pier in Philly (

Winter will be ‘memorable for all the wrong reasons,’ says The Old Farmer’s Almanac –

Young voters can save the planet | Opinion –

Plans for a gas station next to a bird-watching wetland in Huntingdon County spark opposition | WITF



PennDOT seeks federal grant to upgrade Fort Duquesne, West End and McKees Rocks bridges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania program sends out 10,000 anti-overdose medications | Pennsylvania |

Lancaster General Health unveils new cancer treatment center (

Monkeypox vaccine supply now sufficient, White House says (

Critics attack UPMC Children’s over transgender care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nursing shortages and skilled unit closures are slowing down discharges at Pittsburgh hospitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

State hits Peco for improper shut offs of nearly 50,000 electric customers (

Majority of funds for climate change program went to repave Bloomsburg parking lots | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania National Guard soldier, 17, dies after collapsing during training (

‘It could bring a tear to your eye’: Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge reflects on politics, Jan. 6, his health –

DEP to host public hearing on strengthening Pa.’s power grids | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

SNAP, EBT card system outage strikes Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania nursing homes face new restriction on how they spend money (


National News

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch | NPR

Spike in shootings and slayings since the pandemic began have become the norm. : NPR

Redacted Mar-a-Lago search affidavit unsealed (

Pakistan seeks international help for victims of flood that left nearly 1,000 dead (

Few U.S. states delivered on promises to cut financial ties with Russia over war with Ukraine (

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 5.55% (

Howard University receives 2 bomb threats in a week as some HBCU students feel forgotten | News |

International aid reaches flood-ravaged Pakistan : NPR

Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Household energy bills in Britain to soar by 80% | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Hotel Bethlehem named best historic hotel in the country by USA Today for the second straight year (

KidsBerry Academy day care opens in Yardley Borough | The Bucks County Herald

Millennial farmers preserving traditions in the Pocono Mountains (

Letter: Inflation Reduction Act will help preserve Pocono environment (

Luzerne County Council wrestles with rising cost of prison repairs | Times Leader

Radon mitigation at work in Schuylkill County housing developments | Schuylkill |

New federal law will help numerous Berks veterans with service-connected health problems, officials say (

Event at Reading housing project helps launch new nonprofit (

Some backyard chickens be allowed in Bethlehem, Easton? (

Residents in this eastern Pa. township seek solutions to ‘epidemic’ of dead trees from the dreaded emerald ash borer – The Morning Call (



Once a steel manufacturer, Pittsburgh site will soon produce gene therapies | WITF

Pittsburgh-area climate initiatives to receive a boost when long-awaited federal funds flow | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council digs deeper into possible options to boost affordable housing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Point Park program allows those with other degrees to pursue teaching career |



Philadelphia’s new superintendent previews the 2022-23 school year (

Philly’s new superintendent discusses goals for school year | Local News |

School board abruptly closes 2 West Philadelphia charter schools | Local News |

Philadelphians push for Roosevelt Boulevard subway project revival | Local News |

Ski masks have got to go: Philadelphia City Council should ban them now – City & State Pennsylvania (

Washington Ave. roadwork begins on Monday. Here’s what you need to know. (

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



Lower prescription prices to take time in new law | Health |

How Congress has changed in the last four decades: From civility to open hostility (

Inside Donald Trump’s war on the National Archives (