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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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


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 (delcotimes.com)

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

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

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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 | TribLIVE.com



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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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 (abc27.com)

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

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



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

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor candidate Austin Davis visits Penn State students (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 | standardspeaker.com



Oil slick spreads on the Delaware River near the old Festival Pier in Philly (inquirer.com)

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

Young voters can save the planet | Opinion – pennlive.com

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 | thecentersquare.com

Lancaster General Health unveils new cancer treatment center (abc27.com)

Monkeypox vaccine supply now sufficient, White House says (inquirer.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

Pennsylvania National Guard soldier, 17, dies after collapsing during training (abc27.com)

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

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

SNAP, EBT card system outage strikes Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania nursing homes face new restriction on how they spend money (inquirer.com)


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 (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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

International aid reaches flood-ravaged Pakistan : NPR

Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

Millennial farmers preserving traditions in the Pocono Mountains (poconorecord.com)

Letter: Inflation Reduction Act will help preserve Pocono environment (poconorecord.com)

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

Radon mitigation at work in Schuylkill County housing developments | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

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

Event at Reading housing project helps launch new nonprofit (readingeagle.com)

Some backyard chickens be allowed in Bethlehem, Easton? (mcall.com)

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



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 | TribLIVE.com



Philadelphia’s new superintendent previews the 2022-23 school year (inquirer.com)

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

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

Philadelphians push for Roosevelt Boulevard subway project revival | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

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

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



Lower prescription prices to take time in new law | Health | phillytrib.com

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

Inside Donald Trump’s war on the National Archives (inquirer.com)