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Comitta: Important Income Limits Raised for PA Workers with Disabilities – News Break

Mark Nordenberg pledges open, honest redistricting process for Pennsylvanians | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sen. Schwank tours American Polarizers – BFTP | NEP ( University presented with $1 million Arcadia University presented with $1 million grant | Publicspirit |

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Environmental Committee Meets Aug. 18 To Vote On Letter Disapproving Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. Covering Power Plants [RGGI] (

Will lawmakers return to Harrisburg to re-up Governor’s opioid disaster declaration? (

Wolf asks lawmakers to reconvene early as Pennsylvania’s opioid disaster declaration nears expiration | Pennsylvania |

Wolf admin. debuts new long-term plan to improve Pa.’s state parks | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. awards $475,000 for improvement projects in Reading and West Reading | Local News |

Oxford Main Street gets $25,000 in state funding | Local-news |

Campus Reform | PA allocates $2.5 million of COVID relief money on diversity, equity programs

$23.9 Million Approved for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer rehabilitation project – South Pittsburgh Reporter (

Local Legislators announce $475K in Keystone Communities Program Grants (

Delta variant in Pa.: How can Gov. Wolf manage surge with less power? (

Two local projects receive Keystone Communities Program grants | Times Leader

Hearings begin this week on Pennsylvania legislative, congressional redistricting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Tracking Pa.’s pandemic spending, by the numbers | WITF

Pa. implores lawmakers to encourage public to get vaccinated (

Experts ‘strongly encourage’ pregnant women to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (

Wolf administration to host public COVID-19 vaccination clinic in downtown Harrisburg (

‘The good Lord’s vaccine is better than any man’s’: Voices from Pa.’s least-vaccinated county –

Positive COVID-19 cases on upward trend along with vaccinations | News |

Coronavirus positivity rate rising in SE Pa. | News |

Somerset, Indiana, Clearfield counties have elevated COVID-19 spread, masks recommended indoors | Local News |

Monroe County COVID cases increased by 104 this week (

Griffith mask mandate ‘ridiculous’ | Times Leader

Vaccinated Luzerne County residents may need to mask as transmission rate rises | Coronavirus |

Hanover Area announces masking mandate, some new initiatives | Education |

Covid spread now ‘substantial’ in Allegheny, other Western Pa. counties |

Giant Eagle to ask all customers to wear masks starting Friday |

U.S. hits 70% vaccination rate – a month late, amid a surge | Coronavirus |

Now, kids under 12 are getting their shot at COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials | WITF

Americans Suffer Pandemic Whiplash as Leaders Struggle With Changing Virus – The New York Times (

Opinion | ‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster – The New York Times (

Half of California now under mask mandates as Bay Area joins Sacramento, LA | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NYC urges masks; MTA requires vaccines or tests for workers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘It just went boom.’ ICUs are being overwhelmed with younger — and sicker — patients |

U.S. Urged To Play Stronger Role In Getting COVID Vaccines To Countries In Need : Goats and Soda : NPR

Lindsey Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for covid-19 |



Lack of foreign workers has seasonal businesses scrambling – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA’s Targeted EIDL Advance program could see cuts in bipartisan infrastructure bill – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Institutional investors may grab bigger share of single-family rental market as smaller-scale landlords look for an exit – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama May Get 2nd Chance To Vote For Union : NPR

Report offers ways to address inequities among Philly’s minority-owned small businesses | Business |

COVID-19 had disproportionate effect on minority-owned businesses (

PPG completes $15 million expansion at aerospace window plant in California | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Dauphin County rapid response team prepares for future riots (

John Bey officially Lancaster city’s new police chief: ‘Public safety is not a spectator sport’ [photos] | Local News |

Immigration advocacy groups say hunger strike at York County Prison led to retaliation | WITF

National Night Out 2021 events are back with food, games and first responders –

Two MSC Gayane seamen get prison terms in plot to smuggle 20 tons of cocaine through Port of Philadelphia (



Brookings Institution urges Congress to provide up to $7 billion to struggling state colleges – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Drexel’s tech talent ranks among MIT, Carnegie Mellon on CodeSignal report – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Central Bucks optional face mask rule drives divide in community (

In Central Bucks, it’s a pandemic of ‘bullies over others’ (

New OJR equity policy spurs ‘Critical Race Theory’ debate | Local News |

Central Bucks School District should acknowledge racist education (

Cheyney to use stimulus money to erase unpaid student bills | State & Region |

Lehigh Valley school districts will provide more mental health support services – The Morning Call (

Parent organization calls for resignation of Pine-Richland School Board over handling of assault investigations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Mellon reinstates mask mandate after rise in COVID-19 cases caused by delta variant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Empty dorm rooms pose financial problems for Pennsylvania public universities |



Nina Turner And Shontel Brown Lead Polls In Ohio 11th District : NPR

Pennsylvania Court Vacancies Allow Voters To Shape Judiciary | 90.5 WESA

Special election announced for Pennsylvania’s 164th House district | Pennsylvania |

Wagner Backs Bartos for Senate | PoliticsPA

Election audit supporter condemns death threats received by Tioga County commissioners –

Jack Ciattarelli picks Diane Allen as running mate in New Jersey governor’s race (



Blue Marsh Lake algae blooms concerning, but unlikely to be the sole cause of Philadelphia-area water complaints | News |

What Pa. county has the most miles of hiking trails? | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania among worst states in nation in outdoor economic value, says study | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



PennDOT panel recommends fee hikes to replace the state’s gas tax | City & State PA (

What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea. – The New York Times (

Union Station: Amtrak office to be renovated as daytime trains planned for Erie (

Lawsuit stops Allentown airport construction project – The Morning Call (



Pennsylvania ranks 12th best state for health care (

How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals | Across America |

In wake of national opioid settlement, families of NEPA victims say no price makes up for human lives | News |

As 13 Pennsylvanians die daily from overdose, the opioid settlement brings promise and peril | Editorial (

State should extend opioid emergency | Opinion |

Allegheny Health Network sues insurer for COVID-19 losses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pennsylvania Lottery sets record-breaking profit topping $1.3 billion (

AG Shapiro wins $500k in restitution for harmed Pennsylvania homeowners (

Pennsylvania’s ‘record breaking’ lottery profit exceeds $1.3 billion | Pennsylvania |

PA high court reverses Bucks County rescinding of COVID-related eviction stays. (

John Stefanowicz falls in opening round of Olympic wrestling in Tokyo (

Lancaster’s Olympic archer Casey Kaufhold aims for the future after returning home from Tokyo | Olympics |

At the national level, Dr. Rachel Levine adheres to the focus to mission that marked her time in Pa. –

Inside the prestigious Central Pa. Youth Ballet’s summer intensive program –

The best banana splits in Philadelphia (


National News

Federal guidance poses yet another problem for the GOP-backed effort to review the 2020 election | WITF

Stimulus checks: Could payments turn into monthly guaranteed income? | ABC27

US women lose in soccer, win in volleyball, basketball (

Simone Biles Makes A Triumphant Olympic Return And Takes Bronze On Balance Beam : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

Used-car purchasers face high-price sticker shock | Smart Talk (

A Trump-era rule that blocks most migrants is still in place — and now back in court | WITF

Zoom agrees to settle a privacy lawsuit for $85 million | WITF

For Laurel Hubbard and other transgender athletes, change is finally coming to Olympics –


Local News

THE ART OF PIZZA MAKING: From Broadway to the pizzeria, Yardley Pizza’s new owner is center stage | Yardley Area |

DelVal Recorder of Deeds Offices Are On Track for a Historic Year – DV Journal (

BOOKER: Delco Reassessment Leads to Higher Taxes for Homeowners – DV Journal (

Harrisburg Fair Housing Council offering help as evictions begin to peak (

Construction of two downtown Lancaster housing projects to start in coming months | Local Business |

Even with aid, finding affordable housing difficult in Bucks County (

Cleanup continues following historic tornado in Bensalem (

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan praises those who fought North Coventry fire | Local-news |

Trees: Penn State helps in fight to bring back the American chestnut (

Erie’s Perry Square gets portable toilets, water fountain, other upgrades (

Utility shutoffs affecting many in the Lehigh Valley as pandemic protections pulled – The Morning Call (

Grant to fund study of buildings in downtown Wilkes-Barre block | News |

Carbon County to reach veterans with food distributions | News |



Allegheny County joins Philly in backlash to Shapiro’s opioid settlement deal | WITF

South Side reacts to new weekend night traffic pattern (

The world’s largest soap bottle is coming to Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Why Philly’s and Pittsburgh’s mayors want immigration action from Congress | Opinion (



Philadelphia ranks last in home lot size among nation’s 20 biggest cities – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly leaders continue pushing Kenney to do more on gun violence – WHYY

Almost 90% of Philly’s Asian residents are vaccinated. In the rest of Pa., health officials aren’t sure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia-area restaurants ask for proof of vaccinations, sparking debate (

Philadelphia street sweeping will require moving parked cars (



Are we headed for a four-day workweek? New congress legislation gaining steam (

The White House calls on states to prevent a crisis after the federal eviction moratorium expired – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Big Economic Challenges Await Biden and the Fed This Fall – The New York Times (

Here’s what’s included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill | WITF

Guest Opinion: Thanks to Congress, the VOCA Fix is in (

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa., N.J. Democrats promote Biden’s 2021 stimulus, infrastructure plans; GOP bemoans inflation, labor shortages (