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Legislature

Pa. Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf, call on Pa. Supreme Court to halt evictions | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After U.S. Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium, Leaders Remind People Rental Assistance Money Is Still Available – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Philadelphia renters, landlords await rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends (inquirer.com)

Delco senators call on GOP colleagues to direct funds towards Pennsylvania’s needs – Delco Times

Pa. DHS wants to move Medicaid assessments to Maximus, angering legislators (inquirer.com)

Senator Schwank and DCED Deliver Funding For Violins of Hope in Reading/Berks – Opera News (dailyadvent.com)

Sen. Muth Praises School Masking; Urges Others To Follow Suit | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Sen. Muth, Rep. Hill-Evans Propose Property Tax Relief for Recent Veterans – MyChesCo

Pa. Democrats pitch Biden’s plan to invest billions in roads, bridges and other projects – pennlive.com

Local businesses can apply for energy efficiency grants – Daily Local

Comitta collecting donations for Brandywine Valley SPCA – Daily Local

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Allow Teens To Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent | 90.5 WESA

Bipartisan election reform bill brewing in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Benninghoff urges return to pride in having freedom | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (lewistownsentinel.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans are eager to repeat Arizona’s mistake (msnbc.com)

Restricting Ballot Questions In PA: New Bill Proposed | Abington, PA Patch

‘Prison Gerrymandering’ to end with next State House, Senate district lines; how will the population shift affect you? | FOX43 Capitol Beat | fox43.com

An end to sinister prison gerrymandering is a racial justice victory | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Santarsiero to host community events this fall – Opera News (dailyadvent.com)

Despite infighting, Pa. GOP senators push 2020 election audit – WHYY

‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Face the State | Sen. Jake Corman, Political Insiders | WHP (local21news.com)

Will an ‘audit’ of the 2020 presidential election happen in Pennsylvania?: Explainer – lehighvalleylive.com

New leader of Pa. Senate election review discusses broader approach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Environment Digest Blog: PA Capitol News: Top 10 Stories From Harrisburg Last Week (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Man Charged With Carrying Gun Without License; PA Eyes Repeal | Patch

Wolf Administration to highlight unemployment resources when federal benefits end Sept. 4 (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania state auditor unveils plan to revamp department | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania offering another $20 million to aid hair care businesses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Shrinking northwest Pennsylvania counties may become bigger congressional districts | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New state redistricting policy could impact Jackson Twp. and the county | News | citizensvoice.com

Pa. proposes a big rise in staffing for nursing homes (inquirer.com)

Mask and vaccine mandates have broad support, polls show. But some Pennsylvania Republicans are campaigning against them. | TribLIVE.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Southern Oregon Hospitals Slammed By Biggest COVID Surge Yet : Shots – Health News : NPR

Your questions about climbing COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania, answered · Spotlight PA

COVID pandemic: Gov. Wolf changed his approach on dealing with it (readingeagle.com)

Major central Pa. hospital system will require COVID-19 vaccination for employees – pennlive.com

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are rising, and experts are trying to figure out exactly what that means | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas Pastor Who Almost Died Of COVID To Preach Vaccination : NPR

EU set to propose travel restrictions on U.S. visitors | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus | TribLIVE.com

COVID cases in children rising in Lehigh Valley, but hospitalizations remain low – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Why the COVID booster rollout (probably) won’t repeat spring scramble | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Housing Authority to require coronavirus vaccinations for all employees | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

As COVID cases rise, vaccine rates hit two-month high in Bucks County (theintell.com)

Central Bucks School District tries to quash lawsuit on masks (theintell.com)

More opportunities for third COVID shots open up across northeast PA (poconorecord.com)

COVID-19 hospitlizations spike by 60% in Erie County (goerie.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Ag Sect’y Redding: Education, school programs will cultivate the ‘next generation’ of ag workers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why the lack of workers? Blame lack of child care, COVID illnesses, and the economy reopening all at once (inquirer.com)

Helius to voluntarily delist from Toronto Stock Exchange – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Startup investments are booming. These investors think it’s here to stay. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Some businesses are hiring 14- and 15-year-olds to address staffing shortages | TribLIVE.com

From workers to wings, labor shortage hits NEPA restaurants hard | Times Leader

Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

SEPTA workers say the pandemic revealed labor issues that go beyond paychecks | Local News | phillytrib.com

Let local governments in Pa. set minimum wage and meet community needs (goerie.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Several Local Police Departments Take Part In ‘Shop With A Cop’ At Monroeville Mall – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Westmoreland officials say no plans to accept juveniles from soon-to-close facility in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Once again, DelCo D.A. Jack Stollsteimer outshines Larry Krasner (broadandliberty.com)

‘Are we becoming Philadelphia?’: Delco community mourns a little girl shot to death after a football game (inquirer.com)

‘Something is clearly wrong’ – pennlive.com

 

Education

This was supposed to be the return-to-normal school year. It’s going to be anything but. (inquirer.com)

N.J. and Pa. school bus driver shortage may leave some students stranded (inquirer.com)

Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers union working on agreement for vaccine mandate for employees (wtae.com)

Mask debate moves from school boards to courtrooms (abc27.com)

‘Toxic and impossible’: Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits (abc27.com)

School leaders aim for in-person instruction as COVID concerns linger into new year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Onsite school COVID-19 testing is a smart move that should be embraced by parents, students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Schools prepare for a mixed bag as kindergarten enrollment numbers bounce back | TribLIVE.com

Wilkes University awarded grant for climate change research | Education | citizensvoice.com

Feds expand Pell Grant program for prisoners working on college degrees in Pa., other states | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s how much you’re spending to send your kids back to school | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: PA teachers’ union membership crisis is of its own making (theintell.com)

As school begins, most students in Chester County will be wearing masks – Daily Local

 

Elections/Politics

Thousands March In D.C. For Voting Rights : NPR

Lt. Gov. stops in Sharon to meet voters, picks up wings to go (yahoo.com)

Why Pennsylvania’s Senate Race Is So Pivotal – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

Politics: Trump-Backed Audits Make Elections ‘Wide Open’ to Future Fraud, Experts Warn – PressFrom – US

With Hispanics now making up a majority of Allentown residents, political hopefuls try to build the community’s political clout – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software | WITF

Q&A with 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Limited government can make a comeback in pandemic era (poconorecord.com)

Trump is ranked 41st in C-SPAN’s Survey of US Presidential Leadership (poconorecord.com)

 

Environment

California’s Plan to Make New Buildings Greener Will Also Raise Costs – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

P&G hosts river health checkup | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Transportation

Turnpike buys $2.8 million in U.S. Steel property for Mon-Fayette Expressway | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

In The U.S., A Health Care System Rich In Resources, Poor In Outcomes | WFAE 90.7 – Charlotte’s NPR News Source

Western Pa. doctors encourage flu shots ahead of potential ‘twindemic’ | TribLIVE.com

Opioid declaration ending should not affect Schuylkill County | News | standardspeaker.com

It’s long past time we stopped treating healthcare like a privilege | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s emergency declaration is over. The opioid epidemic isn’t. We have more work to do | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Sen. Casey wants to work around Senate filibuster as Dems face roadblocks on voting rights, immigration, guns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cartwright announces $1.7M for airport | News | citizensvoice.com

PA Could Pass Texas in Natural Gas Production For First Time – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Ida to impact Central PA Wednesday with potential for flooding | ABC27

Pa. agriculture secretary visits Bucks County farm, touts PASS program | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Chesco’s Williams on Afghanistan: People First, Politics Later – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Citing Pension, some see ‘sweetheart deal’ in Shapiro’s Davidson case (broadandliberty.com)

PSERS doesn’t deserve the bad rap | Opinion (inquirer.com)

With so much solar on the horizon, Pa. landowners are learning about a new type of lease | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State continues combating litter — urges public to stop unsightly practice | Times Leader

Second Amendment and concealed carry: Pennsylvania bill would make us safer – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘Prime time for getting bitten’: State and local officials target mosquitoes preemptively to thwart West Nile virus | WITF

 

National News

Anxious tenants await assistance as evictions resume (abc27.com)

SCOTUS eviction ruling increases pressure to dole out rental aid money | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Three COVID programs expiring this week – Daily Local

What it means that the federal jobless aid programs expire September 4 – Daily Local

Ida lashes Louisiana with rain, storm surge before weakening to tropical storm | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Louisiana hospitals filled with virus patients confront Ida | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rockets fired at Kabul airport amid U.S. withdrawal hit homes | TribLIVE.com

U.S. Conducts Drone Strike in Kabul and Winds Down Airlift as Deadline Nears – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Made in the Delaware Valley, Left Behind in Afghanistan: Vets Upset As US Weapons Wind Up With Taliban – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

EDWARDS: Veterans Angry As Biden Abandons Afghan Allies – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Kabul’s Airport Was The Target Of An Overnight Rocket Attack : NPR

Refugee Resettlement Agencies Brace For Influx Of Afghan Evacuees : NPR

Ed Asner, Award Winning Actor Who Played Lou Grant, Dies At 91 : NPR

Yukon Subsistence Users Go To New Lengths For Food After Massive Salmon Decline | KYUK

At Birth, She Already Had a Case File. At 7 Years Old, She Was Dead. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

In R. Kelly Trial, the Verdict May Hinge on a Circle of Enablers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal trial to showcase Silicon Valley’s most notorious startup crash | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Easton signs lease agreement with Two Rivers Kayaking | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Chester County Pa. auction helps keep Amish farmers on the land (inquirer.com)

Luzerne County 911 emergency radio project completion delayed | Times Leader

Family of local fallen soldier ‘heartbroken’ by Afghanistan events | News | citizensvoice.com

Overdose Awareness Day at Kirby Park offers hope | News | citizensvoice.com

Rally for voting rights on Public Square | Election | citizensvoice.com

Former Reading Mayor Joseph Kuzminski passes away (readingeagle.com)

Hazleton Area Children’s Festival draws thousands | News | standardspeaker.com

Code enforcement in Hazleton busy with complaints about chickens, ducks | News | standardspeaker.com

City firefighters deployed for Hurricane Ida | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

African Heritage Festival offers fun despite obstacles | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Newtown Township approves Arcadia Green’s 60 new $700,000-plus homes (theintell.com)

Dad of Marine killed in Afghanistan: ‘It’s like his life was wasted’ (ydr.com)

Brandywine Valley SPCA helps to rescue cats, dogs in Ida’s path – Daily Local

Organizer of Lower Bucks Vietnam Veterans memorial named Phillies ‘Hero’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Marine’s hometown mourns the ‘Hero of Lawrence’ | News | tribdem.com

 

Pitt

The long decline: Pittsburgh International Airport still trying to rebound from the effects of 9/11 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Top student to ‘Top Chef’: Pitt Ph.D. candidate to appear on cooking show | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority to present final Negley Station redesign plans Wednesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scooter Craze: Spin pilot program seeing growth in Pittsburgh and in complaints | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Dept. recommends Pittsburgh among 19 U.S. cities for Afghan allies to resettle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After earlier veto, AlleCo Exec Rich Fitzgerald pitches new countywide paid sick leave bill | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Philly

Philadelphia’s eviction diversion program became a national model. What’s next as COVID-19 relief funds run out? | Editorial (inquirer.com)

City courts’ orders delaying evictions remain following U.S. Supreme Court ruling | Local News | phillytrib.com

How Philadelphia’s minority-owned businesses are rebounding from the effects of the pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Diverse business leaders weigh in on the biggest barriers to inclusion – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Rents are up in Philly and nationally, and they’re expected to keep rising into the fall (inquirer.com)

Congress can help Philly plant more trees | Opinion (inquirer.com)

‘Let’s have some fun’: Vax Up Philly Parade brings vaccines and free ice cream to people where they are (inquirer.com)

Seniors in Philly are aging in place with the help of community ‘villages’ (inquirer.com)

More than 500 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrive in Philadelphia on first day, with hundreds more expected – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

With classes about to start, Philly schools chief says COVID-19 protocols are in place | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

Biden honors U.S. service members killed in Kabul : NPR

What is the “SALT deduction” — and why do some Congressional Democrats want to repeal it? (broadandliberty.com)

Pentagon monitoring for additional threats to US troops, evacuees after Kabul attack | ABC27

Biden announces pay raises for federal employees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette