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

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

Philadelphia renters, landlords await rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends (

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 (

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

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 –

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 |

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

Pennsylvania Republicans are eager to repeat Arizona’s mistake (

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 |

An end to sinister prison gerrymandering is a racial justice victory | Opinion (

Santarsiero to host community events this fall – Opera News (

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 (

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

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

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 (

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

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

Pennsylvania state auditor unveils plan to revamp department | Pennsylvania |

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

Shrinking northwest Pennsylvania counties may become bigger congressional districts | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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


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 (

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

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 |

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

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

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

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

Central Bucks School District tries to quash lawsuit on masks (

More opportunities for third COVID shots open up across northeast PA (

COVID-19 hospitlizations spike by 60% in Erie County (



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

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

Helius to voluntarily delist from Toronto Stock Exchange – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

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

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 (

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

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



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

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

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

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

‘Something is clearly wrong’ –



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

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

Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers union working on agreement for vaccine mandate for employees (

Mask debate moves from school boards to courtrooms (

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

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 |

Wilkes University awarded grant for climate change research | Education |

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

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

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

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



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

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

Why Pennsylvania’s Senate Race Is So Pivotal – NBC10 Philadelphia (

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 (

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 (

Limited government can make a comeback in pandemic era (

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



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

P&G hosts river health checkup | News |



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



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’ |

Opioid declaration ending should not affect Schuylkill County | News |

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

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


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 |

PA Could Pass Texas in Natural Gas Production For First Time – DV Journal (

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

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

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

Citing Pension, some see ‘sweetheart deal’ in Shapiro’s Davidson case (

PSERS doesn’t deserve the bad rap | Opinion (

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 (

‘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 (

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

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 |

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

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

EDWARDS: Veterans Angry As Biden Abandons Afghan Allies – DV Journal (

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 (

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

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 |

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

Luzerne County 911 emergency radio project completion delayed | Times Leader

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

Overdose Awareness Day at Kirby Park offers hope | News |

Rally for voting rights on Public Square | Election |

Former Reading Mayor Joseph Kuzminski passes away (

Hazleton Area Children’s Festival draws thousands | News |

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

City firefighters deployed for Hurricane Ida | Crime-Emergency |

African Heritage Festival offers fun despite obstacles | News |

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

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

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

Organizer of Lower Bucks Vietnam Veterans memorial named Phillies ‘Hero’ (

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



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 (



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

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

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

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

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

Congress can help Philly plant more trees | Opinion (

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

Seniors in Philly are aging in place with the help of community ‘villages’ (

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

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



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? (

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

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