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Legislature

Legislators meet with nonprofits to discuss housing experience | The Downingtown Times

Comitta: Four bridges in county damaged by Hurricane Ida to be repaired | Chester County Press

Local Nonprofits Partner with Legislators to Discuss Housing in Chester County (vista.today)

Fonthill Castle site improvement plans funded by state grant – thereporteronline

Pa. House bill would provide compensation to the wrongfully imprisoned | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s lobbyist disclosure website gets major boost in state funding. See what other programs got increases – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Tom Wolf pushes for $2,000 direct payments without a plan to bring Republicans to the table | WITF

Gov. Wolf proposes $2K checks for some Pa. residents to help fight inflation | TribLIVE.com

State lawmaker proposes clarifying law to avoid criminalizing ‘hundreds of thousands of Pa. drivers’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

$200K Grant To Fund Master Plan For Fonthill Castle In Doylestown | Doylestown, PA Patch

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden Administration to Stop Sending Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Friday | News | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

The business of volunteer fire companies has become harder to sustain. Can collaboration help? · Spotlight PA

Lehigh Valley industrial market spreads to new frontier along Route 33 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Gas prices continue to fall, but for how long? (abc27.com)

U.S. Postal Service to hold 8 job fairs in 6 counties over the next 19 days – pennlive.com

Pa. labor shortage data indicates employers need about 105,000 workers (mcall.com)

How Black workers got locked out of construction’s best jobs (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

D.C. Proud Boy member who menaced Chuck Schumer during Jan. 6 riot sentenced to 55 months | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

How Bucks County schools keep students safe. A look at security plans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Late drop-offs, overcrowded buses frustrate Boone parents (yahoo.com)

How to stay protected from student loan scammers on the prowl : NPR

DelVal’s Head Start Programs Still Mandate Masks for Young Children – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Nearly a million Pennsylvanians could have their student loans wiped away under Joe Biden’s plan | WITF

How Biden’s student-debt relief is helping Philly-area borrowers (inquirer.com)

Biden forgives student debt, brings joy, provokes outrage | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Students and teachers go back to school – Daily Local

New school year with more armed officers, a new cell phone policy and the end of universal free meals | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton School District makes progress in hiring teachers for fall | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Wilkes students excited for historic presidential visit | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania election rules changes considered | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Use of drop boxes a decision for Pennsylvania counties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Seven More GOP Members Break Ranks, Support Shapiro (politicspa.com)

More former Republican officials come out in support of Josh Shapiro in Pa. governor’s race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Gov. Race: Shapiro breaks with Dems on COVID policies (abc27.com)

Martin Flynn spent more than any other Democratic State Senate candidate or officeholder in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Matt Cartwright to shell out six figures on two new TV spots – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

PA Governor Race: Mastriano Confederate uniform photo draws new scrutiny (abc27.com)

Fetterman calls on Biden to move toward decriminalizing marijuana ahead of Pennsylvania visit | ABC27

Pa. midterm election: Manufacturing key in Lehigh Valley congressional race (inquirer.com)

King family announces coalition to aid Black, Brown organizers | Across America | phillytrib.com

Luzerne County Council approves purchase of ballot-sorting system | Election | citizensvoice.com

 

Environment

Letters take on climate, assault weapons, loan forgiveness (theintell.com)

Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches : NPR

Data centers face drought and climate risk : NPR

 

Health

Encompass Health expanding in Philadelphia area with plans for $55M rehab hospital in Norristown area – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Why climate change may be driving more infectious diseases : NPR

Hershey Med president leaves job; national search for replacement planned – pennlive.com

How the high cost of hearing aids hurts people who need them | WITF

Bucks County hospitals are investing millions into ongoing expansions (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Kids need up-to-date vaccinations for COVID, polio, PA advocates say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Many Pa. nursing homes must spend more on patient care under new law | News | standardspeaker.com

 

State News

New $1B federal grant program for Appalachian region economic projects announced | Alabama | thecentersquare.com

Joe Biden to give prime-time speech in Philadelphia on ‘battle’ for democracy | WITF

President Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh area on Labor Day | WITF

Biden to talk crime, gun control in swing state Pennsylvania – Daily Local

 

National News

More people are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes : NPR

New Jersey’s gas tax to fall a penny a gallon on Oct. 1 (inquirer.com)

Serena Williams defeats Danka Kovinic in the first match of her last U.S. Open : NPR

Ukrainian attacks suggest offensive may be underway in the south : NPR

Artemis 1: engine problem forces NASA to delay launch : NPR

Governor declares water emergency for Mississippi capital : NPR

Dazed and confused: Electric vehicle buyers struggle to navigate new tax credits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Madam CJ Walker, first female self-made millionaire, gets her own Barbie (abc27.com)

 

Local News

Residents along lake in the Poconos can get help for projects (poconorecord.com)

Erie gun violence solutions reside in Black churches, local programs (goerie.com)

Erie Blue Coats explain Erie youth gun violence, call for action (goerie.com)

Delaware County is planning to wind down a successful housing assistance program next month (delcotimes.com)

Luzerne County in the political spotlight with Biden and Trump visits | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Pitt

Jack Shea, ‘tough, focused and fearless’ Pittsburgh-area labor leader, dies at 79 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh union leader Jack Shea remembered as a ‘giant’ in labor movement | TribLIVE.com

Advocates criticize DA plans to beef up South Side surveillance network | Social Justice | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

New Pitt-Greensburg Life Sciences building expected to open early next year | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Philadelphia crime: $200M for antiviolence mostly aimed at long term, controller says (inquirer.com)

The push for Kobe Bryant Drive and Gianna Bryant Way – WHYY

Philly education leaders say they’re optimistic heading into new school year (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

GIORDANO: Krasner Will Be Impeached – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philly school district opens the 2022-23 school year at Dunbar School | Local News | phillytrib.com