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Legislature

Mastriano hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks | WITF

Arcadia University presented with $1 million grant | Publicspirit | montgomerynews.com

Guy Ciarrocchi: A roadmap to reforming Pennsylvania (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania redistricting hearing delves into basic building blocks of legislative maps – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Redistricting reformers want changes to how political maps are drawn | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

SACA wins state grant for second phase of affordable housing project ‘Conestoga North’ | Local News | lancasteronline.com

New endorsement laws could create pitfalls for college athletes | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

DelVal Residents Divided on New CDC Mask Guidance – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Residents in six Midstate counties with ‘substantial spread’ should mask up, CDC says (abc27.com)

Philadelphia, for now, will not follow NYC’s mandate to require vaccination proof for indoor dining – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Wegmans mask policy changes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise (abc27.com)

NASCAR to require masks in enclosed areas going forward | Sports | dailylocal.com

PPG Paints Arena recommends masks, starting with tonight’s James Taylor concert | TribLIVE.com

Lancaster County now at ‘substantial’ level of COVID-19 transmission: CDC | Health | lancasteronline.com

‘This fifth wave is indeed a pandemic of the unvaccinated’: LGH chief of infectious diseases | Health | lancasteronline.com

Delta variant increases COVID-19 cases in Bucks, Montgomery counties (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Delta variant fueling rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Hanover Area announces masking mandate, some new initiatives | Education | citizensvoice.com

DAMA updates mask policy | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Virologist resigns from Boyertown COVID task force after 5-4 vote on mask policy | News | readingeagle.com

State will text Pennsylvanians that missed second COVID-19 shot | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. surpasses 1,000 covid cases a day for 1st time since May | TribLIVE.com

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Low Wages, Enhanced Benefits Causing PA’s Labor Shortage – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

New Pennsylvania tax exemption looks to spur data center development, thousands of jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Comcast Rise helps minority-owned small businesses (theintell.com)

Nonprofit permanently closing its last Lehigh Valley thrift store – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Amid inflation and staffing shortages, is now the time for Pa.’s minimum wage to increase? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Chewy bringing 550 jobs to Pittston Township pharmacy fulfillment center | Times Leader

Cold storage warehouse eyed for Coca-Cola land in Humboldt Industrial Park North | News | standardspeaker.com

ATI reports $49.2M second-quarter loss, says worker strike cost $40.3M | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

GIORDANO: Philadelphia Denies Need for More Cops as Crime Rises – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania contractor pleads guilty in largest prevailing wage criminal case in U.S. history | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. construction firm pleads no contest, sentenced for theft and violation of prevailing wage act (abc27.com)

Glenn O. Hawbaker to pay more than $20 million in restitution to Pa. workers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Education

COVID-19 mask policies fall to individual PA school districts (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Cumberland Valley School District makes decision on mask mandate for 21-22 school year (abc27.com)

Penn State students, faculty call for university to require COVID-19 vaccine – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Penn State strongly encouraging, not mandating covid vaccine | TribLIVE.com

District plans upgrades, classroom walls at West Scranton Intermediate School | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pittsburgh-area college students facing a new year with mask mandates and vaccine requirements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: A glut of dorm rooms cries out for innovation | TribLIVE.com

 

Elections/Politics

Biden, Wolf, top Dems say Cuomo should go; NY Gov remains defiant | Times Leader

Pennsylvania Senate Race Adds Another Local Contender to Mix – News Break

Shontel Brown Edges Nina Turner In Ohio Democratic U.S. House Primary : NPR

Effort launched to take over the Allegheny County Democratic Committee from the inside | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio U.S. House races | News | tribdem.com

Voters on both sides in this Pa. swing district worry about rising prices | WITF

Jeff Bartos, Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate, blends business talk with culture war rhetoric (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Spirit And American Airlines Cancel Hundreds Of Flights : NPR

Route 80 rockfall projects gets pushed back (again) as costs soar (poconorecord.com)

Improving the Ben Franklin Parkway demands smarts and art, not costly engineering | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List | Abington Journal (theabingtonjournal.com)

Mosquitos carrying West Nile Virus detected in York County (abc27.com)

LVHN patient information among those stolen during the Accellion FTA hack – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

State News

Pa. Sen. Bob Casey, state legislators rallying in D.C. urge Congress to act on voting rights | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania is a microcosm of America’s housing crisis | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

High court gives Pa. county OK to delay eviction cases while tenants wait for rental relief · Spotlight PA

Wawa distributing gift cards, cash to customers after data breach hack (theintell.com)

Tick prevalence is high this year, Pa. officials warn | News | timesherald.com

John Stefanowicz loses early in Greco-Roman wrestling in Tokyo Olympics (ydr.com)

Joe Kovacs qualifies for Olympics shot put final – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Reports of mysterious bird disease decreasing in Pennsylvania | WITF

 

National News

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3 | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Happy birthday, George Edwin Taylor. The first Black presidential candidate | Michael Coard | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After Damning Sexual Harassment Report, Will Cuomo Resign? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Who is Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul? Governor Cuomo’s Possible Successor – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Live: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple state employees, probe finds (abc27.com)

Home prices keep setting records, but profit margins are slipping in housing market – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas And Gov. Abbott From Restricting The Transportation Of Migrants | TPR

What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

An Officer Is Killed In An Attack Outside The Pentagon, Officials Say : NPR

U.S. Takes Gold And Silver In The Fastest Women’s 400 Meter Hurdle Race Ever : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

Missouri’s Governor Pardons The St. Louis Lawyers Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters : NPR

DaBaby And The Work Toward A More Inclusive Music Industry : NPR

Passport delays: COVID has put processing on hold. Here’s what we know. (poconorecord.com)

4 U.S. Capitol Police officers die by suicide following the insurrection – pennlive.com

 

Local News

‘Village for Kids’ Celebrates 12th Year – Tube City Almanac (tubecityonline.com)

York’s National Night Out helped neighbors help others (abc27.com)

Harrisburg’s National Night Out went all out at Camp Curtin Academy (abc27.com)

Delaware County celebrates National Night Out | Local-news | delcotimes.comJohnstown’s National Night Out puts a ‘friendly face’ on police | Local News | tribdem.com

Conyngham crime watchers stage party for National Night Out | News | standardspeaker.com

Hilltown residents oppose Lennar plan for age-restricted housing (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center moving to new location (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

New Garden Township Supervisors accept key revitalization plan to create community’s vision of St. Anthony’s in the Hills | Local-news | dailylocal.com

A proposed Amazon distribution center is conflicting with Lawrenceville’s vision of a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

New apartment buildings on W. Springettsbury Ave. by York College (ydr.com)

Will Biden’s new moratorium affect Lehigh Valley renters facing eviction? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

Old Forge seeks new order, more than $530,000 in fines and costs against Stocki | News | thetimes-tribune.com

New Stanton council holds off vote on 1 million-square-foot warehouse | TribLIVE.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh officials call on new UPMC CEO to better support the region | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Jeff Bartos, Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate, blends business talk with culture war rhetoric (inquirer.com)

 

Philly

Coalition of women call on Kenney to declare a gun violence emergency | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Biden sets eviction ban in variant-stricken areas – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Experts urge Congress to focus on domestic terrorism fight | ABC27

Guest Opinion: AARP and the triumph of image over skeezy reality (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Senators try to sell $1T infrastructure plan to public | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Democrats and Republicans dislike Section 230, but is reform possible? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)