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State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, environmental advocates share their climate priorities – NewsBreak

Gov. Wolf, Pa. Democrats try to revive plan for $2,000 checks for some households; Republicans say it will make inflation worse [Updated] – Daily Local

Stimulus checks for Pennsylvanians: Gov. Wolf, Pa. Democrats continue push for $2,000 payments –

PODCAST: Sen. Mensch On ‘Free Money,’ Inflation and the Midterms – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania continues to fund antiabortion organization in new budget |

$60K State Grant Awarded To Local Ambulance Company For New Vehicle | Limerick, PA Patch

Sunoco misses cleanup deadline at Marsh Creek State Park; local lawmakers call for action – Daily Local


Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC expected to ease Covid-19 recommendations, including for schools, as soon as this week | Coronavirus |

Erie hospitals to offer Novavax COVID-19 vaccine (

Clearfield County on COVID-19 ‘high’ list; CDC says Cambria at medium transmission level | Local News |

Berks COVID update: Elevated cases and hospitalizations continue (



Feds: Small business loans to diverse owners increase across eastern Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Tips on a new Pennsylvania law and rewarding your hospitality workers | Pennsylvania |

Credit card debt surged as inflation forced Americans to borrow more (

Food pantries are serving more families in need amid inflation challenges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SBA plans to release $180M in leftover Restaurant Revitalization Fund money – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA Covid EIDL doesn’t plan to use billions in remaining potential loan authority – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Growing prescriptions help push CVS past Q2 expectations | News |

Training programs help college graduate trade office for ambulance work | News |

Pennsylvania-based Aurora delays launch of self-driving trucking, citing supply shortages | WITF

Inflation weighs on back-to-school buying for many families |



Hall fatal shooting suit going before federal grand jury, family says (

York police turn to the community for ideas to reduce gun violence (

Lancaster police using federal grant to buy 2 electric patrol bicycles, upgrade systems | Local News |



Pa. schools can apply for mental health, safety grants (

Penn State did not prove its legal standing to have public court filing sealed, experts say · Spotlight PA

Pennridge considers policies on student, staff speech, library books (

Pa. colleges try to keep students safe against monkeypox (

CB School Board partners with PR firm to improve community relations | The Bucks County Herald

Early College Boot Camp offers sneak peek at MCCC’s dual enrollment program – Mainline Media News

Op-Ed: Get charter school reform across the finish line (

Wyoming Valley West reviewing security contract, forming new committee | News |

Allegheny County to get millions in new state funding for early childhood education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than $1.6 million in early learning grants are coming to Berks County. (

Duquesne City schools build out mental health supports as district grows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Olney High, Stetson Middle to return to Philadelphia School District after a decade of charter control (



Butler County is ‘reviewing’ its 2020 election mail ballots. The Pa. Department of State calls it a ‘waste of time.’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kansas abortion vote gives Pa. Democrats new hope for 2022 midterm elections (

Democrats, emboldened after Kansas abortion vote, eye fall campaign | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate: John Fetterman’s comfortable upbringing undercuts image, Republicans say (

Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz touts American manufacturing, ‘burn pit’ bill, in visit to Western Pennsylvania | WITF

Doug Mastriano says Pennsylvania is ‘at a crossroads’ during campaign stop at Crawford County fair | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Push for Radical Gender Policies in K-12 Education a Top-Down Effort, Mastriano Says – DV Journal (

Local Jewish group condemns Moosic native, far-right social media platform founder | |

Doug Mastriano says Pennsylvania is ‘at a crossroads’ during campaign stop at Crawford County fair | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight: Outward Migration (

Republicans choose Burgerhoff as new 114th House candidate | Election |

Can John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro win Pa. in a ‘Republican year’? | John Baer –

John Fetterman’s parents gave him money into his 40s. Republicans say that undercuts his blue-collar image. – The Morning Call (



EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk to people living near plants in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF



American Airlines cuts more than 1,800 flights at PHL for September and October – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wilkes-Barre, state officials prep for passenger rail study | News |

PennDOT’s unpopular bridge tolling plan headed for the junkyard –

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase – again – starting next year | WITF



Prospect Medical Holdings might not sell Crozer, Medical Properties Trust says (

‘American Cartel’ authors go inside the opioid industry : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients reminded to pick plan before August deadline (

New center commits to use $24 million to find a cure for all pediatric cancers –

Eight cases of monkeypox reported in Bucks County (

Erie to receive more monkeypox vaccine to fight worldwide outbreak (

CDC reports 170 monkeypox cases in Pennsylvania; health officials mum on any potential Lancaster County cases | Health |

988 suicide hotline: Why mental health activists are concerned (

Moses Taylor, Regional hospitals plan to merge under one license | News |

Union officials concerned by plan to close First Hospital | News |


State News

Erie’s EMI project gets a $1.5 million boost from federal grant (

Sen. Bob Casey requests $17.5 million of earmarks for Western Pa. outreach, STEM and municipal projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. is giving counties cash for elections. But some say the strings attached might make their jobs harder | WITF

Pa. eligible for more than $244M in U.S. Interior Department mine cleanup funds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

DOJ Drops Investigation Into PSERS — But Challenges Remain for the Fund | Institutional Investor

US prosecutors see no criminal charge for PSERS teacher pension fund (

Sesame Place video not first time Bucks County park under fire for racism (

What Does Kansas Abortion Rights Vote Mean for PA? (

Veteran GOP Operative Caputo Says PA Supreme Court Playing Politics With Act 77 – DV Journal (

Lady Gaga’s foundation announces donations to VOICEup Berks and Mighty Writers | WITF

The $20 million settlement against a racist mortgage lender should just be the start | Editorial (

Pennsylvania aims to fight robocalls by joining task force that would sue scammers |


National News

After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on U.S. gun laws (

Record rent increases, low wages are driving an eviction crisis, U.S. Senate panel told – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How the U.S. gave away a breakthrough battery technology to China : NPR

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was ‘100% real’ (

To one retired commander, the ISS was the last bond between the U.S. and Russia : NPR

Phil Mickelson, others sue PGA Tour over LIV Golf suspensions (

Closing arguments are to begin Thursday in Brittney Griner’s drug case in Russia : NPR

Parkland families talk of ‘unspeakable loss’ as they continue victim impact testimony in gunman’s death penalty trial | News |

Coral levels in areas of the Great Barrier Reef reach a 36-year peak : NPR

China says it carried out precision missile strikes in the Taiwan Strait : NPR

Is the Choco Taco coming back? Klondike hints at future of discontinued treat (

NFL appealing Deshaun Watson’s suspension (

Michael E. Langley confirmed as first Black four-star Marine general | Across America |

Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer loses re-election months after voting to impeach Trump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Young adults moved home and then back out during the pandemic, disrupting millions of households | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Greater Coatesville nonprofits get $657,000 in grant funding – Daily Local

Chester County launches Walk. Ride. Drive. Safe campaign – Daily Local

Police departments in Chester County celebrate National Night Out – Daily Local

Buckingham supervisors approve multi-million dollar project at Friends school | The Bucks County Herald

Family Service earns Foundations Community Partnership grant to support children’s mental health counseling | The Bucks County Herald

Work begins on $100M Queen Street Flats project adding 244 apartments, medical building at former Lancaster YMCA site | Local Business |

Lancaster County buys land along Conestoga river for new jail project | Local News |

HCA continues search for new water sources with well study | News |

Explosion and fire reported at factory in western Berks (

Officials postpone recommendation on Cumru warehouse plans (

Sticker shock: Inflation, supply shortages affecting everything from mugs to food at Musikfest this year – The Morning Call (



Allegheny County to get millions in new state funding for early childhood education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can environmental violations define oil and gas companies as bad actors? A judgment awaits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County spokeswoman accuses Republican activist of slander | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Historic Freedom Corner suffers damages; leaders work to rebuild | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Philly kids slept in a DHS conference room for weeks on end (

A Philadelphia DHS office houses stranded kids, but staff warn it’s unsafe (

The brother of two MOVE victims finally got their remains back from the medical examiner’s office (

What’s the future of Philly’s iconic Roundhouse? Officials seek community input | Local News |

Penn partners with West Philly High to give it a new ‘front porch’ and teach students about careers (



Biden signs executive order aimed at safeguarding abortion access and providing guidance to health care providers | News |

Biden to sign order on out-of-state abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden signs executive order to protect travel for abortion (

Biden to sign order on out-of-state abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Senate passes help for veterans exposed to toxins, after a reversal drew fury | WITF

What closing the ‘carried interest loophole’ means for the Senate climate bill : NPR

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in a car crash : NPR

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes (

With midterm elections approaching, Biden calls out Trump more often : NPR

U.S. Senate rebukes Russia approves Finland, Sweden for NATO : NPR

Chris Freind: Vote down Schumer-Manchin tax bill – Mainline Media News