SLIBCO Receives $100,000 for talent attraction campaign | Abington Journal (theabingtonjournal.com)

Easton Public Market receives grant funding for new plaza to complement parking garage – lehighvalleylive.com

Sen. Schwank tours American Polarizers – BFTP | NEP (benfranklin.org)

‎Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry: A Senate Of The People with Malcolm Kenyatta on Apple Podcasts

Wolf calls for New York Gov. Cuomo to step down over sexual harassment | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What is prison gerrymandering, and what’s being done about it in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

$5 million in funding to support building restoration, blight reduction in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmaker disappointed after DOJ calls off Pennsylvania nursing home probe | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Governor Wolf signs Opioid Disaster Declaration, awaits approval from legislators (abc27.com)

Wolf extends opioid disaster declaration through Aug. 26 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates say Pa. redistricting process must prioritize public input, communities’ intactness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania lawmakers discuss ban on transgender athletes in girls’ school sports – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Four local school districts receive state grants | Education | citizensvoice.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Fauci fears a variant worse than delta is coming, says COVID-19 cases could double – pennlive.com

DelVal Medical Professionals Support New CDC Guidance to Fight COVID Variants – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Concerns about dangerous delta variant is convincing some to get vaccinated in the Midstate (abc27.com)

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job (abc27.com)

Alarmed Louisiana Residents Turn to Vaccines in ‘Darkest Days’ of Pandemic – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

COVID Vaccine Booster Moratorium Proposed By WHO : Goats and Soda : NPR

Delaware County mandates masks in county buildings; may require Fair Acres nurses to vaccinate | Coronavirus | delcotimes.com

Masks ‘required’ in NASD buildings and offices, says superintendent | Local-news | timesherald.com

Allegheny County officials say county has moved into “substantial” COVID spread, driven by the Delta variant | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Stores requiring masks amid delta surge – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allegheny County not mandating masks yet, but officials still ‘strongly recommend’ wearing one | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Data provides a snapshot of COVID-19 surges in Allegheny County communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As delta variant spreads, more kids need hospital care (inquirer.com)



DECA City Farms has big plans for urban agriculture in Lancaster and beyond [Q&A] | Home & Garden | lancasteronline.com

Work Search Requirement Added, But Will It Ease Worker Shortage? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Return to Work? Not With Child Care Still in Limbo, Some Parents Say. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Cybersecurity, remote work don’t dampen business optimism – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Will Restaurant Revitalization Fund get more money? Lawmakers press for more funding, warn of closures – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Bitcoin mining facilities popping up at power plants near the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Cardless, contactless and cashless technology: Take a look inside Hollywood Casino York – pennlive.com

CVS to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



George Tratras Accused Of Shooting And Killing His Parents, Then Taking His Own Life In Mt. Lebanon – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)



Feds OK Pennsylvania’s plans for $1.6 billion in federal COVID relief funds for schools – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PASSHE eyes collaboration with community colleges to support integration efforts | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School Board President Silences West Chester Mom Over CRT – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania schools brace for new year amid lingering pandemic uncertainty | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Return of masks looms as possibility with new school year in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Penn State requiring masks at all campuses (abc27.com)

5 Lancaster elementary schools awarded a combined $100K to expand fruit, vegetable offerings | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne County schools get $668,975 in grants for healthy food options | Times Leader

Back-to-school guidance in Bucks, Montgomery counties differs widely (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks, Montgomery County community colleges freeze tuition (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Merged universities could ‘turn the page’ on woes keeping Pennsylvania’s State System from educating more students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. state universities looking at an 11th consecutive year of enrollment decline – pennlive.com

Penn State: Local Council chides PSU for not requiring COVID vaxx | Centre Daily Times

Four central Pa. school districts made the top-10 list as ‘most equitable’ in the state, study finds – pennlive.com

Alvernia University only college in Berks requiring vaccination for fall semester | Local News | readingeagle.com

Pittsburgh district, teachers clashed over school start, end times in contract talks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mt. Lebanon School District to require all people in district buildings to wear masks | TribLIVE.com



Local Affairs: Representative Conor Lamb to join Pennsylvania Senate race (goodwordnews.com)

Poll flashes warning signs on Democrat-only “infrastructure” bill (broadandliberty.com)

DLGA Endorses Fetterman for Senate | PoliticsPA

Chester County Leadership: Bill McSwain, Former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (vista.today)

GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bartos stops in South Philly while campaigning across Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)

Wharton prof. Eric Orts speaks with the DP about U.S. Senate race, climate change | The Daily Pennsylvanian



Aqua Pennsylvania opens new environmental lab in Montgomery County | Business | dailylocal.com

Cleaner air must be the goal; carbon cap-and-trade is the way forward | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DEP determines cause of Chartiers Creek fish kill to be fungicide | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania’s alternate transportation funding plan ‘dead on arrival,’ legislators say (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvanians can soon expect multiple fees or taxes for using public roadways (abc27.com)

Scranton mayor, others call for bold federal investment in electric vehicle and clean transportation infrastructure | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Racism in road projects — PennDOT looking at how highways have harmed neighborhoods of color – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

New Amtrak routes could be added in N.J. and the Lehigh Valley under infrastructure bill – lehighvalleylive.com

Flight cancellations continue for Spirit Airlines | TribLIVE.com



Pa. Department of Health extends minimum staffing exceptions for ambulance companies (abc27.com)

Feds roll back ‘confusing’ addiction funding rules that had deadly consequence in Pa. · Spotlight PA

Children’s Village day care receives $1.5 million donation to rebuild (theintell.com)

Delaware County forges ahead with its health department | Coronavirus | delcotimes.com

Trauma victim support advocates at Temple University Hospital comfort families, collect information (inquirer.com)


State News

Tracking Pa. pandemic spending | Smart Talk (witf.org)

AG Shapiro touts $1B settlement with opioid companies amid criticism from district attorneys | WITF

“I agree with them”: Shapiro says he and DAs suing him aren’t on opposite sides of opioid issue (abc27.com)

Inside PSERS: Here’s one union that really likes management (inquirer.com)

Meuser supports infrastructure investment, but opposes $3.5T spending bill | Times Leader

Pennsylvania Swing District Expresses Concern About Inflation : NPR

Penn State ex-president Spanier leaves jail after 2 months | WITF

Time to focus on the truth about delta and ignore the fiction of election fraud | John Baer – pennlive.com

Pa. taking steps to help endangered bats by limiting firewood cutting in state forests | Local News | readingeagle.com

Pennsylvania farm shows and county fairs plowed through a pandemic year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gold medalist Jade Carey has strong ties to Alle-Kiski Valley | TribLIVE.com


National News

New CDC eviction moratorium expected to cause confusion within court system | News | standardspeaker.com

Immigration Advocates Want Biden To Ban ICE From Retaliation Against Them : NPR

George Gonzalez, Slain Pentagon Police Officer, Was Attacked Without Provocation : NPR

If Cuomo Leaves Office, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Would Be Next, And Make History : NPR

Majority of New York Assembly would oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn’t quit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Facebook Boots NYU Disinformation Researchers Off Its Platform And Critics Cry Foul : NPR

Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers For Contributing To Arms Trafficking Deaths : NPR

At Least 10 People Died As A Van Carrying Migrants Crashed In South Texas : NPR

USWNT Defeats Australia To Win Women’s Soccer Bronze Medal At Tokyo Olympics : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

Arkansas Governor Says He Regrets Ban On Mask Mandates : NPR

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Back Despite The Delta Variant : NPR

They came to the U.S. as children, but at 21, their legal status runs out | WITF

A report found the NCAA undervalues women’s basketball, prioritizes men’s teams | WITF

States with the most residents at risk of eviction or foreclosure, according to Census data – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


Local News

Hundreds take stance against crime during National Night Out | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Berks County Fair celebrates its opening with a ribbon cutting | Local News | readingeagle.com

Reading does not have a public works director 18 months into the Moran administration | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

Lancaster County without plan for American Rescue Plan funds as Lancaster city, other counties move forward | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Amazon Fresh opens Thursday in Warrington, first PA location (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

KidsPeace receives $4,000 grant | The Bucks County Herald

Olympic wrestling: Stefanowicz positive after loss in Tokyo 2020 games (ydr.com)

The York County SPCA is over-capacity and in desperate need of help (ydr.com)

City Council Holds Meeting To Discuss Covid Aid, Many Call For Funding To Address Violence | 90.5 WESA

Reading to consider creating a land bank to fight blight | Local News | readingeagle.com

Few new eviction cases filed, but hundreds of tenants still face imminent housing loss | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Long overdue: Book finally returned to Pa. library after 50 years | Today in Pa – pennlive.com

Officials unveil plan to spend $4 million to improve health literacy in Reading | Local News | readingeagle.com

Carbon County Children and Youth seeks budget increase | News | standardspeaker.com

Former prison medical provider sues Lackawanna County over contract dispute | News | thetimes-tribune.com

DA’s office investigating issue with LCCC union | Times Leader



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

As Federal Infrastructure Bill Progresses, New Report Shows How Public Transit Investment Would Impact Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

Nonprofits working to help mental health urged to apply for $35,000 Champions in Action grant | TribLIVE.com

Magee-Womens, Pitt join study of pregnant and new moms’ responses to covid vaccines | TribLIVE.com



Philly to restart street cleaning after outcry – WHYY

Homicides, shooting victim rates trending downwards but mayor warns of a ‘long process’ to reduce violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Gotta walk through violence’: What it means to commute to school after a deadly summer | Local News | phillytrib.com

Tangled titles in Philly threaten more than $1.1 billion in generational wealth (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia has a crisis of homicides, but also of neglecting gun violence survivors | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Systemic issues at Medical Examiner’s Office require firm response | Editorial (inquirer.com)

As 10-year tax abatement nears its end, Philadelphia’s architectural treasures are left vulnerable (inquirer.com)



U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and[…] (via Public) / Toomey, Wyden, Lummis Amendment Would Clarify Digital Asset Reporting Requirements (publicnow.com)

Republicans push back against Pelosi, president’s calls for two big spending bills | ABC27

Moderate Kyrsten Sinema Waves Off Criticism From Fellow Democrats : NPR

For Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, the eviction fight is personal | Across America | phillytrib.com

McConnell’s mindset on Biden’s public works bill remains a mystery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette