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SLIBCO Receives $100,000 for talent attraction campaign | Abington Journal (

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

Sen. Schwank tours American Polarizers – BFTP | NEP (

‎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 (

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

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

Lawmaker disappointed after DOJ calls off Pennsylvania nursing home probe | Pennsylvania |

Governor Wolf signs Opioid Disaster Declaration, awaits approval from legislators (

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 (

Four local school districts receive state grants | Education |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

DelVal Medical Professionals Support New CDC Guidance to Fight COVID Variants – DV Journal (

Concerns about dangerous delta variant is convincing some to get vaccinated in the Midstate (

Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job (

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

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 |

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

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

Stores requiring masks amid delta surge – The Morning Call (

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 (



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

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

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

Cybersecurity, remote work don’t dampen business optimism – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

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

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

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 (



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

PASSHE eyes collaboration with community colleges to support integration efforts | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

School Board President Silences West Chester Mom Over CRT – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania schools brace for new year amid lingering pandemic uncertainty | Pennsylvania |

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

Penn State requiring masks at all campuses (

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

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

Back-to-school guidance in Bucks, Montgomery counties differs widely (

Bucks, Montgomery County community colleges freeze tuition (

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 –

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 –

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

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 |



Local Affairs: Representative Conor Lamb to join Pennsylvania Senate race (

Poll flashes warning signs on Democrat-only “infrastructure” bill (

DLGA Endorses Fetterman for Senate | PoliticsPA

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

GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bartos stops in South Philly while campaigning across Pennsylvania (

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 |

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 (

Pennsylvanians can soon expect multiple fees or taxes for using public roadways (

Scranton mayor, others call for bold federal investment in electric vehicle and clean transportation infrastructure | News |

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

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

Flight cancellations continue for Spirit Airlines |



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

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 (

Delaware County forges ahead with its health department | Coronavirus |

Trauma victim support advocates at Temple University Hospital comfort families, collect information (


State News

Tracking Pa. pandemic spending | Smart Talk (

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 (

Inside PSERS: Here’s one union that really likes management (

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 –

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

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 |


National News

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

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 (


Local News

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

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

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

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

Amazon Fresh opens Thursday in Warrington, first PA location (

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

Olympic wrestling: Stefanowicz positive after loss in Tokyo 2020 games (

The York County SPCA is over-capacity and in desperate need of help (

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 |

Few new eviction cases filed, but hundreds of tenants still face imminent housing loss | Coronavirus |

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

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

Carbon County Children and Youth seeks budget increase | News |

Former prison medical provider sues Lackawanna County over contract dispute | News |

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 (

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 |

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



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 |

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

Tangled titles in Philly threaten more than $1.1 billion in generational wealth (

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

Systemic issues at Medical Examiner’s Office require firm response | Editorial (

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



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

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 |

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