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Families, lawmakers fear ‘devastating impact’ of First Hospital shutdown | Times Leader

Experts: First Hospital closure a potential catastrophe | Times Leader

Medical marijuana user evicted from public housing | News |

What the Kansas abortion vote means for Pennsylvania’s constitutional amendment effort | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posh southwestern Pa. party spotlights how lawmakers and lobbyists mingle out of the public eye | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Rep. Guzman demands accountability from Berks election officials (

Enforce price transparency | Opinion |


Rash of violent crimes by juveniles in Lackawanna County prompts new concerns | Crime-Emergency |

I spent 14 years in solitary confinement. Here’s why we should end the practice. | Opinion (

Editorial: Unlocking addiction: Courts must drop bans on treatment medications | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


What can parents, students expect as Pa. faces second full school year of COVID-19? | Coronavirus |

Western Pa. school districts worry about how to feed students this year without free lunches | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hiring teachers is a challenge. Here’s how one Philly-area district is coping. (

Bucknell students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless granted an exemption –


Western Pa. counties weigh options with election funding grants |

No easy answers for smoother county elections, more stability in election leadership | Election |

Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Throwing the First Stone: Dems Target Church Over Mastriano Appearance – DV Journal (

Mehmet Oz, John Fetterman getting their messages out during the calm before the storm | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s your rights, stupid. How Kansas showed Dems a roadmap to ‘22 victory (

Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters? | News |

Local News

Plan for disc golf course in neighborhood park alarms New Kensington residents |

Emergency shelter offered, donations sought for Westmoreland flooding victims |

Luzerne County hired 30 employees in July, monthly report shows | Times Leader

Autopsies completed on Nescopeck fire victims; fundraiser established | News |

Lombardo wins Mayor of the Year award | News |

Berks planners OK $300 million on road and transit upgrades (

A toxic weed causes concern in Wyomissing Park System (

Aliquippa voters to decide on creating home rule charter commission (

State News

Energy Transfer reaches plea deal with the state in criminal case over Mariner East and Revolution pipelines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DHS announces supplemental payments for LIHEAP households | Times Leader

Significant updates to Pa.s Minimum Wage Act take effect Aug. 5 | Times Leader

Bike loop in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties a first in Pennsylvania | News |

Change in the way Pennsylvania pays home care workers causes delayed paychecks for some, creating stress for families – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania Lottery generates more than $1 billion for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians | The Bucks County Herald

National News

Indiana becomes first state to approve abortion ban post Roe (

Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alabama school first known in US to face Title IX investigation for sexual orientation –

Looser liquor laws boosted restaurants — and maybe problem drinking | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


The Sixers’ ambitions for Market Street go well beyond building a sports arena (

The longed-for Roosevelt Boulevard subway is drawing new interest. Could it happen? (

Philly declares another heat health emergency (

Parks and Rec shut down PlayStreets and pools in Kensington for the summer, citing safety concerns in the neighborhood (

Community groups issued a collective call for help from Philly’s men to address the gun violence crisis (

Ed Rendell: Here’s what I believe is the most important personal quality needed in Philadelphia’s next mayor (

Pete Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies fete | WITF


Steelers, SEA clashing over $3 million in scoreboard improvements made to Acrisure Stadium | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1 dead, 3 injured in shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teen shot in head in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood |

Man shot in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood |

4 teens wounded in Duquesne shooting |

What the Pittsburgh Zoo lost — and continues to lose — without AZA accreditation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: The House of August | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh development is (mostly) booming. What to know now and what to expect next |

Pittsburgh zoning board nixes construction of Shadyside apartment building on South Aiken Avenue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City of Pittsburgh to celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2022 |


Editorial: Turnpike increases take toll on motorists (


Senate Democrats approve big Biden deal; House to vote next (

Democrats passed a major climate, health and tax bill. Here’s what’s in it | WITF

Smucker says Democrats’ bill will make inflation worse | PA Power and Policy |

Pa. seniors on Medicare will save on insulin, prescription drugs if House passes Senate Inflation Reduction Act | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Long COVID: new study sheds brightest light so far on frequency and impacts –


Stoudts Brewing Co. is back after closing in 2020 (