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PA Senate Dems to Host Policy Hearing on Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania – MyChesCo

Letter to the Editor: Kane fights to protect thousands of jobs | Opinion |

The Impact of Long Time AFL CEO Richard Trunka with Jay Costa – KDKA Radio On-Demand –

Senator Street Announces $192K in Grants for the Philadelphia Boys & Girls Club – MyChesCo

Coatesville schools get state funding to provide healthy snacks | Local-news |

Funded for Modena’s New Public Works Truck | Local News – Pennsylvania News Today

Flynn hosts paper-shredding event at Circle Drive-In (

Agriculture Secretary Highlights Partnership that Keeps Food Safe from Farm to Fork – PennWatch

House Values and Legal Marijuana: Higher is Better, Report Says (

Theft charges against Philly-area politician highlight Pa.’s lax reimbursement system for state lawmakers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Redistricting reform advocates want to end prison-based gerrymandering. Experts say it’s possible | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lawmakers should implement the Grand Jury recommendations on fracking | PennLive letters –

‘One of us’: State labor leaders remember AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka | City & State PA (

GOP won’t renew Wolf’s opioid declaration, leaders say | City & State PA (

State Extends Postpartum Medicaid Coverage For Pregnant Women –

Pennsylvania bills would authorize local speed radar use | Land Line

Gov. Wolf: $2.3M in COVID relief helping Lackawanna County restaurants | Times Leader

Sappey to hold panel discussion on education | Local-news |

Trump allies’ lingering election probes spark public skepticism, concerns in Congress | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. health officials are leaving mask mandates up to K-12 schools. A Senate committee has questions | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opinion: Monroe County residents can rise above the COVID pandemic (

Redistricting needs public input | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grant to fund DHAP program | Business |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

US now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day | WITF

Public health experts urge local mask and vaccine requirements as schools reopen across the country | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With Record-High Cases, Florida Emerges As COVID-19 Epicenter : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Norwegian Cruises Can Require Proof Of COVID Vaccines In Florida, Judge Says : NPR

Bikers Gather For The Sturgis Rally As Health Experts Fear COVID Spread : NPR

‘This Is Really Scary’: Kids Struggle With Long Covid – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says state won’t mandate masking in schools – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Fitzgerald Announces Mask Mandate For Unvaccinated County Workers | 90.5 WESA

Should Pa. restaurants require proof of vaccination? Owners say it will result in conflicts –

COVID in kids: Cases rising among children in Philadelphia region, expert says (

Florida parents sue governor over mask mandate ban, saying it creates an ‘imminent and actual threat’ to students –

U.S.-Canadian border reopens as views shift on pandemic | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

This Louisiana pol is a COVID widow. She wants deniers to get real | Dick Polman | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘The difference between life and death.’ Black leaders step up vaccine campaigns as Delta variant hits the unvaccinated | Coronavirus |

Bishop encourages mask wearing | coronavirus |



Alloy Surfaces Co. will lay off 63 employees at Delaware County location – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Air Products posts robust profit as its sees both challenges, continued growth amid pandemic – The Morning Call (

Expand legal immigration to boost the economy (

For first time, average pay for supermarket and restaurant workers tops $15 an hour | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After Trumka’s death, AFL-CIO faces a crossroads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rev. Canon James D. Von Dreele | Leader of coalition to help unemployed steelworkers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Guest Column: Re-entry, resetting and redemption– Not just any pardon clinic | Opinion |

‘It just feels surreal’: Family reunites after father’s detention at York County Prison | WITF

Mental health co-responders answer calls in Bensalem to aid police response (



Education Department announces ‘Final Extension’ of student loan payment freeze | WITF

Philadelphia-area colleges tighten mask, vaccination policies with Delta variant rising – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Summer program offers kids time to ‘refresh our brains,’ get ready to go back to school after a year away from regular classes – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley college students are set to return to campus with masks, proof of vaccinations – The Morning Call (

Six state schools moving to integrate into two new universities | Smart Talk (

Editorial: New medical school in Wyomissing a welcome addition | Editorials |

A new school year is set to begin in Berks County, with fewer COVID restrictions | Local News |

Council Rock to keep masks optional for return of school in the fall (

Racial justice movement’s impact reaches Pittsburgh-area classrooms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State expanded its branch campuses decades ago. Now, some say that’s one reason state universities are struggling. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Mifflin schools surveying parents on masks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools could furlough more than 30 teachers at start of school year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Arizona ‘Audit’: Here’s What Might Happen Next : NPR

Penn graduate Conor Lamb expected to enter race for U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

Senate aspirant Lamb brings campaign to WB | Times Leader

Democratic U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb is latest to run for U.S. Senate seat (

‘These are serious times’: Conor Lamb enters 2022 U.S. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘All Of It Is On The Line’: Conor Lamb Joins Race For Pennsylvania Senate Seat | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania Democrat fight is battle in Left-versus-centrist war (

Packed Democratic primary looms for Pennsylvania Senate seat (

Philly GOP Launches Billboard Campaign as Hispanic Support Climbs the Charts – DV Journal (

PA8: Daniels Seeks Pro-Trump Lane in Viral Video, Criticism of DC Cops | PoliticsPA

DeSantis feuds with Biden White House as COVID cases rise | The ANSWER Orlando – Orlando, FL

Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules | WITF



A Major U.N. Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating : NPR

A Hotter Future Is Certain, According to U.N. Climate Report – The New York Times (

5 things to know about the new UN report on climate change | News |

Just like cars and trucks are going electric, so are lawnmowers and other yard equipment – The Morning Call (

Demolition of two TMI cooling towers postponed until next year | StateImpact Pennsylvania (



PennDOT examines local roads – The Mon Valley Independent

Is a mileage-based road fee in Pennsylvania’s future? (

Pa.’s transportation funding pitch faces a rough road | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia-area health system CEOs Pullin, Lynch elected to American Hospital Association board – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rare, risky, and complex, lung transplants for COVID-19 survivors save, but change, lives – The Morning Call (

Why we need to care about unsolved trans deaths | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

AARP works vigorously to protect all Americans against high drug prices (

COVID proved Pa. Community Health Centers need for long-term funding (

Delaware County health department tab: $8-10 million a year | News |

Tyler Memorial ER closing could lead to many problems | Business |


State News

Pa.’s Shapiro, 21 AGs tell Congress to guard against voter suppression | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why PSERS investment strategy has failed to pay off for Pa. taxpayers and school employees –

Here’s how Pennsylvania’s Olympians fared in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Could Hyde Amendment Cause Problems for Casey? – DV Journal (

NAACP of Pa. criticizes firing of Black leadership at Sewickley Academy | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Explorers find neglected Native American stone landscapes in eastern Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (


National News

What American dream? Millions of Americans still can’t afford food, rent | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Melissa DeRosa, Andrew Cuomo’s Top Aide, Has Quit Her Post : NPR

Hochul moves into spotlight as scandal roils Cuomo’s reign | WITF

R. Kelly Will Stand Trial After 2 Years Of Delays. Here’s What He’s Accused Of : NPR

These Are Our Favorite Moments Of The Tokyo Summer Olympics : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end | WITF

How new Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. is shaping DEI at the Grammy awards – Philadelphia Business Journal (

As Taliban Capture Cities, U.S. Says Afghan Forces Must Fend for Themselves – The New York Times (

A ban on evictions lapsed before being reinstated. Housing advocates are relieved but uncertain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Census experts puzzled by high rate of unanswered questions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obituary: Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden dies at 91 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

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

Coleman selected borough manager for Kennett Square | Local-news |

Carlisle proposes homeowner relief, emergency services reimbursements in latest round of COVID-related CDBG funding | Carlisle |

Underground cave beneath Harrisburg house gains worldwide fame in TikTok video –

7 people have died from fires in Reading in 2021, already one of city’s worst years in decades | Local News |

Erie should follow New Castle’s lead and adopt a Home Rule Charter (

Erie County needs ‘young blood’ and fresh perspectives (

Pocono Environmental Education Center celebrates outdoors (

Local public defenders say needs are being met thanks to county support; would welcome state aid | News |

Dundaff Street work slower than expected | News |

National Night Out held throughout Schuylkill County | News |

Communities to appeal FEMA flood mapping; flood insurance price spikes likely | News |



Top city, police, state officials meet to find ways to make Pittsburgh’s South Side safer – WPXI

City, state leaders look to mitigate South Side violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority proposed rate hikes face uncertainty, analysis finds | Pennsylvania |

Pittsburgh ranked with the lowest percentage of law firm partners of color in U.S. | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

City Visions art project to turn Pittsburgh neighborhoods into fantastic visions | Visual Art | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

A city of water: Experts explain how climate change impacts Pittsburgh’s infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area arts organizations partnering to shore up their finances | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Pittsburgh synagogue to become apartments, urban farm in $18.5M project |



The Editors: To stop Philly’s cycle of violence, D.A. Krasner must prosecute gun crimes (

Barstool Sports-branded bar opening in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly’s ICE field office is flouts its own agency’s guidance, putting lives in danger | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



POLITICO Playbook: Emboldened progressives could cause headaches for Biden – POLITICO

US government issues alert over threat of violence in August tied to Trump conspiracy theories (

Senators Push Infrastructure Bill A Step Closer To Passage : NPR

In weekend session, U.S. Senate clears key hurdle for $1 trillion infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ahead of midterms, Democrats feel pressure to pass citizenship | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With Capitol sit-in, Cori Bush galvanized a progressive revolt over evictions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette