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PA Senator Katie Muth Calls For State Minimum Wage Raise | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Senators Yudichak, Flynn introduce ‘Officer John Wilding’s Law’ | Times Leader

Proposed law bearing fallen Scranton officer’s name would add penalties for running from arrest | News |

Pennsylvania lawmakers’ debate on school children wearing masks likely to intensify – The Morning Call (

William O’Boyle: Beyond the Byline: Time to raise Pa.’s minimum wage (

Gov. Wolf, elected officials visit Penn State, laud NIL legislation | Sports |

As Pa.’s crucial RGGI vote nears, here’s a quick look at the carbon emissions program | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Philadelphia sees $40 mln in possible costs from Trump ally’s election probe | Reuters

Dem Rep.: GOP audit in Pennsylvania would be ‘enormously destructive’ – CNN Video

Pennsylvania Senate President Jake Corman: “The Legislature Has Clear Authority To Provide Oversight AND ISSUE SUBPOENAS.” | Conservative Angle

Stop talking about November 2020 election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP lawmakers promise ‘new level of transparency’ in Congressional redistricting plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House GOP commits to public meetings, vows ‘most transparent’ congressional redistricting process ever (

PA lawmakers tout transparent congressional redistricting plan (

Republicans in Pennsylvania will crowdsource new congressional map drawings | Pennsylvania |

House GOP seeks public feedback on redrawing congressional maps | City & State PA (

Yudichak: Tax incentive aims to spur economic development | News |

Letter: Proposed election audit deserves to go nowhere | Letters to the Editor |

Food insecurity and hunger plagues older population | Smart Talk (

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Black Americans are more likely to be harmed by high drug prices. How one Pa. lawmaker is trying to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA budget’s $416M education boost: What will your district receive? (

State funding eliminated for Pennsylvania’s public broadcasting stations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Kathryn Sherlock, mother of Kayden Mancuso, discusses Kayden’s Law (

Anti-blight legislation set to become law | Poconos and Coal Region |

New Pennsylvania law looks to increase support for those fighting addiction | Pennsylvania |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer, US Health Officials At Odds Over Need For Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shot – CBS Philly (

FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania says it counted 500K duplicate COVID-19 shots | Times Leader

Pittsburgh City Council considering changes to COVID-19 sick leave mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks urges COVID vaccinations as cases rise slightly in past few weeks (

Central Penn College to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic July 16, Aug. 6 (



America’s Seed Fund from the NSF funds $200M a year for R&D. Here’s how to apply – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA PPP loan forgiveness form withdrawn after controversy – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PPP loans: Who got the most money in Erie County? (

USPS to host job fair in Harrisburg this weekend with pay topping $19 per hour (



Pa.’s top judge called charging Bill Cosby ‘reprehensible.’ Now the prosecutor is firing back. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With 42 arrests, Pa. ranks 3rd in people charged in Capitol riots –

1 dead, 5 others wounded in three separate street shootings in Philly (

Police recruiting is down across the country. ‘We are working in a movement,’ Philly’s top cop tells the incoming class. (

DA Larry Krasner aims to keep teen offenders out of criminal justice system with new restorative program (

A Chester County jury is being asked to decide if two state constables broke the law patrolling controversial pipeline project (

Butler to hire police, consider reopening center for recycling | |



Summer camps hit with covid outbreaks — are schools next? |

Dallas School District waiting to hear from state on mask mandate | News |

How will Lancaster County’s 3 poorest school districts use their Level Up funding? [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News |

Villanova’s Terrill L. Drake named chief diversity officer at Harvard Business School – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Free school meals continue for K-12 Pennsylvanians in 2021-22 school year (

GIORDANO: Big Fish Wades Into School Election Funding – DV Journal (



Pa. Republicans running in 2022 elections see litmus test in Trump election lies (

Malcolm Kenyatta tries to turn viral moments into a Pennsylvania Democratic Senate campaign (

Exclusive: Fitzpatrick Raises $1.1 Million in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Saccone Floats Lt. Gov Bid | PoliticsPA

Charlie Gerow at CPAC |

In PA, More Hispanic Voters Turning to GOP – DV Journal (

Gov. Newsom won’t be listed as a Democrat on California recall ballot, judge says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump law­yers might be pe­nal­ized over Mich­i­gan elec­tion case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas Democrats call it a ‘now-or-never’ move as they leave state to stop GOP voting bill –

Eric Adams’s Win Is a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Black Leaders in New York – The New York Times (



EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thermal imaging shows methane leaks from wells in Allegheny National Forest | Pennsylvania |



Amtrak plan to replace dozens of aging trains: cost $7.3B | WITF


Medicare is headed for a crisis. We’re not ready – but there’s still time | Ray E. Landis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Shapiro meets with Lehigh Valley postal workers – The Morning Call (

Greene County pot farm resolves licensing issues as Pennsylvania market roars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gamblers light up in Pennsylvania casinos with lifting of smoking ban |

Editorial: Recognize the need for low-income senior housing |

Package fee could help fund transportation in Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (

Lyme disease and COVID: How to tell symptoms apart as Pa. hits peak tick season | WITF

Turning DelWaterGap into national park would have ‘many benefits,’ DCNR Secretary Dunn says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. paying back $14M in unemployment overcharges and altering benefits (

More Guns, More Crime? Not in the Delaware Valley, Data Show – DV Journal (


National News

Feds showering $170M on area cities and towns, and officials are all over the map on how to spend it –

Trump Org removes indicted top finance officer from leadership roles at dozens of subsidiaries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a fight for survival, Juul funds pro-vaping studies, then pays a scholarly journal to showcase them | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taking witness stand, Elon Musk defends SolarCity and calls opposing lawyer ‘bad human’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fla. sus­pect in Haiti president’s assassination deep­ens mys­tery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Britney Spears’ conservatorship sets the stage for disability rights showdown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Death toll in Surfside condo building collapse reaches 94 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A federal probe into Indian boarding school gravesites seeks to bring healing | WITF

Edwin Edwards, 4-Term Former Governor Of Louisiana, Dies At 93 : NPR


Local News

National Weather Service says Bucks, Burlington Counties hit with ‘100-year flood’ event after extreme rains (

Luzerne County Council faced with rare windfall to allocate | Times Leader

Council to discuss proposed homestead exemption Tuesday | News |

Committee reviewing ideas to reduce prescription drug costs | News |

Sheriff sales in Lackawanna County drawing more interest from third-party purchasers | News |

Luzerne County appoints acting director of Children & Youth | News |

Reading commits $3 million to keep Fightin Phils in town | Berks and Beyond |

What is critical race theory? Berks scholars explain | Local News |

After NCAA ruling, Lehigh University softball player Carley Barjaktarovich signs promotion deal with Lehigh Valley IronPigs – The Morning Call (

Allentown church claims city’s denial of plans for sober house was discriminatory – The Morning Call (

Lower Merion to consider stormwater impact fee | Mainlinetimes |

New Pennsylvania law protects agritourism farms from getting sued (

U.S. Marine wrestler John Stefanowicz preps for Tokyo Olympic Games (

Emergency cooling centers open for Monroe County residents (

Hollywood Casino York announces opening date in August (

Cambria marks anniversary of blight demolition program | Local News |

New Holland dairy farmer rises to stardom on YouTube with more than 340K subscribers

| Entertainment |

Bucks County leaders unveil first steps in ‘Ready for 100’ clean energy plan | News |



Allegheny Co. President Judge Kim Clark says systemic racism exists in courts | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Early-morning thunderstorm knocks out power to 5,600 in Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkinsburg to seek further community input on merger with Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City council will hold preliminary vote Wednesday on spending Pittsburgh’s American Rescue Plan funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Pittsburgh woman among victims of Miami condo collapse |

Celebration of Mac Miller returns to Blue Slide Park in September | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Mattress Factory invites teens to learn music, art, activism, and more during free summer workshop series | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh police and community health experts to develop crisis response model | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Launches Move PGH, A New Way To Navigate The City | 90.5 WESA



President Joe Biden Speaking In Philadelphia Tuesday To Push For Voting Rights Protection – CBS Philly (

Philly’s Cambodian community demands more resources after receiving a letter threatening violence over fireworks | AL DÍA News (

Congressional plan would reconnect neighborhoods like Philly’s Chinatown, fractured by highways (

Multimillion-dollar housing market in Philly is going strong (

When will Philly trash pickup, SEPTA, pools, libraries and more fully reopen? (

Development team behind $2.6B Navy Yard project details diversity, equity and inclusion efforts – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia lawmakers laud inclusion of funds to fight gun violence in cities | Pennsylvania |



Biden renews China genocide allegations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police | Latest News |

G.O.P. Lawmakers Question Amazon’s Connections on Pentagon Contract – The New York Times (

A big-league push: A lobbying effort to save small-town baseball following pandemic shutdowns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senators Unveil Competing Funding Proposals For Capitol Police Now Short On Cash : NPR

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T (

Lawmakers examine income eligibility for SNAP as Americans face tough decision | ABC27