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Pennsylvania’s efforts to halt local plastic bag bans recede – WHYY

Wolf vetoes Pa. GOP-led election overhaul citing voter ID restrictions – WHYY

Redistricting reform in Pa. is dead for now, advocates say. So what’s next? (

Ranked choice voting is worth exploring in Philadelphia | Editorial (

Wolf enacts law allowing for three month supply of medical marijuana | WITF

Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘We’re still in the game.’ Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf praises $40.8B budget for education investments | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Thanks to stimulus funding, Pa. has a chance to Grow Greener again. We can’t miss it | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf signs state budget, touts increased funding for education | City & State PA (

Officials report an uptick in unemployment fraud scams, give steps on what to do if someone is targeted | Pennsylvania News |

Pennsylvania Republicans Look To Evade A Veto And Enact Voter ID By Ballot Measure | WXXI News

State Budget OK Pittsburgh Scooter Share Pilot Program | Status – Pennsylvania News Today

Pennsylvania’s stalled to-go cocktails bill also poses a problem for outdoor dining. Here’s why. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Supreme Court leaves the CDC’s moratorium on evictions in place | WITF

With mask mandates lifted, infection protection now in community’s hands, health experts say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some Pa. nursing homes will still require masks, despite mandate lifting | WITF

Pa. covid hospitalizations drop to levels not seen since early days of pandemic |


Personal income is up in Pa. and all 50 states. But many still struggle | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘A big opportunity’: EQT, pledging to reach net-zero emissions by 2025, launches carbon storage pilots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From fat sign-up bonuses to 0% interest, credit card offers getting sweeter | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

US jobless claims fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low | Coronavirus |


Bill Cosby sex assault conviction overturned by Pa. Supreme Court – WHYY

Bruce Castor’s agreement with Bill Cosby in spotlight after Pa. Supreme Court orders release (

Criminal charges are expected against the Trump Organization today | WITF

AP sources: Trump Organization, its CFO indicted in tax probe |

Pa. coroner resigns after ‘predator catcher’ video surfaces –


Chester Upland receiver rejects charter takeover of public schools – WHYY

Dobbins High celebrates first alumni principal – WHYY

Some worry Pennsylvania’s plan to merge 6 state universities will kill troubled schools –


Election-related lawsuits that failed on standing or evidence still left Pa. counties with huge legal bills | WITF

Hempfield resident John Ventre announces bid for Pa. governor |


Black truckers win court ruling in federal race case against Giant Eagle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Turnpike Expecting To See More Than 6 Million Drivers Over The Holiday – CBS Pittsburgh (


Doctors share the future of the health care workforce and how to better support women and people of color (

Please get vaccinated. We owe it the exhausted doctors and nurses who deserve a break. | Opinion (

‘Severe’ blood shortage prompts donation centers to make a call to arms |

Officials Hope To Reverse Trend Of Increasing Overdose-Related Deaths In Washington County – CBS Pittsburgh (

State News

Pa. Att’y Gen. Shapiro is putting the focus on ghost guns – but that’s the wrong place to look for a solution to Philly’s violence problem | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Last rites: Pennsylvania’s funeral regulators failing consumers, report finds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National News

Pennsylvania emergency team headed to Surfside, Fla., high-rise collapse for search and rescue (

New Jersey’s second offshore wind project will power more than a million homes (

N.J. hospitals can now build housing for those experiencing homelessness, connecting need to services (

Elsa, the 5th named tropical storm this season, forms in Atlantic Ocean –

Illegal fireworks explode as bomb squad tries to destroy them, injuring 17 people –

Local News

Trans activist Salina Brett fundraises with weekly bike rides – WHYY

Mayor is the firecracker behind Midland’s first-rate Fourth of July | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Interim director chosen to lead Montgomery County Department of Public Safety | News |

Refugee chefs bring favorite recipes from their homelands in new cookbook | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Defeated Dem Pgh mayor hopeful Tony Moreno is now running as a Republican | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New Stormwater Regulations Are Likely To Go Before Council This Summer | 90.5 WESA

Gwen’s Girls CEO Says Ending Disorderly Conduct Code Is First Step In Ending ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’ | 90.5 WESA

Allegheny County Council Dusts Off Year-Old No-Knock Warrant Bill | 90.5 WESA

Controller: Pittsburgh’s finances took hit in 2020, but population loss is bigger worry |

$500,000 grant boosts affordable housing efforts in Hazelwood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nick Offerman returning to Pittsburgh for Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ series | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philly neighborhoods react to pool closures — WHYY

Philly pools begin to open, despite challenge hiring lifeguards – WHYY

A suburban Philly family wants the investigation into their Marine son’s death reopened (

Mayor Kenney should channel the spirit of Ed Rendell and open all pools, despite financial woes | Opinion (

July 4th weather in Philadelphia could be rainy, flood watch Thursday (

Joel Freedman throws Hahnemann bankruptcy into chaos (

Philly’s backyard chickens are surging despite a city law that forbids it (

Meet Philly’s new Youth Poet Laureate: ‘Everyone has a story to tell’ (


Penn’s Amy Gutmann and Comcast’s David Cohen could land plum Biden ambassador jobs (

Regulating big tech: Should Congress pass the most sweeping antitrust bills in generations? | Pro/Con (

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has died | WITF

The House approves new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot | WITF

At unfinished wall, Trump says Biden ‘destroying’ U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Will Add A Third Gender Option On Passports : NPR