Bipartisan bill aims to green-light recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)

Another Pennsylvania try for bipartisan marijuana legalization | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA probation reform bill passes Senate (phillyburbs.com)

National Senior Games kick off in Pittsburgh with torch run – WPXI

Philly community baby shower serves more than 150 families – WHYY

Sorry, but ammo control not nearly as viable as some think – Bearing Arms

PA Environment Digest Blog: House Passes $45.5 Billion State Budget Including Funding For More Staff At DEP; Shapiro To Veto Voucher Funding Wanted By Republicans; Bill Must Still Be Signed In Senate To Be Presented To The Governor (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Shapiro touts broadband expansion as industry worries over regulatory hurdles | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania House passes bill giving schools flexibility to hire substitutes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

ICYMI: The biggest headlines from budget negotiations this week | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Get Lifetime and Hallmark movies for just 99 cents with this Prime Video deal available now – pennlive.com

Spicy, cheesy goodness with bacon lands today at McDonald’s in new quarter pounder – pennlive.com


Former Pa. school monitor accused of performing sex acts on 2 underage students waives preliminary hearing: report – pennlive.com

Buggy driver, 2 teens seriously hurt in Pa. crash involving minivan – pennlive.com

Harrisburg shooting leaves 1 man dead: police – pennlive.com

Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of destroying central Pa. teen’s sexual abuse records – pennlive.com

Accused Philly mass shooter might have begun spree nearly 2 days earlier than thought – pennlive.com

Authorities charge 5 more in probe of child sexual abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Man killed in Harrisburg hit-and-run: police – pennlive.com

How Baltimore neighborhood event ‘about love’ ended with 30 people shot – pennlive.com

Buggy driver, 2 teens seriously injured in Pennsylvania crash involving minivan – Daily Local


Campus diversity will be a struggle without race-based admissions, history shows – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


A case for primary runoffs in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Solar storm on Thursday expected to make northern lights visible in 17 states – pennlive.com

Report: ‘Forever chemicals’ could be in nearly half of U.S. tap water | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Braddock hydropower project beset by permitting delays | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Cities have long made plans for extreme heat. Are they enough in a warming world? | WITF

Gun Safety

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


The CDC is helping states address gun injuries after years of political roadblocks | WITF

‘Dirty Dozen’: These fruits and vegetables contain the most pesticides – pennlive.com

State News

W. Pa. lawmakers tout Good Jobs, Good Airports Act to Pittsburgh airport service workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Inmate suspected of homicide escapes from a Pennsylvania jail using bed sheets | WITF

With political and legislative hurdles remaining, Pa. budget is far from Shapiro’s desk – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dangerous or not, people in mental health crisis in Pa. wait months, or longer, for help – pennlive.com

See a wild turkey this summer? PA Game Commission wants to know (abc27.com)

Applicants of PA Homeowner Assistance Fund should re-register (abc27.com)

National News

OLS officers apprehend smugglers, find teens stuffed in trunk in 100 degree weather | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Feds in Miami arrest 18 criminal foreign nationals, target for removal | Florida | thecentersquare.com

‘Freedom fence’ saved El Paso native from being ‘prisoner’ in her own home | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Legal group puts medical schools on notice over SCOTUS affirmative action ruling | National | thecentersquare.com

U.S. employers add 209,000 jobs in June, as jobless rate falls to 3.6% | National | thecentersquare.com

U.S. economy adds more jobs in June even as hiring slows – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Supreme Court rejects Independent State Legislature theory | WITF

As states hunt for new voters, Massachusetts adds thousands via Medicaid applications – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

FDA being asked to look into energy drink that has caffeine of 6 Coke cans – pennlive.com

Manhunt Continues for ‘Survivalist’ Murder Suspect Who Escaped Jail – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

State Senator Roland Gutierrez Seeks to Unseat Ted Cruz, Widening Democratic Field – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Initial Victim in Philadelphia Shot 44 Hours Before Larger Attack, Police Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Fire engulfs building at Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market – pennlive.com

Crews battling house fire in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Midstaters buying Mega Millions, Powerball tickets ahead of large jackpots (abc27.com)

Lebanon County United Way hosts school supply drive (abc27.com)

Flooding impacting portions of Central Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Delays expected due to road work on Route 15 in York County (abc27.com)

Lehigh Valley weather: Storms bring flash flooding (mcall.com)

Allentown intersection blocked by police, forensics units | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Corked 2.0 transitioning to 515 Main, a ‘premier sports bar,’ in downtown Bethlehem | Eat, Sip, Shop | wfmz.com

Genesis HealthCare moving out of State Street offices in Kennett Square – Daily Local

Route 422 line painting will cause overnight lane closures in MontCo (dailylocal.com)


17 people taken to hospital during Ed Sheeran concert in Pittsburgh (abc27.com)

Feds have paused executions but not death penalty trials | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s old clocks offer a glorious trip back in time | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania teachers are quitting in big numbers. Here’s why some from the Pittsburgh area left for good. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt bolsters quantum science and engineering hopes with loan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Body of man found in Monongahela River identified | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Swindell Bridge on Pittsburgh’s North Side to close for about a month | TribLIVE.com

Developer gets OK to tear down Pittsburgh garage where Rolling Rock beer was first sold | TribLIVE.com

Outgoing Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflects on tenure filled with challenges, growth | TribLIVE.com

Police: 18 drug arrests made in Downtown Pittsburgh in last 10 days | TribLIVE.com


Philly City Council: The candidates running for Council president (inquirer.com)

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Philly, prospective LGBTQ+ parents receive guidance on adoption, other issues from local experts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Peter Nero, a Grammy-winning pianist and ex-conductor of the Philly Pops, dies at 89 | WITF

Former Prosecutors Weigh-In on Mass Shooting in Philly – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philadelphia community tries to heal from trauma as shooter’s mental health comes into focus | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly-area job recovery outpaces New York City, D.C., and Baltimore | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA to shutter Market Street trolley tunnel for deep clean | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman, back rule boosting transparency on trains carrying toxic material – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey lands his best fundraising quarter in his Senate reelection campaign (msn.com)

Pa.’s Fetterman, U.S. Senate Dems seek answers from USDA on SNAP program changes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s campaign says incumbent raised $4M in second quarter | TribLIVE.com