Pa. Democrat proposes statewide protections for pregnant workers, building on federal PWFA – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PHEAA to Host Free Webinars to Help Students and Families Navigate the Financial Aid Process – PennWatch

State Holds Webinars on Financial Aid Process | News, sports, jobs – TittlePress

How School Lunch Debt Creates Shame and Inequality — and Our Fight to Abolish It – Rethinking Schools

Wagner Tabbed To Head Dems PA Senate Campaign Committee (politicspa.com)

Shapiro urges legislators to work past budget stalemate (audacy.com)

State budget impasse could stretch into September; local school districts brace for delay in funding | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania covers lawmakers’ expenses – but doesn’t ask for a receipt | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

County jails need medication for drug addiction too, lawmakers say | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. House approves bill extending PFAs to pets, animal companions | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hbg, state officials vow to rebuild fire-ravaged Broad Street Market | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. budget Impasse on funding universities could raise costs | WITF


Children’s soccer program based in central Pa. expands worldwide: Here’s how they’re kicking it – pennlive.com

Grocery store allowed customer to grope employees for years, will pay $50K to settle suit – pennlive.com

Another central Pa. mall appears to be headed toward redevelopment – pennlive.com

Bank of America to pay $250 million for illegal fees, fake accounts : NPR


COVID-19 vaccine update: How many millions of doses given so far in Pa.? – pennlive.com

Coronavirus Spread Widely in Deer, and Perhaps Back to People, U.S.D.A. Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Pa. man arrested for road rage shooting: reports – pennlive.com

One dead after central Pa. crash in work zone: state police – pennlive.com

Items believed connected to Pa. jail escapee still being found: police – pennlive.com

Bull attack reported on central Pa. property – pennlive.com

State police trying to identify who stole welcome sign to Dauphin County town – pennlive.com

Cumberland County woman pleads guilty to causing fatal crash while driving drunk – pennlive.com

Tesla driver drags Pa. officer 200 feet before kicking him off vehicle: reports – pennlive.com

Police charge central Pa. man after weekend shooting – pennlive.com


Back-to-school shoppers hunt for bargains with inflation in mind : NPR

July 12: PA’s Higher Ed Headache (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania seeing principals leave schools at record rate | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com


Who Is Running For The U.S. House? (politicspa.com)


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

Agriculture Dept. to Invest $300 Million to Measure Greenhouse Emissions – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Vermont Floods: What to Know – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

See Rainfall Totals in Vermont, New York and the Northeast – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


American Airlines travelers taking bus to PHL can now go through security at LVIA | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Two of America’s ‘sorriest bus stops’ are in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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

White House releases plan to reduce xylazine-fentanyl deaths | National | thecentersquare.com

White House rolls out strategy to battle deadly drug mixture of fentanyl and xylazine – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Drowning Is No. 1 Killer of Young Children. U.S. Efforts to Fix It Are Lagging. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

State News

10 things to know about Pennsylvania’s budget impasse – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local grocer increase investment for Pennsylvania urban agriculture grants (abc27.com)

Report: Recidivism persistent as mistrust leaves ex-inmates jobless | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Historic African American cemeteries in Pa. get grants | WITF

Frustration over Pennsylvania hunting license debacle (abc27.com)

Michael Burham manhunt live updates – Day 5 (abc27.com)

National News

Biden’s pick to lead Joint Chiefs of Staff faces questions over DEI record | National | thecentersquare.com

State of Business: Regularly top four, and No. 1 for second year in a row | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com

Border Patrol agents: June southwest border apprehension data is a ‘shell game’ | National | thecentersquare.com

Southern border apprehensions and gotaways total over 135,000 in June | National | thecentersquare.com

U.S. House Oversight Committee announces gas stove hearing | National | thecentersquare.com

Moody calls on Zuckerberg to respond to ‘stunning’ number of Florida human trafficking cases on Meta platforms | Florida | thecentersquare.com

What to Watch for as FBI Director Christopher Wray Testifies Before Congress – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Ceiling fan malfunction caused Broad Street Market fire, officials say | WITF

Children’s soccer program based in central Pa. expands worldwide: Here’s how they’re kicking it – pennlive.com

Fundraising efforts underway for Broad Street Market following fire – pennlive.com

How Central Catholic WR Peter Gonzalez proved himself, landed in Penn State’s 2024 recruiting class – pennlive.com
Carlisle Brass Band coming to Gettysburg (abc27.com)

Broad Street Market vendors have a venue option in York County (abc27.com)

Friendship YMCA Harrisburg Area offers tips during lifeguard shortage (abc27.com)

Allentown office space adapting to post-COVID trends (mcall.com)

Developer altering proposal for Landmark Tower in Allentown to include more residential housing | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Hanover Twp. planners hear from developer, residents about proposed warehouse near Route 512 | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Kennett Library opens doors to $22-million facility with low-key fanfare – Daily Local


In the days after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, convicted shooter was calm, focused on being fed in jail, psychiatrist testifies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carson City Saloon closing as South Side crime worsens businesses’ woes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Admission to Pittsburgh museums will be free during August 2023 to celebrate USA TODAY recognition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s URA to receive $62.5M from city to help fund housing programs | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix set to celebrate things that go vroom | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh outlines spending plan for $3M food justice fund | TribLIVE.com

Carson City Saloon owner says South Side violence an ‘absolute nightmare’ | TribLIVE.com

The best things to do at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (nextpittsburgh.com)

Now Hiring in Pittsburgh: Meat Cutter, Talk Show Host, Educator, and more | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)


Rivers Casino opening all-suite hotel in Fishtown’s The Battery redevelopment – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Landmark First Bank building in Philadelphia to be renovated and will become a museum | Local News | phillytrib.com

Superintendent says year-round calendar will help keep students safe and inspired | Local News | phillytrib.com

New report shows signs that Center City is nearing pre-pandemic retail sector levels | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly school gets new name: Marian Anderson Neighborhood Academy | Local News | phillytrib.com

Officials share results of Philadelphia anti-violence initiative’s program evaluation | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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