Legislators welcome funds for maternal health included in House-approved budget bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. lawmakers want to give more antiviolence grants to groups in Philly and elsewhere to help reduce gun violence (inquirer.com)

Pa. is still without a final budget. What does the impasse mean for state, county programs? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A Cloudy Future For Legacy Admissions At PA Colleges and Universities (politicspa.com)

Lt. Gov Austin Davis kicks off Safer Communities initiative to highlight community efforts against gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s budget impasse is a binge-worthy – and totally fixable – summer drama | Friday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. ag official visits Chester High hydroponic gardens (delcotimes.com)

‘Billboard Chris’ and Moms for Liberty protest LGBTQ Rainbow Room (phillyburbs.com)


Pa. distribution center to close; 393 people to be laid off – pennlive.com

Starbucks workers at Lincoln Highway East store seek a union, a first for Lancaster County | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Lehigh Valley Health Network starts work on first Montco hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

For Many Small-Business Owners, a Necessary Shift to Digital Payments – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Broad Street Market fire stirs memories of another central Pa. farmers market blaze: photos – pennlive.com


Woman arrested for robbery, retail theft in Berks had 40 animals in her minivan – Reading Eagle

Man guilty in 2020 death of mom’s boyfriend. What she told the court. (phillyburbs.com)

Police: Searchers in Pa. find supplies that belong to escaped prisoner (wgal.com)

Jury finds man guilty in deadly Allentown shooting | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Former Bucks County inmates accused of smuggling suboxone into jail (phillyburbs.com)

Mississippi man accused of making antisemitic calls to Pennsylvania businesses and synagogues (abc27.com)


Student loan forgiveness isn’t dead yet. Biden’s SAVE plan will help : NPR

Education Department announces student loan forgiveness for 800K borrowers (nbcnews.com)

Philly school district to launch back-to-school bus tour | Local News | phillytrib.com

Temple explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision | Local News | phillytrib.com


Poll: Americans are widely pessimistic about democracy in the United States | News | tribdem.com

People gather at Gettysburg College to bridge differences | WITF

Former Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Mike Stack looking to return to office (abc27.com)

RFK Jr. is being disavowed by a Philly-area progressive Democrat group (inquirer.com)

Rep. Eli Crane refers to Black Americans as ‘colored people’ on House floor (nbcnews.com)


One-third of Americans under heat alerts as blistering weather spreads from Southwest to California | TribLIVE.com

The stunning heat and record low sea ice in Antarctica’s winter, explained – Vox


With tolls off the table, planning work resumes on major Susquehanna River bridge project – pennlive.com

A closer look at rural public transit needs suggested | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

US sets a grim milestone with new record for the deadliest six months of mass killings – pennlive.com

Manor Township police conduct active shooter drill at Manor Middle School | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson hosts emergency gun violence accountability meeting with city agencies | Local News | phillytrib.com


How deadly is poverty in America? Why isn’t it a public health crisis? – Vox

Mental health respite facilities are filling care gaps in more than a dozen states – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As 988 crisis line marks one year, many Americans still don’t know about it (abc27.com)

Disposable vapes are illegal but shops still carry them and teens buy them : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

What’s next as PA prepares to spend $1.2B on broadband · Spotlight PA

The Mountain Valley Pipeline has been blocked again despite the debt ceiling bill fast-tracking the project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 20 states have reformed their statutes of limitations for childhood abuse, but Pa. still hasn’t. Here’s what you need to know (inquirer.com)

National News

Latino families of trans minors fear new laws banning treatment (nbcnews.com)

SAG-AFTRA national board orders strike – ABC News (go.com)

The Costs of the Hollywood Actors’ Strike – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Gilgo Beach murders: Suspect in Long Island serial killings in custody, officials say (nbcnews.com)

Justice Department investigating Georgia jail where inmate was allegedly “eaten alive” by bedbugs – CBS News

Local News

New apartment building at Bethlehem’s ‘gateway’ gets green light from planners | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Red Cross offering cleaning kits to Berks residents impacted by flooding (readingeagle.com)

High E. coli levels cause swim ban at 4 Presque Isle State Park beaches (goerie.com)

Feds order Pocono facility to euthanize the golden eagle (inquirer.com)


Jury determines convicted gunman is eligible to face death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

How many big Pennsylvania Lottery wins come from Pittsburgh? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Court orders Allegheny County to release autopsy report of man who died in jail nearly three years ago | Social Justice | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Geneva College women’s soccer coach says she was fired for social media post supporting LGBTQ rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia’s Eviction Diversion Program Kept Thousands Housed – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Northeast Philly public health center poses accessibility problem (inquirer.com)

A new documentary series follows the life of Philly basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain (inquirer.com)

Arrests in Philadelphia nosedive while reported incidents increase (broadandliberty.com)

Ukrainian credit union membership swells amid war with Russia (inquirer.com)


Defense Bill’s Fate Teeters After G.O.P. Wedges In Social Issues – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey introduce bill to expand funding for organic farming – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)