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Biotech firm FlowMetric receives state grant for COVID vaccine efficacy testing | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Biotech Center launches test for COVID antibodies | The Bucks County Herald

COVID vaccine efficacy test launces at Biotech center (

Stop talking about November 2020 election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why it could be a bumpy road for Pennsylvania RGGI in the next several months – Pittsburgh Business Times (

PA Senators Appeal Dismissed DRBC Frack Ban Lawsuit | Marcellus Drilling News

Contractors breaking rules harms honest competitors, state revenue, Pennsylvania lawmakers told | Washington Examiner |

Wolf visits PSU, lauds NIL legislation | Sports |

Penn State Berks LaunchBox announces grant money for new tech upgrades | Berks Regional News |

People gather at Pa. State Capitol saying no to Critical Race Theory in Pa. schools (

Bill to fund small, local start-up businesses sent to governor’s desk | Pennsylvania |

Limiting taxation, expense increases can lead to economic growth, study says | National |

GOP leaders must put an end to the fight over auditing Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential election | John Baer –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The U.S. Surgeon General Is Asking You To Help Fight COVID-19 Misinformation : Shots – Health News : NPR

As delta variant spreads in U.S., Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccinations stall | WITF

Get you COVID-19 tests and vaccines the Pocono Mountain Carnival (

Penn State Health St. Joseph closing mass vaccination site, transitioning to doctors offices | Local News |

Officials: 60% of eligible Allegheny County residents fully vaccinated |

Philly region’s COVID-19 case counts tick up slightly. Officials fear worse to come. (



Bucks County biotech firm Evrys Bio awarded $34M Department of Defense contract – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Guest Editorial: Standing up for small entrepreneurs | Editorials |



Pa. attorney general and Antwon Rose’s mother announce launch of police misconduct database | WITF

Shapiro celebrates launch of police misconduct database | City & State PA (

Demonstrators decry Montco D.A. decision to pursue charges against North Penn student | |

Lancaster marketing exec denies role in $100M Ponzi scheme at Income Store | Local Business |

Lehighton man sentenced to federal prison for antisemitic threats, social media posts promoting genocide of racial, religious groups – The Morning Call (

Rush Twp. seeks new police chief | News |

Two Pa. constables were cleared of bribery charges, convicted of a lesser count in Mariner pipeline case (



PASSHE unanimously votes for integration of 6 Pa. institutions (

Pennsylvania state university system merges six schools into two | WITF

Pa. State System unanimously moves to consolidate six schools into regional campuses | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PASSHE unanimously approves plan to integrate six schools into two | City & State PA (

PASSHE merger: Board approves Edinboro, Clarion, California universities plan (

Pa. State System approves move to consolidate 6 schools into regional campuses | Education |

School bus driver and substitute teacher shortage ahead of 2021-22 school year (

Report: Pennsylvania civics, U.S. history standards ‘in need of dire revision’ | Pennsylvania |

New agreement between ESU, NCC includes scholarships, transfer liaison (

Hempfield school board enlists Independence Law Center to help develop athletics policy | Local News |

Bans on critical race theory could have a chilling effect on how educators teach students about racism | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Critical race theory: What it is, what it isn’t, and what it means for education in Pennsylvania –

High humidity causes mold at Scranton elementary school | Education |

An unimaginable choice for college students: food or textbooks | Opinion (



William McSwain letter to Trump prompts rebuke from Bill Barr – The Washington Post

Tioga County won’t offer up voting machines to election audit | WITF

County won’t offer up voting machines to election audit | National and World |

Rural Pa. county says it will not willingly hand over election materials for 2020 audit | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Scaringi Considers Run for Lt. Governor | PoliticsPA

Bill Barr says he never blocked Pennsylvania election fraud probe (

Smucker will attend a local conservative group’s ‘town hall-style’ meeting tonight, yet he still hasn’t hosted his own | PA Power and Policy |

Luzerne County Election Board exploring heftier mail ballot drop boxes | Times Leader



Letter: RGGI- It’s not too late | The Unionville Times

Pa. Environmental Quality Board votes to join initiative to limit state’s CO2 emissions | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

York County doesn’t own the Susquehanna River, Lancaster County does (

DEP: Bacteria in the Schuylkill River likely cause of bad tasting tap water | Local News |

Judge dismisses constable charges in Mariner East Pipeline project case | Local-news |

Joining RGGI will strengthen Pennsylvania’s recovery | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Tax on packages may soon be a part of Pennsylvanian’s deliveries; funds to help repair highways (

Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1 billion modernization project back on track |

Pa. commission proposes adding and increasing fees, axing gas tax to fund transportation needs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



U.S. Sees Record Number Of Drug Overdoses, Driven By Opioids : NPR

Pandemic fueled resurgence of overdose deaths, CDC data show | Local News |

Lehigh Valley Health Network and StoneBridge reconsider, make bid for Tower Health – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Delco to review Medical Examiner practices, ready to invest $10M in upgrades | News |

Johnson & Johnson recalling sunscreens due to traces of cancer-causing chemical –


State News

With child tax credits on the way, Pa. Dems call out Republicans who voted against American Rescue Plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Toomey shouldn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good (

Western Pa. birders question state Game Commission over removal of protected species’ nests | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. updated its unemployment compensation system. Then cyber fraud spiked | WITF

Fraudulent unemployment claims growing locally, statewide | News |

Lead paint still poisons thousands of children, advocacy group urges action plan | Smart Talk (

Black bears on the move: Breeding season can mean more sightings –

Pa. Game Commission addressing lag in new hunting license system |


National News

Child Tax Credits: First payments have been sent, mostly $2,000 per child | Here’s what you need to know – 6abc Philadelphia

Pennsylvania families start receiving monthly child tax cut money | Times Leader

IRS sending out 4 million ‘surprise’ tax refunds this week (

Prepping for a cyber pandemic: worldwide drill underway (

Suspects in Haitian President’s Killing Met to Plan a Future Without Him – The New York Times (

Inflation? Not in Japan. And That Could Hold a Warning for the U.S. – The New York Times (

George Hofmann: What my suicide attempt taught me about gun rights (

Rents Are Out Of Reach For Most Americans Earning Minimum Wage, A Study Says : NPR

IG finds FBI failed to “mitigate the threat” Larry Nassar posed, mishandled investigation | Michigan Radio

Cities Are Hotter For Low-Income, Nonwhite Neighborhoods, Study Says : NPR

U.S. Courthouses’ Backlog On Criminal Cases Could Take Years To Get Through : NPR

Indigenous children’s remains turned over from Carlisle Army cemetery | WITF


Local News

Bucks County to declare disaster declaration as flood damage is assessed (

The Delaware Valley Reacts to Protests in Cuba – DV Journal (

York, PA at the Olympics: Meet the athletes, coaches with county ties (

American Rescue Plan: Erie County Council to discuss spending $26M (

Audit: Johnstown in better financial shape | News |

Allentown Council member Ce-Ce Gerlach seeking $100,000 in GoFundMe campaign for legal defense – The Morning Call (

Mahoning Drive-In faces possible closure amid plans for solar farm – The Morning Call (

Safe Berks responds to domestic violence tragedy in Muhlenberg Township | Local News |

Hazleton Mayor sounds off on Luzerne County Council transit funding reduction | News |

Awareness event set Saturday as overdose numbers rise in Luzerne, Schuylkill counties | News |

City council takes first step to approving borrowing for paving projects | News |

County mulls uses of pandemic relief funds; stormwater fee reduction one option | coronavirus |

High school students investigate cybercrimes in University of Scranton camp | Education |

Tina Fey and Monica Horan are pitching in to a $500,000 fund to keep Upper Darby Summer Stage going (



Pittsburgh City Council moves forward on spending $335 million COVID-19 funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

R.K. Mellon Foundation to invest $1M in companies’ best ‘social-impact’ ideas |

Despite protests, Churchill planning commission approves redevelopment of former Westinghouse site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County health board approves sick leave pay, air pollution rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid calls for a mandate, no Pittsburgh-area hospital requires COVID-19 shots for employees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ready to ride? Port Authority begins $230,000 campaign to lure riders back to transit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia250 launching semiquincentennial task force, looks to fund community projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Report: Philadelphia lost more residents than the suburbs gained during the pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Demolition of Downey’s Irish Pub for new development aims to ‘breathe new life’ into South Street – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Father of 10-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself fatally pushes gun buyback programs | Local News |

‘The community is tired’: No Gun Zone founder, residents react to rash of gun violence | Local News |

Black and Brown LGBTQ organizers start to formulate a new Philly Pride | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Proposed Marian Anderson sculpture advances with task force and grants (



Senate Democrats unveil federal marijuana legalization bill (

Census Bureau Director Nominee Robert Santos Testifies At Confirmation Hearing : NPR

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’ | News |

Democrats Call for a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries – The New York Times (

Meet the Sheriff and Police Chief Tapped to Lead ICE and Border Patrol – The New York Times (