Pa. lawmakers are decreasing violence prevention funding after it got a boost from one-time federal money (inquirer.com)

Concrete floor crumbling under weight of newest engine at Harrison Hills VFC | TribLIVE.com

Broad + Erie revamp; Cobbs Creek Golf Course rolls ahead; Wilt Chamberlain docuseries | Sunday roundup (billypenn.com)

An update on the state budget impasse | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. nonprofits hurt by prior impasse worry about this budget | WITF

This Week in the Shapiro Administration: Expanding Broadband Access Across Pennsylvania, Supporting Berks County Recovery Efforts, Launching the Statewide Safer Communities Tour, and More – Opera News (dailyadvent.com)

July 17 Playbook: Lessons To Learn (politicspa.com)

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

‘It’s personal’ says lawmaker spearheading police safety effort | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Budget or not, structured literacy program still on the table | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The Week in Libraries: July 14, 2023 (publishersweekly.com)

School vouchers keep Pennsylvania’s budget in limbo (phonemantra.com)

This Week in Pennsylvania: House Representative Matt Bradford (abc27.com)


Hamilton opening retail watch shop at former Bowman Technical School building in Lancaster | WITF

PennDOT to begin series of hiring events in Lebanon County – pennlive.com

Hiring underway for hundreds of positions at new massive 1.1M-square-foot central Pa. distribution center – pennlive.com

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


Suspect is arrested in Long Island ‘Gilgo Beach’ serial killings : NPR

Police shot and killed a man wanted in 4 killings in Georgia : NPR

Police search for suspect in armed robbery of Dauphin County 7-Eleven – pennlive.com

Pa. woman in custody after fight at Knoebels campsite: police – pennlive.com

Carlee Russell returns home 2 days after claiming to see child on I-459 and vanishing – pennlive.com


Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What’s next for Pa. colleges after affirmative action ruling | WITF


Changes in state election laws have little impact on results, new study finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Allegheny Co. Health Department fines U.S. Steel $300K for 2022 summer violations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. Heat Wave Shows No Signs of Abating – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Major storms sweeping the Northeast leave at least 5 people dead : NPR

Canada Wildfires Smoke Returns to Pollute U.S. Air – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Why Pennsylvania remains under a drought watch, despite rain | WITF

Budding U.S. offshore wind industry facing rough seas. Here’s why – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


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

Restrictions of electronic truck monitoring scrutinized after fatal Illinois bus crash – pennlive.com

Gun Safety

‘It’s personal’ says lawmaker spearheading police safety effort | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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


Q&A: Pa. House Health Committee Chairperson Dan Frankel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State News

Five dead, two children missing after flash floods in Bucks Co. | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Freight train derails in Pa., causing road closures: reports – pennlive.com

Major storms sweeping the Northeast leave at least 5 people dead : NPR

Humphreys Confirmed as Pennsylvania Insurance Chief (insurancejournal.com)

Red tape, low prices to blame for Pennsylvania’s natural gas production decline | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What Pa.’s past budget impasses can tell us | WITF

How does municipal planning work in your community? | WITF

Broadband plans crucial for successful $1B expansion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

National News

Biden administration to cancel $39 billion in student loans | National | thecentersquare.com

Feds borrowing over $5 billion per day as programs face insolvency | National | thecentersquare.com

Democrats to Press Supreme Court Ethics Rules Over G.O.P. Opposition – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. House passes defense bill targeting abortion access, trans health, racial equity – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Four more Texas counties declare invasion at southern border | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Report finds pandemic spending difficult to track even for experts | National | thecentersquare.com

Ramaswamy Looks to Supreme Court in Effort to Appeal to Conservatives – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

House Committee Targets U.C. Berkeley Program for China Ties – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Court pauses order limiting Biden admin contact with social media companies : NPR

Senate Democrats Outpace Republicans in Fund-Raising in Key States – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Man Convicted in Killings After ‘Doorbell Ditch’ Prank Is Sentenced to Life – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Central Pa.’s air quality could be unhealthy for some residents again Monday – pennlive.com

Work to resume this week on Cameron Street/Front Street in Dauphin County: PennDOT – pennlive.com

Rural Pa. township can’t block cell phone tower construction, federal appeals court rules – pennlive.com

Counties with the highest cancer rates in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Third annual Trains at the Track took place in Hershey today (abc27.com)

Lancaster County hotel evacuated due to chemical spill (abc27.com)

Lancaster County hotel evacuated due to chemical spill (abc27.com)

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

Angus the police horse: From COVID unemployment to Lancaster City’s newest recruit [photos] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Dormer represents Norristown Area School District at national education conference (delcotimes.com)


Jurors in Pittsburgh synagogue trial prepare to face their toughest decision: Life or death? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting case turns to ‘most important decision’ | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County and Carnegie system take over running the law library | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 Pittsburgh facilities up for ‘America’s Most Beautiful Hospitals’ | TribLIVE.com

Children, relatives of alumni no longer have admissions edge at Carnegie Mellon, Pitt | TribLIVE.com


Report: Philadelphia ranked 4th-best city for cyclists | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

DOJ announces new grant to support victims of hate crimes | Local News | phillytrib.com

Suspect arrested for attempted abduction of teen at Willow Grove Park Mall | Local News | phillytrib.com

911 dispatcher staffing issues likely contributed to the Kingsessing mass shooting response. An investigation is underway | Local News | phillytrib.com

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