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Legislature

Supreme Court case could give election powers to PA Legislature (goerie.com)

Out of abortion issue’s shadow, GOP election-related amendments could bring big changes – pennlive.com

Pa. one of at least seven states hoping to restrict abortion via constitutional amendment – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. abortion rights fight shifts to state Constitution, Supreme Court (inquirer.com)

Editorial: Some good things getting done in Harrisburg (dailylocal.com)

VP Harris discusses abortion rights, access in Philly (audacy.com)

Vice President Kamala Harris visits Philadelphia to push for abortion rights – WHYY

Vice President Kamala Harris visits Pa., calls for abortion protections, campaigns for Fetterman and Shapiro | WITF

A bill named for a local woman who died in a drunk-driving crash in 2019 is finally law (delcotimes.com)

Local lawmaker fights serial criminals with support of Deana’s Law – Daily Local

Parents of DUI Victim Hope Deana’s Law Will Protect Others – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Family of woman for whom anti-DUI ‘Deana’s Law’ is named says campaign has been ‘emotional rollercoaster’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Homosexuality finally removed from Pa. Crimes Code – WHYY

Removing homosexuality from Pa. crimes code is a start, advocates say. But more needs to be done – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf signs bill giving tax cuts to Pennsylvania military members (abc27.com)

‘Whole Home Repair’ law is proof lawmakers can work together when they want to | Ray E. Landis – NewsBreak

‘Whole Home Repair’ law is proof lawmakers can work together when they want to | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. corporate tax cut could boost Lehigh Valley businesses (mcall.com)

Here’s how much local school districts will get in state education funding. (readingeagle.com)

New Pa. budget injects $125M into private school tax credit program that lacks basic accountability · Spotlight PA

A bipartisan plea for lawmakers to get charter reform legislation across the finish line | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Better parks, cleaner rivers: How Pa. will spend a ‘generational’ $765 million for conservation and environmental programs (inquirer.com)

Advocacy fueled region’s school funding windfall (dailylocal.com)

State Ups School Funds, Some Delco Districts Get Level Up $$

Boost in K-12 state funding to impact Allegheny, Westmoreland districts | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania’s next governor will face a looming budget deficit | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Sheryl Lee Ralph and State Sen. Vincent Hughes on the balance of politics and Hollywood (msnbc.com)

PA Can Now Confiscate ATVs, Dirt Bikes Under New Law | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Schwank Backs State Investment in Apprenticeship Program – NewsBreak

As aging farmers retire, lawmakers explore how to boost beginning producers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Young LGBTQ people grapple with state legislation, Supreme Court decision | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Comitta Announces Funding for Traffic Improvements in Tredyffrin Township – MyChesCo

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Omicron BA.5: Symptoms and what we know about ‘the worst’ COVID-19 subvariant yet – pennlive.com

Omicron BA.5 variant and COVID vaccine boosters, explained (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Inflation is pushing the cost of food to record highs. Could urban agriculture help? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Striking Starbucks workers picket three Pittsburgh locations | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Where Philadelphia consumers are getting hit the hardest by inflation – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania’s cannabis industry lacks financial institution access | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

N.J. breweries getting hammered by strict state rules: ‘We’re thinking of moving’ to Pa., owner says – pennlive.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Millcreek police prepare for launch of body-worn cameras for officers (goerie.com)

Nether Providence police chief to be to be sworn in as president of Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (delcotimes.com)

Ben Mannes: Renewing an argument over proven police tactics (broadandliberty.com)

Wilkes-Barre police advisory panel still needs training | News | citizensvoice.com

Opioid addiction treatment varies widely in Pennsylvania jails (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Penn law school dean seeks “major sanction” against professor Amy Wax (inquirer.com)

‘Prepared for the future’: Penn Manor to finish high school construction by start of school year [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Most Lackawanna County property owners to see school taxes increase this year | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Philadelphia high schoolers learn to be entrepreneurs in summer program StartUP Edu (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Oz Releases Disappointing Fundraising Numbers (politicspa.com)

Fetterman had big cash advantage over Oz when July started: campaign finance reports – pennlive.com

Albert Eisenberg: NPR’s grotesque, taxpayer-funded smear on Doug Mastriano (broadandliberty.com)

Crowds gather for Mastriano film screening Saturday at Lower Allen Township church – pennlive.com

Doug Mastriano Facebook videos deleted as he runs for Pa. governor (inquirer.com)

Doug Mastriano helps celebrate the political movement that made him at film premiere | TribLIVE.com

Abortion, other hot issues could get young voters to the polls in November | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, AP finds | Elections | phillytrib.com

Democrats face deepening peril as Republicans seize on inflation fears | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

David Shribman: A collision of economics & history | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite Biden Push for Green Transportation, U.S. Trucking Still Drives on Diesel – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Transportation

Unpaid Pa. Turnpike tolls rise nearly 48% to $155 million, but agency says that’s because of more drivers, higher fees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Community members voice continued concern about Crozer Health services (delcotimes.com)

Online addiction treatment provider tool now available in Pa. | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden administration, Philly officials announce launch of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

HHS chief comes to Philadelphia to kick off 988 crisis line | Local News | phillytrib.com

Extend ARPA subsidies to keep health care safety net in place (goerie.com)

25 million kids missed routine vaccinations because of COVID – Daily Local

Conservative blocs unleash legal action to curb public health powers : Shots – Health News : NPR

America’s maternal care system dehumanized me. I became a doula to change it. (inquirer.com)

Mental health advocates address challenges facing the Black community | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

State News

Report: Pennsylvania has a housing deficit of 98,000 units, rent-burdened population | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: Fitzpatrick wants to up rare earth metal production (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania miners rescued 20 years ago gather for reunion – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds | WITF

 

National News

These are the 4 key takeaways from the Uvalde shooting investigation report : NPR

Texas House report blames local, state and federal officers for ‘systemic failure’ in Uvalde | WITF

3 dead in Indiana mall shooting and a witness kills gunman, police say : NPR

Boris, Brexit, and a Brit in the ‘Burgh | Opinion | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

New Jersey, Delaware post two of the highest foreclosure rates in the country – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

More states may legalize psychedelic mushrooms | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. houses of worship increase security after shootings | Religion | phillytrib.com

Europe feels pain from Russia’s war in Ukraine (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Reading drops Act 47 ‘financially distressed’ status | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Reverend Adrian Boxley appointed York City district justice by state (ydr.com)

Students march across towns as they call for resolution to gun violence (delcotimes.com)

Warehouses or farmland? The question at center of West Hempfield zoning fight | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pro-choice activists rally outside Luzerne County Courthouse | Times Leader

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh hit with surge in deadly shootings in 2022 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh looks to convert unused office space into residential units | TribLIVE.com

PNC Park is getting a bigger scoreboard — and fans who attend games will pay for part of it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stepping up: Volunteers donate thousands of hours of time maintaining the region’s myriad hiking, biking trails | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh looks to convert unused office space into residential units | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Will ongoing gun violence bring a stop-and-frisk resurgence to Philly? It wouldn’t be the first time | Local News | phillytrib.com

As fear grips our city, I understand why some are calling for the return of stop-and-frisk | Solomon Jones (inquirer.com)

On the morning after a fatal shooting, runners, walkers and those on wheels returned to their workout routines along Kelly Drive undaunted but concerned (inquirer.com)

In Philly, PSA campaign hammers home importance of a will to family inheritance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

University City Townhomes residents have no plans to end encampment soon | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA expands Key Advantage program, urges employers to get more workers on mass transit | Local News | phillytrib.com

Black clergy group hosts mental health forum | Health | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia is losing city workers faster than it can hire them (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Climate change legislation still could pass Congress this year, Manchin insists – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden tells Dems to quickly pass pared-down economic package | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump adviser Bannon’s trial for defying Jan. 6 subpoena starts Monday : NPR

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Secret Service for erased texts : NPR

Secret Service says it will cooperate after House committee subpoenas agency’s records in Jan. 6 probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Willful blindness is no defense when you summon a mob to wreak havoc | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The Senate is nearing a deal on immigration that could also lower food prices : NPR

U.S. Rep. Kelly says he was ‘unaware’ of former top aide’s alleged involvement in Jan. 6 fake-elector scheme | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden’s Mideast trip aimed at reassuring wary leaders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette