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Supreme Court case could give election powers to PA Legislature (

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

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

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

Editorial: Some good things getting done in Harrisburg (

VP Harris discusses abortion rights, access in Philly (

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 (

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 (

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

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 (

Wolf signs bill giving tax cuts to Pennsylvania military members (

‘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 (

Pa. corporate tax cut could boost Lehigh Valley businesses (

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

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 (

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

Advocacy fueled region’s school funding windfall (

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

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

Pennsylvania’s next governor will face a looming budget deficit | Opinion (

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

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 (

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 –

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



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 (

Where Philadelphia consumers are getting hit the hardest by inflation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania’s cannabis industry lacks financial institution access | Pennsylvania |

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



Millcreek police prepare for launch of body-worn cameras for officers (

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

Ben Mannes: Renewing an argument over proven police tactics (

Wilkes-Barre police advisory panel still needs training | News |

Opioid addiction treatment varies widely in Pennsylvania jails (



Penn law school dean seeks “major sanction” against professor Amy Wax (

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

Most Lackawanna County property owners to see school taxes increase this year | Education |

Philadelphia high schoolers learn to be entrepreneurs in summer program StartUP Edu (



Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Oz Releases Disappointing Fundraising Numbers (

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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 (



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



Community members voice continued concern about Crozer Health services (

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

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

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

Extend ARPA subsidies to keep health care safety net in place (

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. (

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 |

Op-Ed: Fitzpatrick wants to up rare earth metal production (

Pennsylvania miners rescued 20 years ago gather for reunion – The Morning Call (

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 (

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

More states may legalize psychedelic mushrooms | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

Europe feels pain from Russia’s war in Ukraine (


Local News

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

Reverend Adrian Boxley appointed York City district justice by state (

Students march across towns as they call for resolution to gun violence (

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

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



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

Pittsburgh looks to convert unused office space into residential units |

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 |

Pittsburgh looks to convert unused office space into residential units |



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

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

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

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

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

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

Black clergy group hosts mental health forum | Health |

Philadelphia is losing city workers faster than it can hire them (



Climate change legislation still could pass Congress this year, Manchin insists – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 (

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