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Emergency risk protection orders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania businesses still need a rescue plan, lawmakers must act (

Pa. requested $340 million in emergency contracts in 2020 with little oversight · Spotlight PA

State launches police misconduct database | News |

Wolf Administration Announces New Law Enforcement Reform Tool to Enhance Hiring Practices – MyChesCo

Governor Wolf announces new law enforcement tool to enhance hiring practices (

‘We had to start somewhere’: Pa. officials say police misconduct database is a step toward reform | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania counties decline forensic audit inquiry | Pennsylvania |

Heir to Election Audit Freak Show Throne Has ‘Army’ Behind Him (

Counties And States Trump Won Are Rejecting Calls To Launch Their Own Arizona-Style Election Audits (

Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace | Pennsylvania State News |

After 6 months into job, Herrin chronicles struggles, triumphs of getting laws passed | National News |

Pennsylvania Gov. names new Chairwoman for the Gaming Control Board (

Gov. Wolf to tour areas of Bucks County hit hardest by flooding (

FlowMetric launches test to measure how well a Covid-19 vaccine is working for you – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PA Republicans Determined to Stop Wolf’s Unilateral RGGI Move – DV Journal (

Toomey, Yudichak to honor Korean War veterans with medals | News |

State Rep. Wheatley wants Pa. to spend more to help build up Black communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How to spend $400 billion on home care? Pennsylvania plan to bump pay offers some clues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Worsening pandemic worries surgeon general | Times Leader

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Pennsylvania (

Los Angeles is bringing back masks. Will PA see something similar? (

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Will Self-Isolate as England Prepares for Reopening – WSJ

Vaccine rates still inching up in Cambria County, statewide | Coronavirus |

Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority mandates coronavirus vaccines (

Kids aren’t just littler adults. Here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID numbers tick up from low mark of the pandemic: Berks County plus 14 cases in the Pa. weekly report | Local News |



The SBA’s PPP and RRF are done. Here are five other grant programs for small businesses. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Closure of Cheswick Generating Station sparks mixed feelings in community |

Former industrial space in Etna to become ‘tech flex’ hub 51 Bridge Street |

Area employers see many factors driving the worker shortage issue | News |

The job market has bounced back from COVID, but the workers haven’t followed | Business |

Whether working or not, some still need food assistance to make ends meet | Local-news |

Cozen O’Connor increases starting salaries, plans new compensation structure – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hospitality, resort industry picks up, but jobs need filling (

Bucks County call center company holding job fair at Oxford Valley Mall (

Along the Carlisle Pike, employers struggle to fill job openings amid debate over true cause –

Some central Pa. restaurants got millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds: Here’s who got the most –



Erie crime: Charges dismissed, refiled against pair in robbery case (

State police seek to strengthen community ties through new program (



Lehigh Valley school districts getting more state money, but still raising taxes | Letter –

Larry Platt: Will the school district squander its $1.1 billion stimulus windfall? (

Erie County Community College will grow and adapt to serve you (

Erie School District pays $85K to settle lawsuit over autistic student (

PASSHE integration plan carries plenty of concerns (

Increasing charter school costs burden taxpayers (

Our teachers are essential workers. We need to treat — and pay them — that way | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Summer school programs addressing learning loss and disruptions caused by the pandemic | News |

State System students ponder new opportunities after merger approval | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State approves policy for rescinding university honors and distinctions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Here’s What Key Republican Legislatures Are Plotting Next On State Voter Restrictions (

Here are the candidates running for PA’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022 | City & State PA (

Six seek GOP nomination for 113th state House district special election (

Who is running to succeed Sen. Pat Toomey? Here’s who is in, so far (

Republicans light on cash and Fetterman’s got lots: What new fund-raising says about the Pa. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SNYDER: Two First Questions for Every Senate Candidate – DV Journal (

How ‘In God We Trust’ bills are helping advance a Christian nationalist agenda | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Already, a Democratic identity crisis on policing | Josh Kurtz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trump’s stolen election claim is a litmus test for Pennsylvania Republicans – The Morning Call (

Democrats see edge in early Senate map as Trump casts big shadow | News |



Mariner East pipeline cases slammed as ‘gamesmanship’ | Local-news |

Auto Racing Drives Toward An Electric Future In Formula-E : NPR

PFAS report identifies hundreds of Pa. manufacturing sites | StateImpact Pennsylvania (



U.S. 1 lane closures next week for construction on two widening, improvement projects in Bucks County | The Bucks County Herald

Another Philadelphia International Airport long-term parking lot is closing, limiting traveler options (



Opioid deaths accelerated during the pandemic, fueling an unintended outcome | Smart Talk (

As U.S. overdose deaths soar, Rhode Island legalizes supervised injection sites. Philly’s effort remains in limbo. (

PG INVESTIGATION | Troubled Transparency: Most Pennsylvania hospitals fail to reveal their prices to the public — as required by federal mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Editorial: Time to rein in PSERS (

Unemployment compensation fraud continues to rise in Midstate (

Wolf admin sat on 2017 probe of unemployment error but denies ‘cover-up’ · Spotlight PA

Tribe claims remains of kids who died at assimilation school | National News |

Pa. Game Commission remove protected species’ nests upsetting Western Pennsylvania birders | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Falcon whistleblowers ‘fired for reporting’ hazards, complaint says (


National News

New child tax credit starts now for 90% of families (

How Ben Shapiro Is Using Facebook To Build A Business Empire : NPR

Coco Gauff Tests Positive For Coronavirus And Will Miss Tokyo Olympics : NPR

OPEC And Allied Nations Have Agreed To End A Dispute That Has Roiled Energy Prices : NPR

Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads | Business |

4 wounded in shooting outside D.C. stadium during Nationals-Padres game | WITF

Haiti’s interim Prime Minister says he is optimistic on forming a unity government | WITF

A week before the Opening Ceremony, coronavirus turns up at Tokyo’s Olympic Village | WITF

Sky-high feed prices are pushing dairy farmers over the edge (


Local News

Protesters rally in Lancaster, calling for help for family and friends in Cuba (

Even with aid, finding affordable housing difficult in Bucks County (

Composting bin attracts criticism, support after placement in Lancaster city’s Musser Park [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News |

Coatesville City Council members seek advice for homelessness problems in community | Community News |

DNA test results awaited for human remains found in Somerset Township | News |

Unique greenhouse planned for west Erie’s Little Italy neighborhood (

Former Erie police chief expands lawsuit against mayor over demotion (

PIAA referees needed to staff high school sports (

Black artists in the Poconos open up about mental health (

A Woman’s Place founders push to end domestic violence (

Gettysburg seeks grant to revitalize its historic corridor – The Morning Call (

Harrisburg homeless encampment abruptly pushed off Third Street by court order –

Millions of COVID stimulus dollars now in coffers of local municipalities | News |

Scranton plans to offer additional relief grants with American Rescue Plan funding | Coronavirus |

Zoning hearings on cell tower and monastery pending in Sugarloaf Twp. | News |

Development plans pending in Berks include 339 single family homes in Amity Township | Environment |

Affordable housing plan approved in Mt. Lebanon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McKeesport residents advised it may be over a week before water service safety ensured | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Report: Pittsburgh’s economic recovery trails other cities | Pennsylvania |

A new medical marijuana dispensary opens in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pgh is getting its first drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburgh-area school districts setting health policies — including whether to wear masks — for next school year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority’s mobile payment app will be ready for bus riders ‘very soon,’ but not for light rail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hill District congregation celebrates 130 years as a pillar of the community and social justice | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Ben Franklin Technology Partners uses funding increase to focus on ‘surviving and thriving’ firms – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Decrying pandemic ‘profiteering,’ protesters call for a Pa. public health care advocate | WITF

Despite a city law, backyard chickens are blossoming in Philadelphia – The Morning Call (

Philly NAACP elects new leadership | News |

After a shooting, a grandmother reopens her SW Philly block as a ‘safe zone’ for play | Local News |

I was responsible for building safety in Philly. We don’t need more codes to prevent another collapse. | Opinion (

Long-awaited safety overhaul of South Philly’s Washington Avenue is now delayed at least another year (



White House pushes to protect voting rights | ABC27

Biden, Harris urge Congress to protect voting rights to honor late Rep. John Lewis (

Census Race And Ethnicity Questions May Change For 2030 Forms : NPR

Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision (

US lawmakers worry about weapons of mass destruction | ABC27

Biden Administration Transfers Its First Detainee From Guantánamo Bay – The New York Times (

U.S. Census Directors were all white until James F. Holmes stepped in | WITF

Some question if Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards | Local News |

In energy bill, Manchin seeks to strike compromise in crucial chunk of Biden infrastructure deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette