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Legislature

Letter: Give Dreamers a chance to teach (readingeagle.com)

Wolf, Shapiro in Montgomery County vow to protect abortion access in state (dailylocal.com)

Grants available for UC education, awareness, Wolf admin. says | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Coatesville officials bank on new $50 million sports facility – WHYY

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Long COVID is sidelining millions of workers from their jobs : NPR

US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again, returns to isolation | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Berks COVID update: Another strong week of vaccinations (readingeagle.com)

When you have COVID, here’s how you know you are no longer contagious (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Sheetz plans 30-store expansion project in part of Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and tip regulations change on Friday. What will it look like? (inquirer.com)

When is a recession not a recession? Right now, say economists | TribLIVE.com

Amid inflation woes, off-price retailers like Dick’s Going Going Gone fare well | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

Sharon Hill Releases Heavily Redacted Report on Fanta Bility Police Shooting – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Findings on Pa. police killing of 8-year-old withheld | WITF

Law enforcement on front lines of addiction treatment program – Daily Local

Delaware County Council hires consultant for juvenile detention feasibility study (delcotimes.com)

Pennsylvania identity thefts up by nearly 270% since 2019: report | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

How a 1975 murder in Lancaster County was apparently solved | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

Education

Despite new investments by Pennsylvania, child care providers still facing challenges (dailylocal.com)

Universal free school lunches come to an end (dailylocal.com)

Central Bucks votes for library policy despite legal threats (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

WCASD Responds, Parent Says They Are ‘Blowing Smoke’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Back to school: After COVID, 1 school uses talking circles to help kids (goerie.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Doug Mastriano responds to criticisms over Gab account, removes profile from site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Senate Race trolling along: Fetterman going big on social media vs. Oz (abc27.com)

Jerry Shenk: How incumbents take — and lose — advantages – Delco Times

Rupert Murdoch is scraping you-know-who off the sole of his shoe | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The GOP’s claims about gas prices, the economy are running on empty | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thousands of Pa. Democrats are leaving for the Republican Party. No one seems sure why. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

PennDOT submits $171 million EV charging station plan to feds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Health

Chester County confirms first case of monkeypox | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Scientists map changes in the brain to better treat Alzheimer’s disease : Shots – Health News : NPR

As monkeypox threat grows, so do calls for action – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania hospital profits jumped in 2021, report says, but health networks dispute some of the findings – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Disabled Pennsylvanians need more support | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Houlahan Introduces Bill to Stop Export of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves to China – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Toomey faces heat from Jon Stewart, veterans over burn pit legislation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Toomey defends burn pit vote, citing ‘false accusations’ by Jon Stewart (abc27.com)

Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey and 24 Republicans vote against bill to help sick veterans | WITF

Conor Lamb among lawmakers pressing Biden to extend pause on student loans | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Democrats in Congress, including Pa., press Biden to extend pause on student loans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Protestors make noise outside Sesame Place following racial bias claims | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania won’t uphold other state’s abortion bans, AG Shapiro says (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Racehorse deaths drop sharply in Pa. following new rules to protect thoroughbreds – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania and other states reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids | WITF

 

National News

Kentucky braces for more rain as residents clean up damage from earlier flooding : NPR

What might Kansas City and Wichita look like with an abortion ban? Look at western Kansas | KCUR 89.3 – NPR in Kansas City

Major legal fights loom over abortion pills, travel out of state (inquirer.com)

Drugmaker agrees to $2.37 billion opiate settlement | National | thecentersquare.com

Turkey says first ship full of grain departs Ukrainian port : NPR

NBA legend Bill Russell was also a civil rights activist : NPR

3 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are on Tuesday’s ballot : NPR

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn’t the end for abortion opponents | Health | phillytrib.com

Some barriers Black home buyers face from racist policies and practices (inquirer.com)

AP sources: Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended for 6 games | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Town hall topics in Chester County: Rising inflation, recovery from historic floods – Daily Local

Op-Ed: Keffer to Upper Darby council: Follow the law and serve the community (broadandliberty.com)

Lancaster County to revisit order that may have caused thousands to be improperly billed on warrants | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Unannounced policy on use of Lancaster city parks catches event organizers off guard [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Catasauqua committee to explore Iron Works project (mcall.com)

New warehouses materializing in Jessup, Olyphant | News | thetimes-tribune.com

HCA monitoring debt as millions in system improvements loom | News | standardspeaker.com

Wright Center launches mobile vaccine program for students | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Ed Gainey to discuss reform policies at Pittsburgh Cannabis Festival | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Western Pa. community advocates optimistic about new ‘transformative level of funding’ for gun violence prevention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Legal battles flare over UPMC, star surgeons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Project aims at building Black wealth through economic cooperation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland courthouse garage project moves to building phase | TribLIVE.com

Hundreds of families await answers in Allegheny County cold cases | TribLIVE.com

As inflation strikes, Pirates games become more of a ‘splurge’ experience | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues final report | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mrs. Dee opened a Philly child care center mid-pandemic. It’s been hard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New grocery store shows progress in $750 million North Philly revival plan, but housing lags (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia substitute teacher firm on an all-out push for staff to work in city classrooms (inquirer.com)

Philly’s next mayor should boost city’s recovery, say biz leaders. ‘We need somebody that smiles.’ (inquirer.com)

Education and transparency can help eliminate racial bias in home appraisals, a Philly task force says (inquirer.com)

A ‘Peace Ride’ highlighted Philly’s gun violence, its victims and new resources to address it (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

U.S. House passes ban on assault weapons after spate of gun violence | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Biden administration challenges GOP to get burn pits bill passed | News | standardspeaker.com