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Want to avoid a veto? Fix the process, Pa. Sen. Schwank says | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gov. Tom Wolf: After years of Pa. budget uncertainty, we have turned the tide | Opinion (

Supreme Court case could give election powers to PA Legislature (

Grove renews push for large-scale election law changes – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. lawmaker says outcome of Lehigh County undated ballots case undermines state’s mail voting law (

GOP lawmaker says Pa. election system could be fixed on Gov. Wolf’s porch ‘over a nice cup of tea’ –

Rep. Grove Says Federal Court Ruling May Invalidate Mail-In Ballot Law – DV Journal (

Pa. lawmaker says election issues in Berks, Lehigh undermine state’s mail voting law (

Critics say state’s increased tax credit for private and parochial scholarship programs lacks accountability – CBS Pittsburgh (

State deal nets millions for homeowners, renters | Op-Ed |

Millions in funding secured for multi-use sports facility in Coatesville – Daily Local

Pennsylvania hearing focuses on Lake Erie fish, tourism | Pennsylvania |

A key US energy efficiency program has a major flaw — and Pennsylvania is trying to fix it | Grist

Grant covers most of Hawley bandstand restoration in Bingham Park (

$2.5 million grant will help extend Schuylkill River Trail from Bartram’s Garden to South Philly (

Carrie Furnace gets $7.5M in state funding to move forward with redevelopment |

Editorial: Some good things getting done in Harrisburg (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The state health department is shutting down its COVID Alert PA app –

Novavax non-mRNA COVID vaccine gets CDC approval : NPR

Boosters for people under 50 are under debate : Shots – Health News : NPR

Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap | Coronavirus |

COVID-19 vaccines linked to menstrual changes, study says –



Pennsylvania casinos reach new record for gambling revenue | WITF

Pa. casinos post record $5B in revenue in 2021-22 fiscal year |

Amazon Fresh looking to hire hundreds as they prepare to open in Broomall (

First Bhutanese pharmacist in U.S. opens business in central Pa. –

Toys R Us tries a comeback, again (



Youth advocates call for ending of Delaware County juvenile detention (

Philadelphia hits 300 homicides, just shy of last year’s record setting rate | WITF

Philly gun violence: 300 homicides already in 2022, as shootings crisis continues (



Pa. law will make it easier for teachers from N.J. and other states to work here (

Pa. plan to recruit, retain teachers despite national shortage (

Philadelphia school district to return $35 million to taxpayers after court says city targeted commercial businesses | Pennsylvania |

Scranton director demands accountability from state over bus contract | Education |

Op-Ed: How innovative education can help Pennsylvania’s economy (

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Quaker Valley School District to host tours of proposed high school site |



Elections officials urged to prepare for shortages, delays (

Elections officials in Pennsylvania and across the country urged to prepare for shortages, delays | WITF

With midterms in sight, few Republicans are defending Trump as they did in 2019 : NPR

Craig Snyder: Republicans for Shapiro (

Mastriano courting voters on Gab pushes the GOP further right, experts say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progressives renew call for U.S. Supreme Court expansion after abortion rights decision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Stop calling Republicans ‘conservatives’ | Opinion (



Biden to announce climate actions that he can carry out on his own (

Spotted lanternfly suppression study underway at Blue Marsh Lake (



‘If you’re on the turnpike, you must pay your tolls.’ So what happens to people in Pa. who don’t? (

PennDOT planning to replace Maclay Street bridge (

Johnstown airport’s passenger numbers dropped in June | News |

Anticipated Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike delayed yet again as board reorganizes, names new chairman | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Staffing issues forces Crozer Health to cut overnight and weekend hours in their Crisis Center – Delco Times

Pa. physician general, acting health secretary cautions against restricting abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Overdose deaths among Black Americans rising faster than those among other races : Shots – Health News : NPR

Monkeypox vaccine available at Erie County Department of Health (

What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? –

Opioid overdose deaths crisis in Philadelphia persists, even as people seek help (

U.S. health insurers raise rates to match increase in usage (


State News

Biden making first visit to Luzerne County as president | News |

Pennsylvania invests $7 million to help develop Berks Park 183 (

Here are 5 critical PA Supreme Court cases to keep an eye on in 2022 (

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean arrested protesting Supreme Court’s Roe decision (

Pa.’s Dean among lawmakers arrested after abortion rights protest in front of U.S. Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Project Veritas denied request to toss Erie postmaster’s libel lawsuit (

Heat wave will bring dangerous temperatures this week: Stay inside, stay hydrated –

Pennsylvania is tracking wild turkeys by GPS to find out why populations are declining | WITF

Pennsylvania to receive money to preserve Black cemeteries | WITF

Court affirms OOR ruling, Real Alternatives does not have to disclose service provider agreements – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Results: Dan Cox wins Republican primary for governor in Maryland : NPR

Water utilities can’t remove lead pipes if they can’t find them : Shots – Health News : NPR

Federal court strikes down parts of Texas voting law : NPR

Fake GOP electors targeted in Fulton County special grand jury probe | Georgia Public Broadcasting (

As more people travel out of state, abortion funds may not keep pace with demand | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Netflix loses fewer subscribers than forecast in the second quarter : NPR


Local News

Chester County officials approve contract to bolster tourism – Daily Local

Two new judges join the bench in Chester County – Daily Local

Lancaster County cooling centers open for seniors amid heat wave (

Montgomery County releases draft recovery plan (

Wayne, Pike, Monroe could face affordable housing crisis (

Pennsbury School District settles free speech lawsuit (

Lancaster County Workforce Development Board hires Anna Ramos as executive director | Local Business |

Scranton to retain labor counsel amid ongoing union negotiations | News |

Survey aims to fix health care inequalities in Reading (



Allegheny County Council overrides Fitzgerald’s veto, bans new fracking in parks |

Allegheny County Council overrides Rich Fitzgerald’s veto, bans fracking in parks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion protections, redistricting map among legislation passed at City Council’s last meeting before summer recess | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plan to convert unused Pittsburgh office spaces into housing gets $2.1M |

Pittsburgh council approves $1.95 million in repairs to 30th Street Bridge |

Kick some butts with city’s new anti-littering initiative | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Western Pa. paramedic among EMS personnel honored in memorial procession to Arlington |

Highwoods Properties to sell PPG Place, EQT Plaza to fund move into Dallas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh opens 5 cooling centers as Wednesday temperature hits 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Gun violence advocates, researchers have mixed views on Philadelphia’s new, stricter curfew for older teens | Local News |

Stop-and-frisk doesn’t work in Philly, City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas says | Opinion (

Philadelphia Water Department to end moratorium on shutoffs Wednesday | Local News |

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he hasn’t met with families of homicide victims (



House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court (

National Archives looks into reports that the Secret Service deleted texts : NPR

Lawmakers including Pressley, Omar, Bush and more arrested in abortion rights protest | News |

Advocates threaten to shut down Congressional Baseball Game unless climate legislation passes | Environment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Jan. 6 panel chairman has COVID, prime-time hearing still on | Coronavirus |

14 key moments from the Jan. 6 committee hearings — so far | WITF

Biden, bipartisan Senate effort would move proceeds from seized Russian oligarch assets to Ukrainian war effort | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette