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Gov. Wolf changes course, says he’s now open to some stricter voter ID rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania voter ID is no longer a nonstarter for Gov. Tom Wolf (

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Election reform in PA.: Where it stands and what it means for 2022 (

‘We are committed to competition’: Top Wolf ofc says as admin faces scrutiny for pandemic procurement practices | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Proposed law bearing fallen Scranton officer’s name would add penalties for running from arrest | Cops and Courts |

Pa. senators dig into details of plans to consolidate State System universities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PSERS’ FBI probe finally prompts Pa. lawmakers to action (

Berks lawmaker wants to roll back jobless benefits, and give incentive to job seekers | Local News |

Luzerne County communities awarded more than $23 million in casino revenue grants | News |

City of Hazleton tops among local communities that received gaming grants | News |

PA State Rep Wants to Invoke Anti-BDS Law Against Ben & Jerry’s – DV Journal (

What is Pennsylvania’s pesky preemption law? | City & State PA (

New Pennsylvania law flags proposals exceeding $50 million for taxpayer impact analysis | Pennsylvania |

Bill Advances In Harrisburg To Ban Cell Phone Use by Drivers, But Some Lawmakers Worry About Racial Profiling – CBS Pittsburgh (

‎Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson: “I Didn’t Run to Be a Symbol” on Apple Podcasts

Letter: Hold the energy industry accountable for fracking | Letters to the Editor |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

McConnell urges Americans to ‘get vaccinated’ as cases spike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One dose of J&J vaccine is ineffective against delta variant, study suggests | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Contact tracers say this is the time they can stop coronavirus outbreaks: ‘This is the crux of public health’ (

Everyone should wear a mask in schools, vaccinated or not, U.S. pediatricians say | WITF

The Push For More Delaware Valley Residents to Get Vaccinated Continues – DV Journal (



Why Pa. nursing home workers will hold one-day strike at 21 sites (

Nursing home workers plan to strike | News |

Gov. Carney officially sets Delaware on path to $15 minimum wage | State & Region |

Pennsylvania among the worst states for start-ups, study finds | Pennsylvania |

More than 200 added to county’s fully vaccinated list | coronavirus |

When it comes to the staffing shortage, is paying more the answer? | Business |

Low pay, no benefits, rude customers: Restaurant workers quit at record rate | WITF

Could inflation slow economic recovery? | Smart Talk (

Unemployed advocates call for benefits to be restored | WITF

Regional virtual career fair connecting veterans in the eastern U.S. with jobs (

US retail real estate market showed improvement in Q2. But supply chain, labor shortage continue to weigh on industry. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Labor shortage to hit small businesses harder post Covid – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Downtown York businesses to receive funds from the YoCo Bloom Grant (



Former Shaler teacher to be detained in Capitol riot case pending trial |

Westmoreland commissioner says sheriff ‘derelict’ for refusing to transport sick inmates |



In Focus: Education Funding, Mothers In Charge, Helping Students Overcome “Summer Slide,” Destination Pennsylvania |

Pittsburgh Public Schools holds first public forum to help determine federal COVID relief spending | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. education leaders call on schools to boost teacher diversity with stimulus funds | WITF

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Behrend will build a $28.2 million fitness and rec center on campus (



The Governor And House Primary Races We’re Watching So Far | FiveThirtyEight

Street Raises Close to $245K in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Kenyatta Raises $500K in Q2 | PoliticsPA



Smoke in Philadelphia skies from Pacific Northwest wildfires (

Unhealthy pollution levels threaten the Midstate (

Bootleg Fire, The Biggest In The U.S., Gives Scientists An Unexpected Experiment : NPR



Amtrak, local rail authority sign deal to study NYC train | News |

PennDOT plans 31-mile detour for road closure at roundabout project in Perry County –

Johnstown jet service soaring; June was airport’s busiest month in at least 10 years, officials report | News |

Interstate 83 Exit 4: Watch for closures at Shrewsbury interchange (



US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies | WITF

Worrisome health disparities persist in Pennsylvania, according to new report | Pennsylvania |

Doylestown Health, Redeemer Health form joint venture to improve heart care access – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘People aren’t getting the care they need’: Ex-‘Conestoga View’ nursing home gets troubling June inspection | Local News |

Brandywine Hospital takes on opioid overdose in community | Local-news |

Costly PBM drug pricing tactics impede the pursuit of health equity (


State News

Some Pa. workers still waiting on unemployment benefits more than a month after new system launch | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Houlahan leads effort to secure paid family leave for all working Americans | Local-news |

Pennsylvania casinos hit record revenue as COVID wanes. Here’s where (

Door-to-door energy sales may resume, Pa. regulators say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oldest, largest bowhunting festival is back on in Pennsylvania this year –

More mentored hunting, deer hunting changes, endangered species moves on agenda for Pennsylvania Game Commission –

Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Federal ban on evictions set to end July 31, state help for Pennsylvanians (

Pennsylvania ranks in top 10 for internet scams (

Pennsylvanians encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistance (

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture funds special crop projects | Pennsylvania |

Morgan Lewis partner Kenneth Polite confirmed to lead Justice Department’s criminal division – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PA trout season could start on same day statewide (


National News

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thomas Barrack, Former Trump Adviser, Is Arrested : NPR

U.S. life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII, CDC reports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bezos’ comments on Amazon workers after spaceflight draw rebuke | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This ‘infrastructure week,’ let’s think beyond concrete and toward child care | Opinion (

Low-income people who don’t file tax returns will have a hard time accessing child tax credit checks (


Local News

Hundreds flock to Lower Bucks resource center for post-flood assistance (

Harrisburg Foreign Policy Association Welcomes USAWC International Fellows

Sears mail-order homes prove plentiful in Western Pennsylvania |

Luzerne County manager search committee appointments delayed again | Times Leader

Scranton City Council approves renaming roads for President Joe Biden | News |

Hazleton library gets grant to stabilize historic church after decision to raze the building | News |

Lawsuit to save White Haven, Polk centers can continue, judge says | News |

Reading prepares to exit financial oversight by next year | Local News |

Team USA gymnasts will wear leotards by Pa. company – one features 7,600 Swarovski crystals –

Water main break in Hershey prompts temporary boil water advisory for customers (

Lancaster’s housing market remains strong (

Erie Overview w/ County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper – Pennsylvania Political Podcast (

Former employees ask newly-formed Juvenile Detention Board for help | News |

Editorial: Blood shortages plague region in wake of pandemic | Opinion |

York ranked behind Lancaster and Harrisburg as best place to live in Pa. (

Erie’s bayfront on tap for $8M worth of dock wall/boardwalk upgrades (



Pittsburgh City Council gives final approval to $335M in federal COVID-19 relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. agriculture secretary tours 4 Pittsburgh urban farms |

Squonk gives itself a hand with a return to live performances in Pittsburgh | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Proposed developments could add 1,300 new homes to help transform Philly’s Callowhill neighborhood (

‘People are really, really suffering’: Philly area Cubans help amplify protesters’ cries for freedom | WITF

Philadelphia street sweeping set to expand after pandemic delay, but won’t fulfill Kenney promise (

Promised jobs, North Philly community backs Beury redevelopment on N. Broad | Local News |



Hoping Sen. Rob Portman is right on infrastructure compromise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you,’ Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Rand Paul clash on virus origins, trade charges of lying | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Big infrastructure bill in peril as GOP threatens filibuster (

Dept. of Defense promises reforms to handling of military sexual assault cases | ABC27

House Democrat Introduces Bill To Block Trump From Becoming Speaker (

Biden’s 3rd trip to reddish Ohio pushes his economic agenda | National News |