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Legislature

Wayne Fontana: Pittsburgh has too many abandoned properties, and it costs millions. Here’s how to fix it. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bipartisanship in Harrisburg: Saval, Solomon and smart housing policy (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Pa. lawmakers lash out at elimination of property tax relief mechanism (mcall.com)

Pa. counties want to count mail-in ballots early. State lawmakers have yet to agree. | WITF

Editorial: New DUI laws can save lives | Opinion | meadvilletribune.com

Schwank Helps Secure CFA Grant for Berks Industrial Development Authority – BCTV

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

Velodrome and events center are planned for multi-use sports facility in Coatesville (dailylocal.com)

Berks gets $2.9 million grant, $4.2 million loan to redevelop former World War II base at Airport | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Schools, businesses and housing efforts get Pennsylvania budget money | 90.5 WESA

Opinion: Pa. General Assembly end runs governor – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

When It Comes to COVID, What is America’s ‘Long’ Game? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Johnstown free clinic offering COVID-19 shots for kids | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

When can you get Novavax’s vaccine? As COVID-19 surges, timeline emerges for arrival of new shot – pennlive.com

 

Business/Jobs

Inovio is cutting its workforce by 18% – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Erie, PA police chief seeks additional officers to create Crisis Unit (goerie.com)

Following Uvalde shooting, Dunmore police train at high school | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Editorial: The Allegheny County Jail needs new leadership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When typos aren’t accidental | The Grammarian (inquirer.com)

How a coffee cup left at Philadelphia International Airport led to an alleged killer in a 1975 cold case (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pittsburgh Public Schools to name next superintendent Thursday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Letter to the editor: Parents have right to decide what children see | TribLIVE.com

Loan forgiveness may be close for students claiming borrower defense : NPR

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania certifies primary election in 64 of 67 counties | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania certifies primary election in every county but Berks, Lancaster, and Fayette | WITF

Five Pennsylvania state Senate races to watch – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Biden approval hits another new low as more Democrats sour on him, poll finds : NPR

Majority thinks Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 but won’t face charges, poll finds : NPR

Oz launches ‘Fetterman Basement Tracker’ as social media attacks intensify – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

John Fetterman, in first interview since stroke, talks recovery and return to U.S. Senate campaign trail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fetterman: ‘100% able’ to run for Pa. Senate after stroke | WITF

PA Sen. Race: Fetterman says he’s ‘feeling really good’ in first interview since stroke (abc27.com)

Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight Series: Why are you running? (broadandliberty.com)

PA Governor Race: Midstate church responds to controversial Mastriano film premiere (abc27.com)

Doug Mastriano, Pa. candidate for governor, makes pitch to GOP governors group (inquirer.com)

Audit the Vote PA targets nursing home administrators as part of ‘Election Integrity Task Force’ plan | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Why Pa. women aged 50-plus are in the drivers seat in 2022 | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

AP-NORC poll: Majority want Congress to keep abortion legal | News | tribdem.com

Colorado canvassing raises concerns about voter intimidation : NPR

Nikki Haley hints at 2024 White House bid: ‘Sometimes it takes a woman’ (abc27.com)

Scrutiny of youthful social media posts, such as Austin Davis’, likely to feature in campaigns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits letter of intention (dailylocal.com)

 

Health

Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. physician general: Abortion ban a threat to women suffering miscarriage | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Gun violence costs stretch beyond the loss of life, two new studies find : NPR

Could IVF treatment be in legal jeopardy in states with abortion bans? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Chester County fighting opioid overdoses with life-saving medication – Daily Local

Monkeypox considered by WHO to be declared global emergency (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Biden to visit Wilkes-Barre Thursday (abc27.com)

City, Wilkes University prepare for historic presidential visit by Biden | News | citizensvoice.com

Here’s how Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation voted on same-sex marriage protections – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Mike Kelly votes against federal protections for same-sex, interracial marriage (goerie.com)

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry votes in favor of bill to protect gay marriage (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania’s sales tax: Lower than national average, but a narrow base | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Supreme Court justice excoriates Krasner, alleges abuse of grand jury process (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. Supreme Court sides with former Philly cop facing murder charges and says DA Larry Krasner can’t ‘rewrite the law’ (inquirer.com)

Who are the richest people in Pennsylvania? Here’s a look at the Keystone State’s 17 billionaires | TribLIVE.com

 

National News

Federal appeals court rules Georgia abortion ban can immediately take effect | Georgia Public Broadcasting (gpb.org)

Multigenerational households are more common, with finances a leading reason : NPR

Astronomers poring through images from new space telescope : NPR

The Marines are set to have their first Black 4-star general : NPR

As Ukraine’s war grinds on, soldiers are outgunned and injuries are rising : NPR

Key gas pipeline from Russia to Europe restarts after a break for maintenance : NPR

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns after his government implodes : NPR

Uvalde school superintendent recommends board fire embattled police chief | WITF

The rightwing assault hits close to home | Ruth Conniff – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates 150th anniversary of Grand Illumination (readingeagle.com)

Developer puts forward three new proposals for Rock Hill Farm in Willistown – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Solar panels and charging stations suggested in Durham Township | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County offering sign on bonus for new hires (mainlinemedianews.com)

Bucks County mom launches Facebook group to address formula shortage (theintell.com)

How Erie County towns spent $6.3M in American Rescue Plan funding (goerie.com)

Upper Darby Council again adjourns without carrying out township business – Delco Times

3 options presented for Manheim Community Pool complex renovation range from $4.4M to $5.9M | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne County Council members discuss proposed amendments to home rule charter | | standardspeaker.com

Former city mayor appointed to Reading Redevelopment Authority board (readingeagle.com)

Chester County officials pledge more funding for affordable homes in one of Pa.’s wealthiest counties (inquirer.com)

Public meetings set for proposed Bucks County sewer sale to Aqua Pa. (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Report: Pittsburgh safer for walking than Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton, Allentown | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What does the sale of Downtown’s PPG Place and EQT Plaza mean for Pittsburgh? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Costs for Bus Rapid Transit between Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh grow, scope of work shrinks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly tap water is A-OK, according to latest report | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia 76ers explore building privately funded arena (poconorecord.com)

New report details pandemic impact on Philly housing and homelessness | Local News | phillytrib.com

76ers unveil plan to build ‘iconic’ new arena in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Sixers new arena proposal at 10th and Market would demolish part of Fashion District (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia, Pa. heat wave continues with heat emergency, hot weather forecast (inquirer.com)

Philly gun violence needs new solutions to prevent it. Not conversations. And not parties. | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden seeking $37B for fighting crime, hiring more police | Pennsylvania State News | lancasteronline.com

Biden will unveil $37B plan to hire cops, reduce crime | News | citizensvoice.com

Biden lays out new funds for localities on climate, but no national emergency yet – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden announces modest climate actions; pledges more to come – Daily Local

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House | TribLIVE.com

A bipartisan Senate group announces a deal on reforming the Electoral Count Act | WITF

Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot | TribLIVE.com

SBA 7(a) should include fintechs, lawmakers sway – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Analysis: Trump’s TV obsession helped define Jan. 6 too : NPR

Census citizenship question history revealed in Trump memo : NPR