Rose Tree Park opens inclusive playground in Delaware County – WHYY

The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino announce $21m local community grants (gamblinginsider.com)

On the educational plantation – American Thinker

‘Abbott Elementary’ stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter speak at Philly SAG strike | PhillyVoice

Pennsylvania Abortion Protection Package heads to state | WITF

“Abbott Elementary” stars rally with SAG-AFTRA in Philadelphia – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

Help For Childcare Bill Backed By Chesco Lawmaker | Tredyffrin, PA Patch

What We Know About The Victims Of The Bucks County Flood | Warminster, PA Patch

Design of VOPP Trail continues, 3 out of 4 phases mapped out | TribLIVE.com

Reading Area Community College breaks ground on its new Weitz Healthcare Pavilion. (readingeagle.com)

PA lawmakers split on regulating cyber charter schools · Spotlight PA

Red flag law in Pa.: Where does it stand? – WHYY

Philly’s landlord-tenant office suspend evictions following third shooting by a deputy officer since March | PhillyVoice

PA legislature puts brakes on e-scooters but Spin isn’t giving up (nextpittsburgh.com)

Land banks may soon claim blighted properties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State House tied again after Democrat resigns | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A Pa. House Democrat is resigning amid the budget impasse | WITF


Chipotle will give away free meals when U.S. women’s soccer team scores in World Cup – pennlive.com

$1 billion Powerball ticket sold at small store near L.A.’s Skid Row – pennlive.com

Walmart adds sensory-friendly hours for back-to-school shopping – pennlive.com

Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft and other tech firms agree to AI safeguards set by the White House – pennlive.com

Clothing store at Harrisburg Mall to close – pennlive.com


Man steals rig, leads Pa. troopers on pursuit through 2 counties: police – pennlive.com

Pa. man kills 8-year-old son, self in murder-suicide: reports – pennlive.com

Central Pa. teen ran stop sign before fatal crash: state police – pennlive.com

Victim ID’d in fatal Camp Hill crash: coroner – pennlive.com

1 person dies in house fire at retirement community, officials say – pennlive.com

Central Pa. man convicted after impaling person’s cheek with a fork – pennlive.com


State System Holds Line Again On Tuition (politicspa.com)

What does the budget impasse mean for Pennsylvania K-12 schools? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden debt relief plan will forgive federal student loans for roughly 30,000 Pa. borrowers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Voting Rights and the First Amendment | WITF

National bill on voting standards pushed anew by Democrats in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


5 tips to keep your pet safe and comfortable in extreme heat | WITF

Sunshine is in store after stormy night in central Pa. – pennlive.com


Stranded for 33 hours at NYC airport, Hawaii-bound passengers comped with $12 food voucher: video – pennlive.com

State News

Study: Market better, ‘foster engagement’ for rural growth | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Ephrata Jan. 6 defendant Samuel Lazar out of federal prison | WITF

Pennsylvania military base home to rare butterflies | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

New round of Pennsylvania antlerless deer licenses next week | ABC27

Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirit stores impacted by credit card issues (abc27.com)

Watch Live: PSP hosts predator press conference | Eyewitness News (abc27.com)

Dog fetches reward for helping capture escaped inmate Michael Burham | ABC27

National News

Wyden announces ‘decisive’ anti-fentanyl legislation in defense bill | Oregon | thecentersquare.com

Sens. Luján, Lummis introduce bill to pay victims of fires ignited by feds | New Mexico | thecentersquare.com

FBI informant says Ukrainian exec spoke of bribe to President Joe Biden, his son | National | thecentersquare.com

White House plans for zero-emission federal fleet by 2035 off to slow start | National | thecentersquare.com

Public schools banned from sheltering migrants under bill passed by U.S. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

RFK Jr. testifies about censorship before Congress | National | thecentersquare.com

U.S. rep calls for more safeguards on how welfare money is spent | National | thecentersquare.com

Active club hate groups are growing in the U.S. | WITF

Ethics rules for Supreme Court justices approved on party-line vote by U.S. Senate panel  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Israeli president tells Congress criticism of his country must not negate ‘right to exist’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

16 Michigan Republicans charged with felonies in 2020 fake elector scheme  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local News

Harrisburg plans big-tent for Broad Street Market vendors | WITF

450-unit apartment complex planned in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Second mosquito with West Nile virus found in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

Lower Macungie Township commissioners table vote on Lehigh Valley Town Center (mcall.com)

Lower Macungie delays vote on Jaindl’s Lehigh Valley Town Center | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Fans kick off festivities at Pocono Raceway’s 50th NASCAR Weekend | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Northampton County Council votes against health center; McClure calls council ‘a disaster’ | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Search for flood victims Mattie, Conrad Sheils continues in Upper Makefield | The Bucks County Herald

Appeals court nixes $6.25 million settlement of Chesapeake Energy lawsuits over royalties | News | thetimes-tribune.com


‘Let’s fix this’: City Council holds hearing on pivotal land bank legislation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Halushki please: Slovaks gather to celebrate 100 years at Kennywood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area students experiencing homelessness receive $38,500 in scholarships | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Raging Rapids, a popular Kennywood attraction, sees hundreds of riders as it reopens Thursday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Decision on whether former Shadyside church could get demolished expected in days | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh looks to dedicate $3.5 million to major Homewood Park renovations | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh’s South Side not getting more violent, crime stats show | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh area baristas strike as part of Starbucks union national bus tour | TribLIVE.com


President Joe Biden brings ‘Bidenomics’ tour to Philly Shipyard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Never be divided’: Actors and writers unite in Philly as Hollywood strike continues | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

City officials, community groups urge: Support red flag laws, universal background checks | Local News | phillytrib.com

Political pressure brings UPS back to bargaining table with Teamsters | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pew gives $1 million to the Free Library of Philadelphia to plan its future | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey introduces AI bills aimed at protecting workers from potential employer abuses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman introduces legislation to make birth control more convenient – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)