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State wants nursing homes to provide over an hour more direct care to patients | ABC27

Nursing homes would provide more direct care to residents under proposed Pa. rule · Spotlight PA

Wolf admin. announces its first round of fixes to Pa.’s nursing home regs | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nursing homes to provide more direct care for residents under proposed Pa. rule | PA Power and Policy |

Pennsylvania nursing homes would provide more direct care to residents under proposed rule – The Morning Call (

Pa.-owned universities will invest $2.5 million on diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives | Local News |

Gov. Wolf softens stance on voter ID in Pennsylvania (

Key Pennsylvania lawmaker reconsiders election reform after Wolf softens on voter ID | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Republicans are bringing their election bill back after Gov. Tom Wolf said he’s open to voter ID changes · Spotlight PA

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania | National News |

Clergy abuse: PA Supreme Court sets back victims, spares Erie diocese (

State’s top court tosses out sex abuse lawsuit against diocese, citing statute of limitations | News |

Pennsylvania defends new, no-bid deal for contact tracing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. senators dig into details of plans to consolidate state universities –

Pa. State Representative elected as reformer charged with deed fraud, tax evasion | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

Lawmaker proposes changes to Pa. fireworks law after tumultuous July 4 (

Kayden’s Law passes PA Senate | The River Reporter

Garrity, Shapiro Back Anti-BDS Action Against Ben & Jerry’s – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania state department decertifies Fulton County voting machines after third-party audit | Pennsylvania |

Here’s what we know about Doug Mastriano’s ambitious election audit | City & State PA (

York asked to do Mastriano’s “forensic investigation” of 2020 election (

PA State Rep. Kenyatta: If we fail on voting rights, ‘we won’t get another chance’ (

PA Senate Panels Examine Procurement Of Contact Tracing Vendors – WDAC

How are Pa. Health officials planning to increase accountability, privacy with new contact tracer? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

GOP redistricting plan a good step in PA, but questions remain (

Amid PSERS troubles, Pennsylvania lawmakers may be ready for pension reform – The Morning Call (

Rural Pennsylvanians would get $500M broadband boost under Rep. Pam Snyder’s new bill |

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

Rigby named Republican chairman of Blue Lives Matter Caucus | News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

What Is A Breakthrough COVID Case, And How Big Is The Risk? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’ | Coronavirus |

COVID-19 testing: No signs of Delta variant in Erie County, yet (

To protect kids under 12 this summer, ‘get vaccinated’ state Physician General says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s COVID-19 cases nearly double over past week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Medical experts not alarmed by recent rise in Pa. covid cases |



Pennsylvania manufacturer Morgan Truck Body tests new strategies to fill 300 job openings – Philadelphia Business Journal (

One Lehigh Valley company promises get hired, get free education – The Morning Call (

Frito-Lay Workers Strike For End To ‘Suicide Shifts’ : NPR



Big tobacco wants PA police to crack down on counterfeit cigarettes (

Aliquippa’s Sheldon Jeter sentenced to life in prison (

Man to plead guilty in kidnapping, killing of Amish woman: report – The Morning Call (

“Common sense” earns Solebury police officers commendations | The Bucks County Herald

American Rescue funds provide bonus for Bedminster police | The Bucks County Herald

Moosic could receive $3 million for new fire, police station | News |



Pa. Educator Diversity Consortium looking to attract more diverse group of teachers (

Elizabethtown College enrollment up, other area colleges see similar trend (

Central Bucks School District: “COVID is something we need to learn to live with” | The Bucks County Herald

PASSHE chancellor floats $75 million plan for one-time money at state Senate panel | WITF



Gina Diorio: The many unanswered questions surrounding AG Josh Shapiro (

PODCAST: Bartos Talks Senate Race, Update on Ben & Jerry’s Boycott – DV Journal (

Fetterman surpasses 250,000 individual contributions in US Senate race | TheHill

PA10: Perry Raises Nearly $320K in Q2 | PoliticsPA

PA17: Lamb Raises Nearly $980K in Q2 | PoliticsPA

PA18: Dickinson Outraises Doyle in Q2 | PoliticsPA

One-on-one with Democratic candidate for US Senate Val Arkoosh (

U.S. Senate Candidate Jeff Bartos Visits Penn State’s Creamery | Onward State

Texas Democrats Remain In Washington Amid Coronavirus Cases And Congressional Hurdles : NPR

Rising Violent Crime Is Likely To Present A Political Challenge For Democrats In 2022 : NPR

Which party will be sane enough to win the Philly suburbs? (



PG&E Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines So They Don’t Spark Wildfires : NPR

Democrats unite around ‘climate corps’ that could employ youth | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Reps form caucus as Amtrak moves to assess Scranton-NYC rail (

PennDOT outlines innovative plan to replace Parkway East bridge near Squirrel Hill Tunnel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania website shows incorrect data for drug abuse treatment center violations – The Morning Call (

What’s Going Around: Respiratory illnesses, uptick in COVID-19, strep throat | ABC27

Philadelphia’s University City Science Center launches early-stage VC initiative to address health inequities – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Time to raise the monthly PA Medical Assistance reimbursement (


State News

Pa. Attorney General announces $26 billion nationwide agreement with major opioid companies (

Pennsylvania would get up to $1 billion in opioid settlement, AG says – The Morning Call (

AG Shapiro back in court to ‘keep the pressure’ on DeJoy, USPS for mail delays | WITF

Pa. Sen. Toomey dismisses sweeping federal investment into infrastructure to guard against extreme weather events | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State owes refunds to jobless for overcharges. What really happened and why was it covered up? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

As buying a home in frenzied market remains challenging, renters see big surges in rates – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation – The New York Times (

IRS Warning On Child Tax Credit Scams : NPR

Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open | Coronavirus |

Doctor discusses link between gun violence and food insecurity | Local News |

A fee that added $1,000 to the average cost of refinancing is being rescinded (


Local News

Record-Breaking Food Drive In Warminster: 3,188 Pounds Donated | Warminster, PA Patch

Chambersburg leaders advocate for non-discrimination ordinance (

Business owners react to renaming Spruce Street for President Joe Biden | News |

York City gets $35.3M in COVID-19 recovery funds; residents get say in how it’s spent (

Judicial panel rules Toothman committed ‘serious misconduct’ while judge | Local News |

Rental assistance workshop this weekend at Clipper Stadium as eviction moratorium comes to an end | PA Power and Policy |

Norristown OKs contract to consult on coronavirus recovery dollars | News |

Residents outline pipeline concerns to Chester County officials | Local-news |

Presque Isle Downs & Casino revenue up from previous year (

Delaware County Council looking into waste disposal options | News |

Lower Merion approves ‘massive’ project for Ardmore | News |

Bridge commission awards $56.5 million contract maintenance facilities in three locations to be updated | The Bucks County Herald

More than 1,800 in Berks lose power in wake of thunderstorms | Local News |

Home explosion and fire in eastern Pa. injures 6, most of them children –

Allentown cracks down on problematic Amazon trucking terminal near Buck Boyle Park – The Morning Call (

Lackawanna County to terminate tax collection agreement with Scranton | News |



Hall of Famer Josh Gibson’s record-breaking home run to be memorialized in Monessen | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Light-rail up the Allegheny, aerial trams over the Hill District, and other public transit proposals seeking public input | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Coming down? Pitt moves to demolish former Croatian Fraternal Union headquarters in Oakland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto honors ‘the Joes from Pittsburgh’ for their search and rescue efforts in Surfside, Fla. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New multimillion-dollar initiative looks to ease barriers faced by Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs of color – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly activist, city councilmembers react to Mayor Kenney’s refusal to declare gun violence a public emergency | PhillyVoice

Police reform, worker safety, and city finances are at stake in Philly’s first union negotiations since the pandemic (

Kenney doubles down, refuses to declare state of emergency over gun violence | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Hire! Philly seeks to help marginalized communities re-enter the workforce | Business |

Groundbreaking on Penn’s Landing park over I-95 highway trench pushed back two years | Local News |

Shooting at Pat’s Steaks in South Philly leaves one man dead (



Republicans block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill; Senate to try again (

Republican senators slam $3.5T spending plan from Democrats | ABC27

Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe, GOP may boycott (

Democrats call for path to citizenship for immigrant farm workers | ABC27

Comcast executive David L. Cohen is Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Canada – Philadelphia Business Journal (