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Brewster receives award from sportsmen’s group – The Mon Valley Independent

State lawmaker applauds grants assisting the homeless in Bucks County | News |

Q & A: State Sen. John Kane on Balancing Blue Collar Values in White Collar District – DV Journal (

Local health care workers detail hospitals’ myriad COVID-era struggles, urge political action | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania announces new nursing home regulations | Pennsylvania |

Dems, Repubs still at odds over how PA pandemic funding being used | Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA (

Pennsylvania Defends New, No-Bid Deal for COVID-19 Contact Tracing – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Health officials request $124 million in pandemic-related emergency contracts as GOP calls for oversight · Spotlight PA

Legislation aims to help Pennsylvanians attain job skills | Pennsylvania |

Watchdogs hopeful Pa. redistricting process will be more fair and transparent (

Congressional redistricting done differently: mapping a new course | City & State PA (

Pa. state representative charged for stealing from Commonwealth and hindering state prosecution (

Pennsylvania state representative resigns following theft charges | Pennsylvania |

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

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Comitta, Rep. Herrin To Discuss Rebuilding PA’s Energy Infrastructure, Helping Communities Transition To Clean Energy In July 28 Webinar (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Fit to lead: PA politicos share best practices for prepping for summer | City & State PA (

More than $22M in LSA grants OK’d for area communities | Times Leader


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In U.S. COVID Deaths, Model Shows : Shots – Health News : NPR

Public health experts call on CDC to endorse masking indoors | WITF

GOP’s vaccine push comes amid ongoing party split on COVID-19 | Coronavirus |

Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections – The New York Times (

LVHN to participate in COVID-19 vaccine booster study (



Unemployment claims suddenly jumped to 419K last week, reflecting an unsettled labor market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Viewpoint: Eliminating barriers to education Pennsylvania is essential to workforce development, economic prosperity – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hire! Philly launches professional networking site to get people back to work – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Entitlement process, land constraints seen as key obstacles in nation’s booming industrial market – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Downtown North East sees ‘boom’ as new businesses open, old ones expand (



County NAACP notes progress with police | The Bucks County Herald

Allentown considers ways social workers can collaborate with police | Lehigh Valley Regional News |



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

The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. College of Health Sciences adds graduate-level nursing education program | Health |

Radnor approves $660,000 in change orders for high school project | Local-news |

Hazleton Area to create separate high school for the arts | Education |

When Allentown students, teachers and staff return to school, they will have to wear masks if they’re not vaccinated – The Morning Call (

As Allentown continues to look for Superintendent Thomas Parker’s replacement, district’s interim superintendent resigns – The Morning Call (

Scranton School Board receives breakdown of new health insurance plan | Education |

Critical race theory and masking cause tension at Philadelphia-area school board meetings (



Democrats’ Divide on Voting Rights Widens as Biden Faces Pressure – The New York Times (

Former U.S. ambassador to Denmark running for PA Senate seat | WHP (

Majority of Americans are worried about the state of democracy, new survey finds | WITF

Sanguedolce lone applicant for GOP nod in DA race; Dems still seek candidate | News |

Senate candidate state Rep. Kenyatta lays out agenda at Arlington coffee shop | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Empower local government to develop environmental solutions (



CDC now monitoring ‘over 200 individuals in 27 states’ for monkeypox (

Grand View Hospital in Bucks County secures Level II trauma center designation – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Package delivery fee could provide reliable transportation funding source | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Secretary of Agriculture to Travel Pennsylvania, Tour Urban Gardens Building Resilient Communities – PennWatch

DOJ won’t investigate how Pennsylvania handled nursing homes | WITF

DOJ won’t investigate how Pennsylvania handled nursing homes (

Federal data shows states still lag in getting aid to struggling renters. How is Pa. doing? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Failure of transparency on state unemployment accounting error made problem worse [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Pa. could receive $1 billion from landmark opioid settlement (

AG Shapiro seeks to ‘keep pressure’ on USPS for mail delays – WHYY

Pennsylvania’s backlog of jobless benefits claims is growing – The Morning Call (

Pa. Olympians to watch: These athletes have the best chance to bring home an Olympic medal –


National News

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network | News |

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicks off Games like no other. Here’s how to watch. (

Rental Assistance Is Moving Slowly As Eviction Moratorium Looms : NPR

Unrest in the Caribbean and instability in South America | Smart Talk (

Female soldiers are getting new body armor designed just for them | WITF

Billionaires slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but couldn’t escape its problems | Friday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FirstEnergy to pay $230 million penalty in Ohio bribery probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Bucks County commissioners criticize Purdue deal, opioid settlements (

Bucks declares emergency, Gov. Wolf visits sites of flooding damage | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks pushes $1.2 million in emergency funding for flood victims (

Yardley Borough to use line of credit to provide cash flow for three major capital projects | Yardley Area |

Lebanon County EMTs to be honored for bringing three patients back to life (

Effort to save rescue puppies heats up this summer | Local-news |

Child welfare agency, Bucks County judge dispute roiling court (

Northampton warns of excessive deer as crashes add up in Bucks County (

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

Erie customers of National Fuel could receive a bill credit and lower bills (

Schuylkill clerk of courts again criticizes commissioners CARES Act spending | News |

Town disbands volunteer fire company after 99 years, citing safety violations –

Wilkes-Barre official seeks passenger rail study | Times Leader

Lehigh County officals at odds about best way to spend American Rescue Plan funds | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

American Rescue Plan: Erie County Council defends $26 million spending plan (



Cheswick coal-fired power station, last in Allegheny County, will stay open until April | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Self-driving project Waymo to open Pittsburgh office in Bakery Square | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Is Getting a New Ice Rink with Help from the Penguins | Pittsburgh Magazine

Pittsburgh public safety director discusses extra patrols in wake of South Side shooting (

Pittsburgh Philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr. Dies At 91 – CBS Pittsburgh (



One South Philly block’s quest to get rid of illegal dumpsters (

Philly kids could miss out on tax credit – WHYY

Philly leaders, activists give Kenney a deadline on gun violence – WHYY

Krasner undermining murder conviction at Pa. Supreme Court, critics say (

Letter to the Editor: Killing the “right to life” in Philadelphia (

‘A settlement that is a sellout’: Philadelphia files suit over national opioid deal, says it wouldn’t get enough of $26B pot – The Morning Call (

Larry Krasner, Carlos Vega keep fighting after Philadelphia district attorney election (



Democrats Seek To Pare Back Section 230 Over Health Falsehoods : NPR

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans | Business |

Pelosi says she’s ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden administration to impose sanctions on Cuban officials following attacks on protesters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette