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Legislature

Sen. Judy Schwank named champion of public education (readingeagle.com)

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

Letter: Sen. Katie Muth is the fighter we need in Harrisburg – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

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

Book bash highlights importance of literacy | News | thetimes-tribune.com

While GOP lawmaker amplifies call for election reform, state officials push back on misinformation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Is property tax relief dead in Pennsylvania? (mcall.com)

Analysis: Pa. Legislature’s focus on constitutional amendments could upset checks and balances in Harrisburg | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Wolf quietly steers $40 million to Pitt, Pa.’s other state-related universities · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities to share $200 million in new state funding | WITF

Pennsylvania’s budget for county election offices will have unintended consequences | Opinion (inquirer.com)

$12 million more for Philly pandemic rental assistance program | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

Postal Service launches hiring blitz for assistant letter carriers in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

Starbucks workers at 1128 Walnut St. Store Strike over Unfair Labor Practices | Local News | phillytrib.com

Inflation is crippling rural America and may even drive people to the cities : NPR

These states have the highest resignation rates. Where did Pa. fall? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

On anniversary of last minimum wage increase, advocates call for a raise | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More than 600 jobs available at Falls Township Job Fair | The Bucks County Herald

Many Center City Philadelphia offices sit empty, as proposal doubles down on life-sciences industry (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Philadelphia Police Department at risk of losing state accreditation | Local News | phillytrib.com

What Lancaster County cold cases could be next? A look at possibilities | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Education

Upper Darby School District officials welcome additional $10 million in state funding – Delco Times

The Rodale Institute is looking to continue to push the boundaries of organic agriculture with a new science center. (readingeagle.com)

Pa. state universities launch next phase of system redesign | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Penn State Berks faculty receive grant to weave humanities into STEM majors | Penn State University (psu.edu)

Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year – Daily Local

The Haverford School purchases 43-acre site in Radnor – Mainline Media News

Fewer people want to be teachers. In Pa. and N.J., the number has dropped by more than 50% (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Voter Registration Review: The changing complexion of Pa.’s voter rolls from 1998 to 2022 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State elections officials struggle with paper shortages, harassment, insider threats – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Guest Opinion: Trump never asked ‘What does the country have to lose?’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

“We’re Gonna Smoke Josh Shapiro Like a Bad Cigar” (politicspa.com)

PA Sen. Race: Oz, Fetterman slowly returning to campaign trail (abc27.com)

Fetterman and Fracking Bans? New Report Raises Questions about Dem’s Stance – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Mastriano calls for arming school employees to protect kids – pennlive.com

The GOP’s fringe candidates stoke Democrats’ midterm hopes | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gen Z mobilizes for midterm elections as study emphasizes young voters’ outsize impact on Pa. politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Races for Western Pa.’s 12th, 17th District U.S. House seats won’t be run on the cheap | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

Greene County community has questions after fracking incident at EQT well | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Lawsuit claims Diversified and EQT played hot potato with abandoned well responsibility | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local climate solutions are the way forward | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Researchers examine water quality of Susquehanna in Tunkhannock area | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Transportation

PennDOT’s funding plans propose road user fees, package tax | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Health

Monkeypox outbreak: The U.S. could still contain the disease, experts say : NPR

CVS asks some pharmacists to verify drugs aren’t being used for possible abortions – pennlive.com

The Supreme Court decision ending Roe didn’t affect just women. Here’s the community being forgotten, Lehigh Valley advocates say. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

A family physician explains how to handle self-managed abortion issues | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Representative Chrissy Houlahan Votes to Protect Marriage Equality – MyChesCo

PA’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill guaranteeing contraception access – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania. These are the restrictions. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Environmental watchdogs petition DCNR to remove access fee on oil & gas well database – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Post-Roe, what’s the fate of marriage equality in Pa.? | Frank Pizzoli – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

US Senate expected to confirm Marines’ first Black four-star general | News | phillytrib.com

Commentary: The case for The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (mainlinemedianews.com)

How hot is it? More than 85 million Americans are under heat-related advisories | WITF

Study: Millennials didn’t stray far from where they grew up | News | tribdem.com

Over 2.5 million households dissolved and reappeared during the pandemic (inquirer.com)

Md. governor calls nominee a ‘Q-Anon whack job,’ won’t support him in race – pennlive.com

Indiana lawmakers meet to debate banning abortion in the state : NPR

Pope Francis to apologize for abuses at Catholic residential schools in Canada : NPR

Myanmar carries out its first executions in 50 years, including democracy activists : NPR

Italian PM Mario Draghi’s resignation will have ripple effects in Europe : NPR

 

Local News

Delaware County Senior Games winners honored at awards luncheon – Delco Times

Yardley Troop 230 honors six new Eagle Scouts | The Bucks County Herald

Using electricity to control weeds, hemp farming among hot topics at Rodale Institute’s Organic Field Day | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Aqua purchase offer details plans for Bucks County authority’s assets (theintell.com)

Possible sale of Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority has officials in Chester, Montgomery counties watching – Daily Local

Big, important York County history, cultural projects picking up steam (ydr.com)

Why Mecum Auctions at the Pa. Farm Show Complex is a ‘rock concert’ for car collectors – pennlive.com

State College Borough Water Authority votes to end fluoridation | WITF

Long-vacant Carversville Inn gets township approval | The Bucks County Herald

Activists rally against amendments to Pa. Constitution, county code | News | citizensvoice.com

Lackawanna County gets extension on Department of Health building purchase | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Fern Hollow Bridge replacement beams begin their journey | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pittsburgh Regional Transit plans to buy hundreds of new buses over the next two years, may replace over half its fleet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council will return to a packed agenda when its summer break ends | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘He knows the challenges’: New Pittsburgh superintendent Wayne Walters has a history in the school district | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly schools superintendent gives progress report | Local News | phillytrib.com

Weeks into the job, new Philly schools boss Watlington checks in with district families – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pew awards $4.25M to 4 non-profits dealing with gun violence and creating jobs | Local News | phillytrib.com

A new 468-unit apartment tower is planned for South Broad Street (inquirer.com)

Mural Arts photo exhibit features moms of gun violence victims – WHYY

Trans kids: Philadelphia enacts nondiscrimination law for schools, youth groups (inquirer.com)

Philly sets a record with a high of 99, and the city expands health emergency through a steamy Monday (inquirer.com)

Market Street in West Philly could be getting 300 apartments (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden improves ‘significantly,’ throat still sore from COVID (mcall.com)

Steve Bannon found guilty on both contempt of Congress charges | WITF

Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Ginni Thomas | TribLIVE.com