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Five Problems Faced by Pennsylvania Parliamentarians Returning from Summer Vacation | State – Pennsylvania News Today

Kutztown University Hosts Press Conference to Announce DEI Funding | BCTV

Pa. senators calling for 2020 election audit are living in a fantasy world | Opinion –

PA State Senator to Newsmax: ‘Third World Thug’ Decertified Voting Machines | WOSH-AM (

‘This is not about politics’: Pa. GOP lawmakers accuse Department of State of intimidation tactics | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State budget boosted early childhood ed by $30 million | Local News |

Pennsylvania to remove inaccurate data on drug treatment centers from website – The Morning Call (

Group Says Tighter Radiation Controls of Drilling Waste Needed – The Allegheny Front

Chester County Library System: Senator Muth Staff At Honey Brook Library | Malvern, PA Patch

WVSA receives state loan for stormwater management projects | Times Leader

More than $22M in LSA grants OK’d for area communities | Dallas Post (

GOP Officials Decry Order To Yank Voting Machines Over Audit – WDAC

States, including Pa., weigh bans on ransomware payoffs | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Redistricting process about to get underway | Local News |

Public will have a say in Pennsylvania’s redistricting (

Wolf Rejects Calls to Invoke Anti-BDS Law over Israel Boycott, While Other States Act – DV Journal (

Wolf Administration continues advocating mental health services for minorities in Pa. (

Study: Public employees make up 11.7% of the Pennsylvania workforce, 2nd lowest in U.S. | Pennsylvania |

Are Pa’s tougher animal cruelty laws working? Not really, Lehigh Valley shelter director says –

Erie Water Works gets $6.5M from state to replace aging connections (

Pennsylvania lawmakers make renewed effort to expand ‘compassionate’ prison releases – The Morning Call (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus (

In Louisiana, Public Health Workers Combat Vaccine Misinformation – The New York Times (

COVID-19 cases low but have doubled in Erie County over past two weeks (

Delco’s vaccination rate nears 70 percent | News |

COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low among staff at Lancaster County nursing homes | Health |

In Philly, community orgs continue COVID-19 vaccine push | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

For Berks County and Pennsylvania, COVID cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations up | Local News |

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots | WITF

UPMC and University of Pittsburgh participate in new COVID-19 vaccine study | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Latino Philadelphians are getting vaccinated more quickly than any other group. It hasn’t been easy. (



Pa. nursing home workers threaten strike Tuesday, hope to transform ‘poverty wage’ occupation –

Flinchy’s restaurant closing two days a week because of staffing shortage (

Farmers Can’t Find Way To Ship Their Stuff Amid Cargo Traffic Jam : NPR

Stimulus checks fueled boom in the smallest of businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Shentel to challenge Comcast in suburban Lancaster with internet, other services | Local Business |

Childcare centers across the state experiencing staffing shortages (

Editorial: ‘Help wanted’ as employers find a path forward | Opinion |

With workers in high demand, teenagers are filling the void in Pennsylvania, elsewhere – The Morning Call (

Pandemic leaves Western Pennsylvania bike shops struggling in shortage |



2021-22 Budget Breakdown: Criminal Justice, Policing and Courts | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. prison camp once called a ‘country club’ for notable inmates goes on the market –

Big tobacco wants Pennsylvania police to crack down on counterfeit cigarettes | State |



Local school districts not impacted by bill | Local |

Christopher Brooks: Pa.’s ledger on student-athlete endorsement earnings still isn’t clear (

Math shows fewer candidates for teaching jobs, and worsening | News |

Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Berks school bus drivers in short supply as school year approaches | Local News |

Berks County school districts struggle to fill teaching jobs | Local News |

Debate over critical race theory has reached a critical point — in Pittsburgh and across the country | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CCP is paying off tuition debt with emergency relief funds | Local News |



Kathy Barnette’s futile hunt for voter fraud outside Philadelphia — and what it says about the GOP (

No Joshing, zero Democrats are in the 2022 race for Pa. governor (

Pa. gubernatorial candidate Charlie Gerow involved in fatal turnpike incident (

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, one of nine Democrats running for U.S. Senate (

Rising violent crime is likely to present a political challenge for democrats in 2022 | WITF

Why Top Democrats Are Listening to Eric Adams Right Now – The New York Times (

Local youth group seeks to register 1 million new voters | Local News |



Key Takeaways From The Climate Meeting Kicking Off Today : NPR

Parts of Pa. got hazy because of intense western wildfires. It could happen more often | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

A shift to electric lawn equipment gains traction | Business |



Officials: Time to see if Wilkes-Barre/Philly rail travel is feasible | News |

Big ticket: Port Authority looking for ways to fund $3 billion long-range plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Studies show caring for older adults requires a holistic approach | City & State PA (

Nursing home sale possible this week in Cumberland County –

Thomas Jefferson medical students begin careers with white coats, high hopes and Narcan kits (


State News

Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Third batch of ARPA payments sent to Pennsylvania municipalities, funds totaling more than $421 million | Pennsylvania |

Secretary of Agriculture: Agriculture is Changing the Trajectory for Urban Spaces in PA – PennWatch

Diversity, urban farm education touted by ag secretary (

A Tale of Two States: PA, NH Reflect Divide on Fed Unemployment Cash – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania plans 250th anniversary with focus on more than 1776 (

Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Hali Flickinger’s bronze medal win inspires hundreds of Midstate swimmers (

Kevin Cuneo: USA Baseball catcher Tim Federowicz just the latest Olympian with Erie ties (

Schuylkill teen to represent US at world vaulting championships | News |

How to watch Central Pennsylvania athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, results tracker (

Unemployment benefits fraud continues to rise in Lancaster County: police | Local News |

Pa. eviction moratorium set to end. What renters, landlords need to know (

Immigration detention: ICE transfers from York County pose challenges (

Berks woman chosen as Pa. advocate for caregivers to military veterans | Local News |

Pa. court refused to overturn an order that closed restaurant for avoiding Gov. Wolf’s COVID-19’s restrictions | Today in Pa. –


National News

Tokyo braces for approaching typhoon | ABC27

Amid Massive Selloff of Hospitals, Corporate Giant Chain Still Sues Patients : Shots – Health News : NPR

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader Who Saw Equality Through Math Education, Dies : NPR

DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site | WITF

Gov. Kay Ivey: Federal-state-local partnership helps tap into Appalachia’s potential |


Local News

Church expansion tabled until restaurant tables sheds – Lehigh Valley Press (

PPE stored at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to be moved, events to resume | Pennsylvania |

Erie region should take fresh look at community benefit agreements (

Parkesburg receives $208K as first installment of coronavirus relief funds | Community News |

Bucks County recoups over $400,000 in late victim payments, court fees (

Bucks County issues eviction stay for tenants seeking rental assistance (

Miami condo collapse survivor search unforgettable, Bucks rescuers say (

Jim Worthington, NAC say petition dragged into controversy by MoveOn (

Glitch in the switch causes Chester County payroll problems | Local-news |

Reading City Council interested in investing in electric car infrastructure | Local News |

Little League to allow up to 3,000 spectators per day access to world series games in August –

South Whitehall nears end of 10-year saga from embezzlement scheme – The Morning Call (

How Lehigh Valley officials are getting rental assistance to those who need it – The Morning Call (

Editorial: Rental assistance tied up in strings |

New planned flood maps impact Luzerne County communities | Times Leader

Luzerne County ranks in top 10 for animal cruelty cases | News |

Closures for infrastructure project cause frustration in Dunmore | News |

Massive bottled beverage facility in Hazle Twp. nears 75% completion | Business |

A beloved Poconos drive-in theater was set to become a solar-panel farm. Then the fans stepped in. | Business |

How a laborer for a Montgomery County firm won $600,000 for racial discrimination (



Pittsburgh officials warn of ‘serious problems’ after violent night on South Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Churches, train stations, and breweries: Historic buildings rehabilitated with the help of state tax credit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area retailers welcome back in-person shoppers as COVID-19 restrictions relax | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obituary | Dr. Gerald S. Levey was a medical titan, a fundraising master, and a loving husband | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Merger talk has Wilkinsburg locals hopeful for positive impact on businesses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia congressman Evans calls on Kenney to ‘take immediate action’ on reducing gun violence | Local News |

Trio of University City restaurants hold grand opening, a step towards post-pandemic normalcy | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

Philly DA sues Pa. AG over proposed $21B opioid settlement. Here’s why (

Friends and family mourn Pat’s Steaks shooting victim David Padro Jr. in a vigil Sunday night (



Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal (

Pelosi Selects Republican Adam Kinzinger To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel : NPR

White House shifts messaging on inflation as Republicans attack |

Infuriated by IRS, Rep. Kelly fights calls to bolster tax collection as way to fund infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette