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Legislature

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 – lehighvalleylive.com

PA State Senator to Newsmax: ‘Third World Thug’ Decertified Voting Machines | WOSH-AM (1490wosh.com)

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

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

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

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 (mydallaspost.com)

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

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

Redistricting process about to get underway | Local News | observer-reporter.com

Public will have a say in Pennsylvania’s redistricting (poconorecord.com)

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

Wolf Administration continues advocating mental health services for minorities in Pa. (abc27.com)

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

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

Erie Water Works gets $6.5M from state to replace aging connections (goerie.com)

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus (abc27.com)

In Louisiana, Public Health Workers Combat Vaccine Misinformation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

Delco’s vaccination rate nears 70 percent | News | delcotimes.com

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

In Philly, community orgs continue COVID-19 vaccine push | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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. (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

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

Flinchy’s restaurant closing two days a week because of staffing shortage (abc27.com)

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

Childcare centers across the state experiencing staffing shortages (ydr.com)

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

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

Pandemic leaves Western Pennsylvania bike shops struggling in shortage | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

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

 

Education

Local school districts not impacted by bill | Local | huntingdondailynews.com

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

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

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

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

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

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 | phillytrib.com

 

Elections/Politics

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

No Joshing, zero Democrats are in the 2022 race for Pa. governor (abc27.com)

Pa. gubernatorial candidate Charlie Gerow involved in fatal turnpike incident (abc27.com)

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, one of nine Democrats running for U.S. Senate (abc27.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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

 

Environment

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 (npr.org)

A shift to electric lawn equipment gains traction | Business | citizensvoice.com

 

Transportation

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

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

 

Health

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

Nursing home sale possible this week in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

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

 

State News

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

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

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

Diversity, urban farm education touted by ag secretary (audacy.com)

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

Pennsylvania plans 250th anniversary with focus on more than 1776 (goerie.com)

Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hali Flickinger’s bronze medal win inspires hundreds of Midstate swimmers (abc27.com)

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

Schuylkill teen to represent US at world vaulting championships | News | standardspeaker.com

How to watch Central Pennsylvania athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, results tracker (abc27.com)

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

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

Immigration detention: ICE transfers from York County pose challenges (ydr.com)

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

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

 

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site | WITF

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

 

Local News

Church expansion tabled until restaurant tables sheds – Lehigh Valley Press (lvpnews.com)

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

Erie region should take fresh look at community benefit agreements (goerie.com)

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

Bucks County recoups over $400,000 in late victim payments, court fees (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County issues eviction stay for tenants seeking rental assistance (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Miami condo collapse survivor search unforgettable, Bucks rescuers say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Jim Worthington, NAC say petition dragged into controversy by MoveOn (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial: Rental assistance tied up in strings | TribLIVE.com

New planned flood maps impact Luzerne County communities | Times Leader

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

Closures for infrastructure project cause frustration in Dunmore | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

How a laborer for a Montgomery County firm won $600,000 for racial discrimination (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

 

Philly

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

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

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

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

 

Washington

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal (abc27.com)

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

White House shifts messaging on inflation as Republicans attack | TribLIVE.com

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