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Legislature

The PA Constitution as a Political Tool (politicspa.com)

Doug Mastriano bill would allow Pa. school employees to carry a concealed firearm on school property | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Before using that at-home COVID-19 test, be sure to check the kit’s expiration date | WITF

With less public testing, Delaware sewers provide a clearer view of COVID numbers | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

Correctional facilities are facing staffing shortages in the Midstate (abc27.com)

Inflation is crippling rural America and may even drive people to the cities | WITF

Federal Reserve Board likely to hike interest rates again to tame inflation (inquirer.com)

CCP program aims to help nation’s growing truck driver shortage | Local News | phillytrib.com

Coke revenue rises along with prices; ups outlook for 2022 | Business | tribdem.com

Hobbled by chip, other shortages, GM profit slides 40% in Q2 | National News | lancasteronline.com

AHF Products finalizes $107M sale of Armstrong Flooring assets; Dillerville Road plant staying open, Greenfield offices to close | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

New tip rules for restaurant workers in Pa. aren’t ‘going to change the world’ – pennlive.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Police arrests dropped 60% in Pittsburgh, following nationwide trend | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Nether Providence Chief to be Sworn in as President of Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association  – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Georgia man accused of posing as Allegheny County law enforcement officer, scamming residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

School districts benefit from mental health funding in the new Pa. budget. Here’s how | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Teachers can be life-changing. Help us solve Pa.’s teacher shortage | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Group under scrutiny as Central Bucks votes on controversial book ban (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Wharton launches Ivy League’s first certification in the metaverse – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lehigh Valley college pairs students, inmates in Inside/Out Exchange Program (mcall.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Shapiro unveils economic plan to grow businesses, train workers, and expand energy industry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA governor candidate Josh Shapiro touts economic plan in Lackawanna (goerie.com)

Shapiro brings pro-business agenda to Dunmore during campaign stop | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

John Fetterman is getting a flood of national money as he faces Mehmet Oz | TribLIVE.com

GOP warms to Doug Mastriano, far-right gubernatorial nominee, in Pennsylvania | WITF

Doug Mastriano urges Pitt, Penn State, other state-related schools to freeze tuition as Gov. Wolf secures more aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania voter ID laws will help restore trust in our elections | Opinion (inquirer.com)

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

Will the Dems hold Congress? For Pa.’s Dean, a glass ‘half-full’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Op-Ed: We need strong standards for polluting trucks (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Prioritize pollution removal in communities of color | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

What’s proposed, what’s needed to expand Erie passenger train service (goerie.com)

The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority met for the second time on Monday. (readingeagle.com)

 

Health

Philadelphia’s top hospitals for 2022, according to U.S. News & World Report – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

5 things to know about monkeypox as WHO declares global emergency | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

As opioid deaths rise, change considered for Pennsylvania’s drug death statute | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

IGS acquires Dominion Energy Solutions — and budget billing customers see their bills skyrocket | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly says he didn’t know former aide part of ‘false elector’ scheme, even as his office confirms it | WITF

Rep. Susan Wild says Carbon County voters need to be “schooled” over support for Trump (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania Rep. Dean discusses future of Trump, balance of power (abc27.com)

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., opposed same-sex marriage, then went to gay son’s wedding (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Sixth teenager charged in Central Park jogger case to be exonerated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Manufactured homes could help solve affordable housing crisis – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Brittney Griner’s drawn-out Russian drug trial resumes (abc27.com)

Pope apologizes for ‘evil’ committed at Canada’s Indigenous residential schools : NPR

Hundreds of Michigan medical students walk out over anti-abortion speaker : NPR

Amazon will acquire One Medical in its latest health care endeavor : NPR

Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas and Law & Order dies at 83 : NPR

Beloved Choco Tacos discontinued after nearly 40 years: reports (abc27.com)

N.J. will chip in up to $4K to help you buy an electric vehicle, Murphy says – pennlive.com

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks – pennlive.com

 

Local News

$500K awarded for Perry County welcome center – pennlive.com

Food security sharply declines for Chester County seniors – Daily Local

Bucks County moms encouraging random acts of kindness to boost spirits (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Opposition to affordable housing at Woods Services forget Bucks County history (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County police departments to host National Night Out events (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chesco, Better Business Bureau Warn of Possible Scam Survey – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Crowded Humane Society of Cambria County plans adoption event | Local News | tribdem.com

Cleanup work at former Exide facility in Muhlenberg Township continues as a federal Superfund site. (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

ACH Clear Pathways finds new purpose at for former Irene Kaufmann Settlement House | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (timesofisrael.com)

Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh could reopen by the end of the year | WITF

A crane operator and a couple of guys with ropes place 100-ton beams for new Fern Hollow Bridge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Work begins on collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge rebuild | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Hollywood of Appalachia? Carrie Furnace gets $7.6 million for movie studio (nextpittsburgh.com)

Longtime activist Richard Parsakian trusts public art to transform Pittsburgh (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburghers snap up tickets as Mega Millions jackpot grows to $810 million | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hill District arts education group expands its reach by adding to a local landmark | 90.5 WESA

 

Philly

Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center hosts the 20th Trans Wellness Conference, world’s largest of its kind (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s new nighttime economy director wants y’all to know he doesn’t party all of the time (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s Chinatown fears community, business loss in 76ers arena plan | WITF

Philadelphia housing market one of the most competitive in the U.S. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Center City, suburban office markets start to show more signs of life – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Viewpoint: Philadelphia’s increase in gun violence reflects an erosion of civil society – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

‘It’s bad’: City pool still not open in one of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia had a radical vision for its public pools. What happened? (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

New evidence shows Trump toned down his condemnation of the deadly Capitol attack : NPR