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Legislature

As a potential eviction surge looms, Pa. officials are pointing to more than $1 billion in housing assistance money | WITF

As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Lancaster, Wolf touts COVID relief to Pa.’s bars, restaurants | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf calls for more nursing home staff | Columnists | heraldstandard.com

Gov. Wolf: PA to rely on vaccine, not mitigation, to contain COVID-19 surge sparked by variants | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Pa. Auditor General DeFoor: The 2020 election’s been certified, we’re moving on (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Senate leaders question ‘aggressive’ decertification of Fulton County voting machines | State | theprogressnews.comGOP state lawmaker pushes for controversial election audit: A look at if it could actually happen | WITF

What would a partisan election review look like for Pennsylvania? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

What does a recent Pa. Supreme Court ruling mean for survivors of childhood sexual abuse? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Kutztown University Hosts Press Conference to Announce DEI Funding | BCTV

State grant to fund purchase of crime scene/accident investigation unit in Lower Makefield | Yardley Area | buckslocalnews.com

Elanco receives $6.7M in aid from state budget boost | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Wolf: Landfills will soon be required to test for radium | News | thetimes-tribune.com

PWSA receives $24 million state loan for sewer line repairs | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania funding will go toward water projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pfizer and Moderna to expand vaccine trials in children ages 5-11 at FDA request, report says (abc27.com)

Cambria judge reinstates mask order in county courtrooms | News | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania urges vaccinations for ages 12 and older, tighter guidelines for in-person school – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Monroe County COVID cases increased by 88 this week (poconorecord.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pa. nursing home strike avoided as workers reach tentative deal (abc27.com)

A dozen Pa. nursing homes avoid one-day strike, while workers at several others might not clock in | WITF

New Erie nursing school one answer to chronic nursing shortage (goerie.com)

From semiconductors to labor, Covid-19 shortages persist. Experts say it will take time to fix. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia’s industrial submarkets morphing amid a dearth of space, more demand – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Wabtec’s locomotive union in Erie drafts Invest in America Act amendment to help environment, sales (goerie.com)

First-ever Black-owned Business Expo planned at Mohegan Sun | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Crime/Punishment

A police killing in Philadelphia could change Pa. use-of-force cases forever · Spotlight PA

Philadelphia police retirements tick up in 2020 amid pandemic and protests | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pa. law enforcement, lawyers, legislators try to raise awareness of human trafficking | TribLIVE.com

Harrisburg Police preparing for National Night Out (abc27.com)

‘Welcome aboard’ | Johnstown adds six new police officers | Local News | tribdem.com

 

Education

PA School Counselors Association Backs CRT in Classrooms – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

St. Joe’s drops contract for professor involved in free-speech controversy (broadandliberty.com)

After Last Year’s Decline, Schools Wonder How Many Kindergartners To Expect : NPR

Pennsylvania schools should follow CDC mask guidance, state says (ydr.com)

Lehigh Valley school district will stop using Native American logo – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Repeat a grade to bridge pandemic learning gaps? Most Pa. parents say no thanks – pennlive.com

PPS holds public forum to discuss health and safety proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

Republicans recommend Manetti to run for 113th state House District seat (yahoo.com)

Police Interview Gubernatorial Candidate After Fatal PA Turnpike Accident – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Benjamin Mannes: Former police officials, now candidates, debunk the left’s efforts to defund the police (broadandliberty.com)

Two Republicans seeking Senate seat trade jabs for Trump’s endorsement | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Democrats Try to Win Back Latino Voters After 2020 Election – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Law firm will update progress on Luzerne DA election question soon, councilwoman says | | standardspeaker.com

Malcolm Kenyatta and Sharif Street interest in 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race raises tension (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires : NPR

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

 

Health

Central Pa. residents don’t have to travel far to find some of nation’s best hospitals: U.S. News – pennlive.com

Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center among care sites impacted by Elekta data breach – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Doctors worry that memory problems after COVID-19 may set the stage for Alzheimer’s | WITF

 

State News

President Biden to visit Mack Trucks facility on Wednesday – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania college savings program sees record growth | State | wfmz.com

Pa. firefighters prepare for trip to battle fires out west (abc27.com)

Single statewide opening day for trout season will return under Pa. Fish and Boat Commission plan – pennlive.com

Mentor youth to have chance at bear, waterfowl seasons (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. Trout Unlimited volunteers improve, protect waterways fly fishing, (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Deadline for REAL ID enforcement pushed back to May 2023 (abc27.com)

Scranton mayor presses Congress to naturalize undocumented immigrants through budget reconciliation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

U.S. mayors, including Scranton’s, call on Congress to pass immigration reform | Tuesday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Federal judge fines Lancaster County farm $250K after contempt finding | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

National News

Michigan Lawmakers Agree To Return $65,000 In Coronavirus Hazard Pay Bonuses : NPR

Simone Biles out of team finals with injury (abc27.com)

Japanese Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Is Out Of Tokyo Olympics In Third Round Loss : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

‘About time’: Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics | News | tribdem.com

Tokyo Olympics soccer: USWNT, Australia result is 0-0 tie; USA reaches quarterfinals (inquirer.com)

Tokyo records record virus cases days after Olympics begin | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Families Splurge On Clothes And Electronics In Likely Record Back-To-School Spree : NPR

Sales of new homes fall 6.6% in June | Business | dailylocal.com

 

Local News

We are the Champions, Penn FC Lightning make Central PA history with national title (abc27.com)

Archeologists digging at Hopewell Furnace to uncover lives of African American tenant farmers | News | dailylocal.com

Last chance to appeal new tax assessments | Local-news | delcotimes.com

Bogus unemployment claims baffle, frustrate Lancaster County employees, bosses; ‘The whole thing is really weird’ | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Lackawanna County emergency director resigns with no notice | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County finalizes agreement with law firm to review Children and Youth | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading looks to return almost $800,000 to property owners | Local News | readingeagle.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh restaurants battle red tape to get federal COVID funding only to have the money snatched away | WITF

A Pittsburgh Burger King closes temporarily as workers apparently walk out | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pitt to build more housing in Oakland — but not for students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto snubbed citizens in four-year spending plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

‘It’s Just a Matter of Time:’ Former Top Cop Chitwood Says Philly Crime Will Be Felt in Suburbs – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Cleanup Continues After 130-Year-Old Water Main Breaks, Sends Water Gushing Down Street In Queen Village – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

 

Washington

Nearing deal, bipartisan infrastructure negotiations stall again | ABC27

Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill | Business | dailylocal.com

Jan. 6 Insurrection Hearing With Capitol Police: Watch Live : NPR

4 Officers Who Responded To Capitol Riot Will Deliver 1st Testimonies To New Panel : NPR

8 US attorney picks by Biden would include historic firsts | National and World | dailylocal.com

A lawsuit against Jan. 6 rally speakers forces DOJ to consider who’s legally immune | WITF

President Joe Biden promised to cancel some student loan debt once elected, months later here’s where he stands – pennlive.com