Pa. budget fight threatens chance for a smooth change in the state’s 2024 primary date, official says | Miami Herald

Pa. budget fight could jeopardize earlier 2024 primary election date, Al Schmidt says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Senators Spar over School Choice in Pennsylvania – Tennessee Star

Doylestown troop presents 50th Eagle Scout award | The Bucks County Herald

Senators spar over school choice in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A hearing on school vouchers was held Tuesday in Reading. (delcotimes.com)

Legislators forgo appealing education funding ruling | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Legislation sets path for recreational marijuana in Pa. | WITF

Looking to harness ‘great potential,’ Pa. banks on the future of organic agriculture – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State Rep. pushing for government fleet to use electric vehicles in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Philly’s for-profit eviction system slammed in lawsuit after security contractors shot tenants (inquirer.com)


Pittsburgh Starbucks wants out of union | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Poll: Cost of living, job opportunities top list of reasons people relocate | National | thecentersquare.com

Big carmakers unite to build a charging network and reassure reluctant EV buyers : NPR

Teamsters-UPS reach ‘game-changing’ labor deal to avert strike – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Facebook is about to pay out $725 million to users. Here’s how to get your money – pennlive.com


Pa. man charged in death of 22-year-old woman in 2007: DA – pennlive.com

Man accused of stabbing security-guard brother at Social Security office: reports – pennlive.com

Bear dies in crash with pickup truck on central Pa. highway – pennlive.com

Man wanted for stealing credit cards from central Pa. gym, spending $6500: police – pennlive.com

Walmart begins accepting applications for Open Call event where small business owners, entrepreneurs can pitch products – pennlive.com


Lawsuit claims school district discriminates against parochial students | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

5 takeaways from Penn State’s post-Sandusky reforms | WITF

Affirmative Action Ruling Shakes Universities Over More Than Race – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Phoenixville board makes it official, votes unanimously to hire new superintendent (dailylocal.com)

Parking restrictions near Black Rock Middle School to become permanent (mainlinemedianews.com)


Federal court rules against Mississippi voting law on mail-in ballots : NPR


Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Central Pa. heat wave: Heat stroke, heat exhaustion possible | WITF

A hot and humid heat wave is hitting Central PA this week | WITF

The U.S. Government Wants Your Dead Butterflies – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Water temperature off Florida coast hits 101.1 degrees; coral is dying off : NPR

Urban heat islands are making record-heat even hotter for millions of Americans : NPR


U.S. Moves to Improve Airplane Bathrooms for People With Disabilities – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As e-bikes become more common, so do fires blamed on their batteries – pennlive.com

Report urges governments to ‘go electric’ with their vehicle fleets; Pa. needs a jump start – pennlive.com


Weighted infant sleepwear could pose a risk to babies, critics warn : NPR

A Patchwork of Transgender Healthcare Laws Push Families Across State Lines : Consider This from NPR : NPR

State News

PennDOT eyes reclaimed asphalt as a multi-million cost saver | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA public school retirees want pension boost · Spotlight PA

Pa. plant to close; 76 people to be laid off – pennlive.com

Yet another Pa. mall set to go to sheriff’s sale this year: reports – pennlive.com

UGI offers steps to avoid heat stress, to save money during heat waves (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania homeowners able to receive home improvement grants (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Game Commission Wardens rescue deer (abc27.com)

Sunoco pays Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection $660,000 in penalties (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania SPCA hosts adoption event after rescue of 170 dogs (abc27.com)

National News

Biden to Announce Steps to Help Communities Deal With Extreme Heat – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. House committee report claims Mayorkas’ border policies are ‘dereliction of duty’ | National | thecentersquare.com

Coast Guard needs stockpiles of food, water for emergencies, report finds | National | thecentersquare.com

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty after plea deal falls apart | National | thecentersquare.com

UAPs are common and pose national security threats, whistleblowers say | National | thecentersquare.com

Labor Department Decries Surge in Exploited Migrant Children – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Michigan Judge to Weigh Whether Oxford High School Shooter Could Ever Leave Prison – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Once Wary, Biden to Host Italy’s Meloni at the White House – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Is there evidence of extraterrestrial life? Congress tries to figure it out – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden border policies ripped by U.S. House GOP as impeachment threats ramp up  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Boston zoo welcomes 6-foot-tall baby giraffe: photos, video – pennlive.com

Local News

Restaurants in central Pa. opening soon, from Playa Bowls to Italian bakeries and sports bars – pennlive.com

Midstate cooling centers prepare for heat wave (abc27.com)

Allentown mayor ignoring racism, discrimination, NAACP members say (mcall.com)

Route 378 ramp to Route 22 closed by overturned tractor-trailer (mcall.com)

Springfield Eagle Scout refurbishes local VFW (delcotimes.com)

Janakovic, Pasquerilla seek support for increased local services tax in Johnstown; Burns opposes | News | tribdem.com

Troopers, civilians commended for ‘bravery’ in Ebensburg ceremony | Local News | tribdem.com

PA farmers targeted by EPA for bay cleanup. $14.3M in grants to help (ydr.com)

‘Industrial pollution’: What was left behind at Erie’s Quin-T, EMI properties (goerie.com)

Wabtec, U.E. 506, 618 make no progress in latest bargaining session (goerie.com)

Wawa launches Coffee and Care Cart at CHOP in King of Prussia (mainlinemedianews.com)


Pittsburgh Starbucks wants out of union | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Strip District experiencing soaring growth post-pandemic (nextpittsburgh.com)

As defense tries to humanize synagogue shooter, a pastor shares how he showed up for church | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh raises tuition by 2% | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police arrest man in 2007 killing of Samantha Lang in Westmoreland County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Young Pittsburgh-area soccer players inspired by U.S. Women’s Soccer Team | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Change of heart: Allegheny County appeals board will grant the property assessment hearings it once denied | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Speckled Egg, Commonplace Coffee share a dining space in SouthSide Works | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh woman searches for wedding dress lost when dry cleaner closed | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh leaders look to sell 200 Ross Street to affordable housing developer | TribLIVE.com


President Liz Magill touts Penn’s first-of-its-kind building as future ‘nexus point’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Brandywine CEO Sweeney: Executing leases has been ‘frustratingly slow’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Equal pay for Black women requires new laws like Philly’s salary history ban, advocates say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Legislators, litigators target landlord-tenant office for violent evictions | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Hall supporting women’s dream of helping Black mother’s get housing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Chinatown allies speak out against government response to proposed arena | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pew gives $1 million to the Free Library of Philadelphia to plan its future | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey campaign gets a boost from Pennsylvania veterans’ coalition – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)