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Legislature

Kayden’s Law passes Pa. Senate | News | wcexaminer.com

SLIBCO awarded $100k grant to attract new talent | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Celebrates Campus Opening (berksweekly.com)

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

The $66 billion question: How can we fix Pa.’s pension crisis? – pennlive.com

PA Could Begin Requiring Recurring High-Rise Condo Inspections | Patch

Pa. could soon see effects of governor’s limited power in emergencies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Op-Ed: Limited government can make a comeback in pandemic era | National | thecentersquare.com

WVSA gets state loan for stormwater improvements | News | citizensvoice.com

Transportation funding report could launch years of debate; Langerholc leads bridge-toll opposition | News | tribdem.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 986 new cases, 1,221,657 total as of July 27, 2021 | ABC27

CDC calls for nearly 2/3 of US counties to mask-up indoors (abc27.com)

CDC changes guidance, recommends all students and staff wear masks | Coronavirus | readingeagle.com

Pa. Health Dept. not considering new mask mandate despite CDC reversal (abc27.com)

Biden Is Considering A Vaccine Or Testing Mandate For Federal Workers : NPR

Census workers combat COVID vaccine misinformation in low-vaccination Philly neighborhoods | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia not mandating Covid-19 vaccine for city workers – yet – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lawmakers And Physicians Concerned About Anti-Vaccination Signs In Greene County – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

How the Trump-Biden split in Pennsylvania aligns with vaccine rates – pennlive.com

New coronavirus cases in Montgomery County more than double during seven-day period | News | mainlinemedianews.com

 

Business/Jobs

Repealing wage preemption is what’s best for our local economy | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Feds send $7.5B in grants, incl. $229M in Pa., to arts venues hit by pandemic | Wednesday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hoarding billions in stimulus dollars leaves small businesses behind | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

FedEx Ground to bring 400 new jobs to the Harrisburg area (abc27.com)

New tentative contracts reached for higher pay, more than 50 nursing homes in Pa. (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania restaurant raises wages using state COVID-19 aid | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Walmart To Pay Full College Tuition And Books For Workers : NPR

Depleted Restaurant Revitalization Fund leaves Philadelphia business owners ‘in limbo’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Small Business administration awards $7.5B in shuttered venue grants | Business | delcotimes.com

Covid Variant Adds to Worker Anxieties – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fix the holdup in jobless benefits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Feeble job growth in Lancaster County continues in June, state says | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Samuel Lazar, Lancaster County man with ties to GOP lawmaker Doug Mastriano, arrested on Capitol riot charges (inquirer.com)

PA restaurant owner’s Capitol riot arrest rattles hometown | National News | thetimes-tribune.com

Night Out events set to ‘build that bond’ between police, communities | News | tribdem.com

Editorial: Human trafficking, a scourge too close to home | TribLIVE.com

Minneapolis Police Face Dramatic Changes If Some Voters Get Their Way This Fall : NPR

 

Education

The Pandemic Hurt These Students the Most – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Celebrates Campus Opening (berksweekly.com)

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in Wyomissing ready for students | Local News | readingeagle.com

Penn State Professor Asks Bucks County Student: ‘Who Have You Oppressed Today?’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pittsburgh-area schools reviewing policies after CDC recommends universal masks in class | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Area superintendents meeting Thursday to discuss mask policy options for the upcoming school year | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Equity education addressed in West Chester schools | Local-news | dailylocal.com

 

Elections/Politics

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

Arkoosh Campaigns at Historic Lansdowne Theater in Delco – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Penn Professor Launches 2022 Senate Bid | PoliticsPA

What’s at stake in Pa.’s gubernatorial race? Teaching race, racism in schools. – WHYY

Field Organizing in Erie w/ EJay Fyke – Pennsylvania Political Podcast (papoliticspodcast.org)

Philly Republican Craig Snyder is an anti-Trump alternative in Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Extreme Weather and Climate: Live Updates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

World Nature Conservation Day: Behind the scenes of the conservation process (abc27.com)

Casey Wants To Revive The Civilian Conservation Corps To Address Climate Change | 90.5 WESA

Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fuel delivery driver charged in gas spill that contaminated Delaware County school grounds and killed local wildlife (inquirer.com)

N.J. man charged with spilling thousands of gallons of gas in Delaware County; animals died as a result | WITF

DEP steamrolling power plant approval is out of step with agency rhetoric | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Pennsylvania transportation report expected to recommend vehicle-miles-traveled fee – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State transportation funding report could launch years of debate | WITF

PennDOT plans fix to dangerous Parkway West ‘weave’ near tunnel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

All Aboard Erie: Erie-based group heads alliance of rail advocates (goerie.com)

 

Health

Temple University Health System plans to spend $5M to enhance nursing staffing amid nearly double-digit vacancy rate – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

UPMC leader Jeffrey Romoff to retire, be succeeded by executive VP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania sees 14% increase in drug overdose deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With a rise in overdose deaths, how is Pa. combating the opioid epidemic? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

For Philadelphians in addiction recovery navigating the pandemic, ‘there’s worse things in life than being isolated’ (inquirer.com)

Black patients suffer higher rates of injury and infection in hospitals than white patients (inquirer.com)

Tyler Memorial Hospital to close ER in October, end inpatient services | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

LGH ranks fourth of PA hospitals, according to US News & World Report; see where others rank | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

State News

President Biden is visiting the Lehigh Valley. What you need to know – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Why Biden picked Lower Macungie, Pa., to push infrastructure plan (theintell.com)

Pennsylvania labor officials announce plan to cut down on fraud | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

DeFoor Discusses 2020 Election, While Calling for Increased Funding for Auditor General’s Office at PA Press Club | PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania’s per-capita bonded debt burden less than national average, according to report | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission proposes change to trout season (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania reports more tick bites and cases of Lyme disease (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania officials warn of uptick in hard-to-spot ticks as summer wears on | TribLIVE.com

Wolf admin. officials push for tick-borne illness awareness | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hali Flickinger’s parents reflect on Olympian’s success & impact in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Hali Flickinger advances to 200m Fly finals, looks for second medal of Tokyo Olympics (abc27.com)

Lancaster archer Casey Kaufhold completes her Olympic competition | Olympics | lancasteronline.com

27 historic buildings in Pennsylvania to be preserved | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Sen. Toomey buys into crypto craze, praising potential of technology driving digital currency | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

National News

Simone Biles Withdraws From Individual All-Around Final At Tokyo Olympics : Live Updates: The Tokyo Olympics : NPR

Katie Ledecky wins 1500 gold at Tokyo Olympics (inquirer.com)

If Openly LGBTQ Athletes Were A Country, They’d Rank 14th In Olympic Medal Wins : NPR

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Make room for the nonbinary (ydr.com)

 

Local News

Oakbrook garden is cultivating community | Berks Country | readingeagle.com

Forty Fort mayor settles lawsuits with Wyoming Valley West | News | citizensvoice.com

Forish says he’ll remain on Latrobe Council while defending theft charges | TribLIVE.com

Reading to receive nearly $4 million to educate minority populations on COVID | Local News | readingeagle.com

‘Aging in place’: Westmoreland among tops in nation for natural population loss | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County Council postpones vote on $600 rebate | Times Leader

Our View: Flood management strategies need to evolve | Times Leader

Three Scranton businesses closed after structural issues found in building | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton city council narrowly OKs acceptance of grant for public health coordinator | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Maxatawny Township sued over warehouse project approval | Local News | readingeagle.com

Bucks County tech school grads break tradition, shatter stereotypes (theintell.com)

After foreclosure, future of Montgomery Mall remains uncertain (theintell.com)

Central Bucks’ victim specialists unit expands to Doylestown Township (theintell.com)

Put People First! PA calls out Lancaster City government for polices they say hurt working class | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

1st Summit Arena receives $869K in COVID-19 relief funding | News | tribdem.com

County firefighters step up to support ‘brothers’ | Local-news | delcotimes.com

 

Pitt

Port Authority hosts first in-person open house for NEXTransit feedback | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council renews COVID-19 paid sick leave, denies historic designation before summer recess | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Dormont called’: Pittsburgh residents may be able to use Dormont’s pool soon | TribLIVE.com

Pitt eyeing a grocery store for redevelopment plan of Oakland property | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Allegheny College job cuts: Meadville college to eliminate 36 admin and staff positions (goerie.com)

 

Philly

Worker dies in construction accident outside Amazon warehouse in North Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Part of Hahnemann University Hospital real estate to be used for life sciences laboratories (inquirer.com)

PICA approves Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s five-year plan for budget (inquirer.com)

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

SEPTA riders with disabilities say one street-level elevator isn’t enough to improve accessibility | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Emotional officers recount trauma of U.S. Capitol riot | ABC27

4 Takeaways From Jan. 6 Insurrection Select Committee Hearing : NPR

Capitol Police Officers Testify As Jan. 6 Inquiry Begins – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Justice Department is struggling to bring Capitol riot cases to trial: Here’s why | WITF

Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’ Could Get Eliminated By Proposed Law : Shots – Health News : NPR

Senators Strike Bipartisan Funding Deal For Capitol Security And Afghan Refugees : NPR

Mike Enzi, long-serving U.S. senator from Wyoming, dies at 77 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In 1st visit to intel agency, Biden warns of cyber conflict | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senators, White House in talks to finish infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette