After Investigation, PA Lawmakers Rethink Funding for Child ID Kits — ProPublica

PA Democrats’ push for adult mental health funding fruitless as GOP drops it from budget plan – TODAY USA NEWZ

PA may redirect stimulus money from adult mental health · Spotlight PA

Housing protest in Philadelphia – Workers World

Homicides in Philadelphia Are Trending Downward. Will It Last? (thetrace.org)

Pa. Democrats Push for $100 Million in Adult Mental Health Fundi – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Final Pa. budget doesn’t include adult mental health | WITF

Bill in favor of playground accessibility passes Pa. House by near-unanimous vote | News | northcentralpa.com

PHEAA Urges Students and Borrowers to Beware of Financial Aid Scams – PennWatch


Be on the lookout for student financial aid scams, PA officials warn (mcall.com)

Philadelphians Flock to NCPSSM/AARP Town Hall on Social Security – NCPSSM

PHEAA warns student loan borrowers of financial aid scams (abc27.com)


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

Former central Pa. school campus sold for $6M at auction – pennlive.com

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


Despite reversal, discharged military members still feel impact of COVID vaccine mandate | Border | thecentersquare.com


Pennsylvania man arrested in 2007 killing | WITF

Pa. university student charged with lying to FBI | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

78-year-old man kissed 7-year-old helper, masturbated in front of her: police – pennlive.com

Central Pa. man recorded himself having sex with dogs: state police – pennlive.com

Pa. mom charged a 2nd time with keeping her children in deplorable conditions – pennlive.com

Pa. teen charged with homicide after deadly crash: reports – pennlive.com

43 people charged with welfare fraud in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Four Decades Later, a Victim of the Highway Killer Is Finally Identified – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


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

Universities, nonprofits step up to aid depleted Philadelphia public school libraries – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Pennsylvania’s budget impasse has affected tuition rates at state-related universities – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


As extreme heat sweeps the U.S., Biden warns that states must act to protect workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Heat advisory in effect as temperatures reach nearly 100 again Friday – pennlive.com

Drought Watch remains in place across Pennsylvania (abc27.com)


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

Cost of Norfolk Southern train derailment now at $803 million (abc27.com)

Gun Safety

Nearly 4,000 people denied firearm purchases in Pennsylvania last quarter (abc27.com)

State News

Oh SNAP! Two Improvement Plans Offered By State, Congress (politicspa.com)

PennDOT earmarks $50k for work zone safety course for teens | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

How to offer feedback on a plan to expand broadband access in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Walk, hike, ride: Central Pa.’s rich network of outdoor trails is expanding at a brisk pace – pennlive.com

National News

Months after train derailment, EPA ‘has failed to protect’ East Palestine | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

READ THE NEW INDICTMENT: Smith hits Trump with new charges | National | thecentersquare.com

Trump faces additional charges in classified documents case | National | thecentersquare.com

New charges for Trump in classified documents case involve video evidence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After Supreme Court colorblind ruling, slavery reparations fight lives on as ‘not race-based’ | National | thecentersquare.com

High percentage of federal police funding supplied to sanctuary jurisdictions | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com

U.S. House spending bill for the VA renews fight over abortion access, transgender care – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

‘He was aiming to kill me’: Teacher shot by Michigan school shooter speaks out for first time – pennlive.com

Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Investigation of Memphis Police – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Senate Passes Bipartisan Defense Bill, Setting Up a Clash With the House – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Dauphin County police searching for missing 13-year-old boy – pennlive.com

Evictions from central Pa. campground spur ‘all-hands-on-deck’ response – pennlive.com

Forbes ranks Lehigh Valley as third noisiest area in the country (mcall.com)

Allentown School District Launches First-Ever Summer Intern Program | PHOTOS (mcall.com)

Overnight crash closes Route 724 in Cumru Twp., detours affect I-176 | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Hanover Twp. zoners grant 5 variances for Airport Road warehouse proposal | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Microbursts in Bucks County could cause repeat of fatal flooding (phillyburbs.com)

Norfolk Southern hosts safety training for first responders at Harrisburg yard | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Media wins state Little League game but pitcher gets hurt (delcotimes.com)

Enormous Lebanon bologna sandwich unveiled at Pa. community fair | Times Leader


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

Red dye, salt packets, delusions: Experts differ over synagogue shooter’s mental state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter could earn more privileges in supermax prison, expert says | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter ‘actively attempted to present himself as less ill,’ psychiatrist says | TribLIVE.com

Pohang-si, a South Korean city, donates walkway to decorate Pittsburgh’s Korean War Memorial | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh weather: Heat advisory in effect Friday, with feels-like temps in the mid-100s | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh is painting some curbs purple. Here’s why — and why they’re frustrating business owners. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bedford Dwellings to receive $62.5M makeover in Hill District redevelopment project | TribLIVE.com


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

NFL agent from West Philadelphia kicks off summer conflict resolution program for kids | Local News | phillytrib.com

Grocery Outlet going strong at Sharswood Ridge’s Webb Plaza a year later | Local News | phillytrib.com

Former Simon Gratz principal named CEO of YouthBuild Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

76ers release financial plans for proposed arena | Local News | phillytrib.com

Heat health emergency declared in Philadelphia through Saturday | Local News | phillytrib.com

Phila. Police Foundation gives $500,000 to PPD for more bikes, horses and motocycles | Local News | phillytrib.com

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


Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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