Select Page


Gov. Wolf sues state Legislature to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting – Daily Local

Wolf sues GOP-led legislature to block abortion, voter ID questions from reaching Pa. ballot box · Spotlight PA

Gov. Tom Wolf sues Pa. Legislature over proposed abortion amendment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting (

Wolf asks high court to invalidate Constitutional amendment on abortion in emergency filing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

This week’s headlines: Wolf sues over abortion measure and GOP leaders call for a tuition freeze – City & State Pennsylvania (

Wolf administration, GOP lawmaker fight war of words over undated mail ballots (

$55M in student loan debt relief on its way for Pa. nurses –

Local officials celebrate passage of state home repair program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

67 counties, 17 providers: PA lawmakers track a path forward on abortion | Al Día News (

Op-Ed: Keep domestic abusers out of public office (

Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s handling of health crisis subject of Senate panel inquiry –

Pennsylvania announces $25M to help poultry farmers affected by bird flu | Pennsylvania News |

Lower Merion to receive PennDOT grant for traffic safety – Mainline Media News


Coronavirus – COVID-19

In rural America, COVID hits Black and Hispanic people hardest | Health |

People aren’t getting their young kids vaccinated against COVID-19 — and many aren’t getting boosters either –

Biden administration plans to offer updated booster shots in September | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Summer boosters scrapped in favor of next generation boosters in the fall : Shots – Health News : NPR

White House, Moderna reach deal for omicron COVID-19 vaccine (

BA.5 now dominant covid-19 variant in Allegheny County |



Phoenix Tube gets Pa. grant to expand in Bethlehem (

350 New Jobs Coming to Coatesville – MyChesCo

Columbia to be the site of cutting edge drone research testing facility | Smart Talk (

Exxon banked record quarterly profit as energy prices soared | Business |

Pa. medical marijuana grower lays off dozens, says industry taken over by out-of-staters –

Trader Joe’s employees in Massachusetts vote in favor of company’s first union –

U.S. economy is sending mixed signals: Here’s what it all means (



Pa. Law enforcement commission issues recommendations for police agencies (

A member of the popular singing group Brotherly Love was fatally shot outside his South Philly home (



Editorial: Fair funding advocates get a win for local schools – Daily Local

Guest commentary: A bipartisan call to get charter reform legislation across the finish line – Daily Local

Central Bucks School Board OKs controversial policy to restrict books in libraries | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania school library policy draws book ban comparisons (

CCAC faculty union poised for “no-confidence” vote against board and president | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Penn State will receive $12.1M in federal funds but is still raising tuition. Here’s why |



PA Governor race: Doug Mastriano trails Josh Shapiro by double digits (

PA Senate Race Poll: John Fetterman leads Mehmet Oz by double digits in Fox News poll (

Josh Shapiro outlines plan to make Pennsylvania more business friendly | WITF

Dems to launch statewide tour, arguing GOP is ‘too extreme’ for Pa. voters | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate race: Mehmet Oz says John Fetterman is soft on crime. (

New diss from Jersey for Dr. Oz’s Senate run in Pennsylvania: nomination to the N.J. Hall of Fame! –

Susan Wild gets big fundraising boost from Roe v. Wade overturn (

Mastriano Called Out for Link to Extremist Social Media Site – Jewish Exponent

PA Governor race: Mastriano responds to Gab ties, anti-Semitism claims (

Doug Mastriano responds to criticisms over Gab account, removes profile from site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Experts: Dems’ budget deal with Manchin “keeps us in the climate fight” : NPR

Pa. climate advocates ‘excited’ after Manchin’s sudden turn gets budget bill compromise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



With millions in federal funding, PennDOT charges ahead on EV infrastructure development in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

JetBlue-Spirit deal brings hope and concern for Western Pa. |



Allegheny Co. Health Dept. expands access to monkeypox vaccine – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania medical marijuana advisory board sees changes – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Lives hang in the balance as time runs out for action on health insurance | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Monkeypox is in the Lehigh Valley. What happens now? – The Morning Call (


State News

Lancaster County commissioner testifies at hearing over May primary mail ballots | Local News |

Judge will decide whether Berks, other counties must count undated ballots from 2022 primary – The Morning Call (

Trident Mortgage agrees to pay $20M to settle redlining allegations – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Feds reach $20M redlining settlement with Philadelphia mortgage lender | Local News |

City & State investigates: How local governments are handling a threat they can’t even see – City & State Pennsylvania (

Despite Soaring Inflation, DelVal Reps, Sen. Casey Vote for $280B CHIPS Act – DV Journal (

Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination | WITF

Pennsylvania stadium No. 2 best in U.S. says study –

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania Game Commission deadline approaches for elk, 2nd deer tag (

Philly military training exercise gathered first responders, Black Hawk helicopters, and actors playing injured civilians (


National News

43 clinics stopped giving abortions in states with bans after Roe v. Wade repeal : NPR

At least 15 people are dead after torrential rains flood Appalachia : NPR

In a 3rd test, Facebook still fails to block hate speech (

San Francisco declares an emergency to help the city deal with monkeypox spread : NPR

Beyoncé releases seventh album, ‘Renaissance’ : NPR

With the end of Roe v. Wade, Americans are demanding Supreme Court term limits | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will Wood: The baffling ups and downs of housing market (


Local News

Kennett Police ready to celebrate National Night Out with community at Anson B. Nixon Park on August 2 – Daily Local

$1.1 billion offer for public sewer system would be largest privatization in country | The Bucks County Herald

Pocono Canna Fest brings cannabis education and entertainment together (

Delco’s libraries receive grant to purchase more museum passes – Delco Times

Steve Miller Band cancels York Fair concert due to COVID-19 –

LANTA, the Lehigh Valley’s transportation service, turns 50 (



Pittsburgh City Council appoints Daniel Friedson as its first independent solicitor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal funding kept Pittsburgh transit running during pandemic | Pennsylvania |

Spotted lanternfly numbers on the rise in Allegheny County |

Saint Vincent expects 15,000 fans on Saturday: Steelers training camp by the numbers |

South Side distributor plans large-scale expansion in Westmoreland County |



Grocery Outlet opens in Sharswood section of North Philadelphia (

Many still facing property tax hike, despite Philly’s revised homestead program | Local News |

‘Children still live there’: The fight for safe summer play in Kensington | Local News |

Frankford residents hope new affordable housing complex is a sign of things to come | Local News |

Philadelphia doesn’t need a return to the bad old days of stop-and-frisk | Editorial (

Black Philadelphians need more bars and clubs to call their own | Opinion (

Philadelphia transit dependent on $1.5B in COVID-19 funding while trying to rebuild ridership | Pennsylvania |

Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues final report | Local News |

Michael Nutter: 10 traits we should look for in Philadelphia’s next mayor (

Opioid epidemic: Philadelphia creating a pop-up garden to memorialize victims of overdoses (



U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

President Biden looks to ease tensions with Xi over Taiwan : NPR

Congress mostly silent as states struggle to contain monkeypox – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (