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Democrats urge feds to shut down Berks County immigration facility | City & State PA (

Comitta: Important income limits raised for Pa. workers with disabilities | Local-news |

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Comitta, Rep. Herrin Discuss RGGI Investments Act, Climate Change During Online Program (

Pennsylvania Republican blasts election audit, rebukes fraud claims | Reuters

Pa. DEP to require landfills to test for radium from fracking waste – Farm and Dairy

Pa. lawmakers divided on whether to save or spend $10 billion surplus (

Editorial: Some hopeful signs on fireworks in Pennsylvania | Editorials |

As eviction moratorium ends, Pittsburgh, DHS officials encourage at-risk Pa. renters to apply for assistance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AG Shapiro debuts strategic effort in McKeesport; agents, local police shut down drug trafficking ring – The Mon Valley Independent

Poll: Majority of Pa. residents oppose GOP-backed ‘investigation’ of 2020 election | Friday Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Laughlin Speaks Out Against 2020 Election Audit | PoliticsPA

It’s time for both sides to get real, and that’s not with an audit (

Pa. GOP senator criticizes Republican attempts to ‘discredit the 2020 election results’ with an audit –

GOP-controlled Tioga County declines election audit request | Times Leader

Member’s Arrest Brings Ethics to the Foreground for PA House – DV Journal (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Pa.’s opioid disaster declaration expires next week. Will Gov. Tom Wolf renew it? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Delta Variant Has Changed The War Against The Virus, CDC Documents Reveal : NPR

Health officials to release new covid-19 data |

Biden calls for $100 payments to newly vaccinated Americans (

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers | Times Leader

Pa. health officials: Nearly all covid hospitalizations, deaths among unvaccinated |

Pa. Health Dept. to talk vaccines after dismissing new mask mandates (

Most of Pa.’s fully vaccinated people won’t have to mask up again indoors — yet | WITF

State to text over 250,000 Pennsylvanians who missed their second dose of the COVID vaccine (

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association encouraging COVID vaccinations to avoid surge (

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for employees (

Shake Shack founder says his other restaurants will require COVID vaccine for customers, employees (

Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives – The New York Times (

C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox – The New York Times (



Nurses at Pittsburgh’s West Penn Hospital vote to authorize strike | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Biden’s PA Visit Highlights Debate Over Energy Policy, Jobs – DV Journal (

Pa. L&I expects almost 12 percent decrease of certain factory jobs by 2028 (

Restaurants in Pa. ‘not out of the weeds’ yet, head of state hospitality group says –

Bed Bath & Beyond leases 1M-square-foot distribution center in Lehigh Valley – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Studio BE receives $500,000 investment to expand | Business |

Will President Biden’s ‘Buy American’ plan work for Pennsylvania businesses? – The Morning Call (

Mack Trucks to hire 400 in the Lehigh Valley to meet demand. Now, it just needs the supply chain to cooperate – The Morning Call (

Mack Trucks wasn’t the only Lehigh Valley company that Joe Biden praised in speech –

Feds: Lehigh Valley workers losing due to foreign competition eligible for assistance – The Morning Call (

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Portal announced; streamlines applications for loans $150K or less | The Bucks County Herald



Shootings and murders are down in Chester as new community-driven program takes root (

Midstate police leaders unite for community walk meant to build trust with law enforcement (

People from an ‘election integrity committee’ are asking York County residents about their votes | Today in Pa. –

Pennsylvania county calls police over ‘election integrity’ home visitors – The Morning Call (

Former Pa. coroner accused of stealing $400K from non-profit he helped run –

NAACP York opposes York police surveillance camera program (



Audit of Harrisburg Schools finds district complying with mandate to improve cost controls, oversight | Pennsylvania |

La Salle University clears outstanding balances for 111 students from spring semester – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Colleges including Harvard, Stanford, Ohio Wesleyan, Boston University, pay up, wrestle with mandates as Delta variant looms ahead of fall semester – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wilkes-Barre Area planning opening events for new high school | News |

Education panel discusses effect of COVID-19 on Black male student engagement | Local News |

Bob Moses played a critical role in civil rights and math literacy for Black students | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Hempfield school board doubles down on controversial Independence Law Center hire | Local News |

Sewickley Academy interim head of school says enrollment issues led to administrative changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite CDC guidance, some Philly-area schools aren’t planning to require masks — for now (

Two people died in a week in Philly jails. Workers say a staffing crisis is partly to blame. (



Rep. Conor Lamb preparing to launch Senate campaign, sources say (

GOP Senate Candidate Barnette Blasts CRT: Will ‘Make America Racist Again’ – DV Journal (

A GOP candidate for Congress who opposes the Jan. 6 select committee was up close at the riot (



Pennsylvania activists protest Biden’s ‘wasteful’ infrastructure plan as he rallies across the street | Pennsylvania |

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change (



Smaller toll increases planned on Pennsylvania Turnpike through 2050 | Pennsylvania |

Panel to recommend Pa. move to mileage-based user fee as gas tax replacement to fund transportation needs –

Transportation funding panel advancing a $15.6B package | WITF

Dear President Biden: Motor vehicle safety must be an infrastructure priority (



Was It ‘Reasonable’ To Ship 81 Million Opioid Pills To This Small West Virginia City? : NPR

Aduhelm For Alzheimer’s: Who Should Get It? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Geisinger gets $35,000 grant for mobile dental health, interpreting service | Times Leader

Cumberland County to sell its nursing home; new owner says it wants to ‘save Claremont’ | WITF


State News

Thousands of Pa. households still waiting for rental relief as eviction ban nears its end · Spotlight PA

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

First of many new Black Hawk helicopters touch down at Pa. National Guard school (


National News

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday | National and World |

Burning for Bitcoin – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

National Apartment Association files lawsuit over evictions moratorium, claiming $26.6B is owed to landlords – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Women’s Gymnastics: Sunisa Lee becomes fifth straight American to win all-around gold | Times Leader

Robinhood clinches $32 billion IPO ahead of Nasdaq debut – The Washington Post

IRS to send out another 1.5 million ‘surprise’ tax refunds this week (

Former Sen. Carl Levin Dies At 87 : NPR


Local News

Bucks County tornados: Bensalem auto dealership collapses, 5 hurt – The Morning Call (

Bucks County tornadoes: NWS to survey damage from 2 storms (

Delco Church Adds Solar Panels – DV Journal (

New Perry County water filtration plant to increase access to clean water (

HCA seeks $20 million for water distribution system projects | News |

Southern Chester County Circuit Trail feasibility study recommends major projects | Local-news |

Lehigh County commissioners forward 5-year capital spending plan | Lehigh Valley Regional News |



As eviction moratorium ends, Pittsburgh, DHS officials encourage at-risk Pa. renters to apply for assistance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s air quality in 2021 on pace to have one of worst years in recent history | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Town Hall Calls Attention To Pittsburgh Air Quality Problems | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh council sets community meetings on federal covid relief cash |

In honor of UPMC CEO Romoff’s retirement, a look back at his loathsome legacy | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Technology Council, nonprofit will offer session on local tech apprenticeships |

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling could impact settlement over controversial Oakland office project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Should Philadelphia declare a gun violence emergency? | Pro/Con (

Philadelphia officials announce recipients in $1 million Illuminate the Arts Covid-19 grant program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Marian Anderson House and Museum receives $100,000 from the city | Local News |

Starting this year school year, all Philly public schools to have gender-neutral bathrooms | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly pilot will limit ‘stop-and-frisk’ policing for minor offenses – WHYY

Two people died in a week in Philly jails. Workers say a staffing crisis is partly to blame. (

Controller finds overpayments, money spent on yoga in Philly’s administration of Medicaid funding (



Senate advances bipartisan infrastructure deal | WITF

President Biden, Democrats in Congress threaten scholarships for low-income DC students | The College Fix

D.C. Council Debates Proposed Tax Increase on the Wealthy – The Washington Informer

How Biden Got the Infrastructure Deal Trump Couldn’t – The New York Times (

N.Y.’s Transit System Could Receive $10 Billion in Infrastructure Deal – The New York Times (

Rep. Bass Downplays Role Of Qualified Immunity In Stalled Police Reform Bill : NPR

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas | News |

Letters: Pa. readers respond to Parnell column on filibuster (

Regardless of whether proceeds fund infrastructure, the IRS needs more funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette