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Nope, no budget yet. Three things to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s budget negotiations appear to be in final stages days after lawmakers missed deadline | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. budget negotiations appear to be in final stages –

Older adults can be leaders in promoting driver safety [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Legislative compromise limits out-of-state brewing, reduces tensions | Pennsylvania |

After mass shootings, state lawmakers nationwide weigh body armor bans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Reps prepare next moves after Roe ruling | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Racial inequities in vaccination are emerging again, this time among Philly’s elementary-age kids (



Gas prices continue to drop for third week, bringing some relief at the pump –

DelVal Hospitality Industry Hopes for Strong Summer Despite Fragile Economy – DV Journal (

Strong sales reported at central Pa. grocery stores: Is Aldi, Giant, Karns or Weis tops? –

Expanded time off is an easy way for companies in anti-abortion states to help employees | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Median pay for executives at the largest companies surged last year. A few shareholders are crying foul. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia shooting: News on July 4th Parkway fireworks gunfire, wounded police officers (

Officers wounded, masses scatter after shooting near concert | Local News |

‘We cannot compete,’ Chester County sheriff says of vacancies – Daily Local

Active-shooter drills: Western Berks police department hosts drills at Conrad Weiser school (



Coatesville tops list of Chester Schools losing students, tuition to cyber charters during pandemic (

8 of 12 Schuylkill County school districts have raised taxes | Education |

Pitt School of Law to give Ukrainian lawyers full rides for year of study | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The next Pa. governor will decide the future of abortion here. Shapiro and Mastriano’s records are wildly different. (

Dr. Mehmet Oz: Liberty — Pennsylvania’s past and future (

Four takeaways from NPR’s investigation into grassroots election fraud events : NPR

The political cost of rising gas prices is mitigated by the GOP’s success and denial | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburgh lawyer Jason Richey’s campaign for governor shows how big money shapes Pa. politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate race could set record for ad spend (



Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs | News |

Free community naloxone training coming to Chester County July 19 – Daily Local

Delco relied on pharmacists for essential care during the pandemic (


State News

Pennsylvania is getting older and more diverse: Census (

Pa. climate change: Tom Wolf’s carbon rule takes effect (


National News

Six killed in mass shooting at Highland Park July 4th parade in Illinois | WITF

Man in custody after Highland Park parade mass shooting (

Halfway through year, America has already seen at least 309 mass shootings | WITF

A turbulent US this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate | News |

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire | News |

The Supreme Court is the most conservative in 90 years : NPR

Brittney Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help : NPR

Doctors weren’t considered in Dobbs, but now they’re on abortion’s legal front lines | WITF


Local News

Former CBS news anchor Robb Hanrahan dies | Local News |

Harrisburg City fight causes panic, no shots fired (

No shooter in downtown Harrisburg during fireworks, despite barrage of 911 calls –



Law firm accuses Allegheny Common Pleas judge of misconduct in 62 complaints | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Hotel tax revenue totals questioned as counties struggle to identify short-term rentals |

Allegheny County will monitor air quality closely after power outage at US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works |

Allegheny Co. sued after jail allegedly failed to prevent the suicide of incarcerated person – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



A former Comcast manager turned real estate investor works to house people fellow landlords consider risky (

The city commissioned the artist of the touring statue displayed at City Hall earlier this year to create a permanent version. But when they asked for public input at a recent meeting, they got an earful. (



Biden urges unity in July 4th speech, while acknowledging the country’s sour mood : NPR