Senate passes bill to waive fishing license fees for participants in therapeutic programs, events | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Nurse Licensure Compact bill passed by House to give nurses licensure in multiple states | State | indianagazette.com

Pa. lawmakers are on summer break. Here are 5 issues they’ll face this fall. · Spotlight PA

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Election Law Similar To PA Reform Bill Wolf Vetoed | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Were Wolf’s budget season trades worth the price of a deal? Democrats may find out in 2022 | Mark O’Keefe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf draws ire from progressive Democrats over Republican budget deal (inquirer.com)

Editorial: State budget showed progress but not a win | Opinion | timesherald.com

Pennsylvania Budget Addresses Ag Needs | Main Edition | lancasterfarming.com

Pennsylvania earmarks $1.6 million for PFAS cancer study by Temple (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers may never reach agreement on voting issues, those on both sides say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers renew call for stronger addiction treatment oversight as two Pa. providers charged · Spotlight PA

Baker legislation would require written non-prosecution agreements | Times Leader

Bucks County senator announces bill to limit deals like the one that freed Cosby | WITF

In wake of Cosby case, Pennsylvania lawmakers propose measure that would require written non-prosecution agreements – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lawmakers hope to tweak ‘Cosby rule’ after comedian’s court-ordered release on sex assault charges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PHOTOS: DNC, Gov. Wolf Continue Ice Cream Truck Tour in Philadelphia to Celebrate America Coming Back This July 4th – Democrats

Dog license measures would increase fees in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania News | dailylocal.com

Pennsylvania Republicans discussing Arizona-style election probe | Conservative Angle

Trump ally in Pennsylvania raises 2020 election audit plan (thetelegraph.com)

After witnessing Arizona ‘election audit,’ Mastriano raises plan for Pennsylvania | WITF

With volunteer ranks dwindling, fire companies, municipalities and legislators are exploring financial incentives | Local News | pottsmerc.com

Senate approves bill to offer extra year of education to address pandemic learning gaps | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senate sets rules on how college athletes can be compensated for name, image | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Plastic bag ban? With PA legislative inaction, cities may move to trash bags (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. Republicans are weaponizing the state Constitution. No one wins there | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Stacy Garrity seeks to reunite owners with unclaimed property | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Battle lines: PennDOT, Republicans at war over proposed bridge tolls | State | standardspeaker.com

Call on Pennsylvania lawmakers to do the same as New York legislators | PennLive letters – pennlive.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

99% of COVID deaths in US are unvaccinated people; Fauci calls it ‘sad’ (abc27.com)

Canada starts easing border restrictions (abc27.com)

Britain prepares to ‘live with the virus’ and remove nearly all COVID-19 restrictions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Second wave of Covid-19 was more deadly for Pa. nursing homes than first wave (broadandliberty.com)

At 67%, U.S. Falls Just Short Of Biden’s Goal Of 70% Vaccinated Goal By July 4 : Shots – Health News : NPR

UPMC and Pittsburgh Public Schools team up for student vaccine clinic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most inmates have had their COVID-19 shots — but their guards likely haven’t (inquirer.com)

Bedford, Indiana only local counties to log additional COVID cases | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

After contact tracing data breach, Pa. sidesteps scrutiny on proposed $34M contract | TribLIVE.com



Exton-based Bentley Systems eyes more acquisitions in year since IPO – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Executive pay during a pandemic is tricky. But Pittsburgh-area companies found a way. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Police across Southeast Pennsylvania to target aggressive drivers | Local News | dailylocal.com

The Pennsylvania State Police force is overwhelmingly white, and officials offer few remedies for increasing racial diversity (inquirer.com)

Philly jails are in crisis, and a tactic used during COVID-19 is the solution | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Wilkes-Barre Police being equipped with body cameras | Times Leader



Will six Pa. State System universities merge? A vote is expected this month. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Christopher Brooks: Philly school district and alleged racial animus (broadandliberty.com)

Penn State College of Medicine leading project to help bridge gap between medical schools, health systems (abc27.com)

Schools use home visits, calls to convince parents to choose in-person classes in fall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What won’t the infrastructure plan do? Repair our crumbling schools. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Elizabethtown school board says schools will be open 5 days a week next year | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Sixty days not enough to comment on PASSHE consolidation plan (goerie.com)

CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools in Pa., elsewhere, reopened for in-person learning | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The battle over teaching critical race theory | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Lehigh Valley school districts’ equity status – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Trump ally in Pennsylvania raises 2020 election audit plan | The Kansas City Star

In ramp-up to 2022 midterms, Republican candidates center pitches on Trump’s false election claims – The Washington Post

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Val Arkoosh would be the first Pa. woman elected to the Senate. But she’s running as Dr. Arkoosh. (inquirer.com)

CNN ranks Pennsylvania Senate seat as most likely to flip in 2022 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Sources: FBI investigating York County judge candidate Steve Stambaugh (ydr.com)

Editorial: Westmoreland voters deserve straight answers on elections bureau | TribLIVE.com



Southwest, American delays hint at hard summer for travelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The disappearing booth: E-Z Pass and the evolution of US highway tolls (goerie.com)

New Amtrak funding excites Scranton to NYC train advocates | News | standardspeaker.com



Penn State Health study finds kids are also susceptible to sleep apnea (abc27.com)

Health-care workers cope with burnout, fractured community as COVID pandemic wanes (inquirer.com)

PA nurses fight for patient limits to ensure quality care (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


State News

Pa. SPCA frees several dogs in Lancaster County (abc27.com)

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean says child tax credit will be ‘life changing’ for thousands of local families | Local-news | thereporteronline.com

Tom Ridge health: After stroke, former Pa. governor says future of impairment is uncertain (ydr.com)

Who needs the Mouse? Pennsylvania is your destination for fun | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A national park for Pa. and N.J.? Supporters of a new proposal say it’s possible and long overdue | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lead paint poisons thousands of Pa. children each year. Advocates say now is the time to act | WITF


National News

Tech Bytes: Hackers demand $70 million in ransomware attack, Airbnb party ban crackdown, fastest cop car is a truck | ABC27

Kaseya says 800 to 1,500 businesses hit by cyberattack (inquirer.com)

Fourth Of July Shootings Across The Country Kill More Than 180 This Year : NPR

Four More Bodies Found In Surfside Collapse As Search Accelerates : Live Updates: Miami-Area Condo Collapse : NPR

The Editors: The Black Lives Matter crusade conservatives should get behind (broadandliberty.com)

Show Me the Money: Gas prices soaring (abc27.com)

Sha’Carri Richardson: Biden says ‘rules are rules’ on sprinter’s Olympic ban (abc27.com)

Tropical Storm Elsa Is Gaining Strength And Lashing The Florida Keys : NPR

Plane apparently crashes in Russia; all 28 aboard feared dead | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Census takers worry apartment renters were undercounted | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNew Jersey man’s racist rant dared neighbor to ‘come see me.’ On Monday, dozens did. (inquirer.com)

U.S. Postal Service to slow delivery of long-distance mail to cut costs | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

N.Y. indictment is just the start of Trump’s troubles | Dick Polman | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With no parades and little ceremony, America’s longest war draws to a close | WITF

Race is on to get rental assistance out to avert evictions | WITF


Local News

Readers React: Paper shredding event was well run – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Carlisle moves to make open container provisions permanent in downtown district | State | pottsmerc.com

More fireworks carnage calls for change in Pa. (abc27.com)

Two Midstate students leading the way for Penn State’s THON (abc27.com)

Volunteer firefighter dies answering last call before returning to Canada | Local-news | delcotimes.com

Neighbors of prospective prison property worried new facility will interrupt ‘peaceful’ life along the river | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

New Hope parking: Garage could boost redevelopment on Delaware (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Crowds gather for Southampton Days parade (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County to award CHIRP grants to hospitality industry (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Three-alarm fire collapses building in Lebanon on July Fourth (ydr.com)

Erie residential development: ‘We need city investment’ in Erie’s west bayfront (goerie.com)

Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood named 2nd best coaster by USA Today (timesonline.com)

Councilmen McAndrew, Schuster object to Scranton business administrator, IT director appointments | News | thetimes-tribune.com

5 Berks County farms permanently protected from development | Berks Country | readingeagle.com



Pittsburgh-area summer camps are back — but with a few changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On deck: 19 months of work to close Clemente Bridge for better part of 2 Pirates seasons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County Council will vote today on whether to accept grant money, approve Picklesburgh license | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh region under Code Orange air quality alert on hot and muggy Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hotline Ring returns to raise relief funds for Pittsburgh arts organizations | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in the state budget | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



West Philly fashion designer, 23, among five dead and 20 injured in July 4th gun violence in Philly (inquirer.com)

As Philly pledges renewed community anti-violence efforts, some advocates are asking: What took so long? (inquirer.com)

The HEALING POSTERS™ initiative – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Krasner awards anti-violence grants, says more money available for community groups | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s shipyards once boomed. Why do they struggle for funding now? | Opinion (inquirer.com)

‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Here we are, back together’: Jill Biden, tourists return to Philly for Fourth of July | Local News | phillytrib.com

35,000 Philly residents have applied for rent relief as spending deadlines loom | Local News | phillytrib.com



5 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Term : NPR

New FCC rule aimed at protecting consumers from spoofed robocalls | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New U.S. rules to protect animal farmers expected this week | News | tribdem.com

Fitzpatrick explains vote against Democratic-led panel looking at riot (buckscountycouriertimes.com)