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

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

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 (

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

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

Pennsylvania Budget Addresses Ag Needs | Main Edition |

Pennsylvania earmarks $1.6 million for PFAS cancer study by Temple (

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 (

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 |

Pennsylvania Republicans discussing Arizona-style election probe | Conservative Angle

Trump ally in Pennsylvania raises 2020 election audit plan (

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 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

Canada starts easing border restrictions (

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 (

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 (

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

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



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

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 |

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

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

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 (

Christopher Brooks: Philly school district and alleged racial animus (

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

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 (

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

Sixty days not enough to comment on PASSHE consolidation plan (

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

The battle over teaching critical race theory | Smart Talk (

Lehigh Valley school districts’ equity status – The Morning Call (



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 (

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

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

Sources: FBI investigating York County judge candidate Steve Stambaugh (

Editorial: Westmoreland voters deserve straight answers on elections bureau |



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 (

New Amtrak funding excites Scranton to NYC train advocates | News |



Penn State Health study finds kids are also susceptible to sleep apnea (

Health-care workers cope with burnout, fractured community as COVID pandemic wanes (

PA nurses fight for patient limits to ensure quality care (


State News

Pa. SPCA frees several dogs in Lancaster County (

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

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

Who needs the Mouse? Pennsylvania is your destination for fun | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

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 (

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 (

Show Me the Money: Gas prices soaring (

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

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. (

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

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

Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 (

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

More fireworks carnage calls for change in Pa. (

Two Midstate students leading the way for Penn State’s THON (

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

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

New Hope parking: Garage could boost redevelopment on Delaware (

Crowds gather for Southampton Days parade (

Bucks County to award CHIRP grants to hospitality industry (

Three-alarm fire collapses building in Lebanon on July Fourth (

Erie residential development: ‘We need city investment’ in Erie’s west bayfront (

Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood named 2nd best coaster by USA Today (

Councilmen McAndrew, Schuster object to Scranton business administrator, IT director appointments | News |

5 Berks County farms permanently protected from development | Berks Country |



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 (

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



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

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

The HEALING POSTERS™ initiative – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (

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

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

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

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

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



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 |

Fitzpatrick explains vote against Democratic-led panel looking at riot (