Philly lawmakers are pleading for help reducing gun violence – WHYY

As a Philly state senator buried a relative killed by gun violence, officials again called for gun-safety laws (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia officials demand more action to reduce gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Could it happen here? Senator warns PA buildings face own perils from climate change | News | dailyitem.com

Pennsylvania senators propose new non-prosecution rules after Cosby conviction overturned | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Cosby case has Pa. senators calling for written non-prosecution deals (goerie.com)

Legislation Requiring Written Non-Prosecution Agreements To Be Introduced – WDAC

This Lawmaker’s ‘Dennis the Peasant’ Routine on Vaccines Is Unbelievably Foul (msn.com)

More CHIRP Money Awarded for 2 Restaurants in Reading | Berks Regional News – Bollyinside

Wolf Administration, Berks Leaders: More than $4 Million Helping Local Bars and Restaurants with Pandemic Recovery (berksweekly.com)

State and local leaders tout financial aid for Berks restaurants | Local News | readingeagle.com

Catching speeders could soon get easier in Pennsylvania | fox43.com

Pennsylvania Republicans discussing Arizona-style election probe – Washington Times

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

Name image and likeness rights law is a game changer for collegiate athletes | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Lawmakers renew call for stronger addiction treatment oversight as two Pa. providers charged | WITF

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice Task Force can help the state’s youth and save money | Opinion | thecentersquare.com

What is a Civilian Democracy Corps? Malcolm Kenyatta says we need one. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Hundreds turn out for inaugural 5K in memory of late state Rep. Mike Reese | TribLIVE.com

Stevens-Arroyo: No wonder Wolf vetoed House Bill 1300 (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvanians rally in Harrisburg to push for changes in federal election law: ‘Our voting rights are in peril’ – pennlive.com

Guest editorial | Harrisburg Republicans keep finding new ways to harm Pennsylvanians | Editorials | tribdem.com

New Pa. law imposes tougher public meeting requirements | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New law could expand 5G’s reach in Pa. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A note to Pa. Republicans: Just because you can amend the state Constitution, it doesn’t mean you should | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Long waits for Pa. election results are here to stay after a key GOP lawmaker closed the door on changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Republicans are pushing stricter voter ID rules. Here’s what the research shows. (inquirer.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden to deliver remarks on coronavirus amid Delta variant fears, missed vaccination goal (abc27.com)

Biden Calls for Door-to-Door Vaccine Push; Experts Say More Is Needed – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Unending grief of COVID-19 deaths causing problems for some | Lifestyle | dailylocal.com

Monroe reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, while PA case counts hold steady (poconorecord.com)

Erie brewpub offers COVID-19 shot and beer (goerie.com)

With only 27 percent fully vaccinated, Chester urges residents to get vaccines | News | delcotimes.com

Average new COVID-19 cases remain fewer than 200 | Local News | tribdem.com

Ambridge man contracts Delta variant of COVID-19 (timesonline.com)

Luzerne County has no new COVID-19 cases and deaths, 5 in hospital | News | citizensvoice.com



Hiring bonuses growing as job hunters look for incentives – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

United Steelworkers release summary of proposed ATI contract | TribLIVE.com



Officials say the man killed in the shooting in West Philadelphia on July 4 is believed to be not the intended target – JusticeNewsFlash.com

Child welfare agency leader in Luzerne County accused of falsely ending cases | WITF

Why Did Cosby Go Free? A Q & A With Former Montco D.A. Bruce Castor – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lawsuit: Mechanic at NJ Transit’s Morrisville Yard accuses supervisor of sexual assault (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

FBI investigation of York judge candidate Steve Stambaugh: reaction (ydr.com)

After hunger strike ends at a Pennsylvania prison, organizers say it was a success | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

State police in region investigate 88 crashes over Fourth of July weekend, write 1,202 speeding tickets | TribLIVE.com



Deadline approaching for Pa. parents to have children repeat school year (abc27.com)

Parents must decide by July 15 to pursue optional year due to COVID-19 | Local News | dailylocal.com

Back to (the same) class: Kids can repeat a grade, but parents must decide soon – pennlive.com

Penn State Faculty Senate hopes gender-neutral language will boost inclusivity on campus | WITF

Cocalico board to lift mask protocol next school year | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Elizabethtown school board holds forum to discuss closing 2 elementary schools | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Divided Manheim Central school board approves $59.89 million budget with 3% tax increase | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Ridley school board approves budget with tax increase | News | delcotimes.com

Temple increases tuition 2.5% after two-year freeze – pennlive.com

Johnson College mobile lab to bring technology to rural schools | Business | thetimes-tribune.com



State-level Republicans are “reforming” how elections are administered (headtopics.com)

Ex-ambassador, investment CEO seeks Pa. Senate seat | State | tiogapublishing.com

Trump’s former ambassador to Denmark is the latest Republican to join the Pennsylvania Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Val Arkoosh raises $1 million for 2022 Pennsylvania Democratic Senate race (inquirer.com)



Report offers case studies for how Pa. could help areas affected by RGGI | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

The Potential Impact Energy Plan ‘RGGI’ May Have On Pennsylvanians’ Electric Bills Debated – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

For our future, Pa. needs a robust Civilian Conservation Corps | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As the world burns, D.C, fiddles on climate | Will Bunch Newsletter (inquirer.com)



Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to jump by 5% early next year | WITF

PA Turnpike will increase tolls 5% in 2022 – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Expect delays on George N. Wade Memorial bridge Saturday, PennDOT says (abc27.com)

Cartwright sees hope for Scranton-NYC train through infrastructure bill | Times Leader

Amtrak’s Philly-to-Reading proposal comes with big price tag (audacy.com)



Guest editorial | Elder care crisis | Editorials | tribdem.com


State News

Ethics panel closes investigation into former Pa. Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania EMS workforce shrinking; one captain calls it ‘a crisis’ (ydr.com)

Residents concerned after Pa. DEP gives Rock Hill Quarry owners more time to submit health reports | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

Web Extra: Casey on filibuster, Spears’ conservatorship | Times Leader

Casey promotes ‘Five Freedoms for America’s Children’ | Times Leader

PA Game Commission to issue 925,000 deer hunting licenses in 2021 (ydr.com)

States faced financial ruin. Now they’re swimming in cash. – POLITICO

‘Someone got hosed’: A pension system’s real estate ambitions and the deal that drew the FBI – pennlive.com


National News

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in New York City’s mayoral race | TribLIVE.com

Kathryn Garcia is ‘Seeking Additional Clarity.’ Maya Wiley Criticizes Election Officials – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

14 days after Florida condo collapse, still no signs of survivors as over 100 remain missing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

8 more dead pulled from rubble of collapsed Florida condo | News | tribdem.com

U.S. damage appears to be minimal in big ransomware attack: Biden – pennlive.com

Ransomware attack struck between 800 and 1,500 small businesses, says company at center of hack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Haiti’s President Reportedly Assassinated, NYC Mayoral Race, Delta Variant: News You Need To Start Your Day | NPR

A Swim Cap Made For Black Hair Will Get A Second Look From Swimming’s Governing Body : NPR

Texas Republicans To Make A Second Try To Tighten Voting Laws : NPR

Elsa, Downgraded To A Tropical Storm, Lashes Florida’s Gulf Coast : NPR

Nikole Hannah-Jones Will Join Howard Faculty Instead Of UNC : NPR

Lumber prices falling after record-high prices in May (abc27.com)

Sha’Carri Richardson left off U.S. relay team, won’t run in Tokyo Olympics (abc27.com)

New US rules to protect animal farmers expected soon | Business | dailylocal.com

Disadvantaged farmers deserve help (poconorecord.com)

Equity in tech means redesigning the wheel | Opinion (inquirer.com)


Local News

Middle Paxton neighbors fight proposed warehouse development near Route 22/322 (abc27.com)

Crocamo set to take reins from Pedri this week | News | citizensvoice.com

Gale opposes appointments to Montgomery County advisory board | News | pottsmerc.com

SPCA rescues 17 dogs from Lancaster County breeder | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Northampton teen receives international Jewish leadership award (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania fireworks complaints jump with one death reported – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lehigh Valley thunderstorms leave thousands without power – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Hundreds without power after transformer fire in Swissvale | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hazelwood nonprofit among recipients of massive donation by MacKenzie Scott | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Westmoreland jail warden sues commissioner, alleges discrimination and emotional distress | TribLIVE.com

Scranton City Council rejects Deeley’s appointment as IT director, narrowly approves West’s as business administrator | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Carbon County seeks expertise for dog shelter | News | standardspeaker.com

Berks commissioners back $6 million in support for Fightin Phils and Santander Arena | Local News | readingeagle.com

Berks to remain under heat advisory until Wednesday night | Local News | readingeagle.com



Black-led Community Spotlight: Walter Lewis, CEO of Homewood Children’s Village | Community Profile | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh CLO scores a touchdown with 75th anniversary Broadway celebration at Heinz Field | Theater | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Clemente Bridge to close for next two seasons, Pirates support reconstruction efforts | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Council, mayor draw up plans to spend federal COVID dollars. Activists say they were left out of the discussion. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area groups step up to share resources, prevent evictions as CDC moratorium nears an end | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Safe Haven Hotel has quietly protected Allegheny County’s most vulnerable from COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Procedures at Philly Medical Examiner’s Office under scrutiny as city investigates MOVE remains | WITF

Black-owned hair salons, barbershops in Philadelphia show there’s power in numbers – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

US labor secretary visits Philly, talks workforce challenges (audacy.com)

Philly and SEPTA issue tech challenge to help people with disabilities navigate transit | Local News | phillytrib.com



Here’s what Capitol Police are doing differently 6 months after the insurrection | WITF

Pentagon Scraps $10 Billion Contract With Microsoft, Bitterly Contested By Amazon : NPR

Biden Nominates Gutmann To Serve As Ambassador To Germany | PoliticsPA

Infrastructure success could help keep swing Pa. districts — and the U.S. House — blue (nbcnews.com)

Meuser introduces the Stop Inflationary Spending Act | Times Leader

Reps. Fitzpatrick and Foxx discuss China’s influence on U.S. universities | Fox News Video

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Andy Kim’s suit from cleaning up the Capitol after Jan. 6 insurrection headed to Smithsonian (inquirer.com)