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Emotional State Sen. Sharif Street Speaks About Relative Killed In West Philadelphia Shooting On July 4th – CBS Philly (

DA Krasner, Sen. Street speak out against gun violence after July 4th cookout shooting (

Philadelphia cookout shooting leaves 2 dead; well over 100 shots fired: reports | Fox News

Pa. Republican asks counties to hand over ballots in effort to start Arizona-style review (

State Senate Democrats fire back at Mastriano’s request for counties to OK ‘forensic investigation’ of elections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Doug Mastriano: Trump-allied lawmaker floats Pennsylvania audit plan that Democrats slam as political ploy (

Trump Ally in Pennsylvania Pushes for Arizona-Style Audit of 2020 Election | Top News | US News

Doug Mastriano, Pa. Republican state senator, seeks ‘forensic investigation’ of the 2020 election (

Why Mastriano is vowing a ‘forensic investigation’ of Pa’s. 2020 vote (

Sen. Mastriano: Why I am initiating a forensic investigation of 2020 General Election and 2021 Primary | |

Senate Republican’s request for 3 counties’ election records draws quick criticism | Local News |

Doug Mastriano | Pennsylvania Trump ally tries to initiate Arizona-style ballot review in his state – Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania Senate Chairman Initiates Forensic Probe of 2020, 2021 Elections (

Further Steps Taken for 2020 Election Audit in Pennsylvania by Rebecca Downs (

GOP election request meets opposition | News |

An Az-style audit? Welcome to #HotMessSummer, Pennsylvania | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nearly $4 billion in unclaimed property waiting to be claimed by Pennsylvania residents | |

Skill Games Campaign Contributions Returned By Some Lawmakers (

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

DelVal Legislators Announce Legislation To Close ‘Bill Cosby Loophole’ | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Breast cancer legislation signed into law by governor | The Bucks County Herald

Gov. Wolf announces $15 million in grants to improve traffic safety (

Kutztown’s traffic safety grant complements Borough’s walkable community project | Local News |

Newtown Borough Awarded $270K To Upgrade Traffic Signal | Newtown, PA Patch

Lawmakers announcce $271K for traffic improvements in Newtown Borough | Newtown Area |

Wilkes-Barre gets $300K to improve traffic light timing at intersections | News |

Scranton gets $488,000 in state funds for new traffic lights at two Cedar Avenue intersections | News |

5 Berks municipalities get $1.58 million to upgrade traffic lights | Local News |

Why a funding boost for the office that exposes Pa. puppy mills stalled again · Spotlight PA

Editorial: Pennsylvania badly needs hike in dog license fees | Editorials |

ASA and PSA Applaud New Pennsylvania Law Requiring Physician Oversight of Anesthesia Care (

Pennsylvania’s billions in the bank: Lawmakers want it to ease property taxes, balance the budget – The Morning Call (

Editorial: Wolf should have leveraged voter ID for election reforms (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lancaster County extends program to provide COVID-19 shots to homebound seniors | Health |

PA spread of COVID Delta variant sparks concern, new push for vaccines (

Bucks County Pennsylvania vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? (

Monroe County Pennsylvania vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? (



Pa.’s Amazon workers have almost twice as many serious injuries as other warehouse workers here (

3 Things To Know About The Great Rise And Fall Of Lumber Prices : NPR

Shorter Workweek Leads To Greater Happiness, No Loss in Productivity, In Iceland : NPR

Nurses at Delaware County-owned Fair Acres Geriatric Center approve one-year contract – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: About one-third of Pennsylvania eateries that applied were approved – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.S. job openings remain at a historic high, giving job seekers options | WITF



Pension, severance questions unclear after C+Y investigation | News |

Berks County man charged in attack on AP photographer, police at Capitol | WITF

Bradford County coroner investigated by Pennsylvania DA (



State System final university merger plan promises no campus closures but is silent on NCAA, accreditation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Homeless Children’s Education Fund gets $235K grant for mobile learning initiative | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh teachers union president discusses education issues with City Council | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania worries advocates by cutting the WIC program transition period (

Northwest Area property tax rate going up 4% | News |

Thomas Jefferson University appoints Patricia D. Wellenbach first chairwoman in 197-year history – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penn State officially begins search for next president | WITF

Keith Taylor: What’s good for Erie is good for Gannon University (

Erie County Community College allocated almost $5 million from state (

Mercyhurst shares $2.8 million grant to boost STEM education in schools (



Ex-Trump Official Announces Bid for Open Pennsylvania Senate Seat (

An Appeals Court Suspended Rudy Giuliani’s Ability To Practice Law In D.C. : NPR

Arkoosh Raises Over $1 Million in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Bartos Raises Over $1 Million in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Baumlin Raises $360K in Q2 | PoliticsPA



Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change |



Amtrak signs a deal for a new fleet of multi-powered trains to replace 50-year-old rail cars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Old Philadelphia Pike roundabout among recommendations from transportation study | Local News |

Trails, sidewalks and transit: 3-year planning study calls for a transformed Bridgeport | Local News |

‘Keeping it safe’: Repairs started on Franklin Street Bridge in Johnstown; will be painted red to honor firefighters | Local News |


State News

Fake unemployment claims, real checks hit Western Pa. mailboxes; what to do if a fraudster targets you |

Pennsylvania firefighters heading out west to assist with large wildfires (

Pennsylvania electricity prices 14th highest in nation, analysis finds | Pennsylvania |

States and cities scramble to spend $350 billion windfall – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rural or urban, we all bear the economic cost of gun violence. Here’s how to fix it | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Our streets are awash in guns. To stop the violence, cut off the supply of weapons with a 20-year ban on new guns | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

More than 1,000 cases of mysterious bird disease reported in Pennsylvania | WITF

Pennsylvania property taxes: Here is a comparison of the burdens in every region of state – The Morning Call (

Special enrollment period a chance to save on health insurance (


National News

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google over bans: ‘We’re going to hold big tech very accountable’ –

Crews give up hope of finding survivors at collapse site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tears, prayer mark end to search for Florida condo survivors | WITF

Tokyo Olympics to be held under state of emergency as Japan mulls opening ceremony fan ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

36 states sue Google over how it manages its Play store | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As road travel resumes and vacations peak, gasoline prices spike to 2014 levels | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More states agree to settlement plan for opioid-maker Purdue | National News |

Haiti’s President Was Assassinated: What’s The Latest? : NPR

The Proportion Of White Christians In The U.S. Has Stopped Shrinking, New Study Finds : NPR

Yardi Matrix data: These U.S. markets may see the biggest gains in apartment rents by year end – Philadelphia Business Journal (


Local News

Radar for local police might soon be available to local municipalities | News |

Demolition begins on former Valley Crest complex | Times Leader

Luzerne County pension fund growth highlighted | Times Leader

Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley receives $3.8M grant | News |

Opponents appeal Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion | News |

Rezoning vote brings Cumberland County one step closer to selling Claremont Nursing Home (

Delco takes control of 1724 Chester Courthouse, the ‘longest continuously used government building in the country’ | WITF

Moore Township to revise warehouse ordinance – The Morning Call (

Delaware County Council votes to proceed with Don Guanella eminent domain filings | News |

Sheriff, D.A. team up for gun lock giveaway | News |

Houlahan: ‘Real signs of progress’ in Coatesville | Local-news |



Pittsburgh’s new home construction is booming despite high lumber costs and labor shortages | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Over 8,000 still without power as strong storms cause damage across Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cleveland zoo sues Pittsburgh zoo over Asian Lantern Festival name |

‘What Homewood can become is limitless,’ Pgh community activist says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Controller Lamb wants potential Wilkinsburg-Pittsburgh merger to spur more talks about municipal consolidation | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh taps Casey Droege to lead program bringing public art to city parks | Visual Art | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Picklesburgh returning to Downtown Pittsburgh in August | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Men killed in July Fourth shooting in West Philly not believed to have been intended targets, officials say | PhillyVoice

Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia Removes Underperforming Slot Machines (

A Philly-made USPS mailbox that danced outside Convention Center will go into Smithsonian (

Yorktown was supposed to be Philly’s Black suburb. Now development is converging on the neighborhood. (

In N.Y., Cuomo declared a statewide emergency to tackle gun violence. In Philly, Kenney remains skeptical. (

Philadelphia startup Phynally focused on cannabis-using job seekers looks for investment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘Top Chef’ judge Tom Colicchio plans Root & Sprig restaurant in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



A long road ahead: Democrats walk fine line with Biden’s pursuit of two infrastructure bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden weighs a response to ransomware attacks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to ensure residents have access to essential caregivers | ABC27

Biden’s Complicated Relationship With Police And Reform : NPR