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

DA Krasner, Sen. Street speak out against gun violence after July 4th cookout shooting (fox29.com)

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 (nbcnews.com)

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 (msn.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

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

Pennsylvania Senate Chairman Initiates Forensic Probe of 2020, 2021 Elections (speakingaboutnews.com)

Further Steps Taken for 2020 Election Audit in Pennsylvania by Rebecca Downs (townhall.com)

GOP election request meets opposition | News | sharonherald.com

An Az-style audit? Welcome to #HotMessSummer, Pennsylvania | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Skill Games Campaign Contributions Returned By Some Lawmakers (pennbets.com)

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

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 (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | readingeagle.com

ASA and PSA Applaud New Pennsylvania Law Requiring Physician Oversight of Anesthesia Care (newswise.com)

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

Editorial: Wolf should have leveraged voter ID for election reforms (poconorecord.com)

 

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 | lancasteronline.com

PA spread of COVID Delta variant sparks concern, new push for vaccines (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County Pennsylvania vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Monroe County Pennsylvania vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? (poconorecord.com)

 

Business/Jobs

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

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

Bradford County coroner investigated by Pennsylvania DA (poconorecord.com)

 

Education

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 (inquirer.com)

Northwest Area property tax rate going up 4% | News | citizensvoice.com

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

Penn State officially begins search for next president | WITF

Keith Taylor: What’s good for Erie is good for Gannon University (goerie.com)

Erie County Community College allocated almost $5 million from state (goerie.com)

Mercyhurst shares $2.8 million grant to boost STEM education in schools (goerie.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Ex-Trump Official Announces Bid for Open Pennsylvania Senate Seat (westernjournal.com)

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

 

Environment

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change | TribLIVE.com

 

Transportation

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 | lancasteronline.com

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

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

 

State News

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

Pennsylvania firefighters heading out west to assist with large wildfires (abc27.com)

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

States and cities scramble to spend $350 billion windfall – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 (mcall.com)

Special enrollment period a chance to save on health insurance (ydr.com)

 

National News

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

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 | thetimes-tribune.com

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 (bizjournals.com)

 

Local News

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

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 | citizensvoice.com

Opponents appeal Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Rezoning vote brings Cumberland County one step closer to selling Claremont Nursing Home (abc27.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

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

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

 

Pitt

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 | TribLIVE.com

‘What Homewood can become is limitless,’ Pgh community activist says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Picklesburgh returning to Downtown Pittsburgh in August | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

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 (playpennsylvania.com)

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

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

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

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

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

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

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