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Senator Boscola announces over $1.8M grant for criminal justice initiatives | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Pa. Sen. Jim Brewster urges officials to pause vote on state university consolidations |

Development On The Lower Hill Will Begin This Year | 90.5 WESA

Editorial by Wilkes-Barre Citizen’s Voice: Expense bill is a no-brainer | Editorials |

Republicans rebel against a powerful anti-opioid tool – POLITICO

Dush’s bill to modernize township code passes committee | News |

Comitta Calls For Continuing Remote Council Meetings, Code Change | West Chester, PA Patch

Legislature votes to immediately end Pa.’s coronavirus disaster declaration while keeping waivers in place (

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans vote to end Wolf’s pandemic disaster declaration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Senate Votes To End Pandemic Disaster Emergency Declaration – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh (

Resolution to end emergency order races through Legislature (

Pa. Senate votes to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration (

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 disaster declaration terminated | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Senate votes to terminate emergency declaration | Video |

Pa. lawmakers vote to end Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania Legislature votes to terminate Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 disaster declaration nears termination (

Lisa Baker (via Public) / Senator Baker Issues Statement on the Termination of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (

Bartolotta leads effort to end noncompete clauses for Pennsylvania broadcasters | Local News |

Activists target top Republican in Pa. Senate as they push for gift ban · Spotlight PA

Senate votes to ban vaccine passports | The Bucks County Herald

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill To Ban Vaccine Passports – CBS Cleveland (

Pa. GOP proposes major election overhaul, including stricter voter ID and in-person early voting · Spotlight PA

Voter identification cards part of Pa. House GOP election reform bill (

House GOP unveils ambitious proposal to revamp election law | Pennsylvania State News |

Pa. House GOP releases election reform plan which includes voter ID, early voting | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

With attacks on voting, abortion access, GOP looks to post-Wolf era. Are Dems ready? | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania election reform bill revealed | Pennsylvania |

Gebhard Sworn Into PA Senate – WDAC

Pa. Sen. Chris Gebhard nervous but ready to take on challenge of his new job –

Emerging Technologies Caucus aims to help Pennsylvania lawmakers keep up with technological growth | Pennsylvania |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Chris Comisac: When will PA Democrats get real about the state’s education spending? (

8 Lancaster County groups that got $45M in affordable housing funding | Local News |

Pa. Senate passes bill requiring government agencies to publicize their agendas –


Coronavirus – COVID-19


G-7 Pledge 1 Billion Vaccines To Countries Struggling To Contain COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Here’s why you should care about the Chinese coronavirus lab leak theory –

U.S. officials extend expiration dates on J&J covid vaccine doses |


The COVID-19 disaster is ending in Pa. What does that mean for us? –

Despite ‘A Little Bit Of Anxiety,’ PA Officials Say Most Activities Are Safe For Young, Unvaccinated Kids | WSKGWSKG

The state health department’s decision to drop legal action against restaurants that violated rules is OK | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

COVID-19 vaccine rates are dropping – The Morning Call (

Berks County pharmacy winding down COVID vaccination clinics | Coronavirus |



US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop | Business |

Weekly unemployment claims in Pennsylvania declined last week (

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia prioritizing jobs, inclusion amid reopening – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia music, performing arts venues press Small Business Administration to fund Shuttered Venue Operators Grants after missed deadline – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly music venues still waiting for COVID-19 relief grants they desperately need (

PPG chairman: Paints producer will continue buying up companies after closing $1.8 billion Tikkurila deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

York Hiring Fair wants to help residents find their next job (

Hollywood Casino York opening set for summer 2021 (

Koppel steel plant resumes production (

Jobs that might not exist in 50 years – The Morning Call (

Boscov’s to close on Thanksgiving 2021 – The Morning Call (

Lawsuit: Sanofi reneged on hazard pay promise during pandemic | Coronavirus |

ATI, Steelworkers unable to find agreement on health care as strike drags on |



Law enforcement struggles to recruit since killing of Floyd | National and World |

‘An empire of lies’: Former Butler Health COO and her ex-detective husband sentenced for embezzlement scheme | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seven years in prison for chief mate of cargo vessel where Philly feds found record 20 tons of cocaine (

Erie auto thefts: Grant to fund full-time detective, task force (

Details emerge as charges held in Northampton crash that injured 4 (

Ex-police chief and 5 others charged in Capitol riot conspiracy | WITF

Central Pa. police have new lasso-like device to stop suspects –



Philadelphia School District does not track failing students (

Hopewell student attends graduation despite COVID diagnosis (

School District of Philadelphia expands its summer programming | Local News |

Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Paying faculty to retire saves money at Hazleton Area schools | Education |

Hazleton Area to offer summer school for all grades | Education |



The controversial Arizona GOP-led election review is drawing Republicans from Pa., and other states | WITF

Politics: Pro-Trump Republicans are flocking to site of partisan Arizona ballot audit – PressFrom – US

GOP state lawmaker: I’ve seen better elections in Afghanistan – CNN Video

HD113: Special Election Set For November 2 | PoliticsPA

Party officials ponder replacing Flynn as state rep | Election |

Independent Marlin Woods to announce bid for Pittsburgh mayor |



DEP: PFAS not widespread in Pennsylvania; considers max level standard (

Coal plant in Pennsylvania to shut down – The Morning Call (



A Pittsburgher met with transit secretary Buttigieg to discuss region’s public transit needs | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Buses may stop at 5 p.m., but her Mom’s care is 7 days a week, Pgh. woman tells USDot Secretary Buttigieg | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Interstate 90 eastbound reopened in eastern Erie County (



Op-Ed: PA illustrates the extent of America’s opioid crisis | Pennsylvania |

Medicare copays for new Alzheimer’s drug could reach $11,500 | Business |

NEPA offers up plenty of blood donation sites during low supply (

Report: Philly’s Black maternal morbidity rates ‘among the highest in the nation’ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Six of 15 board members of embattled Pa. pension fund officially call for removal of its top command · Spotlight PA

PSERS staff push hedge fund investments as board dissidents seek their ouster (

Does Pa.’s new unemployment system work? It depends who you ask. | WITF

L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

As Biden’s plan struggles, Rep. Lamb pushes for more moderate infrastructure bill | WITF

With doe license dates less than a month away, Pa. hunting licenses go on sale Monday –

Pennsylvania reports 17% drop in DUI arrests amid pandemic year |


National News

Fiscal woes intensify after data shows inflation continued climb in May, prices rose 5% over last year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico – The New York Times (

3 Dead in Florida Supermarket Shooting – The New York Times (

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California’s Beaches : NPR

New Report Details Firsthand Accounts Of Torture From Uyghur Muslims In China : NPR

Americans begin to travel abroad again | Local-news |

Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Virginia governor signs probation overhaul bill with support of rapper and activist Meek Mill | Across America |

Cyber empire strikes back | Editorials and Columns |


Local News

Jun 12 | FREE Shred Event! | Radnor, PA Patch

Pa. borough council president charged with bribery after investigation by joint FBI task force –

Fines and payments for former Chester County sheriff Welsh and McKinney | Local-news |

Solebury farm donates fresh produce to Bucks County families in need (

Volunteers needed to help Delaware Valley Vietnam vets set up flags in Falls (

Bensalem opens new affordable housing residences for veterans (

Crews battle overnight fire at Kreider Farms in Penn Township Friday | Local News |

Wreaths Across America mobile exhibit makes stop in Lancaster | Local News |

Former Ridley Township treasurer pleads guilty to preparing false tax returns, pocketing $100K (

Solicitor: Investigation targets Cambria County sheriff’s office | News |

‘Here to help’: Women’s Help Center mission unchanged by funding loss | News |

Racial justice in Erie: Scholar Camille Busette working on inclusion ‘action plan.’ (

Erie lifeguards: Will local pools and beaches be fully staffed this summer? (

Controversial Berks warehouse plan approved over pleas of numerous residents | Local News |

When it rains, it leaks: Rear corner of historic Scranton City Hall to get roof repairs | Local History |

Independent Marlin Woods to announce bid for Pittsburgh mayor |

Public attendance among changes for Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings | Times Leader

Justice for Nova: SPCA seeks answers in animal neglect case | Times Leader



Stonewall Sports provides LGBTQ recreation outside of typical avenues | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Cheswick coal-fired power plant, the last in Allegheny County, will close in September | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As North Side shootings increase, officials and anti-violence advocates stress greater collaboration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

StarKist to drop anchor in Reston, Va. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh animal control officer charged with felony animal cruelty |



Honeysuckle by Philadelphia chef Omar Tate recognized on world stage – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau launching $600K Meet the Moment campaign – Philadelphia Business Journal (

State court will decide future of Philly’s fight to pass gun laws – WHYY

Philly Council bill limiting landlord use of eviction records advances – WHYY

Vote on Philadelphia parking tax cut delayed as budget negotiations drag on (

Two people were shot at a Federal Donuts shop in Philly, police say (

Philly City Council is considering mandatory funding to boost affordable and accessible housing (

City Council moves to further check short-term rental industry, sending bill to Kenney | Local News |

Stephanie Sena plans to file a lawsuit to stop the clear-out of homeless people in Kensington (

Boris Johnson’s bike from Joe Biden was made in Philadelphia (



Bipartisan Group of Senators Announce Proposal on Infrastructure – The New York Times (

10 Senators Say They Agree On Infrastructure ‘Framework’ — But There Are Few Details : NPR

Ten Senate Democrats and Republicans say they reached five-year, nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal (

Smaller transportation bill passes U.S. House committee as talks stall on larger infrastructure package | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering – The New York Times (

That time Rachel Levine made Rand Paul look like a complete fool / Queerty

Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Seized Records of Democrats – The New York Times (

U.S. Lifts Some Sanctions on Iranians Before Nuclear Talks – The New York Times (

Moderates Democrats Hold Power In Divided Senate, Splitting Party : NPR

Senator Wants Answers From Corporate Landlord About Pandemic Evictions : NPR

Zahid Quraishi Confirmed As First Muslim American Federal Judge In U.S. History : NPR

Federal agencies can lift caps on number of employees working on-site, Biden administration announces | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why is Joe Manchin? What the Dems really need to do about their W.Va problem | John L. Micek | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rep. Omar says she wasn’t equating U.S., Israel and terrorists |