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Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Rep. Dianne Herrin Announce S.B. 15 and H.B. 1565 as Concrete Action on Climate Pollution Called for by a Majority of Pennsylvanians | Environmental Defense Fund

Herrin, Comitta bill targets climate change | Local-news |

Gov. Wolf proposes funneling cap-and-trade dollars to transition fossil fuel workers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

With incentive bills, Wolf, Dems want RGGI to become a reality in Pa. | City & State PA (

Spending plan for Pennsylvania’s emissions auction proceeds unveiled | Pennsylvania |

With Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on the brink, supporters say it’s time for a ‘yes vote’ on licensing fee increases | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gisele Fetterman calls raising dog license fee to $10 ‘an easy fix to a big problem’ of keeping canines safe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania dog laws; Why we need to increase fees – The Morning Call (

Sen. Muth demands access to information in PSERS case | Local-news |

Medical marijuana sales strong, but recreational legalization still on back burner | News |

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

GOP state legislators want constitutional amendment on voter ID (

PA Gov. Wolf calls GOP-backed election bill ‘extremist proposal’ to ‘take away’ voting rights – 1010 WCSI

House Republican sponsor tees up fight with Wolf over voting law changes | WITF

Poll finds support for increased funding for child services | Local News |

Wolf again vows to veto any bills that limit abortion access in Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘No more excuses’: Pa. Dems want to use stimulus to fix crumbling schools | Local News |

Pa. lawmakers return campaign cash in fight over skill games (

Pennsylvania lawmaker to GOP: ‘Are you not 100% White?’ (

Centre County officials, constituents say new governor authority restrictions have become political | State News |

Senate votes to rein in health secretary’s power, ban vaccine passports | The Bucks County Herald

GOP lawmakers look to ban vaccine passports | City & State PA (

Bill will ban vaccine passport, limit health dept. response (

Drilling ban passes test | Editorials and Columns |

Court Tosses Delaware River Fracking Ban Lawsuit –

Judge upholds fracking ban for Delaware River Basin in Pennsylvania (

Judge Upholds Fracking Ban In Delaware River Watershed | Patch

Fed Court Dismisses PA Senate Lawsuit Against DRBC Frack Ban | Marcellus Drilling News

PA special committee approves elections report. What it recommends (

Pennsylvania’s ‘do or die’ election reform teed up for legislative action | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House GOP preparing for battle with Wolf over election reform measure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate committee takes up the future of illegal skill games as top lawmakers return industry funds | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Republicans aim again to block governor’s climate strategy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Republicans eye referendums to get past vetoes |

Cocktails-to-go could become permanent |

Pennsylvania House lawmakers back using pandemic funds to boost EMS services | Pennsylvania |

Chester County Democrats select new party leader | Local-news |

Lancaster County’s 16 superintendents, union presidents send letter to Martin opposing his school reform bill | PA Power and Policy |

A West Philadelphia Democrat is going tough on crime. Progressives say his bill is ‘terrifyingly awful’ | WITF

Advocates and lawmakers question state plan for senior services, say it would hurt local area agencies on aging | WITF


Coronavirus – COVID-19

British PM delays restrictions by 4 weeks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, virus takes advantage of racial inequalities across country | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Study Finds Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems – The New York Times (

Vaccination rates slowing, while nationwide infections continue | Smart Talk (

Scientists Report Earliest Known Coronavirus Infections in Five U.S. States – The New York Times (

GOP bill would prohibit requiring any vaccination in Ohio |

LCH administers 10,000th vaccine | Local-news |

Many Chester County schools look to suspend mask mandates for children, teens | Local-news |

How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic will be over in PA? (

Beyond beer, donuts and lotteries: Best reason to get vaccinated is to be protected from COVID-19 [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Coronavirus positivity rates continue to fall in SE Pa. counties | Local News |

COVID-19: Erie County surpasses 50% vaccination milestone (

Delaware Water Gap will keep COVID mask mandate, some restrictions (

CDC awards Pennsylvania $35,985,971 to address COVID-19 related health disparities | The Bucks County Herald

Workers in Pa. and other states push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines | WITF



Over 100 protesters march to demand LGH rescind its COVID-19 vaccine policy | Health |

Local companies increasing wages benefits everyone | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund halts grants to some, but its still paying other RRF grants – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia restaurant vendors latest affected by labor shortage – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How did the value of this Philadelphia building double in only 2 years? One word: Amazon. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Washington Prime files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, secures $100M in financing – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The Amazon That Customers Don’t See – The New York Times (

Job creation is the key to reducing violence and providing critical social services | Commentary |



Food stamp fraud: Downtown Erie market tied up in Pittsburgh-area scam (

Will tracking LGBTQ+ crime lead to more necessary protection (

Chester County K-9 first in nation to earn therapy certification | Local-news |

Pa. State Police looking into widespread reports of used cooking oil theft | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local builders facing fraud, theft charges for misclassification of workers | News |

York police charged woman for Facebook posts about homicide (

Ghost guns: Allentown shooting demonstrates problem – The Morning Call (



The Haverford School names Tyler Casertano as 10th Head of School | Local-news |

Manheim Twp. school board alters draft budget that increases taxes 1.5% | Community News |

President Joe Biden Biden’s administration plots expansion of $30B Pell grant program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Guy Fieri gave a Drexel student a $25,000 scholarship (

Franklin Regional school board to vote on 2021-’22 budget next week |

Letter to the editor: EITC critical to parents seeking best schools |

SDL board to vote on what’s next for bilingual program after report concludes it’s not working | Local News |

More school choice means fewer lotteries (column) | Local Voices |

Say no to increasing tax credits for charters (column) | Local Voices |

Editorial: Fair funding for schools faces critical deadline | Opinion |

Survey: Pa. School officials overwhelmingly say they will use COVID relief money to fill a year of lost learning | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The plan to consolidate Pa. State System universities is short-sighted. Vote ‘No’ | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania school funding: State can fully implement Fair Funding – The Morning Call (

Harrisburg School District hires new superintendent –

Weatherly Area School District directors pass budget with tax hike | Education |



Luzerne County primary election turnout: 25.7% | Times Leader

Trump Threatens Pennsylvania State Lawmakers Resisting Election Audit: ‘Will Be Primaried’ (

Trump celebrates his birthday by blasting the 2020 election ‘scam’ and fuming at Republicans for going against him (

Trump: Pa. Sen. Corman Acting Like Radical Left Dem on 2020 Election Audit | Newsradio 102.9 | KARN-FM (

Trump Targets Corman and Argall Over 2020 Election Review | PoliticsPA

How John Fetterman redefined the role of lieutenant governor | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania Republicans have a path to victory in 2022. Pro-Trump candidates may not follow it. (

Poll workers unfairly targeted | Editorials and Columns |



Rep. Vitali: Environmental protection needs more funding in Pa. | Opinion |

Following up with families from ‘Fractured,’ EHN’s fracking investigation in western Pennsylvania – EHN

Petition urges Allegheny County executive to end his support of shale, petro development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former PWSA supervisor charged with Clean Water Act violations, will plead guilty | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clean-up continues at Brookhaven spill site as residents worry about long-term effects | News |



Port Authority union has new leadership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn Township negotiating with turnpike commission in advance of bridge removal |

Latrobe’s summer paving costs under budget; intersection work nearing an end |

Pair of road repair projects in Richland, North Park impacting motorists |

PennDOT Park and Ride lot in Crawford County to close for paving (

Plan would raise, then replace, the gas tax to fund transportation in Pa. | Local News |



Guest editorial | Pennsylvania needs more doulas to help more women survive childbirth | Editorials |

Editorial: Let’s work together to fight elder abuse | Opinion |

Chester County Hospital earns top grade for safety measures | Business |

40 years of progress, 30 years of perseverance: HIV/AIDS counselor recalls epidemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Avenues Recovery Center outlines future plans after buying Valley Forge Medical Center – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Opioid overdoses have spiked during the pandemic, and the public health response may play a role, Penn State research suggests (

Children who eat more ultra-processed food gain weight more quickly, study suggests | Health |

Pa. is reopening, but the pandemic continues in nursing homes. We need help in the state budget | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Community Briefs: Local residents and community groups invited to adopt local roads | Lifestyle |

State commission: Syringes among contraband found at Parx Racing (

Furloughed steelworker lands $3 million lottery payout a day after winning $1,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania would benefit from a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants, study saysylvania (

Natural gas price drop means less money for towns |

Lancaster County farm at odds with government over food safety laws is violating 2020 consent decree: feds | Local News |

United Way of PA second COVID-19 impact survey results illuminate difficult road toward financial recovery | The Bucks County Herald

We need more’: Democrats in Pa. and other states frustrated as agenda faces hurdles | WITF

Pennsylvania ranked as one of the ‘most fun’ states in the nation –


National News

This Father’s Day, what dads of gun violence victims really need is support | Jenice Armstrong (

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax — ProPublica

Is tax avoidance ethical? Asking on behalf of a few billionaire friends | Opinion –

Poll: Millions in US struggle through life with few to trust | National and World |

Biden, EU reach deal to end 17-year-old Airbus, Boeing trade dispute | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stifling heat in Texas and California squeezes power grids | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supreme Court puts off de­ci­sion to re­view Har­vard ad­mis­sions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Israel OKs contentious march in Jerusalem, weeks after war | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Arrest Of Colorado Woman With Dementia Highlights Lack Of Police Training : NPR

How ‘Chaos’ In The Shipping Industry Is Choking The Economy : Planet Money : NPR

Girl Scouts Have Millions Of Unsold Cookies : NPR

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Expand Crack Cocaine Reforms : NPR

U.S. Bans Dog Imports From 113 Countries After Rise In False Rabies Records : Shots – Health News : NPR

Florida Gov. Desantis signs bill requiring moment for school prayer |

Charlene Crowell: How soon will President Biden’s American Jobs Plan arrive to help housing? | Commentary |

Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades on the way to Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County | WITF

IRS launches new online sign-up for advance child tax credits | WITF

Juneteenth renewed and recharged by national conversation on racial justice –

U.S. intelligence report warns of additional violence by QAnon followers –


Local News

Artists chosen for Bloomberg-funded Cabbage Hill public art project; neighbors’ input sought | Together |

Lancaster County Commissioner proposes making Juneteenth a county holiday | Local News |

With time running out for a savior, Viatris releases more details about Morgantown plant closure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Montgomery County breaks ground on $430M Justice Center in Norristown – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bimbo Bakeries opens new distribution facility in Conshohocken – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Senior lofts in former elementary school coming to East Vandergrift |

Bucks County Community College, Newtown to host online Juneteenth event (

Bristol Borough to dedicate new mural honoring its educational heritage (

Windber American Legion picks first woman to lead post | News |

Ambler’s First Fridays brings people downtown | Local-news |

USS Cod: World War II submarine arrives in Erie for hull repairs (

Erie Events ‘turning the corner’ after lost year of concerts, games (

Olympic swimming: Hali Flickinger takes second in 400 IM at trials (

Summer 2021: Adams, York county carnivals and festivals are back (

Caliente Pizza, winners of world awards, opening Sewickley location (

March Park in Beaver Falls to be renovated (

State College celebrates Pride with car caravan | WITF

Sheetz faced a battle over a new store in Upper Macungie, but fired-up residents missed the meeting where it was approved – The Morning Call (

Water rate hike coming again in one Northampton County community – The Morning Call (

Conyngham to revise zoning ordinance and map; public hearing Tuesday | News |

Linemen vigil, rodeo to bring hundreds to area; raise funds for families | News |



The art and music of Juneteenth in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Eats winds down with 11,000 meals served | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investigation continues into fatal crash into North Side plasma clinic |

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh re-opens with world premiere of new Pixar exhibit | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Some of the craziest storm images from this past weekend in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny County gets grant to help reduce jail population through enhanced probation services | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Mishandling of MOVE remains example of scientific racism, experts say (

@CNN: Police in northwest Philadelphia will no longer stop or detain citizens for certain “quality of life” violations in a pilot program. Here’s why former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey tells @smerconish it may “erode trust even more” between police and the public. VIDEO

Philly D.A. Larry Krasner won by a landslide. He’s still mad. – POLITICO

Wawa opening ‘stadium store’ with beer sales near South Philadelphia sports complex – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Dechert becomes first Philadelphia-based law firm to pay starting salary exceeding $200K – Philadelphia Business Journal (

With the pandemic easing, Philadelphia employers are boosting mental health resources as they bring workers back to the office (

Philadelphia budget talks drag thanks to stimulus spending, 2023 mayoral aspirations (

Tax cuts, gun violence prevention at forefront of city budget talks | Local News |

Dirt bikes and TVs on Philly streets prompt DA Larry Krasner to consider diversion programs (

Will demolition moratorium help historic preservation for Christian Street’s Doctors’ Row? City Council takes a look. (

Is probation the key to gun violence prevention? Not the way Philly is trying. | Editorial (

Philadelphia wage tax cut would be smaller for commuters than city residents under budget compromise (

Local leaders call for significant investment in Black businesses | Business |

Philly NAACP opens way for new leadership | Local News |

Philly newspaper publisher Hicks campaigning to lead city branch of the NAACP | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism | National and World |

Face the State | 1-on-1 with Rep. Scott Perry | WHP (

White House to host July 4 ‘independence from virus’ bash | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McConnell: ‘Highly unlikely’ he’d allow Biden to fill Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NATO expands focus to China | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data as its top national security official announces exit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House Democrats Will Probe Trump Justice Department Surveillance : NPR

New emails show how Trump and his allies pressured Justice Department to try to challenge 2020 election results | News |

Supreme Court Prospect Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed To Appeals Court : NPR

Biden eases trade friction with EU ahead of Putin summit | Business |

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror | National and World |

Rep. Greene apologizes for comparing safety masks, Holocaust | National and World |