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These are the reproductive health bills currently before Pa.’s General Assembly – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bill that would limit inmates’ records access passes House | AP News

State Bills Would Limit For-Profit Control of Healthcare Systems (

Pittsburgh’s ineffective land bank could cut through red tape under Pa. Senate bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill to expedite property acquisitions for Pittsburgh Land Bank clears Senate |

State Senator Marty Flynn looking to suspend the PA gas tax |

Gas tax holidays pursued in Pennsylvania Land Line State

Reps seek solutions to soaring gas prices | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (

Bill Would Assist Counties With Household Hazardous Waste Collection | Newtown, PA Patch

State Senators Propose Bill To Streamline PA Nurse Licensure Process | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Editorial: The least of these: Harrisburg must fund disability programs fully | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate hearing examines legislation improving small business state contracts – Pennsylvania Business Report (

E-ZPass V-toll notification bill advances in Pennsylvania Land Line Tolls

Gov. Wolf calling for economic relief amid inflation |

Pa. House sexual misconduct loophole could close · Spotlight PA

We need to talk about the mental health impacts of full liquor privatization | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: Amendment wrong approach to fixing Pennsylvania liquor sales (

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Op-Ed: Disability leaders look to general assembly with optimism (

Gov. Wolf pushes $2,000 checks for some Pennsylvania households making less than $80K amid rising inflation | PhillyVoice

8 Lehigh Valley groups splitting $2M in state funds for affordable housing projects –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old : Shots – Health News : NPR

Parents mixed on giving kids under 5 COVID vaccines (

Pediatrician urges parents to inoculate young children against COVID – Daily Local

Pa. says providers ready to give COVID jab to kids as young as six months old | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



$3 million federal grant to tackle disparities in Pennsylvania unemployment compensation | WITF

Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store : NPR

Could student loan forgiveness impact inflation? (

Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried says Fed is driving current downturn : NPR



Far-right influencers targeted the Idaho Pride event for weeks : NPR

A reinvigorated Drug Task Force is aimed at long-term investigations with big busts (

Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia | WITF

Prison reform activists use Juneteenth to spur discussions about decarceration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Northampton County’s drug task for is expanding. Experts say transparency, accountability are keys to success (



Pitt funding still in question among Pa. House Republicans as budget deadline approaches | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State education funding levels at center of budget talks, court case | News |

Pa. State System overhauls its university funding formula. What happens next? | (

Pennsylvania higher ed bets on funding formula to force more cash from the legislature | Pennsylvania |

These are the demographics of student loan debt in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania Democrats to choose next party chair at Gettysburg meeting – City & State Pennsylvania (

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front | WITF

Shapiro Enters Summer With Huge Cash Lead – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania Governor Race: Shapiro endorsed by firefighters union (

Mastriano won’t talk to the mainstream press, an unconventional strategy as contest against Shapiro begins | PA Power and Policy |

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP in states like Pennsylvania | WITF

Guest Opinion: For next year, a primer for PA Primary voting (

What do about the emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP | J. Patrick Coolican – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lehigh County Democrats dismiss party’s gender balance rules after election confusion. It’s a one-time exception, they say. – The Morning Call (



Letter to editor: Thanks for those fighting climate change – thereporteronline

Guest Opinion: We’re still tilting at windmills (

Companies weigh in on proposed SEC climate disclosure rule | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania Turnpike finishes Southern Beltway, ready to begin Mon-Fayette Expressway | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Turnpike finishes Southern Beltway, prepares to begin Mon-Fayette Expressway –



Want an abortion in Pennsylvania? What to know about legal requirements, access | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches suggesting ‘fake clinics’ (

100 million people in America are saddled with health care debt (


State News

Cartwright blames oil companies for high gas prices, inflation | Election |

Pa. adds 32 farms in 18 counties to lengthy protection list –

Protesters rally against Congressman Mike Kelly (

Hunter Tower: In Pennsylvania, Janus is more relevant than ever (

PPL sends out thousands of wrong bills, customers say (

Internet funding available for low income residents | News |


National News

Galveston, Texas, is the birthplace of the Juneteenth holiday : NPR

Opinion: Juneteenth is a great day in American history (

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities | News |

Oxford High School students sue for changes after deadly mass shooting last year : NPR

Former rebel Gustavo Petro becomes first leftist elected as Colombia’s president : NPR

The world swimming body effectively bans transgender women from women’s events : NPR

Yellowstone will partially reopen Wednesday after historic floods : NPR

Wally Nunn: Mainstream media should keep facts and opinions separate (


Local News

Juneteenth Jubilee event in Harrisburg helps to ‘showcase what Black culture can be’ –

More than 100 attend Reading Juneteenth flag raising (

Juneteenth celebrated at Melton Center in West Chester – Daily Local

Juneteenth 2022 celebrated across Lehigh Valley with events (

Juneteenth Jubilee celebrates freedom, Black culture in Scranton | News |

Juneteenth Reading celebration (

Cheswick Councilman Frank Meledandri receives award for 40 years of service |

Warrington Township Honors Vietnam Era Veterans | Warminster, PA Patch

Two new Chester County judges on the way? – Daily Local

US Army Corps of Engineers seeking public comment on Prompton Dam plan (

Erie’s Kahkwa Bridge project: Design firm hired; public meetings planned (

A dream come true: Coal Street Park renamed for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | News |



Pittsburgh celebrates Juneteenth with community, music, food, and more | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Gisele Fetterman leads rally against Pittsburgh immigration court closure | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh council advances measure to help recently incarcerated people find jobs |

Decades of neglect: Fern Hollow Bridge inspection recommendations repeatedly ignored years before collapse – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Fern Hollow Bridge inspection troubling but did not suggest imminent danger, experts say |

Pittsburgh-area senior care operators warn widespread nursing home closures possible due to economic crises | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh looking to give second life to old electronic devices through new partnership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade culminates celebration with festival and food (

Philly’s historic Shofuso House vandalized – WHYY

Pressure mounts for tougher gun possession prosecution (

Philly Mayor Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Free summer meal sites for Philly kids and teens open next week | Local News |

Philly begins collecting community input for Ben Franklin Parkway | Local News |

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured | Local News |

Investigation continues into North Philly building collapse that killed a firefighter – The Morning Call (

As more people get guns and carry permits, Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides ruled justified (

The case for impeaching Krasner | Opinion (

What to expect of the World Cup’s impact on Philadelphia (



Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy | WITF

Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers’ behalf | WITF