Safety, Oversight Concerns Raised as Pa. Lawmakers Pursue Billions for Hydrogen Hubs | State College, PA

State lawmakers join forces with the Forward Party – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

He got caught up in the probation system. Why a new fix could help | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sexual Assault Emergency Services Act passes Pa. Senate | WITF

‘Magical unicorn’ substitute teacher bill advances | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Safety concerns raised as PA pursues hydrogen hubs · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to expand treatment for sexual assault survivors | 90.5 WESA

Two senate bills aim to loosen emissions testing – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. Senate approves electric vehicle fee bill and legislation creating exemptions from vehicle emissions testing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A push to repeal Pa.’s closed primaries is up for discussion (again) in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. budget negotiations hit snag amid partisan fighting over University of Pittsburgh funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate votes to expand ban on using cell phones while driving – pennlive.com

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro affirms support for private schools | WITF

Reproductive rights on the ballot in November, lawmakers from Pa., other battleground states say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers eye liberalization of medical marijua | WITF

Bill envisions new era for school construction and maintenance | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Mental health, drug addiction fuel Pennsylvania’s crime problems | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania House offers $10,000 stipends to new educators | WITF

To be or not be a sanctuary state, that is the question for lawmakers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Plan to fix toxic and crumbling schools passes House Education Committee with GOP reservations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pa. brewery launching second in series of Rita’s Italian Ice inspired beers – pennlive.com

Comcast will soon require most workers to be in office 4 days a week – pennlive.com

Frozen fruits sold at Pennsylvania Walmart’s, Aldi’s, Trader Joe’s recalled (abc27.com)

Amazon is a New Stanton warehouse’s likely tenant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First look: $100M Island Waterpark in Atlantic City sets opening date – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Human remains found in Dauphin County park: police – pennlive.com

Coroner IDs family of three killed in I-80 crashes: reports – pennlive.com

Suspect pleads guilty, is sentenced in 36-year-old cold case championed by late Patriot-News reporter – pennlive.com

Pa. couple get identical state prison sentences in man’s beating death, burial – pennlive.com

Woman dies in Pa. plastics factory accident: reports – pennlive.com

‘He’s gone’: Arrest made in Slatington infant homicide | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com


Funding the 500: Crumbling buildings, asbestos and gun violence add to Philly schools’ challenges – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Funding the 500: Revisiting Pennsylvania charter schools after a quarter-century – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro affirms support for private schools | WITF


Election officials wary of open primary logistics | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Guatemala Votes for President, but Candidates Are Excluded – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

AG Days: Who’s running for Pennsylvania attorney general? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


Texas Heat Wave: Latest Updates and Forecast – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Tropical Storm Bret swirls around eastern Caribbean – pennlive.com


The median age of Americans is approaching 40 | National | thecentersquare.com

How a Year Without Roe Shifted American Views on Abortion – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Dozens of Abortion Clinics Have Closed Since Roe v. Wade Was Overturned – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

FDA warns stores to stop selling top disposable e-cigarette Elf Bar : NPR

State News

I-95 in Philly to reopen at noon Friday, less than two weeks after collapse – pennlive.com

A stocked cabinet: Keeping track of who’s joining the Shapiro administration cabinet – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pocono Raceway steps up to help I-95 reopen after Philadelphia collapse (abc27.com)

I-95 crews in Philadelphia get help from a NASCAR jet dryer | WITF

Pennsylvania among worst in country for dog bites | WITF

Nurses, health advocates rally at Capitol for reforms (abc27.com)

The Hershey Bears win their 12th Calder Cup | WITF

Family sought help for Pa. man with mental health crisis a day before he shot troopers – pennlive.com

Funeral arrangements announced for Pennsylvania State Trooper Jacques F. Rougeau Jr. (abc27.com)

National News

U.S. home prices sink under weight of higher interest rates | National | thecentersquare.com

Athletes, congressional members make push to protect women’s sports | National | thecentersquare.com

Ukraine’s Western-Trained Brigades Begin to Enter the Fight – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Titanic expert, an adventurer, a CEO, and a father and son were killed in Titan’s implosion – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Far-Right Pushes a Through-the-Looking-Glass Narrative on Jan. 6 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Tropical Storm Cindy Threatens Caribbean – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden’s State Dinner Ignores the Discord Just Beyond the Gates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Who was on board the Titanic sub? Here’s what we know about the passengers : NPR

Florida once again has a giant African land snail problem : NPR

3M reaches $10.3 billion settlement over contamination of water systems : NPR

Pentagon leak suspect Jack Teixeira pleads not guilty to federal charges : NPR

Pope Francis advances Black nun, a ‘pioneer,’ toward sainthood – pennlive.com

Local News

ACLU lawsuit alleges Berks County treatment court programs turn away medical marijuana users | WITF

Harrisburg Catholic Diocese welcomes new Bishop | WITF

Come fly in a 95-year-old airplane: photos – pennlive.com

Dogs, birds and a gecko rescued from deplorable Pennsylvania home (abc27.com)

Human remains found in Dauphin County Reservoir (abc27.com)

How are those in the Lehigh Valley celebrating pride this year? (mcall.com)

Lehigh Valley animal shelter leader sought trip after resigning (mcall.com)

Luzerne County’s Wyoming Valley Airport may be poised for funding infusion | Times Leader

Cartwright announces $19M grant for two Pittston bridge projects | Times Leader

Pocono Raceway jet dryer deployed to Philly for I-95 work | Times Leader


URA moves ahead with plan to sell Hunt Armory to Pittsburgh Penguins (nextpittsburgh.com)

Summer bucket list: 10 things to do in Pittsburgh (nextpittsburgh.com)

North Side YMCA’s $22.5 million renovation will honor its history (nextpittsburgh.com)

Hillman Foundation announces $5.4 million to address homelessness in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. budget negotiations hit snag amid partisan fighting over University of Pittsburgh funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh law professors and students help local community navigate ‘greening’ of vacant lots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taylor Swift Pittsburgh concerts see trash cleaned up fast | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New affordable housing development to cater to seniors in Pittsburgh’s Fairywood | TribLIVE.com

Hays eaglets take flight, could settle anywhere | TribLIVE.com


Philly City Council will consider Sixers arena, public safety programs, and prison system oversight in the coming months (inquirer.com)

Big law firms turning to new leaders with ‘proactive adaptability’ to navigate a changing industry – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

City announces launch of Philadelphia’s Racial Equity Strategy Dashboard | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly school district could soon teach students about Juneteenth | Local News | phillytrib.com

Council passes $6.2 billion budget, much of it for public safety and quality of life issues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia City Council is poised to pass a new budget tackling public safety. Here’s what’s in it | Local News | phillytrib.com


Fetterman introduces bill to fund road safety improvements for pedestrians – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)