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Pa. Democrats hold 2 rallies as part of ‘call to action’ to protect abortion rights –

PA Dems Host Rally Condemning SCOTUS Decision – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

‘Ready to rumble’: Democrats urge voters to keep Roe in mind ahead of fall midterms – City & State Pennsylvania (

State lawmakers plan next steps in abortion rights fight |

Lisa Boscola calls for halt to Pa. gas, diesel taxes (

Lisa Boscola demands suspension of Pennsylvania’s gasoline and diesel taxes – Pennsylvania News Today

With new federal gun laws in place, Pa. lawmakers push for state ‘red flag’ laws | WITF

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Want To Pass Red Flag Gun Law To Help Battle Mental Health Crisis – USA Breaking News

Gainey calls on state legislators to combat gun violence | Pittsburgh City Paper (

States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fleeing police on foot becomes additional crime per Pa. bill (

DelVal Lawmakers Weigh In on 2022-23 State Budget – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania House targets colleges’ fetal research in bill – Daily Local

Pa. lawmakers target research money at Penn State, Pitt, other schools. Their concern? Abortion. – The Morning Call (

Pa. House puts Pitt’s funding on the line unless it stops its fetal tissue research | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania House targets colleges’ fetal research in bill | WITF

Welfare reform on the table to prevent SNAP benefits from going to dead recipients | Pennsylvania |

Doylestown Rec gets $1 million from state – Lower Bucks Times

Sen. Muth Announces $500K RACP Grant for Collegeville Main Street Revitalization – NewsBreak

Mastriano rally focuses on opioid crisis, harsher penalties for Pennsylvania fentanyl dealers | Pennsylvania |

Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

When I learned my toddler could get the COVID vaccine, ‘I cried with joy’ | Opinion (



Sheetz lowers some gas prices to $3.99 through July 4 weekend (

Fourth of July gas prices will be highest ever but 20 cents lower than mid-June –

Manufacturer LGMG moving North American HQ from Pennsylvania to Dallas – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Allegheny Technologies moves executive headquarters from Pittsburgh to Dallas, officially adopts ATI as company name |

PPP architect Ben Cardin rolls out new Covid-19 relief bill – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Public, private sectors cooperate to try to boost apprenticeship numbers in Pennsylvania |

What economists like me got wrong about inflation | Mark Zandi (



Hunger strike protesting solitary confinement at Pennsylvania prison continues | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Richland School Board approves $27M budget with tax increase | News |

Amazon gives computers to Valley Elementary school | Education |



Does Abortion Rights Make PA a One-Issue State? (

Abortion-rights supporters vent their frustration at Biden and Democrats : NPR

Are Green Groups Putting Progressive Politics Ahead of Protecting Environment? – DV Journal (

Dr. Raffi Terzian Vies for Chester County GOP Chair – DV Journal (

To engage the ‘will of the voters,’ you also have to empower them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Doug Mastriano sticks to MAGA playbook in general election for Pennsylvania governor (



Lehigh Valley group hopes to better track truck pollution (

Could busy exits in Poconos make perfect places to charge EVs? (



Expanded passenger train service coming to Western Pa. as PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa., Norfolk Southern get a deal to expand W.Pa rail access | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Passenger rail service doubling from Pittsburgh to NYC | WJET/WFXP/

PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach agreement to expand Western Pennsylvania passenger-rail access – WPXI

Pennsylvania to invest $200 million for expansion of passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and New York City – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Deal in place for second daily Amtrak trip through Johnstown; more than $20 million in rail upgrades planned locally | News |

High gas prices not expected to halt holiday travel | News |

More passenger rail service coming between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg |



Abortion clinics in Pennsylvania expecting more patients, protestors post Roe v. Wade (

What could happen next for abortion rights in post-Roe America : NPR

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe | Across America |


State News

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall in West Grove (

Abortion law, rights, protests in Pa., N.J. after Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court (

Pro-choice residents protest outside of Brian Fitzpatrick’s office – thereporteronline

Apply soon for antlerless deer and elk licenses — the process may be changing soon | Life |

Pennsylvania Treasurer announces $100 deposits for these Pennsylvanians (

Changes coming for Pennsylvania boat registration after new law signed (

Where did Pennsylvania’s $63 billion in COVID-19 relief money go? – The Morning Call (

Pa. Supreme Court to consider proposed UPMC South hospital in Jefferson Hills |


National News

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights | WITF

Californians can vote to make abortion a part of the state’s constitution : NPR

The Supreme Court overturned my abortion case Friday. But I won’t stop fighting. | Opinion (

Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills : NPR

Michigan shapes up as one of the next abortion battlefronts : NPR

Supreme Court backs a high school coach’s right to pray on the 50-yard line | WITF

Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game | Across America |

Supreme Court makes it easier for some inmates to seek shorter sentences –

Primaries in NY, OK, CO and IL today and runoffs in MS and SC : NPR

At least 46 people found dead inside tractor trailer in San Antonio | TPR

An Amtrak train collides with a truck and derails in Missouri : NPR

Ukraine shopping mall hit by Russian missiles leaves more than a dozen dead : NPR

The Patriot Front arrests in Idaho reflect a long history of fighting hate : NPR

WNBA star Brittney Griner is seen at court, but Russia extends her detention again | WITF

Ghislaine Maxwell to be sentenced in Epstein sex abuse case : NPR


Local News

Three DelVal Communities Have Teen Curfews. Do They Work? – DV Journal (

‘Anything you needed, he was there’: Conestoga Valley students memorialize classmates who died over the weekend | Local News |

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission approves first grant program (

Urban-planning expert weighs in on downtown Scranton walkability | News |



Pittsburgh officials ask state to allow city to create its own gun control laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh officials file petition to appeal Commonwealth Court decision on local gun regulations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City of Pittsburgh announces opening date, schedule for Sue Murray pool – WPXI

After Roe v. Wade, Pittsburgh-based companies ensure abortion access for employees | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Gainey, some Western Pa. officials seek to create local gun ordinances |

Large raises for Allegheny County’s top staffers raise timing questions |

Southwestern Pa. set to receive billions in transportation infrastructure improvements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Chellie Cameron reflects on time at Philadelphia International Airport as she departs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia voters want lower property taxes, but higher taxes on the rich (

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner concerned Supreme Court ruling could impact Pennsylvania gun rules | WITF

Not just summer school, but a summer enhancement effort starts in Philly | Local News |

Philadelphia School District is paying $450,000 to Joseph and Associates to help new superintendent Tony B. Watlington Sr. (

Philadelphia Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson failed to disclose income from a rental property (

Funeral for Lt. Sean Williamson, a Philadelphia firefighter, draws hundreds of mourners (



The Jan. 6 committee will hold its sixth hearing Tuesday : NPR

Aide in Trump White House to testify before panel probing Jan. 6 Capitol attacks –

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout | News |

U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Post Roe: Dems challenge GOP to show they care for mothers – Daily Local

At summit, Biden and other leaders cast about for ways to help Ukraine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette