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

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

State lawmakers plan next steps in abortion rights fight | fox43.com

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

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

DelVal Lawmakers Weigh In on 2022-23 State Budget – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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 | thecentersquare.com

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 | thecentersquare.com

Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

 

Business/Jobs

Sheetz lowers some gas prices to $3.99 through July 4 weekend (abc27.com)

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

Manufacturer LGMG moving North American HQ from Pennsylvania to Dallas – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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

What economists like me got wrong about inflation | Mark Zandi (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Hunger strike protesting solitary confinement at Pennsylvania prison continues | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Education

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

Amazon gives computers to Valley Elementary school | Education | standardspeaker.com

 

Elections/Politics

Does Abortion Rights Make PA a One-Issue State? (politicspa.com)

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

Are Green Groups Putting Progressive Politics Ahead of Protecting Environment? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

Doug Mastriano sticks to MAGA playbook in general election for Pennsylvania governor (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Lehigh Valley group hopes to better track truck pollution (mcall.com)

Could busy exits in Poconos make perfect places to charge EVs? (poconorecord.com)

 

Transportation

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

High gas prices not expected to halt holiday travel | News | standardspeaker.com

More passenger rail service coming between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg | TribLIVE.com

 

Health

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

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

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

 

State News

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

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

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 | northcentralpa.com

Pennsylvania Treasurer announces $100 deposits for these Pennsylvanians (abc27.com)

Changes coming for Pennsylvania boat registration after new law signed (abc27.com)

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

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

 

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 (inquirer.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission approves first grant program (goerie.com)

Urban-planning expert weighs in on downtown Scranton walkability | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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

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

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

 

Philly

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

Philadelphia voters want lower property taxes, but higher taxes on the rich (broadandliberty.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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

Philadelphia Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson failed to disclose income from a rental property (inquirer.com)

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

 

Washington

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 – pennlive.com

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

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

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