Two Pa. Senate bills aim to eliminate emissions testing for newer vehicles – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

A storied Harrisburg high school faces the wrecking ball | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate bill would require all high school seniors to fill out financial aid form – Record Argus (recordargusnews.com)

Public school advocates call on Pa. lawmakers to ‘oppose tuition vouchers in any form’ – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to overhaul probation system | WITF

‘Long Time Coming’: PA Senate Passes Probation Reform Bill – New Hope Free Press

Pa. Senate advances bill to overhaul probation system – The Mon Valley Independent

State money to help Bucks County nonprofits that battle drug abuse | The Bucks County Herald

Protests and presidential hopefuls on the agenda at Moms for Liberty Philadelphia summit | Washington Examiner

Newtown Theatre Renovation Project Awarded $100K State Grant | Newtown, PA Patch

Landlord-tenant officer fires weapon while serving an eviction in Philly – WHYY

Barber shops rent to freelancers while salons miss out | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senate approves free child ID kits | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bill would lift Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana ad ban · Spotlight PA

Will these ‘good government’ bills pass the Pennsylvania legislature? (abc27.com)

Pa. advances unique plan to save patients from devastating medical debt – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania will require hospitals to track pregnancy and birth-related health complications to combat maternal mortality (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania announces new eligibility guidelines for free and reduced school meals (abc27.com)

Advocates say mortgage relief program still backlogged · Spotlight PA

Pa. nurses celebrate passage of Patient Safety Act in state House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Virgin Galactic’s first commercial space flight launches today (June 29): how to watch – pennlive.com

Second Hershey Bears Calder Cup bobblehead launched after first almost sold out – pennlive.com

Fourth of July 2023 travel will be heavy but ‘fireworks at the pump’ are over – pennlive.com


How Pennsylvania has (and hasn’t) spent billions of COVID-19 stimulus dollars | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express (lockhaven.com)

Inquiry into teachers unions influence over school COVID closures ramps up | National | thecentersquare.com


Pa. man convicted of driving into crowd gets 2 life terms | WITF

Police chief who became a serial arsonist is sentenced to life terms : NPR

Police arrest man suspected of shooting tow truck driver: police – pennlive.com

Pa. man who shot his dog, left it to die in the cold given maximum sentence – pennlive.com

State police in search of Pa. couple wanted in sexual assault of 13-year-old girl: reports – pennlive.com

Suspect in shooting of tow-truck driver in Chester arrested (delcotimes.com)


A storied Harrisburg high school faces the wrecking ball | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Colleges can’t use race to consider admissions, Supreme Court rules – pennlive.com

Penn State, Pitt, and others get millions in tax dollars | WITF

Penn State, Pitt use of tax money lacks transparency · Spotlight PA State College


Code Red Air Quality Action Day declared for all of Pa. on Thursday – pennlive.com

Forecast: High Heat Index Expands Across Texas, Tennessee and Southern States – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Air quality is worsening across the Midwest due to Canadian wildfire smoke : NPR

Effort to expand tax incentives for wind power in New Jersey moves forward despite outcry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Car insurance premiums based on job, education can ding low-wage workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Roads, bridges, trails, ports: White House awards $2.2B in transportation grants – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Refining turnpike toll collection, increases on soon-to-be commissioner’s radar | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

New survey shows holes in Pa. gun legislation | WITF


Opioids no more effective than placebo for common back pain, a study suggests : Shots – Health News : NPR

Bill would lift Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana ad ban · Spotlight PA

State News

Poll: Shapiro Gets High Marks, Biden-Trump Virtual Tie (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania budget talks near deadline | WITF

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

With I-95 bridge success, Shapiro has passed his first big test – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Meek Mill among 65 endorsing lifeline scholarships | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: Let’s work together to connect all Pennsylvanians | Opinion | thecentersquare.com

Utility assistance should be available year round in Pa. | WITF

National News

Biden touts economy during Chicago visit | Illinois | thecentersquare.com

Fraudsters likely stole $200 billion from pandemic funding meant for small businesses | National | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers: U.S. helped China research weather balloons before balloon spying incident | National | thecentersquare.com

Senators urge Secretary of State, Homeland Security to give Israel visa waiver status | National | thecentersquare.com

Five years ago, U.S. Supreme Court strikes down forced public union dues | Illinois | thecentersquare.com

Judges Block Transgender Care Bans for Minors in Kentucky and Tennessee – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SCOTUS Last Issued a Major Decision on Affirmative Action in 2016 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court finds Harvard, UNC’s admissions policy violate 14th Amendment : NPR

Mississippi Deputies Are ‘Terminated’ After 2 Black Men Claim Abuse – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New class of gravitational waves could reveal supermassive black holes : NPR

Moorpark derailment: Amtrak train carrying more than 180 people rams truck : NPR

Local News

Harrisburg agrees to demolish vacant high school: ‘No other direction to go’ – pennlive.com

Dauphin County warns residents of AI scams | WITF

Fitzgerald Files Action Over Allegheny County Wage Hike (politicspa.com)

Moderating Facebook content equals ‘torture,’ workers say in lawsuit – pennlive.com

Parkland student graduates with associate’s degree at 17. How’d she do it? (mcall.com)

Buck Motorsports Park to host first concert Monday with country headliner Justin Moore | Entertainment | lancasteronline.com

Supreme Court blocks affirmative action in Harvard, UNC admissions (goerie.com)

Record number of people will travel over July Fourth weekend, industry analysts say (mainlinemedianews.com)

Boyertown passes $139M schools budget that raises taxes by 3% (readingeagle.com)

Commissioner calls for state probe into county Office of Youth and Family Services | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

Author Reid hopes to inspire others with ‘Life Rollz On’ autobiography | Times Leader


Doctors give mixed testimony on whether tests show brain damage in the Pittsburgh synagogue killer | WITF

Top 11 July events for kids in Pittsburgh (nextpittsburgh.com)

Warhol Museum, Citizens partnership boosts public art, artist development | TribLIVE.com

Morning Roundup: East Busway’s renovated Negley Station unveiled | TribLIVE.com

Zoning change needed to clear way for GetGo gas station, store to be built in Homewood West | TribLIVE.com

Canadian wildfire smoke dampens outdoor fun for kids in Western Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter’s mental woes dated back to childhood, experts testify | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia teachers have doubts over new ‘scripted’ materials | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Penn Medicine to use Brandywine Hospital as part of an ambitious plan to modernize VA medical centers – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lenora mixed-use building in Fishtown lists for $17.7M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Helping Hands Family in talks to take on ABA2Day’s Delco clinics, staff and clients – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Photos: Philadelphia Muslim community celebrated Eid al Adha | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pa. housing advocates say foreclosure prevention program is a ‘nightmare’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia police seize guns and $1.4 million in street drugs during 3-day operation in Kensington | Local News | phillytrib.com


Fetterman approaches Biden-level unpopularity in home state: poll (commodityreportersguild.com)