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Guest commentary: Pennsylvania cannot let great opportunity pass | Opinion |

Pa. Lawmakers Return For June With Big Agenda, Sharp Differences – CBS Pittsburgh (

Debate In Harrisburg Centers Around How To Spend $10B In Extra Money (

Pa. lawmakers clash over bill expanding school choice and other reforms –

Senate approves resolution honoring cancer survivors | Local News |

Pa. Republicans push to limit health secretary’s power to mandate things like masking and business closures (

‘I was a moderating force,’ says controversial Pa. GOP Senator Doug Mastriano in interview (

Why Wolf, Democrats want to use federal stimulus money for Pa. schools (

House, Senate Dems join Gov. Wolf for fair school funding across Pennsylvania | WTAJ –

Wolf calls on lawmakers to use COVID-19 aid to fund school districts | City & State PA (

With a legacy at stake, Gov. Tom Wolf pushes for fair school funding | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Education funding front and center as clock ticks on PA budget talks | News |

Democratic state lawmaker ‘deathly afraid’ GOP will squander $10B in surplus, federal stimulus | Local News |

Gov. Wolf doubles down on pledge to veto new abortion restrictions | News |

Pa. House advances ban on abortions over Down syndrome diagnoses |

Bill to restrict abortion after Down syndrome diagnosis passes PA House (

House Advances Ban on Abortions Over Down Syndrome Diagnoses | Pennsylvania News | US News

PA Senate Committee Approves Conservation Assistance Bill – WDAC

Senate Committee Begins Hearing About Skill Games And Their Impact (

Senate Panel Gives PA Parents More Say In Children’s Education – WDAC

Pa. Sen. Katie Muth sues PSERS pension fund over disputed financial records | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House approves veto-bound bill to help block local gun laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill to allow concealed carry without permit moves through Pa. Legislature, but Gov. Wolf vows veto – The Morning Call (

PA reps discuss bill to allow for concealed carry without permit (

Pa. House passes bill to discourage local gun restrictions (

Pa. House votes to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic disaster declaration (

Pennsylvania House votes to terminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration – The Morning Call (

Report: Pa. Legislature a ‘bipartisan criminal offense factory’ that drives up costs, doesn’t fix crime | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. GOP lawmakers threaten state funding for Penn veterinary program over vaccine policy | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania bill diverting portion of hotel tax to tourism marketing, culture organizations advances – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Sappey to hold virtual panel on justice reform | Local-news |

Fewer people, same passions at this year’s Capitol gun owners rights rally –


Coronavirus – COVID-19


U.S. increasingly unlikely to meet Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of the population by July 4 (

Biden, Johnson to rally G-7 for vaccine push after U.S. hoarding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A look at the US investigation into COVID-19 origins | Coronavirus |

Officials offer guidance for children not yet eligible for COVID vaccine | Local News |

The highly contagious Delta variant is on the rise in the U.S. | WITF

There’s a stark red-blue divide when it comes to states’ vaccination rates | WITF

U.S. lowers the travel risk rating for Japan, where COVID still shadows the Olympics | WITF

Immune response from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines more robust than natural infection | The Bucks County Herald

‘This IS INSANE’: Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine | News |


Vaccine hesitancy is topic of Carnegie Science Center discussion |

Is COVID-19 herd immunity possible in Pa.? Q&A on vaccine rate, positive tests, more –

This sole Pa. county has a high transmission rate of COVID-19 | Today in Pa. –

Should kids wear masks in playgrounds? PA health experts say yes (

Inovio expands Covid-19 vaccine partnership with Advaccine of China – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Lancaster General Hospital employees pushing back on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine | Health |

Lancaster County mass vaccination site is closing. Here’s how to get your second shot. | Health |



SBA to open Targeted EIDL Advance cash grant to all eligible businesses soon – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Monroeville, Cranberry, Washington dispensaries part of $110.3 million medical cannabis deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New workforce resource first step in using arena project to help Hill District residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Back open and busy: Customers flock to bars and restaurants after COVID restrictions lifted | News |

Storefront vacancies growing in Dickson City | Business |

Firm buys Dickson City shopping plaza for $6 million | News |

Free marketing help available for small businesses in Chester County | Local-news |

Guest editorial | There should be no such thing as the ‘working poor,’ raise Pa. minimum wage now | Editorials |

Pocono tourism, businesses are looking good as summer comes (

The real reason employers can’t hire enough workers | Commentary |



Ex-pharmacist who destroyed COVID-19 vaccines gets 3 years in prison | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly police questioning man arrested in Delaware over killing of Dunkin’ manager in Fairhill (

Sex abuse victims sue Pittston Area, former band director | News |

Former Scranton police officer solicited sex from informants, federal prosecutors charge – The Morning Call (

York County Prison: C-SAU uses prisoners in videos: email suggests (



Temple University hires Jason Wingard, the school’s first Black president (

Jason Wingard named president of Temple University – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Now, it’s the public’s turn to weigh in on Pennsylvania university mergers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heinz Endowments grants of $4.4 million target child care, education programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PPS wants all district-issued devices returned by June 15 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seneca Valley School Board approves five-year contract with secretaries, paraprofessionals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parents give public schools high grades for instruction during covid pandemic |

Hempfield Area to eliminate dozen positions, will save $923,000 |

U.S. education secretary promotes vaccine efforts at colleges |

Survey out on what Penn State community wants in next university president | WITF

Drexel President John Fry pushing university into new markets as ‘demographic cliff’ looms – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Haverford School names Tyler Casertano new head of school – Philadelphia Business Journal (

More than 100 people attend Hempfield school board meeting on allowing transgender athletes to compete | Local News |

Erie Community College students can transfer to Edinboro under pact (



Houlahan decides against running for U.S. Senate in 2022 – WHYY

Chrissy Houlahan, Democratic congresswoman, won’t run for Pennsylvania Senate seat in 2022 (

In Senate Campaign Stop, Arkoosh Calls Out Toomey For Blocking Biden’s Infrastructure Plan | 90.5 WESA

Rally held in Pottsville for fair redistricting (

Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump’s inner circle (

Pennsylvania’s 2022 race for governor: What we know so far | WITF

Pa. State Senator Scott Martin exploring possibility of run for Governor (

Scott Martin: Lawmaker eyes GOP primary for Pennsylvania governor (

Republican lawmakers want to ban private money for elections, but they should be more concerned about adequate state funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Terry McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for Virginia governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Jersey primary election results: Jack Ciattarelli wins Republican nod to face Gov. Phil Murphy (

County election board certifies some but not all primary results | Election |

We the People of Pennsylvania made our voices heard | PennLive letters –

O’Pake to be on both ballots for Schuylkill County DA | Election |

You’re invited! A live reader Q&A on congressional redistricting · Spotlight PA

State police spokesman confirms search warrant was served at Cambria elections office, offers no details | News |

In Senate Campaign Stop, Arkoosh Calls Out Toomey For Blocking Biden’s Infrastructure Plan | 90.5 WESA



Letter to the editor: RGGI will make Pa. citizens safer |



Tarentum Bridge closes Wednesday as rehabilitation continues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Disabled train stuck in Hanover Twp.; roads could be blocked for days | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport gets COVID-19 relief money | coronavirus |

Scranton bridge projects will produce major detours | News |

Contentious I-83 project in York County nears final paving but PennDOT, contractor fight has a long way to go –

Price tag may derail rail service to West Chester | Local-news |



Pandemic puts focus on challenges facing Pennsylvania’s nursing care community | State |

In medicine — and life — the quick patch often isn’t the real solution | Expert Opinion (

Breast cancer patients face insurance denials that complicate recovery: ‘The emotional toll was enormous’ (

Lung Association holds annual climb event at RMU on June 26 (

In PA, flu cases dropped 95% during pandemic; here’s why | Health |

Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter had surgery for prostate cancer. He especially wants Black men to hear about his experience. (


State News

Pennsylvania’s long-awaited overhaul of its unemployment claims filing system is now live | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jobless in Pa. livid over new unemployment system errors as state declares victory (

L&I debuts modernized UC benefit system amid continued criticism | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania’s new unemployment claims system goes live – The Morning Call (

Cartwright: $20M for infrastructure projects moves forward | Times Leader

Funding for area transportation projects advances in U.S. House | News |

5th Sommelier Judgment shines love on Pa.’s best wines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Facing FBI probe, PSERS backtracks on disclosure that staffers were on both sides of real estate dealings –

Wawa to mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with new cheesesteak – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania UFO cases unsolved after Project Blue Book investigation (


National News

Pipeline CEO defends paying ransom amid cyberattack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report: Wealthiest executives paid little to nothing in federal income taxes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Melt them down’: Charlottesville City Council votes to remove Confederate statues that spurred ‘Unite the Right’ rally | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joshua Hall, a Pennsylvania Door Dash driver, arrested for impersonating Trump’s family online (

Some Baltimore businesses threaten to withhold taxes if city doesn’t address ‘culture of lawlessness’ –

High-stakes case load lands on Supreme Court docket | Smart Talk (

New Gallup Poll Reveals Most Republicans Now Back Same-Sex Marriage : NPR

Tribal Police Can Detain Non-Natives, Supreme Courts Says, But Can’t Arrest : NPR

When will U.S.-Canada border open? What you need to know (

Special prosecutors set to probe Casey Goodson Jr. shooting | Across America |

Black female professors voice solidarity with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in UNC tenure showdown | Across America |


Local News

Lifeguard shortage delays opening of Dormont Pool | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Suspected human remains found in basement of commercial Tarentum building |

Citizens invited to apply for Luzerne County manager search committee | Times Leader

Vandals strike Wilkes-Barre church, desecrate Bible and U.S. flag | News |

Hanover Area not increasing property tax | Education |

Pittston Area preliminary budget would not increase property tax rate | Education |

Cognetti requests state performance audit of Scranton Single Tax Office, citing lack of accountability, transparency | News |

Chris Kelly Opinion: Scranton to evict Cedar Avenue’s eyesore next door | Chris-kelly |

Legal action threatened over Facebook page critical of sheriff candidate | Election |

New owner of Allentown Stonewall plans to reopen gay club – The Morning Call (

Allentown pencil tower, planned to be largest skyscraper in area, granted fourth extension – The Morning Call (

Upper Macungie says no to Rutter’s, citing plan amounts to truck stop – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley lifeguard shortage: Hellertown offering $500 in bonuses to attract applicants – The Morning Call (

Montgomery County officials celebrate Pride Month, raise Progress Pride Flag | News |

Beaver County property assessment delayed (

Chester County raises Pride Flag at offices in support of LGBTQ community | Local-news |

Lancaster city opposes plan to convert downtown retail space to 16 apartments; zoning appeal filed | Local Business |

Lancaster City Council considers pay raises for mayor, council members | Community News |

New owner of the former Conestoga View nursing home has us concerned [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Council considering amendments to Johnstown’s Home Rule Charter; may ease residency requirement for manager | Local News |

Juneteenth celebrations in Johnstown to include vaccine clinics, organizers say | Local News |

Pleasant Ridge Manor: Council approves funding to demolish building (

Griswold Park plan: Erie officials say there are many details to work out (

Blue Zones healthy living initiatives: 3 expansion options for Erie County (

Hundreds attended the inaugural Pocono Pride Fest in Stroudsburg (

Participants rally against converting Reading building into center for immigrant women | Berks Regional News |



Pittsburgh immigrant groups brace for effects of Supreme Court ruling against temporary residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Black political advocacy group asks Supreme Court to investigate Zappala’s conduct |

AlleCo DA Zappala rescinds policy halting plea deals to Black lawyer who called his office racist | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Buyer beware: Allegheny County puts real estate wholesalers in the hot seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Turn the page: Seniors transform newspaper boxes into Little Libraries for Pittsburgh neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area artists commissioned to paint the town in murals |



Trauma, grief, and anxiety complicate how communities of color view Philadelphia’s reopening: ‘The excitement is bittersweet’ (

Protesters stage sit-in in Mayor Jim Kenney’s office during Philadelphia budget negotiations (

Why city pools matter, and how to find a pool in Philly this summer | Elizabeth Wellington (

Philadelphia Flower Show evacuated amid flood warnings in weather forecast (

Philadelphia gun control lawsuit: City and state to clash in court hearing | Local News |

Philly community groups protest proposed city business tax cuts – WHYY



President Biden ends infrastructure talks with GOP’s Capito, starts bipartisan push | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House infrastructure talks with Sen. Capito collapse, leading to fingerpointing as Biden shifts strategy (

Opinion | Berating Joe Manchin won’t do Democrats any good. Here’s what they should focus on. – The Washington Post

Senate passes bill to boost U.S. tech industry, counter rivals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kamala Harris tells Latin Americans the U.S. can offer them hope | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden moves to grow U.S. manufacturing of drugs, minerals to bolster supply chains | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We never needed a Jan. 6 Commission. We need a Nov. 3 Commission. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What Is Biden Doing In Europe And Why Is He Meeting Putin : NPR

On 1st overseas trip, Biden to assure allies and meet Putin | News |