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We’ve seen firsthand that to defend reproductive rights and protect our freedoms, we need a Democratic governor – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in stimulus money. Lawmakers may actually agree on a plan to spend some of it. · Spotlight PA

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five issues to look for – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Business owners, other officials call on Pa. legislature to release more American Rescue Plan Act funds to help small businesses –

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill allowing seizure and disposal of illegal dirt bikes, ATVs | WITF

Pennsylvania Senate approves bills to help aspiring barbers, cosmetologists (

‘A declaration of war’: GOP lawmakers eviscerate PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan – City & State Pennsylvania (

Republicans rally against Pennsylvania bridge tolling plan | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House votes to erase ‘homosexuality’ from state crimes code | WITF

Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senate bill barring third party election funding advances in House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania liquor privatization bill passes House committee (

Bill that would ask Pa. voters whether to privatize liquor system advances in House |

This Pa. Senate bill will shortchange app-based workers. We can’t let that happen | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania senate passes bill against trans girls playing girls’ sports |

Why Lisa Boscola crossed the aisle to vote for banning trans girls in school sports –

Pa. bill on transgender school athletes passes state Senate (

Pa. Bill Would Lower Income Tax, Impose Tax On Some Gains – Law360

Pennsylvania lawmakers look for ways to curb inflation (

Hennessey among targets for fair school funding protestors (

State grant supports local work to improve health outcomes for pregnant people | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

State officials add $3.4 million to little-used student Covid testing contract (

New Pitt study finds healthcare workers reluctant to post about Covid-19 vaccine on social media (

Moderna says its new vaccine booster shows ‘superior’ response to omicron : NPR

Paxlovid keeping COVID patients out of Lehigh Valley hospitals (



Pennsylvania gas hits $5, Philadelphia consumer price index at 40-year high | Pennsylvania |

Erie investments have topped $600 million; has it made a difference? (

Wilkes-Barre boosts pay for summer jobs, gets more applicants | News |



PPD offering $30,000 for info on another South Street shooting suspect | Local News |

Survivors of long-term solitary confinement to speak on panel | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars ‘unauditable’ |

Guest commentary: Unified Sports can involve all students (

With record enrollment, Johnson College announces building projects, $5M capital campaign | Education |

Hazleton Area enters contracts for arts and humanities high school | Education |

Daniel Boone School Board still being criticized over reansportation decision (



PA Senate Race: Mehmet Oz wins statewide recount by approx. 900 votes (

Southeast PA Key Battlefield In National GOP’s Hopes to Flip House – DV Journal (

Fetterman and Oz Sparring Already – DV Journal (

Former Congressman pleads guilty to election fraud charges | Pennsylvania |

Op-Ed: Could the PA primary signal rock bottom? (

What is Kathy Barnette’s future in politics after nearly pulling upset? (

How Doug Mastriano promoted election lies between Election Day and January 6 | WITF

How Scott Perry promoted election lies between Election Day and January 6 | WITF

Oz and Fetterman face distinct challenges heading into the general election campaign –

Former Philadelphia Parking Authority leader Vince Fenerty takes over the city’s Republican Party (



Lancaster to hold listening sessions to combat climate change (

Report: Chesapeake Bay’s health making gains; Pa. still needs to meet its clean-up commitments – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Increasing oil and gas well inspections is a crucial step toward addressing climate change | Editorial (

Federal officials release uniform guidelines for electric vehicle charging stations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Editorial: Amtrak bus service a step in right direction (



PHC4 financial report: 1 LECOM Health hospital thrives, other struggles (

Guest Opinion: Abortion Pill Reversal neither ‘rogue’ nor ‘unproven’ (

Supporting safe abortion is a moral and responsible stance [column] | Local Voices |


State News

Joe Biden coming to Philly for AFL-CIO’s Constitutional Convention (

Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies Philadelphia’s appeal on property reassessment case – Philadelphia Business Journal (

State releases audit on three Delco fire relief associations – Delco Times

2,000 W.Pa. residents without power; forecast has sunshine returning |


National News

After Uvalde, poll finds increased support for gun measures : NPR

After Uvalde and Buffalo, growing calls to raise the age limit for gun sales : NPR

Here’s a path to practical, immediate gun reform | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The federal government plans to phase out single-use plastics at national parks : NPR

LGBTQ+ health in the spotlight during Pride Month | Smart Talk (

Supreme Court: Armed man arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland house (


Local News

Hydrant leak adds $20K to water bill for Cambria County Prison | Local News |

Warminster’s Centennial Station residents fear elevator shut-down plan (

PECO fixing gas line leak less than a block from Pottstown blast site (

Radnor breaks ground for new stormwater mitigation project – Mainline Media News

UDC to revisit Upper Delaware ban on cell towers; public safety cited (

Luzerne Borough leaders respond to investigation into missing guns, deny wrongdoing | News |

Former Reading Mayor Joseph Eppihimer remembered as caring for the city (



Pittsburgh bouncing back from the pandemic toward a technological future, report shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt to help Ukrainian lawyers bring the war against Russia into the courtroom | WITF

Motorists urged to ‘find other ways’ around affected areas ahead of Parkway East, Bates Street road work | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council approves landmark status for Prohibition bootlegger Joe Tito’s Uptown home, garage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Juneteenth flag raised at Philadelphia City Hall | Local News |

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he has $184 anti-violence plan. What’s in it? (

Philadelphia South Street shooting: Mayor Jim Kenney and DA Larry Krasner clash over charging man involved (

Mortgage lending is down sharply nationwide as interest rates rise, but the Philly area bucks trends (



House passes sweeping gun package in largely party-line vote; Gov. Wolf comments (

As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate – The New York Times (

‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of Buffalo shooting victim urges Congress to act – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Justice Dept. names 9 to aid in review of Uvalde shooting | Across America |

Jan. 6 panel to put Trump at center of ‘coordinated, multistep effort’ to overturn election (

January 6th Committee begins hearings today, here are the Pennsylvania details to watch for | PA Power and Policy |

Key questions the Jan. 6 committee will tackle in its hearings : NPR