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Anyone can be a math wiz. State funding expands Easton math program across Lehigh Valley –

Morning Briefing: Personal data battle coming to Harrisburg; Time of wait at forefront of abuse trial; Big trade highlights Eagles final roster (

$3 Million In Grants For Montco Turnpike Interchange Fix Highlighted | Upper Moreland, PA Patch

Stimulus checks update: Gov. Tom Wolf continues to push for $2,000 direct payments to Pennsylvanians –

Malcolm Kenyatta: Nursing home funding must be used for patient care, not greed | Opinion (

‘This is a people issue’: Pa. lawmakers, advocates push for Clean Slate expansion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Berks organizations receive agriculture grants totaling $635K (

Funding to prosecute gun crimes – Lower Bucks Times

State lawmakers’ base salary could jump to six figures unless vote to freeze is set – CBS Pittsburgh (

Sen. Scott Martin: Bipartisan education reforms set up students for success (

PHOTO GALLERY | Senator takes aim at organization’s CEO during Vision Together 2025 public meeting | Local News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna’s updated Covid-19 boosters | Lifestyle |



‘We need to work together’: Lawmakers, labor leaders call for unity ahead of Labor Day – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Thousands of Pa. nursing home workers may strike despite $600M for care in state budget · Spotlight PA

Support for labor unions in the U.S. is at a 57-year high | WITF

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers’ union authorizes strike | WITF

Steak prices are falling, but it may not last : NPR

Gas prices drop below $4 a gallon at some stations in York County (

Unemployment reaches (

UGI increasing natural gas prices for residential customers by 7.6% (



Clean Slate expansion could include sealing low-level felony records | Pennsylvania |

Delco Council buys 5,000 safety blankets for prison inmates (

Pa. Trooper justified in fourth fatal shooting, says Lebanon County DA | WITF

New report paints mixed picture of recidivism in Pa. prisons | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Four deaths in six months at county jail raise questions | The Bucks County Herald

Gun buyback programs miss the mark | Editorial (



Mental health days for students. An idea Philly should steal? (

Pennsylvania report: Student enrollments down, administrator hires up | Pennsylvania |

The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading – The New York Times (

United Way programs help combat economic insecurity issues faced by students | Times Leader

Central Dauphin bus contractor says pandemic ‘inflamed’ driver shortage –

A Bucks County school district just canceled over $20,000 of student lunch debt | WITF

Penn State fraternity says it will operate independently after being suspended by the university | WITF

Rich white business owners, not Blacks who graduate college, are deadbeats | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. student borrowers could get $24 billion in benefits under Biden relief plan, state report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Joe Biden, Donald Trump visits to Pa. put state’s 2022 elections in national spotlight (

Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight: School Choice (

Debate ‘concession list’ sparks war of words between Oz, Fetterman – City & State Pennsylvania (

Shapiro, Philly officials blast Mastriano for Confederate uniform faculty photo – City & State Pennsylvania (

Republican endorsements of Shapiro could give conservatives cover to reject Mastriano, analysts say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Op-Ed: Doug Mastriano Isn’t a Principled Conservative or Right for Pennsylvania (

Fetterman Acknowledges Health Challenges Linger, Declines U.S. Senate Debate – DV Journal (

Fetterman Says Stroke Could Influence Debate Plans With Oz (

Bucks County Libertarian, third-party candidates fight for ballot spots (

Op-Ed: Keep an eye on the Independents this year in PA (

Here’s what’s likely to decide the Pa. races for U.S. Senate and governor | John Baer –



Zimbabwe moves 2,500 wild animals due to climate change : NPR

Hurricane season off to a slow start, but major storms still possible in the region | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Invest in the future of America’s great wildlife legacy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Bridging the bureaucratic divide no easy feat over the closed Ridley Park span (

Megabus to expand Pittsburgh service to Buffalo, Central Pa. |



Doylestown Hospital to close its inpatient pediatric care unit – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How the White House nutrition conference may tackle Americans’ unhealthy diets : Shots – Health News : NPR

Religion linked to better measures of heart health among Black Americans, study says | Religion |

Pitt student tests positive for monkeypox | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

DEP issues drought watch for 36 Pennsylvania counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

5 counties in region included in drought watch issued by Pa. – Daily Local

President Joe Biden touts public safety policy in visit to Wilkes-Barre – City & State Pennsylvania (

Op-Ed: Is the American Dream a bad thing in PA? (

Celebrating Spotlight PA’s 3 years of high-impact accountability and public-service journalism · Spotlight PA

President Joe Biden in Philadelphia: Time, road closures, live stream (


National News

Jackson residents seeking water face long lines and short supply : NPR

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week, as residents endure lines for bottles | News |

Mary Peltola, a Democrat, defeats Republican Sarah Palin in Alaska’s special U.S. House election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrat Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin in Alaska special House election : NPR

All-trimester abortion clinic prepares to open in Maryland. : NPR

New York to restrict gun carrying after Supreme Court ruling (

Airlines promise better customer service amid Labor Day weekend travel surge : NPR

‘In God We Trust’ signs in Arabic rejected by Texas school board : NPR

Federal judge to announce decision on Trump’s request for a special master : NPR

A timeline of the investigation into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago docs | News |

Trump legal team says storage of government documents is no ‘cause for alarm’ |

IAEA inspectors reach Ukraine to visit Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid war : NPR

Reported sexual assaults across US military increase by 13% | News |

Poll: 2 in 10 report experience with gun violence | News |

Serena Williams’s Magical Run at the US Open Isn’t Over Yet – The New York Times (

New rules make star college football players millionaires | WITF

In New Jersey, legislative resolutions raise the question: What’s the point? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Russia launches military drills with China and others (


Local News

Free shredding event set in Oxford area – Daily Local

Families, lawmakers mark International Overdose Awareness Day with memorial (

Hiring difficulties continue as Lancaster County commissioners extend incentives for new hires | Local News |

Hurricane Ida tore through Bucks, Montgomery counties one year ago (

Berks offering to help local libraries close the book on late fines (

Hilltown residents fear potential zoning change could set precedent for denser residential development | The Bucks County Herald



Zoning changes to aid Downtown Pittsburgh housing conversions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police, first responders ready for Backyard Brawl, holiday weekend |

Pittsburgh’s 3 Sister Bridges to get permanent LED light installations |

Considering a withdrawal? Another bank eyes a possible relocation in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shell explains orange glow, white foam that concerned neighbors as cracker plant gets ready for showtime | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael Lamb says he won’t seek re-election as Pittsburgh city controller | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County hold resource fair on International Overdose Awareness Day | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Mayor Kenney hosts antiviolence briefing ahead of holiday weekend | Local News |

Most of Philly’s gun violence funding doesn’t immediately address the crisis, analysis shows | Local News |

Philly families honor lost loved ones on International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day | Local News |

Hurricane Ida devastated the Philly area a year ago. Here’s a look back. (

Philly stores battle shoplifting amid thefts by organized rings (

Why are Philly’s construction unions so white? (



Young farmers are needed but they lack land. Farm bill could address that : NPR

Justice Department is likely to wait past midterms to reveal any charges against Trump, sources say |

President Joe Biden must adopt a pro-immigrant vision of America | Opinion (