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Legislature

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

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

$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 – pennlive.com

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

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

Berks organizations receive agriculture grants totaling $635K (readingeagle.com)

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 (cbsnews.com)

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

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

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 (ydr.com)

Unemployment reaches (ydr.com)

UGI increasing natural gas prices for residential customers by 7.6% (readingeagle.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

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

Delco Council buys 5,000 safety blankets for prison inmates (delcotimes.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Gun buyback programs miss the mark | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Education

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

Pennsylvania report: Student enrollments down, administrator hires up | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

 

Elections/Politics

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

Gubernatorial Candidate Spotlight: School Choice (broadandliberty.com)

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

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

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

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

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

Fetterman Says Stroke Could Influence Debate Plans With Oz (politicspa.com)

Bucks County Libertarian, third-party candidates fight for ballot spots (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: Keep an eye on the Independents this year in PA (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

 

Environment

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 (npr.org)

Invest in the future of America’s great wildlife legacy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Bridging the bureaucratic divide no easy feat over the closed Ridley Park span (delcotimes.com)

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

 

Health

Doylestown Hospital to close its inpatient pediatric care unit – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

Pitt student tests positive for monkeypox | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

State News

DEP issues drought watch for 36 Pennsylvania counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

Op-Ed: Is the American Dream a bad thing in PA? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

 

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 | phillytrib.com

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 (inquirer.com)

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 | tribdem.com

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

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

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

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

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

New rules make star college football players millionaires | WITF

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

Russia launches military drills with China and others (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Free shredding event set in Oxford area – Daily Local

Families, lawmakers mark International Overdose Awareness Day with memorial (abc27.com)

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

Hurricane Ida tore through Bucks, Montgomery counties one year ago (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Berks offering to help local libraries close the book on late fines (readingeagle.com)

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

 

Pitt

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

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

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

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

 

Philly

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

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

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

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

Philly stores battle shoplifting amid thefts by organized rings (inquirer.com)

Why are Philly’s construction unions so white? (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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 | TribLIVE.com

President Joe Biden must adopt a pro-immigrant vision of America | Opinion (inquirer.com)