Pa. Republican lawmakers begin election ‘investigation’ – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s 2020 Election Audit Off To An Awkward Start (buzzfeednews.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans start election review, Democrats call it a ‘sham’ | Nasdaq

Senate Republicans Start Election ‘Investigation’ In Pennsylvania – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Pa. State Senate Committee takes yet another look at 2020 election, decertified voting machines (abc27.com)

GOP audit hearing ignites partisan battle over election policy | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. GOP use election hearing to ‘restore trust’; Dems say a ‘sham’ (goerie.com)

PA Senator ‘Out of Order’ for Noting GOP Witness Challenged Election (businessinsider.com)

GOP 2020 Election Review ‘Absolute Nonsense’ Says Penn. Attorney General – YouTube

Pennsylvania county’s election audit financier still unknown after Senate hearing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Republicans launch new election audit but don’t say how it will work (inquirer.com)

Pa. Senate committee launches election investigation, beginning with 2020 guidance | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans kick-start 2020 election review with hearing | Reuters

Democrats, GOP Push Back Against Partisan Election Audits | The Pew Charitable Trusts (pewtrusts.org)

‘It’s a Rubik’s Cube’: Pa. grapples with competing redistricting priorities | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Redistricting hearings moved as Pa. House plans early return to Capitol | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

SCOTUS decision on Texas abortion law: What it means in Pennsylvania (goerie.com)

Comitta, WCU to hold roundtable on hunger on college campuses Monday   – Daily Local

Allegheny County tourism leaders support tourism improvement district bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sen. Muth Hosts Virtual Right-To-Know Workshop On Public Records | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Black Cannabis Week Supports and Elevates Black Entrepreneurs | (hightimes.com)

Pennsylvania’s Dementia Care Is A ‘Public Health Emergency,’ But Resources Are Lacking | 90.5 WESA

Pa. school mask lawsuit backed by group that challenged 2020 election results · Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers to return early and fight against school mask mandate (poconorecord.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

‘Letter’ Fly: Wolf, GOP Legislators Wage War of Words Over Mask Mandates, COVID Data – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pat Browne injured in motorcycle crash – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden announces new six-pronged plan to combat delta variant | ABC27

Biden’s Vaccine Push: What You Need to Know – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden speech: COVID vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees (poconorecord.com)

Two-thirds of Pa. adults now vaccinated, rates lower in region | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

38% of unvaccinated Pennsylvanians doesn’t trust the government about COVID vaccine, study shows (abc27.com)

Pa. DOH announces grant to faith-based organizations to curb vaccine hesitancy (abc27.com)

New study showing strength of natural immunity from COVID-19 doesn’t change UPMC recommendations on vaccination – pennlive.com

Howard Stern blasts unvaccinated Americans, casting vaccine mandate as ‘freedom to live’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials encourage pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19 | Local News | phillytrib.com



Biden’s New Vaccine Push Is a Fight for the U.S. Economy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SBA raising EIDL limit to $2M as part of sweeping changes to Covid-19 relief program. Here’s how it will work. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Amazon commits $1.2 billion to employee skills training, education – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘The employee is in the catbird seat’: It’s about time | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Port Authority job fair seeks trainees for operator, maintenance positions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Judge orders sheriff to locate and jail Old Forge businessman Walter Stocki Jr. | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. couple sentenced to prison for giving relatives money to join ISIS – pennlive.com

Philly-based investment fund owner pleads guilty to running a $100m fraud (inquirer.com)



PAC Giving School Board Slates $10,000 Checks To Keep Classes In-Person – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Lancaster school provides mask mandate grace period to allow time for medical exemptions (abc27.com)

‘This is wrong’: Central York students protest ban on books about racism (abc27.com)

Los Angeles School District Approves COVID-19 Vaccine For Students : Back To School: Live Updates : NPR

South Western school district meeting ends in chaos amid mask fights (ydr.com)

Protesters force Dallastown school board members to cancel meeting (ydr.com)

Pa. school districts juggling bus driver shortage as classes start (theintell.com)

Pa. education secretary warns Tamaqua officials of lawsuits | Education | standardspeaker.com

Loophole allows some Pennsylvania students to avoid masking | WITF

Why does Pennsylvania still lack comprehensive sex ed? | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Berks County election officials want guidance from Legislature on ballot drop boxes (readingeagle.com)

Fetterman campaign touts more than 300,000 individual contributions in Senate bid | TheHill

State Supreme Court candidate visits Pottsville | Election | standardspeaker.com

Capital-Star Q+A: Longtime GOP activist Charlie Gerow thinks he’s the man to beat in 2022 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ed Rendell targets Republicans Scott Perry, Jeff Van Drew through ‘Never Again’ super PAC (inquirer.com)



Investments in clean water, flood control would pay off for Pa. (poconorecord.com)



Amtrak sets meeting to discuss proposed routes in Pa. | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com



Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant sets up tent outdoors for minor cases as patient volume increases | TribLIVE.com

Black Opioid Overdose Deaths Increasing Faster Than Whites, Study Finds : Shots – Health News : NPR

3 common-sense ideas to improve U.S. health care (poconorecord.com)


State News

Biden and Harris To Visit Flight 93 Memorial on 9/11 | PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania farmers encouraged to apply for Farm Vitality Grant Program for organic transition | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania asks for federal disaster declaration amid Ida clean up | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Somerset County officials remember Flight 93 like it was yesterday | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Former Gov. Tom Ridge shares message for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 (abc27.com)

House panel probing U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly for possible ethics violation (goerie.com)


National News

FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul (abc27.com)

Justice Dept. sues Texas over abortion law, argues it was enacted ‘in open defiance of the Constitution’ (abc27.com)

Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Housing starts still forecasted to be above 2020. But supply-chain issues, material costs are affecting builders. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ Law Blocked By Federal Judge : NPR

Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Abortion Ban : NPR


Local News

Court says former Cumberland County judge should be disciplined for misconduct (abc27.com)

DelVal Politicians Share Their Thoughts About 9/11 – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Census: Refugees, immigrants offset population slide, make Erie more diverse (goerie.com)

Scranton rabbi to sign climate change declaration at Vatican | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Federal grant to fund 10 new Scranton firefighter positions | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County addressing storm-damaged Rice Township bridge | Times Leader

‘We lost everything’: Montco residents flock to resource center for help recovering from Ida | WITF

Harrisburg judge joins the Army Reserve – pennlive.com

Berks weather: Powerful thunderstorm sweeps through area (readingeagle.com)

Westmoreland officials seek public input for spending $105 million in covid relief funds | TribLIVE.com



Life In The Fast Lane: As Drivers Return To The Road, GHSA Says Speeding Becoming A Huge Issue – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Allegheny County Sick Leave Bill Sails Through Committee, Final Vote Expected Next Week | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Receives A $50 Million Infusion For Development In Low-Income Neighborhoods | 90.5 WESA

Doors Open encourages Pittsburghers to embrace their nebbiness | TribLIVE.com

Autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora names PGH as site of its corporate HQ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As delta variant surges, Pittsburgh seniors say they’re confident in their COVID-19 vaccines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Side group, Pittsburgh councilmen: Lack of private lending a problem for affordable housing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Top U.S. and European officials coming to Pittsburgh for trade meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Big Daddy Graham dies: Beloved WIP radio host remembered as a ‘Philly treasure’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia dropping, mask mandate stays for now (inquirer.com)

Fully restoring Schuylkill River Trail in Philly post-Ida could take months | Local News | phillytrib.com

Why did new buildings flood in Philly? Outdated FEMA maps and building code | Local News | phillytrib.com



Lawmakers start debating what to include in proposed $3.5T spending bill | ABC27

US Capitol prepares for return of right-wing protesters | ABC27

Biden Pushes Out Trump Appointees From Military Academy Boards : NPR

Biden calls Xi as U.S.-China relationship grows more fraught | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden appoints Delaware State University president to lead HBCU board | State & Region | phillytrib.com