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Pa. Republican lawmakers begin election ‘investigation’ –

Pennsylvania’s 2020 Election Audit Off To An Awkward Start (

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

Senate Republicans Start Election ‘Investigation’ In Pennsylvania – CBS Philly (

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

GOP audit hearing ignites partisan battle over election policy | City & State PA (

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

PA Senator ‘Out of Order’ for Noting GOP Witness Challenged Election (

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

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

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

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

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

Democrats, GOP Push Back Against Partisan Election Audits | The Pew Charitable Trusts (

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

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

SCOTUS decision on Texas abortion law: What it means in Pennsylvania (

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 | (

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 (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

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

Pat Browne injured in motorcycle crash – The Morning Call (


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 (

Biden speech: COVID vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees (

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

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

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

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

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 |



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

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 (

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

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

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 |

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

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



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

Lancaster school provides mask mandate grace period to allow time for medical exemptions (

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

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 (

Protesters force Dallastown school board members to cancel meeting (

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

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

Loophole allows some Pennsylvania students to avoid masking | WITF

Why does Pennsylvania still lack comprehensive sex ed? | Opinion (



Berks County election officials want guidance from Legislature on ballot drop boxes (

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

State Supreme Court candidate visits Pottsville | Election |

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

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



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



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



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

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

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


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 |

Pennsylvania asks for federal disaster declaration amid Ida clean up | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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


National News

FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul (

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

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

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

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 (

DelVal Politicians Share Their Thoughts About 9/11 – DV Journal (

Census: Refugees, immigrants offset population slide, make Erie more diverse (

Scranton rabbi to sign climate change declaration at Vatican | News |

Federal grant to fund 10 new Scranton firefighter positions | News |

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 –

Berks weather: Powerful thunderstorm sweeps through area (

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



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

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 |

Autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora names PGH as site of its corporate HQ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 (

COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia dropping, mask mandate stays for now (

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

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



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 |