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Senate Democrat’s Bill Would Add Sports Betting Kiosks In Taverns (

Pennsylvania Senator Wants Bars to Have Sports Betting Kiosks – GamblingNews

How Pa. lawmakers, elected officials, and U.S. Senate hopefuls reacted to Texas abortion ban | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records · Spotlight PA

State Rep. Frankel Introducing Legislation to Allow Teens to Make Vaccine Decisions ::

Sen. Nikil Saval: “Covid outbreaks can happen in any school district” (

Pennsylvania Sen. Boscola says Gov. Wolf should have let school districts decide on masks – The Morning Call (

Senator Wants PA Supreme Court To Reimplement Eviction Moratorium – – Butler, PA

Agriculture secretary visits Carversville Farm | The Bucks County Herald

Arizona’s election ‘fraudit’ and Trump’s ‘big lie’ are still inspiring copycats (

Pennsylvania takes the final step toward joining RGGI | City & State PA (

Wolf’s carbon-cutting plan ‘in the public interest,’ review board finds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carbon pricing on Pennsylvania power generators clears latest regulatory hurdle | Pennsylvania |

Pa. set to enter northeastern initiative limiting carbon from power plants | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senators introduce mask opt-out for Pennsylvania schoolchildren | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Republicans eye constitutional amendment to restrict top health official, confine powers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania battle over masks in schools heads to Legislature – The Morning Call (

Mask mandates come to Monroe schools, politicians and schools speak (

Bucks County House Republican delegation responds to governor’s actions | The Bucks County Herald

Pa. GOP lawmakers go to court to challenge mail-in voting law (

14 Republican lawmakers, most of whom voted for Pa.’s mail-in voting law, now say it’s unconstitutional and have gone to court to throw it out – The Morning Call (

Grant program to provide $270,000 for youth vocational training in Pennsylvania county | Pennsylvania |

Wolf signs emergency disaster proclamation as Ida brings rain, flooding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Unvaccinated people, sick with COVID-19, flood midstate hospitals as delta variant surges | WITF

Children’s hospitals are pleading for federal help to deal with a capacity crisis | WITF

CDC Data Set Missing 1 In 5 COVID Cases And Key Details From Many Other Cases : NPR

Moderna Asks FDA To Authorize A Booster Shot Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The GIANT Company, MARTIN’S offering flu vaccinations through September (

School-age covid cases continue to rise in Allegheny County |

Joe Rogan, controversial podcast host dismissive of vaccines, says he tested positive for COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

School superintendent fired after enforcing state mask mandate in rural Oregon –

Delaware County now at ‘high risk’ with rise in COVID cases – Delco Times

As delta variant spreads in Erie County, COVID-19 vaccinations increase (

Lackawanna County epidemiologist analyzing COVID-19 data, informing pandemic response | News |



‘Don’t quit while you’re ahead’: Pa.’s economy rebounds, but gaps remain | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Employers are delaying their office returns. Workers are just fine with that. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA approves more Targeted EIDL Advance grants and disaster loans, but deadline looms. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wayne-based Eastern Airlines bets big on cargo as it eyes $1B in revenue – Philadelphia Business Journal (

WISSMAN: New Report Underscores Natural Gas and Oil’s Impact on Jobs and Economy in PA – DV Journal (

Labor and staffing shortages continue among central pa businesses (

Coal Country  AFL-CIO chiefs say federal climate action must create good union Jobs (



Delco jail guards are considering a strike after another worker was attacked (

Shapiro makes 12 arrests for role in the operation of drug trafficking ring in Pa. (

Allegheny County Jail warden defends new guard training contracts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal lawsuit accuses Chester Twp., police of civil rights violations in arrests of Black residents for loitering | WITF

Pa. priest abuse: Some of the oldest victims are dying without justice (



SLA Beeber teacher: I had two hours to completely flip my first-day plans for virtual learning | Opinion (

Days into school year, hundreds of local students in COVID quarantines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inside the PFT’s new contract: 3 years of raises for Philly teachers (

North Allegheny high school closed due to leak |

Campus rally protests masking requirement as Penn State publishes latest vaccination data | WITF

How state efforts to ban mask mandates in schools mirrors resistance to integration | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s which Lancaster County schools are following the state’s mask mandate | Local News |

Erie County Community College begins first-ever class semester (

Raucous CB Board meeting ends with mask mandate | The Bucks County Herald

Abington Heights teachers have extended contract, masking an issue again at school board meeting | Education |



Trump endorses Parnell in Pennsylvania Senate race | TheHill

Loser ex-president endorses Sean Parnell for senate … and lies in the process | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Democrats point to Texas abortion ban in bid to juice midterm turnout | TheHill

Democrats launch ‘The Pennsylvania Apprentice’ digital campaign | City & State PA (

Q&A With Lancaster State Sen. Scott Martin Who Is Eying A Run for Governor – DV Journal (

The steal in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, explained | Bruce Ledewitz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Delaware County Election Board member resigns – Delco Times

Photos: DNC’s “Build Back Better” bus tour hits Philadelphia | Local News |



Simultaneous Fires And Floods Are A Taste Of The Future : NPR

Plastic Bags and Straws are Out in These DelVal Towns, and More Could Join Them Soon – DV Journal (

It’s time to cut back on single-use plastic bags | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What the ‘death knell’ of fossil fuels means for Pennsylvania | Editorial (



The coming crisis in dementia care and why Pa. is woefully unprepared · Spotlight PA

American Treatment Network raises $5.3M to open more substance abuse care centers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Delco’s Vigil for National Overdose Awareness Day Shed Light on Addiction Issue – DV Journal (

Remembering accidental drug overdose victims – Daily Local

Editorial: Beware the regular flu while the novel coronavirus still circulates |

Healthcare Trends move into the digital space | Smart Talk (


State News

The Supreme Court’s decision on a Texas abortion ban raises the stakes for the Pa. governor’s race · Spotlight PA

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey backs Biden on Afghanistan, legislative priorities (

Pa’.s unemployment system getting through more claims, but still not doling money out fast enough (

Now what? After one of the wettest days in history, Pa. cleans up from Ida: the latest –

Ida’s remnants close roads, prompt concerns of dam failure | WITF

Rain, floods and headaches: Ida soaks Western Pa., prompting disaster declarations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tropical Depression Ida is out of here, but flooding is still possible (

National Guard, rescue teams ready to assist Pennsylvanians during floods, state officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former President George W. Bush will be the speaker at Flight 93 Memorial on 9/11 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf activates Pa. Air National Guard to support Afghan evacuation efforts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

9/11 trail board seeks national designation, Tour de Trail planned (


National News

POLITICO Playbook: SCOTUS ruling puts Roe v. Wade on the ropes – POLITICO

Divided Supreme Court leaves Texas abortion law in place | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Major Flooding Hits The East Coast Overnight : NPR

At least 8 dead as Hurricane Ida’s remnants spark floods in New York, New Jersey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ida remnants cause state of emergency in New York City (

More questions than answers for landlords, renters after Supreme Court blocks federal evictions moratorium – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Several American Students Are Still Trapped In Afghanistan : NPR

Child tax credit: New online site launched to help people receive payments (

Judge conditionally approves Purdue Pharma opioid settlement, shielding Sackler family from future lawsuits (

The Sackler family has won immunity from all future opioid lawsuits | WITF


Local News

Blight demo contract OK’d in McKeesport – The Mon Valley Independent

York County homes submerged in floodwater as Ida’s remnants rage on (

Heavy rain prompts evacuation below Johnstown area dam | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ida Lehigh Valley update: Major flooding on Lehigh River, more than 24,000 in region without power – The Morning Call (

Ida tornadoes confirmed in Bucks County, Montgomery County – The Morning Call (

Investments, partnerships and workforce development power Erie County forward (

Universal child care could give Erie the competitive edge (

Garrison Run: East Erie storm sewer failure will cost at least $1.2M (

Drivers being rerouted after crash closes section of I-83 northbound (

Delaware River, Neshaminy Creek reaching flood stage as Ida moves on (

Ida: Rainfall begins and it is expected to be heavier later. (

Rescued pets: Hurricane Ida animal refugees in Reading and Lancaster (

Spillover from Hurricane Ida hits roads, creeks, lawns in Greater Hazleton | News |

Hurricane Ida dumps more than 5 inches on region | Crime-Emergency |



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declares state of emergency along Monongahela River |

The long decline of the once-thriving Pittsburgh International Airport – The Morning Call (

Tropical Storm Ida causes flooding across the Pittsburgh region, flood watch in effect | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



I-76 and I-676 shut down in Philadelphia as severe flooding slams region – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New Philly office must protect young people from harms caused by agencies designed to protect them | Opinion (

Philadelphia refunds millions in wage taxes to suburban commuters (

Kenney says Afghan relocation effort in Philadelphia is going smoothly | Local News |

Philadelphia’s top cop expects return of students to schools will help police | Local News |



Democrats call on Biden to increase US refugee cap | ABC27

Some Republican lawmakers want defense spending bill to investigate Afghanistan withdrawal | ABC27

Biden meets Ukraine leader in long-sought Oval Office visit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette