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Senate Democrat’s Bill Would Add Sports Betting Kiosks In Taverns (pennbets.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 :: exploreClarion.com

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

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

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

Agriculture secretary visits Carversville Farm | The Bucks County Herald

Arizona’s election ‘fraudit’ and Trump’s ‘big lie’ are still inspiring copycats (nbcnews.com)

Pennsylvania takes the final step toward joining RGGI | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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 | thecentersquare.com

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

Senators introduce mask opt-out for Pennsylvania schoolchildren | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pennsylvania battle over masks in schools heads to Legislature – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Mask mandates come to Monroe schools, politicians and schools speak (poconorecord.com)

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 (abc27.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

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 (abc27.com)

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

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 – pennlive.com

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

As delta variant spreads in Erie County, COVID-19 vaccinations increase (goerie.com)

Lackawanna County epidemiologist analyzing COVID-19 data, informing pandemic response | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

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

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

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

Labor and staffing shortages continue among central pa businesses (ydr.com)

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

 

Crime/Punishment

Delco jail guards are considering a strike after another worker was attacked (inquirer.com)

Shapiro makes 12 arrests for role in the operation of drug trafficking ring in Pa. (abc27.com)

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 (poconorecord.com)

 

Education

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

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 (inquirer.com)

North Allegheny high school closed due to leak | TribLIVE.com

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Erie County Community College begins first-ever class semester (goerie.com)

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 | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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

Democrats launch ‘The Pennsylvania Apprentice’ digital campaign | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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

The steal in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, explained | Bruce Ledewitz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Delaware County Election Board member resigns – Delco Times

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

 

Environment

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

 

Health

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

Remembering accidental drug overdose victims – Daily Local

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

Healthcare Trends move into the digital space | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

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 (theintell.com)

Pa’.s unemployment system getting through more claims, but still not doling money out fast enough (abc27.com)

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

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 (ydr.com)

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 (theintell.com)

 

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 (inquirer.com)

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

Several American Students Are Still Trapped In Afghanistan : NPR

Child tax credit: New online site launched to help people receive payments (abc27.com)

Judge conditionally approves Purdue Pharma opioid settlement, shielding Sackler family from future lawsuits (inquirer.com)

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 (abc27.com)

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 (mcall.com)

Ida tornadoes confirmed in Bucks County, Montgomery County – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Investments, partnerships and workforce development power Erie County forward (goerie.com)

Universal child care could give Erie the competitive edge (goerie.com)

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

Drivers being rerouted after crash closes section of I-83 northbound (ydr.com)

Delaware River, Neshaminy Creek reaching flood stage as Ida moves on (theintell.com)

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

Rescued pets: Hurricane Ida animal refugees in Reading and Lancaster (readingeagle.com)

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

Hurricane Ida dumps more than 5 inches on region | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

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

The long decline of the once-thriving Pittsburgh International Airport – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

 

Philly

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

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

Philadelphia refunds millions in wage taxes to suburban commuters (inquirer.com)

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

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

 

Washington

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