When is the 2024 Pa. primary? State lawmakers want to move up the presidential primary, but haven’t agreed on a new date (inquirer.com)

Democrat Lindsay Powell wins Pa. special election in District 21 | 90.5 WESA

Secretary Siger gives “State of the State” address to Central Bucks Chamber | The Bucks County Herald

Bill to create search and rescue team based in Pittsburgh advances | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Senate passes bill allowing more medical marijuana growers to sell directly to patients – Delco Times

Federal agency kicks Pa. Public Utility Commission out of investigation into deadly chocolate factory explosion | News | bradfordera.com

Pennsylvania state government will prepare to start using AI in its operations – Butler Eagle

Pa. Senate passes bill for substitute teachers, $100M in mental health supports | Don’t Miss This | sharonherald.com

Preserving quality of life – Northeast Times


Kraft is recalling some American cheese slices over potential choking hazard : NPR

Having a hard time finding Clorox wipes? Blame it on a cyberattack : NPR

Fed-up consumers are going after food companies for misleading claims : NPR


A new COVID-19 booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The latest COVID boosters are in for the fall. Here’s what that means for you : NPR


Prosecutors charge two after daycare death, kilo of fentanyl on top of children’s mats | National | thecentersquare.com

9 Deputies Indicted in Death of Man Beaten in Memphis Jail – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Police arrest 16-year-old in connection to Braddock double homicide | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oakmont woman gets life sentence for 2020 abuse, death of girl | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teen jailed after ransacking North Side house, stabbing resident twice in the neck | TribLIVE.com


Over 1,900 library book titles targeted for censorship so far in 2023 : NPR

School book bans show no signs of slowing, PEN America finds : NPR

Temple Acting President JoAnne Epps dies after collapsing | Local News | phillytrib.com


When is the 2024 Pa. primary? State lawmakers want to move up the presidential primary, but haven’t agreed on a new date (inquirer.com)

PA Senate advances plan to move 2024 presidential primary – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania to enact automatic voter registration at DMV – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


US petroleum products exports set new record in first half of 2023 | National | thecentersquare.com

US is top exporter of liquified natural gas in first half of 2023, led by Gulf states | Texas | thecentersquare.com


Speed camera enforcement laws sunsetting soon | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

California passes 11% gun, ammo excise tax critics say is unconstitutional | California | thecentersquare.com


A heartwarming connection among music, memory and Alzheimer’s : NPR

California’s controversial mental health courts to start up in October : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

Gov. Shapiro creates AI governing board to help steer the state’s use of generative artificial intelligence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania wants to make it easier to register to vote | WITF

Pennsylvania Governor Calls for Automatic Voter Registration (dailysignal.com)

Advocates rally for addiction recovery services | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

National News

Pentagon doesn’t know how much it spends on barracks | National | thecentersquare.com

U.S. troops describe living in military barracks as ‘continuous misery’ | National | thecentersquare.com

Federal agents continue to catch violent offenders and fugitives living in Texas | National | thecentersquare.com

Arizona ports fear federal border policies could lead to ‘another 9/11 tragedy’ | National | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers blast Chinese Communist Party’s influence on American classrooms | National | thecentersquare.com

A Legal Battle Over Political Maps in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Takeaways From Garland’s Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Family of Irvo Otieno, Who Died in Custody in Virginia, Settles Suit for $8.5 Million – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. to offer nearly half a million Venezuelan migrants temporary protections : NPR

Kansas City’s Barbie-themed streetcar cost taxpayers nearly $25,000 : NPR

Local News

Allentown council pushes probe into city hall discrimination (mcall.com)

Parkland School District offers support in wake of North Catasauqua double homicide | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Maidencreek residents start testimony for warehouse hearing | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Diane Rohrman sentenced in Chester County for husband’s drug overdose (dailylocal.com)

Jason Kelce and Steve Videon sponsor newest Haverford K-9 officer (delcotimes.com)

EmKey Energy, embroiled in pipeline case, sells home to Erie’s Hagen (goerie.com)


Diocese of Pittsburgh issues statement on fatal van crash – Butler Eagle

Bill to create search and rescue team based in Pittsburgh advances | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

No injuries reported in Brookline house fire | TribLIVE.com


Penn grads to launch reimagined corner store for Philly families in need | Local News | phillytrib.com

To veto or not? Philly Mayor Jim Kenney unhappy with City Council injection site ban | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bail revoked for cop who killed man in Kensington | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia names new Youth Poet Laureate | Local News | phillytrib.com

20 projects to watch in Fishtown, NoLibs and the surrounding neighborhoods – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Fetterman, Dean introduce bill to let sexual violence survivors defer student loan payments – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

John Fetterman mocks Republicans ‘losing their minds’ over him ‘dressing like a slob’: Hoodie-wearing Democrat hits back over dropping dress code – as GOP senator, 70, jokes she’ll, start wearing a ‘bikini’ – Internewscast Journal

Pa Sen. Bob Casey wants hunter safety courses | WITF