The Big Lie gets more dangerous with every step it takes | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Pa. lawmakers know a dementia care crisis is coming. Will they agree on a response? | WITF

Pennsylvania is on the precipice of a major political showdown over voting rights | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Turnpike’s $104M in unpaid tolls draws senators’ scrutiny | WITF

Lanc. Co. EMS faces funding deficit, the latest in a trend of statewide EMS funding woes | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report flags corporate donors to GOP lawmakers tied to Pa. election probe | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Sen. Mastriano barred from attending private Senate GOP meetings | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘This is not a small number’: Senate committee tackles $104M deficit in Pa. Turnpike tolls | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Smoking with kids in the car could get you fined in Pa. – pennlive.com

The Pa. Legislature’s back in session; get ready for some déjà vu | John Baer – pennlive.com

Republican-Led Election Reviews Take Shape In Pennsylvania And Wisconsin | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania abortion access could face challenges after Texas’ 6-week ban – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania House approves extension for prescription database considered vital to drug abuse fight – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk – WHYY

COVID vaccine booster shots: CDC panel debates – WHYY

Biden doubling COVID-19 vaccine purchase to share with the world (inquirer.com)

COVID-19 booster shots coming soon to Pa. and N.J. for eligible groups (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania coronavirus cases increase as vaccination rate levels off (inquirer.com)

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 2,500 hospitalized; 4,394 new COVID cases | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Prosecution wraps up case against ‘pill mill’ doctor, says he prescribed more than 6.7M over a 4-year period – pennlive.com

Allegheny County health official: Unvaccinated residents 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with covid | TribLIVE.com


U.S. Businesses In China Confident Despite Pandemic And Stagnant Bilateral Relations | 90.5 WESA

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

FedEx partners with self-driving startup Aurora, truck manufacturer Paccar to deploy autonomous trucks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


New murals of formerly incarcerated Philadelphians aim to change the narrative of life after prison | Helen Ubiñas (inquirer.com)

At his trial, Robert Fisher testified that prosecutors unfairly charged him with murder (inquirer.com)

YouTuber ‘Omi in a Hellcat’ has been arrested for pirating cable from Comcast, Verizon, and others (inquirer.com)

Dauphin, Bucks among counties to test out mental health pilot program | WITF

Pennsylvania high court OKs ‘comfort dogs’ for witnesses | WITF

Perry Co.’s DA could put a homeless man in jail over a Mountain Dew. Is that justice? | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. prosecutor accused of rape, trespass: report – pennlive.com

Prosecution wraps up case against ‘pill mill’ doctor, says he prescribed more than 6.7M over a 4-year period – pennlive.com

Court allows Dickinson College grad’s lawsuit to move forward over school’s handling of sexual assault report – pennlive.com

Bucks County close to launching mental health court, other programs (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Delaware County out of juvenile detention options – at the moment (delcotimes.com)


Philly school closures: COVID-19 protocols eased- WHYY

Philly teachers and administrators are end-of-year exhausted and school has only just begun (inquirer.com)

Penn State is putting unvaccinated students who miss three weeks of COVID-19 testing on interim suspension | WITF

Back to School Review: Five days of education policy in Pa. | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thursday Palmyra school board meeting going virtual because of masking clashes – pennlive.com

Pa. state universities’ faculty given job assurance as morale booster as it prepares to consolidate schools – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania School District That Shunned Mask Mandate Reverses Decision | 90.5 WESA

How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out | 90.5 WESA

Maskless parents forcing suburban Pittsburgh school boards to cancel, adjust meetings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh city schools may form group to address education issues caused by pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State suspends 117 students without proof of COVID vaccination for missing required testing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reading School District bids farewell to its superintendent and starts the search for a new one. (readingeagle.com)


What you need to know about the 2022 Pa. governor’s race – WHYY

Who is running for Pennsylvania governor in 2022? (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race: Who is running and what happens next? (inquirer.com)

Constitutional amendments are better determined during high voter turnout elections | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bush steps into Trump’s spot to headline GOP fundraiser for Liz Cheney – pennlive.com


How to prepare for the next big storm in Pennsylvania, according to emergency management officials (inquirer.com)

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Tom Wolf wants PA to have a carbon-free electric grid by 2050 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

EPA completes rule to phase out gases used as refrigerants | News | tribdem.com

State Department of Environmental Protection takes community comment on Covanta permit renewal (delcotimes.com)

Watershed improvement projects coming to Delco – Delco Times


Infant mortality rates are declining. But gun violence is overtaking that progress. l Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

State News

Fall means more deer on the road: Here’s how your risk of a crash rises | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board reports record net income during most recent fiscal year – pennlive.com

Pandemic caused a drinking boom in Pa. as liquor control board reports record sales, profits | TribLIVE.com

Foliage admirers can track changes to Pa. leaf color using DCNR maps (goerie.com)

National News

Black And Latino Homeowners Are About Twice As Likely As Whites To Get Low Appraisals | 90.5 WESA

A New Law in California Aims To Protect Workers At Retail Warehouses Like Amazon’s | 90.5 WESA

Many Haitian migrants from Texas border camp staying in U.S., officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

For advocates, ‘a sense of relief’ with Chambersburg law banning discrimination against LGBTQ people | WITF

Cat quandary: Pa. city looking to outlaw de-clawing cats, citing long-term pain to clawless felines – pennlive.com

Wilkes-Barre City Council vote moves $5.4M in grant applications on to state | Times Leader

With U.S. Steel looking to build new mini-mill, local leaders pitching Johnstown | News | tribdem.com

Lehigh Valley ‘area of greatest concern’ for flash flooding, National Weather Service says; damaging winds, tornadoes also possible Thursday – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bucks County weather: Flash floods, severe storms possible Thursday (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


Allegheny County Jail board ends contract with C-SAU, warden Harper objects | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh Dreams Of A Solar Farm Built On Waste | 90.5 WESA

How The Pandemic Has Impacted Pittsburghers Struggling With Addiction | 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Makes List Of Emerging Cities For Startups, But More Support Is Needed For Diverse Leadership | 90.5 WESA


Philly bill to ban minor traffic stops advances- WHYY

Opinion: Biden infrastructure plan lead pipe remediation – WHYY

A recent history of Philly’s best boos (in honor of Ben Simmons) – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Philadelphia weather forecast has flood watch, tornado chance (inquirer.com)

In a city torn by violence, Black Philadelphians are buying guns to respond to crime, racism | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Biden holds ‘friendly’ first call with French President Macron since diplomatic crisis erupted | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

These are the nine Democrats most likely to buck their party’s drug plan – The Washington Post

Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in US | News | tribdem.com