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Pennsylvania lawmaker’s bill aims to prevent suicide through voluntary Do-Not-Sell Firearm Registry | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Senate passes bills to avoid another amendment fiasco. Here’s how (

Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano: What we know about his fight with GOP leaders (

Mastriano mum on gubernatorial bid, critical of state leadership at Hazle Twp. rally | News |

Garrity questions extent of Pennsylvania election subpoena | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Tom Wolf: Republican lies are tearing Pennsylvania apart (

Letter: Sen. Corman’s election investigation a waste of time and money (

Republicans look to bypass Wolf with latest election reform measure | City & State PA (

Counties are caught in between as Wolf, GOP once again try to negotiate election reform | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

To avoid Wolf’s veto, Pa. GOP proposes giving voters final say on stricter ID rules, other election changes · Spotlight PA

House panel reignites Pennsylvania election reform with slate of controversial bills | Pennsylvania |

Republicans aim to make big election changes in state constitution | WITF

Pa. Senate moves to bolster constitutional amendment process with increased training, transparency | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf announces $655 million for child care providers | City & State PA (

Gov. Wolf creates Redistricting Advisory Council to aid upcoming process | Times Leader

How will Pennsylvania lawmakers respond to dementia care crisis? | Centre Daily Times

Philly state rep. agrees to treatment after arrest · Spotlight PA

Wolf calls for Philly Rep. Boyle to resign from office after he’s charged with violating protection from abuse order | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial | Senate again choosing abusers over sexual assault victims | News |

Hundreds gather for first-ever Pennsylvania March For Life rally | City & State PA (

Why an anti-abortion rally at the Pa. state Capitol drew thousands (

Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Thousands rally for ‘life’: That needs to continue after the slogans end | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Demonstrators rally at state Capitol for Pennsylvania’s first March for Life | WITF

Parents of DUI victim Deana Eckman testified before the state Senate Transportation Committee (

$149,000 grant will combat opioid crisis among Montco inmate, parolee population | Local News |

Legislators take an educational trip on the Delaware | The Bucks County Herald

Transgender women with felony past fight name change rules | WITF

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee | WITF

Legislation To Provide Consistent Support For Small, Diverse, Veteran Businesses – WDAC


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Getting booster shots in Pa. expected to be quick and easy for those who qualify (

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections on the rise in Lancaster County (

Gov. Wolf releases COVID-19 data by Pa. legislative district (

Facebook Groups Promoting Ivermectin as a Covid-19 Treatment Flourish – The New York Times (

Health Dept.: Pa. adds more than 12K COVID cases over the weekend; more than 2,700 hospitalized | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID: Berks pediatricians react to vaccine working in younger children (

COVID-19 booster shots will be available through the Allentown Health Bureau – The Morning Call (

COVID-19 spread may be slowing down | Coronavirus |

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for kids 5-11 could help all, if enough families get the shots (



A government shutdown could come Friday. Is your small business prepared? (

SBA’s $16B SVOG program awards more grants, but funds are still available – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ford Will Build 4 Factories in a Big Electric Vehicle Push – The New York Times (

Paying more at the pump? Blame Hurricane Ida – Daily Local



FBI: Homicides up nearly 30% in 2020, largest 1-year jump ever | News |

The DEA Is Warning Of A Rise In Overdose Deaths From Fake Drugs Laced With Fentanyl : NPR

Grand jury to probe fatal shooting of 8-year-old – Delco Times

Medical marijuana patients in Pa. risk arrest for DUI when they get behind the wheel –

Testimony starts in kids-for-cash civil damages hearing | Cops and Courts |



Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college | News |

Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages – The New York Times (

Philadelphia School District superintendent plans to step down in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

University of Pennsylvania commits $100 million to launch engineering and health center – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Richland superintendent warns of penalties for violating mask order | Coronavirus |

National group’s secretary-treasurer talks concerns with Johnstown educators | Coronavirus |

Despite public outcry, Ephrata won’t allow parents to exempt children from mask order without doctor’s signature | Local News |

Pike, Monroe county parents speak out regarding masks (

District hikes family incentives for driving students to school | The Learning Key |

Scranton School District leaders defend hiring teachers with emergency permits | Education |



Pittsburgh Dems unify around mayoral nominee Ed Gainey as Nov. election looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks, Montgomery County Voters Guide is now live (

The 2020 race for Pa. Supreme Court: The questions the candidates have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Anti-Trump Republican drops bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat | WITF

How Delaware County Democrat Deb Ciamacca is trying to break the political divide: listening to Republicans (

Pa. 2022 Senate race: What you need to know – WHYY

Pa. Dems running for Senate shun talk of fracking ban – E&E News (



PennEast says it won’t build pipeline; Yudichak blasts ‘environmental extremists’ over decision | Times Leader

Reports: PennEast stops work on its $1 billion Pennsylvania-New Jersey pipeline | New Jersey |

PA advocates react as PennEast stops natural gas pipeline development (

Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Environment Digest Blog: DCNR Secretary: American Rescue Fund Dollars One Option To Address $1 Billion State Parks, Forests Maintenance Project Backlog, Paying Back Oil & Gas Fund (



Allentown airport sees summer passenger numbers nearly reach pre-pandemic highs – The Morning Call (



For Transgender Youth, Stigma Is Just One Barrier to Health Care – The New York Times (

McKinsey must be held accountable for role in Pa.’s opioid epidemic (

Treatment available for those struggling with addiction in Pa. (


State News

Pennsylvania state treasurer defends pension board amid FBI investigation | Pennsylvania |

Veteran Outreach of Pennsylvania aiming to provide “tiny” homes for area homeless veterans (

Embattled Pa. teacher pension fund subpoenaed by SEC over ‘compensation and gifts’ to staff · Spotlight PA

‘It’s not slowing down’: Central Pa. housing market sees higher prices, swift sales –

Snail mail: Some areas, including those in Pennsylvania, will start waiting longer for postal deliveries | Today in Pa. –


National News

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial (

R. Kelly Verdict: R&B Star Found Guilty On All Counts : NPR

Opioid Victims Will Get Small Payouts From The Purdue Pharma Settlement : NPR

Arizona’s School Mask Mandate Ban Ruled Unconstitutional : NPR

Sempra Energy Will Compensate 35,000 People Who Were Hurt In A 2015 Gas Leak : NPR

Hispanic Heritage Month, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Thousands rally for ‘life’: That needs to continue after the slogans end | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

UGI Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Learning Center – BCTV

KidsFest brings balloons, crafts and lots of smiles to Morrisville | Yardley Area |

Celtic Classic returns triumphant to Bethlehem (PHOTOS) –

Lancaster’s Olympian archer Casey Kaufhold wins silver at World Archery Championships: report | Local News |

In the upcoming Manheim Twp. commissioners race, development is still the No. 1 issue | PA Power and Policy |

Brandywine region getting help after Hurricane Ida – Daily Local

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering for cleanup at Nockamixon State Park | The Bucks County Herald

Board approves 110 new apartments for the center of Bryn Mawr | Mainlinetimes |

Reading Downtown revitalization planned previewed by Berks County leaders (

David Parsnik has no comment on sudden departure from Luzerne County management position | Times Leader

County division head Parsnik resigns, effective immediately | News |

Luzerne County election director Morgan resigns weeks before election | Election |

Suicide victims remembered at Wilkes ceremony | Times Leader

First NEPA Latin Fest fills Kirby Park with music, food and fun | News |

Council to vote on vaccine mandate protection, insurance broker contract | News |

Program aims to help some NEPA senior citizens stay in their homes | News |

Children and Youth review continues this week; no deadline for completion | |

Schuylkill County returns unspent block grant money | Schuylkill |



Pittsburgh warns drivers of road closures as secretaries of state, commerce visit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy celebrates 25 years with Making Your Parks Shine | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

QBurgh receives extension to challenge Delta’s proposal to trademark “Pittsburgh Pride” | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Short on semiconductors but long on symbolism: U.S.-EU Trade and Tech Council kicks off in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groceries for the Hill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Light of Life shelter’s $22 million renovation looks to bring dignity to homelessness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Central terminal, aerial trams and new bridges: Pittsburgh unveils ambitious long-term transportation blueprint | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



As Philly surpasses 400 murders, grassroots prevention groups still looking for help | Local News |

New 76ers announcer Kate Scott on her path to Philadelphia and earning the city’s respect – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show returning to FDR Park in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Eviction: How Philadelphia’s diversion program became a national model (

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly students explore the art of DJing through school district’s program | The Learning Key |

Dr. Ala Stanford to be honored by Points of Light | Health |

Jefferson and Novartis team-up to improve health in Philly (

At least eight new superintendents taking over Philly-area school districts this year (

In Philadelphia, gun violence a more serious threat than COVID-19 for some (



Senate Republicans Stall Government Spending Bill : NPR

GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead | News |

Pelosi Plans Infrastructure Vote as Safety Net Bill Remains Mired in Rifts – The New York Times (

EXPLAINER: What’s behind all the drama in Congress? – Delco Times

Bill to fix Tobyhanna Army Depot pay gap passes House again (

Failed police reform bill is disappointing | Editorials |

Biden rule to shield ‘Dreamers’ seeks to bypass Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette