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

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

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

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

Garrity questions extent of Pennsylvania election subpoena | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

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

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

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 | thecentersquare.com

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf announces $655 million for child care providers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial | Senate again choosing abusers over sexual assault victims | News | tribdem.com

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

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

Anti-abortion advocates flood Harrisburg for first Pennsylvania March for Life | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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 (delcotimes.com)

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

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 (abc27.com)

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections on the rise in Lancaster County (abc27.com)

Gov. Wolf releases COVID-19 data by Pa. legislative district (abc27.com)

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

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

COVID: Berks pediatricians react to vaccine working in younger children (readingeagle.com)

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

COVID-19 spread may be slowing down | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

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

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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 – pennlive.com

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

 

Education

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

Schools Scramble to Feed Students Amid Shortages – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Philadelphia School District superintendent plans to step down in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

Richland superintendent warns of penalties for violating mask order | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

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

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

Pike, Monroe county parents speak out regarding masks (poconorecord.com)

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

Scranton School District leaders defend hiring teachers with emergency permits | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

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

Bucks, Montgomery County Voters Guide is now live (theintell.com)

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

 

Environment

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 | thecentersquare.com

PA advocates react as PennEast stops natural gas pipeline development (poconorecord.com)

Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

 

Transportation

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

 

Health

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

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

Treatment available for those struggling with addiction in Pa. (goerie.com)

 

State News

Pennsylvania state treasurer defends pension board amid FBI investigation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Veteran Outreach of Pennsylvania aiming to provide “tiny” homes for area homeless veterans (abc27.com)

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 – pennlive.com

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

 

National News

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

 

Local News

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

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

Celtic Classic returns triumphant to Bethlehem (PHOTOS) – lehighvalleylive.com

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

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

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 | mainlinemedianews.com

Reading Downtown revitalization planned previewed by Berks County leaders (readingeagle.com)

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

County division head Parsnik resigns, effective immediately | News | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County election director Morgan resigns weeks before election | Election | standardspeaker.com

Suicide victims remembered at Wilkes ceremony | Times Leader

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

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

Program aims to help some NEPA senior citizens stay in their homes | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

Schuylkill County returns unspent block grant money | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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

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

 

Philly

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

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

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

Eviction: How Philadelphia’s diversion program became a national model (theintell.com)

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

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

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

Jefferson and Novartis team-up to improve health in Philly (inquirer.com)

At least eight new superintendents taking over Philly-area school districts this year (inquirer.com)

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

 

Washington

Senate Republicans Stall Government Spending Bill : NPR

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

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

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

Bill to fix Tobyhanna Army Depot pay gap passes House again (poconorecord.com)

Failed police reform bill is disappointing | Editorials | phillytrib.com

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