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State lawmakers, experts discuss deceptive practices, misinformation from anti-abortion centers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmakers warn state EMS ‘in jeopardy’ | Pennsylvania |

A ‘Jekyll & Hyde’: Scorecard grades Legislature on environmental votes | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Region’s parks, open space aided by $1.4M in state grants (

State grants to help local park renovation projects | News |

Central Pa. to get share of $90M from state for recreation, conservation projects –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID boosters may only be needed annually from now on, federal officials say : Shots – Health News : NPR

EXPLAINER: Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no. – Delco Times

Lo & Ackert: Philadelphia school district’s mask mandate is at odds with the mainstream — and with science (

New COVID-19 booster is a “leap of faith.” I’m taking it. | Expert Opinion (



WEDnetPA grants for workforce training are available (

US railroad workers contemplate striking for first time in 30 years (



Uniform crime data is essential. State police need to get in synch with FBI’s new crime reporting system. [editorial] | Our Opinion |



Greater Johnstown construction upgrades make headway, school board told | News |

‘I don’t know where they went’: Lancaster County bus companies struggle to hire bus drivers | Local News |

PA education leaders reveal which teachers helped set them up for success – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennridge School Board member seeks compromise on teacher advocacy (

Cal U students step into new era as PennWest University |

‘Good vs. evil:’ Scranton teachers, staff receive active shooter training | Education |

Middletown school board reviews anti-hazing plan, expels 7 students over football videos –



RNC Sues to Ensure Uniform Voting Rules in PA – DV Journal (

Outcome of race for governor will shape education policies in Pa. | News |

Lancaster County adds more testing for mail-in ballots ahead of election | Local News |

Pennsylvania Stakes Its Claim as the Center of the Political Universe (

FiveThirtyEight: 10 Election Deniers On Pennsylvania Ballot This Fall (

Poll worker recruitment looks to teens, veterans, lawyers : NPR

Pat Toomey backs Dr. Oz in criticizing John Fetterman for dodging debate – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Oz says he would have certified Biden’s win over Trump (

Disappointments aside, these Black women still believe in the power of voting | Across America |

Doug Mastriano’s political success happened with a little luck and a big pandemic –

Candidates vying to replace Pa. Sen. Pat Browne agree to debate (

Dr. Oz and Pat Toomey call on John Fetterman to debate in Pa. Senate race | WITF



New climate law has a hidden benefit for coal miners: Permanent funding for black lung | StateImpact Pennsylvania (



Pa. roads, bridges to get extra $175M as funding is freed up from state police |

Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going | News |

Megabus adds routes between Philadelphia, more Pennsylvania cities (



Erie County’s flu season could be nasty as people abandon face masks (

After a rough 2021, LVH-Pocono’s emergency department operations found up to snuff by state – The Morning Call (


State News

PHOTO GALLERY | Jill Biden to attend Flight 93 event; gates reopening to public for annual ceremony | News |

‘No silver bullets’ for lack of affordable housing in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Russia sanctions Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey, 24 more Americans | WITF


National News

The crisis in Jackson shows how climate change can threaten water supplies : NPR

Study: Nearly 8 million kids lost a parent/primary caregiver to the pandemic : Goats and Soda : NPR

California’s record-setting heat wave is straining the state’s power grid : NPR

More than half of minor league baseball players have voted to unionize : NPR

HARRIS: Family Farms Are the Bedrock of American Agriculture – DV Journal (

How Christian nationalism is getting written out of the story of January 6 | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe | News |

UN agency calls for safety zone around Ukraine nuclear plant | News |


Local News

County commissioners ready to approve ARPA funds for medical, personal care facilities to limit COVID-19 spread | Local News |

Elizabethtown Council reviews public hearing on forming a regional emergency medical services authority | Community News |

Mushroom Festival returns this weekend to Kennett Square – Daily Local

Talk of a tax increase is driving a wedge between leaders of a growing Pa. township and its fire company · Spotlight PA

Allentown City Council Delays Votes on Abortion Rights Ordinance (

City of Harrisburg releases statement regarding Kipona Festival laser light show ‘disappointment’ (

Erie County Executive Brenton Davis tours EMI, but not sold on plan (

Wilkes-Barre skate park plans advance, with $450,000 contract up for vote | News |



Hill District tax prep company owner admits to fraud in filing bogus returns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

YWCA Pittsburgh and POISE Foundation to give out $2.1 million in community grants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council OK’s leasing of four new fire trucks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh region granted $62.7 million to grow our robotics industry (

Ryan’s Night to Remember offers gourmet experience for homeless, less fortunate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EQT to acquire West Virginia companies for $5.2 billion, expanding pipeline reach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gatekeeper: Commission rips plan to close off Pittsburgh Playhouse courtyard, wants alternative | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council OKs leasing of four new fire trucks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Affordable housing development for people in recovery coming to West Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PHL Inno – Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs invests in Philadelphia startup ahead of Miami expansion (

How Made in America impacted Philly’s small businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly officials shine a light on workplace protection laws with grant program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Maria Quiñones Sánchez resigns from Philly council, launches bid for mayor | Local News |

Councilmember Derek Green resigns, enters race for Philly mayor | Local News |

Philly resumes gun violence listening tours. But what impact have they had? | Local News |

Art space dedicated to Alexander Calder’s work will rise on Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway (

TCRC Community Healing Center feeds more than 16,000 people a month with food giveaways in West and North Philadelphia (