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Legislature

State lawmakers, experts discuss deceptive practices, misinformation from anti-abortion centers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers warn state EMS ‘in jeopardy’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

State grants to help local park renovation projects | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

 

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 (broadandliberty.com)

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

 

Business/Jobs

WEDnetPA grants for workforce training are available (delcotimes.com)

US railroad workers contemplate striking for first time in 30 years (abc27.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

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

 

Education

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

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

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

Pennridge School Board member seeks compromise on teacher advocacy (theintell.com)

Cal U students step into new era as PennWest University | TribLIVE.com

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

RNC Sues to Ensure Uniform Voting Rules in PA – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania Stakes Its Claim as the Center of the Political Universe (politicspa.com)

FiveThirtyEight: 10 Election Deniers On Pennsylvania Ballot This Fall (politicspa.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Oz says he would have certified Biden’s win over Trump (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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

 

Environment

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

 

Transportation

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

Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going | News | phillytrib.com

Megabus adds routes between Philadelphia, more Pennsylvania cities (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Erie County’s flu season could be nasty as people abandon face masks (goerie.com)

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

 

State News

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

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

Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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

 

Local News

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

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

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 (politicspa.com)

City of Harrisburg releases statement regarding Kipona Festival laser light show ‘disappointment’ (abc27.com)

Erie County Executive Brenton Davis tours EMI, but not sold on plan (goerie.com)

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

 

Pitt

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 (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

 

Philly

Affordable housing development for people in recovery coming to West Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

How Made in America impacted Philly’s small businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly officials shine a light on workplace protection laws with grant program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

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

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