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Thursday, June 29

The Pittsburgh skyline is obscured by haze from Canadian wildfires on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. (Source: Post-Gazette)

• Code Red air quality alert in effect: Smoke from Canadian wildfires is expected to impair air quality through Friday. (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. Senate passes probation reform: The legislation, which now goes to the state House, would shorten probation terms and keep individuals from being returned to prison for minor technical violations. (Source: AP)

• York County school district advances new bathroom policy: It will designate facilities for use based both on gender identity and on sex assigned at birth. A final vote is expected in August. (Source: CBS 21)

• Budget talks contentious as deadline nears: Disputes remain on overall spending and education funding. (Source: AP)  

• Advocates call for pausing foreclosures while mortgage relief program is overhauled: The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency required applicants to re-register after it took over the troubled program in February. More than half have yet to do so. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Nation/world: Canadian wildfire smoke blankets much of U.S. (Source: USA Today) Biden makes case for ‘Bidenomics’ in Chicago. (Source: Voice of America) Unrest spreads in France after police killing of teen. (Source: BBC News) Judges block bans on gender-affirming care for youth in Kentucky, Tennessee. (Source: UPI) Yankees’ Domingo German throws perfect game. (Source: AP)