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Wednesday, July 3

Flanked by other state House and Senate legislators, state Rep. Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, speaks about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Grants Pass v. Johnson homelessness decision at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Source: Office of Rep. Powell)

• Businessman converting city Airbnb sites into recovery houses: Vincent Palazzotto’s company has at least five Lancaster properties. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. Democrats denounce Supreme Court homelessness decision: At a news conference, legislators said allowing jurisdictions to criminalize outdoor sleeping is immoral and counterproductive. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Firefighters union, Mayor Sorace spar over scheduling: The union complained on Facebook about a city decision to reduce shift headcounts from 13 to 11; Sorace says the city cannot maintain the previous level without paying overtime that it can’t afford under the union’s new agreement. (Source: WGAL)

• Creditor asks judge to appoint receiver for Retreat Behavioral Health: Lapis Advisers say the embattled substance abuse treatment company owes it $30 million. (Source: LNP)

• Campaign finance bill passes Pa. House: It would ban political spending by corporations with foreign ownership. (Source: WITF)  

• Nation/world: Hurricane Beryl kills 6, heads toward Jamaica. (Source: AP) Sentencing delayed in Trump’s hush money case. (Source: NPR) Democrats publicly voice worries over Biden. (Source: Voice of America) Fire forces 13,000 to evacuate in California. (Source: UPI) Greece introduces six-day work week. (Source: CNBC) Transgender runner qualifies for U.S. Olympic team. (Source: CBS News)