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Pa. Senate votes to strengthen First Amendment rights for teachers | ABC27

Pa. Senate extends remote participation rules to May 31 –

With return of lawmakers, victims of child sex crimes implore Pa. Senate to advance reform bill –

Child sex abuse survivors urge Pa. Senate to take action on 2-year lawsuit window (

New Pa. bill would make it harder to rent out your home and jeopardize your privacy | Opinion (

Protect Women’s Sports Act proposed in House | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Kennett Township Awarded $2 Million Grant for Five-Point Project – MyChesCo

Rep. Lawrence to Assume Speaker’s Role in Cutler’s Absence – MyChesCo

State Rep. Ortitay proposes ‘Great Pennsylvania Giveback’ | Local News | (

Key GOP lawmaker eyes photo ID, signature matching as Pa. considers voting changes · Spotlight PA

Pa. House, Senate bills would update state’s outdated definition of marriage | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House passes bill to rein in Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission – The Morning Call (

‘Free the lemonade stand’: Pa. House approves bill to help businesses run by minors –

$3 million state grant brings Valley Crest project closer to fruition | News |

York County man pleads guilty to harassing U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (


Coronavirus - COVID-19

State Department To Issue Travel Warnings Amid ‘Unprecedented’ COVID-19 Risks : NPR

Smart Talk: Poll finds majority of Pennsylvanians remain concerned about public health situation | Smart Talk (

Governor Wolf receives COVID-19 shot today as state combats vaccine hesitancy | WHP (

Acting Secretary Of Health Alison Beam Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Encourages Others To Get Vaccinated – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pennsylvania posts lowest 2-day covid case report since March 23 |

¿Dónde están aumentando los casos de coronavirus en Pa. Estas son las cifras clave a tener en cuenta - The Morning Call (

Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next? | National and World |

CDC director: Officials examining ‘a handful’ of unconfirmed clotting reports after J&J vaccine pause | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Flyers join the effort to get Philadelphia residents vaccinated against Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Coronavirus positivity rate increases in Montgomery County, stays elevated in SE Pa. counties | News |

Neshaminy Manor in Warrington will lose employees to mandated vaccine policy (

Another View: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and lifesaving (

Percent positivity for COVID-19 is high in Northeast Pa. counties (

COVID-19: Actualización diaria de los casos de coronavirus en el condado de Erie (

Cambria leads region for residents fully vaccinated, state reports fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus |

Lancaster County mass vaccination site marks 100,000th patient milestone | Health |

Mobile COVID vaccine clinic makes 2 visits to serve underserved communities in Reading | Coronavirus |

Berks County launches hotline for those struggling to get the COVID vaccine | Coronavirus |

Penn State Health St. Joseph drive-thru COVID testing moving to new locations | Coronavirus |

Three-county area sees 186 new COVID cases, 3 new deaths on Thursday | Coronavirus |

Putting Luzerne County’s latest coronavirus figures in perspective | Times Leader

How to take yourself off COVID-19 waitlists in Philadelphia and the suburbs (

COVID-19 still spreading through Philly region as more can get vaccine, but Pa. and N.J. see different trends (

To vaccinate more Latino Philadelphians, community-led clinics are key | Opinion (

Philadelphia COVID-19 updates: Cases, hospitalizations quickly rising in Delaware (

AHN vaccine clinic accepting walk-ins this afternoon at Pittsburgh Mills mall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (



SBA releases new details on its $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Chester County Economic Development Council announces organizational changes, responding to changing needs of area businesses as they rebuild from COVID-19 | Business |

Knoll furniture being acquired by Herman Miller for $1.8 billion – The Morning Call (

Nike to lease 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Bethlehem, could bring ‘in the ballpark of 250 jobs’ – The Morning Call (

Schuylkill Chamber CEO, restaurant owner testify on COVID’s impact on hospitality industries | Business |

Restaurants, delivery apps still at odds as demand grows | National News | (



Scranton backs lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s restrictions on local gun control | News | (

Man to serve 20 to 40 years in prison for 2014 deadly shooting in York (

Adams County man accused of scamming $300k from residents, police say (

Sex crimes: NY man accused of using Erie-area hotels in sex trafficking (

Advocates want juvenile center closed permanently and funds diverted | Local News |

The Pa. Corrections Department shouldn’t renew its contract with Smart Communications. This is why | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges | WITF

Eight recruits join ranks of Wilkes-Barre Police Department | News |



Why Schools Should Be the Center of a Green New Deal (

No tuition hike at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities. Here’s the latest (

Pensions board in Pennsylvania votes to raise rates for 94K school employees | WITF

PSERS revises investment returns and, in turn, will increase teacher pension contributions –

Pennsbury looks to raise taxes to fund $223 million budget (

Morrisville seeks merger talks with Pennsbury (

Fewer incumbents in this year’s crowded school board field | News |

Philly’s 7 best principals win Lindback award and $20,000 to improve their schools (

‘I’m excited to see my favorite lunch lady, my teacher, my friends:’ After a year away, Allentown elementary students return to the classroom – The Morning Call (

Allentown school board votes 9-0 at special meeting to hire interim superintendent to replace Thomas Parker – The Morning Call (

York County school board member resigns, calls its leadership’s behavior ‘abhorrent and beyond belief’ –

COVID cases close Schuylkill Valley High School for 2 days | Coronavirus |

Isaac Tripp Elementary temporarily closes due to COVID-19 | Coronavirus | (

Hempfield Area temporarily closes high school due to covid-19 cases |



Judge rules Flynn may remain on state Senate special election ballot | Election | (

Supreme Court rejects lingering Pennsylvania 2020 election challenge case | WITF

League of Women Voters to hold Tuesday forum for 48th Senatorial District candidates –

League of Women Voters Day of Action for Fair Maps | News |

Allentown’s youth: Mayoral candidates weigh in on keeping the city’s children engaged | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Garrity Backs Bartos For U.S. Senate | PoliticsPA

Jonathan Lovitz running for Pennsylvania House seat in 182nd District – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Beaver County primary candidates released (

Supreme Court rejects PA election challenge (

Lou Barletta launches PAC while considering a run for governor | Election |

Luzerne County solicitor recommends special election for DA | Election |


Medio ambiente

Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

NY recycling plant to open in Poconos, promises 30 jobs (

Exxon Mobil Proposes Carbon Capture Plan – The New York Times (

Group plants 100 trees in Centralia, gives away 250 more | News |

Miners’ union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs | National News | (



PA, and the Poconos, need passenger rail | My Turn (

After vehicle strikes children, Reading officials wonder how to make intersections less dangerous [Survey] | Local News |

PennDOT plans traffic stoppages on Tarentum Bridge |

Traffic restrictions set to start on Harrison’s Springhill Road for path project |



Casey, Garrity, Baker announce PA ABLE’s $50M asset milestone | Times Leader

Humana Inc. Overcharged Medicare Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds : Shots – Health News : NPR

Alternative to opioids: Electrostimulation device aids pain relief (

Allegheny Health Network to build $14 million West Penn cancer center (

Op-Ed: Opioid addiction still a public health emergency in Pennsylvania (

Op-Ed: George Floyd and the opioid crisis (

To help workers, residents, Pa. needs to boost nursing home staffing ratios | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Brain cancer ended his NFL dreams. Now he’s scoring touchdowns for rare-disease researchers. (


Noticias del Estado

Financial relief available to farmers impacted by COVID (

Shapiro: New ‘ghost gun’ regulations a step in the right direction (

Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday – Generocity Philly

Businesses prepare for potential unrest, looting after a possible Chauvin verdict | Local News |

REPORT: These states export the most energy | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Favorite PA Farm Show foods will be available at spring food fest (

States with the highest and lowest tax rates – The Morning Call (

Flag burning activist Gene Stilp posts $20k more in settlements of civil rights suits against Pa. communities –


Noticias nacionales

How to Get a Stimulus Payment If You Don’t Have a Permanent Address Or a Bank Account – NBC10 Philadelphia (

For-Profit ICE Detention Faces Resistance After Big Expansion Under Trump : NPR

Guest editorial | Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice | Editorials |

Consumers have $5.4 trillion in excess savings. That could unleash a global spending boom | Business |

Union alleges Amazon pressured workers as it seeks to set aside warehouse vote | Business |

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from strokes, autopsy finds (

How Heinz is navigating a national shortage of ketchup packets | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

COVID continues shift from cities to suburbs. Where people are moving. (

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived – The New York Times (

Chadian president killed on battlefield after 30 years in power, military says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

FedEx shooter visited ‘white supremacist’ sites and surrendered a shotgun, but didn’t trigger ‘red-flag’ law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (


Noticias locales

$1.5M water line upgrade begins in Wilkes-Barre | News |

Erie Community Blood Bank needs donors to boost supplies (

Erie firefighters: First Black member remembered for giving life to service (

Rare Randall Lineback cattle have been revered since 1700s, called the ‘breed that saved America’ | History |

Lehigh Valley group to remember workers who’ve died on the job – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley police monitor for potential protests with verdict looming in Derek Chauvin trial – The Morning Call (

Mom’s ‘biggest blessing’ –

Harrisburg hands down moratorium on water shut-offs due to COVID-19 –

Reading again looks at updating its aggressive panhandling ordinance | Local News |

Berks community steps up to offer pet cages to shelter pets after a fire, chief says | News |

Valley View looks to sever ties with Archbald police | Education | (

It’s official: Keystone State Games returning to Luzerne County | Times Leader

Celebrating cannabis: NEPA dispensary prepares ahead of 4/20 | Times Leader

No tax hike in Norwin prelim budget |

Lower Burrell woman wins $25,000 grant from Pens and 84 Lumber |

Bears, eagles and bigfoot: Chainsaw carvers descende on Central Pa. (



Pittsburgh releases public electric vehicle charging plan – WPXI

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Signs Executive Order Targeting Tax Fraud – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pittsburgh is seeing a spike in homicides and violent crimes | Today in Pa. –

Officials plead for help as Pittsburgh sees 90% surge in violence in 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

‘Blood is on our hands’: Pittsburgh leaders call on community response to violent crime |



Is Philadelphia ready to return to in-person events? Here’s what our exclusive survey found. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Report: Probation, parole reforms under Krasner reduce racial disparities | Local News |

‘Peace, not Guns’ meeting recommends community approach to violence | Local News |

Philly gun court aims to move cases through faster, prevent future crimes | Local News |

Philadelphia police asked federal drug agents to ‘infiltrate’ protests last June, emails show (

Malcolm Jenkins teaching Philly kids how to build wealth (



Looming Chauvin Verdict Will Test Biden’s Leadership On Race : NPR

Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies At 93 : NPR

In death, long after loss, Mondale’s liberal legacy stands | National and World |

Immigration agencies ordered not to use term ‘illegal alien’ under new Biden policy | WITF

Biden’s virtual climate summit: Diplomacy sans human touch | Hosted (

Treasury Secretary Yellen’s corporate tax plan could halt war on Middle America | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Manchin backs labor-organizing bill while standing against carbon tax and fossil fuel bans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (