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Relief for child sex-abuse survivors revived in Pa. Senate after Wolf administration error (

Pennsylvania lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Bill allowing child sex abuse survivors to file lawsuits as adults clears Pa. Senate committee | Local News |

Bill aiding abuse survivors clears critical Pa. Senate committee hurdle. But will it see a vote? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Senate Advances 2-Year Civil Suit Window For Sex Abuse Victims (

Democratic lawmakers push for more action on police reform | News |

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus says policing legislation remains one of their priorities this session –

Senate votes to extend program helping schools find substitute teachers | WJET/WFXP/

Senate committee OKs bills aimed at boosting broadband access | News |

After months of study, lawmakers face election law decisions | Hosted (

16 Pa. legislators form bipartisan working group in state House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Trio of Pa. bills addresses gaps in drug rehabilitation process |

State greenlights $48 million in transportation infrastructure projects |

PennDOT selects four Bucks projects for improvement funds (

Phoenixville gets funding for walking bridge, road improvements | Local News |

City of Reading to Receive $100K Multimodal Transportation Grant (

Kennett Township gets $2.19 million for roundabout; will be fourth one in Chester County | Local News |

$842,000 targeted for Nottingham intersection improvements | Local News |

$750K secured for roads, recreation in Ambridge, Aliquippa (

Pa. Senate bill would up state’s requirement for solar and wind energy | Wind Energy News (

Puff, Puff, Will it Ever Pass? – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Cannabis activists rally at Pennsylvania capitol | |

Rally pushes for legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania |

Montgomery and Bucks counties join lawsuit opposing bid to negate DRBC fracking ruling (

Capital-Star Q+A: Rep. Seth Grove on election hearings, voter fraud, and the future of reform in Pa. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

House passes legislation to tighten control over DRJTBC (

Bill to prevent retail shutdowns in Pennsylvania in disasters passes state House | WITF

Pa. House passes bill to let small retailers stay open, with drive-thru service or a single employee and single customer at a time, during disaster shutdowns – The Morning Call (

Rep. Boback claims governor locked her out of state building | News |

State Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s tweets on Chauvin trial condemned (

Politicians push ‘politics of overreach’, regardless of the consequences | John Baer –


Coronavirus - COVID-19


Masks remain extremely effective indoors, but are they necessary outside? | WITF

After a year of pandemic, wearing masks outdoors is up for debate (

White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

New data reassuring for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

The shock and reality of catching COVID-19 after being vaccinated (

Get a shot, play the slots: Casino clinic lets in out-of-staters | Coronavirus | (

How Do We Stop The Next Pandemic? Here’s A New Strategy : Goats and Soda : NPR

Biden: 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations Have Been Given In 100 Days : NPR

Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits 200 million goal | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Teen receives three brain surgeries related to blood clots after Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine –


Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: full reopening could happen 2 weeks after 65-70% of population vaccinated, could be sooner if people wear mask, socially distance – The Morning Call (

Rep. John Joyce got the COVID-19 jab. And he opposes any government-backed document to prove it. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Demand for COVID-19 vaccinations withers in Pennsylvania, while high case counts persist | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

More coronavirus vaccinations are key to fully reopening Pennsylvania and New Jersey, governors say (

Workers in Pa. prisons, COVID-19 hot spots, aren’t getting vaccinated. Here’s why that’s dangerous. (

Wolf, Biden push for vaccinations, but would passports violate individual rights? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

COVID-19 still spreading in Pennsylvania, NEPA | Coronavirus | (

Gov. Wolf awards more than $13 million for homelessness assistance and prevention (


Coronavirus Vaccine Clinic Coming To Ardmore Saturday | Ardmore, PA Patch

Moderna vaccine appointments open for Pittsburgh Mercy’s clinic Saturday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Covid vaccine supply overtakes demand in Allegheny County |

Philadelphia COVID-19 updates: Cases rising, Convention Center vaccine site reopens (

Pittsburgh Mercy to offer free covid vaccines Saturday at South Side clinic |

Local efforts to vaccinate homeless against COVID-19 ongoing | coronavirus |

Wilkes students, employees get vaccinated | coronavirus |

Fair Acres, Delaware County sued over COVID death | Local News |

Demand for coronavirus vaccine remains high in Montgomery County | News |

Bucks, Montgomery counties still seeing high demand for COVID vaccine (

Local COVID-19 hospitalizations double in one month, new cases flattening | Coronavirus |

‘Famine to feast:’ Vaccines plentiful in Delco | Coronavirus |

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

Coronavirus cases in Allegheny County are slowly declining | WITF



Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Companies ‘challenged’ to find workers: Shortage baffles employers across hiring spectrum | News |

Black businesses and communities deserve intentional investment | Opinion (

ATI sets deadline on latest contract offer to end Steelworkers strike |

North Penn grads hope CBD business helps customers ‘Thrive’ | Business |

A Berks company wants a leading role in the rise of solar energy in Pa. | Local News |



B-PEP’s Stevens urges ‘immediate’ suspension of various traffic stops by police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Shooter kills 1, wounds 1 at Allentown-area Wawa before taking his own life, officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Human remains found during search for Linda Stoltzfoos, Amish teen missing since June [update] | Local News |

Judge increased bail for ex-Bucks cop accused of sexually assaulting teens, then ordered him to prison (

Scavo pleads not guilty, awaits trial on federal charges in Capitol riot | Crime-Emergency | (

Authorities say crime drops significantly in Chester County during pandemic | Coronavirus |

Prison board wants answers before purchasing mail scanning device | News | (

Two Montgomery County men face trials for alleged roles in multi-county gun trafficking network | Local News |

Judge calls Carey’s bail “woefully inadequate” (

Philadelphia man part of group that smuggled over $200K worth of firearms out of the U.S. | Today in Pa. –



Lehigh University to require students have COVID-19 vaccine this fall – The Morning Call (

Swastika, other symbols of hate found on Moravian College campus – The Morning Call (

Burrell teachers get 5-year contract with annual raises of nearly 3% |

Hanover Area planning 6-week summer programs with coronavirus relief funds | coronavirus |

Substitute teacher pay in Scranton to remain at $90 a day | Education | (

Preliminary hearings delayed for former Scranton school employees | Crime-Emergency | (

COVID-19 sends West Chester students back home | Coronavirus |

School for sale: Erie School District lists one of oldest buildings (

3 Exeter schools closed Thursday and Friday due to COVID cases | Local News |



Luzerne County set to start mailing ballots Monday | Times Leader

Election board appoints chair, does not vote on DA election | Election |

Lackawanna County gets plenty of mail-in ballots but not like last year | Election | (

Guest Opinion: Bucks County needs more drop boxes for the May primary (

Dem PAC Hits Fetterman On 2013 Gun Incident | PoliticsPA

A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

They Believe in Ambitious Women. But They Also See the Costs. – The New York Times (


Medio ambiente

Earth Day 2021: Philly, Allegheny Co. get ‘Fs’ on air quality in new report | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will Pa.’s huge solar-energy push succeed? It may be up to farmers | Local News |

U.S. Steel announces goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Earth Day dawns Thursday after ‘unprecedented’ year where nature brought peace, isolated by pandemic, with new opportunity to be with family at home, at parks | Lifestyle |

Earth Day ’21: environmental issues past and present still present challenges |

Governors Urge Biden To Order 100% Zero-Emission Car Sales By 2035 : NPR

LTE: Brian Fitzpatrick gets 2020 Congressional Waste Warrior award (

Basinwide Delaware study on climate change begins (

Op-Ed: Why Pennsylvania should join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (



Amtrak’s proposed $80 billion windfall: Too much or too little? |

Replacement of New Hanover Square Road bridge begins Monday | News |

I-83 Mount Rose project: Will it really be finished soon after 6 years? (

Repairs of Penn Street sinkhole in Reading nearing completion | Berks and Beyond |



ChristianaCare, Highmark form joint venture aimed at ‘changing the system’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Op-Ed: Fentanyl analogues are an abomination that must be stopped (



Parx Casino hit with first fine for online, for the slots game ‘Total Meltdown,’ which nearly lived up to its name. (


Noticias del Estado

PSERS’s pension reversal has former allies questioning its strategy (

Grants help grow community gardens across Western Pa. |

UGI Electric rate hike opponent Brace-ing for impact | Times Leader

Wolf orders flags at half-staff in honor of Walter Mondale –

Farmer: Legalizing marijuana would generate revenue, boost safety and jobs (

Op-Ed: Abundant, affordable propane powers Pennsylvania agriculture (

Black coalition calls for an ammunition tracking system in Pennsylvania | Local News |

Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters need help during COVID-19. Here’s an easy fix for their funding dilemma. – The Morning Call (


Noticias nacionales

Ma’Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage : NPR

N.C. deputy fatally shoots Black man while serving warrant (

Relief after verdict in Floyd killing, but what comes next? | News |

Why this trial was different: Experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Child tax credit monthly checks will start arriving in July to help parents offset the cost of raising children | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Jobless Claims May Show Uptick as Trend Stays Positive: Live Updates – The New York Times (

Indy 500 set to host 135,000 in largest sports event in pandemic | Times Leader

Manhattan DA Says His Office To Stop Prosecuting Prostitution : NPR

U.S. Home Sales Are Surging. When Does the Music Stop? – The New York Times (

Electric chair or firing squad? South Carolina bill would give death-row inmates another option –


Noticias locales

Senator Santarsiero hosts shredding event, food drive (

Guilty verdict in Floyd killing brings relief, cheers to Delaware County | News |

No tax hike in Norwin preliminary budget |

The ‘Soil Sisters’ are growing a future in their grandparents’ neighborhood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

#570 Day: Social media campaign to spotlight NEPA’s bright spots | Times Leader

Boil advisory for Pennsylvania American Water customers in Glen Lyon | News |

Flood authority approves agreements, awards contract for levee system upgrades | News |

Autism awareness sign sales to benefit special needs playgrounds | News |

Scranton out of doghouse with Griffin Pond Animal Shelter | News | (

Veterans monument in Archbald beginning to materialize | News | (

Global Summit in Erie: George W. Bush to highlight November in-person event. (

Proposal in Reading calls for paying the homeless to clean up streets, beautify the city | Berks Regional News |

Delaware Valley University to be featured on Amazon Prime (



Pittsburgh awaiting federal guidance on stimulus cash |

‘Lights! Glamour! Action!’ film fundraiser goes virtual Saturday ahead of Oscars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Assemblage in the works? Someone’s buying up Wood Street properties Downtown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Pittsburgh officials apologize for backlog in processing property tax payments |

Two historic Pittsburgh cinemas to reopen for films, live music, and more | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Black Real Estate Impact Fund to help developers unrepresented in the industry (

Chamber of Commerce program to boost Black-owned businesses | Business |

Amazon’s dystopian antiunion working conditions are not what Philadelphians deserve | Opinion (

3 ways Philly should use stimulus dollars to create jobs | Opinion (

4 Black men killed by Philly police and the officers who haven’t yet faced a jury | WITF

Apartment project by future Penn’s Landing developer Durst moves forward north of Ben Franklin Bridge (

Philly-based architect James Corner is lead planner for Navy Yard’s next phase of development (

Controversy flares over how Penn and Princeton treated a MOVE bombing victim’s remains (

The Trailer: Cops vs. Krasner: A fight over criminal justice reform in Philadelphia – The Washington Post



D.C. statehood faces crossroads as House prepares to vote today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Biden to open climate summit with bold new goal: Cutting U.S. emissions in half by 2030 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Val Demings rebukes Jim Jordan in fiery exchange over law enforcement: ‘Did I strike a nerve?’ | News |

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

DOJ announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Biden gets Vanita Gupta confirmed for DOJ as post-Chauvin tempers flare |

Democrats Ask Justice Barrett To Recuse In Case Involving Dark Money : NPR

There’s a pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment | Bruce Ledewitz | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Capitol Hill Dems push for federal background checks on ammunition sales | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (