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Pa. battle over new congressional map stalled over data lag – WHYY

Juggling Work, Family Life While Exercising Civic Duty Of Voting On Election Day – CBS Pittsburgh (

Majority Of Pennsylvania Voters Support Drug Decriminalization, Poll Finds Amid Inaction On Marijuana Reform | Marijuana Moment

Pennsylvania Bill Would Take on Future Federal Gun Control | Tenth Amendment Center

How Democrats want to spend $7.2 billion in federal coronavirus funds | City & State PA (

U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild says American Rescue Plan money will build stronger economy in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

Wolf joins push for charter school reform at Pottstown High School | News |

Gov. touts charter funding reform proposal at GAR | Times Leader

GOP lawmakers consider next move after voters OK limits on Wolf’s emergency powers | News |

Now is the time to act on gerrymandering legislation | The Bucks County Herald

Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A large waste of taxpayers’ money | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus - COVID-19


Covid-19 and Vaccine News: Live Updates – The New York Times (

How Do You Persuade New Yorkers to Be Vaccinated? Knock on Their Doors. – The New York Times (

A New Coronavirus May Be Making People Sick. And It’s Coming From Dogs : Goats and Soda : NPR

Pfizer Vaccine Can Now Be Stored At Warmer Temperatures Much Longer : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

House Republicans Fight Chamber Mask Rules : NPR

What Is COVAX? And Why Is The U.S. Pouring Millions Of Vaccines Into It? : Goats and Soda : NPR

Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID shot not just a day at the beach in NJ, but all summer – The Morning Call (

Wegmans eases face mask rules for customers –

Can businesses ask about COVID-19 vaccine status? What experts say about HIPPA, privacy –


Penn Medicine to require all employees get Covid-19 vaccine – Philadelphia Business Journal (

University of Pennsylvania Health System makes rare move to require COVID-19 vaccines for employees (

In-person visits to be reinstated at several Pennsylvania state prisons | WITF

Philly, Lancaster and Allentown remain at the top of ZIP codes with most new COVID-19 infections –

Pa. health department optimistic with latest COVID case declines but another surge still considered possible | Coronavirus |

After Johnson & Johnson pause, Pa. and N.J. have thousands of extra shots — and many will expire soon (

Pennsylvania surpasses 9,000 covid deaths in 2021, as new cases continue to drop |


Philadelphia ending mask mandate for fully vaccinated people June 11 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly won’t require masks outdoors starting Friday | Coronavirus |

Philadelphia indoor mask mandate stays until June at least (

Wawa grand opening in Morgantown will include COVID vaccination clinic | Business |

Hempfield is first Lancaster County school district to permit vaccinated students, staff to go maskless | Local News |

Hospitalizations, new COVID-19 cases dropping; state prison to allow visitors | Local News |

Roots wins council nomination in Chester upset | News |

County commissioners promote vaccinations with a sweet treat | The Bucks County Herald

COVID-19 vaccinations now available at Giant Company’s in-store pharmacies | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks adjusts mask policy as Covid cases slow | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County records 33 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths in daily report | News |

Brandywine Heights School District will hold a COVID vaccine clinic for students | Coronavirus |

COVID vaccine clinic for veterans to be held Saturday in Berks County VA office | Local News |

Allegheny County reports smallest increase in daily COVID-19 cases this year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Geisinger CenterPoint offering walk-in vaccines today and Friday | Times Leader

Lackawanna County Prison developing plans to vaccinate willing inmates | Coronavirus |

DOC: In-person inmate visitation to resume | Coronavirus |



Piano plans to nearly double Philadelphia staff as it continues to grow rapidly – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Tight job market for newspaper delivery York Daily Record Sunday News (

NorthPoint to begin clearing former U.S. Steel site | The Bucks County Herald

Dun & Bradstreet moving some operations to India – The Morning Call (

Hershey Co. expanding portfolio with plans to acquire another candy brand –



Police promises to increase diversity falling short, advocates say (

Diversity in police departments lag in New York, New Jersey, Delaware (

Reimagining the Justice System, From Inside the Mayor’s Office – The New York Times (

Erie drug crime: Erie man accused of leading ring gets county time (

Ex-Uber and Lyft driver accused in Lehigh, Lafayette sex assaults may have more victims – The Morning Call (

Allentown, state police joint patrols targeting illegal guns and drugs – The Morning Call (

Suspect in attempted sex assaults is charged with raping Pa. college student: district attorney –

Contractor tied to labor chief Johnny Doc sentenced to two years for tax fraud, theft from union fund (

Diocese of Erie pays $16.6M to sexual abuse survivors | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Fed president Harker says higher ed is in ‘peril,’ calls for state and federal funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Erie School District to hold special events for kindergarten, pre-K (

Lafayette College names CEO of nonprofit that helps students apply to college as next president – The Morning Call (

New Lafayette College president Nicole Hurd adds to flurry of leadership changes at area schools (

Reading School District approves proposed $350 million budget with no tax increase | Local News |

Pa. teacher saves family from fire, but can’t borrow sick days from his co-workers as they recover –

Superintendents’ forum: Education community shows ‘true grit’ this school year (opinion) | Opinion |

Lorane Elementary goes virtual due to COVID cases | Coronavirus |

Philly schools are planning to reopen full-time, 5 days a week in the fall (

Record grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation to fund CMU science building, robotics center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Richard King Mellon Foundation gives $150M gift to Carnegie Mellon University |

As Pitt gears up for fall, university approves fee hikes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As possible teacher strike looms, Gateway School Board asks families for patience, hires full-time equity director |

University of Scranton students must be vaccinated before returning to campus for the fall | Coronavirus |



Progressives win big races in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh | City & State PA (

Experts say Pa.’s 2021 primary was typical, but GOP lawmakers are seizing on issues · Spotlight PA

Republican Wins Local Special Election For PA Senate – WDAC

Republican Chris Gebhard declares victory for Pa. Senate 48th District seat –

Some Pennsylvania counties ran out of ballots during primary election | Pennsylvania |

Counties experience printing issues during primary | City & State PA (

Christine Flowers: Battling the forces of voter intimidation | Opinion |

PA governor’s race: Lou Barletta, a Trump ally, campaigns in Erie (

We need two American political parties | The Bucks County Herald

State Sen. Mastriano says Trump asked him to run for governor | WITF

Trump ‘asked me’ to run for governor, Sen. Doug Mastriano says – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania’s next primary will make history, and it’s already drawing a crowd | John Baer –

Jonah Goldberg: Independents are part of the partisan problem |

With Flynn headed to Senate, candidates emerge for his state rep seat | Election |

Ballot Questions

PA Voters Approve Two Amendments To Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers | PoliticsPA

‘The People … Have Spoken’: Voters Strip Away Layers Of Pennsylvania Governor’s Emergency Powers | The Daily Caller

Pennsylvania constitutional amendments seen as unlikely to face strong legal challenge | Pennsylvania |

Voters approve ballot questions limiting Pennsylvania governor’s emergency powers | Pennsylvania |

Voters choose to scale back executive power, but what happens next? | City & State PA (

This is what’s next after Pa. governor loses some emergency powers (

Pennsylvania voters impose new limits on governor’s powers | National News |

What does the emergency powers referendum vote mean for Monroe County? (

In a pandemic rebuke, Pa. voters move to limit Wolf’s emergency powers; approve referenda questions on racial justice and fire depts | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With Wolf’s amendment defeats: The first quacks of a lame-duck governor? | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf reacts to primary ballot question results – The Morning Call (


Bucks County’s municipal primary turnout was a record breaking 25% (

Typical turnout – 30% – for municipal primary in Cambria County | News |

Less than 25% of registered voters in Berks cast ballots in the primary election | Local News |

Turnout jumped in the Lehigh Valley’s primary – The Morning Call (

Technical issue, ballot reviews cause reporting delay of Westmoreland election results |

Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown oust incumbent mayors | State |

Brobson Secures GOP Nomination for Supreme Court | PoliticsPA

(78) The Democratic race for Erie County Executive remains tight with Tyler Titus & Carl Anderson in the – YouTube

Incumbent Mayor Schember leads in the Primary Elections | WJET/WFXP/

Cognetti defeats Murray, clears hurdle in pursuit of a full term | Election |

Kraus Leads Costa In Sheriff’s Race, Macey Keeps County Council Seat | 90.5 WESA

DeBaptiste likely mayoral winner in West Chester | Local-news |

With results incomplete, Rovito, Verwey have early lead for Democrat judge pick in Chester County | Local-news |

Tiffany Thomas-Smith, Stephen Corr to face off in November for Bucks County judge (

Democratic Erie County Executive candidate Tyler Titus announces victory in the municipal primary (

Tyler Titus notches historic win in Democratic primary race for Erie County executive | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Monroe County primary: Voters decide school board ballots for November (

Mark Lomax ousts Milt Warrell in primary for Bucks County sheriff (

Beaver Falls set to elect first Black mayor in primary upset (

Four Republicans to square off against four Democrats in Lower Meiron School Board race | Mainlinetimes |

Philly judges win Democratic primaries for statewide courts | WITF

Matt Tuerk claims victory in competitive Allentown Democratic primary – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem City Council longtime council member is Democratic challenger for mayor – The Morning Call (

Constable candidate with abuse record defeated – The Morning Call (

How Wanda Williams defeated Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, and others, in the primary election –

Tina Boyd and James Gavin win Berks County Court primaries | Elections |

Here’s who won the party nominations in Reading City Council | Local News |

Luzerne County’s primary election provisional ballot count still unknown | Times Leader

Bobeck concedes, Toohil sends message of thanks after primary | Times Leader

Luzerne County bench poised to become evenly split between women and men judges following Tuesday’s election | |

Calls for accountability over primary ballot problems continue | Election |


Medio ambiente

PA faith leaders bike ride to address climate change | The Bucks County Herald

Climate report predicts six degree temperature rise and storms to intensify | WITF

What is a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day? – The Morning Call (

Alert issued: Air quality could be unhealthy Thursday in central Pa. –

Pa. warns of unhealthy air pollution levels for Berks and 7 other counties | Local News |



Boaters again urged to use caution in waters above Holtwood Dam during planned drawdown | Outdoors |

Those who died in recent Pa. boating accidents didn’t have life jacket (

PennDOT plans replacement of Richland Pike culvert | The Bucks County Herald

Deadly walking: Pedestrian deaths surge despite reduced driving during pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



EMS operations — budgets ailing after COVID hits — need state funding, advocates say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tower Health to take ‘several months’ to review proposals from potential buyers, partners – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hospitals Offer In-Home Care As An Alternative For Some Acute Illnesses : Shots – Health News : NPR

Feeling Anxious About Returning To Post-Pandemic Society? You’re Not Alone : NPR


Noticias del Estado

Pa. Supreme Court rules law firm can get second helping of tax credits in opportunity zone move – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Extended Benefits program to end due to Pennsylvania’s low unemployment rate, but benefits to continue under federal program | Pennsylvania |

Penn State researches wild brook and brown trout patterns (

Luke Bryan, Rod Stewart, Jonas Brothers among acts coming to central Pa. (

Delaware County D.A. sues over firefighting foam | Local-news |

Delaware County sues PFAS makers for contamination at fire-fighting sites | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

8-year-old injured at Camelback – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania casinos top $400 million for 2nd consecutive month |


Noticias nacionales

The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews – The New York Times (

Timeline: Israel-Hamas Fighting Takes A Dire Toll With No End In Sight : NPR

PHOTOS: Across The U.S., People Protest The Violence In Gaza And Israel : NPR

U.S. unemployment claims decline to 444,000 amid reinvigorated job market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Near-Complete Abortion Is Signed Into Law in Texas – The New York Times (

Texas Governor Signs A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks : NPR

Colonial Pipeline confirms it paid $4.4 million in ransom to hackers –

Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian-Americans – The New York Times (

8 Ways a Modern Civil Rights Movement Moved the Culture – The New York Times (

Despite Concerns About Border, Poll Finds Support For More Pathways To Citizenship : NPR

Why Ford Unveiling The Electric F-150 Lightning Is A Big Deal : NPR

EU Takes A Step To Letting In More Vaccinated Tourists : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

UNC won’t offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones after wave of conservative criticism | Across America |

Student’s arrest for racist post sparks free speech debate – The Morning Call (

To make a point about racial inequality, Chicago mayor says only reporters of color get anniversary interviews –

Chip crisis in ‘danger zone’ as wait times reach new record | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oil and gas industry reminds people: ‘You still need us’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Noticias locales

Senator Schwank Hosting Free Community Shredding Event | BCTV

ReadingFilmFEST receives state grant to support upcoming festival (

Bucks County gets $61M in American Rescue funds; plans roundtable on spending (

TruMark Financial donates tools to Falls community garden (

Mullane: Majestic Patterson Farm in Lower Makefield needs TLC to survive (

Planned sale of The Loft/Tally Ho ending an era in Lancaster city dining, nightlife | Local Business |

Drive-thru bone marrow registration event to be held Saturday at Lampeter-Strasburg in remembrance of Ryan Smith | Local News |

Delaware Water Gap: Recreation area ready for Memorial Day 2021 (

Brighton Twp. native’s pickle-powered food truck sparks a buzz (

DEP restores Beaver County Conservation District permitting power (

Coca-Cola Park nears full capacity – The Morning Call (

Wendy’s to construct state-of-the-art restaurant in Dauphin County –

Reading-Berks Association of Realtors organizing Pendora Park cleanup | Local News |

Wilkes-Barre convenience store OK’d; development of former Hotel Sterling site advances | Times Leader

Hanover Twp. fire recruiting volunteers | News |

CPA firm to help Lackawanna County ensure compliance with guidelines for pandemic relief funds | Coronavirus |

Mural of Martin Luther King Jr. coming to Mulberry Street in Scranton | News |



PHOTOS: Pittsburgh elects first-ever Black candidate Ed Gainey for mayor | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

The past, present, and future of trolleys in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Summer Concert Series bring free shows back to South Park and Hartwood Acres | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh seeking submissions for short film festival | Screen | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Organizers say Gainey’s historic victory sends a message: ‘People-powered politics’ gaining strength | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey was the un-Peduto | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How did Peduto lose Pittsburgh mayoral primary? Experts offer insight |

Living Here: Former Kaufmann’s department store now stocked with luxury apartments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carlton in Downtown to close for good after one last hurrah | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local theater finding brave new locations this summer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New names for merged Catholic schools announced, while Vatican considers appeal |



Philadelphia names Nefertiri Sickout chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer – Philadelphia Business Journal (

After completing East Market, National Real Estate Development looks to Northern Liberties – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Former Philadelphia official sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud, embezzlement – Philadelphia Business Journal (

CVS adds mental health services at 11 Minute Clinics in Philadelphia area – Philadelphia Business Journal (

FOP backing sinks Vega as Krasner wins Black neighborhoods throughout city | Local News |

FOP, the Philadelphia police union, loses big as DA Larry Krasner beats Carlos Vega (

Philly to launch loan fund for Black and brown affordable housing developers | Local News |

Teachers’ Teammates needed space and got it from Joe Teodoro. Philadelphia bigwigs must now step up, too. (

Philly needs a permanent Eviction Diversion Program to keep kids healthy | Opinion (

Federal funds offer Philly a chance to think bigger | Editorial (



Supreme Court Case Throws Abortion Into 2022 Election Picture – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania woman called U.S. lawmakers ‘criminals’ during Jan. 6 riot (

Two Pennsylvanians included in new round of arrests announced following US Capitol insurrection | WITF

House Backs Jan. 6 Commission, but Senate Path Dims – The New York Times (

House Passes Bill To Investigate Capitol Riot, But Its Fate In Senate Is Unclear : NPR

35 Republicans buck Trump, back commission of Jan. 6 Capitol riot |

Trump Continues Election Falsehoods. Here’s Why That Matters : NPR

Harris To Asian Americans: Turn Pain And Outrage Into Political Power : NPR

Top U.S., Russia diplomats spar firmly but politely in Iceland | News |

U.S. pushes back as ice caps melt in the Arctic and Russia moves in |

U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Michelle Goldberg: Kushner’s absurd peace plan has failed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette