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Democrats boycott Pennsylvania Senate election investigation hearing about ballot drop boxes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate committee investigating Pa. elections holds hearing on ballot drop boxes, Dems walk out – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New bill will give parents control over school curriculum (

More than $21 million in state funding invested in city since 2020, and there’s more, state senator says (

Bill to make Hershey Kiss Pa.’s state candy taken to Senate Committee (

House set to pass marijuana legalization Friday (

Marijuana banking reform legislation would help protect banks, insurers in PA | WHP (

Cannabis banking bill approved by Pa. Senate committee – Central Penn Business Journal (

Pennsylvania Senators Approve Marijuana Banking Protection Bill As Congressional Reform Stalls – Marijuana Moment

Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax’ | National News |

Sen. Comitta, Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf join WCU students in calling for action to address college hunger – Daily Local

Bill to unveil lucrative lawmaker perks advances · Spotlight PA

Groups seek to keep Pennsylvania lawmakers from ignoring popular bills | WITF

Now a defender of personal freedom, Mastriano wanted to lift privacy rules in pandemic’s early days – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth – not help them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial by Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer: Republicans in Harrisburg are using Ukraine to promote a climate-denialist agenda | Editorials |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 infection increases diabetes risk, a new study says : NPR

2021 survey: 44% of teens felt ‘hopeless’, reported increased issues at home during pandemic highpoint | News |

Erie nurse Jon Bock describes COVID-19 stress, anxiety (

How has the pandemic affected babies? (

Muhlenberg poll: Most Pennsylvanians believe worst of pandemic behind us – The Morning Call (



Former nurses at The Meadows Psychiatric Center in Centre Hall fired after organizing to unionize | WITF

Labor groups close in on Amazon in 2 tight union elections : NPR

Food prices are going up — and at levels Americans haven’t seen in decades : NPR



Lebanon officer killed, two officers injured (

1 police officer dead, 2 wounded in central Pennsylvania shooting: officials | WITF

Officials around Pa. react to deadly Lebanon shooting (

Bucks County mental health center delayed after plans change (



Colleges are rethinking, shrinking campuses as students and workers demand more flexibility – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How a student loan safety net has failed low-income borrowers : NPR

UDSD officials warn of continuing teacher shortages – Delco Times

Central Bucks to start nonprofit educational foundation, alumni group (

Early learning is vital to children’s development. Why is funding it such a struggle? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Group Wants GOP Primary Voters to Press Officials to Repeal Act 77 – DV Journal (

Republicans say residency matters in Pennsylvania US Senate race; poll (

What do Pennsylvania voters think of President Biden? (

Pa. voters blame Biden admin. for gas prices; poll (

Dr. Kevin Baumlin, candidate for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat, drops out (

President Trump’s endorsement could sway voters in the Pennsylvania primary election, new poll finds (

YouTube Reinstates Pennsylvania Republican Governor Candidates Forum – DV Journal (

Readers Poll: Who Should the GOP Nominate for Governor – PoliticsPA

Oz, Fetterman, Mastriano Lead Emerson Poll – PoliticsPA

Fetterman skipping U.S. Senate debate at Muhlenberg College; Lamb, Kenyatta expected to attend – The Morning Call (

Paul Prescod discusses State Senate campaign, importance of public education with Penn Dems | The Daily Pennsylvanian (



Canada-US Rail Mega-Merger Raises Fears of ‘NAFTA Super Railway’ – DV Journal (

Spring break drives demand for air travel despite high fares and airlines profit : NPR

White Haven residents briefed on I-80 toll plan dangers | Times Leader

County may partner with PennDOT for new bridge between Pittston, West Pittston | News |



LGH recognized as LGTBQ+ health care leader (

County officials: ‘Excellent’ chance for hospitals to reopen in Chester County (

Coatesville VA Medical Center closing not set in stone, CEO says – Daily Local

PA may make it easier to offer telehealth for mental health care | Pennsylvania |

As autism rates increase, so do wait times to see a specialist | WITF

Specialized respiratory care provider in Bucks County announces closure due to increased costs and state underfunding for patient care | The Bucks County Herald

Lyme disease seen in record numbers; How to guard against ticks (


State News

Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in the line of duty given a final salute in Bucks County (

PA state trooper funeral brings out police, community in Levittown (

Federal funds to bolster acid mine drainage cleanup in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Pa.’s Toomey meets with Ketanji Brown Jackson, concerned whether she’ll ‘serve as a neutral umpire of the law’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Interior would see big funding boost under Biden budget proposal; how Pa. benefits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Moratorium lifted on Pennsylvania utility shutoffs; services can be interrupted beginning Monday |

State to adjust pay guidelines for tipped workers | State |

Pennsylvania station to roll out vintage train for special trips this summer | Today in Pa. –


National News

Judge Tosses N.Y. District Lines, Citing Democrats’ ‘Bias’ – The New York Times (

Judge Rules Parts of Florida Voting Law Are Unconstitutional – The New York Times (

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes gift cards to help residents pay for gas : NPR

Copyright or copycat? Lawsuit over Andy Warhol portraits are headed to the U.S. Supreme Court | WITF

Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada – The New York Times (

Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to consider proof of citizenship for voter registration – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

‘The single easiest way to save lives:’ Scranton firefighters stress importance of smoke detectors, fire alarms | News |

$6 million in federal funding headed to Blue Marsh Lake projects. (

Allentown City Council quickly, unanimously kills controversial pro-union contractor ordinance – The Morning Call (

City schools to provide COVID-19 tests in effort to limit disruptions after spring break | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Springdale power plant shuts down, demolition work to begin |

On Transgender Day of Visibility, celebration paired with caution at Pittsburgh rally as anti-trans legislation gains support | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Recent spate of Pittsburgh homicides has Mayor Ed Gainey raising alarm | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council hears from stakeholders at 1st public hearing on Wilkinsburg annexation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust eases COVID-19 restrictions at its venues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia’s 2023 $5.6 billion executive budget broken down by the numbers | City & State PA (

Mayor Kenney’s proposed budget increases spending for police and antiviolence programs. Here’s what it would do. (

Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban is now fully in effect — enforcement included | WITF

Everything you need to know about Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban (

Alliance, City Council react to the Kenney’s budget proposal | Local News |

Bill will examine use of technology to help solve shootings in Philly hotspots | Local News |

Experts examine Philadelphia’s Black-white homeownership gap | Local News |

City kicks off its Liberia bicentennial celebration | Local News |

PPD announces arrest of teens involved in five Philly crimes | Local News |

City residents and city officials live in parallel universes when it comes to gun violence | Helen Ubiñas (

Video: Inside the new Philadelphia Police Department headquarters on Broad Street (

A Philly wealth tax could raise more than $200 million, sponsors say. But critics call it a disaster. (



Biden oil move aims to cut gas prices ‘fairly significantly’ – Daily Local

What to know about the U.S. emergency oil stash as Biden gears up to tap the reserves | WITF

As Biden Pleads for More Covid Aid, States Are Awash in Federal Dollars – The New York Times (

Jared Kushner provided ‘helpful’ details to Jan. 6 committee, panel member says : NPR

House passes bill to cap insulin prices. Two Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers cross the aisle to vote yes. | WITF

House passes bill to cap insulin prices : NPR

On Transgender Day of Visibility, White House announces moves to expand trans rights | WITF

With Sen. Graham’s plans to vote ‘no,’ panel tally likely split on Judge Jackson for Supreme Court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bipartisan deal struck ‘in principle’ on $10 billion Covid-19 aid package, Romney says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette