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Draft bills and late-night emails reveal cozy ties between Pa. state lawmaker, casino lobbyists · Spotlight PA

What are skill games, and why are they at the center of a multimillion-dollar fight · Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate bill would authorize sale of medical marijuana edibles | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

As constitutional amendments grow and die in the Pa. Legislature, some popular ideas are shot down | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal judge dismisses Republicans’ lawsuit to block unaffiliated voter participation in primaries – Colorado Newsline

Some Pennsylvania Republicans want to get rid of ballot drop boxes. Experts say that’s a step too far. | WITF

Tips of the Trade: Penn. bill to require repair shops to identify suspected hit-and-run drivers – Collision Repair Magazine

Schwank and Street Announce Plan to Ban Delta-8 THC in Pennsylvania – BCTV

Pennsylvania Senators to Introduce Legislation to Ban Delta-8 THC – Cannabis Business Times

Bill to allow marijuana businesses to access banks (

Pennsylvania lawmaker Judy Schwank wants to ban Delta-8 ‘to protect people’ (

CR students find sweet success in naming Hersey Kiss as PA state candy (

Governor Wolf Continues Push For $200 Million Scholarship Program To Lower Student Debt – CBS Pittsburgh (

Gov. Wolf promotes $200M scholarships in Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (

With $1.7 billion in ARPA funds, $75 million could go to Pennsylvania economic development | State |

Gov. Wolf: $500 Million American Rescue Plan Program Would Put $2,000 in Pockets | State |

Hershey Kiss: A ‘Pa. thing’ on its way to becoming a state symbol | News |

Hershey’s Kisses nominated as Pennsylvania state candy – The Morning Call (

Editorial: Lawmakers should act with urgency on childhood sexual abuse bill (

Schnee visits Harrisburg, prepares to become state representative | Election |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Northeastern Pennsylvania hospitals talk COVID challenges (

State, local agencies reduce reporting of COVID-19 statistics to the public | Health |

The next leap in coronavirus vaccine development could be a nasal spray (



Majority of HACC faculty votes yes to forming union (

Economists fear inflation could lead to recession (

Some counties in the Poconos saw unemployment drop in early 2022 (

I’m a DoorDash delivery driver. I deserve both flexibility and a safety net. | Opinion (

$1.1B facility planned for central Pa. will convert used plastic materials –



Program dispatching social workers rather than police gains traction in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘It’s Very Terrifying’: Some SEPTA Riders Fear For Safety After 3 Attacks In Last Week – CBS Philly (



Clarion University to Host International Conference on Global Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education ::

The Road Ahead: Pandemic brought about new and different ways for students to learn (

THE ROAD AHEAD: COVID taught schools a tough lesson (

Gov. Wolf proposes $200 million for college scholarships | Pennsylvania |

Guest Opinion: Proposed Pennridge regions developed in private (

Lancaster school boundary policy could switch 1,300 students and rule out all transfer requests | Community News |

Letters: Change needed at PSU, oil helps our security, NAMI omitted (



Your guide to the 2022 primary challengers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pittsburgh voters replace State House members in special elections | |

Top 10 U.S. Senate races that are most likely to flip : NPR

Pennsylvania’s Senate race tops the list of campaigns that are most likely to flip to the other party | WITF

Trump Endorses Dr. Oz, Shakes Up PA Senate Campaign – DV Journal (

GOP Hopes Rising Gas Prices Bring More Support For Republicans – DV Journal (

PA Green Groups Back Shapiro Despite Stance on RGGI, Fracking – DV Journal (

Pa. GOP governor’s candidates are making big promises on energy. Their power to act on them could be limited – The Morning Call (

GOP’s energy promises face limits in Pennsylvania governor’s race | WITF

Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s 2022 GOP U.S Senate primary could define future of Social Security, Medicare | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In Philly, Democratic U.S. Senate candidates battle for votes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Chase tests electric-car charging stations at select branches, including in Exton – Philadelphia Business Journal (



A worrisome new bird flu is spreading in American birds and may be here to stay | WITF

Pa. Physician General discusses Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Crawford County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Microbiome experts warn of an ‘invisible extinction’ of gut bacteria that’s harming human health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion pills, once a workaround, are now a target | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Geisinger issues visitor pledge to curb aggressive behavior against staff | Life |


State News

FBI, SEC probes have cost Pa.’s largest pension fund $4 million in the last year (

EDITORIAL: Pennsylvania leads in hate propaganda, a distinction we must combat | Editorials |

Tax reform may be needed to reverse Pennsylvania population decline | Pennsylvania |

Billions of dollars in federal aid on the way to attack abandoned mine pollution in Pa., elsewhere – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Report: These Pa. counties received an ‘F’ for air quality | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. man says mobile home residents are ‘sitting on a time bomb’ in red-hot housing market – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

York, Pa. students who fought book ban tell their story to U.S. House panel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Cartwright, Penn State and NSF officials tour Schott in Duryea | Business |

Cartwright, Penn State and NSF officials tour Schott in Duryea | Business |


National News

War in Ukraine live updates: Russian rocket kills at least 50 people as they were trying to evacuate, Ukraine says | NPR

Russia’s war to shrink Ukraine economy 45%, World Bank says | News |

Maryland expands who can perform abortions after overriding Hogan’s veto : NPR

More than a dozen states propose so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills : NPR

French presidential election: Macron and Le Pen head to runoff : NPR

Pakistani lawmakers to elect new prime minister after Imran Khan ouster : NPR

The Masters: Tiger Woods finishes in the 47th spot : NPR

FLOWERS: Musk’s Twitter Stock Stake Brings Hope Censorship Will End – DV Journal (

Could The Housing Bubble Burst in 2022? – DV Journal (

America’s homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets | News |


Local News

Shredding event set April 30 at Malvern Fire Co. – Daily Local

Erie Insurance uses tax credit program to donate $824,000 (

We are all affected by and accountable for Erie youth gun violence (

Affordable housing in Bucks County lacks community support, builders say (

Op-Ed: The Declaration’s vision should unite us (

Santander Arena, Performing Arts Center lifts to Reading downtown (

Members of Congress part of foreign affairs discussion (



Red Cross urges Pittsburghers to donate blood in honor of National Minority Health Month | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Second public hearing on Pittsburgh’s potential annexation Wilkinsburg is set for Thursday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City to partner with Allegheny Health Network in social services, violence prevention initiative | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nonprofit calls research into recent U.S. book bans ‘shocking’ as Franklin Regional parents express support for restrictions, warnings |



Philly’s Black leaders say Jackson’s confirmation win is tribute to her perseverance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PHL Inno – Penn State grads to open first Code Ninjas location in Philadelphia on South Broad Street (

Councilmember Gym ready to address liveabilty in Philadelphia with 2023 budget | Local News |

New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia has lost more than 5,000 people to COVID. Here’s where was hardest hit (

The census is undercounting Philadelphians who come from the Middle East and North Africa | Opinion (

Mall operator PREIT sells dying mall Exton Square and says it will sell land for apartments on some mall sites (

What do Dawn Staley, Questlove, and Will Smith all have in common? They’re all Philly public school grads and don’t forget it. (



Biden expected to release rule on ghost guns in days – Daily Local

Biden picks new ATF nominee, in 2nd attempt : NPR

McConnell: If Republicans retake Congress, ‘we’ll make sure Joe Biden is a moderate’ (

Jackson, COVID and a retirement show Congress’ partisan path | Coronavirus |