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‘We are the victims’: Pa. House, Senate bills would ban gay, trans-panic defense | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Flynn admits errors in filing financial interest statements | Election | (

Sturla preparing a bill to require all Pa. counties to have a county, regional health departments | PA Power and Policy |

State Rep. Jordan Harris To Introduce Bill That Extends Last Call From 2 A.M. To 4 A.M. – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure | PA Power and Policy |

Taxpayers footed Pa.’s bill for election lawsuits. Costs went into the millions | WITF

Some in power are still mad that Pa.’s Supreme Court ruled on election law. Here’s why it matters now. | WITF

Letter: Legislation would protect rights of female athletes | Letters to the Editor |

Voters to weigh in on Pa. government pandemic power struggle |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: US Calls for Pause After Clotting Cases – The New York Times (

Pay attention to Michigan’s COVID-19 crisis: It could be a sign of what’s to come for the US, experts say –

Pa. Health Dept., advocates launch statewide vaccination tour to reach underserved communities | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Providers ready as Pennsylvania opens vaccine rollout to all adults | coronavirus |

Pennsylvania to open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and up Tuesday, speeding up its timeline (

‘Everybody is eligible’: Local COVID-19 vaccine programs open to all adults | Coronavirus |

All Pennsylvania adults can schedule COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday as appointments open up in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

Cartwright urges people to get COVID-19 vaccinations | Coronavirus | (

Coronavirus positivity rates remain elevated in SE Pa. counties | News |

Coatesville VA hosts on-the-spot COVID enrollment event this Saturday | Coronavirus |

Pennsylvania deploys mobile COVID vaccine unit as eligibility expands (

National Guard to provide staff support at Lancaster COVID-19 mass vaccination center | Health |

PA vaccinations: Erie clinics ready for expanded COVID vaccinations (

COVID continues to be a threat in the Poconos (

Wilkes-Barre VAMC to offer COVID-19 vaccines for vets and caregivers (

COVID-19 test site opening in East Stroudsburg as rates rise in Monroe (

Alvernia University clinic provides nearly 500 COVID vaccines to students and staff | Coronavirus |

Feeling freed by COVID-19 vaccination, my patients want to get back to normal. Here’s what I think. | Opinion (

United Way of Bucks Country distributes last of COVID funds (

Regeneron’s antibody drug can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading among household members (



Forum looks at how African Americans can reap benefits from cannabis legalization | State & Region |

Clash of convenience stores: Sheetz, Rutter’s and Wawa, among others, compete in central Pa. –

Pennsylvania bars could push last call back to 4 a.m. | Today in Pa. –

New business, 20-30 jobs depend on Wilkes-Barre land sale | News |

As a large company’s president, I support RGGI to make Pa.’s businesses greener | Opinion (



Delaware County man accused of harassing Rep. Dean with lewd voicemail messages | Local News |

Two men from Pennsylvania surrender to FBI for entering U.S. Capitol (

Swoyersville woman pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol insurrection | Times Leader

York County pays $5,000 in settlement in suicide of Veronique Henry (

Juvenile charged with making false threats via “Safe2Say Something” app (

Rush Twp. chief secures grant to purchase body cameras for department | News |



Chester County districts getting $50M in COVID funding; will help to fully reopen schools | Local News |

Manheim Township temporarily closes 3 schools to stem uptick in COVID-19 cases | Local News |

School district announces last hybrid phase, plans for graduations | Local News |

HACC schedules its first-ever online Free College Day –

Seniors happy to return to Hazleton Area High School | Education |

Scranton School Board delays vote on Bancroft’s future | Education | (



Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate race raises simmering divisions inside the party – CNNPolitics

Dickinson to take another run at Doyle in primary for 18th District U.S. House seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Mail-in ballots popular with Pa. voters as May primary approaches (

More than 600K Pa. voters apply for mail-in ballots for primary election | News |

Nearly 19K mail-in ballots requested in Luzerne County; all voters may vote in primary | Election |

Election reform in Pa.: Directors say stress at ‘breaking point,’ amend deadlines, risk of disenfranchisement (

After Georgia: Here are 4 states to watch next on voting legislation | WITF



Weintraub/Marseglia: Protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians (

Hall’s family to launch foundation advocating for mental health (

COVID isolation is a potential danger for child abuse victims (

Pa. to award $2.7M in grants to help fight addiction | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s future in doubt as Tower Health seeks to sell hospitals (



No amount of infrastructure-package money will be enough, Berks transportation planner says | Berks and Beyond |

Pa.’s roads, bridges spotlighted as Biden administration gives state a C-minus for infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

The other main line: Lower Merion’s forgotten train line that helped build Philadelphia | Mainlinesuburbanlife |


State News

Pa. gets C-minus for infrastructure as Biden makes his pitch to the states | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rep. Houlahan vows to eradicate spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania | Local News |

Weekly unemployment claims in Pennsylvania: What changed last week (

Cicadas bait in Pennsylvania will create. great fishing for trout, bass (

The IRS owes more than 50,000 Pennsylvanians income tax refunds from 2017. Here’s how to get yours – The Morning Call (

Rattlesnakes emerging from their winter dens across Pennsylvania –

North Pocono principal honored with prestigious statewide award | Education | (

Biden administration is taking gun violence seriously, but Harrisburg is not off the hook | Editorial (


National News

CDC chief urges Michigan to ‘close things down’ amid spike | Coronavirus |

Va. attorney general investigating Windsor Police Department over traffic stop involving Black Army officer | WITF

Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun | National and World |

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions | News |

So now Republicans are trying to cancel Coke and Major League Baseball | Dick Polman | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FEMA begins accepting applications to reimburse COVID-19 related funeral costs – The Morning Call (

Student group leads nationwide effort to affect Supreme Court case involving Mahanoy Area teen | Education |

West Virginia offers remote workers $12,000 and other perks to move to state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (


Local News

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance to host virtual forum with congressional delegation | Berks and Beyond |

Senator Santarsiero To Host Shredding Event & Food Drive on April 24th | News |

Marple residents keep up the fight against PECO gas location – WHYY

Refugee children at border to be housed in Erie at Sports Park dorm (

Chester County seniors eligible to apply for tax rebate program | Local News |

Religious leaders in Monroe County discuss pandemic memorial (

Lozier warns of “sophisticated” scams targeting residents (

Bethlehem unveils climate action plan that calls for net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 – The Morning Call (

Don’t panic if you see smoke and fire coming from Lehigh Valley airport Saturday. It’s only a drill – The Morning Call (

Actor Daniel Dae Kim recalls Lehigh Valley childhood during interview, not fitting ‘ideal image of beauty’ – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley home prices by ZIP code: How much they’ve increased amid COVID – The Morning Call (

Developer plans to build small high-end residential community about a mile from the Carlisle Pike –

Hazle Twp. supervisors consider first step in developer’s request for LERTA tax breaks | News |

Geisinger partners with local chambers of commerce for Meals in Spring | News |

$12.9M rental, utility assistance program opens for Westmoreland applicants |



Allegheny County Health Department starts providing Mon Valley poor air quality alerts | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Some Black Pittsburgh leaders disagree that Black people are only leaving city by choice | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Foundation grant aids Pittsburgh’s Black opera landmark | WITF

National Senior Games set for Pittsburgh in 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (



Krasner says resumption of community programs, services will quell gun violence | Local News |

City Councilmember Cindy Bass works to expand understanding of colon cancer tests | Local News |

New York residents move to Philly during COVID pandemic as co-living becomes more popular (

Philly public high school seniors will get to graduate in person. But they won’t be able to return to classrooms. (



Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies sly pressure | National and World |

Congress to honor 2nd Capitol Police officer slain this year | PA Power and Policy |

Guest Opinion: Compromise is not a four-letter word (

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist | News |

Letter: Equality Act targets First Amendment rights | Letters to the Editor |

Letter: It’s time to eliminate archaic Senate filibuster | Letters to the Editor |