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Legislature

Advocates of transparent redistricting make WB stop | Times Leader

Redistricting advocate sees help from Argall’s legislation | News | standardspeaker.com

Pa. Senate will look to extend remote participation rules – pennlive.com

Handicapping Odds Gov. Wolf Gets His Nellie Bly Scholarship Wish (playpennsylvania.com)

Pennsylvania AG prefers law change over constitutional amendment for sex abuse survivors | State | wfmz.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Explainer: What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Pa. sees most covid cases since January with majority reported in eastern counties | TribLIVE.com

Pa. ‘incredibly concerned’ about falling demand for COVID-19 vaccine as eligibility expands Tuesday – pennlive.com

AHN, UPMC move ahead with planned vaccination clinics but pause use of J&J shot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Scrambled plans, delays, and new fears accompany J&J COVID-19 vaccination pause across Philly region (inquirer.com)

Pittsburgh-area medical experts split on Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause | TribLIVE.com

Pa. pauses Centre County’s regional vaccination clinic, use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine | WITF

Use of J&J vaccine in Luzerne County varied by provider | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

The rush for COVID-19 vaccines has declined, providers say | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Lancaster County vaccination center now offering limited same-day appointments – pennlive.com

Leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses in Philadelphia delivered to homebound residents (inquirer.com)

Smart Talk: Vaccine passports raise privacy concerns | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Autopsy report pending for Pa. prisoner who died 2 days after receiving J&J vaccine | WITF

Everything old is new again: Drugs being repurposed to treat COVID-19 | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Thousands in Pennsylvania prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine (timesonline.com)

Phase 2 in Erie: First COVID shots offered to general population in PA (goerie.com)

Virus surging: Cambria in triple digits, state adds 6,638 COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Lancaster County ranks 4th in PA in April percentage increase in vaccinated residents | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

Business

Forbes: Pirates and Steelers gain value, while Penguins show only modest decline amid pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

How Clubhouse, the hot social media app, can help small businesses grow (inquirer.com)

Labor shortage challenging area businesses | News | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

PPL president: Save customers millions by giving them the protections they deserve (Opinion) | Opinion | readingeagle.com

Food truck meeting causes a stir in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

WATCH VIDEO | ‘Coming back much stronger’: Stone Bridge Brewing opens taproom, pushing post-pandemic distribution | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale On Amazon’s Counter-Union Efforts (audacy.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Allegheny County Council will again take up creation of independent police review board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Reputed Philly mob associate gets four years in ‘astonishingly brazen’ home-buying fraud case (inquirer.com)

MSC Gayane crewman Vladimir Penda sentenced to more than 5 years in historic 20-ton Philly cocaine bust (inquirer.com)

Reading considers changing how it promotes its police officers | Local News | readingeagle.com

Berks woman faces trial for alleged role in multi-county gun trafficking network | News | mainlinemedianews.com

From the Jan. 6 insurrection: ‘They look like … your neighbor’ (ydr.com)

 

Education

State awards $10.8M for STEM education in Pa. schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Students flocked to cyber-charter schools this year. So did district revenue and federal relief funds | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Norwin closes high school, 1 elementary school because of covid spread | TribLIVE.com

Marshall Middle School switching to remote learning for 2 days because of covid cases | TribLIVE.com

La Roche plans in-person graduation with Hoddy Hanna as commencement speaker | TribLIVE.com

Scranton School District unable to provide documents on broken ventilation units at Bancroft | Education | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Science students and elementary pupils go back to Hazleton Area schools | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

Planning commission recommends approving Harriton High School expansion plans | Mainlinetimes | mainlinemedianews.com

$99M Phoenixville School District budget carries 1.57% tax hike | News | dailylocal.com

 

Elections/Politics

Allegheny County voters won’t have the option of satellite offices ahead of primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Peduto stands by record on police issues; challengers in mayoral primary say resources can be better used | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Luzerne County Democrats to hold yard sign giveaway and candidate meet-and-greet | Times Leader

Erie County elections: PA appeals court says Andrezeski off ballot (goerie.com)

Dr. Kevin Baumlin Announces 2022 U.S. Senate Run | PoliticsPA

 

Health

Dementia, Alzheimer’s have reached crisis point, Penn researcher says. Here’s what we can do about it. | 5 Questions (inquirer.com)

Berks County joins law enforcement program to connect those battling addiction to treatment | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women | Health | phillytrib.com

Delaware County makes police a resource for those seeking addiction treatment | WITF

Bucks plans to open new mental-health facility this summer (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

State News

$2.2 million settlement reached in DOJ’s sex discrimination lawsuit against Pa. State Police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Pennsylvania must stem pollution flowing to Chesapeake Bay | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Hungry bears are on the move across Pennsylvania, maybe in your backyard – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania courts warn of phone scam threatening to put people on sex offender registry over unpaid fines – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states, including Pennsylvania | WITF

Unaccompanied migrant children to arrive in Erie | WITF

Why the White House gave Pa. a C- grade for its infrastructure (timesonline.com)

IRS extended tax-filing deadline, but local taxes due April 15 (timesonline.com)

Pa.’s unemployment system to go offline for 2 weeks. What to know (timesonline.com)

The Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania cannabis laws you can still get in trouble over | Marijuana Issue | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

National News

Prosecutors expected to decide Wednesday on charges for ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer | TribLIVE.com

Minn. police disperse crowd in third night of Daunte Wright protest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death in Minnesota | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Maryland trooper shoots, kills 16-year-old who had airsoft gun – pennlive.com

16 states back Alabama’s challenge to Census privacy tool | News | phillytrib.com

Leaders of GM, Ford among objectors to Michigan voting restrictions | TribLIVE.com

Appellate court rules feds can retry man accused in deaths of three firefighters in 1995 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

You shouldn’t have a gun until you are 25, research suggests. | Commentary | phillytrib.com

The American Dream belongs to working Americans | Commentary | phillytrib.com

Op-Ed: Fights over free speech and the future of social media (theintell.com)

Should the First Amendment protect spam calls? Here’s why not (theintell.com)

 

Local News

Penn Hills officials, residents brainstorm on how to spend $18 million in covid relief money | TribLIVE.com

Methadone clinic eyed for downtown Wilkes-Barre | Times Leader

Luzerne County will house tourism office in former train station | Times Leader

Swoyersville announces meeting attendance rules | Times Leader

Officials: Garbage lined Plymouth streets for days after trash hauler was a no show | News | citizensvoice.com

Cognetti appoints new Scranton parks and recreation director | News | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Schuylkill County OKs more money for Sweet Arrow Lake Park | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading Symphony Orchestra welcomes back spectators for Saturday concerts | Living | readingeagle.com

Borinqueneers honored with Bethlehem memorial, – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

An urban farm in Chester embarks on its second year of feeding public housing residents | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Bucks County renters, homeowners eligible for housing, utility assistance (theintell.com)

Lancaster City Council calls for ‘prompt’ creation of county health department | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Pitt

More than 100 protesters in East Liberty decry Minn. killing, march to mayor’s house | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Evictions don’t affect renters equally, and some landlords file more frequently than others, Pittsburgh Foundation study reports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Pittsburgh councilmen propose task force that ensures ‘equity first spending plan’ for COVID-19 relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Pittsburgh to form commission to decide how to spend $355 million in federal stimulus cash | TribLIVE.com

PWSA seeking to increase rates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

DeNunzio’s cries ‘politics’ as county leaders press to open restaurant lease at Arnie Palmer airport | TribLIVE.com

Grable Foundation to move headquarters to Koppers Building Downtown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Future in doubt? ModCloth warehouse space in Pittsburgh marketed for lease | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Which streets in Pittsburgh will be paved this year? | TribLIVE.com

Meet the Pittsburgh online troll trying to improve Pa.’s marijuana laws, one post at a time | Marijuana Issue | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Philly protesters march for Daunte Wright (inquirer.com)

‘Philly D.A.’ filmmakers talk about two years embedded with Larry Krasner (inquirer.com)

Pew report says unemployment was worse in Philadelphia than in other big cities last year (inquirer.com)

Spanish readers have community libraries in South Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Philly schools lose more money to tax breaks than any district in the country, a new report says (inquirer.com)

After losing one boy to gun violence, this dad is smart to move his other sons out of Philly | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Biden’s plan could be disastrous for low-income homeowners in Philly | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Philly’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs welcomes a new deputy director | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

Morgan Lewis partner Kenneth Polite tapped to lead DOJ criminal division – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Internal report: Broad missteps left Capitol Police unprepared for Jan. 6 riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Joe Biden, lawmakers pay tribute to slain Capitol Police Officer William Evans at memorial service (inquirer.com)

Joe Biden: United States troops might stay in Afghanistan until 9//11 (inquirer.com)

Dems kick off a tricky nationwide sales job on Biden’s Covid aid plan – POLITICO

Democrats put pressure on President Biden for more stimulus checks, recurring payments – pennlive.com

Yes, the politics of a Capitol riot commission are tough. But it’s work that needs to be done | Fletcher McClellan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Black women delivered for Biden. Now it’s time for Congress to deliver on a $15 minimum wage | Commentary | phillytrib.com