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Fairness in Women’s Sports Act Passed by House – PoliticsPA

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams – City & State Pennsylvania (

Bill banning trans girls from girls’ sports moves to Senate (

Pa. Senate passes bill to ban ballot drop boxes (

‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate approves bills to end private election funding, ballot drop boxes | Local News |

PA Senate Says No Private Election Funding, Drop Boxes – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania Senate approves ban on private election funding grants and ending ballot drop boxes | WITF

Pa. Senate approves legislation prohibiting third parties from funding elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Impact of marijuana legalization on children | WHP (

Senator Nikil Saval Hopes to Secure Funding for the Whole-Home Repairs Act (

Pa. House passes Whole Milk in Pennsylvania Schools Act (

Surprise stimulus check – Plans to hand millions of Americans $2,000 payouts to tackle cost of living crisis (

Pennsylvania Democrats are working to lower costs while Republicans push tax hikes – City & State Pennsylvania (

Ciresi bill would make canceling services easier (

New bill proposes giving employees time off to vote | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Legalized marijuana not without risks to youth, experts tell Pa. senate committee | Don’t Miss This |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID remains a public health emergency for now, says WHO and Biden administration : NPR

Mask mandate for travelers extended : Shots – Health News : NPR



U.S. Tries New Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay: Antitrust Law – The New York Times (

Opinion | The Case for Aggressively Raising Interest Rates – The New York Times (

Supply Chain Hurdles Will Outlast Covid Pandemic, White House Says – The New York Times (

Help wanted: minority workers sought for Erie redevelopment projects (

Vice President Kamala Harris offers union support in Philadelphia visit | Local News |

Bloomfield Starbucks unanimously becomes first unionized location in Pennsylvania | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

A western Pennsylvania Starbucks is the first in the state to unionize | WITF

Worker organizing at Starbucks is on fire as more stores vote yes to a union : NPR

Sellers who ship through Amazon will see a new 5% fuel and inflation surcharge : NPR

Google says it will invest $15M in Pa. this year, including Bakery Square expansion in Pittsburgh |



Harrisburg University sees success in E-Sports (

Mychalejko: Parental rights — and wrongs — in public education (

Penn State students ‘Take Back the Night’ for April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month | WITF

Penn Hills School District residents sound off on potential mascot change |



More than 664K Pa. voters have applied for mail-in ballots ahead of primary election, Pa. says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Conor Lamb’s mission is to remake the Senate Democratic primary – City & State Pennsylvania (

New Pa. U.S. Senate poll: John Fetterman pulling ahead as Democratic favorite, GOP race still wide open | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here are the primary candidates running to represent Berks in Harrisburg (

F&M Poll: Oz, Mastriano Hold Slim Leads – PoliticsPA

PA Senate Race Causes Headaches in Trumpworld – PoliticsPA

PA governor’s race: Doug Mastriano could ride election denial to win (

Jeff Bartos is running for U.S. Senate on ‘kitchen table’ issues (

Iowa and New Hampshire might not be first contests for Democrats in 2024 : NPR

Donald Trump is sticking his nose into already odd Pa. primaries for senator and governor | John Baer –

Democrat Enid Santiago survives petition challenge in Lehigh Valley’s 134th House District seat  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Enid Santiago’s petitions ruled valid, rematch with Schweyer set – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania primary election 2022: See how much money the GOP candidates for governor have raised | WITF

The loyal opposition is a key element of democracy, and we’re losing it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trumpworld scrambles to contain Oz endorsement fallout – POLITICO



Carbon program helps owners of forested land improve their trees (

Cranberry Bog restoration project aims to allow rare flowers to thrive (



PennDOT: Federal funds will smooth road to Presque Isle, sync Erie signals (

Portion of Route 611 to remain closed after heavy rains (

Scranton to NYC passenger train gets boost with New Jersey contract award | News |



CDC reports sexually transmitted infections in the US increased to record high in 2020 –

Editorial: Sexual assault, child abuse awareness coincide (

How rising temperatures would intensify and lengthen allergy season : Shots – Health News : NPR

April is Autism Acceptance Month to signify inclusion and support | Smart Talk (

Teen drug overdose deaths rose sharply in 2020, driven by fentanyl-laced pills | WITF


State News

Houlahan to hold ‘State of the Sixth’ town hall on April 19 (

Pennsylvania inheritance tax: a $1.2 billion burden | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Veterans concerned with care council appointees (

More deer with deadly chronic wasting disease lead to expanded state reaction – The Morning Call (

Toomey’s vote against Ketanji Brown Jackson set a dangerous precedent. Here’s why | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey commends Hazleton LaunchBox on receiving competitive grant | News |


National News

Latest Ukraine-Russia War News: Live Updates – The New York Times (

Ukrainians have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border by the thousands : NPR

Ukraine says it sank Russian flagship Moskva, but Moscow claims it was only damaged (

Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack – The New York Times (

Police search for motive in Brooklyn subway suspect’s videos. He has ties to Pennsylvania | WITF

Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter (

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion : NPR

Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field in MLB history : NPR

Report: High taxes, low profits. Tavern gaming licenses a bust for Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Amazon’s $2B housing push has mostly left out Washington, D.C., area’s poorest (


Local News

Briarcliffe Fire Company will disband, but won’t face charges over racist meeting comments (

Sen. Judy Schwank Announces Veterans Expo in Berks County – BCTV

Community Briefs: Lansdowne holds dedication ceremony for Gateway Slope Project – Delco Times

Delaware County Solid Waste Authority approves contract with Covanta (

Poverty levels decreased in Lancaster faster than other Pennsylvania counties | Local News |

Reading’s new Climate Corps is looking for workers, 18 through 26 (

Reading group loses $225K anti-gun violence grant because it’s not an official nonprofit | WITF

Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service Association to receive $226,000 from USDA | Times Leader

Lackawanna County looks to upgrade Montage amphitheater | News |

A Native American burial ground in Chester County is returning to its ‘rightful owners’ (



Pittsburgh City Council puts hold on Burgess’ bill on warrantless police pedestrian stops | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Council Divided Over Appointments To Allegheny County Sanitary Authority – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pittsburgh joins Philadelphia in banning plastic bags | Pennsylvania |

Protecting elephants: New Pittsburgh Zoo CEO wants to make Somerset conservation space more welcoming | Local News |

Pittsburgh region’s economy rebounding from pandemic more slowly than other metro areas |

Pittsburgh City Council condemns proposed Save Women’s Sports Act |

Downtown Pittsburgh office market gets a boost — but it still has a long way to go | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



PPD attributes work of the non-fatal unit to solving more cases | Local News |

Jury deliberations to get underway in the federal bribery trial of Kenyatta Johnson | Local News |

Philly’s first-time home buyers will get more help from the city when its grant program returns (



WH environmental justice advisors press for Justice40 action | News |

Federal agencies are trying new ways to ease the burden of medical debt : Shots – Health News : NPR