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Pennsylvania’s shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions | Pennsylvania State News |

A careful consideration of Castle Doctrine: Not ‘a license to kill’ (

Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. | Teresa Miller | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Proposed amendments to the Pa. constitution giving the legislature power to declare disasters could affect food aid (

Why do we pay Pa. lawmakers $24 per hour for sleeping and eating? | Editorial (

Pennsylvania Republicans go big on culture wars while Biden pushes big spending (

Transphobic sports ban attempts to solve a problem that doesn’t exist | Opinion (

And then I guess we banter…with Sen. Katie Muth by Sisters of the Night Caucus • A podcast on Anchor


Coronavirus – COVID-19

With Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on pause, the consequences could ripple worldwide.

Nearly Half of Republicans Say They Don’t Want a Covid-19 Vaccine – The New York Times (

As COVID continues to surge in Pennsylvania, what are we doing wrong? | Coronavirus |

The most popular Johnson & Johnson vaccine story on Facebook? A conspiracy theorist posted it | WITF

More COVID shutdowns unlikely in Pennsylvania and other states, despite CDC suggestion | WITF

Hostility, frustrations mount at vaccine sites, Montgomery County urges calm (

Bucks County COVID-19 Vaccine data tracks number of vaccinations (

‘Just takes off’: Warden says Cambria County Prison seeing third wave of COVID-19 cases | News |

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one? | Business |

Underserved communities bear brunt of paused Johnson & Johnson rollout | Coronavirus |

With J&J vaccine paused, Montgomery County vaccine rollout continues with Pfizer shots | News |

Delco postpones mass vaccination at prison as J&J shots put on hold | Coronavirus |

Monroe County COVID-19 Vaccine data tracks number of vaccinations (

Beaver County COVID-19 Vaccine data tracks number of vaccinations (

Wright Center to resume COVID-19 vaccinations, makes office visit optional | Coronavirus | (

Berks mushroom company workers get COVID vaccines through mobile clinic | Local News |

Philadelphia ZIP codes again lead in new COVID-19 cases as Pa. grapples with vaccinations –

Uber, PayPal, other big companies offer vaccine transportation help | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

CDC study argues for keeping the middle seat vacant on flights, but airlines aren’t listening –

Pennsylvania’s vaccine provider map not always accurate | coronavirus |

UPMC opens Pittsburgh Mills covid vaccine clinic to walk-ins |

Allegheny Health Network opens clinic to treat covid long-haulers |

More than half of Allegheny County’s population is partially vaccinated, officials say |

Lab’s 3-month data delay leads to abnormally high daily covid total in Allegheny County |

Philly’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination clinic will get more doses in response to the J&J pause (

Today’s UPMC drive-up vaccine clinic at Pittsburgh Mills accepting walk-ins; AHN slots open in Squirrel Hill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (



Bucks County to award CHIRP grants to hospitality industry (

Philadelphia’s HipCityVeg commits to $15 minimum wage for restaurant workers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Golden Corral franchisee in NC files nearly $50M restaurant bankruptcy – Triangle Business Journal (

Amazon to open ‘last mile’ delivery station in Mount Joy this fall, create 100+ jobs | Local Business |

Johnstown council explores giving businesses breaks on amusement taxes due to COVID-19 | Coronavirus |

Amazon unionization vote was a referendum on automation — and it’s not over yet | Opinion (

How restaurant wages, menus, and more should change after COVID-19 | Opinion (

Building trades opposed to RGGI plan | Business | (



Warminster denies release of settlement with ex-cop accused of sex crimes (

Quarryville men arrested by federal agents Wednesday for transportation of undocumented workers to mushroom farms [update] | Local News |

Delaware County continues to move forward with prison deprivatization | News |

Zachary Rehl, Philadelphia Proud Boys leader, enters not guilty plea (

Berks DA to update investigation into fatal shooting by police officer | Crime |



Central Bucks BOE adopts modified quarantine plan for schools (

Central Bucks superintendent Dr. John J. Kopicki has resigned (

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

Lehigh Valley colleges weigh COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students as Pa. officials urge inoculations before summer break – The Morning Call (

Scranton teachers authorize union to call strike | Education | (

Scranton opens enrollment for cyber program | Education | (

Heads of Pennsylvania universities grilled over minority representation among faculty | Pennsylvania |

Albright College gets $500,000 grant to expand access to computer science and STEM education | Local News |



Filing a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania? Follow these tips first (

Democratic state senate candidate Doc Clements calls for civility (

Ed Krebs: Residents want independent representing 48th Senate District (

Christopher Gebhard hopes to fill ‘void of leadership’ in senate race (

Libertarian Tim McMaster seeks state senate seat in special election (

Merck’s CEO, Philly-area law firms and Wharton professors take the lead in opposing voting restrictions (

In First Broadcast Debate, Peduto Fends Off Attacks, As Rivals Sometimes Clash | 90.5 WESA

Barsoum appointed director of Chester County Voter Services | Local News |

Allegheny County election officials outline plans ahead of May primary | WITF

Perry To Attend House Freedom Fund Fundraiser Featuring Trump | PoliticsPA

‘Voteswagon’ stops in Lehigh Valley on tour campaigning for fair redistricting process in Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (

Carbon County poll workers get raise | Election |

Four drop boxes approved for primary; poll workers sought | Election |

Pitt law professor Jerry Dickinson will run for seat held by Rep. Mike Doyle in 2022 |

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Pennsylvania Senate race runs through Mar-a-Lago (

The Pennsylvania Side of the Street: A Candidate’s Quest for Legalization – Insider NJ



Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Keystone Road Bridge closes indefinitely | News | (

Lackawanna County pulls out of proposed LCTA/COLTS consolidation talks | News | (



PA nurses fight for patient limits to ensure quality care (

Bucks plans to open new mental-health facility this summer (

‘Key to the future’: Conemaugh breaks ground on new building at Memorial hospital | News |


State News

Tax Day: Understanding The Extended Tax Deadline In Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh (

Op-Ed: Before raising the wage, raise reimbursements, says EMS group (

Ridge: Federal government neglecting America’s first responders (

Marijuana fest kicks off march for legalization in Harrisburg (

Chesapeake Energy’s settlement doesn’t far enough. This chronic polluter must be shut down | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A better unemployment system is on track to launch in June. Expect some hiccups. | WITF

Former U.S. postal union leader orchestrated overtime kickback scheme at Allentown Post Office, indictment alleges – The Morning Call (

Editorial: Keeping a community intact when ‘gentrification’ beckons |

Everyone has a role to play in protecting Pennsylvania’s children | Opinion –


National News

How New Mexico Became the State With the Highest Rate of Full Vaccinations – The New York Times (

Fed survey: Economy rebounding, helped by stimulus, vaccines | Nation & World Business |

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Daunte Wright | Across America |

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option | News |

Bernie Madoff dead: Ponzi scheme architect, 82, dies in prison (

Op-Ed: How will we remember George Floyd? (

WHO official: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (


Local News

Allentown mayoral candidates discuss what they would do with federal stimulus money | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office moves concealed carry permit applications online | Local News |

Miss Pennsylvania USA, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA pageants returning to Johnstown | News |

Public input sought on Montgomery County Cross County Trail | News |

Burlington County teen: A worsening environment impacts the poor, people of color (

Area nonprofits encouraged to apply for Duquesne Light microgrants (

How International Recycling Group wants to change Erie plastic recycling (

Tire collections available in Findlay and New Sewickley townships (

New leadership along the Main Line as officials announce several municipal changes over the past week | Mainlinesuburbanlife |

Schuylkill County commissioner resists calls to resign over sexual harassment allegations | WITF

Allentown looks to hire homeless services coordinator, considers permanent housing initiatives with ‘game-changing’ federal stimulus – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley postal audit blames late mail on these reasons – The Morning Call (

County tax claim bureau files 2,639 liens against delinquent Scranton properties | News | (

Demonstrators gather in solidarity at Justice for Black Lives event in Scranton | News | (

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

Reading officials push for repeal of state fireworks law | Local News |



The city of Pittsburgh’s 2021 first round street paving schedule is here | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Parking app used In Pittsburgh experiences data breach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Pittsburgh can expect economic boost from Senior Olympics in 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Hillman Foundation provides $7 million to arts and culture groups for pandemic recovery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Shale attraction: Company that supplies parts to oil and gas operators expands into Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (



Philly Council unveils anti-violence ‘agenda’ – WHYY

5 things to know about Philadelphia’s proposed FY22 budget – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Kenney’s proposed 2021 budget would cut taxes and raise spending — but not for police | Local News |

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s budget proposal uses stimulus to cut taxes, restore spending (

‘Cops are still killing us’: 150 protesters in Philly demand justice for Daunte Wright | Local News |

Bridge Development Partners seeking more industrial investments in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Maggiano’s in Philadelphia hit with $184K in labor violations | PhillyVoice



Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Tour Southern U.S. Border As Part Of Congressional Delegation – CBS Pittsburgh (

Meuser visits facilities at Texas border | News |

Fitzpatrick & Delgado Launch Bipartisan Delaware River Watershed Caucus | Press Releases | Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (

Ag. Sect’y Vilsack keys in on food insecurity, nutrition in budget request; Pa. other states impacted | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rep. Lloyd Smucker quietly leaves bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus | PA Power and Policy |

Senators should have to speak on Senate floor to use the filibuster | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

House panel advances bill to study reparations in historic vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

As Senate advances bill on hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, Biden names liaison to community | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

Capitol Chatter: A First Quarter Analysis Of Congressional Tweets – Hamilton Place Strategies