How is Josh Shapiro leading Pa.? A look at his ‘common ground’ approach – pennlive.com

In private, Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s working group on climate change meets | WITF

Shapiro’s working group on climate change meets (abc27.com)

Shapiro awards about $500K to Pittsburgh recovery support center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Josh Shapiro says he’s cracking down on wage theft, worker misclassification – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Shapiro, Murphy announce partnership for labor law enforcement | State News | latrobebulletinnews.com

Pa., N.J. join forces to ‘collaboratively enforce’ state labor laws | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Marriage equality measure gets a bipartisan backing with new bill; Dems give a renewed push for the Fairness Act – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Why PA courts won’t be part of 2023 budget hearings · Spotlight PA State College

Mental health better treated outside of prison, state says | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania launches drug recovery hubs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kayden’s Law, Assault Weapons Ban Among Priorities For Bucks Senator | Doylestown, PA Patch

Pa. lawmakers propose grant program to fund solar projects at K-12 schools, colleges – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Pennsylvania launches drug recovery hubs as drug overdose deaths continue to rise (mcall.com)

Goodnoe Kids Celebrate The Earth At Arbor Day In Newtown | Newtown, PA Patch

Democratic Senator Announces Reelection Bid in Major Swing-State | American Prosperity

Speed detection cameras keeping work zones safer and PennDOT wants to keep them around | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman is back in the Senate. Here is what we know about his heart, stroke, hearing, depression (inquirer.com)

How John Fetterman’s hospital stay for depression compares to other Pennsylvanians’ (inquirer.com)

Vocational education support climbs the legislative priority list (msn.com)

Sen. Hughes Partners with PhillyGoes2College for Free Resource Fair for Aspiring College Students – MyChesCo

Pa. lawmakers propose grant program to fund solar projects at K-12 schools, colleges – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers reintroduce bill on OSHA oversight of public workers | Safety+Health (safetyandhealthmagazine.com)

Pa. has had a child advocate for years, but no one knows exactly what she’s empowered to do | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Comitta announces funding for West Chester Railroad track improvements – Daily Local

Community college opens $9.9M Center for Advanced Technologies | The Bucks County Herald

New grant funds aim to boost nursing careers | Local/Regional | thedailyreview.com


12-year-olds can’t buy cigarettes — but they can work in tobacco fields : NPR

People working in the office spend 25% more time on career development | Business News | wfmz.com


Billions of New Jersey’s federal COVID funding has yet to be spent (inquirer.com)

Masks in hospitals: Philadelphia’s Board of Health, area hospitals considering relaxing COVID-19 requirements (inquirer.com)


Report: Distracted driving deaths spiked after pandemic | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com Rio Grande Valley border agents assaulted while apprehending tens of thousands a week | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s voters are becoming more aligned with national trends, report says | WITF

Driver charged with homicide while DUI after crash kills 4 on Philly highway: report – pennlive.com

Man dead after lightning causes tree branch to fall on car – pennlive.com

Harrisburg Police searching for suspect after nearly 10 hour standoff (abc27.com)

Lancaster County man allegedly posed as CIA officer with fake badge (abc27.com)

Search continues for Lincoln University shooter (inquirer.com)

4 killed in crash on Schuylkill Expressway; man charged with homicide while DUI (inquirer.com)

2 women injured in shooting at Lincoln University | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bomb found by Pa. fire department while fighting nearby brush fire | TribLIVE.com

State police arrest man in Gouldsboro Inn arson | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com


Pa. substitute teacher criticized for reading racial slur aloud from ‘Of Mice and Men’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

JoAnne Epps ready to lead Temple as acting president – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Kolbe Academy will not reopen for 2023-24 school year (mcall.com)

Allentown school bus monitor cuts blasted by parents, drivers (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania public schools get poor grades in poll (mcall.com)

SHANNON: Truth Can Lead the Way to Heal Our Divided District  – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Parents say Bala Cynwyd fifth graders texted about who should be shot in the next school shooting (inquirer.com)

Northeast High School students celebrate Afro Day, a celebration of Black hair (inquirer.com)

Rutgers University strike is suspended, sending faculty back to work with a ‘framework’ for new contracts (inquirer.com)

Girard College President F. Christopher Goins steps down after less than a year in the role – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Duquesne University police on strike after contract talks fail | TribLIVE.com


Special elections on primary day will fill two Pa. House seats; meet the candidates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly mayor election: Where race stands one month before primary (inquirer.com)

Democratic Senator Announces Reelection Bid in Major Swing-State | American Prosperity

Interactive Map of Pennsylvania Registered Voters (politicspa.com)

Need an absentee or mail-in ballot? You have until May 9 to apply | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Awash in Toxic Wastewater From Fracking for Natural Gas, Pennsylvania Faces a Disposal Reckoning – Inside Climate News

Cleanup begins after freight train derailment, fire in Maine – pennlive.com

The EPA is urging people to report any debris left by the Indiana warehouse fire : NPR

A climate provision in a 2007 law eliminates fossil fuels in federal buildings. : NPR

BAGHERI: Oil Extraction and Environmentalists – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Beech Leaf Disease is killing trees in Pennsylvania and N.J. (inquirer.com)


Lawmakers in some states see a need for higher speed limits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Some Pennsylvanians’ DMV Data Was Transferred to a Nonprofit Due to Membership in Multistate Voter Database Project – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Fort Lauderdale flooding slowly recedes; airport reopens (inquirer.com)


Bird Flu Sample from Chilean Man Showed Some Signs of Adaptation to Mammals – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court issues administrative stay in abortion pill case : NPR

Why Spring Allergies Happen and How to Ease Them | Health | wfmz.com

State News

Democratic Senator Announces Reelection Bid in Major Swing-State | American Prosperity

Why PA courts won’t be part of 2023 budget hearings · Spotlight PA State College

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Todd joins This Week in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Leader of drug ring that ran into Pennsylvania from Alaska sentenced in federal court (abc27.com)

New Harrisburg courthouse to open on Monday (abc27.com)

Counties with the worst droughts in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Options are available for those no longer approved for Medicaid | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Teamsters have voted to strike at Philly area’s largest Coca-Cola distributor (inquirer.com)

National News

Biden Says He Will Announce 2024 Campaign ‘Relatively Soon’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

DACA recipients will soon be eligible for government-funded health insurance, : NPR

Kamala Harris rallies as high court eyes abortion pill rules | Ap-health | wfmz.com

Alabama Birthday Party Shooting: 4 Dead and 28 Injured in Dadeville – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

DOJ charges El Chapo sons, cartel members with fentanyl trafficking, murder | National | thecentersquare.com

Efforts in Md. to legalize increasingly popular burial practices stall – pennlive.com

Tech Consultant Nima Momeni Arrested in Killing of Bob Lee in San Francisco – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Century-Old Mystery Surfaces From Lake Superior – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

WATCH LIVE: Space X to launch ‘Starship,’ the world’s largest rocket : NPR

An Oregon driver who threw $100 bills out of his car wanted to gift the money : NPR

Tax deadline: When and how to avoid fees (abc27.com)

US ready to lend Poland $4 billion for nuclear energy plan | Associated Press | wfmz.com

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ closes on Broadway after 35 years | Associated Press | wfmz.com

States confront medical debt that’s bankrupting millions | Business News | wfmz.com

Local News

Restaurant opens in Cumberland County with focus on owner’s hot sauce line – pennlive.com

California couple found with 30 pounds of meth plead guilty in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Local Lego store expands; opening second Midstate location (abc27.com)

Neighbors help firefighters fight flames in Allentown twin home | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Smitty’s Cardinals players remember decades of play under recently retired, ‘one of a kind’ man | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Car thief scrambling to get away from Brookhaven police tripped up by pizza delivery guy (delcotimes.com)

Local voice actors, newcomers gather for first ‘Atomic Radio’ rehearsal | News | tribdem.com

World-traveling Johnstown native returning home as Brit Floyd lighting technician | News | tribdem.com

Law enforcement concerned juvenile justice too lax | News | citizensvoice.com

Reading High celebrates PIAA basketball championship with picturesque parade (readingeagle.com)


PNC Park workers authorize strike | TribLIVE.com

Morning Roudup: Pitt student governments to host town hall on safety | TribLIVE.com

Uptown redevelopment project to include space for food trucks, patio seating | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial: Jury selection in Robert Bowers case won’t be easy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shapiro awards about $500K to Pittsburgh recovery support center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sandbox VR brings immersive gaming to Strip District this summer (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh-area woman wins Disney World’s 10-miler race – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Philadelphia life sciences jobs being filled more by women than men – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia Black Clergy endorses Cherelle Parker for mayor | Local News | phillytrib.com

Tupperware’s in trouble, but Philadelphia-area residents recall its products and parties with fondness (inquirer.com)

Temple, police probe hidden-camera allegation about assistant football coach (inquirer.com)

Pilot program will explore if tiny homes could help serve the unhoused population in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

West Philly honors Paul Robeson with block renaming and celebration | West Philly Local