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How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once – honestcolumnist

Cannabis reforms defeat opposition | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Cannabis Banking Legislation – Cannabis Business Times

Wolf pushes PA Opportunity Program, $2,000 payouts to Pennsylvanians (

After failed election reform negotiations, Pa. GOP lawmakers take tougher approach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA House Passes Bill Banning Transgender Women From Competing On Women’s Sports Teams –

Cephas, Tartaglione announce $25.6M in funding for maternal, child health – home (

Lawmaker announces $25K grant for Doylestown Borough church – thereporteronline

Gov. Wolf Highlights Plan to Improve Business Opportunities in Pennsylvania – MyChesCo

Five Chester County organizations awarded $235,000 in state funding for security upgrades – Daily Local

Three 11th District Organizations Receive Nonprofit Security Grants – BCTV

State grants more than $500,000 to local religious nonprofits for security | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (

Delaware County to host first Sustainability Conference while receiving $600,000 for electric vehicles (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Berks COVID update: 27 more cases as 9 people remain hospitalized (

The data behind Philly’s return to masks, explained (

HAP honors LVHN for COVID-19 vaccine strategy (

Shanghai Reports First COVID-19 Deaths Of Latest Outbreak : NPR

China’s GDP Data Hint at Heavy Cost of its Zero Covid Strategy – The New York Times (



Pa. labor leaders respond to workplace allegations at state AFL-CIO – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How did $1.2M in PPP loans get to Pennsylvania unions? Congressional Republicans want to know | National |

More Wawa locations selling beer will open in Pennsylvania, CEO Chris Gheysens says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Small business owners raise prices to keep up with inflation | Business |



2 dead, 9 injured in Pittsburgh Airbnb party shooting | ABC27

Mass shooting at Pittsburgh party results in multiple deaths, injuries | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Multiple shooters suspected in ‘war scene’ that killed 2, injured 8 on Pittsburgh’s North Side |

Philly’s shooting spree continues with a 3-year-old among 16 victims; 3 dead (

Compassion is hard to come by in Pennsylvania’s broken prison system. | Editorial (

Her husband died after transfer to the hospital from Allegheny Co. jail. Now she wants answers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Patrick Lyoya shooting reopens debate about police interaction with Blacks | News |



Pennsylvania university looks to sell dorms to lessen ‘financial strain’ | Pennsylvania |

Guest Column: Times change, and so must education – Daily Local

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘People don’t understand’: Greater Johnstown students talk community unrest, district reputation | Local News |

Charter school reform could save Pennsylvania schools $373 million – The Morning Call (

The real school choice: Paying for career/technical education or charter schools | Opinionn – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bodine students walked out over conditions at their Philly high school. Here’s why. (



‘Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver Torpedoes Dr. Oz’s Pennsylvania Senate Run: “He Seems Like A Nightmare” (

Dave White and Bill McSwain trade barbs as governor’s race intensifies – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. primary election 2022: Your guide to the Democratic and GOP candidates for governor · Spotlight PA

GOP voters largely undecided weeks from primary · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Speaker Cutler spends $569,912 of campaign funds this election cycle | Pennsylvania |

Column: We’re giving the candidates some space — with conditions (

Opinion | Senator Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Can Win if We Keep Our Word – The New York Times (

A Q&A with State Rep. Summer Lee – City & State Pennsylvania (

Janet Diaz and Izzy Smith-Wade-El vying in May 17 primary to represent new 49th Legislative District | PA Power and Policy |

Should Pennsylvania’s primaries be open to all registered voters? | Smart Talk (

Dem Andre Carroll hopes to bring his lived experience to the Pa. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Democrats can win on the issues. But they need to sell them | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. 2022 Senate race fund-raising reports: John Fetterman way ahead of Conor Lamb (

Pa. 2022 Senate race fund-raising reports: Mehmet Oz, David McCormick spend millions (

Christie says Trump midterm endorsements won’t be ‘determinative’ – NewsBreak



Avian Influenza Confirmed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania | Local News |

Pennsylvania has first case of highly pathogenic bird flu (

These are the meaningful actions Pennsylvanians can take this Earth Month – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The state of emissions in Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Petroleum company fined $1 million for leaks into the Schuylkill (

Organizers turn up the heat on Vanguard climate campaign (

Rising tornado numbers linked to climate change, study says (



Pa., national transportation agencies step up battle to eliminate distracted driving as deaths, injuries pile up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



USPSTF guidelines call for screening kids as young as 8 for anxiety : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu cases, colds up in Western Pa. as people relax covid-19 precautions |


State News

Pennsylvanians react to Gov. Wolf’s stimulus check proposal – WPXI

Op-Ed: Pat Toomey should work to head off credit card swipe fee hikes (

Pittsburgh law firm argues “first-of-its-kind” case in front of state Supreme Court | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

PUC approves sale of York Water Company to private business PAWC (

Pennsylvania’s getting over $15 million from Google this year | Today in Pa. –

New Jersey marijuana: Can you bring it back to Pennsylvania? – The Morning Call (

POLL: Pennsylvanians support funding hike for parks, forests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Capital-Star Q+A: Nathan Reigner, Pa.’s first Director of Outdoor Recreation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Missile Strikes In Western Ukraine Kill 6 : NPR

Speaking of genocide, President Joe Biden escalates the war of words over Ukraine | WITF

Washington state retools first-in-nation long term care benefit : Shots – Health News : NPR

File your taxes on time. Here’s what you should know about your refund | WITF

Tax Day 2022: What if the government filled out your tax form for you? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FDA investigating Lucky Charms after reports of illness | WITF

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk | WITF

US rocked by 3 mass shootings during Easter weekend; 2 dead | News |


Local News

Freeze warning tonight, steady rain (& wet snow at times) Monday | ABC27

Two major fires in one week displace nearly 90 people (

Future for Middletown’s Stone Meadows Farm include homes, farming (

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority attracts interested buyers (

Monroe County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (

Ukrainian refugees in Erie: Officials expect them to resettle here (

Lackawanna County aims to boost sports tourism | News |

Long-range data shows poverty reduced relatively little in Luzerne County | Business |



Pittsburgh police asking anyone with video, photos from mass shooting scene to share them (

Wilkinsburg officer strikes protester during demonstration against police brutality | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Ed Gainey marks 100 days as Pittsburgh’s mayor, learns to ‘fall in love with adversity’ |



Suit seeks to overturn renewed Philadelphia mask mandate (

Philly LNG Task Force Bill Has Bipartisan Support – DV Journal (

Philadelphia Weekly to cease print publication – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Inflation hits Philadelphia consumers in their pockets | Local News |

‘Agriculture is the culture’: FarmerJawn wants to reinvent agriculture education | Local News |

Philadelphia school board member Maria McColgan resigns | Local News |

Philly adding more bike patrols to keep an eye on Center City | Local News |



On Tax Day, Treasury Makes a Plea For More IRS Funding – The New York Times (

Biden to host Southeast Asian leaders for May 12-13 summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette