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Legislature

Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State authority to prosecute gun crimes may expand in Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Doctors oppose bill that would let pharmacists continue to vaccinate children after pandemic | WITF

Schnee certified as winner of special election for 116th District state House seat | Election | standardspeaker.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

TSA not enforcing travel mask mandate after judge strikes it down (abc27.com)

These airlines are dropping mask mandates after a federal judge’s ruling : NPR

Some major U.S. airlines are dropping mask mandates for travelers | WITF

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID-19 shots for the fall (inquirer.com)

There are lessons for COVID in the U.S.’s lingering battle with HIV : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ranking Philadelphia-area malls, from Neshaminy to King of Prussia (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

The Tech Bubble That Never Burst – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Margaritaville in the Poconos? New plans taking shape in Pocono Manor (poconorecord.com)

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville resort coming to Poconos with hotel, restaurants, RV park & bungalows – pennlive.com

Margaritaville Resort Village to open at Pocono Manor – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. casinos reach new heights with $462.7M in March wagers | TribLIVE.com

Better ventilation makes a healthier workplace — if companies invest : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

​​Pa. prison union says they need to fill 600 guard positions, but are staffing woes self-inflicted? – pennlive.com

 

Education

Pitt fears attacks on fetal tissues use, redistricting could hurt state funding, tuition breaks | WITF

SDoL to vote on attendance zones, policy that could move 1300 students: Here’s what you should know | Local News | lancasteronline.com

$103.5M Phoenixville Schools budget would hike taxes .99% (dailylocal.com)

LGBTQ and BIPOC communities in crosshairs of banned book movement | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pocono Mountain recognized for music program seventh year in row (poconorecord.com)

Don’t say gay? Students say Bucks school district killed production of musical ‘Rent’ because it has queer relationships – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Philadelphia School District principals discuss winning Lindback Award | Local News | phillytrib.com

Students revolt at this top Philly school | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Norwin School Board approves policy that guides teaching of controversial issues | TribLIVE.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidates to debate Tuesday night – pennlive.com

Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania could become an open primary state in renewed push for legislation | PhillyVoice

Scheller raises 10 times more than Dellicker in Republican primary for 7th Congressional District – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Josh Shapiro to Brian Sims: ‘Cease and desist’ running ad that touts endorsement (inquirer.com)

Fetterman: ‘Workers can always count on me’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Craig Snyder: John Fetterman — socialist for senate (broadandliberty.com)

Bochetto: ‘Politics is an adversarial system’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Opinion | Can Democrats Turn Their 2022 Around? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Voter guide, attack ads, and another missing radioactive device · Spotlight PA

Campaign Believes “Race Is White’s To Lose” – PoliticsPA

Lou Barletta talks governor’s race as primary looms | ABC27

Pennsylvania Senate candidate McCormick earned $22M as hedge fund CEO | WITF

Pa. progressive Dems not getting party backing – WHYY

Armenian Americans rally in opposition to Oz’s Pennsylvania Senate bid (msn.com)

 

Environment

‘We are on high alert’: State identifies ‘highly infectious’ bird flu case in Lancaster County – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Avian flu outbreak on Lancaster County farm kills 1.4 million birds, efforts to protect others are underway | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bird flu found at Lancaster County poultry farm | WITF

Howard Grossman calls for environmental activism in Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvania’s plan fails to meet goal for reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the EPA says | WITF

EPA: Expect ‘tough love’ after Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay pollution plan falls short again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

Weather restrictions lifted across the Pa. Turnpike | ABC27

 

Health

Pennsylvania health department to get new acting secretary | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Top health official to step down this week, Wolf administration announces – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ sheds light on abortion politics in Pa. | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Federal and state officials tout impact of infrastructure law funding (readingeagle.com)

Office of Open Records dismisses cases involving Vision 2025, JARI; both considered ‘private nonprofit’ entities by state | News | tribdem.com

Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Russia attacking along front of hundreds of miles, Ukraine says (abc27.com)

Guest Opinion: There’s joy in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ascent (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

200,000 Russians may lose their jobs as companies pull out, Moscow mayor says : NPR

Judge orders FBI to produce records on Civil War gold hunt – pennlive.com

InfoWars files for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting denial | WITF

EXPLAINER: What does Infowars’ bankruptcy filing mean? – Reading Eagle

Florida rejects 54 math books, claiming critical race theory appeared in some | WITF

Federal Judge OKs Challenge Seeking To Disqualify Marjorie Taylor Greene : NPR

Global Finance Meeting To Tackle War-Driven Food Insecurity : NPR

 

Local News

Morgan returns to Southmont Council, sewer project continuing | News | tribdem.com

Lower Merion to consider plan to expand Ardmore House for additional affordable housing – Mainline Media News

Montco neighbors oppose houses proposed near flood-prone Tookany Creek (inquirer.com)

West Pittston seeking levee funding from Luzerne County’s American Rescue allocation | Times Leader

 

Pitt

An officer answered a noise complaint before deadly Pittsburgh shooting | WITF

Pittsburgh police: Officer handled noise complaint at Airbnb 90 minutes before deadly mass shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teens mourned as schools cope with aftermath of Pittsburgh mass shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh councilmembers aim to rein in rogue rental properties after Airbnb mass shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council looks to regulate Airbnb, other short-term rentals after deadly weekend shooting | TribLIVE.com

Port Authority drops mask requirements after federal court ruling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: A tale of two jurisdictions: Pittsburgh police got it right on Saturday; Wilkinsburg didn’t | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The first 100 days: Challenging start hasn’t deterred Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey from getting his message across | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

SEPTA drops mask mandate for riders after federal court strikes down CDC directive – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly Shipyard awarded final contract in $1.5B order for 5 national security vessels – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Businesses react to return of Philadelphia’s mask mandate | Local News | phillytrib.com

Suit seeks to overturn renewed Philadelphia mask mandate | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

29 people died in Philly jails in the pandemic. City officials say they did a ‘good job.’ (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest’s estate gifts $100-million to Museum of American Revolution, Lenfest Institute (inquirer.com)

Northeast High principal Omar Crowder is one of Philly’s best leaders. Here’s how he got there. (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

GUTOWSKI: Biden’s New ATF Nominee Already Generating Controversy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

House and Senate are far apart on their bills to address computer chip shortage : NPR