Select Page

Legislature

Senator Haywood stages a sit-in at City Hall to demand action from Mayor Kenney | Local News | phillytrib.com

State officials and local lawmakers tout West Chester University opportunities for students with autism (dailylocal.com)

In Pa. Legislature, even popular bills like Victoria’s Law get stuck because of rules concentrating power in hands of few [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania county demolition funds for blighted properties: a rural and urban divide | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senator wants to expand PA medical marijuana options (goerie.com)

Medical marijuana patients want to grow their own weed. Will the state let them? | Weed | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Advocates and legislatures call for Delta-8 regulation | Weed | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

PA Rural Co-Working Facility Grant Program Bill Advances – WDAC

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why we can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic for the long term | Opinion – pennlive.com

Majority of Americans want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll (delcotimes.com)

Judge who tossed the mask mandate misunderstood ‘sanitation,’ legal experts say : Shots – Health News : NPR

Feds will appeal mask ruling only if mandate still needed (abc27.com)

Ban On Private Election Funding Passes Legislature; Will Wolf Sign? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How a new variant gained COVID-19 dominance in Pa. · Spotlight PA

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania gaming revenue in March reaches an ‘all-time high’ (dailylocal.com)

How the Supply Chain Crunch is Hurting California Farmers. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Business-travel revenue for hotels expected to remain billions off pre-pandemic levels in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Wawa sues Mastercard, seeks reimbursement for $10.7M data breach penalty – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Despite opposition, Pennsylvania Medicaid contracts keep unionization language | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Commonwealth Foundation disputes Pennsylvania public union membership numbers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Frances Wolf: In April support women’s reentry services in Pa. (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Recreational marijuana: Lehigh Valley law enforcement officials urge residents to mind state laws as New Jersey starts selling cannabis to adults – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Education

Millions of Student Loans Borrowers Get More Credit Toward Forgiveness – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

More student loan help is on the way for millions of borrowers : NPR

Student loans could be eased, but not erased, by another Biden administration plan – pennlive.com

Allentown School District cut ties with nonprofit after racial slur – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

MORGAN: Why Cyber Charters Must Exist – A Student Perspective – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Cheyney University receives $100,000 lab instrument through public-private partnership (dailylocal.com)

After School Satan Club denied by Northern York school board (ydr.com)

SDoL votes for school zoning changes for up to 1300 students in effort to balance class size | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Community College of Philadelphia expands scholarship program | Local News | phillytrib.com

What can be done to solve the substitute teacher shortage? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Qualified special education teachers can be hard to find : NPR

Pennsylvania school board OKs guidelines for teaching controversial topics | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania Governor race: Nearly $30M raised, Shapiro & White lead fundraising (abc27.com)

Mastriano releases goals for first 100 days if elected governor – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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

Senator Jake Corman eyes PA governor’s office after 23 years in DC (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania Republican governor candidates argue the issues, agree on criticizing those who skipped debate | WITF

Five GOP gov. hopefuls, minus the front runners, debate transportation funding, election law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Republican candidates for governor debate election law, abortion, and more (inquirer.com)

Mehmet Oz’s shifting positions on abortion, guns, and more in 2022 Pa. Senate race (inquirer.com)

John Fetterman closes in on 2022 Pa. Democratic Senate primary win with fan following (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Energy Wind Energy Company Sentenced For Killing Endangered Eagles — Without a Permit – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

It’s past time for Congress to invest in our clean energy future (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the 2020 hurricane reason : NPR

Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Travel mask ruling creates confusion, especially at Philadelphia airport where masks are required inside terminal (dailylocal.com)

 

Health

Midstate medical center recognized as LGBTQ+ equality leader | ABC27

Chester County launches campaign to combat sexual violence – Daily Local

Survivors share their stories at ESU’s Take Back the Night event (poconorecord.com)

‘It’s about the people and the time’: Advocates call for organizations extension of Norristown State Hospital leases (timesherald.com)

Health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms too | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

UPMC disputes report challenging its community benefits | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania has a new health department acting secretary | WITF

Netflix launching documentary on Three Mile Island accident (abc27.com)

Rep. Houlahan and her father talk roots in Ukraine – Daily Local

 

National News

DeSantis continues fight against ‘woke’ Disney : NPR

Delta no longer calls COVID an ‘ordinary, seasonal virus’ : NPR

Wimbledon Plans to Bar Russian and Belarusian Players – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

It’s planting season in Ukraine, and that means problems for global food supply : NPR

Ukraine says Russia’s offensive in Donbas has begun. Here’s what we know | WITF

The U.S. Races to Arm Ukraine With Heavier, More Advanced Weaponry – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ex-MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance joins Ukrainian forces against Russia | News | phillytrib.com

Why China’s Security Pact With the Solomon Islands is a Threat – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Netflix aims to curtail password sharing, considers ads | News | tribdem.com

Zurich turns off gas to fight climate change and Russia : NPR

Finance heads urged to boost fight against food insecurity | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Modena officials honored for excellence in governing – Daily Local

Albright’s new Learning Commons and Cultural Center reimagines library for 21st century learning (readingeagle.com)

City of Harrisburg addressing 2nd Street construction concerns (abc27.com)

York County small businesses receive grants to boost rail trail traffic (abc27.com)

After more than a year, Fairless Hills YMCA reopens with renovations (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Erie medical marijuana dispensaries thrive, local grower struggles (goerie.com)

Delaware County Council disagrees on salary of new $135,000 position (delcotimes.com)

City to open bids to repair two decaying flood channels | Local News | tribdem.com

Scranton secures new parks and rec director, council begins approval process | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

3 Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods receiving $20,000 to become better places to grow older (nextpittsburgh.com)

Lawsuit challenging Allegheny County’s property assessments could lower thousands of tax bills (nextpittsburgh.com)

Hill District Thelma Lovette YMCA celebrates turning 10 with rooftop party, open house | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh council looks to quickly implement Airbnb rental regulations after shooting | TribLIVE.com

After North Side shooting, Pittsburgh’s state lawmakers want action on gun control measures, Airbnb regulations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers for Public Transit rips Port Authority for dropping mask requirement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bloomfield, Polish Hill added to city’s affordable housing overlay district | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

New senior housing in Strawberry Mansion hailed as example worth repeating | Local News | phillytrib.com

The tracks of our tiers: sorting out Philadelphia’s masking policies – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Judge declares mistrial in federal bribery trial of Kenyatta Johnson | Local News | phillytrib.com

Statement from attorneys for Johnson, Chavous | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia elections officials request more money as costs explode (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Fearing a Trump Repeat, Jan. 6 Panel Considers Changes to Insurrection Act – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Restaurants push Senate for more Covid-19 relief funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

As Biden plans to end Title 42, Democrats want a plan to handle a border surge : NPR

Congress needs to make health care subsidies permanent | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden gives states millions to improve suicide prevention lifeline | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette