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

State officials and local lawmakers tout West Chester University opportunities for students with autism (

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

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

Senator wants to expand PA medical marijuana options (

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

Advocates and legislatures call for Delta-8 regulation | Weed | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

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 –

Majority of Americans want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll (

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 (

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

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

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall | Coronavirus |



Pennsylvania gaming revenue in March reaches an ‘all-time high’ (

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

Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans – The New York Times (

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

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

Despite opposition, Pennsylvania Medicaid contracts keep unionization language | Pennsylvania |

Commonwealth Foundation disputes Pennsylvania public union membership numbers | Pennsylvania |



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

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



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

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 –

Allentown School District cut ties with nonprofit after racial slur – The Morning Call (

MORGAN: Why Cyber Charters Must Exist – A Student Perspective – DV Journal (

Cheyney University receives $100,000 lab instrument through public-private partnership (

After School Satan Club denied by Northern York school board (

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

Community College of Philadelphia expands scholarship program | Local News |

What can be done to solve the substitute teacher shortage? | Smart Talk (

Qualified special education teachers can be hard to find : NPR

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



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

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

Fetterman: ‘Workers can always count on me’ (

Senator Jake Corman eyes PA governor’s office after 23 years in DC (

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 (

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

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

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



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

It’s past time for Congress to invest in our clean energy future (

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 (



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



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 (

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

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

UPMC disputes report challenging its community benefits |


State News

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

Pennsylvania has a new health department acting secretary | WITF

Netflix launching documentary on Three Mile Island accident (

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 (

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 (

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

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

Netflix aims to curtail password sharing, considers ads | News |

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 (

City of Harrisburg addressing 2nd Street construction concerns (

York County small businesses receive grants to boost rail trail traffic (

After more than a year, Fairless Hills YMCA reopens with renovations (

Erie medical marijuana dispensaries thrive, local grower struggles (

Delaware County Council disagrees on salary of new $135,000 position (

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

Scranton secures new parks and rec director, council begins approval process | News |



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

Lawsuit challenging Allegheny County’s property assessments could lower thousands of tax bills (

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

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

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



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

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

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

Statement from attorneys for Johnson, Chavous | Local News |

Philadelphia elections officials request more money as costs explode (



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

Restaurants push Senate for more Covid-19 relief funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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 (

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