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Legislature

Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to the Chauvin trial verdict | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Corman responds to calls for Pa. Senate to pass stand-alone sex abuse bill | ABC27

Rep. Mullins among group calling for increase to minimum wage | News | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Bill advances requiring Pa. school districts to open up classrooms to homeschoolers – pennlive.com

Bill Makes PA Treasury’s Transparency Portal Permanent – WDAC

Pennsylvania ballot question seeks to limit Gov. Wolf’s disaster-declaring powers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Smart Talk: Is legal marijuana in PA’s future? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Confined to Zoom no more, activists return to state Capitol to hold lawmakers to account | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Leaders, advocates pledge support for victims’ rights and Marsy’s Law | News | mainlinemedianews.com

Key GOP lawmaker eyes photo ID, signature matching as Pa. considers voting changes (theintell.com)

After motorcycle crash, Pa. Sen. Mike Regan says his riding days are behind him – pennlive.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania turns to fighting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to achieve herd immunity (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania plans to send vaccine to more providers | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

J&J coronavirus vaccine: European Union regulator finds ‘possible link’ between shot, blood clots (inquirer.com)

Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

App helps find providers with COVID-19 vaccine in-stock | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

For one day, regional COVID-19 spread looks better than state | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Walk-up COVID vaccine clinic coming to downtown Reading | Coronavirus | readingeagle.com

LVHN reschedules Wednesday drive-thru vaccine clinic – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. within a few weeks of intensifying campaign against COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy – pennlive.com

Lagging vaccination rates among rural seniors hint at brewing rural-urban divide | WITF

After calling virus fake, Ted Nugent says he’s been battling COVID-19: ‘I thought I was dying’ – pennlive.com

Children, teens fuel Erie County’s COVID-19 surge (goerie.com)

Philadelphia delays decision on relaxing Covid restrictions April 30 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Business

ATI sets deadline on latest contract offer to end Steelworkers strike | TribLIVE.com

Chris Kelly Opinion: Too rich to pay taxes, too broke to work | Chris-kelly | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Hazleton City Council eyes public review of business license regulations | News | standardspeaker.com

Former GSK executive launches Code Biotherapeutics with $10M in seed funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Massive police presence in Upper Macungie after reports of possible active shooter; suspect possibly in custody – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Berks County authorities charge 5 men in $132,000 phone scam; 11 victims duped | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

Doylestown Borough approves relaxed marijuana penalty (theintell.com)

 

Education

Pittsburgh ed tech company acquires Zorbit’s Math | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Hempfield Area OKs study for renovating or rebuilding high school | TribLIVE.com

Pittston Area planning summer program in response to pandemic disruption | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Hazleton Area schools halt classes; students will study from home until Monday | Education | standardspeaker.com

Editorial: Fair schools funding fight to get its day in court | Opinion | readingeagle.com

With stimulus money flowing to Pa. schools, we need to help students catch up | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Community schools: United Way of Erie County adds 5 case managers (goerie.com)

Bethlehem school taxes likely to rise for the 1st time in 2 years to help close budget hole – lehighvalleylive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Candidates seeking 48th Senatorial District seat put their differences on display – pennlive.com

Luzerne County set to start mailing ballots Monday | Times Leader

Fitzgerald to state lawmakers: Allegheny County needs help with elections expenses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Prominent LGBTQ Advocate Declares Candidacy for Sims House Seat | PoliticsPA

County solicitor recommends special election for DA | Election | citizensvoice.com

 

Environment

Lancaster region’s air quality again ranks among worst in the US: report | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Earth Day: Lehigh Valley guide to events and cleanups – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Great American Cleanup is Saturday in Wilkes-Barre | News | citizensvoice.com

How to celebrate Earth Day in Berks County | Local News | readingeagle.com

Seven ways to celebrate Earth Day 2021 in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day in the Pocono Mountains (poconorecord.com)

 

Transportation

New coalition of 43 groups pushes Port Authority for reduced fares for low-income riders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Here are the gas main replacement projects in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lower Makefield Wegmans’ plan gets $3M for traffic upgrades, new trail (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Health

I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids – here’s what you need to know about social support, puberty blockers and other medical options that improve lives of transgender youth | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Beaver County overdoses, drug deaths rise during pandemic (timesonline.com)

Delaware County appoints its first Board of Health | News | delcotimes.com

 

State News

Torsella back on PSERS board amid internal and external investigations | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PSERS moves aside its chief investment officer and hires outside firm (inquirer.com)

Pa. highway deaths rose in 2020 despite less traffic | TribLIVE.com

Federal COVID-19 rescue plan fuels ‘life-altering’ health insurance expansion and savings in Pa. – pennlive.com

Our desire for quick delivery is bringing more warehouses to our neighborhoods | Inga Saffron (inquirer.com)

Brood X emerging could affect life this summer (poconorecord.com)

 

National News

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in George Floyd’s death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

George Floyd’s family celebrates verdict against Derek Chauvin, vow to fight for racial justice (inquirer.com)

The Death of George Floyd Reignited a Movement. What Happens Now? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Columbus Shooting: 16-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by Police, Officials Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

‘No place for you’: Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Travel tidal wave approaching | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Local News

TL readers react to Chauvin conviction | Times Leader

Harrisburg-area activists hope this is ‘the beginning of justice,’ but say there is more work to do – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley activists react to Derek Chauvin’s conviction for killing George Floyd: ‘We still have a long way to go’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Southwest PA reacts to Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd murder verdict (timesonline.com)

Derek Chauvin verdict: Bucks County reacts (theintell.com)

York reacts to verdicts in the Chauvin trial Tuesday evening (ydr.com)

Derek Chauvin verdict: Erie reacts to George Floyd murder trial (goerie.com)

Local activists, politicians weigh in on guilty verdict in trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death | Local News | lancasteronline.com

‘A watershed moment’: Johnstown region reacts to Chauvin guilty verdict | News | tribdem.com

Mayor declares emergency to secure third-party IT services for Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com (thetimes-tribune.com)

Flood authority approves agreements, awards contract for levee system upgrades | News | citizensvoice.com

Shenandoah hopes to crack down on fireworks, illegal ATV riders | News | standardspeaker.com

New federal courthouse in Harrisburg to be named for Judge Sylvia H. Rambo – pennlive.com

Lycoming commissioners get court order to pay employees, vendors as feud with controller continues – pennlive.com

Should Allentown stop recognizing English as its official language? City voters may be asked to weigh in – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Public can join virtual meeting for final vote on Lambertville City’s purchase of the Closson properties (buckscountyherald.com)

Jim Worthington, NAC sue petition maker over capitol riot allegations (theintell.com)

Lebanon Cemetery seeks John Fetterman’s support in preserving site (ydr.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh region reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

City officials plan pilot program for robotic deliveries in Bloomfield | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Air quality in region better but not good enough, annual report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

It’s your move: Pittsburgh police invite the public to play chess in Market Square | TribLIVE.com

Pgh cops seek hundreds of sponge rounds, smoke grenades, and other less-lethal weapons | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Philly

Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd murder brings to Philadelphia area calm, relief, some sense of justice (inquirer.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw respond to Chauvin trial verdict | Local News | phillytrib.com

Local lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin verdict on social media | Local News | phillytrib.com

153 ex-prosecutors slammed DA Larry Krasner in a letter. The Innocence Project took aim at his challenger, Carlos Vega. (inquirer.com)

His ‘come to Jesus moment’ led him to a job at Four Seasons Total Landscaping | We The People (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia-area tourism leaders embrace collaboration to drive region’s revival (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Washington

Biden tells America that Floyd verdict can be ‘giant step,’ but ‘we can’t stop here’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

How Politicians Are Celebrating The Marijuana Holiday 4/20 This Year | Marijuana Moment

Despite growing chorus, DOJ is limited in police probes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Climate change creates migrants; Biden considers protections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Equity in energy transition gets spotlight on Capitol Hill ahead of Biden climate summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (post-gazette.com)

Gina McCarthy Leads Biden Climate Push – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden’s infrastructure plan could renew the promise of public housing (timesonline.com)

Biden should promote home ownership to close racial wealth gap (timesonline.com)