PASSHE board delays vote on tuition until July – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

You’re invited! A Free Panel on What PA Lawmakers Want to Accomplish in 2023 – GantNews.com

Environmentalists protest being kept out of a meeting about a Philly port for liquefied natural gas (inquirer.com)

Dem Lawmakers Propose Resolution Descheduling Cannabis (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination bill (abc27.com)

Pa. bill proposes lemon law for motorcycles (msn.com)

Bill that would ban shackling of incarcerated pregnant women advances in Pennsylvania House of Representatives | PhillyVoice

Pennsylvania bill would allow school nurses to give students medical marijuana (msn.com)

Advocates Push for LNG Terminal in Philadelphia at Task Force Hearing – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Ohio Democratic Ex-Congressman Ryan Backs Liquid Natural Gas Hub in Philadelphia – Tennessee Star

Shapiro Administration Committed to Helping Pennsylvanians Amid Major Federal Changes to Medicaid Renewals, SNAP | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

Department seeks to end ‘misclassifications’ in Pa. workplaces (msn.com)

Shapiro, Smokey Bear warn unseasonably dry conditions make Pa. ripe for wildfires – pennlive.com

Governor Shapiro praises, tours manufacturing company bringing jobs to Huntingdon County (wtaj.com)

Shapiro administration invests $5 million to protect farms and acreage – Farm and Dairy


Jackpot: Pa.’s monthly gambling revenue breaks $500M mark in March | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ground beef patties recalled after customer finds ‘white rubber-like material’ in them – pennlive.com

Great Wolf Lodge opens another restaurant; new villas, pool coming soon – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley manufactures encouraged to work with workers on technological improvements (mcall.com)

R&D tax changes trigger huge surprise tax bills for businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


N.C. man accused of shooting 6-year-old girl arrested in Florida : NPR

Former Pa. city council candidate charged with rape: reports – pennlive.com

Central Pa. woman killed in head-on collision with tractor-trailer – pennlive.com

Mom, daughter found dead after domestic dispute in N.J. home: reports – pennlive.com

Employee put needles in food at Pa. Giant store: police – pennlive.com

Three teenagers arrested on gun charges in York County (abc27.com)

Bethlehem Township home invasion: 4 charged, 1 man at large (mcall.com)

Black Lehigh University student assaulted in hate crime (mcall.com)

Gymnastics coach charged with possessing and sharing child sexual abuse materials | Times Leader

Boy, 16, dies after shooting in Southwest Philadelphia | Gunviolence | phillytrib.com


Incomplete assignment: PASSHE officials delay action on tuition rates – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Allentown Celebrates National Kindergarten Day (mcall.com)

A ‘Science of Reading’ Revolt Takes on the Education Establishment – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. state universities want to freeze tuition again if funding comes through | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Lehigh student assaulted in hate crime on campus, university says | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Penn State Black faculty members hold ‘teach-in’ to protest President Neeli Bendapudi’s DEI update (inquirer.com)

Florida students walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ legislation (inquirer.com)

Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph will address Rutgers University graduates (inquirer.com)

Brandywine Virtual Academy elementary teacher invited to attend Keystones Technology Innovator Summit – Daily Local


Ending Closed Primary Elections In PA | WDAC

Pennsylvania Politics: The 2024 Senate race begins – The Etownian


Annual spongy moth management begins | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

EPA settles lawsuit with states, enviros over Chesapeake Bay pollution from Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Clover lawns, dead-or-alive plants, and soil from the past: This Weekend in the Garden – pennlive.com

Thousands of acres burned in Pennsylvania Wildfire (abc27.com)

‘The damage is unbelievable:’ Tornadoes kill 3 in Oklahoma – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Mowing Season: Keeping your lawn green, healthy, and pretty – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


States urge recall of Kia, Hyundai cars (abc27.com)


Medicated treatment overlooked for overdose prevention, advocates say | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Abortion-rights attorneys help patients and providers navigate legal chaos  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

UPMC to offer abbreviated MRIs to screen for breast cancer (abc27.com)

The Fight Over a Drug That Is Great for Horses but Horrific for Humans – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Why does hair turn gray? A new study says ‘stuck’ stem cells may be the cause : NPR

State News

Gov. Shapiro praises, tours manufacturing company bringing jobs to Huntingdon County (msn.com)

Gov. Shapiro Appoints Evan Myers as Designee on Penn State Board of Trustees (msn.com)

Pa. Rep holds hearing on workplace age discrimination (msn.com)

Pennsylvania Politics: The 2024 Senate race begins – The Etownian

Is Pennsylvania any closer to having legal weed? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. Supreme Court angrily sanctions county for violating order on Dominion voting machines (msn.com)

Pa.’s juvenile detention centers are overcrowded, but building more isn’t the answer, advocates say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Torren C. Ecker, Pa. state representative, under DUI investigation (inquirer.com)

Despite 5 years of mail scanning to keep drugs from Pa. prisons, problems remain – pennlive.com

Pa. students get a mixed bag of news about paying for college next year (msn.com)

National News

House Passes Bill Barring Trans Athletes From Competing On Female Teams (politicspa.com)

Democrats push for Green New Deal in health care sector (abc27.com)

‘Enormous’: Dems reintroduce Green New Deal | National | thecentersquare.com

Kaine introduces bill to ban stock trading in Congress | National | thecentersquare.com

Supreme Court extends order preserving access to abortion pill mifepristone to Friday – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Ultramarathon runner disqualified after using a car in race: reports – pennlive.com

Attorneys: Charges to be dropped against Alec Baldwin in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting case (abc27.com)

It’s finally happening. Twitter users bid farewell to blue checkmarks | ABC27

Supreme Court Expected to Decide on Abortion Pill Access: What to Know – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Russia-Ukraine War News: U.S. Will Train Ukraine on Abrams Tanks Within Weeks – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Knocking on the Wrong House or Door Can Be Deadly In a Nation Armed With Guns – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SpaceX’s Starship Kicked Up a Dust Cloud, Leaving Texans With a Mess – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Transgender lawmaker silenced by Montana House speaker | Hosted (ap.org)

Fox News-Dominion case delayed by judge without explanation | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Local News

10 restaurants coming to central Pa. that are worth getting excited about – pennlive.com

Lancaster County deli holds soft opening, gives back to the community (abc27.com)

Lebanon County-based tap house opens at new location (abc27.com)

Northampton County Council again approves tax incentive toward major Slate Belt development (mcall.com)

Why it’s so expensive to live in the Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

Saquon Barkley was back in the Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

Court Hears Bucks County Mom’s Open Records Case – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Shad Fishing contest on Delaware River gets underway | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Seven Tubs Recreation Area closed in Luzerne County while crews complete infrastructure improvements | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Skill games parlor comes to Scranton; opposition says lack of oversight could cause problems | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Winning $3 million lottery scratch-off ticket sold in Hazleton | News | thetimes-tribune.com


Pittsburgh to spend $18 million to resurface over 30 miles of roads | TribLIVE.com

Former Pittsburgh City Council candidate charged with rape | TribLIVE.com

Outbound Fort Pitt Bridge, Tunnel will close this weekend | TribLIVE.com

Gainey to headline Pittsburgh conference bringing 1,000 Black men to city | TribLIVE.com

Work begins on Pitt’s new $240 million athletic complex | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC event draws international visitors, but not Mayor Gainey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As synagogue massacre trial looms, feds object to latest defense attempt to have federal death penalty tossed – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pittsburgh native Billy Porter to help write and star in James Baldwin biopic – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Chartiers Valley Primary School students learning remotely due to water main break – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Discarded syringes, needles removed near Heinz Lofts – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Philadelphia mayoral candidates mix it up at media-sponsored forum | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia weather is dry, tree pollen counts high (inquirer.com)

More teachers, more school safety officers: Here’s what’s planned for Philly’s $4.5 billion budget (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District will spend $20 million to provide free summer programs (inquirer.com)

Gun violence deaths among children topic of hearing | Gunviolence | phillytrib.com

Part of UC Townhomes to remain affordable, Councilmember says | Local News | phillytrib.com

Patty Jackson joins Philadelphia’s Walk of Fame with other icons | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly gets poor grade on air quality in new report | Local News | phillytrib.com


Inside John Fetterman’s hopeful first week back in the Senate after his treatment for depression (mcall.com)

John Fetterman wants to ‘pay it forward’ by speaking openly about his depression | WITF

Fetterman chairs first subcommittee meeting since return to Senate | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com