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Sen. Dave Argall: Why ban “Zuckerbucks”? (

Witnesses ask Pennsylvania Senate to let 1.1 million independents vote in primaries | Election |

Constitutional amendment to sell off liquor stores would pass: poll –

Wolf’s climate rule to be published, making Pa. first fossil fuel state to price carbon | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State invests in walking and biking trail to connect Hazelwood and Greenfield | 90.5 WESA

Federal funds to support improvements in Dickson City, Archbald | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | Johnstown airport receives $4 million in federal funding for access road | News |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why Hasn’t the U.S. Asked for a Stay in the Mask Mandate Case? – The New York Times (

Most in Delaware Valley Give Mask Mandates a Thumbs Down – DV Journal (

COVID-19 study: Unvaccinated children – especially Black children – hit hard by Omicron wave | Coronavirus |

The travel mask mandate’s gone, but how safe is public transport? : Shots – Health News : NPR



Pennsylvania has lost 30,000 nursing home workers since start of pandemic | Pennsylvania |



Bucks County leaders learn difficulties of life after incarceration (

Erie juvenile violence: Leaders urge unified approach amid crime surge (

Pennsylvania State troopers shoot at drivers fleeing traffic stop, raising questions about controversial practice | WITF



Allentown School District is looking to raise taxes by more than 5% – The Morning Call (

PA Workers Ask: Why Should We Pay for College Debt Relief? – DV Journal (

Temple University President Jason Wingard wants to change Philadelphia’s higher ed culture – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Fetterman fends off attacks in Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate Debate (

Out-of-State Money Pours Into PA – PoliticsPA

Front-runner Fetterman defends his platform, 2013 Braddock incident in Democratic U.S. Senate debate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Television debate exposes Democrats’ differences in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race | WITF

Fetterman defends platform, 2013 Braddock incident in fiery Democratic U.S. Senate debate – The Morning Call (

Pair trade barbs in Pennsylvania Republican lieutenant governor’s race sideshow | WITF

Dr. Oz: ‘Commence an Operation Warp Speed for American energy’ (

Pa. Battleground Poll: Dems can win on immigration if the message is right | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Carla Sands Says She’s the ‘America First’ Candidate for U.S. Senate – DV Journal (

Lancaster County Elections Board signs off on polling place changes for May 17 primary; mail-in ballot dropoff moved inside elections office | PA Power and Policy |

Bucks County on-demand voting begins Monday; more poll workers needed for primary (

Montgomery County election board authorizes relocation of satellite office, polling places (

Mail ballot drop-off locations in Lehigh, Northampton County – The Morning Call (

Luzerne County mail-in ballot error won’t happen again, state election official testifies | Election |



Sheetz customers can celebrate Earth Day through app (

For Earth Day 2022, local groups offer ideas for how Lancaster County residents can support the environment | Local News |

Emmaus sues maker of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water – The Morning Call (



Berks, Montgomery commissioners vote to form passenger railroad authority (

Berks, Montgomery counties agree to form passenger rail authority. It could be the key to restoring rail service between Reading and Philly – The Morning Call (



Court Issues Injunction Stopping All Inspections by New Delco Health Dept. – DV Journal (

Crozer Health announced closures of county treatment centers come June (

Pa.’s most unhealthy county launches program to boost resident health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why the CDC issued an alert on rare liver disease in children : NPR


State News

White House: Pa. to receive additional $19.3M to help cover home energy costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will Recreational Marijuana Be Coming Soon to PA? – PoliticsPA

Majority of Pennsylvania voters support liberalizing liquor laws | Pennsylvania |

Avian flu infects birds at two more Lancaster County commercial poultry farms: USDA | Local News |

Bird flu drives free-range hens indoors to protect poultry | WITF


National News

Oil traders help Russia still make billions from crude exports : NPR

Disney to Lose Special Florida Tax Status Amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Clash – The New York Times (

A Look at the Textbooks Rejected by the Florida Department of Education – The New York Times (

Who was Patrick Lyoya? : NPR

A federal judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s new abortion law : NPR

High Court upholds excluding Puerto Ricans from aid for disabled and blind : NPR

CNN+ shutting down weeks after launch (

Elon Musk says he has $46.5 billion to buy Twitter : NPR

As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist – The New York Times (


Local News

International Spring Festival returns Saturday (

Johnstown hosting public meetings on spending $30.7M in American Rescue Plan funds | News |

Bucks County leads PA in drug take-back efforts; holds event April 30 (

Soaring Eagle zip line: Erie City Council delays vote, has questions (

Harrisburg halts State Street project over parking concerns –



Leaders point to Aurora’s new HQ as latest example of Pittsburgh’s future as a robotics heavyweight | 90.5 WESA

Everything you need to know about the grand opening of Carnegie’s Library Park (

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, in wake of North Side mass shooting, says ‘we can’t give up’ in efforts to stem gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shadyside residents battle over proposed 12-story apartment complex on S. Aiken Avenue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey: Ending violence in Pittsburgh will take citywide approach |

Former Catholic academy in Unity could see rebirth as nature preserve |



Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia overdoses could be helped by a Biden administration drug policy (

Philadelphia residents decry gun violence as the city’s economy improves, Pew report finds (

Philadelphia ends indoor mask mandate after four days – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia to end indoor mask mandate | Local News |

District Attorney Krasner announces prosecution of officer for 2020 assault | Local News |

Former Philly cop charged with aggravated assault in beating of a mother during 2020 unrest (

Pew addresses how Philadelphia’s economic recovery is going | Local News |

Gym introduces Commuter Benefits bill, aimed at cutting commuter cost | Local News |

Will the government have a better shot at convicting Johnson at a second trial? | Local News |

Affordable housing plan in North Philly that neighbors opposed passes Council (



Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine – Delco Times

Biden announces $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine | News |

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden executive action aims to preserve old-growth trees : NPR

Kevin McCarthy said in new audio he would get Trump to resign after Capitol riot : NPR