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PA officials call for senior tax relief through American Rescue Act (

Senate, House Democrats Host Roundtable Discussion on EMS Issues – MyChesCo

PA officials call for senior tax relief through American Rescue Act (

Alvernia taps PA State Senator Schwank as commencement speaker | Alvernia University

$873K Allotted To Pedestrian Safety In Newtown | Newtown, PA Patch

Schwank, Kutztown University Announce Funding for Keith Haring Fitness Park – BCTV

$1 Million Awarded to Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority – NewsBreak

Wolf awards RACP grants totaling $6.5M to 3 Philadelphia-area development projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

Hearing on State Senate bill to open primary elections | WOLF (

Pennsylvania Officials Celebrate Western PA Students Excelling in Biliteracy, Civic Engagement – PennWatch

New bill could change primary system in Pennsylvania | State |

Op-Ed: Our students need a ‘lifeline’ and HB 2169 is it (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Two years in — researchers reaffirm masks protect against COVID | Smart Talk (

Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train? 4 essential reads to help you decide | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements | Health |



Voting begins in second Amazon union election on Staten Island : NPR

Amazon union could face a tough road ahead after victory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NLRB sues Starbucks for retaliating against 3 workers involved in unionizing : NPR

PennDOT worker accuses union officials of sexism in lawsuit | Pennsylvania |

Tech and innovations keep businesses competitive (

Rapid Inflation, Lower Employment: How the U.S. Pandemic Response Measures Up – The New York Times (

Automatic or the people? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Business owners need buyers when it’s time for them to retire. That’s easier said than done | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Our View: Keep the thin blue line on the straight and narrow (

Former Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo added new allegations this week to a lawsuit against the borough (

Five takeaways from our investigation of the crisis in Philadelphia jails (



Editorial: Child care issues matter to us all (

York NAACP: Area schools not doing enough about rise of racial prejudice (

Erie High shooting: Next security upgrades to focus on restrooms (

Editorial: Holocaust comparisons and misinformation highlight the need for quality education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Bucks County school’s diversity program imploded after conservative backlash (

High schools need more counselors to support new Pennsylvania graduation requirements | Opinion (



Pa. primary election 2022: Watch Spotlight PA’s Democratic U.S. Senate debate live · Spotlight PA

Pa. U.S. Senate Republican frontrunners Mehmet Oz, David McCormick set to debate for first time | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What you need to know ahead of the 2022 Pa. primary election | WITF

4 things to watch for in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate Debate | McCormick, Oz, Barnette, Bartos, Sands (

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Headline Chesco Democrats’ Spring Dinner Event – DV Journal (

The Neverending Malcolm Kenyatta Story | Screen | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Voters Guide 2022: 10th Congressional race in Pennsylvania (

More diverse candidates are on the ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, but Latinos are largely left out – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘Not shooting straight’: Fetterman’s past gun incident rattles Black Democrats in Pa. Senate race (

The real reason today’s Republican Party hates corporations like Disney | Will Bunch (

Following mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa. Democrats running for Senate push for all-hands approach to gun violence – The Morning Call (

Westmoreland County poised to scale back mail-in ballot drop boxes |



Pennsylvania taking biggest climate step yet (

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions : NPR

Warren Buffett Faces Renewed Climate Change Challenge by Investors – The New York Times (

Erie County aces State of the Air report as air quality improves (

Fallingwater unveils solar panel array to help power Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fayette County house | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Looking to protect Pa.’s natural heritage? Become a master naturalist volunteer |



Pennsylvania blocks critical details of state’s most decrepit bridges from public view – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive



Pennsylvania still restricts nurses’ scope of practice, health care options | Pennsylvania |

Firearms overtook auto accidents as the leading cause of death in children | WITF

Delco County Health Department Holds Open House – DV Journal (

Worried Sick: A Journey Into the Anxious Teenage Mind – The New York Times (

National Minority Health Month shines a light on glaring gaps in health equity | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Smithfield Gateway developers break ground on St. Luke’s location (

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

President Biden nominates first female U.S. attorney for eastern Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pa. Rep. Perry ‘endorsed’ plan to send pro-Trump extremists to the Capitol | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. education secretary departs his Cabinet post to pursue other professional pursuits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Humane Pennsylvania will waive adoption fees for three days | Local News |

Pa.’s litter problem | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. landowners have dealt with coal, oil and gas rights. Now, there are pore rights. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen : NPR

A beginner’s guide to legal weed in New Jersey · Spotlight PA

The Supreme Court ponders the right to pray on the 50-yard line : NPR

Redistricting and Democrats’ stalled agenda put this blue Arizona House seat in play : NPR

Ukraine Live Updates: U.S. Says It Wants Russian Military Weakened – The New York Times (

Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88 | WITF

Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change | WITF

Who are the ‘ghosts’ in ghost guns? Firearms manufacturer disputes federal crackdown on untraceable weapons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Groundbreaking ceremony for Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown – The Morning Call (

Berks County Intermediate Unit Celebrates 50 Years of Service – BCTV

Oxford Theater Is One Step Closer to Reality – MyChesCo

Memorial erected to honor gun violence victims of last 5 years in Harrisburg (

Newtown Township Recognized as a Certified Sustainable Municipality by The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County approves $3M paving contract (

Montgomery County authorizes $2.3M in Ida clean up contracts (

Fight against Lancaster city’s first new affordable housing construction since the ’70s has echoes of the past | Local News |

Nearly three dozen new housing developments in central Pa. include townhouses, apartments, more –

Schuylkill lawmakers, attorneys discuss legislative issues | News |

Legal aid groups express concerns over Emergency Rental Assistance Program | News |

Flood insurance rates set to rise for many NEPA homeowners | News |

Schnee’s replacement on county council should be a Republican, office of law recommends | News |



Pittsburgh police, ATF discuss data on juvenile gun possession | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Self-driving technology company expands headquarters in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania Business Report (

Allegheny Conference report charts ‘middle path’ for Western Pennsylvania’s energy future (

Over a week after Airbnb shootout, killers still at large | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Technology Council starts apprenticeship program to increase diversity in STEM industry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Communities across Pittsburgh region participate in Drug Take Back Day |



Jacqueline C. Romero, Biden’s pick for Philly’s next U.S. attorney, is the first woman ever nominated for the role (

Mask whiplash strikes Philadelphia amid changing rules across U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘State of the City’ report reinforces need to address gun violence and joblessness | Editorial (

Philadelphia lawmakers question nonfunctioning city surveillance cameras | Local News |

New group to monitor Philly police following car stop reforms | Local News |

CCP, PHA partner to offer students affordable housing | Local News |

Philly area finally off the ‘worst 25’ list for ozone pollution, but still gets failing grade | Local News |

Could planting gardens be the key to preventing shootings? These Grays Ferry residents are giving it a go | Local News |

Reparations for Black Germantown homeowners | Morning Newsletter (

Philly has a backlog of 34,000 abandoned-car complaints — and the city has no solution (

Philadelphia City Council alone in top 10 cities still holding virtual meetings (



US promises more Ukraine aid, Biden announces veteran envoy – Daily Local

U.S. officials plan to move embassy staff back to Kyiv : NPR

3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What to know about Title 42, the Trump-era policy now central to the border debate | WITF

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bipartisan State Attorneys General Call For Marijuana Banking Fix In New Letter To Senate Leadership | MJ Shareholders

With inflation looming, Congress returns to battles over spending | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lower-income Americans have thrived under Biden. It probably won’t last | Will Bunch (