‘More harm than good,’ PA Reduction Network on Shapiro Drug Policy (abc27.com)

Bill to expand Pa. anti-discrimination law advances (audacy.com)

Pennsylvania Offers $50,000 Grants to Low-Income Homeowners for Repairs (theepochtimes.com)

Affordability remains top issue for Pa.’s state-related universities during budget process | WITF

After 22 years, LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination legislation clears hurdle in Pa. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘For every Pennsylvanian’: Pa. Senate Dems release 2023 priorities list | Monday Morning Coffee | State | tiogapublishing.com

Senator Comittas District Office Spring Open House | Senator Carolyn Comitta, West Chester, PA | May 5, 2023 (happeningnext.com)

Senator Comittas District Office Spring Open House | Senator Carolyn Comitta, West Chester, PA | May 5, 2023 (happeningnext.com)

Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill To Improve Breast Cancer Screening Will Go to Full House Wednesday – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

State House gets closer to realizing mail-in ballot and pre-canvassing reforms – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Sex abuse survivor bill back in the State House… again (abc27.com)

Pa.’s switch to new corporate filing system caused long delays · Spotlight PA

Nonprofit seeks $120M in state budget to help small businesses – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania nurses wait months longer than others to get a license, start work | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Sara Innamorato runs for Allegheny County executive on thin Harrisburg record | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates call on lawmakers for additional mental health funding (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers to unveil bills to protect those at risk of hate crimes (abc27.com)


In New Jersey, with cannabis stores slow to open, worries over delta-8 sales grow – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dorney Park adds age restrictions for children 15 and younger (inquirer.com)

Aged drivers; new grocery store; restaurant opening: Good Morning, Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

Tow truck driver shot in Pa. during robbery attempt: reports – pennlive.com

These Jet-Puffed color-changing marshmallows will fire up your s’mores game – pennlive.com

Bud Light executives take leaves of absence amid backlash, sales of the product plummeting – pennlive.com

This chain has the best burger in Pennsylvania, report shows (abc27.com)

Best bubble tea spots in the Midstate, according to Google (abc27.com)

Mad Dog Hot Dogs in Macungie is closing (mcall.com)

A Nashville senior was banned from prom for a suit. Locals stepped in to help : NPR


Father Drowned Son Whose Body Was Found in Alligator’s Mouth, Police Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Former MTV star Bam Margera wanted in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Court denies request to lift gag order in Idaho killings as a Pennsylvania man stands accused of the crime | WITF

Pa. county official threatened with lawsuits after posting story on Facebook with altered quotes – pennlive.com

Man sentenced for firearms trafficking in the Midstate (abc27.com)

Homicide investigation opened in death of man found along 222 in Lancaster County | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pa. woman charged with harassing, stalking country music duo: police | State | thetimes-tribune.com

5-year-old injured in accidental Olney shooting (inquirer.com)

Pizza delivery driver robbed, carjacked in the Hill District – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


On Community College Day, advocates call for more state funding for the educational institutions | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pa. House panel advances bill to ease teacher shortage | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gender Queer tops list of most challenged books for second year in a row | National | thecentersquare.com

Penn State may raise tuition even with budget bump · Spotlight PA State College

Elizabeth Forward School Board to vote on architecture firm for auditorium rebuild – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Students advocate for more community college funding (abc27.com)

William Penn Elementary closed after wall collapse (mcall.com)

College Board Will Change Its AP African American Studies Course – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

This school district is recruiting future teachers in middle school : NPR

Wharton falls from top spot in U.S. News rankings of nation’s best MBA programs for 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Primary election 2023: Meet the Democratic candidates for Allentown City Council (mcall.com)

Primary 2023 deadlines approach; time is running out to register and get mail-in ballots | Local News | lancasteronline.com


With decarbonization, advocates see a bright future for nuclear after decades of dormancy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


All-new electric school bus comes to Luzerne County (msn.com)

EPA announces $400M in clean bus grants in $5B plan to transform school fleets | National | thecentersquare.com

About 25% of Pa.’s drivers are 65+. What does that mean for safety? – pennlive.com

SCIMECA: Attempting to Stymie the Future of Travel – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

State News

Shapiro releases new interactive soil, water sampling map for Ea – WFMJ.com

Joe Biden 2024 campaign: Can he recapture Pennsylvania coalition that helped him win? (inquirer.com)

Report: Pennsylvania 41st for road quality, cost-effectiveness | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Unprepared for long war, US Army under gun to make more ammo and a Pennsylvania plant is at the center of it all | WITF

Bam Margera wanted by Pennsylvania State Police (mcall.com)

Aurora Borealis lights up the skies over Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Pa. pre-canvassing bill: Democrats propose election vote counting change (inquirer.com)

15 possible jurors questioned in 1st day of Robert Bowers synagogue shooting trial | TribLIVE.com

Tree of Life trial: Key players for prosecution, defense in Robert Bowers case | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania photographer captures Northern Lights in Centre Co. just outside State College – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

National News

President Joe Biden announces run for a 2nd term – pennlive.com

Biden announces 2024 reelection bid: ‘Let’s finish this job’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Biden Picks Julie Chávez Rodríguez as 2024 Campaign Manager – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Attorneys general urge federal recall of theft-prone Hyundai, Kias | National | thecentersquare.com

Biden’s secretary nominee for Labor Department faces confirmation battle | National | thecentersquare.com

Criminal complaints filed against 44 Chinese operating ‘police stations’ in New York City | National | thecentersquare.com

With fire departments struggling for volunteers, states respond to the alarm – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fox News ousts Tucker Carlson, its most popular host – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Ex-officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor hired as a deputy (inquirer.com)

Local News

Schuylkill County horse to race in Kentucky Derby | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Central Pa. dentist receives national award – pennlive.com

105-year-old Pa. woman’s secret to long life: ‘laughter and ice cream’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Carroll Township pension audit flags $20k overpayment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Erie’s view of the 2024 solar eclipse will be exceptional. It’s also going to cost you. | WITF

Local organization battling homelessness receives grant money (abc27.com)

Water rescue workshop held for first responders (abc27.com)

York County recycling center reopens following March 2022 fire (abc27.com)

Allentown Parking Authority ticketing at food bank draws outrage (mcall.com)

Fund will help Pottstown home explosion victims (dailylocal.com)

Pennsbury board to decide on whether to build new high school, or renovate old (phillyburbs.com)


As Pitt imposes ticket limit on graduation ceremony, some worry that family will be left out | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh’s housing authority gets $4.6M boost for voucher program | TribLIVE.com

Spokesperson: Teenagers facing criminal charges, ban after sneaking into Kennywood | TribLIVE.com

See inside the new alien-themed corner of Kennywood: Area 412 (nextpittsburgh.com)

Protecting your plants from frost – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Owner of Pittsburgh tax preparation business sentenced to prison for tax fraud – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Is Pittsburgh’s weird terrain making the already-dodgy air quality even dodgier? | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)


Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans earmarks more than $23M for Philly community projects – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shelter in Place Announced as Thick, Black Smoke Rises From Philadelphia 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire | Local News | phillytrib.com

Temple faculty union votes ‘no confidence’ in board chair, provost | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia mayoral candidate Rebecca Rhynhart says she’s ready for Day 1 | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Center City District annual report highlights Philadelphia’s economic recovery | Local News | phillytrib.com

Villanova receives $20M gift from pharmaceutical billionaire Stéphane Bancel – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Libertee Grounds indoor mini golf bar expanding with new holes, simulator – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Senator Bob Casey awarded prestigious Healthcare Champion Award (msn.com)

Senator receives award for supporting community health | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans earmarks more than $23M for Philly community projects – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)