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Gov. Wolf joins city and state officials in pledging to address gun violence in Philadelphia (

Pennsylvania nears snow and ice removal revision – Land Line

New train station in Coatesville on track for construction; $650,000 in funding awarded | Local News |

Chester County transportation projects get $793,330 in state funding | Local News |

New Britain Borough Gets $480K For Butler Avenue Improvements | Doylestown, PA Patch

Playground at West Chester’s Everhart Park to be upgraded | Local News |

Grant Awarded to Kennett Greenway Project, Announces Williams – MyChesCo

Kennett biking and hiking trail gets huge boost in funding from state | Local News |

Roller Hockey Rink, Rain Garden Projects Awarded Grants –

Pa. Farm Show Complex, stuffed with millions of masks and other pandemic supplies, can’t host events –

Pa. Democrat expresses concern about Farm Show PPE stockpile | ABC27

Counties, municipalities, will face more expenses without a dog license fee increase | State |

State officials warn local law enforcement, shelters, will be affected by dog law funding deficit | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA sex abuse survivors: State Senate may allow victims to sue (

Editorial | Senate finally getting message about child sexual abuse? | Editorials |

Relief for child sex abuse survivors revived in Pa. Senate after Wolf administration error |

Ultimatum to PA Gov: Withdraw RGGI Carbon Tax or No New PUC Appts | Marcellus Drilling News

Black coalition calls for an ammunition tracking system in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bills aiming to strengthen human trafficking laws in Pennsylvania advanced by committee | Pennsylvania |

PA House passes legislation for more oversight of Delaware River bridge commission (

Pass the joint: Legal marijuana looks like a winning issue for Pa. Democrats – The Morning Call (

Senate should vote to open courtroom to adult survivors of child abuse (

Op-Ed: Limiting Pa. governors’ emergency powers could prove disastrous (

Op-Ed: Vote to limit the governor’s power on May 18 (

Letter: Vote no on amendments (


Coronavirus – COVID-19


Despite a billion vaccine shots given, Covid-19 runs rampant in much of the world.

Federal health regulators urge states to restart use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine: Pause lifted by FDA, use to resume (

Millions are skipping their second doses of COVID-19 vaccines | National News |

U.S. Pledges Medical Aid To India, Where COVID-19 Is Overwhelming Hospitals : NPR

‘Double Mutant’ Variant In India Shouldn’t Really Be Called That, Scientists Say : Goats and Soda : NPR

The E.U. is set to let vaccinated U.S. tourists visit this summer.

Michigan’s Covid Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients – The New York Times (

Rural Ambulance Crews Have Run Out of Money and Volunteers – The New York Times (

Of fake vaccine cards and the cult of American selfishness | Dick Polman | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Don’t let myths about COVID-19 vaccine stop you from getting the shot – The Morning Call (


Pennsylvania Department of Health gives OK to resume J&J vaccine | Coronavirus |

Geisinger: Employee data shows COVID-19 vaccines effective | Coronavirus |

Only 20% of workers in Pa. prisons have been vaccinated | Coronavirus |

Why it’s dangerous that workers in Pa. prisons, covid-19 hot spots, aren’t getting vaccinated |

Pennsylvania sees new trend in covid hospitalizations: 3 days of decline |

COVID-19 cases dropping in Pa. and N.J., 8 vaccine myths debunked (


201 more COVID cases for Berks County in the daily Pa. report | Coronavirus |

Interested but skeptical, Latinos benefit the most at Philadelphia mass vaccination site – The Morning Call (

Montgomery County records 194 new coronavirus cases, 1 death in daily report | News |

Area drug and alcohol programs help clients get vaccinated | Coronavirus |

COVID-19 vaccine now given in Erie County homes (

Cambria, Somerset each add one COVID-19 death | Coronavirus |

Another year, another prom derailed by COVID-19: Here’s what each school is planning | Special Sections |

Three reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy explored [Lancaster Watchdog] | Health |

COVID-19 cases, deaths dip in state, region Sunday | Coronavirus |

83 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday | coronavirus |

Shelters struggle to vaccinate Pittsburgh’s homeless population |

Map shows where to get a covid vaccine in Allegheny County |



Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal reopens April 24. Here’s what to know – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Comcast seeks bigger piece of $278B mobile market with new unlimited plans – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wisconsin company seeks to reuse polluted former Exide plant in Berks | Environment |

Letter: Business leaders should be fighting tax increases | Letters to the Editor |

Staffing shortages affect local eateries | Business |

Tenaris to restart production, add jobs at two Beaver County plants (

Summer tourism leans on outdoor dining at Pennsylvania restaurants (

How the pandemic has shaken up retirement | Times Leader

Start-ups, venture capital investors flood post-pandemic Philly (

As vaccines roll out, Pittsburgh companies ponder when — or if — to bring employees back to the office | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Police departments bracing for staffing shortages as retirements rise amid a ‘recruiting crisis’ –

Police use of Tasers ends in hundreds of deaths like Daunte Wright (

Lancaster County Coroner says Linda Stoltzfoos was strangled, stabbed | WITF

Over-policing of minor infractions will lead to another murder like George Floyd’s | Opinion (



Penn, Villanova fall in SmartAsset’s latest rankings of Pennsylvania’s best value colleges – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania’s higher education system adopts efforts to tackle systemic racism | State & Region |

Covid-19 shattered enrollment patterns at region’s community colleges |

Temple’s business school sees virtual reality as future of online learning (

34 million kids to be fed this summer under Biden food program expansion –

New COVID-19 cases forces temporarily closure of Middletown Area Middle School –

Lower Merion hires firm to help in superintendent search | Mainlinetimes |

Moon Area School District cuts slavery question from curriculum (

Op-Ed: Sending our kids back to school never felt so good (

Bucks County Community College names Felicia Ganther as next president (

School taxes: Proposed Millcreek budget for 2021-22 includes tax increase (

Eight vie for five seats on Scranton School Board | Election |

Construction at former Army Reserve center on target for LIU use next school year | News |



1st 2020 Census Results: What You Need To Know About The Count : NPR

Young adults’ relocations are reshaping political geography | WITF

‘Voteswagon’ stops in Centre County ahead of redistricting | Centre Daily Times

Bartos super PAC muscles into Pennsylvania Senate race – POLITICO

Pa. GOP leaders to fundraise with controversial Western Pa. rep they called to resign | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pa. deserves a 5th redistricting commissioner who values the power of the people over the people in power | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lehigh Valley school board races highlight school reopening battle – The Morning Call (

Widening fight over guns features prominently in Pennsylvania court race | WITF

Letter: Making voting safe and secure important (

How a Mount Joy Twp. couple who attended Trump’s Jan. 6 ‘Stop the Steal’ rally ended up running for E-town school board | Local News |



Beth Shalom and Pittsburgh leaders introduce new solar initiative (

American Lung Association finds 1.3 million Central PA residents at risk of air pollution | WHP (

The U.S. electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Helping to preserve the environment in Chester County | Local News |

I grew up in Pennsylvania coal country. It wasn’t pretty and it’s time to move on. | Opinion (



Citing increased levels of litter, PennDOT and state police warn of penalties | News |

Advocates call on Port Authority to provide free fares for low-income riders | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Public transit advocates question why Port Authority can’t use stimulus money for free and discounted rides | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I-76 Among Several State Highways Restricted for Resurfacing Across Philadelphia Region (



Hidden stories of sexual abuse: ‘I didn’t think anyone would believe me’ | Feature Stories |

Temple Health System opens lung care clinic at Jeanes Hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The return to ‘normal’ after COVID could create a mental-health pandemic | Coronavirus |

Biden spokeswoman: Pandemic ‘exposed what a problem we have on our hands’ in U.S. nursing homes |

Pollen-allergy vs. COVID-19 symptoms, here are the differences (

Accolade Inc. expands into virtual primary care (


State News

Sunoco failed to disclose some risks of Mariner East pipeline, was ‘negligent’ in response to concerns, judge rules · Spotlight PA

2020 was a busy year for records requests in Pa. | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. student’s Snapchat profanity leads to Supreme Court free speech case –

State lawmaker learns his ID was stolen when notified jobless benefits were denied –

Could local governments compete with Comcast and Verizon for broadband internet? – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvanians pay extra for public pensions – The Morning Call (

Going, going, not quite gone: How pandemic changed auctions in Pa. and across the country | WITF

Cross County Trail study in Montgomery County highlights safety, equity, connectivity | Local-news |

National chicken wing shortage hits NEPA | News |

Elon Musk, Starlink look to stars to fill internet broadband gaps, including across Western Pa. |


National News

Federal Aid to Renters Moves Slowly, Leaving Many at Risk – The New York Times (

1st Time Gun Buyers Help Push Record U.S. Gun Sales Amid String Of Mass Shootings : NPR

Choosing A Career? You Don’t Need College For Many Trade Jobs : Life Kit : NPR

Asian Man In Critical Condition After Another Attack In New York City : NPR

N.C. Sheriff Says He Wants To Release Bodycam Footage In Killing Of Andrew Brown : NPR

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Asks DOJ To Pause Local Police Grants : NPR

California Governor Moves To Ban Fracking By 2024 : NPR

Democrat Troy Carter Wins New Orleans-Based U.S. House Seat : NPR

To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice. – The New York Times (

Half a Year After Trump’s Defeat, Arizona Republicans Are Recounting the Vote – The New York Times (

Despite racial reckoning, state efforts stall on reparations | News |

How N.J. is trying to reduce police violence in the wake of George Floyd’s murder | State & Region |

A reckoning on racism? Not for many leaders of GOP | AP analysis –

Receive SNAP benefits? You could get more stimulus (

How tiny houses and shipping containers can help people who are homeless (

Chloé Zhao makes Oscar history, winning best director | Entertainment |


Local News

Local Chester County Resident Receives Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award – MyChesCo

A rent-to-own project spurred dreams of homeownership in Chambersburg. The reality leaves tenants feeling ‘set up to fail’ | WITF

Development plans pending in Berks: Gov. Mifflin seeks to develop community athletic building | Local News |

Fleetwood Public Library asks ‘Where is Forward?’ seeking community input on working together to meet challenges | Local News |

West Reading plans to investigate complaints of racial harassment over parking at restaurant | Local News |

Berks congressional delegation focuses on infrastructure plan at chamber forum | Berks and Beyond |

Reading buys 91 guns from city and Berks County residents | Local News |

Guns and ammo still hard to come by in Hazleton area | News |

Hazleton officials considering regulations for parades, public gatherings | News |

Garden of Reflection: Campaign to support 9/11 memorial pushes on (

Guest Opinion: Doylestown Borough Council makes the wrong call on marijuana (

Pleasant Valley is mulling furloughs and property tax hikes (

Stroudsburg native to represent US Equestrian national team in Italy (

Cartwright, colleagues introduce environmental bills (

Erie City Hall’s security/reopening plan could carry $1M price tag (

Erie migrant children moved from Summit Township dormitory on Saturday (

Chester County District Attorney files civil action against Mariner East pipeline | Local News |

Chester Water Authority says receivership no longer needed in Chester | News |

Filmmaking is thriving in Lancaster County; here’s why the area is ripe for creatives | Entertainment |

Sugarman’s Plaza could have sinkholes beneath | News |

County council might vote on tax break for warehouse project Tuesday | News |

Luzerne County government still hasn’t paid its stormwater fee | Times Leader

A final farewell for Nanticoke firefighter | Times Leader

New Kiski Township Sewage Authority holds first meeting to oversee $16 million sewerage project |

Burlington County honors student, fatally shot outside his home, was ‘a big ol’ loving bear,’ mom says. (



North Side program partners with local businesses to provide bike racks, toolkits, and fill bike infrastructure gaps | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh-filmed ‘Ma Rainey’ wins 2 Oscars, but late star Chadwick Boseman snubbed for best actor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates offer different way of spending COVID relief money | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gun violence surges in Pittsburgh, but few arrests made | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia allowing bar seating starting Friday – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Queer Spaces Project aims to protect and preserve Philly’s LGBTQ+ History | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly launches ‘litter task force’ ahead of street cleaning reboot | Local News |

‘Hundreds of guys’ are retiring, leaving Philly police force as departments anticipate recruitment issues | Today in Pa. –

‘I don’t really know what justice is’: Inside one Philly classroom after the Chauvin verdict | WITF

Philadelphia looks at reforms to fix its broken child welfare system (

Walter Wallace Jr. is remembered 6 months after police fatally shot him (



Status Of Biden’s Promises After 100 Days In Office : NPR

Biden approval rating nearing 100-day milestone barely tops 50% –

President Joe Biden is working on two economic relief proposals. Here’s how you may receive more in stimulus checks, debt forgiveness and jobs –

Supreme Court Eyes Rich Activists, Their Anonymous Donations And Tax Breaks : NPR

Biden Selects Scientist Rick Spinrad To Lead NOAA : NPR

Biden Calls Slaughter Of Armenians A Genocide : NPR

Liz Cheney vs. MAGA – The New York Times (

Minority legislators sense moment to pass ‘bold’ legislation | News |

Military panel urges taking sexual assault cases out of commanders’ control | WITF

Target, Google and others are under pressure to dump the Chamber of Commerce over voting rights | Business |

Roll Call: Congress votes on D.C. statehood, hate-crime bill (