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Proponents say state will lose out on jobs and tax revenue when N.Y., N.J. legalize pot | News |

Hellertown Receives $142K Grant for Park, Pool Area Improvements (

With grants in place, North Main sidewalk project in Yardley expected to break ground in early summer; council grants permit for Carry the Load rally | Yardley Area |

Two Bills Attempt To Close PA’s Digital Divide – WDAC

Victim urges Pa. Senate to enact statute of limitations reform (

Wolf, Kenney, Shapiro, Outlaw meet at gun violence summit (

Democratic officials’ pledges to address Philadelphia’s gun violence met with skepticism | Local News |

Widening fight over guns features prominently in court race (

Rep. seeks to give citizens first priority for shots | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Pollution reduction work on Lancaster County farms could get boost in proposed bill | Local News |

Key GOP lawmaker eyes photo ID, signature matching as Pa. considers voting changes (

Why is the Pa. GOP keeping us stuck in cannabis prohibition? | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court to hear arguments about police use of force statute | WITF


Coronavirus – COVID-19


No COVID Vaccine Side Effects? Why It’s Fine To Feel Fine : Shots – Health News : NPR

Navajo Nation Says It Has Vaccinated More Than Half Of Adults : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Why Hard-Hit Black And Latino Communities Still Lack Access To The COVID Vaccine : Shots – Health News : NPR

CDC Releases Summer Camp Guidance For In-Person Operations : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Biden to Send Coronavirus Vaccine Abroad – The New York Times (

In fight against virus, Biden looks for path back to normal | National and World |

Harris tells UN body it’s time to prepare for next pandemic | News |

U.S. will share 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries | WITF

Vaccinated Americans may get clearance to skip the masks outdoors |

Biden expected to announce new CDC guidance on wearing masks outdoors today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


No vaccine passports for Pennsylvania, health officials say | Pennsylvania |

Coronavirus positivity rate decreases in Southeastern Pa. counties | News |

State tops 8 million vaccine doses, new COVID-19 cases trending lower | Coronavirus |

53 Pa. counties have substantial spread of COVID-19, positive test rate drops for 1st time in 6 weeks –

Gov. Tom Wolf visits Reading to tout COVID vaccination efforts for homebound residents | Coronavirus |

Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. increases efforts to get vaccines to people unable to leave home | WITF

COVID-19 in Western Pennsylvania: No longer just your grandfather’s disease | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Johnson & Johnson vaccine again available in Chester County | News |

Philadelphia life sciences leaders talk about the ongoing fight against Covid-19 (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (

COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus cases in Erie County (

COVID-19 in Pa.: District Court 19-3-11 temporarily closes (

Allegheny County launches an interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Provider map | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Montgomery County’s mobile vaccine unit has reached more than 2,000 people | News |

Montgomery County reports 473 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths over three-day period | News |

Opening date announced for COVID vaccine clinic in Berks [Map] | Coronavirus |

Area restaurant employees get vaccinated | coronavirus |

43 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Monday | Times Leader

COVID-19 cases dropping in Philadelphia, Fauci says turning point ‘within a few weeks’ (



SBA rolls out $5B “Supplemental Targeted Advance” grant program. Here’s who qualifies – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Sanofi to close Malvern plant, eliminate dozens of jobs in Chester County – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Immunome reaches deal to raise $27M for development of Covid-19 ‘antibody cocktail’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Woodstream’s revenue, employee wages skyrocket amid pandemic as birding, animal control products are high in demand | Local Business |

Former cook at Westmoreland casino eatery alleges racial discrimination, harassment |

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



Study: Body-Worn Camera Research Shows Drop In Police Use Of Force : NPR

Braddock Council candidate, 2 other Allegheny County men arrested in Altoona on heroin trafficking charges |

WATCH VIDEO | Johnstown introduces new police chief; priorities include ‘policy updates and hiring’ | Local News |

Erie sheriff candidate Sanfilippo linked to FB posts attacking Dems, BLM (

Pa. court rejects appeal in midstate police chase, shooting convictions | WITF

COVID-19 added to challenges of new job for Hazleton’s top cop | News |

Judge sets hearing on former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s pending jail sentence |



State System of Higher Education readies vote to consolidate 6 universities into 2 | WITF

Pennsylvania state university system merger of six universities would save $18.4 million after five years (

Manheim Township tops US News’ Best High Schools list for 2nd straight year | Local News |

Ranking every US high school in 2021: Here’s how Pa. schools did –

Former Chichester School District employee claims discrimination in lawsuit | News |

Central Bucks School District weighs whether to add Diwali to school calendar (

Elizabethtown Area reviews plans to possibly combine elementary schools | Community News |

Richland school buses now have outside cameras | News |

COVID-19 and schools: 9 infections at Erie High close school for week (

LMSD cancels field presentation to planning commission, approves increased costs in middle school project | Mainlinetimes |

School of the week: J.H. Brown School provides solid education | The Learning Key |

Attorneys clash over whether Scranton School Board must meet with principals | Education |

Scranton School District to vote on Bancroft closing in June | Education |

West Side CTC approves new teacher contract | Times Leader

Lower Merion School District says a ventilation flaw could have fueled a COVID-19 outbreak in second-grade classroom (



CNN Keeps 2022 PA Senate Seat As Most Likely To Flip in Latest Ratings | PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania election official responds to GOP state lawmaker’s voter fraud revelation – CNN Video

Braddock made John Fetterman a politician. It’s also home to some of his biggest critics. | WPSU

Pennsylvania’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate Seat might be filled by a Penn affiliate | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

‘Center of the universe’: Pennsylvania Democrats brace for midterm battle | FreeAds World News

Kevin Baumlin Sharif Street Valerie Arkoosh | The Daily Pennsylvanian (

Kenyatta Raises Close To $375K in Q1 | PoliticsPA

PA7: Scheller, with 500K Loan, Leads Wild in Cash on Hand | PoliticsPA

Berks County lawyers rate 5 judicial candidates in bar association poll | Elections |

Voteswagon Tour visits Pittsburgh, highlights problems of gerrymandering in Pa. | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

What you need to know about the 2021 statewide judicial races | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opinion | The Republican Party Is Failing in Too Many Ways – The New York Times (

Mail-in ballots in the mail to Luzerne County voters this week | Election |



Earth Week cleanup draws record crowd to the banks of Lake Afton in Yardley; a longtime friend of the lake is remembered | Yardley Area |

LTE: Montgomery County did a fine job with recycling event (

Letter to the Editor: We need drastic steps to address climate change | Opinion |



Move over or be fined: New law for Pa. drivers goes into effect to protect roadside workers –

National Work Zone Awareness: Move Over Law takes effect this week | Times Leader

I-83 Mt. Rose: PennDOT says Cherry Hill has no justification for delay (

Cleanup continues on I-81 ramp after fuel spill | News |

Airport departures way up as biz travelers returning | News |

SEPTA says it will forge ahead with trolley modernization in ambitious capital budget (

GOP congressmen seek $74 million for 12 transportation projects in Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Sex Ed For Queer Students: What School Health Class Left Out : Life Kit : NPR

Capital Health and Temple Health University Hospital announce affiliation (

Op-Ed: Fentanyl analogues are an abomination that must be stopped (

How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Smart Talk: Preventing child abuse hinges on trained observers | Smart Talk (

Pennsylvania seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease declined during the COVID-19 pandemic (


State News

Pennsylvania will lose a U.S. House seat after redistricting · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania population lag costs state a US House seat | WITF

Pennsylvania to lose congressional seat, census officials report | Pennsylvania |

NJ sees population surpass 9 million and will keep congressional seats (

Pa. offering up rare whiskeys in lotteries |

Biden voters in Pennsylvania see promises kept on Covid. They’re watching for what’s next. (

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

Why home buyers in Pennsylvania cannot find available real estate (

COVID continues shift from cities to suburbs. Where people are moving. (

Couple describes home market nightmare and when they think the bubble will burst (

Bucks couple works to find housing for autistic adults in Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania student’s Snapchat profanity leads to high court speech case` (

Here are 13 river sojourns across Pennsylvania you can join –


National News

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

What’s behind the growth slump? Takeaways from census data | News |

Andrew Brown Jr. Family Lawyers: Video Shows ‘Execution’ By Deputies : NPR

After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law – The New York Times (

Report: Pandemic gives rise to antisemitic ‘Zoom bombing’ | National News |

D.C. Police Department Victim Of Apparent Ransomware Attack : NPR

Effort To Remove Calif. Gov. Newsom Collects Enough Signatures To Force Recall Vote : NPR

Florida Senate Approves Restrictions On Voting, Drop Boxes : NPR

How Extremists Like The Proud Boys Weaponize Irony And Memes To Spread Hate : NPR

5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law – The New York Times (

Valentino Dixon: He was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit; now he’s selling art to the Obamas | Across America |

Groceries, toilet paper, rental cars and more: 10 things that are more expensive right now –

A quarter of women say they are financially worse off a year into pandemic, Post-ABC poll finds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Montgomery County invites public to free webinar on planning, designing trails for all users | Local News |

Disputes growing between West Pottsgrove and fire company | Local News |

Op-Ed: Gun control is a lost cause. Come despair with me. (

Lancaster County Prison provides vaccine clinic for inmates, staff today | Health |

LNP’s reporting on COVID-19 and the Plain community highlighted in Johns Hopkins podcast | Health |

Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team saw record number of calls in 2020 | Local News |

Radnor hosts community conversation on hate crimes against the Asian-American Community | Local-news |

Migrant children depart Erie dorm to other facilities (

Stroudsburg installs locally-crafted bike racks throughout borough (

Reading approves deal with Hope Rescue Mission to clean the downtown | Local News |

Reading Fire Department creates scholarship for Reading High School students interested in becoming a paramedic | Local News |

72 homes planned for Mountain Top development | News |

Scranton seeks grant to help revive Nay Aug Park pool complex | News |

F.M. Kirby Center announces return of in-person shows with Food Network star’s visit | News |

43 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Monday | coronavirus |

Cartwright names Dupont resident as virtual guest to Biden’s address | Times Leader



Former State Rep. Saccone opens ‘discovery center’ dedicated to religion, Constitution | Local News |

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to introduce city-level hate crime legislation |

East African Grocery hoping to stay afloat to serve McKees Rocks’ growing African community | Food | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

PHOTOS: Pittsburgh church members rally for racial justice; remind city there is “still work to be done” | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pilot program for delivery robots may launch in Pittsburgh neighborhood this summer | Today in Pa. –



Philadelphia-area companies, including Five Below, add more sublease space to market – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia DA: Larry Krasner is fighting for his political life – On top of Philly news (

Philadelphia DA policy: Krasner’s promises and whether he kept them – On top of Philly news (

District Attorney Larry Krasner calls for more accountability from law enforcement | Local News |

Penn Museum apologizes for keeping remains of MOVE victim rather than returning them to family (



Biden At 100 Days: By The Numbers : NPR

Biden Seeks $80 Billion to Beef Up I.R.S. Audits of High-Earners – The New York Times (

Breonna Taylor’s Death Spurs Justice Department Probe Of Louisville Police : NPR

Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks – The New York Times (

Biden To Establish $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors : NPR

Paid Leave, Child Care Tax Credits Proposed By House Democrats : NPR

Supreme Court To Take Up 1st Major Gun Rights Case In More Than A Decade : NPR

White House Seeks To Give Back California’s Smog-Busting Powers : NPR

Why Iowa Has Become Such a Heartbreaker for Democrats – The New York Times (

Cooling the temperature: Biden faces fractious Congress | National and World |

Never-Trump group gives Pa. GOP congressmen mostly Fs for supporting democratic norms | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rick Santorum draws fire for remarks about Native Americans –