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Legislature

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

Hellertown Receives $142K Grant for Park, Pool Area Improvements (sauconsource.com)

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 | buckslocalnews.com

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

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

Wolf, Kenney, Shapiro, Outlaw meet at gun violence summit (audacy.com)

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

Widening fight over guns features prominently in court race (apnews.com)

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

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

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

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

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

National

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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

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

Vaccinated Americans may get clearance to skip the masks outdoors | TribLIVE.com

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

State

No vaccine passports for Pennsylvania, health officials say | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

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

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

Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Local

Johnson & Johnson vaccine again available in Chester County | News | dailylocal.com

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

COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus cases in Erie County (goerie.com)

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

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

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

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

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

Area restaurant employees get vaccinated | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

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’ (inquirer.com)

 

Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

Erie sheriff candidate Sanfilippo linked to FB posts attacking Dems, BLM (goerie.com)

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 | standardspeaker.com

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

 

Education

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

Former Chichester School District employee claims discrimination in lawsuit | News | delcotimes.com

Central Bucks School District weighs whether to add Diwali to school calendar (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Richland school buses now have outside cameras | News | tribdem.com

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

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

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

Attorneys clash over whether Scranton School Board must meet with principals | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton School District to vote on Bancroft closing in June | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

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 (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

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 (thedp.com)

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

Kevin Baumlin Sharif Street Valerie Arkoosh | The Daily Pennsylvanian (thedp.com)

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 | readingeagle.com

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

What you need to know about the 2021 statewide judicial races | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

 

Environment

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

LTE: Montgomery County did a fine job with recycling event (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

 

Transportation

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

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 (ydr.com)

Cleanup continues on I-81 ramp after fuel spill | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Airport departures way up as biz travelers returning | News | thetimes-tribune.com

SEPTA says it will forge ahead with trolley modernization in ambitious capital budget (inquirer.com)

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

 

Health

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

Capital Health and Temple Health University Hospital announce affiliation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: Fentanyl analogues are an abomination that must be stopped (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Smart Talk: Preventing child abuse hinges on trained observers | Smart Talk (witf.org)

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

 

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 | thecentersquare.com

NJ sees population surpass 9 million and will keep congressional seats (goerie.com)

Pa. offering up rare whiskeys in lotteries | TribLIVE.com

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

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

Why home buyers in Pennsylvania cannot find available real estate (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Couple describes home market nightmare and when they think the bubble will burst (ydr.com)

Bucks couple works to find housing for autistic adults in Pennsylvania (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania student’s Snapchat profanity leads to high court speech case` (poconorecord.com)

Here are 13 river sojourns across Pennsylvania you can join – pennlive.com

 

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 | tribdem.com

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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

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 | thereporteronline.com

Disputes growing between West Pottsgrove and fire company | Local News | pottsmerc.com

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

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

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

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

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

Migrant children depart Erie dorm to other facilities (goerie.com)

Stroudsburg installs locally-crafted bike racks throughout borough (poconorecord.com)

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

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

72 homes planned for Mountain Top development | News | standardspeaker.com

Scranton seeks grant to help revive Nay Aug Park pool complex | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

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

 

Pitt

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

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

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

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

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

 

Philly

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

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

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

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

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

 

Washington

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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

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

Rick Santorum draws fire for remarks about Native Americans – pennlive.com