Pa. lawmaker proposes legislation to crack down on ‘swatting’ calls (wgal.com)

Pa. Democratic lawmakers renew push to expand teacher certification and in-state tuition for DACA recipients | WITF

Bill proposed to ban safe injection sites in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Shredding Event hosted by Senator Jay Costa | 5050 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, United States | April 29, 2023 (happeningnext.com)

Juneteenth HBG: The State Of Black Economics | Harrisburg, PA | May 1, 2023 (happeningnext.com)

Pennsylvania State Senate passes bill recognising Diwali as official holiday. (etemaaddaily.com)

Pa. doesn’t fund public defense. Shapiro’s budget would change that. | Politics | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Josh Shapiro announces support for Fairness Act – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Shapiro’s new budget to fund public defense cases – WHYY

Shapiro Signs Executive Order To Improve Digital Experience Of Pennsylvanians (politicspa.com)

An amendment tracker and complete guide to proposed changes in Pennsylvania’s Constitution | WITF

Pa. Senate vote sends cost-saving measure for cancer tests to governor’s desk | Don’t Miss This | ncnewsonline.com

Pennsylvania House passes eight bipartisan bills in productive return to session – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ballot bill moves on in Pa. state House; would let workers prep envelopes for counting before Election Day | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pa. House Dems float ‘fair share’ fix to income tax | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

House Democrats move election, nondiscrimination bills · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania House passes historic breast cancer coverage bill (abc27.com)

House Democrats move election, nondiscrimination bills · Spotlight PA


Regulators knew SVB was in trouble since 2021, did not step in | National | thecentersquare.com

Still have Bed Bath & Beyond coupons? These other retailers will accept them. – pennlive.com

‘Screaming Monkey’ toys recalled because its eyes can be a choking hazard – pennlive.com

Business, community leader receives The Pa. Society’s special award – pennlive.com

Despite mass layoffs, there are still lots of jobs out there. Here’s where : NPR

Camelback Resort in the Poconos looking to fill more than 100 positions, will hold series of career fairs | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Bed Bath & Beyond’s bankruptcy leads to 132 warehouse job cuts in Schuylkill County | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

The Rex micro-hotel owners are developing a high-end campground in rural Pa (inquirer.com)

Enterprise Center pitch contest offers $80,000 for diverse tech businesses | Local News | phillytrib.com


Massage therapist charged with drugging female patient – pennlive.com

Cumberland County middle schooler hit while walking back from lunch: district – pennlive.com

Former MTV star Bam Margera turns himself in on assault charge (abc27.com)

Alleged Pennsylvania murderer found living with corpse for three days (abc27.com)

Perry County company accused of child labor law violations (abc27.com)

Reading man charged in Poconos crash that killed Reading woman (mcall.com)

Chester County teen charged with attempted homicide for April stabbing of 21-year-old woman in West Goshen (inquirer.com)

Brother of Dunkin victim, Rachel King, seeks death penalty for shooter | Local News | phillytrib.com

Students hospitalized after drinking juice laced with opioid, officials say | Local News | phillytrib.com

West View father arrested after 1-year-old found asleep in toilet, toddler rides scooter alone to barber shop | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Central Dauphin spent at least $240K to try to keep school bus video from public – pennlive.com

Agreement signed by Millersville University and The Blackbird Academy (abc27.com)

Pennridge school board hires consultant with ties to conservative college to review curriculum (inquirer.com)

Muhlenberg College students study with Lehigh County inmates (mcall.com)

Man accused of assault, making racial threats at Walmart in Berks (mcall.com)

East Stroudsburg University’s 14th President, Kenneth Long, shares goals, priorities at inauguration | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com


Pa. lawmakers introduce bill allowing voters not affiliated with a political party to vote in primary elections | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

A ballot guide to the 2023 Philadelphia primary election | The Daily Pennsylvanian (thedp.com)

Ed Rendell is endorsing Rebecca Rhynhart in Philly mayor’s race – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

What Is L&A Testing And Why It Should Matter To You (politicspa.com)

Lehigh County election: Whitehall mayor candidates talk about restoring trust in office (mcall.com)


Thunderstorms Lash Parts of the South, Spawning Tornadoes – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Will Hydrogen Hub Come to Philly? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Natural gas prices are down, but the industry’s spirits are high | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Inspira Health swings to $42.7M loss amid ‘significant investments’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania’s sent out more than 1 million doses of anti-overdose drug | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

As U.S. life expectancy falls, experts cite the health impacts of incarceration – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Social Media Use Impacts Teen Mental Health : Consider This from NPR : NPR

Disability groups are claiming California’s assisted suicide law discriminates : NPR

Pennsylvania insurance must soon cover breast cancer screenings — including copays (inquirer.com)

Cooking With Oil: What are some of the healthier yet affordable oils you can buy? – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

State News

Gov. Shapiro visits Bucks, talks proposed investments in growing biotech industry | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Gov. Josh Shapiro touts Pennsylvania life sciences industry as key economic driver during Bucks County biotech visit – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

100 days in office: Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro describes the experience as ‘humbling” – pennlive.com

Lawmakers urge NLRB to investigate ‘unfair practices’ at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bucks County Man Facing Death Row Retrial as Shapiro Blocks Executions – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania’s sent out more than 1 million doses of anti-overdose drug | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. college student attacked after reacting to racial slur yelled from car: DA – pennlive.com

Cumberland County woman kicked Capitol officer in groin during Jan. 6 riot: FBI – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s highways score poor marks in quality, cost-effectiveness: Highway Report | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

PennDOT announces decrease in traffic fatalities, crashes in 2022 (abc27.com)

2 rare Leopard cubs born at Pennsylvania zoo, contest to determine names (abc27.com)

Will ‘edibles’ become part of PA’s Medical Marijuana Program? (abc27.com)

Surviving roommate avoids testifying at Kohberger’s preliminary hearing | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

National News

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

Wisconsin congresswoman seeks to address violence against health-care workers | Wisconsin | thecentersquare.com

Texas Senate approves ban on college, university faculty tenure | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Revived push for Equal Rights Amendment blocked by U.S. Senate Republicans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Marine, 20, dies during training – pennlive.com

A Transgender Lawmaker Is Exiled as Montana G.O.P. Flexes New Power – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Two U.S. Army Helicopters Crash in Alaska, Killing 3 Soldiers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Train Derails in Wisconsin, Sending 2 Containers into Mississippi River – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Abortion Bans Fail in South Carolina and Nebraska – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Photographer’s decade-long, 600,000 mile journey shows Indigenous life : The Picture Show : NPR

A 7th grader in Michigan took control of a school bus after the driver fainted : NPR

San Francisco is repealing its boycott of anti-LGBT states : NPR

Utah judge to consider challenge to new abortion clinic ban | Ap-top-news | wfmz.com

Pence appears before Jan. 6 grand jury in Trump special counsel probe (inquirer.com)

Guardsman in leak case wanted to kill a ‘ton of people’ (inquirer.com)

Pope Francis will allow women to vote at an upcoming bishops’ meeting (inquirer.com)

Local News

Harrisburg-based law firm to open 11th office – pennlive.com

Lane restrictions planned on I-83 in Dauphin County: PennDOT – pennlive.com

Schuylkill County horse to compete in Kentucky Derby (abc27.com)

John Harris Memorial Bridge inspection to cause lane restrictions in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

‘Free Movie Fridays’ coming back to Harrisburg (abc27.com)

Strength in unity: A church merger brings East Allentown congregations together to pray and serve (mcall.com)

A familiar name opens new coffee and sweets shop (mcall.com)

NYC transit agency ends Twitter alerts, says it’s unreliable | Associated Press | wfmz.com

Schuylkill County Municipal Authority worker dies after being hit by SUV | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

After exploring sale options, owner of Radisson Philadelphia Northeast opts for multimillion-dollar renovation instead – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Morning Roundup: Pittsburgh Zoo welcomes Amur leopard cubs | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh police search for girl missing since Feb. 27 | TribLIVE.com

Family of man who died after being shocked by Taser reaches $8M settlement with Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Fort Duquesne Bridge outbound lanes to close overnight this weekend | TribLIVE.com

South Side’s Oliver Bath House to undergo $8.7M renovation | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh leaders need to do more to create a welcoming Downtown, stakeholders say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new way for Pittsburgh to show solidarity during the synagogue shooting trial | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Redbuds and other flowering trees planted for free in Penn Hills neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Employees at four Pittsburgh Starbucks locations go on strike – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


As Philadelphia Goes, So Goes the Delaware Valley? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philly Low on List of Country’s Best 100 Cities for Entrepreneurs – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Cheltenham School District students appear as extras on the latest ‘Abbott Elementary’ Franklin Institute episode (inquirer.com)

Philly plastic bag ban reduces use by 200 million bags (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia mayoral candidates talk housing at PHA forum | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Where Philadelphia mayoral candidates stand on business issues – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia families remember loved ones during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week | Local News | phillytrib.com


Sen. Casey proposes bill to offer more accessible, affordable housing (msn.com)

Lawmakers Introduce Bill Focused On Strengthening Direct Care Workforce, Resources For Family Caregivers – Home Health Care News

Democrats introduce bill to make child care affordable and accessible while raising wages for providers (msn.com)

Casey bill would produce more accessible, affordable housing | News | bradfordera.com