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Sen. Boscola: Open access to the ballot box — allow independents to vote in primary elections (

NorthPoint breaks ground at former U.S. Steel site in Falls (

In unanimous vote, Pa. House advances bill to post members’ expenses online | PA Power and Policy |

Campus-based child care has helped student-parents; Democrats evaluate expansion, affordability – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to reform cosmetology industry. Should license requirement for makeup artists, eyelash specialists be dropped? – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Announce Over $15 Million in RACP Funding for Regional Projects | WDIY Local News

LVIA Awarded $2.76 Million to Continue Terminal Connector, Checkpoint Project | WDIY Local News

Rodale Institute receives nearly $3 million Pa. grant (

Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awards $2 million to Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard for new building – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Lawrence, Comitta announce $2 million for Oxford theater project – Opera News (

UPDATE State announces $47M feed mill expansion in Union County | News |

Session Superlatives – City & State Pennsylvania (

Philly Democrat ostracized by his party last year retakes committee role, running for re-election (

Gov. Wolf pushes plan to send direct payments to Pennsylvania residents (

Gov. Wolf stops in Reading to promote PA Opportunity Program (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Midstate could be reaching end of COVID-19 pandemic (

Racial split on COVID-19 endures as restrictions ease in US | Coronavirus |

Still a pandemic? Endemic? Becoming like the flu? Whatever the term, covid-19 has become more manageable |



Could the U.S. be facing another recession? (

Op-Ed: OSHA remembers those whose jobs claimed their lives (

SBA EIDL program shifts to servicing as agency asks for big lending increases – Philadelphia Business Journal (



AG seeking to have Thomas’ bond revoked; suspended Somerset DA accused of striking witness’ vehicle in late-night pursuit | News |



Fair funding fallout – City & State Pennsylvania (

A dozen local high schools among top 50 in Pa., U.S. News & World Report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Holocaust Survivor Talks to Students at Barrack Hebrew Academy – DV Journal (

United Negro College Fund expands HBCU student-retention program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Teachers and staff concerned about security and safety in Reading schools (

Western Pa. high school students planning anti-bullying demonstration forced to postpone due to bullying: report –

An algorithm that screens for child neglect in one Pennsylvania county raises concerns | WITF

LGBTQ+ flag mural created by student, erased by paint inside central Pennsylvania school | WITF

As West Chester elevates its research status, one professor’s work aims to save teachers’ voices (

Lower Merion High School will honor the memory of principal Sean Hughes at the Broad Street Run (

Concerns over mental health services, other issues, prompt student walkout at Brashear High School | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bodine principal Michele Wilson-Dawson removed over ‘toxic culture’ and sexual harassment (

Most parents don’t disapprove of what schools are teaching, poll finds : NPR



Pa. Election Day 2022: A complete guide to the May 17 primary, including how to vote, find your polling place, understand mail-in ballots, and more · Spotlight PA

New report takes stock of Muslim voter participation in Pennsylvania – City & State Pennsylvania (

Shapiro’s sources, QAnon rising, and drop-box detectives · Spotlight PA

Daniels’ Wife Obtains PFA Order Against Him – PoliticsPA

Lt. gov candidate Daniels’ wife obtains PFA order against him | News |

GOP frontrunners in governor’s race square off in debate (

GOP candidates for 124th District discuss social, legislative issues | Election |

Lehigh Valley lawmakers draft bill to allow family members to deposit ballots in drop boxes | WITF

Dark money group backed Lou Barletta for Pa. governor before turning on him (

David McCormick and Mehmet Oz make pitch to voters at annual ice fishing party (

Malcolm Kenyatta is the Dems’ future, so why can’t he be their present? | Will Bunch (



Delaware County holds first of three public workshops on the path toward zero waste (

Ocean animals face a mass extinction from climate change (

Philly’s poor waste management is environmental injustice | Opinion (



UPMC Hamot reports record revenue despite COVID-19 pandemic (


State News

Pa.’s Rep. Thompson denounces U.S. House hearing on record profits for meatpackers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State Supreme Court rejects appeal for man sentenced to die for 2017 fatal shooting of New Kensington cop |

Pennsylvania and 15 other states that want to electrify USPS fleet file lawsuits | WITF

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Avian flu likely in wild birds throughout state, can spread from wildlife to poultry, experts say | Local News |

Rachel Levine calls state anti-LGBTQ bills disturbing and dangerous to trans youth | WITF


National News

BENTLEY: Banning Menthol Cigarettes Is the New Prohibition – DV Journal (

Editorial: Let’s work together to fight antisemitism (

What to do about those less than Christ-like ‘Christian’ churches? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The NAACP national convention will be held in Atlantic City in July (

A partial solar eclipse is happening soon. Here’s who will be able to see it : NPR


Local News

Lititz police are looking to fill vacant positions on their force (

Much to Neighbors’ Dismay, Elkins Park Development Moves Forward – DV Journal (

Lancaster Public Library reveals what new North Queen Street location will look like inside | Local News |

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority still analyzing sale, lease offers (

Guest Opinion: Bush House owner says Quakertown ‘acted egregiously’ (

Chester County Libertarians elect new officers – Daily Local

Amanda Knox, exonerated in Italian murder case, to speak in Erie (

Mount Penn Borough Council censures mayor over comments (

One year into the NFL, Micah Parsons is back in Harrisburg as budding superstar and role model –

Pa. city cans guaranteed basic income program plans | Today in Pa. –

Butler County township backtracks on political sign ordinance after 1st Amendment complaint |



Road closures and detours for this weekend’s Pittsburgh Marathon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Western Pa. high schools make U.S. News & World Report best list |

Pittsburgh Public Schools make masking optional sooner; now to start Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A century after his breakthrough, a pioneering self-taught Pittsburgh painter returns to spotlight | 90.5 WESA

East Deer apartment building ravaged by overnight fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A triumphant, tangled legacy: Ed Gainey’s Virginia and Pittsburgh roots run deep – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Assessment fallout: Decree could be a boon for Allegheny County homeowners — and a bust for school districts, municipalities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Domb calls for audit of anti-violence community grant program | Local News |

City Council President Clarke unveils Turn the Key program | Local News |

Councilmanic prerogative makes city a bad landlord | Editorial (

How a Philly man is fighting the city’s gun violence epidemic – one drum line at a time – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly has fewer Black teachers than it did 20 years ago, report says (

Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for city to release remains | Local News |

AARP: Philadelphia most affordable of top 10 largest cities in U.S. | Local News |

Philadelphia part of a National League of Cities’ initiative to boost community safety | Local News |

Philly’s carbon emissions are dropping — but the city has a long way to go | Local News |



Biden asks Congress to pass $33B Ukraine aid package (

U.S. House panel looks into disinformation targeted at communities of color – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. will ‘strongly support’ NATO bids of Sweden and Finland, Blinken says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette