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Costa: ‘Enough is enough’ with state Senate election investigation | City & State PA (

Editorial: Increase trust in future elections; Don’t obsess over past ones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Democrats walk out of Senate hearing on election integrity | News |

Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax’ | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

PA EMS Agencies Face Nearing Deadline To Apply For COVID-19 Grants (

Governor supports Ukrainian refugee resettlement in Pennsylvania | News |

Cannabis banking bill receives bipartisan vote in Senate Banking and Insurance Committee – Financial Regulation News (

Brandywine student leaders share Penn State’s impact with legislators | Penn State University (

Small biz survey: Pennsylvania government favors big business | Pennsylvania |

Wolf signs bill to extending waivers of some state regulations until at least June 30 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Road Ahead: Pandemic opened access to local government (

COVID in UK at record levels with almost 5 million infected | Coronavirus |

These doctors are treating COVID smell loss by sticking plasma-soaked sponges up people’s noses (



Young women earn more than young men in several U.S. cities | WITF

Manufacturers in NEPA face challenges, opportunities | Business |



Lebanon police officer’s widow stresses compassion, says she is ‘choosing to forgive the perpetrator’ | WITF

‘Honor his service, his sacrifice’: Community pays respects to fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper Sisca (



Tony B. Watlington Sr. replaces Bill Hite as next Philadelphia school district superintendent | City & State PA (

Parents Speak Out About Great Valley Transgender Secrecy Policy – DV Journal (

Private school vouchers provide students a better chance to excel? Prove it | Jay Bookman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

For unhoused students, transportation issues mean new schools and unfamiliar classrooms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Experts worry lack of state school audits will lead to hidden problems | Education |

Superintendents’ forum: Every child, without exception (

School districts grapple with likely end to universal free meals –



Pa. election 2022: A guide to the primary race few voters are paying attention to · Spotlight PA

The Road Ahead: Pa.’s mail-in balloting had a big impact in 2020, but will it continue? (

Black Clergy of Philadelphia announces endorsements for May 17 primary | Local News |

Lt. Governor John Fetterman campaigns at Bedford small business | ABC27

Two Lt. Governor Candidates Complain About Mud-Slinging – DV Journal (

These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $22.1 million | Pennsylvania |

Podcast: Senate Co-Frontrunner Dave McCormick Opens Up – PoliticsPA

Who might get Trump’s coveted endorsement for PA governor? (

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Lamb, Kenyatta face off in first debate in Fetterman’s absence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Race to the bottom: Draining Summer Lake – OPB

NJ’s offshore wind to bring $150 billion in private investment and power thousands of jobs (



PennDOT 2022 construction season includes at least $71M in road, bridge improvements in Lancaster County; here’s the list of 30 projects | Local News |

Opponents say PennDOT bridge tolling plan would be too taxing on communities | News |



How Covid and Diabetes Collide in a Public Health Train Wreck  – The New York Times (

Labor crisis may cause millions to lose Medicaid coverage : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania mired in fentanyl scourge that included 682 Lehigh Valley region deaths in 2021 – The Morning Call (


State News

Pa. Relief Sale held after being canceled for two years (

Statue of Civil War icon, former Pa. congressman unveiled (

If Aqua’s DELCORA Deal Goes Down, Who Wins? – DV Journal (

Federal policy for oil and gas permits not a big factor for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

How to protect Pennsylvania’s Children from abuse and neglect | Smart Talk (

An avian flu outbreak has Pennsylvania on alert | WITF

Four men, two women died in I-81 crash of 80 vehicles in Schuylkill County | WITF

Pa. invests in pollinator research | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s Toomey says he’s a ‘no’ on confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. acid mine drainage cleanup set for boost as Bob Casey, bipartisan lawmakers move to tweak infrastructure law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Russia-Ukraine War: Latest News – The New York Times (

We unify in support of Ukraine but, in the end, we can only watch (

Guest Opinion: DEI training critical to countering societal racism (

Op-Ed: When children are in danger, there is no room for confusion (

2022 Grammys: Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic win major prizes : NPR

South Carolina is the 2022 NCAA Women’s championship winner : NPR

California’s law mandating corporate boards to diversity was ruled unconstitutional : NPR

Battle heats up over remaining federal rental assistance | Business |

Black Lives Matter protests are shaping how people understand racial inequality | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Airlines offer mix of reasons for canceling more than 3,500 U.S. flights over weekend –

Putin oligarchs stashed billions in U.S. banks, secret records show | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Russia faces growing outrage amid new evidence of atrocities in Ukraine (


Local News

Luzerne County accepting preliminary applications for American Rescue funding | Times Leader

Scranton seeks lobbying help for federal infrastructure funds | News |



Local HIV advocates celebrate Biden’s move to expand PrEP access | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Region’s school districts leading the way in opportunities for female superintendents |

Deterioration under Pittsburgh’s Charles Anderson Bridge raises concerns; city says bridge already in rehab process |

New Pittsburgh-area real estate agents are carving their niche in a crowded field | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT sets plans to reconstruct Bridgeville street threatened by erosion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Experts examine Philadelphia’s Black-white homeownership gap – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Clarke wants to resurrect community policing | Local News |

Records request shows no communications from Krasner seeking better forensic technologies for law enforcement (

City Councilmember Allan Domb tries to spread word about unclaimed money | Local News |

Philly healthcare facilities rank high in national equality index – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mayor Jim Kenney’s strange final chapter of his administration (



Democrats are expected to advance Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson Brown to floor vote | WITF

5 questions answered about COVID-19 funding for states that’s still stuck in D.C. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. House approves insulin price caps; Pa.’s Fitzpatrick among GOP crossover votes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (