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State appeals court blocks PA carbon pricing scheme for power generators | City & State PA (

Pa. Dems propose $2M to help Ukrainian refugees | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Wolf Administration begins to prepare schools for Ukrainian refugee students |

Pennsylvania state legislature: join campaign to fix Harrisburg – The Morning Call (

Plan to wean Pennsylvania power plants off fossil fuels survives Senate test; but GOP vows a court fight –

Bill uses auto repair shops to help identify drivers involved in hit-and-run crashes –

Cannabis banking bill could expand access for Pennsylvania businesses, patients | Pennsylvania |

Bill to make Hershey’s Kisses Pennsylvania’s state candy moves to State Senate (

Hershey’s Kiss: A ‘Pennsylvania thing’ on its way to becoming a state symbol –

Pa. students who lobbied to make the Hershey’s Kiss the official state candy see progress in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: Stop messing around and pass bike safety bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf urges support for American Rescue Plan funding for small businesses | Berks Regional News |

Pennsylvania Invest $1.15 Million in Beginning Farmers in Lancaster County – PennWatch

If you want good state government, support those trying to #FixHarrisburg | John Baer –

Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Mike Regan: It’s time to legalize adult-use marijuana in PA (

Kenyatta running for Senate ‘because the status quo will not save us’ (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA advisers voice support for reformulated COVID boosters : Shots – Health News : NPR

Second COVID booster shot extends protection for just a few weeks, study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mask mandates likely to return for Philadelphia indoor spaces as COVID cases rise (

Poor people died the most during COVID-19: here’s why | Social Views –



Hundreds rally to support Philadelphia Museum of Art workers’ contract fight – People’s World (

Fed signals more aggressive steps to fight inflation | News |

Howard University Hospital workers will strike this month due to low wages : NPR

If construction firms need workers, they should turn to unions. Here’s why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Erie High shooting: Police say victim shot 3 times (

The Erie High School shooting: Here’s what we know (

Erie High shooting: Teachers demand safety fixes or they’ll go remote (

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit (

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit – The Morning Call (

Feds announce disruption of Russian military botnet by FBI in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Oklahoma | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attorneys for accused Tree of Life gunman say they won’t be ready for trial before late 2023 |

Three and a half years after Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, lawyers differ sharply on when to begin trial | WITF

Lancaster County DA on stopping human trafficking | Smart Talk (

Bail reformers are facing backlash. Here’s what the facts say | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania tip line on school threats instead reveals student mental health needs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Secretary of education stops by two Reading schools. (

I am one of 43 million Americans in student debt | Opinion (

Biden extends student loan freeze through August (

It’s hard to track the conditions of Pa. schools. Spotlight PA wants your help flagging health hazards. · Spotlight PA

Pennridge group wants to dump at-large school board voting (

Chester County childcare centers get $3.3 million in grants – Daily Local

Extremists undermine faith in our schools. We owe it to our kids, community to speak up | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Program for middle-schoolers tries to help them make a breakthrough | Local News |

Guest commentary: School district connecting community relations to equity awareness (

Judge rules Scranton School District must rebid bus contract | Education |



Tuesday’s special elections provide 41 days of clarity | City & State PA (

Linda Thompson drops out of race for House district (

Meet some of the new people stepping up to run elections : NPR

Gubernatorial candidate Bill McSwain calls for permanent 50% cut in Pennsylvania gas tax, calls GOP rivals’ plans ‘gimmicks’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Only Latino candidate in Allentown’s 22nd House district withdraws, cites problems with nomination signatures – The Morning Call (

Republican National Committee: Schnee’s win a ‘warning’ to every Democrat | Times Leader



BAKER: Half-Baked PFAS Plans Could Cost Local Governments Billions – DV Journal (

Pipeline protesters found not guilty of disorderly conduct after locking themselves to construction equipment – Daily Local



Port Authority to get $84 million from infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PSP, PennDOT remind drivers to slow down in work zones (

Airline tickets get expensive as passenger demand runs counter to supply of flights – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PHL to kick off $90M cargo expansion project with new $15M facility – Philadelphia Business Journal (

PennDOT: Bridges, roads in region to see upgrades in 2022; U.S. 219 plans moving forward | News |

Will gas prices change your travel plans? Probably not | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Oklahoma’s abortion-ban vote comes at a key moment for reproductive rights : NPR


State News

Report notes $222 million in Pennsylvania tax subsidies, but little transparency | Pennsylvania |

PECO requests natural gas rate increase from the Pennsylvania PUC (

Elderly Iowans being harmed by their state insurance regulators, Pa. officials tell federal judge – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Putin’s daughters: Who are they and why were they sanctioned? : NPR

Ukraine seeks arms from NATO as U.S. and allies seek new penalties on Russia : NPR

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east |

Ukraine seeks more arms as U.S. and allies consider new penalties for Russia | WITF

NCAA probe hangs over University of Kansas men’s basketball : NPR

Amir Locke’s mom vows to fight on despite no charges in case | Across America |


Local News

York student to testify at Congress hearing on banned books (

Delaware County retakes control of operations at George W. Hill Correctional Facility (

Delaware County takes back management of county prison — now it confronts ‘chronic over-incarceration’ | WITF

Lancaster County Commissioners could finalize guidelines on community ARPA funding soon | Local News |

Residents voice concerns about proposed 30-unit apartment building in Ephrata | Community News |

Lancaster City Council considers regulating short-term rentals in neighborhoods | Community News |

Editorial: Bateman shows leadership in moving Mellon (

Erie Together aids workforce and career development in Erie County (

Lackawanna County to buy downtown credit union building for new health department | News |

Safe Berks plants pinwheels for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (



Pittsburgh poised to adopt ban on plastic grocery bags |



New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime | City & State PA (

Visit Philadelphia’s $2M spring marketing campaign, targeting drive markets, is largest spend since pre-pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia residents report grim state of city 2 years into pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

GIORDANO: Residency Requirement Keeps Good Cops Off Philly Beat – DV Journal (

More Afghan evacuees in Philly now finding homes, even as resettlement collides with the housing crisis (

‘I never provided false testimony’: Prosecutors spar with witness during Johnson bribery trial | Local News |

Nonprofit renovating Cobbs Creek Golf Course could get $3 million boost with city funds | Local News |



Senate expected to confirm Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson : NPR

Senate to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court Thursday (

House OKs criminal contempt referrals for Trump aides Scavino and Navarro79 : NPR

Supreme Court reinstates Trump-era rule on water pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Six-days-a-week mail delivery saved; Biden signs Postal bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette