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PA State Senator speaks about losing family member to gun violence |

Berks will not allow third-party access to voting machines | Berks Regional News |

Berks Elections Board says it won’t turn over voting machines for an audit if asked | Local News |

York County raises objections to Sen. Mastriano’s election audit demands (

Another county raises objection to lawmaker’s election audit | WITF

State Sen. Doug Mastriano says Republicans need to stick together | Berks Regional News |

Pennsylvania debate over minimum wage for tipped workers grows – The Morning Call (

Abington Sen Haywood Calls For Making Child Tax Credit Permanent | Patch

Government partners with community organizations to improve Burholme monument – Northeast Times

Wolf admin sat on 2017 probe of unemployment error but denies ‘cover-up’ · Spotlight PA

Why a PA climate change vote is drawing complaints from GOP senators (

LTE: House must reject PA Senate Bill 119 (

Fracking legislation critical to protecting Pennsylvanians | The Bucks County Herald

New law looks to shore up protections for Pennsylvania banking industry | Pennsylvania |

Op-Ed: Taxpayers deserve accountability, transparency | Opinion |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Pa. lawmaker shares her struggles with infertility, aims to help others –

Tarah Toohil: Where are the 217 children of Luzerne County now? | Times Leader


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Yankees’ shutdown emphasizes staying power of the coronavirus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: It was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID-19 lab leak (

‘Quite scary’: UK’s top medic in warning over COVID outlook | Business |

LA County Will Require People To Wear Masks Indoors : NPR

Misinformation about vaccine door-knocking is spreading. But neighborhood outreach has worked around Philly (

Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority mandates coronavirus vaccines (



SBA Administrator weighs in on possible Restaurant Revitalization Fund replenishment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Latest from SBA boss on plans to simplify PPP forgiveness, launch new application portal – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Business owners say worker shortage hampering recovery in southwest Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

As prices rise at rapid pace, Fed chief seeks patience | Business |

U.S. unemployment claims fell last week to a new pandemic low (

Experts explain rising consumer prices (

Herman Miller buying Knoll for $1.8B – Philadelphia Business Journal (

COVID grants available for small business in Carbon County | News |



Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies now allowed to better coordinate probes of child abuse allegations | Pennsylvania |

One-on-one interview with Antwon Rose’s mother on anniversary of police misconduct database (

Officers petition US Homeland Security contractor in Bucks for upgrades (

Erie police relations: Repairing ties starts with ownership, honesty (

Police officers speak to Black drivers with less respect than white drivers, study finds | Across America |



Researchers exploring education in Beaver County look outside community for ideas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State raises tuition 2.5% for in-state students after three-year freeze | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State Board of Trustees approves increased salaries, tuition rates | WITF

The Pa. State System of Higher Ed. has $75M in one-time funds. Here’s the preliminary spending plan | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Our public school infrastructure is set up to continue to fail | Opinion (

While An Allegheny County Councilwoman Wants Critical Race Theory Taught In Schools, A State Lawmaker Moves To Prohibit That – CBS Pittsburgh (

Guest Opinion: Schools must teach about racism (

GNA approves school safety plan, seeks Landmesser resignation again | Times Leader

Scranton School District budget plan calls for no property tax increase for 2022 | Education |

Scranton School District offers bonus to teachers if contract ratified within week | Education |



Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race: What we know so far · Spotlight PA

Gov. Tom Wolf Says He Won’t Endorse Any Candidate In Pennsylvania’s Senate Primary – CBS Pittsburgh (

John Fetterman builds fund-raising advantage in 2022 Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary (

American Airlines, other companies resume donations to Republicans who objected to election results | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill McSwain won’t say if Donald Trump pressured him to launch voter fraud probe (

Scaringi Considers Run for Lt. Governor | PoliticsPA

One nation under who? Inside the trust gap that’s splitting the nation | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



The U.S. Climate Envoy Went To Moscow And Talked About More Than Climate : NPR

Reductionist argument on climate change distorts (

Get to know RGGI: The cap-and-trade program clears a major hurdle | WITF



Salisbury reviews Seidersville Road traffic concerns – Times News Online (



Pennsylvania’s overdose deaths rose in 2020, CDC says | WITF


State News

Pa. may see the strongest post-pandemic sales tax boost in the nation | WITF

PUC approves $1 million settlement over Revolution Pipeline explosion in Beaver County in 2018 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Pennsylvania main line estate qualified for land protection and huge tax breaks (

Esports advocates press to allow betting in N.J. and Pa. on video game contests (

PUC hears PECO’s Marple Reliability Station appeal | Local-news |

Egg laying of Brood X cicadas is killing tree branches | News |

Amid nationwide blood shortage, area hospitals face reduced supply | WITF

Explainer: Will PA evictions spike despite rental help? | WITF

U.S. House to vote on next week on expanding PFAS regulation impacting Pa., other states, backers say | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Harrisburg is best place to live in Pa., says US News –


National News

Child Tax Credit: Janet Yellen Calls For Payments To Be Permanent : NPR

U.S. sues Amazon for selling dangerous products | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Germany, Belgium flooding: More than 50 are dead (

Trump Lawyers Defend False Election Claims In Court : NPR

Michelle Fiscus Firing: Tennessee Records How State Justified Her Dismissal : NPR

Cuomo to be questioned in sexual harassment investigation | News |

$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups | Across America |

Jury rejects Capital Gazette gunman’s mental illness plea | WITF

What is child care insecurity? 2 social scientists explain | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

Larger events to return to Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PPE to relocate (

Carlisle restaurants excited about new expanded alcohol rules (

Bucks County declares disaster in Lower Bucks flooding (

West Chester’s plan to spray for mosquitos draws controversy | Local-news |

Amazon fulfillment center in Millcreek: Here is what we know (

Delco to fork out $50G to cut grass in Chester parks | News |

Beaver County nonprofits receive Duquesne Light Company grants (

‘This is huge for me’: For many families, the expanded child tax credit payments are a big deal –

Wilkes-Barre City Council vote holds up appointment | Times Leader

County hires law firm to conduct internal review of Children & Youth Services | News |



Pittsburgh’s Cuban community watches protests with ‘cautious optimism’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City should post warning signs in safety ‘hot spots’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Redevelopment project to turn former Etna steel mill into tech hub begins | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community leaders urge allocation of COVID relief funds for Pittsburgh region’s Black residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority floats idea of aerial cable car to link Hill, Strip districts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh to get its first drive-through medical marijuana dispensary | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Greater Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work for 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly NAACP to hold election Saturday, ending rocky tenure of Rodney Muhammad | Local News |



Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joyce and Kelly Appointed to GOP Healthy Future Task Force | PoliticsPA

Democrats’ Budget Deal Would Push A Shift Toward Clean Energy : NPR

Inflation worries rise in Congress as economy continues to bounce back | ABC27

White House convenes mayors to discuss strategies on crime (

Biden bids Merkel farewell: Friends — with disagreements | National and World |