Williams, Kane to Present Check for New Upper Chichester Library – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Gov. Wolf to address baby formula shortage in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Wolf: Money could be spent to address gun violence but ‘we cannot ignore the elephant in the room’ – pennlive.com

Gov. Wolf Announces Funding for Water and Sewer Improvements – WENY News

Gov. Wolf awards $200,000 in state funding to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Exit Interviews Part 4: Mike Doyle, The Dean – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Exit Interviews: Part 5: Fred Keller, The Builder – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

DOJ asks federal appeals court to reverse order lifting travel mask mandate : NPR



With budget season approaching, Pennsylvania business leaders want a corporate tax cut – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Unemployment picture continues to improve across region, Pennsylvania (dailylocal.com)

Pro-unionization language dropped from Pennsylvania multi-billion dollar Medicaid contracts | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gas prices surge again and hit new record highs as they get closer to $5 a gallon – pennlive.com

Ex-Merck CEO Ken Frazier and his coalition of business leaders plan to hire or promote 1M Black workers (inquirer.com)



How the newest federal prison became one of the deadliest | WITF

Carjacking continues to plague Philadelphia. Here’s how young carjackers say they get away with it. (inquirer.com)

R. Seth Williams: Pennsylvania should end life without parole (broadandliberty.com)



Philadelphia schools rely on $1.8 billion in federal pandemic to stay out of red ink | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Once again, Pennridge students shed light on victims of gun violence (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Peaceful protest planned at Del Val, students demand common sense gun control | The Bucks County Herald

First-grade teachers were “superheroes” this year | Opinion (inquirer.com)

One school district that banned student cell phones experiences | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Scranton School District consultants, lawyer recommend deal with Pete’s Garage | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

The merger of USciences and St. Joe’s — about 18 months in the making — is official (inquirer.com)



Pa Sen. Race: SCOTUS pauses counting of undated Pa. mail-in ballots (abc27.com)

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots could affect Pa.’s GOP Senate race between David McCormick and Mehmet Oz | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dave McCormick asks for hand recount in 12 counties after still unsettled GOP Senate primary – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

McCormick v. Oz Court Battle Continues As U.S. Supreme Court Intervenes – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

U.S. Supreme Court halts enforcement of appeals court ruling that undated Lehigh County mail-in ballots must be counted – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

U.S. Supreme Court order could impact narrow Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania counties begin recount in Republican U.S. Senate primary | WITF

Lancaster finishes recounting more than a third of its 112,000 ballots (abc27.com)

Beth Ann Rosica: Pennsylvania is not Virginia (broadandliberty.com)

Unnecessary election recounts are the inevitable result of the Big Lie [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Write-in candidate wins Democratic primary to run for 55th District state House seat | TribLIVE.com

Bassett wins Republican nomination for state Senate and chance to face Flynn | Election | thetimes-tribune.com



To get action on climate change, change the subject | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of a major climate, economic victory | Opinion – pennlive.com



Canceled flights over Memorial Day weekend offer travelers a peek of future : NPR



USDA: Avian flu situation in Pennsylvania is improving (abc27.com)

CEO says Doylestown Health not considering merger after bond rating downgraded – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

HIV cases ‘impossibly low’ since pandemic (mcall.com)

Report: Black, Hispanic adults less likely to receive CPR, especially in public | Wednesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Highmark reports $150M net loss in 1st quarter, citing market volatility, inflation | TribLIVE.com


State News

Transgender man from Delco seeks right to pursue adoption – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pottstown, Pa. house explosion: What we know about updates, cause, victims (inquirer.com)

Lia Thomas, former Penn swimmer, talked to ESPN about competing as a transgender athlete (inquirer.com)

Penn’s Lia Thomas plans to keep swimming – with an eye on Olympics | WITF

Unclaimed property: $34 million awaits for Erie County residents (goerie.com)

Number of deer hunters is in decline, posing serious questions about future of deer management – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Western Pennsylvania population continues to trickle downward | TribLIVE.com


National News

Americans need to see the destruction military-style weapons wreak, surgeon says | WITF

On gun reform, neighboring Canada takes a different tack (abc27.com)

Gun violence reduction laws will pass only when more Blacks get guns | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School shooting in Scotland can teach us lessons about gun violence in the US : NPR

Fentanyl overdoses at Blackfeet Nation serve as a wakeup call for tribal leaders : Shots – Health News : NPR

National Spelling Bee returns to its usual venue for the first time in 3 years : NPR

Arizona lawmakers hear from election conspiracy theorists pushing 2020 election fraud lies | WITF

Texas authorities say a teacher closed a propped-open door before mass shooting | WITF

Most people support abortion staying legal, but that may not matter in making law | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

N.J. cannabis regulators allowed five more medical dispensaries to start recreational sales (inquirer.com)


Local News

Returning Ukrainian war veteran highlights Media Memorial Day Ceremony – Delco Times

Claim: Upper Darby Financial Fight Is Under Investigation by DA – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Erie childcare centers get $11.3 million in American Rescue Plan money (goerie.com)

Revitalization, no gentrification in York’s Salem Square neighborhood (ydr.com)

Elizabethtown council agrees to look into ‘excessive’ fines for code violations after complaint | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster City Council approves using nearly $1M in COVID-19 relief funds as revenue replacement | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Penn Manor board hears recommendation to increase proposed tax hike to 2.64% | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Bill Cosby faces sex abuse allegations again as civil trial opens in California | WITF

Hazleton community leaders meeting to discuss future growth, opportunities | News | standardspeaker.com

City’s River Road extension project nearing halfway point (readingeagle.com)

Reading community center awards $25,000 to local groups (readingeagle.com)



Joint audit of Pittsburgh Police finds racial disparities in marijuana charges – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh City Council approves program to allow camping in city parks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council gives final approval to Norfolk Southern bridge alterations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Small Pittsburgh gay bar still stands, despite big development | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

North Side pantry offers free services to Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ and HIV communities | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

18-month-old’s fatal shooting marked 8th homicide of a child in Pittsburgh region this year | TribLIVE.com

Survivor of Parkland, Fla. school shooting joins Pittsburgh leaders in calling for gun reform | TribLIVE.com

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg joins crowd outside Pat Toomey’s office demanding gun reform | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council gives final approval to Norfolk Southern bridge alterations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



There are Pride celebrations all over Philly this June – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly Councilmember Johnson floats property tax relief plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Pride March returns with new organizers and focus. : NPR

Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts | Local News | phillytrib.com

The cycle of gun violence in Philadelphia is sickening | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Philly’s weekend gun violence leaves a mother grieving her ‘baby’ and neighbors searching for hope (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia water shutoffs resuming, how to keep service (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law from taking effect : NPR

Supreme Court officials investigating draft opinion leak ask clerks for phone records in unprecedented move | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro subpoenaed in DOJ’s 1/6 probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden plots inflation fight with Fed chair as nation worries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden says US sending medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine – Daily Local

The U.S. and other Western nations vow to send more, and better, arms to Ukraine (inquirer.com)

Biden to meet with baby formula makers on easing shortage (inquirer.com)

BTS met with President Biden to talk about inclusion and representation. : NPR