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Pa. Senate hits pause on termination of pandemic emergency; negotiations could lead to a Thursday final vote –

Pa. Senate considering keeping some waivers in COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration in place | Pennsylvania News |

Pa. Senate looks to extend waivers under disaster declaration | State Lawmakers |

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to extend waivers under disaster declaration | WITF

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 disaster declaration nears termination | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Senate prepares for vote to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration – The Morning Call (

PA GOP backs off wholesale end to Wolf’s pandemic disaster emergency declaration | Coronavirus |

Democratic state lawmaker ‘deathly afraid’ GOP will squander $10B in surplus, federal stimulus | Local News |

Could this public school funding proposal touted by Pa. Democrats and Gov. Wolf lower your property tax? |

Education funding front and center as clock ticks on PA budget talks | National News |

Philly State Senator Looking To Recognize Juneteenth In PA | Philadelphia, PA Patch

Snow and ice removal bill in Pennsylvania moves forward – Land Line

House approves veto-bound bill to help block local gun laws |

‘Stop taking bribes,’ protesters urge Pennsylvania lawmakers | WITF

State lawmakers should disclose their spending in an easy-to-find online spot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania House Votes To End Disaster Declaration, Relaunch Unemployment Work Requirements | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania Senate Ignores Secretary of State’s Emergency Powers – Compsmag

Pa. Republicans push to limit health secretary’s power to mandate things like masking and business closures (

Pennsylvania Senate Attacks Health Secretary’s Emergency Powers | Express – Health Bollyinside

Pennsylvania Senate takes swipe at health secretary’s emergency powers | State |

Senate advances ‘vaccine passport’ bill with new measure to restrict health secretary; Wolf will veto | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Welcoming two new members, Pa. Senate back to full complement | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Flynn sworn in as new state senator | Election |

Speaker announces special election for Flynn’s 113th District seat | Times Leader

O’Neal co-authored ventilator legislation approved by Pennsylvania House | Local News |

PA senate passes bill to ban vaccine passports (

Pennsylvania’s Energy Bills Could Rise by $1,150 Annually by Joining RGGI: Expert – WorldNews (

Lawmakers renew effort to halt carbon emissions caps in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

This Republican nails why her party can’t just move on from January 6 (

Illegal gambling machine drama unfolds from Pennsylvania Senate to small county of Shenandoah – CDC Gaming Reports

Illegal Gambling Machines Plague PA as Lawmakers Search for Solutions (

With election reforms on GOP’s radar, Wolf and Democrats draw red line on voter ID, other proposals | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Election audits: Wolf, Dems say Pa. already had them — and Biden won (

Gov. Tom Wolf and other leading Democrats bash Republican efforts promoting false narrative about the 2020 election – The Morning Call (

Gov. Tom Wolf vows to protect Pennsylvanians’ voting rights, says he will veto rollbacks to mail-in and ID rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who’s served by Pa. joining the ‘let’s audit the 2020 presidential election’ club? | John Baer –

Bill Protects Unborn Children In PA – WDAC

Pa. House advances ban on abortions over Down syndrome diagnoses (

Pennsylvania House advances bill on handling fetal remains | WITF

Pennsylvania House passes fetal remains bill Democrats say violates privacy (

Pa. House approves legislation to mandate disposal of fetal remains | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania pension system sued over access to documents amid probe | WITF

Pennsylvania bill would create task force to help children of parents with opioid abuse issues | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania governor slams Arizona’s ‘sham’ audit | Pennsylvania |

Energy production is important to Pennsylvania’s environmental future (

‘Stop taking bribes,’ protesters urge Pennsylvania lawmakers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19


CDC issues new COVID-19 travel guidance for more than 120 countries – 6abc Philadelphia

Which Groups Are Still Dying of Covid in the U.S.? – The New York Times (

Asia welcomes US vaccine donations amid cold storage worries | Health |

Mayor: Seattle 1st major city to fully vaccinate 70% |

Joe Biden to announce COVID vaccine donation plan (


Personal data from Pa. contact tracing calls still online despite assurances it had been secured | WITF

Pennsylvania among national leaders in vaccine administration | Pennsylvania |

After delays, Bucks, Montgomery county begin COVID vaccines in jails (


Philadelphia’s mask restrictions will end Friday (

Philadelphia trails its 7 neighboring counties on COVID-19 vaccinations (

COVID guidelines released as children prepare to attend summer camps | Local-news |

As vaccinations continue, a sense of normalcy starts to prevail in Delaware County | Local-news |

In Chester County, vaccines working, numbers prove it | Local-news |

Lancaster General Hospital employees pushing back on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine | Health |

Beaver County Pennsylvania vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? (

Long-term COVID-19 trends dip to October levels as regional cases continue decrease | Coronavirus |

9 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported in county | coronavirus |

Allegheny, Westmoreland see rapid drops in new covid cases |



How the SBA completely changed PPP with just one decision – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Greek Development buys Philadelphia industrial building for $31.5M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Montgomery County Community College to host Workforce Development Business Roundtable | Business |

Black-owned banks are booming, and they’re pouring money back into their communities | Business |

Women are slowly regaining the jobs they lost. But many of their career paths may change for good | Business |

McDonald’s hiring more than 9,000 employees in Pennsylvania –



911 Crisis Response Teams Offer Alternatives To Policing Mental Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

Fines and payments for former Chester County sheriff Welsh and McKinney | Local-news |

Former Chester County sheriff ordered to reimburse county in K-9 unit theft case (

Bensalem police arrest man accused in ‘sextortion’ cases involving children (

Pennsylvania couple’s Capitol riot case may end without a trial (

Erie assaults: City man gets jail time in fireworks attack on other man (

York County Prison Board of Inspectors appoint Adam Ogle as warden (

Haycock and state police go after noisy dirt bikes | The Bucks County Herald

Former Old Forge Borough President to plead guilty to bribery | Crime-Emergency |

Newport Twp. police starts K-9 unit with Scranton man’s dog | News |

Shooting at Upper Darby bar leaves one dead, several injured (



Commenters at first hearing are overwhelmingly against Pennsylvania state university mergers (

Sold on the promise of a college education, some former Milton Hershey School students ended up with debt, hardships · Spotlight PA

State court decision reignites debate over Neshaminy School District’s team name | WITF

Neshaminy School District can use Redskins nickname, state rules (

Pa. court says commission erred in ordering Neshaminy School District to stop using imagery stereotyping Native Americans (

Penn State ex-president Graham Spanier reports to jail | WITF

Colleen Hroncich: Students will suffer under Wolf’s latest charter attack (

Philadelphia real estate: Hopwood School and Camp sells for $2.7M; Milestone for $96M Lower Merion middle school – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Cedar Crest College President Elizabeth Meade on what it takes to address the student-debt crisis – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Scranton teachers take to the streets over contract issues | News |

Dallas School Board proposes no increase in property tax rate | Education |

Hanover Area not increasing property tax | Education |

Pittsburgh Public Schools offers 4 drop-off sites for device returns |

Make CCP free and fully fund community college in Philadelphia | Opinion (

Grad student cutting lawns to pay off college debt gives officials a lecture on Pa. state university mergers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President Biden’s decision to review student loan repayment options rather than offer forgiveness is reasonable | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt takes the lead as anchor tenant in Bloomfield project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers shows support to LGBTQ students, educators | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



DOMINOES CONTINUE TO FALL: PA Senator Announces 2020 Election Audit Could Be Approved By July | Conservative Angle

Here’s What Critics Say Is Wrong With The Electoral College : NPR

Democrats Wait Too Long To Reach Black Voters, A Report Says : NPR

Republicans Flock To Maricopa County Election Review : NPR

Letter: Voters spoke, so why is Gordon Eck not listening? | Opinion |

Johnstown voters may get to decide city manager residency debate; council moves question forward | News |

Voting doesn’t need to be a gauntlet. Republicans are doing all they can to make it one anyway | Bob Lewis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Schuylkill County sheriff candidate now weighing options on withdraw | News |

Rally held in Pottsville for fair redistricting | News |

Council candidate Knapp appeals primary results | Election |

Rookie Westmoreland County election director suspended with pay |



DEP: PFAS not widespread in Pennsylvania; considers max level standard (

Suburban Philly activist, local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Grant Schmidt: Not even your trash is safe from ‘woke’ activists (

Climate Change Shrinks The West’s Water Supply : NPR

Pennsylvania tornadoes up 83% as some point to global warming (

Some Erie County fruit crops damaged by spring temperature extremes (

Future of industrial Mon Valley should be cleaner, speakers say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shell to accelerate carbon emissions cuts after Dutch court ruling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The fate of a Gulf Coast rail line may have a big impact on Amtrak’s future. : NPR

Bridges, buses, bypasses, and more: All the Pa. projects included in U.S. House Dems’ $547B transportation bill | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania seniors facing serious health risks, according to report comparing states | Pennsylvania |

Doylestown Health opens Buck County specialty care center – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘Huge honor’: Windber hospital gets 5-star rating – highest awarded – from Medicare ranking service; 4 stars for UPMC-Somerset | Local News |

Beaver, Allegheny counties receives grants for drug treatment, probation services (

Pandemic shows risk of obesity, and challenge of weight loss | Health |

Nation’s largest health insurer to stop payments for ‘non-emergency’ care in ERs –

Flu season ends as one of mildest ever in Pennsylvania | News |


State News

Capital-Star Q&A: Pa. Ag. Sect’y Russell Redding talks 2022 Farm Show return, COVID recovery, and the Chesapeake Bay | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Solitary confinement ‘torture chambers’ – Workers World

Pandemic puts focus on challenges facing Pennsylvania’s nursing care community | Pennsylvania |

Comcast invests $10M in Inclusiv fund to help minority-serving credit unions – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Having problems with Pa. new unemployment system? Follow these tips (

Editorial: Protect PA’s children (

In a revolt, dissidents on PSERS board lobby colleagues to fire the fund’s leaders and set a new investment strategy – The Morning Call (

‘It’s a huge deal’: Pennsylvania girls wrestling champs recognized at the Capitol with high hopes of pushing the sport forward –

$20M in local projects pitched by Cartwright | News |

Four Luzerne County projects included in federal funding bill | News |


National News

Cybersecurity should be a huge priority after events of last few weeks | Smart Talk (

No one is immune to ransomware attacks, Berks cybersecurity experts say | Local News |

Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Is Halted : NPR

JBS Paid An $11 Million Ransom To Cyberattackers : NPR

People Are Dying In Tribal Jails — 17 Years After Officials First Pledged Reform : NPR

How The Price Of A Toyota Truck Helps Explain Surging Inflation : NPR

Olympic Athletes Face A Huge Number Of Rules For Tokyo 2020 Games : NPR

IG Report: Police Did Not Clear Lafayette Park For Trump : NPR

Child Labor Surges For The First Time In 20 Years. The Pandemic May Make That Worse. : NPR

Hot inflation may have become scorching in May and is expected to hit a 28-year high (

ProPublica Report Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax Superrich – The New York Times (

Letter: All of us must do more to prevent domestic violence | Letters to the Editor |


Local News

Sen. Comitta to host free shredding event June 12 | Local-news |

National disability and inclusion leaders honored at Doylestown ceremony (

Allentown hiring lifeguards for city pools, pay going up this year | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Centre County Community Conferencing to act as alternative to courts, in family and neighbor disputes | WITF

Kennett Square ponders parking, creates ad hoc committee to review library’s request to move forward sans additional fees | Local-news |

Grammy winner Pink brought ‘to tears’ by tribute from CB West choir (

Lancaster City Council tables proposal to end seniority points | Community News |

Cambria NAACP chief questions Bedford court decision; BLM group returns to area for first time since 2020 shooting | News |

Sheriff’s sale for Galleria mall in Johnstown pushed back again, this time to September | Local News |

Waterford zoning case: Will council settle suit against its president? (

Pleasant Ridge Manor East: Council approves funding to demolish building (

Gannett Foundation ‘A Community Thrives’ is looking for good causes (

United Fiber & Data hit with $5.93 million judgment in Lehigh County (

Monroe County’s cicada brood mismarked on national forest maps (

‘Financing the American Dream’ host highlights Bucks real estate market (

Beaver County’s Communicycle revives old bikes and gives them away (

Reading firefighters rescue several people from burning apartment building | Local News |

RACC honors Berks County businessman for his decades of involvement and helping the school to grow | Local News |

McAdoo Fire Company’s tradition of service endures 100 years | News |

County council accepts Pedri’s resignation, plans new manager search | News |

Hanover Area not increasing property tax | Education |

Luzerne County in state’s top 20 for tax refunds | Times Leader

Paint is source of high lead levels in Wilkinsburg homes, report finds |



Pittsburgh struggles to staff its pools, can’t open all of them |

Peduto says Juneteenth bill sent without his knowledge; organizers alarmed at $130K price tag |

Black-led Community Spotlight: Bekezela Mguni of The Black Unicorn Library | Community Profile | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

South Pittsburgh neighborhoods hold vigil to ‘stop the violence’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The final frontier: NASA executive visits Pittsburgh to unveil initiative to get students interested in space | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Steel fined for more than $200K for health violations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia police say they’ve seized more ghost guns in 6 months than in all of last year | WITF

Until all 54 libraries reopen, Philly can’t recover from COVID-19 | Editorial (

Zoning board denies Parx Casino plan to move Turf Club betting parlor inside a Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant (

Will the closing of Philadelphia’s only rec center for people with disabilities lead to lasting inclusion? | Helen Ubiñas (



President Biden revokes Trump’s attempted TikTok ban – CBS News

The U.S. Capitol Police Are Adding An Emotional Support Dog To The Force : NPR

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club | National and World |

Christine Flowers: Kamala Harris deserves respect for stance on the border | Opinion |

Florida’s Val Demings launches bid to oust Rubio from Senate | Elections |

With surface transportation bill, Dems make 1st move to advance Biden infrastructure plan as talks falter | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers push back on White House change to alter what defines ‘city’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette