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Legislature

Legislation to create Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program advances in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Abuse survivors seek new approach to sway lawmakers on stalled reforms | News | sharonherald.com

Reintroduced bills would limit amount of chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hundreds Rally for Action on PA Climate Programs – MyChesCo

Delaware Riverkeeper: Court dismisses GOP suit to over turn moratorium on fracking in the Delaware River Basin | State | phoenixvillenews.com

Court Tosses Delaware River Fracking Ban Lawsuit – LevittownNow.com

Bucks County Government: Bucks-Backed Fracking Ban Survives ‘Political’ Challenge In Federal Court | Lower Southampton, PA Patch

Philly Sen. Hughes says he’s ‘deathly afraid’ GOP will squander $10B in surplus, federal stimulus | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Dems want to use stimulus funds to fix crumbling schools – WHYY

Gov. Wolf sticks by $1B plan to close Pa.’s education gap, minus his proposed tax increase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Delco legislators call for $1.5 B more towards education | News | delcotimes.com

State Democratic legislators call for school funding reforms | Education | northcentralpa.com

State Democrats Call for School Financing Reforms | Education – Pennsylvania News Today

Wolf again vows to veto any bills that limit abortion access in Pa. · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Senate to consider Down Syndrome abortion bill (audacy.com)

Amid Federal Investigation, Senator Sues PSERS Over Lack of Transparency | Institutional Investor

Pennsylvania Senate votes to end state’s emergency declaration – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

Legislature votes to immediately end Pa.’s coronavirus disaster declaration while keeping waivers in place · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania State Senate and House vote to end Gov. Wolf’s emergency disaster declaration | fox43.com

Pennsylvania Legislature votes to end COVID-19 disaster declaration – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Baker, Yudichak vote to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration | Times Leader

Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill to extend pandemic regulatory waivers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House Republicans unveil massive election overhaul, Democrats call it voter suppression (abc27.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about election reform efforts – pennlive.com

GOP election reform bill would bring voter ID, early voting to Pa. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Counties fear desired election law changes will get lost in sprawling GOP bill | WITF

Pennsylvania election reform bill mandates voter ID but faces stern opposition (theworldnews.net)

Voter I.D. constitutional amendment proposed in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

LGBT Center of Greater Reading receives $50,000 state grant | Local News | readingeagle.com

Berks County to receive over $884,000 in grants towards criminal justice programs | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Senator Schwank and DCED Deliver Funding For Violins of Hope in Reading/Berks | BCTV

WLH President with Board Members and Senator Amanda Cappelletti (1).jpg | | mainlinemedianews.com

Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for the week of June 4-10 | Local News | tribdem.com

Activists target top Republican in Pa. Senate as they push for gift ban | TribLIVE.com

Bill would force Pa. to post online how lawmakers spend tax dollars | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Forced organ harvesting: Pennsylvania demands federal government prohibit Chinese doctors from learning transplant surgery | The BL

Resolution Recognizes Cancer Survivors – WDAC

Bartolotta leads effort to end noncompete clauses for Pennsylvania broadcasters | Local News | observer-reporter.com

Guest editorial | Expense bill is a no-brainer | Editorials | tribdem.com

Editorial: Legislators, show us the receipts for your expenses | TribLIVE.com

Incompetence an emergency unto itself | Opinion | citizensvoice.com

Right call for clean water | Editorials and Columns | standardspeaker.com

Fired up about gun advocacy | Opinion | citizensvoice.com

Election bill erects barriers | Editorials and Columns | standardspeaker.com

Bill addressing impact of opioid epidemic on children advances to state Senate | News | standardspeaker.com

Last call at 4 a.m.? Central Pa. bar and restaurant owners ‘not overly excited’ – pennlive.com

COVID disaster declaration: What Pennsylvania legislature kept – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Choice is crucial, and we will keep fighting anti-choice legislation | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

End of COVID emergency declaration leads to uncertainty of to-go cocktail legalization | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pa. lawmakers return campaign cash in fight over skill games (timesonline.com)

Monroe receives $347,660 in latest round of state housing funding (poconorecord.com)

York County businesses, restaurants to share $6.4 million CHIRP grants (ydr.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

National

Anti-Vaccine Activists Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines With Selective Data : Shots – Health News : NPR

Novavax says large study finds its COVID-19 shot about 90% effective | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas in U.S. still see risk | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The media called the ‘lab leak’ story a ‘conspiracy theory.’ Now it’s prompted corrections – and serious new reporting. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boris Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State

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

Parents grapple with protecting kids who can’t get a COVID-19 vaccine as the Philadelphia region reopens (inquirer.com)

As some Pennsylvanians skip second covid shot, experts caution one dose ‘not enough’ | TribLIVE.com

12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Sunday; 226 statewide | Times Leader

New COVID-19 cases in state lowest in nearly 15 months | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Lackawanna far outpaces other local counties in COVID-19 vaccinations | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

COVID-19 vaccine rates are dropping – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

No chips, no tips: How the computer chip shortage threatens thousands of restaurant service jobs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Research finds link between marijuana and fewer work comp claims (inquirer.com)

Municipalities hike wages to attract part-time summer help | News | citizensvoice.com

Unintended consequences of an employee forced ranking system – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

XyloCor, Castle Creek sign HQ leases in Chester County – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Farmworker overtime would end racist pay gap, lawmakers and activists say | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: Build a learning infrastructure for a competitive, resilient workforce (theintell.com)

Koppel steel plant resumes production (timesonline.com)

York Hiring Fair wants to help residents find their next job (ydr.com)

Erie minority-owned businesses eligible for new micro loan program in Erie (goerie.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

York County judge declines to dismiss charges in body in freezer case | WITF

New CLO head promises return to roots in trying times for the arts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rash of mass shootings stirs U.S. fears heading into summer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shaler substitute social studies teacher charged in U.S. Capitol riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks County generic drug company KVK-Tech charged with conspiracy to defraud FDA – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

State police looking into widespread reports of used cooking oil theft | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

Warden says Schuylkill County having problems sending inmates to state prisons | News | standardspeaker.com

Customs and Border Patrol officers seize 240 blank guns from Turkey destined for Bucks County | The Bucks County Herald

Police diversity key to rebuilding trust, reforming criminal justice (poconorecord.com)

Driven by data, Daneri wants domestic violence unit for Erie DA’s Office (goerie.com)

 

Education

Historic presidential appointment reverberates through media | Temple Now

PASSHE integration plan faces fierce opposition | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall | WITF

You shouldn’t need a college degree to have a decent life in America | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pandemic wreaks havoc on school food service, transportation budgets | TribLIVE.com

Retiring Temple University President Richard Englert reflects on his legacy – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Milton Hershey High School graduates its largest-ever class – pennlive.com

Harrisburg University nursing programs receive national accreditation – pennlive.com

A journey like no other: Meet five Philly School District seniors from class of 2021 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Advocates say Pa.’s $3B surplus puts fair school funding in reach | News | mainlinemedianews.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pa. voters, not politics, could decide how to best secure elections (abc27.com)

‘The stakes are pretty high:’ Pennsylvania will be center stage in 2022 battle for U.S. Senate | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Arizona election audit draws Republican tourists (msn.com)

Erie County GOP Facebook post calls for audit of 2020 election (goerie.com)

Full Results: Mastriano, Parnell Win PLC2021 Straw Poll | PoliticsPA

Laughlin Launches Exploratory Committee for Governor | PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania State Sen. Dan Laughlin eyes 2022 Pennsylvania governor’s race (inquirer.com)

DNC Chair To Deliver Video Address at PA Dems Summer Meeting | PoliticsPA

(149) Tyler Titus for Erie County Executive | The Sunday Show | MSNBC – YouTube

Pennsylvania 2022 Senate candidates weigh in on Joe Manchin and the filibuster (inquirer.com)

Exodus of election officials in Pa. and other states raises concerns of partisanship | WITF

Across U.S., Democratic voters go for moderates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lou Barletta: As a coal region, we’re sitting on a gold mine of rare earth elements | Times Leader

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-W.Va? How the Dem Senate hopeful is trying to turn progressive rage over Joe Manchin into votes | Monday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

York County primary recount determines future of district judge race in Nov. 2 election (ydr.com)

 

Environment

A melting Antarctica glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise — then things got worse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brookhaven Gas ‘N’ Go gasoline spill being investigated by Delco DA (inquirer.com)

Van Hollen pushes new EPA chief on Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals (ydr.com)

 

Transportation

Three-stage project begins Monday on Pearce Mill Road in McCandless | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through U.S. airports on Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With 100 road projects scheduled across central Pa., here’s where you might run into delays – pennlive.com

Bridge tolls? Mileage fees? Hot lanes? How can Pa. raise money to maintain its highways? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Amtrak from Poconos to New York possible, if funding is available (poconorecord.com)

Erie airport: Neighborhood asks FAA to prohibit multifamily development (goerie.com)

 

Health

A Stimulus Would Mean ‘Survival’ for Long-Term Care (broadandliberty.com)

Op-Ed: PA illustrates the extent of America’s opioid crisis | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Athletes’ mental health claims make headlines after star tennis player drops out of competition | Smart Talk (witf.org)

SPECIAL REPORT | Surge in fentanyl overdoses ravages Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Women now drink as much as men — and are prone to sickness sooner (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia-area hospitals that had the largest profits, and losses, in 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Tower Health continues to seek buyer as it reports $80M quarterly loss | Local News | readingeagle.com

 

State News

Attempt to oust PSERS leadership stalls amid marathon public meetings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PSERS rebels pull back from firing staff but win a victory (inquirer.com)

Board members pull resolution to oust PennPSERS executives (pionline.com)

Pennsylvania School Pension Leaders Face Calls for Ouster – WSJ

Pennsylvania Pension Furor Widens With Push to Oust Leaders – Bloomberg

PE Daily: Pennsylvania’s Pension Board Battle Heats Up | Didi Chuxing Preps IPO | SoftBank Deal Boosts Klarna Valuation (wsj.com)

Six Pennsylvania PSERS Trustees Seek Termination of Executive Director, CIO | Chief Investment Officer (ai-cio.com)

Six of 15 board members of embattled Pa. pension fund officially call for removal of its top command · Spotlight PA

The 2021 Pennsylvania Power 100 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania jobless claimants facing work search questions despite statewide pause | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘More than just getting a meal’: W. Pa. food banks, groups still see more people in need | TribLIVE.com

NEPA’s travel and tourism sectors see growth as pandemic slows | Times Leader

Slot limit regulation for trout will resurface before PFBC board in July | Wildlife | citizensvoice.com

The COVID-19 emergency may be ending in Pa., but what’s next? | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

How common is identity theft in Pa.? Here’s a look at the data | The Numbers Racket | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Get faded or peeling Pennsylvania license plates replaced for free (goerie.com)

 

National News

Naftali Bennett Sworn In As Israel’s New Prime Minister : NPR

1 Woman Is Dead, Others Injured In Minneapolis After A Driver Plows Into Protestors : NPR

Alabama Hyundai Plant Halts Production Due To Car Ship Shortage : NPR

Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple For Info On Former White House Counsel : NPR

Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Are On Edge : NPR

Many charges dismissed, dropped in civil rights march clash in Bedford County last year | WITF

Bitcoin is fueling ransomware attacks | WITF

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in former Nissan chairman Ghosn’s escape | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At least 1 of 2 suspects is a juvenile in Austin shooting that killed 1, injured 13 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid wave of private sector hacks, feds face pressure to aid businesses on cybersecurity response | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Yellen may be right not to fear inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For Asian Americans wary of attacks, reopening is not an option | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NRA’s gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden calls Pulse ‘hallowed ground,’ will sign bill enshrining it as national memorial | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The consequences of an amusement park’s shocking $20 wage on an Ohio town’s tourism economy – pennlive.com

After the pandemic, public health experts propose ‘space race’ level attack on future crises – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘I’m not one of the boys’: Inside one transgender Latina woman’s personal journey | Frank Pizzoli | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions | News | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

A tale of two prom queens: Same-sex couple from Pennridge High School makes history in Pennsylvania – 6abc Philadelphia

Bethlehem reopens Memorial Pool – lehighvalleylive.com

Stephen Wahrhaftig: Chester County township taking family’s property under eminent domain (broadandliberty.com)

Butler County agricultural tech startup Farm Jenny wants to protect horses against viral infections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the eastern suburbs, study looks to connect trails and provide another option for ‘car-dependent’ towns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland County launches clean energy program for property development | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County screening attorneys for court challenge over DA race timing | Times Leader

Mayor wants to cut Wilkes-Barre’s parking meter rate in half | News | citizensvoice.com

What you need to know about countywide property reassessment [Ask the Eagle] | Local News | readingeagle.com

Wreaths Across America mobile exhibit stops in Berks County | Local News | readingeagle.com

Central Pa. Pekingese named Wasabi wins Westminster show – pennlive.com

Juneteenth in Lehigh Valley to include 2 days of celebrations – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lehigh Valley home prices: How much are investors driving them up? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Solebury farm donates fresh produce to Bucks County families in need (theintell.com)

Beaver County Commissioners give thanks to county CYS workers (timesonline.com)

Little green thumbs: Aliquippa program gives at-home gardens to kids (timesonline.com)

 

Pitt

New CLO head promises return to roots in trying times for the arts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nearly 16,000 remain without power after intense storms; more showers on the way | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 employees — both women — among 3 people killed in ‘absolute tragic incident’ at plasma center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Car crashes into building housing plasma center in Pittsburgh; 3 dead – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

5 things to know about Flag Day ties to the Pittsburgh region and Pennsylvania | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Philly Council passes tougher Airbnb regulations – WHYY

Philly Council cracks down on dirt bikes with new bill — WHYY

ATVs and dirt bikes take to the streets of Philly as the city tries to step up enforcement (inquirer.com)

Getting closer: What needs to be hammered out in city budget (audacy.com)

Philly budget talks stalled again as lawmakers add money for the Art Museum, Zoo, and Penn’s Landing (inquirer.com)

Amazon warehouse brings unwanted traffic to Philly’s Bridesburg section (inquirer.com)

Reading Terminal Market to open first Filipino concept Tambayan – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

How Philly and beyond are celebrating Pride Month in person this year | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Exclusive: New survey highlights racism in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

City native Kia Ghee appointed to lead Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations | Local News | phillytrib.com

Chester activists denounce a new Philadelphia Union-Subaru partnership as environmental injustice | State & Region | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

POLITICO Playbook: How Europe can help Biden snuff out Trump(ism) – POLITICO

5 Things To Watch At The Biden-Putin Summit : NPR

At an arms control crossroads, Biden and Putin face choices | WITF

Biden Pushes G-7 Allies To Take A Tougher Stance On China : NPR

Conor Lamb ready to ditch filibuster: The moderate Democrat says Jan. 6 changed his mind. (slate.com)

As Biden’s Plan Struggles, Lamb Pushes For More Moderate Infrastructure Bill | 90.5 WESA

NATO allies seek U.S. guidance on Afghan withdrawal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Op-Ed: Garland’s not running an anti-Trump Justice Department (theintell.com)

Roll Call: Paycheck Fairness Act defeated by 50-49 party-line vote (goerie.com)