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Sen. Muth hires expert to ensure accountability at PSERS | Local-news |

Boscola announces $1.9M in state grants – Times News Online (

State Legislators Seem Eager To Finish The Mon-Fayette Expressway | 90.5 WESA

Millions in PA lawmaker expenses would be posted online under proposed bipartisan bill | PA Power and Policy |

Bill would force Pa. to post online how lawmakers spend millions in tax dollars each year | WITF

Legislation in Pennsylvania would expand provisions of family leave for ailing relatives | State |

Pennsylvania lawmaker sponsors bill that would allow teenagers to get vaccines without parents’ consent – ABC17NEWS

State Senator pushing bill to let Pa. teens get vaccines without parental consent (

Governor stands firm behind revamp of Pennsylvania’s charter school law | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Wolf wants to ‘level the playing field’ with charter reform, but not everyone is on board | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Legislation in Pennsylvania would expand provisions of family leave for ailing relatives | Pennsylvania |

Study reveals Pennsylvania’s pandemic-induced tax revenue rebound is lagging, but state official optimistic | Pennsylvania |

5 measures LGBTQ advocates want to see advance in Pennsylvania | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania revenues up $3B at start of budget sprint | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The pandemic changed a lot. But not the partisan debate over paid leave | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

More Sunday hunting opportunities being considered across state (

Langerholc proposes ‘another way’ to fund transportation as alternative to bridge tolls | News |

Bill Clinger, former congressman, Warren native, dies at 92 | News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19


Analysis: The pandemic is getting worse across the globe, even as it’s getting better in the U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vaccine protection may diminish need for yearly boosters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House launches free beer, other new incentives for Biden’s ‘vaccine sprint’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to launch initiative to recruit 1,000 Black-owned barbershops, salons to accelerate vaccinations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vaccine status: Where your privacy and their need to know intersect | Smart Talk (

And you get a shot! And you get a shot! After COVID, what next for state lotteries? | Ray E. Landis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Western Pa. barbers split over helping President Biden promote covid vaccines |


Allegheny County officials see brighter light at the end of the covid tunnel |

Geisinger continues walk-in vaccine events | coronavirus |

12 new COVID cases reported in Luzerne County | coronavirus |

Long-term COVID-19 case count drops below 1,000 mark locally | Coronavirus |

Transplant gives Berks County man a second chance at life after COVID destroyed his lungs | Coronavirus |

Vaccination numbers increase in Berks County after weekend slowdown | Coronavirus |

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

When are COVID restrictions being lifted across the Delaware Valley? | State & Region |

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

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



SBA’s PPP portal is closed. Here are other Covid-19 relief funding options for businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA IG saw massive increase in complaints during Covid – Philadelphia Business Journal (

ISO: Workers dreading or excited to return to the office post-pandemic – The Morning Call (

The $10 billion bright spot in the battered world of office real estate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly Shipyard brings in a new generation of apprentices (

Pittsburgh region adds 15,200 jobs in April, but 80K short of pre-pandemic level |

Guy Ciarrocchi: It’s time for PA government to get our state back to work (

Gerrity’s announces bonuses for employees and new hires | Business |

There’s now a $5 billion private company in central Pa. –

Central Pa.’s largest private company is hiring 130 people at its headquarters and new distribution center –

Pennsylvania restaurants struggle and lawmakers back unemployment work-search requirements – The Morning Call (

Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis – The Morning Call (

The untold story of how 1,000 acres of former Bethlehem Steel land became an economic powerhouse – The Morning Call (

2021 Fortune 500: Where Philadelphia-area companies rank – Philadelphia Business Journal (

CodeBoxx tech training company plans Philadelphia expansion – Philadelphia Business Journal (

As Philadelphia’s industrial real estate market grows so does demand for trucking terminals – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Fast-growing LinkBank seeks to enhance local presence by relocating West Chester site – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Most Chester County restaurants now fully open | Local-news |



Pa. State Police provide glimpse into use-of-force training with demonstration for community members |

Records show force used against Kim Stringer in Bucks County Jail (

Philadelphia Police Officer Fired Over Facebook Posts Reinstated, Given Back Pay – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Data: Blacks in Pennsylvania are more than five times more likely to be killed by police than whites.State and region – Pennsylvania News Today

Changes prompted by COVID-19 are ‘new normal’ at Somerset prison | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three indicted in Pittsburgh in bogus $2 million ‘green’ energy plant investment scheme | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Public defender says Philly jails are ‘cruel and callous,’ and violate clients’ rights (

Ross Park Mall beefing up security with cameras, K9 unit after gunfire erupts |

South Side’s Boom Boom Room raided by state police, shut down by health department |

Former manager at Pa. nursing home pleads no contest in case where three residents died –

Former nursing home director pleads to endangering 3 residents | News |

Lehigh County Jail to welcome back visitors next week – The Morning Call (

Investigative report details how Bucks COunty Jail guards used force against mentally ill inmate – The Morning Call (

Florida inmate says he killed 6 in Pennsylvania in 1970s | WITF

Four cold cases solved as serial killer Edward Surratt confesses to killing six in Pa. (

Allegheny County DA faces outrage after report he lashed out at lawyer who called his office ‘systematically racist’ | WITF

Prosecutors secure second guilty plea in Capitol insurrection investigation | WITF

Feds want Pennsylvania man to stay in jail after insurrection arrest (

Former Aliquippa police chief Couch settles lawsuit with city (

New crime victim specialist unit seeing success in Central Bucks (

York police emotional support dog addresses an ugly period in city history (



America’s schools are falling into disrepair with no solution in sight, experts say (

I saw a tale of two worlds going from a Bryn Mawr school to a Delco one | Opinion (

Hearings on state university mergers double to eight; the first is Thursday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Have snow days melted off Pennsylvania school calendars? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy teacher fired after anti-Zionist, pro-Palestine tweets (

Survey seeks to determine level of home internet access for Pa. students |

PA Senator Mike Regan: “Woke” Penn State has gone too far (

Biden administration must support Global Partnership for Education | Times Leader

Editorial: More information needed before school budget votes | Times Leader

Scranton school directors question Bancroft future, larger plan for school closures | Education |

Letter: School board can’t ignore city’s serious problems | Letters to the Editor |

A college insider on why free tuition and taxing the wealthy can save higher ed in the United States – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Owners move forward with bond for Midland innovation school (



Controversial Sen. Mastriano and other Pa. state lawmakers visit Arizona election audit | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Arizona election audit attracts Pennsylvania GOP legislators hopeful for their own review (

Arizona GOP election audit draws more Republican politicians, including 3 Pa. lawmakers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mastriano, Pa. state lawmakers visit Arizona election audit | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Plum mayoral candidate Shawn Marcellino, 40, dies after collapsing during softball game | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump ends blog after 29 days, infuriated by measly readership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Schuylkill County commissioner encourages pre-canvassing of mail-in ballots | Election |

Mail voting is as easy as boiling water. Yet Pennsylvania voters still make mistakes, threatening the system. – The Morning Call (

Experts call it a ‘clown show’ but Arizona ‘audit’ is a disinformation blueprint | WITF

Pa. county commissioners want legislators to make election changes (

‘Flag Police’ acting at GOP’s urging, took down Pride Month flags, Fetterman tells donors | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

For Black Voters Matter, the goal is greater community power | Across America |

Bucks Voices delivers petition for more drop boxes with parade in Doylestown (

Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies | National and World |



America Is Building Mountains of Radioactive Fracking Waste & the One in Joe Biden’s Hometown Is Under Criminal Investigation – PUBLIC HERALD

RIGGI will protect the public’s health | The Bucks County Herald

Covestro ‘think tank’ to address how recycled food waste, fashion and mattresses make up circular economy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DEP fines Olympus Energy $175,000 for Marcellus Shale site violation |

Solar installation will save taxpayer money | The Bucks County Herald

Endangered birds: Are egrets, herons leaving Kiwanis Lake for good? (



U.S. sees 2 busiest days for air travel over Memorial Day weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Turnpike engineer: Next leg of Mon Fayette Expressway likely to start construction next year |

PennDOT awaits state and federal permits to start bridge construction | The Bucks County Herald

Future of transportation: How technology is helping to manage traffic. (



CMU professor makes the case for a healthy mental immune system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County sees 22% increase in drug overdose deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PCOS raises the risk of getting COVID-19. Women with the complex disorder are pushing for research. (

UPMC reports $6B in 2021 revenue as hospital volumes rebound from covid slowdown |

Profits for Pa. hospitals plunged during first COVID-19 wave –

Hospital finances: Erie’s big ones thrive, smaller ones struggle (

Study shows childhood lead poisoning is common in Lehigh Valley, officials held meeting to address the problem – The Morning Call (

Doylestown Hospital center renamed in honor of Clark family | The Bucks County Herald


State News

Allegheny National Forest grows over 500 acres with land transfer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Without enough child care, workers can’t get back to work (

JBS Souderton in Montgomery County among those shut by cyberattack (

JBS meat processing plant in Montgomery County reopening after closing due to cyberattack | Business |

U.S. labor secretary tours Hanover Twp. manufacturing facility | News |

Making it in America | Times Leader

U.S. labor secretary pushes Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan in Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

These Pa. cities are among the safest in the US, study shows. One even ranks as No. 3 –

How to celebrate African American history in central PA on Juneteenth (

PECO’s proposed electric rate increase is up for a hearing next week (


National News

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas bill to ban teaching of critical race theory puts teachers on front lines of culture war over how history is taught | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas push to close shelters for migrant kids alarms groups | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chauvin attorney argues for probation instead of prison time for George Floyd murder; prosecutors ask for 30 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MTA releases outline of breach as cyberattacks surge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yellow Whistles sound the alarm on anti-Asian violence (

NASA chief announces 2 new Venus missions after agency’s $25 billion budget request |

Stimulus checks for parents: Here’s when the child tax credit starts and how you can decide payment options –

NY taxpayers to foot mounting legal bills over Cuomo probes – The Morning Call (

NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review Black claims | WITF

Sackler family empire poised to win immunity from opioid lawsuits | WITF


Local News

State Sen. Judy Schwank on Reading Fightin Phils | |

Major League Baseball wants upgrades made to keep Fightin Phils in Reading | Berks Regional News |

Fightin Phils and stadium officials dedicated to do what it takes to keep team in Reading | Local News |

PA JCI Senate completes year with Awards Banquet | The Bucks County Herald

Report: Geisinger Wyoming Valley outperforms region and state financially | Times Leader

Complaint filed with state Human Relations Commission over racist statement at golf course | Times Leader

Resource day at Kirby Park will help those in need | News |

McDade Park swimming pool won’t open this year | News |

Lackawanna County commissioners add $141,000 to hospitality grant program | News |

Fees, size, noise being tackled in new Hazleton public gatherings ordinance | News |

Schuylkill commissioners support 9/11 trail | News |

United Way of Berks County announces more grants funded by philanthropist’s $10 million gift | Local News |

LGBT Center of Greater Reading to celebrate Pride Month with opening of technology center | Local News |

Bethlehem overrules Historic Conservation Commission to approve 8-story flatiron-style building with 90 apartments – The Morning Call (

Allentown buys more time on proposed campaign finance regulations – The Morning Call (

Lehigh County officials promote legal advice, food drive for Community Outreach Day this Saturday – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem City Council again postpones vote on Martin Tower zoning changes – The Morning Call (

Erie animal cruelty case: 46 dogs & cats seized ‘on the mend’; adoptable soon (

Remembering Rev. James McGrory; founding pastor of Mother of Divine Providence parish | News |

Comcast adds high-speed internet options in Beaver County (

Morrisville Municipal Authority buys land for wastewater facility on U.S. Steel site | The Bucks County Herald

Downtown Inc brings back First Friday to York (

Delco council holds its first in-person meeting in 14 months | Coronavirus |

Memorial for renowned educator Iris MacRae to be held Saturday; here’s how to watch | Local News |

Bucks County weddings: Couples ready to tie knot after pandemic pause (



Local Pittsburgh artist studio opens on Forbes Avenue – The Pitt News

New home and condo sales in Pittsburgh increased 25% during the pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Addition by subtraction? URA may divide former Shop ’n Save space in Hill in bid to attract another grocer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County sheriff sale postponed until July | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2021-22 season |

State police in region investigate 106 crashes, write 1,500 speeding tickets over holiday |

Pittsburgh Pride events June 5-6 celebrate LGBTQ and QTPOC communities (

Pittsburgh politicians call on DA Stephen Zappala to be removed or resign from office | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Essay: Philly’s historic Great Beech tree is dying – WHYY

Sixers advance in NBA playoffs, beating Wizards without Joel Embiid; face Hawks in second round (

Philadelphia’s summer programs for kids are reopening for 2021. Here’s what you need to know. (

2021 Philadelphia Pride calendar (

Free Library supporters demand $15M budget boost | Local News |



Biden pushes for U.S. voting rights law as restrictions mount | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden says he will ramp up push to expand voting rights, and puts Harris in charge | WITF

White House science chief wants to reimagine medicine, climate approaches | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to lower barriers to housing discrimination cases and boost Black-owned home values | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden, GOP senator to talk again on infrastructure deadline | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pressure mounts on Manchin as ‘panic’ sets in among Democrats over voting rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cartwright’s abandoned mineland reclamation bills advance to House floor | News |