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Lessons learned from COVID pandemic examined to make changes in PA nursing homes – WPXI

New bills look to end unemployment benefits, push people back to work | WHP (

Lawmaker Pushing Bill To Let Teens Decide On COVID-19 Vaccine | WHP 580 (

Senator Pushes Bill For Coroners Investigate New COVID Related Deaths | BOB 94.9 | WHP580 Newsroom (

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

GOP fight over 2020 election audit brews in Pennsylvania | WITF

Doug Mastriano, Pa. state senator, says Arizona vote audit ought to be ‘mannequin’ for his state – NEWPAPER24 – Newpaper24 – Global online News around the World

After colleagues visit Arizona, top Pa. Senate Republican weighs election audit; House GOP says no | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Republicans Call for Arizona-Style Election Audit (

Lawmakers mum on who’s paying for their trip to witness Arizona election audit | PA Power and Policy |

Clinger leaves lasting impact on region | News |

Five takeaways from a year-long investigation on lawmaker spending · Spotlight PA

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

Central Pa. students plan protest at Capitol against sexual violence –

Legislation aims to give Pennsylvania municipalities more leeway in managing open spaces | Pennsylvania |

Trifecta of anti-abortion bills threatens choice and women’s health | City & State PA (

Aument proposes to suspend no-excuse mail voting, to encourage lawmakers to make changes to PA’s voting law | PA Power and Policy |

‘Choose Wisely’: Cong’l Dems warn Pa. lawmakers against misusing $7B in stim cash | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Blight hurts communities, and Pa. legislators say they want to help | WITF

Heffley’s bill would ban vaccine passports in Pennsylvania | Coronavirus |


Coronavirus – COVID-19


Colleges Say Students Must Get a Covid Vaccine. But No, Not That One. – The New York Times (

New York City Schools Will Offer Covid Vaccines – The New York Times (

U.S. Sending 1 Million Coronavirus Vaccines To Mexico Border Cities, Resort Spots : NPR

As Contact Tracing Programs Shrink, Health Agencies Plan For Future Pandemics : Shots – Health News : NPR

Gianficaro: COVID vaccinations not enough safeguard for some to drop masks (

Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens | Coronavirus |


Vaccine rates lagging among state prison staff, data show; numbers questioned | Local News |


COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus cases in Erie County (

St. Luke’s first in Lehigh Valley region to offer texting capability for vaccine appointments | The Bucks County Herald

COVID vaccines for teens: Allentown School Districts holds two clinics this week with LVHN and Allentown Health Bureau – The Morning Call (

COVID vaccine boosters still a possibility, says Berks doctor | Coronavirus |

Penn State Health updates visitor policy and COVID vaccination site hours | Coronavirus |

34 new COVID cases reported in Luzerne County | coronavirus |

Lackawanna tops among large counties in adult COVID-19 vaccinations | Coronavirus |



U.S. adds modest 559,000 jobs in May, better than April but still a sign of hiring struggles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 2021 Jobs Report Could Signal Whether Workers Are Staying on Sidelines – The New York Times (

SBA launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and SBIR Catalyst with millions on the line. Here’s what businesses need to know. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Covid-19 was one more challenge Philadelphia’s LGBTQ workers didn’t need – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Cities like Tulsa offering cash to lure remote workers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Erie dining: More restaurants welcome customers as restrictions ease (

Erie Insurance ranks as 347th largest company in the nation, Fortune says (

Steel can have a strong, responsible future in Pa. (

Together, we can choose a different future for Appalachian communities | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Need a job? Hersheypark is still hiring and is offering perks –

Giant Eagle worker supports state push to raise minimum wage to $12 an hour |



Black people stood up to racist policing and got results. Where is that story? | Solomon Jones (

Montgomery County police officers will help those with substance use disorder get treatment | News |

New owner of Conestoga View pleads no contest to role in Delaware County nursing home deaths | Local News |

Interim chief of police: Don’t allow permitless concealed carry in Pennsylvania [column] | Local Voices |

PA Department of Corrections provides prison tour, discusses “new normal” operations as COVID-19 mitigation measures loosen | The Bucks County Herald

Beaver County native works to solve cold cases across the country, including Surratt killings (

New Williamsport police chief does not meet requirements of a job description few knew existed –

Katie’s Kandy owner accused of $6.8 million embezzlement scheme against Hillandale Farms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No action taken on Vandergrift police officer’s employment following lengthy closed-door meeting |



Analysis: Pa. schools have received most COVID-19 aid, so far | Local News |

Drexel to keep labs in Center City after Iron Stone buys New College building – Philadelphia Business Journal (

David R. Osborne: Teachers’ unions don’t speak for all teachers (

Delaware Valley University names Benjamin Rusiloski interim president (

Bensalem School District looks at racial inequities, ways to improve (

With days left of school, Central Bucks board votes for optional masks (

Charter school reform needed to better align costs, ensure parents have quality education choices [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Upper Darby School board gives final OK to new high school schedule | Local-news |

2 Penncrest school directors accused of ‘homophobia’ during Pride Month (

Philly’s charter schools chief is leaving for a schools job in D.C. (

School mask requirements are coming under fire as parents ramp up pressure on districts (

Your view: Don’t let Wolf run charter schools out of business | Times Leader

Scranton teachers opt not to vote on district’s ‘best and final’ contract offer | Education |



Malcolm Kenyatta earns Victory Fund endorsement in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race – Metro Weekly

Filibusted: Experts say the time has come to end Senate practice | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

NRCC Targets Cartwright in Radio Ad | PoliticsPA

SD34: Corman Draws Challenge from Millheim Borough Council Prez | PoliticsPA

Pence Calls Systemic Racism A ‘Left-Wing Myth’ – The New York Times (

Louis DeJoy Investigated Over Possible Campaign Finance Violations – The New York Times (

Troopers search Cambria County election office; nominating petitions from primary race sought, solicitor says | News |

Trump’s grip on GOP raises fears about democratic process | WITF

Pence: I’ll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Unofficial but complete Luzerne County ballot count released ahead of Friday’s certification | Times Leader

Lackawanna County certifies results of May 18 election | Election |



Farmers Are Feeling The Pain As Drought Spreads In The Northwest : NPR

Op-Ed: Renewable Fuel Standard makes us more reliant on foreign oil (

Toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ found in drinking water across Pennsylvania: Search the database –

Local leaders press EPA on lead water needs and fixes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DEP approves massive Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion | |



Trenton-Mercer Airport Expansion Could Bring More Flights Over Area –

Passenger numbers soar at Arnold Palmer airport; air show proceeds likely to disappoint |



Pennsylvania hospitals take hit during Covid-19 pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

$2.5M Clark family donation pushes Doylestown Health campaign past original goal (

Lancaster County hospitals’ revenue take a hit in COVID-19 pandemic, state report shows | Health |

Flu season in Erie County: COVID-19 curtails 2020-21 cases (

Free developmental, autism screenings for children available June 15 (

Drug and Alcohol Services to get new name, home (

Coping with reopening anxiety | Smart Talk (

Pennsylvania hospitals took a financial hit from the pandemic, but Lehigh Valley hospitals fared better than most – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley health officials to Sen. Pat Toomey: Addiction in region needs to be addressed – The Morning Call (

Letter: Public health in Berks needs county support | Letters to the Editor |

Colon cancer screening age guidelines lowered | News |


State News

Casey touts White House spending plans at town hall | News, Sports, Jobs – Altoona Mirror

Casey: It’s time to ‘chart a new course’ with proposed infrastructure bill | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ready-to-drink cocktail expansion could net Pennsylvania $184 million, analysis says | Pennsylvania |

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

Demonstrators rally at Houlahan’s office | Local-news |

Wild promotes child tax credit at Pocono YMCA in Stroudsburg stop (
Go green on new housing (

Connecting low-income families to high-speed internet: Let’s learn from past failures and build on what works | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Game Commission could decide Sunday hunting schedule itself with newly introduced bill | Today in Pa. –

Pa. forest gets additional 2 miles of riverfront –

Our View: On this day, please give, NEPA | Times Leader


National News

White House Warns Companies to Act Now on Ransomware Defenses – The New York Times (

High School Valedictorian Takes Aim at Texas Abortion Law – The New York Times (

Supreme Court Gives A Pass To An Officer Who Sold Police Data : NPR

Who Is Naftali Bennett, The Right-Wing Israeli Who Could Oust Netanyahu : NPR

Canadian Indigenous Chief: ‘Nobody Can Deny Residential Schools Were The Genocide Of Our People’ | Here & Now (

F. Lee Bailey, Lawyer for Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson, Dies at 87 – The New York Times (

Ex-Trump Aide Don McGahn Will Testify On Russia Investigation : NPR

Nonprofit EmbraceRace helps parents explain race to children | Across America |

JBS plant in Montgomery County fully operational after weekend cyberattack | WITF

GM to increase vehicle deliveries to dealers: ‘Help is on the way’ | News |


Local News

Are Fightin Phillies leaving Reading, Pennsylvania? Not so fast. (

Editorial: Leaders in Reading and beyond must fight to keep Fightins | Opinion |

Reading raises flag to celebrate Pride Month | Local News |

Chamber expands its ‘Bringing PA Back’ initiative to drive economic recovery | Business |

Juneteenth event in park voted ahead by Lansdale committee | News |

Free online programs offered by Phoenixville Public Library | Lifestyle |

Juneteenth Festival nears with events slated across Chester County from Lower Oxford to Kennett Square | Local-news |

Concerts, events returning in August to Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center in Reading | Things-to-do |

Bucks County commissioner criticizes county judiciary in child welfare cases (

12 events to celebrate LGBT pride in Lancaster County this June | Entertainment |

Union Community Care to host COVID-19 memorial event | Local News |

Memorial park planned to honor seven fallen Johnstown firefighters | News |

Delaware County Medical Examiner retiring after 19 years | News |

Pocono Pride: LGBTQ+ Festival this weekend in Stroudsburg (

Tech grant brings free upgrades to Ben Wilson Senior Center in Warminster (

Historic preservation funds awarded in Beaver, Lawrence counties (

Allentown NIZ authority approves financing for $6.5 million riverfront project – The Morning Call (

Fifty-eight homes planned for second phase of Cumberland County housing development –

Concerts, events returning in August to Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center in Reading | Local News |

Cartwright announces $848,440 grant for WVSA for stormwater improvements | Times Leader

Pride flag flies over Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square | Times Leader

Resource day at Wilkes-Barre park will help those in need | News |

Wilkes-Barre announces Old-Fashioned Fourth of July will feature fireworks | Entertainment |



Pittsburgh’s “monumental” 48 Hour Film Project is back, and in person | Screen | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny County DA defends ending deals with lawyer who called office racist | WITF

DA Stephen Zappala responds to criticism of stopping plea deals with Black attorney over race comments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony Norman: Systemic bullying by DA Stephen Zappala | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A tool to create affordable housing in Pittsburgh is about to expire | WITF

‘The opportunity is here, but the threats are real’: Officials push for state support of Hazelwood Green to keep tech innovations in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Black Restaurant Week campaign focuses on help for industry hit hard by the pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Liquor control cites 6 restaurants, bars in Pittsburgh region for breaking pandemic rules in May | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



$100M University City development breaks ground; 54 acres sell in Bucks County – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia nightclubs gear up for potential return as lingering restrictions frustrate operators – Philadelphia Business Journal (

76ers series clincher is highest-rated telecast on NBC Sports Philadelphia since 2002 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

City Council hearing looks at new ways to tackle gun violence | Local News |

How the Philly Medical Examiner’s Office desecrated MOVE victims’ remains for 36 years | Local News |

Philly’s parking tax proposed cut could have stipulations | Local News |

Philly Free Library supporters demand $15M budget boost | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia drug deaths soared again in 2020, hitting Black residents hardest: ‘It’s a racial justice issue’ (

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

Philly judge gets 6-month suspension for ‘blatant and inexcusable’ misconduct on the bench (

Indicted Philly councilmembers Bobby Henon and Kenyatta Johnson raise courtroom cash (

Philadelphia arts groups need more public-sector funding to rebound, advocates say (



House Dems unveil $547B infrastructure bill amid Biden talks | Business |

Biden widens list of Chinese firms off-limits for investment | Business |

(122) FOX BUSINESS | Rep. Meuser joins Maria to discuss infrastructure and the COVID-19 origins – YouTube

Biden offers tax deal to Republicans in infrastructure talks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette