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Legislature

W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local Politicians Announce Support For Ukraine At Manor College | Delaware Valley News

Jun 5 | Go100PA talk with TWO state senators: Senator Muth and Senator Cappelletti | Pottstown, PA Patch

Proposal to ‘modernize’ Pa. dog law, increase fees, gains support from Ag officials, advocates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As N.Y. adopts gun control measures, similar proposals sit idle in Pa. | News | tribdem.com

LETTER: Lawmakers need to do something about gun violence now – Daily Local

This State’s Governor Is Pushing for $2,000 Stimulus Checks — but He Faces Strong Opposition (fool.com)

Lawmakers, Wolf can’t kick the can down the road this budget season | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf calls to invest in older/disabled Pa. residents’ property taxes (abc27.com)

Saving for a rainy day makes good fiscal sense | Stacy Garrity – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Chamber head calls for corporate tax reform in new state budget (goerie.com)

Guest Opinion: Earmark American Rescue Plan funds for PA parks (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

The Fairness Act has bipartisan support. So what’s holding it up in Harrisburg? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

To protect wildlife, SWPa lawmaker wants to take the air out of mass balloon releases – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State Sen. Lindsey Williams stops by Totin’s Diner – The KDKA Radio Morning Show with Larry Richert and Kevin Battle – Omny.fm

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID summer 2022 in Philadelphia: Mix of caution, return to normalcy (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania’s gas prices nearing $5 per gallon (abc27.com)

Angela Ferritto named new Pennsylvania AFL-CIO president (ydr.com)

Transforming the state’s hiring process to make commonwealth a ‘premier employer’ – pennlive.com

Inflation, supply chain issues impact area wineries | News | standardspeaker.com

Bethlehem Bowery is a farm like no other (mcall.com)

Harley-Davidson to restart York County plant and one in Wisconsin | WITF

Starbucks union says the coffee giant is closing a store to retaliate : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Mass shootings in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. leave dozens killed or wounded this weekend | WITF

Police investigate Philadelphia’s deadliest shooting of the year that left 3 dead and 11 wounded | WITF

A mass shooting in Philly: Lead or get out of the way | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Education

Elizabethtown Area School District denies request to remove ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ from library | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennridge group wants Bucks County judge to change election process (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Northeastern School District offers students CDL training amid driver shortages (ydr.com)

Gen. McLane superintendent Lane reflects on educating amid COVID (goerie.com)

It’s time to get progressive about education (inquirer.com)

PHEAA urges student loan borrowers to beware of student loan scams – PennWatch

 

Elections/Politics

McCormick concedes to Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary that triggered recount | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa Sen. Race: Dave McCormick concedes to Mehmet Oz amid recount (abc27.com)

GOP in Pennsylvania loudly opposed counting undated ballots, until now | WITF

Doug Mastriano’s largest donor is Shake Shack’s bread maker – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

NRA spent $2.2M supporting Republican Congress members in Pennsylvania (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Democrats need to become anti-monopolists again | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Huge climate change rally/event planned for Harrisburg June 11-13 | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Climate-friendly diets can make a huge difference – even if you don’t go all-out vegan – EHN

 

Transportation

Allegiant Airlines suspends service to State College – pennlive.com

Doylestown Township roundabouts set for construction in 2024 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Demolition begins on one of central Pa.’s last historic stone arch bridges – pennlive.com

Work to continue this week on I-80 interchange project: PennDOT update – pennlive.com

 

Health

Pa. addiction recovery facilities must be licensed starting Thursday (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Report: As overdose deaths rise in Pennsylvania, fentanyl displaces heroin | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. to start citing unlicensed recovery houses this week – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Excela Health’s proposed merger with Butler likely a bulwark against competitors, experts say | TribLIVE.com

Labor costs splash hospital income statements red in Western Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alzheimer’s remains a modern-day mystery [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

 

State News

Pittsburgh-area U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle, Mike Kelly, Conor Lamb request $108 million for community projects in 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May tax revenues high, but still lower than last year | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s definition of broadband hasn’t changed in nearly 20 years · Spotlight PA

Hedging and pipeline capacity an issue for Pennsylvania natural gas production (broadandliberty.com)

Humane Society report finds problem breeders in Pa. and beyond | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Northeast Pa. electric companies raised their rates June 1 (poconorecord.com)

Wild horse adoption, sale coming to central Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

 

National News

In a new U.S. poll, a majority identify as ‘pro-choice’ for the first time in decades – WHYY

More than half of Americans say abortion should be legal in all, most cases | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Change won’t appear overnight in many states if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Abortion rights advocates say they need more men’s voices | News | phillytrib.com

Tennessee overnight shooting leads to 3 dead, 14 injured: police – pennlive.com

New York bill bans anyone under 21 from buying, having a semi-automatic rifle – pennlive.com

Don’t Waste Your Money: Housing market slowdown (abc27.com)

Enough Gerber baby formula to make 33 million bottles headed to U.S. in July, FDA says – pennlive.com

Abbott’s baby formula plant is reopening in a step that could soon ease the shortage | WITF

Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on supplies | WITF

Intuit to pay $141M settlement over ‘free’ TurboTax ads (inquirer.com)

Juneteenth is bigger than a BBQ. We need to treat it as such. (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer has received a $2 million grant for anti-violence initiatives in Chester (delcotimes.com)

Flags raised in Berks to honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month (readingeagle.com)

Berks celebrates start of Pride month | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

2022 Juneteenth event in Doylestown celebrates local Black community (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Celebrating service to Chester County – Daily Local

Malvern residents fight to save ‘last acre’ of forest unprotected in borough – Daily Local

Law enforcement officers create positive relationships with area youth | The Bucks County Herald

Gun violence awareness rally attendees say ‘Enough is enough’ (mainlinemedianews.com)

Christine Flowers: Radnor takes pre-emptive strike at the end of Roe – Mainline Media News

Debbie Kulick: Help is available for internet access, rent payments (poconorecord.com)

On D-Day anniversary, fewer World War II veterans alive to tell stories (goerie.com)

Luzerne County Council mulls requests for American Rescue Plan funding | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Native American powwow: A celebration of all communities | News | citizensvoice.com

Gun violence awareness group sponsors trail cleanup | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton’s new payroll tax takes effect | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Few answers after deadly Pottstown explosion (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

Mayor Ed Gainey’s emphasis on diversity brings new voices to Pittsburgh government | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council holds land bank legislation with concerns their oversight is being removed, among others | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Gainey releases plan for violence reduction | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution parades through sunny Downtown day | TribLIVE.com

Pride 2022: Thousands showing their pride from Grant Street to the North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh neighborhoods plagued by crumbling homes, troubled landlords | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Groups Call on Mayor Kenney to Implement his Washington Avenue Vision Zero plan – Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

A huge UPS hub in Far Northeast Philly faces community opposition and a court battle (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia property assessments, pandemic and progressives fueling debate over taxes (inquirer.com)

Philly lawyer found his higher calling by starting an org to combat addiction stigma – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly’s North Broad Street project offers a new view of corridor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia police to hold gun buyback event | The Bucks County Herald

After mass shooting, business returns to South Street amid search for solutions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly bike advocates press mayor to move ahead with narrowing Washington Ave. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly-area home builders continue to struggle even as buyer demand slows (inquirer.com)

Remembering the D-Day heroism of a Black soldier from Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

‘I can be me’: Philly’s Gay Pride March marks 50 years (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Families of Uvalde, Buffalo victims to testify in Congress (inquirer.com)

Senators say gun talks inching forward | TribLIVE.com

Democratic Senate hopefuls call for ending filibuster to pass gun laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Trump aide Navarro indicted for defying Jan. 6 panel (inquirer.com)

An infamous day. A search for answers about the Jan. 6 riot. Will America tune in? – pennlive.com