Pa. Senator Schwank Announces Hemp Feed Bill | Main Edition | lancasterfarming.com

Warminster VFW Awarded $50K Grant For Building Upgrades | Warminster, PA Patch

Fringe theory cited in Pa. redistricting case could give legislatures unchecked election power · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania budget forecasts, by political parties, are at odds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania redistricting plan finalized by state Supreme Court | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Howard Lurie: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has once again overstepped its authority (broadandliberty.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Yudichak: NEPA tops state in jobs, investment | News | standardspeaker.com

Gov. Wolf’s likely last-ditch attempt to tweak Pa.’s ‘broken’ charter school law arrives Monday – pennlive.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID pandemic has forced us to adapt in many areas of life (dailylocal.com)

Moderna seeks approval for second COVID-19 booster shot for adults : NPR

Why early COVID treatments like Paxlovid are going unused : Shots – Health News : NPR

Samoa locks down after recording its first community COVID-19 case : NPR

COVID vaccination rate in Pa. and N.J. stalls as cases drop (inquirer.com)



Delta says ticket costs set to rise 5 to 10 percent amid spike in oil prices (abc27.com)

Gas prices are near record highs. Consumers want some relief, a tax holiday : NPR

In Maryland, gas tax ‘holiday’ bill advances; lawmakers hope for lower prices at the pump – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

High gas prices likely here to stay until war is resolved | Across America | phillytrib.com

High Gas Prices? Blame the ‘R’ Word — And It’s Not ‘Russia’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

With gas prices still high, analysts look at whether relief is coming (dailylocal.com)

These small metros set the pace for job growth in 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Air Products continuing to do business in Russia despite war in Ukraine – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Role of school librarian changing, jobs declining in Schuylkill County | Education | standardspeaker.com



Senior citizens serving federal sentences have fallen through the cracks : NPR

Delco opens prison to on-site visits as it moves to deprivatization – Delco Times

Review finds ‘major concerns’ in handling of York County officer’s case | WITF

Philadelphia police officer charged with perjury after arrest audit | WITF



Howard University faculty threaten to strike over unfair working conditions : NPR

University of Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas becomes first transgender woman to win NCAAs | WITF

Thanks to congressional inaction, schools will stop serving free lunch to all students | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Early childhood education is life-changing. We need to support those who teach it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Exclusive: One on one interview with Josh Shapiro (abc27.com)

After Hours: Natalie Bencivenga interviews Josh Shapiro | After Hours | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Shapiro unveils plan to cut cell phone tax, issue gas tax refunds | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Jason Richey, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, drops out (abc27.com)

PODCAST: George Bochetto Is Ready to Battle in U.S. Senate Primary – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

GOP Urges Montco Commissioners to Improve Election Security – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Democrat Ann Marie Mitchell announces state senate campaign (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Philly Dems Endorse Lamb – PoliticsPA

Will New Jersey be the new 1st stop for presidential hopefuls? : NPR

Pennsylvania House and Senate candidates prepare for 11-day signature-seeking frenzy – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Big Republican primary field for Pennsylvania governor has party leaders worried | WITF

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Progressives have scored big in Philly politics. Here comes the establishment pushback. (inquirer.com)

The special election to replace Bobby Henon on City Council is expected to be May 17 (inquirer.com)

Yudichak announces he won’t seek reelection | Election | standardspeaker.com



Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DOH cancer screening program offers free services to low, moderate-income patients – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New study to examine how structural racism affects dementia in city’s Black communities | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Crozer Health temporarily closing ICU, surgery at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (delcotimes.com)

Philly hospitals and key insurers plan novel effort with the city to improve health equity (inquirer.com)


State News

Local Officials React to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s Speech to Congress – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Where are all the volunteers who normally help stock trout? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


National News

War in Ukraine live updates: Russia bombs a jet repair plant in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv | NPR

Vladimir Putin’s warning to anti-war Russians evokes Stalinist purges | WITF

Rescuers search theater rubble as Russian attacks continue | News | tribdem.com

Visualizing the $13.6 Billion in U.S. Spending on Ukraine – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Internation Energy Agency Says Nations Should Conserve Fuel as Global Energy Crisis Looms – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Where State Farm Sees ‘a Lot of Fraud,’ Black Customers See Discrimination – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket reaches key milestone but won’t launch just yet : NPR

Smartmatic vs. Fox News: The news network countersues the voting machine maker : NPR

Report: Griner’s arrest extended to May 19 by Russian court | News | phillytrib.com

FBI eyeing 6 suspects after bomb threats at Black colleges | Across America | phillytrib.com


Local News

6 Chester County students win 2021 DAR Good Citizen Award – Daily Local

Officials break ground on Drexeline Town Center – Delco Times

Donation drive for Ukraine – Chadds Ford Live | Chadds Ford Live

Affordable housing in Bucks County lacks community support, builders say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

COVID-19 brought change to the Lehigh Valley, and some could be here to stay – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

This Allentown park that was built almost 50 years ago to get a ‘well overdue’ facelift – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

How did a Pennsylvania county commissioner get her own key to the county prison? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Proposed Love’s truck stop in Hellam Township draws protests (ydr.com)

Chester City Bureau of Fire promote 3 to captain, including first woman (delcotimes.com)

Here’s what’s behind a new Lancaster tourism marketing campaign offering free flights for meeting planners | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Pittston’s Friendly Sons gather at Woodlands | Times Leader

Berks commissioners investigate future of Reading Regional Airport Authority (readingeagle.com)



Frustrated and late: passengers ride out the first day of Port Authority’s vaccine mandate | 90.5 WESA

Port Authority CEO says vaccine mandate was right thing to do | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stop Asian Hate rally protests anti-Asian racism on anniversary of Atlanta shooting | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Amazon drops plans for Churchill warehouse | TribLIVE.com

Amazon withdraws plans for controversial distribution warehouse in Churchill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Developer looks to build at Pittsburgh site housing property up for historic designation | TribLIVE.com

State legislative redistricting causes changes in Alle-Kiski Valley communities | TribLIVE.com

In ‘fantastic’ response, Pittsburghers answer Ukraine’s call for help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins plan summer construction start for music venue at former arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly-area Advaite is sending supplies to Ukraine after receiving a plea from the war-torn country | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Proposal would ban Philly from keeping Social Security cash for foster kids | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Legislation introduced to protect funds for foster care children | Local News | phillytrib.com

African-American firm part of $2.6B plan to develop Philly Navy Yard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Groups partner to address health equity in Philadelphia | Health | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia updates COVID response levels | Health | phillytrib.com

Who lives in the Philly region? New data shed light on income, language, marital status, family size, and more (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District plans to start high schools later in 2022-23. The shift could hurt some students. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia celebrates Women’s History Month with a lineup of all-male candidates for our next superintendent | Helen Ubiñas (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia needs a better parking authority. That starts with hiring a qualified executive director. | Editorial (inquirer.com)



Biden looks to assess where China’s Xi stands on Russia war (abc27.com)

Guest Opinion: Grade Biden on what he can control, not inflation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Dick Durbin, a low-key Senate veteran, to preside over Supreme Court hearings : NPR

Russia, Belarus lose “most favored nation” trade status in a House-approved bill : NPR