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Sen. Schwank: ‘I will… do everything in my power…’ | Berks Regional News |

2 dead and 5 unaccounted for after explosion rocks Pennsylvania chocolate factory (

Gov. Shapiro at the scene of Reading explosion for “an update” | WHP (

New state law could create long-time owner occupant tax exemption program in Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

Longtime Pittsburgh homeowners hit by rising taxes in gentrifying neighborhoods could get relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill would make Pa. Turnpike tolls equal for E-ZPass, Toll By Plate (

Pennsylvania Joins 22-State Coalition Aiming To Protect Reproductive Rights of Women (

Pa. Lt. Gov. Davis joins multi-state abortion alliance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania’s permitting delays, carbon taxes still vexing lawmakers (

It’s past time for Pa. policymakers to ease the strain of medical debt | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bucks County Politicians Announce Over $1M in State Funds to Benefit Local Townships

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Brennan Announce More Than $1,000,000 in State Funds for Doylestown and Solebury Townships – MyChesCo

Bucks County Technical High gets $1 million through Pennsylvania fund (

Improved Traffic Flow In The Works For Two Doylestown Roads | Doylestown, PA Patch

Lawrence, Comitta announce significant state funding for infrastructure projects across southern Chester County | Chester County Press

$306K In Grants Awarded In Spring-Ford Area | Limerick, PA Patch

Investment in disability services needed to address backlogs in Pa. | 90.5 WESA

City secures more than $1 million in grants | News |



Tinkering With ChatGPT, Workers Wonder: Will This Take My Job? – The New York Times (

With so much activity and attention, why aren’t unions booming? : NPR

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage debate revisited | Pennsylvania |

Local business owners rally to lawmakers for minimum wage hike (

Push in states for $20 minimum wage as inflation persists | Associated Press |

In states with legal pot: How to protect cannabis workers? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Troubled Silicon Valley Bank acquired by First Citizens | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More student workers are forming unions — and striking — at universities in Philly and beyond (

How Philly-area businesses and startups can tap into $584M in new federal funding (

Record number of Pa. jobs after slow pandemic recovery, but employment challenges remain (

Regional unemployment rate holds at 4.8% | Business |



Pennsylvania State Police emphasize diversity recruiting efforts | Pennsylvania |

Ben Mannes: City leaders condemn police officer over false accusation (



Philly mayor’s race: School safety is parents’ top concern, and other takeaways from a new report for the next mayor (

Here are three fixes for Pa.’s school funding dilemma | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Infrastructure improvements approved by Richland school board | News |

With gown costs high, Bucks County prom-goers find ways to save (

Philadelphia schools approve paying $18M for outside legal counsel over 3 years | Pennsylvania |

Tear-filled and angry, parents in Dauphin County school district detail racial intimidation –

Real Pa. educators, officials react to ‘Abbott Elementary’ portrayal of charter schools –

Pitt students plan to protest what they call transphobic events organized by other student groups | WITF

Here are three fixes for Pa.’s school funding dilemma | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Scranton School Board approves electric bus program | Education |

Lackawanna College program helps entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities | Business |




Inside Dems’ $60M plan to win in the states – POLITICO

Idaho becomes the latest state to permit execution by firing squad : NPR

Idaho Senate passes ban on gender-affirming care for minors | Boise State Public Radio

Poll: Donald Trump has Republican support but independent voters aren’t sold : NPR

Georgia bill is latest GOP effort targeting prosecutors | National |


How Spotlight PA’s covering PA’s 2023 primary election · Spotlight PA


Luzerne County residents to testify at Tuesday US House hearing into election problems | News |

Witness list released for hearing on Luzerne County election paper shortage | Times Leader

Delco GOP Picks Ford As Candidate For HD-163 (

Amen Brown’s mayoral petition challenge remains unresolved | Local News |

From fine dining to rental cars, John Weinstein spends big campaign cash — even with no opponent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Weinstein is winning the airwaves in the race for Allegheny County executive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly mayor’s race: Candidates say they’d handle drinking water situation better than Jim Kenney (



Aqua PA says Bucks County water safe despite chemical spill (

The EPA waited weeks to test for dioxins after East Palestine derailment. Residents and advocates now demand more transparency. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bristol plant that spilled chemicals into Philly’s water supply had other mishaps over the last decade (



Survey to help identify Lehigh Valley’s biggest transportation needs (

Plan for Reading-Philadelphia passenger train route could get federal money | WITF

PennDOT files application with feds for Scranton to NYC passenger train | News |


Gun Safety

Child shootings doubled in Philly during the pandemic. Black children bore the brunt | Across America |

Since Columbine, 175 have been killed in mass shootings at schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania ranks among best states in health preparedness (

In Mississippi, a Choice to Forgo Medicaid Funds Is Killing Hospitals – The New York Times (

Patients seeking out-of-state abortions sometimes catch rides on private planes : Shots – Health News : NPR

Sources: Washington Health System in merger, partnership talks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elwyn-Merakey merger would create $1 billion Philadelphia-area nonprofit providing autism and disability services (

CDC report: Tick-borne illness babesiosis on rise in Northeast |


State News

States begin to limit Pennsylvania poultry following Avian Flu (

Shapiro orders Pa. flags to half-staff for victims of West Reading candy factory explosion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania flags ordered to half-staff to honor 7 dead in chocolate plant blast | WITF

OUTDOORS: Streams stocked, trout season opens Saturday | Sports |

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: Vigil to be held for victims (

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: Investigation begins (

Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Rep. Deluzio meets with nursing home workers who say they’re fighting a staffing crisis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Records Show Aqua PA Regularly Buys Water From Philly System Impacted by Chemical Spill – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania sees surge in antisemitic incidents: ADL | Today in Pa. –

Pennsylvania is the epicenter for nation’s worst avian flu epidemic | WITF

Pennsylvania considers boosting its forests’ biodiversity — and cuteness — with reintroduction of the American marten | WITF


National News

3 children and 3 adults are dead in a shooting at a Christian school in Nashville : NPR

Shooter who killed 6 at Nashville school had carefully planned attack: police –

Police: Nashville school shooting suspect was former student | News |

Here’s why Netanyahu’s court overhaul had Israel teetering on the brink : NPR

Netanyahu Attempts Another Juggling Act, Maybe His Toughest Yet – The New York Times (

China’s Cities Are Buried in Debt, but They Keep Shoveling It On – The New York Times (

Final Four Is New Ground for South Carolina’s Challengers – The New York Times (

3 children and 3 adults are dead in a shooting at a Christian school in Nashville : NPR

Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sparks debate about parental rights in Florida : NPR

Here’s why Netanyahu’s court overhaul had Israel teetering on the brink : NPR

Study says warming-fueled supercells to hit South more often : NPR

‘Father of cannabis research’ who discovered THC has died : NPR

Loyola University names first Black president in school’s 111-year history | Across America |

39 dead, 29 injured in fire at Mexico migrant center near U.S. border | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

County Council set to award Rescue Plan funding grants Tuesday; settlement of prison suicide lawsuit also on agenda | News |

Women’s Help Center expands housing options | Local News |

Housing Rehab Program helps Chambersburg families (

Delco DA, Court, County Council Announce More Help for Child Victims – DV Journal (

Bethlehem Area School District plans to hire Jack Silva as new superintendent (

Middletown zoning board approves variances for 72 more apartments near Neshaminy High School | The Bucks County Herald



Pittsburgh tech investments grew in 2022 (

Acrisure CEO talks about his connection to the Steelers and how he got stadium naming rights |

Making a transfer: Federal Home Loan Bank moving and downsizing in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An abandoned boat on the North Shore is creating an eyesore, but removing it is complicated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several treated, released after apartment floor collapse near IUP; video shows packed party |



Officials: No sign of contamination in Philadelphia water (

Philadelphia drinking water unaffected by chemical spill (

Philadelphia’s tap water is ‘safe to drink’ through Tuesday after chemical spill : NPR

Philly water updates: bottled water sells out even in unaffected areas (

City officials say tap water safe until Tuesday afternoon after chemical spill | Health |

MLK Bridge closes Monday for $20.1 million repair and rehabilitation | Local News |

Housing affordability, homelessness are top priorities for Black, Latino, poor Philadelphians (

City’s Department of Behavioral Health hosts inaugural Trauma, Equity and Community Conference | Local News |

Critics say creating public safety director not a good idea | Local News |

Big Brothers Big Sisters said ‘no thanks’ to Union League scholarship offer. So Philly’s Black community stepped up. | Opinion (

Hoping to save a long-neglected Black burial ground in Northeast Philly – even without a deed (

A Philadelphia industrialist in the 1800s wanted the city to get water from N.J. N.J. said no. (



At the Supreme Court, when is immigration advice a crime? : NPR

Vice President Harris pledges aid to Ghana amid security and economic concerns : NPR

In its haste to ban TikTok, Congress is embarrassing itself – again | Heather MacDonald – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (