Bipartisan bill would pay student teachers in Pennsylvania | ABC27

New Proposal Would Provide Payment For Student Teachers | WHP 580 (iheart.com)

In Pa. Senate hearing, school funding model an ‘opportunity’ (audacy.com)

Making education in Pa. ‘look different’ focus of Senate budget hearing | News | bradfordera.com

State senators are examining Gov. Shapiro proposed educational spending – Pennsylvania News (localtoday.news)

Many cops, teachers, nurses won’t get full Pa. $2,500 tax break | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Labor shortage, outdated system delays health care licenses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Shapiro, Martin Talk Support For Farmers In Avian Flu Crisis (politicspa.com)

‘We need to redouble our efforts’: Josh Shapiro renews his fight against the bird flu – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Is your TikTok account hiding enemies of the state? How do you know? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Local lawmakers examining pros and cons of paid leave – Daily Local

Proposed disease funding cuts used as budget balancing tactic | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rep. Joe D’Orsie: Let’s open up our colleges for debate (broadandliberty.com)

Mastriano bill would allow Pennsylvania teachers to be armed (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania bill would remove lead from drinking water in schools (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania bill would require EV infrastructure for new buildings (abc27.com)

House Dems hold hearing on expanding access to reproductive health care – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House committee advances bill requiring informed consent for certain medical exams – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Growing Greener Plus bringing $1.2 million to Allegheny County (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh to get $1.5M for electric vehicles, natural gas trucks | TribLIVE.com

Willow Park Preserve awarded $89,500 to restore Willows Mansion in Radnor Township – Mainline Media News

Many of Pennsylvania’s cops, teachers, nurses won’t get full $2,500 tax break | WITF

Environmentalists, advocates urge Shapiro to stay the course on carbon compact – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s first female Senate president talks about breaking barriers (wgal.com)



Labor shortage, outdated system delays health care licenses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bankruptcy judge OKs property sale of lot previously owned by Armstrong Flooring | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

SBA’s proposed 7(a) lending rule sparks lawmaker pushback – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Amazon will open new delivery station in central Pa. next month – pennlive.com

Construction to begin on new 20,000-square-foot health center and pharmacy – pennlive.com

OTG restaurants and union employees at odds after five years and no contract (inquirer.com)

Some Pennsylvanians are now owed refunds for shows canceled due to COVID (inquirer.com)



A year after central Pa. police officer’s killing, widow finds peace in forgiveness, nonprofit work – pennlive.com

Delco’s George W. Hill prison tallies third suicide in last ten months (broadandliberty.com)

Philly’s settlement a win for protesters; police reform fight continues | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A $10 million investment is a bold first step, but Pa.’s public defenders need more (inquirer.com)

Gideon at 60: SCOTUS ruling reinforces need for competent public criminal defense | Matthew Mangino – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



$108M Phoenixville schools budget would raises taxes 1.22% – Daily Local

Students, parents and educators of the Reading School District call for more school funding (readingeagle.com)

What to know about the ongoing asbestos issues in Philly schools (inquirer.com)

Erie Hall ‘life-changing’ on Penn State Behrend campus in Erie PA (goerie.com)

West Chester University getting creative with its campus to meet student demand – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Temple faculty union remains ‘extremely concerned’ after Wingard resignation – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Temple U. students aren’t happy or upset about Jason Wingard’s resignation They just want to see a difference in their lives. (inquirer.com)

Locals react to Temple President Jason Wingard resigning | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia needs Temple to thrive | Editorial (inquirer.com)

With Jason Wingard as president, Temple enrollment has fallen. But it’s a challenge most colleges nationwide are facing. (inquirer.com)

Quakertown school board will not sell elementary school | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

I teach in a middle class district. Underfunding affects my students too | Opinion   – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Want to end the teacher exodus? It starts with a little respect | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Quakertown appoints Matthew Friedman new superintendent | The Bucks County Herald

Penn State hires VCU’s Rhoades as men’s basketball coach | Sports | standardspeaker.com

Kutztown University expands summer 2023 children’s art camps (readingeagle.com)



Charleston church attack survivors push for hate crime bill | Across America | phillytrib.com

Luzerne County Councilman questions plan for voters to fill out ballots by hand | Times Leader

Voters sue Luzerne County over Election Day paper shortage | Election | standardspeaker.com

DA Sanguedolce fires back at criticism from House committee election hearing | News | citizensvoice.com



Delaware River chemical spill threatens environment, activists say (phillyburbs.com)

Let’s talk early season planting and gardening in Pennsylvania | WITF



PA districts have new way to catch drivers illegally passing school buses (phillyburbs.com)

New EU cars will be zero-emission by 2035. Here’s where the U.S. stands : NPR

Railroad will use Ohio-based firms for derailment cleanup – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. to start testing animal tissue that may have been affected by Ohio train derailment | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority submits application for federal funding (mainlinemedianews.com)


Gun Safety

74 people have been killed or injured by guns at American schools this year : NPR

After Mass Shootings, Republicans Expand Access to Guns – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

School shootings evidently teach America nothing | John Baer – pennlive.com

Simon Gratz student Devin Weedon, who was fatally shot, remembered as a loving son and talented athlete (inquirer.com)



Narcan, overdose-reversing drug, is approved for OTC sales by the FDA : NPR

Jefferson gets $15M gift from Humana as part of new health equity partnership – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

States start spending opioid settlement cash with little public oversight : Shots – Health News : NPR

Studies Show the Value of Fathers in the Home – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Elkhorn Valley beef recalled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (inquirer.com)


State News

Schools, buildings around Pennsylvania go on lockdown after false reports of active shooter threats | WITF

Calls to Pittsburgh-area high schools claiming ‘active shooter’ appear to be hoax – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Prosecutor, students speak out after hoax calls prompt police responses at Phillipsburg High School, other schools in Pa., NJ | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Police across Pittsburgh area respond to ‘computer-generated swatting calls’ falsely claiming active shooters at schools (cbsnews.com)

School shooting hoax calls hit Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

Editorial: The only answer for swatting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Experts describe how ‘swatting’ hoax threats cause chaos and panic | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania communities holding vigil to honor chocolate factory explosion victims (abc27.com)

West Reading chocolate factory explosion victims identified (dailylocal.com)

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: Company owners issue statement (readingeagle.com)

Child care providers say ‘influx of cash’ not the only solution | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fresh start for beleaguered Department of State (abc27.com)

Pa.’s Fetterman to return to U.S. Senate by April 17 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

John Fetterman is expected back to the Senate in April | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

USDA sec battles with Pa.’s Thompson, Republicans over costs of federal nutrition programs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania will resume a program that helps low-income households pay their water bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some Pennsylvania anglers will see stocked and wild trout together on opening day | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

New York grand jury investigating Trump will take a break for part of April : NPR

Here’s where renewable power is increasing nationwide – and where it’s not – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gen Z moving to cities including Philadelphia, census data shows (inquirer.com)

Baby boomers overtake millennials as prime homebuying generation – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

These are the states with the highest and lowest tax burdens, a report says : NPR

Disney stripped DeSantis-picked board of its power : NPR

Russian security services detained a ‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter : NPR

Russia arrests Wall Street Journal reporter on spying charge | The Hill

Taiwan’s president arrives in the U.S. amid warnings from China : NPR

Pope Francis is in the hospital for a respiratory infection : NPR

Is there a second SSI payment this month? (thehill.com)

Single women’s home ownership rates dropped in 2022, reversing a trend, Zillow says (inquirer.com)

On 50th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, veterans remember those who didn’t come home | TribLIVE.com


Local News

‘We don’t want you’: Covanta gets an earful during Zoom meeting, which itself brought on ire – Delco Times

‘We Do Not Want You in Our Community’: Chester Residents Grill Covanta About New Emissions Process – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

$27.1 million of unclaimed property in Monroe County, Treasury says (poconorecord.com)

Solar eclipse: Erie PA looks ahead to its 2024 moment in sun’s shadow (goerie.com)

County, city officials acknowledge ‘recent, notable decrease’ of people in Binns Park ahead of park renovations | Local News | lancasteronline.com

$120M redevelopment of Rockvale to begin with new restaurant, 4 new apartment buildings | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

YMCA of Greater Brandywine to open dedicated pickleball facility in Downingtown – Daily Local

‘It’s an eyesore:’ Tax breaks could help spruce up properties along Susquehanna River – pennlive.com

Dangerous winds on Saturday could lead to downed trees, power outages in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Dauphin County bookstore is among the nation’s best in 2023, magazine says – pennlive.com

Saree Run in Doylestown celebrates ‘Equity’ | The Bucks County Herald

Riegelsville mayor resigns; he no longer lives there | The Bucks County Herald

Palisades to propose no-tax increase budget for 2023-24 | The Bucks County Herald

County Council approves $55.1 million in Rescue Plan funding grants, OKs $780K settlement of jail suicide lawsuit | News | citizensvoice.com

Officials discuss potential use for former Berks County Residential Center (readingeagle.com)



‘Bordering on illegal’: Pittsburgh’s new zoning review fees draw wrath from developers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Street sweeping is coming back to Pittsburgh — and you will be ticketed if you don’t move your car | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Apteka chefs named James Beard Award finalists | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



A $35 million reborn Carousel House rec center planned for West Philly (inquirer.com)

4 people, including Commissioner Outlaw, injured in crash in Center City, police say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Census data shows Philadelphia population drop in 2022 (inquirer.com)

Housing affordability, homelessness are top priorities in Philadelphia. And a historic cemetery with no owner. (inquirer.com)

James Beard Award nominations go to Philadelphia chefs Jesse Ito, Amanda Shulman, Dionicio Jiménez, and Chutatip ‘Nok’ Suntaranon (inquirer.com)



U.S.-Israel tensions rise after standoff between Biden and Netanyahu : NPR

Biden administration sells oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico : NPR

U.S. Senate in bipartisan vote repeals decades-old Iraq war authorizations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)