Transgender name change help bills proposed | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Cannabis Banking Bill receives vote in Pa. Senate (abc27.com)

Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax’ | State | tiogapublishing.com

Pennsylvania leaders disagree on how to spend remaining $1.7 billion ARPA funds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gov. Wolf signs bill extending pandemic-related waivers – pennlive.com

Philly group honors gun violence victims through art (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers, farmers push for whole milk in school cafeterias (abc27.com)

MASTRIANO: Reshoring Manufacturing Jobs to Pennsylvania Will Solve Supply Chain Woes in the Long Run – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

House renews effort to block state from entering into RGGI | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Fern Hollow Bridge disaster declaration granted extension | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pa. lawmakers extend Fern Hollow Bridge collapse emergency declaration through September | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Ivermectin doesn’t prevent COVID-19 hospitalization, a new study says : NPR

WHO: COVID deaths jump by 40%, but cases falling globally – Delco Times

Mifflin County struggles through Pennsylvania’s second-highest COVID death toll (inquirer.com)

Pregnant people at much higher risk of breakthrough COVID, study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CDC removes pandemic-era travel warnings for cruises | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly airport workers call for airlines to pay higher wages, offer better benefits, time off | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Mychalejko: Don’t let Big Oil, Gas cynically profit from Putin’s war (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

SBA boosts Community Advantage pilot loan program – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

After spate of strikes, big raises for Kellogg workers | WITF

Gopuff to lay off managers as delivery service plans to sell stock, report says (inquirer.com)

U.S. labor reshuffle has more room to run, fueling higher wages (inquirer.com)

Hackers’ path eased as 600,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs sit empty (inquirer.com)



Lancaster County DA rightfully targets human traffickers, and those buying sex, rather than trafficking victims [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

PA child abuse law may explain how CBSD abuse allegations disappeared (theintell.com)

Kids charged as adults: New law goes into effect in Erie County (goerie.com)

Parents of teen shot by Pennsylvania State Police sue troopers, Monroe County DA | WITF

West Chester University police officers trained with a controversial group on social media surveillance | WITF



State secretary of education visits New Hope-Solebury | The Bucks County Herald

Northern Cambria explores combining high school, elementary/middle school | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster County middle school students try the trades | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Judge orders 5 West Chester School Board members removed over mask mandate – Daily Local

Malvern Prep receives $6M gift, largest in school’s 180-year history – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

In court hearing, Scranton School District criticized for transportation bid process | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Andrew Jackson Elementary no more: South Philly school celebrates new namesake, education trailblazer Fanny Jackson Coppin | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pitt students lobby for more funding for state-related universities | WITF

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Sen. Steve Santarsiero seeks reelection | The Bucks County Herald

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate forum gets tense | WITF

Redrawn districts prompt primary battles in at least five Lehigh Valley House, Senate seats – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Concerns of voter fraud drive hearing on Pa. election rules bill | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania’s legislative battlefield takes shape as state House, Senate candidates file for primary – pennlive.com

GOP rivals pile on ‘Dr. Oz’ during forum for Pennsylvania Senate candidates | Flipboard

DelVal GOP Senate Candidates Face Off in DVJ Debate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Private funding saved the 2020 election. Now, some GOP-led states are banning it : NPR

Op-Ed: Josh Shapiro may have a Brian Sims problem (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Top GOP Senate Candidates Meet in Erie Forum – PoliticsPA

PA governor candidate Lou Barletta is focusing on energy (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate forum gets tense | WITF



These central Pa. roads, bridges benefiting from infrastructure cash | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Deadly I-81 pileup ranks among worst in state | News | thetimes-tribune.com

After 80-vehicle pileup that killed 6 on I-81, authorities implore motorists to be cautious in poor conditions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The Road Ahead: Public health departments becoming more important (dailylocal.com)

Gambescia + Morris: Faint concern for health risks with widespread use of cannabis (broadandliberty.com)

A nurse’s death becomes a rallying cry for health workers’ mental health : Shots – Health News : NPR

Bruce Willis: What is aphasia and how does it impact communication : NPR

Planned Parenthood sues to halt new Idaho abortion ban | Boise State Public Radio


State News

Court rejects PSERS secrecy | Opinion | bradfordera.com

PA state trooper killed: Viewing held at Wade Funeral Home (theintell.com)

Trout fishing season opens Saturday: Here’s everything you need to know – pennlive.com

Trans Day of Visibility 2022: LGBTQ centers work to support trans and non-binary Pennsylvanians – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

U.S. returns to World Cup despite 2-0 loss at Costa Rica : NPR

Arizona Republicans enact a controversial new proof-of-citizenship voting law : NPR

GameStop stock is still hot. What’s the cause behind its latest surge? : NPR


Local News

York native Bruce Arians steps down as Bucs head coach (abc27.com)

Delaware County Solid Waste Authority holds public information session (delcotimes.com)

After a long wait, work starts at Bacton Hill Park in East Whiteland – Daily Local

Chester County officials seek proposals for $102 million American Rescue Plan Act funds – Daily Local

Hazleton police to install gunshot-detection equipment | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading seeking partners for Pagoda preservation (readingeagle.com)

Allentown Councilmember Ce-Ce Gerlach admitted to first-time offender program in child endangerment case – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Convoy heads to Ukraine’s Mariupol to attempt evacuations (inquirer.com)



Everything you need to know about Pittsburgh’s April 5 special election | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh’s first mission control center to land at Carnegie Mellon University ahead of 2022 lunar rover launch | WITF

State police campaign targeting aggressive drivers makes stop in Westmoreland County | TribLIVE.com

Pressley Ridge receives $10 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott | TribLIVE.com

Oh Deer: Here’s how you can help Pittsburgh collect data on urban wildlife encounters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Heinz Field Lofts? Apartments may be in the works next to the North Shore football stadium | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Here’s what’s in Mayor Jim Kenney’s budget proposal (inquirer.com)

Kenney’s budget proposal for fiscal 2023 includes no tax increases – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

City Council members call for wealth tax in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly diversion program offers option to clear criminal records – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s what’s in Mayor Jim Kenney’s $5.6 billion budget proposal (inquirer.com)



Biden considering to tap oil reserves to control gas prices : NPR

Biden team weighs a massive release of oil to combat inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden eyes boost to mining of minerals for electric vehicles – Daily Local