State, local officials highlight addiction prevention efforts across Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As overdoses soar, more states decriminalize fentanyl testing strips (inquirer.com)

Court battle over Pennsylvania climate rule starts today | 90.5 WESA


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID anti-vaxxers refuse vaccines despite evidence : Shots – Health News : NPR

What experts say about the end | Coronavirus Updates Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Few eligible families have sought federal payment of COVID funeral expenses | WITF



Philadelphia refinery explosion still impacting Midstate gas prices (abc27.com)

Gas, diesel prices reach record highs | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Hospital association sues DHS over pro-union language in Medicaid contracts (broadandliberty.com)

Workers at The Meadows in Centre County will have to wait for unionization results after the hospital challenges some votes | WITF

Why Pennsylvania must increase wages for personal care attendants (theintell.com)

Wayne, Pike, Monroe counties see jobless rates drop in March (poconorecord.com)

Armstrong Flooring rejects shutdown proposal to seek bankruptcy protection | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Richboro company provides opportunities for adults with disabilities (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Westinghouse Electric’s parent company wants to put the nuclear company on the market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



A $650,000 grant will allow mental health professionals to accompany law enforcement on 911 calls (delcotimes.com)

The Bucks County woman who killed her sons had planned the shooting in advance, prosecutors said (inquirer.com)



Riverside implements new policies after wanted maintenance employee worked without clearances | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Mothers and educators rally for equitable childcare | Local News | phillytrib.com

New school for Erie School District: School Board to vote on Edison (goerie.com)

Somerset school board sets proposed budget with tax hike, accepts 2 resignations | News | tribdem.com

Taxes may rise again in School District of Lancaster to address $12.7M deficit | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Temple University pays nearly $4M for historic building that housed fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, whose charter was removed in 2018 for policy violations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Neeli Bendapudi makes history as she takes over as Penn State president | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Inside a ‘deeply flawed’ Pa. voter fraud search · Spotlight PA

Election 2022: Policy summary of Republican candidates for Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania governor candidates show support for fossil fuels, ignore climate in runup to primary | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

New Poll Makes Mastriano Frontrunner in GOP Governor’s Race – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

New Poll Shows Barnette Surging In GOP U.S. Senate Primary – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Green Party candidates are seeking spots on the ballot for governor, lieutenant governor and U.S. Senator – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Barletta makes increased transparency in education a major focus point of his campaign – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Two Democrats in contention for state House seat nod meet in debate | News | thetimes-tribune.com

5 Republicans want to be state rep of 117th District | Election | standardspeaker.com

Berks officials say electronic poll books ready for countywide rollout (readingeagle.com)

Campaigns take anti-democratic turn, voters should hold them accountable (theintell.com)

A midterm gift? Abortion could swing persuadable Repubs to the Dems | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

David McCormick courted Trump in Pa. Senate race. Trump backed Mehmet Oz. Now what? (inquirer.com)

Two prominent Cumberland Co. leaders vie for new state Senate seat – pennlive.com

Editorial: Pennsylvania officials indulge election delusion at Trump rally | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chris Rabb vs. Isabella Fitzgerald for Pa. House – WHYY



State highways restricted for resurfacing in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery counties | The Bucks County Herald



A new Medicaid policy could save people’s lives, and should become permanent | Opinion (inquirer.com)

There have been more than 100 cases of mysterious hepatitis among children in the US. Doctors are stumped. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)Guest Opinion: Faced with two painful options, at least I had a choice (theintell.com)

COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges remain for mental health in Erie County (goerie.com)


State News

Casey remains uncommitted on bill to legalize abortion nationwide | News | thetimes-tribune.com

FOP Pennsylvania recognizes fallen officers (abc27.com)

Why Pennsylvania’s health department is taking Spotlight PA to court · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania programs help more affluent buy electric, alternative fuel vehicles | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania electric generation costs increasing up to 45% on June 1 | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvanians have a year to get REAL ID | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

Kyiv residents begin to find calm after Russian forces’ retreat : The Picture Show : NPR

There’s a path for John Roberts to save Roe. He should take it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pandora’s Box: Overturning Roe is only the beginning of the threats to women | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Predominantly Black college to shut down after COVID-19 and cyberattack burdens | Across America | phillytrib.com

Patron the bomb-sniffing dog cements his hero status with a presidential medal | WITF

Warhol’s ‘Marilyn,’ at $195 Million, Shatters Auction Record for an American Artist – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Trump tested in Nebraska Republican primary election for governor : NPR

West Virginia, Nebraska primaries: 3 key elections to watch : NPR

Wisconsin voters with disabilities say their right to vote is at risk : NPR

U.K. Parliament opens without Queen Elizabeth : NPR


Local News

Harrisburg police turning to community help, engagement to prevent crime (abc27.com)

Leave a donation in your mailbox this weekend to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ (abc27.com)

Dallas Twp. residents fighting proposed commercial development | News | citizensvoice.com

Coventry Mall changes coming, details sketchy (readingeagle.com)

Upper Darby Council discusses releasing some Federal American Rescue Plan funds – Delco Times

Manheim Twp. board drops recusals, plans to vote on Oregon Village in June | Local Business | lancasteronline.com



Environmentalists and neighbors challenge MAX request to reclassify landfill waste as non-hazardous (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh Public Schools requests public input on search for superintendent | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents wins GLAAD Media Award | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh psychiatrists help mental health efforts in Ukraine | WITF

Gainey administration decides not to move forward with guaranteed income plan created under Peduto | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Construction to begin this week on Fern Hollow Bridge replacement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh CAPA closes for 3 days after exceeding threshold for COVID cases | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



More crime, fewer riders, bigger financial problem for Philadelphia public transit | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philadelphia is screening middle school students for weapons | Local News | phillytrib.com

Real estate assessment could mean higher property taxes for many Philly homeowners | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly trades unions show off skill and efforts to improve diversity at open house | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia cheesesteak shop founder, son plead in tax fraud case | WITF

Philly ballot questions: How to vote on 4 proposed amendments to the City Charter | Endorsement (inquirer.com)

A South Philly GOP ward leader has been ousted over ‘ballot harvesting’ concerns (inquirer.com)



White House: Serious risk of nationwide abortion ban after McConnell floats idea : NPR

MIXON: New Biden Policy a Step Backward for Asylum Seekers – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Democrats want to boost Biden Ukraine aid plan to near $40B | News | phillytrib.com

More money for EIDL loans? Senators press SBA to transfer funds – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans | WITF

Gas prices are up again, putting Biden in a fresh bind (inquirer.com)

Senators aim to quickly pass bill to expand security for families of Supreme Court justices | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate passes bill to give security to families of Supreme Court justices : NPR