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

As overdoses soar, more states decriminalize fentanyl testing strips (

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 (

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



Philadelphia refinery explosion still impacting Midstate gas prices (

Gas, diesel prices reach record highs | Business |

Hospital association sues DHS over pro-union language in Medicaid contracts (

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 (

Wayne, Pike, Monroe counties see jobless rates drop in March (

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

Richboro company provides opportunities for adults with disabilities (

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 (

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



Riverside implements new policies after wanted maintenance employee worked without clearances | Education |

Mothers and educators rally for equitable childcare | Local News |

New school for Erie School District: School Board to vote on Edison (

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

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

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 (

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 |

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

New Poll Makes Mastriano Frontrunner in GOP Governor’s Race – DV Journal (

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

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

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

Two Democrats in contention for state House seat nod meet in debate | News |

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

Berks officials say electronic poll books ready for countywide rollout (

Campaigns take anti-democratic turn, voters should hold them accountable (

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

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

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

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 (

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

COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges remain for mental health in Erie County (


State News

Casey remains uncommitted on bill to legalize abortion nationwide | News |

FOP Pennsylvania recognizes fallen officers (

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

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

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

Pennsylvanians have a year to get REAL ID | Smart Talk (

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


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 (

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

States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot – The New York Times (

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

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 (

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 (

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

Dallas Twp. residents fighting proposed commercial development | News |

Coventry Mall changes coming, details sketchy (

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 |



Environmentalists and neighbors challenge MAX request to reclassify landfill waste as non-hazardous (

Pittsburgh Public Schools requests public input on search for superintendent | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents wins GLAAD Media Award | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

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 |

Philadelphia is screening middle school students for weapons | Local News |

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

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

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 (

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



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 (

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

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

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 (

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