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Senator Kearney Sponsors Legislation for $300M Spending to Address Educational Inequities – MyChesCo

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero wants to head Bucks County Democratic Party (

DDAP discusses efforts to manage addiction crisis with Berks treatment providers (

‘Regulatory sandbox,’ born of the pandemic, proposed in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Bryn Mawr Hospital gets $2M state grant for expanded psychiatric care unit – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Report gives Pa. ‘D-‘ for rescue spending; Wolf admin. disagrees (

Wolf’s education budget can deliver student equity and taxpayer relief (

Tipped workers will see changes under new rules in Pennsylvania | WITF

Does buying sets of lottery balls qualify as an emergency? State lawmaker says no –

Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Funeral services held for former state Rep. Harold James | Local News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden marks COVID ‘tragic milestone’ in US at global summit – Daily Local

Of 1 million COVID deaths, how many could have been averted with vaccines? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flags in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff to honor those lives lost to COVID – The Morning Call (

Adviser says U.S. ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new shots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 cases once again rising steadily in Allegheny County, across state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rising COVID cases force closure of Pittsburgh Public Schools administrative building | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Korea’s confirmation of first COVID case reflects severity of outbreak there, experts say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia’s growing life sciences industry ignites a $4B building boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Founders First accepting applications for ‘Job Creators Quest Grant’ (



Anthony Nero was sentenced to federal prison for shooting up a Montgomery County Democratic Committee office (



Higher education’s enrollment cliff makes affordability even more urgent – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Op-Ed: Free speech under fire at Saint Vincent College | Pennsylvania |

West Chester Area Parents Continue to Object to Pornographic Books in Schools – DV Journal (

Taxes in Erie School District: 4.45% hike, new Edison School advance (

Hempfield High School student sheds light on April 25 drag show event | Local News |

Downingtown Area School District invites community to an elementary construction town hall – Daily Local

Pittsburgh Public Schools reinstates mask policy as COVID cases rise in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pa. election returns will take ‘days’ to calculate in some counties, top election official says | News |

Pennsylvania primary 2022: Mail ballot rules could slow down election results — again | WITF

Pa. primary 2022: Candidates for governor raised $12.8 million in April alone · Spotlight PA

For real? Too real? Pa.’s Republican U.S. Senate primary may turn on authenticity –

Pa. Republican governor candidates push for parents’ rights in public education | WITF

Ted Cruz vouches for David McCormick’s conservatism, potential to win U.S. Senate nod in Western Pa. visit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania primary: Brian Fitzpatrick, Alex Entin meet in 1st district (

Jake Corman drops out of governor’s race, endorses Lou Barletta – City & State Pennsylvania (

Bernie Sanders stumps for Summer Lee at Pittsburgh rally |

The war in the 12th District: Both wings of Democratic party collide as Bernie Sanders comes to Pittsburgh to tout Summer Lee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kyle Sammin: Pennsylvania needs ranked-choice voting (

Mastriano surging, reacting to Republicans working to stop him (

At Campaign HQ, Volunteers Stand By Barnette Amid Barrage of Attacks – DV Journal (

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Lou Barletta Picks Up Key Endorsements – DV Journal (

Conservative group boosts Brian Sims after grousing about Josh Shapiro’s meddling (

DelVal’s Contested Primary Races for State Races – DV Journal (

Poll shows Kathy Barnette behind Mehmet Oz in PA Senate race (

Kathy Barnette’s ascension brings scrutiny from Republican rivals in Pa. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We wanted to endorse in Republican primaries this year. We can’t. | Editorial (

Berks election officials working to expediate delivery of outstanding mail ballots (

Another ballot drop box incident at Penn Place reported on Thursday | Election |



Muhlenberg survey finds most Americans say they’ve felt the effects of climate change | Smart Talk (

Training provides Pa. communities with skills to tackle climate change | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Rock falls and retaining walls: Will Interstate 80 projects add more traffic on Lehigh Valley highways, as critics fear? – The Morning Call (



Health care worker shortage, behavioral health resources top concerns for hospital execs in Pa. | WITF

A university in PA is about to test a tick vaccine in mice (

Building committee approves Lankenau Hospital expansion plans – Mainline Media News

If Roe is overturned, there’s no guarantee people can get abortions in liberal states | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly area home-care workers often get cheated on overtime and Pa.’s Medicaid rules set the stage. (


State News

Boating preparations ahead of Memorial Day in Pennsylvania (

Boat Owners Association U.S. improves services in PA, nation (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. troops on peacekeeping mission in Egypt return home (

U.S. Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bipartisan Houlahan, Tenney legislation to promote female entrepreneurship advances in House – Daily Local


National News

Nearly 5 million jobs lost in Ukraine since the start of the war : NPR

Home prices could fall in some cities following sharp increases. : NPR

Maryland and Virginia governors urge DOJ to tighten security at justices’ homes : NPR

The New Mexico wildfire is a battle for firefighters because of relentless wind : NPR

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike won’t race at Preakness Stakes : NPR

This is the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way : NPR

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ (


Local News

Harrisburg mayor outlines $42 million COVID relief spending plan | WITF

Citizens battle for open records after Montgomery County proposed thousands in fees (

New life for Hanover trolley rails (

Lancaster County Central Park pool to not open this summer due to lifeguard shortage | Local News |

Developers of proposed Newtown Township Wawa ditch supervisor meeting (

New report shows 20-year high in Chester County home construction  – Daily Local

Most renters looking to enter or exit the Lehigh Valley are coming from one specific area, new report says – The Morning Call (

Broad Commons Park opens in Doylestown | The Bucks County Herald



Mayor Ed Gainey receives transition report from committees, outlining city’s ‘most pressing issues’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Home builders group sues to stop Pittsburgh’s new inclusionary zoning law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police data: 56 reported homicides in 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Comcast RISE fund offers another $5M in grants to small businesses across 5 cities – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Growing America, shrinking Pittsburgh: City population falls 2.6 percent since 2000 | Pennsylvania |

100 minority and women entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh area to each receive $10,000 from Comcast RISE (

Lawsuit alleges Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance is unconstitutional |

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s transition team delivers recommendations to address key issues |

Permanent patios to boost Sixth Street in Downtown Pittsburgh as a dining destination | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Thomas seeks hearing with students about gun violence | Flipboard

Partnership will transform school into veteran housing | Local News |

New Visit Philadelphia CEO Angela Val on plans after landing her ‘dream job’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Illuminate the Arts opens second round of grants with $1.5M in funding to support Philadelphia’s arts and culture community – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia property assessments for 2023: The city’s chief assessor answers our questions (

76ers eliminated from playoffs by Heat in Game 6 | Basketball |

Landscaping of Fishtown roundabout is a safety hazard, Philly says (



Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Scott Perry, GOP lawmakers (

Plan To End Title 42 Challenged In Court : NPR

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Scott Perry, GOP lawmakers (

Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry, 4 other Republican lawmakers subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel | WITF

Emails shed new light on Trump ally’s push for Pa. lawmakers to overturn 2020 vote – The Morning Call (

Jerome Powell confirmed for second term as Fed chair | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette