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Legislature

The help, professionalism from Pa. state senator’s staff did not go unnoticed | Letter – lehighvalleylive.com

New state funding encourages Southeast PA high school students to pursue careers in manufacturing | The Bucks County Herald

Gov. Wolf calls recent mass shootings ‘appalling,’ reiterates call for gun reforms | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vows aggressive push to establish a hydrogen and carbon storage hub in the region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVIDtests.gov goes live again with more free tests : NPR

Biden offering additional eight free COVID-19 tests to each U.S. household (inquirer.com)

FORCELLINI: COVID-19 Has Made Us More Aware of Public Health Risks Around Us – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Beijing locks down more people in China’s ‘zero-COVID’ fight | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

Advocates: Aid is needed to pay Bucks County child care workers amid labor shortage (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Coalition seeks to place 1 million African Americans in good paying jobs | Local News | phillytrib.com

Gas prices edge closer to $5 a gallon, Pa. sets another record high average – pennlive.com

Allentown Morning Call Guild walks off job in 1-day strike | WITF

Employee shortages impacting summer jobs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Upper Makefield mom’s motive in killing sons hard to pinpoint, experts say (theintell.com)

Reporter shares her close connections to community beset by violence (ydr.com)

Pa. State Troopers will help patrol Chester this summer amid a shortage of officers (inquirer.com)

 

Education

DHS denies attempt to reopen Glen Mills School – Delco Times

We must unite for our children and for our future as a nation | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Primary preview: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Idaho, Oregon, Kentucky : NPR

Pennsylvania GOP governor primary preview : NPR

LIVE COVERAGE: Primary Election Day 2022 in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Election 2022: Candidate surges and health issues before Pennsylvania primary | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Voter registration update: PA GOP further narrows Dems’ registration edge – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Election 2022: Pa. Secretary of State says primary election results to take time | National News | kpvi.com

Top election official: Pa. election returns will take ‘days’ to calculate in some counties | Election | standardspeaker.com

Primary voter turnout expectations low across Pittsburgh region | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates scrambling before the primary | WITF

Pennsylvania sets up the November General Election today in key races (delcotimes.com)

Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania governor race divides Republicans, unites Democrats | WITF

Lancaster Co. House candidate loses Dem endorsements in confusion over abortion stance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Party establishment scrambles to prevent Mastriano nomination (broadandliberty.com)

Republican commissioners, again, remove mail-in ballot dropbox from Lancaster County building [update] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Republican U.S. Senate candidates criss-cross Pa. by ground and air looking for every last edge – pennlive.com

Opinion | 10 Republicans on President Trump’s Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Josh Shapiro to begin general election campaign for governor in Johnstown | News | tribdem.com

John Fetterman won’t attend his election night party in Pittsburgh, but second lady Gisele Fetterman will host | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.’s richest person has spent at least $18 million on the 2022 primary — mostly to influence one issue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crypto Industry Wields Its Influence in Washington After Pouring Over $30 Million Into Campaigns – NBC Connecticut

 

Environment

Michael Bloomberg Plans a $242 Million Investment in Clean Energy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Health

Pennsylvania third for drug overdose deaths nationally | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Chester County Hospital earns top grade for safety – Daily Local

Abortion restrictions could also make it harder to get care after miscarriages (inquirer.com)

 

State News

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey celebrates $500,000 in federal funding for Berks Tec Centro (readingeagle.com)

 

National News

Biden heads to Buffalo to meet with shooting victims’ families : NPR

Buffalo Suspect Planned Attack for Months, Online Posts Reveal – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

FDA announces plans to ease baby formula shortage : Shots – Health News : NPR

Abbott says agreement reached to reopen baby formula plant | TribLIVE.com

The Great Replacement conspiracy theory has gone from fringe to mainstream : NPR

Ukraine says it’s downed 200 aircraft, a mark of Russian failures in the sky : NPR

Ukraine: More than 260 fighters evacuated from Mariupol mill | Times Leader

Ukraine mounts effort to pull last fighters from Mariupol steel mill (inquirer.com)

US rental market hits another record-low vacancy as apartment renewals increase – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Elon Musk says Twitter’s fake accounts could end his $44 billion offer to buy the company – pennlive.com

Sweden signs NATO request; Finland to formally endorse move (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Armstrong Flooring secures $24M in loans to keep company operating as it reorganizes, seeks buyer | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster city Historical Commission finds no issues with College Avenue designs | Local News | lancasteronline.com

This central Pa. city is worst in country for grass allergies: study – pennlive.com

Kennett senior complex to host job fair – Daily Local

Upper Darby audit will be released Thursday – Delco Times

Dauphin County law enforcement, first responders recognized in annual ceremony – pennlive.com

Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest community space opens | Times Leader

Marathon zoning hearing about proposed Dallas Twp. development to resume in June | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton City Council rejects deal with consultant to help lobby for federal funding | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Free baby formula available in Tamaqua on Wednesday | News | standardspeaker.com

Two towns in rural Pa. are giving remote workers free housing for a month, in the hopes they’ll stay longer (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh officials seek an easier path to home ownership for residents | TribLIVE.com

City Council continues with efforts to explore more affordable housing options | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority bus driver involved in Fern Hollow Bridge collapse takes 1st step in suing Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 closed until Thursday because of covid cases | TribLIVE.com

How Pittsburgh-area parents are coping with the baby formula shortage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Steel sued by feds, Allegheny County health department over pollution allegations at Edgar Thomson Works | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Restrictions on Route 130 between Turtle Creek and Monroeville add to east suburban traffic woes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools survey on superintendent sees over 1,000 responses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Several Gainey appointments for major departments get City Council’s OK | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County partner to form task force to lead domestic violence reform initiatives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

DA Larry Krasner activates Election Day task force | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Put away petty grievances’: In West Philadelphia, families of gun violence victims come together for healing and reflection | Local News | phillytrib.com

Penn Medicine, CHOP to lead $6M health equity initiative that includes more city green spaces – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SEPTA starts process of replacing more than 100 trolleys | Local News | phillytrib.com

Main Line Health plans a small hotel plus condos and more for the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary site (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden eases restrictions on Cuban travel, remittances : NPR

Supreme Court sides with Sen. Ted Cruz in campaign finance case : NPR

Karine Jean-Pierre holds first briefing as White House press secretary | News | phillytrib.com

Low cost high-speed internet for qualified families under a federal program | WITF

With echoes of Trump, GOP splinters over $40B aid for Ukraine | TribLIVE.com