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Legislature

Boscola nurse liscensure bill passes senate – Lehigh Valley Press (lvpnews.com)

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association demands apology from governor | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania could finally have open primaries for independent voters | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

GOP senator floats temporary cut to state gas tax | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa.s’ top two Republicans announce plans for lobbying reform, but is it enough? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

For health’s sake: Tell your lawmakers to let Pa.’s nurse practitioners do their jobs | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

National

India vaccine-maker hopes to share shots by end of the year | TribLIVE.com

The CDC says vaccinated people can unmask. But don’t feel pressured to let your guard down. | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Even With The No-Mask Guidance, Some Pockets Of The U.S. Aren’t Ready To Let Go : NPR

Profits Amid COVID Are Vastly Different For Safety-Net Vs. Wealthy Hospitals : NPR

State

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Local

Counties in Poconos are still seeing substantial COVID transmission (poconorecord.com)

Vaccine clinic at New Brighton SD aims to get students and families immunized (timesonline.com)

Family Service prepares to launch Street Healthcare Mobile Unit | The Bucks County Herald

COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus cases in Erie County (goerie.com)

Vaccine bus tour set for Thursday; state COVID-19 cases drop | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Summer may bring normalcy in Chester County as COVID numbers decline | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Montgomery County records 59 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths in daily report | News | mainlinemedianews.com

Berks County seven-day average of COVID cases at 2021 low | Coronavirus | readingeagle.com

Allegheny County covid case average lowest since Halloween | TribLIVE.com

‘Free Shot, Free Beer’ covid vaccine incentive offered in Shadyside | TribLIVE.com

Wilkes-Barre mayor issues new COVID-19 face mask order | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Philly rolls out plan for vaccinating seniors and disabled people at home as advocates ask what took so long (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Help wanted: What can be done to counter the PA worker shortage? (poconorecord.com)

Bank of America to raise minimum wage to $25 per hour by 2025 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

UPS to hire over 500 in the Philadelphia region – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia’s largest law firms: AmLaw 200 is latest glimpse into 2020 revenue – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA denied your PPP loan forgiveness request? You will need to move quickly. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Changed by pandemic, many workers won’t return to old jobs | Business | dailylocal.com

75-acre office and industrial park sold for $30 million – pennlive.com

Does AT&T’s deal with Discovery put pressure on Comcast? Analysts weigh in. (inquirer.com)

UPS set to hire some 350 people at New Stanton facility | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Black-Owned Seed Companies Grow During Pandemic, Hope To Promote Healthy Eating : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County voters approve no-knock warrant ban, solitary confinement restrictions | TribLIVE.com

 

Education

Hoffman named assistant superintendent at Unionville | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Franklin & Marshall to require vaccine for students studying on campus this fall | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Penn State to eliminate gender-specific terms for students, replacing ‘freshman,’ ‘underclassmen’ with ‘first-year,’ ‘lower division’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pandemic politics? Republicans, Democrats split over crowded Lehigh Valley school board races – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pandemic response, diversity among top Central Bucks school board issues (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Polling places run out of ballots in Pennsylvania primary | Pennsylvania State News | lancasteronline.com

Ballot shortages in central PA 2021 primary sparks outcry from voters (ydr.com)

Pa. primary: Election officials report problems in Lancaster, Luzerne counties – pennlive.com

Luzerne County’s Republican ballots mislabeled as Democratic | Election | standardspeaker.com

Early problems give way to smooth day in Luzerne County | Election | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania primary: State says it was a mostly smooth election – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Democrat Marty Flynn just WON a critical special election for the Pennsylvania Senate! – Democratic Underground

Flynn Wins SD22 Special Election | PoliticsPA

Flynn claims victory in state Senate race | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Republican Chris Gebhard declares victory for Pa. Senate 48th District seat – pennlive.com

48th state senate district race: Gebhard holds sizable lead (ydr.com)

SD48: Gebhard Cruises To Special Election Victory | PoliticsPA

Brobson appears en route to winning GOP nomination for state Supreme Court – pennlive.com

Brobson Secures GOP Nomination for Supreme Court | PoliticsPA

GOP Keeps 2 State House Seats | PoliticsPA

Conservatives hold spending advantage on ballot question messaging | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh Vows to Support Job-Creating Infrastructure If Elected to Senate – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

Rossi holds big lead in 59th Legislative District special election | News | tribdem.com

Want to level the playing field for candidates? Pass H.R. 1., the voting rights bill, to fix our system | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Barletta says he’d welcome Trump endorsement in his bid for governor | Election | standardspeaker.com

Meuser considering joining GOP race for governor | Times Leader

Ballot Questions

Pa. election results: How much authority should governors have in crisis? (poconorecord.com)

Constitutional amendment questions draw Bucks County voters to the polls (theintell.com)

Pa. election results: Vote to strip governor’s emergency powers leads (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania primary ballot question results – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. voters back bid to ban race discrimination in constitution – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania voters back bid to ban race discrimination in constitution | Elections | delcotimes.com

Still waiting for results of Pa. judicial races, ballot questions | WITF

Constitutional amendments to curb governor’s power holding narrow leads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local

Wanda Williams wins Democratic primary in Harrisburg mayor’s race, Papenfuse concedes | WITF

Primary 2021: All 3 candidates for York County judge poised to advance (ydr.com)

Gainey Defeats Peduto in Pittsburgh Dem Mayoral Primary | PoliticsPA

Pittsburgh takes big step toward electing first Black mayor | National and World | delcotimes.com

Three could unseat incumbents in Beaver Falls mayoral, council races (timesonline.com)

DEP restores Beaver County Conservation District permitting power (timesonline.com)

Primary results for Aliquippa school board may shake up November ballot (timesonline.com)

McKay Kazil leading in early results for Center tax collector race (timesonline.com)

Philly DA election results: Incumbent Larry Krasner wins (theintell.com)

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Kransner beats Carlos Vega in 2021 Democratic primary election (inquirer.com)

Incumbent Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner survives challenge to win primary – pennlive.com

‘Voter fatigue’: Low turnout in York County driven by political exhaustion, pandemic (yorkdispatch.com)

Pa. primary 2021: Voter turnout low at many Erie County polling places (goerie.com)

Incumbent Democrat Allen top vote getter in Erie City Council primary (goerie.com)

Titus, Anderson in dead heat in county executive race, Davis leads GOP (goerie.com)

Sheriff’s race: Campanelli holds strong lead over Sanfilippo (goerie.com)

Incumbent Schember rolls in Erie’s Democratic mayoral primary (goerie.com)

Erie 2nd Ward district judge race: Prison employee ahead by 20 votes (goerie.com)

Erie 2021 primary returns: Millcreek School Board unofficial totals (goerie.com)

Delco GOP cries foul over primay ballot problems | News | delcotimes.com

It’s a quiet primary day at Delco polls | Local-news | delcotimes.com

Owens tops Moss in Cambria County Democratic primary for sheriff; will face Robertson | News | tribdem.com

3 incumbents, 2 newcomers secure ballot positions in Greater Johnstown School Board primary | News | tribdem.com

Democrats King, Mock, Britt, Huchel advance in Johnstown council primary; all 3 GOP candidates also move on | News | tribdem.com

Outspoken Elizabethtown Area School Board candidates Danielle, Stephen Lindemuth advance in GOP primary | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

New Holland business owner unseats incumbent in borough council primary race | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Endorsed candidates on both sides take the night in Manheim Township commissioners race | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Tiffany Thomas-Smith, Stephen Corr to face off in November for Bucks County judge (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

7 win ballot lines for Spring-Ford November election | News | dailylocal.com

All 5 Phoenixville School Board candidates to be on November ballot | News | dailylocal.com

Chester County election results won’t be finalized until Wednesday | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Allentown mayoral race: Matt Tuerk holds edge in historically competitive Democratic primary – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allentown City Council race too close to call – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lehigh County judge race results – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Outside cities, few municipal races were contested – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

J. William Reynolds leads Dana Grubb in Bethlehem mayor race – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Here’s who won the party nominations in Reading City Council | Local News | readingeagle.com

Democratic nomination for Reading district judge seat too close to call | Elections | readingeagle.com

Incumbents retain seats in North Schuylkill | Election | standardspeaker.com

Hazleton Area school board openings appear to be filled | Election | standardspeaker.com

Salavantis leads GOP and Democratic tickets in Luzerne County judge race | Election | standardspeaker.com

Scranton School Board president survives primary; McAndrew leads votes for four-year seat | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Newcomers win nominations in Dunmore races | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Kavulich Loiselle wins Taylor mayoral race | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Voters poised to elect 1st female lawmaker in 59th District special election to replace Mike Reese | TribLIVE.com

Fifteen candidates will square off in November for 9 seats on Allegheny County Common Pleas Court | TribLIVE.com

Carrie Fox is Democrats’ nominee for Tarentum mayor, but huge Republican write-ins make GOP choice unclear | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County Republican council nominees too close to call shortly before midnight | Times Leader

Some voters concerned about ballot snafu, others not so much | Election | citizensvoice.com

Crowd gathers to watch election results after mail-in ballots counted fast | Election | citizensvoice.com

Kevin Brobson wins Republican nomination for Pennsylvania Supreme Court (inquirer.com)

Pittsburgh Public Schools: 2 board members fall, 2 others hold leads in Dem primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republicans look likely to hold 2 state House seats in Western Pennsylvania special elections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County sheriff: Chief Deputy Kraus holds slim lead over Costa | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council: Incumbents Kail-Smith, Coghill appear to cruise to victory in primary races | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

Letter: Don’t believe all the hype regarding electric vehicles | Letters to the Editor | readingeagle.com

20 Firms Are Behind Half Of Globe’s Single-Use Plastic Waste : NPR

 

Transportation

I-83 Mount Rose contractor says project moving ‘as expeditiously as possible’ (ydr.com)

Johnstown airport manager steps down due to Pennsylvania Air National Guard promotion | News | tribdem.com

Airline passengers may soon get weighed before boarding flight – pennlive.com

West Liberty Street Bridge reopens; repairs funded by vehicle registration fee | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Health

CHOP receives $25M gift from the family that founded Wawa – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

It’s Healthy Vision Month. An eye doctor offers words of advice | Living | readingeagle.com

Self-determination is changing elderly and disability care in the age of COVID-19 (copy) | Living | readingeagle.com

 

State News

UGI to raise gas rates June 1, proposes another increase for Dec.1 | Business | standardspeaker.com

 

National News

Israel, Gaza violence overshadows Biden’s domestic plans | Business | dailylocal.com

Israeli Warplanes Pound Hamas Tunnels In Gaza : NPR

Here are ways you can combat hate against Asian Americans (poconorecord.com)

LIZ WESTON: The checks that could change your financial life [Column] | Business | dailylocal.com

More stimulus money: Eligible families will get up to $300 per child monthly starting in July, IRS says – pennlive.com

Lawsuits seeking tuition refund for university COVID-19 shutdown can proceed, a federal judge says – pennlive.com

NY attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

District Attorney says deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. were justified | Across America | phillytrib.com

A little known provision of the CARES Act helps employees pay their student loans (inquirer.com)

Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew announces long-shot GOP bid for New York governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Conservatives push big issues to fore at Supreme Court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

QAnon Revives America’s ‘Satanic Panic’ : NPR

U.S. To Grant Citizenship To Children Born Via IVF, Surrogacy : NPR

Colonial Hack Shows TSA’s Challenge With Pipeline Cybersecurity : NPR

Fox News Moves To Have Dominion Voting Systems Lawsuit Dismissed : NPR

Buying A House Is Harder Than Ever, And Bidding Wars Keep Breaking Out : NPR

Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates In Most State Government Facilities : NPR

Firing Squads Replace Scarce Lethal Injection Drugs In Some State Executions : NPR

 

Local News

Washington Crossing Historic Park: Pennsylvania begins major restoration (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Work begins on $8.7M restoration at Washington Crossing Historic Park – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Sen. Judy Schwank hosts free shredding event at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

TRAILBLAZER, PIONEER AND A LEADER: Yardley teen soars into history as first female Eagle Scout from Bucks County | Yardley Area | buckslocalnews.com

The Diocese of Scranton today issued revised guidelines concerning the celebration of public Masses in its 11 counties. (poconorecord.com)

Brighton Twp. native’s pickle-powered food truck sparks a buzz (timesonline.com)

Levittown’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’ makes 5,000th mask (theintell.com)

Erie Insurance’s Hagen to match donations to $3M scholarship fund (goerie.com)

Paoli accountant sentenced for $1.2M fraud scheme | Local News | pottsmerc.com

Germantown Academy, Weavers Way Co-op provide fridge for community food donations | News | thereporteronline.com

“Battle of the Badges” makes a return to Norristown | Local-news | timesherald.com

Diocese of Harrisburg lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated at Mass, plans return to full capacity | Faith & Values | lancasteronline.com

Lake-Lehman proposes budget with 3.7% tax hike | News | citizensvoice.com

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. Is the Jersey Shore ready for Summer 2021? (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Young Entrepreneur: Bhavini Patel is helping people understand government – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

The long journey to Pittsburgh’s Central Park | Opinion | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Black-led Community Spotlight: Black Girls Do Bike brings women together around cycling | Community Profile | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

(77) How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh – YouTube

A Moon settlement? Former Kmart site could house hundreds of apartments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Library director to retire on Dec. 31 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

SEPTA to lift capacity limits in June | Local News | phillytrib.com

Proposed citizens police oversight commission faces familiar obstacle | Local News | phillytrib.com

Investigation into MOVE remains will go ‘as deep as we can,’ Kenney says, vowing to reform Medical Examiner’s Office (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia voters on the DA’s race, Larry Krasner, Carlos Vega, crime, and police (inquirer.com)

Can Philly jails be forced to pay bail fund $10,000 a day? That’s the ask in a federal lawsuit. (inquirer.com)

Tired Hands Brewing Company founder steps away from operations after allegations of racism and sexism spill over in social media (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

POLITICO Playbook: The curious case of Stephen Miller and Andrew Yang – POLITICO

House to vote on independent panel to probe Jan. 6 attack | National and World | delcotimes.com

McConnell hits ‘pause’ on Dems effort to create Jan. 6 panel | National News | thetimes-tribune.com

McCarthy Opposes Commission To Probe Jan. 6 Insurrection : NPR

Congress passes bill to counter the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes | WITF

FBI probes campaign donations to Maine Sen. Susan Collins | TribLIVE.com

Val Demings plans to run for Senate against Rubio, sources say | Elections | phillytrib.com

Senators look to overcome ‘red lines’ in how to pay for infrastructure plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What Rashida Tlaib Told President Biden On The Detroit Tarmac : NPR