Helping Harvest, Sen. Schwank advocate for increased funding for PA Agricultural Surplus System (berksweekly.com)

Berks lawmaker highlights program that connects farmers with food banks (readingeagle.com)

Employee medical marijuana use protected in advancing proposal | Louisiana | ktbs.com

Controversial Convention Draws Lawmakers’ Indignation | MeetingsNet

As Pa.’s population ages, lawmakers seek help to support seniors | Cnhi Network | template2.cnhionline.com

Republicans Step in to Fund PAC Attacking Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Helen Gym (theintercept.com)

RAD Earmarks $750K for McKeesport Library – Tube City Almanac (tubecityonline.com)

Pennsylvania doulas can now get funding to apply for a state certificate | WITF

Steve Fera, Independence EVP, honored by Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia (ibx.com)

Josh Shapiro hears from area students about increased need for school mental health support | WITF

Gov. Shapiro Pushes for Mental Health Investments in Schools – WENY News

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro seeks $500 million for youth mental health programs | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Pa. Gov. Shapiro wants to incentivize municipalities to share services | 90.5 WESA

Shank’s to receive $488,000 in state grants for expansion | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Proposed Pa. budget nearly quadruples funding for local government cooperation | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)


Hershey’s Chocolate World’s newest attraction opens Friday (abc27.com)

Future of the Allentown Toy Factory is uncertain after infighting on Allentown Redevelopment Authority Board (mcall.com)

Disney World is shutting down its $2,500 a night Star Wars-themed hotel : NPR

Hyundai and Kia agree to $200 million settlement in class-action lawsuit over vehicle thefts – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Teen charged with murder in overdoses of students found dead at school – pennlive.com

1 person injured in afternoon central Pa. shooting: police – pennlive.com

Masked man with airsoft gun caused school lockdown: state police – pennlive.com

10 arrested in Reading gun violence crackdown (abc27.com)

Man facing charges of arson in Pennsylvania casino fire (abc27.com)

Pennridge student killed in Franconia Township accident (mcall.com)

With ‘very little evidence,’ tips lead investigators to arrest in New Morgan fatal shooting | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com


Support, but not funding, for vocational schools in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

USDA proposal would limit chocolate milk in schools | ABC27


5 things we know, post-primary edition – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Columbia County runs smooth elections with small staff · Spotlight PA

Racial slurs, dress codes, few Black teachers: How Black girls say Philly schools are failing them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


What carbon pricing means, and costs, in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

2.2 magnitude earthquake rattles parts of N.J., N.Y. – pennlive.com

Biggest tornadoes in Pennsylvania of the past decade (abc27.com)


Amtrak presses on with more funding and expansion despite historic losses | National | thecentersquare.com


Opioid settlement money in Pennsylvania, explained · Spotlight PA

Report: Rural areas have less access to substance use treatment resources – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

NIH study uses AI to study diet and tailor nutrition advice to improve health : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

Opioid settlement shrinks after counties forgo participation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What carbon pricing means, and costs, in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

10,000 bridges similar to Pittsburgh one that collapsed should be checked for corrosion, report says | WITF

Report: Pa. ranks 13th nationwide for mass punishment | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More than 140 Pa. congregations get go-ahead to sever ties with United Methodist Church – pennlive.com

State police looking for good Samaritan who assisted with central Pa. arrest – pennlive.com

Pa. AG reaches $11.4 million settlement with lender over ‘predatory’ rent-to-own practices – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania police warn of scam using number matching bureau phone | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Lake Erie along Pennsylvania’s shoreline on its way to becoming national marine sanctuary (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania professor photographs first radiation belt outside solar system (abc27.com)

National News

Biden Pays Silent Tribute to Victims of Hiroshima Bomb – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Attorneys general want Congress to act on drug tied to fentanyl overdoses | Oklahoma | thecentersquare.com

New bill would make assaulting law enforcement officers a deportable offense | National | thecentersquare.com

Americans’ inflation pain hits a new high | National | thecentersquare.com

Nearly 285,000 foreign nationals apprehended, evaded capture at border in April | National | thecentersquare.com

Grand jury indicts Pa. man in 4 University of Idaho stabbing deaths, eliminating need for hearing | WITF

Democrats worry Biden might cave to some GOP demands on debt ceiling : NPR

Texas lesbian bar denied insurance for hosting drag shows, owner says : NPR

U.S. Semiconductor Boom Faces a Worker Shortage – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

No injuries reported as fire rips through three-story home in Haverford – Mainline Media News

Local News

Partnership to develop and expand Pennsylvania’s hemp industry | WITF

Dauphin County house fire put out quickly; one resident displaced – pennlive.com

Lancaster County pool now fully staffed with lifeguards, will open for full 2023 season (abc27.com)

Mechanicsburg library is getting a paint job (abc27.com)

Midstate communities see low unemployment rates (abc27.com)

Harrisburg introduces new parking ticket system (abc27.com)

$1 million designated for I-83 overpass repairs after truck damage (abc27.com)

Bed Bath & Beyond’s bankruptcy cost this Easton mom $1,000 (mcall.com)

Forks supervisors OK waivers for 182 single-family, 64 twin dwellings | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Erie police resurrects specialized unit to respond to crisis calls (goerie.com)

Lake Erie along Pennsylvania’s shoreline on its way to becoming national marine sanctuary – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Pittsburgh unions file antitrust complaint against UPMC – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Leadership Pittsburgh cohort concludes 6-month research project into Allentown community – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

‘We can see the finish line:’ Route 28 nearing the end of major construction projects – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

As office tower goes up, housing may soon take center stage at the former Civic Arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Larry Scirotto talks priorities with City Council | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘One of our biggest milestones’: Mother and daughter graduate from CCAC together | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sheetz orders up more space in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square | TribLIVE.com

Final beam placed at FNB Financial Center | TribLIVE.com


How Cherelle Parker’s ‘village’ made a path to victory – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Racial slurs, dress codes, few Black teachers: How Black girls say Philly schools are failing them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

BNY Mellon selling two Wilmington office buildings – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PNC, Wells Fargo and Bank of America continue to shutter branches in Greater Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia’s likely next mayor could offer model for how Democrats talk about crime | Local News | phillytrib.com

New online portal provides ‘one-stop shop’ for helping Philly landlords with property issues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Second escaped prisoner apprehended in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com


Fetterman Calls For Biden To Keep 14th Amendment On Table During Debt Ceiling Talks (politicspa.com)

Pa.’s Casey sponsors police reform bill to protect people with disabilities, mental illness – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)