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McClinton, Muth Renew Fight to Establish Statewide Rape Kit Tracking System – BCTV

Pennsylvania could soon have rape kit tracking system to empower survivors | PhillyVoice

Pennsylvania lawmakers urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania Officials Remind Students to Submit Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid – MyChesCo

Sen. Fontana Joins Officials to Remind Students to Submit Their FAFSA by May 1 to Qualify for PA State Grant Award – PennWatch

Pa’s K-12 school nurses treat more than scrapes and bruises. And they’re asking lawmakers for help – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Affordable housing a growing concern statewide in Pennsylvania, low priority in the statehouse | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to authorize clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted therapies | 90.5 WESA

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and husband, Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes arrive at the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Pittsburgh houses of worship receive $1.1 million in state grants to enhance security, as hate crimes continue to rise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Over $7 Million Awarded for Health and Education Infrastructure in Chester and Delaware Counties – MyChesCo

Officials break ground on sprawling NorthPoint redevelopment project in Bucks County – thereporteronline

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes New $2,000 Stimulus Checks | The National Interest

Changes to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate could be coming. Here’s what you need to know. – City & State Pennsylvania (

Rally for Sri Lanka held at Pa. State Capitol Complex (

Pennsylvania dance teachers wanting easier state certification rules get lawmakers to strut their stuff | WITF

Wolf admin panel seeks to strengthen to strengthen LGBTQ protections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmakers are on recess until after the primary. Here’s what to expect when they come back. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Workers hold 2022 May Day events worldwide : NPR

Delaware County continues to negotiate with Crozer Health as nurses plan to picket (

Starbucks workers drive nationwide surge in union organizing | WITF

Here are 3 reasons why stocks are tanking | WITF

Comcast and Amazon are facing a shareholder call for climate-friendly retirement fund options (



Civil rights group sues Harrisburg over public gathering restrictions | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Harrisburg sued over permitting for demonstrations –



What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mock Crash Program brings realities of DUI to Sun Valley High School students – Delco Times

Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too. | News |

Kevin Mooney: Bucks County parents unravel Covid-19 policies while boosting school choice proposals (

Can After School Satan Club sue Northern York School District? (

Sen. Mike Regan legally wrong in stand against After School Satan Club (

Kate Davis is Central High School’s new president (

Temple professor Sara Goldrick-Rab is placed on paid administrative leave while the university investigates complaints (



Monday is the deadline register to vote in the May 17 primary. What to know | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Independents can’t vote in Pennsylvania primaries—here’s why that might change |

Why independents can’t vote for candidates this May, and the push to change that |

Open access to the ballot box: Allow independents to vote in primary elections | Opinion –

Guest Opinion: Neighbors electing neighbors is right for Pennridge (

A Q&A with Republican lieutenant governor candidate Clarice Schillinger – City & State Pennsylvania (

Josh Shapiro visits Lancaster County Democrats [photos] | Local News |

PA’s only Democratic gubernatorial candidate is outraising the crowded GOP field (

GOP election-deniers elevate races for secretary of state | WITF

Polls show Biden is losing support from Gen Z. These young voters aren’t surprised | WITF

We have the tools to build an extraordinary civilization. We ought to use them | David DeWitt – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

2 Democrats, 3 Republicans vying for outgoing U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s seat in Congress |

What you need to know about voting by mail in Berks (

Campaign season kicks off in earnest with primaries in 14 states in May : NPR

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate candidates want to legalize pot, but appetite not as strong in Washington | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Doug Mastriano is leading the Pa. primary for governor, and Republican insiders are trying to stop him | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Green Mandates Have Created ‘Energy Bitcoin’ Market Driving Up Gas Prices, Experts Warn – DV Journal (

Clean energy advocates say PGW is seeking to block transparency in budgetary proceedings | Local News |

Carbon capture takes center stage, but is its promise an illusion? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania is poised for a summer of ticks and the diseases they carry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Tolling controversy: I-80 bridges face environmental assessment hearings this week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Columbia council rejects PennDOT request to maintain lights beneath Veterans Memorial Bridge | Community News |



Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race | Health |

Op-Ed: Pandemic era access to pharmacy vaccination care must continue (

Pennsylvania saw a second peak of flu cases this spring. Here’s why Lehigh Valley experts say that’s unusual. – The Morning Call (

Connecticut looks to expand abortion rights in response to restrictions : NPR


State News

Evans announces $51 billion, 7-point plan to fight gun violence  – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (

Carl Marrara: Five Pennsylvania-made products for Mother’s Day  (

Pennsylvanians will have to wait longer for some first-class USPS packages | Today in Pa. –

Pennsylvania’s wildland firefighters had a busy weekend as large fires erupted across the area, including one on Blue Mountain – The Morning Call (

Former Pennsylvania attorney general back in jail for alleged probation violation | WITF

Study: Outdoor recreation spending in Pa. sees a boost in 2020 | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Evacuations underway in Mariupol; Pelosi visits Ukraine | News |

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76, a day before being inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame – The Morning Call (

Hillary Clinton keeps getting it right | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

100s of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria | News |

Lead still poisons thousands of Midwestern kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze U.S. college students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Officials break ground on sprawling NorthPoint redevelopment project in Bucks County – thereporteronline

Chester County Resident Receives Award for Protecting Children – MyChesCo

Bucks County Democrats chairman John Cordisco announces he will not seek another term | The Bucks County Herald

County Democratic Leader Will Finish His Term, State Senator To Seek Leadership Role –

Faith groups hold Gun Violence Awareness and Prevention Day (

Memorial honors 102 victims of gun violence in Harrisburg area; More than 70 of whom died in the city –

Boil water advisory for portion of Hampden Twp. (

Chef Jose Garces, part owner, to open a new fast-serve restaurant in Wayne (

Residents in Northampton, Newtown Township join forces to fight Wawa (

New Chick-Fil-A, Burger King and Rutter’s locations, plus 27 other projects proposed for Dauphin and Cumberland counties –

New housing development approved in Hempfield |

Request for Luzerne County guarantee on infrastructure borrowing not well received | Times Leader

Archbald’s 15-year, $20 million paving plan underway | News |

Schuylkill County tax claim bidding fee increases | Schuylkill |



Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership reveals plan for new conversion plan – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Pittsburgh prepares to welcome Ukrainian refugees with help from RK Mellon Foundation (

As it turns 125, an embattled W.Pa. borough looks to the future – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Runners, spectators return to city streets for 2022 Pittsburgh Marathon |

Affordable housing still a problem for some in Pittsburgh area despite remedy efforts, experts say |

Black homeownership in Pittsburgh has declined as the cost of city houses becomes less affordable | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Citing mental health, opioid and hunger crises, U.S. lawmakers send some resurrected federal earmarks to Pittsburgh-area hospitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Public defenders deserve more than a $0 increase in Kenney’s budget | Opinion (

Philadelphia needs more diverse leaders on its quest to become a biotech hub | Opinion (

‘There’s hope’: 76ers waiting to see if Embiid can come back | Basketball |

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly’s Broad Street Run returns to perfect weather for racing (

SEPTA’s Accessible Travel Center celebrates 10 years (



Pelosi leads delegation to Kyiv and Poland; vows US support | News |

Evidence mounts of GOP plotting in Trump’s election schemes –

President Biden roasts Donald Trump and himself at correspondents’ dinner | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pressure mounts on Rep. Madison Cawthorn as scandals pile up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers seek tax break for car dealers facing supply troubles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette