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Pa. Senate GOP’s election inquiry continues; consultant contract extended –

There is no time to waste | PennLive letters –

Should the Hershey Kiss be Pennsylvania’s official state candy? – City & State Pennsylvania (

Departments of Health, Education and PEMA announce recipients of Governor’s Awards for Excellence | The Bucks County Herald


Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11 |

New coronavirus variant of concern detected in Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Data shows COVID-19 on steady rise in Hazleton area | News |

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising in Pennsylvania | WITF



Harley-Davidson plant in York County temporarily suspends operations (

Wisconsin’s union law worked. Now it’s Pennsylvania’s turn | Opinion (

Local gas prices hit record high for 14th consecutive day | News |



Pennsylvania public school finance director gets 14 months for stealing $100k | Pennsylvania |

York County Prison: Pa. court won’t hear appeal over reinstatement (

Bucks DNA database works with Montgomery County, Philly to solve crime (



Great Valley School Board Exits When Parent Talks About Abortion Lesson – DV Journal (

Shapiro files brief supporting schools in funding lawsuit | Education |



Pennsylvania’s 2 state budget leaders experience used against them in the primary | WITF

Pa. U.S. Senate Republican primary virtually tied between Oz and McCormick with thousands of ballots to be counted | WITF

Just days after Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial primary, the general election campaign has already started | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Santarsiero Facing Matthew McCullough In November Election –

Lehigh Valley’s tight Coleman-Browne and Miller-Zrinski Senate primary races may hinge on hundreds of provisional ballots – The Morning Call (

John Fetterman ‘feeling good’ as he continues to recover, raises $1.6M within 24 hours of primary victory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman’s Pa. primary Senate win was rejection of Conor Lamb’s electability claims (

Ron Vogel, finishing third in 6th Congressional District race, slams Chester County GOP (

Lou Barletta says unsuccessful bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination was his last campaign – The Morning Call (

Guy Ciarrocchi Wins Republican Nomination in 6th Congressional District – DV Journal (

Fierce fight between Summer Lee and Steve Irwin in U.S. House race could be over by Friday; Lee camp confident of victory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Immigration lawyer to face incumbent Congressman Scott Perry in the fall | WITF

Commissioners: 2022 primary election went smoothly in Montgomery County (

Here’s why American conservatives heading to Hungary for a big conference | WITF

Lancaster County GOP holds back challenge from right in midterm primary | Local News |



Chesapeake Bay farmers getting $22.5 million boost to clean waters –

Funding crucial for the future of clean water in Pennsylvania (



Lehigh Valley airport expects surge in travelers this summer. Here’s how to avoid missing your flight – The Morning Call (

American Buslines? AA thinks passengers will like these wingless Lancaster-Philly ‘flights’ (

PennDOT to host live virtual public meetings on third section of Route 309 Connector in Montgomery, Bucks Counties | The Bucks County Herald



CDC investigates 180 cases of children with hepatitis of unknown cause : NPR

Telehealth abortion providers prepare for a wave of demand – and new obstacles : Shots – Health News : NPR

What is monkeypox and what do we know about the cases in the U.K. and Europe? : Goats and Soda : NPR

FDA’s proposed menthol cigarette ban could save 248,000 Black lives in 4 years | Across America |

Berks DA’s vaping probe: Smoking material had THC over legal limit (

Pa. teen drug deaths are down but officials warn that could change | WITF


State News

Attorney General Josh Shapiro working with local officials on Crozer Health situation (

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


National News

Oklahoma’s legislature passes bill banning nearly all abortions : NPR

How would states enforce anti-abortion laws if Roe v Wade is overturned? : NPR

New Twitter policy aims to crack down on misinformation : NPR

Wildfires like New Mexico’s intentional fire are vital for forest management : NPR

Body armor, worn by the Buffalo shooter, faces far fewer regulations than guns : NPR

Chicago shooting near Magnificent Mile kills 2 people and injures 8 : NPR

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work to combat fuel shortage : NPR

Tech group ask Supreme Court to freeze Texas social media law : NPR


Local News

Northampton County Council to consider pandemic-emergency funding for Gracedale, including worker bonuses, day care – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem City Council passes on developer’s plan to demolish homes for student housing. Is it dead for good? – The Morning Call (

Upper Darby audit of ARPA funds finds no misuse – Delco Times

Bucks County median home price stands at $552,950 (

Children are behind on routine vaccinations since the pandemic. How Lehigh Valley school districts are working to get kids their shots. – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Dickson City opens | News |

Chairman removed from city redevelopment authority (

Lancaster County poultry farm released from flu-infected status, but still no return to normalcy | Local News |



Neighbors request more input into Fern Hollow Bridge replacement (

Pittsburgh ranks best place to live in Pennsylvania and 26th in U.S. (

Developer wants to turn Downtown Pittsburgh warehouse once owned by Mark Cuban into apartments |

Port Authority to reduce service because of driver shortage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hot weather expected next 2 days, new record possible Saturday |

Airbnb operators urge Pittsburgh City Council to tweak legislation on short-term rentals |

Fern Hollow Bridge was severely decaying before collapse, 2021 report indicates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority’s proposed $519.7 million budget counting on ridership returning another 12% in the next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh blogger Sue Kerr wins second GLAAD Media Award | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Phillies join Philabundance to help feed the hungry – WHYY

City Council addresses prisoner gerrymandering | Local News |

Panel announces candidates for school board vacancies | Local News |

Philadelphia’s Jewish history museum reopens after bankruptcy (

In group homes, this Philly student fell behind in school. Then he discovered a program and got himself into Penn | |

Holy Ghost Headquarters pastor is charged with rape, sexual assault after victims come forward decades later (

Thousands in city have arrests, convictions hurting job chances | Local News |

Two Philadelphia businesses fund diversity in one of the nation’s largest and poorest cities. (



Senate votes against the $40 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund, dashing owners’ hopes (

Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia – Daily Local

Congress OKs latest $40B to help Ukraine repulse Russia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jan. 6 panel wants answers from Republican it says led a Capitol tour : NPR

House passes bill to crack down on gasoline ‘price gouging’ |

Biden’s approval rating dips to lowest of presidency: Poll –