Senate Dems seek answers for rail safety in Pennsylvania | News | meadvilletribune.com

Pennsbury in dilemma over Morrisville merger, school construction (phillyburbs.com)

As Pa.’s population ages, lawmakers seek help to support seniors – Delco Times

Celebrating Highlights of Jax Bari’s Health Equity Advocacy During Celiac Disease Awareness Month – E-DeshSeba (edeshseba.info)

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

PA: Despite light turnout in primary, Bucks County has a lot at stake in November election – Democratic Underground

As Pa.’s population ages, lawmakers seek help to support seniors | Don’t Miss This | dailyitem.com

Delaware County launches Reentry Coalition to better help those returning to the community (delcotimes.com)

State, local leaders hold railway safety hearing – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Senate Dems seek answers for rail safety in Pennsylvania | Cnhi Network | template2.cnhionline.com

Philly mayor results: What to know about Cherelle Parker, Democratic primary winner (inquirer.com)

Nurses picket outside of Crozer-Chester Medical Center – WHYY

Senate Dems Discuss Improving Railroad Safety at Pittsburgh Hearing | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

2023 Berks’ Best Visual Arts winner Cassidy Smith channels her frustration through her art (readingeagle.com)

VISTA Today Recognizes Outstanding Achievements, Contributions of 2023 Class of VISTA Millennial Superstars

Bill Would Legalize Recreational Pot in PA – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


Can’t get a dental appointment? N.J. dentists grow desperate as workers quit in droves. – pennlive.com

Midstate communities see low unemployment rates (abc27.com)

Report: Fossil Fuels Fund 424,000 PA Jobs – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


Pa. mom charged after baby dies from drug overdose: reports – pennlive.com

TikTok, other social media trends thrust performance crimes into spotlight – pennlive.com

Pa. man installed security cameras in female student’s home months before Idaho murders: report – pennlive.com

Dead grandfather’s hand grenade kills Indiana man, injures 2 teens – pennlive.com

Central Pa. motorcyclist dies after losing control on I-81: state police – pennlive.com

Stepfather, stepson exchange gunfire in Reading, police say | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Grenade Detonation Kills Father and Injures His Two Children – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


More states are giving students more money to pay for community college – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

USDA proposal would limit chocolate milk in schools | ABC27

Penn State’s budget proposal shifted after private meeting of trustees, university leadership (inquirer.com)


This Week in Pennsylvania: Recapping election week across the state (abc27.com)

PA Supreme Court Primary: Where The Race Was Won (politicspa.com)

In W. Pa., a progressive wave washed away the competition. How they did it and what it means – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Mount Etna volcano erupts, raining ash on nearby city – pennlive.com

Big quake on Northern California coast follows cluster of smaller tremors farther south – pennlive.com

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


More than 660,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain recalled for issue with child seat anchor bars – pennlive.com

Stay away from Florida, NAACP warns Black, LGBTQ+ travelers – pennlive.com


Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Patty Murray wants insurers to cover over-the-counter birth control. : NPR

State News

Inside Josh Shapiro’s 2022 landslide – and what it means for 2024 | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania mine safety improving, feds say | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

‘He’s very calculated’: Kohberger to enter plea on Monday | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

National News

A default on the U.S. debt would be far worse than a government shutdown. Here’s how – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New legislation would drastically cut power of federal labor board | National | thecentersquare.com

Texas officials: National Guard, state law enforcement holding line at border | Texas | thecentersquare.com

Debt talks on pause as deadline looms | National | thecentersquare.com

Illegal border crossings in first 4 months of year greater than populations of 6 states | National | thecentersquare.com

Killer whales are attacking boats, even sinking one, and researchers want to know why – pennlive.com

Michelle Wu, Boston’s New Mayor, Seeks Big Change. Old Power Brokers Push Back. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Year After a School Shooting, Divisions Run Through Uvalde – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

California Wildflower Scientist Searches for Rare Species After Wet Winter – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘Living in Fear’: Arson Is the Latest in a String of Attacks on Minnesota Mosques – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Saudi astronauts, including nation’s 1st woman, catch a SpaceX flight to space station : NPR

Daniel Penny says he felt no shame after the NYC subway death of Jordan Neely : NPR

An Indiana man died after a grenade found in his relative’s belongings exploded : NPR

Local News

Is it OK to pick weeds to eat? Foraging in Harrisburg region grows as ‘there is food all around us’ – pennlive.com

Hershey Theatre announces winners of the 2023 Apollo Awards – pennlive.com

Senior prank goes awry for Pa. high school students now banned from prom and graduation – pennlive.com

Harrisburg police to introduce modernized parking ticket system – pennlive.com

124-year-old Pennsylvania company investing over $30 million for expansion (abc27.com)

24th annual Kite Festival held in Camp Hill (abc27.com)

Dauphin Borough held a ceremony for repaired veteran’s memorial (abc27.com)

Harrisburg introduces new parking ticket system (abc27.com)

Proposed Erie County EMS authority will impose fee on property owners (goerie.com)

Radnor police reports: Catalytic Converter Theft – Mainline Media News

Radnor Middle School Recognized as a Common Sense School – Mainline Media News


Pittsburgh office vacancies up as hybrid work, crime concerns linger | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Get ready to stomp: Spotted lanternflies about to hatch in Western Pennsylvania | TribLIVE.com

East Liberty man accused of robbing Shadyside bank arrested | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh program to bring constituent services into city neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

Traffic calming project slated for Squirrel Hill | TribLIVE.com

Pitcairn daycare building torn down following structural collapse – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

2023 Komen Pittsburgh More Than Pink Walk raises more than $275,000 – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Free pet health clinic held in Jeannette – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

New Pittsburgh police chief could be confirmed this week – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Familiar skepticism clouds outlook for Philadelphia LNG hub | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Traveling Violation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philadelphia nonprofit helps provide mental health services | Health | phillytrib.com

Super Play Systems meeting demand for pickleball courts in parks, backyards and even prisons – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

NBC10 adds meteorologist Justin Godynick to First Alert Weather team (inquirer.com)


Back in hoodies and gym shorts, Fetterman tackles Senate life after depression treatment – AP News | EdGlenToday.com

Barack Obama says John Fetterman is fit to serve in Senate after stroke – FreshSociety

John Fetterman insists he’s been ‘transparent’ about health in ‘cakewalk’ ‘View’ interview – FreshSociety

Back in hoodies and gym shorts, Fetterman tackles Senate life after depression treatment (abc27.com)

PoliticsPA: May 22 Playbook: Back In the Saddle

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