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Legislature

Pa. Senate Library announces unveiling of annual exhibition | News | thecourierexpress.com

Bill to change the way doe tags are issued advances in PA state Senate (goerie.com)

Senators propose tightening Pennsylvania’s Breach of Personal Information Act after contact tracing fiasco | State | wfmz.com

Pa. Senate Holding Hearing Over Contract Tracing Data Breach – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Senate Panel To Take Action On Data Breach – WDAC

Senators propose tightening Pennsylvania’s Breach of Personal Information Act after contact tracing fiasco | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘Do your job’: Abuse survivors call on Pa. Senate to pass stalled lawsuit reform bill | Politics and policy | readingeagle.com

There are no plans for them, but Pa. Senate panel approves bill banning vaccine ‘passports’ | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Committee To Consider Ban On Vaccine Passports – WDAC

Vaccine passport ban takes first step in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate panel approves bill to ban vaccine passports | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Medical marijuana law changes pass Pennsylvania House panel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House panel passes motion to permanently adopt pandemic-driven marijuana law changes | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Lawmakers reload awful firearms bill | Editorials and Columns | thetimes-tribune.com

Primary election results signal a response to governor’s handling of pandemic | Smart Talk (witf.org)

House GOP tees up legislation on governor’s pandemic powers in Pennsylvania | WITF

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

National

Moderna vaccine safe and highly effective in kids ages 12 to 17, company says (nbcnews.com)

CDC Investigating Whether COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Linked To Heart Inflammation In Younger Patients – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

COVID-19 Latest: India passes grim milestone, but local help is on the way | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. warns against all travel to Japan as Olympics loom | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

N.J. lifts restrictions ahead of Memorial Day weekend | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

New Jersey to lift mask mandate, physical distancing requirement – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pregnant workers, new mothers in Philadelphia left out of COVID-19 assistance programs (inquirer.com)

A Philly pediatrician on parents’ top fears on the COVID-19 vaccine | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Is it OK to offer a shot at lottery money to get people vaccinated? As bioethicists we say yes. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

GOP governors’ in 22 states move to end COVID benefits hits rural America hard | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

A little US city, battered by the virus, tells its stories | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Children’s risk of serious illness from COVID-19 is as low as it is for the flu | WITF

Stephen Colbert says he’s going back before live audiences | National and World | delcotimes.com

Mask Or No Mask? Confusion Persists As Businesses Decide On Policies : NPR

State

Pennsylvania inches near Gov. Wolf’s 70% vaccination target for lifting mask mandate | TribLIVE.com

After citing privacy law, Pa. backtracks and discloses wasted vaccine details (inquirer.com)

With Memorial Day coming, more COVID-19 cases than last year, fewer deaths | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Bill would bar Pa. school districts from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations | WITF

State data shows low vaccination rates for staff at area nursing homes (timesonline.com)

New COVID-19 cases plummet in Pennsylvania (timesonline.com)

Local

Covid vaccination clinic in Franklin Park booking appointments online | TribLIVE.com

In-person visits set to resume at Westmoreland prison as inmate vaccinations begin | TribLIVE.com

26 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Monday | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Risk of COVID community spread now ‘substantial’ in only 5 counties; Berks County remains ‘moderate’ | Coronavirus | readingeagle.com

Hollywood Casino visitors no longer need a face mask to gamble if fully vaccinated – pennlive.com

In 1991, Philly vaccinated 6,000 kids against measles in a weekend. Let’s do it again | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Hempfield to lift emergency declaration next month | TribLIVE.com

Violence compounds grief for families amid toll of COVID-19 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Montgomery County records 101 coronavirus cases over three days, no new deaths | News | mainlinemedianews.com

Coronavirus positivity rate continues to decrease in Montco and SE Pa. | News | mainlinemedianews.com

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

Vaccine network expands to family doctors, neighborhood pharmacies | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

Stepping up: Churchill warehouse developer, dozens of others seek more than $200M in state aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

StarKist plans to relocate its North Shore headquarters to Virginia next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shale drillers Cabot, Cimarex to merge in $7.4 billion deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SLIBCO to develop new business park in Archbald | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Lehigh Valley nonprofit holding virtual fair for job-seekers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Amid staffing shortage, Lehigh Valley restaurant owners adjust hours and offer signing bonuses to attract workers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Williamsport developer has plan to rehab Lehigh Valley retail plaza – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Barber, Poor People’s Campaign call for ‘3rd Reconstruction’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Truck-Lite to move headquarters, 90 jobs to Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park (goerie.com)

UPS hiring 500 in Philadelphia region | Business | delcotimes.com

Four Seasons companies near Ephrata start $30M expansion to meet growing demand | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Forest and Main Brewing to relocate, expand in Ambler – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia wealth management firm Glenmede moves into Pittsburgh with former PNC team – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PPP deadline looms and remaining funds are drying up – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Is There Really A Truck Driver Shortage? : Planet Money : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Former Erie City Council President Sonya Arrington sentenced to one year and one day in prison on fraud charges | WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com

3 people shot dead in Washington Co. home in apparent murder-suicide | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man accused of stalking and raping Philly women may have targeted victims in 8 states, police say (inquirer.com)

South Jersey man arrested in birthday party shooting that killed 2, injured 12 (inquirer.com)

Training continues for Wilkes-Barre Police Advisory Committee | News | citizensvoice.com

Reading will fine and arrest people gathering at Pagoda if they break the law | Local News | readingeagle.com

Bucks County man charged in insurrection – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Oath Keepers, others planned meeting in Quarryville before insurrection (ydr.com)

Delaware County man accused of human trafficking of females in Montgomery County | News | mainlinemedianews.com

Drug investigation: Erie County gets aid through federal designation (goerie.com)

Jason Kutt honored by family for a life cut short in Nockamixon Park shooting (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Paul Dickinson takes over as Pennridge Regional’s new police chief (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

The Muscogee Nation Wants Its Policing To Focus On Prevention Along With Enforcement : NPR

 

Education

The Central Bucks school board denied a counselor’s request to attend training on transgender inclusivity. So parents raised the money themselves. (inquirer.com)

Feasibility study finds $304.8 million in repairs needed across Scranton School District | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Letter: Oley Valley school board candidates focused on wrong issues | Letters to the Editor | readingeagle.com

Letter: Penn State faculty makes bad decision on language | Letters to the Editor | readingeagle.com

Harrisburg School District picks ‘finalist’ for superintendent – pennlive.com

East Stroudsburg HS South celebrates award-winning staff, student National Merit Scholars (poconorecord.com)

Community college students in Erie County can access county libraries (goerie.com)

Richland School Board approves tentative budget | Local News | tribdem.com

Budget squeeze remains for U.S. colleges including Harvard University and other elite schools as international students remain in limbo – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Editorial: Westmoreland wisely invests in election workers | TribLIVE.com

Cause of Luzerne County ballot mislabeling identified | Times Leader

Dominion Voting Systems VP faces angry GOP voters, takes blame for Luzerne County ballot saga | News | citizensvoice.com

County council to advertise for attorney about proposed DA special election | News | citizensvoice.com

Lackawanna County’s write-in vote count nearly complete | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Barletta brings campaign to Hazle Twp. | News | standardspeaker.com

Jason Richey Announces 2022 Run for Governor | PoliticsPA

Editorial: Primary voter turnout improved but not impressive | Editorials | readingeagle.com

Letter: Show more consideration for seniors at polling places | Letters to the Editor | readingeagle.com

Group led by ‘kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell hired the firm recounting AZ’s election to probe election in Fulton Co. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Schuylkill County sheriff candidate to drop from race | News | republicanherald.com

Primary 2021: Voters pick York City Council, district judge nominees (ydr.com)

Jeff Bartos on War Room

Jeff Bartos Speaks at Stand Up for Israel Rally

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Chris Mundiath: Third-world countries take election security seriously—we should, too (broadandliberty.com)

Norley to stick with Dem party | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Montana Ballot Collection Law Could Affect Natives, Seniors : NPR

 

Environment

Philly’s air pollution soars in summer. This neighborhood has the worst of it. (inquirer.com)

‘Tis the season for FEMA | Editorials and Columns | standardspeaker.com

Solar storms are back, threatening life on Earth as we know it – pennlive.com

Beaver County companies, organizations receive awards for solar energy (timesonline.com)

Guest column: US electricity grid isn’t ready for the electric vehicle revolution | Opinion | dailylocal.com

 

Transportation

Tarentum Bridge to close for improvements, affecting thousands of motorists | TribLIVE.com

Bridge work planned for I-81 North | News | citizensvoice.com

Water main break closes section of Route 61 in Berks | Local News | readingeagle.com

PennDOT driver license photo centers will close for the Memorial Day weekend | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

AAA: Travel rebound expected over Memorial Day weekend | Business | delcotimes.com

Gas prices rise, so does number of Memorial Day weekend travelers | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Health

WVU Medicine prepares new cancer clinic at Uniontown Hospital | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Black faith communities deal with COVID-19 fallout, N.J. deacon helps raise mental health awareness (inquirer.com)

To Your Health: Thanks to all EMS providers | Times Leader

Judge dismisses hospital’s lawsuit against insurance company | News | citizensvoice.com

Why is Tower Health adding urgent care centers amid financial struggles? | Local News | readingeagle.com

‘PinnacleHealth’ slips into history as UPMC renames Harrisburg region hospitals – pennlive.com

 

State News

A year after George Floyd’s death, Pennsylvanians are still fighting for change (timesonline.com)

Juneteenth: PA state courts to observe Black emancipation anniversary (timesonline.com)

Pennsylvania to reinstate work search requirement for unemployment benefits in July | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania plans to bring back unemployment work search requirements | WITF

Starting July 18, Pa. unemployed must prove work search to receive jobless benefits | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. to resume job search requirement for unemployment benefits | TribLIVE.com

A teachers union wants most PSERS trustees off the board (inquirer.com)

Pa. wildlife officials swamped with calls from people who have picked up or taken in wild animals | TribLIVE.com

Man drowns while kayaking in central Pa. creek, coroner says – pennlive.com

See how real estate boom of past decade has affected home prices in your Pa. ZIP code: map – pennlive.com

Families separated at Mexico border build new American life in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF

PA child welfare agencies struggling to fix cracks in a broken system (theintell.com)

 

National News

George Floyd’s murder leaves Minneapolis scarred one year later (inquirer.com)

Over 200 people injured in Malaysia after operator drives one train into another | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reform hard, yet easy part | Editorials and Columns | thetimes-tribune.com

Floyd’s death laid bare the ‘Minnesota Paradox’ of racism | Across America | phillytrib.com

Justice in My Town: Activists, civil rights leaders seek racial equity (timesonline.com)

A Century After The Race Massacre, Tulsa Confronts Its Bloody Past : NPR

Officials say hate crimes against Jews are growing in the aftermath of Gaza violence | WITF

Plane hijacking, kidnapping of Belarusian journalist are outrages; release Roman Protasevich | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Belarus: What Roman Protasevich’s Arrest Means For The Rest Of The World : NPR

Florida governor signs bill barring social media companies from blocking politicians | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three disasters show gaps in $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NYC mayor: Public schools will be all in person this fall | TribLIVE.com

NYC Schools To Reopen Fully With No Remote Learning This Fall : NPR

Multiple people dead in shooting in central Ohio – pennlive.com

Despite federal moratorium, eviction rates returning to pre-pandemic levels | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shortages of lumber, glass, copper and more impacting construction (ydr.com)

Lumber prices soar, demand sparks economic boom as supply remains limited during pandemic aftermath | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Texas Gets Ready To Allow Unlicensed Carrying Of Handguns : NPR

 

Local News

Rally being held Tuesday in Point Breeze to honor George Floyd, other victims of police violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks NAACP to host George Floyd Memorial Vigil in Doylestown Tuesday (theintell.com)

Stroudsburg vigil for George Floyd to be held Tuesday night (poconorecord.com)

George Floyd vigil: Erie group to mark anniversary of Floyd’s death (goerie.com)

FOR THOSE WHO GAVE IT ALL: Bucks County communities planning parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day weekend | Entertainment | buckslocalnews.com

EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: Bucks County World War II veteran recognized for his service to the nation | State | wfmz.com

Alden purchase of Tribune has Allentown nonprofits fighting to support Morning Call newsroom (inquirer.com)

Area gym owners let members choose if they want to wear maks | News | citizensvoice.com

Wilkes-Barre Area OKs preliminary budget with no tax increase | Education | citizensvoice.com

UGI main replacement project begins in Blakely | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Union Twp. supervisor makes it a mission to catch litterbugs | News | standardspeaker.com

Verizon cell tower plan draws opposition from crowd in Sugarloaf Twp. | News | standardspeaker.com

Wage taxes to be restructured, but not increase, in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

Ribbon cutting held Wednesday for Hayden Family Center for the Arts | News | standardspeaker.com

Advocates push for Bethlehem officials to use pandemic relief money for permanent homeless shelter – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘We lost everything’: Fire rips through Bethlehem Township condo units, leaving 10 homeless – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

The Dell Music Center set to re-open this summer | Music | phillytrib.com

Jewish activists protest Bala Cynwyd billionaire’s support of right-wing Israeli think tank | Montgomery County | phillytrib.com

Montco’s housing affordability study has arrived. Here are some of the findings. | Montgomery County | phillytrib.com

ACLU-PA sues Montco for blocking attorney-client meetings in county jail | Montgomery County | phillytrib.com

Fire destroys Darlington church (timesonline.com)

Mount Gretna Governor Dick forest cutting continues to anger some (theintell.com)

Doc on Pocono winery owner wins big on festival circuit (poconorecord.com)

Hanover center square: Bricks fall from building, no one injured (ydr.com)

Union City to celebrate 150th anniversary with historic markers, dedication (goerie.com)

Proposed gas facility in Marple brings community opposition | News | delcotimes.com

Montgomery County OKs $2.3M contract for meal deliveries | Local-news | thereporteronline.com

 

Pitt

Trans, Intersex and Nonbinary Alliance seeking public comment on expanding all-gender bathroom access in Allegheny Co. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

$30M in Heinz Endowments grants includes help for arts venues reopening, other pandemic assistance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After loss, Peduto touts progressive movement that propelled Ed Gainey to victory | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto reflects on nearly 8 years in office, looks ahead | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority proposes 10 service priorities but says new maintenance garage must come first | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obituary: Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Krupp, Pittsburgh’s longest-serving Yellow Cab driver | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh author Damon Young wins 2020 Thurber Prize for American Humor | TribLIVE.com

World Square celebrates immigrant and refugee communities in Pittsburgh with Downtown event | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Evil Genius Beer co-owner Trevor Hayward and Devil’s Den owner Erin Wallace step down from Philly Loves Beer board (inquirer.com)

Car ticketed, impounded by Philadelphia Parking Authority after sign switcheroo. PPA admits $475 error. (inquirer.com)

Riders tell SEPTA they want an end to service cuts (inquirer.com)

As SEPTA recovers from COVID-19, prioritizing Philly projects is vital to city’s future | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Jury duty desperately needs reforms, including more money for jurors in Philly | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Communities traumatized by MOVE bombing still need help to fully heal | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

City legislator calls for Dr. Ala Stanford to become next health commissioner | Local News | phillytrib.com

In reversal, KeVen Parker’s Soul Food Café at Reading Terminal Market closes permanently | Local News | phillytrib.com

Numbers show pandemic’s massive impact on Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Washington

President Biden to meet with George Floyd’s family amid uncertain progress on race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David M. Shribman: With honeymoon over, Biden parries challenges from all sides | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Infrastructure talks hit a wall as Senate GOP and White House exchange blame | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National Guard’s Capitol security mission ends as lawmakers feud over protection needs, costs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden doubling spending to prepare for hurricanes, storms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gordon Sondland, key Trump impeachment witness, sues Mike Pompeo, U.S. government for $1.8 million in legal fees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Blinken off to Mideast to secure Gaza truce, push for aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Blinken: U.S. will aid Gaza without helping Hamas | News | tribdem.com

White House, Kremlin aim for Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit in Geneva (inquirer.com)

Justice Department appeals judge’s order on Russia probe memo | TribLIVE.com

Doyle McManus: Why McCarthy and McConnell want you to forget about the Jan. 6 riot | Times Leader

Student loan debt forgiveness is likely not a focus in President Joe Biden’s annual budget – pennlive.com

Jan. 6 commission fight moving to Senate discussed by Reps. Madeleine Dean, Bonnie Watson Coleman (msnbc.com)

Rep. Lloyd Smucker fined $5,000 for bypassing House security | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Justice Department Appeals Release of Memo About Not Charging Trump : NPR

Who Is Biden’s ATF Nominee, David Chipman? : NPR