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

Bill to change the way doe tags are issued advances in PA state Senate (

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

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

Senate Panel To Take Action On Data Breach – WDAC

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

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

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

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 (

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. –

Lawmakers reload awful firearms bill | Editorials and Columns |

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

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19


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

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

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 (

New Jersey to lift mask mandate, physical distancing requirement – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

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

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

GOP governors’ in 22 states move to end COVID benefits hits rural America hard | Coronavirus |

A little US city, battered by the virus, tells its stories | Coronavirus |

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 |

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


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

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

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

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

State data shows low vaccination rates for staff at area nursing homes (

New COVID-19 cases plummet in Pennsylvania (


Covid vaccination clinic in Franklin Park booking appointments online |

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

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

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

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

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

Hempfield to lift emergency declaration next month |

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

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

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

COVID-19: Daily update on coronavirus cases in Erie County (

Vaccine network expands to family doctors, neighborhood pharmacies | Coronavirus |



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 |

Lehigh Valley nonprofit holding virtual fair for job-seekers – The Morning Call (

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

Williamsport developer has plan to rehab Lehigh Valley retail plaza – The Morning Call (

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

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

UPS hiring 500 in Philadelphia region | Business |

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

Forest and Main Brewing to relocate, expand in Ambler – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

PPP deadline looms and remaining funds are drying up – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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



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

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 (

South Jersey man arrested in birthday party shooting that killed 2, injured 12 (

Training continues for Wilkes-Barre Police Advisory Committee | News |

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

Bucks County man charged in insurrection – The Morning Call (

Oath Keepers, others planned meeting in Quarryville before insurrection (

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

Drug investigation: Erie County gets aid through federal designation (

Jason Kutt honored by family for a life cut short in Nockamixon Park shooting (

Paul Dickinson takes over as Pennridge Regional’s new police chief (

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



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

Feasibility study finds $304.8 million in repairs needed across Scranton School District | Education |

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

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

Harrisburg School District picks ‘finalist’ for superintendent –

East Stroudsburg HS South celebrates award-winning staff, student National Merit Scholars (

Community college students in Erie County can access county libraries (

Richland School Board approves tentative budget | Local News |

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



Editorial: Westmoreland wisely invests in election workers |

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 |

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

Lackawanna County’s write-in vote count nearly complete | Election |

Barletta brings campaign to Hazle Twp. | News |

Jason Richey Announces 2022 Run for Governor | PoliticsPA

Editorial: Primary voter turnout improved but not impressive | Editorials |

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

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

Schuylkill County sheriff candidate to drop from race | News |

Primary 2021: Voters pick York City Council, district judge nominees (

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 (

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

Norley to stick with Dem party | Local-news |

Montana Ballot Collection Law Could Affect Natives, Seniors : NPR



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

‘Tis the season for FEMA | Editorials and Columns |

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

Beaver County companies, organizations receive awards for solar energy (

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



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

Bridge work planned for I-81 North | News |

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

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

AAA: Travel rebound expected over Memorial Day weekend | Business |

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



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 (

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

Judge dismisses hospital’s lawsuit against insurance company | News |

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

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


State News

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

Juneteenth: PA state courts to observe Black emancipation anniversary (

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 (

Pa. to resume job search requirement for unemployment benefits |

A teachers union wants most PSERS trustees off the board (

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

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

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

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 (


National News

George Floyd’s murder leaves Minneapolis scarred one year later (

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

Reform hard, yet easy part | Editorials and Columns |

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

Justice in My Town: Activists, civil rights leaders seek racial equity (

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 |

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

Multiple people dead in shooting in central Ohio –

Despite federal moratorium, eviction rates returning to pre-pandemic levels | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Shortages of lumber, glass, copper and more impacting construction (

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

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 (

Stroudsburg vigil for George Floyd to be held Tuesday night (

George Floyd vigil: Erie group to mark anniversary of Floyd’s death (

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

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

Alden purchase of Tribune has Allentown nonprofits fighting to support Morning Call newsroom (

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

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

UGI main replacement project begins in Blakely | News |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire destroys Darlington church (

Mount Gretna Governor Dick forest cutting continues to anger some (

Doc on Pocono winery owner wins big on festival circuit (

Hanover center square: Bricks fall from building, no one injured (

Union City to celebrate 150th anniversary with historic markers, dedication (

Proposed gas facility in Marple brings community opposition | News |

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



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

$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 |

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 |

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



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

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

Riders tell SEPTA they want an end to service cuts (

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

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

Communities traumatized by MOVE bombing still need help to fully heal | Opinion (

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

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

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

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



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 |

White House, Kremlin aim for Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit in Geneva (

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

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 –

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

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

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

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