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Legislature

Teacher shortage: Pennsylvania bill eases access for out-of-state teachers into classrooms | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fairness in Women’s Sports Act Advances to Full Senate, Wolf Veto Likely – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Senate committee approves bill to ban transgender women from women’s sports | WITF

Report: Pennsylvania’s pandemic spending sets up a ‘fiscal cliff’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Here’s how some are bracing for a post-Roe Pennsylvania – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

After Texas, clergy gather to protest gun violence. How much is enough? | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA’s farmers, municipalities pay for legislature’s inaction on clean water (ydr.com)

Penn Hills lawmaker seeking to ban cellphone use in schools statewide | TribLIVE.com

Proposal would require greater public access to records from Pitt, Penn State, others | TribLIVE.com

Wolf administration calls for more investment in Pa.’s advanced tech startups | WITF

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Long COVID’s underlying causes still elusive in new study : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

PPP, EIDL fraud a concern for lawmakers, SBA – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Iowa fast-food worker’s wage lawsuit survives in U.S. Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

MontcoWorks NOW helping people find new careers in Montgomery County (mainlinemedianews.com)

Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange honors innovation – Reading Eagle

SBA names Cedarville Engineering PA’s ‘Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year’ (readingeagle.com)

U.S. job jumpers reconsider and quit again soon after | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

Three Midstate men face charges for their role in Jan. 6 riots (abc27.com)

Basewitz + Snitzer: Want to reduce crime? Let’s start by respecting police work (broadandliberty.com)

Falls Township police infighting could damage community trust, experts say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Spring Garden police address fatal Central York teacher shooting (ydr.com)

 

Education

Midstate safety experts react to Texas school shooting (abc27.com)

A stabbing at Coatesville Area Senior High School sent a student to the hospital, district says (inquirer.com)

Proposed $137M Owen J. Roberts budget calls for 1.98% tax hike (dailylocal.com)

University of the Arts president David Yager to step down – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Enrollment declines at Erie School District: Will it dip below 10,000? (goerie.com)

Southcentral PA teacher’s influence lasts a lifetime (ydr.com)

Wyoming Valley West proceeding with plan to close Schuyler Avenue Elementary School | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Elections/Politics

How a mail ballot ruling in Pa. could affect 2022 primary election results · Spotlight PA

Leigh Chapman says GOP Senate primary ‘likely headed toward a recount’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Court Says Counties Can Inspect Voting Equipment – PoliticsPA

What to do with undated mail-in ballots? Pennsylvania county election officials are scratching their heads | WITF

Court battles go down to count deadline in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race | WITF

GOP intervenes in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit | WITF

Pennsylvania Senate Race: McCormick campaign takes undated ballot fight to State Supreme Court (abc27.com)

Primary 2022: Berks County election results have been updated (readingeagle.com)

More than 200 undated ballots in Allegheny County to be counted but kept separate, state says | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania counties must count undated ballots; Dept. of State guidance (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate: Lead widens in one contested Lehigh Valley race, narrows in another as counties near end of reporting votes – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

After stroke, doctors look at John Fetterman’s U.S. Senate campaign trail prospects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats are trying to wake up disaffected voters by calling Doug Mastriano an existential threat (inquirer.com)

DelVal Republicans Say They’ll Support Mastriano – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. voters wanted to burn the House – and Senate – down this primary season | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Atlantic hurricane season 2022 forecast to be active, Climate Prediction Center says (inquirer.com)

U.S. Steel fined $1.5 million and required to improve air pollution control | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Transportation

Memorial Day weekend: Transportation officials expect ‘the busiest summer travel season in recent history’ amid climbing fuel prices – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Cyclists deaths are on the rise and advocates say U.S. roads are the problem : NPR

 

State News

Local congressmen shrug off Russia ban | News | citizensvoice.com

How to protect yourself from impending electric utility rate hike | WITF

Rural Pennsylvania training program helps fill dire volunteer firefighter, EMS shortage | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Second baby formula shipment will come through Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

National News

Gunman kills at least 19 children and 2 adults at a Texas elementary school | WITF

Families mourn, worry as victims begin to be identified in wake of elementary school shooting | ABC27

What we know about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas : NPR

In the 10 years since Sandy Hook, gun laws in the U.S. haven’t changed much : NPR

Connecticut’s Sen. Murphy begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden says ‘we have to act’ after Texas school shooting – Daily Local

Nickel Mines, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Uvalde: Massacres of schoolchildren continue to lead to anguish (but not action) in the US [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Survivors of Parkland and Columbine shootings share their outrage over Uvalde : NPR

Dems pick Abrams, GOP governor candidates battle in Georgia | News | phillytrib.com

Brian Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor’s race in stinging rebuke of Trump | TribLIVE.com

Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pentagon says more high-tech weapons going to Ukraine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Islamic State operative planned to assassinate George W. Bush, report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Reading youth tour Muhammed Ali’s training camp (readingeagle.com)

Conservancy seeks $5 million in public donations, hopes to preserve thousands more acres | Local News | lancasteronline.com

New chamber president sets goal of economic revival in Chester County – Daily Local

Montco2040 grant program awards $2.5M to 18 municipalities (mainlinemedianews.com)

Luzerne County Council approves funding matches for Hazleton Public Transit and LCTA | | standardspeaker.com

Hazleton City Council moves forward with multi-municipal comprehensive plan | News | standardspeaker.com

More than 30 people displaced after 2nd alarm fire in Harrisburg: officials – pennlive.com

Lifeguard shortage forces central Pa. pools to close, reduce hours – pennlive.com

Mackenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, donates $1.1M to Harrisburg nonprofit – pennlive.com

Proposed hotel and conference center ‘coming soon’ to Hotel Sterling site | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh City Council to move forward with exploration of other affordable housing options | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police should make policy on marijuana arrests, extremist group involvement, audit recommends | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Audit: Marijuana arrests persist among Black Pittsburghers despite decriminalization | TribLIVE.com

Council sends bills on county jobs back to committee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Proposed legislation to establish a Philadelphia Department of Aviation advances in City Council – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mayor Kenney picks two new Philly school board members (inquirer.com)

Parking Protected Bike Lanes needs a vote this week – Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

September retrial set for Kenyatta Johnson and co-defendants | Local News | phillytrib.com

Black Lives Matter vigils return to the Unitarian Society of Germantown | Local News | phillytrib.com

Sharswood section’s transformation continues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia trash as college students move out prompts resident complaints (inquirer.com)

City urged to buy back $10 million in liens to protect community gardens and lots from sheriff’s sale (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Police reform executive order to be signed two years after George Floyd’s death : NPR