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Pa. lawmakers want stricter regulations on fracking – Farm and Dairy

Pa. lawmakers tout new batch of fracking oversight bills (

Call For Fracking Transparency | Eyewitness News (

Heavy Activity in State Capitols Across the Country: Pennsylvania and Michigan Legislation Will Stop Local Governments from Banning Natural Gas – PHCC (

Child sex abuse victims storm out of meeting with Pa. Senate leader (

Lawmakers and supporters continue the call for change on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death (

A year after George Floyd’s murder, Black Pa. lawmakers double down on push for police accountability | WITF

(96) Democratic State Officials Say There Is No Labor Shortage But Wages Need To Be Raised – YouTube

Pa. Republicans advance bills to restrict abortion rights, but Wolf promises to veto them | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf vows to veto GOP abortion, gun bills | Times Leader

Bills to restrict abortion, expand gun rights start in House | State |

‘We have an obligation’: House Republicans advance bills to restrict reproductive health, expand gun rights | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Abortion fight ramps up in Pa. as GOP advances three pro-life bills (

Wolf Administration Improves Access to Senior Food Box Program | News – Pennsylvania News Today

Republicans refuse to repeal law that says books about gay topics are obscene / LGBTQ Nation

‘Rampant Homophobia’: Democrats Blast Republicans for Voting to Keep Homosexuality in Pennsylvania’s Obscenity Laws (

Price of Politics: Pa. Democrats lament lack of bipartisanship in split government |

Committee OKs Roae bill to save school districts money | News |

Measure Cracks Down On Data Breaches – WDAC

New videos appear to show State Senator Doug Mastriano closer to Capitol insurrection than he said | WITF

Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania Republican lawmaker, seen as closer to Capitol riot in new videos (

Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano lashes out at ‘keyboard warriors’ questioning his actions during Capitol riot –

House panel advances measure limiting Wolf’s disaster powers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers attempt edit of Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration | Pennsylvania |

GOP lays groundwork to terminate Wolf’s pandemic emergency declaration | City & State PA (

Bill transferring control of writing, advertising Pennsylvania’s constitutional amendments passes House | Pennsylvania |

Senator Schwank announces major new funding | Berks Regional News |

State grants Newport Twp. $300K to demolish 18 blighted properties | News |

State funding making dozens of community projects possible | News |

More than $600,000 in state money awarded for Bethlehem area blight remediation, recreation and emergency services projects – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania to report on how it blundered child sex-abuse vote – The Morning Call (

Pa. House Committee considers bill to abolish “concealed carry” permits for handgun owners –


Coronavirus – COVID-19


Half of all U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 | WITF

(96) U.S. officials call for COVID origin probe – YouTube

Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Social media heavyweights wooed for Pfizer smear campaign | Coronavirus |


A stark racial divide on vaccinations leaves many at risk as Pa. reopens | WITF

The Latest | COVID-19: Transmission rates drop in Pa.; Allegheny reports just 62 cases | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Only 5 Pa. counties have high spread of COVID-19; positive test rate drops for 5th week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. sees 3rd day with new covid cases under 1,000 which last happened in September |

2021 Indicators Report: Data demonstrates we are recovering from COVID | Times Leader

Pa.’s road to 70% vaccinated — and no more face mask requirement — turns steep and rocky with misinformation –


Philly convention center COVID vaccine site run by city as numbers drop, vaccine lottery in Delaware (

Less than 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in county | coronavirus |

Geisinger holding walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic | coronavirus |

Geisinger doc: Vaccination best way to stop COVID-19 | Coronavirus |

Lackawanna County Prison begins vaccinating willing inmates | Coronavirus |

About 190,000 Berks County residents so far are part of the COVID vaccination process | Coronavirus |

Vaccine access expands, Infection rate lowest since Oct. 10 | Local News |

Thomas Jefferson University student leads international COVID relief for India (

Some Amish in PA believe ‘herd immunity’ protects them from coronavirus (

COVID positivity rates plummet in some Pocono counties, rise in others (

COVID-19: Erie’s cases drop but hospital stays remain steady (

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



Women left their jobs to be caregivers. A business coalition wants companies to help | WITF

Branching out: Lexington Technology Park developer to undertake warehouse conversion in Larimer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

StarKist to move headquarters from Pittsburgh to Virginia |

SEIU members demonstrate over pay, staffing | Times Leader

Beaver County nursing home workers rally for industry improvements (

Pennsylvania to restart work search requirement for unemployment benefits – Philadelphia Business Journal (

More companies are embracing work from home. Downtown spending and CRE could suffer. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Second-chance hiring: Three common objections and how to respond. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pa. drops petitions against restaurants that violated COVID rules, including 10 in Berks | Coronavirus |

Lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania public sector union failed to properly pursue grievance claim on behalf of nonmember | Pennsylvania |

PLANNING AHEAD: Why aren’t people going back to work? [Column] | Business |

This Pgh ice cream parlor pays $15/hr, filled all its positions, and didn’t raise prices. How it happened | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Morning Call now owned by hedge fund Alden Global – The Morning Call (

Lehigh County public defenders offer drivers license suspension advice – The Morning Call (

A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses – The New York Times (



A former Temple administrator has agreed to testify against ex-dean Moshe Porat in the business school rankings scandal (

Ordinances would allow Reading police to destroy confiscated dirt bikes and ATVs | Local News |

Montgomery County task force to combat child exploitation, human trafficking and find missing children | News |

Pottsgrove Middle School bomb threat declared ‘non-credible’ | Local News |

Allentown ordered to pay $100k to officer who supported Pawlowski challenger – The Morning Call (



U of S New Mechanical Engineering Lab | Eyewitness News (

More high school students are rethinking their college plans due to financial stress caused by pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parents should have a say in the question of their child repeating a grade | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State grants open records request on Pittsburgh Public Schools reopening conversations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

St. Benedict the Moor moves to remote learning due to covid cases |

Plum School District Business Manager John Zahorchak leaving for new job in July |

Wyoming Area trying to reduce cyber charter costs | News |

Wilkes ending marching band program | Education |

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

Lackawanna College, SUNY Orange sign transfer agreement | Education |

Hazleton City Council moves closer to setting wage taxes | News |

Penn leases 150,000 square feet at King of Prussia’s Discovery Labs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Reading High principal a finalist for Harrisburg School District superintendent | Local News |

Community members defend bilingual program at SDL after report recommends its end | Community News |

North Penn: Staff outline talks with NAACP, CAIR, students after high school fight | News |

Delaware County Community College named a Center of Excellence in Education and Training for the U.S. Maritime industry | Business |

North Penn appoints new curriculum and equity department head (

Change universities to change capitalism | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘My work ethic has gotten better because of this virtual thing’: The pandemic high school senior year –

Harrisburg schools names Pa. First Lady’s chief of staff to vacant board of directors position –



Mail-in voting: The problem? The solution? Or just something to be tweaked for future Pa. elections? | ABC27

After saying he didn’t want to litigate 2020 election, Parnell says he supports audit of Pennsylvania results | WITF

John Oliver takes on Philly DA candidate Chuck Peruto (

Luzerne County Council votes to seek primary investigation | Times Leader

County council asks DA to investigate primary problems | News |

Write-in votes set up race for Scranton tax collector in November | Election |

Decision to pay Berks poll workers with debit cards instead of checks causes problems | Berks and Beyond |

Republicans are lining up for PA’s 2022 governor’s race. The key question is: Who will hold the Trump card? | PA Power and Policy |

Stuart Rothenberg: Still in trouble … and getting worse | Times Leader

Chris Freind: Elections with missing ballots, racism, exploding crime — oh my! | Opinion |

Throwing money at the voters | Local-news |

Wild Rules Out Senate Bid | PoliticsPA

Dr. Nche Zama Launches 2022 Bid for Governor | PoliticsPA

Rumors Fly that Dick’s Sporting Goods Gun-Grabbing Ex-CEO Is Mulling PA Senate Bid (



Letter: Pennsylvania should support greenhouse gas initiative | Letters to the Editor |

Board fight at Exxon intensifies spotlight on climate change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Letter: Pennsylvania must fulfill commitment to planet | Letters to the Editor |



I-81 Emergency Bridge Repair | Eyewitness News (

Flying over the Memorial Day weekend? Here’s what’s new at Pittsburgh International | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh airport preps for summer travel surge as covid vaccinations continue |

Air passengers warned to wear masks and behave ahead of holiday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McArdle Roadway closing for 2 weeks in June for maintenance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McCandless set to kick off $1 million road paving program |

PennDOT studying futures of bridges between Pittston, West Pittston | News |

Emergency work planned for I-81 South near Moosic | News |

Here’s where 5 state road projects are happening in Lancaster County this summer | Local News |

Bethlehem pedestrian bridge: Public suggests it could be much more than that, like a market or performance venue, too – The Morning Call (

Tarentum Bridge to undergo 16-day closure | Today in Pa. –



Cardiologist follows the science to a new conclusion on fish oil supplements l Expert Opinion (

Jefferson not planning to compete with commercial insurers as it preps for control of Health Partners Plans – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Free cancer screenings June 19 at AHN Cancer Institute in Center (

Substance abuse, alcohol consumption rises during pandemic, state officials say | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Poll: Majorities of Pa. voters support Biden’s ‘Build Back’ agenda | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In wake of investigation of Pa. teacher pension fund, union demands trustees resign, including those from rival union – The Morning Call (

State parks and camping go with fishing and swimming in Pennsylvania (

ACLU-PA and Montco reach settlement regarding attorney-client prison visits | WITF

Central Pennsylvania’s Black community remembers George Floyd, one year later | WITF

State flags lowered for Stephen Zappala Sr., former chief justice of Pa. Supreme Court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Central Pa. landowners relieved as PUC rejects controversial powerline project: ‘We fought hard’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania ranks as one of the ‘grossest’ states in the US, study finds | National News |

Wear your vest and other boating safety tips | Environment |

Who won ‘The Voice’ last night? Hint: He is from Pennsylvania –

Pa. state park beaches, pools will open this weekend, but some face staff shortages –

How to fish for free – no license required – in Pennsylvania this weekend –


National News

One Year Later: The Legacy of George Floyd (

Inquirer publisher: One year later, reflection and a look ahead

George Floyd family meeting with Joe Biden as Congress mulls police bill (

Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later | Across America |

The U.S. Army preparing to exhume the remains of 10 Indian School students from Carlisle Barracks Cemetery | Smart Talk (

Peloton to open first U.S. factory to build bikes, treadmills in Ohio | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Iran, world powers resume talks on U.S. return to nuclear deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigation (

Mali’s coup leader wrests back control of the government | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads | Election |

Audacy eying Dana Loesch to succeed Rush Limbaugh on WPHT, other stations, report says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.S. home prices soar in March by most since late 2013 | News |

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

Guest editorial | Change can start with a simple dialogue | Editorials |

Faulty redactions show more info seized in Giuliani investigation than previously disclosed | National and World |

INSIDER Q&A: Economist Joel Naroff on the inflation threat | Business |

Two Louisiana State Police officers involved in Ronald Greene’s arrest to be fired, sources say | Across America |

Michigan Shows The Challenge Of Replacing Lead Pipes : NPR


Local News

Bucks County remembers George Floyd, calls for more police reform (

Sen. Comitta to hold free shredding event June 12 in Malvern | Local News |

Eagle Scout candidate plants memorial garden at the Birches of Newtown; plans to dedicate it to the residents | Newtown Area |

The Future of ReadingFilmFEST Looks Bright | BCTV

Memorial Day in Pottsville | Eyewitness News (

Blaze at Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Monroeville affects several businesses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Malvern Prep’s Lonnie White Jr. will soon be confronted by a delightful yet difficult decision (

Wilkes-Barre to open Splash Pad at Coal Street on June 4 | Times Leader

Handling of racist remark draws fire | Times Leader

Ooms: Region improving but bumps in the road remain | Business |

Scranton City Council holds first in-person meeting since March 2020 | Coronavirus |

Old Forge dedicates playground to late teacher, borough councilman | Education |

La Festa Italiana to return | News |

Chris Kelly Opinion: Bond’s first domino falls | Chris-kelly |

Covington Twp. adopts short-term rental ordinance | News |

Hazleton City Council moves closer to setting wage taxes | News |

Carbon County upgrading animal shelter after report | News |

Reading Area Water Authority thanks crew for helping with accident that killed man | Local News |

Brood X cicadas are emerging in Berks County. Here’s what will happen next | News |

Daniel Torres Hispanic Center in Reading to reopen in June | Local News |

Berks County takes steps toward studying merits of creating health department | Berks and Beyond |

‘Debt of gratitude’: Foundation planning ‘Patriot Park’ near Flight 93 National Memorial | Local News |

Westmont residents’ questions answered at neighborhood meeting | News |

Penna named Johnstown recreation director; city position vacant since 2009 | News |

Lancaster’s Stockyard Inn to close at historic site as new property owner eyes redevelopment | Local Business |

Father of Mount Joy siblings killed in East Petersburg crash Saturday says 3-second traffic light delay would have saved them | Local News |

Rapho supervisors vote to repeal pandemic emergency declaration | Community News |

Delco council OKs rule prohibiting members from profiting from county contracts | News |

Bucks County Memorial Day: Parades and events return for holiday (

Chester‌ ‌County‌ ‌Sheriff’s‌ ‌Office‌ ‌offers‌ ‌free‌ ‌inspections‌ ‌of‌ ‌children’s‌ ‌car‌ ‌seats‌ ‌ | Local-news |

Spring-Ford adopts $178M budget with tax hike reduced to under 2% | News |

LVHN to educate and hire EMS personnel | News |

Township weighs Pike County’s EMS funding offer; $2 million match (

York city will come alive with events in summer 2021, organizers say (

The history of Rochester is highlighted in a new park dedicated Monday (

Mass power outage hits Whitehall after high tension line comes down, emergency radio says – The Morning Call (

Lehigh Valley home prices are highest in these ZIP codes: Map – The Morning Call (

UPMC Harrisburg staff takes knee to honor George Floyd –



From Westinghouse Park to UPMC Presby, Pittsburghers remember George Floyd’s death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers honor George Floyd with vigil on the anniversary of his death | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburghers rally to remember George Floyd, others, 1 year after slaying |

Allegheny County picks first head of Department of Children Initiatives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Final beam secured in redeveloped Ford assembly plant building in Pittsburgh |

Transit-Oriented Development and a potential new path for growth in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Black-led Community Spotlight: Alicia Tavani of No Limits Martial Arts | Community Profile | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Rock fantasy-themed Allies Ball highlights continued work to combat HIV/AIDS in Pittsburgh | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Watch out for cedar apple rust, the creepy orange fungus that could damage Pittsburgh trees | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Artist Senga Nengudi has new exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art (

Philadelphia sheriff taps former defense lawyer to be undersheriff (

$500M Northern Liberties project planned by National Development, KRE Group – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ruling on Chickie’s & Pete’s sportsbook in South Philly delayed again as tempers flare – Philadelphia Business Journal (

What Philadelphia businesses need to know about city’s ban on pre-employment marijuana testing – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

Rwandan preschoolers receive customized picture books, designed by Philly teenagers | Lifestyle |



Toomey, Brown spar over Fed spurring banks to address racial inequalities and climate change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy critical of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust remarks | WITF

GOP leaders condemn Greene over Holocaust comments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP senators ready $1 trillion infrastructure counteroffer to Biden | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Blinken seeks to fix Palestinian ties on maiden Mideast trip | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DHS to issue first-ever cybersecurity regulations for pipelines after Colonial hack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin set June summit in Geneva as tensions rise (

Rep. Malinowski bought, sold up to $1 million in companies with a stake in pandemic response (

US Rep. Keller proposes exempting race cars from EPA regulations | News |

Senate confirms Kristen Clarke as first Black woman to lead DOJ civil rights division | News |

Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with George Floyd’s family | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (