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Legislature

Democrats in Harrisburg call for gun law reforms after deadly Texas shooting – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Energy Choice Bill Moves to Full House Over Green Activist Opposition – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Consideration of Assault Weapons Ban Stopped – PoliticsPA

Pa. House votes against taking up gun bill after Texas killings | WITF

Pennsylvania House Democrats fail in their attempt to force a vote on assault weapons ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania House votes against taking up gun bill after Texas killings | TribLIVE.com

Criminal justice team meets with Sen. Judy Schwank to discuss programs for women | Penn State University (psu.edu)

‘We will not go away:’ Philly Black Clergy, allies call for more money for gun violence prevention – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill allowing personal testing equipment, Fentanyl test strips passes House committee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to see student cellphone ban in schools statewide | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 case rate increases, but at slower pace in Lancaster County | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

Crime/Punishment

A SWAT team raided a Pennsylvania home. It wasn’t the first time (poconorecord.com)

Medicaid fraud: Pennsylvania treatment facility owner pleads guilty to $12M kickback scheme | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania teen charged with attempted murder in school stabbing – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Education

State-mandated school safety protocols aim to protect students attending Pa. schools – pennlive.com

Montgomery County superintendents react to Texas elementary school shooting (dailylocal.com)

Texas school shooting: Bucks schools, police departments respond (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Security measures heightened, discussed in Western Pa. districts after Texas school shooting | TribLIVE.com

Security, student counseling among reactions at local schools to Uvalde shooting | Education | standardspeaker.com

Lehigh Valley school districts call for prevention efforts after Texas school shooting kills 21 (mcall.com)

Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars, which help Philly kids get to college, are merging. Here’s why. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars, which help Philly kids get to college, are merging. Here’s why. (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Gun control polls: Where Pennsylvanians stand on proposals to regulate guns (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary between Oz, McCormick goes to a recount | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Republican Pa. Senate primary race heads toward recount | WITF

Who won the Pa. Republican Senate primary? Everything to know ahead of a recount (inquirer.com)

Pa Senate race: Dept. of State orders Oz-McCormick recount (abc27.com)

How redistricting flipped the 2022 primary script for PA Republicans (goerie.com)

Can anything bring some normalcy to Pa. politics? Yep. | John Baer – pennlive.com

Jarrett Coleman claims Republican primary election win in Pa. Senate 16th District, but Sen. Pat Browne says he may seek recount (mcall.com)

All but 30 ballots counted in Allegheny County as statewide recount in U.S. Senate race looms | TribLIVE.com

Still deep in primary ballot processing, Luzerne County Election Board faces recount | Times Leader

Georgia primary takeaways: Trump’s GOP influence takes a hit : NPR

 

Environment

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Delaware County businesses composting unrecyclable pizza boxes, food waste into enriched soil (delcotimes.com)

New study urges Pennsylvania to improve recycling efforts | TribLIVE.com

Pa.’s environmental justice policy gets revamped — and scrutinized | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

More cyclists are being killed by cars. Advocates say U.S. streets are the problem | WITF

 

Health

Delaware County and Crozer reach settlement to keep behavioral health services open (delcotimes.com)

Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban : NPR

Being denied an abortion limits women’s economic prospects : NPR

 

State News

Pa. Senators Casey and Toomey calling for gun legislation (abc27.com)

Pat Toomey says he hasn’t given up on expanded background checks passing Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What Pa. members of Congress, other officials are saying about Texas elementary school shooting – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Electric in PA increasing up to 45% beginning June 1 (abc27.com)

Companies blanket Pa. with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card, but doctors are silenced · Spotlight PA

Rural Pa. training program helps fill dire volunteer firefighter, EMS shortage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Curt Sonney supports PASSHE funding request, says reforms working (goerie.com)

 

National News

How to help Uvalde families following yesterday’s elementary school shooting | WITF

Don’t be ‘horrified and heartbroken’ at Uvalde. Get mad as hell and do something | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Editorial: Yes to new gun laws, but the crisis is deeper than firearms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While debate over gun restrictions amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief | WITF

States divided on tightening restrictions on guns, even as mass shootings rise | WITF

More reactions, findings about gunman emerge after Texas school shooting : NPR

Miami Heat urge fans to call senators about gun law reform before playoff game : NPR

From Columbine to Robb, 169 dead in US mass school shootings | WITF

GRAHAM: Solve Gun Violence? America’s Pols Would Rather ‘Fight’ Than ‘Fix’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Guest Opinion: Want progress on guns? Don’t agonize. Organize. (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Our national pathology over guns is no longer insane. It’s inhuman | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What needs to be done to end mass shootings? | News | standardspeaker.com

World leaders are responding to the Uvalde school shooting : NPR

FDA statement on homemade baby formula (abc27.com)

Ubuntu: What it is, and why we could use more of it in public life | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s how much it could cost to rebuild Ukraine — and who would pay for it : NPR

 

Local News

Soroptimists Celebrate 50 Years of Service to Women and Girls | Doylestown, PA Patch

Lancaster County again seeking 24 lifeguards; here’s what else we know about Central Park Pool closure | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County’s public golf courses and country clubs make millions (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Many local residents honored at Fund for Women and Girls event in West Chester – Daily Local

Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale celebrates completion of $1 million renovation project – Daily Local

Vietnam Wall replica will be in Erie over Memorial Day weekend (goerie.com)

Delaware County veterans hold Memorial Day parades, ceremonies – Delco Times

Volunteers place flags on veterans graves (readingeagle.com)

$143,500 in grants awarded to improve health in Berks (readingeagle.com)

Allentown residents urge city council to spend pandemic relief dollars on affordable housing, youth center, public safety – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Transitional housing apartment building for families receives zoning approval | Times Leader

 

Pitt

Thousands of infant formula cans donated to Pittsburgh-area families | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local orgs release recommendations for improvement to state recycling legislation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ground broken for historic National Negro Opera Company house’s restoration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mount Washington residents speak out against plan to put Jane Seymour sculpture on Grandview Avenue overlook | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What 23 recommendations were made in the voter-mandated review of Pittsburgh police? (nextpittsburgh.com)

City art commission blocks plan to put Jane Seymour sculpture on Mount Washington overlook | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Street dedication recognizes Walter and Marjorie Livingston | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s population decline among largest of major U.S. cities, Census estimates show – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pew finds most Philadelphians believe reducing business taxes would increase profits, not jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

City of Philadelphia and PHA collaborate for violence prevention | Local News | phillytrib.com

Officer dies in motorcycle crash; had been involved in shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Councilmember Brooks launches campaign to recover community gardens | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly building inspectors are raising safety concerns (inquirer.com)

Philly water problems won’t be solved by continuing to raise rates (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd’s death | News | phillytrib.com