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Pa. governor calls for minimum wage increase (

Pa. minimum wage: Business owners join Wolf in push for $15 an hour (

Gov. Wolf visits Lancaster to push minimum wage increase, while local companies say they’re far past it | PA Power and Policy |

Local lawmakers weigh in on vaccine passport bill | Pennsylvania News |

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

Bills to restrict abortion rights advanced in Pennsylvania | WHP (

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats unveil bills to regulate natural gas drilling further – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Pennridge School District, Yardley receive grants | The Bucks County Herald

Report says Pa. department’s ‘systemic failures’ caused sex abuse vote failure (

Probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote | WITF

Report: No malfeasance behind Pennsylvania’s botched constitutional amendment | Pennsylvania |

‘Internal systemic failures’ led to Wolf administration blunder that derailed child sex abuse amendment · Spotlight PA

Bills Help In PA Broadband Deployment – WDAC

Bucks Senators’ ‘Upskirt’ Legislation Passes PA Senate | Doylestown, PA Patch

Pa. lawmakers want stricter regulations on fracking |

Senate approves games of chance option for first responders, veterans’ groups | News |

Gov. Wolf pardons former doctor who grew marijuana for dying wife at Main Line house (

Wolf pardons eye doctor who grew marijuana for sick wife | WITF

Child sex abuse survivors, supporters pressure Pa. Senate leader Kim Ward to bring bill to vote |

$3.4M to fight blight coming to Allegheny, Westmoreland counties |

$253K more awarded to knock down blight in Johnstown | News |

Carbon County gets $730K in LSA funds | News |

Scranton projects gets state funds to fight blight | News |

The Pa. legislature has new power to overrule Wolf on COVID. The two camps differ on details | WITF

Lawmakers attempt edit of Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration (

The fight over critical race theory lands in Harrisburg; House GOP bill would punish districts that teach it | Thursday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania House approves bill to create agency that would review obsolete laws, regulations | Pennsylvania |

A Q&A with ‘Trump House’ creator and freshman state Rep. Leslie Rossi | City & State PA (

Wolf administration hiding information on how it distributed PPE during pandemic (

Boyle brothers’ shared political money spills into courtroom fight (

Pennsylvania House Votes 187-14 To Permanently Legalize Cocktails To Go – CBS Pittsburgh (

PA schools: Bill would allow any student to repeat school year due to COVID-19 (

Bill to give students COVID-19 do-over year moving in state House | News |

Pa. GOP lawmaker Doug Mastriano says he left the Capitol area before the riot. New videos say otherwise. | State |


Coronavirus – COVID-19


Ohio announces 1st $1 million Vax-a-Million lottery winner | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden asks U.S. intel officials to investigate COVID-19 origin | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden Asks U.S. Intel To Push For Stronger Conclusions On The Coronavirus’ Origins : NPR

‘A major milestone’: Half of American adults now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: The balancing act of vaccines, public health and liberties |

Canadian prime minister given flexibility from voters on when to reopen the U.S. border –

Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory? | Business |

Rely on medical professionals for information about COVID-19 vaccination. We amplify the expertise of 2. [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Production of another COVID-19 vaccine to begin in weeks | Coronavirus |

‘Breakthrough’ infections are rare, and just 2% result in COVID-19 deaths, CDC says | Coronavirus |


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he’s comfortable lifting Covid-19 restrictions Monday – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania Drops Legal Action Against Restaurants Defiant Over COVID Restrictions – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Pennsylvania moves closer to 70% vaccination goal; Allegheny County excited by its numbers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials: 70% of Pa. adults have received at least 1 dose of covid vaccine |

Pa. coronavirus update: 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated | WITF

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

Pennsylvania drops legal action against restaurants over pandemic |

Penn State study finds 1 in 4 Pennsylvanians won’t get COVID-19 vaccine | WITF

Looser COVID restrictions for Memorial Day change everything (

COVID-19 vaccines: How 18,000 doses of the vaccine were wasted in Pa. (

UPMC offers monoclonal antibody treatment to high-risk COVID patients (

Local hospitals see COVID-19 uptick; state hospitalizations fall | Local News |


COVID-19: Erie kids among first 2- 11-year-olds in pfizer vaccine trials (

‘Mad or nah?’: Nearly half of police, firefighters skipped vaccine – WHYY

Penn State to require employees taking university-funded trips be vaccinated against COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County reports 5th straight day of covid cases under 100 |

Lancaster County Commissioners disapprove of LGH staff COVID-19 vaccine requirement | Health |

35 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in county | coronavirus |

NEPA sees 79 new COVID-19 cases, but cases continue downward trend | Coronavirus |

Amazon in Hazle Twp. offers on-site vaccine clinic | Coronavirus |

Montgomery County records 32 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths in daily report | News |



SBA accepting grant applications for funds from new $100 million Community Navigator Pilot Program –

SBA to open up Targeted EIDL Advance cash grant program to significantly more small businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Groups sue SBA, allege America Rescue Plan Act institutes racial, gender discrimination | National |

$15 minimum wage not enough for most workers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

From resilient supply chains to secure data, new commission studies ‘geopolitics’ of tech | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Game on! Dick’s Sporting Goods rallies on the return of team sports, doubles sales in Q1 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amazon buys MGM in a $8.45 billion mega media deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beaver County nursing home staff say conditions are bleak, hope union negotiations bring higher staffing levels | WITF

Beaver County nursing home workers rally for industry improvements (

Harborview employees join Pa. nursing workers calling for fair wages (

Lehigh Valley’s warehouse industry explosion catches New York Times’ attention – The Morning Call (

Tribune Publishing offering buyouts to newsroom employees, two days after purchase by hedge fund Alden – The Morning Call (

Hiring spree: Penn State Health hiring hundreds, offers improved starting pay, many entry-level jobs –

The US economy is closer than ever to ‘back to normal.’ But we’ve still got a long way to go | Business |

Killer Mike’s Greenwood banking platform raises nearly $40 million in Series A funding | Business |

A Tiny Fund Scores Historic Win In Battle Against ExxonMobil : NPR

Pennsylvania banks experience 106% jump in 1Q net income, FDIC says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Quest Diagnostics to lay off 154 people at its Horsham lab – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Retail distribution center planned at Wyeth property | Local-news |



Judge Upholds Jail Sentence For Penn State Ex-President Graham Spanier – CBS Pittsburgh (

Quincy Township, Franklin Co. Supervisor charged with theft of $150,000 (

Two Philadelphia high school students were fatally shot Tuesday. One was two weeks from graduation. (

Philly’s indicted former treasurer is facing new charges tied to his role in a medical marijuana start-up (

Vandals cause $5K damage to high school football field in Armstrong County |

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier To Go To Jail For Child Abuse Scandal : NPR

‘A danger and terror to society:’ York County judge sentences abuser (

Online fraud: Erie man pleads guilty to scamming woman out of $550K (

Animal abuse: Dogs, cats seized from east Erie house in hoarding probe (

State police plan DUI checkpoints, roving patrols during holiday | Crime-Emergency |

Freeland man jailed after threatening to “shoot up” district court office | Cops and Courts |



Pennsylvania and its state-owned universities ponder debt relief as controversial merger vote nears | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Expert View: Colleges could be prime targets for cyber-attacks this fall – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly wants to change some schools’ schedules by as much as 2 hours. People are up in arms. (

Students or horses? Education advocates want to repurpose Pa.’s generous horse-racing subsidy | WITF

Sending science majors into elementary schools helps Latino and Black students realize scientists can look like them | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘Satanic Temple’ group scolds Mahanoy Area over student freedoms – The Morning Call (

Pa. school won’t allow student’s graduation sash celebrating her heritage: ‘We have to be consistent’ –

Reading School Board tries to remove board president over derogatory social media post about the city | Local News |

Central Bucks BOE ousts president in unexpected reorganization (

Central Bucks school board OKs faculty transgender education conference (

Spring-Ford School Board gives Rizzo 4-year superintendent contract, $215K salary | News |

School bus cameras will help ticket those who pass stopped Spring-Ford buses | News |

Non-verbal graduate will have her voice heard at LCCC graduation as commencement speaker | News |

Wyoming Area trying to reduce cyber charter costs | News |

School board poised to name new principal at Hazleton Area High School | Education |



Wisconsin GOP leader hires retired police to probe election |

Tony Moreno wins GOP nomination for Pittsburgh mayor via write-ins, could face Ed Gainey in November general election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Will Tony Moreno run as a Republican in Pittsburgh mayoral race? |

Green Party candidate hopes to shake up Pittsburgh council |

Philly will count undated mail ballots the Pa. Supreme Court said should be thrown out (

Kyle Sammin: Krasner’s big win shows the limits of moderation in today’s political climate (

Shaun King’s PAC and Philly DA Larry Krasner Scratched Backs, Suit Claims (

Cook Keeps 2022 PA Governor Race As Toss Up in Latest Ratings | PoliticsPA

Dr. Nche Zama Launches 2022 Bid for Governor | PoliticsPA



Pa. Treasurer Garrity warns banks against divesting from fossil fuel companies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scoop: States warn banks — Drop coal, and we drop you – Axios

Biden opens California’s coast to wind farms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New wolf-killing laws trigger push to revive U.S. protections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pandemic Didn’t Slow Climate Change. It’s Actually Speeding Up, Experts Warn : NPR



New Pa. law updates requirements for a CDL license –

Transit workers union files complaint against SEPTA for hiring a contractor to operate new on-demand shuttle service (

Pa. Turnpike remains closed between Lehigh Valley, Quakertown following crash – The Morning Call (

Truck drivers opting against Route 29 detour are getting stuck – The Morning Call (

SEPTA is testing a new way to help people struggling with addiction on the system | Local News |

PennDOT road construction: Stretch of I-79 in Crawford to be paved in June (

Storms knock down trees, debris along Harrisburg Pike; traffic redirected in Lancaster, Manheim Township Wednesday | Local News |



Tower Health announces departure of Reading Hospital president and CEO | Local News |

Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California : Shots – Health News : NPR

Scientific Group Advises Scrapping 14-Day Rule For Studying Human Embryos : Shots – Health News : NPR

Drexel spinout Sonnest raises $4M to advance high-tech heart imaging agent – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Editorial: Mental health awareness only grows in urgency | Opinion |


State News

Local Dems push for Biden’s proposed American Families Plan | Education |

Local legislators, educators express support for Biden’s American Families Plan | News |

A teachers union wants most PSERS trustees off the board (

Pennsylvania to resume work-search rule for jobless benefits | Politics |

Deer hunting PA: CWD detected in Warren County (

Deadly deer disease detected in a new area of Pennsylvania –

Pa. gets another piece of a national historic park that for a while appeared destined to be torn up for homes –

More than 20,000 people without power around Pa. after severe thunderstorms –

Officials: 61% of Pa. mental health court participants graduate successfully | News |


National News

Ford: Electric vehicles to be 40% of global sales by 2030 | WHP (

Authorities identify 9 victims killed in the San Jose rail yard shooting – The Washington Post

Why We’re Seeing A Spike In Workplace Shootings : NPR

John Warner, 5-term Republican senator from Virginia, dies at 94 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. pipelines ordered to increase cyber defenses after hack (

Moodys’ Zandi: Inflation should ease by next year, but plan for a bumpy ride (

Heading for a national park this summer? The ‘biggest season in the history of the Park Service’ predicted | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Cuomo impeachment probe has now spoken to around 75 people – The Morning Call (

Nikole Hannah-Jones receives support in tenure dispute | Across America |

Honoring Juneteenth through art in Galveston | Lifestyle |

Century after massacre, Blacks struggle for political voice | Across America |

Five arrested in connection with shooting of British BLM activist | News |

Darnella Frazier Filmed George Floyd’s Murder. Read Her Anniversary Statement : NPR

Central Park ‘Exonerated 5’ Member Yusef Salaam Reflects On Freedom, Forgiveness : NPR

Tulsa, 100 Years Later : Code Switch : NPR

Syrian Election Shows The Extent Of Assad’s Power : NPR

Most of Boeing discrimination suit withstands dismissal motion | News |

Christine Flowers: Why we must rise up and battle anti-Semitism | Opinion |


Local News

Tenants in Blakely development warned water could be shut off over $120,000 bill | News |

Comitta encourages enrollment in Pa. Senior Food Box program | Local-news |

Vandals cause $5K damage to high school football field in Armstrong County |

Penn Hills School District holding memorial vigil Thursday for four recent student deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ex-Bordentown Township police chief gets 28 months in prison for lying to the FBI in a hate-crime case (

New housing development proposed in Bethel Park |

Penn Hills property owners could see about 1.35% tax hike for next school year |

Leechburg Area Pool improvements highlight return of swim season in Alle-Kiski Valley |

Water main break floods homes, yards in Beechview |

Lehigh Valley’s last gay club, Stonewall, to host ‘final bash’ – The Morning Call (

‘Multiple cases of downed wires’ lead to power outage in Whitehall area, PPL says – The Morning Call (

The Trexler Trust doles out nearly $6 million in awards – The Morning Call (

Reading Public Museum foundation discusses a new location for the institution | Local News |

Berks-area wineries excited to offer fruits of ‘dream harvest,’ welcome back more customers | Local News |

NAACP invites all to Alley membership drive June 3 | News |

Students from Berks-area schools chat with astronauts aboard International Space Station | Berks and Beyond |

Presque Isle bus service and water taxi: EMTA will have a PISP shuttle (

Scams: Sheriff says Erie County resident out $500 in warrant ruse (

George Floyd vigil: Erie residents mark one-year anniversary of death (

Many gathered to honor the life of the late George Floyd | The Bucks County Herald

Lower Makefield plans splashy return to pool | The Bucks County Herald

It took 17 years – but banquet facility is approved | The Bucks County Herald

“Do Not Solicit List” is up and running in Bedminster | The Bucks County Herald

Parks Police superintendent who succumbed to COVID is laid to rest | Local-news |

Lancaster County commissioners approve land purchase for new prison | Local News |

Local organization creates resource guide for churches to help members who have experienced sexual abuse | Faith & Values |

Legacy continues for Avondale man with charity work, one breath at a time | Local-news |

Wilkes-Barre mayor wants funding for Mill Creek levee study | News |

County council approves tax break for Northpoint commercial project | News |

DA issue warning about scam phone call | News |

Divided US Catholic bishops will debate Communion policy | National News |

Elevator remains out at Hazleton high-rise | News |

Schuylkill commissioners approve medical marijuana policy | News |

Luzerne County Council approves tax break for Northpoint commercial project | Business |

‘BEWARE THE BLOB!’: Colonial Theatre’s Blobfest will be virtual again this year, tickets on sale May 28 | News |



Passing grade? Debate flares over community benefits associated with FNB office tower at the former Civic Arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As some Hill District residents remain skeptical, URA to vote on plans for Civic Arena site |

Pittsburgh Public Schools to form committee to advise on federal aid use | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh considers $28,500 settlement for woman who alleges false 2019 arrest in the East Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid climbing veterans’ suicide rate, Allegheny County partners with VA | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Tired Hands Brewing Company’s new leadership plans to overhaul its ‘dude-bro culture’ (

Biden administration plan to give vouchers to those experiencing homelessness an “unprecedented” move (

Former State Sen. Vincent Fumo loses legal round in long-running tax battle over his abuse of South Philly nonprofit (

$100 minimum, strict dress code at Philadelphia restaurant draw Twitter’s ire –

Legislators demand more transparency around errors affecting OnePhilly payroll system | Local News |

Made in America is coming back to the Parkway this Labor Day weekend | Music |

Top police brass concerned about escalating levels of violence this summer | Local News |



Biden to Propose $6 Trillion Budget to Boost Middle Class and Infrastructure – The New York Times (

A commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection is needed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Justice Dept. releases part of internal memo on not charging Trump in Russia probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Blinken claims progress in effort to boost Gaza truce | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leading Dems seek input on ‘public option’ health care plan (

Why a ‘9/11 Commission’ is popular but may not happen for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection | WITF

Letter: Biden should be forceful in denouncing Republicans | Letters to the Editor |

Anti-Semitism Task Force condemns attacks on Jewish community | The Bucks County Herald

Sen. Toomey, please vote for a Jan. 6 commission. Our democracy depends on the truth. [editorial] | Our Opinion |

AP FACT CHECK: House GOP falsely blames Biden for gas prices | National News |