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Pa. Dems announce new gun law proposals in wake of mass shootings | Don’t Miss This |

Pa. lawmakers react to Texas tragedy, discuss legislation | Berks Regional News |

Pennsylvania lawmakers call for action after Texas school shooting (

Students, parents, educators, counselors, police and others offer solutions to gun violence and mass shootings | |

Remote voting in the U.S. House hits a second anniversary, but it may be its last – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. legislator stripped of committee seats after endorsing GOP incumbent challengers (

Lights, camera, subsidy: Tax credits for film a political favorite, with questionable success | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Wolf sees ‘future of education’ at McDowell, decries gun violence (

Op-Ed: Time for PA to pass the Family Care Act (

‘We will not go away:’ Philly Black Clergy, allies call for more money for gun violence prevention | State & Region |

PA Senate Committee approves bill preventing trans girls from competing in women’s sports | KIMA (

Bucks County lawmaker pushes to recognize May as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month – thereporteronline

Pennsylvania Rep. Sappey Calls for U.S. Senators to Back Veterans | West Chester, PA Patch

Exit Interviews: City & State talks to some of the state’s highest-profile politicians leaving office in 2022 – City & State Pennsylvania (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Allegheny County COVID-19 risk level moves from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid uptick, Montgomery County enters ‘high’ CDC coronavirus community level (

Delaware County moves to high COVID transmission; reinstates masks at county buildings (



Steelworkers union steps into Armstrong Flooring bankruptcy | Local Business |

Bowery Farming’s new farm is built inside a Bethlehem warehouse (

High inflation will persist into next year, CBO projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Giant Eagle revamps loyalty program for customers amid inflation, supply chain challenges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



York coroner on homicide spike: ‘We’ve lost the art of being able to discuss things’ calmly (



U.S. education chief seeks action to prevent school shootings (

Pa. mandated school safety protocols aim to protect students attending schools | WITF

Reading School District addresses security and safety in the wake of Texas school shooting (

Luzerne County school officials confident of school security, continue to evaluate | News |

Downingtown students stage protest over lack of commonsense gun legislation (

Bethlehem teachers secure early bird contract and raises into 2026 – The Morning Call (

ACLU says revised Central Bucks book policy still ‘problematic’ (

Proposed book approval process for Central Bucks schools vague, unclear some parents say | WITF

Lower Makefield board approves $30M middle school project | The Bucks County Herald



Jarrett Coleman declares victory over Pa. Sen Browne in Lehigh Valley GOP primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progressive Summer Lee will win Democratic House primary in Pennsylvania, CNN projects | State & Region |

Lehigh County among first to start recount in Oz-McCormick GOP primary for Senate – The Morning Call (

Recount cranks up in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate | WITF

Pa. Senate primary: Why McCormick and Oz are fighting over tiny batches of votes (

Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nick Miller claims victory in tight 14th Senate District Democratic primary election; opponent Tara Zrinski says it isn’t over and prepares to go to court (

SKLAROFF: Act 77 Can And Should Be Trashed – DV Journal (

PA Primary Turnout Points to GOP Wave in November – DV Journal (

What the GOP’s culture war is really about. And how it’s out of Putin’s playbook | Robert Reich – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

From defund to refund: Why Democrats are shifting their tone on policing two years after George Floyd’s murder (

Here’s how Latino candidates did in the Pa. primary | WITF



How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action – The New York Times (

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Spotted lanternflies ‘in disguise,’ ways to trap them, and common myths: This Weekend in the Garden –



Eastern Berks Railroad receives $14 million grant for renovations (

High gas prices won’t put the brakes on Memorial Day travel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia-area hospital system finances hit hard by omicron (

Lawmakers, county officials tour Paoli Hospital in wake of hospital closings – NewsBreak

Radnor Democrats Push Pro-Choice Ordinance Blocking Enforcement of Future Abortion Laws – DV Journal (

Spared from Hahnemann’s fate, the former Mercy Philadelphia Hospital is fulfilling its promise – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Our View: Mental Health Awareness Month ends but little has changed (

Mental health needs for youth soar in NEPA, straining community resources | Education |


State News

IRS Data: Pennsylvania keeps losing population and wealth | Pennsylvania |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (


National News

Advocates for Black, brown, LGBTQ, women call for ‘meaningful’ gun reform | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Christa Caceres: Now is the time to protect our kids (

Editorial: The heartbreak of Texas school shooting belongs to all of us (

The Texas school shooting conspiracies show far-right misinformation is evolving : NPR

New York Yankees and Tampa Rays use Twitter to raise awareness of gun violence : NPR

Police face questions over response to Texas school shooting | News |

Texas school shooter entered Robb Elementary unobstructed, police say | WITF

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump loses an appeal and must testify in New York’s civil investigation : NPR

Veterans Org Urges DoD to Do More in Fight Against Suicide – DV Journal (

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge : NPR

Michigan boots 19 candidates, including 6 running for governor, from primary election over errors, fraud –

Ray Liotta, of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams,’ Dies at 67 – The New York Times (


Local News

Radnor approves 2.26 percent tax increase in next year’s budget – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County allocates $7.3M for One Montgomery Plaza electrical, HVAC contracts (

Black Civil War soldiers to get long-delayed honors on Cumberland County memorial –

Memorial Day Weekend parades set: Hawley, Honesdale & Milford (

Prayer vigil against racism and violence held at Sacred Heart Church (

Former Phoenixville Civic Center on Main Street to be sold at auction (

Bucks County’s public golf courses and country clubs make millions (

Friday’s storms could bring tornado, floods, damaging winds to central Pa. –

Powerful Pottstown house explosion kills at least 4 – The Morning Call (

Wilkes-Barre Area votes to sell Meyers for $3.2 M | Education |

Hazleton planners grant conditional approval for warehouse project | News |

Reading, West Reading to hold flag-raising ceremonies to kick off Pride month | Berks Regional News |



In Pgh., elected officials, environmental groups call for updates to Pa.’s recycling laws – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Allegheny Co. DA Zappala’s decision to seek death penalty doesn’t serve justice | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Leadership profile for next Pittsburgh superintendent presented to school board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh art commission rejects actor Jane Seymour’s “heart” sculpture | WITF

Proposal to allow youth groups to camp in Pittsburgh parks moves forward |

Train derailment in Harmar expected to last through holiday weekend, road and river traffic halted |

Train carrying oil derails after striking truck in Harmar; cleanup will disrupt Memorial Day travel and recreation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Duquesne veteran left Vietnam 50 years ago. Each year since, he’s honored those who didn’t make it back. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly city officials, Philly Housing Authority collaborate for violence prevention – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Councilmember Brooks to hold Restore our City event | News |

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

Philly Council members disagree on reconfiguration of Washington Avenue (



Senators talk expanded gun background checks, red flag laws – Daily Local

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate | News |

Ted Cruz walks away after reporter asks him why mass shootings keep happening : NPR

Republicans’ Jan. 6 Refusal Could Set Up a Showdown – The New York Times (

Politico: Mark Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry (