Pennsylvania Senate Approves Law Banning Injection Sites — Breaking U.S News (newsus.app)

Lawmakers push for more money as Philadelphia schools deal with asbestos crisis – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

PA Senate Votes To Ban Safe Injection Sites (politicspa.com)

Pa. lawmakers push to expand certification for immigrant teachers | 90.5 WESA

Pa. doesn’t fund public defense. Shapiro’s budget would change that. | 90.5 WESA

Senate committee advances bill expanding access to sexual assault nurse examiners – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Shapiro Signs First Bill, Expands PA Health Insurance Coverage For Breast Cancer Screenings – New Hope Free Press

Insurance costs for breast, ovarian cancer screenings nixed | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Organized labor amendment heads east | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A laudatory confirmation hearing for PennDOT’s acting leader | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fairness Act protections for LGBTQ+ people clears Pa. House with bipartisan support – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House passes bill adding LGBTQ protections to state nondiscrimination law – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania House passes LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination bill (abc27.com)

With fire departments struggling for volunteers, states respond to the alarm (morganton.com)

Congressional Democrats urge reversal of district court ruling on mifepristone – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Diversity Walk Dedication Looks at Effort to Unite Us (vista.today)

School bus companies rally lawmakers for special CDLs (abc27.com)


One oven, one temperature, three dishes in 30 minutes – new Homebake 425/30 puts dinner on the table – pennlive.com

Giant Eagle to cut prices on about 800 items starting tomorrow | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pa. distribution center to close; 132 people to be laid off – pennlive.com

Is a Golf Galaxy store coming to central Pa.? – pennlive.com


Body found in Pa. woods off of I-80: reports – pennlive.com

Teenage shooter kills 8 children, guard at Serbia school – pennlive.com

Police looking for man suspected of assaulting woman at Dauphin County restaurant – pennlive.com

Texas Mass Shooting Suspect Arrested After Manhunt – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Vernon Steed is accused of running a COVID-19 fraud scheme that stole $95K (inquirer.com)


Philly-area community colleges rebound after pandemic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. awards $6.7M to support schools’ dual credit programs | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Could an independent agency solve Philadelphia’s school facilities crisis? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania school district must allow After School Satan Club; judge (abc27.com)

School District of Lancaster signs deal with new superintendent (abc27.com)

U.S. History Scores for 8th Graders Plunge – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


May 2 Playbook: Marching Toward A New Primary Date? (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania residents reminded to apply for mail ballot before deadline (abc27.com)

Race between 2 Democrats for at-large seat on Allegheny County Council draws sharp words – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Low-altitude flights proposed over PA Wilds · Spotlight PA State College

How to provide feedback on plan to lower fighter jet training over Pa. Wilds – pennlive.com

Pa. adds to list of licensing, motor vehicle forms that can be submitted online – pennlive.com

State News

Shapiro, Re:Build Manufacturing announce $81 million investment for manufacturing center creation | CompositesWorld

IRS: Pennsylvania lost 14,000 people and $1.8 billion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. collected $5.7B in taxes in April, new state data show | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

R.M. Palmer workers smelled rotten eggs before chocolate factory exploded | WITF

Dauphin County Popeyes under federal investigation over staff treatment | WITF

Dickinson graduate, Pa. county judge to be nominated for federal judge position – pennlive.com

17th annual Kids and Anti-Smoking rally held at State Capitol (abc27.com)

Miss Pennsylvania speaks on mental health, opioid crisis (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Turnpike starts final phase of all electronic tolling (abc27.com)

PennDOT announces 20+ forms can now be submitted online (abc27.com)

PPL to lower rates this summer (abc27.com)

PennDOT employee took pictures of sensitive customer documents: State Police (abc27.com)

National News

American, Southwest pilots’ unions threaten to strike, however unlikely | National | thecentersquare.com

Here is how all 50 states rank for individual income taxes | National | thecentersquare.com

NYC Mayor Adams rejoins war of words with Gov. Abbott over busing strategy | New York | thecentersquare.com

Justice Department darknet operation nets 288 arrests, 117 guns, drugs, cash | National | thecentersquare.com

Tucker Carlson text: ‘Trump guys’ who jumped ‘Antifa kid,’ was not ‘how white men fight’ – pennlive.com

Judge Rejects Zooey Zephyr’s Effort to Return to Montana House Floor – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Judge Allows Abortion Clinics to Remain Open in Utah for Now – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

No Criminal Charges for Former Officer Who Fired Taser at Tyre Nichols – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘No Contracts, No Scripts,’ Hollywood Writers Begin Strike – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Elon Musk threatens to re-assign @NPR on Twitter to ‘another company’ : NPR

What the WGA writers’ strike means for viewers of TV and movies : NPR

Kids under 13 would be barred from social media under bipartisan Senate bill : NPR

Local News

Woman died from neglect after nursing home employee broke her leg: Dauphin County coroner – pennlive.com

Over 100 reptiles removed from Pa. pet store after found living in ‘deplorable conditions’: report – pennlive.com

Cumberland County housing development will have 432 apartments, more than 160 townhomes – pennlive.com

Local scuba divers set an unusual record (abc27.com)

Central Dauphin High School students speak with Vietnam War veterans (abc27.com)

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: Preliminary ruling is natural gas was the cause (mcall.com)

Retired high school sports official Frank D’Angelo is relying on his strong faith to help him in his battle against cancer (mcall.com)

Could medical marijuana grower be coming to Lehigh Township? What we know about developer’s plans – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Organized labor amendment heading east to Pa. from Illinois – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bethlehem City Council torn over rezoning proposal for high-rise near Fahy Bridge | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Exeter school board could hold line on taxes, but several factors still uncertain | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Bud Light sales fizzle in Western Pennsylvania amid transgender boycott | TribLIVE.com


Judge denies motion to prohibit death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting case | TribLIVE.com

Stowe Township Police Department searching for missing and endangered 12-year-old Olivia Harsh – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Fund raising money in honor of fallen officer Sean Sluganski – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

McCandless family to host bone marrow registration drive for 8-month-old daughter – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

IUP alumnus donates $1 million to establish new school of osteopathic medicine – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

SEIU Healthcare union asked about influence on Gainey administration – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Police arrest Jeannette woman missing since late Monday, they say incident was a hoax | TribLIVE.com

Homelessness is up in Allegheny County, official reports | TribLIVE.com

Nearly everything you need to know about the Pittsburgh Marathon | TribLIVE.com


Villanova pays $11.5M for land to build new Conshohocken boathouse – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Developer secures $130M loan for new Center City life sciences project – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Jefferson Health repurposing Elkins Park hospital, expanding MossRehab – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker gets Maria Quiñones Sánchez’s support | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Two Philadelphia schools mourn three more students | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s plastic bag ban is working, study finds | Local News | phillytrib.com

Enterprise Center pitch contest offers $80,000 for diverse tech businesses | Local News | phillytrib.com

A decade after Delaware County woman’s disappearance, questions remain (inquirer.com)


Sen. John Fetterman says he is mentally and physically fit to be in office – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)