Select Page


Texas school shooting raises questions about lack of red flag laws in Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pass Red Flag laws, which have bipartisan support, and reduce firearms deaths | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rally in Philadelphia against gun violence draws Gov. Tom Wolf, students (

Philadelphians rally against gun violence, call for action – WHYY

Wolf, Shapiro, students and activists demand new gun policy (

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and others governors diverge on gun control, school security efforts | WITF

Fight blight with Whole Home Repairs | Editorial (

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved stricter DUI laws on Wednesday (

Level Up Advocates Deliver Letters Signed By 60 Superintendents to Legislators – MyChesCo

Bipartisan bill aims to end juvenile fees, fines in Pa. (

High-profile Republican primary losses could make passing Pa.’s next budget painful | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf Administration, Women’s Health Caucus, Community Partners Discuss Importance Of Investing In Maternal-Child Health – MyChesCo

Gift ban, other good-government changes stall in Pa. despite promises from leadership · Spotlight PA

Gift ban advocates look to circumvent GOP leadership, pressure lawmakers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Reps. Gregory, Rozzi call on AG to investigate Southern Baptist sex abuse | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate advances bill blocking trans female athletes from girls, women’s school sports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. lawmakers hear testimony on proposal to inform consumers on sales of their data | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf Promises Grants For Veteran Farmers | Eyewitness News (

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Exit Interviews Part 2: Tom Wolf, The Backstop – City & State Pennsylvania (

Exit Interviews Part 3: Jake Corman, The Leader – City & State Pennsylvania (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Shanghai moves toward ending 2-month COVID-19 lockdown : NPR

Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past | Coronavirus |



With budget season approaching, Pennsylvania business leaders want a corporate tax cut – City & State Pennsylvania (

Governor helps open Bowery Farming’s largest vertical farm yet, in Bethlehem –

Nursing shortage can be fixed by speeding up the licensing process (

CEO pay rose 17% in 2021, far higher than workers’ pay –

Letter: Child care industry needs help to survive (

Inflation putting the squeeze on Philadelphia residents and businesses alike – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How Pennsylvanians are coping with price hikes: ‘Inflation is ridiculous’ –

Wall Street’s Losing Streak Ends, but Uncertainty That Drove It Lingers – The New York Times (

Pay transparency laws raise women’s salaries (and slightly lower men’s) (



York police offer form for residents that suffer from mental illness. (

Public safety officer deaths by suicide, PTSD could soon be considered line-of-duty injuries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania’s students deserve equity, and we can deliver | Opinion –

Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. got teary at the Philly school board’s sendoff (

Philadelphia Board of Education to invest in improvement with latest budget | Local News |

St. Joe’s fires prof. who survived investigation over Twitter controversy, but later sued the university (

Interest rates on new federal student loans going up for 2022-23 (

Pleasant Valley School parents fight to keep band program intact (

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

Penn State, State College school district require masking again, as the county moves back to ‘high’ COVID-19 level | WITF

Drexel President John Fry reflects on development and why the school is graduating more engineers rd (

Special education costs in Pa. are rising, but the state isn’t footing the bill. Now, children in poorer districts are ‘losing out,’ new report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



‘It’s a lie’: Aument calls out, but supports push for recount in 36th Senate district primary | PA Power and Policy |

Democrat Josh Shapiro launches governor campaign in Johnstown, PA (

Chester County begins GOP Senate race recount Tuesday – Daily Local

This year’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial election will be a clear litmus test of our willingness to protect democracy [editorial] | Our Opinion |

‘Gas tax refund’ giveaway presents big, inequitable hit to state budget | Editorial (

Progressives Try To Counter Right-Wing School Board Anger : NPR

Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns — including Doug Mastriano’s in Pennsylvania | WITF

U.S. House loses more ‘swing’ in 2022 | WITF



Rising US traffic deaths put focus on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia – Delco Times

Inflation could put severe limits on the benefits of infrastructure funding increase, PennDOT officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



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

Guest Opinion: ‘Pro-Life and Pro-Gun’ a paradoxical message (

Telehealth Abortions Are Changing The Culture Of Medicine : Short Wave : NPR

How we can solve PA’s behavioral health care crisis (

The state of abortion, infant, and maternal care in Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. study examines if private wells cause illness in children (

Pa. has more Lyme disease cases than any other state in the country (


State News

We cannot surrender to gun violence – Sen. Bob Casey (

Toomey, Casey may support gun bills after Buffalo, Uvalde shootings (

‘Why aren’t you giving us back our money?’ reader asks of local governments with ARPA funds (

Judge rules fair share fees unconstitutional in Pennsylvania teachers union lawsuit | Pennsylvania |

More oversight, transparency for Pennsylvania economic development loans proposed | Pennsylvania |

IRS Data: Pennsylvania keeps losing population and wealth (

Army base could be renamed after decorated Pennsylvania veteran (

Russia says ‘Nyet’ to any more visits from hundreds of members of Congress, including Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Declining deer hunter numbers pose serious questions about future of deer management –

Consumer advocates in Pennsylvania caution against switching electric suppliers as utilities raise rates | WITF

Pennsylvania drivers spend more on repairs as the chip shortage cuts off supply of new cars | WITF


National News

EU leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by the end of 2022 : NPR

Canada to cap the market for handguns with new legislation : NPR

FDA investigates hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to strawberries : NPR

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

U.S. marks Memorial Day weekend with at least 11 mass shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than $2.7 million has been raised for the children of a Uvalde teacher : NPR

Inflation boosts home values, but can affect taxes and insurance (

A different America demands a different kind of Memorial Day | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State courts could overturn abortion bans in red states | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bidding to rent a home? It’s an unexpected tactic in a competitive market. (


Local News

Claim: Upper Darby financial fight is under investigation by DA (

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

Planned garden will honor Gold Star families – Northeast Times

Community holds remembrance celebration with triumphant return of Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade – Daily Local

Local foundations start aid fund for explosion victims with $10K donation (

Suicide awareness vigil to be held in Stroudsburg on Monday (

Pottstown mourns lives lost in explosion during prayer vigil (

Cincinnati experts give boost to Erie’s East Side Renaissance plan (

Why $47M in affordable housing rehab is happening in downtown Erie (

Erie City Councilman Michael Keys urges Rodger Young Park renewal (

Returning Ukrainian war veteran highlights Media Memorial Day Ceremony – Delco Times

Commemorations planned for 1889 Johnstown Flood’s 133rd anniversary | News |

Hearings set for controversial Venue development in Hilltown may soon begin | The Bucks County Herald

Crowds flock to 140th Ashley Memorial Day parade | News |

Scranton honors those lost on Memorial Day | News |

Return of Mohnton Memorial Day parade a welcome sight for residents – Reading Eagle

From Lady Liberty to Hersheypark, check out this drone’s eye view over central Pa.: video –

Ground breaking video gaming facility opens at Whitaker Center | Smart Talk (



Pittsburgh light rail’s costs are 25% above national average | Pennsylvania |

Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard to expand thanks to $2 million state grant (

Pittsburgh begins gathering community input on 2023 budgets |

Gold Star Mothers honored during Trafford Memorial Day program |

Pittsburgh’s gun violence takes troubling turn to younger victims | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority, Amalgamated Transit Union negotiating new contracts after COVID vaccination firings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plan to alter Pittsburgh bridges to accommodate double-stacked train cars moves forward | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Independence Visitor Center generates $72M a year in additional spending on hotels, food, and more, new report says (

Philly Pride is fun for kids. Really | Opinion (

Senior lifeguards are stepping in to save city pools | Helen Ubiñas (

Philadelphia braces for busy June with city set to host more than 360 events – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts | Local News |

Philadelphia students walk out for abortion rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly’s reassessment hurting African Americans, seniors on fixed incomes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

City Councilmember Johnson introduces property tax relief plan | Local News |

Philly needs 60 more lifeguards to open most pools this summer | Local News |

Philly DA’s office group that offers compassion to victims’ families seeks some for itself | Local News |

Philly lost nearly 25,000 residents in 2021, according to new census report | Local News |



January 6 committee is doing sacred work so, no, we won’t move on (

Peter Navarro, Former Trump Aide, Gets Grand Jury Subpoena in Jan. 6 Inquiry – The New York Times (

Biden sees chance of ‘rational’ Republican approach on guns | News |

Justice Dept. to review response to Texas school shooting (

‘Today we are free because they were brave’: Biden honors nation’s fallen in Memorial Day remarks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette