Pennsylvania legislature takes first step toward banning supervised injection sites statewide | WITF

PA rent, property tax rebates may get budget boost · Spotlight PA

Party Affiliation Can Be Misleading in Local PA Elections. Here’s Why. – GantNews.com

Lawmakers want action on spill – Lower Bucks Times

Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood LGBTQ Youth Club Promotes ‘National Masturbation Month’ | [your]NEWS (yournews.com)

Three More Cabinet Appointees Confirmed By State Senate (politicspa.com)

Pashinski, lawmakers, advocates discuss hospital closure reform | Times Leader

Could cross-filing in school board elections become a thing of the past? (yorkdispatch.com)

Pa. State Senate Worker Takes Age, Disability Suit To 3rd Circ. – Law360

Bill Protecting LGBTQ Pennsylvanians From Discrimination Passes Pa. House in Historic Vote – The Keystone (keystonenewsroom.com)

HRC troubled by anti-LGBTQ rhetoric | The Bucks County Herald

Boys 9, 12 Killed By Train In Delaware County Saturday | Springfield, PA Patch

Happy 100th anniversary, St. Martin of Tours – Northeast Times

Shapiro’s cabinet picks advance in Pa. Senate | News | bradfordera.com

Senate confirms former representative Carroll as secretary of PennDOT | News | citizensvoice.com

Pennsylvania House passes bill to broaden LGBTQ+ protections | WITF

Pennsylvania House passes LGBTQ rights bill, Senate is a maybe (losangelesblade.com)

Philadelphia wage tax: Pennsylvania Senate wants to revoke city’s authority – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

Local leaders call for $5B to protect Pa. kids from lead, asbestos | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Proposal to put collective bargaining rights into Pa. constitution gets final passage in House – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania House passes bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity – JURIST – News

Poll: Innamorato Holds Lead In Allegheny County Executive Race (politicspa.com)

Pa. House Democrats pass pro-union amendment out of divided Pa. House | WITF

Democrats move pro-union amendment out of divided Pa. House | Impacto (impactomedia.com)

Pa. nurse practitioners lobby to remove ‘archaic’ collaboration requirement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Nurse practitioners seek independence in other states | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Clean water advocates call on General Assembly to support pollution reduction efforts, legislation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. lawmakers say communities need more notice to prepare for hospital closings – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House committee approves bill tightening railroad regulations after East Palestine derailment – pennlive.com


High school students can workout for free at Planet Fitness this summer – pennlive.com

Here’s what’s coming to Colonial Commons with PetSmart and Bath & Body Works – pennlive.com

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

‘Delicious food and fun for all’: New Bethlehem tavern to serve burgers, bacon trios and more | Eat, Sip, Shop | wfmz.com


Teen who killed 12-year-old remains free, causing tension in central Pa. town – pennlive.com

3 dead after car fleeing police crashes into tree in Dauphin County: state police – pennlive.com

Charges filed against Pa. father and son accused of stealing $65K in lottery scam: reports – pennlive.com

Lebanon shooting kills one, police investigating (abc27.com)


A Michigan school district has banned students from carrying backpacks : NPR

With school lunch no longer free for all kids, school meal debt rises : Shots – Health News : NPR

History, civics scores drop on national test for U.S. students : NPR

Principal who was fired after students were shown ‘David’ is welcomed in Italy : NPR

Lehigh Christian Academy: Lack of fresh air to blame for students, staff feeling sick | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Superintendent becomes bus driver in Iowa | Good News | wfmz.com

Billionaire Daniel Sundheim gifts $10 million to University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly teachers working without parental leave (inquirer.com)

Open for just one day, environmental woes close Building 21 again (inquirer.com)

Washington school nurse stocks toiletries for students in need | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


What’s Going Around: Strep, allergies, COVID, bug bites | ABC27

Tips for caring for a loved one with dementia | Life-lessons | wfmz.com

Allentown citizens propose legislation to create $4M public health pilot program | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

State News

‘Daunting’ bus driver qualifications hinder recruitment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect can face death penalty | WITF

PA Courts Launch Interactive MDJ Map (politicspa.com)

Pa. state lawmaker charged with DUI following single-vehicle crash – pennlive.com

Pa. Turnpike begins construction of cashless, electronic toll collection | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Pa.’s new transportation chief emphasizes safety in expanding passenger rail between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National News

Congress Clashes With Biden Over Tariffs on Illegal Chinese Solar Panels – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden administration’s controversial rule raising fees for those with good credit goes into effect | National | thecentersquare.com

Fed hikes interest rates for 10th time | National | thecentersquare.com

Mexico, U.S. announce joint action to expand ‘legal pathways’ of entry to U.S. | National | thecentersquare.com

1,500 military personnel deployed to southern border to assist Border Patrol | National | thecentersquare.com

At Kentucky McDonald’s, 10-year-olds worked past midnight, feds say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

During U.S. Senate hearing, agriculture leaders urge a stronger farm safety net – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Churchill Downs investigates 4 horse deaths ahead of Derby – pennlive.com

David Trone Enters Maryland Senate Race – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

One Family Has Spearheaded Montana’s Unflinching Conservatism – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin running for third term (yahoo.com)

Guard Who Fatally Shot Man at a San Francisco Walgreens Won’t Be Charged – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Suspect Captured After 1 Dead and 4 Injured in Atlanta Midtown Shooting – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Kansas, Montana and Tennessee are defining ‘sex’ in state code : NPR

Man dies after being placed in headlock on NYC subway | News | phillytrib.com

Local News

5-year-old missing after central Pa. house fire has been found: police – pennlive.com

Susquehanna Township’s Aubrey Carter gets his fourth college offer – pennlive.com

Dauphin County father was unable to defend himself against son’s attack: police – pennlive.com

LeSean McCoy aims to build $16.7M Harrisburg housing community: ‘I’m super proud of where I’m from’ – pennlive.com

Flames squelched at condemned Harrisburg building, fire chief says – pennlive.com

WATCH: Black bears surprise Pennsylvania family at their home (abc27.com)

Preliminary report released on Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion (abc27.com)

New Bath & Body Works opening soon in Dauphin County (abc27.com)

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

Lancaster County recognizes AAPI Heritage Month (abc27.com)


Morning roundup: 1 injured in Collier rollover crash, apartment fire in Duquesne | TribLIVE.com

Proposal would bring riverfront development to Pittsburgh’s Strip District | TribLIVE.com

Larry Scirotto nominated to become Pittsburgh’s next police chief | TribLIVE.com

Bank of America looks to build branch in Lincoln-Lemington | TribLIVE.com

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

Morning roundup: Police seek missing West View man | TribLIVE.com

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

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

Pittsburgh City Council approves appointments to city’s planning, art commissions | TribLIVE.com

New Pittsburgh police chief Larry Scirotto introduced by Mayor Ed Gainey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County executive race poll shows Sara Innamorato surging | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Not so fast: Appeal challenges zoning board approval of big Shadyside apartment project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Allegheny 6th-graders collect used eyeglasses and send them around the world | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Bill Green endorses Allan Domb in Philly mayor’s race – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Maria Quiñones Sánchez just made a big endorsement in Philly’s mayoral race. Why it matters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly Named Nation’s Fourth Best City for Naked Gardening – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Trouble in Germantown: Potential YWCA developer is struggling to find funding | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly-area community colleges rebound after pandemic | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Philadelphia families remember loved ones during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pine Valley ranked as greatest golf course in America by Golf Digest – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly mayor race: How Cherelle Parker became the Democratic establishment’s favorite (inquirer.com)

Lower Merion pilots a new program to honor historical homes (inquirer.com)


Sen. John Fetterman says he’s healthy after hospitalization for depression | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Casey, Fetterman applaud nomination for U.S. District Judge for Middle District of Pa. | News | bradfordera.com