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Pennsylvania can’t fine addiction treatment facilities that break rules. Some lawmakers want to change that. | Local/Regional |

(53) Pa. State Senator Working On Legislation To Make It A Requirement To Test For Legionella In Building – YouTube

Pa. State Senator Working On Legislation To Make It A Requirement To Test For Legionella In Buildings – CBS Pittsburgh (

PA Senate Republicans Blame Wolf, Green Activists For Mon Valley Works Cancelation | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

The best PA Republican calls Biden an “elitist environmentalist” because at least 1,000 lost steel jobs – Lovebylife

Drug Recognition Experts Measure Before PA Senate – WDAC

Bill Protects Workers From Sexual Harassment & Retribution – WDAC

Gov. Wolf Squares Off With GOP By Firing Charter School Appeals Board Members | WSKGWSKG

A new bill would raise wages and require health benefits for workers at Philadelphia International Airport (

Proposed legislation would provide airport workers with health benefits | Local News |

Lawmakers eye work search requirements, loosened regulations in Pennsylvania’s economic recovery | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House forms panel to investigate botched effort to advertise constitutional amendment –

State Rep. Pam Snyder co-sponsors bill that would expand business interruption policies | Local News |

As budget season approaches, Harrisburg finds a way to investigate and legislate | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Put an end to negative health effects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Revamped $12M expansion of Rock Lititz Studio gets state backing | Local Business |

Impeachment process begins for Schuylkill County commissioner – The Morning Call (

@SenatorKimWard: Thank you @foxandfriends for having me on today. I enjoyed speaking with @SteveDoocy about @U_S_Steel and the job killing agendas put forth by eco-warrior groups and advanced by the Wolf Admin and #PA dems.  Full interview here


Coronavirus – COVID-19


India’s vaccinations decline as its virus outbreak reaches new highs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden’s support for vaccine patent waivers faces uphill effort in Europe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This pre-reopening euphoria feels like hope | Helen Ubiñas (

Former Wistar Institute vaccine pioneer works to understand protection against COVID-19 (

Covid-19 vaccine incentives: How to encourage the vaccine without running afoul of employment law – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Vaccine Access Starkly Unequal As US Demand Dips : Consider This from NPR : NPR

New York City aims to offer virus vaccinations to tourists – The Morning Call (


Lawsuit contends company and Pa. health department knew of contact tracing data breach for months |

Summer concerts are coming back (carefully) after a long year of COVID-19: What to expect if you go –

44 Pa. counties have substantial spread of COVID-19 as positive test rate drops again –

Pa. COVID-19 update: 43% of adult residents fully vaccinated –

These are the ZIP codes in Pa. with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases –


Chartiers Valley sets vaccine clinic for students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Almost 450 incarcerated people vaccinated at Allegheny County Jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Covid cases in Allegheny, Westmoreland, state remain steady; vaccine efforts inch along |

Cooper University Health Care teams up with Philadelphia 76ers for Covid-19 vaccine campaign – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Students in William Penn and Southeast get shots in the arm | News |

Local COVID-19 surge easing, statewide numbers also down | Coronavirus |

Pop-up clinics help vaccinate hard-to-reach communities in Lancaster County | Health |

Daily walk-in vaccine clinics open in Chester County; free to public | Coronavirus |

Phoenixville High School students receive COVID vaccine at clinic | Local News |

Beaver County vaccine rate: How many people have been vaccinated? (

Allegheny County vaccine rate: How many people have been vaccinated? (

How many more Berks residents must get vaccinated before Pa. lifts its mask mandate? | Coronavirus |



SBA’s Targeted EIDL Advance location requirements frustrating small businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Reed Smith law firm latest Pittsburgh employer to announce plans to bring back remote workers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saxonburg tech firm II-VI lands $410M investment from Apple |

ATI, United Steelworkers at odds over union’s latest contract offer |

Qurate, QVC’s parent company, sells West Chester building – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gopuff expands internationally after acquiring UK’s Fancy – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penn National putting Barstool brand into more products to court sports bettors – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Think Loud building: Limited liability company files for bankruptcy (

Big US jobs gain? Some employers would have hired more workers, if only they could find them – The Morning Call (

PPL plans to keep most employees working remotely ‘for at least a few more months’ – The Morning Call (

Survey shows Lehigh Valley businesses are recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, but finding workers remains a challenge – The Morning Call (



Philadelphia’s exonerations call decades of police homicide investigations into question (

Delaware County officials announce citizen board to help oversee troubled Juvenile Detention Center (

Shade Township disbands police department | News |

Speed cameras in Pennsylvania bring in more than $1 million in 2020 (

Lower Merion approves resolution to support efforts allowing local police to use radar | Mainlinesuburbanlife |

Midstate county introduces wearable wristbands to assist police with crisis intervention. | WITF

Wristbands help York County first responders spot mental illness during crisis (



Local school leaders push state to boost education funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Holy Spirit Academy of New Castle to close at end of school year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Colleges are moving away from standardized tests to increase diversity, but it isn’t working | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly school buildings are largely reopened, but most families are opting for remote learning (

Rowan University has COVID-19 vaccine requirement and incentives (

By wrecking state universities, GOP crushes American Dream for its own communities | Will Bunch (

Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health readies for Berks County debut – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Erie School District proposes 3% tax increase, aims to exit state watch (

Pa. schools challenged to adopt anti-racist curricula (

Philly schools see a rise in teens’ mental health issues related to pandemic, gun violence | WITF

Facing ‘an exacerbated crisis’ because of pandemic, Lehigh Valley school leaders urge Pennsylvania lawmakers to increase education funding – The Morning Call (

Lack of fair funding could lead to receivership in Scranton, superintendent says | Education |

North Pocono School Board raises taxes, appoints new leader, OKs tax break | Education |



PA Dems Expand Communications Team | PoliticsPA

Reports: Conor Lamb, Sean Parnell Could Face Off Again In U.S. Senate Race – CBS Pittsburgh (

Lehigh Valley election guide: Pennsylvania primary 2021 – The Morning Call (



Free trees from PPL in time for spring planting | Snyder |

Lawsuit filed over raw sewage Harrisburg pumps into the Susquehanna (

584 million gallons of untreated sewage entered Susquehanna River in 2020 | Today in Pa. –

‘A third-world problem’: 584 million gallons of Harrisburg-area wastewater discharged untreated in 2020 –

Electric cars are coming, and gas stations will have to adjust (

U.S. announces major conservation effort but offers few details | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden administration outlines land, waters conservation plan (

Letter: Clean-energy program shows some great promise | Letters to the Editor |



Airlines Add Flights, New Direct Routes, In Hopes Of Busy Summer Travel : NPR

Septa to use bus shuttles on West Trenton train line this weekend (

Smoketown Bridge in Rockland Township closed indefinitely; plans for repairs in works | Local News |



Gannon’s ‘Healthy Kids at St. Ben’s’ program provides health care education (

Corry Memorial Hospital nurses fight through COVID-19 challenges (

Mercyhurst University expands programs for nurses’ health (

Erie VA nurse: Emergency relief experience proves life-altering (

ALA, lung health advocates discuss tobacco control during annual event (

Legal Ease: ABLE Accounts — a tool for special needs planning | Entertainment |

Penn State Berks senior wants to improve public health in minority communities | Berks and Beyond |


State News

The only eviction moratorium that covers Pa. remains in effect — for now (

With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Backlogged Claims, Advocates Say Pennsylvania Unemployment System Upgrade Could Cause Problems | 90.5 WESA

When will the cicadas arrive in Pennsylvania and where? – The Morning Call (

‘Buy American’ policies are good for Pennsylvania | Opinion (

Anti-Defamation League: PA ranked 5th in US for anti-Semitic incidents (

Pa.’s waitlist system is an injustice to its disabilities community | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lyme disease found in nearly 40% of ticks during large Pennsylvania study –

NASA rocket launch should be visible in NEPA Saturday night | National News |


National News

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs voting restrictions into law; voter rights groups plan immediate legal challenge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas follows Florida as Republicans press voting limits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ohio latest state to see GOP-backed voting law rewrite |

United States unemployment claims fell last week to pandemic-low 498,000 (

One year after the worst jobs loss on record, millions of Americans remain out of work | Business |

Global shares mostly rise on US rally; eyes on jobs data | Business |

Colorado GOP lawmaker who used racist term is reprimanded |

South Carolina cuts federal unemployment boost from weekly payments |

DOJ: Arizona Senate Audit, Recount May Violate Federal Law : NPR

Josh Duggar released as he awaits trial on child pornography | National and World |

Howard students protest cut of Classics department, hub for Black scholarship | Across America |

National Day of Prayer inspires pleas for unity and justice | Across America |

New homes cost $36,000 more because of an epic shortage of lumber | Business |

Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s when you may see a tax refund on unemployment benefits up to $10,200 –

Jobs Numbers and Stock Market: Live Updates – The New York Times (

Editorial: Now more than ever, nurses and teachers deserve our thanks | Editorials |


Local News

Pennsylvania approves private takeover of Royersford sewer system; rates will increase 70% (

If prison leaves East King Street, ‘unique’ redevelopment possibility would replace it, officials say | Local Business |

New Hope’s tourism app uses technology to woo visitors, locals (

Bucks County philanthropist donates $20K to Bristol Township students (

FACE TO FACE: Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board hosts in-person, outdoor event | Business |

Buildings razed, setting stage for construction of $18 million library in Kennett Square | Local News |

ACME Screening Room Carpool Cinema returns this summer (

Upper Merion supervisors OK ordinance making marijuana possession summary offense | Kingofprussiacourier |

Luzerne County Manager, DA clash over voter fraud case | Times Leader

Apology to be issued for racist comment by Hollenback Golf Course employee | Times Leader

Berks County officials plan to investigate merits of creating a county health department | Berks and Beyond |

Allentown Catholic Diocese will soon allow churches to return to full capacity – The Morning Call (

‘They meant something to us’: LVHN nurses run to raise money for COVID-19 relief fund, honor those who have died – The Morning Call (

Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ goes back on display at Steamtown | News |

Cognetti announces task force to improve Scranton licensing, permits processes | News |



Busy Downtown boulevard to become a summer pop-up park and arts destination | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials, unemployed Pittsburghers rally against backlog in jobless benefits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buttigieg views aging Pittsburgh bridges, says it’s time for ‘generational investment’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg promotes $2.3 trillion infrastructure package in Pittsburgh |

Why Pete Buttigieg visited Pittsburgh and what he said (

‘She’s a text away’: Mentoring program helps new moms navigate parenthood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh set to resume in October after pandemic pause |

Allegheny County paid sick leave bill presented to board of health |

Activists sound off during city council public hearing on displacement of Black Pittsburghers | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

In Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, some fear new development could force people out. They’ve seen it before | WITF



Philly’s Judge Elections This Month Have the Power To Change the City – The Appeal

Carlos Vega threatens to sue Philadelphia DA Krasner’s campaign and Shaun King (

City Council should fight Kenney’s cuts to eviction prevention budget | Editorial (

Grass pollen in Philadelphia area spikes for allergy sufferers (

Peco improperly shut off nearly 50,000 customers because of computer glitches (

Biden calls Philadelphia sports fans the ‘most informed and most obnoxious’ (

School District families receive counseling, support through Philly HopeLine | Local News |



FEC drops inquiry into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Energy secretary lays out need for funding for clean energy, fossil fuel research near Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to push his big infrastructure plan in GOP stronghold | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Infrastructure Q&A: Pete Buttigieg has Eisenhower, Lincoln and buses on his mind | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden’s proposed economic plans reverse recent history. Will voters follow? (

Front-line, farm-state Democrats push back against Biden tax plan |

Biden’s Narrower Immigration Focus Frustrates Advocates : NPR

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight | National and World |

Blinken’s battle to make State Department more diverse will face steep resistance, diplomats of color say | News |

Biden admin says it will permanently restore migratory bird protections | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Despite what former President Donald Trump says, he did lose the election | WITF

Will we get a fourth pandemic stimulus payment? That’s up to Congress, the White House says –

Toomey again to push for ‘Thin Blue Line Act’ | Times Leader

Stefanik Moves to Oust Cheney, Resurfacing False Election Claims – The New York Times (