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Legislature

Plans for COLA for PA pensioners announced by state senators Muth and Kane (dailylocal.com)

Rep. Donna Bullock calls on lawmakers to listen to Black PA residents (goerie.com)

New bill could require insurance to cover breast milk donations (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers push for diaper funding, access (abc27.com)

Bill that would end Sunday ban on football and baseball passes Pa. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘What a difference a year makes:’ More than 5,000 attend first Pennsylvania March for Life since Supreme Court ruling – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Thousands attend Pa. March for Life in first event since Roe’s reversal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner mounts defense against impeachment effort | WITF

Philly DA Larry Krasner providing some records to Pa. House committee investigating him (inquirer.com)

With a $200,000 State Grant, Fonthill Is Looking at Big Changes Outside the Castle Walls | Doylestown, PA News TAPinto

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden’s claim that the ‘pandemic is over’ could make COVID harder to fight : Shots – Health News : NPR

Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but the data says otherwise : NPR

Although Biden says COVID-19 is ‘over,’ some still have doubts | Local News | phillytrib.com

COVID omicron boosters are here, but Drew Weissman wants a vaccine for all coronaviruses (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Hard Rock casino company is spending $100 million on raises for its employees : NPR

Black companies still need help recovering from pandemic | Business | phillytrib.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Corrections officer union says PA state prison staffing a crisis (goerie.com)

Eddystone is first borough police department in Delaware County to receive Pennsylvania Chiefs Of Police Association ‘Gold standard’ accreditation (delcotimes.com)

What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Marijuana Pardon Project (dailylocal.com)

Berks County Jail System facing correctional officer shortage (readingeagle.com)

Panelists: Leaders must stay aware of hate groups recruiting police officers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge sets trial date for accused Tree of Life gunman Robert Bowers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Pa. teacher shortage worsens as interest in teaching falls (abc27.com)

West Chester students learn from the experiences of others – Daily Local

Biden College Debt Bailout Backed By Local Students, but Its Future is Uncertain   – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Efforts to ban, restrict LGBTQ curriculum in Pa. schools — opposed by at least one Bethlehem Area school director — hinge on who becomes the next governor – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Widener Law Commonwealth, East Stroudsburg University formalize partnership that will allow students to graduate college and law school in 6 years – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Residents sue Chester County over ballot drop boxes – WHYY

Pennsylvania election offices challenged by surge of voting record requests | WITF

Republicans, allies have blitzed the courts with voting, election lawsuits | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA House Preview: North by Northwest (politicspa.com)

Ad spending shows Democrats hinging midterm hopes in Pennsylvania and other keys states on abortion | WITF

In the must-win Philly suburbs, with Santorum at his side, Doug Mastriano mines for votes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Veterans call out Mastriano for ‘shameful’ Confederate Army uniform photo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro touts workers’ rights at Pittsburgh campaign stop with health care organizers | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Josh Shapiro rallies with union workers ahead of ‘pivotal’ election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Young people say they feel energized about 2022 Pa. election, but will they vote? – pennlive.com

Pa. Senate 2022: Mehmet Oz talked to drug users in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Luzerne County tackling mail ballot concerns | Times Leader

 

Gun Safety

As shootings continue unabated, they exact an emotional and economic toll | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

East Coast struggles as climate alters weather, neighborhoods, ocean (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Billions in Climate Deal Funding Could Help Protect U.S. Coastal Cities – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT emphasizes importance of roundabouts as new ones spring up in Harrisburg – pennlive.com

Safety of roundabouts touted in new PennDOT study | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Lack of Data Still Blunts US Response to Outbreaks – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How to support a child’s mental health when they’re exposed to gun violence : NPR

Poconos provides options for vets seeking mental health help (poconorecord.com)

‘Out of control’ STD situation prompts national call for changes – pennlive.com

 

State News

Pennsylvania gets millions for drug addiction programs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A complete guide to Spotlight PA’s investigations of Pennsylvania’s flawed medical marijuana program · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will receive the full $5.8 million in pandemic relief | Business | lancasteronline.com

Changes needed to make a Pennsylvania hydrogen hub work | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

National News

Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico and the lessons from Hurricane Maria : NPR

Fiona dumps more rain on Puerto Rico; troops rescue hundreds – Daily Local

Fiona barrels toward Turks and Caicos as Category 3 hurricane | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pictures: The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II : The Picture Show : NPR

U.S. will phase down HFCs, polluting compound found in ACs and refrigerators : NPR

Baltimore court overturns Adnan Syed’s prison sentence : NPR

Texas sheriff opens criminal investigation into DeSantis’ flight of migrants : NPR

Bill Clinton: ‘The world’s on fire,’ but teamwork can help | News | phillytrib.com

U.S. court awards millions to victims of Hezbollah rockets (inquirer.com)

After racial reckoning in sports, anti-hate leaders look to protect athletes in digital spaces | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Saint Vincent College breaks ground on Dunlap Family Athletic and Recreation Center | News | dailycourier.com

Reedman warehouse plan worries longtime Middletown residents (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Sources: Delco May Settle With Aqua on DELCORA Sale Litigation – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Here are the Hispanic residents Morning Call readers named as difference-makers in the Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

After a decade, Headquarters Road Bridge closure remains an explosive issue | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County commissioners, residents sound off about election security (mainlinemedianews.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus fleet to go zero-emission by 2045 (nextpittsburgh.com)

Film explores climate, climbing and identity through eyes of former White House advisor (goerie.com)

Pittsburgh communities receive over $5.2 million in grants, Neighborhood Capital program to launch | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Census snapshot shows Pittsburgh poverty has jumped 5% over past 2 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A program meant to help heavy users of expensive health care cut back sets up shop in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney’s chief of staff Jim Engler is resigning (inquirer.com)

As Philly grapples with gun violence, libraries look to become a safe space for city youth – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Frank ‘Tick’ Coleman gets new honor with street renaming | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Congress now has full U.S. Indigenous representation : NPR