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‘The money is there’: Senate Democrats propose an alternative to immediate evictions, foreclosures | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘These are issues that affect our families’: Pa. Dems call on Congress to pass infrastructure bill | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Delco senators call on GOP colleagues to direct funds towards Pennsylvania’s needs – Delco Times

Senators Saval, Costa, Hughes, Haywood Announce New Legislation to Keep Struggling Pennsylvanians Housed – MyChesCo

County legislator to introduce bill that will allow kids 14 and older to be immunized without parental consent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Push For Kids To Get Vaccine Without Parental Consent Advances | Patch

Pa. DHS wants to move Medicaid assessments to Maximus, angering legislators (

Republican leaders reject Wolf’s call to pass school mask mandate · Spotlight PA

Pa Republicans refuse to Gov. Wolf’s mask mandate; Physicians blast caucus leaders | WJET/WFXP/

No mask mandate from Pennsylvania legislators | Pennsylvania |

The battle over masks continues as lawmakers reject statewide mandate | City & State PA (

Infrastructure bill can make good on Biden-Harris’ pledges for racial equity | Opinion (

Paroled murderer accused of killing 8-year old boy can’t sue Pa. legislator who named proposed law for the victim: U.S. court –

Working PA bipartisan gambling suggestions target skill games – Pennsylvania News Today

PA Ends ‘Prison Gerrymandering’ With Closely Divided Committee Vote | WSKGWSKG

Sens. Unveil Measure To Keep Pennsylvanians In Homes | Abington, PA Patch

Extended opioid emergency proved vital, AICDAC director says | News |

Pa. Sen. Cris Dush talks about election review, his doubts of the vote count and how Donald Trump ‘is watching’ –

GOP leaders set to review 2020 election, though Pa. results are not in question. How did we get here? | WITF

The Pa. Senate leader resisted his pro-Trump wing for months. Now he wants a MAGA makeover. · Spotlight PA

A Pa. election audit will change nothing. It’s time to move on | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.’s legislative leaders wield extraordinary power, and the audit fight proves it · Spotlight PA

Election ‘audit’ sows intra-GOP fight, attacks by Democrats | Tri-City Herald

Pennsylvania southwestern 14th congressional district asks to stay whole | Pennsylvania |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Our Town Foundation of Hamburg gets $200,000 grant from Pa. (

After flash floods, Wolf calls on feds to lower thresholds for assistance | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gov. Wolf urges FEMA lower threshold for relief aid after Bucks flood (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

100,000 more COVID-19 deaths seen unless U.S. changes its ways | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 100,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, the most since January | WITF

Chester County in position to boost virus testing – Daily Local



These are the 10 best employers in Pennsylvania, according to Forbes – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Here are the top 50 employers in Cumberland County | The Sentinel: News |

SBA cites Covid-19 in relaxing location requirement for 8(a) contracting program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Businesses still struggling to find workers; Messiah Lifeways raises minimum wage to $15 (

Delta’s extra $200 insurance fee shows vaccine dilemma for employers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Local businesses can apply for energy efficiency grants – Daily Local

Wanted: City of Pittsburgh looks to fill jobs after receiving federal COVID-19 relief funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh hiring for labor, other jobs frozen amid pandemic budget cuts |

South Carolina company to close central Pa. facility as part of consolidation –

Everything we know about work is wrong. The pandemic proved it | John L. Micek | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Stauffers of Kissel Hill to boost starting pay to $15 an hour as it looks to hire 300 people | Local Business |



Pa. youth detention center closing after state revokes license –



Here’s how Pennsylvania schools want to spend pandemic money – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania schools making plans to spend pandemic windfall | WITF

Here’s why school board meetings have become so wild as districts decide mask mandates – The Morning Call (

Parents of Philly school kids: You might qualify for free internet access through PHL ConnectED | Opinion (

Some North Allegheny students walk out of school to protest masks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Education Dept. extends debt relief to 115,000 former ITT Tech students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkes-Barre Area officials celebrate new high school at ribbon cutting | News |

Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers union approve new contract |

Grant to allow University of Scranton to explore, celebrate Scranton’s story | Education |

Grant to Lackawanna College will help growing field | Education |

Reading School Board regretfully and tearfully accepts superintendent’s resignation – Reading Eagle

Pennridge schools pause diversity initiatives; NAACP calls it ‘slap in the face’ | WITF

Central Bucks officials keep mask optional plan after special meeting (

Southwestern High School dismisses Learning 2025 initiative (

Philadelphia superintendent discusses COVID-19 protocols for upcoming school year | Local News |



County Democratic picnic planned at Boswell Community Park | News |

U.S. Senate Candidate Val Arkoosh Discusses The Issues With Patch | Abington, PA Patch

Sean Parnell Blasts Biden On Afghanistan, Says He ‘Basically Installed A Global Jihadist All-Star Team’ | The Daily Caller

Luzerne County election board agrees to work with election consultant | |

Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. voting rights events reflect multiracial reform agenda | News |



Advocates tell DOE that the cost of Appalachian petrochemicals too great – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Smoke From Caldor Fire Suffocates Lake Tahoe – The New York Times (

Guest Opinion: America’s climate leadership rests in Appalachia (

Biden steers away from Trump’s disastrous automobile emissions standards (



Airport passenger departures jump, but short of pre-pandemic levels | News |

Amtrak: NYC-Scranton route’s economic impact would be $87M per year (



Jefferson rolls out mobile cancer screening unit thanks to $1.4M Dietz & Watson donation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

UPMC touts growing North Hills hospital hub, $12B in midyear revenue |

LVHN has fewer than 100 COVID patients in all hospitals, Hazleton chief says | Coronavirus |

Pa. celebrates Reading Hospital’s help for the addicted – Reading Eagle

Op-Ed: It’s time for hospitals to put patients first (


State News

Pennsylvania closes in, at least temporarily, on top gas producing spot – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Pennsylvania could mark its 13th hot car death after four-year-old found dead in York County (

750,000 residential accounts are facing utility shut-offs says Pa. PUC (

NEPA Purple Heart recipient fighting for Afghan translator’s rescue | Times Leader

NEPA’s D.C. delegation weighs in on Kabul attack | Times Leader

Mom’s criminal conviction for not having daughter, 3, secured in a car safety seat voided by split Pa. Supreme Court –

25% of Pennsylvania’s rental assistance funds have been distributed to residents – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania’s billionaires more than doubled their wealth during pandemic, says report | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (


National News

Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium – The New York Times (

ISIS-K: What We Know About The Group Behind The Kabul Airport Attacks : NPR

President Biden tells Kabul attackers: ‘We will hunt you down and make you pay’ | WITF

Biden Pledges To Strike Back After Attack Kills 13 U.S. Service Members In Kabul : NPR

Afghanistan airlifts resume with added urgency in wake of deadly Kabul blasts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. forces preparing for more ISIS attacks in Kabul, top commander says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PENNYCUICK: Biden Failed US – DV Journal (

Republican-Led Texas House Passes New Voting Restrictions : NPR

Tropical Storm Ida Is Threatening Louisiana’s Coastline This Weekend : NPR

The U.S. Is Pledging Aid To Haiti But The Success Of Past Efforts Has Been Mixed : NPR

Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself In NYC Will Be Closed : NPR

Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns in wake of Cuomo scandal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Giffords memorial honors Pennsylvanians gunned down in 2020 (

State College Borough Plans To Request A Census Recount, Suspecting A Pandemic-Related Undercount | 90.5 WESA

Residents Share Concerns Over Proposed Amazon Facility In Lawrenceville | 90.5 WESA

LCTA names COLTS chief as new executive director | News |

Chester County plans for International Overdose Awareness Day include ‘Light the Night’ evening of remembrance and hope – Daily Local

Carbon’s hotel tax collections soar | News |

Lehigh County executive unveiled the proposed 2022 budget. Will taxpayers see a hike? – The Morning Call (

Eisenhower Drive project: York County transportation planners voice support for controversial bypass (

EMI pedestrian bridge over West 12th Street in Erie to be removed (

Erie stormwater infrastructure: Sewer line failure raises concerns on costs (

Lancaster agencies prepare to welcome Afghan refugees | News |



Pittsburgh plans to add 36 electric vehicles to its fleet with $10.4 million in federal funds – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Bobby Wilson appointed to Pittsburgh Land Bank board; Council returns to Chambers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘The biggest story of my life’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent ordered to pay more than $7,000, forfeit vacation days for ethics violations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Controller calls for PPS leadership change after superintendent’s ethics violations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny County, RIDC agree to develop Carrie Furnaces site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s new CitiParks website puts fun on the map | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh groups trying to set up homes for Afghan refugees who fled chaos of Taliban takeover | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RADical Days returns with month of free admissions and events throughout Pittsburgh | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Persistent drug crime stokes fear in Philly neighborhood (

Philadelphia’s Broad Street Run to require Covid-19 vaccination for all runners – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How is enforcement of Philly’s mask mandate going? The city can’t say. (

Ex-MOVE members say they were raised in a ‘cult’ where abuse and homophobia ran rampant (

Afghan evacuees expected at Philly airport as soon as Friday (

Philadelphia’s Cuban community comes together on the hope, stress of Cuba protests (

Philly Parking Authority needs a new leader. The guy who wants the job can’t get a vote. (

This Pa. city is ranked among the top 5 best for sports fans: study –

Peace rally in North Philadelphia targets at-risk youth | Local News |



Panel requests records in connection to Jan. 6 Capitol attack | ABC27

Lawmakers call for declassification of U.S. intelligence report on COVID-19 origins | ABC27

Vice President Kamala Harris says she urged Vietnam to free political dissidents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Capitol Police officers sue Trump and allies over election lies, Jan. 6 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette