Democratic Commissioners Rally Supporters With Gov. Shapiro At Levittown Event – LevittownNow.com

State Sen. Schwank promotes home repairs program | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

State rep’s proposed bill would award districts that discontinue use of Native American mascots – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Proposed bill would ban TikTok on Pennsylvania state devices (abc27.com)

State House Speaker Rozzi releases statement on child sex abuse survivor amendment (abc27.com)

Pa’s Shapiro makes his Super Bowl bet with Mo., Ks., govs | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Court won’t make PA release voter info for 2020 audit · Spotlight PA

Guest editorial | Free breakfasts, lunches should be provided for students | Editorials | tribdem.com



Bethlehem planners review proposals for more than 1.4K apartments | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania Grape and Wine Industry Winter Conference slated | The Bucks County Herald

Wawa to give away free coffee ahead of Super Bowl in Pa. (readingeagle.com)

OSHA fines Mars Wrigley following 2 employees trapped in chocolate tank at Elizabethtown factory in 2022 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Mid Penn Bank Women’s Leadership Network awards $16,000 to aid women | The Bucks County Herald

Monessen sets up payments to city’s line usage fund – The Mon Valley Independent

Tunkhannock Twp. to hire attorney for potential litigation over silica sand plant | News | thetimes-tribune.com

The outdoor industry, Pennsylvania’s $14 billion secret | News | northcentralpa.com

Made in America: The Future of Manufacturing and Infrastructure in PA | WHP (local21news.com)

York County’s mechanical economy is moving into a digital world (yorkdispatch.com)

Gov. Shapiro has opened doors for thousands of workers without college degrees | Opinion – pennlive.com

U.S. Jobless Claims Climbed Last Week but Remain Historically Low – WSJ

Your Super Bowl chicken wings have a surprising origin story – Vox



Pittsburgh teen sought in Johnstown killing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brackenridge, McKeesport grieve together over loss of officers | TribLIVE.com

Pennridge High School principal arrested for DUI (mcall.com)

Philadelphia police commissioner laments cops are not ‘martyrs’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Some Philly police officers with checkered pasts have new jobs thanks to PPD’s latest promotions (inquirer.com)

Drug-induced homicide charges are often used by Pennsylvania prosecutors amid the state’s opioid crisis. Here’s how they work. (inquirer.com)

Pocono man faces felonies related to Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection (poconorecord.com)

6 major takeaways from the ATF’s first report in 20 years on U.S. gun crime : NPR



What you need to know about Temple’s graduate workers strike | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

School leaders cautiously optimistic about landmark Pa. school funding ruling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Temple rescinds free tuition for striking grad students  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why did public school enrollment drop during the pandemic? An expert explains | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The Coming Battle Over Public School Funding (politicspa.com)

Parents sue West Shore school district over character building program – pennlive.com

Ridley Township Library presents program on historic Hope Lodge (delcotimes.com)

Crestwood faces $2.73 million budget deficit; board to consider suspending professional employees | Education | citizensvoice.com

Major schools ruling is a call to action for Pa., local leaders say – The Mon Valley Independent

IUP student caught using racial slurs on Snapchat, causing controversy | News | thepenn.org




Florida menstrual data plan for high school athletes voted down : NPR

Biden faces doubt from some voters who backed Dems in 2022 (trib.com)

Biden’s Wisconsin Trip Sets Stage for 2024 Reelection Campaign (yahoo.com)

What climate law? Voters clueless about Biden’s top achievement – POLITICO

In Post-Roe World, These Conservatives Embrace New Benefits for Parents – The New York Times (nytimes.com)



Court won’t force Pennsylvania to release election records (mcall.com)

Opinion: Republican Party leaders deserve blame for 2022 midterm losses – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)



Valentino DiGiorgio: Why the GOP lost the Philadelphia suburbs (broadandliberty.com)

Berks hires special counsel to help with election matters (readingeagle.com)



Interior Secretary visits Pittsburgh area home to to tout Biden abandoned well money | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Pa. water plan urges more resources to protect against flooding, pollution | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Pa. asks court to reject case claiming state climate rule does more harm than good – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Ohio train derailment underscores the dangers of the plastics boom | Grist



Advocacy group’s study illustrates Pittsburgh’s ‘unreliable transit crisis’ – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Ohio train derailment: Toxic chemicals raise railroad safety concerns (timesherald.com)

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment (levernews.com)



Highmark launches hotline for members who may have been victims of data breach – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

A Pittsburgh doctor takes some of the trauma out of childbirth (publicsource.org)

Delaware County home health care agency owes $2.3M in back wages | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Erie County’s syphilis cases reach record high for 2nd straight year (goerie.com)

COVID-19 slows, but remains a top killer in Pa. Where does it rank among causes of death? – pennlive.com

Johns Hopkins University to shut down its COVID tracker : Shots – Health News : NPR

Workers Fighting America’s Overdose Crisis Are ‘Hanging by a Thread’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin shortage doesn’t just affect people with ADHD – Vox


State News

New stroke ruled out after Fetterman hospitalized for lightheadedness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawyer: GOP Congressman George Santos had 2017 Pennsylvania theft charge expunged | WITF

GOP Sen. Tim Scott opens Senate hearing with moment of prayer for hospitalized Sen. John Fetterman | Fox News


National News

NFL Honors: Hamlin joins medical staff that saved his life – WPXI

George Santos Was Once Accused of Stealing Puppies Days Before His Animal Charity Held Adoption Event (yahoo.com)


Local News

Lancaster rescue puppies to play in Puppy Bowl (abc27.com)

Easton needs more firefighters (mcall.com)

Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton mayors form ‘three-city coalition’ to address housing, climate change (mcall.com)



FRIDAY AT 5PM: Scammers have Pittsburgh in their crosshairs with 5 top schemes – WPXI

URA makes push to save Pittsburgh’s dwindling supply of affordable dwellings | 90.5 WESA

Jim Rogers case: Allegheny County may charge Pittsburgh officers if feds don’t, DA Zappala says (wtae.com)

Why are rates of Black homeownership in Pittsburgh so low? (nextpittsburgh.com)



PHA housing vouchers: More than 36,000 applied for wait list lottery (inquirer.com)

Radnor Planners Reject New Villanova University Garage – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)



Pence receives subpoena from prosecutors examining Trump’s Jan. 6 role – The Washington Post

Fetterman, Recovering After Stroke, Labors to Adjust to Life in the Senate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Lobbyists Mingle With Congress Under the Banner of Celebrating Diversity (theintercept.com)