Senator Haywood Releases Racial Discrimination Report, Reveals Severe Incidents in Pennsylvania Universities – The Quad: Student News Service of WCU (wcuquad.com)

Gov. Shapiro seeks school-funding boost to help poorer districts, but Republicans remain wary – Metro Philadelphia

Family Support Line celebrates grand opening of state-of-the-art children’s advocacy center – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Elbow Room Closing After One Final Party – Tube City Almanac (tubecityonline.com)

Public school funding ruling may force Pa. to raise taxes | 90.5 WESA

Racial discrimination plagues Pa. state universities despite changes | 90.5 WESA

PA Schools Get a $100 Million Boost for Facility Upgrades and Safety Improvements – MyChesCo


Rite Aid has announced the closing of 72 stores in 2024, including these 7 in Pa. – pennlive.com\

Cocoa prices at 47-year high before Valentine’s Day : NPR


Boy Is Shot at Lakewood Church Led by Joel Osteen in Houston – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ohio man charged in Cass Township crash that killed woman, injured 2 kids | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Boy, 17, suspect in Wilkes-Barre downtown smash and grab burglaries – Times Leader

Man injured in Harrisburg shooting near barber shop – pennlive.com

12-year-old boy ran away from his Dauphin County home – pennlive.com


Hazelton schools respond to lawsuit alleging unfair voting system | WITF

Criminal background checks waived for some student employees at Pa. state universities – pennlive.com

Pa. state universities nix criminal background checks for some student employees | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com


Summer Lee wins Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Candidates in Pa. 140th state House District ready for special election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrats allege RFK Jr. campaign took illegal help to collect signatures in states – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Who Is On The Ballot In 2024? (politicspa.com)

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Trump’s Eligibility for Colorado Ballot – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Snowstorm to hit central Pa. late Monday night: Here’s a forecast timeline – pennlive.com

PA Environment Digest Blog: Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips – 2.10.24 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

New EPA rule could rein in air pollution in Western Pennsylvania | WITF

Biden’s natural gas export pause fought over by U.S. House panel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Winter Storm Forecast: Nor’easter to Bring Heavy Snow and Coastal Flooding – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Allentown weather: Winter storm warning for 7-10 inches of snow (mcall.com)


Transit searches for ways to replace billions in federal emergency money | National | thecentersquare.com

Major central Pa. thruway project is on schedule, meeting cost estimates – pennlive.com

Poll show 7 states oppose electric vehicle mandates | Arizona | thecentersquare.com

Transit, education expected to headline Shapiro’s 2024 Pa. budget address | Spotlight Pa | northcentralpa.com

Gun Safety

Despite rhetoric, both Trump and Biden have had limited power to change gun policy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Some medical debt would be wiped out under Shapiro budget · Spotlight PA

State News

Philadelphia educators see hope in Governor Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal | Local News | phillytrib.com

Gov. Shapiro renews push to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 | WITF

Shapiro’s budget plan: Stop losing to ‘friggin’ Ohio’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Shapiro calls school vouchers ‘unfinished business’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s housing shortage ‘the elephant in the room’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Voters explain what issues matter to them at the Great American Outdoo | WITF

Someone mailed a jar of fetuses to a Pennsylvania museum – pennlive.com

Former top Pa. lawmaker’s lobbying firm paid $41K by Game Commission i | WITF

National News

Five big takeaways from the special counsel’s report on Biden and classified documents – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden Classified Documents Case: Takeaways From the Special Counsel Report – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Congress is looking at expanding the child tax credit again. Who would benefit? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Group Focused on Child Care Plans $40 Million Effort to Help Democrats – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

NATO leader says Trump puts allies at risk with statement about Russia – pennlive.com

Outside New Orleans, the King Cake Drive-Thru Has You Covered for Mardi Gras – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Taylor Swift, Usher and a Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl Win in Las Vegas – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Advice from a 79-year-old who has been to all 193 countries : NPR

Local News

Vacant Allentown bicentennial park leased to Muhlenberg (mcall.com)

How to observe Lent & Valentine’s Day if you’ve given up sweets (mcall.com)

Nescopeck Park group looks for, finds eagles – Times Leader

Leadership Northeast fundraiser supports Gather Community Space – Times Leader


With few resources to recover from East Palestine train derailment, Darlington residents ask for help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennWest is struggling. Its campuses are experiencing those challenges differently. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh honors 102-year-old Natalie Green | TribLIVE.com

Mon Incline back in business after undergoing weeks of repairs | TribLIVE.com

Evictions soar in Allegheny County in 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia educators see hope in Governor Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mayor Parker kicks off Power Rising summit in Center City | Local News | phillytrib.com

Fashion District mall owner Macerich pays off majority of $73M loan on mall – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly grandparents, advocates push for better programs and policies to help grandparent caregivers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Restaurant openings: Guy Fieri brings eatery to King of Prussia Mall; Brass Tap readies for Manayunk debut – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Fetterman says Biden ‘in full control’ and that special counsel’s reference to age was ‘a smear’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrats Fetterman and Frost say choice between Trump and Biden on guns is clear – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Casey introducing bills to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote, run for office – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com