Supporters Urged to Line Funeral Route Tuesday – Tube City Almanac (tubecityonline.com)

Austin Davis makes history as Pennsylvania’s first Black Lieutenant Governor – Black News Portal

Super Bowl videos from Josh Shapiro and other politicians (inquirer.com)

5 ways Pennsylvania’s marijuana laws could change in 2023 | WITF

Pa. Democrats officially control the House. Here’s what comes next (inquirer.com)

Speaker says rules vote, abuse measures on horizon in Pa. House | News | tribdem.com

Kutztown Rotary Club Farmers’ Night celebrates agriculture community – Reading Eagle



IRS won’t tax most relief payments made by states last year | WITF

Advocacy groups ask FTC to expand Biden administration efforts to rein in junk fees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Book store, theater company, toy shop and other businesses move into new spaces in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Deed transfers: See what areas of Bucks hold highest property values (phillyburbs.com)

A tale of two shopping malls | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Pittsburgh Urban League emphasizing economic opportunity in 105th year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PREIT sells Plymouth Meeting Mall Whole Foods site for $27 million – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Army sees safety, not ‘wokeness,’ as top recruiting obstacle | News | phillytrib.com

Unions focus on women to fill trade worker shortage in construction (19thnews.org)

Two more Lancaster Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with sexual abuse of children [update] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Black farmers say they still face USDA inequality 2 decades after major lawsuit : NPR

Study: Digital skills increase wages & help Pittsburgh economy | 90.5 WESA



How gun commerce has changed in Pennsylvania since 2010 | State | wfmz.com

Stroudsburg man sentenced 80 months for distributing heroin, fentanyl (poconorecord.com)

Game commission did not discipline hunters who killed Berks dogs (readingeagle.com)

Italian company seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Scranton wine importer | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Shaler woman avoids prison for Capitol breach; Marine friend’s case pending – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Kanye’s Anti-Semitic Rhetoric Led to Assaults, Vandalism — ADL Report – Rolling Stone



New Jersey’s ‘Abbott’ rulings offer lessons for Pa.’s quest to fix school funding (inquirer.com)

The Pennridge School District is considering Hillsdale College’s controversial ‘1776 Curriculum.’ What is it? (inquirer.com)

‘Now is the time’ to act on fair school funding advocates say (dailylocal.com)

Culture war conflict shows no signs of weakening in Central Bucks (phillyburbs.com)

New report offers solutions to the ‘dire’ teacher shortage crisis in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local districts await fallout from Pa. court ruling on school funding | TribLIVE.com

College Board Rips ‘Slander’ Of AP African American Studies | HuffPost Latest News

Here’s how Pittsburgh colleges are tackling student food insecurity (publicsource.org)

Temple University Administrators Have Declared War on Striking Grad Workers (jacobin.com)




Ahead of 2024 presidential primaries, governors offer preview (ydr.com)

Which Republicans Are Eyeing a 2024 Run? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Black candidates keep losing winnable races — and say the Democratic Party may be why – POLITICO



Shapiro took office with strong mandate to help Pa.’s workers. It’s time to deliver. | Opinion – lehighvalleylive.com

Pennsylvania Court Won’t Force Release of Voter Info for GOP-Led 2020 Election Probe (theepochtimes.com)

Election misinformation continues to roil Pennsylvania : NPR



‘Not about party’: Bipartisan petition signing event to be held in EBensburg | News | tribdem.com

Who’s funding Philadelphia mayor’s race: Candidates’ top donors (billypenn.com)

Pittsburgh City Council District 9: Kierran Young runs in 2023 election | 90.5 WESA



Fossil fuel drilling threatens air and wildlife in national parks, advocacy group finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Crawford County marries industrial history with outdoor recreation (nextpittsburgh.com)

If there’s a war against climate change, Saint-Louis is on the front lines : NPR

Report: Residents Uneasy with Return to East Palestine After Train Derailment – Mother Jones



‘Red tape’ before work starts: Johnstown’s RAISE grant transportation projects ‘moving forward’ | News | tribdem.com

Exclusive: Pittsburgh infrastructure repair money piles up as bridges deteriorate – Pittsburgh Union Progress



Attorneys general from 23 GOP-led states back suit seeking to block abortion pill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A baby spent 36 days in an in-network NICU. Why did the hospital next door send a bill? (inquirer.com)

Taking lessons from Pennsylvania’s first avian influenza case in nearly 40 years | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Childhood immunization rates steady in Erie County (goerie.com)

Millions of Americans could lose Medicaid insurance as the pandemic winds down – Vox

Backlash to the Reversal of Roe v. Wade Steadily Growing (nymag.com)


State News

Philly chefs share their heartbreak comfort foods (inquirer.com)

Pa. LGBTQ leaders create statewide advocacy organization – Philadelphia Gay News (epgn.com)

Police investigating Comcast outage on Super Bowl Sunday as attempted ‘theft’ (inquirer.com)


National News

After Shooting Down Flying Objects, U.S. and Canada Have More Theories Than Answers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show was a pregnancy announcement and a greatest hits concert – Vox

Debt Limit Crisis Could Come As Early As June, According To Some Economists | HuffPost Latest News


Local News

Scranton pension fund makes progress, audit finds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Reading church celebrates Black-owned small businesses | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Lower Merion holds hearing on spending of federal grant money – Mainline Media News

Luzerne County Council might table vote on Rescue Plan funding grants; questions remain | Luzerne County | standardspeaker.com



Lesser-known restaurants to try in 5 Pittsburgh neighborhoods (nextpittsburgh.com)

Housing advocates wage legal battle to take over Pittsburgh’s blighted properties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RAD to Improve Accessibility, Inclusion With $1 Million Investment | Pittsburgh Magazine



Who Is Singing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ At Super Bowl 57 – Sports Illustrated

Eagles fans fill the streets in mourning after Super Bowl loss | WITF



U.S. shot down third UFO this week on Sunday. Here’s what we know about the latest incident – pennlive.com

Freshman lawmakers seek bipartisan compromise in divided House – The Washington Post

The Supreme Court showdown over Biden’s student debt relief program, in Department of Education v. Brown – Vox