Biweekly Podcast by PHEAA Offers Expert Guidance for College-Bound Students and Their Families; Access Free Resources for Valuable Insights and Support – PennWatch

First Read – Feb. 13, 2024 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

11 Investigates: Controversial plan to put armed officers in schools (yahoo.com)

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

Gov. stops in Ridley Park Monday (delcotimes.com)

MIL-OSI USA: After Governor Shapiro Proposes Historic Indigent Defense Funding in 2024-25 Budget, PCCD Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Indigent Defense Advisory Committee | ForeignAffairs.co.nz

Allegheny County Democrats endorse Summer Lee over Bhavini Patel | 90.5 WESA

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


Record cocoa prices heading into Valentines Day | WITF

Chick-fil-A paying out $4.4 million after settlement; 2 days left to claim your share – pennlive.com

Another nonstop route from HIA to the Sunshine State will launch this year – pennlive.com


State police charge driver in fatal crash with Harrisburg police cruiser – 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


Democrats seek to strengthen majority in Pennsylvania House as voters cast ballots | The Olympian

San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s Predecessor, Mark Farrell, Seeks to Unseat Her – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How Special Is New York’s Special Election? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

Trump and Republicans have slid backward on primaries | Blaze Media (theblaze.com)

This Pa. activist is the source of false, flawed election claims | WITF

Special election to replace Adams in northeast Pa. House seat set for primary election day – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Flying squirrels: The search for an endangered species | WITF

Was Boston’s Snow Forecast a Bust? Depends on Whom You Ask. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Snow has hit central Pa.: How much will fall and when will it stop? – pennlive.com

$2.5 billion Susquehanna River hydroelectric project sparks opposition | WITF


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

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

Pa. could wipe out up to $400M in medical debt under proposal from Gov | WITF

Pain and trauma from childhood shots can lead to lifelong needle phobia : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

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

After Governor Shapiro Proposes Historic Indigent Defense Funding in 2024-25 Budget, PCCD Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Indigent Defense Advisory Committee – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

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

Tax credits worth $400M projected for next fiscal year | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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)

U.S. Senate sends to the House a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Meeting 116-Year-Old Edith Ceccarelli, the Oldest Person in America – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Man dies mid-flight after gushing ‘litres of blood’ from mouth, nose – pennlive.com

Local News

Balloon release honors 16-year-old killed in Harrisburg: ‘It wasn’t his time to go’ – pennlive.com


Hobby Lobby to take over Monroeviille Convention Center starting June 1 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Mellon bumps tuition costs to over $64K for undergraduate students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh officials to extend property tax payment deadline after delayed mailings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


In discussing wide range of topics, Kevin Bethel is on hunt for results as police commissioner | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘A no-brainer’: Philly’s historical commission designates new district in Germantown | Local News | phillytrib.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)