Valentine’s Day party held for kids at Pittsburgh rec center – WPXI

State funds secured for the Northside – Northside Chronicle (thenorthsidechronicle.com)

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

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


Microsoft exec rejects rogue generative AI risk | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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


Pa. school told dad ‘to keep hush hush’ over 5-year-old’s sexual assault, claims lawsuit | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pa. school resource officer accused of sexually assaulting student – pennlive.com

Pa. man fatally shoots friend’s wife, then dies in police custody, cops say – pennlive.com

Baby was left with slain mom for hours in Pa. apartment – pennlive.com

Central Pa. man dies after crashing into mailbox, tree – pennlive.com


$40 million federal grant paves road for Pittsburgh to acquire electric buses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Here are the Pennsylvania Legislative districts that will have competitive primaries in April – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Special election win in Bucks County gives Democrats edge in Pennsylvania House – FREE AMERICA NETWORK

Six Democrats file to challenge Perry in PA-10 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

February 14 Playbook: On The Ballot (politicspa.com)

Prokopiak Captures HD-140 Special Election (politicspa.com)

Democrats on track to maintain majority in Pennsylvania state House — THE MILLENNIAL PRESS


New EPA soot standard could bring healthier air to Pennsylvania | WITF

Snowy Special Election: What to watch for in the 140th House District race – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Dauphin County opens warming stations while thousands are without power – pennlive.com

Some storm-affected Pa. residents might be without power for a few more days – pennlive.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

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

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 pays parents $36M to take students to school | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pa. courts websites fully restored following cyberattack | WITF

5 horses seized in horrific central Pa. cruelty case get adopted – pennlive.com

Valentine’s Day: How much is a dozen roses in your state? (abc27.com)

National News

Former GOP officials warn of ‘terrifying possibilities’ if Trump immunity claim accepted – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Why the Case Against Fani Willis Feels Familiar to Black Women – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot Woman Inside Friend’s Home in Houston, Authorities Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Austin Is Released From the Hospital and Will Return to Work – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Illegal Border Crossings Plummeted in January – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

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

Allentown council to discuss city hall discrimination probe (mcall.com)

Lehigh Valley power outages linger after snow storm (mcall.com)

New law allows convicted felons in Pennsylvania to seal old criminal cases | News | citizensvoice.com

Swinging for the Kids at KISS – Times Leader


Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Pittsburgh next week to discuss clean water issues | TribLIVE.com

Yellen touts Biden administration health care policies in visit to Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh teen charged with shooting man taking out trash on South Side | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council extends discount deadline for property tax payments | TribLIVE.com

‘I could’ve lost my life’: Amazon driver held at gunpoint wants suspect to face stiffer charges | 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

Commonwealth court judge dismisses injunction on Act 40 | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Billy King joins South Jersey search firm in new role – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts promises further expansion in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


John Fetterman endorses progressive Sen. Nikil Saval despite difference of views (inquirer.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)