A Q&A with state Sen. Sharif Street – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Delaware County legislators and education advocates are pushing for action on school funding reform – Pennsylvania News (localtoday.news)

Schwank Opens Satellite Office in Spring Township Building (berksweekly.com)

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus decries racist video at Philly Catholic school; Students expelled – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus decries racist video | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pa. Senate GOP committee head is non-committal about continuing a 2020 election probe | WITF

Pennsylvania bill would allow farmers to grow medical cannabis (abc27.com)

5 ways PA’s marijuana laws could change in 2023 · Spotlight PA

Pa. Rep. Deluzio urges DOJ to take a closer look at Post-Gazette purchase of Pittsburgh City Paper – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democratic leaders quiet ahead of session | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. lawmakers rally in support of striking Temple grad students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State parks across the state have improvements planned in coming years (phillyburbs.com)



While many students aim for college, high-paying trade jobs sit empty. : NPR

Philadelphia industrial market poised to deliver 14M square feet of new space. Will demand keep up? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Metalworkers months-long battle with union ‘exposes glaring flaws’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Temple University’s striking grad students feel the toll of the school’s tactics (inquirer.com)

Starbucks workers feel the love at rally in Market Square – Pittsburgh Union Progress

NLRB: Starbucks must re-hire two baristas who were fired after organizing workers (inquirer.com)

Dan Hilferty is Comcast Spectacor’s new CEO (inquirer.com)

Here’s how senior dining facilities are using robots to cope with a staffing shortage

Amazon, Toyota hang onto stakes in Pittsburgh-based driverless vehicle startup Aurora | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



COVID deaths will stay high unless most get annual vaccine, Penn State researcher project (inquirer.com)



Bureau of Prisons closes Thomson federal prison after reports of abuse : NPR

Bucks County prison board takes steps to ensure it’s notified of deaths (phillyburbs.com)

4 students shot outside Westinghouse Academy in Homewood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Chester replaces Friel on Owen J. Roberts School Board (dailylocal.com)

Philadelphia Union and Widener University sign a multiyear partnership deal – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mt. Lebanon students propose LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination policy | WITF

State College wants nearby municipalities to adopt LGBTQ protections | WITF

How Pennsylvania’s religious ‘garb ban’ has impacted teachers | WITF

Coatesville gets funding for school safety programs and upgrades – Daily Local

Library books, teacher speech policies still a flash point in Central Bucks | The Bucks County Herald

Edgmont supervisors unanimously vote down Rose Tree Media’s school plan (delcotimes.com)

The Pa. school funding decision was the culmination of this 83-year-old Philly lawyer’s life’s work (inquirer.com)

Head of PennWest University to take new role with state system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

St. Hubert’s students ‘no longer’ attend the school following viral blackface video (inquirer.com)




Nikki Haley announces run for president, challenging Trump for Republican nomination – Daily Local

Senate Race in California Reflects Fight for Democrats’ Future – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Christian nationalism on the rise as it enjoys more Republican support : NPR

Sen. Dianne Feinstein won’t seek reelection in 2024 : NPR

My State of the Union lesson: Our voices matter just as much as those in power | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ron DeSantis is right: DEI programs are a bad idea I Opinion (inquirer.com)


Shapiro’s Sixers tickets were a ‘political meeting.’ · Spotlight PA

PA GOP Embraces But Rebukes Mail-In Voting as It Grapples With 2022 Shortcomings – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Democratic official says ‘right-wing cancel culture’ brought down welcome billboard – pennlive.com


Philly mayor race: 4 women on what it mean to be city’s first female mayor (inquirer.com)

Philly mayor race: How candidates propose circumventing DA Larry Krasner (inquirer.com)

GIORDANO: David Oh Has a Plan to Win the Philly Mayor’s Race – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bucks County DA Matt Weintraub Runs for Judge – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)



Passenger train service will be launched from Pittston to Jim Thorpe | News | standardspeaker.com

PennDOT to unveil Interstate 81 widening plans in Dunmore | News | standardspeaker.com


Gun Safety

Michigan State University shooting: 3 students dead, 5 in critical condition : NPR

Midstate colleges share active shooter response plans (abc27.com)

Four juveniles shot outside Pittsburgh Westinghouse, but injuries are not life-threatening | WITF



Shapiro Outlines Concerns Over Norfolk Southern Handling of Train Derailment (politicspa.com)

Toxic train crash has locals worried about their health · Spotlight PA

Shapiro says Norfolk Southern’s response to East Palestine derailment and fire put first responders and residents at ‘significant risk’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Officials: No health issues reported from Ohio train derailment | National | thecentersquare.com

Ohio train derailment prompts health, environmental concerns : NPR

East Palestine residents and officials are still reeling from aftermath of the train derailment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ohio train derailment: How worried should people be? (dailylocal.com)

Tower Health ambulance company looking to provide 911 service in eastern Berks (readingeagle.com)


State News

Pennsylvania Congressman pushes for higher pay for federal employees (abc27.com)

Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney Chung confirmed as judge on 3rd Circuit court – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pennsylvania township straightens out finances after embezzlement scandal | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman announce $75M to fight ‘forever chemicals’ | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Casey undergoes surgery for prostate cancer (abc27.com)

Has Pennsylvania’s warm weather impacted maple syrup production? (abc27.com)

Should Pennsylvania lower the legal BAC limit for DUIs? (abc27.com)


National News

The $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News is being heard by this Delaware judge : NPR

U.S. arrests 4 in Florida over the assassination of Haitian president : NPR

Mississippi House votes to create an unelected, state-appointed court system within majority-Black Jackson | Across America | phillytrib.com

Study shows ‘striking’ number who believe national news misinforms | News | tribdem.com

Murphy says New Jersey will expand AP Black history classes (inquirer.com)


Local News

Aquarium, performance venue could join Topgolf in Lower Macungie town center | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

New senior affordable housing coming to Allentown. Here’s what we know (mcall.com)

Allentown live music venue receives city approval for downtown (mcall.com)

Allentown Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is moving from the Lehigh Valley to Erie (mcall.com)

Brush-up Our Veterans helps veterans with painting houses (mcall.com)

Solebury officials ask how DEP will address rising Primrose Creek | The Bucks County Herald

Yardley Council won’t consider police merger with Lower Makefield | The Bucks County Herald

Many protest possible warehouse at historic Prospect Hill Cemetery (ydr.com)

Deadline set for Harrisburg to stop flushing raw sewage into the river (ydr.com)

Somerset approves ‘cadet’ program to support sheriff’s office | News | tribdem.com

Fasnacht Day 2023: 12 places in Lancaster County to preorder, buy fasnachts | Food | lancasteronline.com

Ephrata Borough Council denies wanting to close homeless shelters after social media uproar | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Controversial arbitration agreements in nursing home under fire | News | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County Council to review five overlooked Rescue Plan funding applications | News | citizensvoice.com

Reading City Council to petition Berks County Court of Common Pleas to fill District 5 vacancy (readingeagle.com)

$4.3 million project at popular central Pa. lake is more than half complete and on schedule – pennlive.com



Six Pittsburgh-owned bridges to take first step toward major repairs – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pa. Rep. Lee, HHS Secretary Becerra talk senior health care at Pittsburgh roundtable – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Leaders hear one caregiver’s story: ‘I work seven days a week, I have no paid time off’ – Pittsburgh Union Progress

‘My life has been shattered’: Slain McKeesport Officer Sean Sluganski remembered as the consummate cop | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County program aims to fight homelessness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia jury awards $43.5 million to former Eagles captain suing his doctors over a career-ending knee injury (mcall.com)

Eagles fans are filling a Jalen Hurts mural with ‘thank you’ notes and showing their love despite Super Bowl loss (inquirer.com)

Cardinals hire Eagles coordinator Gannon as next coach | Football | phillytrib.com

St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Church in Society Hill will be preserved and redeveloped as new housing (inquirer.com)



As Lawmakers Spar Over Social Security, Its Costs Are Rising Fast – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Democrats want $20M for less intrusive migrant case management program | Border Report (abc27.com)