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Nonprofit secures over $1M for community center at N. Philly church | Local News |

Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti Applauds Funding Approval for Fire and Emergency Medical Services – NewsBreak

State Senator Jake Corman introduces resolution for “THON Week” in Pennsylvania (

Gov. Wolf visits Upper Darby High School in Delaware County, calls for boost in state education funding | WITF

State Rep. Chris Rabb holds dedication ceremony for renaming of Allens Lane | Local News |

$5 million coming to area to help elderly homeowners, small businesses | News |

Pennsylvania lawmakers want state approval of hospital deals after two Chester hospital closures disrupt services – The Morning Call (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

State medical boards tackling COVID misinformation face GOP blowback : Shots – Health News : NPR

Gina Diorio: Wolf admin plays dumb on Covid data — again (

Exercising right after getting a COVID or flu vaccine leads to more antibodies (

New COVID-19 testing site opens on HACC’s York Campus (

Mask mandates are lifting in many states, but not everywhere.



A survey, the findings, and a tweet about income | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pocono lakes region seeing drop in local labor force (

Fish fries are canceling or raising prices due to supply chain issues, rising costs |



It’s not just home prices. Rents rise sharply across the U.S. : NPR

New homes continue to sell at a premium but occupy growing share of what’s on the market – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.S. foreclosure activity at highest since pandemic in January – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Historic shortage of homes for sale, increasing interest rates could mean some buyers will be priced out of the market | Local Business |

Tangled titles can derail homebuyers’ dreams | |



New program designed to help pregnant people in Pennsylvania state prison | WITF

Pa. human services, corrections departments launch doula program for incarcerated mothers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia DA Krasner blames Republicans for spike in city violence (



Increased investment in schools could help resolve social-emotional issues, Pa. education secretary says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Watchdog stokes Pa.’s heated school funding fray · Spotlight PA

California Community Colleges chancellor on the role of 2-year schools in ongoing labor shortage – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The University of Pennsylvania receives $125 million gift to start community nursing program, tuition-free | WITF

Penn receives $125 million to train nurse practitioners to care for underserved communities | Health |

Leonard A. Lauder gifts Penn $125M to establish tuition-free nursing program to benefit underserved communities – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Prep-Villa makes face masks optional as COVID-19 cases decline (

How this district is revolutionizing school transportation (

Today’s funding disparities are hindering the quality of our children’s education (

Letter to editor: School board members across Pa. call for fair school funding (

Chester County high school shuts doors for a day after ‘threatening statements’ made over masking (

Weatherly School Board makes masking optional | Education |

Pa. family suing school over lessons on white privilege, police brutality may get $45K in lawsuit | Today in Pa. –



Poll shows Pennsylvania GOP voters prefer Barletta in governor primary | Pennsylvania |

Barletta, Mastriano lead in early GOP polls for governor | City & State PA (

Will Transgender Case at UPenn Spill Into PA Politics? | PoliticsPA

McCormick Draws Attention, Fire With “Let’s Go Brandon” Ad | PoliticsPA

McCormick Touts Mission at Campaign Stop in Bensalem – DV Journal (

How Josh Mandel, Son of Suburban Ohio, Became a Right-Wing Warrior – The New York Times (

Dem group files campaign finance complaint against Barletta-linked PAC – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Alabama’s voting map could reverberate nationwide | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The left neutralizes the Dem establishment in Pa. Senate primary – POLITICO

Republican Lori Mizgorski, drawn out of state House district, will take run at 38th District Senate seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Retired educator announces candidacy for state House seat –

Jake Corman sees staff leave his Pa. Republican campaign for governor (

Republican White says he’s ‘blue-collar’ candidate in governor race | Election |

Democrats in Pennsylvania and other swing states eye governor’s races to thwart Republicans – The Morning Call (



Study finds Western megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years : NPR



Erie County’s structurally deficient bridges: What you need to know (

Passenger traffic at Philadelphia International Airport still down over 40% from pre-pandemic levels (



Judge rules Tower Health must continue with sale of shuttered Jennersville, Brandywine hospitals – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Judge orders Tower Health to restart sale process for two Chester County hospitals – Daily Local

Why millions on Medicaid are at risk of losing coverage in the months ahead : Shots – Health News : NPR

HIV/AIDS having larger impact in Black community | Smart Talk (


State News

Toomey, Casey comment on legislation that would ban Congress members from stock trading (

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean Highlights Infrastructure In Montco Trip | Abington, PA Patch

Justice Department finds Pa. courts discriminated against people with opioid use disorder · Spotlight PA

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

‘We’re almost at a crisis point’: DCNR reiterates $1.4B in infrastructure needs at state parks, forests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The 2022 Power of Diversity: Black 100 | City & State PA (

The power of love: Meet six Pennsylvania power couples making us gush | City & State PA (


National News

Live Updates: Russia Says It Has Begun Pulling Back Some Troops From Around Ukraine – The New York Times (

Russia says some forces pulling back amid Ukraine crisis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ukrainian president declares Wednesday a ‘day of unity’ amid fears of Russian attack (

Sarah Palin’s libel suit against NYT will be dismissed, judge says : NPR

Texas voters are getting mail-in ballots sent back due to ID issues : NPR

Afghans say they feel safer but less hopeful under Taliban rule : NPR

Trump accountant Mazars USA says decade of financial statements are unreliable : NPR

Federal hate crimes trial begins for Ahmaud Arbery’s convicted killers : NPR

Winter Olympics: U.S. women will face Canada in the hockey gold medal match : NPR

A bank freezes about $1.1 million in funds for Canadian border protests | WITF

Howard University gets another bomb threat after a spate of threats this month against HBCUs | Across America |

Canada’s Trudeau invokes emergency powers to quell protests (


Local News

Older adults are doing the work of local government [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Letters: Bitcoin, funding for disability service providers, impeachment (

Community Briefs: Unions donate school supplies to Delco students in need – Delco Times

Bucks County taxes: A look at 2022 property tax changes for homeowners (

Pocono proud: Stroudsburg grad Sebastian Joseph-Day wins Super Bowl (

Initiative expands Narcan access in Lackawanna County with free doses | Crime-Emergency |

Luzerne County mask mandate to end Wednesday | |

Ephrata-area trucking company reaches for the stars (

State College Borough Water Authority responds to water main break on Humes Alley | State College News |



Maria Montaño makes history as first openly trans woman to serve as Pittsburgh Press Secretary | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Winchester Thurston students send demands to administrators after ‘passive’ response to racist Snapchat video | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Calls for safety increase after Uber driver found dead in Monroeville | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Roberto Clemente Bridge closes for nearly two years of rehabilitation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Court rules against Philadelphia lost-gun reporting law (

Civil rights lawsuit filed against a former Philadelphia police inspector for 2020 protest beating | WITF

Philadelphia’s COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates could soon end under new city rules (

Bad governing to blame for stalled plans to make Washington Avenue safer (

Waters Memorial AME Church holds anti-violence rally in South Philadelphia | Local News |

Philadelphia police response times have gotten 4 minutes longer, about 20% worse (

Term limits for City Council will bring new voices to local politics | Editorial (

Philadelphia SEC head Kelly Gibson leaves for Morgan Lewis & Bockius – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly kids need more places to play | Opinion (

On Valentine’s Day, ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protesters rally at LOVE Park to demand reform (



Trump vs. McConnell: Latest round between GOP heavyweights has the highest stakes yet : NPR

Who is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson? She’s on Biden’s Supreme Court list : NPR

Democrats vow to advance Biden nominee with Russia expertise as GOP Sen. Hawley slows Senate process | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette