Governor visits Mt. Lebanon, touts economic development – Mt Lebanon Magazine (lebomag.com)

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

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)

Statewide safe syringe program on legislative radar | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.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


Harrisburg man gets 50-100 more years in prison for string of violent crimes – pennlive.com

Bail denied for CEO of Pa. business charged in fatal workplace shooting – pennlive.com

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

Harrisburg woman stole $13K from uncle killed by fire, filed a ‘fake’ will: AG – pennlive.com

Former Pa. substitute teacher accused of groping student – pennlive.com

Coroner IDs 20-year-old killed in snowmobile crash – pennlive.com

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


College and university endowments rebound from historically bad year; Pitt remains largest in Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

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

California’s Push for Ethnic Studies Runs Into the Israel-Hamas War – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Feds deliver stark warnings to state election officials ahead of November – 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

Battle Lines Drawn In Congressional Races (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

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

Pennsylvania airports to get share of $1 billion in federal airport terminal funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.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

Shapiro talked budget, U.S. Steel and Main Street during Mt. Lebanon visit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Main Street Matters: Governor Shapiro and Secretary Siger Visit Mt. Lebanon to Highlight Proposed $25 Million Investment to Create Economic Opportunity for PA Main Streets and Small Businesses | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

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

Democrats retain majority in the Pennsylvania House | WITF

Pennsylvania airports to get share of $1 billion in federal airport terminal funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania House Democrats maintain the majority | 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

The Kansas City Super Bowl Parade Shooting: What We Know – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

At least 8 children among 22 hit by gunfire at end of Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade – pennlive.com

Kansas City Hospital Was Treating 11 Children After Super Bowl Parade Shooting – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden administration picks airports for nearly $1 billion in terminal upgrades – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

A Legal Showdown on the Border Between the U.S. and Texas: What to Know – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

House Intelligence Committee chair warns of serious national security threat – pennlive.com

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

Local News

Harrisburg International Airport to receive $7.5 million federal infrastructure funding – pennlive.com

Active shooter alert accidentally set off at central Pa. mall – pennlive.com

Traffic switch planned Thursday on I-83 bridge in central Pa. – pennlive.com

World Series winner visits alma mater Lancaster Catholic | WITF

Lehigh Valley home buyers had tough 2023, according to Realtors report (mcall.com)

Easton, Nazareth students combine on cancer fundraiser (mcall.com)


A fighting chance? Combat sports promoter seeks to fill void left by Monroeville Convention Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LGBTQ+ org files brief in Mt. Lebanon School District lawsuit on gender issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Chicago abandons ShotSpotter, Pittsburgh plans to expand use of the controversial technology | TribLIVE.com

Morning roundup: Man shot outside Pittsburgh bus station | TribLIVE.com


Photos: LOVE is in the air in Center City on Valentine’s Day | Local News | phillytrib.com

Nike bringing new Jordan-branded World of Flight store to Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel says ‘order’ will be restored in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Presidential candidate Cornel West makes appearance at Bethlehem Baptist | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bayer fights string of Roundup trial losses including $2.25B verdict in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Doggone it: How Philadelphia-based IndeVets plans to grow – 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)