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Pa. nurses could soon see debt relief. What to know before the application deadline – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Democrat proposes banning controversial campaign fundraising tactic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PSERS Being Sued By State Senator – – Butler, PA

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls keep going up, but not everyone is paying (

Lawmakers getting first-hand look at school staffing shortages – The Mercury (

Pa. State Senator Mastriano subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee (

Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee (

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Sen. Doug Mastriano and others in fake Republican electors scheme | WITF

3 Chester County lawmakers want state approval for hospital deals (

Pennsylvania Sen. Argall rips Wolf administration for skipping election reform hearing – The Morning Call (

Gov. Tom Wolf official pressed over fate of 3 elderly in Philadelphia | WITF

New authority meets to tackle broadband expansion across Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘A yearlong frustration’: State loses out on sale of North Side warden’s house because of legislative inaction | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why some vaccinated people still get hospitalized with COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World Health Organization: New COVID cases drop by 19% globally, deaths stable | Coronavirus |

‘Downward trend’: COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases are dropping (

If you’re finding this stage of the pandemic especially confusing, you’re not alone | WITF



Large companies reverting to more normal operations as COVID wanes (

Hiring in the Covid-19 era: Key mistakes that are losing the battle for talent – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Conshohocken building leased to Amazon sells for $97M, smashes record for price per square foot – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pleasant Valley Education Association intends to pursue strike Feb. 28 (

Wall Street fears market jolt as inflation pinches low-income Americans (

Avocado prices could spike as the U.S. suspends imports from Mexico (



The Editors: Philadelphia’s carjacking nightmare (

Five facing charges for defrauding Pa. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program; AG (

Delaware County trying to work out partnership with Chester County as detained youths are being released into community (



Middletown Area SD to implement clear backpack policy (

CVSD moves to mask-optional in most schools (

Youth mental health issues reach crisis levels during pandemic | ABC27

GIORDANO: Transgender Swimmer Tilts Playing Field Against Women on Team – DV Journal (

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Pitt-Johnstown students, faculty, staff compliant with vaccine mandate | Local News |

West Chester schools mull over not requiring masks – Daily Local

Central Bucks will consider Washington D.C. field trips after vaccine rule lifts (

Enrollment of first-year Black medical students climbs to historic levels –

3 new board members named for Foundation for Reading Area Community College (

Another Pa. campus president, this time at Slippery Rock, cites pandemic in stepping down | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia School District can take back two schools from charter control, a state board ruled (



How Pennsylvanians are trying to bring racial equity to the fraught process of redistricting | City & State PA (

Reading and Allentown highlight how redistricting can impact Latino communities for better, worse | WITF

Pennsylvania’s Congressional redistricting process has failed again | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A tech issue could hinder some Pa. voters from applying for a mail ballot online. Here’s what to do about it | WITF

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dr. Nche Zama promises to unite Pennsylvania | City & State PA (

ROS-LEHTINEN: Why Americans Should Trust the Integrity of Our Elections – DV Journal (

Paper Supply Shortages Could Imperil Primary Voting | PoliticsPA

Corman Moves Pieces Around the Campaign Chessboard | PoliticsPA

Oz, Barletta Show Strength in Trafalgar Poll | PoliticsPA

Malcolm Kenyatta got donations from Halle Berry, Amy Schumer, and Flo from Progressive (



As Dover project faces opposition, solar power in PA & York County expand (

Climate Scientists Warn Of Rising Seas In U.S. : NPR

U.S. could see a century’s worth of sea rise in just 30 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Erie County transportation group seeks input on infrastructure plan (

Weight limit for deteriorated bridge in Scranton fluctuates | News |



‘Nurses Have Finally Learned What They’re Worth’ – The New York Times (

‘No one is immune’: DDAP encourages Pa. workers, health care workers, to invest five minutes to better understand addiction – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Registration for Pennsylvania State Police Sunny Day camp begins (

Pa. courts banned lifesaving addiction meds · Spotlight PA

Tinder Swindlers: Pennsylvania, U.S. see rise in romance scams | Today in Pa. –

DCNR says it needs $1.4 billion to address infrastructure needs at state parks | WITF

A state judge sends a strong message on Pa.’s local gun preemption law | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

On Ukraine, U.S. and Russia Wage Signaling War to Avert Actual War – The New York Times (

California Returns as Climate Leader, With Help From the White House – The New York Times (

Families of Sandy Hook victims reach $73 million settlement with Remington | WITF

Sarah Palin loses defamation case against NYT : NPR

Norway dominates the Beijing Winter Olympics medal count. Why is it so good? : NPR

House committee looking at NFL documents in Washington Commanders probe : NPR


Local News

Upper Darby councilwoman says investigation into mayor likely: “We have proof showing that the funds were spent” (

Harrisburg city council passes $70 million budget for 2022 (

1 Vote Counts: Harrisburg organization emphasizes importance of voting (

Cost of gas prices increase in Erie and nationwide (

Lancaster DA no longer using civil forfeiture funds to help pay Drug Task Force salaries | Local News |

Town hall offers answers to Harrisburg gun violence that’s ‘worse than you think it is’ –

Bethlehem City Council approves 9-story building in South Side – The Morning Call (

Arcadia’s Kelsey Koelzer first Black woman to coach NCAA hockey team (

$1.17 million conservation grant to help Buffalo Creek watershed landowners and farmers |

Lackawanna County commissioner says proposed prison board policy goes too far | News |

Potholes pose problems for Berks drivers, road crews (



Diocese of Pittsburgh to lift mask mandates for church and school at month’s end |

How architectural tools with a cosmic twist help strengthen old Pittsburgh homes | WITF

Westmoreland sheriff resumes walk-in applications for concealed carry gun permits |

Pittsburgh outdoor dining, retail operations can continue permanently, city council decides | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia250 opening call for community projects leading up to 2026 celebration – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gordon Tomb: EPA rule threatens Trainer refinery (

SEPTA’s Wayne Junction makeover is bringing change to Germantown (

Philadelphia explores cryptocurrency with CityCoins (

Philadelphia COVID updates: Vaccine mandate to end, masks to remain as cases drop (

Philly’s tax revenues are lower than expected, and costs are up. But overall, the city sees ‘tentative stability.’ (



US lawmakers seek ways to develop workforce and address employment barriers | ABC27

Bipartisan USPS reform bill hits roadblock | ABC27

Rural broadband: Biden administration touts accomplishments while advocates push for more to be done | ABC27

Senate GOP blocks key vote on Biden’s Fed nominees : NPR

Senate Republicans, led by Pat Toomey, stall critical vote on Fed nominees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump-Russia investigator Durham accused of politicizing investigation : NPR

Dr. Robert Califf confirmed to again head the FDA : NPR

Biden orders release of Trump White House logs to Congress |

AP sources: White House seeks another $30B for COVID-19 battle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette