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Benninghoff asks high court to suspend use of new state legislative maps | City & State PA (

House GOP leader asks high court to throw out Assembly maps | ABC27

House Republican leader asks high court to throw out Assembly maps | WITF

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is set to start weighing new Congressional map ideas | WITF

State Supreme Court arguments in Pa.’s congressional redistricting case begin today. Here’s what to know – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Allentown, South Whitehall cited in Pennsylvania redistricting challenge filed in Supreme Court – The Morning Call (

State judges in Pa. and beyond face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Legislators are urging more financial help for Pennsylvania renters   – 6abc Philadelphia

Senate Judiciary Committee moves fentanyl test strip bill to full Senate – Lower Bucks Times

Lawmaker Wants To Make Sure Each School Has A Full-Time Librarian | NEWSRADIO 1340 WRAW (

Sen. Judy Schwank visits Berks school to promote certified librarian bill | Berks Regional News |

Bill calls for every Pa. public school to employ full-time librarian | Berks Regional News |

Election experts advise PA senators to initiate pre-canvassing (

Wolf seeks $200M for college scholarship program | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Tom Wolf renews higher-ed scholarship idea, cites worker shortage. Republican leader says it’s ‘dead on arrival’ – The Morning Call (

No clear answer for some of Wolf’s Department of Corrections budget proposal | Pennsylvania |

Wolf’s RGGI fixation will slow Pennsylvania’s recovery | City & State PA (

The latest push for liquor privatization is a glass half-empty. Here’s why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PASS program lauded as aid to both those in need of food and farmers (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Cost of Gov. Wolf’s vaccine incentive still unclear (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Red Covid, an Update – The New York Times (

California adopts nation’s first endemic virus policy : NPR

How to use always-evolving COVID-19 data | Morning Newsletter (

Pa. and N.J. COVID hospitalizations drop as omicron cases subside (

COVID-19 mitigation effort, safety ‘the highest priority’ Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong says in address – The Morning Call (



Nursing shortage requires concerted response and innovative solutions [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Pa. Mariner East Pipeline completed (

Supply chain delays and the trucking industry (

Center for Breakthrough Medicines’ new lab testing arm could add 400+ jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Why are gas prices so high in central Pennsylvania, soon $4 a gallon (

Weekly US jobless claims rise for the first time in a month – Delco Times

Students consider careers in machining as alternative to increasingly expensive college degrees | WITF

Amazon union push: Warehouse workers in New York win vote on unionization : NPR

Small businesses still face $28 billion of unforgiven PPP Loans (

NPR’s WHYY has lost at least half its journalists. Many complain about pay and lack of innovation (



Yeadon Borough Council fires Police Chief Anthony Paparo (



From pupil counting to plagiarism, Pennsylvania’s school funding trial takes twists during defense phase | WITF

Education department forgives $415 million in student debt tied to for-profit colleges (

Parents in Chester County ask courts to remove school board members over mask mandates (

Delaware County Community College President L. Joy Gates Black retiring in 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Higher-ed institutions post a banner fundraising year in 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Five elite universities targeted in new complaints from student climate-change activists – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Southern York County school board revisits Native American logo (

Transgender swimmers — including University of Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas — bring spotlight to Ivy championship | WITF

Researchers cite widespread lead contamination in water at Philadelphia schools | Local News |

How to find the best college that fits your budget? Try the College Scorecard : NPR

Pa. school district settles for $45K with parents who sued over Black Lives Matter lessons –



PA Commonwealth Court Issues Death Warrant for Vote-By-Mail | PoliticsPA

Todd Whitman: Lies about elections put Pennsylvania’s democracy at risk (

Dem Super PAC Fighting Election Misinformation Targets PA | PoliticsPA

Kevin Greenberg Presents Annual Pennsylvania Election Law Training | News |

Nick Deiuliis: Understanding today’s Left through the two concepts of liberty (

Kathy Barnette talks race to US Senate seat | ABC27

Maybe it’s the Democrats who’re keeping Donald Trump in the news (

Editorial: ‘Birds aren’t real’ is a parody with purpose (

GOP gubernatorial hopeful PA Sen. Jake Corman visits Berks County (

Dangerous to Be A Democrat in Rural PA | PoliticsPA

After Hours: Natalie Bencivenga interviews Summer Lee | After Hours | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Canadian trucker protests show how the loudest voices in the room distort democracy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

District 39 clash, Part II: It’ll be Mike Puskaric vs. Andrew Kuzma in GOP state House primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Conor Lamb campaigned with Bobby Henon and indicted Local 98 official. Allies call that ‘stupid.’ (

Oz, McCormick to skip Pennsylvania Republican Senate debate | TheHill



EPA pledges $1 billion for Great Lakes ‘Areas of Concern’ | Michigan |

Lake Erie to benefit from $1B Great Lakes clean-up in infrastructure law | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

President Biden touts $1 billion in infrastructure bill funding for Great Lakes cleanup | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Editorial: Traffic safety statistics moving in wrong direction (

$20 million to fix Lehigh Valley bridges, intersections will go to Race Street Bridge, spans on Route 33, 329, 611 and more – The Morning Call (



Hospitals Across the East Coast Are Flying Burn Patients to Philly For Revolutionary, Holistic Treatment – Philadelphia Magazine (

February puts a spotlight on heart health and wellness resources (

No new settlement yet of opioid claims against Purdue Pharma – Delco Times


State News

Bob Casey’s burn pits bill passes US Senate (

Pat Toomey, Republicans want crackdown on Russians to come from Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean Highlights Infrastructure In Montco Trip – USA Breaking News

Online unemployment system to weekend undergo maintenance (

Pennsylvania unemployment compensation system to go down temporarily – The Morning Call (

Pa. among top states for federal fish and wildlife money: Where do we rank? –


National News

Police Begin Arresting Protest Organizers in Canada – The New York Times (

N.Y. Attorney General Can Question Trump and 2 Children, Judge Rules – The New York Times (

The Trumps are ordered to testify under oath by a N.Y. judge : NPR

Nashville Gerrymandering Threatens City’s Core – The New York Times (

Kim Potter will be sentenced in Daunte Wright’s death : NPR

How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could affect Americans : NPR

A temporary ban on avocados from Mexico could raise prices soon : NPR

Tesla ‘phantom braking’ issue is focus of federal safety probe after owners bombard government website with complaints (


Local News

Residents pitch ideas about use of American Rescue Plan Act funds in Williamsport (

Doylestown supervisor Nancy Santacecilia stripped of assignments, refuses to resign (

Amid diversity push, Erie School Board gets its first Black woman president (

COVID relief money to fund $750K in upgrades at Erie’s wastewater plant (

Root out Erie County racism with frank talk, best practices, smart spending (

Delaware County ‘Health Department is ready to go,’ director says – Delco Times

‘Part of what Johnstown is about’: New IU8 learning center downtown aims to connect kids to community | News |

Native American tribal leaders seek to have their ancestors remains from the Carlisle Indian School cemetery brought back to their land | WITF

Luzerne Foundation open scholarship portal for high school students | Times Leader

Shortage of disposable cups impacts local coffee shops | Business |

Small grants available for new small businesses in parts of Scranton | Business |

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts endowment reaches nearly $12 million (

Longtime Allentown employee promoted to newly created position in the mayor’s office – The Morning Call (

River Pointe developer sues Slate Belt residents over legal roadblocks – The Morning Call (

Hellertown Area Library dispute drags on – The Morning Call (

Northampton County distributes another $1.5M in pandemic aid to small businesses | Lehigh Valley Regional News |



Port Authority ready to design upgrades for nine bridges rated in poor condition over the next two years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Force is strong with this vending machine: Pittsburghers make pilgrimage to see ’90s relic on Mount Washington | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools launches nationwide superintendent search | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto administration pushed modern private transportation, development that hurt public transit, study says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Water main break in Philadelphia’s Kingsessing area leaves homes without heat (

As 911 wait times rise, Philly cops urge patience – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Some Philly restaurants are keeping vaccine mandates. Here’s why. (



Meet Dana Remus, who’s helping shepherd the Supreme Court nomination process : NPR

All members of Congress invited to Biden’s State of the Union : NPR