Transit, education expected to headline Shapiro’s 2024 Pa. budget address – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Antietam School District unveils plans for 2024-25 school year | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Recent Cyberattacks Draw Legislative Attention – GantNews.com

Racial discrimination pervades PA state schools · Spotlight PA

Conshohocken Celebrates $1.4M State Investment in Wastewater System Modernization – MyChesCo

Pa. lawmakers propose ‘purple alerts’ to help find missing people | 90.5 WESA

Former Pa. House speaker Rozzi endorses Kenyatta in auditor general primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania bill would repeal Sunday hunting limits (abc27.com)

PHRC Executive Director, Senator Art Haywood Release Report Detailing Hate, Harassment on PASSHE Campuses – BCTV

PASSHE put in the spotlight by state senator over ‘racial harassment’ | Indiana | tncontentexchange.com


Harrisburg Mall doors still haven’t been locked despite deadline for tenants passing – pennlive.com

$7,340 tax credit from the IRS: Find out if you qualify for this big refund – pennlive.com


Child’s Remains Found Encased in Concrete, Prompting Search for 2 Missing Children – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

DA files criminal charges against owners of abandoned, dilapidated Pa. mall – pennlive.com

Central Pa. man admits in court to strangling, killing his baby – pennlive.com

Philadelphia Flyer, 3 others charged with sexual assault in 2018 case | WITF

Pa. man accused of beheading his father | WITF


New aid at Temple allows low-income students from Philly to attend at no cost. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Students of color at Pa. state schools endure ongoing racial harassment: Report – pennlive.com

Rowan president expects to spend up to $1.5B for ‘campus of the future’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A new FAFSA setback has delayed many college student aid offers until April : NPR


Pa. polling places still need workers to help ensure smooth primary | WITF

More people register to vote at Pa. drivers license centers | WITF

Pennsylvania automatic voter registration boosts sign-ups | WITF


Atmospheric River Drenches California, With More Storms on the Way – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Clean power advocates eye grid operator’s planning reforms warily  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Ohio, Pennsylvania mark the one year anniversary of East Palestine derailment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DelDOT requests 8.3% budget increase, talks on electric vehicle impacts continue | Delaware First Media (delawarepublic.org)

Toyota urges owners of several older models to park them until air bags are replaced – pennlive.com

American Airlines looks to add new domestic routes, headcount at Philadelphia International Airport for summer schedule – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Gun Safety

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)


U.S. Makes Initial Offers in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

State News

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring at Groundhog Day | WITF

A preview of Gov. Shapiro’s 2024 PA budget address · Spotlight PA

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Launches Commonwealth’s First Economic Development Strategy in Nearly Two Decades to Create Economic Growth and Opportunity for All Pennsylvanians – PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Shapiro to give second budget address (abc27.com)

Governor Shapiro Highlights New Economic Development Strategy, Importance of Robotics and Technology Sectors at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh | Columbus Daily Tribune

Shapiro’s economic plan envisions a ‘new Allentown’ and beyond | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa.’s governor to push for millions in funds for economic development | WITF

Ohio, Pennsylvania mark the one year anniversary of East Palestine derailment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Groundhog Day’s biggest star is Punxsutawney Phil | WITF

Black History Month 2024: Check out these events happening across Pa. – pennlive.com

Red tape closes power plants before replacements ready | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The Battle to change Native American logos continues | WITF

National News

Biden will visit Ohio community devastated by 2023 train derailment (koat.com)

Northern border continues to outpace southwest border on terrorist-connected apprehensions | National | thecentersquare.com

Biden Takes Aim at Grocery Chains Over Food Prices – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden vague about East Palestine visit one year after train derailment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Votes on major bipartisan immigration deal in Congress said to be nearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Over 800 Officials in U.S. and Europe Sign Letter Protesting Israel Policies – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Several Die as Small Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home Park in Florida – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Democrats Warn Their Voters Against Backing Haley in South Carolina – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Wisconsin Prison Staffing Crisis: 10 Guards for 900 Inmates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Porters Pub in Easton sold to new owners (mcall.com)

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring (mcall.com)

Neighbors, former roommate speak out after man accused of beheading father in Bucks | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

Rushbrook Creek flood-protection project slated for construction in 2025 | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Aid for wounded Scranton police Detective Gilmartin continues to flow | News | thetimes-tribune.com


Allegheny County Jail board seeks insight on use-of-force policies, health concerns and staffing issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City of Pittsburgh honors legacy of African American paramedics with launch of EMT training academy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Freedom House Ambulance Service honored during Pittsburgh’s Black History Month kick-off | TribLIVE.com

First gorilla born at Pittsburgh Zoo has died | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


After completing his own turnaround, City Council President Kenyatta Johnson looks to do the same for Philadelphia – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Man who stole gun allegedly used to shoot Philly officer taken into custody | Local News | phillytrib.com


On the issues: Casey and McCormick call each other’s abortion views ‘extreme’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Democrats Bob Casey and John Fetterman split with Biden over natural gas exports pause (vnexplorer.net)

Fetterman, Warren lead call for DEA to deschedule marijuana – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman to give keynote at Idaho Democratic Party dinner in March. Yes, Idaho. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. John Fetterman to deliver keynote at Democratic event in solidly Republican western state – pennlive.com