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How Pa. residents are trying to bring racial equity to a fraught redistricting | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘The best way to protect your dog is with a license’: Ag Sect’y Redding says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Patchwork elections: Political battles keep Pennsylvania’s voting procedures up in the air | News |

Hundreds Join State Sens Amanda Cappelletti and Katie Muth, State Rep. Chris Rabb, and PennEnvironment – MyChesCo

Senator Kearney Hosts First Town Hall of 2022 in Swarthmore – MyChesCo

Coronavirus – COVID-19

How can we tweak the vaccines? – WHYY

US virus cases, hospitalizations continue steady decline (

Long COVID symptoms may be alleviated by vaccines, studies find (

What’s the true covid death toll in Pa.? New analysis sheds light |

Not for ‘another 100’: Hope held that pandemic fades in Year 3, becomes part of normal cycle |

Pittsburgh hospitals, pharmacies get first shipments of new COVID-19 drug for omicron variant | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


U.S. paves way for resumption of Mexico avocado exports (

Inflation has many retirees worried about outliving their savings | WITF

HACC faculty rallies ahead of the start of a vote to unionize –

Pennsylvania logs the lowest layoff rate in the country as employers fight to hold on to workers | 90.5 WESA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Some price increases are the result of businesses ‘taking advantage’ |

Tax season brings new laws and delayed returns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allentown bio-tech company’s co-founder one of few Blacks in pharmaceutical leadership positions – The Morning Call (


Was the 2015 Amtrak crash in Frankford a mistake or a crime? A jury will now decide (

Philly DA’s crime-tracking system shows LGBTQ domestic violence remains a major issue – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘Pill mill’ doctor seeks to withdraw guilty plea two weeks before scheduled sentencing –

Camelback Resort sued following 20-foot ski lift fall – The Morning Call (

Bucks County police turn to VR training to better reflect real-life crisis scenarios (


Some school systems pause diversity programs amid pushback – WHYY

Here’s how much money the 2022 Penn State Thon raised in its 50th year –

As virus surged, few Pa. schools signed up for free COVID-19 testing | 90.5 WESA

IUP plans tuition break for in-state undergrads, reverting back to flat-rate model |

Is going to college worth it? One study says yes, but it’s complicated. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Civic education is needed now more than ever | Opinion (

Oz, McCormick, Sands will skip GOP U.S. Senate debate | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Meet the Dems vying to replace Rep. Brian Sims in the state House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate debate turns into game of political chicken as key candidates postpone confrontation –

Pittsburgh market has seen the most ads in high-stakes Senate race |

Several staffers have left Republican Jake Corman’s campaign for Pa. governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DOJ rebukes ex-U.S. Attorney Scott Brady for political attack on U.S. attorney’s elections officer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spanish ballots to be discussed at Luzerne County Election Board meeting | Times Leader


Experts worry Supreme Court could hamstring EPA, other federal agencies in upcoming climate case | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Can carbon capture fit into Pennsylvania’s climate solutions? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

No easy fix for water fouled by gas driller in Pennsylvania | 90.5 WESA

Company says Mariner East 2 pipeline construction is completed; others say it’s not – Delco Times


Charging an electric car should be as easy and automatic as an E-ZPass | Opinion (

Deadly weekend as 3 die in 2 head-on crashes on Pa. roads –

Pennsylvania, Norfolk Southern negotiating 2nd daily Amtrak train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg | 90.5 WESA

Westmoreland transit authority sees signs of rebound after years of pandemic-related declines |

Editorial: Amtrak bus proposal is good news (


Service dogs help the disabled more than ever but fraud is growing (

There is a shortage of psychiatric beds in Pa. The effects may be showing. | Opinion (

‘To the best of our abilities’: UPMC doctor considers the path forward for future Black doctors –

Pregnant women face higher risk of COVID-19 complications. Researchers in Pa. seek to learn why. | 90.5 WESA

The Lehigh Valley desperately needs blood donors, health officials say – The Morning Call (

State News

Some Pennsylvania cannabis companies use misleading, inaccurate, or dangerous statements to promote marijuana for addiction treatment | WITF

A closer look at the racial and ethnic wealth gap in Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania just got a new champion | 90.5 WESA

Pa. casinos landed $393M in revenues for January, state records show |

Pa. nursing loan forgiveness program draws nearly 15,000 applications | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National News

N.J. redistricting map called more democratic – WHYY

Bill would nearly double property tax credit for Delaware seniors – WHYY

Rents reach ‘insane’ levels across US with no end in sight – WHYY

1 in 10 Black people in the U.S. are migrants. Here’s what’s driving that shift – WHYY

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID; mild symptoms – WHYY

Americans are fleeing to places where political views match their own | WITF

Police regain control of most of Canada’s capital, say protesters will continue to be identified and charged as holdouts persist | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Complicated’ investigation underway after Portland, Ore., shooting kills 1, injures 5 near site of protests against police violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Development worries in historic Lawnside – WHYY

Centre County is experiencing a “homelessness crisis” fueled by COVID-19 and rising housing costs | WITF

Efforts to amend Luzerne County charter continue, but no question on primary ballot | News |

Black-owned business market and blood drive held in Pittston Twp. | News |

Reading Redevelopment Authority says city is ripe for development (

Editorial: Combating hunger in our communities (


Pittsburgh police leadership got big raises this winter | 90.5 WESA

Winter sports hit their peak in Pittsburgh after the Olympics | 90.5 WESA

Sidewalk closed on Penn Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh after bricks fall from building |

PG INVESTIGATION | Shadowy money built steel empire — with bank’s help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority union seeks preliminary injunction against agency’s vaccine mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Pittsburgh’s rivers recede, roads reopen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Repairs stalled on South Philly CSX rail bridge – WHYY

Advocates used tracking devices to show that the city discarded items belonging to people living homeless (

Presidents’ Day 2022: Philadelphia trash pickup, mail, businesses that are closed and more (

Mothers who fled Afghanistan are welcoming 16 babies. So they all got a Philly-style baby shower (

Philadelphia police have a new unit to investigate shootings. But can it improve their success rate? (


Putin and Macron discuss a cease-fire in Ukraine as shelling appears to escalate – WHYY

Beijing’s Olympics close, ending safe but odd global moment | WITF

President Joe Biden agrees to a tentative meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine | WITF

U.S. officials warn American companies of potential Russian cyberattacks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette