Pennsylvania Senator is making history in the Commonwealth (abc27.com)

What is the government in Pennsylvania doing about transparency? (phillyburbs.com)

Special session revived in state House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA House returning after month-long stalemate · Spotlight PA

Legislators to return to Harrisburg for special session (abc27.com)

The Pa. House is back Tuesday to kick off ‘a week for the victims’ (inquirer.com)

Pa. House Speaker Rozzi headed for clash with Senate Republicans on abuse survivors’ bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. lawmakers finally set to return, ending month of gridlock (mcall.com)

Norfolk Southern will skip a Pa. train derailment hearing as lawmakers return for a big week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report: Pa.’s budget future ‘almost paradoxical’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lawmakers, trade groups question proposed regs on how licensing boards assess ex-cons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Mandatory Reporting To Address Access And Affordability Of Prescription Drugs (nationworldnews.com)



Margaritaville resort plans in Poconos have stalled (mcall.com)

Erie, Meyersdale nursing home workers issue strike notice (goerie.com)

Pa.-based department store chain Boscov’s is about to hit 50 — stores | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A winning combination: Pa. malls, old stores and the state’s mini casinos seem to go together | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A journey from work to home is about more than just getting there: The psychological benefits of commuting that remote work doesn’t provide (inquirer.com)



Federal judges aren’t following ‘compassionate release’ law guidance : Shots – Health News : NPR

Memphis to consider version of Philadelphia law that bans minor traffic stops in response to Tyre Nichols killing (inquirer.com)

Suspect arrested in slaying of university police officer | WITF

Temple University offers counseling, support after police officer’s death | Local News | phillytrib.com

Slain Temple University police officer was dedicated to community | Local News | phillytrib.com



School funding lawsuit verdict won’t fix our education system. Here’s what will | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Elizabethtown Area School Board denounces parent’s comments about sex abuse | Community News | lancasteronline.com

THON breaks fundraising record post-pandemic | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Hempfield’s middle school consolidation vote is this Tuesday: Here’s what you need to know | TribLIVE.com

Penn State plans to renovate Beaver Stadium, opens door to using it ‘beyond football game days’ | WITF

Bucks County Community College honors four who build on MLK’s dream | The Bucks County Herald

Editorial: Free breakfasts, lunches should be provided for students | Opinion | meadvilletribune.com




How an election-fraud claim got on Fox News and led to a $1.6 billion lawsuit : NPR

What both sides of the abortion fight can learn from Antonin Scalia | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Unequal PA election policies disenfranchised voters · Spotlight PA

DeSantis Touts His Pro-Police, Pro-Education Credentials at Montco Stop – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Looking to raise awareness, Fetterman asks supporters to donate to mental health organizations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pa. voting access is unequal; study finds Lancaster County more restrictive than Chester County | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Chester County Democrats and Republicans Endorse Candidates for May Primary – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Luzerne County seeking proposals for new electronic poll books | Times Leader

Spring primary races are cropping up across the Lehigh Valley – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How do Philly’s mayoral candidates plan to fight gun violence? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee celebrates Black achievement during ceremonial swearing-in | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

GOP council members stay on election board while eyeing another term (goerie.com)

Democrats in Philadelphia vote along racial and class lines, according to an algorithm (inquirer.com)



Buttigieg calls for stronger railroad safety rules after East Palestine disaster : NPR

Buttigieg urges safety changes after fiery Ohio derailment | TribLIVE.com

PennDOT making changes, slowing down drivers after new I-79 construction zone split causes accidents – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

A look at rail safety in Montgomery County in light of Ohio train toxic spill (mainlinemedianews.com)



LVHN reports cyberattack from suspected Russian ransomware group (mcall.com)

BlackCat ransomware group targets Pennsylvania physician’s office (poconorecord.com)

Report: What Pennsylvania can do to improve telehealth | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fentanyl smuggling: Experts say a new drug war won’t work : NPR

Study suggests Veteran suicide is higher than reported (abc27.com)

Rural hospitals gird for unwinding of pandemic Medicaid coverage | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doylestown Hospital seeks buyer for Pine Run, amid financial problems | The Bucks County Herald

As opioids mixed with animal tranquilizers arrive in Kensington, so do alarming health challenges (delcotimes.com)


State News

Food desert map shows locations with no supermarket nearby (phillyburbs.com)

What is UGI’s Weather Normalization Adjustment? (abc27.com)

Carnegie Science Center invites your questions about East Palestine train derailment; Clean Air Council welcomes supplies for residents there – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Donald Trump and Erin Brockovich will descend upon East Palestine as residents plead for help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How a TikToker used her platform to promote citizen science efforts in East Palestine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Department of Health sues to keep medical marijuana program data secret | TribLIVE.com

There’s a mouse problem in a Pa. state office building – and not the computer kind – pennlive.com


National News

Putin chides West, defends Ukraine invasion in major speech | News | tribdem.com

Putin addresses Russian parliament ahead of Ukraine invasion anniversary : NPR

Black Mayors of 4 Biggest U.S. Cities Draw Strength From One Another – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Winter storm sweeps across the West, chasing away nation’s unseasonable heat : NPR

A new earthquake hits Turkey : NPR

Extra SNAP benefits are ending. What happens next? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Black couples pay a higher tax penalty for marriage than white couples. Here’s why | Across America | phillytrib.com

Other voices: Jimmy Carter’s long life of service to America and the world – Mainline Media News

From ‘Abbott Elementary’ to the Super Bowl, Sheryl Lee Ralph owns the spotligt : NPR


Local News

Fasnacht day 2023 is here; where to buy them, how to make them and more [full coverage] | Food | lancasteronline.com

Old Forge wants to regulate businesses geared toward sex. A strip club says it’s unfairly targeted | News | thetimes-tribune.com

City mails business license letters for rental properties | News | standardspeaker.com

Interest shown in condemned Pa. city hall listed at $499K – pennlive.com

Hurricane Ida Relief Funds Now Available In Horsham Township | Hatboro, PA Patch



Committee tasked with opening resource centers for youth, families in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Relief measures: Steelers to spend $1.4 million to upgrade Acrisure Stadium restrooms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Committee will study creating youth and family resource centers in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A landmark law that fights blight began in Pittsburgh. Decades later, housing groups are waging an intense battle. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Waterfront is rolling out a new curfew policy as a ‘preemptive effort’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly’s impact on King recognized with historic plaque | Across America | phillytrib.com

Historic ‘Blue Plaque’ for MLK unveiled: first in U.S. by British Trust known for recognizing Black history (inquirer.com)

Black women’s coalition hosts mayoral forum | Local News | phillytrib.com

Watch every Mac McClung NBA slam dunk, which Shaq says saved the contest : NPR

Philly parking can be a mess. Now it’s costing us teachers. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Install a public safety director?; Capping the Vine Street Expwy; Building Trades to endorse | Sunday roundup (billypenn.com)



Supreme Court hears a case that could transform the internet (inquirer.com)

State ag officials push for on-time farm bill to fund slew of programs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ukraine war: Biden to deliver speech on Russia’s ongoing invasion just before one-year mark (cbsnews.com)

Biden in Ukraine ahead of war anniversary: ‘Kyiv stands’ | International | standardspeaker.com

Biden says U.S. will continue to back Ukraine. Some worry about the price tag : NPR