Pennsylvania Senate to hold its own hearings on East Palestine train derailment – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

PA senator examining East Palestine derailment’s impact on resid – WFMJ.com

Proposed legislation would require coaches to be certified for CPR | fox43.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers propose making Diwali a state holiday (abc27.com)

Allegheny County lawmakers seek federal funding to complete Mon-Fayette Expressway | TribLIVE.com

State Senator wants mandatory death sentence proposal for murder of a police officer (abc27.com)

Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Will Speaker Rozzi step aside when priority bills pass house? We asked. (abc27.com)

Rep. Joe D’Orsie: Will the statute of limitation amendment achieve its desired end? (broadandliberty.com)

Reform for child sex abuse survivors facing long odds, again | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes mental health days for students (abc27.com)

Webster, Kenyatta Propose Legislation to Clarify, Streamline Mail-In Voting Process – PoliticsPA

‘They help save lives:’ local schools discuss importance of having AEDs on campus | WJAC (wjactv.com)

Rep. Sappey takes on mental health crisis affecting Chester County residents – Daily Local

February 22 Playbook: Good To Be In The Majority (politicspa.com)

Tension during Pennsylvania’s special House session threatens bipartisan hopes | WITF

Lt. Governor Davis breaks barriers, inspires youth (abc27.com)

Did PA governor’s trip to Super Bowl violate gift ban? · Spotlight PA

$50K Grant Will Help Renovate Yardley’s Black History Museum | Yardley, PA Patch

Local schools receive food equipment grants from Pennsylvania Department of Education (abc27.com)

West Scranton anchors, Gerrity’s Supermarkets and Fidelity Bank, back NeighborWorks NEPA | News | thetimes-tribune.com

PA Environment Digest Blog: Carnegie Science Center Webinar Feb. 23: Ohio/PA Train Derailment; Submit Your Questions (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)



How Right-to-Repair laws are empowering rural Americans | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Poconos own Dave Williams honored for work in agriculture radio (poconorecord.com)

Editor’s Note: The Temple graduate student strike exposes educational fault lines – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Striking Temple grad students overwhelmingly reject new pact | Local News | phillytrib.com

NPR to cut jobs by 10% as ad revenue drops : NPR

PENN Entertainment now owns 100% of Barstool Sports (dailylocal.com)

Target to create new sorting centers to speed up online orders (dailylocal.com)

YMCA offering $5,000 bonus for childcare positions; open house slated – Daily Local

Childcare needs hitting Hagerstown hard (dcnewsnow.com)

SBA Covid EIDL program shows no ‘abnormal’ signs of nonpayment – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mentoring Monday: Women see progress in leadership but gaps in pay – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lancaster County’s average weekly salary was less than surrounding large counties in summer 2022 | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Philadelphia’s wage theft law is powerful, but enforcement is a problem (inquirer.com)

How Philadelphians have been spending their money so far in 2023 (inquirer.com)



We have to help Pennsylvania teens avoid online sextortion. Here’s how (phillyburbs.com)

Pa. gun trafficking network dismantled, authorities say (dailylocal.com)

Larry Williams of Kensington led a gun ring that armed criminals with nearly 100 illegal guns, prosecutors say (inquirer.com)

Bringing Medicaid behind bars has wide bipartisan support : Shots – Health News : NPR

Report: Deaths in custody are a crisis but federal data is a black hole : NPR

DelVal Cops Tout Arrests in Local Gun Trafficking Ring – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Poll confirms worrying spike in antisemitism | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Officials release more information on Temple University officer’s killing | Local News | phillytrib.com

These golden retrievers will serve as trauma support dogs to local police departments, organizations | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Nearly 1,000 bricks seized in bust of suspected fentanyl at Downtown Pittsburgh Greyhound station | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Domestic violence is an ‘immense problem’ in Pa. Gov. Shapiro should make it a priority | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Midstate organization holds HBCU fair for high school students (abc27.com)

Harrisburg University to launch program to help veterans (abc27.com)

Gay teen killed himself after endless bullying at central Pa. school: mom’s lawsuit | WITF

Penn Manor teachers plan strike after talks hit stalemate | News | tribdem.com

SDL residents have limited options for giving input on controversial superintendent search | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Wilkes University to provide free textbooks and course materials to students | Education | citizensvoice.com

Nonprofit is seeking to help kids at Cumru Elementary School learn to ride a bike (readingeagle.com)

Carnegie Mellon creates $150 million program to increase diversity in STEM fields | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every year, there are more applicants to Philly charters than seats. But demand is still lower than before the pandemic. (inquirer.com)

Biden student loan forgiveness program: Where Pa. applicants are from (inquirer.com)




Democrats oppose release of January 6 tapes to Tucker Carlson : NPR

Donald Trump, reprising White House role, to tour Ohio train derailment | WITF

Trump criticizes federal response to Ohio train derailment | Times Leader

Who is Paul Vallas? The Chicago mayoral candidate was once a controversial leader of Philly schools (inquirer.com)


Josh Shapiro for president? Washington Post links PA gov to 2024 (phillyburbs.com)

DeSantis, Trump, Biden, ‘other’: Who will Pa.’s presidential picks be a year from now? | John Baer – pennlive.com


Democrats have contested race to lead large Philly suburb following anger at rescinded appointment (dailykos.com)

Philly mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker just picked up a major labor endorsement from the building trades (inquirer.com)

Philly mayoral candidates took questions on crime, education, and public trust from a tough crowd: Teens (inquirer.com)

Bucks County Republican Party divided by MAGA activist claims (phillyburbs.com)

Westmoreland Democrats seek to refocus commissioner campaign with Thrasher out of the race | TribLIVE.com



Jersey shore whale deaths not tied to wind farms: Marine commission (dailylocal.com)

Clean Air Council is suing a petrochemical plant in Potter Township (nextpittsburgh.com)



Crumbling Bridge Over Busy Rail Line Likely To Close Due To Deterioration – LevittownNow.com

American Airlines reduces summer schedule at PHL by more than 3,700 flights – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Gun Safety

‘We have to keep moving’: Slain Temple officer’s running club vows to continue his fight against gun violence | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Temple U. president asks for help to fight gun violence after campus police officer is killed – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Temple President Jason Wingard on shooting of police officer: “We need help” | Opinion (inquirer.com)

After an officer’s death, the community around Temple is feeling the weight of ongoing gun violence (inquirer.com)

Gun Violence Prevention Summit at Philly Masjid serves over 50 – WHYY

What we owe our children after the horror at MSU | Susan J. Demas – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Paoli Hospital opens new state-of-the-art stroke care lab – Daily Local

A doctor near East Palestine, Ohio, details the main thing he’s watching for now : NPR

AAP’s new childhood obesity guidance worries eating disorder specialists : NPR

Cambria commissioners approve ‘lifesaving’ software for cardiac events | News | tribdem.com

How the Ohio train derailment impacted Pa.’s air and water quality | TribLIVE.com

Scranton Primary Health Care Center purchases shuttered Indian restaurant | News | thetimes-tribune.com

YMCA to offer free mental health, wellbeing programs to community | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Operation on wrong leg was just one of the issues state says it found at central Pa. hospital – pennlive.com

COVID death in Delaware County prompted a rare lawsuit over pandemic medical care (inquirer.com)

Over-the-counter naloxone could soon become a reality. Philly addiction experts say it’s necessary to combat a rising overdose crisis (inquirer.com)


State News

Pete Buttigieg visits East Palestine as the federal government faces criticism over its response to the train disaster | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cartwright announces $1.85M funding for YMCA wellness initiative | Times Leader

Pennsylvania investigates possible criminal charges in derailment : NPR

20 governors join new multi-state Reproductive Freedom Alliance | California | thecentersquare.com

Pa.’s Shapiro among Dem governors joining reproductive rights alliance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report: Pennsylvania’s tax burden still a mixed bag | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania trout stocking begins statewide (abc27.com)

Fetterman can ‘come back stronger than ever’ from depression: Shapiro – pennlive.com

As enhanced SNAP benefits end, Pa.’s First Lady stresses support for food banks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Hunting rabbits with beagles in Pennsylvania. Small game hunting (ydr.com)


National News

Dylan Lyons, TV reporter & Philly native, killed in Florida shooting (phillyburbs.com)

Orlando-area shootings leave a Spectrum News 13 journalist and a girl dead : NPR

These are the cities where cash is king for homebuyers – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A Florida bill would ban dogs from hanging their heads from car windows : NPR

West Virginia’s bill allowing concealed carry on college campuses is almost law : NPR

NATO allies divided on what happens after the Ukraine war : NPR

FDA releases draft guidance on how to label plant-based milk : NPR

Nipsey Hussle’s killer gets 60 years to life in prison | Across America | phillytrib.com

Latest baby formula recall hits as more Americans struggle to find supply again (inquirer.com)


Local News

Audit: Lancaster took too much pension aid again | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lancaster County utilizing app to increase public safety (abc27.com)

York County group to assist residents as SNAP benefits change (abc27.com)

Council Rock wants another $42.7M for major projects | The Bucks County Herald

Record turnout for free health screenings at St. Patrick parish – Mainline Media News

Northeast Pa. family leaves millions for charity (poconorecord.com)

After four years off, the York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is back (ydr.com)

Erie County Council rejects Davis vetoes that would add to budget (goerie.com)

Johnstown’s RAISE plan moves forward with historic, environmental studies | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster to bring home rule meeting to southeast quadrant Thursday | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Katie Walsh will not seek election to Lancaster City Council, makes way for council newcomer | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County Commissioners approve 10% hike in season pool passes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne Borough residents will have to hire own garbage haulers in July | News | citizensvoice.com

Red Creek Wildlife Center reopens after fire destroyed its clinic (readingeagle.com)

Reading City Council approves proposal for $3.6 million in homeless aid, new shelters (readingeagle.com)

Brookside Country Club is spending millions on its first major improvements in three decades (mcall.com)

Allentown Parking Authority board members vow change is coming after another meeting of resident complaints (mcall.com)



Allegheny County planning $50 million in anti-violence grants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates and PNC Park install new scoreboard and announce other stadium improvements – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Nearly $300K in grant money is going to 15 Pittsburgh-based artists (nextpittsburgh.com)

Five Allegheny County communities come together to help fund Ross-West View EMS – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pittsburgh City Council moves to advance massive Oakland rezoning proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community presses school board for answers in wake of fire at Elizabeth Forward High | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Ed Gainey is on a committee that can fund Pittsburgh bridges. But he rarely shows up. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia must address its staffing crisis (phillyburbs.com)

Habitat for Humanity receives $4 million grant to repair homes in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

1,000+ applications for 3 rentals | Real Estate Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Who is Jacqueline Maguire, the FBI’s top agent in Philly facing scrutiny for fatally shooting a dog in Center City? (inquirer.com)



Poll: Debt ceiling divides voters over raising taxes or cutting spending : NPR

Bipartisan group predicts U.S. debt default as soon as summer, depending on tax receipts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Unlikely alliances in Supreme Court opinions on overtime, death penalty : NPR