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The Wolf Administration argues to keep mail-in balloting in Pennsylvania during appeal | WITF

Pa. lawmaker introduces property tax elimination plan that would hike retirement, sales, income levies –

Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines Friday – WHYY

These Penn doctors still urge immediate COVID-19 testing for some patients. Here’s why. (

Pa. officials address concerns about vaccination data |

COVID-19 death rates still high, even as new case counts plunge | Coronavirus |

Hong Kong’s new COVID cases top 10,000 in spiraling outbreak – Reading Eagle


Stocks are in turmoil as Russia invades Ukraine. Here are 4 things to know – WHYY

Used car industry in ‘unprecedented’ times as high demand, low inventory send prices soaring –

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to hit Americans in wallet at gas pump, analyst says |


3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing – WHYY

Jury set in trial of Amtrak engineer in fatal derailment – WHYY

Johnny Doc, convicted in one trial and waiting on two more, gets a big retirement party (

Lincoln University stabbing: Nydira Smith arrested for the murder of Jawine Evans (

Parents told teen to ‘suck it up’ when he asked for mental health help before school shooting, police testify –

The link between race and solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons | City & State PA (


Bucks school lunch debt relief programs set to expire – WHYY

Philly schools release staffing shortage plan – WHYY

The number of Philly teachers quitting midyear is up 200%, and staffing challenges are likely to continue (

St. Joseph’s University to open residence hall for students with autism (

City teachers report more disruptive student behaviors, even as data shows fewer violent incidents | 90.5 WESA

Some Sewickley Academy students say they are being silenced amid concerns about personnel moves | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Sharif Street won’t challenge Brendan Boyle for Congress in Philly (

Republicans eye courts in Pennsylvania and other states as next political battlegrounds | WITF

Most Central Pennsylvania congressional reps condemn Ukraine attack; some criticize Biden administration | WITF

New Pennsylvania Congressional map means U.S. Rep. Fred Keller faces a competitive GOP primary | WITF

One more drops from the Republican field for Pennsylvania governor | WITF

New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania election officials argue against GOP bid to use old maps | 90.5 WESA

Editorial: New legislative map will bring changes to Berks (

Lehigh Valley congressional district changes in new Pa. map – The Morning Call (


New guides replace guards on the SEPTA system – WHYY

SEPTA will borrow $800 million to pay for projects like station repairs and trolley upgrades (

Philadelphians have waited over a century for the Roosevelt Boulevard subway | Opinion (

Tolling bridges may be best option to fund bridge replacements, PennDOT says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The prospects of Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals took a hit as their buyer failed to post $1 million bond (

More than one in four registered nurse positions went vacant, recent survey reports | WITF

Allegheny Health Network partners with labor union on new outpatient clinic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State News

Amid Ukraine invasion, 20 Pa. National Guardsmen heading to Lithuania this month for ‘routine training’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania led gas-producing states in production in 2021, report says | 90.5 WESA

PUC vote suspends UGI natural gas hike request, decision expected in October | Times Leader

National News

Florida House passes controversial measure dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill by critics – WHYY

D.C. trucker convoys: Here’s what we know about protesters from Pa. and N.J. (

U.S. judges are narrowing voting protections. Some fear lasting damage | 90.5 WESA


Ukraine’s capital under threat as Russia presses invasion – WHYY

As Russia invades Ukraine, trepidation and resolve felt in Philly region – WHYY

‘Everyone is in a state of shock’: Local Ukrainians take action as ‘nightmare’ unfolds (

Russia-Ukraine updates: Putin’s troops move into Kyiv as Biden set to meet with NATO (

Putin has spurred unprecedented unity among NATO nations | Opinion (

How to help children deal with news about Russia’s attack on Ukraine (

In Ukraine, the road to war was paved by the failure of diplomacy and Putin’s visions of restoring Russia’s former glory | WITF

Why the U.S. keeps turning to sanctions despite their mixed record | WITF

‘These are human beings.’ How Pa.’s Ukrainian community is responding to Russian invasion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘I don’t want to die’: Ukrainian civilians flee as Russian invasion hits their homes –

Sean Penn in Ukraine, filming documentary about Russian attack –

Pittsburgh’s Ukrainian community ‘reeling’ from Russian invasion | 90.5 WESA

Advocates urge protections for Ukrainians in U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hundreds arrested as shocked Russians protest Ukraine attack | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local News

Couple killed inside Harrisburg home inspired, befriended many: ‘They were just a beautiful unit’ –

As another winter storm hits, know your deadline to clear sidewalks | News |

Chamber CEO: Region Needs to Better Retain College Graduates – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Johnstown firm introduces girls to engineering | Local News |

UPDATE: Coroner confirms two dead in small plane crash in Bucks County neighborhood – The Morning Call (

Affordable housing crisis could get even worse, HUD secretary warns in Easton: ‘We should be ashamed’ – The Morning Call (

Chester County earns national honor for performance management leadership – Daily Local

Horsham Fire Co. makes sensory kits to help those with autism at emergencies (


Hazelwood Green, Pittsburgh’s largest development site, has a new lead developer | 90.5 WESA


Philadelphia may remove gendered language from city charter – On top of Philly news (

AM Deli vandalized with white supremacist graffiti in South Philly (


Bullies understand one language. The U.S., West must speak with one voice | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New U.S. sanctions on Russia target banks, high-tech imports – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden makes decision on Supreme Court nominee, sources say — with announcement as soon as Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House panel requests Trump WH records from National Archives – Reading Eagle

Biden, Europe waiting on key SWIFT sanction against Russia – Reading Eagle