House tees up ill-fated child sex abuse bills | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania State House passes bills for first time in 2023 (abc27.com)

Child sex abuse lawsuit window again gets Pa. lawmakers’ OK | WITF

Bills granting relief to sexual abuse survivors pass House, head to Senate | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA House prepares to consider delayed rules · Spotlight PA

Comitta visits Delaware Valley Friends School – Daily Local

Freedom High School’s new Wellness Center (mcall.com)

Vision 2023 | Medical marijuana industry looks to rebound from challenging 2022 | Local News | tribdem.com

A state law was supposed to make getting a job easier for ex-offenders. Advocates say it’s at risk. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Grant funding to health care apprenticeships preparing for nursing careers awarded locally | State | theprogressnews.com

Shapiro Administration awards grant funding to health care apprenticeships preparing Pennsylvanians for nursing careers (berksweekly.com)

State officials warn of changes in food stamp program | Local News | indianagazette.com

America250PA hosts NEPA launch event | Times Leader

Berks Workforce Development Board receives grant for nursing apprenticeships – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

More farmland protected in Chester County and in Pennsylvania – Daily Local

REGAN: Mandatory Death Sentence for Murdering a Police Officer – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Takeaways from Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first month in office (inquirer.com)


Train Derailment

Pa. lawmakers press state, local leaders on ‘totally preventable’ Ohio train derailment | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania holds hearing about hazardous materials on railways (wgal.com)

Pa. Department of Environmental Protection tests private wells within one mile of train derailment (mytwintiers.com)

Contaminated waste shipments from Ohio derailment will resume : NPR

EPA orders ‘pause’ of derailment contaminated waste removal (abc27.com)

Pa. Department of Environmental Protection tests private wells within one mile of train derailment (abc27.com)

Officials insist pollution from Ohio derailment not harming animals in Pa. – pennlive.com

What Pittsburghers need to know right now about the East Palestine train derailment | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Ohio train derailment could become campaign issue for Biden, Trump (poconorecord.com)

East Palestine provided the life this Cranberry Township family always wanted. Now, they fear it’s gone forever.  | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How vinyl chloride, chemical released in the Ohio train derailment, can damage the liver – it’s used to make PVC plastics (inquirer.com)

Locals not worried about train derailment; emergency responders say they are prepared | News | thetimes-tribune.com



As Oil Companies Stay Lean, Workers Move to Renewable Energy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Reality bites as Wall Street’s rate cut dream disappears (dailylocal.com)

White farmers’ USDA suits led to a race neutral approach to lending equity. : NPR

Pennsylvania commercial energy use at a glance (abc27.com)

More than 225 store spaces sit empty in central Pa. malls, outlets – pennlive.com

Gas prices fall with cost of oil and ‘worrisome inflation’ – pennlive.com

Despite high inflation, Americans are spending like crazy : NPR

Vision 2023 | Area manufacturing companies share contracts, grow together in business ‘ecosystem’ | News | tribdem.com

Venture capital dries up for Pittsburgh driverless car startups, prompting a call for diversification | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



FDA authorizes combination flu-COVID test for home use – pennlive.com

Erie County’s COVID-19 death totals remain steady despite case drop (goerie.com)

Lab leak most likely caused pandemic, Energy Department says, as spy agencies remain split (delcotimes.com)



West Goshen Police add super quick Ford Lightning EV to its fleet – Daily Local

Do speeding ticket quotas really exist in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

A law was meant to free sick or aging inmates. Instead, some are left to die in prison – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Detective Philip Nordo was in ‘the perfect place’ to prey on incarcerated men (inquirer.com)

Temple officer’s death underscores the increasing risks faced by the police | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Challenges to Student Loan Cancellation Reach Supreme Court – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Black student loan borrowers at risk as U.S. Supreme Court weighs forgiveness plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A perfect school funding system is hard to find. As Pa. searches for a fix, here’s what other states do. – pennlive.com

Opinion: Retired Pa. teachers deserve cost-of-living adjustment – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Chester County Safe Schools Summit aims to teach parents how to keep kids safe online – Daily Local

Alvernia University official speaks at national tech panel (dailylocal.com)

Penn State English teaching faculty say they aren’t paid a living wage | WITF

How substitute teaching impacts learning in Bucks, Montgomery County (phillyburbs.com)

Penns Manor Area teachers to strike on Monday following deadline expiration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Masterman admissions process was “systematically dismantled,” Philadelphia School District parents say (inquirer.com)

Drexel students hold a sit-in to demand the university help the endangered UC Townhomes (inquirer.com)



GOP leaders, stung by losses, plan to wade into Senate races | TribLIVE.com

What’s wrong with electing judges? Let’s start with everything | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Failing at polls, election deniers focus on state GOP posts | International | standardspeaker.com

Insiders, progressives and underdogs: How the race for Allegheny County executive is shaping up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meet the women who want to be Philadelphia’s next mayor | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Look to mayors past for a guide to Philadelphia’s future | Editorial (inquirer.com)



Scientists are flying into winter storms to better understand crazy weather : NPR

EPA orders ‘pause’ of derailment contaminated waste removal | WITF



‘Immediate Shutdown’ Of Randall Avenue Bridge In Bristol Twp. | Levittown, PA Patch

Emergency Closure Of Bridge Over Rail Line Put In Place – LevittownNow.com

Pa. airport No. 3 best in customer satisfaction: report – pennlive.com


Gun Safety

Gun Violence Prevention Summit at West Philly Masjid connects over 50 young people to resources | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly ‘TRIGGER’ film screenings pave way to mental health help – WHYY

After officer’s death, Temple Univ. President Wingard to convene group to improve safety – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gunmen shoot toddler, mother and 5 teens near Philadelphia school | Local News | phillytrib.com

New York’s Gun Laws Sow Confusion as Nation Rethinks Regulation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)



Idaho dropped Medicaid recipients instead of trying hard to track them down : Shots – Health News : NPR

Teens turning to TikTok for mental health advice are self-diagnosing – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Addiction treatment may be coming to a pharmacy near you – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Release physician list for medical marijuana | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Shapiro admin can do more as rollbacks to food and health benefits loom in Pa., experts say | | standardspeaker.com

Rollbacks to food, health benefits loom in Pa. · Spotlight PA

Millions who rely on Medicaid may be booted from program (abc27.com)

Lehigh Valley families prepare for end of expanded SNAP payments (mcall.com)

Shapiro can send a strong message on higher education. Here’s how | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Six months later, Pa. Rep. Perry’s cell phone is still in the news | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PPL’s problem proves it, electricity shopping isn’t in consumers’ best interest | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cult expert Rick Ross talks Rod of Iron and Unification Church (poconorecord.com)

Fishing license increases in Pennsylvania, Fish and Boat commission (goerie.com)

York Energy Storage aims to use Susquehanna River to keep Pennsylvania’s electric power flowing (inquirer.com)

Experts: Senate job not to blame for Fetterman health concerns | TribLIVE.com


National News

Rights to famed PSA of a crying Native American now held by an Indigenous group : NPR

The New Black Film Canon is your starting point for great Black filmmaking : Pop Culture Happy Hour : NPR

Brittney Griner urges the return of U.S. detainees abroad at NAACP Image Awards : NPR

‘Powder keg’ for 9/11: 1993 trade center bombing remembered (abc27.com)

After a series of winter storms, regulators approve new standards for power plants – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Tens of thousands protest Mexico’s electoral law changes : NPR

Israelis and Palestinians meet in Jordan for de-escalation talks : NPR

Angela Bassett, ‘Wakanda Forever’ top NAACP Image Awards | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

SAG Awards 2023: Winners and highlights – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Local News

Juniata county native highlights importance of CPR Training (abc27.com)

DelVal Ukrainian-Americans Hold Vigil for First Anniversary of Russian-Ukraine War – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bethlehem family whose home was demolished by city creates GoFundMe campaign (mcall.com)

Millcreek should address flooding woes, not spend money on property (goerie.com)

Erie City Council to address short-term rentals at public meeting (goerie.com)

‘One for the record books’: Mild winter eases strain on local municipalities’ roads, budgets | News | tribdem.com

Luzerne County’s tax base growing | Times Leader

Program highlights area’s deep roots to Underground Railroad | News | thetimes-tribune.com

An ‘amazing’ resource: Local leaders support growth of off-road riding industry in Schuylkill, Luzerne counties | News | standardspeaker.com



PRT looks to public input to help improve Downtown bus routes – Pittsburgh Union Progress

‘A big gut punch’: After decades on the North Side, packaging company owner could lose his property to Alcosan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Pittsburgh museums are among the tops in the nation, according to a poll | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With pandemic moratoriums over, Pittsburgh-area foreclosures on the rise again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh region’s mild winter mitigates some of the misery of ‘pothole season’ | TribLIVE.com



Darrell L. Clarke, Philadelphia City Council president, announces retirement (inquirer.com)

Philly bike share program to expand in historically-marginalized communities | Local News | phillytrib.com

Officials unveil first Philly Tree Plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia sidewalks are unsafe, but the city has collected $21 million in fees to improve pedestrian safety (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia City Hall is about to see some serious turnover that will determine the direction of city government (inquirer.com)

One of the biggest roadblocks to construction in Philly? The board that approve projects (inquirer.com)

Northwest Philadelphia mosque vandalized with graffiti; civil rights group calls for investigation (inquirer.com)

Marchers in Philadelphia say you don’t need to be Ukrainian to protest against Russia and its war of destruction (inquirer.com)



Voting Rights Act’s private right of action is in danger : NPR

Congressman Henry Cuellar says Biden’s rule to restrict asylum is ‘reasonable’ : NPR

Inside the White House war room for congressional probes : NPR