Pa. Senate Democrats urge vote on House-approved proposals providing relief for abuse survivors – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate Dems call on GOP to act on House bills for abuse survivors | News | sharonherald.com

Pa. lawmakers considering issuing a subpoena to Norfolk Southern | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate committee takes testimony on railways, hazardous materials | News | tribdem.com

Pa. Senate panel learns there’s little the state can do to implement own railway rules | TribLIVE.com

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

Pa. Senate committee takes testimony on railways | Don’t Miss This | ncnewsonline.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker pushing to make Daylight Saving Time permanent (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes bill to prevent catalytic converter thefts (abc27.com)

Pro-growth policies can ease budget challenges [column] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

Philadelphia in photos during summer 2022 (inquirer.com)

The Pa. House is getting ready to consider critical chamber rules. Here’s what you need to know. | WITF

MARCELL: More Action Needed to Keep Capitol Safe from Accused Sexual Harasser – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Josh Shapiro talks about his first month in office (mcall.com)

Pa. Lt. Gov. Davis says Congress needs to step up in Ohio train derailment | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Letter to the Editor: The energy transition and the Pennsylvania legislature | Opinion | northcentralpa.com


Train Derailment

Biden orders door-to-door health surveys after rail disaster | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal regulators tie Pennsylvania’s hands on hazmat train safety | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pittsburgh scientists answer questions on East Palestine derailment (nextpittsburgh.com)

Contaminated waste shipments from Ohio derailment will resume : NPR

In East Palestine, Erin Brockovich gives reeling residents advice and tells them to trust their instincts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Railroad group defends industry safety practices as Pa. opens health center near East Palestine | WITF

Did dioxins spread after the Ohio train derailment? | WITF

‘Right through Johnstown’: Counties say they prepare for rail emergencies, hazardous materials | News | tribdem.com

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

What Norfolk Southern’s accident reports say about the company and industry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Stocks tick higher on Wall Street following last week’s rout | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly Shipyard is recruiting from all Philadelphia zip codes for apprenticeship program to earn $22/hour | PhillyVoice

Family-owned businesses in Berks and beyond thrive for multiple generations (dailylocal.com)

You may have heard of the ‘union boom.’ The numbers tell a different story : Planet Money : NPR

Pennsylvania farmers weigh in on warm winter: Great for greenhouses and livestock — and pests | WITF

2023 U.S. recession now expected to start later than predicted (inquirer.com)

Save on electric bills with energy audits, brokers and more (inquirer.com)



Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic – Daily Local

Hong Kong to lift COVID mask mandate on Wednesday : NPR



Penn State’s Bendapudi targets diversity, research among university goals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State president Neeli Bendapudi launches diversity dashboard, releases vision for the university (inquirer.com)

Penns Manor teachers on picket line; still open to negotiations | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster Education Association plans protests urging SDL board to reconsider superintendent pick | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Central Bucks faced over 300 claims in equal pay lawsuit class action (phillyburbs.com)

Temple Health posts $103M operating loss for first half of FY2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

LCCC program offers debt relief as Biden’s plan stuck in limbo | Education | citizensvoice.com

Former Hazleton school administrator pleads guilty; bail revoked | Cops and Courts | standardspeaker.com

No public findings released in $12,000 Bethlehem Area School District personnel investigation (mcall.com)

Benjamin Franklin High School gets advanced manufacturing program | Local News | phillytrib.com

Radnor school board denies another proposed charter at Valley Forge Military Academy (inquirer.com)



Under oath, Murdoch concedes Fox stars ‘endorsed’ lies about 2020 election : NPR

Feds push local election officials to boost security ahead of 2024 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dave McCormick considering 2024 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race; report (abc27.com)

Philly progressives are building a new political machine. 2023 will test it. (inquirer.com)

See how your PA county ranks on voter friendliness · Spotlight PA

Allegheny County Dems Prepare For Endorsement Meeting (politicspa.com)

Counting down to Philly’s 100th mayor | Opinion Video (inquirer.com)



Stranded, cold, hungry: Greyhound passengers often wait for buses that never come – pennlive.com


Gun Safety

Lebanon aims to fight youth gun violence (abc27.com)

Harrisburg officials address recent string of violence, community reacts (abc27.com)

Reading youth violence prevention (readingeagle.com)

After Strawberry Mansion shooting, community members offer support and solutions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Activists rally in Strawberry Mansion to stop gun violence after shooting left 7 people wounded (inquirer.com)



UPMC agrees to $8.5 million settlement in Pa. medical fraud case – pennlive.com

UPMC agrees to pay $8.5 million to settle fraud case involving prominent surgeon | WITF

Merged Excela, Butler health system is struggling financially, CEO says | TribLIVE.com

This Philadelphia company has over 200 patent applications for psychedelic medications (inquirer.com)

Americans regularly eat many foods banned in other countries | fox43.com

St. Luke’s unveils $79M addition to Upper Bucks Campus – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Protections against surprise billing didn’t stop a huge hospital bill. Why not? : Shots – Health News : NPR

New drug treatment initiative gets started in Luzerne County | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com

Investigation continues in Montgomery County of some THC gummies laced with fentanyl (mainlinemedianews.com)

Lawsuit alleges Commonwealth Health shares private patient information with Facebook | News | thetimes-tribune.com

With major Medicaid changes ahead, advocates want to see increased staffing for assistance offices | WITF

Pa. is ready to help with Medicaid changes. We need your help too | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Opinion: Regular screenings critical to prevent colorectal cancer (poconorecord.com)


Social Media

TikTok banned on all Canadian government mobile devices : NPR

Lancaster County government bans TikTok for employees over security concerns | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County bans TikTok on county devices (abc27.com)


State News

How much snow will Pa. get this week? Check the snowfall map – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania amusement parks named among best in the U.S. (abc27.com)

Meuser announces $564,761.90 grant for Newport Twp. Fire Department | Times Leader

Newport Twp. gets $564K grant for new fire engine | News | citizensvoice.com

Audit report: Bethlehem needs to repay $15,000 to Pennsylvania for pension | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

John Fetterman ‘on path to recovery,’ will be out for more weeks – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. Sen. John Fetterman ‘on path to recovery,’ will be out for more weeks | WITF

PPL President/CEO: ‘We should have and could have done better’ | Times Leader

Pennsylvania SNAP benefits: How much every county is getting (mcall.com)


National News

N.J. lawmakers propose eliminating the cost of calls for incarcerated people – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Rupert Murdoch admitted some Fox commentators ‘endorsed’ election lies (inquirer.com)

DeSantis takes over Disney district, punishing company (inquirer.com)

Europe Struggles to Find Leopard 2 Tanks for Ukraine – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘You have to be dangerous back.’ Why some LGBTQ people in New Hampshire are taking up arms | New Hampshire Public Radio (nhpr.org)

Here’s why Arizona says it can keep growing despite historic megadrought : NPR

Why Brexit’s back in the news: Britain and EU reach Northern Ireland trade deal : NPR

Surviving welfare transition comes before reform, DHS says | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rev. Bernice King upholds her parents’ legacy | Local News | phillytrib.com

Guest commentary: Replace Russian energy with cleaner U.S. natural gas (mainlinemedianews.com)


Local News

Can an old church help revive a coal patch town’s economy? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Royersford Chick-fil-A bans kids under 16, citing vandalism and employee disrespect (inquirer.com)

Lititz may adopt electric vehicle charger rules | Local News | lancasteronline.com

York County outreach program teaches CPR certification (abc27.com)

UPMC donates to combat Veteran homelessness (abc27.com)

Homeowners, officials pack meeting in Lower Saucon to oppose expansion of landfill | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Maidencreek warehouse would generate less traffic than shopping center, traffic engineer says | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Second Berks swatting incident in three days (readingeagle.com)

Vote on 6-story South Side Bethlehem apartment building delayed (mcall.com)

Middletown welcomes first paid fire chief | The Bucks County Herald

Lake Erie steelhead fishing with 3CU and Pa. Steelhead Association (goerie.com)

Royersford Chick-fil-A bans kids under 16, citing vandalism and employee disrespect (inquirer.com)



As attendance rises, the Pittsburgh Symphony launches a new casual concert series with shorter programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia’s Center City ‘moving in the right direction’ with 13,500 housing units planned – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Diversity exec Saraswati resigns over claims she misrepresented race (phillyburbs.com)

Philadelphia anchor institutions redirect over $37M in contract revenue to minority firms – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Report analyzes Philadelphia’s media coverage | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly schools approve calendars for next 2 years. Here’s what they look like | Local News | phillytrib.com

Third-story rowhouse additions in Philadelphia: Cost, advice, recommendations (inquirer.com)

Philly PGW customers to see lower gas bills starting Wednesday (inquirer.com)

Turning off lights in Philly skyscrapers helps save migrating birds (inquirer.com)

Center City District’s 2022 housing report: Home prices, asking rents, new homes (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court weighs Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan : NPR

Supreme Court weighs Biden student loan plan worth billions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supreme Court to hear case that threatens existence of CFPB : NPR

Supreme Court to hear challenge to consumer agency (inquirer.com)

White House: No more TikTok on gov’t devices within 30 days – Daily Local

House panel kicks off bipartisan look at U.S. – China relationship : NPR

House Rep. Joaquin Castro underwent surgery to remove gastrointestinal tumors : NPR

Ex-SC mayor taking over White House Office of Engagement | News | phillytrib.com