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Gov. Tom Wolf, Democrats outline a proposal for $1.7 billion in pandemic funds | WITF

Gov. Wolf announces $1.7B plan for pandemic recovery with direct payments to some Pennsylvanians (

Wolf, Democrats unveil plan to utilize ARP funds for further recovery | City & State PA (

‘We should not do nothing.’ Gov. Tom Wolf unveils $1.7B spending plan for federal relief money – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf’s proposal for $1.7 billion of virus relief includes families, workers – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf urges spending of $1.7B in unused Covid-19 relief – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania Democrats call for $3.75B in education spending (

Wolf unveils plan to spend Pennsylvania’s remaining $1.7B in federal COVID relief | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Supreme Court takes control of redrawing state’s congressional map | WITF

Pennsylvania high court to decide congressional district map | ABC27

Pennsylvania Supreme Court takes control of redrawing state’s congressional map · Spotlight PA

PA Democrats set budget priorities with ‘historic’ education spending proposal | WSKGWSKG

State Sen. Celebrates Additional Funding For Nurse Relief Program (

State Announces $4.5 Million for Nonprofit Security Grant Program – Opera News (

Beware of GOP amendments | |

PA Supreme Court Takes On Congressional Redistricting | PoliticsPA

From hunting big game to barring bingo: Here are 10 old laws still on the books in PA | City & State PA (

LEACH: End Prohibition on ‘Magic Mushrooms’ – DV Journal (

Recreational marijuana coming to Pa.? Legislature takes first steps toward legalization –

Union heads to Dem lawmakers: Help needed to fix staffing woes in Pa. schools | Local News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 breakthrough cases rise 20% over past 3 months in Pennsylvania | Health |

COVID-19 still a ‘serious’ situation, Pa. Health Secretary Klinepeter says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. Army begins to discharge soldiers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination : NPR

Officials prepare to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5 | Coronavirus |

January was Allegheny County’s deadliest month since COVID-19 vaccine rollout | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. health officials visit Youngwood pharmacy to boost covid vaccine efforts |



Influencer, robotics and the blockchain: Here are the fastest growing jobs in America. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Starbucks is raising prices yet again, due to inflation –

‘Small number’ of unvaccinated employees lose job at Hershey Company –

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro suggests signing bonuses to recruit first responders | WITF

Paying care workers fairly | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



For Biden and Adams, a Meeting of Like Minds on Gun Crime – The New York Times (

Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018: How Pa. is implementing the law (



School officials, local lawmakers, county leaders discuss solutions to mental health needs of students – Daily Local

Athletic director joins list of resignations at Pleasant Valley (

St. Luke’s CEO: network will no longer provide guidance to Southern Lehigh School District because of school board’s “discourtesy and disrespect” – The Morning Call (

Add school superintendents to the list of jobs people are leaving in Pennsylvania and nationally | WITF

With COVID-19 staffing crunch, who’s going to teach the kids? | WITF

Facing staff shortages, rising costs, Pa. schools at ‘critical juncture’ | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania state university system survey seeks to assess campus climate for students of color (

Some Philly teachers protest CHOP’s PolicyLab guidelines, saying they are not rooted in reality (



Half-dozen hopefuls to seek Democratic Party nomination in House District 24 special election | 90.5 WESA

Meet six Democratic contenders for Mayor Gainey’s former house seat | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Internal Poll Shows Fetterman in Front | PoliticsPA

Will Anyone Receive Endorsements at This Weekend’s GOP Meeting? | PoliticsPA

GOP Rep. Rice stands by his impeachment vote of Trump. It could cost him his job : NPR

Endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race keep stacking up. | City & State PA (

Corman Allies With Cops in Push to Impeach Krasner – DV Journal (

GOP Rep. Tracy Pennycuick Runs for State Senate – DV Journal (

GOP attacks on voting rights sap the foundation of the U.S. and liberty (

Pennsylvania has some big races in 2022, but political parties are mostly staying silent. Why? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bucks GOP leader signs “alternate” election document | The Bucks County Herald

Pennsylvania’s high-profile race for Senate begins to take shape | TheHill



Combat the climate crisis before there’s nothing left to build back (

Climate change is driving more sharks to waters off Pennsylvanian’s favorite beaches –

Energy Transfer charged with 9 environmental crimes over Revolution pipeline explosion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New infrastructure law could bring more speed cameras to Pennsylvania roadways (

River Road Reopens After Ida Damage | New Hope, PA Patch

Forrest Remick | Rebuilding our bridges should also mean rebuilding our industrial base | Columns |

Fahy Bridge in Bethlehem, which has same design as Pittsburgh bridge that collapsed, passed 2020 inspection, due for repairs this year – The Morning Call (



How the Biden administration plans to halve cancer death rates by 2047 : NPR

Biden renews call to slash US’ cancer rates in half with ‘moonshot’ program | ABC27

Pennsylvania Department of Health deploys Healthcare Strike Team to Crozer Health (

Jefferson Health’s $762M Specialty Care Pavilion reaches construction milestone – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penn patients treated with CAR-T cancer therapy cancer-free 10 years later (


State News

Pennsylvania gets more than $100M in federal funding to cap orphaned wells | Pennsylvania |

Editorial: PA must stop the collapse of its disability system (

Letters: Don’t punish the rich with taxes, Jan. 6 justice, Terris Todd (

Saturday opener and Sunday hunting for deer important to hunters returning to the sport, survey says –

Bear population sees another big drop in Pennsylvania –

Pa. state parks see need to accommodate increased number of visitors | Smart Talk (

Should Pennsylvania privatize the liquor control board? Pro/Con (


National News

U.S. Kills ISIS Leader in Syria Raid: Live Updates – The New York Times (

Leader of Islamic State killed by U.S. special forces in Syria raid, President Biden says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. conducts counterterrorism operation in Syria : NPR

Biden shifts some 3,000 U.S. troops closer to Ukraine : NPR

U.S. deploying 3K troops to Europe to deter a Russian invasion | ABC27

Winter storm packing snow and freezing rain is moving across the U.S. : NPR

Mississippi is 37th state to legalize medical marijuana : NPR

Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case – WHYY

As the Olympics open, China seeks the limelight, but warns against criticism : NPR

Facebook’s transition to Metaverse has eaten into the social media giant’s profi : NPR

CNN president Jeff Zucker resigns over relationship with network executive : NPR

Crosby, Stills and Nash are withdrawing music from Spotify over misinformation : NPR

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees include Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie : NPR

Conditions continue to be unsafe near Weaver Fertilizer fire even as rain helps suppress flames (

Philly, Bronx fires mirror higher deaths among Black, poor Americans (

USA Swimming follows NCAA policy updates sparked by trans Penn swimmer | Today in Pa. –

HBCU bomb threat caller described elaborate plot: police | Across America |


Local News

Chester County DA Deb Ryan hit with discrimination suit (

York City Council proposes ARPA funding for infrastructure with tax breaks (

Erie ARP funds: More than 120 applicants, including Eagle’s Nest (

Joel Natalie moves radio shown to downtown (

Lancaster County is expected to have its new commissioner chosen Friday, following interviews with 13 applicants | PA Power and Policy |

‘The Rising of Coatesville’ – Daily Local

Chester County Commissioners award $249,000 grant to Phoenixville Area Community Services – Daily Local

Winter weather advisory issued for Lehigh Valley as sprawling storm arrives, but models remain split on the outcome – The Morning Call (

Northampton County proposes district court realignment – The Morning Call (

Bucks County to regulate massage parlors; prevent human trafficking | The Bucks County Herald

Wilkes-Barre distributing KN95 masks to seniors, low-income residents | coronavirus |

Lackawanna County Commissioners authorize county’s participation in multistate opioid settlement | News |

Hazleton planners grant approval for warehouse, oncology center | News |



Roberto Clemente Bridge to close down for repairs through 2023 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Caitlyn Callahan joins Pittsburgh Pirates as first-ever female coach in uniform | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Winter storm bringing hazardous ice, up to 6 inches of snow for some areas of Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council will say ‘no’ to Pittsburgh annexation of Wilkinsburg — for now | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey hears opposition, support for controversial Oakland redevelopment proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

12 infrastructure fails in the Pittsburgh region, including Fern Hollow Bridge |

As Pittsburgh considers studying mergers, neighboring communities say they’re not interested |

Pittsburgh City Council defends proposed 15% pay raise |



COVID cases drop but Philadelphia mask mandate months away from ending (

Philly names its first victims’ advocate: Adara Combs’ family was touched by gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Meet the 17 Philadelphians on the city’s new Environmental Justice Advisory Commission | Local News |

Wanna audit the PPD’s $727 million budget? Join this new community advisory committee (

SEPTA faces delays and workarounds as supply chain issues disrupt repair projects | Local News |

PHA’s Westpark Apartments are being redeveloped. Residents are being relocated, and most will never return. (

Sheryl Lee Ralph on ‘Abbott Elementary,’ her marriage to State Sen. Vincent Hughes, and the show’s Philly cred (

Jeff Brown, Philadelphia Shop-Rite owner, jolts 2023 mayor’s race with outside PAC’s fund-raising (

West Philly pool closure is a disservice to a community in need | Opinion (



Sarah Bloom Raskin Faces a Contentious Senate Hearing – The New York Times (

Bipartisanship failed on voting rights. Kyrsten Sinema and her backers ignore that | Jim Small – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Luján to be out at least 4 weeks; Biden agenda at risk | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette