Pittsburgh’s free spay and neuter program on hold – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Raising taxes on the table as state weighs how to pay for court ruling about education | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

What to expect from Gov. Shapiro’s 2024 Pennsylvania budget address | 90.5 WESA

Public school ruling may force PA to raise taxes · Spotlight PA

Pervasive racism, harassment plagues state-owned universities despite changes | Spotlight Pa | northcentralpa.com

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

More money requested for popular $120M home repair program | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Environment Digest Blog: 138 New Stories – REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Democrats are defending their majority in the Pennsylvania House for 4th time in a year – SRN News

Democrats urge state lawmakers to put new funding into Whole Home Repairs program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


‘Gotta get a Gund’: Soft and cuddly plush on sale for Valentine’s Day 2024 on Amazon – pennlive.com


Pennsylvania Capitol police arrest protesters decrying state’s investments in Israel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

85-year-old man helped a person die by suicide at N.Y. motel: police – pennlive.com

Single-vehicle crash kills Pa. teenager: coroner – pennlive.com

10-year-old girl shot inside Harrisburg home – pennlive.com


Antisemitic allegations hit Philadelphia’s school district | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New aid at Temple allows low-income students from Philly to attend at no cost. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Dartmouth will again require SAT and ACT scores, after a pandemic pause : NPR

Philadelphia tax break program fails to deliver hoped-for benefits to students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Students of color at Pa. state schools endure ongoing racial harassment: Report – pennlive.com

Rowan president expects to spend up to $1.5B for ‘campus of the future’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


What to Watch in Nevada’s Weird Election Week – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

President Biden easily wins South Carolina’s ‘first-in-the-nation’ Democratic primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why were 268 Lancaster County mail-in ballots were delayed? | WITF

Who Is On The Ballot In 2024? (politicspa.com)

Montgomery, Delco, Chester Committee Members Favor Stollsteimer for Attorney General (politicspa.com)

Race for Pennsylvania’s open attorney general seat spurs robust fundraising – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Second large storm in a week blows into California with flooding rains, high winds – pennlive.com

Is climate change affecting California’s atmospheric rivers? : NPR


Poll show 7 states oppose electric vehicle mandates | Arizona | thecentersquare.com

Transit, education expected to headline Shapiro’s 2024 Pa. budget address | Spotlight Pa | northcentralpa.com

Drivers keep passing stopped school buses, despite use of cameras to catch them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Island tourist destinations respond to recent U.S. travel warnings citing high crime – pennlive.com

Gun Safety

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

Gun owners in this state could be forced to get $300k insurance policy if bill passes – pennlive.com


U.S. Makes Initial Offers in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Central Pennsylvania cardiologist talks heart health (abc27.com)

Pa. syphilis rates nearly doubled: ‘One case leads to another’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

When Mental Health Treatment Becomes a Political Identity – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Seizures of Psychedelic Mushrooms Rise in U.S. as Demand Grows – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

State News

Gov. Josh Shapiro to deliver budget address in historic fashion – pennlive.com

What will Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro say in his second budget address? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania governor to deliver budget | WITF

Five Things to Watch In The Governor’s Budget Address (politicspa.com)

Shapiro to detail budget priorities | News, Sports, Jobs – Altoona Mirror

A preview of Gov. Shapiro’s 2024 PA budget address · Spotlight PA

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Launches Commonwealth’s First Economic Development Strategy in Nearly Two Decades to Create Economic Growth and Opportunity for All Pennsylvanians – PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Protest at Pa. Capitol ends with arrests | WITF

Pa. gets millions to reclaim old mine land; hackers hit court system | WITF

State energy policies exacerbating reliability, blackout concerns | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Raising taxes on the table as Pa. weighs how to pay for education | WITF

A loan program comes to Pa. for immigrants who need legal assistance | WITF

East Palestine, a year after the train derailment | WITF

National News

Biden Threatens to Veto Bill That Would Help Israel but Not Ukraine – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden Calls Los Angeles Mayor and Promises Aid for Storm Damage – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Smoke coming from Maine home was actually steam emanating thousands of marijuana plants – pennlive.com

With 2026 World Cup schedule set, Philadelphia preparations ramp up (mainlinemedianews.com)

Don’t get scammed by an unethical tax preparer: Follow these tips instead – pennlive.com

Local News

Allentown police building without heat, fix coming soon (mcall.com)

Plan to convert church into affordable housing could cause problems, neighbors say | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Popular Italian market expanding with 2 more locations in Lehigh Valley, Bucks County | Eat, Sip, Shop | wfmz.com

Jewelers enjoy helping customers celebrate happy occasions | The Bucks County Herald


Federal, state prosecutors settle redlining case with Pittsburgh-based bank | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com

Morning Roundup: Kennywood sets opening date; vehicle strikes pedestrian in Butler | TribLIVE.com

U.S. Steel loses $80 million — and acknowledges risk of Nippon merger failing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area school districts grapple with fights, community violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh ends pilot potty program Downtown as permanent facilities open | TribLIVE.com


Philadelphia tax break program fails to deliver hoped-for benefits to students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly sheriff’s campaign takes down bogus ‘news’ stories posted to site that were generated by AI | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA honors Black heroes, who paved the way for fair transit access | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia boasts the 2 best hotels in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mayor appoints five new leaders | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey, Fetterman back bipartisan border deal; McCormick, Perry come out against it – pennlive.com

On the issues: Casey and McCormick call each other’s abortion views ‘extreme’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Democrats Bob Casey and John Fetterman split with Biden over natural gas exports pause (vnexplorer.net)