Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to expand solar energy options | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Sport of kings: Pennsylvania subsidizes horse racing with $3.5B | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kaufer, Haddock announce fire company, EMS grants | Times Leader

Experience is education. Pa. is right to recognize it and elevate it | Heather MacDonald – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Bernstein and Campbell: Economic summit provides platform for making Pennsylvania more competitive (broadandliberty.com)

Job fair targets workers as businesses boost wages to attract help | TribLIVE.com

Costco, Wawa, Sheetz and other companies to open more stores in central Pa. – pennlive.com

One Lehigh Valley township has a plan to severely restrict warehouse development. Other communities could follow its lead. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Philly’s 10th and Market Starbucks baristas want to unionize like other local shops (inquirer.com)



COVID test kits, vaccines and treatments may soon cost you more : Shots – Health News : NPR

New York City municipal employees won’t have to get COVID-19 vaccines anymore : NPR



Chester County among highest in human-trafficking cases in Pa. – Daily Local

Five Pa. Jehovah’s Witnesses members charged with child sexual abuse charges | WITF



Pennsylvania school funding trial decided in favor of school districts (inquirer.com)

Lehigh Valley leaders praise landmark Pa. schools funding ruling (mcall.com)

Poorer districts win challenge to Pennsylvania’s public school funding | WITF

Judge deems Pennsylvania’s school funding system unconstitutional | WITF

Judge rules Pennsylvania does not equitably fund public education (abc27.com)

Pa. court sides with plaintiffs in K-12 school funding case – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. court rules state’s school funding method unconstitutional (dailylocal.com)

Judge rules in favor of School District of Lancaster, 5 other districts in landmark education funding lawsuit | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Judge concludes school funding system in Pa. is unfair, violates state Constituition | News | standardspeaker.com

Judge Rules PA’s School Funding System Unconstitutional – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Penn State expects Class of 2022 to fill leadership void after making early impact (dailylocal.com)

Student resource officers added to West Chester schools – Daily Local

Lehigh University denied a liquor license for on-campus pub – pennlive.com

Developer plans to build 4 warehouses near several central Pa. schools – pennlive.com

The Central Bucks School District is buying books to consider banning them from libraries | WITF

Pa. school leaders are much less diverse than the students they serve, according to new study | WITF

Penn State withdraws law schools from U.S. News ranking consideration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Democrats win special elections, Pa. House majority · Spotlight PA

Democrats sweep special elections, affirming first Pennsylvania state House majority in 12 years | WITF

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule (abc27.com)

Pa. Democrats sweep 3 Allegheny County special elections and win the state House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats secure House majority with victories in Allegheny County special elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dems Sweep Special Elections; Move Into Majority in PA House (politicspa.com)

Democrats sweep three special elections, securing state House majority for first time in a decade – Pittsburgh Union Progress

HEMPHILL: Big Business Loses Support of Republicans – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Conservative groups look beyond Trump for 2024 GOP nominee – WAVY.com

Philly mayor race: Jeff Brown’s $1.2M education in city politics from PAC (inquirer.com)



How the EPA values human lives lost to climate change : NPR

The rocky road to recycled: Where do bottles, cans and cardboard really go? – pennlive.com


Gun Safety

Philly City Council panel digs into the factors driving gun violence epidemic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Penn Medicine, CHOP receive $25M gift to research rare genetic brain disorders – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Boston University researchers find CTE in 345 of 376 former NFL players – Mainline Media News

New guidelines for treating childhood obesity prompt debate among Philly health experts (inquirer.com)


State News

See who Pennsylvania’s congressional delegates invited to the State of the Union speech – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

They put some union into the State of the Union address – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Biden State of the Union: ‘Dreamer’ who joined first lady calls it ‘amazing’ (inquirer.com)

Pa. Repubs ask SCOTUS to toss Biden’s student loan program | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Scott Perry Acknowledges Effort to Prevent DOJ Investigators From Accessing His Phone (politicspa.com)

Train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, prompts urgent evacuations within one-mile radius (cbsnews.com)

What is vinyl chloride, the chemical released from the East Palestine train cars? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general leads coalition urging stronger PFAS regulations | WITF

Coffee & Chocolate Trail in central Pa. offers sweet treats at 16 places – pennlive.com

Scranton ammunition plant makes artillery shells for the war in Ukraine | WITF


National News

Over 400 ready-to-eat foods are recalled over listeria contamination fears : NPR

LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record : NPR

7,700 dead in Syria and Turkey as race for earthquake survivors goes on : NPR

Memphis officer took, shared photos of bloodied Tyre Nichols, documents show : NPR

Top officials challenge local abortion ordinances — but could the strategy backfire? (kunm.org)

Forget ‘Made in China.’ America’s Tech Challenge Is ‘Mined in China’ – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visits UK for first time since Russia’s invasion – pennlive.com

Disney faces losing control of its kingdom with Florida bill – pennlive.com

New Jersey program to ID gambling problems launches for Super Bowl 2023 (inquirer.com)


Local News

Aqua Wastewater application to acquire DELCORA on hold (dailylocal.com)

Army’s first black helicopter pilot to be honored in West Chester – Daily Local

Terry Tracy: Victories claimed by Delco’s health department ring hollow (broadandliberty.com)

Meeting held tonight on proposed York County warehouse construction (abc27.com)

Potential reopening of Pittston/West Pittston bridge still under review | Times Leader

Montgomery County authorizes $1.5M in voter services contracts (mainlinemedianews.com)



Pittsburgh kids will be first in line for city sports facilities under new law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh advocates say a train derailment like the one in Ohio could be catastrophic in the city | WITF

Fallen McKeesport officer remembered for passion, as outside law enforcement steps in | TribLIVE.com

Community gathers in grief as slain McKeesport officer is taken to a Brentwood funeral home | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



12 Philadelphia-area ZIP codes where homes are selling the fastest – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Paul Levy to step down as Center City District president and CEO – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia School District teachers sometimes leave because of parking woes (inquirer.com)

Ohio train derailment: What if it happened in Philadelphia? (inquirer.com)

South Philadelphia Chiefs bar opts out of Super Bowl Sunday | WITF

Eagles fan Joe Biden opens State of the Union with joke about Super Bowl (inquirer.com)



State of the Union 2023 address recap: Biden lays out ambitious agenda (phillyburbs.com)

President Biden calls for restoring child tax credit | ABC27

‘Finish the job’: Biden makes bipartisan pitch to divided Congress; Pa. lawmakers respond – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address : NPR

Biden declares in State of Union US is ‘unbowed, unbroken’ | Politics | standardspeaker.com

Sarah Huckabee Sanders focuses on culture wars in response to State of the Union : NPR

Arkansas Gov. Sanders slams Biden for ‘woke fantasies’ | TribLIVE.com

Balloon shooting tensions linger as China refuses call between top officials : NPR

Proposed federal rule would lower credit card late fees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)