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A Pa. judge just sided with the GOP on a congressional map proposal. Here’s what’s next. · Spotlight PA

Special Master Chooses Republican Congressional Map | PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania congressional map: Judge recommends one favored by GOP – The Morning Call (

Pa. judge recommends a GOP-drawn congressional map plan. But the process still isn’t over. | WITF

See how the final Pennsylvania state House map scores in every key area · Spotlight PA

State lawmakers react to approval of a new House and Senate map | Homepage Top Stories |

Gov. Wolf shares video message ahead of final budget address | ABC27

Three things to watch for in Gov. Tom Wolf’s legacy burnishing budget | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Assembly cash reserve hit record as spending fell last year | WITF

PA Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his final budget address; What to know (

Southwest Republicans outline 2022 wish list ahead of budget address | City & State PA (

Wolf to roll out last budget with public school education on his mind | News |

Opinion divided on redistricting process | Times Leader

Senate committee sparks debate over adult-use cannabis legalization | City & State PA (

Pa. chiefs of police: Legalized marijuana poses health and safety risks (

By legalizing marijuana, Pa. senator said he wants ‘tax it, regulate it and make it safe’ – The Morning Call (

A Pennsylvania Republican senator leads hearing to legalize marijuana (

Cannabis legalization: Will Pa. lawmakers barter away our public health and safety? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Cannabis Legalization: Pa. should lead, not follow | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen Street & PA Agriculture Secretary Redding Announce Urban Agriculture Grants – MyChesCo

Pa. Senate committee OKs turnpike reform legislation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen Judy Schwank, Rep Manny Guzman Visit 2nd Street Learning Center – BCTV

Comitta announces $1.3 Million for watershed protection projects | Chester County Press

Wolf administration sues to start participation in greenhouse initiative | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania senators hold hearing on legalizing recreational marijuana (

Wolf sides with local governments in rejecting gun rights bill (

Reps. Bizzarro, Snyder: Protect the Pennsylvania Constitution from GOP (

Pennsylvania lawmakers advance measure supporting off-label treatments for COVID-19 – The Morning Call (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Governors in these 4 states plan for end to school mask mandates (

Four states announce they’re dropping mask mandates for schools | WITF

With no end of COVID-19 in sight, we must learn to adapt (

Central Bucks excluding at-home COVID tests, documents show (

China locks down southern city as omicron variant surges | Coronavirus |

Scranton school directors table COVID-19 testing program, approve building upgrades, STEMM Academy | Education |



Guest Opinion: Raise the wage because we can’t live on tips alone (

As the talent battle rages, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) makes a big move to $350K – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Frontier and Spirit airlines announce merger worth $6.6 billion : NPR

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff wins major labor dispute over health care reimbursements | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

WPXI news producers to unionize with SAG-AFTRA | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bucks County residents who work for companies based in Philadelphia may be due a City Wage Tax refund (

Central Pa. restaurants giving workers ‘more skin in the game’ with higher pay, benefits –

Gas prices at the highest level in 8 years with ‘no signs of slowing’ –



Fraudsters set to pounce on $120B in infrastructure money | News |



Report: US college completion rates rise to 62.2% in 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

LCEEC to host beekeeping certification course (

Parents sue Springfield School District in Delaware County to keep students masked (

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design buys former Chameleon Club building for nearly $1 million | Local News |

School bus shortage is no excuse for Hempfield schoolchildren left stranded in below-freezing temperatures [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Broken Lights, No Glue: ‘Abbott Elementary’ Has Teachers Talking – The New York Times (

Pitt describes instructor’s Holocaust analogy about masks as ‘inappropriate’ – The Morning Call (

Temple prof seeks reinstatement of damage claims against FBI | WITF

Pitt will begin officially observing Juneteenth this year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge orders Perkiomen Valley School District to continue masking to protect disabled students (



You’re invited! A free virtual panel on the future of Pennsylvania’s mail voting law · Spotlight PA

Probst running for 189th District seat (

Rep. Sturla announces re-election campaign in new 96th House District in northern Lancaster city, Manheim Township and East Petersburg | PA Power and Policy |

Newcomer takes lead in straw poll vote for GOP nomination to 6th Congressional District seat (

Costa aide tapped as Democratic candidate for Ed Gainey’s House seat in special election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lawrence, Gale address Act 77 developments ahead of 2022 primary election (

Lou Barletta hopes to win GOP primary for Pa. governor on name recognition (



Nearly 25% of Pocono bridges in poor condition. What is being done? (

Why This Could Be a Critical Year for Electric Cars – The New York Times (

What are the worst-rated bridges in central Pa.? Search the database –

Initial report doesn’t ID cause of Pittsburgh bridge failure | WITF

Spirit-Frontier airlines merger embraced at Westmoreland, Pittsburgh airports |

Pittsburgh to receive $30M for public transit in 1st infrastructure bill allocation |



CHOP’s asthma prevention program completes 100th home renovation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pa. Medical Marijuana Program: List of products now banned by DOH | ABC27

All women deserve the right to safe abortions in Pennsylvania – NewsBreak


State News

Justice Department finds Pa. courts in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Feds say Pa. courts discriminate against some with opioid dependency | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania to get surge of money for abandoned mine cleanup | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. mine cleanup funding seen as game-changer |

Pa. bans sales of Ravenna grass and 2 species of buckthorn trees |

State looking into chair lift evacuations at Montage, Elk | News |


National News

Supreme Court lets Alabama use GOP-backed map of the state’s congressional districts : NPR

US, Germany vow united opposition if Russia invades Ukraine | ABC27

Judge orders U.S. to pay $230 million to victims of Tas church massacre : NPR

U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen takes the lead in men’s single event at Olympics : NPR

Sean Forbes will sign language-interpret SuperBowl halftime show (

Diplomatic shuttle: France’s Macron in Kyiv after Putin talks | Coronavirus |

Opinion | Getting Rid of Joe Rogan Won’t Solve the Health Misinformation Problem – The New York Times (

Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing – Reading Eagle

Appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court is not affirmative action | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Amir Locke protesters seek acting police chief’s resignation | Across America |

Bill Cosby unlikely to testify in sex assault lawsuit | Local News |

Peter Thiel to leave Meta board to pursue Trump agenda | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

White supremacist group Patriot Front recruiting in Pa., targeting Lancaster County with propaganda | Pennsylvania State News |

Bucks County raising subsidized rent limits. Will it fix the housing crisis? (

Neighbors and climate activists protest Vanguard at Generating Station in Croydon during “Points of Destruction” Tour | The Bucks County Herald

Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to deliver food in Berks (

Here are the Black residents Morning Call readers nominated as difference-makers in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

Lower Merion to borrow $15 million to help fund capital improvement programs – Mainline Media News

YMCA Daycare opens in Pittston Township | Times Leader

Chamber, partners launch new workforce development program Project PIVOT | Times Leader



Pittsburgh City Council gives itself a raise behind closed doors | Pennsylvania |

Pittsburghers remember Peter Spencer with candlelight vigil, demand justice | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Six Allegheny County facilities must adjust ‘unacceptable’ emissions plans, health department says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Feds might allow safe injection sites for drug users after fighting Philadelphia’s plan –

Justice Dept. signals it may allow safe injection sites | WITF

DA’s office announces leaders of victim services unit | Local News |

City Council hearing discusses diversity in Philly contracting | Local News |

Flyers won’t raise ticket prices for 90% of Wells Fargo Center seats for 2022-2023 season – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Playground exhibit recognizes Philly’s Black leaders, legends | Local News |

SEPTA police arrest five accused in weekend assaults, armed robberies | Local News |

A rental lease template could help prevent some of Philly’s landlord-tenant disputes before they begin | Opinion (

Philly will start regulating Airbnbs in hopes of stopping unruly party houses (

Philadelphia renters who lacked consistent heat hope others learn from their experience (



House Democrats introduce legislation to keep federal government funded until March 11 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nikki Haley: Pence ‘did what he thought was right’ on Jan. 6 (

Democrats admit defeat on free community college | ABC27

Jill Biden says bills aren’t footballs to ‘pass or pivot’ – Daily Local

Free community college is off the table, Jill Biden says | News |

White House: Top scientist resigns over treatment of staff | News |

15 boxes of White House records have been recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | WITF