New law aims to make guardianship a last resort in Pa., but some experts say it doesn’t go far enough | TribLIVE.com

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

$5.4 Billion Spending Hike Plan Passed Ed Funding Commission in Party-Line Vote – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

State commission adopts $5.4B plan to revamp Pa. ed funding model | 90.5 WESA

Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia – The Bradenton Times

It’s important — and possible — to stay productive and fit during the winter [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Johns Hopkins Archives – The Pennsylvania Daily Star

Two Democrats seeking western Pa. Senate seat after Brewster announces retirement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A Democratic shake-up in the Mon Valley: Brewster not running again | 90.5 WESA

Pa. provides state money for public defense for the first time | 90.5 WESA

Pisciottano seeks Monongahela Valley state Senate seat as Brewster heir | 90.5 WESA

Forward Party in Pennsylvania targets more local victories | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Dave’s Hot Chicken opening date announced for first Harrisburg-area restaurant – pennlive.com

Walmart making big changes in 2024: From drones to freebies, here’s what to look for – pennlive.com

Walmart store closings 2024: Retail giant closing two stores to start year – pennlive.com


COVID-19 still rising, but flu takes good turn in Pa.: weekly update – pennlive.com

What’s Going Around: Strep throat, RSV, flu, COVID | ABC27


Man killed by police in Cumberland County was having ‘mental health crisis’, according to family, friends – pennlive.com

2 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at Philadelphia home where illegal speakeasy was operating, police say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Police searching for missing endangered woman in York County (abc27.com)


Biden announces plan to cancel some student loan balances under $12,000 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A new student loan forgiveness policy is starting sooner than expected : NPR

Education and Access the Focus of Joint Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Hearing – Ellwood City, PA news

Lehigh Valley school closings, snow emergencies and announcements (mcall.com)


Forward Party offers 2024 election insights | National | thecentersquare.com

Eight Democrats looking to unseat Perry meet in first candidates’ forum – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Vivek Ramaswamy suspends his 2024 Republican presidential bid and endorses rival Donald Trump – pennlive.com


PA Environment Digest Blog: Sunday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips – 1.14.24 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Cold Weather Forecast: Arctic Blast to Bring Frigid Temperatures Across U.S. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Dangerous cold closes schools, grounds flights in parts of U.S. – pennlive.com

‘Hazardous travel’ warning issued as snow begins to blanket central Pa. – pennlive.com


Pennsylvania funds $40M to replace diesel trucks with EVs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Alaska Airlines cancels all flights on the Boeing 737 Max 9 through Saturday : NPR


Legislation would restore dental coverage for adults on Medicaid in Pa | WITF

What is Disease X? Scientists prepare for the next pandemic – pennlive.com

Pitt study: Younger people on Medicare lack access to birth control | WITF

State News

President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden swings through Lehigh Valley to tout his economic agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Josh Shapiro announces plan to prioritize agriculture in 2024 | WITF

PA becomes first state to partner with OpenAI on AI pilot program – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania receives $26 million USDA grant to support its food supply chain – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Federal audit commends state’s improved Medicaid reporting | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Norfolk Southern CEO touts progress in East Palestine 1 year later | WITF

You might have a coin worth $10,000 so grab the change jar and dig in – pennlive.com

Jason Kelce told Eagles teammates of retirement decision following loss to Buccaneers – pennlive.com

National News

Georgia judge considers hearing amid district attorney controversy in Trump case | National | thecentersquare.com

New poll puts Trump in position to win all California delegates | California | thecentersquare.com

Senate to Vote on Potential Freeze to Israel Aid as Democrats Question Conduct of War – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

As more states add paid family leave, advocates say there’s a need for federal policy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Stimulus checks in 2024: There’s buzz on the internet but will direct payments really come? – pennlive.com

Researchers find a massive number of plastic particles in bottled wate | WITF

Vision Zero marks a milestone, ending traffic deaths is far off | WITF

Forward Party offers 2024 election insights | National | thecentersquare.com

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin leaves military hospital | National | thecentersquare.com

Local News

Warren County DA says office doesn’t ‘pursue’ marijuana cases | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Former school board member to challenge in Pa.’s 13th Congressional District – pennlive.com

Multiple crashes on snowy roads snarl travel on Harrisburg beltway – pennlive.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024 celebrated in Coatesville with Selma march reenactment (dailylocal.com)

West Nanticoke man celebrates 107th birthday with family | News | citizensvoice.com

East Penn Manufacturing rolls out Power2Recycle campaign (dailylocal.com)


Once known for its pollution, Pittsburgh becomes a poster child for climate consciousness – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh’s tax on visiting pro athletes is unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Following Smithfield Shelter closure, Unity Recovery expands drop-in center to 24/7 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morning Roundup: Fire damages Dollar Tree in Homestead | TribLIVE.com

Warming centers to open across Pittsburgh on Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Before MLK Day, South Allegheny students learn civil rights history | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic lunar lander will burn up after failed moonsho | WITF


President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden returns to Philly food bank for MLK Jr. Day volunteering | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Oooop!’: Members of Delta Sigma Theta rejoice in the history of Mayor Cherelle Parker | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania attorney general unable to appoint special SEPTA prosecutor | Local News | phillytrib.com

MLK Jr. Association for Nonviolence hosts annual luncheon | Local News | phillytrib.com


Biden, Casey and other elected officials mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at events in Philadelphia – The Bradenton Times