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Local lawmaker reaching across the aisle to revive bill that aims to give more freedom to nurse practitioners | Pennsylvania News |

Pa. lawmakers once again propose moving up the presidential primary (

Pennsylvania lawmakers hopeful in the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s complex legacy | Pennsylvania |

PA State Senate to Join House in Closing – DV Journal (

Some lawmakers are trying to sneak through legislation to advance their hardline agenda | Opinion –

Commonwealth Court upholds Feb. 7 for Pennsylvania special elections | Pennsylvania |

Commonwealth Court opinions on Krasner impeachment ‘create more questions than answers’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House groups seeks to end standstill (

Philly violence prevention groups get millions – WHYY

Community groups to receive $100 million to support violence intervention efforts across Pa. – CBS Philadelphia (

Ground News – Senator Tartaglione Announces $29 Million in Violence Prevention Grants

Senator Schwank Applauds Violence Intervention Program Grant Funding – MyChesCo

Growing Greener Plus Grants Awwarded for Two Chester County Projects – MyChesCo

West Chester University gets $54,000 to fight hunger on campus – Daily Local

Berks County Projects Awarded $4.3 Million in Violence Intervention and Prevention Grants – BCTV

State funding approved for Chester County watersheds, parks and open space – Daily Local

$6 million loan will greatly improve West Chester area water infrastructure – Daily Local

State Funding Announced for Local Watersheds, Parks and Open Space – MyChesCo

Coatesville’s Youth Mentoring Partnership Receives State Grant – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania Could Move Up Its 2024 Presidential Primary Election Date – MyChesCo

State Rep. Warren Visits Exhibits, Makes Rounds At PA Farm Show | Yardley, PA Patch

Wolf admin completes ‘first step’ in OSHA study | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

As Pennsylvania lags on marijuana legalization, New York brags | Pennsylvania |

Secrecy has dominated Josh Shapiro’s transition to Pa. governor. It may be a sign of what’s to come. | WITF

What to know about this week’s inauguration and what’s ahead for the Shapiro-Davis administration – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Day 1 for Pa.’s new governor features new traditions, history and rap music –


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Biden: Americans should ‘pay attention’ to MLK’s legacy – Daily Local

Biden delivers Sunday sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta : NPR

Midstate participates in MLK Day of Service (

Allegheny Co. Bar Association’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast returns – CBS Pittsburgh (

MLK Day: How one Pittsburgh-area school is teaching about the civil rights leader, Black American history and the Founding Fathers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Long-time civil rights activist speaks at King’s College | News |

Ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Pittsburgh |

MLK Day celebrations, volunteer opportunities in our area | Pennsylvania News |

‘We can’t forget’: A lesser-known MLK speech inspires art, observers at Allentown museum – The Morning Call (

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” leads to passage of civil rights legislation | Mlk |

Delaware County marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service, events (

Speaker at Johnstown’s MLK event: ‘Each of us has a part to play’ | News |

NAACP Lancaster’s MLK commemoration service highlights King’s lifelong fight for justice | Local News |

1968 Freedom Train march in Memphis shown in color photos (

Delaware County marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service, events (

Lehigh Valley to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with events and memorials across region –



Majority of Paycheck Protection Program loans have been forgiven, SBA data shows : NPR

Pennsylvania casinos spend $250 million on renovations, expansions | Pennsylvania |

Gasoline prices dip again in the Philadelphia market (

Pittston sees a surge in new businesses | News |

Minimum wage to remain the same in Pennsylvaina | Business |



National Geographic’s ‘Inside the Curve’ offers an overview of Covid’s impact : NPR



Temple University kept its commitment to open a center on anti-racism. Penn State didn’t. (

Faculty fighting for delay in closing of Pitt’s English Language Institute | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




GOP action on mail ballot timelines angers military families – Daily Local

The eight Senate seats most likely to flip in 2024 (

Counterpoint: Education and Crime Drive Black Voters to the GOP – DV Journal (

Jerry Shenk: Assessing the ‘dysfunctional’ 118th House of Representatives – Delco Times


Why are Democrats doing everything in their power to stop voter ID laws? | Opinion (

Voter ID proposal by Pa. GOP lawmakers is an insidious way to dilute Black political power | Opinion (

Advocates: Pa. recount law needs update; about 150 petitions filed in November across state with no change in outcomes | PA Power and Policy |


Republican David Oh ‘leaning towards’ joining crowded contest of Democrats for Philly mayor | Local News |



A two-story house raises the bar for 3D-printed homes : NPR



A new year, a new governor, a new chance to clean up the Chesapeake Bay | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. House GOP would make it easier for feds to give public lands away to states – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Gun Safety

The solution to Philly’s gun violence is ‘1% Rambo and 99% Mr. Rogers’ says Black former state trooper (



988 suicide lifeline sees big boost in calls its first months : Shots – Health News : NPR

In-hospital mortality rates are up while readmissions decline, shows latest Pennsylvania performance report | WITF

More states are doing what they can to cap insulin costs | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Violence in health care: Medical workers increasingly must contend with threats, assaults |


State News

Johnstown native named as PUC liaison to Legislature | Local News |

First Woman Thoroughbred Announcer Calls Races at Parx Racing – DV Journal (

IRS says most Pennsylvanians will get a tax refund this year – CBS Pittsburgh (

Readers weigh in on when to open Pa. firearm season [column] | Outdoors |


National News

Mudslides in California: What makes the state so vulnerable : NPR

U. of Georgia football player, staffer die in car crash after victory parade : NPR

Russia readies long war in Ukraine as 37 die in apartment strike (

Expanded US training for Ukrainian forces begins in Germany : NPR

What Putin’s shake-up of top commanders could mean for the war in Ukraine : NPR

Thousands of Israelis have attended a protest against the Netanyahu government : NPR


Local News

Hatfield borough’s 2023 budget now on the books (

Hundreds attend open house regarding Don Guanella property – Delco Times

Treasurer: Somerset County lodging tax revenue jumped to $1.8M after crackdown | News |

New location found for people living under Mulberry Street bridge: Harrisburg officials –



Examining the cost and the payoff of Pittsburgh’s quest to woo British Airways | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland County struggles with public defender staffing shortage |

Citizens Bank donates former branch building to Wilkinsburg development group | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Convicted Philadelphia lawmaker has a new gig with the Register of Wills | Al Día News (

Local home sales hit lowest level in 8 years, and experts say it’ll get worse before it gets better – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Anti-Defamation League bolsters efforts to address anti-LGBTQ hate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sick leave: Some Philadelphia workers must ‘fight for every hour’ (



More classified documents found at Biden’s home, White House says : NPR

Three things to know about the looming debt ceiling crisis : NPR

House Oversight chair requests information related to Biden classified documents in letter | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette