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Philly group ‘rings’ Liberty Bell to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Local News |

For older adults, 2023 could spell a return to travel [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

MLK Day celebrated in Lehigh Valley (

New Senate bill proposes ban on vaccine mandates in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Pa. lawmakers once again propose moving up presidential primary |

Will Mark Rozzi be PA House Speaker long term? (

Parent alleges school district acted in bad faith to a state senator’s open records request for Covid information (

Water authorities receive $31 million in state funds for upgrades | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


PA Inauguration Day

Democrat Josh Shapiro to become 48th Pennsylvania governor, stress bipartisan aims | WITF

Josh Shapiro Becomes PA’s 48th Governor Today (

Inauguration Day Events (

Josh Shapiro to be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor (

Shapiro Lists First Priorities In Radio Interview (

Josh Shapiro set to be sworn in as governor Tuesday, will face challenges of running 5th most populated state in US | Pennsylvania News |

Josh Shapiro inauguration as Pa. governor: What to know (

Josh Shapiro’s unusually opaque guv transition · Spotlight PA

Who is Josh Shapiro? Pennsylvania’s governor-elect (

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

Area businesses participating in Shapiro inaugural celebration | |

Allentown delegation to attend Shapiro inauguration | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Bumps ahead: Some of the challenges awaiting Pa. Gov.-elect Shapiro –

The rise of Austin Davis: From Mon Valley rep to Pa.’s first Black lieutenant governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shapiro/Davis Inauguration: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Millionaires in Pennsylvania: Here’s how many $1M earners the state added – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Lancaster County human trafficking task force marks first year with more than two dozen arrests | Local News |

Scranton police to begin training on immersive simulation system | News |

Violence claimed 72 lives in central Pa. last year –

Pa. Turnpike scammed of $1 million with fake E-ZPass units (



Estée Lauder Companies donation marks largest single corporate investment in BCCC history | The Bucks County Herald

Letter: Rose Tree schools official says board urging Edgmont OK of school project (

Superintendent: Greater Johnstown schools to be closed Tuesday after threat | News |

School District of Lancaster permitted bigger tax increase than it plans to take | Community News |

PA Public Schools: Fewer Students But More Spending – DV Journal (



The eight Senate seats most likely to flip in 2024 | ABC27

America must be a beacon of freedom, not the model of insurrection | Editorial (

Shared power used to be the norm in statehouses. Now it’s nearly extinct | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Berks County GOP works to oust ‘county club Republicans’ (

Philly mayoral candidates talk Black economic opportunities at candidate forum | Local News |

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



PennDOT to unveil plans for I-81 widening | News |



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

After UPMC cuts pharmacy insurance options for some plans, independent drugstores worry about future | WITF

Guest column: The truth about chemical abortion (

Study: Visiting nature a few times a week has huge health benefits – CBS Pittsburgh (

Xylazine, the animal tranquilizer contaminating Philly’s opioid supply, causes serious wounds and withdrawal that many providers don’t know how to treat (

Rural seniors are benefiting from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate begins years-long descent | Pennsylvania |

With COVID-era foreclosure protections expired, filings are climbing in Pennsylvania — though aid is available | WITF


National News

On King’s holiday, daughter calls for bold action over words | News |

A trial over Elon Musk’s Tesla tweets starts Tuesday : NPR

California storms to finally let up after Monday : NPR

This 22-year-old is trying to save us from ChatGPT before it changes writing forever : Planet Money : NPR

Ex-House candidate in New Mexico charged with shooting at Democrats’ homes : NPR

China’s population falls for first time in decades : NPR

China’s economic growth falls to less than half previous year’s rate : NPR


Local News

Lehigh Valley celebrates, honors Martin Luther King Jr. | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Hundreds of Council Rock students honor MLK with day of service | The Bucks County Herald

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service across Delaware County (

St. Francis celebrates MLK’s life, legacy on holiday | News |

‘There is a fundamental value in standing for justice:’ BET host and CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill speaks at annual MLK service | Local News |

Volunteers cleanup atop Mount Penn for Martin Luther King Day (

GRCA is accepting nominations for annual business awards (

Chester police have charged a city man with illegally dumping rubbish as part of a new initiative (

Adamstown to seek grants for storm sewer projects | Community News |

Manheim Borough planners OK exception, variances for former Hope firehouse plans | Community News |

2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show food court sees record sales (

Dauphin County indoor farmers market expands with more vendors: ‘It’s a community’ –

The Lehigh Valley has had almost no snow this winter. That’s not stopping area ski resorts – The Morning Call (



Pittsburgh Police resume secondary traffic stops despite city ordinance against them | WITF

Pittsburgh City Council president seeks return of youth curfew enforcement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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



Lottery results delayed for Philly’s special-admissions schools | Local News |

TD Charitable Foundation offers $7M in grants to nonprofit housing groups | Local News |

Philadelphia house explosion survivor wants to rebuild, but gets conflicting information (

Across Philadelphia region, thousands honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of social justice through service (

This Conwell Middle School teacher dreams of letting his students tell their own stories (

76 Carriage Company’s horse stables are now empty. Has the company closed? (



Biden’s mishandling of documents revives ‘overclassification’ debate : NPR

Why America has a debt ceiling. Five questions answered | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (