Brewster announces $1.9 million in economic development grants – The Mon Valley Independent

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

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

Senator Jay Costa Announces Over $1.4 Million in Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund Grants for the 43rd District  | Gaming Press Releases

Lisa Boscola Archives – The Pennsylvania Daily Star

Pennsylvania needs $5.4 billion to bring underfunded schools up to par, commission finds | PhillyVoice

Jerry Jordan, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president, is retiring (inquirer.com)

PFT President Jerry Jordan is retiring and here’s what Philly is saying about him (inquirer.com)

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

Community news of Delaware Cunty (delcotimes.com)

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

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

Pa. relief for abuse survivors, other constitutional amendments halted | WITF

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


This 7-Eleven in Cumberland County was built last summer. Why isn’t it open? – pennlive.com

Chick-fil-A might owe you a $29 gift card, but time is running out to claim it – 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

Latest COVID-19 death rate keeps it among top killers – pennlive.com


Man charged with violating PFA filed by Pa. woman who was shot to death with co-worker – pennlive.com

Two Pa. residents charged after nearly 80 animals, teen boy found living in deplorable conditions – pennlive.com

Springfield Township police report (delcotimes.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

Critics worry of PASSHE’s ‘continuing woes’ during a decade of change | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Democrat makes fresh attempt at flipping GOP-held Pa. House seat – pennlive.com

State panel advances Dem-backed report with school funding recommendations – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Will your child’s school open on time Wednesday? Check here for delays – pennlive.com


Rep. Summer Lee garners endorsements from Democratic House leadership – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

When is the Pennsylvania primary election? | WITF

Eight Democrats looking to unseat Perry meet in first candidates’ forum – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Democrats seeking to be Pennsylvania’s next attorney general meet in virtual forum – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

SD-37: Ruscitto To Challenge Robinson For Allegheny County Seat (politicspa.com)

What Are Nomination Petitions? And Why Do They Matter? (politicspa.com)


With wind chills, it’ll be tough to stay warm in central Pa. this week – pennlive.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


Bloomberg Initiative Will Prepare Boston High Schoolers to Start Hospital Jobs – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

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 members of Congress push for improvements at VA Pittsburgh Health System – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Broadband expansion turning into ‘jobs program,’ leaving rural residents behind | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s sex trafficking problem misunderstood | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. human trafficking offenses went down from 2021 to 2022 | WITF

Pennsylvania teens grow a love for agriculture in FFA | WITF

‘No brainer’: Pa. man’s case prompts reconsideration of using drones to recover deer | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

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

ABC News cancels Thursday’s New Hampshire debate | New Hampshire | thecentersquare.com

Poll finds Americans worried about national debt | National | thecentersquare.com

Ann Arbor School Board Set to Vote on Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Trump Won 98 of Iowa’s 99 Counties, as Haley Prevented a Shutout – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. to Return Houthis to Terrorism List – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

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

Man outside his vehicle on I-83 dies after being hit twice in snowy crashes – pennlive.com

Truck hauling 43K pounds of booze overturns on I-81, blocking highway – pennlive.com

Harrisburg-area version of Monopoly wants your ideas for board game | WITF


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

South Side entertainment patrol has increased safety, city officials and businesses say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After a solid year of leasing at 3 Crossings, Oxford Development eyes future in Strip — and elsewhere | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Snow cleanup underway in Philly region after long drought | Local News | phillytrib.com

Jerry Jordan, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president, is retiring (inquirer.com)

PFT President Jerry Jordan is retiring and here’s what Philly is saying about him (inquirer.com)

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


Pennsylvania members of Congress push for improvements at VA Pittsburgh Health System – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Casey voted last week | News | sharonherald.com

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