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‘An amazing gift’: How ‘A Man Called Otto’ gave new life to an Ambridge bakery – Pittsburgh Union Progress

State senator wants to change PA’s presidential primary date |

New Senate bill proposes ban on vaccine mandates in Pennsylvania | Local/Regional |

Pennsylvania speaker’s bipartisan group begins work on House rules (

Kennett region celebrates Martin Luther King at ‘the beloved community’ of Lincoln University – Daily Local

Meet New DelVal State Rep. Kristin Marcell – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania’s ‘divisive’ constitutional amendments inch closer to ballot box (

Over $170,000 in grants to combat campus sexual assault and violence in county – South Pittsburgh Reporter (

Doug Mastriano misses Senate vote, skips Josh Shapiro’s inauguration | WITF

Greg Rothman ready to listen in the Pennsylvania Senate – Outdoor News


PA Inauguration Day

Ridge, Rendell offer new Gov. Shapiro advice as he prepares to lead (

Executive Decisions: A Q&A with Josh Shapiro – City & State Pennsylvania (

Philadelphia area applauds Shapiro as he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania governor (

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro sworn in today: recap –

Shapiro’s Inaugural Address Focuses On “Real Freedom For Pennsylvanians” (

‘Our democracy is a constant work in progress.’ Shapiro sworn in as Pa.’s 48th governor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gov. Josh Shapiro inaugurated in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

After historic election, historic challenges await Pa. Gov. Shapiro | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Josh Shapiro sworn in as Pa. governor (

Gene Collier: Josh Shapiro schools GOP on mail-in voting. Trump flunks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Josh Shapiro took Harrisburg. Is future candidate for president next? (

Shapiro to nominate Michelle Henry as attorney general (

Shapiro’s nominees to public safety roles include the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Allentown mayor, students attend Josh Shapiro’s inauguration – The Morning Call (

Philadelphia area applauds Shapiro as he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania governor (

Who is the new Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania? (

In making Pa. history, Lt. Gov. Austin Davis vows to sow hope, opportunity for the ignored, forgotten | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania swears in Austin Davis, first Black lieutenant governor (

Austin Davis inaugurated as Pa.’s first Black lieutenant governor |

Austin Davis sworn in as Pa.’s 35th, first Black lieutenant governor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. inauguration celebration at Rock Lititz features surprise show from Meek Mill, PA-based foods [photos] | Entertainment |

Gov. Shapiro ends Inauguration Day with star-studded party at Rock Lititz [photos] | Local News |

In Lancaster, a celebration of Shapiro, Davis and ‘the goodness of Pennsylvania’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Report: Pennsylvania 7th worst state for starting a business | Pennsylvania |

Citi, BofA lead Wall Street banks funding fossil-fuel expansion (

BNY Mellon plans to lay off around 1,500 workers |

Philly airport food service workers rally for a signed contract | Business |

$6 billion data center proposed for East Whiteland – Daily Local

Opinion | Nurses Are Burned Out and Fed Up. For Good Reason. – The New York Times (

3 events that will determine the fate of cryptocurrencies : NPR

A Philly nonprofit that disciplined staffers asking for a raise has settled with the Labor Board (

Philadelphia is among the least affordable cities for minimum wage workers (



To avoid false confessions, Pennsylvania needs to mandate taped interrogations | Opinion –

Illicit Trade Networks Feed Human Trafficking, Officials Say – DV Journal (



Parents, students, teachers protest controversial new policy in Central Bucks School District | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Central Bucks School District teachers walkout protesting Policy 321 (

Central Bucks teachers boycott administration meeting about new ‘advocacy’ policy | WITF

We’re the Central Bucks school board members who opposed anti-LGTBQ measures, and we’re sick of ‘bad policy’ | Opinion (

Technology conference reaches out to Pittsburgh area educators (

Citing test scores, Erie School Board to decide charter school’s fate (

Forest Hills students learn lessons on diversity, equity | News |

Greater Johnstown schools to stay closed Wednesday as threat probe continues | News |

Coatesville officials to vote on hiring new superintendent – Daily Local

Altoona Area School Board approves AR-15s for school resource officers ‘heaven forbid’ they need them | WITF

Montgomery County Community College receives $100,000 to help launch Early College Academy pilot program – Mainline Media News



Statehouse Democrats Embrace an Unfamiliar Reality: Full Power – The New York Times (

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

The legislative leadership shuffles in Harrisburg and D.C: Will they matter? | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lehigh County DA Jim Martin not seeking reelection | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Twitter storm hovers over Allegheny County Council race between Hallam, Doven |

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

George Santos Shows Early Signs of Tilting to the Hard Right – The New York Times (



New Erie advisory council poised to address environmental challenges (



Southwest hid signs of outdated technology that led to December failures, class action suit says | KERA News

Pothole Pain: Swings in weather causing uptick in potholes this year – CBS Pittsburgh (


Gun Safety

Kensington man manufactured ghost guns inside his home, police say (



Social isolation linked to increased risk of dementia, new study finds : NPR

How telehealth abortion care pushes doctors trust and empower patients : Shots – Health News : NPR

Merck is set to remove cancer-causing chemical from top diabetes drugs (

‘Trying to save your kid’: Billboard on Route 322 raises awareness of killer fentanyl (

Blumberg Institute awarded multi-million dollar federal research contract to develop treatment for yellow fever | The Bucks County Herald


State News

The 2023 Pennsylvania Government Relations Power 100 – City & State Pennsylvania (

Elk hunting in Pennsylvania, how to get an elk tag, where elk live (

Pennsylvania’s annual unclaimed lottery prizes average $17 million | Pennsylvania |


National News

Ukraine Helicopter Crash Kills at Least 17, Including Cabinet Minister: Live Updates – The New York Times (

Ukraine’s interior minister dies after his helicopter crashes at a school : NPR

US, Ukraine top military chiefs meet in person for 1st time | News |

US appeals court to weigh NCAA case over pay for athletes | ABC27

Derek Chauvin’s lawyer expected to ask a court to throw out murder convictions : NPR

As its only remaining elected officials depart, Haiti reaches a breaking point : NPR

Another North Carolina power substation was damaged by gunfire : NPR

Why China’s population dropped for the first time in decades : NPR

Animals should be treated with care, not cruelty | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A guide to global buzzwords of 2023: 9 terms and what they mean for the planet : Goats and Soda : NPR

CBS rules expert says NFL needs to address officiating trend that’s gotten out of hand |

Ex-reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley heading to prison: report –


Local News

What does the future hold for Camp Trexler? Conservation group seeks partners for preservation – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem mayor: ‘Powerful forces’ have different goals for church properties | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

York Water rate hikes coming: One borough will see 83.4% increase (

Rose Valley plans yearlong slate of activities to celebrate 100 years (

Pasquerilla elected Johnstown Redevelopment Authority chairman; Balta not reappointed | Local News |

Mount Joy Township warehouse plans face pushback from neighbors | Local News |

County commissioners to give sheriff’s office a $415K ARPA boost | Local News |

Longwood Gardens fun display ‘Winter Wonder’ is hidden gem that’s back (

Main Line Chamber hosts annual Economic Forecast Breakfast (

MLK Day volunteer event plants seeds to fight food deserts in Harrisburg | WITF

Luzerne County Councilman outlines possible home rule changes | Times Leader



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

Proposed enforcement of youth curfew sparks public criticisms | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Group eyes Oakland’s PAA to connect companies to Pittsburgh’s high-tech talent and research | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘A huge momentum push’: Construction contract awarded for next leg of Mon-Fayette Expressway – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Going with the flow: Highland Park 2 reservoir work is completed – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pittsburgh City Council president proposes ramping up curfew enforcement, opening youth centers |

Which organizations are Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces? (

Pittsburgh police commander takes over as chief for Ross Township | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s powerful development authority gets its first woman leader in Susheela Nemani-Stanger | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



For 43 years, she’s held politicians to their promises to help her North Philly neighbors (

Medicaid redetermination starts in April as COVID-19 special rule ends (

Philadelphia lawmakers tease bills marking ‘Jan. 6 Day’ in schools | Pennsylvania |

New Philly police academy graduates won’t be enough to make up for attrition | Local News |

It’s going to take more than $20 million to help the people of Kensington | Editorial (

What is the future of Philadelphia’s horse-drawn carriage rides? | WITF

Philly police shoot armed man outside federal courthouse | Local News |

Drexel athletes got to work and beautified this West Philly community (

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: I won’t run again (



Debt limit looms as officials look for creative workarounds to debt crisis : NPR

Scott Perry selected to House Oversight Committee (

White House defends its delayed, limited Biden document disclosure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette