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Legislature

‘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 | fox43.com

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

Pennsylvania speaker’s bipartisan group begins work on House rules (abc27.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania’s ‘divisive’ constitutional amendments inch closer to ballot box (broadandliberty.com)

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

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 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Executive Decisions: A Q&A with Josh Shapiro – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philadelphia area applauds Shapiro as he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania governor (thereporteronline.com)

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

Shapiro’s Inaugural Address Focuses On “Real Freedom For Pennsylvanians” (politicspa.com)

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

Gov. Josh Shapiro inaugurated in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Josh Shapiro sworn in as Pa. governor (mcall.com)

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? (inquirer.com)

Shapiro to nominate Michelle Henry as attorney general (abc27.com)

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

Allentown mayor, students attend Josh Shapiro’s inauguration – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Philadelphia area applauds Shapiro as he’s sworn in as Pennsylvania governor (mainlinemedianews.com)

Who is the new Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

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

In Lancaster, a celebration of Shapiro, Davis and ‘the goodness of Pennsylvania’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

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

Citi, BofA lead Wall Street banks funding fossil-fuel expansion (inquirer.com)

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

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

$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 (nytimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia is among the least affordable cities for minimum wage workers (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

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

Illicit Trade Networks Feed Human Trafficking, Officials Say – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Education

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

Central Bucks School District teachers walkout protesting Policy 321 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

Technology conference reaches out to Pittsburgh area educators (nextpittsburgh.com)

Citing test scores, Erie School Board to decide charter school’s fate (goerie.com)

Forest Hills students learn lessons on diversity, equity | News | tribdem.com

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

Statehouse Democrats Embrace an Unfamiliar Reality: Full Power – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

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

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

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

Berks County GOP works to oust ‘county club Republicans’ (ydr.com)

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

 

Environment

New Erie advisory council poised to address environmental challenges (goerie.com)

 

Transportation

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 (cbsnews.com)

 

Gun Safety

Kensington man manufactured ghost guns inside his home, police say (inquirer.com)

 

Health

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

Elk hunting in Pennsylvania, how to get an elk tag, where elk live (goerie.com)

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

 

National News

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

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 | phillytrib.com

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Local News

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

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

York Water rate hikes coming: One borough will see 83.4% increase (ydr.com)

Rose Valley plans yearlong slate of activities to celebrate 100 years (delcotimes.com)

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

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

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

Longwood Gardens fun display ‘Winter Wonder’ is hidden gem that’s back (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Main Line Chamber hosts annual Economic Forecast Breakfast (dailylocal.com)

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

Luzerne County Councilman outlines possible home rule changes | Times Leader

 

Pitt

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

Proposed enforcement of youth curfew sparks public criticisms | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

Which organizations are Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces? (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

 

Philly

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

Medicaid redetermination starts in April as COVID-19 special rule ends (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

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

Philly police shoot armed man outside federal courthouse | Local News | phillytrib.com

Drexel athletes got to work and beautified this West Philly community (inquirer.com)

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter: I won’t run again (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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

Scott Perry selected to House Oversight Committee (abc27.com)

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