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Gov. Wolf announces $15 million for gun violence prevention, calls for community safety (

Gov. Tom Wolf announces $15 million for gun violence prevention to fund community programs | WITF

Philly again clashes with the commonwealth over local gun control | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania Senate moves forward a measure targeting local gun laws | WITF

‘Nothing about us without us’ : Pa. advocates address statewide challenges to recovery – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Flynn wants to allow turnpike bill payment with online apps | News |

Wolf joins Pittsburgh leaders to tout Pennsylvania’s fiscal improvements |

‘Seize the moment’: Gov. Wolf talks about his legacy and sets table for budget speech in Pittsburgh | WITF

In final year, Wolf touts multi-billion surplus; but projections depict gloomy fiscal future – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Measure prohibits Pennsylvania taxpayer money to be used for hacker ransoms | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Senate tackles data breaches, sends measure to House | Pennsylvania |

As deadline looms for new congressional map, Senate works to broker deal with governor |

Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally illustrates gridlock with Pa. Republicans (

Pennsylvania lawmakers make new push to privatize liquor sales (

Pennsylvania lawmakers make new push to privatize liquor sales |

Pa. House of Representatives’ Scholarship accepting applications from graduating seniors (

Proposed Congressional District Maps Multiply as Deadline Looms – DV Journal (

Proposed legislation would pay retention bonuses to long term care facility employees | News |

Pa.’s political calendar disrupted by leg. redistricting; Lawsuit asks state court to clean it up – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Federal pipeline standards backed by top energy regulator after Colonial Pipeline hack – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

A $900 Covid test? Taxpayer-funded Covid testing program failing to get off the ground in PA schools (

Japan is ramping up COVID-19 restrictions as omicron cases surge : NPR

How long does a COVID booster shot offer protection against omicron? : Goats and Soda : NPR

Lower Merion officials asks whether township could have vaccine, mask mandates – Mainline Media News

Town Hall: Readers split on whether to impose new COVID mitigations (

Delaware County continues its battle with COVID as large-scale testing site opens today (



Workers are out sick in record numbers, exacerbating labor shortage woes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Omicron is hitting nursing homes so hard that some facilities are shutting down : Shots – Health News : NPR

Bucks County offering bonuses to Neshaminy Manor nurses, new hires (

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in New Chip Factories in Ohio – The New York Times (



Sharon Hill’s borough council fires the officers charged with killing Fanta Bility (

Mychalejko: It’s time to make Guantánamo Bay prison history (

Raid dismantles drug ring responsible for rash of overdoses. (



Bill automatically increasing funding for Pa.’s school choice advances in Senate –

In full masking deja vu, parents, children file suit against Upper St. Clair School District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden admin unveils changes to attract foreign STEM students (

Unionville student named one of top 300 student scientists in nation – Daily Local

New research highlights gender gap within research universities’ top ranks – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How the perception of unaffordable college tuition is deterring enrollment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

It was ‘unacceptable’ for teacher to tape mask to student’s face, Pa. school district says –

Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer | WITF

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes | WITF

Pa.’s substitute teacher shortage is now a crisis as pandemic drags on (



SEIU endorses Malcolm Kenyatta’s bid for U.S. Senate (

Pa. Democrat Party silent on Palihapitiya donations after Uyghurs comments (

Democrats’ issue No. 1 in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race? Kill the filibuster | WITF

Pa. governor’s race: A Republican group with $20 million is backing Bill McSwain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Op-Ed: Can the Pennsylvania GOP ride a Republican wave? (

Support requiring voters to show a photo ID (

Republicans Want New Tool in Elusive Search for Voter Fraud: Election Police – The New York Times (

Rep. Jamie Raskin could be the Democrats’ best shot in 2024 | Will Bunch (

Gubernatorial candidate Corman visits Hanover Area High School | Times Leader

Rep. Jerry Knowles announces he will not run for reelection in 2022 (

Longtime Pgh organizer La’Tasha Mayes announces bid for Ed Gainey’s House seat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Berks will join lawsuit against PennDOT bridge tolling plan (

American Airlines cuts more than 800 March flights at PHL – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Roe v. Wade could be reversed, 49 years later, though Americans views are split : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu activity high across the state, Pa. Health Department reports (

3 deaths now linked to hepatitis outbreak at West Norriton restaurant (

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 1.2 million a year — more than HIV/AIDS : Goats and Soda : NPR

Nearly $12 million in federal funding released to area health care providers | Coronavirus |

Medical facilities continue going up across central Pa., including new hospital, EMT center and clinic –

As flu cases increase, state health officials urge Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pike County was among 10 more Pennsylvania counties have signed on to the historic national opioid settlement. (


State News

Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier on raising minimum wage, protecting tipped workers and more – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Unemployment fraud problems continue for state, laid-off claimants in Pennsylvania | WITF

U.S. Senate blocks filibuster change for voting rights bills; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split on vote – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

AG Shapiro and GOP candidates call for pension plan to disclose investigation results (

State lawmakers mull pension reforms as PSERS remains under scrutiny (

DelVal Representatives Tout Money to Fix Area Bridges – DV Journal (

Biden’s Keystone ‘Blunder’ Still Being Felt A Year Later, Critics Say – DV Journal (

Pa. site just recorded highest rate ever of tick-carried virus anywhere in U.S. –


National News

Blinken: Russia, U.S. on ‘clearer path’ to understanding on Ukraine conflict | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meat Loaf had some memorable moments in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘I’m so sorry’: Adele to reschedule Las Vegas shows as COVID delays production | ABC27

Georgia DA requests special grand jury in Trump election inquiry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First month without the expanded child tax credit has left families in distress : NPR

Why won’t Congress just extend the child tax credit? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem : NPR

U.S. charges Belarus officials with air piracy in reporter’s arrest : NPR

Home prices rose faster than ever in 2021. The typical home gained $50,000 in value : NPR

Red Cross cyberattack compromised sensitive data on over 500,000 people : NPR


Local News

Land sale for new Lancaster County prison delayed, pushing back design process | Local News |

South tower restoration complete at Scranton City Hall | News |

Berks County commissioners move forward on prison project (

Snow is over for now, but below-freezing temperatures are sticking around central Pa. –

Jon Whaley: Former GOP mayoral candidate tapped as interim county planning director (

Johnstown Redevelopment Authority uses state money for blight demolition | Local News |



Pittsburgh school van shooting a call for action | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Self-driving tech companies in Pittsburgh push for looser rules on vehicle testing | WITF

Judge denies motion to suppress statements made by defendant in Tree of Life case |

Pittsburgh officials say 50 trucks still cleaning snow and ice |

Coffee Tree workers accuse management of union busting | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Temple trauma surgeon Dr. Amy Goldberg asked ‘where’s the outrage’ over Philadelphia’s gun violence (

With Henon’s resignation, a chance for Philly’s powerbrokers to move away from business as usual | Editorial (

Bobby Henon resigns from Philadelphia City Council: What’s next for 6th District (

Climate change should be a consideration in planning massive Fishtown housing developments | Opinion (

Thank you, Meek Mill — a phrase I never expected to say | Jenice Armstrong (

Philly City Council tackles redistricting, fire safety, and gendered language in first 2022 meeting (

‘Not even close to out of the woods’: Philly Council faces big challenges as they return to work | Local News |

City Council returns with redistricting, fire safety legislation | Local News |

Shaped like handcuffs, the future of Philly’s iconic ‘roundhouse’ is in debate | Local News |

Philadelphia Police Department to open non-fatal unit | Local News |

Barrier-breaking Cobbs Creek Golf Course to reopen with $65M restoration | Local News |



Robert Hill: Historically denied voting rights imperiled again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers give progress report on President Biden’s performance after first year in office (

Schumer insists failed votes on elections and filibuster were right thing to do : NPR

‘I Will Not Sit Quietly’: 3 Black Senators in Spotlight on Voting Rights – The New York Times (

McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to ‘Americans’ (

Poll: Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark | Times Leader

Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024 | Jim Small – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (