‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures | The Olympian

The Pittsburgh City League shines again! | New Pittsburgh Courier

PA Environment Digest Blog: Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips – 1.20.24 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Goes Green: Senator Hughes Announces Over $600,000 in Grants for Outdoor Projects – MyChesCo

Pa. provides state money for public defense for the first time | 90.5 WESA

Jay Costa announces run for re-election to Pa. Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s Governor Promised 30% Renewable Electricity by 2030. Will That Happen? (capitalandmain.com)

Free Senior scam protection event Jan. 24 in Coatesville – Daily Local

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Environmental Committee To Hold 2nd Joint Hearing With Ohio Legislature On Electric Grid Reliability Feb. 1; Will It Address Natural Gas Infrastructure Vulnerabilities? (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Sappey, Kane announce funding for stream restoration – Daily Local

Community news of Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

‘Predatory’ junk fees still on the state’s radar | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Delaware County Secures $370,439 in State Funding for Green Spaces and Recreation Projects – MyChesCo

Big Rube’s Philly: Brielle Kimmins, AKA AprilFoolChild (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News | tribdem.com


Chick-fil-A might owe you a nice chunk of cash. Here’s how to claim it – pennlive.com

Shoppers can earn $50 to spend at Walmart by doing this one easy thing – pennlive.com

Plastic shopping bags are going away at Aldi – pennlive.com


California and Oregon Ease Covid Isolation Rules, Breaking With C.D.C. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Patients struck by long COVID plead with U.S. Senate panel for more research funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

COVID-19 still rising, but flu takes good turn in Pa.: weekly update – pennlive.com


Indictment against Alec Baldwin opens two paths for prosecutors : NPR

Three die in early morning house fire in central Pa.: report – pennlive.com

Judge says she intends to dismiss latest appeal in 2017 Pa. homicide – pennlive.com

Man dies after accidentally setting himself on fire on frigid night – pennlive.com


Pittsburgh School District may hire controversial diversity consultant | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania school district votes to reinstate Native American logo | WITF

Scranton School District to wait for new leader before creating building closure plan | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Drexel University is researching more environmentally friendly alternatives to road salt | Local News | phillytrib.com


In Pennsylvania’s Senate race, McCormick elevates the Israel-Hamas war in a bid for Jewish voters (click2houston.com)

Jay Costa announces run for re-election to Pa. Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DeSantis drops out, endorses Trump just before New Hampshire GOP primary | National | thecentersquare.com

Poll: Nearly a third of voters lack confidence in 2024 presidential election | National | thecentersquare.com

Lebanon County removes its only ballot drop box | WITF

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

HD-148: Environmental Lawyer Announces Challenge to Daley (politicspa.com)


At Least 72 Deaths in U.S. Are Connected to Severe Winter Weather – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Deadly arctic weather grips much of the U.S. : NPR

Billions of cicadas to emerge this spring as two broods arrive at the same time : NPR


The $7,500 tax credit for electric cars will see big changes in 2024. | WITF

It’s so cold, Teslas are struggling to charge in Chicago : NPR

Gun Safety

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

Five for Friday: Gun control bills passed through House committee – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. can’t stop young adults from openly carrying guns during emergenci | WITF


CDC wants doctors to test American blood for this one thing in 2024 – pennlive.com

State News

Pennsylvania’s Governor Promised 30% Renewable Electricity by 2030. Will That Happen? (capitalandmain.com)

Shapiro Administration Touts Bipartisan Legislation Signed by Governor that Expands Access, Coverage for Infants Needing Donor Human Milk – BCTV

Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program Expanded for Seniors in Pa. | WITF

Feds send $100M to Pennsylvania for abandoned mine remediation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State ranked eighth for drug treatment, mental health spending | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PUC seeking public comment linked to PPL billing debacle settlement | WITF

PA Unemployment Rate Inches Up; US Rate Holds Steady (politicspa.com)

National News

On Roe anniversary, abortion opponents look to White House to fast-track national ban – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden Ad Shows Woman Forced to Leave Texas to End Dangerous Pregnancy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bipartisan deal to expand child tax credit, revive business tax breaks advances in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump Thanks DeSantis for Endorsement, Calling Him ‘Gracious’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Trump to argue Colorado Supreme Court devised removal from primary ballot | Colorado | thecentersquare.com

California leads 21 state coalition demanding federal ban of menthol cigarettes | California | thecentersquare.com

Majority of American voters support taxpayer funding of Israel | National | thecentersquare.com

McMorris Rodgers seeks federal legislation to provide transparency in NIL deals | National | thecentersquare.com

DEA seizes greatest amount of fentanyl in agency history in 2023 | National | thecentersquare.com

Researchers find a massive number of plastic particles in bottled wate | WITF

A Border Wall to the North? Republicans Want to Discuss. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Medical Helicopter Crash Kills 3 Crew Members in Oklahoma – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

First Black Women to Cover the White House Are Honored in the Briefing Room – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

2 Navy SEALS missing off coast of Somalia are dead, the U.S. says : NPR

Local News

Rolling stops planned Tuesday on I-81 in Cumberland County, PennDOT says – pennlive.com

Lower Macungie project riases concerned about pedestrian safety (mcall.com)

LVPC says Lower Mac plan may conflict with funerals; Walnut St. Garage also on agenda | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

First Reading Adopt-a-Block volunteer of 2024 steps up (readingeagle.com)

Utility shut-off protections in Pa. would be expanded to summer months under bill | News | standardspeaker.com

Three injured, 17 displaced, four homes badly damaged in Wilkes-Barre fire on Sunday | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com


A new initiative creates a ‘supporting’ space for Western Pa.’s teachers of color | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mural project on Pittsburgh’s North Side will replace blight | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh area sees widespread hike in property taxes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$1M artwork allegedly stolen by Nazis and once housed at Carnegie Museum returned to heirs | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh poker player hits $1.4 million jackpot at Rivers Casino | TribLIVE.com


Report: Black teacher pipeline effort helping where teachers can advance | Local News | phillytrib.com

La Madeleine aims to open up to 15 locations in Philadelphia area over next five years – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New Black clergy president Bishop J. Louis Felton shares vision for Philly, organization | Local News | phillytrib.com

CHOP to train Mastery Schools students for jobs in health care | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pa. senators introduce legislation to address college discrimination | WITF

Casey ‘encouraged’ by negotiations on child tax credit legislation in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman and six U.S. Reps. from Pennsylvania endorse Rep. Andy Kim of NJ for Senate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)