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New Student Loan Program For Nurses Promoted By Gov. Wolf | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Snow and ice removal from vehicles targeted in five states (

Another Try for Right to Repair in Pennsylvania | Main Edition |

Pa. nurses flood student loan relief program offering up to $7,500. ‘We can do more’, state senator says. (

As need for staffing increases, nursing student loan debt relief being offered | WHP (

Pennsylvania’s nursing loan forgiveness program gets lots of applicants, but with only 666 nurses due to receive help, the search is on for more dollars – The Morning Call (

Pa.’s nursing loan forgiveness program’s popularity outstrips available funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf Administration announces grants to increase school safety, Berks schools awarded | Homepage Top Stories |

Bipartisan Pennsylvania Senators File Bill To Let Medical Marijuana Patients Grow Their Own Plants – Marijuana Moment

Drivers to pay PA Turnpike tolls with Cell Phone | Eyewitness News (

Pennsylvania Redistricting, Explained | PoliticsPA

Op-Ed: It’s past time for the PA legislature to pass charter reform (

Senators interrogate Wolf map at hearing, though no one could speak for it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: Local impacts of redistricting don’t get enough attention (

Democrats make surprising inroads in redistricting fight | News |

HOWARD: Congressional redistricting map must have fair boundaries – Daily Local

PA’s Supreme Court may be our most partisan redistricting committee (

MASTRIANO: How Pennsylvania Democrats Hijacked Act 77 – DV Journal (

Guest column: It is long past time for the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass charter reform (

Pennsylvania lawmaker pitches new sales tax for local purposes | Pennsylvania |

Republicans take different tact to privatize Pennsylvania liquor sales | Pennsylvania |

Proposed legislation could allow drivers to pay PA Turnpike tolls with cell phone (

Pa.’s Thompson, lawmakers grill USDA boss Vilsack on pandemic relief funds for farmers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Approves Ransomware Bill – Infosecurity Magazine | #malware | #ransomware | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker – National Cyber Security | Hacker News

Berks County schools receive a combined $177,000 in state safety grants (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Large majority of Lancaster County children are unvaccinated, data shows | Health |

COVID surges take a toll on those battling the disease on the front lines – Daily Local

Fauci says he’s confident most states reach peak of omicron in mid-February (

Fauci says U.S. virus wave looks ‘like it’s going in the right direction’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Defeat the Mandates’ rally held in Washington D.C. (

A $900 COVID Test? Taxpayer-Funded Covid Testing Program Failing to Get Off the Ground in PA Schools – DV Journal (

Here’s how to get your free N95 masks from the federal government | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, PCR tests an important part of pandemic management (

Ivermectin to treat COVID-19? Doctors at Duke University are studying the controversial drug to try to provide a definitive answer in pandemic fight –

Booster shots needed to help fend off omicron, new CDC studies show –

Lehigh Valley doctors have started prescribing anti-viral COVID-19 pills, but supplies limit who can get them – The Morning Call (



President Biden touts Intel $20B investment for domestic semiconductor factories | ABC27

Boston Properties CFO Mike LaBelle is confident workers in Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and New York are eager to get back to the office – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania Convention Center sees ‘a huge spike’ in 2022 business, CEO John McNichol says (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania dairy farmers hope to milk U.S. trade win over Canada | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Horse racing vital to state’s economy and agricultural industry | Business |

Supply chain disruptions inspire new look at bringing back U.S. manufacturing (



Sharon Hill Council Fires Three Officers Indicted in Girl’s Death – DV Journal (

Police Culture on Trial in Case Against Officers in Killing of George Floyd – The New York Times (

Homicide rates have soared nationwide, but mayors see a chance for a turnaround in 2022 (

Bucks County to regulate massage businesses to combat human trafficking (



Guest Opinion: The voices of ethics and decency shouldn’t be silenced (

Hroncich + LeBlond: Academics and sports — why isn’t it all about the kids in Pennsylvania? (

Downingtown Area School District Election Case Appealed to PA Supreme Court – DV Journal (

Upper St. Clair schools must continue universal masking, federal appellate judge rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There is a major weak spot in school COVID-19 protocols: mealtimes | Opinion (

State College scores perfect 100 in LGBTQ protections – The Morning Call (

How colleges are dealing with high COVID case counts on campus | WITF

In U.S., Pa. students are getting more diverse. Their teachers aren’t | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Pa. Constitution supports a fair education for all – rich and poor alike | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Got student loan forgiveness? How federal Public Service program works (



What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In Senate Debate, Dems Take Aim at Republicans, Not Each Other – DV Journal (

Turzai Declines Governor Bid; Street Out Of Senate Race – – Butler, PA

Christian nationalism thrives — and is a force for returning Trump to power : NPR

Kyrsten Sinema censured by Arizona Democratic Party over filibuster vote : NPR

Forty Fort mayor appointment was a bipartisan effort | News |

Well Funded, Out of State Candidates Fall Flat with Grassroots Republicans in Pennsylvania (



Pennsylvanians still spending recreation time in water and other takeaways from DEP’s biennial report | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1 in 3 miles of Pennsylvania streams, rivers ‘impaired’: report –

Dept. of Ag: Thousand Cankers Quarantine lifted after 8 yrs. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Repairing Western Pa.’s other regional superhighway: The rivers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Are planes safe with 5G in use near airports? | Smart Talk (



With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions (

On Roe v. Wade’s anniversary, an open letter to my past self | Signe Espinoza – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Inside CHOP’s new $289M King of Prussia hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Chemical common in consumer products may affect important pregnancy hormone, study finds | WITF

Student’s overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools | WITF


State News

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to visit Lehigh Valley on Tuesday – The Morning Call (

Board members of Pa.’s largest pension fund asked to sign secrecy oaths · Spotlight PA

Pa. confirms feds investigating reported unemployment system hack; announces free credit-monitoring (

Pennsylvania casinos shatter record, generate $4.7 billion in revenues in 2021 |

DCNR opens 2022 grant season for park, recreational development projects | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Welcome to Tax Season 2022, Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Federal government awards $3.8 million to reduce burnout and promote mental health among health care workforce in Pennsylvania | The Bucks County Herald

DEP data aid county conservation efforts in planning, grants | News |


National News

Black Mississippi senators protest bill to ban critical race theory : NPR

U.S. weighs sending 5,000 troops to Eastern Europe to counter Russia : NPR

Who is Yevheniy Murayev, the politician the U.K. says Russia wants in Ukraine : NPR

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies at 73 : NPR

UAE says it has intercepted 2 missiles from Yemen’s Houthis : NPR
Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against ‘The New York Times’ goes to trial Monday : NPR

Equity issues central for getting household electrification right ‘for everybody’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens Monday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Central Pa. borough poised to become first to repeal LGBTQ protections –

Chambersburg’s newly elected Republican councilmen want to repeal a new non-discrimination ordinance | WITF

It cost nearly $81K to successfully defend a Lancaster city officer accused of excessive force; taxpayer share limited to $34K | Local News |

Lampeter-Strasburg board approves district’s $609,117 share of Career & Technology Center budget | Community News |

All aboard for new train station in Coatesville – Daily Local

Lancaster County entrepreneur to appear on ‘Shark Tank’ (

Luzerne County Council set to vote on $29.74 million in American Rescue allocations | Times Leader

Parks and streets are among Brown’s priorities in 2022 | News |

Council to vote on ballot question proposal, uses for Rescue Plan funding | News |

Boyertown mulls using Pine Forge as special education center (

In the final week of January, there’s black ice, Arctic air — and another shot at a winter storm for Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk restructures his office and adds positions – The Morning Call (

Faced with crises and a new era of cooperation, Scranton moves toward financial stability | News |

Part one in a series: Community leaders dissect homelessness in Montgomery County (



All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after several escape crash outside Pittsburgh (

Oliver Citywide Academy gradually reopening to in-person learning in wake of teen’s death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh arts orgs are bracing and adapting during omicron; audiences remain loyal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority receives grant to plan possible development around proposed East Busway extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies growing in popularity as ATMs sprout up across Pittsburgh region |



Fire safety, redistricting tops a depleted Philly Council’s winter agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Review to determine effectiveness of anti-violence money in Philadelphia | Local News |

Cobbs Creek Golf Course to be restored, reopened – WHY (

Philadelphia’s job growth lags with city ‘disproportionately hit’ by pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ideas Philly should steal — planting more trees (

Record low housing supply across the Philly area will continue to challenge buyers (

Storm coming? Expect to see those ghostly white brine lines (

Fire at Center City high-rise started in cooling tower, authorities say (

A 9-8-8 crisis line is coming. Mental health services ask: How do we stretch even more? | WITF

Despite blood shortage, gay and bisexual men in Philadelphia still face donation restrictions. Why? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FEMA Mobile Vaccination Unit supports COVID testing and vaccinations in Philadelphia | The Bucks County Herald

As West Philly home values climb, Penn’s plan to invest in a second public school elicits displacement fears | Local News |



Jan. 6 Committee Issues New Subpoenas, Including for Rudy Giuliani |

Jan. 6 panel investigates draft plan to seize 2020 ballots |

Jan. 6 panel is investigating a Trump administration plan to seize voting machines | WITF

Trump team considered seizing voting machines, Jan. 6 Committee chair says : NPR

Biden’s predecessors could have felt his first-year pain : NPR

Wally Zimolong: The Supreme Court slows the spread of the administrative state (

Senate Dems determined to save Build Back Better package | ABC27

At the end of his first year, it’s Biden versus his implacable foes | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (