Long-sought charter school changes on the table as Pa. lawmakers plot education funding overhaul – LebTown

Sen. Schwank Boosts Educational Prospects with Additional $1.5 Million in Block Grants for Reading and Antietam School Districts – MyChesCo

Fire Siren Falls Silent In Doylestown. Will It Be Coming Back? | Doylestown, PA Patch

Schwank Secures Ready to Learn Block Grants for Reading and Antietam School Districts – BCTV

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senators Santarsiero, Comitta Introduce SB 581 Increasing Setback Safety Zones From Natural Gas Drilling Sites, Other Infrastructure, Based On Latest Science (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures – Colorado Hometown Weekly

When non-public fairness involves city, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures – The Mercury Information (neefina.com)

Haywood presents check for $3 million in grants in Cheltenham Township (thereporteronline.com)

Senator Steve Santarsiero and Representative Tina Davis Announce $250,000 for Trail Improvement Project in Bristol (thereporteronline.com)

New law aims to make guardianship a last resort in Pennsylvania | 90.5 WESA

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

Voter referendum for new warehouses proposed | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lee, Innamorato rally for abortion rights in Pittsburgh on Roe anniversary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local Democrats warn of potential Republican plans to ban abortion nationwide | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania House Democrats announce legislation to curb some restrictions on state’s abortion clinics – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill proposes mental health days for students | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Harrisburg Mall empties as deadline nears for many businesses to go – pennlive.com

This cell phone carrier will begin charging more for unlimited plans – pennlive.com

These 17 Rite Aid leases and properties in Pa. are up for sale – pennlive.com


Wastewater tests show COVID infections surging, but pandemic fatigue limits precautions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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


Pa. woman tortured, mutilated animals on YouTube for likes, police say – pennlive.com

Coroner IDs 21-year-old found dead in central Pa. prison – pennlive.com


Plans shared for Harrisburg’s empty William Penn school, but where’s money coming from? – pennlive.com

Charter school changes on the table as Pa. lawmakers plot education funding overhaul – pennlive.com

Penn State leaders present budget plans, including cuts, | WITF

Charter school funding could change in Pennsylvania · Spotlight PA


Poll: Biden Leads Trump; Casey Hold Edge on McCormick (politicspa.com)

How do I register to vote in Pennsylvania? | WITF

Biden wins the New Hampshire Democratic primary, without showing up – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden, Harris vow to restore protections for abortion rights as 2024 campaign launches – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump wins New Hampshire, Haley vows to continue | National | thecentersquare.com


PA Environment Digest Blog: Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips – 1.23.24 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Central Pa. weather forecast calls for rain, fog and more rain – pennlive.com


Pennsylvania reaches milestone with first EV charging station under federal infrastructure law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More car dealerships join call to ‘tap the brakes’ on EVs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

PA still divided on gun control | The River Reporter

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)

‘We don’t want to be first place.’ Wyoming tries to address high gun suicide rates : NPR


Small group of central Pa. hospitals named among best in U.S. – pennlive.com

State News

Gov. Shapiro promised 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Will that happen? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Human error’ blamed for deletion of Pa. State Police records | WITF

State gaming rules update could help Pa.’s fire companies, nonprofits | WITF

USDA sends Pennsylvania $5M for solar projects | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania state police, pension agency lost some online records, officials say – Butler Eagle

Natural gas industry wants to ‘break the poverty cycle’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s third Bird Atlas takes flight | WITF

Pennsylvania homes being purchased by corporations | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

State doubles down on central Pa. farmer accused of illegally selling raw milk – pennlive.com

National News

Suspect in killing of 8 people near Chicago dead in Texas, police say : NPR

Behind the Plan to Build a City From Scratch in Solano County – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

For People Fleeing War, U.S. Immigration Fight Has Real-Life Consequences – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pastor Charged With Cryptocurrency Fraud Said God Told Him to Do It – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Manhunt Underway for Two Arkansas Jail Escapees – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Reading has a new police chief | WITF

Plans shared for Harrisburg’s empty William Penn school, but where’s money coming from? – pennlive.com

New flight school ready to take off in Berks County | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Bridge on Route 222 at Krocks Road back in discussions (mcall.com)

Allentown to roll out gunshot detection technology (mcall.com)

CPC York recognized during Poverty Awareness Month (abc27.com)

Vehicle fire damages Harrisburg minimarket | ABC27

Berks family can keep emotional support chickens, but rooster gets the boot, officials say (readingeagle.com)


A new menu: Commission approves plan to convert last Downtown McDonald’s to a bank | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Authorities: Patient detained by police after attacking 2 medics in Downtown Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Huntington gets OK to move into former Downtown Pittsburgh McDonald’s | TribLIVE.com

Empowered land bank battles Pittsburgh’s blight | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cars and culture come together at the 63rd annual World of Wheels | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools getting electric school buses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philly nonprofit seeks to help 30,000 residents get bigger tax refunds | Local News | phillytrib.com

Local Democrats warn of potential Republican plans to ban abortion nationwide | Local News | phillytrib.com

Advocates urge Parker administration to let small waste haulers dump at city-run sites | Local News | phillytrib.com

Trial ordered for 5th suspect in shooting outside high school that killed 14-year-old, hurt others | Local News | phillytrib.com

Stradley Ronon gives back 25% of space at One Commerce Square – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Frontier Airlines adds new route from Philadelphia International Airport to midwestern destination – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

New report from Sen. Casey’s office details the pervasiveness of ‘junk fees’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)