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PA’s Mastriano proposes drag show ban, cites Rainbow Room Queer Prom (

Extremist Doug Mastriano Wants to Limit Where Drag Shows Can Be Performed in Pennsylvania – The Keystone (

Pennsylvania Senate may relax disabled veterans’ public assistance eligibility | Pennsylvania |

Lawmaker pushes for House Bill 14, clock is ticking (

Pa. Bill Would Require Combined Reporting – Law360

Rozzi announces second stop on listening tour (

PA sex abuse constitutional amendment stalled again (

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office – Los Angeles Times (

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro unveils effort to cut red tape on business development – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Shapiro creates new Pennsylvania economic development office (

Office of Transformation and Opportunity aims to be ‘one-stop shop’ for Pa. businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

David Zimmerman: Pennsylvania House Republican leaders voted for a Democrat Speaker despite holding the majority (



Dutch Wonderland raises pay, looking to hire for 2023 season (

President & COO of Bethlehem company that makes Peeps to retire | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Climate Change May Bring New Era of Trade Wars, as E.U. and U.S. Spar – The New York Times (

Less than a third of U.S. workers feel engaged at work, Gallup finds : NPR

Teen files complaint against Giant Eagle and union for allegedly trying to coerce union membership (

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe | Times Leader

Is a recession on the horizon? Here’s what an economist told Lehigh Valley business leaders – The Morning Call (



Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (

Snow, ice, wind: Here’s what to expect during Wednesday’s storm –

Snow develops this morning and will change to rain later today, turning windy too | ABC27

Restrictions to be in place on some Pa. highways during storm Wednesday | Poconos and Coal Region |

Winter storm expected to move through Johnstown region Wednesday | News |

Region preps for snowstorm; PennDOT, Turnpike issue restrictions |

Vehicle restrictions announced on area interstates ahead of winter storm | News |

‘Potent storm system’ to bring snow Wednesday to the Lehigh Valley; winter weather advisory issued for Lehigh County – The Morning Call (

Pittsburgh weather: What to expect from the winter storm coming to Western Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



How a Philadelphia antiviolence grant improperly funneled $76,000 to city police staffers (



Villanova appoints new chair, vice chair as university sets ‘ambitious goals for the future’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penn joins growing list of medical schools dropping out of U.S. News rankings – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Central Bucks sends in-depth explanation of “Policy 321” to parents, community (

CLARK: School Choice Provides Opportunity for PA Kids – DV Journal (

Lower Merion appoints Megan Shafer as acting superintendent – Mainline Media News

Sokolowski to retire as WCASD superintendent, Reynolds name substitute superintendent (

Penn State says colleges have received their next budgets created by new allocation model | WITF

Lower Merion could institute full-day kindergarten as early as next fall (

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber talks about what a U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action could mean (



As 2024 Approaches, Is the Trump Base Still On Board? – DV Journal (

2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy – The New York Times (

Election forecaster lists Bob Casey’s Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat “leaning D” (

Former Mayor John Street endorses Rebecca Rhynhart | |

Election board to meet Wednesday; will likely reverse course on ballot curing | Election |

Berks County Republican Committee appeals court decision that dismissed recount petitions (



Restrictions to be in place on some Pa. highways during storm Wednesday | Poconos and Coal Region |

Pocono traffic: Weather restrictions planned for I-80, 380 and more (



Officials: $78 million grant to aid safety on dangerous road | Local News |

Work continues on new terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport – CBS Pittsburgh (

SEPTA subways to get train arrival countdown clocks (


Gun Safety

At least 18 dead in 3 days after mass shootings in California : NPR

Federal lawmakers must act to curb gun violence causing heartbreak in American communities [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Pennsylvania city revisits idea of gunshot-detecting tech | Today in Pa. –

No, guns do kill people. And the solution is glaringly obvious | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over Patients – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania reconsiders psychiatric bed registry | Pennsylvania |

Medicaid grew a lot during the pandemic. Soon, it will shrink again. : Shots – Health News : NPR

New FDA guidance calls for lower lead concentrations in baby food and cereals : Shots – Health News : NPR

West View pharmacy’s unusual business model keeps medicines affordable – Pittsburgh Union Progress

New report shows Pennsylvania failing when it comes to efforts to stem tobacco use (

Rural Pa. community settles for alternative to full UPMC hospital, but finds it a hard pill to swallow | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pa. hospitals call on Gov. Josh Shapiro to address state’s health care worker shortage, said to be among worst in nation – The Morning Call (

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants Pa. pension funds to dump Wall Street managers (

PA mortgage relief stumbles leaving thousands in limbo · Spotlight PA

Light pollution threatens PA dark sky regions · Spotlight PA State College

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue offers free tax filing | Pennsylvania |

Pa. promotes tax-free way to save for higher education (

FEMA deadline nearing for Pa. Hurricane Ida survivors (

PA Fish and Boat Commission credits life jackets for safety trend (

Pa. drillers abandoned thousands of natural gas wells in 5 years, ignored state law, report says | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line – The Morning Call (


National News

New Lawsuit Challenges State Bans on Abortion Pills – The New York Times (

In Texas, you can be forced to sell your condo | KUT Radio, Austin’s NPR Station

Postal service on-time performance similar in rural, urban areas, report finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Germany agrees to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after weeks of pressure : NPR

After U.S. offer, Germany unleashes Leopard tanks for Ukraine (

Doomsday Clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight, signaling more peril than ever : NPR

67 journalists were killed in 2022, a sharp increase from 2021, report says : NPR

Tax credit, other changes could mean a smaller refund in 2023 (

Homebuyers hoping to spend $200K this year face disappointing reality check – Delco Times

Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike | News |

Oscar nominations include notable Black actors | Entertainment |


Local News

Harrisburg begins cleaning homeless encampment under Mulberry Street bridge as holdouts remain –

Crews cleaning up Mulberry Street encampment (

Landmark building in Allentown coming down. What does developer have in mind for the site? | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) hosts fundraiser to restore an American treasure, Old Swedes Cemetery in Chester – Mainline Media News

‘This town is dried up:’ Navigating affordable housing in Lancaster on the brink of homelessness [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News |

East Hempfield supervisors present plans for a park to mixed public reaction | Community News |

Elizabethtown council discusses real estate tax abatement for volunteer firefighters living in the borough | Community News |

Bucks County mall parking lots are being used as truck stops (

Penndel day center serving needs of Bucks County homeless (

Brown wants WB to stick with stickers | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council votes down home rule study commission ballot question | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council rejects government study commission proposal; will aim for charter amendments | News |

Scranton allocates $1.5 million in American Rescue Act Plan funding to grants for child care, educational programs | News |

Scranton to maintain tripled local services tax this year | News |

City Council may use ARPA funds to aid in the restoration of a landmark in Reading (



Pittsburgh to audit tax-exempt properties, challenging powerful local nonprofits – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Gainey administration to review tax exemptions currently shielding one-third of city property | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Mayor Gainey plans audit of Pittsburgh organizations claiming tax exemptions under charitable status | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh council clears way for potentially millions in medical debt relief for thousands of city residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Departing Allegheny County manager joining Allegheny Conference on Community Development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Strip District development with nearly 300 apartments, dozens of townhouses earns approval |

Censure vote fails against Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam |

Pittsburgh declares homelessness a public health emergency, looks for solutions |

Pittsburgh City Council approves plan for medical debt relief |

Commission approves plans for music venue, parking garage at former Civic Arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Housing Authority’s rental vouchers see ‘overwhelming demand’ (

Jamie Gauthier announces re-election bid for City Council | Al Día News (

Protest set for Union League event honoring Florida’s DeSantis | Local News |

Inglis House sale to Tryko Partners is now pending in Philadelphia Orphans’ Court (



McConnell says McCarthy should take the lead on negotiating the debt ceiling standoff : NPR

Ticketmaster fees draw Klobuchar’s attention in Senate hearing | The Hill

Senate GOP pours cold water on idea of impeaching Biden | The Hill

Classified documents at Pence’s home, too, his lawyer says | |