Pa. lawmaker proposing ‘Damar’s Law;’ would require AEDs at all school sporting events (wtae.com)

State lawmaker announces plans to introduce legislation requiring AEDs at all school athletic events | fox43.com

Damar Hamlin inspires new mandate for Pennsylvania schools (audacy.com)

Proposed bill ‘Damar’s Law’ would require AEDs at all school sporting events in Pennsylvania (yahoo.com)

Pa. state bill referred to as ‘Damar’s Law’ would require AEDs at school sporting events – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa Lawmaker to Introduce “Damar’s Law,” Would Require AEDs at Sc – WENY News

Failed gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano plans to introduce a drag ban bill – LGBTQ Nation

Classifying drag performances as adult-oriented business | The Bucks County Herald

State senator proposes minimum wage increase – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

State Senator Wayne Fontana introduces proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. bill would loosen rules on prescribing medical marijuana | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Senate Introduces Tick-Managment Amendment | WESB B107.5-FM/1490-AM | WBRR 100.1 The Hero

Bipartisan pair begin push to free nurse practitioners in Pa. and hopefully ease care shortage – pennlive.com

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Free child ID kits under consideration in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lobbyist says she was harassed by current PA lawmaker · Spotlight PA

Paul Muschick: Are you angry yet? It’s time for Pa. taxpayers to demand property tax relief – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘There’s no blueprint’: Pennsylvania state senator prepares to give birth amid legislative turmoil – LebTown

Lawmakers appeal ruling on legality of Krasner impeachment – Metro Philadelphia

Should Pennsylvania pension funds to ditch Wall Street money managers? Gov thinks so | Business | dailyitem.com

State Rep. Kristin Marcell resigning from Council Rock school board (phillyburbs.com)

Pennsylvania legislature proposes legalizing sports betting – Pennsylvania News (localtoday.news)

No single person should have unchecked authority in Pennsylvania government (phillyburbs.com)

PA Energy Producers to Harrisburg: State Permit Problems Are Killing Jobs – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pennsylvania House stalemate | WITF

Pa. House stalemate stops constitutional amendments from appearing on May ballot – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

To help child abuse survivors, Speaker Rozzi must play politics well (inquirer.com)

New state House Speaker Rozzi to bring listening tour to King’s College | News | citizensvoice.com

Pa. awards $200,000 for hemp-related proposals, unveils other grants opportunities – pennlive.com

DCNR grant funding opens for 2023 conservation projects | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

opinion | SB 1 is dangerous, tell your local lawmakers to vote no (localtoday.news)



It’s time to put our money where our mouth is on raising the minimum wage | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report: Coal falls, gas climbs in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild looking to hire 2,000 employees – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

U.S. trade chief sees “pipeline for innovation and development” in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

BNY Mellon takes unusual step in overhauling its 401(k) plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania gaming revenue hits another record high | Business | citizensvoice.com

Pennsylvania No. 2 state where milk is the ‘most expensive’: report – pennlive.com

Inflation hasn’t increased U.S. food insecurity overall, according to our new tracker | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which COVID shots and when – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Delaware County to consider demolishing closed Lima juvenile detention center (delcotimes.com)

‘I fought to be included:’ Kristal Turner-Childs reflects on 25 years with Pa. State Police – pennlive.com



Focus shifts to expanding Black male teacher pipeline | Local News | phillytrib.com

More than 1.1M in Pa. applied for Biden’s student debt relief | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New start times, full-day kindergarten discussed at Lower Merion – Mainline Media News

Editorial: Schools should boost taxpayers, not fund balances (mainlinemedianews.com)

Auditor General: PA schools are hoarding cash, raising taxes (phillyburbs.com)

Penn State hasn’t paid for Proud Boys event security · Spotlight PA

Western Pa. schools grapple with rising lunch debt as pandemic-era program that gave kids free meals ends | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pride flag ban in Central Bucks discourages conversations students need to have | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Central Bucks librarian says he was directed to remove Holocaust survivor’s quote from window for violating advocacy policy (inquirer.com)

This is how Neidig Elementary School is tackling its students’ pandemic learning loss (inquirer.com)

Teachers would get $60K minimum salary under bill in Congress making grants to states – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Republican Party infighting raises the question: How conservative is the GOP? : NPR

The NYT should tell readers whether it helped crooked FBI agents get Trump elected in 2016 (inquirer.com)

Election workers could see expanded protections as threats continue (19thnews.org)

Pa. Legislature’s special election bonanza kicks off with 27th Senate District on Tuesday – pennlive.com

What to know about this week’s 27th Senatorial District special election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mudslinging taints Allegheny County Council race – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Central Bucks residents petition Bucks County Court to redo voter map (phillyburbs.com)

Citizens group offers alternative to Central Bucks’ “unconstitutional” voting map | The Bucks County Herald

A newcomer to Republican politics, Nicky Woods could be the next Lancaster County clerk of courts | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Clash among Berks County Republicans still unresolved (readingeagle.com)

Who are Philly’s influential Black clergy backing in the city’s mayoral race? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly’s LGBTQ judicial candidates say they plan to work for the people – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



How to make your voice heard on the EPA’s proposed methane rule | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Electric vehicles take the spotlight at 2023 Philadelphia Auto Show | Local News | phillytrib.com


Gun Safety

‘Don’t be numb to this’: Battling despair over gun deaths | News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia mayor’s race: What declaring gun violence an emergency would do (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia spends money on anti-violence efforts. It must invest in making sure they work. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

LVHN grant to bring anti-violence program to Schuylkill, Carbon, Luzerne counties | News | standardspeaker.com



Millions of Americans rely on sleeping pills to fall asleep, but doctors say they’re a short-term solution | PhillyVoice

These 9 viruses have pandemic potential, says WHO : Goats and Soda : NPR

Buprenorphine treatment restrictions lifted by feds in move to expand opioid addiction treatment (inquirer.com)

Parents in the U.S. had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has a direct effect on kids (inquirer.com)

Narcan training in West Deer aims to bolster awareness, knowledge of opioid overdoses | TribLIVE.com

Experts urge better opioid rescue drug access to save lives | News | standardspeaker.com

‘Ozempic face’: Folks using diabetes drug to lose weight claim it has this weird side effect – pennlive.com


State News

Eagles overwhelm the 49ers in a 31-7 NFC championship win that sends them to Super Bowl LVII (inquirer.com)

Jalen Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title | WITF

Here’s what the Eagles had to say after winning NFC Championship | Sports | wfmz.com

White House launches new push to help states remove lead pipes that carry drinking water – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PPL Electric customers seeing shocking bill increases (dailylocal.com)

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia among country’s most walkable cities | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Property tax and rent rebate applications now available – Daily Local

Pennsylvania continues to be hotbed for deer hunting in US [column] | Outdoors | lancasteronline.com

Next up for Gisele Fetterman: Firefighting, thrifting, and being ‘good at today’ (inquirer.com)

Spring-Ford senior selected for Senate Youth Program (pottsmerc.com)

Groundhog Day 2023: 9 bits of Punxsutawney Phil trivia – pennlive.com


National News

Remembering Tyre Nichols and his love for skateboarding : NPR

Distrust of police: Black parents, children have ‘the talk’ | News | phillytrib.com

The Half Moon Bay shooting was sparked by a $100 repair bill, prosecutor says : NPR

Israel Launched Drone Attack on Iranian Facility, Officials Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

An explosion at a Pakistan mosque leaves at least 28 dead : NPR

China wants a quick economic recovery, but may have to wait : NPR

Utah bans gender-affirming care for transgender youth : NPR

Thom Browne says his legal win over Adidas is one for smaller designers too : NPR

As pandemic tax credits fade, prepare for shrinking tax returns | TribLIVE.com

Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer Arrested for DUI – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Harrisburg ‘Preservation Priorities 2023’ list announced (abc27.com)

Candidates apply for Arkoosh’s seat on Montgomery County Commissioners board (mainlinemedianews.com)

Extensive recruiting process yields new Chester County emergency services director – Daily Local

Harrisburg City Government Center closed due to burst pipe (abc27.com)

Museum for Art in Wood receives $10 million endowment and a new name (inquirer.com)

What’s coming up soon in Luzerne County government? Rescue Plan, manager search, Water Street Bridge updates | News | citizensvoice.com

Issues, decisions loom for Luzerne County Council | Luzerne County | standardspeaker.com

Mild winter season means savings for communities; plow company adjusts | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading Mayor Eddie Moran says city government, residents and others must work together (readingeagle.com)

‘Growth and some growing pains’: Reading Mayor Eddie Morán highlights accomplishments and acknowledges challenges | WITF

Reading Pride Celebration launches LGBTQ+ Business Alliance (readingeagle.com)

Council Rock eyes $8.8M in capital projects for 2023-24 | The Bucks County Herald

Not in our quiet neighborhood! Springfield residents protest farm owner’s plan | The Bucks County Herald

Lower Makefield putting $10M in sewer sale trust to start | The Bucks County Herald



Protesters gather in East Liberty, demanding ‘Justice for Tyre Nichols!’ – Pittsburgh Union Progress

A long slog awaits for Gainey’s plan to test the tax-exempt status of thousands of Pittsburgh properties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Fans crowd Philly streets after Eagles win | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

Eagles fans in Philadelphia celebrate making Super Bowl with win over 49ers (inquirer.com)

FDR Park redevelopment discussion halted due to protests – WHYY

Lower Merion schools announce use of Polo Field for sports amid controversy over Oakwell estate development (inquirer.com)



Matt Gaetz, Political Arsonist, Has New Powers. What Will He Do With Them? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Congress Nearly Passed a Federal Data Privacy Standard. Here’s Where We Go Next. – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)