Pa. Sen. Lisa Boscola proposes funding for ‘adequate number’ of election drop boxes and letting family members drop off ballots – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

AEDs would be required at Pennsylvania school sporting events under proposed law inspired by Damar Hamlin | PhillyVoice

PA senator wants ‘Damar’s Law’ following Buffalo Bill’s Hamlin incident | National News | kpvi.com

Flynn introduces ‘Damar’s Law’ to require AEDs at school sporting events | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania Democratic Party releases statement regarding the death of Tyre Nichols (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate bill would create database of inspection info for Pa. bridges | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Delco State Senator Amanda Cappelletti 1st to Give Birth in Office – NewsBreak

Pennsylvania takes steps to ease volunteer firefighter crisis (broadandliberty.com)

Sen. Pennycuick Appointed to State Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. lawmakers get a raise despite not being in session (abc27.com)

Changes proposed for Pennsylvania school boards, members (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes raising age to purchase semi-automatic firearm (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes banning traveling animal shows (abc27.com)

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



Consumers’ costs on the rise, Federal Reserve to approve another rate interest rate hike (abc27.com)

Eggs are the latest food to poach your wallet. Here’s why – pennlive.com

Opportunities on the horizon for Pennsylvania’s energy sector | Opinion – pennlive.com

Could a Wawa be coming to Dauphin County? Convenience store chain is eyeing possible spot – pennlive.com

Judge finds Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management violated workers’ rights | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Staffing crisis hits organizations caring for people with intellectual disabilities in Chester County – Daily Local

USDA finds violations during inspection of Exeter Township poultry slaughterhouse (dailylocal.com)

Exxon profits at record high in 2022 as energy prices soared | Associated Press | wfmz.com

Temple University graduate students go on strike (inquirer.com)



COVID-19 is the eighth leading cause of death among children in the U.S. : NPR

Biden to end COVID-19 national emergencies in May (inquirer.com)

Providers say COVID-19 still here, but people less worried | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com



Prominent Bucks County antiabortion activist not guilty of charges tied to attack on Planned Parenthood volunteer – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bucks County Pro-Life Activist Acquitted of Federal Charges – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Courts find loophole in PA police misconduct checks · Spotlight PA State College

Some probation officers excluded from misconduct law | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Paul Davis: A veteran police sergeant speaks out (broadandliberty.com)

Without systemic change, police killings will continue | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Tyre Nichols’ death is a reminder that Philly police need more oversight (inquirer.com)



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

How Pennsylvania schools hide funds to raise taxes without breaking the law | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Experts, advocates focus on expanding the job pipeline for Black male teachers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Radnor school board approves motion to limit tax hike to act 1 index – Mainline Media News

Centennial eyes 4.1% tax hike for next school year | The Bucks County Herald

South East Delco School District renews superintendent’s contract (delcotimes.com)

Reynolds starts as West Chester substitute superintendent – Daily Local

Lancaster County Academy partners with Columbia Borough School District | Local News | lancasteronline.com

York County Early Investment Commission pays for high quality education for children (abc27.com)

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

The Philadelphia School District is getting $4 million to expand ‘Relationships First’ program (inquirer.com)

Here’s how one Western Pa. school district plans to use a bus to help students’ mental health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pennsylvania students want to be included on its board of trustees (inquirer.com)

Cheyney University partners with AtlantiCare for health care program | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Scranton School District to seek input on facilities plan | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



Kari Lake could learn from Pa.’s Mastriano (yorkdispatch.com)

Trump makes first 2024 campaign appearance, says he’s more committed than ever (delcotimes.com)

In Iowa, potential 2024 GOP Trump challengers quiet for now – Daily Local

The Rise of Women in PA Politics (politicspa.com)

Can Chat GPT3 Make Pennsylvania a Red State? | RealClearPennsylvania

The Editors: Mastriano struggles with reality in post-election accounting (broadandliberty.com)

Election bureau is prepared for Tuesday special election, acting director McBride says | News | standardspeaker.com

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

Mayoral candidate and supermarket owner disputes local news reports | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Former Councilmember Gym gets Working Families Party endorsement | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Philly advocates are urging mayoral candidates to ‘make children a priority’ | Local News | phillytrib.com



EPA public comment period on methane rules open now, weigh in (goerie.com)

AI predicts the world may likely to hit a key warming threshold in 10-12 years : NPR

How did renewables fare during Winter Storm Elliott? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Wintry weather scrubs more than 1,000 flights in U.S. : NPR

New central Pa. thruway is taking through traffic off other roads: PennDOT – pennlive.com


Gun Safety

Neumann hosts Souls Shot Portrait Project (delcotimes.com)



Is anxiety a loophole for PA medical marijuana cards? · Spotlight PA

Why people use medical marijuana in PA, explained · Spotlight PA

Tower Health hired investment bank Houlihan Lokey to aid financial restructuring (inquirer.com)

Aetna Better Health Kids donates $150K to Midstate organizations and communities (abc27.com)

UPMC establishing itself as world leader in concussion treatment – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Humira loses monopoly as copycat from Amgen comes to market : Shots – Health News : NPR


State News

Fetterman gets plum Ag Committee seat, co-sponsors assault weapons ban bill – pennlive.com

$1M, $200K Powerball lottery tickets sold in Pennsylvania over the weekend (abc27.com)

What does it mean if the groundhog sees his shadow? (goerie.com)

State game commissioners eye changes to antlerless deer license system, CWD rules | Sports | tribdem.com

Rural Pa. grows as state loses 43 urban areas in the 2020 census – pennlive.com

Pa. Game Commission releases preliminary hunting, trapping, bag changes for 2023-2024 – pennlive.com

The Lehigh Valley’s candy man who helped make marshmallow Peeps a household treat dies at 98 – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


National News

US to increase weapons deployment to counter North Korea – Daily Local

Police accounts and videos of violent incidents don’t always tell the same story : NPR

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death | Across America | phillytrib.com

Grand jury presented with evidence of Trump-Stormy Daniels payments : NPR

Sec. Blinken had a plan for his visit to Jerusalem. Then he had to pivot : NPR

Super Bowl LVII: Eagles’ Jalen Hurts vs. Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes historic, inevitable | Marcus Hayes (inquirer.com)

‘Laverne & Shirley’ actor Cindy Williams dies at 75 – pennlive.com


Local News

Monroe County NAACP releases statement on death of Tyre Nichols (poconorecord.com)

Montgomery County faith leaders to host prayer vigil following Tyre Nichols’ death (mainlinemedianews.com)

Bridgeport to celebrate Founders Day with inaugural event – Mainline Media News

Borough Council names Michael Moreno mayor of Stroudsburg (poconorecord.com)

Paradise Twp. holds hearing for proposed major resort in the Poconos | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer apologizes for DUI in Upper Chichester Township (inquirer.com)

Jamila Winder appointed to Montgomery County Board of Commissioners (inquirer.com)

Berks County’s immigrant detention center is finally closed. The work isn’t over | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Schuylkill commissioners award $255,000 to preserve county farmland | Schuylkill County | standardspeaker.com

Former Catholic parish church in Bethlehem will go up for sale – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Fitzgerald offers county police support to help address Downtown Pittsburgh safety concerns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh activists rally at police station in response to Tyre Nichols’ death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. health department finishes investigation of Beaver County school where many children were sickened | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Large lift: Pittsburgh prepares to audit local charities and their tax-exempt properties – Pittsburgh Union Progress

The 2023 Pittsburgh Power 100 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pittsburgh to pay tribute to August Wilson during Black History Month | TribLIVE.com



Philly officials respond to Tyre Nichols’ arrest footage | Local News | phillytrib.com

For Afghan evacuees in Philly and elsewhere, a looming unemployment crisis (inquirer.com)

Black members of Philadelphia’s Union League face a test | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Can Joe Manchin Broker a Debt Deal as Republicans Try to Unseat Him? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Lengthy timeline for DACA legal fight puts lives on hold for years – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify before Congress amid security concerns : NPR

Jordan is a key architect in Speaker McCarthy’s oversight agenda this year. : NPR

New law aims to keep cutting-edge technology made in America : NPR

Lengthy timeline for DACA legal fight puts lives on hold for years – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Prospect for passing policing legislation in Congress remains low | News | phillytrib.com