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Interview With Senator Jay Costa – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh (

‘It’s A Miracle No One Died:’ Pennsylvania Politicians Discuss Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse – CBS Pittsburgh (

Senator Collett Celebrates Additional Funding for Nurses’ Student Loan Relief – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania allots $225 million for healthcare workforce relief (

$225 million bill to support health care workforce a good first step (

Organizations encouraged to apply for state grants to improve security (

Pennsylvania provides funding to support healthcare workers, children impacted by substance abuse | PhillyVoice

$15M Awarded in Violence Prevention Grants for Philly – MyChesCo

Here’s the new fight over cocktails-to-go. How is it like the old one? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Jake Corman: It’s time to impeach Larry Krasner (

Court weighs Pennsylvania congressional map proposals with national implications · Spotlight PA

6 projects in A-K Valley receive total of $600K from Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund |

Capitol confusion: COVID-19 policies under the dome are all over the map –

Wolf, lawmakers need to release pandemic relief funds to nursing homes next | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Letters: Credit the LRC, Rte 1 plan divides borough, Biden and borders (

Pocono Record Town Hall: Breaking down redistricting process in Monroe

State Announces $4.5 Million for Nonprofit Security Grant Program – BCTV

$4.5 Million Available for Organizations Targeted by Hate Crimes to Increase Security – PennWatch

State allocates $4.5 million for nonprofit security grants | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The coronavirus in Pennsylvania, by the numbers | City & State PA (

Spotify will add a COVID-19 advisory to podcasts after the Joe Rogan controversy : NPR

Omicron symptoms can be milder. Here’s why patients are still flooding hospitals : Shots – Health News : NPR

What Happens Next After The Omicron Surge? : Consider This from NPR : NPR

COVID-19 vaccination of Luzerne County children ages 5-9 at 21.2%, below statewide mark | coronavirus |

Holding onto hope inside a covid ICU: ‘It’s like working in a war zone’ |

A cross-country truck convoy reaches Canada’s capital to protest COVID restrictions | WITF

The COIVD jab was a no brainer for me, because of who said “Get it.” (

Dedicated professionals work to ensure testing at COVID site; hoping more use the service (

Cases and hospitalizations drop in Monroe, but COVID remains (



The Great Resignation: Why workers quit their jobs and may not return to the workforce (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Restaurant workers are quitting in droves. This is how they are being lured back. (

Playing the pandemic inflation blame-game: Healthcare edition | Ray Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Lt. Gov Candidate’s Brother Latest Victim of Philly Carjacking Plague – DV Journal (

Larry Platt: Who has the guts to say we need cops? (

Philadelphia officials release report on over 2,000 shootings | Local News |



Wally Zimolong: The American Federation of Teachers threatens a virtual strike (

Priscilla Lo: Education is an essential service; it is time to shift our focus back to our kids (

Schools adjust to new COVID-19 isolation, quarantine rules | Education |

U.S. program seeks high school seniors from Scranton for cultural exchange | Education |

Reading teachers union outlines staff shortage concerns and offers solutions (

Where are all the substitute teachers? What to do about our nationwide shortage | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Temple upgrades campus and neighborhood safety policies | Local News |

Retiring Lancaster superintendent talks goals: What’s done, what’s left and how COVID hit education | Local News |



Pennsylvania Court Says State’s Mail Voting Law Is Unconstitutional – The New York Times (

Commonwealth Court: Act 77 unconstitutional, strikes down expansive mail-in ballot law | WHP (

Pennsylvania court strikes down expansive 2019 mail-in voting law (UPDATE) –

Court rules Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional | Pennsylvania |

A court just struck down Pennsylvania’s mail voting law. Here’s what you need to know. · Spotlight PA

What’s Next for Act 77 | PoliticsPA

Lancaster County officials urge speedy decision on Act 77 case, say Commonwealth Court ruling was ‘correct legal ruling’ | PA Power and Policy |

Pennsylvania court strikes down expansive mail-in ballot law | KEYE (

Pennsylvania Democratic Committee opts to sit out of U.S. Senate primary; Lamb doubles Fetterman in vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Democrats fail to endorse one of 4 candidates for Senate – WHYY

Democrats Meet in Harrisburg This Week, Senate Endorsements Unlikely – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania Democrats unable to endorse candidate for U.S. Senate (

RNC Honcho Fires Up Volunteers at Bucks Co. Republican Headquarters – DV Journal (

How Pa. pols are adapting their campaigns in the age of COVID | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

From coast to coast, GOP lawmakers are seeking new powers over state elections | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest Opinion: Let’s give Fitzpatrick a 2-year break (

Trump’s Grip on G.O.P. Faces New Strains – The New York Times (



Environmental justice and opportunity in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Push continues to make Delaware Water Gap rec area into national park (

Environmental justice and opportunity in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Biden touts infrastructure funding after Pittsburgh bridge collapse | City & State PA (

Pittsburgh bridge collapse shines light on Pennsylvania’s infrastructure | Pennsylvania |

Going from gas to electric – can PA switch gears in a few years? | City & State PA (

Engineering experts weigh in on why Pittsburgh bridge with history of poor ratings might have collapsed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Gun violence is killing more children. The pandemic may be part of the blame : NPR

Pa.’s opioid stigma reduction campaign reaches 4M residents | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Brandywine Hospital set to close Monday as efforts to keep it open have been unsuccessful – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Home health care shortages have families struggling (

Medical debt buries some at UPMC | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. hospital shutting down for good today despite Omicron wave –


State News

‘We can’t slow down’: In Pgh, Biden talks infrastructure, manufacturing and supply chain disruptions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania pension fund says it won’t require board to sign secrecy oaths to hear key report | 90.5 WESA

Majority of Pennsylvania deer hunters support Saturday opener | ABC27

Pennsylvania’s new director of outdoor recreation pledges to bring in more diverse users (

Winter Olympics 2022: These athletes with Pennsylvania ties will compete in Beijing –

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays owner – The Morning Call (

Two fake Trump electors in Pennsylvania subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee | WITF

On the job in D.C., ‘You have to do the work’: Pa.’s Rachel Levine says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

UGI wants to boost natural gas rates 9.5% for residential customers | Local News |


National News

U.S. officials say Russia will face pressure at U.N. over Ukraine : NPR

Top Russian and U.S. officials likely to meet next week amid escalating threat to Ukraine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joni Mitchell joining Neil Young in protest over Spotify | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Rogan has responded to the Spotify protests over his podcast : NPR

Super Bowl 2022: Rams and Bengals will meet in LA : NPR

Rams rally to Super Bowl with stunning 20-17 win over Niners | WITF

100K+ without power after record blizzard hits the Northeast (

Mass outages and extreme weather mean a boom in generator sales : NPR

After the blizzard, the big chill as East Coast digs out | WITF

Rafael Nadal wins Australian Open over Daniil Medvedev : NPR

2 of the men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have reached a plea deal : NPR

Millville School District goes to half days because of teacher shortage (

U.S. pushes for better tap water but must win over wary public | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parents struggle after monthly child tax credit payments end | Business |

As Waste Rises in Senegal, So Does Plastic Recycling – The New York Times (


Local News

County commissioners push for more money toward mental health services among top 2022 priorities | WITF

After 35 years with the department. Newtown Township police officer retires – thereporteronline

Two Neighboring Townships, Nonprofit Unite to Manage Stormwater in Jenkintown Creek – DV Journal (

Taxes have gone up in 13 Berks municipalities. (

‘Taxing’ stretch keeps Nanticoke fire department busy — even outside the city | News |

Meet City of Pittston’s new Chief of Police | Times Leader

Freeland borough council fills vacant seats | News |

Lancaster County creates ‘capital improvement plan,’ sets aside $13 million for capital projects ― including new prison design | PA Power and Policy |

Hanover Police Department aiming to build relationships with community (



Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse: Fern Hollow Bridge Had ‘Poor’ Rating Since 2011 – CBS Pittsburgh (

At site of bridge collapse, community ponders what’s next, what could’ve been | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey declares disaster in wake of Frick Park bridge collapse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor vows disaster emergency declaration after bridge falls | WITF

Residents near collapsed Forbes Avenue bridge adjusting to traffic, longer commutes |

Westmoreland commissioners approve $1.3 million plan for 2022 tourism |

O’Connor: Rebuilding Forbes Avenue bridge could take 2 years, more than $10M |

Airbnb prevented hundreds of ‘unauthorized parties’ in Pittsburgh | Today in Pa. –

Investigators vow to put collapsed bridge under ‘microscope’ | WITF

PHOTOS: Mayor Gainey joins Coffee Tree employees in union rally | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



17-year-old high school senior shot and killed in Philadelphia | Daily Mail Online

Gordon: Where There’s a Will, There’s Wealth for Philly | Philadelphia Public Record (

Local doctors get their rightful accolades | AL DÍA News (

Covid-19 sparked a wave of entrepreneurship. Here’s how Philadelphia fared. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

22 Greater Philadelphia development projects to watch in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Water main break on Philadelphia’s Bainbridge Street leaves businesses waiting for help (

Philadelphia has stopped emergency rental assistance. But that doesn’t mean it has to end. | Opinion (

How to get your 2021 Philadelphia city wage tax refund (

Philly’s outgoing school superintendent has a new job – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Durst partners with Black-owned firm on Penn’s Landing project | Local News |



A Year After Keystone, Biden Admin Urges Foreign Energy Producers to Pump More – DV Journal (

Congress in jeopardy of missing shutdown deadline (

Graham: SCOTUS possibility Michelle Childs ‘gifted jurist’ | ABC27

These are the people believed to be frontrunners for Biden’s Supreme Court pick : NPR

Clyburn, architect of Biden’s court pledge, pushes his pick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette