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Sen. Steve Santarsiero introduces assault weapons ban bill (

Pennsylvania House Republicans want to save billions in surplus tax money | WITF

As Pa. lawmakers work out a budget, trans athletes, liquor, and election money take center stage | WITF

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in stimulus money. Lawmakers may actually agree on a plan to spend some of it. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid complaints, Pa. state lawmakers move to restrict fireworks (

Pennsylvania state lawmakers move to restrict fireworks (

Amid complaints, state lawmakers move to restrict fireworks | State |

Giving radar to local police for speed enforcement in Pa. has never been closer to becoming law –

Higher ed: Bill would fund voucher program instead of state-related colleges | Pennsylvania |

GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. Senate passes bill allowing Reading, other cities to dispose of confiscated dirt bikes and ATVs (

Pa. senators to introduce legislation similar to Fla.’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill that would ban transgender athletes from playing women’s sports | PhillyVoice

New Bill Would Increase The Number Of Poll Watchers Allowed – – Butler, PA

Pennsylvania State Rep. Diamond diagnosed with cancer (

Pa. lawmaker wants more state control over millions in outside spending on federal elections · Spotlight PA

Wolf announces additional $8.25 million investment in Berks infant formula plant (

Boscola Announces $2.641 Million in Criminal Justice & Prevention Grants | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Chester County gets $538,740 in grants for local justice programs – Daily Local


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania COVID-19 update: Infection rates decline again to 22,564 for the week, with 159 deaths – The Morning Call (

Uptake of COVID-19 booster shots in Pennsylvania is steady | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County COVID risk lowered from ‘high’ to ‘medium’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Inflation costing Pa. consumers $3,000 more a year on gas and food (

Jonathan Koehler: Why unions will fix working conditions and help businesses build back better (

Economists hope a rebound in immigration helps curb inflation : NPR

Life sciences firm Aviridi extends its push into Montgomery County with purchase of Pottstown building (

Starbucks notches legal win in battle against union organizers : NPR



Philadelphia South Street shooting: Suspects arrested, victims identified (

DA: A fistfight devolved into gunfire in Philadelphia, random shots in crowd along South Street | WITF

‘Enforce the laws’: South Side business owners fear for patron, employee safety after rash of shootings |

Police believe more officers could prevent escalation of violence | Local News |

4 NEPA residents participated in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot | News |

How solitary confinement changes people (



New Website For Parents to See Ratings, Excerpts From Explicit School Library Books – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania tax breaks for the rich: 529 plans help the wealthy, not the poor, pay for college | Pennsylvania |

More states allow students to take mental health days off : Shots – Health News : NPR

‘The most relief to the most people’: Sen. Warren’s plea for wiping out $50,000 in student debt | Will Bunch (

Mt. Lebanon mothers sue school district, teacher over gender identity lessons |



These popular Pennsylvania potato rolls are being boycotted nationwide over ties to GOP governor candidate – The Morning Call (

Justices allow counting of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania | ABC27

Recount confirms Dr. Oz’s victory in Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary – City & State Pennsylvania (

Analysis moves Pa.’s closely watched governor’s race to ‘Leans Dem’ | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



EPA joins partners to introduce innovative trash capture devices to Delaware River Watershed | The Bucks County Herald



Federal Highway Administration releases guidelines for competitive $12.5 billion bridge replacement program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amtrak’s new bus service links Reading and Pottstown to Philly. Is it a precursor to rail service? (



High rates of suicide, suicidal thoughts in transgender teens (

These Philadelphia-area hospitals had the highest profits, biggest losses in fiscal 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (


State News

A fight over public records could threaten novel approach to broadband in rural Pennsylvania · Spotlight PA

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (

5 trans women in Pa. on the problems facing their community | Opinion (


National News

Check my ads aims to defund Fox after going after right-wing websites : NPR

Judge denies gun supply business restraining order against ATF over ‘cease-and-desist’ letter to stop selling gun parts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

3 people died in a shooting at a Maryland manufacturing facility, officials say : NPR

Median rents have crossed the $2,000 threshold for the first time. : NPR

Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads (

Facebook’s ban on gun sales gives sellers 10 strikes before booting them (

White supremacists are riling up thousands on social media | News |

Gov. Sununu’s veto keeps New Hampshire’s districts toss-ups : NPR

Ukraine fears a long war might cause West to lose interest –


Local News

3 takeaways on how Allentown could spend its remaining $28 million from American Rescue Plan – The Morning Call (

Plans move forward for $800 million development that will include 2,429 residential units as well as restaurants and retail –

FERGUSON: Towamencin Officials Presented Fishy Numbers to Public to Push Sewer Sale – DV Journal (

UDC to revisit Upper Delaware ban on cell towers; public safety cited (

Upper Makefield OKs Sunoco pipeline replacement with conditions for work in Washington Crossing, Newtown (

Op-Ed: Lease — don’t sell — your water and wastewater systems (

PECO reviewing infrastructure around Pottstown explosion site (

$800M central Pa. development to include 2,429 homes, plus restaurants and retailers –

Allentown waterfront project almost ready to open (

Scranton discovers 1,000 tires improperly stored in vacant, condemned building in South Side | News |

Officials hear presentation on Abington Regional Police Department | News |



Gainey to walk the South Side this weekend amid concerns about shootings, violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Goodbye Port Authority, hello Pittsburgh Regional Transit: Agency unveils new name, branding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority rebrands to Pittsburgh Regional Transit |

Project to better connect Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood to Bakery Square |

High gas prices are leaving Pittsburghers on the side of the road | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘That’s what neighbors do’: Jewish Community Center, 10.27 Healing Partnership support children of Uvalde | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council approves landmark status for Prohibition bootlegger Joe Tito’s Uptown home, garage | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Councilmember Gilmore Richardson introduces a bill to amend the teen curfew during the summer | Local News |

Bill Hite, Philadelphia School District superintendent, says goodbye after 10 years (

Philadelphia employers will soon be required to offer commuter benefits – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia is planning a massive celebration of America in 2026 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Lifeguard shortage threatens to close some beaches and pools in the Philadelphia region and down the Shore (



Bennie Thompson says Jan. 6 was the ‘culmination of an attempted coup’ | WITF

Liz Cheney offers a stark message to the GOP members who continue to support Trump, including Scott Perry | WITF

Rep. Scott Perry sought pardon from Trump, other details from first January 6 committee hearing | Local News |

Scott Perry denies seeking pardon after Jan. 6 attack (

Rep. Cheney: ‘Trump and his advisers knew’ he lost election | ABC27

Watch: Jan. 6 committee shows montage of Capitol attack (

New revelations and 3 other takeaways from the first Jan. 6 committee hearing : NPR

Biden visiting LA port as high inflation persists as threat – Daily Local

Biden seeks unity, finds discord at Summit of the Americas – Daily Local

U.S. House Ag panel mulls safety net changes in farm bill amid soaring costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

House approves ‘red flag’ gun bill unlikely to pass Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette