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Pennsylvania mulls potential $3 billion a year industry – legalized marijuana | Pennsylvania |

Senate committee considers oversight, economic growth with legalized adult-use cannabis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Weed legalization in Pennsylvania gets another senate hearing in Harrisburg (

Republicans appeal the Pennsylvania voter redistricting map approved last week (

Pennsylvania legislators urge action in Harrisburg on Russia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania moves to divest holdings in Russian assets |

Argall proposes resolution urging further action against Russia | News |

Letters: Bizzarro says divest from Russia, Erie bayfront bridge (

Schuylkill County sees little change with new congressional map (

Legislative redistricting in Pennsylvania is done. But its local impacts are still unfolding | WITF

Supreme Court asked to intervene in Pennsylvania congressional map case | WITF

GOP appeals to SCOTUS to overturn new Pa. congressional map – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmakers start negotiations over the new state budget | WITF

Protesters disrupt Pa. House leader’s speech, demand lawmakers pass a gift ban – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

March on Harrisburg crashed a speech. It was a civics class in real time | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New omicron COVID-19 variant starting to spread into Pennsylvania | Coronavirus |

Pennsylvania counties where masks still recommended – The Morning Call (

COVID-19 mask mandates end at Erie, Millcreek schools (

Delaware County’s high-volume COVID-testing sites closing as rates drop dramatically (



Western energy companies cut ties with Russia : NPR

Grants available for York County businesses | ABC27

The pandemic has changed the way we work in central Pa. –

Target boosts its minimum starting wage to up to $24 an hour in some markets –

Struggling online retailer to close its facility in south Bethlehem – The Morning Call (

National Urban League partners with Small Business Administration to support minority businesses | Business |



Former pardons secretary starts consulting firm for reentry services | City & State PA (



When colleges defraud student loan borrowers, executives could be forced to pay : NPR

We cannot delay addressing the student loan crisis; it’s time to act | City & State PA (

Scranton School Board to forgo payroll tax this year | Education |



Endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race keep stacking up. | City & State PA (

DePasquale to Sit Out 10th District House Race | PoliticsPA

U.S. Rep. Keller announces he won’t challenge Meuser for congressional seat | News |

Senate Candidates – and Dave White – Seize Opportunities at CPAC | PoliticsPA

State Sen. Jake Corman touts Trumpian bona fides, conservative record during Bethel Park town hall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposed Republican agenda for 2022, as submitted by a Democrat (

Philadelphia crime plays big role in 2022 Pa. Republican race for governor (



Bridge tolls, package fees considered to replace lost Pennsylvania gas tax revenue (

PennDOT to repair potholes on more than 70 state highways in the Philadelphia region | The Bucks County Herald



Texas abortion law after 6 months : NPR

Who makes public health decisions for your community? In Pennsylvania, it depends on when you live. · Spotlight PA

UPMC ‘profit’ jumps 36% during COVID-challenged year in 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania isn’t likely to see more local health departments anytime soon. We found out why. | WITF


State News

A fight at the heart of PSERS: Who is in charge at the big pension fund? The board or its executives? (

Problem Gambling Awareness Month kicks off March 1 (

Pa.’s U.S. lawmakers watching for Ukraine response, domestic action in Biden’s State of the Union | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, prayers for Ukraine. From Ukraine, a plea for support | WITF

Pennsylvania and other states adding to financial pressure on Russia over war | WITF

PA opens public comment period on setting PFAS drinking water limits (


National News

Russia invades Ukraine live updates: Russia steps up its assault on Kharkiv and Kyiv | NPR

Russia is using controversial ‘cluster munitions’ in Ukraine, humanitarian groups say | WITF

Facebook and TikTok block Russian state media in Europe : NPR

Russian cyber attacks could target U.S. networks after Ukraine invasion | Smart Talk (

US states adding to financial pressure on Russia over war – Daily Local

As Texas moves to treat gender-affirming care for trans kids as ‘child abuse,’ families and advocates worry about the future – Houston Public Media

Thousands evacuate worst Australian floods in decades : NPR

MLB says any chance to save baseball’s opening day, full season ends Monday as union talks continue –


Local News

Montgomery County’s Ukrainian community continues standing for nation amid Russian invasion (

“Responsible Contractor” ordinance in Allentown is irresponsible to taxpayers. – The Morning Call (

‘Wrong, hurtful, dangerous’: LGBTQ advocates want Chambersburg’s anti-discrimination ordinance reinstated – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lower Merion tables discussion on massive Bala Plaza projects (

Dozens gather for Doylestown rally for human rights, peace in Ukraine (

Bucks County Common Pleas Court Judge Diane Gibbons to step down from bench (

Cambria County Together With Veterans formed to combat suicides | News |

Ebensburg authorizes $300,000 grant application for pool repairs | News |

Here’s why fasnacht prices jumped in Lancaster County | Local Business |



Allegheny County, Pittsburgh announce end of Emergency Rental Assistance Program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh schools’ interim superintendent says district is exploring options to curb unrest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pennsylvania tax firm franchisee pleads guilty to preparing false returns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announces 3 appointments to administration |

How an app is helping Pgh residents avoid dodgy infrastructure – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Over 70 organizations demand Colcom Foundation stop funding anti-immigrant groups | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Hundreds rally in Downtown Pittsburgh to support Ukraine | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



It’s decision day for Washington Avenue | Morning Newsletter (

Affordable housing pilot project at 13th and Bainbridge lot faces delays and opposition (

Pa., NJ natural gas bills are soaring and customers are unhappy (

Philadelphia transplants have 28% higher homebuying budgets than locals, Redfin says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia takes leading role in Urban League’s new partnership with SBA – Philadelphia Business Journal (



State of the Union: the 3 issues Biden will likely discuss : NPR

What you need to know ahead of Biden’s first State of the Union address | WITF

Biden steps to State of the Union lectern at fraught moment – Daily Local

Ketanji Brown Jackson to meet with top Democratic and Republican senators Wednesday | News |