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Election security, rule of law dominate Pennsylvania hearing (

Pennsylvania agency heads pitch higher funding to help address staffing woes | WITF

Pennsylvania Republicans Pushing To Dissolve State-Run Liquor System – CBS Philly (

Senate Dems to Host Policy Hearing on Housing Scarcity and Houselessness – MyChesCo

Sister Carol Interviewed by Senator Art Haywood for Women’s History Month | Chestnut Hill College (

Agriculture Secretary visits Kennett area to tout ‘Mushroom Capital of the World’ – Daily Local

Pennsylvania Ag Connection – Redding Highlights State’s $746 Million Mushroom Industry

Wolf has proven record of connecting with, serving Black Pa. citizens (

Is Pennsylvania the answer to the world’s current energy crisis? The PA GOP thinks so. (

State Sen. Doug Mastriano: Get off Russian oil and unleash potential of Pennsylvania energy – Delco Times

The 4 reasons the Pa. Supreme Court picked the winning congressional map · Spotlight PA

Tax cut eyed as Pa. gas prices hit record high · Spotlight PA

The “Independent Legislature” Theory. What It Means for PA | PoliticsPA

Wolf announces $800G grant for veteran employment support after service – Delco Times

Sullivan center to get $700K for energy upgrades from state | Local News |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Delaware County Holds Vigil To Remember 1,800 Residents Who Died Of COVID (

China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in cases : NPR

Honesdale Borough lauds front-line workers for COVID anniversary (

Erie County’s two-year battle with the COVID-19 pandemic (



Farmers feel far-reaching effect of rising fuel prices on agriculture | News |

Rising diesel prices a strain on Midstate farmers (

With federal rules unclear, some states carve their own path on cryptocurrencies : NPR

Gas prices are spiking across Pennsylvania; is it price gouging? – The Morning Call (

Why Biden’s booming economy feels so lousy to millions of voters | Will Bunch (

For restaurants, two years of COVID feels like ‘two weeks and a century’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New clues emerge about the money that might have helped fund the Jan. 6 attack : NPR



U.S. colleges are cutting ties with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine : NPR

Pennsylvania has standardized testing, failing teacher pipeline woes | Pennsylvania |

‘They Won’t Let Us Tell the Parents:’ Whistleblower Teacher On Great Valley Schools Transgender Policy – DV Journal (

York in need of substitute teacher applications with qualifications (

4-month trial in lawsuit over public school funding wraps | WITF

Pennsylvania school funding trial comes to a close. Here’s what you missed | WITF

In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Two Penn students road-tripped across America to document how the pandemic impacted their generation (

Converting Gans Building to school will cost $4.2 million | Education |

Having an Indian school mascot is outdated, but not everyone is offended | Nancy Eshelman –

Private schools need to fight for fair public funding of education in Pennsylvania too | Opinion (

Teachers are quitting in droves. Here’s how to stem the staffing crisis in schools. | Opinion (



Allegheny County Republican chair DeMarco to run for Congress in 17th District | 90.5 WESA

DSCC Takes Shots at McCormick, Oz in Advance of Biden Address | PoliticsPA

Chester, Berks election boards seek clarity on crucial unsolved election issues – Daily Local

Bracing for Losses, Democrats Look to Biden for a Reset – The New York Times (

The GOP is the gallows party – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

After Hours: Natalie Bencivenga interviews Abigail Salisbury | After Hours | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

These folks lack fame and fortune, but they hope to be Pa.’s next governor, U.S. senator –



Redlined areas see higher levels of air pollution many decades later : NPR

Washington reinstates a key pollution-fighting tool. What’s next for Pa.? | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Is $4 gas pushing more Midstaters onto buses? (

PennDOT picks construction group for bridge-tolling project | WITF



Jefferson Health president says new $762M Specialty Care Pavilion will streamline patient care (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Victims of the opioid crisis formally confront the Sackler family : NPR

STROUD: National Consumer Protection Week Underscores Need for Harm Reduction – DV Journal (


State News

Sen. Casey’s bill would provide relief at the gas pump – Daily Local

Federal spending package with funding for NEPA passes U.S. House of Representatives | News |

Pipeline builder in Pennsylvania failed to safeguard residents, judge says | WITF

Central Pa.: How you can help the people of Ukraine (

Pennsylvania joins other states calling for suspension of federal gas tax | Today in Pa. –


National News

War in Ukraine live updates: Russian strikes in western cities suggests a new strategy | NPR

Opinion | For Young Ukrainians, Independence Is Not Optional – The New York Times (

Putin’s war in Ukraine is a reminder: Maybe we’re not as divided as we think | Rob Schofield – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Stress spikes in the U.S. over inflation, Ukraine, lingering pandemic fatigue : Shots – Health News : NPR

Covid Stimulus Money Brings Clashes Within Cities and Counties – The New York Times (

Where $5 Trillion in Pandemic Stimulus Money Went – The New York Times (

The 2020 census undercounted Black people, Latinos and Native Americans : NPR

MLB and players agree to new labor contract, paving the way to a full season : NPR

Jussie Smollett will serve 150 days in jail for lying about an attack on him : NPR

When does daylight saving time start this year? (


Local News

With Elk advocacy, conservation soars in Southern Chester County – Daily Local

West Chester, Downingtown students win DAR essay contest – Daily Local

Some call for permanent Briarcliffe shut down at meeting Wednesday (

In 3-2 vote, Delaware County Council approves $100,000 for six months’ work with contractor (

‘Pretty treacherous’ storm likely to make travel difficult, bring 6+ inches of snow | News |

St. Patrick’s Parade returns to its roots | Lifestyles |

Reading City Council District 1 representative resigns after 3 months (

How much snow is coming to central Pa. on Saturday? Map provides details –

A winter storm watch has been issued for the Lehigh Valley. Here’s what to expect Saturday as a powerful storm takes aim at the region. – The Morning Call (



Frick Park neighbors weigh in on proposed Fern Hollow Bridge design | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Massive water main break near 62nd Street Bridge causes commuting headache | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Regatta returning? A rugby World Cup in Pittsburgh? New sports commission backs the potential for both with grants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh under winter weather advisory as March snowstorm takes aim | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade could be one for the hardy, chairman says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Biden to visit Philadelphia on Friday as Dems gather to plot midterm strategy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia Parking Authority head Scott Petri forced out, ‘lost the confidence’ of board – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Stu Bykofsky: Philadelphia Weekly reinvents the wheel (

Councilmember Gym announces plans to remove lead from schools’ drinking water | Local News |

Health Department finds fewer Philadelphians are vaccinated against COVID-19 than previously reported | Health |

Affordable Housing Overlay Bill approved by City Council | News |

Philadelphia School District superintendent finalists expected to be announced Friday (

How long will gas prices keep rising? (

City Council voted to restrict redevelopment of West Philly subsidized townhouses (



Senate gives final approval to Ukraine aid, huge budget bill | News |

VP Harris heads to Romania as Ukraine refugee crisis grows – Daily Local

Return of earmarks a boon for members of Congress facing midterm battles – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Congress hates changing the clocks just like everyone else – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (