Election security, rule of law dominate Pennsylvania hearing (broadandliberty.com)

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

Pennsylvania Republicans Pushing To Dissolve State-Run Liquor System – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

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 (chc.edu)

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 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Is Pennsylvania the answer to the world’s current energy crisis? The PA GOP thinks so. (abc27.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Delaware County Holds Vigil To Remember 1,800 Residents Who Died Of COVID (msn.com)

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

Honesdale Borough lauds front-line workers for COVID anniversary (poconorecord.com)

Erie County’s two-year battle with the COVID-19 pandemic (goerie.com)



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

Rising diesel prices a strain on Midstate farmers (abc27.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

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 | thecentersquare.com

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

York in need of substitute teacher applications with qualifications (ydr.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Having an Indian school mascot is outdated, but not everyone is offended | Nancy Eshelman – pennlive.com

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

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



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 (nytimes.com)

The GOP is the gallows party – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After Hours: Natalie Bencivenga interviews Abigail Salisbury | After Hours | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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



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 (penncapital-star.com)



Is $4 gas pushing more Midstaters onto buses? (abc27.com)

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

STROUD: National Consumer Protection Week Underscores Need for Harm Reduction – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


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 | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

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


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 (nytimes.com)

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

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 (nytimes.com)

Where $5 Trillion in Pandemic Stimulus Money Went – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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? (poconorecord.com)


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 (delcotimes.com)

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

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

St. Patrick’s Parade returns to its roots | Lifestyles | thetimes-tribune.com

Reading City Council District 1 representative resigns after 3 months (readingeagle.com)

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

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 (mcall.com)



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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Stu Bykofsky: Philadelphia Weekly reinvents the wheel (broadandliberty.com)

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

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

Affordable Housing Overlay Bill approved by City Council | News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia School District superintendent finalists expected to be announced Friday (inquirer.com)

How long will gas prices keep rising? (inquirer.com)

City Council voted to restrict redevelopment of West Philly subsidized townhouses (inquirer.com)



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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Congress hates changing the clocks just like everyone else – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)