Revolutionizing Higher Education: Governor Shapiro’s Groundbreaking Blueprint – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania bill would ban credit card use for online gaming — CDC Gaming Reports

PA lawmakers introduce bill limiting payment options for online – WFMJ.com

Boomi’s Conshohocken headquarters will add more tech cred to the Philly suburbs (inquirer.com)

There’s no excuse for inaction on climate change in Pennsylvania | Opinion – pennlive.com

Minimum wage debate persists in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Credit Card Use for Online Gambling Amid Rising Debt Concerns – MyChesCo

Governor Shapiro’s Vision: Main Street Matters Program Proposes $25 Million Investment in Pennsylvania – MyChesCo

Handling mental illness is complicated at all levels of criminal justice system | TribLIVE.com

Report Established by State Senator Art Haywood Uncovers Racism in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (jbhe.com)

Bill would ban credit cards for online gaming revenue, including sports betting, in Pennsylvania (yahoo.com)

Main Street Matters: DCED Secretary Rick Siger Visits Philadelphia’s Fishtown Neighborhood to Highlight Governor Shapiro’s Proposed $25 Million Investment to Create Economic Opportunity for Main Streets and Small Businesses Across PA | Today in Business

Pa. election chief: uniform voter outreach needed in presidential cycle | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Budget talks center around now or later spending – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Pennsylvania’s health care access ‘still in the dark ages’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Opioids an ‘overwhelming issue for families’ in Pennsylvania – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)


Central Pa. sportswear retailer shares both good and bad news – pennlive.com

Central Pa. plant to close; as many as 130 people to be laid off – pennlive.com

Beloved crafts retailer is on the brink of Chapter 11 bankruptcy – pennlive.com



Cumberland County death being investigated by police – pennlive.com

Pa. thieves steal trailer, leave chickens behind: cops | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

N.J. infant killed, parents injured in apparent attack by family dog: police – pennlive.com


Who Needs Paper? Many Students Embrace the All-Digital SAT. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The SAT Is Now Fully Digital for the Remote-Learning Generation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Here’s What It’s Like to Take the New SAT – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


What fuels candidates’ bids for a seat in Pa. legislature (mcall.com)


Snow squalls, strong winds to affect central Pa. as large rainstorm exits – pennlive.com


PennDOT updates automated school bus enforcement law | ABC27

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike announce start of work zone speed safety camera program – pennlive.com

Transit boost in Shapiro’s budget benefits both cities and rural counties, PennDOT secretary says • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

What to know about Shapiro’s proposed $10.3M agriculture innovation program | WITF

Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Responds to SOTU (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania’s health care system ‘always lagging behind’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A running list of Pennsylvania’s State of the Union guests – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

PA Fish and Boat Commission continues pre-season trout stocking (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania’s U.S House members invite varied guests to Biden’s State of the Union • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s health care access ‘still in the dark ages’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Planned Parenthood Keystone to recognize union for non-medical staff | WITF

National News

Biden Budget Will Underscore Divide With Republicans and Trump – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The State of the Union Was Rowdy for Biden’s Election-Year Speech – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. Senate sends Biden giant spending package hours before midnight deadline  • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A U.S. ship is headed to Gaza to help build a temporary pier for aid shipments : NPR

In Death Penalty Cases, a Texas Court Tests the Supreme Court’s Patience – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Authorities trying to help sperm whale beached off Florida’s Gulf Coast – pennlive.com

As xylazine surges, some lawmakers want jail time for dealers and people who use the drug • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Texas helicopter crash kills 2 National Guard members, Border Patrol agent : NPR

Boeing says it can’t find documents on the door plug that blew off mid-air : NPR

The U.S. prison population is graying fast. Prisons aren’t ready : NPR

Spare change donated at checkout raises millions for charities : NPR

Judge upholds Biden program allowing migrants from 4 countries : NPR

‘Oppenheimer’ wins best picture at Academy Awards, Emma Stone takes best actress – Times Leader

Local News

Demolition of Bethlehem’s Walnut Street Garage to continue Monday | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Easton board game cafe building a community of game lovers (mcall.com)

Green rules parade day in Wilkes-Barre despite gray skies and a wee bit of snow | News | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County Election Board discusses shading of ovals on ballots – Times Leader

Little Theatre brings ‘The Secret Garden’ to the stage | Arts & Living | citizensvoice.com


‘It doesn’t feel real’: Pittsburgh carpenter’s apprentice attends State of the Union as Jill Biden’s guest | TribLIVE.com

New government spending law contains $105 million for Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michigan-based nonprofit Leader Dogs for the Blind changed a Shadyside resident’s life | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CROWN Act at front of mind for Black Pittsburghers | TribLIVE.com

Fire at Nate’s Reptile Rescue finds volunteer rescue workers saving more than 100 animals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s police staffing woes mirror a national trend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia schools see gains in student reading performance | Local News | phillytrib.com

Nation’s first council for Black Muslims launches in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Council holds hearing on maternal deaths and health disparities | Local News | phillytrib.com

After fire, funding secured to repair building with Malcolm X mural in West Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Starr’s new Italian restaurant in Rittenhouse Square gets OK from Historical Commission – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


‘Bobby’ Casey and shrinkflation get a shout-out during Biden’s SOTU • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

John Fetterman introduces federal Whole-Home Repairs legislation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act blocked in Texas as unconstitutional – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senator Fetterman blasts Hamas ‘cowards’ hiding behind Ramadan (ussanews.com)