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Maternal mortality crisis among top concerns for state lawmakers, Shapiro admin – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Collett Calls on Colleagues to Get Tougher on PFAS Polluters – MyChesCo

Harrisburg needs to end reliance on school taxes | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Your View by Sen. Lisa Boscola: Harrisburg needs to end reliance on school property taxes (

Women’s History Month: How the past inspires the present [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Energy-efficient appliances can help the environment and save Pennsylvanians money | Opinion –

Carbon monoxide detectors available for free to child care providers –

Return start of hunting season to traditional date | Staff/Guest Columns |

Local lawmaker addressing train concerns around the area | Berks Regional News |

Pashinski, O’Mara seek reform of hospital closure process (

Editorial: Sunshine Week shines light on the right to know – Daily Local

State and local officials press to increase rail safety regulations after Norfolk Southern derailments – City & State Pennsylvania (

To stop overdose deaths, Pennsylvania needs better data, expanded treatment | Pennsylvania |

Bill would ban bias response teams from Pennsylvania public colleges | Pennsylvania |

Legislators: Support there for marijuana legalization, but dispute remains over handling of sales | |

Temple University receives $1.7 million state grant for police technology upgrades in wake of police officer death | PhillyVoice

Sen. Hughes Announces $1.7M Grant for Temple University Police Department – MyChesCo

New Britain Township Police Get $80,000 to Add Cameras to Squad Cars | Doylestown, PA News TAPinto

Key senator’s record on election policy has Democrats, voting advocates worried passing reform will be difficult – BCTV

Former Bucks D.A. Confirmed As Pennsylvania Attorney General | Doylestown, PA Patch

Bucks County Politician to Officially Fill Governor’s Attorney General Position

Shapiro wants $4.8M boost to Pennsylvania agriculture spending | PA Power and Policy |

Price tag for Shapiro’s $44.4B spending plan scrutinized (

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro makes pubic education a priority in his budget plan (

Shapiro Names Michaelann Andrusiak as Director of Office of Homeland Security (

Michaelann Andrusiak to lead Pa. Office of Homeland Security (

Governor Shapiro celebrates ‘Charter Day’ in Harrisburg (

Shapiro’s support for Cheyney Univ. is welcome – and badly needed | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Shapiro paid homage to conservative ideas in his budget address (

New Pa. lieutenant governor fires 2 employees touted as ‘success stories’ –

Pa. Rep. Zabel’s resignation highlights need for systemic change in Harrisburg | Marc Stier – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mike Zabel sexual harassment allegations known by Pa. Democrats for years (



Pa.’s unemployment rate at 4.3% in January – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The job market is slowing, but not enough to ease inflation fears : NPR

California created nearly 19 percent of new US jobs in January | The Hill

President Biden to address banking crisis following collapse of Silicon Valley Bank – CBS Pittsburgh (

The U.S. says all Silicon Valley Bank depositors will be protected : NPR

Silicon Valley Bank collapse creates ‘serious situation’ for some Philadelphia life sciences companies – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.S., U.K. try to stem fallout, potential crisis from bank collapses (

Another big bank fails and is being seized as U.S. government moves to stop a financial crisis – Delco Times

Bonds are back in style. But are they worth it? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can modular building solve construction industry’s labor problem? (



New ‘sextortion’ documentary includes disputed and overhyped claims : NPR

Police and prosecutors are divided on Predator Catcher’s tactics | News |

Lehigh Valley Summit to Combat Antisemitism draws a crowd (



Pointing to ‘lived expertise,’ Pa. Rep. Lee speaks out on the need for student loan forgiveness – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In Philly, city and schools leaders respond to Shapiro’s first budget – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

CBSD alumni call out board’s “discriminatory and dangerous” policies. (

BARNHART: For Central Bucks, Age Appropriate Standards Are Not a Book Ban – DV Journal (

Cheryl A. McConnell becomes St. Joe’s first female president (

West Shore School District files to dismiss lawsuit over ‘kind’ social skills program –

Sexual assault reports in military academies increased, Pentagon finds : NPR

Central Pa. school district needs to release controversial bus video: ex-board member –

Strawberry Mansion High students say their school is an oasis, and that people shouldn’t judge it based on the past (




Arkansas Gov. Sanders signs a law that makes it easier to employ kids : NPR

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ about Jan. 6 and history will hold him accountable : NPR

Democratic leaders want the party to stop its Kamala Harris pile-on ahead of 2024 | News |

From the classroom to the clinic, ‘DeSantisism’ is our new fear-drenched McCarthyism (


Chester County attorneys ask Pa. Supreme Court to decide recounts cases – Daily Local

Pa.’s Barletta dumps Trump; calls on DeSantis to run for prez in ’24 | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

McCormick Talks About Book, Leadership, America and Another Possible Run For Senate (

Mastriano Reportedly Eyes Run for U.S. Senate – DV Journal (

Cartwright, Wild, Deluzio on DCCC Frontline List (


Where do Philly’s mayoral candidates stand on LGBTQ issues? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly mayor’s race: This pastor did can’t-miss interviews with the candidates on his Facebook page (

Mayoral candidates need real plans to fix the city’s troubled schools | Editorial (

Do political endorsement fees in Allegheny County deter candidate diversity? | Politics | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Dale Borough Historical Society collecting stories about the Johnstown Expressway’s impact | Local News |

Will Norfolk Southern board hold CEO Alan Shaw accountable for avoiding derailments? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amtrak seeks to study Mississippi-to-Texas I-20 train route –


Gun Safety

Pandemic stress, gangs, and utter fear fueled a rise in teen shootings – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s how we can deploy literacy as an anti-violence strategy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Brandon Chastang fights against gun violence. Recently, someone tried to kill him. (



‘We’re afraid to drink our water’: Beaver County families want assurances after the train derailment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LVHN won’t ‘deport’ comatose mother, activists say (


State News

PA nonprofit hospitals could face new scrutiny · Spotlight PA

FDA has new mammogram guidelines for dense breast disclosure. What do the rules mean for Pennsylvania residents? (

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken restaurant is coming to Pa. –

Pa. Health Dept. extends health resource center near derailment site – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Red Cross reminds community to check their smoke alarms (

Dean, Houlahan Part of New Bipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus – DV Journal (

New pictures of Sen. John Fetterman released as he continues clinical depression treatment – CBS Pittsburgh (

Going dancing: Pitt, Penn State, WVU all earn trips to NCAA tournament | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here are the five key moments that punched Villanova’s NCAA Tournament ticket for the second-straight season (

Dioxin concerns in East Palestine persist as people wait on results of testing now under way | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Don’t let PGW charge customers for warmer winters, residents tell utility regulators | Local News |


National News

To limit racial bias, home appraisers are pushing changes : NPR

Harriet Tubman monument unveiled, replacing Columbus statue in Newark | News |

Sister grieves for American killed in Mexico kidnapping | News |

After 10 years as pope, Francis continues to reshape the Catholic Church : NPR

Michelle Yeoh makes Oscar history with best actress win : NPR

Oscars 2023: 5 takeaways from an ‘Everything Everywhere’ night : NPR

Women in Iran are refusing to wear headscarves, in open defiance of the regime : The Picture Show : NPR


Local News

Berks and Chester counties receive more than $5 million for housing programs (

Cuts to food stamp benefits will hurt thousands in Berks, advocates say (

Food co-op seeks to set roots in West Chester, re-open a market – Daily Local

Lancaster County businesswoman aims to donate $1 million to local non-profits (

Henderson Group Hosts ‘Coffee Chat’ to Garner Support for Chadds Ford Project – DV Journal (

New recreation facilities to open in Wilkes-Barre this summer, fall | News |

Half empty, behind on its bills and an ‘eyesore,’ Dauphin County mall needs to change, officials say –

Nine candidates seek Republican nomination for Cumberland County commissioner –

Whitehall woman forms Lehigh Valley Women of Adventure (

Lehigh County approves nearly $1 million in COVID relief funding. Here’s who received grants (

Opinion: Pocono readers are concerned with government at every level (

Connellsville trades coal for bicycles in bid for economic rebirth | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City’s long delays leave rotting homes in Pittsburgh’s most distressed neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Weinstein was removed from a key Allegheny County board after the FBI started asking questions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is getting new CEO after long-time leader moves on | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: URA owes community an explanation for scuttled Homewood development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

South Hills 7th grader to represent W.Pa. in national spelling bee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia may reinstate discount for early payment of property taxes | Local News |

As Philadelphians face shrinking SNAP benefits, a Mount Airy community fridge is helping fill the gap | Local News |

In South Philly, Gopuff neighbors seek relief on safety, sanitation, and quality-of-life issues (



Biden limits oil drilling in 16 million acres in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean : NPR

West Virginia asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of school transgender sports ban | The Hill

U.S. government ponders the meaning of race and ethnicity | News |

U.S. House votes to roll back Biden’s WOTUS rule – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Will the White House have the courage to propel a Ukrainian victory this year? (