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Legislature

A well-established housing cycle is being disrupted [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Key Pennsylvania Senate Committee Completes Final Marijuana Legalization Hearing To Inform Reform Legislation – Marijuana Moment

Sen. Comitta supporting Chester County donation drive for Ukraine – Daily Local

Wolf’s charter school regulations face opposition from GOP lawmakers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Education committees urge rejection of Wolf administration charter school regulations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Larger salaries, loan forgiveness among proposed solutions to teacher shortage | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Elected officials shouldn’t do redistricting | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Support growing for proposed state, federal gas tax relief | News | citizensvoice.com

‘Something needs to change’: Wolf admin, Casey, state lawmakers call for action on wage gap – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf highlights Equal Pay Day, calls for pay equity for Pennsylvanians – Connect FM | Local News Radio | Dubois, PA (connectradio.fm)

In second Pa. Senate panel on recreational marijuana use, discussions continue while criticisms arise | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer and BioNTech to ask FDA to authorize a second COVID booster shot : NPR

Public COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Millersville University on Wednesday (abc27.com)

US funeral assistance for COVID tops $2B, more eligible | News | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

World economy faces supply hit as China battles COVID again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sears to close, lay off 79 workers at Montgomery County distribution site – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA extends Covid-19 EIDL payment deferment. Here are the details. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. office buildings face a $1.1 trillion obsolescence problem | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gas prices are driving up demand for electric vehicles, but they’re hard to get (inquirer.com)

Workers begin strike at City Brewing Company in Latrobe | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Pennsylvania faces ‘historic shortage of police.’ AG Shapiro, Commissioner Outlaw call on Harrisburg for help | WITF

Former leader of a Pennsylvania drug task force is accused of taking $200,000 in seized cash | WITF

AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform | Across America | phillytrib.com

Proud Boys leader will stay in jail pending trial in January 6 conspiracy case, judge rules | News | phillytrib.com

 

Education

Villanova receives $20M gift from founder of King of Prussia company – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Best community colleges in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

“Back to School PA” Funder Says Union-Backed School Board Members Should Recuse From Contract Approvals – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pittsburgh teachers union receptive to district plan to make masks optional | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Merger of six Pennsylvania state universities gets OK | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

St. Joe’s merger with USciences is approved by Middle States (inquirer.com)

Norwin debate continues in regards to systemic racism, critical race theory | TribLIVE.com

Education-funding rally held in Reading. (readingeagle.com)

Pottstown’s Vigil for Fair Funding carries the fight to the next phase (timesherald.com)

William Penn School District marks end of ‘fair funding’ trial with vigil – Delco Times

Southern Lehigh considers restricting classroom signs – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania teacher certifications drop 66% and official says supply of new educators at ‘breaking point’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Schools shut down around the world 2 years ago. These are the biggest impacts | WITF

Phoenixville School Board delays vote on selling school property (dailylocal.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Petition deadline looming for Pennsylvania candidates (abc27.com)

Fetterman: It’s Crucial We Connect with Rural PA – PoliticsPA

Oz: Would Forego Security Clearances in Order to Maintain Dual Citizenship – PoliticsPA

Dr. Mehmet Oz opens a new line of attack against Pa. Senate rival David McCormick: Money – pennlive.com

What Impact Could Overturning Roe v Wade Have on PA Elections? – PoliticsPA

More Than a Stripper: Alexandra Hunt Runs for Congress – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Sean Parnell stumps for Senate candidate Dave McCormick at rally in Homestead | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill McSwain’s time as U.S. attorney set stage for 2022 campaign for Pa. governor (inquirer.com)

Ken Griffin, hedge fund billionaire, wants to buy David McCormick’s Pa. Senate seat | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Ex-hedge fund CEO aims to be hometown boy in Senate race in Pennsylvania | TribLIVE.com

Stampede to file nomination petitions before deadline for Pennsylvania primary | WITF

PA Rep. Frank Farry to run for 6th District state senate seat (theintell.com)

Rep. Houlahan files nominating petitions to seek reelection – Daily Local

 

Transportation

Dauphin County leaders to oppose PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan (abc27.com)

PennDOT to spend $317M on infrastructure projects in Pittsburgh region | TribLIVE.com

Will high gas prices get Pa. drivers out of their cars and on the bus? | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

Cooper opens $14M acute stroke and neuro-interventional suite in Camden – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Tennessee lawmakers introduce Texas-styled abortion bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

FDA gives approval for first generic of Symbicort inhaler for treatment of asthma, COPD – pennlive.com

Regional strike teams accept very few non-WellSpan patients | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

State News

Spotlight PA joins 4 state newsrooms in fighting alleged First Amendment violations in York County · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania agency’s staff shortage compounds fraud problems | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Mixed drinks to-go could be back on the menu at Pennsylvania bars and restaurants | WITF

Former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine is one of USA Today’s Women of the Year | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

National News

War in Ukraine live updates: With Kyiv under Russian fire, Zelenskyy will appeal to Congress for more help | NPR

Russia says Ukraine talks are progressing as onslaught continues (inquirer.com)

Ukraine sees room for compromise, as 20,000 escape Mariupol – Reading Eagle

Number of Ukrainians who’ve fled to Poland is equal to the population of Warsaw : NPR

Ukrainian spiritual and diplomatic leaders urge aid, weapons | WITF

2 Fox News team members in Ukraine were killed in an attack | WITF

Decades later, FDR’s ‘four freedoms’ are on the line in Ukraine. They must be defended | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Blair Mill celebrates Read Across America Day with ‘One School, One Book’ (thereporteronline.com)

Septic truck releases at least 500 gallons of raw sewage in Chester County borough (inquirer.com)

Chester County HazMat team tackles raw sewage leaking from 3,500-gallon tanker into creek – Daily Local

Local outreach efforts amp up; donations making their way to Ukraine | News | standardspeaker.com

Kline Twp. expects to hear more about solar farms next month | News | standardspeaker.com

Berks commissioners support effort to secure funding for Ontelaunee Dam improvements (readingeagle.com)

Amid recent homicides, Harrisburg residents meet again to talk about curbing gun violence – pennlive.com

Bridge infrastructure in Bucks County is in alarming condition. (theintell.com)

Haverford commissioners approve first reading banning plastic bags (delcotimes.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh-area roads and bridges get $70M federal funding boost | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority warns of service shortages, offers free rides through Sunday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parking tickets pile up for Westmoreland Sheriff’s Department due to courthouse garage project | TribLIVE.com

Quaker Valley School District rehires consultant for more work on proposed high school project | TribLIVE.com

Lack of transparency, oversight has officials, families questioning Allegheny County Jail deaths – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Philly

ZOA Report Highlights Incidents of Antisemitism in Philadelphia in 2021 – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philly ‘Environmental Justice’ Rules Could Empower Activists to Block New Businesses – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

A Philly exoneree’s lawsuit says police shot him, then framed him to cover up their misconduct (inquirer.com)

For 20 years, he’s shaped lives and hair at his Christian barbershop in North Philly | We the People (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy set to address Congress (abc27.com)

Zelenskyy to plead for help when he faces Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Fed is set to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 : NPR

The Senate approves a bill to make daylight saving time permanent : NPR

The White House is running out of money for its COVID response : NPR

With COVID funding stuck in Congress, White House raises alarms about shortfall – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sarah Bloom Raskin withdraws her nomination to a key Fed role : NPR

Republicans in Congress file suit to end mask mandate for air travel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

White House will announce steps aimed at closing gender and racial wage gaps | News | phillytrib.com