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State Supreme Court upholds new House and Senate maps | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. State Supreme Court rules Pa. State Senate, House maps constitutional (abc27.com)

Pa. Supreme Court rejects legal challenges to state’s new legislative maps · Spotlight PA

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Newly Drawn PA Maps – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps OK-ed by state Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Court upholds new maps for Pennsylvania General Assembly | WITF

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects challenges to newly drawn House and Senate maps – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PA Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan Plans For Juvenile Justice System Reform, Standardize Practices – LevittownNow.com

Business-Model Change to Liquor Store Sales Stalls in Pennsylvania. (vista.today)

Senate Democrats Discuss Housing Scarcity and Houselessness at Policy Hearing – NewsBreak

Dr. Meilin Young: Senate bill would protect Pa. from Legionnaires outbreaks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania lawmakers to introduce bill to end smoking in casinos (wgal.com)

Changes to PA’s Clean Indoor Air Act would end smoking in casinos (wtae.com)

Lawmakers to push for $500M trust fund to help fix Pennsylvania’s decaying bridges | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

Bill introduced to permanently allow to-go alcoholic drinks in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Republicans weigh haves and have nots with Act 77 (abc27.com)

Kayden’s Law included in VAWA, bolsters protection for women, children (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania Sen. Mario Scavello to retire; Monroe County Rep. Rosemary Brown to run for Senate – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Sen. Steve Santarsiero to host College Financial Planning event | The Bucks County Herald

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Deltacron, the latest COVID-19 variant, is on the rise (inquirer.com)

How to tell if you have long COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

How the COVID-19 pandemic has shrunk our worlds | WITF

Two week COVID-19 metric meets summertime level | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Allegheny County COVID-19 cases are at a lull, but ‘we may face more surges,’ health director cautions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Ask The Experts: What to do with the prevailing wage? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Opinion | True Work Flexibility Is About When, Not Just Where, You Work – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Federal Reserve Walks a Tightrope Between Inflation and Recession – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SBA sets up ‘fraud council’ to combat PPP fraud, GAO says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PREIT raises doubts about its ability to remain in business in the future – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Exton Square mall being sold to a developer (dailylocal.com)

Could higher gas prices have ripple effects for retailers, e-commerce leasing in industrial market? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Hundreds of jobs available at the Great Northeast Job Fair | Business | standardspeaker.com

Will Inflation Fix Itself? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Pa. attorney general meets with police chiefs, discusses shortages (abc27.com)

‘That’s a problem’: Pennsylvania seeing ‘historic shortage of police’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

PSP steps up DUI patrols ahead of St. Patrick’s Day (abc27.com)

In most of Pa., autopsy reports for those who die in jail are public. But not Philly & Alle. Co. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Education

HBCU bomb threats: Education Department offers grants to targeted schools : NPR

Early childhood education is life-changing. We need to support those who teach it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘We’re making noise about fair funding’: Vigil shows NASD’s resolve for education equity (mainlinemedianews.com)

Teen Takes: Schools must address student mental health after threats (theintell.com)

Merger of six Pa. universities approved, the biggest change in the system’s history – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Harrisburg Rep. Lewis to not seek re-election (abc27.com)

Why Stacey Abrams Is Rejecting Her Democratic Stardom – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Jason Richey and the Contract With Pennsylvania – PoliticsPA

Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker questions evolution : NPR

Mehmet Oz vows to renounce Turkish citizenship if elected US senator in Pennsylania | WITF

Philadelphia Democratic leaders say reason for endorsing Conor Lamb is simple: ‘He campaigned’ | WITF

GOP Family Feud: Conservative group targets Pa. House leader Saylor for gas tax, budget votes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Haddock running for state House seat in 118th | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Transportation

Pennsylvania bridge tolling: ‘Haphazard’ plan, foreign contractor draw ire of many | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Dauphin County commissioners join the list of opponents to I-83/South Bridge tolling proposal – pennlive.com

‘Pilot shortage’: SkyWest dropping air service for Johnstown, 28 other cities | News | tribdem.com

More people in region considering hybrid, electric vehicles as gas prices surge – Daily Local

PennDOT to work on I-78 and I-81 in Lebanon, Dauphin counties (ydr.com)

Planners to hold meeting looking for input on U.S. 522 corridor – pennlive.com

 

Health

Opioid settlement will send $1B to Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Redeemer Health gets $2M grant for its Montco hospital’s cancer program expansion – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania’s sudden move to recall marijuana vapes raised questions. Like were these products harmful all along? (inquirer.com)

Alzheimer’s patients divided over Aduhelm, or aducanumab (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Fitzpatrick, Houlahan Appear on Fox News to Promote Support for Ukraine – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. VA center targeted for closure – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Dr. Rachel Levine is named one of 12 ‘Women of the Year’ by USA Today | WITF

Pa.’s pandemic experiment in virtual courts yielded mixed results | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Russian airstrike hits Ukraine theater; hundreds are feared trapped (inquirer.com)

A deepfake video showing Volodymyr Zelenskyy surrendering worries experts : NPR

Zelenskyy reminds Congress of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in pleading for U.S. help for Ukraine – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Guest Opinion: Let’s stop helping an ambitious dictator’s economy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Putin’s brazen manipulation of language is a perfect example of Orwellian doublespeak | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Russia’s strike on Ukraine maternity hospital is part of a terrible wartime tradition | WITF

Customers are outraged at Netflix plans to crack down on password sharing : NPR

Families of Parkland shooting victims are awarded $127.5 million : NPR

Now is the spring of our discontent. Thank gas prices, the pandemic and Russia’s war | John Baer – pennlive.com

 

Local News

Upper Darby residents may be eligible for trash fee rebate – Delco Times

Lancaster County advocates to push for bail reform (abc27.com)

Road collapse limits traffic on Virginia Avenue in Lower Yoder Township | News | tribdem.com

‘He didn’t deserve this’: 19-year-old killed in Lancaster city gas station remembered as being kind, friendly | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Accessible Horsham Miracle Field planned for athletes with special needs (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Spring food drive in West Goshen to help those struggling with food insecurity – Daily Local

Mifflin House, an Underground Railroad stop, receives support from York County (ydr.com)

Allentown City Council to reconsider pro-union contractor law – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lansdale area fire companies donate gear to counterparts in Ukraine (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pittston eyed as new starting point for Lackawanna River Heritage Trail | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Berks receives $1.1 million federal loan to renovate commercial building (readingeagle.com)

Volunteers honored during state labor and industry secretary’s Olivet visit (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Allegheny County to rely more on wastewater surveillance to calculate spread of covid-19 | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh’s bike share rolling out new fleet, including e-bikes | TribLIVE.com

Bike Share Pittsburgh gets new bikes and a new system with a new name: POGOH | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hearings to be held on Pittsburgh City Council proposals to generate money for infrastructure fund | TribLIVE.com

Masks likely to remain at least another month for most in city schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Suspensions prompt some Port Authority workers to get vaccinated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council wants to hear from public on big nonprofits’ bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia historic sites to donate Saturday proceeds to help children in Ukraine | WITF

Ponies in Fairmount Park: Philly’s first polo tournament coming in the fall | Local News | phillytrib.com

PPD say carjacking numbers decreasing recently | Local News | phillytrib.com

Hundreds of Philly-area bridges are slowly deteriorating. Should travelers be worried? (inquirer.com)

The Philadelphia Parking Authority sank millions into a new towing headquarters. Now it’s vacant. (inquirer.com)

In third gaffe of the pandemic, Philly health department says its own mistake led to inflated kids’ COVID vaccine rate. (inquirer.com)

How physicians can help keep the lights on for Philadelphia’s poorest families | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Don’t pick a superintendent until Philly gets a new mayor | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

The Fed raises interest rates for the first time since 2018 : NPR

Fed begins inflation fight with key rate hike, more to come | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette