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State Sen. Costa holds City Hall on Pittsburgh tax exemption – Pennsylvania News (

Sen. Art Haywood and Sen. Judy Schwank discuss State of Black PA Report in community roundtable (

AED in schools and CPR training to prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest would be required under proposed bills (

Plan would refund 50% of road tolls for Pennsylvanians – CBS Pittsburgh (

Shapiro plan tackles Pa. teacher shortage | Local News |

Shapiro visits police academy, touts incentive to help fill 1,200 open spots | News |

Senate Dems host hearing on engaging youth to prevent gun violence (

State lawmakers host hearing in Berks on preventing youth violence (

Veterans, advocates discuss military suicides with state Senate panel | News |

Crozer Health to eliminate 215 positions amid restructuring – 6abc Philadelphia

Crozer Health lays off 215 people as part of ‘restructuring plan’- WHYY

State Senators Introduce Bill to Modernize Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania joins several other states in pushing for universal free breakfasts for kids – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. lawmakers seek to issue child DNA identification kits through schools – The Morning Call (

Sunshine Week: Tips to win a Pa. open records fight · Spotlight PA

Saturday hunting opener was a ‘big picture’ mistake | Letters To Editor |

Schwank Announces $4.62 Million in Grant Funding for 11th Precinct Projects | Berk’s Regional News – Pennsylvania News (

Area legislators announce more than $4M in state grants (

Three Pennsylvania airports receive $39 million for upgrades | Pennsylvania |

Millions of dollars in state grants awarded in 2 Delaware County House districts (

More than $14M in state grants to fund community projects in Lackawanna County | News |

Grants awarded to communities in 45th District – The Mon Valley Independent

$1.19M Grant To Fund Improvement Projects In Doylestown And Solebury | Doylestown, PA Patch

Reading City Council approves $300,000 grant for restoration of former Elks Club (

Berks lawmakers announce millions in grant funding to support local projects | Berks Regional News |

Millions in state grants awarded to Luzerne County communities | News |

Park upgrades, new equipment on list of Commonwealth Financing Authority grants | News |

Inflation drag may undermine Shapiro’s budget savings | Pennsylvania |

House Speaker Joanna McClinton has ‘the weight of the world’ on her shoulders. We chat about her first weeks on the job. | Opinion (

House ethics panel prepares to take complaints as lawmaker accused of harassment officially resigns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s how to end the stalemate over the civil justice window for abuse survivors | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Volunteer firefighters deserve an income tax credit too. This is why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Unemployment rates remain mostly steady across the region – Daily Local

Audacy will need to cut costs ‘into the bone’ to survive, analyst says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Meet the spinout guru behind Penn’s $1B tech transfer business – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Silicon Valley Bank fallout spells additional trouble for commercial real estate industry – Philadelphia Business Journal (

11 banks sweep in with a $30 billion rescue of First Republic Bank : NPR

In wake of bank failures, Lancaster County-based banks reassure customers they are solid | Local Business |

Pittsburgh area’s jobless rate holds at 4% in January | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Court OKs Bayada taking PTO from underproductive employees (



New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market – The New York Times (



State College Police killed Osaze Osagie four years ago. Here’s what has and hasn’t happened since. | WITF

Pennsylvania prisons’ union pushes for increased staffing, as incidents go up | WITF



Penn State president says cuts will be deeper than anticipated as leaders finalize layoff plans | WITF

Penn State braces for budget cuts, layoffs amid deficit · Spotlight PA

New York Times Takes Deep Dive Into Penn’s Amy Wax Problem (

Tony Fels: Compromise is possible in Central Bucks Pride flag conflict (

Allentown’s new superintendent Carol Birks lays out district plans, calls in community, staff (

Lebanon County school district won’t allow Addams Family on stage, saying it promotes bad values | WITF

Philadelphia School District parents and community groups want to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the district against the city (

CBSD school board made people wait outside during presentation. (

Racial slurs unnerve Black students, families in Dauphin County school district –




Michigan works to pass LGBTQ protections, repeal abortion, right-to-work : NPR

Georgia House passes partial ban on transgender health care for minors – WABE

Biden’s right turns on oil, crime, border ‘a slap’ to young voters. Will he pay in ‘24? (


Bucks Investor Opens New Sports Bar, Vows to Improve PA GOP – DV Journal (

AARP poll reveals concerns of voters over 50 | Local News |

Pennsylvania Republican Party suburban strategy (

Rep Brian Fitzpatrick PA protecting democracy (


Hoping to Improve Education for All Kids, Aarti Martino Runs for Central Bucks School Board – DV Journal (

Mayoral candidate Derek Green calls for Ethics Board transparency | Mayorsrace |

Philadelphia mayor race: Jeff Brown rivals slam him over ethics probe (

Philly mayoral candidate John Wood was registered to vote in Chester County less than a year ago. (

Philadelphia mayor race: Stop-and-frisk part of Cherelle Parker’s crime plan (

Aston Township commissioners vote to not host voting drop box, citing unsafe conditions at the site (



KUOW – Pizza-sized predators to get federal protection



Green or Weathering Steel? PennDOT wants you to pick the new Commercial Street Bridge color – CBS Pittsburgh (

U.S. Senate Leader Schumer calls for safety audit into all major railroads after Ohio derailment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

BNSF trains derail in Washington and Arizona with no injuries reported : NPR

East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’ – City & State Pennsylvania (

In East Palestine, Norfolk Southern CEO pledges again to help reeling residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Norfolk Southern CEO: ‘I understand my responsibility’ in Ohio derailment cleanup |

SEPTA expands employer-provided transit pass program, Key Advantage (

SEPTA unwisely pushes for suburban investment while improvement plans in the city languish | Editorial (


Gun Safety

A Reading mother tells a panel she has seen the outcome of violence from both sides (



Temple Health CEO Michael Young focused on expansion plans amid ‘really challenging’ conditions – Philadelphia Business Journal (

CHOP CEO Madeline Bell ‘exploring lots of different opportunities’ for expansion – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Franklin County organization aims to end veteran suicide (

As the number of Pennsylvanians with Alzheimer’s grows, so will the burden on caregivers | WITF

Match Day: emergency medicine residency spots empty as unmatched students, programs scramble through SOAP (

Overdose deaths dropped significantly in Westmoreland in 2022 |

Excela-Butler combined health system lays off 13 managers |


State News

Pa. says it will extend popular program for job-seekers | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. delegation pushes to end opioid treatment co-pays, saying many people thwarted by cost –

Arkoosh warns of potential SNAP scam for Pa. residents – Daily Local

Meet the 2023 Central PA Spelling Bee Spellers! | WITF

Pa. among top states for white supremacist propaganda in 2022 | State & Region |

Penn State roars into second round of NCAA tournament with win against Texas A&M | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Maddy Siegrist, Villanova women’s basketball’s top scorer, lives a life of faith and fierce competition (

Pitt students gear up for March Madness game against Iowa State with cautious optimism |


National News

‘Back to one meal a day’: SNAP benefits drop as food prices climb : NPR

A Very Wet Winter Has Eased California’s Drought, but Water Woes Remain – The New York Times (

South Carolina state comptroller faces ouster over $3.5B accounting error : NPR

Xi Jinping to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week : NPR

New Zealand lawmakers banned from TikTok amid data use fears : NPR

From hospitals to the classroom: St. Louis teen receives $2 million in scholarships, 70+ colleges offers | Across America |

The Russian attack on a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone underlines why we must help Ukraine win | Opinion (

Protests erupt in France over Macron’s push to raise retirement age –


Local News

Maxatawny Twp. tables warehouse discussion amid packed room | Berks Regional News |

Northampton, Lehigh county executives disagree over LVPC move | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Reading fireworks cut short after causing brush fires near Pagoda | Berks Regional News |

Harrisburg pays off multi-million dollar bond insurance debt | WITF

Harrisburg burns mortgage on incinerator debt ahead of schedule –

Bucks taking on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County launches task force to tackle homelessness (

Radnor to apply for half-million dollar grant to improve West Wayne Preserve – Mainline Media News

Camelbeach season passes on sale for June 16 opening in Poconos (

Shared or designated bike lane on Greengarden? City taking comments. (

What you should know about the city of Erie’s new stormwater fee (

Lititz Moravian church officials want time before responding to park Pride fest vote | Local News |

County council to hold special meeting on Rescue Plan grant approvals next week | News |

Tomato Festival gets big pink boost | Times Leader

Scranton accepting applications for federal block grants | News |

Truck traffic, location tops concerns for transfer station proposed in Hazleton | News |

Lack of Reading food safety inspections on Pa. website due to staff shortage, city says (



Mayor: Let’s ‘dramatically expedite’ fixing the Charles Anderson Bridge – Pittsburgh Union Progress

County retirement board tables ethics reform motion – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Allegheny County levees $307K in fines on U.S. Steel for Clairton air pollution violations | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Advocates tout air monitoring investments as vital step in region’s greener future | Pittsburgh City Paper (

W.Pa pols tout federal investment in pollution monitoring – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium unveils latest addition: a baby gorilla | WITF

A secret offer Bethany Hallam made to get John Weinstein back on the Alcosan board raised legal concerns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Game time: Pitt to seek city approval for $240 million athletic complex | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Washington County town was rocked by a house explosion. Years later, residents are waiting for closure. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PNC employees will get free parking — if they return to their Downtown Pittsburgh offices | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Police are again patrolling Downtown Pittsburgh a week after leaving | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt, Duquesne involved in talks to play football game at Acrisure Stadium |

Tree of Life healing group to extend operations |



Philadelphia targeted by Freddie Mac to increase Black, Latino homeownership – Philadelphia Business Journal (

More than 100 years after opening, Philly’s Kingsessing Library is getting a $7 million makeover | Local News |

Boathouse Row going dark for eight months for lighting system overhaul | Local News |

High rise residents protest bill to add sprinklers to old Philly buildings (

Major Chinatown business and community group announces its opposition to planned Sixers arena (

What does Philly’s City Council do? Here’s their job duties, salary, term length and more. (

Philadelphia small business grant: Quality Job Program provides $5,000 for each new full-time hire (



The government has a new plan to fix child care. It involves semiconductors : NPR

GOP congressmen: Halt offshore wind, probe whale deaths (

American Innovation and Choice Online Act is deceptive (

Biden hosting Irish prime minister on St. Patrick’s Day | News |

As cleanup costs mount, Pentagon to stop use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (