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Sen. Maria Collett Named Co-Chair Of PA Rare Disease Caucus | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

State lawmakers, officials discuss measures to show support for Ukraine | Pennsylvania News |

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Move to Divest Holdings in Russian Assets – NBC10 Philadelphia (

PA Republicans call for pipeline expansions following invasion of Ukraine | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania Senate committee spars over importance of city revitalization zones | Pennsylvania |

PA talks more funding to expedite gun background checks | Pennsylvania |

YAW: Are We Nuts? American Energy is Key to Undermining Putin’s War – DV Journal (

What does the Jan. 6 committee hope to learn from Sen. Doug Mastriano? | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Legalizing weed in Pennsylvania faces complicated demands (

Pennsylvania Supreme Court redistricting decision puts it in political spotlight (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID cases, deaths continue to fall globally, WHO reports – The Morning Call (

Central Pa. man suffers pain of ‘long COVID,’ grief over death of unvaccinated brother –

Changing pandemic safety guidelines cause Philadelphians to live by their own rules (



Green jobs could grow in Pa. | Smart Talk (

‘It’s all about creating jobs’: Urban League, feds partner to boost minority-owned businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ford, GM among automakers suspending business in Russia (

ExxonMobil’s Russia projects are off as the energy giant joins a business exodus : NPR

Apple pauses sales in Russia and stops all exports : NPR

Oil prices surge past $100 a barrel as war in Ukraine rages (



Paul Davis: Is there a war on cops? (

Fired Yeadon police chief to file civil suit against borough council (



Inside the four bids to host PIAA State Championships (

Resident Files Petition to Recall Great Valley School Board Members – DV Journal (

For now, no more masks in West Chester schools – Daily Local

Inequity also found on the path to college (

Schuylkill Valley schools: Board still taking criticism over COVID policies (

East Stroudsburg University wants to go to flat-rate tuition – The Morning Call (

A third Pa. state-owned university wants to lower prices by returning to flat-rate tuition for full-time students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Activism grows in parts of Pennsylvania and nationwide in response to school book bans | WITF



Pennsylvania mail-in voting law stays in place for now, justices rule | WITF

Biden’s SOTU Speech Offers Little Aid to PA Dems as Midterms Approach – DV Journal (

What Biden SOTU address and Russian-Ukraine war mean to Pa. elections (

How Pa. pols reacted to President Joe Biden’s debut State of the Union speech – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Sen. Toomey Endorses Lt. Gov. Candidate Jeff Coleman – DV Journal (

Lancaster GOP declines to endorse someone to replace Rep. Dave Hickernell | PA Power and Policy |

Political newcomer sets his sights on congressional seat (

PA 4th Legislative District: Four Republicans vying for Sonney’s seat (

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller ends his run for his reelection in competitive Republican primary | WITF

Conor Lamb needs to take down John Fetterman with little money in Pa. Senate race (

2022 is ‘poised to become the year of the most anti-LGBTQ legislation’ in the United States | Opinion (



Bucks County files lawsuit against 3M, other PFAS manufacturers (

Wildfires and water scarcity: How U.S. kids will have to adapt to a changing climate | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



EMTA awarded $2.25 million from bipartisan infrastructure bill (



The ACLU sues to block Texas from investigating parents of trans youth : NPR

Commonwealth expands access to health care through new qualifying event for low-income Pennsylvanians | The Bucks County Herald


State News

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans: New infrastructure law is once-in-lifetime opportunity if we do it well – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Fitzpatrick: U.S. needs to cut Russian imports, help Ukrainians more (

Scott Perry on Ukraine: More needed from POTUS to thwart red menace (

Sen. Pat Toomey, Ukrainian official push for sanctions on Russian oil and gas, other banks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$20 million in federal funds for rural broadband in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Pa treasurer divesting $2.9 million of state investments from Russian companies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Where people in Pennsylvania are moving to most (

Pennsylvania school pension board to discuss Russian assets | WITF

Worried about lanternflies coming this spring? Pa. spells out ways to prevent them –

Twitter suspends U.S. Senate candidate whose tweet targeted Penn’s Lia Thomas (


National News

U.N. set to vote on condemning Russia : NPR

In Putin’s Ukraine war, some experts worry about possible nuclear escalation : NPR

Tech’s crackdown on Russian propaganda is a geopolitical high-wire act : NPR

Some Takeaways From Texas’s 2022 Primary Elections – The New York Times (

The MLB’s season start is canceled as players and owners fail to reach a deal : NPR

Yellowstone turns 150. Here’s a peek into the national park’s history : NPR

This is the changing face of American gun ownership | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Carnival spirit takes over New Orleans as Mardi Gras returns from COVID-19 hiatus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

CNS Cleaning Services on ‘No Retreat: Business Bootcamp’: Bucks County company kicks off CNBC show – Philadelphia Business Journal (

During a heated session, Reading City Council discusses a return to in-person meetings (

Lehigh Valley Developer Lou Pektor accused of defaulting on loans, not disclosing liens – The Morning Call (

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk won’t support contractor law without changes – The Morning Call (

People with mental illness to lose home over Norristown land deal | WITF

Up-close look at local government brings awe, appreciation | Centre Daily Times

As stores ban Russian vodka, Nanticoke distillery pledges funds for pro-Ukrainian cause | News |

Luzerne Foundation announces ‘Closing Cases’ cold-case fund | Crime-emergencies |

Lackawanna County Prison warden blasts Domenick over her Facebook post | News |

Scranton neighborhood groups raise concerns over proposed zoning ordinance | News |



Extraordinary exhibit pays tribute to Pittsburgh street artist Danny Devine | Visual Art | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Drusky helps form national collective to bring more concerts to Pittsburgh | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh moves forward with rental property inspection program | WITF

Pgh. advocates call on Scaife-linked foundation to stop funding anti-immigrant groups – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

President Biden gives nod to Western Pa. steelworker to promote his jobs plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A bridge forward: Pittsburgh officials to better examine, shed light on city’s infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County 911 dispatchers authorize strike for day of St. Patrick’s Day parade | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh adopts measures intended to strengthen focus on city’s infrastructure |

Pittsburgh woman takes first place on ‘Jeopardy!’ |



SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman visits minority-owned businesses in Philly to end Black History Month | Al Día News (

Philly’s own metrics create confusion over fate of indoor mask mandate (

Philly Debate Over Utility Hook-Ups May Hurt Struggling Hospitality Industry, Housing Market – DV Journal (

Phillies opening day canceled over MLB labor dispute – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Alarms raised after hundreds of trees removed from city-owned Cobbs Creek Golf Course | Local News |

Washington Avenue in South Philly will vary between 3 and 5 lanes (

Philly quietly added surprise fees and ‘burdensome’ rules for restaurant streeteries (

Philadelphia COVID-19 alert tiers make it hard to lift mask mandate (



GOP senators push back hard on Trump’s praise of Putin (

Biden to discuss Putin, economy in his 1st State of the Union (

5 takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address : NPR

Five things Biden didn’t talk about in State of the Union (

Analysis: Biden seeks ‘reset’ on pandemic and his presidency – Delco Times

State of the Union: Biden vows to halt Russia, hit inflation – Daily Local

GOP response: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds holds Hawkeye State up as ‘an alternative’ to Dem policies – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden admin to implement nursing home reforms (

Jackson off to swift start on Supreme Court confirmation | News |

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson heading to Capitol Hill for meetings (