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Access and equity are top priorities for Women’s Health Caucus in 2023-24 session – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. state senators urge Biden to restart Keystone XL pipeline project | News |

Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania subpoenas Norfolk Southern CEO over Ohio train derailment | Pennsylvania |

A Pa. Senate committee subpoenaed Norfolk Southern in its East Palestine derailment probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate Republicans talk up education, economy as priorities in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Senate Republicans announce budget priorities (

State senators announce bill to crack down on distracted driving – CBS Pittsburgh (

PA House passes rules after two-month impasse · Spotlight PA

PA lawmaker Zabel accused of sexual harassment · Spotlight PA

Yeadon State Rep Joanna McClinton Takes House Speaker Spot (

Former Pa. House Speaker Rozzi speaks on two month tenure (

Pennsylvania lawmakers to propose assisted suicide bill for terminally ill patients (

Lehigh Valley Rep. Mike Schlossberg elected to Democratic leadership role (

Shapiro’s first budget to include call for more money for neighborhood, community revitalization | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ahead of Shapiro’s budget, poll stresses funding for early child care | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Childcare workers in Pennsylvania don’t make a living wage, new survey shows (

Thousands waiting for nursing home care in Pa. because of worker shortage, report says –

‘They don’t have enough staff’: Central Pa. nursing home endangered residents, state says –

People are working, but there are too many jobs (

Pennsylvania minimum wage must rise to deliver economic justice (

Shaw resigns from West Chester school board – Daily Local

PECO program assists small business customers with past due gas bills (

QVC, Chester County’s third largest employer, cutting 400 jobs (

Four-day workweeks are gaining fans but big obstacles remain – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Ambush killing in Pa. city linked to rival street gangs in Philadelphia –

Editorial: County should rethink juvenile justice | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania schools want a funding plan, down payment after court win | WITF

SDL board split on superintendent choice ahead of March 7 vote | Local News |

Penn State plans to drop fraternity, sorority oversight · Spotlight PA State College

Midstate educators consider AP African American Studies (

A Supreme Court student loan ruling could have ‘ripple effects’ on 80,000 people in the Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Temple faculty union to discuss taking no-confidence vote in president Wingard and two top administrators (

Students switch to virtual learning as asbestos closes Building 21, a Philly high school (

Edward J. Stemmler, dean emeritus of Penn school of medicine, chief administrator, professor, and veteran, has died at 93 (

Scranton School Board denies donation of student buses, tickets, pizza for West championship game | Education |

District offers high-schoolers mental health support | Local News |




Anti-abortion allies change tactics after post-Roe defeats | WITF

Paul Vallas is in the Chicago mayoral runoff. He was previously chief of Philadelphia schools (


Pa.’s 2024 election certification will hinge on the winners of the 2023 county commissioner races (

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to speak at Pa. conservative conference –


Lancaster residents want more representation for southeast in city government, Democratic party | Local News |

Lancaster County judge plans to run in GOP primary after losing endorsement | Local News |

Trump supporters avoid extra jail time for bringing guns near 2020 Philly vote count (

Democrats want to maintain control of Bucks County, but they’re fighting over the coroner’s office (



Bucks County to see more hurricanes, storms and tornadoes, report says (

Climate change increasing conflict between humans and wildlife globally. : NPR



Delta Air Lines pilots approve contract to raise pay by more than 30% : NPR

How Midstate first responders can better prepare for train derailments (

High levels of chemicals could pose long-term risks at Ohio train derailment site, researchers say (

Ohio senators introduce bipartisan rail safety bill after fiery crash | Chattanooga Times Free Press


Gun Safety

Michigan State University is enhancing safety protocols after campus shooting : NPR

City releases gun violence program study results | Local News |

North Philly gun violence activists ask for $100M and vow to work together | Local News |



Medicaid clawbacks collect $700M a year from poor and middle-class Americans : Shots – Health News : NPR

Professionals working to address ‘crisis in children’s mental health’ – CBS Pittsburgh (


State News

Bipartisan train safety legislation introduced in Congress | National |

Casey, Fetterman introduce bipartisan bill to prevent future trail derailment disasters (

Bipartisan train safety legislation introduced in Congress | National |

Pa. lawmakers introduce rail regulation bills in wake of Ohio train derailment |

Q&A with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick – City & State Pennsylvania (

Unsealed court records show Scott Perry’s fight to keep his phone messages from the justice department  | WITF

Changes approved for raising Pennsylvania fishing license rates (

Invasive lanternflies found in pennsylvania. How to kill lanternflies (

50-year-old testimony reveals what Pa. was like before Roe v. Wade (

Pennsylvania wins federal case against Delaware over $20M property dispute | Pennsylvania |

Supreme divide: State’s high court can’t decide on legality of so-called newcomers tax appeals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reflections, and regrets, 20 years after I opened the Department of Homeland Security (

Big bucks for much-needed new truck | Times Leader

Judge rules electronic skill game machines are legal | News |

UGI adds ‘weather normalization adjustment’ charge to bills | Business |


National News

Nissan recalls more than 700,000 SUVs that can shut off while driving. (

Drugmaker Eli Lilly announces dramatic cut in insulin prices – Mainline Media News

TikTok sets new default time limits for minors – Daily Local

Tesla’s new master plan is not a new car, just thoughts about Earth : NPR

Alex Murdaugh jury will weigh these 8 revelations from the trial : NPR

Microsoft’s new AI chatbot has been saying some ‘crazy and unhinged things’ : NPR

U.S. Intelligence: foreign rivals didn’t cause Havana Syndrome : NPR

China builds more new coal plants than rest of the world : NPR

Before it was a full month, there was Women’s History Week : NPR


Local News

Chester County kicks in $4.2 million for Crebilly Farm preservation – Daily Local

Erie County tourism surpasses pre-COVID levels, VisitErie report says (

Gannon University water testing center to receive COVID recovery funds (

Lancaster County commissioners approve call for designers in new prison project | Local News |

Here are four takeaways from the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce State of the County 2023 | Local Business |

New Falls Road in Levittown gets sidewalks after mom’s long fight (

Lackawanna County officials promise tighter scrutiny amid contract snafus | News |

Projects prompt concerns in Hazleton | News |

As more Pennsylvania veterans turn to farming, help is available (

How Pa. Gov. Shapiro is (so far) showing Harrisburg some love | John Baer –

Major work done on Upper Makefield pipeline restoration project | The Bucks County Herald

New Hope again tables action promoting structural conformity | The Bucks County Herald



Work set to resume on Mt. Lebanon light-rail tunnel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Franco Harris statue moved at Pittsburgh International Airport (

Heinz History Center’s senior curator talks about pioneering Pittsburgh women – CBS Pittsburgh (

‘I’m just sick of it’: McKeesport endures another bloody day as 2 shootings leave 3 dead and 1 wounded | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Here’s what’s in Mayor Jim Kenney’s final budget proposal (

Philly City Council advances public safety director plan over Kenney administration’s objection (

Bankroll, the $25 million Philly sports bar, opens this week (

Ex-Philly Councilmember Bobby Henon sentenced to 3 1/2 years in bribery case tied to labor leader John Dougherty (

Former Philly councilmember Bobby Henon sentenced to 3.5 years in bribery case | Local News |

SEPTA to spend $17M on electric fuel cell buses | Local News |

A senior-specific PHA high-rise gives spectacular Philly views and a chance to age in place | Local News |

New Philly housing report shows downtown is heading in a ‘very positive’ direction | Local News |



U.S. House Ag panel hears industry complaints on regulations, scant crop insurance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

China buying farmland in the U.S. is one focus of House competition hearing : NPR

Biden administration unveils cyber strategy that takes more aggressive regulatory approach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Norfolk Southern CEO to testify in Congress about Ohio derailment | WITF