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A new report on PA’s Black population revealed positive socioeconomic trends. Now the work begins at a local level. | WITF

State of Black Pennsylvania report shows positive trends | State & Region |

Pennsylvania senator wants AEDs in all schools (

Pennsylvania AED laws: New legislation would require schools to have the lifesaving devices | PhillyVoice

Pennsylvania state senator proposes AEDs in all state schools (

Two Bills Address AEDs In PA Schools | WDAC

Pennsylvania State Senator introduces bills addressing sudden cardiac arrest in schools (

Shapiro plan tackles Pa. teacher shortage | Local News |

Pa. Game Commission, not lawmakers, should set firearms deer season opening date | Turkeys & Trophies –

Two bills seek to reverse deer season changes | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Pennsylvania Lawmakers and Governor Shapiro Contemplate Adult-Use Legalization Proposals – Cannabis Industry (

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

Pennsylvania Senator Moves to Change Deer Season Opener Back to Monday | Outdoor Sports, Hunting and DIY Crafts |

State Senators issue joint statement in response to Crozer Health Layoffs – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania lawmakers propose ID, background check requirement for ammunition (

Encourage Pittman to open door to bipartisanship in Senate | Letters To Editor |

Malvern Public Library Awarded Funding for Facility Improvements – MyChesCo

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

Local state legislators announce millions in state grants | Times Leader

Berks Community Health Center gets $500,000 state grant (

Phoenixville awarded $1.3 million in state grants – The Mercury (

Miracle Field of Horsham Getting $1M Grant For Construction | Hatboro, PA Patch

Lower Gwynedd awarded $933K in grants for bridge, bus shelter projects (

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

Berks Community Health Center receives $500K Health Equity grant (

Berks Community Health Center gets $500,000 state grant (

$500,000 for Oxford, East Fallowfield, and Easttown Transportation Projects – MyChesCo

5 Berks transportation projects getting $2 million boost from state grants (

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

Nearly $4.4 Million in State Funding Announced to Strengthen Chester County – MyChesCo

Parcel Will Be Preserved As Delaware Canal Connection | Yardley, PA Patch

GRCA Receives Grant for Franklin Street, Reading Passenger Rail Station Planning – BCTV

GRCA receives grant funding for Franklin Street and rail station project | Berks Regional News |

More Than $2,000,000 in State Funds Announced for Projects in Bristol Borough and Bristol Township – MyChesCo

Senator Hughes Announces Nearly $5 Million in Grants for Philadelphia, Montgomery County Projects – MyChesCo

Senator Kane Announces Over $7.3 Million in Funding for Projects in Chester and Delaware Counties – MyChesCo

Hellertown, Lower Saucon, Coopersburg Awarded Grants – Saucon Source

Southern Chester County Infrastructure Initiatives Funded by State – MyChesCo

Solebury Awarded $464K To Complete Long-Awaited Gateway Project | New Hope, PA Patch

A guide to the gatekeepers: Here’s who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg – City & State Pennsylvania (

Senator Kearney and Rep. O’Mara to Host Apprenticeship & Trades Fair March 25 in Morton – MyChesCo

Editorial: Davis’ clumsy handling of clemency firings raises questions, but Shapiro’s move to strengthen the process is encouraging | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Why car prices are still so high — and why they are unlikely to fall anytime soon | WITF

Silicon Valley Bank collapse concerns founders of color | Business |

New York Community Bank to buy failed Signature Bank : NPR

UBS buys Credit Suisse in deal brokered by Swiss government. : NPR

Banking giant UBS to buy Credit Suisse for $3.2 billion to rein in market-shaking turmoil in global banking (

Job postings nearly doubled in Buck County since the start of pandemic (

Why car prices are still so high — and likely won’t fall anytime soon : NPR

Philly’s onerous tax system is a job killer. Here’s what the mayoral candidates say they’ll do about it. | Editorial (

Tenant expected at massive Schuylkill County facility by fall; will it be Amazon? | News |

Route 61 Logistics Center, a 652,080-square-foot warehouse, expected to be completed by end of March (

Sheetz drops prices on premium, mid-grade and ethanol-free gas to match regular unleaded –



Local PA fixes to prevent trapping mentally ill in jail · Spotlight PA

Slow change after fatal Pa. police shooting · Spotlight PA

In the era of legal marijuana, the kids are alright | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Serial straw gun purchaser found guilty in Bucks | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks County focuses on drug diversion, access after OD death at jail (

Focused deterrence policing was being used in Philly a decade ago. Why did we wait so long before trying it again? | Opinion (



Pa. budget: Where will $7.8 billion in school funding go? (

Pa. education advocates criticize Gov. Shapiro’s budget, which flatlines ‘Level Up’ funding for poor school districts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Central Bucks spends $250k to defuse anti-LGBTQ criticism – WHYY

Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage has an ‘uglier’ problem: Lack of teacher diversity | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

More Black men are needed in the classroom, diversity advocates say | News |

Philly high school students now have access to Kooth, an online mental-health platform (

Berks police recruiting challenges (




Lawsuit: Florida went too far with training school librarians | WUSF Public Media

Ron DeSantis talks tough to Disney, but is a Putin appeaser | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

As an indictment looms, Trump recklessly stokes the flames of discord, and the GOP shrugs | Editorial (

Republicans taking over stuff run by Black people because GOP hates democracy | Opinion (


U.S. House committee to probe Luzerne County ballot paper shortage | Times Leader


Philadelphia City Council election: Convicted former State Rep. J.P. Miranda drops out (

Mayoral candidate Helen Gym makes case for more city services | Local News |

Philly mayor’s race: How taxpayer money helped Jeff Brown open grocery stores (

Rep. Howard enters crowded field for Chester County Court judge – Daily Local

Allegheny County Exec Candidate Fawcett Calls Out Weinstein For “Abusing Public Trust” (

Birdsboro business owner seeks to put criminal justice degree to good use (



Pa. officials say turf recycler is violating environmental laws (



SEPTA halts King of Prussia rail project due to rising costs, underfunded budget – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate | WITF

Work continues at Coatesville Train Station (

SEPTA paying $450,000 to an exec who left in 2021 (


Gun Safety

School shootings prompt architects to redesign for safety. : NPR

‘My country is in trouble’: Central Pa. volunteers fighting targeted violence share their stories – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gun violence affects life in Philly. Here’s how residents say to solve the crisis. (



The U.S. remains a grim leader in preterm births. Why? And can we fix it? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How to shop for new insurance if you lose Medicaid coverage | Health |

Jefferson CEO Dr. Joseph Cacchione wants to change health system’s staffing model – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Colon cancer is rising in younger adults. Know the signs and protect yourself : Shots – Health News : NPR

California enters a contract to make its own affordable insulin : NPR

For young people on Medicare, a hysterectomy sometimes is more affordable than birth control (

Higher cancer rates found in military pilots, ground crews | Washington |

In Pa., nurse practitioners must work under doctors. But is it what patients want? –


State News

Report: Record reserves are giving states a budgetary buffer | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. LGBTQ leaders create statewide advocacy organization – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why your utility bill has gone up and what you can do about it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Weak guardianship laws undermine personhood, experts warn | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Rep. Fitzpatrick introduces bill to make St. Patrick’s Day a federal holiday | ABC27

Pennsylvania autism services face continued headwinds from staff shortages (

Popular Pa. lake closed weeks before trout season opens –


National News

Former Pres. Trump says he’ll be arrested tomorrow in a New York-based hush money case – CBS Pittsburgh (

DA leading Trump case says rhetoric won’t intimidate office | News |

Live Updates: Xi Arrives in Russia for Putin Meeting Amid Ukraine War – The New York Times (

Xcel: Radioactive water leaked in November at Monticello nuclear plant | MPR News

A nuclear plant leaked contaminated water in Minnesota. Here’s what we know : NPR

Ford recalls 1.5 million vehicles for brake hose and windshield wiper issues : NPR

Miami Beach sets spring break curfew after shootings : NPR

Some Gerber infant formulas recalled over bacteria concerns | ABC27

South Korea’s fertility rate, the lowest in the world, holds lessons for us all : NPR

Emmanuel Macron’s leadership in France at risk amid tensions over pension plan : NPR

Digital literacy: Can the republic ‘survive an algorithm’? |


Local News

Report: Chester County leads state in veteran benefit payouts – Daily Local

‘Johnstown is having a moment’: $24.4 million federal grant will kick-start city revival, officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks County bridge is dedicated to Levittown Marine killed in Vietnam (

Hundreds of local Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day – Daily Local

Luzerne County Council cancels Tuesday special meeting over ‘pushback’ | |

Operations continue to bring wild plants back to Palmerton Superfund site (



Pittsburgh’s Strip District attracts ‘melting pot’ of new residents |



Lights out for Philly’s famous Boathouse Row, for now | WITF

Philly and developer are on brink of a deal on future of UC Townhomes (

Philly’s community gardens say this city policy puts them at risk (

How to testify in the Philadelphia Water Department water rate increase hearing (

One Philly mother’s struggle to find affordable housing or help as she faces eviction (

‘I will always love you’: Eagles legend shares heartfelt message after losing wife to cancer –



Limits on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland gain support in Congress, despite skepticism – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bidens to host ‘Ted Lasso’ cast to promote mental health –