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 | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania senator wants AEDs in all schools (wgal.com)

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

Pennsylvania state senator proposes AEDs in all state schools (wtae.com)

Two Bills Address AEDs In PA Schools | WDAC

Pennsylvania State Senator introduces bills addressing sudden cardiac arrest in schools (abc27.com)

Shapiro plan tackles Pa. teacher shortage | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

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 (duanemorris.com)

Plan would refund 50% of road tolls for Pennsylvanians – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania lawmakers propose ID, background check requirement for ammunition (abc27.com)

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

Malvern Public Library Awarded Funding for Facility Improvements – MyChesCo

Millions in state grants awarded to Luzerne County communities | State | tiogapublishing.com

Local state legislators announce millions in state grants | Times Leader

Berks Community Health Center gets $500,000 state grant (yahoo.com)

Phoenixville awarded $1.3 million in state grants – The Mercury (pottsmerc.com)

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

Lower Gwynedd awarded $933K in grants for bridge, bus shelter projects (thereporteronline.com)

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

Berks Community Health Center receives $500K Health Equity grant (berksweekly.com)

Berks Community Health Center gets $500,000 state grant (yahoo.com)

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

5 Berks transportation projects getting $2 million boost from state grants (yahoo.com)

$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 | wfmz.com

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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 (inquirer.com)

Job postings nearly doubled in Buck County since the start of pandemic (phillyburbs.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

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



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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Bucks County focuses on drug diversion, access after OD death at jail (phillyburbs.com)

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



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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Berks police recruiting challenges (readingeagle.com)




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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Republicans taking over stuff run by Black people because GOP hates democracy | Opinion (inquirer.com)


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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

Allegheny County Exec Candidate Fawcett Calls Out Weinstein For “Abusing Public Trust” (politicspa.com)

Birdsboro business owner seeks to put criminal justice degree to good use (readingeagle.com)



Pa. officials say turf recycler is violating environmental laws (phillyburbs.com)



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

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

Work continues at Coatesville Train Station (dailylocal.com)

SEPTA paying $450,000 to an exec who left in 2021 (inquirer.com)


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 (penncapital-star.com)

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



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

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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


State News

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

Pa. LGBTQ leaders create statewide advocacy organization – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Weak guardianship laws undermine personhood, experts warn | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pennsylvania autism services face continued headwinds from staff shortages (inquirer.com)

Popular Pa. lake closed weeks before trout season opens – pennlive.com


National News

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

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

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

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’? | TribLIVE.com


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 (phillyburbs.com)

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

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

Operations continue to bring wild plants back to Palmerton Superfund site (mcall.com)



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



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 (inquirer.com)

Philly’s community gardens say this city policy puts them at risk (inquirer.com)

How to testify in the Philadelphia Water Department water rate increase hearing (inquirer.com)

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

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



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

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