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Senator Nikil Saval, Lehigh Valley Stands Up, and Advocates Raise Alarm on State of Housing, Call for Whole-Home Repairs with Week of Action | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Homeowners could get up to $50,000 to make repairs under proposed bill |

Rally in Lancaster raises awareness of Home Repairs Act (

Dems, Republicans team up for bipartisan home improvement bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senate bill would help Pennsylvanians pay for home repairs (

In Focus Full Show 03/19/2022 |

Schwank Hosts Second Session of Model Senate – BCTV

Pennsylvania Senator Pushing For Hemp In Animal Feed – Hemp Gazette

New legislative districts in Berks finalized (

Grants will help prevent community violence – South Pittsburgh Reporter (

The tax holiday is a bait-and-switch as a fiscal crisis looms | Opinion –

Pennsylvania redistricting changes legislators for third of Bucks County (

Wolf ranks near bottom in governor scorecard report | Pennsylvania |

Millions in Pennsylvania House lawmakers’ expenses would be accessible online under new bill | PA Power and Policy |

Comitta’s office now offering SEPTA key card renewals – Daily Local

Some experts want Pennsylvania lawmakers to rethink temporary gas tax cuts | WITF

State provides more than $200 million for hospital staffing | Coronavirus |

Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Pa. Liquor Store Monopoly Is on the Rocks – NewsBreak


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Vaccines show promise in reducing long COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

Omicron infections could stave off a COVID-19 wave from new variant | Health |

Still haven’t gotten vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19? Don’t be lulled into complacency. [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Is the latest COVID-19 surge in Europe coming to the U.S.? Here’s what to know about BA.2, the subvariant of omicron – The Morning Call (

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6 | Coronavirus |



Pennsylvania to raise tip threshold for tipped minimum wage | WITF

Gov. Wolf Welcomes Commission’s Unanimous Approval of Updates to Minimum Wage Act Regulations – MyChesCo

Moe’s Southwest Grill teams up with CCAC to offer free tuition to employees | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Fed officials discuss more aggressive rate hikes to control inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Food pantries feel pinch of more demand, higher costs, lagging donations | News |



Pa. State Police union warns of scam calls about troopers killed on I-95 in Philadelphia (



Kutztown University Social Work to Host 18th Annual Community Forum March 25 – BCTV

New standards approved for PA Charter Schools | WHP (

Ferndale school board approves tax increase | News |

RTMSD moves ahead with plans to build Edgmont Elementary School – Delco Times



A Q&A with U.S. Senate hopeful Carla Sands | City & State PA (

Frustrated Chester County Residents Demand Election Integrity – DV Journal (

The Coming Storm in the PA Democratic Senate Primary – PoliticsPA

Guest Opinion: Freedom Convoy was a study in form over substance (

Longtime Berks Republican state legislator calling it quits after 16 years. (

Berks Republican lawmaker doesn’t seek another term in redrawn district | WITF

Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for governor is the incredible shrinking race | John Baer –

GOP governor candidates take magic wand approach to fix one thing in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Pa. teachers’ pensions fit into the feud between Oz, McCormick – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘Trump caucus’ to be held in Pa. before GOP primary — if the ex-president picks a favorite | Election |

Pennsylvania is home to most expensive Senate race in nation | Fox Business



Over 1,000 acres along Codorus Creek and Susquehanna River to be protected (

Lancaster Conservancy on track to make largest-ever acquisition for expansion of York County preserve | Local News |

September 11 National Memorial Trail becomes active memorial across PA (



Guest Opinion: PennDOT plan imperils Langhorne’s historic district (

Planners: passenger rail’s return is 5 to 10 years away (

County-owned pedestrian bridge on Schuylkill River Trail in need of repair (



MacKenzie Scott donates $275 million to Planned Parenthood : NPR

Idaho gov. signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law (

Geisinger opens $80 million cancer center expansion | News |


State News

Conor Lamb pushes White House to extend pause in student loan repayments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania liquor board reverses decision on CBD edibles (

Pennsylvania police agencies sending body armor to Ukraine | WITF

Pennsylvania Fish Boat Commission has trout ready for opening day (

Cartwright calls for legislation to reduce prescription drug costs | News |


National News

Biden meets with NATO about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine : NPR

Biden, Western allies open 1st of 3 summits on Russian war – Daily Local

Russian invasion of Ukraine changes Europe’s political, military landscape : NPR

Russia’s war in Ukraine hits 1 month mark with no end in sight (

US finds Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine | News |

Fed Up With Deadly Propaganda, Some Russian Journalists Quit – The New York Times (

Ex-prosecutor says Donald Trump is ‘guilty of numerous felony violations’ : NPR

North Korea fires suspected long-range missile toward sea : NPR

Cities Lost Population in 2021, Leading to the Slowest Year of Growth in U.S. History – The New York Times (

Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State, Dies at 84 – The New York Times (

Should we stop changing clocks twice a year? | Pro/Con (


Local News

Board to vote on amendment to help York skating rink rebuild (

Funeral for PA State Trooper Martin Mack of Bristol to be held next week (

Plan for 219 apartments in West Chester gets preliminary OK – Daily Local

Controversial zoning change that allows turning Southern Berks airfield into housing development approved (

Once an eyesore, Harrisburg 5G pole is first in nation transformed into work of art –

Allentown tackling issue of dirt bikes, ATVs on city streets – The Morning Call (

Lebanon woman receives a phone call from Vice President Kamala Harris | WITF

Montgomery County explores plans to acquire homes damaged by Ida for open space land (

Lessons from Meadville as Erie examines a possible stormwater fee (

New Kensington preparing to tackle cost of replacing fire department’s aging aerial ladder truck |

Yudichak says he did not try to influence Luzerne County manager vote | News |

Community crime forum set for Saturday in Hazleton | News |



Five Pittsburgh officers fired, three remain employed after internal probe into death of Jim Rogers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City to fire five police officers involved in Jim Rogers’ death; three remain | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny County Council members vote to deny 3 appointments recommended by Executive Fitzgerald | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh school board taps firm to lead search for superintendent, updates mask policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools drop mask requirement for performing students only |



Philly school district launches plan to address aging school buildings – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Residents gather at Ukrainian Catholic Church for “Walk In Solidarity” |

Ellison + Gleason: Honor this, City Council (

Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health to launch with help from $5M NIH grant – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly school district launches plan to address aging school buildings | Local News |

Philly orgs celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with in-person and virtual events – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Council President Clarke sets date for special election for Henon’s seat | Local News |

Philadelphia Democratic Party committeepeople: Some don’t vote. Some don’t even live in the city. (

Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson bribery trial: Live updates (

City Council issues too many honorifics, not enough change-making legislation | Opinion (



Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings: 4 takeaways : NPR

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson seems headed for Supreme Court confirmation, despite GOP darts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

QAnon Cheers Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal. – The New York Times (

Cory Booker gets emotional at Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination : NPR

White House moves to oust Dr. Oz and Herschel Walker from presidential advisory panel (