Philabundance will distribute free food to 6,000 Philadelphians during Ramadan (inquirer.com)

Philabundance, Senator Sharif Street kick off 30 day food giveaway initiative in North Philadelphia for Ramadan – 6abc Philadelphia

Sen. Street partners with Philabundance – South Philly Review

Senators to reintroduce reform package of for-profit health care systems – Daily Local

First State of Black Pennsylvania report finds life is improving, but challenges remain (mcall.com)

Report: Black Pennsylvanians made significant gains in income, living conditions in last decade | 90.5 WESA

PA lawmakers introducing social media bill, Sen. Haywood co-sponsors firearm ammunition bill – Glenside Local

National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse: Two Pa. Senate panels delve into guardian legislation (nasga-stopguardianabuse.blogspot.com)

Two Delaware Valley Dems want mandatory background checks to buy ammo (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. Senate Democrat proposes series of bills to increase housing accessibility – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania House holds first hearing on gun violence in 10 years (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania House speaker Joanna McClinton gives words of encouragement at Bethlehem NAACP event. (mcall.com)

New state House Speaker McClinton promises change for the better in Harrisburg | News | citizensvoice.com

Dallas High School civics class shaped longtime state Senator’s interest in public service | Business | thetimes-tribune.com



Record number of Pa. jobs after slow pandemic recovery, but employment challenges remain (inquirer.com)

First Citizens to acquire troubled Silicon Valley Bank – pennlive.com

Centennial female teachers allege men were paid more for same experience (phillyburbs.com)

‘If you’re not growing, you’re declining’: Finding Giant Eagle’s place in the market with a new leader | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morgantown startup ready to market surgical device after FDA approval | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Help wanted: Women needed for U.S. chips manufacturing plan to succeed – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ocean State Job Lot opens nearly 47,000-square-foot retail location (dailylocal.com)



Delaware County agrees to fund and start first county-based-and-run restoration-to-competency program in Pa. (delcotimes.com)



Residents urge Millcreek leaders to save historic school at peninsula (goerie.com)

Northern Cambria school board weighing options in building project | News | tribdem.com

Pennsbury upset with district’s restrictions on bathroom breaks (phillyburbs.com)

Some colleges are eliminating freshman grades by ‘ungrading’ : NPR

Pennsylvania colleges still unaffordable despite tuition freeze | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Council Rock awards bids for $30 million Richboro Elementary project | The Bucks County HeraldLangston University cancels more than $4.5 million from student balances | News | phillytrib.com

Philly school district makes changes to admissions process | Local News | phillytrib.com

LMSD puts off school start time change until the 2024 school year – Mainline Media News

Philly schools chief announces changes to high school admissions after enrollment protests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here are three fixes for Pa.’s school funding dilemma | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

University students, Scranton Tomorrow officials conduct walkability study | News | thetimes-tribune.com




Poll: Donald Trump has Republican support but independent voters aren’t sold : NPR

Guy Ciarrocchi: Do Republicans want to win elections or burn heretics? (broadandliberty.com)

Push to expand voting rights in US for those held in jails | News | phillytrib.com

Hating the people who hate Trump is the only force that moves GOP voters (inquirer.com)


Pennsylvania judge dismisses latest GOP mail ballot lawsuit | WITF


It Will Be Mike Stender vs. Trevor Finn In HD-108 Special Election (politicspa.com)

County Councilor Tom Duerr seeks to flip state Senate seat on ballot next year – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Who’s running for mayor in Philadelphia? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Poll shows Jeff Brown leading crowded field in Philly mayor race, but comes with a caveat (broadandliberty.com)

Beth Ann Rosica: Party politics trumps education experience in West Chester board appointment (broadandliberty.com)

Republicans Tap Army Vet Katie Ford for House Special Election – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

John Weinstein is winning the airwaves in the race for Allegheny County executive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who is Helen Gym? 2023 mayoral candidate could bring activism to Philly’s top job (inquirer.com)

Philly’s mayoral candidates stand up for city’s drag community – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Veteran county councilman McGinley not done yet: seeks school board seat | News | citizensvoice.com



The EPA waited weeks to test for dioxins after East Palestine derailment. Residents and advocates now demand more transparency. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



What we know about potential return of passenger rail to the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Pocono train to NYC: Study reveals proposed schedule, ridership (poconorecord.com)

Major bridge preservation project resumes today in Dauphin County (abc27.com)


Gun Safety

With a quadruple shooting that killed 2 in North Philly, Philadelphia’s 2023 homicide total has surpassed 100 (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s 516 homicide victims in 2022: A staggering toll (inquirer.com)



Health providers scramble to keep remaining staff amid Medicaid rate debate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Scientists warned a decade ago American lives were shortening. Then it got worse : Shots – Health News : NPR

Treatment hindered as drug rehab centers keep up with extra audits | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

St. Luke’s Monroe campus cited by Pennsylvania Department of Health for failing to watch suicidal patient (mcall.com)

How the FBI is making it harder for Pa. doctors to provide telemedicine and telehealth across state lines (inquirer.com)

How to support the next generation of Black Philly doctors (inquirer.com)

CDC report: Tick-borne illness babesiosis on rise in Northeast | TribLIVE.com


State News

7 dead in Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion (abc27.com)

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: 7 dead in blast (dailylocal.com)

R.M Palmer candy factory explosion updates: Rescue crews are continuing their efforts. | WITF

‘Palmer Strong’: R.M. Palmer employees come together after deadly factory explosion | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Audit flags local pension funding mistakes that nearly cost taxpayers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fitzpatrick Wants Russia Off Security Council – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA anglers will be out in force for April 1 Pennsylvania trout fishing (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania appeals court rules medical marijuana covered under workers’ compensation | News | standardspeaker.com

District attorney threatens to take iconic Pa. amusement park to court: ‘I don’t think it’s safe’ – pennlive.com

Women of Pa.’s judiciary system | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

These are 2023’s most and least innovative states. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mild winter may foretell things to come in Northeast PA | News | citizensvoice.com


National News

How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sheryl Lee Ralph’s talks about building confidence in new memoir (inquirer.com)

Opposition to Netanyahu plan mounts as unions launch strike broad across Israel : NPR

Why most Americans oppose reparations for slavery : NPR

Mourners gather for American killed by cartel on Mexico trip | News | phillytrib.com

The teams have been set for the NCAA men’s Final Four tournament : NPR

Putin’s nuclear plan spurs Ukraine call for emergency UN meeting – pennlive.com

Native American Tribe urges Army to speed up return of child’s 1879 remains | WITF


Local News

Mortgage aid manager at fault as homeowners left in lurch; agency says contractor improperly denied requests | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Development in the Poconos can impact stormwater runoff (poconorecord.com)

County councilor calls for investigation of alleged Alcosan board seat deal – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Luzerne County Council set to award Rescue Plan funding grants on Tuesday; settlement of prison suicide lawsuit also on agenda | Luzerne County | standardspeaker.com

Middletown zoning board approves variances for 72 more apartments near Neshaminy High School | The Bucks County Herald

Laurel House: New ‘safe haven’ shelter in Upper Gwynedd a ‘tremendous success’ (mainlinemedianews.com)

Women leading research efforts in NEPA | News | citizensvoice.com



As Downtown Pittsburgh safety concerns linger, more businesses consider moving on | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s first bald eagle of the year hatches in Hays | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An abandoned boat on the North Shore is creating an eyesore, but removing it is complicated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The CEO of a $2 billion Pittsburgh firm began her groundbreaking career in the Air Force | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia residents advised to drink bottled water (delcotimes.com)

Philadelphia residents warned about chemical spill in river | ABC27

Philly water: Officials say safe to drink after Delaware River spill, run on bottled water (inquirer.com)

Officials: Tap water safe to drink for now despite prior warnings after chemical spill | Local News | phillytrib.com

Housing affordability, homelessness are top priorities for Black, Latino, poor Philadelphians (inquirer.com)

City’s Department of Behavioral Health hosts inaugural Trauma, Equity and Community Conference | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly school concerned about budget cuts, losing students over school selection process | Local News | phillytrib.com

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School lost everything in a fire, but it will move forward (inquirer.com)

People with criminal records face barriers getting loans. A new fund wants to fix that for Philly residents (inquirer.com)

Philly Pops’s struggles frustrate fans (inquirer.com)



Biden’s pick to lead FAA withdraws amid shaky Senate support | News | phillytrib.com

Rapper Pras Michel stands trial for conspiracy charges : NPR

DelVal Dems Stand With Biden on ‘Woke’ Investment Rule – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Native American agricultural leaders detail farm bill priorities at U.S. Senate hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)