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Philabundance will distribute free food to 6,000 Philadelphians during Ramadan (

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 (

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 (

Two Delaware Valley Dems want mandatory background checks to buy ammo (

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

Pennsylvania House holds first hearing on gun violence in 10 years (

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

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

Dallas High School civics class shaped longtime state Senator’s interest in public service | Business |



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

First Citizens to acquire troubled Silicon Valley Bank –

Centennial female teachers allege men were paid more for same experience (

‘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 (

Ocean State Job Lot opens nearly 47,000-square-foot retail location (



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



Residents urge Millcreek leaders to save historic school at peninsula (

Northern Cambria school board weighing options in building project | News |

Pennsbury upset with district’s restrictions on bathroom breaks (

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

Pennsylvania colleges still unaffordable despite tuition freeze | Pennsylvania |

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 |

Philly school district makes changes to admissions process | Local News |

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 (

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

University students, Scranton Tomorrow officials conduct walkability study | News |




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

Guy Ciarrocchi: Do Republicans want to win elections or burn heretics? (

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

Hating the people who hate Trump is the only force that moves GOP voters (


Pennsylvania judge dismisses latest GOP mail ballot lawsuit | WITF


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

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 (

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

Beth Ann Rosica: Party politics trumps education experience in West Chester board appointment (

Republicans Tap Army Vet Katie Ford for House Special Election – DV Journal (

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 (

Philly’s mayoral candidates stand up for city’s drag community – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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



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 (

Pocono train to NYC: Study reveals proposed schedule, ridership (

Major bridge preservation project resumes today in Dauphin County (


Gun Safety

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

Philadelphia’s 516 homicide victims in 2022: A staggering toll (



Health providers scramble to keep remaining staff amid Medicaid rate debate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 |

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

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

How to support the next generation of Black Philly doctors (

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


State News

7 dead in Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion (

West Reading chocolate factory explosion: 7 dead in blast (

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 |

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

Fitzpatrick Wants Russia Off Security Council – DV Journal (

PA anglers will be out in force for April 1 Pennsylvania trout fishing (

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

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

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

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

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


National News

How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sheryl Lee Ralph’s talks about building confidence in new memoir (

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 |

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 –

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 |

Development in the Poconos can impact stormwater runoff (

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 |

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’ (

Women leading research efforts in NEPA | News |



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 (

Philadelphia residents warned about chemical spill in river | ABC27

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

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

Housing affordability, homelessness are top priorities for Black, Latino, poor Philadelphians (

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

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

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

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

Philly Pops’s struggles frustrate fans (



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

Rapper Pras Michel stands trial for conspiracy charges : NPR

DelVal Dems Stand With Biden on ‘Woke’ Investment Rule – DV Journal (

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