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Senator Nikil Saval and Berks Stands Up call for passage of Whole-Home Repairs Act (

Senator Nikil Saval has a bill to pay for home repairs across PA | Al Día News (

Senate bill would help Pennsylvanians pay for home repairs (

The Whole-Home Repairs Act would establish a ‘one-stop shop’ for home repairs | PhillyVoice

Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal Assembles an Urgent Press Conference With Members of City Council, State Legislators, Philadelphia District Attorney, Business Leaders, Cultural Leaders, and Others (

State Sen. Maria Collett Recognized For Going ‘Above & Beyond’ | Upper Moreland, PA Patch

Coatesville nonprofit that helps low-income residents with home repair gets $50,000 state grant – Daily Local

Schwank and Rozzi Promote Bias Training Bills at Kutztown Community Forum – BCTV

Republicans in Harrisburg are using Ukraine to promote a climate-denialist agenda | Editorial (

America deserves high court that reflects the diversity of our people (

Amid scrutiny, lawmakers move to disclose expenses · Spotlight PA

Pa. is the only state where local cops can’t use radar for speed enforcement. These bills want to change that | Today in Pa. –

Pennsylvania’s Wolf near bottom on ‘economic’ scorecard – The Morning Call (

Carbon credit opponents play cynical games with dangerous costs | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania’s bank accounts are flush with cash. Will it last? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Most parts of Shanghai are under COVID lockdowns : NPR

Much of Shanghai locked down as mass testing for COVID-19 starts –

The FDA plans to offer additional COVID vaccine boosters for people 50 and older : Shots – Health News : NPR

The Road Ahead: Medical professionals see more challenges from the pandemic in the future (

Opinion | We Study Virus Evolution. Here’s Where We Think the Coronavirus Is Going. – The New York Times (

Reasons for hope as pandemic goes on (opinion) (

Home testing, new variant add uncertainty to latest round of covid infections |



Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in February – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania employers may be required to offer mandatory paid sick leave | Pennsylvania |

A ‘meaningless’ change: Restaurant workers say Pennsylvania.’s new threshold for tipped wages won’t make much difference | WITF

Here’s the gender pay gap by state. Where did Pa. fall? | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Interest rates are rising. Time is of the essence for small-business owners to refinance. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

California grocery workers vote to authorize strike : NPR

New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike – The New York Times (

Here are 12 new massive warehouses that call central Pa. home (or soon will) –

Avian flu is infecting U.S. poultry flocks. It could affect the price of chicken, too | WITF

States scramble to address health worker shortage | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly workers returning to offices could see pay bumps, free lunch, SEPTA passes (



Defense: Maybe Pennsylvania AG’s office shouldn’t handle case against Somerset County DA | WITF



Report: New teachers are earning 11% less than 30 years ago | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With a little more than a month to apply, Pa. officials remind students, families to submit FAFSA – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fewer applications for college financial aid could signal continued dip in higher ed enrollments |

There has been a steep decline in Pennsylvania students submitting applications for federal student aid. (

FAFSA applications down in Pennsylvania | Local News |

Applications for free aid to pay for college down 10% in Pa. – The Morning Call (

Two-year construction trades programs see spike in enrollment : NPR

Demographer: Lower Merion School District could lose hundreds of students over the next decade (

Pennridge School District halts new DEI committee after bitter meetings (

What changes are here to stay in schools, two years after the pandemic began? (

Richard Perlman donates $10 million to Wharton, his alma mater, for entrepreneurship programs (

First woman to lead CTC shares vision, passion for North Scranton school | Education |

Hazleton Area School Board buys $1 million weapons scanner for high schools | Education |



Pennsylvania Senate primaries get personal | TheHill

Podcast: GOP Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette – PoliticsPA

Candidates for Representative in the PA General Assembly – PoliticsPA

Republicans outraise Democrats by 29% in Pennsylvania Senate races | Pennsylvania |

Battle for Hispanic voters comes to key Pennsylvania city | Pennsylvania |

5 women to watch during the midterms: Susan Wild, Carla Sands, Summer Lee and more | City & State PA (

New Polls Put Houlahan’s District in GOP Crosshairs – DV Journal (

GRAHAM: KBJ’s Confirmation Hearings Were a Disaster for Democrats. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. – DV Journal (

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off at Cairn University Forum – DV Journal (

Abortion to elections: Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor on the issues | WITF

GOP push for state election reviews in Pennsylvania and other states mixed, but sows distrust | WITF



DEP encourages Pennsylvanians to join local litter cleanup efforts | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Solar companies carve out their piece of Pennsylvania’s farmland, dividing the farmers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Local PennDOT patrol aims to keep highways safe (

Pa.’s most traveled ‘structurally deficient’ bridge? Report reveals answer, where Keystone State ranks in bridges needing repair –

Wilkes-Barre mayor has concerns over rail project – The Morning Call (

Amtrak’s switch to natural gas at 30th Street Station generates climate opposition (



Philadelphia doctor keeps fighting for health equity (

Guest Opinion: No one should have to risk death due to cost of insulin (

The Road Ahead: Public health departments becoming more important (


State News

The Enterprise Center gets $1 million to revitalize 52nd Street in West Philly – On top of Philly news (

The Enterprise Center Gets $1 Million To Help Revitalize 52nd Street In West Philadelphia – CBS Philly (

Lackluster population decline for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

All but 5 Pennsylvania counties had more deaths than births last year. See how else the state’s population changed [Maps] – The Morning Call (

How much does it take to be a ‘one-percenter’ in Pennsylvania? (

2022 PA trout season kicks off statewide April 2 | Outdoors |

Hate group propaganda is surging in Pennsylvania, study finds | WITF

11 more counties added to Spotted Lanternfly quarantine – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How PSERS pension plan fell out of love with Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund (


National News

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vows to develop more powerful means of attack : NPR

‘CODA’ wins Oscar for best picture : NPR

March Madness: Duke, NC, Kansas and Villanova make it to the Final Four : NPR

CALLAHAN: Unleash American Energy’s Strength & Security – DV Journal (

Shift to permanent Daylight Savings Time will keep us in the dark (

Ukraine pleads for help, says Russia wants to split nation – Daily Local

Ukraine could offer neutrality guarantee to secure peace: Zelensky –

Warhol-mania: Why the Famed Pop Artist Is Everywhere Again – The New York Times (

Chris Rock has declined to file charges against Will Smith after Oscars slap, police say –


Local News

Erie County Council hires former Democrat office seeker as county clerk (

Lights are going out for the birds in Harrisburg (

Ceremony for Vietnam War veterans held in Hampden Twp. (

Councilman dies of injuries from May fire that killed wife (

Chance of snow and chilly temps: Hazardous weather outlook issued for Lancaster County Monday | Local News |

Heavy snow, squalls possible Monday in part of central Pa. –

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown and Councilman Barrett to meet with Sherman Hills residents | Times Leader

Deutsch Institute ready to take root at Robinson Park in Scranton | News |

Violent crime solutions discussed at public forum in Hazleton | News |



Highland Park Bridge ramp closes in first of four big disruptions at key interchange | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spring snow, near-record cold blast Pittsburgh region but shouldn’t last long | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Riverlife to push $246.9 million plan for new parks, trails to complete 15-mile loop around Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19, overdoses push Westmoreland Co. coroner’s office to record caseload in 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh metro area loses population, leads nation in natural population decline |



Bill establishing affordable housing overlay in University City enacted into law, decried as illegal – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia hospitality industry anticipates much-needed boost from March Madness tourism – Philadelphia Business Journal (

City Council members sound off on gun violence efforts in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

North Philly program employs returning citizens for an environmental purpose | Local News |

Philly photographer offering workshops as alternative to street life | Local News |

Principals, district officials clash over new Philly schools budget | Local News |

Can big ships and little kayaks both use the Delaware in Philly? A battle brews. (

Philly’s new police oversight board, first proposed in 2020, is inching toward reality (



Biden Aims to Boost Military and Social Spending in 2023 Budget – The New York Times (

President Biden to unveil new minimum tax on billionaires in budget (

Jan. 6 panel files contempt cases against 2 former Trump allies |