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Pa. House committee advances bill excluding transgender athletes from women’s sports teams – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

GOP lawmakers push bill targeting transgender girl athletes (

House panel advances bill to ban trans women from women’s school sports teams | City & State PA (

As Pennsylvania Republican bill targeting trans girls moves forward, a simple question goes unanswered | WITF

Pa. Republicans move bill to ban transgender athletes in girls’ sports (

Independent office’s report confirms woes in Pennsylvania joining RGGI | Pennsylvania |

Pa. GOP senators file for injunction to block Gov. Wolf’s carbon-cutting plan for power plants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RGGI carbon tax could increase PA electricity rates 3.8x, State Senators respond | WOLF (

A mom’s request to PA Legislators and Gov. Wolf: Please do the right thing for my son. | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Adaptive sports nonprofits receive $70,000 in grants | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Harrisburg officials address uptick in violence in city after violent weekend | WHP (

Students rally in support of state help for campus hunger –

The public could gain easy access to info about how Pa. lawmakers spend taxpayer money on perks · Spotlight PA

Concerns of voter fraud drives hearing on Pennsylvania election rules bill | Pennsylvania |

Push to serve whole milk in schools, support Pa. farmers (

State senate committee to vote on Hershey Kiss bill (

Pa. GOP eye greater control over redistricting in response to new maps (

Pennsylvania congressional district map lawsuit ends quietly | WITF

Governor Wolf, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh Highlight Value of Apprenticeships – MyChesCo

PA Center for Adaptive Sports, IM ABLE Foundation Receive $70,000 Grant – BCTV


Coronavirus – COVID-19 New website offers a single stop for COVID info, tests and treatment : NPR

Biden administration launches COVID-19 website for one-stop info (

2nd booster for over 50? Here’s how to decide if you need one : Shots – Health News : NPR

21 states sue the Biden administration to end the federal travel mask mandate : NPR

FDA OKs another Pfizer, Moderna COVID booster for 50 and up | Coronavirus |

WHO: COVID deaths jump by 40%, but cases falling globally – Daily Local

Even after lockdowns eased, pandemic depression persisted, study finds (

BA.2 subvariant dominant in U.S. as COVID cases in New Jersey rise (



Pennsylvania payrolls up, jobless rate down in February | WITF

AFL-CIO’s Elizabeth Shuler says fed-up employees are leaving the workforce | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The next must-do item for the Philly budget? Promoting business growth | Opinion (

Yellow Corporation’s new truck-driving apprenticeship program –

Cavco Will Expand Operations in Shippenville and Emlenton, Creating 55 New Jobs ::

The pay gap is real and evident in Lancaster County. Lawmakers who are truly pro-family should want to fix it. [editorial] | Our Opinion |



Broken ‘compassionate release’ rules strand Pa.’s sickest prisoners as costs to taxpayers soar · Spotlight PA

Report: PA’s, Nation’s Incarcerated Youths Undercounted – Beaver County Radio

What other newspapers are saying: End wait for juvenile justice reform | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Lynching is now a federal hate crime after a century of blocked efforts : NPR

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime | News |

Aggressive Driving Enforcement begins Wednesday, runs through April 24 (

The Road Ahead: Police find new partnerships through pandemic need (

7 killings in 5 weeks in Reading raising concern, frustration – Reading Eagle



“The purest form of activism is teaching Black children well” (

Teachers fear chilling effect of Florida’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law : NPR

Phoenixville School Board votes to sell property to developer (

West Chester school directors vote against book banning; will keep ‘Gender Queer’ – Daily Local



Poll: Trump leads Biden, Harris in 2024 match-ups (

Harrisburg is set for a makeover amid retirement wave and a busy primary season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Who’s running for state Senate in Bucks County in 2022? (

Readers Poll: Democrats Should Nominate Lamb for Senate – PoliticsPA

Williams makes it official — he’s a Republican candidate in 119th District | Times Leader

State representative is running for 24th Senatorial District (

Six different contested primary races for House, Senate seats under way in Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (



Crypto executive, green groups launch effort to slash bitcoin’s energy use | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Energy agency: ‘Radical action’ needed to hit climate goals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Update: Portion of Interstate 81 reopens, days after deadly pileup | WITF

I-81 crash training pays off after recent pile-up (

In wake of pileup, transportation officials urge motorists to exercise caution in poor conditions | News |

Tow truck operator describes ‘war zone’ of I-81 wreck | News |

Opposition grows to I-83 bridge toll plan | Smart Talk (



100 years of dehumanizing opioid users must end | Opinion (

Capital Health now expects to open Bucks County ‘micro-hospital’ in early 2024 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Republican state lawmakers are working to restrict access to abortion pills. : NPR

Newly created Lancaster County health advisory council to meet Friday | Health |


State News

5,000 police expected for trooper’s funeral in Lower Bucks County (

Deadly bird flu found in Pa. bald eagle – The Morning Call (

Searching for historic African American sites in Pennsylvania, a new project uses crowdsourcing | WITF

Biden’s budget is a ‘gesture to the radical left,’ Pa.’s Toomey says | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pat Toomey should vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson | Opinion (

Big water companies are gobbling up public water systems | Opinion (

Ripchinski appointed to Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine | Health |


National News

War in Ukraine live updates: Mariupol officials say more than 20,000 have been forcibly deported to Russia | NPR

4 million refugees have now fled Ukraine, UN agency says (

Russia hits near Kyiv, other city despite vows to scale back – Daily Local

Poland to cut all Russian oil imports while Germany warns on gas supplies : NPR

DHS officials brace for a new surge at the border if pandemic restrictions are lifted : NPR

FTC accuses Intuit of deceptively advertising TurboTax as free : NPR

March for voting rights and equality to mark 54 years since MLK assassination | State & Region |

Israel Bolsters Security Amid Deadliest Wave of Terrorist Attacks in Years – The New York Times (

Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and they’re ill-prepared | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei ends record-long spaceflight in Russian capsule (


Local News

Lower Makefield outlines its plans for $53 million received in sale of sewer authority (

Public hearing to be held on Valley Forge Casino license renewal (

Lancaster County commissioners to seek manager of new jail project | Local News |

Tec Centro aims at closing achievement gap through free, high-speed internet access | Local News |

Lancaster County emergency rental program finds fraud, few choices for families needing housing | Local News |

Berks County to receive $16.3 million from national opioid settlement (

Allentown contractor ordinance: Sponsors split on changes – The Morning Call (



Long-awaited repairs for Emsworth Locks and Dams to get $77M boost in federal infrastructure funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority union files unfair labor practice charge over employees fired for not getting COVID vaccine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Council proposals would let council exert more control over budgets | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alcosan’s $2 billion stormwater management plan, facing pushback, topic of Wednesday meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland coroner hires first full-time female deputy |

Region under winter weather advisory for morning commute |



Viewpoint: Wealth Tax would make Philadelphia’s population decline even worse – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Eagles to bring back kelly greens as alternative uniforms in 2023 – The Morning Call (

Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council announce violence prevention hotline – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Kenyatta Johnson and Dawn Chavous bribery trial: Live updates (



Clarence Thomas must recuse in Jan. 6 cases, experts argue : NPR

Trump White House phone records show 7-hour gap on Jan. 6 : NPR

Collins to Back Jackson for Supreme Court, Giving Her a G.O.P. Vote – The New York Times (