Pew Research Center Provides Insight into Share of Black-Owned Businesses in the United States | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (jbhe.com)

DCNR Secretary highlights grants to plant trees in overlooked and underserved communities (berksweekly.com)

Delaware County Hosts 3rd Annual Forum Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania state senator says cyber charter schools underperform at the cost of the taxpayer – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Despite progress, Pittsburgh’s busiest bridges languish without repairs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposals to cut funding, ban new cyber charter schools has local district support (yahoo.com)

Going Green: Pennsylvania Steps Up to Support Trees in Underserved Communities – MyChesCo

$30 million development set to be built across from Acrisure Stadium – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

The Fight Over Pennsylvania’s Cyber Charter Schools (politicspa.com)

Pennsylvania gets $20 million to boost broadband and device accessibility – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Chester County Chapter of DAR announces essay winners – Daily Local

Pennsylvania Offers $10-15K Stipends to Address Statewide Teacher (hoodline.com)

PA Environment Digest Blog: DCNR Highlights Grants To Plant Trees In Overlooked, Underserved Committees As Part Of Community Conservation Partnership Grants (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, gun safety advocates, and families of victims call for investment in Office of Gun Violence Prevention – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

PA Environment Digest Blog: DEP: Clay-Like Material Polluting Marsh Creek Is Not Bentonite From Mariner East Pipeline Construction, But Naturally-Occuring; Sunoco Cleanup Operation Finished (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Income tax plan raising $6.2B in revenue up for discussion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers consider how to measure the success of Pennsylvania’s taxpayer-funded universities • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Trader Joe’s recalls chicken soup dumplings for possibly having marker plastics : NPR


Where the best COVID-19 testing is happening: The proof is in the sewage – pennlive.com


52-year-old man shot Amish woman in the head, slashed her throat, police said – pennlive.com

Pa. woman convicted of killing her father, his girlfriend at their beach house – pennlive.com

Boy, 15, fatally shot in parking lot outside Pa. restaurant – pennlive.com

Collision of 2 firetrucks injures 6 firefighters, Pa. police chief says – pennlive.com


University of Florida Eliminates All D.E.I.-Related Positions – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

University of Idaho Needs More Students. Should It Buy an Online School? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Education spending trends deliver mixed results | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Who Will Win Control of the House in 2024? California May Hold the Key. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Shapiro Administration Unveils Election Security Task Force (politicspa.com)

Ballot order is critical for candidates. In Pa., it’s by luck | WITF

Transparency bills seek to reveal the true costs of college • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Snow Storm Leaves Thousands in California and Nevada Without Power – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

California blizzard slowly weakens, but a second storm is forecast for this week : NPR

What Are the Largest Wildfires in U.S. History? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Abortion pill access: CVS and Walgreens to start dispensing mifepristone : NPR

More Pa. children sickened by lead in applesauce | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

State News

Shapiro Administration Visits Park in Reading to Highlight Grants to Plant Trees in Overlooked and Underserved Communities – BCTV

Pennsylvania Governor Urges Biden to Keep Natural Gas Export Pause Limited – Energy News, Top Headlines, Commentaries, Features & Events – EnergyNow.com

Pennsylvania governor urges Biden administration to limit time on LNG export ban (worldoil.com)

Shapiro Administration Unveils Election Security Task Force (politicspa.com)

Gov. Shapiro launches election security task force ahead of 2024 elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro’s Plan Still Hazy for Regulating Marijuana in Pennsylvania | State | tiogapublishing.com

Three trains derail along Lehigh River • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Freight Trains Derail Along Lehigh River – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. prison offers solutions for those with developmental disabilities | WITF

Philadelphia Phillies are scrapping $1 hot dog nights | WITF

National News

Presidential campaign moves to the border, as Biden urges Trump to back immigration deal • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden ‘fit to successfully execute’ presidential duties, White House doctor says • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Texas’ Largest Fire, a Race to Save Animals Big and Small – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Judge Rules Against Corporate Transparency Act Disclosure Provision – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

NASA’s Crew-8 mission lifts off on a SpaceX rocket : NPR

Caitlin Clark passes Pete Maravich to set NCAA scoring record : NPR

How far can cities go to clear homeless camps? | WITF

Fans gather to say goodbye to celebrity owl in New York City memorial – pennlive.com

Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti’s main prison – pennlive.com

Justice Department proposes major changes to address disparities in st | WITF

Local News

Dauphin County swears in largest-ever CASA class – pennlive.com

Housing court in Allentown could curb eviction rates (mcall.com)

Tenants welcome to return to 4 floors of Hamilton Business Center | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Avon Grove Charter School set for big expansion with $84 million grant – Daily Local


Pittsburgh-area hospitals celebrate ‘leaplings’ born Leap Day 2024 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Despite progress, Pittsburgh’s busiest bridges languish without repairs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Sheriff: Deputy tested positive for cocaine after Garfield standoff | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh could begin mailing parking tickets rather than leaving them on windshields | TribLIVE.com

Warm temperatures forecast in the Pittsburgh area for the next 2 weeks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia teachers call on school district to change sick time policy: | Local News | phillytrib.com

$20M from White House to help close Pa.’s digital divide | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia man exonerated after spending nearly 30 years on death row | Local News | phillytrib.com

Councilman Isaiah Thomas wants to ask you how to make Philly streets safer | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pregnant Workers Fairness Act blocked in Texas as unconstitutional – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Casey fights shrinkflation at grocery stores: ‘Families are sick and tired’ – pennlive.com