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Pa. lawmakers, advocacy groups want to see pandemic-related learning gaps closed –

Gov. Wolf to discuss support for Ukraine, severed ties with Russia (

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff: Pennsylvania can substantively marginalize Putin’s global influence (

Gov. Wolf accuses Daryl Metcalfe of attempting to capitalize on Ukraine tragedy | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pennsylvania lawmakers investigating potential marijuana legalization – NewsBreak

A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism – White Supremacy (

Leg­is­la­tors should ap­prove Pennsylvania cor­po­rate tax cut | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh light rail system, bridge problems and airport operations on the menu for Democratic legislators | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Another uphill climb for tax reform (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID death toll passes 6 million as pandemic enters third year (

COVID-19’s global death toll surpasses 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As COVID spread in federal prisons, inmates at high risk were denied release : NPR

For some patients, cardiovascular problems persist long after COVID | WITF



Opinion: Sales tax holiday proposal fails to tackle real problem – Times News Online (

Midstate gas prices rose 50 cents last week, expert reacts (

Gas prices hit record highs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey | Local News |

Eligibility, timing in question for PPP loans; $1.2 million went to Pennsylvania unions | Pennsylvania |

Over 300 graduating students to attend TCHS fair March 15 – Daily Local

US markets set for lower open as oil prices climb higher – Daily Local

Inflation, rising costs dominate small business worries – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Waning signups for Pa. child care program could forecast weak economic recovery · Spotlight PA

Biden administration vows bigger crackdown on PPP, Covid-19 relief fraud – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Presentation looks at history of female miners – The Morning Call (



‘A crisis that is hiding in plain sight’: Missing and murdered women of color | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A year after Jan. 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol lives on in hundreds of court cases | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Barron to senators: State funding directly benefits Pa. students, economy | #education | #technology | #training – NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY NEWS TODAY

Op-Ed: PA has a surplus. Why wouldn’t we invest it in our children? (

Kelly Clarkson talks to Central York students about book bans (

University entrepreneurial innovation, investment keys to Pa. growth (

Penn State lifting mask rules at University Park, other campuses – The Morning Call (

Pa. reports lower performance on standardized tests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Teachers reimagine US history lessons with eye on diversity | News |

Southwest Philly educator’s work gets recognized on national level | Local News |

Building opportunity for Pennsylvania’s children | Opinion –



The GOP Senate race is wide open. Fetterman leads Democrats but a lot of voters are undecided. (

Republicans warn Justice Department probe of Trump would trigger political war (

Podcast: Jeff Bartos Won Five of Six Straw Polls. Can He Win the Nomination? | PoliticsPA

Free Beacon Poll: McCormick, Barletta in Front | PoliticsPA

Despite election lies, sympathy between Barr and Trump remains : NPR

Poll shows Pa. voters not optimistic on economy, direction of state and nation | Smart Talk (

Pa. U.S. Rep. Susan Wild’s redrawn 7th District seat is a ‘toss up’ for ’22 | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A majority of Americans haven’t heard about redistricting in their state | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Democrats running in 2022 Senate race mostly agree policy. Here’s where they don’t. (

Comcast executive is campaigning for 4th Congressional District seat (

Rep. Patty Kim announces re-election bid to redrawn House district representing Harrisburg, West Shore towns –



Convenience chain Sheetz making big investment in renewable energy – The Morning Call (



Wireless charging options would speed transition to electric vehicles (



Pa.’s anti-abortion spending is headed to court · Spotlight PA


State News

PA Supreme Court Declines to Hear Ballot Case, Miller Sworn-in For DASB Seat – DV Journal (

Here’s how Pennsylvania is responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine | City & State PA (

Will the earned income tax credit come to Pennsylvania? | Pennsylvania |

The Politics of Energy Independence | PoliticsPA

Here’s how Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware stack up for trade with Russia, Ukraine – Philadelphia Business Journal (

White supremacists are targeting Pa. What’s being done about it? (

Washington state case could provide insight for liquor privatization – The Morning Call (

Pa. eligible for $26.5M to reclaim abandoned mine land, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

White House allows Ukrainian nationals to stay in Pa., other states without fear of deportation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. voters overwhelmingly oppose dropping concealed-carry gun license rule: poll | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania to receive ‘hundreds of millions’ to help fund rural internet expansion |


National News

Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations amid heavy shelling : NPR

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Reshape Trade, Starting With Cars – The New York Times (

Blinken: US, allies discuss Russia oil imports | WITF

What words could be used to describe Putin? We’d need a thesaurus (

Russia arrests Brittney Griner; Blinken promises to help all American detainees : NPR

Thousands have been detained in anti-war protests across Russia | WITF

Is the U.S. strong enough to put up with some domestic sacrifice? | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

2022 Pittston City Saint Patrick’s Parade Line of March | Times Leader

Prayer on the Square: Palmyra residents stand in solidarity with Ukraine (

In Bridgeport, Hundreds Rally for Ukraine – DV Journal (

North Penn superintendent on district’s growth, COVID response, legacy (

What new Mt. Airy CDC head Phil Dawson envisions for Germantown Avenue – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Twp. says fire ordinance is ‘nothing personal.’ Some are unconvinced. (

Fontones: Insiders had a lot to say about developments in the Poconos (

Pat Harkins: Time to merge Erie County police, fire, EMS services? (

Cambria County moving forward with sewer work in Johnstown | News |

Lancaster County could spend millions in federal funds to improve internet access [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News |

Redistricting commission recommends minimal change to City Council districts (

Penn State community shows support for Ukraine at a rally on the steps of Old Main | WITF

In Allentown, controversial law requiring contractor apprenticeships on city projects hits snag – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bridgeport residents, Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church rally to support Ukraine – Mainline Media News

Vigil for Ukraine in Reading (

Scranton board to vote whether to join other districts in county in making masks voluntary | Education |



Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy To Begin Flagstaff Hill Restoration Project – CBS Pittsburgh (

County police announces, then abruptly cancels vehicle report card program | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Oakland Starbucks becomes second in Pittsburgh to request union election | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania gas prices hit all-time highs 3 days in a row | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EmployHER Pittsburgh aims to connect women with personal, professional resources — all in one place | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Leaders of Philly’s minority chambers of commerce say the city needs to be more business-friendly | City & State PA (

North Philadelphia photo students get published – WHYY

Advocates in northeast Pa. rally in support of Ukraine (

Philly City Council passes COVID-19 leave legislation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PHA chooses community partners to renovate homes in Brewerytown | Local News |

Philly awards 2nd round of grants to Kensington community groups tackling opioid crisis | Local News |

Driving Equality Law now enforceable in Philly | Local News |

Amtrak engineer cleared in trial over deadly 2015 crash | Local News |

Philly Council bill seeks to give city workers affordable housing preference | Local News |

South Philly street ceremonially renamed for Point Breeze icon Dorothy Allen | Metros |

Philadelphia’s conventions are recovering, and hotel owners are optimistic about the future (



In Selma, Kamala Harris reflects on the current fight for voting rights : NPR

$35 insulin cap is welcome, popular and bipartisan. But Congress may not pass it anyway –