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Legislature

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

Gov. Wolf to discuss support for Ukraine, severed ties with Russia (abc27.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania lawmakers investigating potential marijuana legalization – NewsBreak

A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism – White Supremacy (headtopics.com)

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 (readingeagle.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID death toll passes 6 million as pandemic enters third year (abc27.com)

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

Midstate gas prices rose 50 cents last week, expert reacts (abc27.com)

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

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

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 (bizjournals.com)

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 (bizjournals.com)

Presentation looks at history of female miners – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

 

Education

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

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? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Kelly Clarkson talks to Central York students about book bans (ydr.com)

University entrepreneurial innovation, investment keys to Pa. growth (goerie.com)

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

Pa. reports lower performance on standardized tests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Teachers reimagine US history lessons with eye on diversity | News | phillytrib.com

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

Building opportunity for Pennsylvania’s children | Opinion – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

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

Republicans warn Justice Department probe of Trump would trigger political war (abc27.com)

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 (witf.org)

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

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

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

Comcast executive is campaigning for 4th Congressional District seat (readingeagle.com)

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

 

Environment

Convenience chain Sheetz making big investment in renewable energy – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Transportation

Wireless charging options would speed transition to electric vehicles (ydr.com)

 

Health

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

Will the earned income tax credit come to Pennsylvania? | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The Politics of Energy Independence | PoliticsPA

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

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

Washington state case could provide insight for liquor privatization – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

 

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 (nytimes.com)

Blinken: US, allies discuss Russia oil imports | WITF

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

 

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 (abc27.com)

In Bridgeport, Hundreds Rally for Ukraine – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

North Penn superintendent on district’s growth, COVID response, legacy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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

Fontones: Insiders had a lot to say about developments in the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Pat Harkins: Time to merge Erie County police, fire, EMS services? (goerie.com)

Cambria County moving forward with sewer work in Johnstown | News | tribdem.com

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

Redistricting commission recommends minimal change to City Council districts (readingeagle.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Vigil for Ukraine in Reading (readingeagle.com)

Scranton board to vote whether to join other districts in county in making masks voluntary | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy To Begin Flagstaff Hill Restoration Project – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

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

Oakland Starbucks becomes second in Pittsburgh to request union election | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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

 

Philly

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

North Philadelphia photo students get published – WHYY

Advocates in northeast Pa. rally in support of Ukraine (poconorecord.com)

Philly City Council passes COVID-19 leave legislation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Driving Equality Law now enforceable in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

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

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

Philadelphia’s conventions are recovering, and hotel owners are optimistic about the future (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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 – pennlive.com