Pa. election chief: uniform voter outreach needed in presidential cycle | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Budget talks center around now or later spending – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Pennsylvania’s health care access ‘still in the dark ages’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Opioids an ‘overwhelming issue for families’ in Pennsylvania – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Antietam looks to grants to help fund renovations for 2024-25 (philanthropynewsdigest.org)

TCS PA FILE Budget Office Senate Appropriations Sen Tim Kearney | News | republic-online.com

Doug Mastriano won’t face State Ethics Committee investigation for January 6 | ABC27

Budget talks center around now or later spending – Pennsylvania – The Black Chronicle

Pa. education officials detail $1B plan for fair school funding • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PennDOT supports licenses for undocumented immigrants | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Malcolm Kenyatta’s legislation calls for study of solutions for ‘benefits cliff’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

Monroeville Convention Center to remain open, local leaders announce (goodwordnews.com)

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


Central Pa. plant to close; as many as 130 people to be laid off – pennlive.com

Beloved crafts retailer is on the brink of Chapter 11 bankruptcy – pennlive.com


Philadelphia bus shooting injures seven | WITF

First arrest made in fatal shooting of teen outside Pa. restaurant – pennlive.com


The SAT Is Now Fully Digital for the Remote-Learning Generation – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Here’s What It’s Like to Take the New SAT – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Biden warns ‘freedom and democracy are under attack’ in fierce State of the Union address • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Strong Winds Moved a Lake in Death Valley Two Miles – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike announce start of work zone speed safety camera program – pennlive.com

Transit boost in Shapiro’s budget benefits both cities and rural counties, PennDOT secretary says • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State News

A running list of Pennsylvania’s State of the Union guests – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania’s U.S House members invite varied guests to Biden’s State of the Union • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro highlights Pennsylvania budget priorities during county commissioners gathering • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Oversight board will secretly review how Pa. counties spent millions of dollars to fight opioid crisis | WITF

NTSB: After Ohio train derailment, tank cars didn’t need to be blown open to release chemical | WITF

National News

State of the Union analysis: Biden draws contrast with Trump and other takeaways : NPR

Biden Portrays Next Phase of Economic Agenda as Middle-Class Lifeline – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden’s 2024 State of the Union Address: Read the Full Transcript – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Selfies, Handshakes and Hugs: Biden Lingers After Last Call – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Here Are the Bidens’ Guests at the State of the Union – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden Wants Congress to Reduce the Risks of Social Media for Children – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

What We Learned From Biden’s State of the Union – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

From Ukraine to Gaza, Biden’s First Battles Are at Home – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bill to split TikTok from Chinese ownership gets unanimous vote from key U.S. House panel • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why Democratic Women Are Wearing White to State of the Union – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Oscars’ New Diversity And Inclusion Rules Are Sparking Debate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Before you spend it, be aware your $2 bill could be worth a lot – pennlive.com

Local News

Ongoing probe sheds new light on 3-train collision, derailment along Lehigh River – pennlive.com

Pa. zoo holds gender reveal party for newest additions | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Planned Parenthood Keystone to recognize union for non-medical staff | WITF


Pittsburgh controller sounds alarm on revenue losses ‘threatening’ the city | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Downtown Investment Zone is proposed as calls mount for a rescue of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegany County Jail Oversight Board approves new color for inmate uniforms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Opening day: Page’s and Potomac Bakery collaborate on ice cream sandwiches | TribLIVE.com

Heinz History Center takes it back to the ’90s with History Uncorked | TribLIVE.com


Mayor Parker attends State of the Union address as special guest | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Black Male Engagement office, others get new leaders | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘It’s crazy’: SEPTA commuters express safety concerns as four shootings rock Philly transit this week. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Developer targets 4-star hotel, ‘prominent’ food and beverage at former Family Court building – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia hotels not immune as industry faces ‘reckoning’ with loan maturities, fewer sales – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


‘Bobby’ Casey and shrinkflation get a shout-out during Biden’s SOTU • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

John Fetterman introduces federal Whole-Home Repairs legislation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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