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Pennsylvania state lawmakers call for bridge funding as PennDOT releases new Fern Hollow design | WITF

Nursing home staffing regulations a sticking point in Pennsylvania DHS hearing | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Bill Would Make Drunk Drivers Pay Child Support | News, Sports, Jobs – Post Journal (

The 2022 Construction Power 75 | City & State PA (

Wolf Urges PLCB to Remove Russian Products From Liquor Stores | The Legal Intelligencer (

Restaurant takes ‘poutine’ off menu because it sounds like Putin |

How a Pa. lawmaker wants to protect transgender kids and their parents (

pennsylvania lawmakers should support, not suppress trans children (

Pa.’s new legislative maps are better, but not good enough | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Republicans Pushing To Dissolve State-Run Liquor System – CBS Philly (

Philly liquor store workers fight plan to end state liquor stores – WHYY


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Face mask mandates ending as COVID cases fall (

Delaware County commemorates the 1,800 lost to COVID (

WHO says COVID boosters needed, reversing previous call – Delco Times

State 7-day COVID-19 average drops below 1,000 new cases | Local News |

Pennsylvania counties where masks still recommended – The Morning Call (

As U.S. COVID deaths near 1 million, advocates press for a memorial day | WITF



Bacon, Gas and Essentials: Where 2,200 Americans Have Noticed Inflation – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania famers see fertilizer prices spike and Russia’s war in Ukraine could make it worse | WITF

Walmart plans large fulfillment center in Pennsylvania | WITF

Walmart to open massive 1.8 million-square-foot fulfillment center in central Pa. –

New report argues it’s time for public-sector union reform in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Peddler’s Village sees record sales amid pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Businesses say it’s a labor shortage. For workers, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime job market. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gas prices skyrocketing: How to save money in central Pennsylvania (

Paying for child care shouldn’t be this hard | Opinion (

WBGH nurses ratify new contract with ‘historic’ raises | Times Leader



Former Yeadon Police Chief Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Fired For Being White – DV Journal (

1st trial for Capitol rioter ends with conviction by jurors (



Pennridge board, administration do not understand transparency (

Court to hear closing arguments in landmark school funding trial – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Penn faculty, staff call on university to pay its ‘fair share’ to support Philly public schools – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

School of the Week: Learning is a community effort at Hackett School | The Learning Key |

New CDC mask guidance upends lawsuits against schools (

Susquehanna Twp.’s school mascot discussion devolves into fighting, with no decision –

Standardized test scores fell sharply in Erie and statewide in 2021 (



Pa. Supreme Court weighs future of state’s popular mail voting law · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law has its day in Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘We want to win’: Pa. Democrats face choice in key Senate race | News |

Mike Pompeo endorses Lisa Scheller in 7th Congressional District race | City & State PA (

McCormick Tops Fox News Poll | PoliticsPA

Republican Governors Association Plans Ad Blitz Sans PA | PoliticsPA

McSwain wins support for Pa. governor of state GOP delegation from Chester County (

Democrats launch early, aggressive national campaign effort in Pennsylvania | WITF

In a big year, here’s how Pa.’s progressive groups are making their presence felt | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Analysis: GOP plan would be a tax hike for 35% of Pa. residents | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Pa. Constitution belongs to all of us. Not one political party | Patrick Beaty – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With Ukraine War, Republicans get religion on democracy | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mehmet Oz campaigns in Pa. Senate race as David McCormick airs TV ads against him (



The most expansive drought in 10 years is creeping across the country. After a lack of snowfall, the Lehigh Valley is also ‘abnormally dry’ – The Morning Call (

Allegheny Co. hits U.S. Steel hit with historic $1.8M fine for ‘rotten egg’ pollution – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Canyon Atlantic withdraws lawsuit, ends efforts to buy two shuttered Tower Health hospitals – Philadelphia Business Journal (


State News

Six Democrat governors ask U.S. Congress to suspend federal gas tax temporarily | Colorado |

Wolf Backs Federal Gas Tax Holiday | PoliticsPA

Pa. gas price-gouging investigation seems unlikely (

Tick season returning with warm weather in Pennsylvania (

PA DEP Eyes Higher Standards for Forever Chemicals in Water – DV Journal (

Wolf wants $2M to help Ukrainians fleeing war · Spotlight PA


National News

Ukraine war at 2-week mark: Russians slowed but not stopped | WITF

Loss of Russian Oil Leaves a Void Not Easily Filled, Straining Market – The New York Times (

Ukraine Maps: Tracking Where Russian Forces Are Invading – The New York Times (

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coke, Pepsi join exodus out of Russia (

PepsiCo suspends sales of Pepsi, 7Up in Russia, donates $4 million to help refugees –

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passes in Florida, goes to governor (

End of monthly child tax credit payments sent nearly 4 million kids back into poverty –


Local News

Bulletin Board: Women’s History Month events and more in Berks County (

Lancaster County seeking citizens for Youth Intervention Center advisory board | Local News |

Bart Twp. putting $352,000 in federal relief funds toward fire department, bridge work and road repairs | Community News |

Allentown nonprofit says proposed senior affordable housing next door poses ‘existential threat’ – The Morning Call (

Berks food bank gets a $10,000 donation from Dunkin’ (



Proposed 1% tax on consumers is aimed at Pittsburgh’s educational, medical nonprofits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess proposes 1% tax on higher-ed students, medical patients |

Pittsburgh’s 21 bridges in poor condition slated for additional inspections, Mayor Ed Gainey says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Gainey says Pittsburgh will reinspect all city-owned bridges in poor condition |

Decision on Port Authority COVID-19 vaccine mandate coming soon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police won’t check parked cars in Allegheny County parks after objections are raised | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Transformational’ Oakland building plan gets some key support but won’t happen right away | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Health Network to boost nurses’ pay |



Officer to be fired for fatally shooting Philadelphia boy | Pennsylvania State News |

PPD commissioner will fire officer who shot boy, 12, to death | Local News |

Philadelphia police officer who shot 12-year-old TJ Siderio will be fired (

Philadelphia’s other dangerous roads should be redesigned with past missteps in mind (

The animal tranquilizer xylazine is present in a quarter of Philadelphia’s fatal overdoses (



Biden declares U.S. ban on Russian oil, warns of gasoline price spikes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden bans Russian oil, warns of ‘Putin price hike’ at pump | News |

Top lawmakers reach deal on Ukraine aid, $1.5T spending (

Congress passes bill to shore up Postal Service, ensure delivery six days a week (

Pa. GOP leaders share proposals for divesting from Russia (

POWELL: Biden Assessment–Year One – DV Journal (

Biden signing order on cryptocurrency as its use explodes | News |

Republicans, Once Harsh Ukraine Critics, Pivot to Strong Support – The New York Times (