Report: Hundreds of state legislators, including Pa., have joined far-right Facebook groups – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

James Ferlo: Agent of change made a mark in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Public database of bridge conditions should be made available across the state, Pa. lawmaker urges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents are at risk. Only lawmakers can fix it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gina Diorio: How this Democrat drew the teachers’ unions’ wrath with one vote (broadandliberty.com)

Lt. Governor John Fetterman released from hospital (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman released from Lancaster hospital after stroke | WITF


Coronavirus – COVID-19

With rising Pa. COVID-19 rates, officials remind public about ‘being prudent’ with masks, vaccines – pennlive.com

Philadelphia Schools Reinstate Mask Mandate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Amid uptick, Montgomery County enters ‘high’ CDC coronavirus community level (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pfizer says 3 of its COVID shots offer strong protection for children under 5 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New coronavirus variant of concern detected in Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



PA Labor & Industry Secretary Renews Call for Legislative Action on Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage – MyChesCo

A nurse on understaffing and moral injury: ‘You were supposed to take care of me’ | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Biotech Center’s economic impact grows to $7B as it expands, report finds – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Stocks entered a bear market. Here’s what that means | WITF

Pa. ranks 2nd among states for direct-to-consumer sales | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Thousands in Philly have arrests, convictions hurting job chances – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

I was a juvenile lifer. Here’s how to help Philly kids avoid the same fate | Opinion (inquirer.com)



PHEAA urges student loan borrowers to beware of scams | News | bradfordera.com

Gwynedd Mercy University receives $10M gift (dailylocal.com)

Council Rock to appoint Andrew Sanko new superintendent (theintell.com)

Pa. schools have doubled their solar power use since 2020 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Finally, the Class of 2020 gets its in-person commencement ceremonies at Penn, Haverford and Penn State (inquirer.com)

Teens fight for the right to read with ‘banned-book clubs’ and lawsuits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pa.’s GOP Senate race may head to a recount. Will it change anything? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania, the birthplace of democracy, could elect an insurrectionist governor | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State House and Senate candidates in Philadelphia face a colorful road to November – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Pa Gov. race: Shapiro says he would welcome Biden to campaign in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity, and Facebook · Spotlight PA

For Pa. GOP, no turning back in bid vs. Josh Shapiro as party leaders back Doug Mastriano for governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shapiro breaks with Wolf on bridge tolling plan · Spotlight PA

Josh Shapiro defends gubernatorial primary ad tying Doug Mastriano to Donald Trump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Senate race for John Fetterman could be impacted by Joe Biden (theintell.com)

Suspense, potential for legal conflict swirl around undecided Lehigh Valley Senate primary races after federal court ruling – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. Primary 2022: LGBTQ candidates ran across Pa., to mixed results | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pence, Tiptoeing Away From Trump, Lays Groundwork for ’24 Run – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

What went wrong with Conor Lamb’s U.S. Senate campaign? | TribLIVE.com

How the Pa. Republican establishment broke itself trying to stop Doug Mastriano | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Republican fight brews in epicenter of Trump’s 2020 grudge | TribLIVE.com

Why it may be easier than ever for Trump to be elected by Pa. voters (inquirer.com)



$7.3M awarded to revitalize Pa. brownfield sites (abc27.com)



Court grants injunction to put PennDOT bridge tolling plan on hold | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PennDOT to repair potholes in Chester County next week – Daily Local

Traffic deaths in Pa. and N.J. continued to rise in 2021. Nationally, fatalities hit a 16-year high. (inquirer.com)

Pedestrian deaths spike to a 40-year high across the U.S., new report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Some states already are targeting birth control | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

CDC warns doctors to watch for monkeypox | ABC27

LECOM Health to build ambulatory surgery center on Peach Street (goerie.com)

Available providers showcase services at MVP Night of Recovery (delcotimes.com)

York County’s Pappus House provides unique end-of-life care | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Abortions increased among Luzerne County residents | News | citizensvoice.com

Medical dye used to diagnose tumors and blood clots in short supply at some Philly-area hospitals (inquirer.com)


State News

Nearly a third of Pennsylvania’s municipalities are shrinking | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Internal PSERs emails show attempts by fund’s management to respond to a boardmember’s question about performance (inquirer.com)

We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Large crowd in Washington turns out to honor Tom Ridge (goerie.com)

PA physician general urges kindness on day honoring Mister Rogers (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: Say ‘I love you’ with acts of kindness on the 143rd day of 2022 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania will delay closures of two institutions for people with intellectual disabilities | WITF

Pennsylvania WIC family skips bills to buy infant formula | WITF

DEP to hold Lackawanna Energy Center permit hearing Wednesday | News | thetimes-tribune.com

AAA survey: Nearly 40% of state residents to travel more this summer | News | standardspeaker.com


National News

Abbott CEO apologizes for the formula shortage as 1st overseas shipment arrives : NPR

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US (abc27.com)

America’s solution to mass shootings must come from Congress, not God (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

IRS to pay 5 percent interest to individuals with delayed tax refunds | ABC27

The impact of China’s lockdown on the U.S. economy | ABC27

In Texas, a Proxy Fight Over Democrats’ Stance on Immigration – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How two swing districts became one very red one and one very blue one : NPR

A record 100 million people globally have been forced from their homes. : NPR

Ukraine war strains space station ties between Russia and U.S. : NPR

Texas and Northeast set record-high daily temps : NPR

California debates opening safe injection sites to prevent overdose deaths : Shots – Health News : NPR

Zelenskyy urges ‘maximum’ sanctions on Russia in Davos talk | News | tribdem.com

Nearly 70M Americans receive benefits from Social Security Admin programs | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Black buyers are getting squeezed out of the hot housing market | Business | phillytrib.com

Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims | TribLIVE.com

State rep. floats mandatory vasectomies for all boys as his state nears nation’s strictest abortion law – pennlive.com

U.S. needs to tax Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Billionaire Boys Club out of their misery | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Climate to conflict, Davos’ post-COVID return has full plate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Where people in Harrisburg are moving to most (abc27.com)

Morale at low ebb at Chester County 911 Center – Daily Local

First-time buyers are facing uphill battle in the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Lehigh Valley parents and caregivers cope amid baby formula shortage: ‘Something has to give’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

‘We’ve never experienced the demand like we are experiencing today.’ Why rentals are hard to find in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

The former Meadows off-site betting site to become Zoll medical equipment manufacturing facility | TribLIVE.com

PennDOT touts Luzerne County trail projects | News | citizensvoice.com

MONDAY UPDATE: County bureau collecting delinquent Scranton taxes without filing liens | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 13 honors fallen members at event in Tamaqua | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading apartment project will provide housing for homeless veterans (readingeagle.com)



Warhol Museum announces expansion in neighborhood with its new ‘Pop District’ | 90.5 WESA

Warhol Museum gets $25 million from foundations to create The Pop District on the North Shore (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh ranks best place to live in Pennsylvania and 26th in U.S. (nextpittsburgh.com)

Ghost towns dot Western Pa., Pittsburgh landscape and history | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: Fund improvements at Point State Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SWAT team responds to Hill District robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free mammograms offered to women under 40 in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Council considering competing property tax relief bills as budget negotiations loom | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Council addresses prisoner gerrymandering | Local News | phillytrib.com

As Philly prostitution cases dwindle to almost nothing, some worry that sex workers won’t get help (inquirer.com)



January 6 panel wants answers from GOP lawmaker it says led a Capitol tour before the attack | WITF

Democratic lawmakers ‘divided’ on gun control legislation (abc27.com)

Biden says the U.S. would intervene with military to defend Taiwan : NPR

Biden to Begin New Asia-Pacific Economic Bloc With a Dozen Allies – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Haaland seeks healing for Native American boarding school survivors | WITF

Archbishop says Pelosi will be denied Communion because she supports abortion rights | WITF

Justice Dept. unveils new efforts to bolster hate-crime reporting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette