A School District of Lancaster Facilities Department plow clears snow by the drop-off loop outside Washington Elementary School in Lancaster city on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
A School District of Lancaster Facilities Department plow clears snow by the drop-off loop outside Washington Elementary School in Lancaster city on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Headlines:

Questions about the second round of rental relief in Pa.: More than 300,000 Pennsylvanians were denied rental assistance in the first round, which ended on Nov. 4. Housing advocates are urging the state not to repeat its mistakes when it rolls out a new round of assistance in 2021, deploying more than $850 million in earmarked federal funds. (Source: WITF)

Third stimulus expected, but fewer people could qualify: The Biden administration and Congress have emphasized the importance of another $1,400 stimulus as part of a potential Covid-19 relief package, but specifics are still up for negotiation. (Source: Spotlight PA)

January brought little relief to Pa.'s already stressed unemployed: Over 400,000 Pennsylvanians are living on the state's pandemic unemployment benefits, some at only $195 per week. (Source: WITF)

More snow expected across Lancaster County: The county is under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 a.m. Tuesday, with 8 inches to 12 inches of additional snow expected. (Source: WGAL)

National/world roundup: Biden to meet with GOP leaders who are proposing a reduced $618 billion virus aid package. (Source: AP) Myanmar military arrests elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, seizes power in coup. (Source: UPI) Dozens of former Bush officials leave Republican party, citing 'Trump cult.' (Source: Reuters) Oregon decriminalizes all drugs, offers rehab. (Source: USA Today)

Olivia Smucker