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Championed by Senator John Kane, Broadband Access Bill Passes PA Senate – MyChesCo

New front in GOP election ‘investigation’ draws challenges | WITF

Latest effort in Pennsylvania GOP’s election ‘investigation’ — to look at voting systems in bright-red Fulton County — draws protests from state, Dominion – The Morning Call (

National Democrats file new suit asking state courts to draw Pa. congressional map – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: GOP shouldn’t overreact to redistricting |

Gov. Wolf says ‘negotiating’ a new congressional map is not his role (

Newly proposed Pennsylvania political maps have (mostly) good news for local Dems | 90.5 WESA

Lehigh Valley Lawmaker Slams ‘Unconstitutional’ Preliminary State Senate Maps | WDIY Local News

Lawmakers representing Lehigh Valley have different takes on new redistricting maps | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Those behind Pa.’s state Senate map ignorant about Lehigh Valley and its needs | Boscola –

Redistricting in Pennsylvania likely to bring change on how Conshohocken and Plymouth are represented in Harrisburg – MoreThanTheCurve

Pennsylvania redistricting controversies: Bethlehem and Allentown part of sparring over proposed legislative maps – The Morning Call (

Senate OKs bill unlocking early release for people on probation | City & State PA (

Street Stands with Asians Under Assault | Philadelphia Public Record (

Preliminary maps of legislative districts impact midstate counties in unexpected way –

Policy changes needed to restore manufacturing jobs, lawmakers say (

Pennsylvania’s redistricting process moves forward (

Panel gives state House, Senate district maps preliminary OK –

Yudichak committee approves legislation to aid economic recovery (

In Scranton, Wolf calls on legislature to improve worker pay, paid sick leave (

State commission approves new House, Senate maps | Pennsylvania News |

State Senator and Family Call for Accountability After Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Girl – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Appliance standards would cut energy costs and reduce air pollution (

Fireworks belong to The Boondocks, Trade Fairs, Festivals [Opinion] – Pennsylvania News Today

Guest editorial | Pass bill, ensure access to telemedicine | Editorials |

Grief, anger fuel Bucks mom’s advocacy to change child protection laws (

School curriculum transparency measure heads to Wolf | Pennsylvania |

General Assembly’s opposition to Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative sent to Wolf | Pennsylvania |

Baker, Yudichak legislation to protect children from lead poisoning advances | News |

Wolf signs bill providing temporary relief amid substitute teacher shortage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Corman: Mask Lawsuit Wasn’t Politics, It Was About Parents – DV Journal (

Local Vaccine Efforts to Receive $ 55,000 with State Funds – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

State allocates $1 million for Starr Farm property in East Bradford – Daily Local


Coronavirus - COVID-19

What we know about omicron cases in Pennsylvania (

Everything you need to know to stay COVID-safe during a second pandemic winter · Spotlight PA

As COVID-19 cases climb, Wolf calls on feds for health care support | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COVID rages across the U.S. again just as Americans gather for the holidays : NPR

Retiring NIH director Francis Collins warns of enormous omicron wave : NPR

Fauci says omicron variant is `just raging around the world’ – Delco Times

Omicron could bring the worst surge of COVID yet in the U.S. — and fast | WITF

Europeans reimpose restrictions as omicron sweeps continent | WITF

Israel to ban travel to US, Canada over omicron variant (

Hits ‘keep coming’: Hospitals struggle as COVID beds fill | WITF

Chester County-based Biopharmaceutical Reports Data that Vaccine Candidate Generates Robust Immune Memory to COVID-19 and Variants – MyChesCo

Chester County judge allows disputed COVID-19 vaccination of Down syndrome woman (

U.S. professional sports leagues call an audible as omicron infections climb : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Sixers among nine teams postponing games due to virus – Daily Local

Moderna says its COVID booster offers increases protection against omicron : NPR

OSHA vaccine-or-test rule for 84 million workers is back after court lifts stay : NPR

Not many nursing home residents getting COVID boosters, AARP says (

Berks COVID update: 338 more cases, a death and hospitalizations rise (

At-home test could prove crucial in tamping down spread of covid-19, experts say |



Guest Opinion: Essential workers need better homecare options (

Nurse anesthetists at two Philadelphia hospitals vote to unionize – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Want to head outdoors? So do many other people, and that means agriculture-related business is growing – The Morning Call (

Kellogg’s workers will vote on another tentative deal, but the strike may still go on | WITF

Booster mandates are a tough call for states, businesses | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia skills training programs can lead to jobs with higher pay | Local News |

Policy changes needed to restore manufacturing jobs, lawmakers say (

UPMC launches its own travel staffing agency as shortages persist (

Undocumented immigrants form Pennsylvania tortilla cooperative (

Inflation squeezes holiday budgets for low-income shoppers |



Why are so many lesbian, bi and transgender women in prison? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



State to Provide Big Savings to Many Workers by Not Taxing Student Loan Forgiveness | State |

Pennsylvania Public Workers No Longer Will Have to Pay Taxes on Forgiven Student Loans (

Cancelled student debt may now be exempt from state taxes in Pennsylvania –

Wolf admin. exempts student loan relief from state taxes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania will eliminate state income tax on student loan forgiveness | PhillyVoice

New Pa. law could ease substitute-teaching crisis (

Coatesville Area School District facing potential $9M budget deficit | Community News |

Editorial: COVID has compromised students’ mental health. What now? (

TikTok threats at pandemic-weary schools: Parents need a break (

Mask mandates stay in some area schools, end in others | coronavirus |

Schools across Pennsylvania, U.S. up security in response to TikTok threats | Today in Pa. –

These are Pennsylvania’s 25 most expensive private schools –

School district letter responds to threats of violence on social media | Local News |

On first school day after threats closed Emmaus High School, students will work remotely Monday because of bus shortage – The Morning Call (



Inside Bucks County’s Ridiculously Vicious School Board Elections (

Pa. Dems fear political blowback when student loan payments start again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who will return Johnny Doc’s political donations following his conviction? (

Podcast: Moving Pennsylvania’s Presidential Primary Earlier in 2024 | PoliticsPA

Amid Senate run, John Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, gains new spotlight (

GOP group launches Grinch-themed ad buy in PA ahead of the holidays | City & State PA (

The Capital-Star’s 2022 Pa. incumbent retirement and primary tracker – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

David McCormick moves to join 2022 Pa. Senate race (


Medio ambiente

What happens to the climate without Build Back Better : NPR

Manchin’s take on climate measures are misleading : NPR

Is this gas greener? | News |

Are environmental benefits of proposed gas plant in Luzerne County as promised? | News |

Sierra Club wants to join local civic group’s fight to revoke state approval of 40-year expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill | News |



Billions in Amtrak Funding Could Modernize Aging Rail System – The New York Times (

PA On the Naughty List for Its Bad Roads – DV Journal (

Proposed tax credit program could spur development at Pennsylvania airports |



Substance abuse trends on the rise in Schuylkill County, according to report | News |

Harrisburg’s homeless are sicker than ever –


Noticias del Estado

PA no longer making WIC agencies bid competitively for the chance to run their own programs (

Need for food remains great as many in the region are still struggling (

Curt Schroder: Pennsylvania once again a top judicial hellhole, with Philly courts leading the way (

PA Dems Pan Manchin’s Nix of Biden’s Build Back Better Plan – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania led the nation in data breach losses in 2020, FBI says. No state law calls for disclosure of ransomware attacks – The Morning Call (

PSERS sees record investment gains, but Pennsylvania taxpayers will ante up anyway – The Morning Call (

More than 14k acres of Pa. farmland preserved in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.: The Tree Farm State | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Noticias nacionales

Leftist millennial to become Chile’s next president : NPR

Islamic world unites to aid desperately poor Afghanistan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We are experiencing a public health crisis, and it’s not COVID-19 | Opinion (


Noticias locales

90+ Club Honored at Daylesford Crossing – MyChesCo

Erie County Council approved 3% pay raise for top county appointments (

Letters: Dahlkemper praised, Toomey urged to support Build Back Better (

Darby police roll out new vehicles (

With sale nearly complete, here’s a look at what’s next for new Lancaster County prison plan | Local News |

Bristol Borough eyes next step in Chestnut, Elm Street revitalization (

Decisions loom as new faces join Luzerne County Council | Times Leader

Snowy owl spotted in Luzerne County | News |

Mom, 6 kids forced out of ‘unfit’ Harrisburg rental home days before Christmas –

Julio Guridy, longtime Allentown city council member, steps down after 20 years in office – The Morning Call (

No tax hike for Lower Merion as commissioners approve 2022 budget (

ESA Solar, which has plans to build a 50 acre, 3.7 milliwatt “solar farm” just beyond Hawley Borough, was given conditional approval. (

Need for food remains great as many in Berks and the region are still struggling (



Abandoned road behind Bakery Square to become one of Pittsburgh’s only public ‘living’ streets – WPXI

Pittsburgh wants to create a wayfinding initiative to help pedestrians navigate city better | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Long awaited sidewalk planned for Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Advocates unveil Pittsburgh city transit platform to improve sidewalks, development, and more | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Experts join discussion about potential plastic bag ban in Pittsburgh |

‘A newcomer tax’? How one Munhall home purchase illustrates county’s property assessment issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



AFL-CIO Celebrates Holidays with Festive Luncheon | Philadelphia Public Record (

Philly’s lauded Eviction Diversion Program to stay in place through 2022 | AL DÍA News (

Philadelphia’s Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History eyes spring reopening – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly launches COVID test giveaways at vaccine clinic; 9 more upcoming | Health |

As Philly’s murder rate soars, DA Larry Krasner plays ‘good cop/bad cop’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Malcolm Jenkins Foundation delivers holiday joy | Local News |

Affordable housing inclusion bill passes in City Council | Local News |

PPA tells the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district to pay back $11.3 million (



Manchin not backing Dems’ $2T bill, potentially dooming it – Daily Local

Build Back Better plan likely delayed to next year, Democrats switch focus to voting rights | ABC27

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker test positive for COVID-19 breakthrough | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

So Rand Paul is in favor of big government now? | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Jordan scheme reflects contempt for democracy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette