Schwank calls for panel to review Berks election report findings (readingeagle.com)

Philadelphia youth call for tighter firearms restrictions, increased funding to combat gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia children rally against gun violence at the state capitol (abc27.com)

Local lawmaker introduces bill to increase penalties of polluters – Daily Local

Pa. GOP lawmakers want ‘woke rhetoric’ about gender identity off education department website – pennlive.com

Editorial: Pennsylvania needs legislator gift reform — now | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ethics never make menu in Legislature | Editorials and Columns | thetimes-tribune.com 

Tell your state representative to vote against bills that criminalize safe drivers | PennLive letters – pennlive.com

State News 

Pennsylvania program connecting food banks, farms gets funding boost | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. cuts corporate net income tax nearly in half (ydr.com)

A Montco couple created a homegrown meadow to attract pollinating birds and insects. It’s their ‘spiritual place.’ (inquirer.com)

David McCullough dies. He had Philadelphia, Pa., books and connections. (inquirer.com)

Pittsburgh-area officials, longtime collaborators and admirers recall David McCullough as ‘a true friend’ and ‘a national treasure’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh native David McCullough remembered as ‘guiding light’ for preserving Western Pa. history | TribLIVE.com

Fire departments in Western Pennsylvania warning people about scam involving T-shirt sales | TribLIVE.com

Families fear transfers from White Haven Center | News | citizensvoice.com 

Unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania, how to log in (abc27.com) 


Pennsylvania Senate Race: Fetterman leads Oz in new poll (abc27.com) 

Mehmet Oz his own top contributor in Senate race vs. John Fetterman (poconorecord.com) 

PA Senate Race: Oz targets Fetterman over sanctuary cities, prison reform in new ad (abc27.com) 

Senate nominee Mehmet Oz scores $50K tax break on Pennsylvania house (inquirer.com)

Doug Mastriano to appear for questioning by House Jan. 6 panel Tuesday, but it may be short – pennlive.com 

Mastriano and Shapiro pitch to PA county commissioners | Local News | lancasteronline.com 

Pa. elections official blames spreadsheet for state’s mistake in certifying a county’s election results (inquirer.com)

Democrats’ political strategy of backing extreme opponents could backfire | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Group forms to get people registered to vote | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

GOP seeking power over elections in swing states – pennlive.com 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis books a Pittsburgh appearance for Doug Mastriano – pennlive.com

Republicans have long feuded with journalists. Now many are shutting them out | WITF


Police: One dead after shooting in Carbondale late Monday | News | thetimes-tribune.com 

New police dog paid for with grant from Shaw Foundation | TribLIVE.com

Defense attorney arraigned on prostitution charges | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com 

‘Hiding a homicide:’ New details emerge on death of man held in Dauphin County Prison – pennlive.com


Police: Gateway High School band director gave alcohol to student | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shortage of bus drivers in Midstate as school gets closer (abc27.com)

Local News 

Biden’s policies have not revived Scranton. But few there blame him. (inquirer.com)

Salvation Army Scranton Corps’ new leaders assessing community needs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

DA: Domenick reviewed emails of county detectives | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Developer takes over affordable housing communities from Diocese of Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County Council set to vote on former detention center price reduction | Times Leader

Luzerne County manager discusses division head nominee confidentiality | Times Leader

Ballot drop box ordinance, new Admin division head on Luzerne County Council agenda | News | citizensvoice.com

Cleanup continues after flash flooding in Unity’s village of Dorothy | TribLIVE.com

Former Fort Pitt Brewery in Jeannette among dozen of properties bought by land bank | TribLIVE.com

Nescopeck rallies after deadliest Luzerne County fire in decades | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com

Former Reading police chief appointed to top Reading manager job (readingeagle.com)

Second Harvest sees growing need for food as inflation continues (goerie.com)

Law enforcement connect communities with neighbors across Chester County – Daily Local

National News

Trump says FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago estate, a major escalation of investigation into former president | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida | WITF

The nation’s top consumer watchdog, a Wharton grad, wants to protect your personal data and digital wallet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jones verdict offers hope | Editorial | citizensvoice.com

Nebraska won’t hold special legislative session on abortion | TribLIVE.com

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases (yorkdispatch.com)


Gun violence surges in Philadelphia despite recent efforts | Local News | phillytrib.com

In Philly’s DHS crisis, a bleak reminder of how America treats its most vulnerable children | Editorial (inquirer.com)

I’m being evicted from University City Townhomes | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Demolition of St. Laurentius Church spires to start in Fishtown (inquirer.com)

The COVID pandemic affected child poverty, mental health, and childcare access in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

‘We’re just surviving’: Report details COVID’s long-term impacts on Philadelphia students | WITF

Crash-landed in Philadelphia 11 years ago, ‘Grumman Greenhouse’ is finally saying goodbye | WITF

UC Townhomes protest encampment broken up in West Philly – WHYY


Mayor Gainey responds after string of shootings leaves 1 dead, 5 injured across Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh adds electric Ford Lightning pickup trucks to city vehicle fleet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Black brewer plans to go pro. Catch him Saturday at the Barrel & Flow Fest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1 dead, 13 wounded in weekend violence across Allegheny County | TribLIVE.com


PennDOT submits plan to install 150 charging stations for electric vehicles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reading-to-Philadelphia bus service a welcome trip (readingeagle.com)

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine is available for children under the age of 5 – Reading Eagle

Widow of man who died at Gracedale suing Northampton County (mcall.com)


Where to find grants for small businesses owned by people of color and women (inquirer.com)

Longtime cigar manufacturing plant to move production to Dominican Republic | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Some Lehigh Valley employers offer stipends, raises, flexible schedules to fight inflation (mcall.com)


Hospitals, hoping to retain nurses and other staffers, are opening child care centers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Health Department advises calm and caution regarding monkeypox (timesonline.com)

Tower Health finds buyer for Chestnut Hill Hospital (dailylocal.com)