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2021 Pa. congressional district map drafts become public – WHYY

Pa. food banks to receive $11.4M allocation to expand storage infrastructure – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. legislators pitch plans to end automatic pay raises for lawmakers, other public officials – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What we know about the House GOP’s preliminary congressional map | City & State PA (

Gun control advocates gather in Cheswick to protest state rep’s vote in favor of constitutional carry bill |

Berks County food banks and pantries to benefit from new state funds (

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philly could require COVID vaccine proof for indoor dining (

FDA expands Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster, opens extra dose to age 16 (

Rapid coronavirus tests hard to find, despite Biden vows (

Philadelphia School District changes course, excluding hundreds of athletes from teams with a new vaccine policy (

Penn bans indoor social gatherings in response to rising COVID-19 cases (

Delta variant, not omicron, will be the bigger coronavirus threat this winter: Fauci –

North Allegheny School Board approves mask-optional policy once state mandate lifts | 90.5 WESA

Covid-driven hospital surge ‘not a sustainable situation’ in Western Pa., expert says |

Doctor: ‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’ as COVID-19 surge overwhelms hospitals | Coronavirus |

Lehigh Valley hospitals under pressure as COVID and increased need for care put heavy stress on staff and facilities – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania hospitals report COVID, surge and some at capacity (


Report explores a decarbonized future for PGW, cites challenges – WHYY

City Council approves changes in food-delivery fees paid by restaurants (

In a ‘symbolic victory for the labor movement,’ Starbucks workers agree to union in Buffalo, NY –

Editorial: Labor shortage affects safety on the road and crossing it |

U.S. jobless claims hit lowest point since September 1969 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

US jobless claims at 52-year low amid seasonal volatility – Daily Local


Too late, Larry. Now we know what you really think about what’s going on in the streets of Philly | Jenice Armstrong (

Philly DA Larry Krasner: I was ‘inarticulate’ to say the city is not experiencing a violence crisis (

Jussie Smollett convicted of staging attack, lying to police. Attorney says actor will appeal. (

Beaver County district attorney consulted with Pennsylvania State Police before shooting, then ruled it justified (

A diversionary program for drug offenders that worked for years in Philly is hoping for similar success in Montgomery County (

Duquesne police chief faces intimidation count in sex assault case | 90.5 WESA


Parental involvement crucial for Philly’s early learners, advocates say – WHYY

Pennsylvania could get universal preschool. Here’s how – WHYY

New Philadelphia school policy: students can choose nonbinary gender – On top of Philly news (

Penn State names Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi as its next leader (

Penn State hires first woman, person of color to head school | WITF

Threat closes Susquehanna Twp. school buildings to students on Friday: superintendent –

Substitute teachers in Erie: Pay raises may help schools cover classes (


Mehmet Oz’s campaign for the Pa. Senate race is rock bottom for a GOP running on empty | Will Bunch (

With new maps and Sharif Street looming, Brendan Boyle polls his odds for reelection (

Pa. redistricting: Draft congressional map pits Democrats Brendan Boyle, Sharif Street against each other (

DA Larry Krasner’s campaign and Real Justice PAC have admitted to breaking Philly’s campaign finance law, again (

Philly lawyer may join GOP field running for US Senate seat | WITF

Street says Senate congressional draft is fair, protects minority voters; Democrats say he sold out – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s how to weigh in on Pennsylvania’s next congressional map –

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorses Carla Sands for Senate | City & State PA (

Susek starting as Luzerne County’s new election director Monday | Times Leader


Komodo dragons hatched at zoo marks a big win for the endangered species (

Pa. releases final rule to cut methane leaks from existing oil and gas well sites | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Single-use plastic bag ban: Here’s the details of the bill tabled by Lehigh County officials – The Morning Call (


Pennsylvania and other cold weather states are struggling to hire snowplow drivers | WITF

Could Biden’s infrastructure bill help heal the scars highways created? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Jennersville and Brandywine hospitals in Chester County to close – WHYY

What’s really happening when your back ‘cracks’ | Expert Opinion (

New U.S. suicide hotline to launch July 2022 (

Repeated opioid overdoses can change the brain, Drexel study suggests (

Flu cases increase significantly in Pa., showing up in nearly every county –

State News

How the Supreme Court decision on abortion would affect Pa. – WHYY

Report: Affordable, home-based childcare is key to economic recovery | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

DCNR seeks applicants for new public input council – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bucks County treasurer offering 2022 Pennsylvania dog licenses (

National News

New York City aims to allow legal permanent residents to vote – WHYY

49 migrants dead, 58 injured in truck crash in south Mexico – WHYY

Filling the void: For some veterans, militias offer a misguided sense of purpose | Opinion (

Michigan School Shooting: How online threats become real-world tragedy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

British court says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the U.S. –

Local News

Market forces — not just Amazon — bolster Cumberland County economy –

‘My vote will be no:’ Majority of Wilkinsburg council members oppose annexation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No tax increase in West Hazleton for 2022 | News |

Johnstown telehealth facility plans to open in 2022 after pandemic delay; renovations needed to Cambria-Rowe site early next year | Local News |

Reading wants to reopen its greenhouse (

Forecasters say a strong cold front Saturday could bring damaging winds and brief tornadoes to the region – The Morning Call (

Chester County public safety, crime prevention programs get $830K grant – Daily Local

EPA again finds no exposure from Norwood landfill – Delco Times

Visit Bucks County: Patrons return driven by pent-up demand, weddings (


Pittsburgh Penguins sale to Fenway Sports Group wins city-county and NHL approval | 90.5 WESA

Meet Pittsburgh’s unofficial Santa Claus |


Broad Street Ministry launches mobile community drugstore — WHYY

Philly Fed report shows racial disparity in pandemic economic blows – WHYY

Philly raises the bar on green design for city buildings – WHYY

Philly Council passes bill targeting illegal auto work – WHYY

Picking a new commerce director is a tough but critical decision for Mayor Kenney | Editorial (

Philly police investigating after crude anti-Biden stickers were spotted on a cop car (

Reliving my own resettlement through the hope and struggle of Afghans new to Philly | Opinion (

Spergo teen CEO Trey Brown plans expansion after $300K investment on Shark Tank (


Jan. 6 panel: Court rejects Trump’s efforts to shield records (

President Joe Biden pays tribute to Bob Dole at Capitol service (

Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge to be among those in attendance at Bob Dole’s funeral –