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In the PA House, both parties now claim a majority and authority to set election date | Pennsylvania |

Cutler takes oath as House Republican Leader days after Dems declare control of special elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Republicans sue over Dem-called state House elections · Spotlight PA

Who really controls the Pennsylvania State House? (

Pa.’s new Whole Home Repair program moving forward, but homeowners can’t apply for funds yet | WITF

DCED opens application for Whole-Home Repairs Program. Here’s what to know – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Health care in southern Chester County gets huge boost with $2.5 million in funding – Daily Local



Recession fears? After Covid, restaurateurs say they’re ready to ‘weather anything’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Finance news: Vanguard predicts recession in 2023 with job cuts in tech, real estate – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Why remote workers are still resistant to return — and the benefits that could change their mind – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Savings at the gas pump are eaten up at the supermarket, as inflation stays high : NPR

Small farms do better in recessions, Univest small biz lender says (

Gas prices falling across nation and state, but Pennsylvania drivers still paying more than others | State |

Warehouse, car wash and new Hershey’s plant among more than 15 projects planned for central Pa. –



Local authorities in major cities urge indoor masking : NPR

Holiday amid COVID, flu, RSV: Tips from Philadelphia’s health commissioner (



Wally Nunn: Guards, inmates, and taxpayers all suffer from Delaware County’s so-called “prison reform” (



New Pennsylvania anti-discrimination regulation may better protect area LGBTQ students | WITF

PIAA approves name, image and likeness policy for PA high school athletes – CBS Pittsburgh (

With PIAA’s new NIL legislation comes potential pitfalls that worry coaches, executives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Upper Moreland school board member to resign over ‘cis, white male’ comments (

Philly schools should be phone-free zones | Expert Opinion (




The link between politicians and anti-LGBTQ+ violence | Rob Schofield – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trump probe subpoena served on Georgia secretary of state – Daily Local


Midterm losses unlikely to change PA GOP positions · Spotlight PA


Curt Norcini Announces Candidacy for Court of Common Pleas – DV Journal (

Olivia Bennett enters county executive contest vowing to deliver on progressive reforms | Pittsburgh City Paper (

It Will Be Culver v. Lawton in SD27 (

Philadelphia’s voter turnout is down. That’s bad for democracy. | Editorial (

Joe McAndrew wins Democratic nomination for special election to replace Rep. Tony DeLuca |

Allegheny County Democrats pick Joe McAndrew to run for Pa. House’s 32nd District amid Harrisburg power struggle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



United Airlines places huge ‘historic’ order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners : NPR

PennDOT, local nonprofit transform 50 acres of roadside turf into meadows – CBS Pittsburgh (

What to do about busy – and dangerous – state roads? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

I-579 CAP park project leads to donations to Hill District organizations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gun Safety

A decade after Sandy Hook, grief remains but hope grows – Daily Local

Mayor Ed Gainey rails against gun violence in Pittsburgh (

Smith-Wade-El reacts to recent Lancaster shootings (

‘Gun violence has no place in our community’: Lancaster city mayor, DA comment on recent violence | Local News |

CHOP awards $225K to 9 violence-prevention groups | Local News |

Moms Bonded by Grief host holiday party for those who lost loved ones to gun violence | Local News |

Can widespread trauma therapy help prevent Philadelphia gun violence? This community leader says yes. (



CRISPR gene-editing improves cancer immunotherapy : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania making more forms of naloxone available (

Opioids overdose-reversal drug Narcan could soon be available over the counter : NPR

Infectious diseases fellowships go unfilled for newly minted doctors : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu shot uptake slow in Philadelphia (

Editorial: Make lead testing mandatory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Sen. Pat Toomey blocks landmark reform legislation to fight global money laundering | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania to receive $450M in opioid settlement with CVS, Walgreens – Philadelphia Business Journal (

CVS and Walgreens agree to pay $10 billion to settle opioid crisis lawsuits : NPR

Pennsylvania’s deer season shift a tradeoff in boosting licenses and preserving tradition | Pennsylvania |

A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted Dimock | WITF

Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted village | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. will offer more than 450 vehicles for sale at auction next week –

Frances Hesselbein, Johnstown native with ties to Pitt who led Girl Scouts, dies at 107 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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National News

Will the latest breakthrough in nuclear fusion help to fight climate change? : NPR

US scientists set to announce fusion energy breakthrough – Daily Local

Black, Jewish Leaders Call for National ’15 Days of Light’ to Fight Anti-Semitism, Racism – DV Journal (

Baby formula recalled due to Cronobacter cross-contamination concerns – CBS Pittsburgh (

50 years ago, U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. None have been back since : NPR

Bankman-Fried, disgraced former FTX CEO, arrested in Bahamas : NPR

North Carolina power outage highlights vulnerability of the electric grid : NPR

Elon Musk’s Twitter: Trust and Safety Council is dissolved : NPR

World Cup semifinals begin with Argentina and Croatia : NPR

Brittney Griner is back in the US and dunking again after almost 10 months detained in Russia | News |

Juul lawsuit settlement: Electronic cigarette company to pay millions to Pennsylvania (


Local News

Akron Borough to partially fund Ephrata Public Library, with room to donate more later | Local News |

Burns asks HUD to conduct audit on Section 8 policies | News |

West Chester U. marching band will march in Rose Parade in 2024 (

Erie County Executive Davis budget vetoes face legal scrutiny (

Erie’s Greyhound passengers can’t come in from out of the cold (

DEI Commission integral to Erie County’s growth, global profile (

Dunmore council approves 23% tax hike | News |

Proposal sets standards for contractors working on public projects in Reading (

Damaged Pa. church in race to be repaired ahead of first big snowstorm –



Democrat Barb Warwick is sworn in as Pittsburgh’s newest City Council member – City & State Pennsylvania (

New Pittsburgh councilwoman Barbara Warwick sworn in to fill vacancy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers celebrate legislation safeguarding same-sex marriage (

Meet the Pittsburgh Bomb Squad — and its robot helpers (

Franco Harris helps teach middle school students about The Immaculate Reception – CBS Pittsburgh (

Winter storm watch issued for ice accumulations in higher terrain outside Pittsburgh |

Man’s death at Acrisure Stadium ruled accidental | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dozens still displaced after Downtown Pittsburgh high-rise fire kills 1, injures 3 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia-area home sales plummet to lowest level since 2015 in November – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bluford Charter School will reopen as a district-run school this fall, unless a new charter application is approved | Local News |

Columbus statue uncovered in Philadelphia after two years under a box (

Jim Gardner is retiring from Action News. His last day ends an era. (

Columbus statue in Philadelphia: What happened in court case, boxing (



Same sex marriage bill will be signed into law by President Biden : NPR