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Philadelphia shooting injures man, damages offices belonging to Pa. senator and NAACP – 6abc Philadelphia

Yeshiva Schools receives $4.5 million in grants to revitalize vacant St. Rosalia School in Greenfield (

Bill looks to provide benefits for more Pennsylvania law enforcement injured on the job | Pennsylvania |

Lawmakers to discuss bill allowing off-label use of drugs to treat COVID (

Kenyatta: I’d Vote for Build Back Better, And I’d Do It Right Now! – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania Senate aims to bar school COVID-19 vaccine rule | WITF

Despite no plans for one, Pa. Senate approves bill prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandate for K-12 students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Leaders face vote on redrawn Pennsylvania Assembly districts – Daily Local

House Republicans advance Pennsylvania congressional map bill — minus an actual map · Spotlight PA

Listening to GOP lawmakers, Pa. House committee doesn’t vote on citizen-drawn map – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Advocates for fair redistricting fear Pa. ‘lagging the field’ after GOP committee fails to adopt map | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leaders face vote on redrawn Pennsylvania Assembly districts – The Morning Call (

Deadlines loom in drawing new Assembly, congressional maps in Pennsylvania |

State committees to hear feedback on efforts to change Pa. fireworks law | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Lawmakers advance plan to boost broadband internet expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Physicians provide testimonies before Pa. state committee, one calls government control of COVID-19 treatments ‘corrupt to the core’ | Today in Pa. –

Physicians tell Pennsylvania lawmakers effective COVID-19 treatments are being suppressed in favor of profits – The Morning Call (

Crawford County substance abuse roundtable highlights pandemic treatment challenges – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

GOP begins advancing new plans to remake Pennsylvania courts | WITF

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein and staffer test positive for COVID-19 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Biotech Center in Buckingham will receive $1.57 million from state | The Bucks County Herald


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Supreme Court upholds New York’s vaccine mandate for health care workers : NPR

Philadelphia will mandate COVID vaccinations in food establishments | Pennsylvania |

Pfizer confirms COVID pill appears to works against omicron (

Air Force discharges 27 over COVID vaccine refusal (

Omicron Is a Dress Rehearsal for the Next Pandemic – The New York Times (

Pittsburgh-area school districts adjust mask policies after state Supreme Court ends mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Omicron variant more resistant to vaccines but causes less severe COVID, major South African study concludes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 surge still strong with 5,000 plus new cases statewide again | Coronavirus |



Union Organizing in the Fast-Food Industry Is an Uphill Battle – Eater

Small fire at Kellogg’s Plant in Lancaster, striking continues in week 11 (

76ers co-owner Michael Rubin named most influential person in sports business – Philadelphia Business Journal (

It’s always sunny where? Calif. school official works from home in Philly | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



South Philadelphia pharmacy LAN Apothecary, owner pay $1M to settle fraud allegations – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Trans people excluded from PA law in year of record-breaking violence (



Pandemic and racism in eductation lead more Black families to homeschooling : NPR

Chester County area school districts react to mask ruling (

Nexford University founder: Online education is key to global talent pipeline – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Most local school districts move to mask-optional policies following court ruling |

Lackawanna County schools to keep mask mandate in place through holidays | Education |

Berks County school districts taking different approaches to whether or not to require masks in school. (

Some central Pa. schools drop mask mandates, others continue to require them –

In Philly, charter school students silently stand against city’s gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Students and parents call for school district, city officials to fix school buildings | Local News |

Delaware County school districts will continue masking (

Meet Elizabeth Raff, the Penn Manor educator who was named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year | Local News |



Why gun violence survivors are running for office : NPR

State senator enters crowded GOP field for Pennsylvania governor | Pennsylvania |

Martin calls for conservative solutions as he enters governor’s race | City & State PA (

Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman Will Not Run For Senate Again, Focusing on Governor’s Race – DV Journal (

Coleman Enters Lt. Gov Race With Political Experience, Positive Message – DV Journal (

‘Dr. Oz’ show ending next month, as star runs for Senate | WITF

Threats of violence in our politics are at the point of emergency | Quentin Young – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Editorial: Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race will be critical | Editorials |



Vice president, Democrats emphasize push for more electric vehicle charging stations in the US (

Can oceans be geoengineered to offset climate change? | Smart Talk (



After a Bumpy Ride, Airlines Prepare For a Busy Christmas – The New York Times (



FDA should make naloxone available without a prescription, advocates argue : Shots – Health News : NPR

Early-season Pa. flu cases are worst in nine years (

Pitt study: One-third of U.S. children had insufficient health insurance prior to pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coronavirus pandemic proves how valuable Medicaid is for providing affordable health insurance (

Hospitals across Pa. are overflowing with mostly unvaccinated patients | WITF


State News

Alison Beam resigning as Pa. health secretary, Keara Klinepeter replacing her (

Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam to resign, Gov. Wolf appoints Keara Klinepeter (

Pa. Treasurer’s Keystone Saves program to help Pennsylvanians invest for retirement (

Pa. attorney general clashes with local governments over billion-dollar opioid settlement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. school employees pension fund is making positive changes, but more daylight is needed | Editorial (

Army Corps’ Pittsburgh District sends 16 workers to provide temporary power in tornado aftermath |

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney meets with local mayors in Wilkes-Barre | Times Leader

Philly’s top executive joins meeting of mayors in Wilkes-Barre | News |

Hazleton mayor joins Philly’s top executive, others to discuss issues affecting municipalities | News |

Dr. Ala Stanford recognized as Top 10 CNN Hero | Local News |


National News

USA Gymnastics, Olympic committee reach $380 million deal with Nassar victims : NPR

U.S. troops behind a drone strike that killed Afghan civilians won’t be punished : NPR

Elon Musk is Time’s 2021 Person of the Year : NPR

Seven governors ask feds for dam funding to stop Asian carp | Michigan |

Biden administration promises help after tornado tragedy (

Affordable-housing sector faces new hurdles through pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘Surely we can do better than this’: The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School –

Nearly 70% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of inflation, according to new poll –

Homes owned by Blacks declined in past 30 years | Local News |


Local News

Local EMS crews working on game plan for hospital closures – Daily Local

Luzerne County Council faces full agenda in addition to budget adoption | Times Leader

Reading wants public input on how to spend American Rescue Plan money (

Lehigh County considering creating a health department that could cost at least $1.6 million annually – The Morning Call (

Two Chester County hospitals now set to close as deal to sell them falls apart | Chester County Press

Erie-area nonprofits, businesses use tax-credit program to help Erie (

Opioid settlement: Erie County poised to receive $16 million to curb opioid crisis (

Bucks County plans no tax hike to cover $474.1 million 2022 operating budget (

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



Senate candidate Oz in Pittsburgh says he likes “beer and sandwiches” | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Community input sought for new Riverview Park bike/pedestrian bridge | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Port Authority wants bus-only lanes and other upgrades for Homestead-McKeesport corridor | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh’s bike-sharing program getting a rebuild, adding electric-assist bikes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jerome Street Bridge in McKeesport reopens all lanes after $15.4 million rehabilitation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City holds first public meeting Monday on new Davis Avenue pedestrian bridge to link Brighton Heights to Riverview Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Prepare to show proof: Philly mandates vaccine for indoor dining | City & State PA (

Philadelphia vaccine mandate for indoor dining as COVID cases rises (

Philly businesses brace for vaccine mandates | Business Weekly Newsletter (

Philadelphia restaurant owners react to citywide vaccine requirement for indoor dining – Philadelphia Business Journal (

An emotional DA Larry Krasner said his words on crime caused pain and he is sorry (

Buying tickets to a Philly show? Search carefully. (

The 2021 Philly Power 100 | City & State PA (

It’s no easier for Black Philadelphians to become homeowners now than it was 30 years ago (

How you can celebrate the 11th anniversary of Philly’s slavery memorial this week | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

$52 million mixed use development moves forward in Sharswood | Local News |



Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charge for Mark Meadows – The New York Times (

Jan. 6 panel report shows Mark Meadows’ role in trying to overturn election | WITF

Read the text messages Rep. Liz Cheney says Mark Meadows got from lawmakers, Fox News hosts and the former president’s son during the Jan. 6 siege | WITF

Manchin hits Dems’ $2T bill as too costly, talks to Biden | News |