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What does battle for Pa. House majority mean? | State & Region |

Taxpayers will pay as Pa. House fights over which party is in control | John Baer –

Comitta applauds new protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians – Daily Local

COMITTA: Realizing the promise of universal broadband connectivity – Daily Local

PA guv moves to dismiss GOP subpoena for voter data · Spotlight PA

Shapiro’s bipartisanship talk welcome in fight-weary Harrisburg (

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

Chester County historical organizations gets $45,000 in state funding – Daily Local

Choir From Fort Washington Performs In Capitol Rotunda: Watch Video | Upper Dublin, PA Patch


Johnstown nets $759K grant to fund police | News |

State Completes Work To Preserve 17 Structures At Washington Crossing | Newtown, PA Patch

Philadelphia-area projects received over $339M in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pa. awards more than $12M in Chesapeake Bay cleanup grants to counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (



Government admits its ortho-toluidine exposure limit is too high : Shots – Health News : NPR

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the hottest holiday shopping trend : NPR

Showing Appreciation for Workers at Parx Racing – DV Journal (

Medical marijuana company in Pittsburgh, Trulieve, reportedly laying off employees – CBS Pittsburgh (

How Fed’s series of rate hikes could affect your finances – Daily Local

Lehigh County approves temporary wage increases for critical labor shortages at Cedarbrook, 911 communications – The Morning Call (

A State College mini-casino project runs into stiff opposition from a Philadelphia rival (



U.S. Will Offer Free At-Home Covid Tests as Part of Winter Plan – The New York Times (

Free COVID tests are available by mail again : NPR

White House reveals winter COVID-19 plans, more free tests – Daily Local



Homicides are down 8% in Philly from last year, but shootings remain steady | Local News |



Student debt approval emails reversed by education department : NPR

Temple University Launches Cutting Edge Center to Fight Racism – Bucks County Beacon

Penn State trustees heard past diversity plan in secret · Spotlight PA State College

Philly schools will require masking for 2 weeks following winter break | Local News |

Lancaster County 2022 Keystone results improve from last year but fall short of pre-pandemic scores | Local News |

West Chester University students protest affordable housing shortage (

Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School teachers voted to unionize (




Trump ahead of DeSantis in multi-candidate Republican primary, poll shows : NPR

A new Congress? The same low expectations | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Republicans’ next move? Re-write the United States Constitution | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


A timeline of Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election – City & State Pennsylvania (

Midterm losses unlikely to change PA GOP positions · Spotlight PA


State Rep. Amen Brown will launch a run for Philadelphia mayor Friday (

Carrie DelRosso, former GOP Lt. Governor candidate, won’t run in special election (

Recount requests delay Pennsylvania election certification | ABC27

Luzerne County election board and election bureau differ on poll books | Election |



Delaware River Basin Commission prohibits high volume hydraulic fracturing | The Bucks County Herald

Shell’s flaring at Beaver County cracker plant pushed company over air permit limits, data shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



PennDOT prepares for Midstate’s first major storm (

PennDOT’s $154M Erie construction season ends. What got done? (

Speed limit lowered on central Pa. highways ahead of snow, ice storm –

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike warn of dangerous weather Thursday, announce vehicle restrictions –


Gun Safety

Gun violence in Philly can be prevented by fixing up abandoned homes, Penn study finds (

Childhood’s Greatest Danger: The Data on Kids and Gun Violence – The New York Times (

The Lives They Lived – The New York Times (

Coalition to stop gun violence names Richman as executive director | Local News |

Vigil honors Sandy Hook Elementary School students | The Bucks County Herald

Scranton vigil calls for action, remembers Sandy Hook shooting | News |

Sandy Hook anniversary: Biden cites ‘societal guilt’ on guns – Daily Local

Oregon’s LGBTQ community worries a new law will keep them from obtaining guns. : NPR

Mass shootings reopen debate over crime scene photos (

CHOP awards $225K to 9 violence-prevention groups – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



CDC’s Rochelle Walensky’s 2023 resolution: A better public health agency | Opinion (

UPMC hospitals ‘close’ to capacity amid tripledemic concerns (

RSV and flu cases in kids are hammering children’s hospitals : Shots – Health News : NPR

Wolf administration implores Pennsylvanians to have anti-overdose drug on hand | Pennsylvania |

State officials say all Pennsylvanians should have access to naloxone | WITF

Penn Medicine Hospital at Rittenhouse to shut down in February – Philadelphia Business Journal (

BALTO: Vulnerable Patients Are Being Squeezed By Middlemen Schemes – DV Journal (

More people dying of sepsis, other common causes at Pa. hospitals, report card says –

Judge rebuffs efforts to unseal secret recording in UPMC lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hearing on secret recording between UPMC doctors continues |


State News

Pat Toomey on Senate retirement, tax cuts, gun laws, Donald Trump (

Eight Pennsylvania GOP senators urge Toomey to support cannabis banking | Pennsylvania |

Ticketmaster vows Taylor Swift tour do-overs in Pa. · Spotlight PA

State announces five new historic markers for Montco sites (

Federal marriage protection law is a win, but ‘more work remains,’ Pa. Rep. Benham says in D.C. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Voters won on abortion and weed in 2022. Now state lawmakers are pushing back : NPR

U.S. sues Arizona over shipping containers on Mexico border : NPR

3 dead in Louisiana as US storm spawns Southern tornadoes – Daily Local

France celebrates World Cup victory, fans cheer Morocco team – Daily Local

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, has died at 40 : NPR

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu defends his right-wing coalition : NPR

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack also targeted Tom Hanks, Hunter Biden: investigator –

Donations down as Salvation Army kettle drive nears final stretch before Christmas |


Local News

Newtown Township Pursuing Safety Measures For Mid-Block Crossing | Newtown, PA Patch

Winter Storm Warning for portions of Central Pennsylvania (

Winter weather advisory issued for Delaware County (

Berks under winter weather advisory (

ARL issues Code Blue for Dec. 15, 2022 (

Allentown Weather: Forecast, closings as Thursday coastal storm set to bring slippery conditions (

Schuylkill County commissioners pay tribute to fallen firefighters | Schuylkill County |

New Tripoli quietly mourns its fallen firefighters as it awaits weekend memorial services (

Despite budget deficits and bankruptcy, Chester should not sell off its water system | Editorial (

Newtown supervisors approve 2023 budget with tax increase | The Bucks County Herald

Solebury Supervisors approve budget with no tax hike | The Bucks County Herald

Cambria Somerset Authority budget OK’d without 5% raise proposal | News |

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to give $100,000 for IronPigs stadium renovations; Pigs to make announcement Friday – The Morning Call (



Pittsburgh City Council endorses $1 million for residents’ medical debt relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tree of Life memorial items help document community support (

Pittsburgh Public Schools 2023 budget stabilizes district for another year, future funding still uncertain | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Public weighs concerns on boosted security spending | Pittsburgh City Paper (

After 13 months in business, Downtown retail collaborative to close at start of new year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates urge KeyBank to boost its home lending to Blacks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly’s heralded eviction diversion program is considered a win-win — for most | Local News |

La Mott’s fight for a community center is a battle for Black history (

Meek Mill goes deep for Philadelphia kids caught in justice system | WITF

ABC Capital: a Philly real-estate company critics call a ‘big fat nasty scam.’ (

Mummers parade 2023: New broadcast partner announced as organizers take on more fundraising (



Nancy Pelosi’s Portrait Is Unveiled as Republicans and Democrats Pay Tribute – The New York Times (

House passes bill to extend government funding for 1 week – Daily Local

The U.S. Supreme Court could fall on this slippery slope of discrimination | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (