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Pennsylvania Republican leader orders special elections amid dispute over majority (

Cutler Signs Election Writs, Accuses Dems of ‘Questionable Legality’ in House Dispute – DV Journal (

House Republicans call for special elections in Democratic strongholds on primary day – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania GOP seeks May vote on Democrats vacancies in House power struggle | WITF

Now the Republicans are acting childish in Pa. House power struggle (

Jarrett Coleman resigns from Parkland School Board after all (

Two state lawmakers want to audit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh sports stadiums. – City & State Pennsylvania (

Six Chester County organizations awarded funding for security upgrades – Daily Local

Philadelphia police, DA, SEPTA get new funding to fight gun violence – CBS Philadelphia (

Gov. Wolf: I’ll be ‘second-guessing myself’ until I die · Spotlight PA

Editorial: ‘Pennsylvania’s Law Firm’ needs to act like it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State representative Kyle Donahue talks about Scranton City Council as he prepares for Harrisburg | News Engine |

Hazleton City secures $2.5 million in grants for gun violence, technology upgrades for police | News |

State awards $50M to improve Philly’s forensic crime lab and police surveillance systems (

Philly police, district attorney, SEPTA to get $50M from state to help fight gun violence – NewsBreak



SBA loan program changes on the horizon in 2023 after robust year for 504, 7(a) program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The Aerium isn’t a lava lamp — it’s the future of air cleaning (

Shell cracker plant exceeded annual emissions limits before its full-scale launch | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Workers plan 3-day walkout at 100 Starbucks stores –

US recession a growing fear as Fed plans to keep rates high –



Free COVID tests are available by mail again : NPR

Allegheny County COVID cases decline as flu cases climb | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to spike in the Philadelphia region (



Harrisburg School District to start new mentor program (

Masks required for Philly school district for 2 weeks after holiday break | Local News |

‘We need help’: Students at Dobbins High School walk out over safety concerns | Local News |

Red Lion postpones meeting on transgender students use of restrooms (

Erie School Board looks to fill vacancy after school director resigns (

Cameras will soon be coming to Radnor school buses – Delco Times

Penn State distances itself from past diversity efforts · Spotlight PA State College

Harvard announces Claudine Gay will be its next president (

Harrisburg University has 2 developments opening in the city next month –

Central Bucks school board wants to ban teachers from advocating ‘social policy’ issues (




Georgia elections show the state may be more purple than before : NPR

The one good thing about the independent state legislature theory | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rudy Giuliani facing possible disbarment after a finding that his efforts to overturn Pa. election violated ethics rules (


State Senate Candidates Spend $18M In Quest For Seats (


Sara Innamorato announces bid for county executive, calling for greater focus on inequality | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Dave Fawcett joins growing list of County Executive hopefuls | Pittsburgh City Paper (

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



New Amtrak trains to improve guest comfort, reduce travel time (

Swamp Road in Buckingham gets safety overhaul by PennDOT (

Philly gets self-driving shuttles between Navy Yard, SEPTA (



Judge threatens to jail lawyer after emotional outburst in UPMC hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pennsylvania races to correct FCC broadband map to boost federal funding | Pennsylvania |

Veterans programs get $1.4M for outreach, financial help, health services | Pennsylvania |

State Gaming board turns down a competitor’s request for information about the proposed Nittany Mall casino developer | WITF

Berks, Chester and Montgomery county farms among those put into conservation (

Pat Toomey reflects on Pennsylvania Senate career (

In farewell speech, Sen. Pat Toomey urges Senate to keep filibuster, warns GOP that party is ‘much bigger’ than one man | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s farewell speech to Congress (

GOP is ‘bigger’ than one man, Pa. Sen. Toomey says in farewell remarks | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Reps. Smucker, Fitzpatrick vote for Puerto Rico political status bill (

Pa. winter storm prompts school closures, road limits · Spotlight PA

PLCB sales set record during 2021-22 fiscal year: Which counties led the way? –


National News

Twitter suspends journalists who shared information about Elon Musk’s jet : NPR

Russia launches another major missile attack on Ukraine | News |

Inside Mar-a-Lago, Where Thousands Partied Near Secret Files – The New York Times (

California farmers work to conserve water during drought : NPR

‘Early filers’ should wait until later in the 2023 tax season to file returns: Here’s why –

France takes on Argentina in thrilling World Cup Final : NPR

Japan lifts a longtime restriction to allow a major defense buildup : NPR

Court rules that law requires former research chimps to go to a sanctuary : Shots – Health News : NPR

After FTX’s catastrophic collapse, crypto investors wonder if Binance is next : NPR

The top U.S. therapy dog is a Rottweiler from South Jersey. Good boy, Axel. (


Local News

Wreaths Across America comes to the Delaware Valley – DV Journal (

Property transfers for York and Adams counties, Pa. (

Cambria County’s first ‘Shop with a Cop’ event helps 150 kids, families | News |

‘We will take care of a lot of people here’ | Times Leader

Luzerne County 2023 budget includes 2.99% tax increase; first hike since 2020 | News |

Casey Laundry Building in Scranton sold for $1.5 million | Business |

Pottstown explosion: 127 gas odors reported in years prior (

Here are the 13 applicants to the vacancy on Allentown City Council – The Morning Call (

Pocono Drag Lodge site preserved for hunting and recreation (



Free public transportation available to Allegheny County residents (

PPG to drop naming rights to Pittsburgh aquarium |

Crews shut down homeless encampment on Pittsburgh’s North Side |



In last session of the year, Council passes several quality-of-life laws | Local News |

Philadelphia City Council passes trio of abortion-rights bills (

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke proposes affordable housing incentive for N. Philly (

Marian Anderson Museum gets $250K; set to reopen in April | Local News |

Group announces projects to mark nation’s 250th anniversary | Local News |

Three ‘Leave a Legacy’ finalists named to honor country’s 250th birthday in 2026 (

Your last chance to buy Eagles ‘A Philly Special Christmas’ album starts today (12/16/22) –

Philadelphia election: Race for City Council at-large seats wide open (

Philadelphia school board elects new president and vice president (

SEPTA token jewelry, Regional Rail signs, and more at SEPTA store (

Chinatown residents denounce Sixers arena proposal at contentious meeting (



Congress passes a 1-week stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown : NPR

Senate sends Biden bill to keep government open through Dec. 23 (

Congress votes to remove bust of former Justice Roger Taney from the Capitol : NPR

Congress passes bill to fund police de-escalation training | News |

Senate passes defense bill rescinding covid vaccine mandate |

White House keys in on mayors and mayors-elect for D.C. forum on federal funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (