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Pa. addiction specialists, lawmakers, and officials discuss addiction, settlement funds, stigma – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Opioid fatalities: Pennsylvania leaders discuss ‘jetliner a day’ problem | Pennsylvania |

Pa. officials: Funding building up, stigma persists in opioid addiction crisis | News |

Two state lawmakers want to audit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh sports stadiums – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Voting laws are on the agenda for the Pa. legislature, but neither party will get their full wish list | PA Power and Policy |

Pa. Republicans fight to prolong House majority and pass far-reaching constitutional amendments | WITF

Cutler’s power-grab on special elections disenfranchises W. Pa. voters. Here’s why | Marc Stier – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The real losers in the fight over the Pa. House are the voters | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania State Department argues against delay in filling 3 Pa. House vacancies | WITF

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

Philadelphia gets $50M to curb gun violence and upgrade forensic lab – Axios Philadelphia

Philly getting a big chunk of federal dollars to address gun violence and violent crime – City & State Pennsylvania (

Montgomery County receives $3.5M in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants (

Montgomery County receives $3.5M in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants (

$5.8 Million In Crime And Deliquency Grants Will Assist Lower Bucks | Yardley, PA Patch

$5.8 Million in State Grants Awarded to 10th Senatorial District – MyChesCo

Bucks County Lawmakers Announce $5.8 Million in Grants for Crime Prevention Measures

Solar Benches Offer Device Charging, Wi-Fi At Delco Libraries | Media, PA Patch

Gov. Wolf’s final food security report notes 37% decrease in food insecurity | Times Leader

Friends, family remember former state Sen. Milton Street – CBS Philadelphia (



Public officials heed calls to end communication with Post-Gazette until strike demands are met | WITF

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers continue to strike before holidays (

Most valuable crops grown in Pennsylvania (

Pump prices in Philly market down a third week in a row, Gas Buddy says (

Many Lehigh Valley families are suffering from inflation. That’s not stopping them from making sure children have a happy holiday. – The Morning Call (

Starbucks workers begin 3-day walkout at 100 US stores | WITF



Philip Nordo, ex-Philly homicide detective, sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting witnesses (

Botched executions reached ‘astonishing’ high in 2022, report finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘I’m lost without my dad’: Families grieve a record year for fatal hit-and-runs in Philly (

Norristown man, mastermind in gun trafficking network, faces decades in prison (

‘Still challenges’ but Delaware County happy with transition at prison (



Hearing discusses Pa.’s new graduation requirements | Local News |

New initiative challenges Philly third graders to read 20 books in 20 weeks | Local News |

Jefferson Educational Society seeks Michelle Obama for ’23 Erie summit (

Mandatory military instruction affects Black, Latino high school students most frequently, report says | News |

Philly school board elects ‘new generation of leaders’ | Local News |

Central Bucks School District’s indefensible treatment of LGBTQ students | Editorial (




Gay marriage is no longer a right-wing wedge issue | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Toomey: Trump’s 2024 campaign has had ‘terrible rollout’ (

Polling Firm Founded by DelVal High Schoolers Earns National Cred – DV Journal (

Two Lehigh Valley pols raised more than $1M each for winning state Senate races – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Delaware County Republican Party has new leader (



We can’t forget the health dangers of fracking | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Climate change is coming for the Jersey Shore, retiring coastal expert warns (



11 people seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight : NPR

New Amtrak trains coming for Northeast routes, including NY, NJ, PA (

Penske adds electric trucks to its fleet (

PHL holiday traffic will increase this year. Here are the days expected to be the busiest. – Philadelphia Business Journal (


Gun Safety

Lancaster comes together to remember gun violence victims (

Fiancé of gun violence victim holds vigil in Lancaster city to unite families, bring awareness | Local News |

Gun violence lessons from my tennis instructor | Opinion (



‘Tripledemic’ Data Shows Cold and Flu Season Is Already Among the Worst on Record – The New York Times (

North Philadelphia overdoses are rising in the opioid crisis. Outreach is underway to a community previously ignored. (

Western Pa. health systems weathering virus surge are not overwhelmed — yet | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Hire of Tamir Rice’s killer exposed feuds in PA borough · Spotlight PA State College

Some Pennsylvanians could lose channels during Verizon, Cox renegotiations | Today in Pa. –

Rural Pennsylvania gets $1M for solar panel installations | Pennsylvania |

TOOMEY: Farewell To The Senate (Part One) – DV Journal (

Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for the week of Dec. 9-15 | News |

Pa. residents bought nearly 71K guns in November, data show | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Economy League study suggests local tax changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

The Year in Pictures 2022 – The New York Times (

‘Untraditional’ Hanukkah celebrations are often full of traditions for Jews of color (

Shrinking availability of small mortgages hurts low-income buyers (

The 2022 World Cup moments in Qatar that surprised and delighted : NPR

Musk asks in poll if he should step down as Twitter CEO, users vote yes : NPR

LIV Golf executive resigns as new league continues ambitious push –

Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

N.J. casino revenue up 4% in Nov., trails pre-pandemic levels (


Local News

Celebrating Hanukkah at the Jewish Community Center | News |

New CWA Board Members: We Work for Ratepayers, Not Politicians – DV Journal (

‘This is recovery’: State officials discuss action plan for Ida dollars in Montgomery, Delaware counties (

Imagination Library in Erie County mails 1 millionth book (

Local LGBTQ community: Dangerous rhetoric prompts concerns, need for ‘safe spaces’ | News |

Imagination seizes reality with creation underway of new $21.7 million Kennett Library and Resource Center – Daily Local

Chester County budget for 2023 includes no tax increase; approved unanimously – Daily Local

Phoenixville to change ambulance services in 2023 (

It’s been 12 months, and Harrisburg officials still haven’t respond to a citizens’ petition | PennLive letters –

Harrisburg among nation’s worst markets for renters, with virtually ‘no new apartments’: report –

Hundreds say farewell to New Tripoli firefighters Zachary Paris and Marvin Gruber, “humble heroes” lost in the line of duty (

Donation helps Doylestown Borough’s Broad Commons Park playground plans move forward | The Bucks County Herald

Luzerne County approves month-to-month lease for building it pondered vacating | Times Leader

Overworked public defender’s office to get outside help | News |

Wilkes-Barre council to reconsider Toyota SportsPlex contract | News |

Developer to break ground on Dunmore senior care home in spring | News |

Audit cites Carbondale for failing to fully fund pensions | News |

Luzerne County Council to finish review of Rescue Plan applications by end of year | News |



Pittsburgh foundation offers another $11.2 million to assist affordable housing programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The candidates running to run Allegheny County – City & State Pennsylvania (

Local members of Jewish faith gather to mark the start of Hanukkah – CBS Pittsburgh (

Safety concerns shake Downtown Pittsburgh as businesses fear crime-related issues are threatening the city’s core | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s performing arts venues show signs of resilience with surge in single-ticket sales | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Enjoy the World Cup? Pittsburgh can be a soccer city | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



What role does Philly’s mayor play in impacting the LGBTQ community? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A new approach to primary care for seniors is taking shape in Philadelphia at Patina Health (

Marita Crawford, Johnny Doc’s close confidante and longtime union political director, to plead guilty to embezzlement charges (



As they meet, the Jan. 6 panel will take up criminal referrals against Trump. : NPR

Jan. 6 Panel Will Conduct Final Hearing and Vote on Trump Referrals – The New York Times (

A guide to the January 6 committee’s big week | CNN Politics