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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court will hear the suit on special election dates, as Democrats, GOP pick candidates | WITF

The power struggle in the Pennsylvania House is unseemly [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Republican State Rep. Gaydos running for Pennsylvania House Speaker (

Doylestown Borough councilman Tim Brennan moving to state House of Representatives | The Bucks County Herald

Gov. Tom Wolf talks why the plan for $2,000 stimulus checks failed –

Oxford Police Department Adds Live Scan Fingerprinting Capabilities – MyChesCo

Bucks County farm part of state’s recent preservation efforts | The Bucks County Herald

2 Berks projects receive a total of nearly $230,000 in state grants (



Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contract talks stall, no new sessions scheduled | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania gaming revenue in November was up from 2021 (

Pennsylvania’s labor force participation continues to fall | Pennsylvania |

Wells Fargo to pay $3.7 billion settling charges it wrongfully seized homes and cars : NPR

Hotels turn to robots and room cleanings every 4 days to ease staffing shortages : NPR

WATCH VIDEO | Johnstown company wins $18M contract for part of underwater mine detection unit | Local News |

Firm buying Pa. mall plans to transform it into an economic center –



Coronavirus FAQs: Outdoor risks, one-way masking, boosters, faint test lines : Goats and Soda : NPR

As Covid Deaths Climb, Even Seniors Skip the Latest Booster – The New York Times (

Doctors, pharmacies offer tips to keep healthy during holidays (

N.J. school district reinstates mask mandate as COVID-19 cases rise –



West Philadelphia gang members arrested in Sircarr Johnson Jr., Salahaldin Mahmoud fatal shooting (

‘An unjust system’: Philly advocates hold 24-hour bailout ahead of the holidays | Local News |

Hire of Tamir Rice’s killer tore apart PA borough · Spotlight PA



Pa. school pension trims taxpayer cost, details $1.7 billion paid to Wall Street managers (

Philly’s Paul Robeson High School is hailed as a model for Pa. in Gov. Wolf visit (

School Board Series: A day in the life of a school board director (

Philadelphia Inquirer goes overboard in hyperbolic judgment (

Lawsuit looms over zoning of Phoenixville kindergarten center property (

Bethlehem Area School Board remains mum on personnel investigation and timeline; says findings won’t be public – The Morning Call (




What’s happened with Florida’s controversial voter fraud cases : NPR


Shapiro casts wide transition net; team makeup hints at how he might govern the commonwealth | PA Power and Policy |

Akbar Hossain’s American Dream is inspiring his work on Josh Shapiro’s transition team (

Pennsylvania election maps from the 2022 midterm elections (


Bucks County vote moves Pennsylvania closer to certifying election | WITF

Philadelphia transit workers endorse Democrat Jeff Brown for mayor | Pennsylvania |

Harvie, Marseglia announce reelection bid for Bucks county commissioners race – City & State Pennsylvania (

Allegheny County Democrats pick nominees for key special elections in Pa. House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



DCNR to host ‘first day’ hikes at Pa. state parks to boost health, foster connection to public lands – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Airlines have begun waiving flight change fees ahead of adverse winter weather : NPR

Authority launches website about effort to bring back rail service (


Gun Safety

Philadelphia records 500th homicide in 2022 (

City to redeploy 100 police officers to districts with worst gun violence | Local News |



Feds sending Pa. $98M for health infrastructure upgrades | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania, federal officials see small signs of hope as opioids ravage communities | WITF

Here’s how many U.S. hospitals sue patients for debts or threaten their credit : Shots – Health News : NPR

Malvern medical device maker pays U.S. $45 million for work outsourced to India (

Children’s cold medicine shortage adds stress to parents amid ‘tripledemic’ (


State News

Scott Perry: Kevin McCarthy must lead Congress out of status quo (

Perry Referred To House Ethics Committee For Refusing Subpoena (

2023 begins with an increase in the gas tax in Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh (

Blame rise in Pa. gas tax for likely increase at the pump in January –

The deadline to apply for a property tax rebate or rent rebate is Dec. 31. Here’s how – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania hunting opportunities still open into 2023 (

White Christmas unlikely in central PA; coldest holiday in decades (

Traveling for the holidays? Here’s what forecasts say about the conditions you can expect –

Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission seek funds for wildlife (

Redner’s Markets providing over 200,000 meals to food banks (

Ukrainian refugee family finds Christmas spirit in Pa. one day at a time –

Brittney Griner is home, but my brother is still in a maximum security penal colony in Russia (


National News

Musk says he will resign as Twitter CEO once he finds replacement (

‘The Shortest Day’: Susan Cooper And Carson Ellis Celebrate The Solstice : NPR

Overflow crowds in Buenos Aires forced the end of a World Cup celebration parade : NPR

Taliban bans women in Afghanistan from attending university : Goats and Soda : NPR

Lennar expects national slowdown in residential construction – Philadelphia Business Journal (

After N.C. substation shooting, federal regulator orders review of security standards – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Christmas at Dollywood, With Streetmosphere and a Chicken Lady – The New York Times (


Local News

30-bed shelter for the homeless opens in Upper Darby (

‘A monumental day for Norristown’: Officials praise future development of state hospital land (

Conowingo Dam license vacated by Court of Appeals (

City of Erie 2023 budget: Here are some key details (

Coordinator: Johnstown OK to exit Act 47 as planned | News |

Lancaster City Council passes $71.8 million general budget, along with hikes in real estate tax, fees | Local News |

Lancaster County commissioners differ on strategy for giving ARPA dollars to affordable housing | Local News |

What to expect with Christmas cold in Bucks County this year (

Kennett Square property owners will see significant tax hike – Daily Local

City Council adopts responsible contractor ordinance (

A Topgolf and massive development are planned for Route 222. Planners say traffic would be ‘crazy’ dangerous’, a ‘death zone’ for pedestrians – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem passes 2023 budget at meeting marked by discussion of antisemitism – The Morning Call (



Franco Harris, Hall of Fame Steelers running back dies at 72 – CBS Pittsburgh (

Franco Harris of Pittsburgh Steelers ‘Immaculate Reception’ fame dies at 72: reports –

Steelers great Franco Harris dies at 72 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Frigid, white Christmas likely in forecast for Southwestern Pa. |

Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fern Hollow Bridge remake nears completion, with reopening expected within a week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City of Philadelphia releases workforce diversity review | Local News |

Philadelphia School District’s Tony B. Watlington Sr. announces changes to his leadership team (

Philanthropists Wallo267 and Gillie Da King get some Philly love | Local News |

Philly judge Genece Brinkley, who once jailed Meek Mill, has had all her criminal cases reassigned (

Two more Johnny Doc codefendants plead guilty in union embezzlement case (

Eagles’ Christmas album ‘A Philly Special Christmas’ raised $250k for charity (



Congress rolls out $1.7T spending deal in race to Friday deadline – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to visit Washington on Wednesday : NPR

The IRS failed to audit Donald Trump during his presidency, House report finds : NPR

I.R.S. Didn’t Audit Trump for 2 Years in Office, House Committee Says – The New York Times (

The U.S. asks court to end asylum limits, with a short delay : NPR

What the criminal referral of Trump means. A constitutional law expert explains | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (