State funds assist Delaware County faith communities for security (delcotimes.com)

Del Val Dem Wants PA to Follow Colorado’s Lead & Dump Trump From Ballot – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Undocumented but undaunted, young immigrants aim for degrees but get few breaks on costs (newsbreak.com)

Beechview, Pa. advocates seek tuition equity for undocumented students (publicsource.org)

Drilling in Dimock, Pa. has been banned since 2010. It’s coming back. | 90.5 WESA

Delaware County Receives Over $5.3M in Funding for Critical Water Management Projects – MyChesCo

Senate District Seventeen Receives Over $4.3M in Funding for Critical Water Infrastructure Projects – MyChesCo

Banned for 12 Years, Fracking Poised to Make a Comeback in Pennsylvania’s ‘Gasland’ (insurancejournal.com)

Berks organizations receive $284,845 in state funding for security and law enforcement programs (berksweekly.com)

Bucks County Arts Community Awarded $307K In Covid Recovery Funds | New Hope, PA Patch

Chester County Arts and Cultural Organizations Secure State Funding for Recovery – MyChesCo

Berks County Organizations Receive Arts and Culture Recovery Program Grant Funding from the State – BCTV

Sen. Judy Schwank Announces $5.3 Million in Grant Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects – BCTV

Pa. awards nearly $9.5 million for water and sewer projects in Berks (yahoo.com)

Drilling under Pennsylvania’s ‘Gasland’ town has been banned since 2010. It’s coming back. | Business | dailygazette.com

Bench at Serra Catholic High School dedicated in honor of Samantha Kalkbrenner – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Law to prevent abuse during court-ordered child visitations passes PA Senate | The Bucks County Herald

$307,414 in arts and culture grants awarded locally | The Bucks County Herald


 10-Year-Old Arrested for Public Urination Was Treated Like an Adult Criminal, Lawyer Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Teen ID’d as victim of fatal Harrisburg shooting – pennlive.com

Central Pa. man who crashed while trying to pass mail truck has died: coroner – pennlive.com

Teenager fled troopers before chase ended in double fatal crash: state police – pennlive.com

Man shot in the head in central Pa. mobile home park: police – pennlive.com

Man fatally shot at central Pa. car wash had $30K bounty on his head: police – pennlive.com

Charged with sex assault, Dauphin County field hockey coach turned fugitive dies in lawn mower crash – pennlive.com


West Chester University names Lorraine Bernotsky next president – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

An update on the student loan interest deduction proposal | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania philanthropists give millions in ‘education innovation’ awards | National | thecentersquare.com

After great debate, Scranton School Board decides against tax increase for 2024 | Education | thetimes-tribune.com


Candidates set for PA 140th House District special election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Increase inBallot Errors Coincides With Turnover Among County Election Officials in Pennsylvania (politicspa.com)

How a new way to vote is gaining traction in states — and could transform US politics – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Economy, inflation and health care are top concerns among Latino voters in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pa. used car dealer took disabled customers’ money for wheelchair-vans | WITF

Toyota recalls 1 million vehicles over possible air-bag problem – pennlive.com

More US auto buyers are turning to hybrids as sales of electric vehicles slow – pennlive.com

Pa. motorists will see savings at the pump as state gas tax falls – pennlive.com

State considers subsidizing electric school bus transition | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


FDA issues warning about counterfeit versions of popular weight-loss drug – pennlive.com

The Alzheimer’s Association is here to support caregivers | PennLive letters – pennlive.com

Spotlight PA makes info publicly available on why patients qualify for medical marijuana – pennlive.com

What to know about abortion policy across the US heading into 2024 – pennlive.com

Addiction warning signs during the holidays | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

DUI rules cause headaches for medical marijuana patients | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State News

Pennsylvania continues to shrink: Census | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Federal judge orders Pa. U.S. Rep. Perry to disclose 1,700 messages to special counsel Jack Smith – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Plans brewing over how to spend ‘digital equity’ broadband funds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania expands its child care tax credit – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania shrinks by 10,000 people in 2023 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

National News

How DeSantis’s Ambitious, Costly Ground Game Has Sputtered – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Wildly Popular Police Scanner Goes Silent for Many – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Debate Over Plagiarism Allegations Against Claudine Gay Adds to Pressures at Harvard – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. and Chna Restore Military Dialogue – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A mall Santa on his 39th year shares his stories, and a few secrets : NPR

Frederick Douglass mural kicking up controversy : NPR

Student loan forgiveness isn’t dead yet, and other takeaways from 2023 : NPR

Xfinity notifies its customers of data breach | WITF

Man Accused of Ramaswamy Death Threat Is Charged With Threatening Christie – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Longtime WITF radio show producer, host announces retirement plans – pennlive.com

Operation Holiday’s helping hands: Volunteers make local giving programs work (mainlinemedianews.com)

Lower Merion approves sidewalk improvements for section of Levering Mill Road – Mainline Media News

Zoning change gets nod in Doylestown Township | The Bucks County Herald

Heartwood Center holds vigil for the homeless | News | standardspeaker.com


Pittsburgh earmarks $3M to address ‘food justice’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

David Magill, owner of Mogie’s Irish Pub in Lower Burrell, shot and killed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Drivers rejoice as new lanes open — and alleviate traffic — on Route 28 at the Highland Park Bridge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Complaint alleges juveniles at the Allegheny County Jail being denied access to education | TribLIVE.com


Local firm helping Sixers with diversity, equity effort: Meet Mosaic Development Partners | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s council releases blueprint for public safety | Local News | phillytrib.com

District’s new school first one built in North Philly in 70 years | Local News | phillytrib.com

Suspect believed to be the ‘Fairmount Park rapist’ arrested after 20 years, officials tout DNA advancement | Local News | phillytrib.com


A ‘momentous victory’: Advocates celebrate anniversary of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman: I Didn’t Leave the Left, It Left Me “I don’t feel like I’ve left the label; it’s just more that it’s left me.” by Daniel Greenfield | RUTHFULLY YOURS

Rejecting the progressive tag, Sen. Fetterman says he’s ‘just a very strong Democrat’ – pennlive.com

Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio call on Yellen to halt U.S. Steel acquisition – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio Blast News of U.S. Steel Sale To Japanese Company (politicspa.com)

U.S. Steel: Fetterman, Casey criticize the company’s proposed $14B sale to Nippon Steel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senators line up to oppose sale of US Steel to Japanese firm | Raleigh News & Observer (newsobserver.com)

Casey, Fetterman skeptical of $14.9B sale of U.S. Steel – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)