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New year, new bills: 10 proposals by state lawmakers coming next legislative session – City & State Pennsylvania (

New Pennsylvania laws taking effect in 2023 (

Pa. legislature’s recent session dominated by partisan fights that eclipsed major accomplishments (

Partisan fights eclipsed productive Pa. legislative session (

List: Pa. Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s transition team · Spotlight PA

Overbrook High School gets $500,000 for safety after shooting (

Middletown Daycare Opens New Pre-K Classroom Funded Through State Support –



Sheetz, Wawa, D&H Distributing and the 8 other largest private companies in Pennsylvania, according to Forbes –

Pennsylvania, other states banking big bucks as Fed attempts to fight inflation | WITF



As Covid-19 Continues to Spread, So Does Misinformation About It – The New York Times (

COVID boosters still a good idea, but most Americans haven’t gotten it : Shots – Health News : NPR



‘Considered last if considered at all’: Stop and frisk’s impact on Black women and co-victims of violence | Local News |

Doc Rivers: Why I’m working with the Pa. Innocence Project (



Manheim Central school board gets update on $55 million high school renovation project | Community News |

Bucks County Technical High School has 700 applications for 425 slots (

Quakertown district posts survey in search for school superintendent (

Methacton School District unveils new forensic lab (

Local universities set records with multimillion-dollar gifts from alums, foundations – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Parkland School Board to appoint new member next week (

Another charter school is being proposed at Valley Forge Military Academy (




Some GOP leaders say Republican Santos ‘lied’ about career and Jewish heritage : NPR

New York Rep.-elect George Santos admits lying about career, college |


Pennsylvania certifies election results after recount delay | ABC27

PA assembly is most diverse in 2023, Democrats say (


Pennsylvania certifies election results after recount delay | WITF

Hand recount of 2020 presidential election expected to cost Pa. county about $55K –



EPA needs to finalize strong, comprehensive methane standards. Here’s why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Southwest Airlines’ meltdown is only partially because of the blizzard : NPR

Southwest cancels more flights while union says issues that led to chaos were ‘preventable’ –

Southwest Airlines draws anger, government scrutiny over flight cancellations, delays | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT releases new plans for Derry Street in Dauphin County (

Online plans put on display for Derry Street Improvement Project: PennDOT –

Next big deadline looming for Scranton to New York City train | News |


Gun Safety

Bullet-resistant shields in schools underscore a societal failure | Editorial (



CDC: Overdose deaths up 14% nationally, Pennsylvania #3 overall | Pennsylvania |

YEAR IN REVIEW: Hospital closings put crimp on health care services in Chester County – Daily Local

With Chestnut Hill Hospital sale set to close on Jan. 1, here’s what the new owners are saying – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Chester County to introduce mobile mental health crisis unit as part of revamped 3-pillar system | WITF

Alzheimer’s lecanemab drug trial in people with no symptoms, some at Penn Medicine (


State News

Pennsylvania’s population plummets by 40,000 in a year | Pennsylvania |

Census data shows Pa. and N.J. population change for 2021-2022 (

Central Pa. police agencies promote Decide to Ride program for New Year’s weekend; here’s how it works | Local News |

Midterm, redistricting, and more PA 2022 in review · Spotlight PA

Top stories of 2022: As 988 hotline goes live, Pa. counties brace for increase in calls | WITF

Pat Toomey looks back at his years in the Senate, gives his thoughts on taxes, Trump, the filibuster and Fetterman – The Morning Call (

To improve Internet speeds, Pa. needs help making an accurate broadband coverage map | WITF

Inside the 14-year battle to secure a water line for fracking’s ‘Ground Zero’ in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Department of Aging to expand shared housing program (

PA Supreme Court to hear appeal over DNA in 1993 Erie murder case (

Retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle joining K&L Gates as governmental affairs counselor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. approves $1.3 billion in Pa. military contracts (


National News

Deep freeze breaks pipes, creates water crisis across South : NPR

Destructive winter storm has killed at least 31 in Erie County : NPR

Michigan governor abduction plot: Co-leader gets 16 years in prison : NPR

China to resume issuing passports, visas as virus curbs ease : NPR

U.S. Scrambles to Stop Iran From Providing Drones for Russia – The New York Times (

Russia sanctions: Are they working? : NPR


Local News

Deadline to Apply for State’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is Dec. 31 | Saucon Source

East Lampeter Twp. supervisors approve 2023 budget without tax increase | Community News |

No property tax hike in Bensalem’s 2023 budget (

Infrastructure to close Gay Street in West Chester for summer marketplace has high estimate (

Reading high-rise evacuated: dozens of residents spend night in Red Cross shelter (

$42 million recycling site planned at Grand Central Landfill (

No property tax hike in Bensalem’s 2023 budget (

Erie City Council passes $97.6 million budget for 2023 (

Erie Co. Council must honor, not dismantle human capital investments (

Luzerne County Council to vote on sale of flood-damaged West Pittston property | News |

Overnight shelter to remain closed in Scranton, ‘Code Blue’ shelter expects overflow | News |

New funding source a boost for mental health training program | News |



More refugees are resettling in Allegheny County than ever before, agencies say | WITF

Hundreds turn out for public viewing for Steelers legend Franco Harris |

Franco Harris’ family asks fans to donate to charities to honor the Steelers legend |

Deep-freeze thaw brings busted pipes, busy week for plumbers |

TribLIVE’s top 50 photos of 2022 |



Rebellious suburban Philly residents take novel legal approach to thwart sewer system sale –

In one Philly neighborhood, a fight against gentrification – block by block – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

High industrial demand in Philadelphia drives rising rents, surge of spec projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Iron Stone plans 1,240 apartments in next phase of West Philadelphia project – Philadelphia Business Journal (

A training program for Philly’s Black and brown real estate developers just graduated its first class (

Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery restoration efforts underway by Beth David Reform Congregation, volunteers (

Campaign finance rules just got a bit stricter in Philly. “And they will be enforced.” | Opinion (

Reginald Streater is Philly’s new school board president (



Acid mine drainage funding bill headed to Biden’s desk | Times Leader

COVID-era limit on immigrants to continue U.S. Supreme Court rules (

Supreme Court halts Biden administration termination of Title 42 : NPR

Farmworkers brace for more time in the shadows after effort in Congress fails : NPR

U.S. Supreme Court keeps asylum limits in place for now |