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PA legislature’s 2023 freshman class is large, diverse · Spotlight PA

Education, lobbying reform and abortion among issues on lawmakers’ agendas in next session – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Shapiro’s top aides have close ties to the governor-elect – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. health access gets $10M boost – LVB



What small-business owners need to know about the $1.7 trillion omnibus legislation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Local unemployment rate reaches record low | Business |

Pittsburgh tech company makes 401(k) data free and open to all | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh area’s jobless rate hit a record low in November | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pat Eiding, top labor leader in Philadelphia for two decades, retires at 82 (

What small businesses can do about inflation, high interest rates (

5 nursing industry predictions for 2023 (



US will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China | News |

U.S. will require travelers from China to show negative COVID test before flight : NPR

New COVID-19 cases, death rates drop in region, state | Local News |



LGBTQ Americans are 9 times more likely to be victimized by a hate crime | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



2022 in Review: Local universities drive growth with capital projects and real estate deals – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Central Bucks’ New Policy Draws Scrutiny – DV Journal (

Declining enrollment likely to bring changes to Central Bucks schools | The Bucks County Herald

Philly Fighting COVID founder Andrei Doroshin files lawsuit against Drexel University over expulsion (




N.Y. Rep.-elect George Santos is being investigated for lying about his past : NPR

Jamie Fleet testimony to Jan. 6 committee describes 2020 election challenge prep (


‘Historic’ spending on Lehigh Valley midterms as 2 winners tabs exceeded $1M | Armchair Lehigh Valley –

7 stories you might have missed this year – City & State Pennsylvania (

What does 2023 hold for Donald Trump, Josh Shapiro and Pa.’s Legislature? | John Baer –

Pennsylvania politics: What to watch for in 2023 (


Jesse Morgan’s long, strange tale of thousands of mail-in ballots that allegedly went missing from Lancaster in Oct. 2020 | PA Power and Policy |



New law targeting turnpike toll scofflaws goes into effect next week | News |

Battle for the West Chester Railroad begins – Daily Local

Southwest cancels another 4,800 flights as DOT investigates : NPR

Southwest Airlines debacle: Stranded travelers still struggling to cope | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Flight cancellations have led to scores of unclaimed luggage : NPR


Gun Safety

Philadelphia gun violence at record levels for third straight year (



As Westmoreland’s suicide numbers rise, ‘we have to talk about it’ |

In rural America, the deadly costs of opioids outweigh the dollars tagged to address them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Highmark Health nabbed by obscure federal law over robocalls | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia researcher honored for work on rural opioid crisis (


State News

Pennsylvania’s gas tax to increase in 2023 | ABC27

PUC OKs rate hikes for water, sewer customers of PA American Water (

How will John Fetterman impact federal judge nominees? (

Power grid makes it through Christmas weekend challenges. (

Disneyland welcomes Penn State to Rose Bowl 2023 (

Through our lens: 2022 in photos | News |

Downed power lines, power outages, frozen pipes: Lessons from the bomb cyclone –

Pennsylvania population loss ranks among most of states: Map (

Pennsylvania lost 40,000 in population last year, U.S. Census Bureau reports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Start the new year in a Pa. state park with a First Day Hike | WITF


National News

A judge hands down a nearly 20-year sentence in Gov. Whitmer plot : NPR

Russia launches new wave of missiles into Ukraine : NPR

Dozens have died in Buffalo’s Erie County : NPR

Netanyahu’s government in Israel will make West Bank settlements top priority : NPR

2022 in photos: NPR station photographers share memorable moments : The Picture Show : NPR

Cosby plans return to stand-up despite new accusations | Times Leader


Local News

Wayne County trailer park residents deal with aftermath of oil spill (

Erie City Council passes $97.6 million budget after cuts for 2023 (

Redevelopment authority: Next round of Act 152 demos begins in Cambria County | News |

Despite disagreements, Lancaster commissioners approve funding for affordable housing projects | Local News |

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

Luzerne County Council special meeting canceled; will now be held Jan. 3 | News |

Berks family maximizing the land on their preserved farm (

Mount Penn officials approve 21% tax increase (

What 2023 could mean for Lehigh Valley home buyers and sellers (

Easton gets an unexpected $500,000 windfall. What it means for taxes. – The Morning Call (

New Hope Borough adopts $5.7 million preliminary budget | The Bucks County Herald

Newtown Township approves 2023 tax hike | The Bucks County Herald

Quakertown Community School District launches search for next superintendent | The Bucks County Herald



Could ‘stop, question and frisk’ drive down gun violence in Pittsburgh? |

13 former Allegheny County employees sue over coronavirus vaccine mandate |

Unhealthy pollution levels expected in 5 southern Allegheny County communities |

TribLIVE’s top 50 photos of 2022 |

Khari Mosley announces candidacy for Pittsburgh City Council |

Pittsburgh will expand hubs for first responders to help people with substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Fern Hollow construction a triumph to learn from | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Franco Harris, known for the Immaculate Reception, didn’t stick to sports – The Washington Post



Philly Mayor Jim Kenney looks back at chaotic year, maintains he won’t resign | Local News |

Hispanic immigrants bused to Philadelphia won’t stay, even when the state needs them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Big changes to retirement savings in new federal spending bill : NPR

Former Trump White House aide told Jan. 6 panel Mark Meadows burned documents a dozen times during the transition period | News |