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Wolf lays out his issues with proposed congressional map | Pennsylvania |

The public is weighing in on Pa.’s redistricting ideas. So far, they don’t like what they see. | WITF

Redrawn PA legislative maps could impact a third of Bucks County voters (

Congressman pushes back on Pennsylvania bridge tolling plan (

Legislative Reapportionment Commission Hosting 5 Hearings On Proposed District Maps – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pennsylvania Stands Still As Neighbors Hike Minimum Wage, But Some Lawmakers See Action In 2022 – CBS Pittsburgh (

Useful hearings for the Pennsylvania Fireworks Act – Pennsylvania News Today

Opinion: Fireworks genie is out of the bottle … and it’s not going back i – Times News Online (

Technical High School Purchasing New Equipment Through Grant –

State lawmakers vow to better protect care home residents from convicted sex offenders |

Fifteen Pennsylvania laws from 2021 that could affect your life | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No more surprise medical bills: Pennsylvania to enforce new consumer protection law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Labor complaint claims Coffee Tree Roasters barista was fired for supporting union | 90.5 WESA

Nearly $570,000 in state funding awarded to protect Chester County waterways – The Mercury (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Record number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the U.S. : NPR

PA Department of Health fights requests to release COVID-19 death totals by ZIP code | Local News |

Pa. records highest daily COVID-19 case total; slight drop in death from last week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID spike hitting Chester County hard – Daily Local

CDC is monitoring over 90 cruise ships amid COVID outbreaks : NPR

Cumberland County EMS worker attests COVID vaccine hospitalizations are ‘deadly rumor’ (

Fauci defends CDC guidelines, says ‘We’re still in the middle of a pandemic’ (

COVID-19 directly damages, creates scar tissue on the kidneys, study finds (

White House promises to help development of two antiviral pills, defends administration’s efforts (

Lehigh Valley COVID testing centers seeing hours-long waits – The Morning Call (

Berks County seeks to keep COVID testing center open (

COVID vaccine clinic scheduled in Reading (

Experts say vaccinated people with health problems still face serious covid risks |

Studies indicate J&J booster protects against severe illness from omicron | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ICU beds filling up at region’s hospitals as COVID cases surge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WHO chief worried about ‘tsunami’ of omicron, delta cases | News |

MCIC hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday (



Lancaster County’s unemployment rate dropping to 3.6% is not necessarily good news, economists say | Local Business |

Veteran-owned businesses in Chester County and region get state support – Daily Local

Wharton Equity Partners continues industrial expansion with $22.5M acquisition in Croydon – Philadelphia Business Journal (

BARR: Prioritizing Long-Term Economic Growth in the New Year – DV Journal (

Seafood demand high despite soaring prices | News |

$4 per gallon gas possible in spring before relief arrives, outlook says |

Innovation, partnership build rising tide of opportunity for Erie businesses (



After 4 Killings, ‘Officer of the Year’ Is Still on the Job – The New York Times (

Pot smell alone can’t justify warrantless search, Pa. court rules –

Court rules pot smell alone can’t justify warrantless search | WITF

Erie crime: Police await more officers, programs as shootings grow (



Here are the biggest leadership changes in Greater Philadelphia in 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

COVID concerns prompt Reading schools to go virtual for a week (

As virus cases soar, some districts consider remote learning. Philly keeps its plan to reopen schools next week. (



Pennsylvania Candidates Line Up to Replace Sen. Toomey (

‘Slow-motion insurrection’: How GOP seizes election power | WITF

In 2022, Pa. faces a tornado of politics, including a trip to the Land of Oz | John Baer –

Barletta vows, if elected Pa. governor, to take hard line against unaccompanied minors –

Children coming from border get attention in PA governor’s race | State |

Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate and Gov. races give both parties a chance to redefine themselves (

The GOP PA Senate Primary is already bonkers (

Kim Clear rises in local politics with hard work, drive to give back (



Work on the Mariner East Pipeline continues despite protests and proceedings – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today



Op-Ed: Pennsylvania should embrace its heritage by restoring railways (

Flight cancellations, delays continue Wednesday as airlines grapple with fallout from omicron, weather | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Snowplow driver shortage could mean slower road clearing in Pa., elsewhere | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Telehealth controversy: Should it be ok to prescribe addiction meds virtually? : Shots – Health News : NPR

WellSpan York to receive ‘strike teams’ following Gov. Wolf’s call for federal support (

FEMA readies COVID help for two hospitals; Luzerne sets daily record for coronavirus cases | Coronavirus |

Midstate EMS departments continue to recruit among omicron surge (

Where are flu rates highest in Pennsylvania? Map – The Morning Call (


State News

Shapiro: Most Pa. counties have joined opioid settlement | News |

Luzerne among 50 counties to sign on to statewide opioid settlement | News |

Pa. senator asks governor about flights of undocumented immigrants (

Meuser: HHS discussed flights of ‘traumatized’ minors to AVP | Times Leader

Crocamo: Children on immigrant charter flights are not staying in Luzerne County | News |

Christian Hall was killed one year ago by Pa. State Police. His family still wants answers. · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania increases spending through targeted contracts | Pennsylvania |

Infrastructure projects in Pa. need more private sector collaborations | Opinion (

Court is adjourned: Pa. Justice Tom Saylor reflects on 28-year judicial career, leaves with no regrets –

Hidden danger: Registered sex offenders often go undetected in care homes |

Photos of the Year for 2021 by PennLive’s Sean Simmers –

In Focus: 2021 – A Year in Post-Gazette Visuals – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive


National News

Urgently needed: Fed action to raise rates coupled with delay in Covid-related stimulus – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hong Kong Police Charge 2 With Sedition Ater Wednesday Arrests : NPR

Ghislaine Maxwell verdict: Former Epstein confidant is found guilty : NPR

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case (

50 pop culture highlights from 2021: Movies, TV and reads to remember : NPR

Myanmar Military Employs Massacres And Scorched Earth Tactics Against Opponents : NPR

Stigma persists around hunger in military as pandemic numbers remain high | TPR

Waiting for a Elizabeth Holmes trial verdict? Experts say fraud is complicated : NPR

Efforts to ban books are on the rise. Philly YA authors say ‘silent censorship’ is also getting worse (

We need to be able to talk about trans athletes without shouting each other down | Opinion (

Let’s stop swearing at the president and remember who we are (


Local News

Officials cut ribbon for new Bucks County Regional Police Headquarters | The Bucks County Herald

Christkindlemarkt sets near-record – Times News Online (

Vigils for Christian Hall set year after police shot Pocono teen (

South Jersey, Bucks County teens share predictions for the new year (

Chester County residents share 2021 reflections with hope for future as New Year dawns – Daily Local

New Kennett library will get mural to honor Harriet Tubman – Daily Local

New transitional housing program for formerly incarcerated women coming to Harrisburg (

History made under the dome | Times Leader

Sanguedolce takes oath as elected district attorney | Times Leader

Infrastructure law to deliver NEPA major funding for abandoned mine land reclamation | News |

Hazleton area overfills trailer bound for Kentucky tornado victims | News |

Scott commissioners OK $13.4 million budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lebanon County Commissioner dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19 | WITF

Receiver evaluates Chester parking meter contract (



City’s budget director leaving to take job with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another key official in outgoing Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration announces departure |

Disciplinary action initiated against 9 Pittsburgh police officers in tasing, death of man in Bloomfield |

State police release more details in Pittsburgh man’s killing in Venango | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh restaurants and bars temporarily close amid rise in COVID cases | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Century III Mall as an endangered site worth preserving? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials urge caution as Omicron cases appear and spread in Allegheny County | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Philadelphia hotels see New Year’s cancelations amid Covid-19 spike, but also a “silver lining” – Philadelphia Business Journal (

OIC of America names Louis King CEO of its national headquarters in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gabe Kaminsky: Philly’s indoor dining vax mandate hurts everyone (

Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino dies at 48 | Obituaries |

Philly’s housing politics shifted in 2021. Here’s what to watch for in 2022 | Local News |



Biden, Putin to speak directly amid Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine border : NPR

Biden, Putin to hold call as Russia-Ukraine tension smolders (

Guest Opinion: Joe Manchin is the Grinch who stole Christmas (

Capitol Police Sergeant reflects on anniversary of Jan. 6 riot : NPR

Trump asks Supreme Court to consider Jan. 6 chairman’s interview with Washington Post in bid to block records | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette