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Legislature

Street, Kenyatta secure $1 million for Behavioral Wellness Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Crebilly Farm project in Westtown Township, Chester County to get $4 million federal grant (dailylocal.com)

State Lawmaker Calls For Return Of Toll Booth Workers – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Here’s what’s next in the Larry Krasner impeachment process – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

A panel of Pennsylvania judges wary about separation of powers in Larry Krasner impeachment case | WITF

Court weighs halting Philadelphia prosecutor Larry Krasner’s impeachment (abc27.com)

PA Weighs Change To Death Penalty Law | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

New laws will go into effect in Pennsylvania in 2023 (wgal.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf ends term with strong ratings after tumultuous times – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

State cabinet secretaries explained: How are they appointed, and what does the process look like? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Velodrome construction set for next year, will bring 248 jobs to Coatesville – Daily Local

YEAR IN REVIEW — MARKETS: Pain, few gains for investors as markets slumped in 2022 (delcotimes.com)

The Year the Long Stock Market Rally Ended – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

What to Expect in 2023’s Housing Market – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Nurses ‘deserve to feel safe at work like anyone else’ (inquirer.com)

 

COVID-19

Nursing homes ‘trying to recoup’ from COVID-19 blows | Local News | tribdem.com

 

Crime/Punishment

How Spotlight PA uncovered the chaos in a tiny Pa. borough after the hiring of Tamir Rice’s killer | WITF

DA Office establishes new carjacking enforcement unit | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Carjacking Enforcement Unit started by DA Larry Krasner (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pa. state system universities try to rein in student costs to reverse enrollment losses | TribLIVE.com

York City School District exits financial recovery program (abc27.com)

Pa. school district seeks dismissal of suit over incident at 2018 baseball tournament – pennlive.com

Rodents found in Beaver County elementary school with a number of sick kids | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

National

Democrat Kris Mayes wins Arizona attorney general race after recount : NPR

Donald Trump’s tax returns to be released Friday – pennlive.com

Statewide

PA recount petitions delayed election certification · Spotlight PA

Century-old law let voters file baseless recount petitions and delay Pa.’s election certification | WITF

Biggest Pennsylvania political stories of 2022 (abc27.com)

Top Stories of 2022: How Pa.’s marquee midterm races turned into fights over democracy, abortion and a stroke. | WITF

Will Eugene DePasquale run for Pennsylvania attorney general? Maybe. | WITF

Cigna, Free Library of Phila., Beaver Investments, PFM fined by PA (goerie.com)

What’s next for Pennsylvania politics | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Kari Lake trial witness Heather Honey has Pennsylvania election denial past (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Western Pa. to get new, upgraded Amtrak Airo trains | TribLIVE.com

Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian, other routes to add new trains in 2026 | News | tribdem.com

Amtrak’s trains connecting Pa. stops to New York have major upgrades underway – pennlive.com

Battle for the West Chester Railroad begins – Daily Local

Southwest promises ‘minimal disruptions’ to Friday flights across U.S. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Are airlines price-gouging Southwest passengers looking for alternate routes? : NPR

 

Gun Safety

Philadelphia again surpasses 500 murders, though down slightly from 2021 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philadelphia has another record year of gun violence – pennlive.com

 

Health

CDC: Overdose deaths up 14 percent nationally, Pennsylvania ranks third overall (broadandliberty.com)

Alzheimer’s drug approval is ‘rife with irregularities’: probe – pennlive.com

Open Records office backs release of Allentown State Hospital bids (mcall.com)

Erie County’s flu cases decline, COVID-19 case count remains steady (goerie.com)

Lawsuit says AmerisourceBergen fueled opioid epidemic (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Boost in Pennsylvania tax revenues negated by inflation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Doug Mastriano’s Jan. 6 committee deposition released; reportedly called Mike Pence on Jan. 6 (abc27.com)

Jan. 6 committee withdraws subpoena for Doug Mastriano, releases transcript of attempted deposition – pennlive.com

Doug Mastriano ‘apparently’ called Mike Pence on the day of the Capitol attack | WITF

23 for ‘23: Pennsylvanians who do, will or should grab our attention – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania sending trucks, crews to assist with Buffalo blizzard aftermath – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

On the Record: How legislators voted | The Bucks County Herald

 

National News

2022: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

3 big Alabama newspapers will end print editions on the same day : NPR

New York opens its first legal recreational marijuana dispensary : NPR

Vivienne Westwood, influential punk fashion maverick, dies at 81 : NPR

U.S. says Chinese intercept could have caused air collision : NPR

Bill Cosby plans to tour in 2023 amid new sexual assault lawsuit : NPR

2022 was tumultuous for Britain : NPR

 

Local News

Upper Darby passed its 2023 operating budget Wednesday (delcotimes.com)

Delaware County swore in 69 new citizens hailing for 29 countries this month (delcotimes.com)

Lancaster gets ‘Today’ show shout-out as retirement hot spot | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Delaware County resident among first Peace Corps volunteers to return to service overseas (delcotimes.com)

Missing mail deliveries frustrate West Donegal residents | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County GOP head tells judge hopefuls not to take part in bar association vetting, criticizes ratings system | Local News | lancasteronline.com

More than 125 gas odor reports made in Pottstown in years before deadly home explosion (readingeagle.com)

Western Berks Water Authority will continue to add fluoride to drinking water (readingeagle.com)

In 2022, the Lehigh Valley mourned, cheered and hoped for better times (mcall.com)

‘We’re up against a wall’: Catasauqua doubles its tax rate after years of unbalanced budgets – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lower Merion to create new neighborhood zoning center for some commercial areas – Mainline Media News

Lower Merion approves five new apartment units in Ardmore commercial zone – Mainline Media News

Community activist, volunteer Browne assumes local NAACP presidency | News | citizensvoice.com

Broadway Street Bridge in Scranton deteriorates | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Supervisors Take Fly Through Tour Of Proposed Doylestown Rec Center | Doylestown, PA Patch

 

Pitt

Westmoreland County DA asks residents to join doorbell camera program – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Fired unvaccinated Allegheny County workers file civil rights lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Animal shelters desperate for adoptees and foster homes as year ends. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia receives 15th bus with migrants from Texas (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden signs $1.7 trillion bill funding government operations | News | tribdem.com

Biden outpacing Trump, Obama with diverse judicial nominees | News | phillytrib.com