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Philly leaders push for gun safety ahead of New Year’s Eve | Local News |

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

Disability care sees low staffing, Advocates say Pa.’s plan to raise wages isn’t enough | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express (

Reintroduced legislation addresses eating disorders in school-age kids | City & State PA (

Nearly $570,000 in state funding awarded to protect Chester County waterways – Daily Local

Hazleton secures more than $1 million for traffic signal, crosswalk improvements on Church Street | News |

Schuylkill Technology Center among recipients of $1.5 million in state grant money | Education |

Alvernia receives $3 million state grant for planned Pottsville campus (

Local conservation projects get $473,991 in state funding – Daily Local

Six outdoor projects in region get DCNR funds | News |

5 recreation and conservation projects in Berks receive state grants (

Top Stories of 2021: How Pa. election misinformation helped inspire an insurrection, investigations and policies | WITF

Pennsylvania Republicans Refused to Advance Bills to Raise the Minimum Wage in 2021 (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. adds nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases, setting another new single-day record | Coronavirus |

All Regions of New Jersey Enter Level Red for Hospital Visitation Restrictions | The Ritz Herald

U.S. children hospitalized with COVID-19 in record numbers | Coronavirus |

Penn State Health urges people not to use ERs for routine COVID-19 tests | Health |

Paxlovid and molnupiravir, the COVID antiviral treatments, may be hard to find : Shots – Health News : NPR

New Virus Infections Driven By Omicron Soar in Australia : NPR

CDC warns against cruise ship travel regardless of vaccination status : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

UPMC begins administering COVID-19 prevention treatment, supply limited (

UPMC receives limited supply of preventative antibody treatment for the most immunocompromised |

Israel approves 4th vaccine dose for most vulnerable to COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Berks reinstates disaster emergency declaration amid COVID surge (

Berks COVID update: 666 cases as pandemic crosses 75,000 threshold (

New COVID studies show promise for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster | WITF

Health experts worry CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination rates appear inflated | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Fed’s Moves in 2022 Could End the Stock Market’s Pandemic Run – The New York Times (

Business Leaders Struggle With Endless Upheaval – The New York Times (



Police remind Pennsylvanians of fireworks laws ahead of New Year’s Eve (

States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing | Across America |



Elizabethtown school board agrees to keep mask-optional policy | Community News |

Pitt says spring classes to begin as planned, but all will shelter in place for at least five days after phased arrival | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh issues shelter-in-place request, required covid testing for students |



Lancaster city Councilwoman, former state Senate candidate Janet Diaz to announce she’s running for new 50th House District seat | PA Power and Policy |

Lamb says, ‘freedoms are under attack’ in first Senate campaign ad | City & State PA (

If you know the Democratic Party, you shouldn’t be surprised that Build Back Better seems doomed | Opinion (

Mastriano lashes out at Breitbart after it questions use of senate campaign committee for possible gubernatorial run –

Capital-Star Q+A: GOP gubernatorial hopeful Guy Ciarrocchi says he can jumpstart Pa.’s economy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Dr. Oz calls Biden’s open-border policies ‘disastrous’ | Fox News



Pittsburgh opens largest electric vehicle charging station in Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ida makes impact on Montgomery County with historic flooding, tornado damage (



Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights – The New York Times (

Airline disruptions could linger for days as 1,300 more flights are canceled Thursday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls increase for 2022, again (



Overdoses have killed a million Americans since the start of the opioid epidemic : NPR

It’s time for Pa. to stop allowing overdose deaths to be treated like homicides | Opinion (

Federal medical personnel headed for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Petition to save Chester County hospitals get more than 7,000 signatures (

Jennersville Hospital set to close on Friday – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pa. nurses after 22 months of COVID-19 and a new surge: ‘It is so defeating’ (

Vigil honors Monroe County man killed by police, spotlights need for mental health reform – The Morning Call (


State News

The top destination for Biden during his first year in office? Pennsylvania

Pa. Insurance Department finds violations in UPMC’s health coverage/options procedures (

State fines UPMC $250,000 after health insurance audit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Live in Pa. or N.J.? IRS extends tax filing deadline to Feb. 15, for victims of Hurricane Ida (

Pennsylvania farm wants your Christmas tree to feed their goats –

Delaware County on track to receive $40 million from opioid lawsuit settlement (


National News

Retired general warns the military could lead a coup after the 2024 election : NPR

High winds, severe drought, and warm temps led to Colorado’s historic wildfire : NPR

Truck driver in I-70 crash to serve 10 years in prison instead of 110 after commutation from Gov. Polis | Colorado Public Radio (

Each state’s population center, visualized (

Putin threatens military action if NATO rejects demands; lawmaker pushes back | ABC27

New York jury holds drugmaker Teva liable in opioid crisis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Delco Towns Ask Court to Block New Health Department Over Inspections – DV Journal (

Somerset County elected officials sworn in; new treasurer, prothonotary, coroner take office | News |

Vigil held to remember Harrisburg homicide victim of domestic violence –

Retired area bishop shares memories of his friend, the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Local News |

Best of journalism: Damon Williams explores race in Bucks County (

Bucks County Playhouse announces South Asian Artistic Initiative (

There’s more than meets the eye in alleyways of West Chester – Daily Local

A year of departures, new faces, in Luzerne County leadership | Times Leader

Schuylkill Avenue bridge in Reading to be replaced (

Berks crop and livestock farm is among those preserved (

LANTA announces service disruptions on Friday due to COVID absences – The Morning Call (

York City Council overrides Mayor Helfrich’s 2022 budget veto (

Kathy Dahlkemper: Outgoing Erie County executive reflects on 8-year run (

U.D. closes township building indefinitely and senior center for a month amid rising COVID cases (



Allegheny County sees COVID infections spike ‘alarmingly’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s New Years Eve celebration will continue with COVID-19 precautions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich to leave office | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly gun violence in 2021 featured more guns and more retaliatory killings (

Councilmember Derek Green hopes to create a public bank for Philadelphia. Here’s how it could work. (

Philly Counts helps city reach 77% adult vaccination rate | Local News |

Briefs: December 30th, 2021 – South Philly Review

Philadelphia’s notable deaths in 2021 included musicians, activists, pioneers and more (

Philadelphia housing complex for seniors bought by N.Y. firm (

Philadelphia’s Mummers return after a canceled parade, even if that means recycled costumes and some missing brigades – The Morning Call (



Surprise medical bills are the target of a new law. Here’s how it works : Shots – Health News : NPR

Biden, Putin speak again amid “moment of crisis” in Ukraine : NPR

Biden, Putin talk nearly an hour as alarm rises over Ukraine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NORQUIST: After Biden’s Bumpy 2021, What Will 2022 Look Like? – DV Journal (