After suing to stop impeachment trial, Philly DA vows ‘not to be silent’ if proceedings continue – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly DA Krasner, legal team detail why impeachment is ‘unlawful’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly DA Larry Krasner says impeachment lawsuit is needed to stop Pa. Senate trial (inquirer.com)

Blumberg Institute lands $2M Pennsylvania grant to support 5 life sciences startups – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Christmas tree lit at Pennsylvania Capitol (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania seniors create handmade ornaments for the State Capitol Holiday Tree | The Bucks County Herald

After big battles, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf leaves office with few regrets, no grudges – pennlive.com

Governor of PA won’t disclose legal bills · Spotlight PA



Comcast’s rates are increasing again. Here’s what to expect. (inquirer.com)

Big Tech cost cuts will continue to affect office real estate in key markets – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

State AGs Accuse Vanguard of Pressuring Utility Companies Over Climate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

13 states are protesting Vanguard Group’s support of cleaner energy to fight climate change (inquirer.com)

Scientific Games Tabs Schultz As Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs (politicspa.com)

New pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing plant opens in King of Prussia (inquirer.com)



Covid Care Has Entered a New Stage of Crisis for the Uninsured – The New York Times (nytimes.com)



Philadelphia, Pittsburgh struggle to fill open police positions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Chester County Crime Victims Center getting new tech upgrades – Daily Local



Pederson chosen to lead OJR School Board (dailylocal.com)

Downingtown teachers take extra steps to create intentional relationships – Daily Local

‘Invest in you’: Forest Hills students hear about careers in social sciences | News | tribdem.com

How often are Penn State’s private planes flying during a budget crunch? | WITF

Philly schools chief Watlington begins final part of strategic plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. court rules against parents who challenged masking at Pennsbury and other districts last school year (inquirer.com)

An ‘Aussie and a West Sider’ to lead Scranton School Board | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Penn State activists rally against university’s treatment of anti-racist demonstrator | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Warnock Claims Momentum in Georgia, as Walker Banks on Election Day Turnout – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The U.S. Constitution built on compromise, checks and balances (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

GOP now embracing mail-in ballots (abc27.com)

Jerry Shenk: America needs a pro-market GOP (mainlinemedianews.com)


Will DelVal Benefit From Josh Shapiro’s Governorship? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Heard Around The PA Society (politicspa.com)

Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis will have active role in Shapiro administration | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Rudy Giuliani doubles down on false Pennsylvania election fraud claims in disciplinary hearing (inquirer.com)


Berks election officials address claims of vote switching (readingeagle.com)

Westmoreland recount complete; officials say no evidence of widespread errors found | TribLIVE.com

2 Democrats express interest in Tony DeLuca’s state House seat | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County poll workers will receive $60 for staying later on election night | Times Leader



U.S. climate goals threatened by continued investment in natural gas : NPR



Rechargable trains might link West Chester to Philly – Daily Local

Pa. Turnpike shut down in Lancaster, Berks counties – pennlive.com

A Pennsylvania startup says its technology will let EVs go the distance without recharging | WITF

Tire technology helps boost winter weather safety | TribLIVE.com



Overdose crisis touches almost every family, Congress must act (goerie.com)

Here’s when drug prices will start to decrease for Medicare recipients | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Amid a crisis in American health, we are not moving fast enough | Opinion (inquirer.com)

How do sites for supervised drug use work? A primer (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia supervised injection site lawsuit at a deadline for federal response (inquirer.com)

Holiday-suicide myth persists, Penn researchers find (inquirer.com)


State News

Pennsylvania announces broadband plan for how to spend almost $400 million | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Broadband officials ask Pennsylvanians to review FCC maps – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Nearly $19M in student loan repayment awarded to Pa. substance use treatment, case management professionals – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. collected $2.8B in taxes in November; State still ahead of estimates | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

REAL ID enforcement is delayed again to 2025 : NPR

What we know about the attack on two Moore County, N.C. power substations : NPR

More U.S. counties lack a clear racial majority (And people are getting along pretty well) – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ukraine races to fix its energy grid faster than next Russian missile strikes : NPR

Perspective: Jiang Zemin’s passing marks the end of an era for China : NPR

Kirstie Alley has died at 71 from cancer : NPR

Kyrie Irving’s contract with Nike is terminated : NPR

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ won’t air on TV in 2022 – pennlive.com

How to make sure that your Christmas tree isn’t a fire hazard (inquirer.com)

Lensa app generates AI avatars for sharing. Here’s what artists say. (inquirer.com)


Local News

McCaffrey’s Holiday Parade Welcomes Santa To Newtown | Newtown, PA Patch

York hosts annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event (abc27.com)

Lancaster City Council appoints new city council member (abc27.com)

Plan to give 150-percent pay increase to Lower Merion commissioners rejected before vote taken – Mainline Media News

Rift between city council, southeast residents apparent as council chooses new member | Local News | lancasteronline.com

New milkshake flavor will be available at 2023 PA Farm Show; here’s how to try it early | Food | lancasteronline.com

Bethlehem is likely to raise recycling fees next year. Here’s why – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Whitehall Township takes first step in potential settlement over mayor accused of harassment – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Washington Christian Outreach serves the needy | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Towamencin board votes ahead 2023 budget with tax hike (thereporteronline.com)

Turnpike’s Scranton Beltway hearing postponed until next year | News | thetimes-tribune.com

ACLU calls on Luzerne County to address public defender’s office staffing shortages | Times Leader



Allegheny County property owners may get another chance to appeal 2022 assessments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council facing deadline to vote on Oakland zoning changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers celebrate Krampusnacht, carrying on ancient traditions – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pittsburgh McDonald’s outlets fined for child labor violations | Labor | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

W.Pa. LGBTQ community, allies share hope, reservations on Respect for Marriage Act | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh council members question whether snow plow tracker is help or hindrance | TribLIVE.com

Growing bigger: Pitt investing more than $500 million in campus upgrades and new buildings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Interactive show illuminates world of mysterious street artist Banksy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Delco last of suburban Philly counties to post proposed budget online (broadandliberty.com)

AP source: Trea Turner, Phillies reach $300M, 11-year deal | WITF

America’s blueprint for urban inequity was drawn in Philly. It failed Black Philadelphians. (inquirer.com)

Black, Hispanic, and Asian home buyers continued to be denied mortgages more often while Philly’s housing market boomed (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court hears case of web designer who doesn’t want to work on same-sex weddings : NPR

Justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights | TribLIVE.com

Supreme Court case on state legislatures could have ‘devastating consequences’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Officers to receive Congressional Gold Medals for Jan. 6 – Daily Local

Capitol Police chief: Jan. 6 failures ‘largely’ fixed but extremism threat persists : NPR

Fintechs fueled widespread PPP loan fraud, according to a report from Congress : NPR

Biden’s efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks – Daily Local

Pennsylvania Congressman Reschenthaler to be House GOP chief deputy whip (abc27.com)