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State lawmakers renew effort to move up Pa.’s presidential primary date –

Pa. Senate adopts resolutions honoring firefighters who died after fighting house fire in West Penn | Poconos and Coal Region |

Pa. Senate honors Lehigh County firefighters killed in house fire –

Senate Bill 1 continues through Pa. State House (

Pa. Senate committee advances proposed constitutional amendments in single bill | News |

Pa. Senate adds controversy to effort to help childhood sex abuse survivors –

Report: Taxpayers could shoulder $32B cost in childhood sexual abuse cases | Pennsylvania |

Midstate think tank highlights possible cost of sexual abuse amendment | ABC27

Pa. senators seek fewer restrictions on nurse practitioners (

Pa. lawmakers push for specially-trained nurses to function more like doctors | News |

Deadline nears for PA abuse relief amendment · Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers want to get rid of religious emblems law (

Bipartisan Bill Protects First Amendment Rights Of Teachers | WDAC

Mark Rozzi forms work group as special session stalls in Harrisburg – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. State House stands still; parties can’t agree on rules need to advance legislation | PA Power and Policy |

Pa. State House in limbo amid speaker of the house drama (

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mark Rozzi elected in ‘stunning’ bipartisanship. 3 ways to keep it going | Opinion (

Editorial: Don’t let bipartisan experiment in Pa. House unravel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Is this ever going to end?’ Abuse survivors still waiting for statutory window – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Harrisburg Republicans are leveraging abuse victims for political gain | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, area roads closing for Shapiro inauguration (

Pennsylvania Republican says state House speaker ‘betrayed’ him | Pennsylvania |

Meet The Freshmen In The General Assembly (

Allegheny County lawmaker Jessica Benham named as co-chair to state LGBTQ caucus |

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center grants buys nearly $100,000 of new equipment | Local News |

State funding to boost urban agriculture in Berks | Berks Regional News |



A critical shortage: amid burnout, fatigue, exhaustion, nurses leave their jobs –

Report: ID/A worker shortage fueled by low wages, high turnover | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Coinbase lays off around 20% of its workforce amid crypto downturn : NPR

Americans are piling up credit card debt – and that can be costly : NPR

Disney CEO Bob Iger says employees must work in office at least 4 days a week : NPR

Sheetz reduces diesel prices for January (

Central Pa.’s newest casino sets opening date –

Motley marijuana laws are driving consumers — and revenue — across state lines | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pa. county will be national test site for home-based approach to testing and treatment of COVID-19 –

Berks picked to be pilot site of national COVID home test and treatment program (

With new COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 in Allegheny County, here’s what to know | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Karikó and Weissman mRNA research got them in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (

Japan, South Korea protest China visa stoppage amid COVID spat (



Five Philly corrections officers involved in attack on naked inmate, feds say (

Jury chosen to hear Proud Boys Jan. 6 sedition trial | News |

Roxborough High shooting: Four alleged shooters are held on murder charges (



Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness (

New policy on challenging books at Central Bucks schools in place (

READ FOR YOURSELF: Central Bucks School Board Ordinance on Political Speech in Classrooms – DV Journal (

Central Bucks school board adopts controversial policy prohibiting ‘advocacy’ | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

PHL Inno – Drexel ‘doubling down’ on innovation with new fund for university-affiliated startups (

Scranton School District moves out of recovery | Education |

Abington Heights school board hears options for upcoming budget | News |

Parents voice concerns about Hopewell Elementary rodents, odor and illnesses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Shapiro Announces Three More Cabinet Appointments (

Josh Shapiro picks Rich Negrin to lead Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (

How WITF plans to cover elections | WITF

Pittston will not allow ballot drop box at library in future elections | Election |

Questions surround group tied to Councilmember Cindy Bass as its former head is sentenced in closed court hearing (

The first fund-raising information for Philly mayoral candidates is out. Here’s what we know. (

Faith in choice: Pa. Clergy talk about the intersection of abortion rights and faith | Amanda Berg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



FAA NOTAM system outage leads to nationwide flight pause and delays : NPR

FAA system outage causing flight delays nationwide – CBS Pittsburgh (

FAA outage: All departing U.S. flights grounded as agency recovers from computer issue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT gets $171M in grants to expand electric vehicle network |

SEPTA signs agreement to make it easier for minority-owned businesses to work with the transit system – City & State Pennsylvania (

‘It’s huge:’ Westmoreland manufacturer wins Amtrak-related contracts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Traffic congestion got much worse in 2022 but is still below pre-pandemic levels : NPR


Gun Safety

Philly docuseries ‘Weight of Death’ reminds us of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum and the specter of gun violence | Opinion (



Sena Health lands investment to advance hospital-at-home care – Philadelphia Business Journal (


State News

Final Pennie open enrollment deadline approaching (

Pennsylvania home construction down 60% from 2004 peak | Pennsylvania |

Federal Government to Invest $7.27 Million in Circuit Trails in PA and N.J. – DV Journal (

Matt Cartwright talks Amtrak in northeast PA as Congress begins term (

How a Penn think tank is connected to DOJ review of Biden’s classified documents (


National News

A child or youth died every 4.4 seconds in 2021. That number could get worse : Goats and Soda : NPR

Bill Gates considers West Virginia to expand nuclear energy efforts – CBS Pittsburgh (

Romanian court rejects Andrew Tate’s appeal of 30-day arrest : NPR

3 takeaways on the Seattle schools lawsuit against big tech : NPR

Tips for reducing food waste : NPR

Golden Globes 2023: The full list of winners : NPR

The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.35B after no big winner : NPR

Storm-struck California scrambles to clean up ahead of rain (


Local News

Water lines break, forcing several temporary moves for Somerset County offices | News |

Lancaster city updates smoke detector program after hearing resident concerns [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News |

Fermentation to sustainable farming: Pasa’s annual conference comes to Lancaster this winter | Home & Garden |

West Chester parking director fired after being charged with theft – Daily Local

Scranton announces first five business startup, expansion grants from ARPA funds | News |

Council supports ordinance to raise Scranton controller’s salary in 2024 | News |

Luzerne County Council takes first step toward government study commission | News |

Schuylkill County commissioners schedule vote on settling their part of Halcovage lawsuit | News |

The late Frank Denbowski remembered as a dedicated public servant (

Christmas movie to be filmed in Gettysburg this month –

Whitehall commissioners vote “no confidence” in mayor (

Springfield supervisors defend tax increase | The Bucks County Herald

Plans call for investment in this neglected York neighborhood (

2023 construction in Erie include coffee shops, apartments, and gyms (

Chester receiver in the city’s bankruptcy case says the mayor threatened him and used a racial slur (



Plan to reduce flooding in Greenfield has gotten a lot less green (

LGBTQ outlet spars with Allegheny County Council contender over tweets and political record – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Remembering Justin McIntire: Fallen Brackenridge Police Chief to be laid to rest after funeral service (

Allegheny Co. Councilwoman Bethany Hallam faces censure vote following ‘vulgar’ language at meeting |

Archive of Tree of Life attack and aftermath goes public | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Longtime Hilltop Alliance director leaving for Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly Human Relations Commission hosts anti-hate panel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Real estate development in Philly to slow in 2023 over financial uncertainty (

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hosts anti-hate panel | Local News |

Philadelphia mayor’s race: How gun violence crisis is defining campaigns (

A Philly landlord who discriminated against tenants reached a settlement with a fair housing agency (



A bill that would have impacted racial disparity in cocaine crimes died in the Senate : NPR

US to max out on debt soon, setting up political fight | Associated Press |

Opinion | ‘The Most Extreme Elements of Both Sides Can’t Be in Control’ – The New York Times (

House Approves GOP Inquiry Into ‘Weaponization’ of Government – The New York Times (

Joe Biden, Andrés Manuel López Obrado, Justin Trudeau meet in Mexico City (