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Pa. Court won’t block entire election ‘investigation’ subpoena that seeks voter data – The Morning Call (

Pa. Court won’t block entire 2020 election investigation subpoena | WITF

Pa. court declines request to quash Senate GOP election investigation subpoena, needs more time for review – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Court Won’t Block, Enforce Pa. Senate Voter Info Demand Yet – Law360

Pa. legislature’s redacted legal bills flout court ruling, leave taxpayers guessing · Spotlight PA

Constitutional amendment to draw Pennsylvania maps with citizen commission advances | Pennsylvania |

Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania House Republicans want to change how elections and redistricting happen | WITF

With veto, Gov. Wolf keeps key climate change initiative breathing. Why should you care? –

Wolf vetoes GOP effort to block carbon fee on Pa. power plants – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Support for letting drug users test for fentanyl has support in Harrisburg – The Morning Call (

Heritage trail crossing to receive $120,000-plus in safety improvements in Blakely | News |

SACA gets $1.075 million state grant for affordable housing project | Local News |

Kathy Boockvar, Pa. Speaker Cutler in talks with Jan. 6 committee (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

At-home COVID tests will be covered by insurance starting Saturday : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID surge in Philadelphia intensifies, Delaware County hospitals at capacity (

Pa. hospital staff getting COVID cases as omicron surges (

Delaware hospitals declare COVID ‘crisis,’ saying they can’t provide ‘normal standards’ of care | Health |

Berks COVID testing site to remain open two more weeks (

Exeter to host COVID booster clinic at school (

In the Lehigh Valley, COVID-19 patients are still ending up in the ICU. That’s putting a strain on overworked health care workers. – The Morning Call (

Pa. reports pandemic’s biggest-ever 7-day case surge; death rate stays milder | Local News |

About 90% of COVID-19 patients in some of PA’s hardest-hit hospitals are unvaccinated | coronavirus |

Skippack Pharmacy boosts 1,600 people at weekend North Penn High School clinic (

Chester County long-term care facilities excelling at getting residents, staff fully vaccinated – Daily Local

Poland hits grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 | Coronavirus |



Commerce Department plans launch of rural business centers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Skills program seeks SEPTA bus driver candidates | Business |



Criminal charges filed against Pennsylvania gas driller head to court | WITF



Some Pennsylvania schools go remote despite conflicting guidance | Pennsylvania |

Beth Ann Rosica: “Two years to flatten the curve” (

Central Dauphin and Harrisburg students, teachers and parents adjust to COVID-19 impact (

Audit reveals overpayment of $363K in state funding for Juniata County School District (

PA Ranks Third in Depression Among Children, And Closing Classrooms Could Make It Worse – DV Journal (

NASCIMENTO: Dumbing Down Education Hurts Kids and the Country – DV Journal (

Pitt ‘disenrolled’ students for failing to get COVID-19 vaccinations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh disenrolls unvaccinated students. See what Lehigh Valley colleges are requiring. – The Morning Call (

The facts about Philadelphia’s ‘diversity university’ | Business Weekly Newsletter (

Scranton schools to remain open during COVID surge; board to scale back project at West Intermediate | Education |

Centennial School District union calls for changes during surging pandemic (



Imagine another American Civil War, but this time in every state : NPR

5 takeaways from Doug Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign launch | City & State PA (

Philly attorney George Bochetto launches U.S. Senate bid | City & State PA (

Three ‘America First’ Challengers May Take on Fitzpatrick in GOP Primary – DV Journal (

Former ‘American Idol’ star Clay Aiken will run for an NC seat in Congress | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The lawyer fighting to keep South Philly’s Columbus statue is running for Senate (

Special election for 116th state House seat will be April 5 | Election |

Can nice win you the GOP nomination? Jeff Coleman is trying to find out | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Conservative groups target state, local voter registration rolls in Pa., elsewhere with lawsuits – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Dems pick ward leader Dillon for Senate special election – Northeast Times



Cybersecurity, space add to climate change, pandemic challenges, WEF reports : NPR

U.S. emissions surged in 2021, putting the nation further off track from its climate targets | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Air quality advocates criticize size of fine levied against U.S. Steel for recent violation | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Local officials urge Shapiro to halt pipeline construction – Daily Local



PennDOT begins revamping busy Bridgeville-South Fayette intersection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



More than 13 million sign up for healthcare coverage, CMS urges more to enroll before Jan. 15 deadline | ABC27

Staff shortages force temporary closure emergency department and other services at Springfield Hospital (


State News

PSERS’s own consultant finds the fund’s board has been poorly led and suffers from a lack of trust (

Growing Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Surge of COVID-19 cases prompts suspension of federal grand juries in Pittsburgh, Erie | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s Farm Show Week. Here’s a look, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lancaster farm launches nation’s first-ever Hemp-fed cage free egg (

PA Renaissance Faire sues after not getting federal COVID-19 pandemic relief grant | Local Business |


National News

Buy-versus-rent gap narrowing as home-price escalation continues nationally – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Treasury warns of ‘enormous challenges’ this tax filing season that could delay refunds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chicago union leaders approve a plan to return to in-person classes : NPR

Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to appear on the U.S. quarter : NPR

College Football Championship: Georgia defeats Alabama 33-18 : NPR

Yankees set to name Rachel Balkovec as first female manager in the minor leagues : NPR

University of Maryland doctors perform first successful transplant of pig heart into human | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investments in human services industries are an investment in our future | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

From the grave, MLK’s telling white folks ‘Stop it, just stop it’ | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Refugees revitalize Buffalo, Syracuse NY, smaller U.S. cities (


Local News

Chester may have to declare bankruptcy as police pension costs rise, says the state-appointed receiver | WITF

Philadelphia weather forecast cold Tuesday, storm possible this weekend (

Harrisburg defense attorney declines to take cases from Jan. 6 insurrection (

‘Stay low and go’: Harrisburg fire chief offers advice for surviving a potentially lethal fire –

Lackawanna County declares frigid weather alert, shelters available for homeless | News |

Hazleton public works crews used 400 tons of salt during recent storms, administrators say | News |

Wyomissing plans to make travel easier with bike share stations (

Reading City Council chips in $3 million toward stadium improvements (

Erie Insurance earnings were solid in 2021, but the stock price fell (

Delaware County commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service and more – Delco Times

Guest Opinion: Campaign promises already broken in Central Bucks (



Ed Gainey defends his push for Republican National Convention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s bid for RNC splits region’s political contingency | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Public Schools updates COVID dashboard, but district faces larger virus problem than what’s shown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools resume in-person classes at 5 schools, 21 schools to be remote Tuesday |

Pittsburgh school board expected to lay groundwork for superintendent search this month | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority to require covid-19 vaccination for all employees by mid-March |

Pittsburgh nonprofit to expand free internet in New Kensington, Wilkinsburg via foundation grants |

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey calls for Oakland Crossings project to be put on hold |



Philadelphia teachers union requests COVID safety plan for schools | Local News |

Philadelphia metro cost of living increase one of the lowest in U.S. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Craig Williams: Stop wasting time and resources and stop gun violence (

Multiple families lived in the apartment where 12 died. Philly’s lack of affordable housing points to why. (

6ABC anchor Jim Gardner delivers is final 11 p.m. ‘Action News’ broadcast (

From renting out Laundromats to giving away refrigerators, he’s making a difference in the lives of Black Philly moms | We The People (

Activists welcome law to increase say on Philadelphia zoning – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Krasner: More witnesses need to prosecute cases | Local News |

Ya Fav Trashman hosts Martin Luther King day of service clean up | News |

Local reaction to the passing of comedian, actor and Philadelphia Native Bob Saget (



What to expect from Biden’s voting rights speech in Atlanta : NPR

Biden to push voting rights bill, filibuster reform during GA visit | ABC27

President Biden to back filibuster changes to push voting rights bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette