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Pa. Senate passes bill to help child sex abuse victims, other constitutional changes –

Pa. Senate committee merges proposed constitutional amendments into single bill | Don’t Miss This |

Pennsylvania’s ‘divisive’ constitutional amendments inch closer to ballot box | Pennsylvania |

Divided Pa. Senate passes package of constitutional amendments including one on child sex abuse lawsuits; Pa. House remains dormant – The Morning Call (

State Senate approves constitutional amendments; future in House uncertain – City & State Pennsylvania (

Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senate GOP Pushes Through Trio Of Constitutional Amendment Proposals (

Pennsylvania Senate passes voter ID, child sex abuse statute of limitations bill (

Constitutional amendments pose test to incoming Pa. governor (

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to cut state gas tax (

Pennsylvania Senate bill aims to undo 2023 gas tax increase | WITF

Pa. lawmakers trying to get rid of outdated law that prohibits teachers from wearing religious emblems (

DA Larry Krasner impeachment trial: Pa. Senate indefinitely postpones, future now unclear (

Pennsylvania Senate indefinitely delays impeachment of Philly DA Krasner | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Senate delays Krasner impeachment trial amid court case (

Mr. Speaker? Dennis O’Brien on life in the Big Chair and what’s next for Mark Rozzi – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progressives have high hopes – and expectations – for a Rozzi speakership | Marc Stier – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania liquor and wine price set to go up by 4%, GOP senator cries foul | Pennsylvania |

Liquor, wine prices set to increase 4% Sunday in state stores | News |

PLBC installs Rep. Bullock as leader and other officers for 2023-24 session | State & Region |

Rep. Chris Deluzio honors fallen Brackenridge police chief in House floor speech |

6 Berks organizations get a total of $4.3 million to reduce violence (

Anti-violence programs in Allegheny County receive $21 million from the state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Doylestown Township rec center construction set for June start | The Bucks County Herald

PA Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on governing in divisive times (



New York City’s nurses strike reflects nationwide staffing challenges : NPR

CPI Report Updates: Inflation Likely Slowed in December – The New York Times (

Inflation is easing, even if it may not feel that way : NPR

Americans are piling up credit card debt — and it could prove very costly | WITF

Amazon loses bid to overturn union win at Staten Island warehouse : NPR

Erie County, PA earnings rise, but not as fast as inflation (

Nearly 20 printing companies want to hire laid off LSC Communications workers | Local Business |

UPMC to boost entry level wage to $18 an hour | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Willow Grove’s TriMED Health to pay $3.8M in back wages for dodging overtime (



Fewer people hospitalized from COVID; Majority of Lancaster County residents have not received bivalent booster shot | Health |

Fast-spreading COVID-19 variant spares Pennsylvanians from severe illness, so far –



64 police officers fatally shot while on the job in 2022 (

Trial ordered for 4 in ambush shooting outside Roxborough High School | Local News |

Pa. state police seized $65 million worth of illegal drugs last year |

Bryan Kohberger: How video cameras ID’d him in Idaho murders (

Lower Merion Township Police tase a Black woman during traffic stop (



Central Bucks moves forward with policy censoring classroom decor and discussions — despite federal investigation | WITF

Central Bucks bans Pride flags and other staff ‘advocacy’ amid federal investigation into treatment of LGBTQ students (

Central Bucks restricts teacher advocacy, lowers their Pride flags | The Bucks County Herald

Longtime Allentown School Board Director Charlie Thiel to resign. Here’s what we know – The Morning Call (

Penncrest board to vote on book ban that some say targets LGBTQ students (

Lower Merion accepts Mumin’s resignation, will name interim superintendent Jan. 23 – Mainline Media News

Longtime Allentown School Board Director Charlie Thiel to resign. Here’s what we know – The Morning Call (

Jay Paterno, other Penn State incumbents announce board of trustees re-election campaigns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Judges weigh GOP bid to delay 2 Pa. House special elections (

Shapiro announces picks to head PA’s top environmental, conservation and farm agencies –

Shapiro taps MontCo’s Arkoosh to lead Pa. Human Services Dept. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Dr. Val Arkoosh nominated state Secretary of Human Services (

Allegheny County’s Dr. Debra Bogen tapped as new Pa. Secretary of Health | WITF

Dr. Debra Bogen, Allegheny County Health Department head, nominated as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shapiro to nominate Scranton’s Jason Kavulich as state secretary of aging | News |

Shapiro plans to nominate former Bucks DA Michelle Henry for state Attorney General | The Bucks County Herald

‘His character is impeccable’: Colleagues share Montgomery County native Josh Shapiro’s journey (

Can Josh Shapiro govern in the great mess that is Pa. politics? | John Baer –

Shapiro visits Pa. Farm Show before swear-in ceremony (

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

Drop box installed in Hazleton for Jan. 31 special election | Election |

The Mysterious Campaign Fund That Raised Big Money for George Santos – The New York Times (

New York Republicans call on Santos to resign and give up his House seat : NPR



By failing on climate change, we are failing our children | Opinion –

Philly-based American Box & Recycling Co. reduces waste by giving boxes a second life (


Affordable Housing

Affordable housing in Philadelphia: How to apply for voucher program (

Lehigh County homeowners could receive grants up to $50K for home repairs | Lehigh Valley Regional News |



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

Pittsburgh International Airport passengers dealing with flood of flight cancellations, delays |

Flights in Pa., other states ‘gradually’ resume after thousands of delays | Today in Pa. –

PennDOT reminds students of Innovations Challenge deadline (

Philly roads are the 4th most congested in the nation — worse than Los Angeles (

What is NOTAM? The latest on the outage that led to a nationwide ground stop : NPR

Philly must get serious to prevent traffic deaths | Editorial (


Gun Safety

Pritzker signs assault weapons ban, lawmakers shore up abortion rights | WBEZ Chicago

Shooting fallout: Metal detectors in elementary schools? – Daily Local

Editorial: Community, foundations should take lead on reducing violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Jill Biden’s lesion: what is basal cell carcinoma, Mohs surgery? (

Pew Charitable Trusts gives Kensington’s Esperanza Health Center $4 million grant (

FDA no longer requires all drugs to be tested on animals before human trials : NPR

Pennsylvania End of Life Option Act raises questions (

UPMC Lititz creates orthopedic unit at hospital | Local News |


State News

Western Pa. lawmaker’s federal bill would ban abortions after fetal heartbeat is detected –

U.S. House Republicans push through two anti-abortion measures in first work week – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Casey announces $92K workforce grant in IBEW visit | Times Leader

Casey visits Nanticoke electrician training facility to tout federal grant | News |

Pa. Rep. Thompson among U.S. House GOP’s new committee chairs; will help steer agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fitzpatrick wants to forge ‘bipartisan coalition to get things done’ (

Appalachian Regional Commission grants will assist rural broadband in Pennsylvania and 11 other states | WITF

PGW says its gas lines did not cause the Port Richmond explosion. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t gas | Local News |

‘It didn’t come easy’: Micah Parsons, a kid from uptown Harrisburg, has become a star in the NFL –

Pennsylvania metro area among U.S.’s best for retirement: study –


National News

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the ongoing quest for freedom (

Five things Morehouse records teach us about Martin Luther King Jr. (

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs executive orders on first day of term (

‘Abbott Elementary’ is coming back for a third season (

No ban of gas stoves is planned, head of U.S. safety agency says (

AI’s Best Trick Yet Is Showering Us With Attention – The New York Times (

How dynamically managing California’s reservoirs could save more water : NPR

NASA’s Webb telescope has discovered its first exoplanet : NPR

Mega Millions lottery: Where does lottery money go in different states? : NPR

Peru antigovernment protests spread, with clashes in Cusco : NPR

University of Idaho stabbings suspect, Bryan Kohberger of Pennsylvania, to appear in court | WITF

Cambridge Dictionary updated its definition of ‘woman.’ Conservative media didn’t like it. | Opinion (

Sheryl Lee Ralph to younger self: “Some people called the Kardashians” would pay $10k for your lips (


Local News

Celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at one of these central Pa. events –

City Center signs deal to buy Allentown State Hospital property (

EXCLUSIVE: Chester County courts seeking to outsource courthouse security, transportation amid low pay, low morale in sheriff’s office – Daily Local

Commonwealth Court judge says Chester’s case will be the test for Act 47 – Delco Times

Former Sacred Heart Hospital building in Norristown sells for $22.5M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Richland supervisors side with preservation board on plan update | The Bucks County Herald

Doylestown Borough’s single-use plastic bag ban takes effect this spring | The Bucks County Herald

Newtown supervisors recap ’22, prep for ’23 | The Bucks County Herald

Plans call for investment in this neglected York neighborhood (

Savocchio Park community garden loses project funding (

Erie Co. must connect every corner with elevated broadband service (

Johnstown City Council looking to regulate mechanical amusement devices | News |

West Earl Twp. fills board vacancy, picks new chair and vice chair | Community News |

Luzerne County Council nearing approval of American Rescue Plan awards | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre council chairman, mayor say homes should be razed | News |

Geisinger purchases former Ice Box complex for $23 million | News |

Lackawanna County controller’s office uncovers $60,000+ in unclaimed taxpayer money | News |

Harrisburg set to evict homeless people living under Mulberry Street Bridge –



Pittsburgh schools’ overpayments to vendors skyrocket | Pennsylvania |

Justin McIntire funeral: Thousands turn out to pay respects to slain Brackenridge police chief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thousands honor Brackenridge police chief |

As time runs out, Pittsburgh-area counties file thousands of challenges to FCC broadband maps | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

8 major development projects to watch in 2023 (

Attempt to censure Allegheny County councilmember Bethany Hallam over jail board spat falls short | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Federal fire officials came to Philly to honor the anniversary of the deadly Fairmount fire and unveil a new national strategy (

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney vows his administration is ‘still dedicated’ (

How to get involved in Philly’s 2023 MLK Day of Service | Local News |

Victims of ‘courtesy tows’ have filed another class-action suit against Philly (

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney vows his administration is ‘still dedicated’ (

Meet Dom DiSandro, the Eagles head of security and mystery man with a heart of gold (

Best Philadelphians of 2022: Celebrity, mascot, athlete picks from Inquirer readers



U.S.-Saudi ties are in flux as tensions over oil and security persist : NPR

DOJ probes Biden document handling. What is classified information, anyway? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (