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Legislature

Committers Secure $ 50,000 in CVIM Physiotherapy Program – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

MEDIC 94 Earns $ 50,000 in Equipment Upgrades – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

Run a meaningful primary to include independents | PennLive letters – pennlive.com

Proposed congressional map advances in Pa. legislature as Wolf, top lawmakers prepare for court battle · Spotlight PA

Lawmaker proposes school choice for Pennsylvania students in poor-performing districts | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania’s redistricting is marked by hyper-partisanship | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

As court deadline looms, Senate panel advances congressional map | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. Senate committee advances proposed congressional district map | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Pa. Senate leaders work to reach deal on congressional redistricting map as deadline nears – pennlive.com

As deadline looms for new congressional map, Senate works to broker deal with governor (abc27.com)

Reapportionment and redistricting PA should be about fairness (poconorecord.com)

We’re Pa. small city mayors. Fair legislative maps will aid our recovery | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. state senator seeks impeachment of Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner (broadandliberty.com)

State Senator Jake Corman wants to begin impeachment proceedings against Philly DA Larry Krasner (abc27.com)

Krasner’s office fires back at Pa. Senate leader who called for impeachment – NewsBreak

Act 77 that opened the floodgates for mail-in ballots remains controversial (broadandliberty.com)

Report: Trump’s bid to overturn Pa. election results foiled by GOP’s ‘hedged’ wording on ‘fake’ elector ballots | TribLIVE.com

Chester County Hospital gets $2.1 million in state funding to expand inpatient capacity – Daily Local

Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Needle exchange program proposed by two Pa. lawmakers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Start your day here: The Biden administration will give out 400 million free N95 masks | NPR

How effective has Biden’s COVID response been in his first year? : Shots – Health News : NPR

COVID-19 isn’t going away entirely, but instead will become endemic, Fauci says. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

How to get free at-home COVID tests under new government program (abc27.com)

Pittsburghers learn to bypass multifamily home issue on website for free COVID tests | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free at-home COVID tests a milestone in public health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks starting next week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Omicron leads to rising hospital rates in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Top cities for new business formations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Why inflation is sparking a lot of turmoil in markets : NPR

Is Airlines 5G Scare An Industry Shakedown? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Marcellus Shale impact fees projected to rebound after pandemic slump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Differing PTO policies for area workers with COVID-19 causes upset | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Officers who killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility face 12 counts of manslaughter : NPR

Grand Jury Indicts Three Sharon Hill Officers in Child’s Death – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Accused Tree of Life synagogue shooter wants trial moved out of Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

 

Education

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax (inquirer.com)

Data shows stranger danger can occur at bus stops, trip home from school (poconorecord.com)

School District of Lancaster Superintendent Damaris Rau to retire in July | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Some colleges increase COVID restrictions as students return | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

Biden presidency 1 year in: Youth disappointed on immigration : NPR

White, Bartos win GOP straw polls for governor, Senate, respectively | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

PODCAST: GOP’s Jason Richey Has A Contract With PA Voters – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Fox Chapel councilwoman Mandy Steele conquers coal tar, now wants a shot at state House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Conor Lamb gets big boost in U.S. Senate bid with endorsement from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dr. Oz Gets Just ONE VOTE in PA Senate Straw Poll – Flipboard

Chester County resident Vogel to run against Houlahan in 6th Congressional Dist. (dailylocal.com)

Poll: Americans’ political party preferences shifted to Republicans in recent months | WITF

The Big Lie is undermining our democracy. Both parties need to to defeat it | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

UPMC names new president of Children’s Hospital | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Center for Breakthrough Medicine, Penn’s gene therapy program ink $100M collaboration deal – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New Planned Parenthood CEO ready to fight for abortion rights | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

State News

Fulton County, Pennsylvania Responds to Secretary of State’s Request to Halt 2020 Election Investigation of Dominion Voting Machines in County (thegatewaypundit.com)

Looking at Fulton County voting machine issues | Smart Talk (witf.org)

ACLU report says Pa. judges are breaking state law by overusing cash bail | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Smallpox shots: PA Supreme Court OK’d it in 1894. What does it mean today? (goerie.com)

Pa. to get $1.6B in new bridge funding from feds, though toll plans still on amid funding shortfalls – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s First Lady visits Jenkintown in observance of ‘Day of Racial Healing’ (mainlinemedianews.com)

Scammers targeting Pennsylvanians claiming loved ones have been kidnapped: FBI | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

 

National News

N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New York’s attorney general says Trump’s company misled banks, tax officials : NPR

N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Verizon and AT&T agree to delay 5G rollout near airports : NPR

In ‘paradigm shift,’ U.S. Forest Service to use logging, controlled burns to prevent wildfires – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What to know about Blinken’s Ukraine visit, per the NPR reporter traveling with him

‘Vogue’ fashion journalist and icon André Leon Talley has died at 73 : NPR

Illinois officials still mum on pandemic unemployment fraud totals | Illinois | thecentersquare.com

Judge signs plan, resolves Puerto Rico bankruptcy battle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

O’Rourke raises $7M in first weeks of bid for Texas governor | Across America | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Movement March in Bethlehem | PHOTOS – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

New Hanover Township Spent $307,322 to Block Town Center Development – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA weather: How much snow is in the forecast this week in your area? (poconorecord.com)

Erie winter weather: Road crews wrestle with ‘buried’ cars in aftermath of storm (goerie.com)

Delaware County Council considering bonuses for employees working through COVID (delcotimes.com)

Somerset DA’s office awarded grant to update case management system; assistant vacancy to be filled | Local News | tribdem.com

Learning Lamp gets $500K grant to expand child care options in Somerset County | Local News | tribdem.com

Lancaster County leads state in most miles of impaired streams: draft report | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Calls for Doylestown Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia to resign over political flyers continues (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Brandywine Valley SPCA raises tens of thousands of dollars in Betty White’s name – Daily Local

Possible Chester County bridge projects – Daily Local

New train station opens in Middletown along Amtrak’s Keystone line | WITF

Larksville council votes to keep community ambulance service | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton assumes sole jurisdiction over noise at bars for one year | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Trader Joe’s and other new businesses coming to central Pa. in 2022 – pennlive.com

Bear spotted wandering around central Pa. neighborhood – pennlive.com

 

Pitt

Judge grants restraining order; North Allegheny students must mask up | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Betty White Challenge pumps up donations for animal shelters across Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

Nancy B’s Bakery owner in West Homestead dies | TribLIVE.com

Weekly COVID-19 cases drop slightly in Allegheny County and the state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools updates its closures list | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Councilman Ricky Burgess warns against ‘shotgun wedding’ between Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Councilor proposes ‘stop and frisk’ reforms for Pittsburgh Police | WITF

 

Philly

Philly kicks off 27th annual MLK Day of Service – WHYY

Bell-ringing ceremony in Philadelphia honors King’s legacy | Local News | phillytrib.com

National Bell Ringing Ceremony Held At Liberty Bell Pavilion To Honor Martin Luther King Jr. – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Funeral for Fairmount fire victims held at Liacouras Center – The Temple News (temple-news.com)

Visit Philadelphia taps local search firm to help find new CEO – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Visit Philadelphia taps local search firm to help find new CEO – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Everything to know about Philly’s vaccine mandate | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Chef Ariq is the founder of Black Kidz Can Cook and Kidz Meals on Wheels (inquirer.com)

Betty White challenge: Philly animal shelters see donations pour in (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Push to ban members of Congress from trading stocks gains momentum : NPR

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani, Powell, Ellis, Epshteyn : NPR

Rudy Giuliani and 3 Others Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Gorsuch didn’t mask despite Sotomayor’s COVID worries, leading her to telework : NPR

A day the Democrats were hoping would sizzle likely will just fizzle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats Blame Sinema, Manchin for Voting Rights Impasse – The New York Times (nytimes.com)