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PA lawmakers will pick new speaker after 2022 midterm · Spotlight PA

Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In email, GOP warns members against accepting deals from Dems ahead of House speaker vote – City & State Pennsylvania (

Commonwealth Court sides with Philly DA Larry Krasner in impeachment lawsuit (

Street, Kenyatta secure $1 million for Behavioral Wellness Center | Local News |

Westtown Township in Chester County closer to purchase of Crebilly Farm (

Pa. mobile health clinics will be expanded with $10 million in new funding (

Street, Kenyatta secure $1 million for Behavioral Wellness Center | Local News |

Steel Center for Career and Technical Education Receives $4 Million Grant for Renovations (



Casino, warehouses, car dealerships, retailers and other businesses opening in central Pa. in 2023 –



2022 ends with looming risk of a new coronavirus variant, health experts warn | Health |



Researchers say latest FBI statistics on hate crimes nationwide are flawed : NPR

CP Jail Watch: Surprise inspections by Klein and O’Connor | Social Justice | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Richland schools to open as scheduled after water damage | News |

York City school district closes a 10 year chapter of Financial Recovery with state visit (




Top stories of 2022: How did election conspiracy theorists affect the 2022 midterms? | WITF

Voters embraced affordable housing initiatives. Advocates say Congress should do the same. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How Democrats won the West | John A. Tures – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wes Moore reflects on historic election as Maryland’s first Black governor | Across America |

Dems, GOP have distinct priorities for 2023: AP-NORC poll | |


Education Voters PA is recruiting progressives to monitor school boards (

How Doug Mastriano and Scott Perry were central to the Jan. 6 Committee’s investigation | WITF

Old law let voters file baseless recount petitions and delay Pa.’s election certification | News |

Pittsburgh attorney Jill Beck runs for statewide Superior Court post | 90.5 WESA

Letters to the Editor | Jan. 1, 2023 (


With Fetterman’s win behind him, Dem consultant McPhillips is sticking with Pa. for 2023 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly mayoral candidates share New Year’s resolutions with us (

Bucks County Democrats boost reelection bids of Commissionors Harvie, Marseglia (



Why does fuel economy in vehicles go down in winter? (


Gun Safety

Survivors of gangs and gun violence, these women now help others navigate grief – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

11 shootings, 1 homicide mark New Year’s Day in Philadelphia (

Philly sheriff urges safe New Year’s Eve without gunfire (



To Josh Shapiro: supervised injection sites save lives | Expert Opinion (

Free flu and RSV tests also available for Delaware County residents at health department’s Yeadon office (

Profile: Tom Snedden’s 38-year marathon to help low-income Pennsylvania seniors afford prescription drugs | PA Power and Policy |

Health officials scrutinized over weak oversight of medical marijuana doctors (


State News

Gov. Tom Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to apply for federal internet assistance | WITF

Pa. residents to see increases in some, but not all taxes and fees in 2023 – CBS Pittsburgh (

Penn State gets last chance to beat a ranked opponent in Rose Bowl (

Penn State faces Utah as the sun sets on a Rose Bowl era | WITF

Pennsylvania gets $100 million for public health, worker recruitment | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania gets $2M for 988 crisis line to help with workforce hiring (

Pennsylvania lost 40,000 people last year, more than only 3 states (

Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission violations in 2022 (

Former PSERS board member: Pa. needs controls on spending, investing (


National News

Actor Jeremy Renner is hospitalized after suffering a snow-related accident : NPR

Update on University of Idaho murders: What we know about the suspect : NPR

How police made an arrest in the murder of the 4 Idaho students | WITF

Bryan Kohberger family breaks silence after his arrest (

Floats set for 134th Rose Parade ahead of Penn State’s Rose Bowl (

Annual base salary for N.Y. lawmakers rising to $142,000 after New Year’s vote –

Russia presses its Ukraine strategy, fires 40 drones at Kyiv (

Brazil President Lula da Silva assumes office for the 3rd time : NPR

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI body lying in state at Vatican (


Local News

How Lancaster County’s local judicial districts will change in 2024 | Local News |

Chester County to introduce mobile mental health crisis unit – Daily Local

Bucks County was showcasing its finest grist mill and then… (

Hazleton area projects could total nearly 26 million square feet | News |

A list of Greater Hazleton area industrial/warehousing projects | News |



Ed Gainey became Pittsburgh mayor with ‘unusually high expectations.’ How’s it going one year later? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County landlords can get graded by renters on a new website | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Residents of Downtown Pittsburgh high rise struck by fire scramble to find housing after water damage forces condemnation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At PPG, the new year brings a new CEO and a new era | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh chosen as Pennsylvania’s WWII Heritage City | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



After two disastrous years, Center City retail is on the comeback – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Enthusiastic crowds greet Mummers as they strut to bring in 2023 amid near perfect weather – The Morning Call (

Multiple homes in Philadelphia collapse in series of gas explosions early New Year’s Day – The Morning Call (

Port Richmond gas explosion: 2 homes collapse, 3 people hospitalized (

Suspected gas blast levels 2 homes in Philadelphia neighborhood, damages others, hurts 5 | WITF

Community organizing strategies residents of Philadelphia’s Chinatown uses to fight big development (

City Council is more concerned with cars than public transit | Editorial (

Ten of the weirdest Philly stories of 2022 (



President Biden has made federal judges a priority. His record reflects that : NPR

Here’s what Biden and Democrats have gotten done over the last 2 years : NPR

Departing Senate budget chiefs leave a legacy of bipartisanship in a fraught era : NPR

Bill to fight expensive prison phone call costs heads to Biden’s desk : NPR