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Pennsylvania legislative session to start on Jan. 3 (

Pennsylvania lawmakers are set to elect a new House speaker today. It could be messy. (

The Pa. Legislature returns: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Court agrees with Krasner in impeachment lawsuit | Local News |

PA budget, political appointment decisions for Gov. Josh Shapiro (

Advocates: ‘Fix Harrisburg’ by ensuring bipartisan bills get full consideration – CBS Pittsburgh (

Big state dollars for Bucks – Lower Bucks Times



The ERC application window will start to close in 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire killed, another officer injured in shootout with suspect – CBS Pittsburgh (

Brackenridge police chief killed, officer wounded in shooting; suspect killed in shootout with Pittsburgh police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police shoot, kill suspect sought in death of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, police chief | WITF

Pennsylvania police chief fatally shot, suspect killed; report (

Transgender woman’s scheduled execution would be US first – Daily Local

Ford City joins Southern Armstrong Regional Police Department |

Wyoming Area Regional Police Dept. goes into service today | Times Leader

Fewer cops claim disability benefit, but system remains ripe for abuse | Editorial (



Still awaiting ruling, Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit stretches into 2023 | WITF

Feasibility of Morrisville-Pennsbury merger outlined in report (

Central Bucks’ new policy draws scrutiny (

Program teaches Lackawanna County second graders about not-safe touches | Education |

Student debt relief: Where borrowers stand as U.S. Supreme Court weighs President Biden’s plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



2024 presidential election comes into view with hurdles for both parties (

Voter turnout is ‘nosediving’ in Philly. Democrats must take action | Opinion (

Education Voters PA is recruiting progressives to monitor school boards (


Gun Safety

The Eagles’ latest social justice campaign backs gun violence prevention and financial education, and honors a community ‘changemaker’ (



New York’s supervised injection sites have prevented hundreds of overdoses (

Racial disparities in lung cancer start with research (

Alzheimer’s drug trial in people with no symptoms, lecanemab seeks FDA approval (


State News

Pa. enacted 166 new laws in 2022 (

Boost in Pennsylvania tax revenues negated by inflation (

Pennsylvania’s gas tax to increase in 2023 (

New Pennsylvania laws taking effect in 2023 (

Big-play Penn State roars past Utah 35-21 in Rose Bowl – CBS Pittsburgh (

Big-play Penn State roars past Utah 35-21 in Rose Bowl | WITF

Garrity congratulates Congress on passage of ABLE Age Adjustment Act | Times Leader

Urban Rural Acton to select 28 volunteers to prevent ‘targeted violence’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Damar Hamlin’s charity for Western Pa. kids gets millions in donations after his injury | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Kyra Bolden becomes Michigan’s first Black woman Supreme Court justice | News |

Bryan Kohberger, suspect in Idaho slayings, not expected to fight extradition from Pennsylvania | WITF

Buffalo Bills player is in critical condition after collapsing in game : NPR

Damar Hamlin: Sports world shows support for Buffalo Bills safety after scary injury against Bengals (

Damar Hamlin reaction: Former Steelers safety Ryan Clark has emotional response on ESPN | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The beautiful way fans honored Damar Hamlin following his Monday Night Football injury and how it will help kids in western Pa. –

California floods: A third atmospheric river storm is set to add to the misery : NPR

Martina Navratilova is diagnosed with throat and breast cancer : NPR

Marvel star Jeremy Renner in ‘critical but stable condition’ after Sunday accident –

Russia-Ukraine war: Attack kills dozens of Russian soldiers, Moscow says : NPR

See predictions for 2023 from 1923 newspapers : NPR


Local News

Manheim Township Republican-majority board is ready to redefine development, commissioners say | Local News |

Project for veterans home in Scranton awaits funding | News |

Berks workforce development: Capital Blue Cross announces funding (

What will 2023 look like in Berks? (



Construction, book policies, recreation among issues facing area communities in 2023 |

Residents of condemned Roosevelt Building struggle to find housing after fire |

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



Don’t let Philly homes get abandoned. Fix them up instead | Opinion (

Columbus statue should stay in Philadelphia. Add one of Chief Tamanend | Opinion (

Creating an affordable neighborhood in Philadelphia could redeem Roundhouse’s past (

Columbus statue should stay in Philadelphia. Add one of Chief Tamanend | Opinion (



With Vote Looming, McCarthy Remains Short of Support to Become Speaker – The New York Times (

New Congress to convene, but will McCarthy be House speaker? – Daily Local

McCarthy scrambles for votes to be elected Speaker of the House : NPR