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Trio of New Lehigh Valley Legislators Take Office in Harrisburg | WDIY Local News

Penn State graduate Nick Miller sworn in as Pennsylvania’s youngest senator in 123 years –

Who is PA House Speaker Mark Rozzi? · Spotlight PA

What Mark Rozzi’s record can tell us about what kind of Pennsylvania House speaker he’ll be | WITF

The Pa. House speaker election is upending Harrisburg. ‘All hell broke loose.’ (

Drama in the Pennsylvania State House, Rozzi an Indipendent? (

Pa. House Democrat’s flip to end leadership limbo stemmed from a GOP leader’s quip – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New DelVal State Senators, Representatives Take the Oath of Office – DV Journal (

Munroe Begins Tenure As State Representative of 144th District | Warminster, PA Patch

Pa. lawmaker proposes countywide school board (

State Rep. Joanna McClinton files with court to have Republican lawsuit tossed | State & Region |

Pennsylvania spends $15M on traffic safety projects in 20 counties | Pennsylvania |

Court order complicates Pennsylvania GOP efforts to impeach Philly DA Krasner (

Pa. Rep. Bryan Cutler’s Jan. 6 testimony details death threats, doxxing (

$4.67M In Funding Allocated For Chester County Parks | West Chester, PA Patch

Two Parks in Chester County Awarded $4.67 Million in Grants (

Fort Washington Elementary chorus performs at State Capitol (



Jobs Report Updates: US Adds 223,000 Jobs in December – The New York Times (

December jobs report: U.S. hiring stays brisk as employers add 223,000 jobs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Millions of workers signed noncompete agreements. The FTC has moved to ban them : NPR

FTC proposes rule that would ban noncompete clauses (

Wynnewood nursing home workers issue Jan. 16 strike notice – Philadelphia Business Journal (

More than 600 people will be laid off in central Pa. plant closures, company says –

Hundreds of food service workers at LVHN facing layoffs as hospitals change food service providers – The Morning Call (

Here’s what you need to know about new workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Amazon layoffs to hit 18,000 people (



As COVID surges in China, US begins testing more travelers | Health |

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach 11-month high in Lancaster County | Health |

Negative COVID test isn’t a pass to socialize if you have flu-like symptoms | Expert Opinion (

COVID military vaccine mandate should stay | Opinion (



Coming home from prison can be a risk. Look at Christopher Williams | Opinion (



PODCAST: Bucks County Moms Battle Pols For Facts on School COVID Policy – DV Journal (

Conestoga Valley school board returns to discussion on athletics and gender identity in the new year | Local News |

More work ahead as Scranton School District prepares to leave recovery | Education |

Fleetwood School District addresses reports about dentist who treated students (



On 2nd anniversary of Jan. 6, Trump’s disciples succeed in shutting down the Capitol (

January 6 proved America is no Superman | Opinion (

‘Gut-wrenching’: Rising star state lawmaker killed in crash : NPR

Michigan’s U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow won’t seek re-election in 2024 (

Disorder is all Republicans have to offer | Quentin Young – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A third Michael Nutter term as Philly mayor? No thanks. | Opinion (



The Chesapeake Bay earns a D+ in latest report. | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Chesapeake Bay still in poor health, blue crabs suffering, new State of the Bay report concludes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pa. Turnpike tolls increasing by 5% on Sunday (

Annual Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike set to take effect — along with a new law targeting drivers with unpaid tolls | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Want to end air travel chaos? Enforce passenger rights. | Editorial (

On track: Rail line plans improvements at Greensburg, Latrobe stations |


Gun Safety

Triple shooting in Kensington leaves a 7-year-old girl injured and a tight-knit block shaken up (

The number of killings in Harrisburg last year was the highest in at least 36 years –

In Philadelphia, MLK Day of Service activities focusing on gun violence prevention – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

This Philadelphia Military Academy student has earned the U.S. Army’s Medal of Heroism (



Bucks eyes $10M “stabilization unit” on Doylestown Health campus | The Bucks County Herald

HIV prevention program in Philly uses telehealth to prescribe PrEP (

Aidan’s Heart Foundation to provide CPR training to Downingtown students – Daily Local


State News

Josh Shapiro picks Al Schmidt as secretary of state – City & State Pennsylvania (

Governor-elect Josh Shapiro nominates Secretary of State (

Lowman S. Henry: Pennsylvania’s supremely activist justices – Daily Local

How Pa. Rep. Scott Perry’s tweets explain the chaos in the U.S. House | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Midstate Congressman Scott Perry aiding fight against McCarthy’s Speaker bid (

Rep. Susan Wild discusses House speaker vote (

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon worries Speaker vote is a harbinger of things to come in Congress – Delco Times

Senator Bob Casey diagnosed with prostate cancer (

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he has prostate cancer but has an ‘excellent prognosis’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Farm Show: What you need to know if you go (

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman names staffers, including communications director and advisers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

A biotech firm says the U.S. has approved its vaccine for honeybees : NPR

As Damar Hamlin shows ‘substantial improvement,’ Buffalo Bills will play Sunday | WITF

DNA, eyewitness evidence link Bryan Kohberger to Idaho killings, authorities say : NPR

Tesla’s shares are sinking. Elon Musk’s Twitter deal isn’t helping : NPR

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts again, summit crater glows : NPR

Violence hits a Mexico cartel stronghold as the son of ‘El Chapo’ is captured : NPR

Putin orders a 36-hour Ukraine cease-fire : NPR

Bills-Bengals NFL game won’t resume, AFC playoffs impacted (

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates inch up to 6.48% (


Local News

Coatesville gets a huge boost toward revitalization – Daily Local

Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority Launches $155 Million Capital Improvement Campaign to Upgrade Aging Sewer System – DV Journal (

Matt Ross resigns from Yardley Borough Council | The Bucks County Herald

Erie County has 100% coverage in new FCC Broadband Map (

Western Erie County group taps Cranesville VFD for fire, EMS service (

$55K High Foundation grant helps Power Packs Project get new truck to deliver nutritious meals in Lancaster, Lebanon counties | Local News |

City zoners reject Madison Street hotel plans | Local News |

Garbage hauler transition draws hundreds of complaints for Hazle Twp. officials | News |

City Council on countdown to appoint a new president for the second time in less than six month (



As Pittsburgh’s transit ridership plummets, workers get 13% raise | Pennsylvania |

Pittsburgh honors retired cobbler with “Gabriel Fontana Day” in the city | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Hundreds honor fallen Brackenridge police chief during solemn vigil | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plans for Lawrenceville 300-unit residential development and firehouse rehab move forward | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Viewpoint: Philadelphia’s current mayor has a full year — and an important budget — remaining – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Memorial unveiled in honor of Fairmount fire victims | Local News |

City of Philadelphia announces plan to invest $200 million in opioid settlement funds | Local News |

What Philly and its suburbs stand to get from opioid lawsuit settlements (

Mobile methadone clinics are among the initiatives Philly will fund with opioid settlement funds (

Opioid settlement money to fund Philly community programs (

Fishtown grocers is named one of America’s best (

Charity album “A Philly Special Christmas” has Eagles Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata topping charts (



Jake Sullivan: War over Taiwan can be avoided : NPR

D.C. nears Jan. 6 anniversary with warnings about extremism, awards for courage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

McCarthy offers deal to end standoff in House speaker fight – Daily Local

House Republicans seek a deal with a 12th speaker vote on the horizon | NPR

The House last struggled to elect a speaker 100 years ago. Here’s what happened : NPR

Biden announces new border control measures and lgal pathways to some migrants : NPR

Joe Biden to award Citizens Medal to 12 on Jan. 6 anniversary | WITF