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Bipartisan effort addresses Pennsylvania’s antonymous vehicle industry | Pennsylvania |

Pa. transportation secretary, senator unveil bill to allow self-driving cars to be tested without someone behind the wheel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hellertown Council Opposes ‘Gerrymandered’ Redistricting Plan (

Pennsylvania Gov tells lawmakers to stop stalling legalization, but will it help? – Leafly

Stephen Wahrhaftig: Highlighting yet another threat to personal data (

Public hearings to begin on proposed Pa. redistricting maps | The Bucks County Herald

A chance for Pennsylvanians to speak up for fair redistricting maps | Editorials |

Let population, not politics guide Pennsylvania House redistricting (

The attack on our democracy continues in Pa., we must protect the vote (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 28,000 additional cases break another record as childhood hospitalizations triple in a month – The Morning Call (

Are you still fully vaccinated? CDC director explains definition (

Wolf on latest Covid wave in Pennsylvania: ‘The concern right now is with the hospitals’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The Grammys are postponed and Sundance is moved online because of omicron surge : NPR

COVID pills are rolling out — slowly — at local pharmacies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Across nation, hospitals seeing different kind of COVID surge this time | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID testing in Philadelphia: Few appointments, rapid tests available (

The CDC endorses Pfizer COVID-19 booster for 12 and older (

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots |

U.S. urges covid boosters starting at age 12 to fight omicron |

Lehigh Valley Health Network expands testing hours in Hazleton as case numbers hit highs | Coronavirus |

Lehigh Valley school districts and health networks grapple with more children testing positive for COVID – The Morning Call (

COVID spreading at high rate in Chester County – Daily Local

As COVID-19 cases surge, at-home test kits in Lancaster County fly off store shelves | Local News |

Bucks County orders 300,000 at-home COVID test kits for residents (

COVID-19 testing sites overloaded as local infections surge | coronavirus |



Viewpoint: With ongoing remote work, the Great Resignation was inevitable – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon-leased warehouse in North Philadelphia sells for nearly $28M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Great Resignation continues with record quit rates – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Local banks raise minimum wage as battle for talent intensifies – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Unionized Starbucks workers walk out in Buffalo : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Labor leaders rally for Coffee Tree unionization; call for fired worker to be rehired | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pgh labor leaders, pols rally in support of unionization efforts at local coffee chain – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Low-interest loan program to help pandemic-impacted businesses | Coronavirus |



17 from Western Pa. charged so far in connection with Capitol riot |

A year after the Capitol insurrection, Lehigh Valley participants are accepting consequences – The Morning Call (

Fleetwood officer is named Berks police officer of the year (

Worcester man pleads guilty in connection with shooting of Democratic headquarters (



PA school funding trial could be a watershed moment for teachers | City & State PA (

Philadelphia-area colleges delay in-person learning in response to omicron surge – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How teachers are talking about the Jan. 6 insurrection in schools : NPR

Temple University’s Black student enrollment has dropped. Critics say that never should have happened. (

Solar panels at schools provide electricity and classroom ideas | Education |

Attendance plummets in region’s schools as COVID cases soar | Education |



Meet the Black Man Who Could Be PA’s Second-Highest Elected Official (

Austin Davis announces bid for lieutenant governor, backed by Josh Shapiro | 90.5 WESA

Court ruling throws out more than 250 mail-in votes in Lehigh County | Pennsylvania |

Thirteen candidates take the stage for first GOP gubernatorial debate | City & State PA (

Big GOP gubernatorial field crowds onto stage together | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ambler’s Clarice Schillinger Launches Lt. Governor Bid – DV Journal (

Dems’ Narrative on Rich Not Paying Their Fair Share Collapses (Again) – DV Journal (

One year after Jan. 6, signs of a nation deeper in peril : NPR

They believe in Trump’s ‘Big Lie.’ Here’s why it’s been so hard to dispel : NPR

Donald Trump maintains grip on Republican Party despite violent insurrection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What we need to do to keep the birthplace of our democracy from becoming its graveyard | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. voters decided. But Republicans continue to mislead on the 2020 election | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Scott Perry, the governor’s race and other big questions facing Pa. politics in the next 6 months | John Baer –

Melissa Hart says economy’s key in governor’s race, with abortion and election integrity less urgent | WITF



You can’t stop a well pad, they were told. Turns out, you can | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Rebecca Oyler: Plan for bridge tolling a gift Pennsylvanians don’t want (

Autonomous car developers lobby to defang safety data regulations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Interstate 83 Mount Rose Avenue interchange is nearly done after six years, and it’s easier to navigate (



Northampton County signs on to get part of $26 billion opioid settlement – The Morning Call (

LGH considering federal strike team amid latest COVID-19 surge | Health |


State News

The Jan. 6 Capitol riot: A complete guide to what we know about Pennsylvania’s role · Spotlight PA

Pa. Rep. Boyle: I’m worried most ‘by the Jan. 6 that could still happen’ | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sen. Bob Casey recalls ‘horrific’ day for U.S., urges passage of voting standards bill | PA Power and Policy |

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick recounts, reflects on Jan. 6 Capitol riots (

Pennsylvania’s U.S. lawmakers recall Jan. 6 as ‘tragic’ day | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. admits ‘sophisticated’ unemployment hack. Cyber expert: scheme not ‘sophisticated at all.’ (

Pennsylvania treasure hunters sue the DOJ in Civil War gold case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Treasure hunters sue for records on FBI’s Civil War gold dig in Pennsylvania | WITF

Pennsylvania DEP awards $575K for Delaware River projects including Chester trail, floating Schuylkill lab (

Guide to the 2022 Pa. Farm Show: Parking, food court hours, COVID protocols and what’s new –

First significant snowfall of season expected to start Thursday | News |


National News

U.S., Germany say Russia poses ‘urgent’ challenge to stability | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Child tax credit update: Some parents may owe back money when filing 2021 taxes –

Survey: Parents increased quality time at pandemic’s start | WITF

Oldest US veteran of WWII, Lawrence N. Brooks, dies at 112 | Obituaries |

Pope marks Epiphany by decrying consumerism | News |


Local News

Will a Hot DelVal Housing Market Last in 2022? – DV Journal (

150 acres of farmland in Oxford, Cochranville permanently preserved – Daily Local

Reading reinstates disaster emergency declaration amid COVID surge. (

Farewell to 2021—a year of many challenges | The Bucks County Herald

York credible messenger Tiffany Lowe helps police reduce violence (

ARPA funds should be used to help York (

Eagle’s Nest athletic center gets $675K COVID funds grant (

Vision Together 2025 explores logistics of bringing ‘skilled’ Afghanistan war refugees to region to boost population, economy | Local News |



Judge approves Wilkinsburg annexation petition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council must vote whether Wilkinsburg annexation will appear on borough’s ballot |

In a contentious rally, regional leaders advocate for Wilkinsburg-Pittsburgh merger | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Fenway Sports Group chairman Tom Werner feels ‘privileged’ to be involved with Penguins | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

13 more PPS schools closed until Monday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Covid positivity rate in Allegheny skyrockets to 26% as omicron spreads |

Hospitals across Pittsburgh region brace as covid surge delivers more patients |

Allegheny, Westmoreland counties preparing for region’s 1st snowfall of year |

Facing staff shortages due to COVID, Port Authority adapts and asks for patience | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



At least 12 people, including 8 children, killed in Philadelphia rowhouse fire, officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

8 children among 12 dead in Philadelphia fire | Local News |

‘Only babies’: After Fairmount fire, Philadelphia mourns an unthinkable loss (

Eagles organization donates to gun violence prevention | Sports |

Philadelphia’s ban on pre-hire marijuana testing: What you need to know (

Philly officials warn against pop-up COVID-19 testing sites making false claims | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Expect more snow in the Philadelphia region starting tonight (

Philly needs more affordable housing. Is a new bill a solution? | Pro/Con (

Philadelphia’s City Controller discusses 2022 projects | Local News |

Intervention teams offer unique way to fight Philly’s gun violence | Local News |

Philadelphia has a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus |



Biden to mark one year since Capitol insurrection (

Jan. 6 updates: Watch Biden’s speech on the insurrection anniversary : NPR

Republicans remain ambivalent — and silent — about Jan. 6 –

Here’s what’s happening in D.C. on the Jan. 6 anniversary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

On eve of Jan. 6 anniversary, voting rights tops the U.S. Senate’s agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (