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‘A maternal mortality crisis’ – the crux of Dems’ second ‘Post-Roe’ hearing on abortion – City & State Pennsylvania (

Advocates for homeless veterans tell Pa. lawmakers: We need more money, less red tape. | WITF

Local leaders discuss opioid epidemic at Naloxone training session |

Wolf admin. adds intramuscular injection to expanded naloxone order – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

MENSCH: Ensuring Election Integrity Has Never Been More Important – DV Journal (

Lancaster County farmers hurt by avian flu given access to $25 million in state grants | Local News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots – Daily Local

Study: Two boosters effective against severe COVID-19 strain | Local News |

How to ride out COVID-19’s new wave: Boost now or wait? (

COVID-19 spread still going strong statewide, less so regionally | Coronavirus |



U.S. economy just had a 2nd quarter of negative growth. Is it in a recession? : NPR

How higher interest rates affect ordinary Americans : NPR

Spirit Airlines terminates merger deal with Frontier Airlines – Philadelphia Business Journal (

JetBlue agrees to buy Spirit for $3.8 billion – The Morning Call (

SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund still has money left. This group wants it spent. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Planned Parenthood workers turn to unions for support | WITF

Comcast awards $1 million to minority-owned businesses to offset pandemic impacts | Local News |

Wall Street points down after rate hike, ahead of GDP report | Business |



Rally held outside Yeadon borough hall regarding 22-year-old’s hanging (

Advisory committee for new jail to meet next week with selected community members | Local News |



Central Bucks votes for library policy despite legal threats (

Central Bucks School District passes library book policy, opens the door for censorship | WITF

In Face of Protests, Central Bucks Bans Explicit Sexual Materials From Elementary, Middle Schools – DV Journal (

These are the most commonly banned books in U.S. schools — and in Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition (

Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition | WITF

Judge hears impassioned closing arguments in Pennsylvania school funding case – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Op-Ed: In property tax fight, PA school spending takes center stage (

New Lancaster County-wide coalition plans to educate, advocate on public school issues | Local News |

Penn Manor board approves hiring assistant superintendent | Community News |



Poll: Fetterman, Shapiro Hold Commanding Leads (

Josh Shapiro pitches economic plan during visit to Pittsburgh’s robotics row |

Josh Shapiro tells Pittsburgh his ‘business-friendly’ administration would slash corporate tax | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA-07: Wild Holds $2M Fundraising Advantage Over Scheller (

Gubernatorial Spotlight Series: Energy (

Toomey’s Silent on Mastriano, On Board With Dr. Oz – DV Journal (

Was Doug Mastriano Trump’s ‘point person’ in Pa. fake elector plot? (

Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Oz backs same-sex marriage bill (

Houlahan Can Handle the GOP; But Can She ‘Beat’ Joe Biden? – DV Journal (

Pa. Democrats remind voters of Doug Mastriano’s ties to anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists. | WITF

Jan. 6 and Pennsylvania: What role could Capital riot play in midterm elections? (



How climate change will increase storm surge flooding in NYC, Miami and D.C. : NPR

Here’s what Biden, Congress can do right away to fight climate change, help Appalachia | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



How to fix Kensington’s opioid problem (

Tower Health hospitals recognized for their performance (

The Abortion Surge Engulfing Clinics in Pennsylvania | The New Yorker

Guest Opinion: Roe v. Wade decision was the correct one (

Geisinger, Lehigh Valley confirm first monkeypox cases, won’t say where | News |

Monkeypox cases are on the rise in this Pa. county, ramping up vaccine efforts –

Allegheny County counts 20 monkeypox cases as local vaccination efforts ramp up  | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pa. redlining case yields ‘historic’ settlement · Spotlight PA

A Pennsylvania mortgage company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers, DOJ says | WITF

Feds reach $20M redlining settlement with Philadelphia mortgage lender | Local News |

DOJ: Warren Buffett’s mortgage company redlined in Philly | Local News |

Trident’s loans in Philadelphia went to whiter and wealthier neighborhoods, Inquirer analysis shows

Pennsylvania vets waiting more than a year for federal records required for benefits | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania county, second-oldest and smallest, a ‘hidden gem’ weathering the pandemic | Pennsylvania |

Fate of 800 mail-in primary votes gets 1st court hearing (

Family sues Sesame Place for racial discrimination, alleging characters ignored 5-year-old Black girl – The Morning Call (

Despite economic headwinds, most state budget experts aren’t worried | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Voting drop box restrictions in certain Georgia counties make it harder to vote : NPR

U.S. offers Russia a deal for releasing Brittney Griner : NPR

Kremlin says U.S. swap offer to free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan must be negotiated quietly (

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, reports revenue drop for first time ever : NPR


Local News

27 new citizens sworn in during Berks ceremony (

Officials laud planned Coatesville sports/entertainment complex | The Coatesville Times

Bucks County home insurance rates rising after floods, tornadoes (

Bucks County ratepayers question how they will benefit from sewer sale (

Lehigh County capital plan for 2023-27 gets unanimous vote (

Harrisburg developer says creating affordable housing means more than new apartments | WITF

Chester County officials touts 23% drop in homelessness; shelters say otherwise | Community News |

Former school could provide new public safety center for Hazleton police, firefighters | News |

New plan to cleanup Reading block by block (

Central Pa. county’s residents among those with highest purchasing power in state –



Allegheny County homicides concentrated in small number of neighborhoods, report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pgh Planned Parenthood workers say more support, resources needed to keep up with demand – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

‘What was that?’ Building manager, business owners describe parking lot collapse in Penn Hills |

Utility workers and inspectors investigating damage from Penn Hills parking lot collapse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh School Board officially appoints new superintendent, Wayne N. Walters |

From Heinz to Acrisure: Converting stadium name is taking hustle, spreadsheets and lots of attention to detail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council announces new public engagement office, health and human services manager | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Sixers stadium is existential threat to Philly’s Chinatown | Opinion (

WWE WrestleMania returns to Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in 2024 (

Last stop Wawa! SEPTA to open new station, rename Regional Rail line – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly Community College program aims to fight nationwide truck driver shortage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Frankford residents hope new affordable housing complex is a sign of things to come | Local News |

The billionaires backing the Philadelphia 76ers’ new arena proposal (



Jan. 6 committee divided on Dem meddling in GOP primaries (

Sen. Joe Manchin, fellow Democrats reach deal on economy, climate bill (

What’s in, and out, of Democrats’ inflation-fighting package – Daily Local

Democrats’ trimmed-down inflation-fighting package still has plenty in it –

Manchin and Schumer strike a deal on a climate, health care and inflation bill : NPR

Biden, Xi to hold fifth talk of their presidencies Thursday | National News |

Toomey and Sinema team up on cryptocurrency bill that would exempt small retail purchases from current tax rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette