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Legislature

Pa. lawmakers extend grant program protecting synagogues, houses of worship – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner impeachment could stall (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

What does the impeachment process look like in Pennsylvania? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DCNR funding will repair Paunacussing culvert damage | The Bucks County Herald

Falls Twp., Croydon Fire Companies Get State Money For Building Renovations – LevittownNow.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 hospitalizations trending up in region; health officials urge boosters, safety measures | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

New COVID-19 cases spike, cause unclear | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

Montco Community College to host job, business fair (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Minimum wage falls further behind the cost of living every day (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Inflation squeezes already pricey kids sports (abc27.com)

Report: Agricultural investments for Chesapeake Bay cleanup spur economy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lowe’s seeks to fill 70-plus jobs at CenterPoint distribution center | Times Leader

Local oil distributors call for action | News | standardspeaker.com

Fed unleashes another big rate hike but hints at a pullback (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Luzerne County prison head says cost-containment efforts underway | Times Leader

 

Education

Elizabethtown College’s online professional nursing program receives national accreditation | Local News | lancasteronline.com

After record-breaking fundraising year, Temple University sets even loftier goals – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. Department of Education to investigate ACLU complaint against Central Bucks District | The Bucks County Herald

Who is a Teacher of Excellence? Harrisburg School District Superintendent Eric Turman has clear expectations – pennlive.com

Pa. school district’s ban on hoodies leads to fights, arrests after student protest – pennlive.com

Lower Merion schools’ condemnation of storied Main Line estate for ball fields encounters growing resistance (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

In campaign swing, Biden focuses on incumbent Democrats | National News | lancasteronline.com

Biden implores voters to save democracy from lies, violence – Daily Local

In Speech, Biden Warns That America’s Democracy Is in Peril – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ads targeting transgender kids flood states ahead of midterm elections : NPR

4 races that could provide the key to Senate control : NPR

Jill Biden says ‘election is going to be won or lost by where voting falls on your to-do list’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump 2024 campaign prepares for post-midterms launch (inquirer.com)

Statewide

Voters should return mail ballots ‘immediately,’ say Pennsylvania elections officials | WITF

Pennsylvania’s highest court directs counties not to count undated ballots – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Oz emphasizes need for ‘less extremism’ in politics, tougher crime policies during Elizabethtown rally | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Fetterman, Shapiro rally students at Penn State | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

How John Fetterman’s stroke has become central to his political identity (inquirer.com)

John Fetterman hopes support for abortion and good economic news will carry him in close election | WITF

John Fetterman’s desire to eliminate cash bail would hurt Pennsylvanians – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Doug Mastriano Josh Shapiro education PA plans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Doug Mastriano running mate Carrie Lewis DelRosso plays down abortion in race’s final days | WITF

The stakes: In some ways, our choices for this governor’s race go beyond the candidates themselves – pennlive.com

University makes new review of Pennsylvania GOP candidate for governor Doug Mastriano’s doctoral research | WITF

On health care, Shapiro talks more funding, Mastriano looks to deregulation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Democrats switching voter registrations to the GOP in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. elections likely to generate a new round of lawsuits over mail-in ballots, retired judges say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Reddit AMA features reporter Bruce Siwy of USA TODAY Network PA (poconorecord.com)

Casey campaigns for Democrats, calls on GOP to denounce attack on Pelosi’s husband | Times Leader

District/Local

Pro-Israel group renews attack on Summer Lee days ahead of general election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DA Krasner warns any who would interfere in Philly elections: ‘Don’t’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

These Pa. 17-year-olds are on a mission to make sure their older classmates vote | Local News | phillytrib.com

Montgomery County prepares for Election Day (mainlinemedianews.com)

Westmoreland voters not allowed to fix undated mail-in ballots | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County Election Bureau reports accidental issuance of duplicate ballots | Times Leader

Poll workers find ways to deal with change, election judge says | Election | citizensvoice.com

 

Transportation

Turnpike project to slow traffic in Berks, Chester counties (mainlinemedianews.com)

 

Health

Erie opioid overdoses: Police hope new “Survivor Team” program helps (goerie.com)

Judge reaffirms injunction blocking plan to close Delaware County Memorial Hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

ChristianaCare awarded $2.5M ARPA grant to support reopening of Chesco hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Misinformation about abortion is surging in Spanish in the lead up to elections : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

State News

Another increase awaits PPL customers | Business | standardspeaker.com

2 Pa. spots among ‘most magical winter wonderlands’ in U.S. – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s shale gas impact fees set to break record this year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crushing caseloads and low wages drive out foster care workers, but children pay the price (inquirer.com)

A state-appointed receiver is investigating a phishing scam that drained $400K from Chester’s coffers (inquirer.com)

Chester receiver seeking more answers on ‘phishing’ scam (delcotimes.com)

 

National News

With most votes now counted, Netanyahu seems poised to return as Israel’s leader : NPR

Inside one city’s plan to outbid investors and keep homes affordable : NPR

Chinese Tesla competitor Xpeng unveils plans for flying car : NPR

Feds bust a theft ring they say made millions from stealing catalytic converters : NPR

YouTube videos help Ukrainian soldiers pick up new skills in fighting Russia : NPR

Illinois to change abortion policy for incarcerated | WBEZ Chicago

Biden’s attempt to overhaul marijuana laws just doesn’t go far enough | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Parkland school killer formally sentenced to life in prison (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Darby mayor and a council member get into a scuffle after borough meeting (delcotimes.com)

Coatesville cops meet with community over ongoing issues – Daily Local

Faith communities pitch in to help Kennett organization that aids homeless – Daily Local

Jaindl development could be largest in Lower Macungie since Hamilton Crossings (mcall.com)

It’s been half a year since work started on the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown. Here’s where the project stands now. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bethlehem could soon have a permanent emergency shelter to help homeless people – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pike County EMT class fund boosts ambulance service crews (poconorecord.com)

Hersheypark: ‘Wildcat’s Revenge,’ a hybrid coaster, to open in 2023 (ydr.com)

Erie County GECAC, seniors demand funding for elderly, job seekers, (goerie.com)

After annual parade, new Stand Down event to benefit Erie veterans (goerie.com)

Solar farm plans in North East, Girard, Washington townships (goerie.com)

Commissioners create committee to increase literacy | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust selects Kendra Whitlock Ingram as President (nextpittsburgh.com)

In PGH, faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh mourns beloved community leader and organizer | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Allegheny County group says inflation is keeping Secret Santa volunteers away | TribLIVE.com

After hitting pause button, Allegheny County to resume assessment appeal hearings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County residents raise concerns over Mon Valley air quality episode | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After hitting pause button, Allegheny County to resume assessment appeal hearings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Hill District mentor loves getting ‘my arms around’ Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

The 2022 Philly Power 100 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and three co-defendants found not guilty in bribery retrial | Local News | phillytrib.com

Kenyatta Johnson acquital: How many fellow lawmakers stood by him (inquirer.com)

USPS inspector general auditing Philadelphia post offices, distribution center (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant money must be spent, lawmakers say in letter to SBA – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Justice Department reports on corrections employees assaulting women in custody : NPR