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Legislature

State Senate holds session on Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner’s impeachment (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate approves rules for impeachment trial, invites House to present articles against Krasner – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate sets rules for Philly DA Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial (inquirer.com)

Opinion: First winter for new Christine’s Law – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Michael Straw: GOP State Senate will continue to lead in Pennsylvania (broadandliberty.com)

Philly’s Africatown project to get $9M in state aid – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

From threatening to pull down fire escapes to advocating for the poor, community members remember Milton Street (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Advocates ask Josh Shapiro to fix Pa.’s unemployment system | WITF

Advocates: Shapiro must fix Pa.’s ‘broken’ unemployment system | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Integra Health gets key role at 38 Pa. nursing homes and 7 in N.J. (inquirer.com)

Mall at Robinson sold for $46 million – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Study finds wage gap widening in NEPA | News | thetimes-tribune.com

The Uber-ization of US trucking is only speeding up | Business | standardspeaker.com

Whitehall Starbucks employees join call for unionization; vote set for Friday – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

U.S. revises last quarter’s economic growth up to 2.9% rate (inquirer.com)

 

COVID-19

Scranton public health worker attends White House COVID vaccine event (poconorecord.com)

COVID-19 deaths rise in Erie County as cases, hospitalizations decline (goerie.com)

China’s lockdown protests and rising COVID leave Xi Jinping with ‘2 bad options’ : NPR

Murphy taps firms to review COVID-19 response | New Jersey | thecentersquare.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 : NPR

DA Larry Krasner seeks a tougher sentence for convicted cop Eric Ruch (inquirer.com)

This new Central Pa. community group hopes to stop hate crimes | WITF

D.C. police recruiting in Philadelphia, but the Philadelphia Police Department is not worried (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Montgomery County Community College to host Red Cross blood drive at Pottstown campus – Daily Local

Pennsylvania education assessment scores regress in COVID-19 pandemic era | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

NEPA school districts see proficiency rates decline on PSSA tests | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. school test scores still trail pre-pandemic levels – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley school test scores for 2022 (mcall.com)

Dickinson Law alums, Carlisle officials see a future in Penn State’s unified law school plan – pennlive.com

Penn State Dickinson Law and Penn State Law at University Park may be reunited (inquirer.com)

Snow days are back for Penn State employees | WITF

 

Elections/Politics

National

Republicans denounce Trump’s meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes : NPR

Statewide

Recount efforts hold up Pennsylvania election certifications | WITF

Trump loses early Pa. ally amid new run for president · Spotlight PA

Rejecting undated mail ballots disproportionately impacts communities of color in Pennsylvania, data shows | WITF

The 2022 Midterms in Southwest PA: Fetterman, Shapiro Arrest Democratic Decline in Blue-Collar Region (politicspa.com)

Election certification delays are few, but a ‘test run’ for 2024 (abc27.com)

PODCAST: Lou Barletta On Lessons the PA GOP Should Learn From Midterm Mess – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Mastriano supporters push for hand recounts across Pennsylvania (goerie.com)

District/Local

Judge should dismiss recount petitions, Chester County officials claim – Daily Local

Patel Announces Candidacy for HD34 Vacancy (politicspa.com)

County judge to run for Pennsylvania high court seat (abc27.com)

Judge orders machine recounts in 4 Westmoreland voting precincts | TribLIVE.com

Abigail Salisbury will take another try at Pa. House 34th District seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

COP27 keeps hope alive to address climate change — barely (ydr.com)

 

Transportation

TSA finds record number of guns at HIA security checkpoints (abc27.com)

New law increases penalties for repeat DUI offenses | The Bucks County Herald

More stoppages scheduled on Pennsylvania Turnpike (delcotimes.com)

Pa. airport among the ‘most stressful’ in the U.S.: study – pennlive.com

 

Gun Safety

America’s gun epidemic is deadlier than ever, and there are vast disparities in who’s dying | News | phillytrib.com

‘Who am I in this situation?’: ‘Stop the Bleed’ trauma first aid class targets gunshot injuries | Local News | phillytrib.com

Gun violence portrait project shows trauma knows no bounds | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades | TribLIVE.com

 

Health

Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab may slow losses in memory and thinking, study says : Shots – Health News : NPR

How a U.S. Supreme Court case could curtail Medicaid patients’ rights | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s how to address vaccination hesitancy in Pa.’s multicultural community | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Over 5 years, Highmark’s $1.3 billion support has fueled growth at Allegheny Health Network | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

State News

Gas driller pleads no contest to polluting Pennsylvania town’s water (abc27.com)

Hiking, biking, camping, kayaking fishing, swimming help PA economy (goerie.com)

 

National News

Thunderstorms and tornadoes are moving across parts of the South : NPR

Twitter’s COVID misinformation policy will no longer be enforced : NPR

Jiang Zemin, former Chinese leader, dies at 96 : NPR

Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah ‘hurt people hurt people’ | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

Survivor of Virginia Walmart mass shooting files $50M suit | Across America | phillytrib.com

Your next tax refund may be smaller, IRS warns: Here’s why – pennlive.com

‘I’ll be ready Saturday,’ says Christian Pulisic, hospitalized after World Cup win – pennlive.com

Hershey native Christian Pulisic scores as U.S. beats Iran 1-0 in a must-win World Cup match | WITF

 

Local News

Chester Water Authority Scores Win in Federal Bankruptcy Court – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Solar farm proposed for Conemaugh Township; variance requested | Local News | tribdem.com

Scranton City Council approves amended 2023 budget with 2% tax hike | News | thetimes-tribune.com

HCA board awards $15.9 million in contracts for water system, plant upgrades | News | standardspeaker.com

City Council members concerned about homeless living in wooded area on Reading’s fringe (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Beth Shalom celebrates 100 years in Squirrel Hill and looks ahead | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (timesofisrael.com)

Free STI test kits available for Allegheny County youth (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh anti-violence advocate makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2023 | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

City and conservancy clash over parks plans | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Despite concern it’s not enough, Pittsburgh OKs $900K for summer youth food program | TribLIVE.com

It’s a go: Commission OKs redevelopment plan for Giant Eagle site in Shadyside | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Record $126.5 million in grants slated for Allegheny County recreation, arts and cultural groups | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steam generator glitch in Shell’s chemical plant returns orange glow to Beaver County sky | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Mayor should explain arts strategy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey’s office continues push for control of cable bureau | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia 76ers say proposed new arena won’t snarl Center City traffic. Here’s why. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly City Councilmember Helen Gym resigns ahead of an expected run for mayor (inquirer.com)

‘I’m just in survival mode’: UC Townhomes deadline looms as mother searches for affordable housing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia City Council: Members who won special elections sworn in (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia City Council swears in four new members | Local News | phillytrib.com

How you can help people seeking asylum in Philadelphia? | WITF

10 development projects in Philadelphia that failed (inquirer.com)

After years of meeting and planning, Philly’s citywide Urban Agriculture Plan is finally here (inquirer.com)

Quinta Brunson named one of People magazine’s ‘People of the Year’ (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia property taxes: Are you one of thousands of homeowners losing millions in tax relief each year? (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Congress prepares to take up bill preventing rail strike | TribLIVE.com

Senate clears bill protecting same-sex marriages bipartisan support : NPR

Gay marriage rights: Bipartisan Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act (goerie.com)

Rep. Jeffries is expected to replace Nancy Pelosi as the top elected Democrat. : NPR

Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visit – Daily Local

White House hosts French President Macron in state visit : NPR

More than $37B in disaster aid under scrutiny in congressional lame duck – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)