Collett: Defending our right to vote and expanding it for independents (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. Democrats introduce legislation protecting out-of-state patients, nurses for abortion services – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. urges borrowers to beware of student loan forgiveness scams (readingeagle.com)

AG Josh Shapiro holds conference on future of reproductive rights in North Philly | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

Deadly fall at Acrisure Stadium: Victim identified (wtae.com)

‘Tired of talking’: Advocates call on Legislature to address environmental justice issues – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Tomlinson: Serving constituents, protecting quality of life (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. health insurance reform bill stalls while rates for small business rise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Dems Host Hearing on Environmental Justice, Community Members – WENY News


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

CDC loosens COVID-19 masking at hospitals, but local hospitals don’t | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com



Op-Ed: The fight against PSEA ‘fair share’ union fees in PA goes on (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

OPEC+ makes deep oil output cuts sought by Saudi Arabia and Russia, snubbing US : NPR

OPEC’s Production Cuts Embarrass Biden, Anger PA Energy Producers – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

City finances, including Philadelphia’s, could go bad fast in this economy, bond expert says (inquirer.com)

How the White House plans to spend $52 billion on semiconductor chip plants : NPR

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers to strike at midnight | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Car title washing ring busted by Pennsylvania AG investigation (ydr.com)

Visiting judge appointed to Delaware County Memorial Hospital injunction hearing (delcotimes.com)

Former Philadelphia police officer to stand trial for first-degree murder of 12-year-old boy | WITF

Police to announce arrest in Kennywood triple shooting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reading police justified in shooting suspect, Berks County District Attorney says | WITF

CHOP, AMA urge DOJ to take action over threats for care of transgender youth (inquirer.com)

Allegheny County Jail doctor suspended following report on past license suspensions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Student loan forgiveness: How Biden plans to stop scammers : NPR

PHEAA urges borrowers to beware of student loan forgiveness scams – PennWatch

Pa. urges borrowers to beware of student loan forgiveness scams (mainlinemedianews.com)

Check out Milton Hershey School’s newly renovated Founders Hall: video – pennlive.com




NPR poll: Biden’s approval rating up but also warning signs for Democrats : NPR

Republicans see crime as issue that could win them the Senate (abc27.com)

VALYO: Vote for Democrats to Preserve Democracy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

McGARRIGLE: Why Voters Should Vote For Republicans – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

MAGA politics seems to be losing some of its shine | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State Rep. Candidate Says He Didn’t Deny Holocaust Happened, But Made Mistake As College Editor In 1999 – LevittownNow.com

Polling the pollsters – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Voters Guide 2022: Race for U.S. Congress’ 1st district (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Voters Guide 2022: 91st state House seat in Adams County Pennsylvania (ydr.com)

Voters Guide 2022: 28th state Senate race in York County, Pennsylvania (ydr.com)

Senate candidate John Fetterman answers Erie-area voters’ questions (goerie.com)

In Braddock, John Fetterman’s record on crime is more complex than political ads would have you believe | WITF

Love him or not, John Fetterman has left his mark on his adopted hometown of Braddock – pennlive.com

Pa. Senate: Mehmet Oz, John Fetterman will debate after mail voting start. Will it matter? (inquirer.com)

Westmoreland Democrats rally volunteers, welcome Fetterman in Murrysville | TribLIVE.com

Trump’s Save America PAC is spending in PA, but not for one candidate (buckscountycouriertimes.com)


Lycoming County to hand-count 2020 ballots from the presidential election | WITF

New documents show 2020 election grants in Pa. intertwined with professional, partisan Left (broadandliberty.com)

35,000 mail-in ballots already sent to voters; Lancaster County ‘ready’ for election | Local News | lancasteronline.com


Gun Safety

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’ | Opinion (inquirer.com)

182 kids have been shot in Philly in 2022. Here’s how to help survivors. | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Really powerful photo and reflection from @EllieRushing in this week’s @PenPencilClub

newsletter: https://twitter.com/miles__bryan/status/1577761458368176131?s=20&t=p7ETSI2oP6OJdZhBJ5txmA



Public briefed on fracking health studies, despite no-show from Pitt, DOH | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Canonsburg residents seek answers on health impacts of fracking, shale gas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report: Many utilities are slow-walking clean energy goals – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

For offshore wind aspirations to become reality, transmission hurdles must be cleared – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia churches install solar panels, hope Inflation Reduction Act helps others (inquirer.com)



PHL’s domestic flights for 4th quarter down 35% from pre-Covid numbers – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)



Nathan Speare Regional Burn Center adds Phoenix SOAR support program – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. Planned Parenthoods see surge in out-of-state patients seeking abortion care (abc27.com)

At least 66 US clinics have halted abortions, institute says | ABC27

Why some Pennsylvania communities don’t get enough naloxone (abc27.com)

Supervised injection sites: What are they, and why are they an issue in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race? (inquirer.com)


State News

RGGI: Pennsylvania leadership tale of opposition, support, and ambivalence | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. farmers push for bill to lower labor, food costs (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund reaches record high (abc27.com)

Erie PA home heating costs are up. Here are ways to save (goerie.com)

Pa. liquor stores hosting 50% clearance sale | TribLIVE.com

PA Releases Behavioral Health Commission Report, Outlines Recommendations for Allocation of $100 Million to Support Behavioral Health Needs  – PennWatch


National News

A Florida community built to weather hurricanes endured Ian barely scratched : NPR

Dozens killed in a mass shooting at a child care center in Thailand, police say : NPR

Buffalo, N.Y. picked as launch site for the federal United Against Hate program : NPR

The Fifth Circuit has ruled against DACA, but the program continues — for now : NPR

Hans Niemann’s chess cheating scandal looms over his play at U.S. championships : NPR

Russian rockets slam into Ukrainian city near nuclear plant : NPR

Authorities arrest election software CEO on suspicion of data theft : NPR

Nobel Prize in literature goes to French writer Annie Ernaux | ABC27

Putin is on the rocks, and Ukraine is surging. If U.S. support stays strong, Kyiv can win. | Trudy Rubin (inquirer.com)


Local News

Erie Women’s March and Rally to be held Saturday at Perry Square (goerie.com)

Lancaster city, redevelopment authority expand affordable housing with ARPA funding | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Firefighter class to graduate next month – Daily Local

Coca-Cola Park gets preliminary OK from Allentown for $1.5M in improvements (mcall.com)

What’s in store for the Lehigh Valley this winter? (mcall.com)

Buckingham supervisors consider 41-unit Route 413 residential project | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks County Opportunity Council adds Fresh Connect location | The Bucks County Herald

Scranton sues businesses over delinquent taxes | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Mountain Top fire company seeks fire tax increase | News | standardspeaker.com

Tamaqua South Ward Playground roof repair project to receive funding | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading police to hold event at City Park to help unite the community (readingeagle.com)

Reading’s proposed 2023 budget holds the line on taxes (readingeagle.com)



Mayor Gainey visiting all the city’s neighborhoods to hear from residents (nextpittsburgh.com)

Planning Commission recommends 412 Boulevard of the Allies for historic designation | TribLIVE.com

Developer aims to revive Hyde Park Plaza in Allegheny Township | TribLIVE.com

Italian heritage group says it will appeal ruling that Pittsburgh officials can remove Christopher Columbus statue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh startup uses the power of algae to clean up indoor air | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Froggy’s tops preservationists’ lists of buildings to save in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



SEPTA’s new security plan makes tackling homelessness a major priority – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SEPTA safety plan: Homelessness, cleaning, policing takeaways (inquirer.com)

Due to Overwhelming Demand, Michelle Obama Adds Second Date to “The Light We Carry” Tour | Lifestyle | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Union to build $55 million sports complex | Sports | phillytrib.com

She worked behind the scenes in City Hall for 33 years. Now, Sharon Vaughn is poised to be Philly’s next Council member. (inquirer.com)

Nobel Prize in chemistry for K. Barry Sharpless is his second (inquirer.com)



Biden and DeSantis put political rivalry aside — for now — as President tours hurricane damage | CNN Politics

What a Supreme Court fight over California’s animal welfare law means to the rest of us | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden juggles Iran nuke talks as Iranian repression grows (inquirer.com)