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Wolf takes lawsuit on Pennsylvania constitutional changes to lower court (

Wolf asks Commonwealth Court to declare proposed amendments, including abortion ban, unconstitutional – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Allowing fentanyl test strips advances in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania |

Grant Will Help Restore Portion of Fry’s Run in Williams Township (

Pa. election 2022: There will be no constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot, but big ones are looming · Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers can, and should, create pathways to work for the formerly incarcerated | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds | Coronavirus |

Bucks County COVID vaccine clinics closing (



Montco software firm to provide gun detection tool to Michigan school district (

Rep. Andy Levin’s staff has become first congressional office to form a union : NPR

With Philly Art Museum walkout, has a new ‘Striketober’ come early to Pa.? | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again | Local News |

Amazon built a Southwest Philadelphia plant last year. When will it open? (

Why the nursing shortage isn’t going away anytime soon (

The dollar is strong. That is good for the U.S. but bad for the world. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



3 former police officers to face trial in girl’s death after Pa. high school football game | WITF

Hours before his death, Alle.Co. Jail released a man with intellectual disability from custody – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Judge denies motion to dismiss manslaughter charges in Fanta Bility case | State & Region |



Richland School Board OKs early teachers contract, investment of funds | News |

Conestoga Valley’s new middle school opens to students after multiple construction delays | Local News |

NASA astronaut speaks with Milton-Hershey students while in orbit (

No ‘overnight’ solutions: How Pennsylvania leaders plan to solve state’s teacher shortage | WITF

Joyce Abbott, the namesake for Emmy-winning ‘Abbott Elementary’ visits Cheyney University (



U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania has usual divide on gun policy, but with complications | Pennsylvania |

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Josh Shapiro and PA Gov. Tom Wolf share same views on many issues (

Mehmet Oz gets Philadelphia police union endorsement in Pa. Senate race (

Fetterman-vs.-Oz Campaign Turns to a Focus on Criminal Justice – The New York Times (

Mastriano Says Shapiro Has “Grudge Against Catholic Church” (

Some school board members from region criticize gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s education plan (

Mastriano’s school funding cuts would harm Erie County students, jobs (

Rebbie Mastriano emerges as a forceful figure in husband’s campaign –

Doug Mastriano’s sputtering campaign for Pa. governor (

Spotlight PA launches comprehensive 2022 Election Center website | WITF

We must safeguard against Republican attacks on abortion rights | Capital-Star Letters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Gun Safety

Passage of gun safety law touted by York leaders, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (

York leaders welcome firearm legislation as the city struggles with gun violence | WITF

Funeral held for worker killed outside Mill Creek playground | Local News |

Kennywood shooting puts spotlight on park security, metal detectors |



Pennsylvania farm battles climate change to produce fine wines (



LGH opening new emergency department entrance Thursday as work continues on $182M expansion, renovation project | Local News |

How The Food Trust is working to create healthy eating programs in Camden (


State News

These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $35.3 million | Pennsylvania |

Pa. officials celebrate agriculture education at Conrad Weiser (


National News

Meta Removes Chinese Effort to Influence U.S. Elections – The New York Times (

Hurricane Ian will hit Florida as a major storm, forecasters say : NPR

Brazilian election lies echo Donald Trump’s claims about 2020 : NPR

Postal Service Changes May Leave Some Customers Stranded – DV Journal (

USDA to spend $500M extending high-speed internet to rural America – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Cleveland’s Black voters want tough oversight of cops. Will police allow it? | Across America |

UN nuclear watchdog, Iranian officials meet in Vienna (

Vote in Ukraine’s Russia-held areas stokes tension with West (

Nation’s consumer watchdog taking aim at ‘buy now, pay later’ lenders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Lowhill Township Planning Commission denies two controversial warehouse proposals – The Morning Call (

Luxury homes with views of Poconos, NY, NJ with prices up to $1.2M (

McKean Conservation Area trail work begins, more improvements to come (

The arrest of a prominent Catholic activist Mark Houck for assaulting a Planned Parenthood volunteer is rallying the antiabortion right (

Two more mayors join regional forum at meeting in Wilkes-Barre | News |

Scranton joins other cities in seeking infrastructure funding from Inflation Reduction Act | News |



Pittsburgh schools to partner with nonprofit with ties to Obamas on student-led voting initiative | Pennsylvania |

What will the new Fern Hollow Bridge look like? Two artists’ dreams (

Common Pleas judge rules Pittsburgh ‘facility fee’ for professional athletes unconstitutional |

Pittsburgh seeking donation for 107th annual holiday tree |

Tax relief for Allegheny County homeowners from assessment ruling won’t come quickly — if at all | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Protesters call for a ban on facial recognition technology in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia names PECO CEO Michael Innocenzo new board chair – Philadelphia Business Journal (

76ers look to open dialogue with new ad campaign for proposed $1.3B Center City arena – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Already a community pillar, Philly American Legion post looks to its next century of service – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Puerto Rican Day Parade Philadelphia: Photos from a day of solidarity – On top of Philly news (

The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools (

Critics speak ahead of Krasner hearings | Local News |

University City Townhomes residents get extension to find new affordable housing (

Manayunk riverfront: More apartments, with underground parking, planned (



Lawmakers Propose Measure to Avert Government Shutdown This Week – The New York Times (

House Jan. 6 Panel Faces Key Decisions as It Wraps Up Work – The New York Times (

In a big Jan. 6 case, Oath Keepers go on trial for seditious conspiracy : NPR

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will cost $400 billion, budget office says : NPR

Biden aims to end hunger in the U.S. with added benefits, more –