Wolf takes lawsuit on Pennsylvania constitutional changes to lower court (abc27.com)

Wolf asks Commonwealth Court to declare proposed amendments, including abortion ban, unconstitutional – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Allowing fentanyl test strips advances in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Grant Will Help Restore Portion of Fry’s Run in Williams Township (sauconsource.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

Bucks County COVID vaccine clinics closing (buckscountycouriertimes.com)



Montco software firm to provide gun detection tool to Michigan school district (dailylocal.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers strike, again | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Why the nursing shortage isn’t going away anytime soon (inquirer.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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



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

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

NASA astronaut speaks with Milton-Hershey students while in orbit (abc27.com)

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 (delcotimes.com)



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

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

Mastriano Says Shapiro Has “Grudge Against Catholic Church” (politicspa.com)

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

Mastriano’s school funding cuts would harm Erie County students, jobs (goerie.com)

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

Doug Mastriano’s sputtering campaign for Pa. governor (mcall.com)

Spotlight PA launches comprehensive 2022 Election Center website | WITF

We must safeguard against Republican attacks on abortion rights | Capital-Star Letters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Gun Safety

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

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

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

Kennywood shooting puts spotlight on park security, metal detectors | TribLIVE.com



Pennsylvania farm battles climate change to produce fine wines (ydr.com)



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

How The Food Trust is working to create healthy eating programs in Camden (inquirer.com)


State News

These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $35.3 million | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. officials celebrate agriculture education at Conrad Weiser (readingeagle.com)


National News

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

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

USDA to spend $500M extending high-speed internet to rural America – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

UN nuclear watchdog, Iranian officials meet in Vienna (inquirer.com)

Vote in Ukraine’s Russia-held areas stokes tension with West (inquirer.com)

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 (mcall.com)

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

McKean Conservation Area trail work begins, more improvements to come (goerie.com)

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

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

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



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

What will the new Fern Hollow Bridge look like? Two artists’ dreams (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

Pittsburgh seeking donation for 107th annual holiday tree | TribLIVE.com

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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

The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools (inquirer.com)

Critics speak ahead of Krasner hearings | Local News | phillytrib.com

University City Townhomes residents get extension to find new affordable housing (inquirer.com)

Manayunk riverfront: More apartments, with underground parking, planned (inquirer.com)



Lawmakers Propose Measure to Avert Government Shutdown This Week – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

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 – pennlive.com