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Rape Kit Tracking Bill Discussed During PA Senate Hearing In Montco | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Lawmakers Hear About Challenges Victims, Law Enforcement Face Processing Rape Kits –

Pa. politician proposes bill to target unpaid turnpike tolls (

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Looming election jolts Harrisburg into action as Pa. lawmakers pass a flurry of bills, cash in on fundraisers | News |

Progressive Activists Rally Around Krasner on Eve of Impeachment Hearings – DV Journal (

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF

Antlerless deer license legislation gets traction in PA Senate, House (

Coal refuse paying dividends in NEPA, panel told in Hazleton | News |

Pennsylvania House recognizes September as ‘Upper Dublin Strong Month’ (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 booster mistake leaves central Pa. couple feeling worried, unprotected –



Why tackling climate change means a stronger economy — according to Janet Yellen : NPR

Economic growth in northeast Pennsylvania comes with coal mine cleanup | Pennsylvania |

Doctor wins income tax case against Cleveland stemming from pandemic | Ohio |

Local unemployment rate holds steady | Business |



Calls grow for a tougher legal approach to white nationalist group Patriot Front | WITF

FBI denies it used excessive force in anti-abortion arrest in Bucks County (

Report shows number of people from each Pennsylvania county in state prison | Local News |

Philly kids ransacking Wawa was ‘a scene from the apocalypse’ | Jenice Armstrong (



Harrisburg School District starts process to reopen Steele Elementary –

Pa. school district asks teacher to remove rainbow flag from classroom –

Libertarian group sues to block student debt cancellation | News |



Elected offcials, gun crime activists call on voters to elect gun reform candidates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Poll: Shapiro and Fetterman lead, but voter trust in elections much lower | Pennsylvania |

What does a Trump/Mastriano ‘tele-rally’ sound like? –

In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated his abortion ban should be charged with murder – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

EXPLAINER: GOP canidate for governor Doug Mastriano’s plan for Pennsyvlania school choice | WITF

Pennsylvania state Represenative Todd Stephens faces off against challenger Melissa Cerrato | WITF

State Rep. candidate April Weaver declines debate with LNP due to lack of time | Local News |

Multiple requesters seek cast vote record from Lancaster County elections office | PA Power and Policy |

Pa. Republicans gain on Democrats in voter registration: What the data shows (


Gun Safety

Shooting at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia leaves teen dead, 4 others wounded (

Teen killed, 4 wounded in shooting after football scrimmage at North Philadelphia school | WITF

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws – City & State Pennsylvania (



Giant Company recognized for reducing store refrigerant emission (

Even with Inflation Reduction Act, regional greenhouse gas compact is an essential tool | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

NJ indian tribe chief: National park would be ‘destructive’ (

Pennsylvania’s game and fish threatened by invasive species, disease, habitat loss (



EV chargers: States are getting billions for electric vehicle chargers : NPR

Federal money is now headed to Pennsylvania, other states, for building up fast EV chargers on highways | WITF



Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Key Study – The New York Times (

Crozer Health will offer jobs to 334 displaced Delaware County Memorial Hospital workers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hospitals often reap profits in places where many patients carry medical debt : Shots – Health News : NPR

Republicans criticize Democrats over repurposing of Delaware County Memorial Hospital (

Pa. Health Department frustratingly denies, denies and delays COVID-19 data requested by LNP | LancasterOnline [editorial] | Our Opinion |


State News

Gov. Wolf announces new Pennsylvania state parks (

Wolf admin announces location for three new state parks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The importance of organic farming stressed during Sen. Casey’s visit to Berks County institute (

How to apply for a Pennsylvania property tax rebate or rent rebate · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania names Laura Mentch new director of medical marijuana office – Philadelphia Business Journal (

As Putin Punishes EU Ahead of Harsh Winter, PA Energy Producers Ready to Step Up – DV Journal (

Pa. has 2 of the top 10 fall-foliage destinations: national ranking –

Best fall foliage spots for 2022? Pa. tourism publishes its top 10 list –

Court blasts Erie Human Relations Commission discrimination ruling (


National News

Hurricane Ian track has cone of uncertainty for Philadelphia weather forecast (

Hurricane Ian nearing Category 5 strength as it roars toward Florida after knocking out power across Cuba | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hurricane Ian forecast to strike west Florida earlier, harder as track moves south –

Occupied regions of Ukraine vote to join Russia in staged referendums : NPR

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry (

As Russians Flee, Some Find Draft Notices Waiting at the Border – The New York Times (

North Korea fires test missiles on eve of VP Kamala Harris’ trip to Seoul (

Florida’s population has skyrocketed. That could make Ian more destructive : NPR

Calls grow for a tougher legal approach to white nationalist group Patriot Front : NPR

Andy Bloom: Across the pond, tax cuts take hold (

Megan Thee Stallion creates website for fans that lists mental health resources | Health |


Local News

Kennett officials celebrate groundbreaking of new luxury apartment complex – Daily Local

Pa. organization fights homelessness among veterans (

Officials call for gun safety measures at Chester rally. (

Lancaster County commissioners to vote on using eminent domain for new jail site | Local News |

Bucks County is ready to reap lease fees for hosting 5G antenna towers (

Tebow leads groundbreaking of Rising Light Ridge ministry campus | Times Leader



Allegheny County to launch pilot program for low-income public transit users |

South Side revival: Former convent to be converted to apartment complex | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Big summer concerts at PNC Park generated $40.9M in spending |

Pittsburgh’s incarceration rate remains low, but not in these neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

3 Pittsburgh police cars destroyed by fire outside North Side training academy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Summits showcase Pittsburgh to the world and lure investment, visitors and prestige | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issues ban on guns at city parks, pools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As other housing markets cool, Philadelphia leads U.S. in bidding wars – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Councilmember releases report for ending gun violence in Philadelphia | Local News |

Most Philadelphians have trauma. Fixing our neighborhoods can help. | Opinion (

North Philly junkyard fire spurs air-quality alert (

Center City safety: More unarmed bike patrols, security guards as office workers return (



Biden Administration Unveils Plan Aiming to End Hunger in U.S. by 2030 – The New York Times (

Jan. 6 panel postpones its latest hearing because of Hurricane Ian : NPR