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Legislature

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 – LevittownNow.com

Pa. politician proposes bill to target unpaid turnpike tolls (abc27.com)

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

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

Progressive Activists Rally Around Krasner on Eve of Impeachment Hearings – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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 (goerie.com)

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

Pennsylvania House recognizes September as ‘Upper Dublin Strong Month’ (thereporteronline.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

Economic growth in northeast Pennsylvania comes with coal mine cleanup | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Local unemployment rate holds steady | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Crime/Punishment

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 (poconorecord.com)

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

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

 

Education

Harrisburg School District starts process to reopen Steele Elementary – pennlive.com

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

Libertarian group sues to block student debt cancellation | News | phillytrib.com

 

Elections/Politics

Elected offcials, gun crime activists call on voters to elect gun reform candidates – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

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 | lancasteronline.com

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

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

 

Gun Safety

Shooting at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia leaves teen dead, 4 others wounded (inquirer.com)

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Environment

Giant Company recognized for reducing store refrigerant emission (dailylocal.com)

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

NJ indian tribe chief: National park would be ‘destructive’ (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvania’s game and fish threatened by invasive species, disease, habitat loss (readingeagle.com)

 

Transportation

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

 

Health

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

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

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 (delcotimes.com)

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

 

State News

Gov. Wolf announces new Pennsylvania state parks (abc27.com)

Wolf admin announces location for three new state parks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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

Court blasts Erie Human Relations Commission discrimination ruling (goerie.com)

 

National News

Hurricane Ian track has cone of uncertainty for Philadelphia weather forecast (inquirer.com)

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 – pennlive.com

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

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry (inquirer.com)

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

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

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 (broadandliberty.com)

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

 

Local News

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

Pa. organization fights homelessness among veterans (abc27.com)

Officials call for gun safety measures at Chester rally. (delcotimes.com)

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

Bucks County is ready to reap lease fees for hosting 5G antenna towers (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

 

Pitt

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Philly

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

North Philly junkyard fire spurs air-quality alert (inquirer.com)

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

 

Washington

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

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