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Legislature
In Manhattan, a bit of the shine goes off the Pennsylvania Society’s apple | Analysis
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/12/in-manhattan-a-bit-of-the-shine-goes-off-the-pennsylvania-societys-apple-analysis.html

At Pennsylvania Society, talk of bipartisanship, brotherhood … and bacon
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/pennsylvania-society-new-york-politicians-soirees-elite-20181201.html

 

Local News
Home rehabilitation program plants seeds of pride in the Slate Belt
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-slate-belt-rising-20180926-story.html

City property tax hike could be reduced
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-property-tax-hike-could-be-reduced-1.2417317

Trail project will study birds, build birdhouses
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/trail-project-will-study-birds-build-birdhouses-1.2417252

Lancaster CRIZ authority’s $6.4M goes to Lancaster Square projects, stadium, etc.
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-criz-authority-s-m-goes-to-lancaster-square-projects/article_5fc312be-f4dc-11e8-b16d-db88b6cd9062.html

Reading Parking Authority payments to city less than what council budgeted
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-parking-authority-payments-to-city-are-less-than-what-council-budgeted

Candidates for new voting machines in Berks face their own election
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/candidates-for-new-voting-machines-in-berks-face-their-own-election

No easy answer: Few minority teachers in county
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/no-easy-answer-few-minority-teachers-in-county-1.2417424

Stepped-up watches guzzled gallons from WB Fire Department budget
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726410/stepped-up-watches-guzzled-gallons-from-wb-fire-department-budget

Push on to save historic trolley
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/push-on-to-save-historic-trolley-1.2417347

 

 

State News
New round of inspections finds two-thirds of Pa. farmers have required runoff plans
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/new-round-of-inspections-finds-two-thirds-of-pa-farmers/article_d7484a54-f593-11e8-b0ce-e3fd634e7287.html

Revenue Dept. tapping emerging beer market
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/revenue-dept-tapping-emerging-beer-market-1.2417134

 

Environment
The spotted lanternfly is causing havoc in Pa. Why it will be in Centre County ‘eventually’
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/education/penn-state/article222187415.html#storylink=latest_side

How to help stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article222454205.html#storylink=latest_side

 

Medical Marijuana
Do you need medical marijuana? Here’s how to get it in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/11/17e3617b314915/do-you-need-medical-marijuana.html

 

Washington D.C
US, China reach 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute
http://www.goerie.com/zz/news/20181201/us-china-reach-90-day-ceasefire-in-their-trade-dispute

‘Dear Bill’: From Bush to Clinton, a heartfelt note for the ages
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-letter-from-george-hw-bush-to-bill-clinton-20181201-story.html#nt=oft03a-2gp3

Does ‘In God We Trust’ belong in schools?
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/mc-nws-religion-schools-debate-20181201-story.html

Saudi crown prince exchanged messages with aide alleged to have overseen Khashoggi killing
http://www2.philly.com/news/nation-world/saudi-arabia-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-jamal-khashoggi-20181202.html

 

Philadelphia
At this year’s Human Rights Shabbat, a recommitment to faith prompted by shootings
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/human-rights-shabbat-tree-of-life-mishkan-shalom-20181201.html

Philly visits NYC to learn how to make our streets safer and less clogged
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/city-council-nyc-traffic-policing-enforcement-vision-zero-clarke-police-20181130.html

He painted murals in Beijing. Now, he dreams of painting Chinatown
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/chenlin-cai-artist-philadelphia-chinatown-murals-20181202.html

Housing has peaked. Here are the reasons the market has cooled.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/housing-has-peaked-here-are-the-reasons-the-market-has-cooled-20181202.html

 

Pittsburgh
Hanukkah’s theme of survival intensified after Tree of Life tragedy
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14358366-74/hanukkahs-theme-of-survival-intensified-after-tree-of-life-tragedy

Nearly 200 dogs from across U.S competing in Latrobe for spot on national agility team
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14360642-74/nearly-200-dogs-from-across-us-competing-in-latrobe-for-spot-on

Emails fuel developing battle between Latrobe school, athletic director
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14358479-74/emails-fuel-developing-battle-between-latrobe-school-athletic-director

After no tax hikes for 16 years, Apollo Council plans to raise the property tax by nearly 50%
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14360613-74/after-no-tax-hikes-for-16-years-apollo-council-plans-to-raise