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Senator Nikil Saval Announces Fair Records for Renters Legislation – MyChesCo

PA Lawmaker Looking To Bring Back Some In-Person Toll Workers – – Butler, PA

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls: restore toll takers – The Morning Call (

Philly’s celebration of Palestinians should give courage to progressives everywhere | Opinion (

Citing revenue loss, state senator seeks to bring back Pa. Turnpike toll workers |

Wolf administration announces $15 million in grassroots funding to combat gun violence (

Pa.’s history of phony budgets brings us infrastructure woes and a bridge-tolling plan |John Baer –

State, industries say money from federal infrastructure deal will help Pennsylvania, but it only goes so far | WITF

Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senators Plan Public Hearing on Drug Treatment – The Post (

Rally held in Pa. capital as U.S. Supreme Court hears abortion case (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

School mask mandate remains until Pennsylvania Supreme Court renders decision | Pennsylvania |

Pa. prepares for omicron COVID variant: What we know and don’t know (

AP source: First case of omicron variant identified in US (

Biden to announce new COVID-19 strategies as omicron is found in US (

President Biden launching winter COVID-19 booster and testing campaign | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden’s new winter COVID plan will reimburse you for at-home tests | WITF

What you can expect when vaccines become available for kids under 5 : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Omicron variant puts a new spin on COVID risk communication : Shots – Health News : NPR

Daystar CEO Marcus Lamb, outspoken vaccine critic, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis | Coronavirus |

LG Health, WellSpan pause elective surgeries among rising COVID-19 hospitalizations | Health |

CDC ramps up surveillance at 4 US airports (

Western Pa. covid hospitalizations hit highest point in more than 10 months |

Some central Pa. hospitals surpassing pace of worst COVID-19 surge –

Local lab focused on quick, accurate testing results | News |

Erie hospitals: COVID-19 admissions near all-time high (



At a key Pa. port complex, long-term problems and short-term staffing issues are colliding | WITF

Pennsylvania hospitality businesses hope for more COVID relief (

Global markets mixed after Wall Street decline, virus unease | News |

OSHA extends Covid-19 mandate rule comment period. Small businesses should take notice. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania banks see surge in profit during the third quarter – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bucks County hotels report record fall metrics, point to wedding industry as key driver – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How would a government shutdown affect the SBA’s EIDL program as deadline looms? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia 76ers to again support Black-owned businesses with Buy Black program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pittsburgh region’s jobless rate falls to 5.9%; labor force shrinks |



Coatesville police officers earn national certification – Daily Local

Parts of SEPTA’s 69th Street Terminal closed after police shootout (



Newtown Students, Teacher Worked To Make Hershey Kiss State Candy | Newtown, PA Patch

Report: How U.S. college, university boards stack up for diversity – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Lancaster school officials likely to testify in education funding trial next week | Local News |

Reading School Board welcomes new members and new president (



PA GOP finds a partner in chaos | |

Stacey Abrams will again run to be Georgia governor : NPR

Young Americans are raising alarms about the state of U.S. democracy in a new poll : NPR

Chester County election results finished … almost (

‘The Dr. Oz Show’ taken off the air in Philadelphia, New York City amid Pa. Senate run (

Several TV stations pull ‘Oz’ show as host runs for Senate | WITF

Oz faces residency questions as he begins his U.S. Senate campaign. The law appears to be on his side | WITF

Dr. Oz’s Senate candidacy could be bad news for Pa. Republicans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican Trump critic, will not seek reelection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mehmet Oz recommended hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment, plus other controversial claims (

GOP’s Corman brings gubernatorial pitch to Mountain Top | Times Leader

Corman brings governor campaign to NEPA with Yudichak by his side | News |

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race keeps getting more interesting… whenever you’re ready to tune in –

What the 2021 judicial races tell us about 2022 and beyond | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

If Roe is gutted, Democrats are unlikely to make it law. But they’ll run on it. (

Lehigh Valley lawmakers are deciding whether to seek reelection amid redistricting uncertainty – The Morning Call (



Pennsylvania’s roundabout way to making roads safer | Today in Pa. –



First Lady Frances Wolf stresses the need for mental health for Justice-Impacted Women (

Biden says HIV/AIDS strategy needs to confront inequity | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

PLCB sees record income and sales in most recent fiscal year | City & State PA (

How the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling could impact Pennsylvania (

Protesters from Pa., nationwide rally at U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear landmark abortion case – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. reproductive rights advocates rally as U.S. Supreme Court reviews Mississippi abortion law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How Mississippi Supreme Court court case on abortion could impact Pa. and N.J. (


National News

Supreme Court Arguments Show Ongoing Divisions on Abortion – DV Journal (

Roe v. Wade’s future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court | WITF

At historic arguments, Supreme Court’s conservative majority signals it may move to restrict abortion rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe – Daily Local

4th student dies from Michigan school shooting (

Most school shooters get their guns at home – and we’re buying more | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Seasonal housing-market patterns may continue to be upended with pandemic’s ripple effects – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Mortgage rate increases, more pandemic uncertainty: Economists share predictions for the 2022 housing market – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Debt collectors can now text you, email you and DM you on social media : NPR

Jacqueline Avant was found shot and killed in her home : NPR

Nation’s consumer watchdog declares war on overdraft fees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MLB lockout key questions: What each side wants, how long it will last (


Local News

Volunteers, Horticultural Society Plant 70 Trees In Lower Merion | Ardmore, PA Patch

Menorah Lighting Kicks Off Westchester Hanukkah – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

Lancaster County to offer sign-on incentive for new caseworker hires, bonuses for SEIU staff | PA Power and Policy |

Williamson Park in Morrisville can be redeveloped in riverfront deal (

Luzerne County manager elaborates on election consultant decision | Times Leader

Somerset County district attorney accused of sexual assault loses pay under new law | WITF

Petitions to ‘decriminalize’ pot in Wilkes-Barre circulating locally | News |

Lackawanna County Commissioners approve 2022 county budget with no tax hike | News |

Displaced workers in wait-and-see mode after Maid-Rite fire | News |

Luzerne election bureau won’t break down write-ins for Hazleton City Council race | Election |

Delaware County Council makes several key hires (

No stormwater fee, for now as Erie City Council rejects proposal (



Dozens rally for women’s rights in Schenley Park as Supreme Court hears abortion case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students and Pittsburghers rally to defend abortion rights in Oakland | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pulitzer Prize-winning Pittsburgh author David Garrow on helping to exonerate two men convicted for killing Malcolm X | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh’s red-hot housing market has taken a holiday break | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grant Oliphant, longtime Heinz Endowments president, to leave post for San Diego job next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County reports high compliance with employee vaccine mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council considers legislation to ban parking in bike lanes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National drop in gas prices skips Pittsburgh area, frustrating drivers |

Feds: Pittsburgh restaurant illegally took workers’ tips |



Rob Wonderling announces departure as Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce head (

Philly ‘shines a light’ on antisemitism Hanukkah program – WHYY

Philadelphia Named No. 5 for Large City Sports Fans’ Enthusiasm – DV Journal (

What happened to Mural Arts’ Kensington Storefront? (

Philly’s new bike rack will keep cars from parking near fire hydrants (

Philly plastic bag ban not followed by most businesses, PennEnvironment says (

Want more trees in your Philly neighborhood? Here is your chance to tell City Hall | Local News |

City health commissioner expresses concern about new variant | Local News |



Infrastructure law is ‘blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America’ Biden says in Minnesota – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Jeffrey Clark, former DOJ official, is referred for criminal contempt : NPR