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Older adults deserve a great holiday season [Column] – Reading Eagle

Comitta: New Pa. law to help attract, retain junior firefighters – Daily Local

Frankel, Muth to hand off LGBTQ+ Caucus Leadership – MyChesCo

Brandon McGinley: Pittsburgh’s race to the left | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Control of Pa. House in dispute: After death of Democrat, chamber split evenly in ‘rather precarious’ situation | PA Power and Policy |

McClinton on verge of becoming first Black female Pa. House speaker | Local News |

Dems, GOP vie for power over PA House in dispute · Spotlight PA

Delaware County projects getting more than $47 million in state redevelopment funding (



Licensing report: Pennsylvania 31st for burdens on workers | Pennsylvania |

Why the labor shortage is likely to continue in 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rail workers: Deal won’t resolve quality-of-life concerns | Times Leader

Warehouses, an indoor ‘adventure park’, and other new businesses opening in central Pa. –

Whitehall Starbucks successfully unionizes – The Morning Call (



Some COVID restrictions have been eased in China after widespread protests : NPR



PA ‘lifer’ shares journey, explains toll on prisoners’ families (

Eyeing reform, a Pa. prison gets a Scandinavian-style makeover (



Social Studies change will help Pennridge students pick their own path (

Pennridge School District wants to cut social studies requirements, a move teachers are against (

Penn law school stops participation in U.S. News rankings – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘We don’t live and die on PSSA results’: Lehigh Valley educators say pandemic impacted standardized test scores, but exams have drawbacks – The Morning Call (

‘The place to be:’ Central Montco Technical High School to hold open house – Mainline Media News




Opinion | Why Democrats Need a Warnock Win – The New York Times (

As would-be Speaker, McCarthy could face challenges in managing the majority. : NPR

Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic | WITF

The GOP’s fake outrage over Donald Trump and his dinner guests | Opinion (

Georgia runoff for Senate: Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker starkly different choices for Black voters (

Dems and GOP unite to sell out the American worker. Maybe we need a Labor Party. | Will Bunch (

Gone are the days when Republicans cared about fiscal responsibility | Opinion (


Shapiro’s transition team includes donors, Republicans | PA Power and Policy |

Could Pa. Republicans now be in favor of using mail ballots? A lot of ‘soul searching right now’ – The Morning Call (

Amen Brown running for Philadelphia mayor; GOP embraces mail ballots (


Bucks County Election Deniers File Multiple Petitions to Disrupt Certification of the Midterm Election – Bucks County Beacon

A Philly progressive operative is jumping into the 2023 City Council at-large race (

Philly mayoral candidates speak on LGBTQ rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Erie County election: Nearly 500 votes uncounted due to human error (

DelRosso could jump into special election for Western Pa. House seat; a win by Mastriano’s running mate would secure GOP majority | PA Power and Policy |

One Election Day investigation ongoing; one on hold for now | Election |

Nina Ahmad, women’s advocate and entrepreneur seeks open council seat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Civil end to political dispute on Bucks County street a positive sign? (



Editorial: PennDOT touts ‘Deana’s Law’ to save lives (

Editorial: U.S. going wrong way on traffic safety (


Gun Safety

Children under fire: Framing gun violence as a public health epidemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Chestnut Hill Hospital sale to group led by Temple Health gets final approval – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The ‘tripledemic’ may mean kids’ fever-reducing medicines are harder to find : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu hospitalizations reach decade high (

For children’s hospitals, a viral season like no other (

Lehigh Valley doctors brace for spike in post-Thanksgiving respiratory infections – The Morning Call (

Grant program to utilize $9M from opioid settlement for crisis services | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Can cash-strapped Delaware County Memorial Hospital make money by pivoting to mental health care? (

Universal flu vaccine relies on mRNA, shows promise at Penn (


State News

Penn State is headed to Rose Bowl to play Pac-12 champion Utah (

Cartwright headed back to DC with chance at more influence | News |

Stirring the pot: Legality of Pennsylvania’s cannabis industry ‘labor peace agreements’ challenged | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clean-Water Plea Suggests New Pennsylvania Governor Won’t Tolerate Violations by Energy Companies, Advocates Say – Inside Climate News


National News

A North Carolina county is under a state of emergency after mass power outage : NPR

Flood of evictions looms in Los Angeles as pandemic tenant protections expire : NPR

Russia’s Economy Is Threatened by War and Sanctions – The New York Times (

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation : NPR

Dominion to depose Fox boss Lachlan Murdoch as part of defamation suit. : NPR

Why famine hasn’t been declared in East Africa : NPR

OPEC keeps oil targets the same amid uncertainty on Russian sanctions : NPR

STEIN: As Holidays Approach, Dangers Lurk For Online Shoppers – DV Journal (

13 states are protesting Vanguard Group’s support of cleaner energy to fight climate change (


Local News

Norristown Hospitality Center seeks funds to aid in Montgomery County homelessness operations (

Sunshine Law: Erie County Council solicitor warned against session (

Delaware County reminds residents that assistance is available when winter settles in (

Chester firefighters bolster Delaware County hazardous materials team (

New standards to reduce polluting emissions from Lancaster County trash incinerator | Local News |

These four projects are expected to create 16 new jobs in Lancaster County | Local Business |

Limerick nuclear plant emergency siren test scheduled for Dec. 5 – Daily Local

Here comes the sun power in Scranton: Solar farm to produce electricity in Electric City | News |

‘Trees for Troops’ encourages donating Christmas trees to service members | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council to consider budget-cutting amendments Tueday | News |

Illegal late-night parties in Harrisburg cause problems for police, safety issues for neighborhoods –

Vision Services of Washington-Greene provides help at low to no cost | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Doylestown Health “beaming with pride” as it raises steel beam for new Children’s Village | The Bucks County Herald

Heated sparring among Montgomery County commissioners over salary hikes (



Pittsburgh Public Schools holding public hearing on proposed 2023 budget – CBS Pittsburgh (

How a pilot program that would allow Pittsburgh medics to carry blood could improve trauma victim survival rates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Growing bigger: Pitt investing more than $500 million in campus upgrades and new buildings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County demands $458,225 in air pollution penalties from U.S. Steel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly schools chief Watlington begins final part of strategic plan | Local News |

Michael Nutter says mayoral candidates must address city’s ‘sense of lawlessness’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Seeking new Philly mayor with real, results-driven commitment to accountability | Opinion (

Philadelphia housing policies designed to protect renters could backfire, new study says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly made its tough youth curfew permanent. Will it actually work? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly arts and culture get an unexpected $21.3 million from City Hall | Entertainment |

West Philly Boys & Girls Club set to open | Local News |

Philly school district outlines safety measures | Local News |

Fundraiser created to front the cost of SEPTA Key cards for newly-arrived asylum seekers | Local News |

Philly’s Chinatown to get new affordable apartments for senior citizens (

Carousel House families miss their old home, as Philly eyes a new rec center plan for people with disabilities (



With the Respect for Marriage Act passed, the Equality Act should be next (

Supreme Court hears clash between LGBTQ and business owners’ rights : NPR

Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy – Daily Local

Kennedy Center honors: Gladys Knight, U2, Amy Grant, George Clooney, Tania León : NPR