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 | lancasteronline.com

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

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

Delaware County projects getting more than $47 million in state redevelopment funding (delcotimes.com)



Licensing report: Pennsylvania 31st for burdens on workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Why the labor shortage is likely to continue in 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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. – pennlive.com

Whitehall Starbucks successfully unionizes – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



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



PA ‘lifer’ shares journey, explains toll on prisoners’ families (goerie.com)

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



Social Studies change will help Pennridge students pick their own path (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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

‘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 (mcall.com)

‘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 (nytimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

Gone are the days when Republicans cared about fiscal responsibility | Opinion (inquirer.com)


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

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

Amen Brown running for Philadelphia mayor; GOP embraces mail ballots (inquirer.com)


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 (inquirer.com)

Philly mayoral candidates speak on LGBTQ rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Erie County election: Nearly 500 votes uncounted due to human error (goerie.com)

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 | lancasteronline.com

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

Nina Ahmad, women’s advocate and entrepreneur seeks open council seat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Civil end to political dispute on Bucks County street a positive sign? (theintell.com)



Editorial: PennDOT touts ‘Deana’s Law’ to save lives (dailylocal.com)

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


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 (bizjournals.com)

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

Flu hospitalizations reach decade high (abc27.com)

For children’s hospitals, a viral season like no other (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

Universal flu vaccine relies on mRNA, shows promise at Penn (inquirer.com)


State News

Penn State is headed to Rose Bowl to play Pac-12 champion Utah (dailylocal.com)

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

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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


Local News

Norristown Hospitality Center seeks funds to aid in Montgomery County homelessness operations (thereporteronline.com)

Sunshine Law: Erie County Council solicitor warned against session (goerie.com)

Delaware County reminds residents that assistance is available when winter settles in (delcotimes.com)

Chester firefighters bolster Delaware County hazardous materials team (delcotimes.com)

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

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

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 | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

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

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

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 (mainlinemedianews.com)



Pittsburgh Public Schools holding public hearing on proposed 2023 budget – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philly school district outlines safety measures | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Philly’s Chinatown to get new affordable apartments for senior citizens (inquirer.com)

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



With the Respect for Marriage Act passed, the Equality Act should be next (mcall.com)

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