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Senator Costa Announces Major Funding for Allegheny County School Safety Initiatives – 6PARK.NEWS/PENNSYLVANIA

Over $ 2 Million State Funds Approved for Local Programs to Prevent Violence – Pennsylvania News Today

Pennsylvania awards Tree of Life synagogue $6.6 million grant for rebuilding project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Awards Tree of Life $6.6 Million to Aid Its Rebuilding Efforts | Pittsburgh Magazine

PA Legislators React To Governor Vetoing Expanded Concealed Carry Bill –

Lawmaker secures $2M in state grant funding for Children’s Village at Doylestown Hospital – thereporteronline

Pa. awards $7.5M for upgrades to FirstEnergy Stadium | Berks Regional News |

Fightin Phils awarded $7.5 million from Pa. for stadium renovations (

Gov. Tom Wolf visits Delaware County to talk about gun violence prevention – Daily Local

Reading Terminal Market, Academy of Music projects to receive state funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania House committee hears testimony on state nursing shortage | Pennsylvania |

Deadline for Pa. residents to submit congressional district maps extended to Dec. 6 (

Pa.’s carbon fee for power plants is ready to be enacted, but legislative agency says it can’t yet – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senate GOP releases redacted contract with Envoy Sage. Here’s what’s in it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State Rep. McClinton announces gun violence prevention grantees | Local News |

Editorial: It’s time to push Deana’s Law over finish line (

Low-interest loans awarded to support business expansion, job creation | Times Leader

Senator Santarsiero Secures $2 Million in RACP Grant Funding for Children’s Village at Doylestown Hospital – NewsBreak

Fightin Phils awarded $7.5 million for FirstEnergy Stadium renovations (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

White House gears up to slow spread of omicron | ABC27

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant (

These new U.S. travel restrictions begin Monday (

Scientists are still trying to figure out all the details about the new omicron variant. (

As OSHA mandate-or-testing rule deadline looms, court leaves employers in limbo – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia reports city’s first case of Omicron as Covid-19 variant spreads – Philadelphia Business Journal (

1st confirmed omicron case in Pennsylvania is reported in Philadelphia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Health networks and others use incentives, special guests and events to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine fun for Lehigh Valley children – The Morning Call (

Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame | WITF

There’s no cure for COVIDIOCY | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Far more Pa elder-care workers had COVID-19 than previously believed (

Pittsburgh-area hospitals struggling under COVID-19 surge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Booster shots can help nursing homes avoid COVID-19 surge amid omicron, but some facilities face challenges (

Gov. Mifflin community honors pharmacist for COVID vaccinations response (



Biden maintains optimism on US economy | ABC27

What does the nation’s economy really looks like? | Smart Talk (

How the Supply Chain Crisis Unfolded – The New York Times (

Erie County unemployment holds steady at 6.3%; labor force continues to shrink (

Capital City Mall thrives amid ‘retail apocalypse’ –

As economy emerges from pandemic, multifaceted approach to workforce needed | Times Leader

Milk prices on rise, farmers still struggling | Business |



Craig Yeomans: An injunction to stop pointing fingers for crime (

Death of Temple Student from Delco Shines Light on Philly’s Record Homicide Rate – DV Journal (

55K fentanyl doses seized in Pa. raid targeting ‘violent enterprise,’ AG says –

COVID outbreak at York County prison blamed on conditions – The Morning Call (

‘I have to be me’: Camden’s police chief, a native son, marks first year on the job (

Scranton police put department motto on patrol cars in five languages to recognize diverse population | News |



Emails give context to Bucks COVID changes for schools in August (

Historically Black colleges and universities outperform peers when it comes to social mobility – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The state system must clarify a muddled mission | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I’m a highly qualified preschool teacher. Why won’t the state recognize that? | Opinion (

Pennsbury school board now can’t stop public comments it deems offensive. What does it mean for other districts? (

Schools across Western Pa., U.S. try to keep students safe in face of increased threats |



Trump-tied group pushing for voting changes in Wisconsin | News |

Former western Pennsylvania Congresswoman Melissa Hart says she’s running for governor as Republican; she would be first woman in field – The Morning Call (

Chester County voters must be assured election process is valid – Daily Local

How anti-vaccine activists and the GOP are growing closer : NPR

Former GOP Sen. David Perdue will challenge Brian Kemp in Georgia governor primary | Georgia Public Broadcasting (

ROSICA: An Election Education in West Chester – DV Journal (

2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues | Elections |

Former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus eyes run in GOP Senate primary | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Despite his millions, GOP hopeful Oz uses “scam” tactic to juice campaign donations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

At PA Society, Republicans cast fluctuating fields for 2022 primaries as promising for the party (

AL DÍA Foundation holds PA Society’s annual reception in New York City | AL DÍA News (

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight – Reading Eagle

GOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania | TheHill



Summit greenlights carbon emissions trading system; critics point to pitfalls : NPR



Pennsylvania Turnpike: Idea to bring back toll takers elicits range of opinions – The Morning Call (

New Jersey highways rank last in the nation. Pennsylvania’s are No. 39. (



Yaël Ossowski: Reckoning with insurance for better patient choice in healthcare (

With Medicare open enrollment ending this week, important things to keep in mind | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

High school students showing their resilience adapting to COVID changes (

Which Central PA emergency rooms have the longest wait? (

Rural hospital money flows to UPMC while small facilities struggle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Older Pennsylvanians face social isolation and its real health consequences | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Department of Human Services Reminds Pennsylvanians Help Is Available Through Public Assistance, Emotional Support Resources – MyChesCo

Pa. business receives more than $103K from USDA Rural Energy program | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. doughnut chain named one of ‘America’s favorites’ –

Biden’s domestic bill would fund reforestation in cities in Pa., elsewhere | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s Houlahan co-leading push to require women to sign up for draft in must-pass defense bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Is your state ready to handle the influx of federal funds for expanding broadband? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Study: Pa. ranks 24th nationwide for acceptance of LGBTQ people – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Household growth slows to record low | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania will get $240 million and New Jersey will get $169 million to improve water infrastructure and tackle lead and PFAS (


National News

Groups Gun Violence Prevention Overdue After Oxford School Shooting / Public News Service

Michigan AG offers to help investigate high school shooting : NPR

Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright’s death – WHYY

Bob Dole, longtime GOP senator and 1996 presidential nominee, dies at age 98 : NPR

Bob Dole lent his Republican clout to Lehigh Valley candidates over lengthy career – The Morning Call (

Reaction to Bob Dole’s death from U.S. dignitaries, veterans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most school shooters get their guns from home (

Companies Linked to Russian Ransomware Hide in Plain Sight – The New York Times (

Chris Cuomo, newly fired from CNN, faces an allegation of sexual misconduct : NPR

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal (

Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz honored : NPR

How to be a good neighbor : Life Kit : NPR

Latino communities can redefine American generosity | Opinion (

Report: U.S. to declare diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics |


Local News

Burks leaders pay tribute to the lives lost on World AIDS Day – Pennsylvania News Today

Candlelight vigil held for Samuel Collington in Delaware County – The Temple News (

Co-County Wellness, LGBT Center Partner for World AIDS Day – BCTV

Pottstown economic development agency rebrands to emphasize its focus (

Letters: Readers weigh in on Dahlkemper, gun laws, bail reform and more (

Hatfield WWII vet travels to Pearl Harbor for 80th anniversary (

Property tax increase expected in Lebanon County | ABC27

Allentown NIZ authority targets blighted properties – The Morning Call (

Bethlehem dangles tax breaks in special zone to developers who include affordable housing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

No internet? Delaware County wants to hear from you about broadband access | Metros |

Economic disaster is looming for Tobyhanna township (

Foundation aims to continue Mike Fitzpatrick’s legacy of good deeds (

Dialing in new 272 area code | News |

10 area homes given to renters in statewide lawsuit | News |

Riverside and University of Scranton grad promoted to a top Pentagon position | News |

Scranton to pay $2.3 million into pensions next year despite huge financial gains | News |

Berks County expected to run out of rental relief money (

4-H youth development (

Christmas parade returns to Coatesville with string bands, Miss Pennsylvania and high school marching bands – Daily Local



From a bar to bedrooms: Virginia company adding more housing near PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republicans to lead North Allegheny board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh council members hear comments on possible Wilkinsburg annexation |

Hundreds of Pitt fans celebrate ACC championship peacefully in Pittsburgh |



Attorney accuses Mayor Kenney of severe rule of law breach over Columbus statue (

How Philadelphia’s Business Leaders Banded Together to Help the City Rebound from the Pandemic – Philadelphia Magazine (

As Philly Tops 500 Homicides, Can We Agree Gun Buyback Doesn’t Work? (

The 25 highest-paying occupations in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New report lays out what Philadelphians want in next school superintendent – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

City Commerce Director Michael Rashid resigns following reports of antisemitic comments, verbal abuse | Local News |

Philadelphia City Council considers changing ethics rules | Local News |

Inglis, Methodist Services unveil $16.8M complex for disabled | Local News |



Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow | WITF

Biden’s oil and gas policy falls short on climate goals, House Democrats say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (