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Pennsylvania gun bills facing certain veto | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania lawmakers act quickly to allow concealed or open carrying of firearms without permit – The Morning Call (

Pa. Senate advances firearms bills | Pennsylvania News |

Reaction after Senate backs Second Amendment bills (

New PA Water Quality Bill Would Hold Industry Accountable | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Boscola bill to further protect bald and golden eagles reported by Senate Committee – 6PARK.NEWS/PENNSYLVANIA

Local federal lawmakers react to approval of Biden’s infrastructure package | Pennsylvania News |

Infrastructure bill’s passage met with praise and pans from Pennsylvania officials | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shusterman introduces child and dependent care tax credit – Daily Local

State Republicans blast unions, ‘woke’ historical markers | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Republican Senate leader in Pennsylvania tests positive for COVID | Pennsylvania |

State Senator Jake Corman tests positive for COVID-19 (

Pa. Senate President Jake Corman has breakthrough COVID-19 case (

Yaw, Wheeland, others make bipartisan push to legalize games of skill | City & State PA (

Pa. Sen. Gene Yaw announces plans for legislation to tax, regulate ‘skill games’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Striking Scranton teachers take their case to the Capitol | WITF

Legislature approves days honoring Gulf War, War on Terror vets | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State Senate approves loan program for veteran-owned businesses | Times Leader

Striking Scranton teachers: Help us Harrisburg | Education |

State House OKs pre-impeachment probe into Halcovage | Schuylkill |

Schwank Comments on Senate Passage of Capital Budget Project Itemization Act – BCTV

Senate OKs bill that includes support for rail in Reading | Berks Regional News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

White House ramps up push to vaccinate kids 5-11 | ABC27

Pa. Department of Corrections providing COVID vaccine boosters to prisoners, staff –

Pennsylvania court strikes down school mask mandate | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania court throws out governor’s school mask mandate (

Pa. court panel voids Wolf admin’s school mask order; Wolf admin appeals to state Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

How SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer could alter the course of the pandemic : Goats and Soda : NPR

Gov. Tom Wolf during stop in Reading encourages people to get COVID vaccine (

COVID-19 cases likely to remain high in Pa as holiday season approaches | WITF

Centre Volunteers in Medicine vaccinates nearly 2,000 kids ages 5-11 this week | WITF



Fastest inflation in 31 years puts more heat on Washington – Philadelphia Business Journal (

So just why is inflation so high, and how long will it last? (

Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease (

Ashley Machine and Tools in the spotlight | Times Leader

Guest Opinion: Giving a veteran a job one way to say ‘thanks’ (

Hershey goes salty, buys Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels for $1.2B | WITF

The federal poverty line doesn’t really capture Americans’ financial struggles | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Capitol riot suspects had more ties to Oath Keepers than previously known | WITF

Philadelphia homicide prosecutor Roger King did what it took to win. Did he go too far? (

FOP is back in court seeking to block Philly police misconduct disclosures (

State police enforcing ‘Click it or Ticket’ for November | WTAJ –



Bensalem Township School District paid $110,650 for ‘equity review’ ( O’Connell is Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year | The Bucks County Herald

Central Bucks school board members refuse to gavel down ‘hate speech’ comments (

School district superintendents and board presidents around the region react to the new masking rules | Education |



Recount triggered for open Commonwealth Court seat, with Democrat Lori Dumas leading · Spotlight PA

Pa. Secretary of State issues notice for statewide recount in Commonwealth Court race (

Pa. statewide judge race heads to recount, GOP requests another in Chester County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Race With Narrow 17,000-Vote Margin Will Get Recount – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Still adjudicating Nov. 2 ballots, Luzerne County Election Board also faces recount | Times Leader

If Pa. Sen. Mastriano wants to be governor, he may have to moderate | WITF

Diverse candidates make history in Centre County PA election | Centre Daily Times

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County election results show new strength and opportunity for Black candidates | 90.5 WESA

Bucks County GOP, Democratic Chairs Talk Republican Victories –

Waxman, other Dems join crowded race for 182nd District House seat | City & State PA (

Michael Torres: ‘Old School GOP’ prevailed in Pennsylvania’s swing counties (

Bucks County election: Count to conclude with 2,000 more ballots (

TV’s Dr. Oz eyeing a run in U.S. Senate race in Pa., reports say (

Erie state Sen. Dan Laughlin’s fundraising lags in governor’s race (

Republicans: 2022 midterms loom with hope (

Chester County finishes vote count; Democrats still in winners’ circle – Daily Local

Pa.’s GOP faces quandary over its 2022 candidates, including perceived frontrunners and (maybe) Dr. Oz | John Baer –

AP source: GOP state Sen. Jake Corman to run for governor | WITF

Pennsylvania Sec. of State: Don’t Comply with GOP State Senator’s Election Audit – newsbinding



It’s time for Pennsylvania to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and climate change | Opinion (

Dems, GOP agree on climate change urgency, but not on what to do (

China and the United States Join in Seeking Emissions Cuts – The New York Times (



Pa. drivers becoming more reckless around school buses (



The cost of Medicare Advantage plans to the U.S. government is exploding : Shots – Health News : NPR

New form of fentanyl behind 75 fatal overdoses in Pennsylvania county | Today in Pa. –

On being a veteran in 2021, and how we can help the veterans of tomorrow | Charles D. Allen – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Democratic Lawmakers Tout Passage of Infrastructure Bill – DV Journal (

‘A generational investment’: Pa’s Congressional Dems tout infrastructure bill’s benefits back home – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania property tax burden by county – The Morning Call (

Operator of Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County faces two fines from Pa. Gaming Control Board (

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts make a difference for veterans – Mainline Media News

Former GOP gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner sued by victim of Maryland crash: report –

Pa. is poised to get billions from the Biden-backed infrastructure bill | WITF

Infrastructure bill promises ‘unprecedented’ funding to clean up Pa.’s abandoned mine lands | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘They’re priceless’: Pa. Treasury program reunites unclaimed military medals with veterans, families |


National News

Start your day here: Biden makes an inflation argument; the first Veterans Day in 20 years without a war in Afghanistan; historic Flint settlement means cash for lead victims | NPR

Start your day here: Biden makes an inflation argument; the first Veterans Day in 20 years without a war in Afghanistan; historic Flint settlement means cash for lead victims | NPR

Eviction filings are rising, though not at the pace many experts had feared. : NPR

Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Rittenhouse testifies in his own defense : NPR

Trump faces uphill legal battle in dispute with Jan. 6 panel : NPR

Federal judge allows Texas schools to require masks : NPR

China’s leader Xi warns against ‘Cold War’ in Asia-Pacific | News |

Two million COVID-19 at-home test kits recalled over false positive results –

After promise, Musk sells $1.1B in Tesla shares to pay taxes –

Justice Department sues Uber for charging ‘wait time’ fees to passengers with disabilities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Defendant: Ahmaud Arbery ‘trapped like a rat’ before slaying | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Large crowd honors veterans at Lower Makefield parade | The Bucks County Herald

50-acre solar farm proposed near Hawley | Associated Press |

Pa. township’s new ordinance will only permit consumer fireworks to be used 7 days a year –

When We Need Light the Most – The Good Men Project

These 6 Lancaster County projects could get federal infrastructure money | Local News |

Jacqueline Spry ready to help guide Erie’s American Rescue Plan strategy (

Delaware County continues to beef up its IT, almost a year after hacker attack (

Lancaster farmer at odds with feds over inspections getting advice from extremists: attorney | Local News |

Coatesville gets $91,000 in funding to spur revitalization efforts – Daily Local

Take Heart ranch using horses and counselors to help Berks veterans (

Reading Parking Authority pushes for parking stalls in neighborhoods (

NEPA to benefit a lot from Biden infrastructure bill | News |

Taxes hold steady in 2022 budget proposal for Hazleton | News |

Sugarloaf Twp. supervisors grant tax breaks for warehouses | News |

Berks Nature to Host Hay Creek Pedestrian Bridge Opening Ceremony – BCTV



Mayor-elect Ed Gainey appears on CNN to discuss infrastructure, policing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County officials say recent COVID rise has no current indication of falling | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Fitzgerald calls on businesses to mandate vaccinations as COVID-19 case numbers stay high | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh earns international award for work addressing climate change |



Council aims to relocate people threatened with violence (

How to slow down Philly violence? Summit brings proposals (

Gun violence against women rising for Philadelphia in 2021 | Local News |

Philly chooses firm Design Workshop, to ‘reimagine’ Ben Franklin Parkway | Local News |

Disgraced former Philly Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley hired by D.C. Health Dept. | State & Region |

Health officials say smoke over Philadelphia not hazardous | WITF

6abc anchor Jim Gardner retiring from ‘Action News’ (



Civil rights groups say senators failed Americans on three key issues | Across America |

13 Republicans Face Backlash for Backing Infrastructure Bill – The New York Times (

White House touts clean energy, transit, rail projects in sprawling infrastructure bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden, on his first Veterans Day in office, will announce an effort to identify toxic air issues in vets (