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Legislature

Pennsylvania gun bills facing certain veto | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pa. Senate advances firearms bills | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Reaction after Senate backs Second Amendment bills (wearecentralpa.com)

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 | wfmz.com

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 (sungazette.com)

Republican Senate leader in Pennsylvania tests positive for COVID | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State Senator Jake Corman tests positive for COVID-19 (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Striking Scranton teachers: Help us Harrisburg | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

State House OKs pre-impeachment probe into Halcovage | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

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 | wfmz.com

 

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 – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania court strikes down school mask mandate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania court throws out governor’s school mask mandate (abc27.com)

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

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 (readingeagle.com)

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

 

Business/Jobs

Fastest inflation in 31 years puts more heat on Washington – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

So just why is inflation so high, and how long will it last? (abc27.com)

Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease (delcotimes.com)

Ashley Machine and Tools in the spotlight | Times Leader

Guest Opinion: Giving a veteran a job one way to say ‘thanks’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

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? (inquirer.com)

FOP is back in court seeking to block Philly police misconduct disclosures (inquirer.com)

State police enforcing ‘Click it or Ticket’ for November | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

 

Education

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

Central Bucks school board members refuse to gavel down ‘hate speech’ comments (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

School district superintendents and board presidents around the region react to the new masking rules | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

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 (abc27.com)

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

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

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 – LevittownNow.com

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

Michael Torres: ‘Old School GOP’ prevailed in Pennsylvania’s swing counties (broadandliberty.com)

Bucks County election: Count to conclude with 2,000 more ballots (theintell.com)

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

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

Republicans: 2022 midterms loom with hope (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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 – pennlive.com

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

 

Environment

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

Dems, GOP agree on climate change urgency, but not on what to do (abc27.com)

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

 

Transportation

Pa. drivers becoming more reckless around school buses (audacy.com)

 

Health

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. – pennlive.com

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

 

State News

Democratic Lawmakers Tout Passage of Infrastructure Bill – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

Pennsylvania property tax burden by county – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Operator of Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County faces two fines from Pa. Gaming Control Board (abc27.com)

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 – pennlive.com

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 | TribLIVE.com

 

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 | tribdem.com

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

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

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 | lancasterfarming.com

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

When We Need Light the Most – The Good Men Project

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

Jacqueline Spry ready to help guide Erie’s American Rescue Plan strategy (goerie.com)

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

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

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

Take Heart ranch using horses and counselors to help Berks veterans (readingeagle.com)

Reading Parking Authority pushes for parking stalls in neighborhoods (readingeagle.com)

NEPA to benefit a lot from Biden infrastructure bill | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Taxes hold steady in 2022 budget proposal for Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

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

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

 

Pitt

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Council aims to relocate people threatened with violence (audacy.com)

How to slow down Philly violence? Summit brings proposals (audacy.com)

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

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

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

Health officials say smoke over Philadelphia not hazardous | WITF

6abc anchor Jim Gardner retiring from ‘Action News’ (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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

13 Republicans Face Backlash for Backing Infrastructure Bill – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

White House touts clean energy, transit, rail projects in sprawling infrastructure bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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