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Letter to the editor: ‘No’ vote on SB 448 is ‘yes’ vote to keep local control of governance |

Governor Wolf plans to veto new Pennsylvania gun bills – WPXI

GOP lawmakers push for more say on air quality advisory board | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Pa senate passes bill to make concealed carry legal without a permit, Wolf says he’ll veto | PhillyVoice

PA Environment Digest Blog: Good Environmental Bills Are Missing On The List Of Senate, House Accomplishments For 2021 (

New limits would curtail lobbyist perks for Pa. lawmakers, but one leader could stand in the way · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Republicans want to create a new Bureau of Election Audits | Pennsylvania |

Taxpayers about to give Pa. officials nearly 6% salary increase (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Pa. House panel approves two contentious bail bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf loses in court, hands over judicial appointment records | WITF


Coronavirus – COVID-19

When should schools end mask mandates? : NPR

Clues to what causes long COVID are starting to emerge : Shots – Health News : NPR

10 states sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health care workers : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pa. Physician General and pediatric professionals discuss COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year olds (

CDC urges caution in Biden officials’ push to make COVID-19 booster shots available to all adults (

Southwest Pennsylvania hospitals will comply with vaccine mandate and avoid penalties | WITF

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

Pennsylvania to begin counting covid reinfections |

A dozen Western Pa. health systems pledge to comply with vaccine mandate for hospital workers |



As inflation worries increase, this is not the time to take on more debt – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Opportunity Zone investments mixed, GAO says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Comcast executive Carol Eggert on supporting veteran owned businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Toyota to ramp up production after cutbacks driven by the COVID-19 pandemic : NPR

IRS pushing up income brackets for inflation relief (

Kellogg’s files lawsuit against its striking Omaha cereal workers | WITF

Meat prices skyrocketing for small businesses, customers | Business |



PODCAST: Will Philly’s ‘Driving While Black’ Enforcement Ban Send Crime to the Suburbs? – DV Journal (

ACLU of Pa. ends lawsuit against Clearfield County over immigrant detention center vote | WITF

Police: Domestic violence fueling rising gun deaths among women in Philadelphia in 2021 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



School districts’ lawsuit over state funding heads to trial | Pennsylvania News |

Lawsuit over state funding formula scheduled to start in Harrisburg (

Years-old lawsuit challenging Pa. school funding heads to trial – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa.’s school mask mandate is on again during governor’s appeal, but some are eager to see it off –

Report: Federal spending on children rose to 4-year high in 2021 | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lawmakers, some local parents, at odds over school mask mandate – Delco Times



DelVal Doctors Diagnose Dr. Oz U.S. Senate Bid – DV Journal (

Bill McSwain picks a social media fight about his daughter’s delayed mail ballot (

State’s handling of pandemic spurred Republican Dave White’s bid for governor, he says in Johnstown | News |



These researchers are trying to stop misinformation from derailing climate progress : NPR

U.S. and China announce surprise climate agreement at COP26 summit : NPR

The U.N. chief says the main global warming goal is on ‘life support’ : NPR

Editorial: Protection from forever chemicals is taking forever (

Building a brighter future one clean energy tax credit at a time (



PennDOT proposes tolls for 9 bridges across Pa, South Hills communities set to file lawsuit (

W.Pa. municipalities sue state to block PennDOT bridge tolling plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Three South Hills towns sue the state to block PennDOT bridge tolling plan | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Earl Baker: ​​Cooperation will be key to ending the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth (


State News

In central Pa., historic Black cemeteries often lay hidden. These groups work to ensure they’re not forgotten | WITF

Philadelphia has led the way on driving equality. Harrisburg and D.C. need to do the same | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

LIHEAP season is underway (


National News

The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general : NPR

Kyle Rittenhouse could face some lesser charges; closing arguments are on Monday : NPR

Federal appeals court temporarily halts Trump document release to Jan. 6 panel : NPR

Trump says it was ‘common sense’ for Jan. 6 rioters to chant ‘Hang Mike Pence’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for those seeking asylum – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

SCOTUS considers abortions, guns and judicial power (


Local News

Chamber speakers discuss paths forward to recovery and renewal | Chester County Press

Chesco Kids Interview Former Mayors Civic Education Session | Patch

Plymouth Veterans Day event bridges generations | Times Leader

John Oliver insulted a York County farmer on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ (

How to help displaced residents of Quakertown’s Bush House Hotel (

Arsenic contamination found in soil for proposed Radnor Trail extension (

Allentown activists say more of the American Rescue Plan money should go to helping people – The Morning Call (

Luzerne County mulls uses for coronavirus relief funds | |

Veterans saluted during annual ceremony in Reading City Park (

Scranton seeks proposals for collecting a new payroll tax | News |

What’s next for Johnstown conference center after Pasquerilla Enterprises terminates management deal? | News |

Delco Veterans Parade lauded as ‘the quintessential American experience’ – Delco Times

Gun control, supply chains, billionaires and taxes – readers weigh in (



Port Authority plans major projects for $27.1 million on the Mon Incline, subway escalators | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh and Glasgow finalize sister-city partnership; city wins second in climate competition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie’s new fee structure benefits teens and families | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Veterans Day parade honors those who served |



Inflation: Philadelphia-area residents are paying more for just about everything — except fruits and veggies – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Why Marc Vetri and other top Philadelphia restaurateurs have their sights set on the suburbs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly trash collection floundering from pandemic on, controller’s report says (

How to improve Philly under new infrastructure bill (

Philadelphia’s plan for FDR Park soccer fields and driving range spark opposition (

1,700 units of housing are set to vanish in the next 5 years. There’s little Philly officials can do | Local News |

Criminal Justice Community Advisory Committee adds members | Local News |



A bill to study reparations for slavery had momentum in Congress, but still no vote : NPR

Americans simply do not trust lawmakers’ ‘human infrastructure’ package (

Biden Stands By Nominee Who Wants Oil, Gas Biz To ‘Go Bankrupt’ – DV Journal (

Biden salutes troops as ‘spine of America’ on Veterans Day | News |