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Legislature

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

Governor Wolf plans to veto new Pennsylvania gun bills – WPXI

GOP lawmakers push for more say on air quality advisory board | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

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 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

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 | thecentersquare.com

Taxpayers about to give Pa. officials nearly 6% salary increase (abc27.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

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 (abc27.com)

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

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 – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania to begin counting covid reinfections | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

Opportunity Zone investments mixed, GAO says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Comcast executive Carol Eggert on supporting veteran owned businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

IRS pushing up income brackets for inflation relief (abc27.com)

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

Meat prices skyrocketing for small businesses, customers | Business | citizensvoice.com

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

 

Education

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

Lawsuit over state funding formula scheduled to start in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

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

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

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

 

Environment

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 (theintell.com)

Building a brighter future one clean energy tax credit at a time (theintell.com)

 

Transportation

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

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

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

 

Health

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

 

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 (penncapital-star.com)

LIHEAP season is underway (poconorecord.com)

 

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 (penncapital-star.com)

SCOTUS considers abortions, guns and judicial power (poconorecord.com)

 

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’ (ydr.com)

How to help displaced residents of Quakertown’s Bush House Hotel (theintell.com)

Arsenic contamination found in soil for proposed Radnor Trail extension (mainlinemedianews.com)

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

Luzerne County mulls uses for coronavirus relief funds | | standardspeaker.com

Veterans saluted during annual ceremony in Reading City Park (readingeagle.com)

Scranton seeks proposals for collecting a new payroll tax | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

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

Gun control, supply chains, billionaires and taxes – readers weigh in (goerie.com)

 

Pitt

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 | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

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

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

Philly trash collection floundering from pandemic on, controller’s report says (broadandliberty.com)

How to improve Philly under new infrastructure bill (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s plan for FDR Park soccer fields and driving range spark opposition (inquirer.com)

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

Criminal Justice Community Advisory Committee adds members | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

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 (broadandliberty.com)

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

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