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Legislature

Southwest Philly church, State Sen. Anthony Williams team up for turkey drive – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

Local schools share in $190 million from state to boost security and mental health programs | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Marijuana Legalization Prospects Increase As Democrats Claim Majority In House, With Incoming Pro-Reform Governor – Marijuana Moment

What the results of Pa. statehouse races could mean for abortion rights | WITF

 

Business/Jobs

What One Importer’s Legal Fight Says About the Power of Cargo Giants – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Tipped minimum wage debate rages across the country – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

California data privacy law could have sweeping effect on businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

High prices, volatile markets make for uncertain heating season across central Pa. – pennlive.com

Why pet food manufacturers love the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Local Hispanic business owners start their own organization | Business | citizensvoice.com

Rent crisis on main street: Study finds small businesses are struggling to pay their rent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

COVID-19

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine: Why these Philly docs say you need another booster (inquirer.com)

The latest COVID cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Older adults reminded about the Importance of Immunizations, COVID-19 boosters | Health | theprogressnews.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Why aren’t we willing to stop phone scammers? (theintell.com)

 

Education

Penn State faculty question commitment to racial justice · Spotlight PA State College

Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi makes apologies and new goals about diversity | WITF

Climate education standards must be developed by unbiased professionals (ydr.com)

Red Lion Area School District Supt. Scott Deisley retires early (ydr.com)

Schools and polarization: What culture wars mean for the teacher shortage : NPR

 

Elections/Politics

National

An Emboldened Biden Weighs Whether to Run for President Again in 2024 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Cortez Masto wins in Nevada, giving Democrats Senate control (delcotimes.com)

Democrats keep Senate majority as GOP push falters in Nevada | News | phillytrib.com

2022 election results certification process explained : NPR

What it means that a historic number of LGBTQ candidates won midterm elections : NPR

Historically, first midterms are cold showers for presidents. : NPR

A red wave that turned into a red trickle is a red flag for the GOP | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

America’s post-midterm forecast is sunnier than we dared to dream | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump, Biden aren’t equal offenders when it comes to accumulating power (theintell.com)

Survey says election support for abortion was about much more | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After disappointing midterms, it’s time to dump Trump | Opinion (inquirer.com)

A Biden coalition is (barely) saving democracy. POTUS 46 must run again in ‘24. (inquirer.com)

Statewide

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Casey previews priorities with Fetterman (abc27.com)

Josh Shapiro’s victory in Pennsylvania gubernatorial race could bolster school funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mastriano breaks silence on election results, uses social media to concede governor’s race to Josh Shapiro | TribLIVE.com

Doug Mastriano concedes Pennsylvania Governor race to Josh Shapiro (abc27.com)

The balance of power is shifting in the Pa. House. Citizen groups say that’s good for democracy. | WITF

What the results of Pa. statehouse races could mean for abortion rights | WITF

How John Fetterman — and his campaign — recovered from the candidate’s stroke – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Black Pennsylvanians showed up for John Fetterman. Now it’s his turn. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

The Pa. GOP’s no good, very bad, terrible election is forcing a reckoning in the state party | TribLIVE.com

Challenges await governor-elect Shapiro | State | standardspeaker.com

District/Local

Chester County Democrats see ‘strong voice’ in Harrisburg – Daily Local

How Democrats won big in Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Once on the bubble: How Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild won re-election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Luzerne election board, council member hope to get answers on election woes starting Monday | Election | standardspeaker.com

How Summer Lee’s historic win in Pa.’s 12th Congressional District reverberates beyond politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Update: Chesco Went Blue In Midterm Elections; voter turnout 67.3% | West Chester, PA Patch

 

Environment

A new website backed by Al Gore tracks big polluters by name : NPR

Watergate area of Delaware Water Gap to stay closed as site stabilizes (poconorecord.com)

Cleanup of toxic materials continues at former Exide lead battery plant (readingeagle.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT sued over fatal motorcycle wreck | WITF

 

Gun Safety

As shootings and carjackings climb at Philly gas stations, victims and grieving families file lawsuits (inquirer.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney: As my term comes to an end, addressing gun violence is my top priority | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Health

A shortage of OB-GYNs looms. Why are they fleeing N.J.? – pennlive.com

LVHN to end relationship with Aetna (mcall.com)

Delaware County Memorial Hospital closure sends patients to other local ERS (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Pennsylvania House Resolution would investigate expanding nuclear energy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Outdoor recreation industry added $13.6B to Pa. economy in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

University of Virginia shooting leaves three dead, suspect still at large : NPR

4 University of Idaho students found dead in off-campus house, police say – pennlive.com

National transgender survey captures data missing in census (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy makes surprise visit to liberated city of Kherson : NPR

Trump Wanted I.R.S. Investigations of Foes, Top Aide Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week | WITF

Dave Chappelle talks Kanye, antisemitism and Trump in ‘SNL’ monologue | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

How much are Bucks County homes selling for after interest hikes? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Lake Erie beach house in tax sale case is tied up in new court fight (goerie.com)

Dallastown native Tina Kotek to become governor of Oregon (ydr.com)

Retired veterans receive homemade gifts in Hershey (abc27.com)

Helping the homeless: Street Medicine expands to Norristown (mainlinemedianews.com)

Plans approved for two multifamily buildings in Ardmore – Mainline Media News

Three Montage Mountain-area properties appeal their property taxes to try to get them lowered | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pennsylvania city No. 2 best to be a sports fan in: study – pennlive.com

Men still dominate robotics, but new Pittsburgh group hopes to promote more gender diversity | WITF

Frigid temperatures, possible snow to hit Pittsburgh this week | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: City should expand Smart parking program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt advances plans for new 3,000-seat arena, athletic performance center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Brandon Marsh answers 92-year-old Lancaster Phillies fan’s birthday wish on Twitter | Local News | lancasteronline.com

SEPTA, Orrstown Financial agree to $15M settlement over 10-year-old lawsuit – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

First-time Philly home buyers feeling the pinch of historic mortgage rates, high prices | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Art Commission grants final approval for part of Cobbs Creek golf course project | Metros | phillytrib.com

Philly ceremony honors contributions of Black veterans | Local News | phillytrib.com

Sixers try to sway Philly’s Chinatown leaders to accept a new sports arena (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden and Xi are meeting in Bali. Here’s what we know so far : NPR

Congress heads back to D.C. for a hectic lame-duck session – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)