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Skill games knock on the Pennsylvania Capitol door | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 vaccine mandates get attention in Pennsylvania Legislature as Lehigh Valley hospital doctor speaks out – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania lawmakers, prison reform advocates seek to expand eligibility for compassionate release | WITF

The bipartisan bill aims to give Pennsylvania residents the opportunity to qualify for parole.News | Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania News Today

GOP lawmakers push for more say on air quality advisory board | 90.5 WESA

Bills to Improve Water Quality Introduced in General Assembly | The Legal Intelligencer (

What to watch for in Pennsylvania politics this week. | City & State PA (

Wolf administration gives information on snow squall alerts and safety guidance (

Group to make last bid to get lawmakers to choose ‘people’s maps’ over traditional Pa. politics – The Morning Call (

With Biden signing infrastructure bill, Pa. Dems go on offense to sell it | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Federal bill invests in Pa.; state legislative leaders need to do the same | Opinion (

Pa. lawmakers have neglected their duty to quality education across the state | Opinion (

Chris Kelly Opinion: Republican legislature is true enemy of fair funding | Opinion |

Pa. Senate passes 2 gun bills after fierce debate (

Advocate for ‘Kayden’s Law’ for children’s safety in family court (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Parents urged to schedule child’s COVID vaccination appointment now – Daily Local

End of COVID-19 crisis stage — fingers crossed — might be near –

The CDC says 95% of Pennsylvania adults have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. That’s wrong – The Morning Call (

‘People expect me to say I’m doing better’: COVID-19 long haulers struggle with symptoms months after diagnosis | Health |

Lots of jabs: Number of kids — and adults — in Pa. getting shots continues to rise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Austria orders lockdown for unvaccinated in drastic covid step |



Holidays threatened by inflation, labor shortage, supply chain issues (

Quit rates highest among these businesses, BLS data shows – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pottstown Hospital nurses approve three-year deal – Philadelphia Business Journal (

DelVal Businesses, Residents Fear Rising Inflation – DV Journal (

Report ranks region the 19th best-paying area for construction workers | Business |

Lehigh Valley sees a return of job fairs, but attendance spotty – The Morning Call (

Inflation is surging and people are hopping mad | WITF

Almac Group pharmaceutical adding 300 jobs – Mainline Media News

As infrastructure funding comes in, will there be enough workers? The unions say they’re ready | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inflation hikes prices of Philly cheesesteaks, Wawa hoagies, and soft pretzels (



COVID vaccines offering some relief for kids held in juvenile detention –

Editorial: New Pardon Project is good news for Berks County (

Pennsylvania court forces Philadelphia Police Department to provide misconduct information | Local News |

Delaware County Black Caucus’ Judicial and Law Enforcement Committee hosted a panel on that discussion Saturday (

Philadelphia DA says prosecutors hid evidence for years in a 2003 murder case (

Pa. should follow Philly’s lead and ban minor traffic stops that criminalize ‘driving while Black’ | Opinion (



Lawsuit over school funding disparities opens | WITF

Why Pennsylvania’s school funding system is on trial (

Central Bucks school support staff feeling forgotten in contract delay (

Central Bucks School Board kowtows to an aggressive minority (

Scranton strike continues despite late-night negotiations | Education |

Trail reassigns $2M for future projects | Education |

Some Berks County students can now get free, in-school COVID tests thanks to a state program (

Rusiloski is named president of Delaware Valley University | The Bucks County Herald

Letter: Honor public school employees this week (

Pennsylvania schools need inspiring, not divisive, curricula (

Colleges in Pa., across U.S. absorb historic international enrollment losses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sean Hughes, principal of Lower Merion High School, died in a car crash Saturday (



How Republicans Have an Edge in the Emerging 2022 Congressional Maps – The New York Times (

Cartwright aims to win third tough reelection with Republicans in hot pursuit | Election |

The race for this Center City Philadelphia House seat is getting crowded – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New poll shows Mastriano leading potential GOP gubernatorial field | City & State PA (

SEIU Pennsylvania State Council backs Josh Shapiro for governor | City & State PA (

Pa’s Shapiro pledges to pass nondiscrimination law if elected governor in 2022 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Commonwealth Court candidate Lori Dumas reacts to vote recount (

Montco, Bucks Sue State Over Dates on Mail-In Ballots – DV Journal (

We could lose our democracy to a toxic stew of conspiracy & partisanship. What do next | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The race for this Center City Philadelphia House seat is getting crowded – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Summer Lee picks up endorsement from the Working Families Party | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

The American people, not politicians, must continue to choose the president (

Spending bill becomes Dems’ primary weapon | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Democrats fear Biden has underestimated problems ? and worsened the party?s standing – The Washington Post



This Colorado ‘solar garden’ is a farm under solar panels : NPR

Infrastructure bill includes billions to get PFAS out of water | ABC27

COP26 climate negotiations go into overtime (

Here’s what world leaders agreed to — and what they didn’t — at the UN climate summit | WITF

Climate talks resume, cautious coal phaseout still on table | WITF

It’s America Recycles Day in Pa. Here’s how you do it, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden urged to block fossil fuel project at Independence Historical Park in Philadelphia (

Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement (



Infrastructure bill’s passage raises hopes for passenger rail’s return – Daily Local

What’s in the $1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act? : Planet Money : NPR



More Americans expected to enroll in Affordable Care Act health plans as costs drop, benefits increase |

Doylestown Hospital’s Silverman clinic helps the Bucks County’s neediest (

How sexual assault survivors are harmed by the Texas abortion law : Shots – Health News : NPR

Midstate health experts stress the importance of diabetic screenings (

Most NEPA hospitals don’t comply with price transparency rule | Investigative |

Tower Health’s tax-exempt status is in dispute and attracting attention (

Alzheimer’s drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60 | WITF


State News

Rep. Dean brings education conversation to state prison at SCI Phoenix – Daily Local

Sen. Casey officially introduces his Five Freedoms for America’s Children Act, aims to make expanded child tax credit permanent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill on magic mushrooms aims to make Pa. a national leader in psychedelic research (

How Pa. could benefit from federal infrastructure plan: Train stops, steamrollers and new fishing holes –

Ten years after Sandusky case, more work needed to protect Pa.’s kids, advocate says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

LIHEAP season is underway (

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission plans regional approach to broadband improvements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania will fully ban sale of Japanese barberry by fall 2023 |


National News

The infrastructure bill could be a lifeline for students without internet : NPR

Fox News hosts bring on quality people with rational arguments (

What Gov. Phil Murphy’s victory in NJ means for the state’s businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wisconsin governor authorizes dispatch of National Guard ahead of Rittenhouse verdict (

Protest killer Kyle Rittenhouse’s case expected to go to the jury soon –

‘Sesame Street’ debuts Asian American muppet (

“Embarrassment.” 29% of military families struggle with food insecurity-over 160,000 troops | National News |

Progressives want a wealth tax for the super rich. Here’s why it’s hard to pull off | WITF

Charlottesville defendants turn trial into a platform for hate | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New Orleans marks anniversary of 4 girls integrating schools | News |


Local News

Brandywine Heights School District program honors veterans (

Kutztown Park drive renamed Veterans Way (

Students interview three former Chester County mayors | The Unionville Times

Find a way to widen Route 22 or brace for Lehigh Valley’s eventual downturn | Turkeys & Trophies –

Editorial: New Pardon Project is good news for Berks County (

Tower Health fights for its tax-exempt status, and local governments are watching – Daily Local

Neighbors protesting proposed 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse in Dauphin County (

Hazleton community $76,568 during cancer telethon | News |

Luzerne Co. budget work sessions continue, amendments proposed | |

More than 40 housing developments are underway in central Pa. See where the new homes are coming. –

Former Reading solicitor accuses mayor of sexual harassment, claims he fired her when she rejected his requests – The Morning Call (

Whitehall mayor accused of inappropriate behavior – The Morning Call (

HomeFront slates events during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week | The Bucks County Herald

Connection point: Erie’s Sassafras Street Extension to see major upgrade (

Haverford approves stipends for volunteer firefighters – Delco Times



With Gainey’s mayoral win, more changes looming in state House for Pittsburgh’s Democratic seats | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh receives its first ‘snow’ of the season | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s newest park is a healthy addition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority to release South Hills Junction development plans Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. nonprofit founder recognized by Disney as one of 50 nationwide ‘Magic Makers’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Comcast taps internal veteran Dennis Mathew to lead Philadelphia’s ‘Freedom Region’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New mural honors Cecil B. Moore and teenage protesters who helped end segregation at Philly’s Girard College in 1965 – The Morning Call (

Philadelphia failed to meet diverse-contracting goal in 2020 | Local News |

Philly NAACP Youth Council hosts police reform panel | Local News |

Philadelphia has explosion in new housing development | Local News |

Afghan evacuees and Philadelphia residents meet for dinner, friendship and stories of life in a new place (

Philly needs more affordable housing, not cumbersome changes to zoning rules | Editorial (



Faith Groups Push to Scrap Mandates in Biden’s Child Care Plan – The New York Times (

Why it’s so hard to do so something about surging gasoline prices : NPR

‘Build Back Better’ Plan Includes Higher Costs for Heating Oil, Natural Gas – DV Journal (

Congress must raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Build Back Better | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Yellen says quashing COVID is key to lowering inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House poised to pass domestic spending plan this week, senior White House official says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette