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Legislature

State rep tells panel of family pain of suicide

https://www.delcotimes.com/lifestyle/state-rep-tells-panel-of-family-pain-of-suicide/article_01451d75-94e2-551a-bd5c-a5ea2b060cbd.html

Editorial: Property tax relief a must

https://www.standardspeaker.com/opinion/property-tax-relief-a-must-1.2560464

Survivors await Senate action on abuse lawsuit fix

https://www.tribdem.com/news/survivors-await-senate-action-on-abuse-lawsuit-fix/article_e06bf64f-b328-5b05-896f-c18ca9fefada.html

Huge turnout shuts down electronics recycling event

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/huge-turnout-shuts-down-electronics-recycling-event-1.2560638

State

Fishing enthusiasts take up clean water cause after government backlog threatens trout waters

https://lancasteronline.com/sports/outdoors/fishing-enthusiasts-take-up-clean-water-cause-after-government-backlog/article_0d489c68-0898-11ea-ab09-cbdc703e6a05.html

Ready or not, here comes REAL ID

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/ready-or-not-here-comes-real-id/article_5156f428-06f8-11ea-a47a-f3149a34e8ea.html

AG: Proactively addressing infrastructure needs would create new jobs

https://www.timesleader.com/news/762803/ag-proactively-addressing-infrastructure-needs-would-create-new-jobs

Shapiro touts rebuilt attorney general’s office

https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20191117/shapiro-touts-rebuilt-attorney-generals-office

Education

After the melee: Hazleton Area School District makes efforts to reduce tensions following brawl

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/after-the-melee-hazleton-area-school-district-makes-efforts-to-reduce-tensions-following-brawl-1.2560536

EDITORIAL: ‘Lunch shaming’ returns to Pennsylvania

https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-lunch-shaming-returns-to-pennsylvania/article_8e2745e4-04cb-11ea-b969-5b4ff7eef581.html

Vaping ‘crisis’ exists in NEPA schools

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/vaping-crisis-exists-in-nepa-schools-1.2560527

Crime/Punishment

13 corrections employees at Schuylkill County prison suspended after inmate dies

https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-schuylkill-corrections-workers-suspended-after-inmate-death-20191116-pim7kluhinayhlurjwqpfx6a74-story.html

Thousands of Catholic priests were accused of sexual abuse, then what happened? An investigation reveals most have become the priest next door.

https://www.ydr.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/11/11/catholic-sexual-abuse-accused-priests-arent-sex-offender-registry/4012206002/

Scoreboard deal, family ties central to arena ethics probe

https://www.tribdem.com/news/scoreboard-deal-family-ties-central-to-arena-ethics-probe/article_0c5b2e6e-08f8-11ea-9fc9-171034cec84a.html

A Mexican boy turned 18 at the Berks detention center. His birthday meant handcuffs.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/berks-immigration-detention-york-county-prison-trump-mexican-20191117.html

Why 1,200 people who never took a life are condemned to die in Pa. prisons. | Editorial

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-felony-murder-lifers-board-pardons-lieutenant-governor-john-fetterman-commutation-20191117.html

Cop killer Rahmael Holt’s execution could be years away, experts say

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/cop-killer-holts-execution-could-be-years-away-experts-say/

Transportation

Route 422 demands attention

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-route-422-demands-attention

Season’s first snowfall hits Western Pennsylvania hard, with chain-reaction crash on I-80 stranding motorists

https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-i80-snowstorm-20191116-ozr2q7k22zapxngtadecp3rvpe-story.html

Elections/Politics

Trump winning campaign contribution race in NEPA

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/trump-winning-campaign-contribution-race-in-nepa-1.2560404

Beaver County to be featured in NBC News yearlong presidential race coverage project

https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20191117/beaver-county-to-be-featured-in-nbc-news-yearlong-presidential-race-coverage-project

Pittsburgh

Springdale family’s 50-foot tree ready to be spruced up for Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/springdale-familys-50-foot-tree-ready-to-be-spruced-up-for-pittsburghs-light-up-night/

Greensburg, Carnegie made phone history as the first cities with touch-tone phones

https://triblive.com/local/regional/greensburg-carnegie-made-phone-history-as-the-first-cities-with-touch-tone-phones/

‘Grace, dignity and strength’: Pittsburghers mourn death of Vera Clemente, widow of Pirates legend

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2019/11/16/Vera-Clemente-Roberto-s-widow-dies/stories/201911160063

Last few holdouts won’t sell N. Oakland homes to CMU

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/11/16/CMU-neighborhood-new-buildings-carnegie-mellon-pittsburgh-campus-construction/stories/201911140186

Port Authority to reroute some buses to service CCAC North and Northland Library

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/17/Port-Authority-Northland-Library-CCAC-North-reroute-service-bus-service-north-hills/stories/201911150126

Local

Davidson announces $250K grant for Millbourne infrastructure project

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/davidson-announces-k-grant-for-millbourne-infrastructure-project/article_d444cefa-06a3-11ea-bfbb-433d59662ef8.html

EMS agencies battle over Columbia

https://lancasteronline.com/news/regional/ems-agencies-battle-over-columbia/article_d5f6ce0c-07d8-11ea-a7b5-7becb537f144.html

There’s progress on completing 2 trails through Lehigh County

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/2019/11/theres-progress-on-completing-2-trails-through-lehigh-county.html

Ryan Township EMS obtains drone for quicker response

https://www.republicanherald.com/news/ryan-township-ems-obtains-drone-for-quicker-response-1.2560675

Depot upgrades water supply, installs new tanks

https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20191116/depot-upgrades-water-supply-installs-new-tanks