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Polarizing bill to eliminate permits for concealed carry moves in House (

Pa. House passes bill ending requirement for concealed carry permits, setting up certain Wolf veto –

House passes bill to allow permitless concealed gun carry | WITF

Pa. House sends permitless concealed carry bill to Wolf’s desk, who promises veto – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania House gives final approval to bill to allow concealed carrying of guns without a permit; Gov. Wolf plans veto – The Morning Call (

House passes bill to allow permitless concealed gun carry | News |

Senator Muth Presents Local Veterans with Korean Ambassador for Peace Medals – MyChesCo

Sen. Schwank to Host Telephone Town Hall on Fraud – BCTV

Pennsylvania bill would bring farmers, small businesses into cannabis market | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House votes to stop PennDOT plan to add tolls to pay for bridge repairs — including on I-78 in Berks County – The Morning Call (

House votes to halt PennDOT plan to toll bridges for repairs | WITF

Pennsylvania House committee votes to endorse proposed constitutional amendment on right to refuse vaccines – The Morning Call (

Bail funds help the poor get out of jail. Advocates say a Pa. House bill could shut them down – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Legislation passed in Pa. House would “virtually destroy” community bail funds | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 832 Referred to Appropriations Committee | IQ Stock Market


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Lawsuits over Biden vaccine rule head to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals : NPR

Commonwealth Court to lift school mask mandate Dec. 4 (

Mask mandate must expire Dec. 4, judge rules in latest twist | WITF

Pa. court says school mask order will expire Dec. 4, but health secretary could impose new requirement (

Pa. mask mandate must expire in December, state court judge says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Midstate COVID long hauler shares experience with lasting symptoms (

Open Records Expose How Wolf Admin. Coerced Local Health Dept. Mask Mandates – DV Journal (

Lackawanna County third in state in percentage of kid COVID-19 vaccinations | Coronavirus |

COVID vaccines for younger kids have been popular since becoming available (

Many parents still hesitant after COVID-19 vaccine approved for 5 to 11 year olds – The Morning Call (

Cambria County sees biggest one-day COVID-19 increase since mid-December | Coronavirus |

Monroe County sees another increase in COVID-19 case counts (

Pa. is not opening COVID boosters to all. Here’s why. (

Pfizer asks U.S. officials to OK promising COVID-19 pill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How the new COVID antiviral drugs from Merck and Pfizer work, and who they’ll help (

Penn finds that using automated texts to monitor COVID-19 patients at home saved lives (

Boosters for all adults in U.S. closer with panel meeting set |



Pennsylvania mushroom grower bought by New York private equity firm for $5M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Gas price relief on the horizon as global oil supply picks up, IEA says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why state personal incomes are rising from pre-pandemic levels despite low aid | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania News Today

SBA’s Covid-19 EIDL program ends Dec. 31. A popular SBA grant program ends even sooner. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia Flyers Hometown Assist program returns – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Careers that Work; leveraging the talents and contributions of older workers | Smart Talk (

Opportunities for the skilled trades are good for all | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Americans are unhappy about the economy but still spending big | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia Hotel Workers Go On Strike To Demand Fair Wages | 92.5 The Beat (



John Dougherty resigns as IBEW Local 98 union boss in wake of federal fraud conviction – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Johnny Doc resigns from politically powerful electrical union | Local News |

Police, constables in Pa. joined ‘anti-government’ Oath Keepers  | WITF

Northeastern Area Regional, York Area Regional Police departments merging (

Stroud Area Regional Police on why they didn’t shoot back (



Scranton teachers rally again as board reiterates need for affordable contract, deals with conflicting messages | Education |

Operation Safe Stop reveals Pennsylvania’s busing safety challenges on the rise | Pennsylvania |

Friends Select School head Michael Gary on commitment to Philadelphia and return to work – Philadelphia Business Journal (

School District of Lancaster teachers not vaccinated to face COVID-19 tests (

‘When I say we’re broke, we’re broke,’ Panther Valley superintendent testifies | Education |

Community College of Philly prez picks up national honor for promoting democracy on campus – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Moshe Porat told employee to ‘keep a lid on it,” after Temple ranking errors first reported, according to testimony in fraud trial (

Crowd refuses to wear masks, Pittston Area cancels meeting | Times Leader

Pleasant Valley Education Association votes to authorize strike (



How a Cure for Gerrymandering Left U.S. Politics Ailing in New Ways – The New York Times (

Chester County election, in hands of Democrats, will play out next week – Daily Local

House Democrats have a new strategy to engage voters of color in the midterm elections : NPR

The shipping container is the pandemic economy’s latest victim : NPR

GOP Senate Candidate Carla Sands Announces Million-Dollar Ad Buy – DV Journal (

Lehigh County judge candidate will challenge mail-in ballots – The Morning Call (

Allentown mail delivery issues cause woman to receive ballot after Election Day – The Morning Call (

Pa. GOP Sen. Jake Corman officially enters 2022 governor’s race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Senate President Jake Corman joins the governor’s race as a familiar name in a crowded GOP field. (

Greenwood: The right’s cynical attacks on pro-infrastructure Republicans (

Erie County United is fighting for a new kind of politics in Pa. (

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy won’t seek reelection |

Lancaster to start its state-ordered recount for Commonwealth Court today; here’s when write-in winners could be decided | PA Power and Policy |

Abuse allegations against Sean Parnell could sink Senate campaign – CBS News



How Leather Seats in Luxury SUVs Fuel Amazon Deforestation – The New York Times (

Rules clamping down on ‘forever chemicals’ clear a key regulatory hurdle | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A new rule for PFAS in drinking water moved ahead in PA Tuesday (

Pennsylvania DEP proposes strict limits for PFAS in drinking water (



What the $1.2T infrastructure bill could mean for Amtrak expansion in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The bipartisan infrastructure bill: Transformative or business as usual? (

It’s ‘Snow Squall Awareness Week’ in Pennsylvania (

‘No safe place on a highway during a snow squall,’ PEMA, police, NWS tell drivers (



Jefferson Health and Bayada to ‘revolutionize’ home care with joint venture – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Eye on the future: UPMC vision care tower prepares for 2023 completion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artificial intelligence system may help fight spread of infections in hospitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC Mercy hospital’s $510M expansion on track for spring 2023 opening |


State News

This Is the Fastest Growing City in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Fitzpatrick, former House Republicans defend votes for infrastructure | City & State PA (

Perry tapped as next head of House Freedom Caucus | WITF

Pa. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Don’t go without heat this winter, check your LIHEAP eligibility (

Gainey, Casey make pitch for public health plans at Magee-Women’s Summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Legislators argue pros and cons of Biden’s infrastructure bill | Times Leader


National News

Dems fan out across US to tout Build Back Better Act | ABC27

What bridges near you are in need of repair? Search our database. (

Racial covenants, still on the books in virtually every state, are hard to erase : NPR

Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Who is Judge Bruce Schroeder? : NPR


Local News

Kutztown unveils banners thanks to work of local veteran | Berks Regional News |

Hatfield Scout Troop celebrates 100th anniversary (

Former board member chosen to fill Phoenixville School Board seat (

Council introduces $116.9 million city budget, question positions and raises | News |

Officials testify Scranton has earned successful exit from state Act 47 financial oversight | News |

Sugarloaf Twp. raises taxes 32% | News |

Supply chain issues hit the Reading Area Water Authority (

Johnstown gets $24M for transportation projects; Inclined Plane, train station, CamTran facility in line for upgrades | News |

Community Briefs: ‘H-Town Holidays Shop Small Saturday’ invites community to support local business – Delco Times

Board of Assessment rules Springfield Country Club and Ridley Marina are taxable – Delco Times

Quakertown’s Bush House Hotel had years of property violations (

Proposed upgrades at Erie’s Richford Arms could snag $1.7M city loan (

PennDOT’s Erie bayfront plan makes sense for traffic, not people (

Faced with furious residents, Larksville postpones vote on ambulance service | News |

State Secretary of Agriculture pays a visit to Binkley & Hurst in Lititz [photos] | Local Business |

Willow Valley to form alliance with nation’s 3rd biggest nonprofit senior-living provider | Local Business |



Fire companies, struggling families, recreation projects get Community Foundation for the Alleghenies grants | News |

Future of Pittsburgh Pride remains uncertain as questions surround Delta Foundation’s dissolution | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bill would extend protections for domestic violence victims in city of Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

‘The city that heals the world’: $100 million foundation grant to spur creation of biomanufacturing facility in Hazelwood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt gets $100M infusion to build biomanufacturing hub at Hazelwood Green brownfield site |

Pittsburgh City Council considers investment in electric vehicle charging stations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Phillies welcome back original Phanatic ‘with open arms’ after settlement is reached –

United Way launches initiative to build equitable entrepreneurship ecosystem | Business |

Black Clergy of Philadelphia not satisfied with city’s Rebuild plan progress | Local News |

Free Library of Philadelphia names new president | Local News |

A juror in the Dougherty-Henon trial says it was a lesson in Philly government — ‘and it was appalling’ (

The Mummers Parade is returning to Broad Street on New Year’s Day 2022 (

Jim Kenney defends John Dougherty and Bobby Henon after trial convictions (

Philadelphia School District will likely keep masks in place after state mask mandate expires, Hite says (



Biden kicks off infrastructure sales job from a rickety New Hampshire bridge : NPR

Law to stop surprise medical bills faces pushback from doctors : Shots – Health News : NPR

Chris Freind: True infrastructure improvement is decentralizing Washington – Delco Times