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Legislature

Some lawmakers had concerns about pipeline safety long before FBI probe
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/some-lawmakers-had-concerns-about-pipeline-safety-long-before-fbi/article_b0f14494-0890-11ea-8a2d-1fe72c1e14f6.html

A rising number of pregnant women in Pa. report workplace discrimination, while other states pass laws to prevent it
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pregnancy-discrimination-pregnant-workers-fairness-act-pennsylvania-women-workplace-20191118.html

Proposed legislation concerns Catholics
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/11/proposed-legislation-concerns-catholics/

We’re psychologists: This Pa. House bill mandating the burial of fetal remains is emotionally damaging to women | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/were-psychologists-this-pa-house-bill-mandating-the-burial-of-fetal-remains-is-emotionally-damaging-to-women-opinion/

Philadelphia raises its own red flag law
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/philadelphia-raises-its-own-red-flag-law-1.2560707

Business

Better snowmaking, better skiing expected this winter at region’s resorts
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/11/18/Seven-Springs-Hidden-Valley-ski-snowboard-2019-season-November-snowmaking/stories/201911080109

Berks raw dog food company sues federal government
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-raw-dog-food-company-sues-federal-government

Crime/Punishment

13 prison employees suspended in inmate death
https://www.timesleader.com/news/762868/13-prison-employees-suspended-in-inmate-death

Rahmael Holt joins list of Southwestern Pa. men on death row
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/whos-on-death-row-in-pennsylvania/

Education

After the melee: Radios believed to be deterrent to incidents
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/after-the-melee-radios-believed-to-be-deterrent-to-incidents-1.2560808

Sports official claims PIAA officer retaliated against him
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/sports-official-claims-piaa-officer-retaliated-against-him-1.2560830

East Penn’s project-based ‘school within a school’ gets green light
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/east-penn/mc-nws-east-penn-school-within-school-20191118-nfjihnu6cbaahbjlm7mu2o4kgi-story.html

Elections/Politics

Political signs waning in mid-November
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/political-signs-waning-in-mid-november/

Local elections may shade 2020 presidential race
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-elections-may-shade-2020-presidential-race-1.2560847

Local News

Luzerne County struggling to attract heavy equipment operators
https://www.timesleader.com/news/762895/luzerne-county-struggling-to-attract-heavy-equipment-operators

Faith Baptist Church in Plymouth holds Hometown Heroes event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/762861/faith-baptist-church-in-plymouth-holds-hometown-heroes-event

Correctional officers among new Luzerne County hirings
https://www.timesleader.com/news/762846/correctional-officers-among-new-luzerne-county-hirings

Luzerne County will not select new tax collector until next year
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-will-not-select-new-tax-collector-until-next-year-1.2560791

Documentary highlights the history of Hanson’s Amusement Park
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/documentary-highlights-the-history-of-hanson-s-amusement-park-1.2560800

Waverly Comm fundraiser to support building, programs
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/waverly-comm-fundraiser-to-support-building-programs-1.2560838

Women are taking over leadership of a suburban Philly town for the first time ever
https://www.inquirer.com/news/women-democrat-upper-gwynedd-commissioners-montgomery-county-pennsylvania-20191118.html

200 show love Sunday for Leechburg Community Library
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/200-show-love-sunday-for-leechburg-community-library/

Berks County libertarians making mark on local government
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-libertarians-making-mark-on-local-government

Fountain Hill considering stormwater fee. Nonprofit St. Luke’s would owe most.
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-fountain-hill-stormwater-fee-20191118-nhm4klkywrbntjr2b4b7qv4nsi-story.html

National News

California police say 4 dead, 6 wounded at backyard party in Fresno
https://triblive.com/news/world/california-police-say-4-dead-6-wounded-at-backyard-party-in-fresno/

New Jersey

‘We are believers’: Mother of 10-year-old boy shot in South Jersey shows hope on social media
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pleasantville-camden-shooting-playoff-game-20191117.html

Philly

At Philadelphia Fintech conference, PayPal co-founder foresees the end of the banking and credit card industries
https://www.inquirer.com/news/max-levchin-paypal-founder-affirm-philadelphia-federal-reserve-fintech-conference-20191118.html

Philadelphia medical schools try alternative therapies to help students cope with stressful profession
https://www.inquirer.com/health/doctor-suicide-medical-school-mental-health-20191118.html

2 dead, 5 injured in Saturday night and Sunday shootings in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/shootings-homicide-crime-philadelphia-guns-20191117.html

With safe injection sites, ‘Somebody has to go first.’ It could be Philadelphia
https://www.penncapital-star.com/health-care/with-safe-injection-sites-somebody-has-to-go-first-it-could-be-philadelphia/

Philly Mayor Kenney calls on library to eliminate fines for overdue materials
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/philly-mayor-kenney-calls-on-library-to-eliminate-fines-for-overdue-materials/

Pitt

State gives $500K to ‘rebuild’ street next to Hunt Armory
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/11/18/State-gives-half-a-million-to-rebuild-street-next-to-Hunt-Armory-peduto-hockey-penguins/stories/201911130176

Alcosan’s sewage bill assistance program slow to gain traction, raising questions
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/alcosans-sewage-bill-assistance-program-slow-to-gain-traction-raising-questions/

Man shot, killed in Wilkinsburg on Saturday, suspect in custody
https://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2019/11/17/Man-shot-killed-in-Wilkinsburg-Saturday-suspect-custody-arrested-shooting-argument/stories/201911170189

National Take a Hike Day focuses on education during Point State Park tour
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/recreation/2019/11/17/National-Take-a-Hike-Day-Point-State-Park-fort-pitt-duquesne/stories/201911170202

Taylor C. Noakes: Pittsburgh should strive for the strictest gun laws in the U.S.
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2019/11/18/Taylor-C-Noakes-Pittsburgh-strictest-gun-laws-US/stories/201911180014

Steve Blass remembers Vera Clemente for her charity work, continued love for Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/steve-blass-remembers-vera-clemente-for-her-charity-work-continued-love-for-pittsburgh/

State News

When it comes to fossil fuels, Pa. is taking big steps — in the wrong direction | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/mariner-east-pipeline-philadelphia-refinery-petrochemical-pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-climate-change-20191118.html

Attack of the acorns: Weather, chaos, or a vast oak conspiracy?
https://www.inquirer.com/science/acorns-oaks-trees-weather-philadelphia-mice-deer-20191118.html

Catholics halt adoption, foster care programs in Greensburg, Pittsburgh over state rule
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/catholics-halt-adoption-foster-care-programs-in-greensburg-pittsburgh-over-state-rule/

Many people in NEPA still struggling to earn living wage
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/many-people-in-nepa-stillstruggling-to-earn-living-wage-1.2560845

Special gun violence council hosts first hearing
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/special-gun-violence-council-hosts-first-hearing-1.2560759

Freon ban approaches: Here’s what Berks Countians need to know
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/freon-ban-approaches-heres-what-berks-countians-need-to-know

As Cumberland County grows, a wave of restaurants, hotels and retail arrives
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/11/as-cumberland-county-grows-a-wave-of-restaurants-hotels-and-retail-arrives.html

PA’s ‘State Superfund’ program cleans up scores of toxic sites across the state; now it’s going broke.
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191118/pas-state-superfund-program-cleans-up-scores-of-toxic-sites-across-state-now-its-going-broke

Transportation

SEPTA Key’s Regional Rail rollout is expected by spring. Here’s what needs to happen before then.
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-key-regional-rail-rollout-travel-wallet-20191118.html

Study debunks myth about safety for backseat passengers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/18/Study-debunks-myth-about-safety-for-backseat-passengers/stories/201911150140

Editorial: Major cuts in road funding hurt Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-major-cuts-in-road-funding-hurt-berks

Is PennDOT paving near you? Here’s the agency’s 5-year plan for Bucks County
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191118/is-penndot-paving-near-you-heres-agencys-5-year-plan-for-bucks-county

Washington

Congress moves forward on requiring schools to report hazing
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/11/16/Timothy-Piazza-Penn-State-fraternity-hazing-Glenn-Thompson/stories/201911170015

Nancy Pelosi invites Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry as new witnesses prepare
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/nancy-pelosi-donald-trump-testimony-invitation-impeachment-inquiry-20191118.html

Impeachment rules the day, but Pennsylvania lawmakers push bipartisan initiatives
https://triblive.com/local/regional/impeachment-rules-the-day-but-pennsylvania-lawmakers-push-bipartisan-initiatives/