Pa. Senate chairwoman raises issues with mental health funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate gets infusion of Lehigh Valley young blood with Nick Miller and Jarrett Coleman (mcall.com)

With new leadership in the Pa. Senate, what are lawmakers prioritizing when they return to session? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Democrats now control state House; with a vacant seat, they’ll have to work with GOP | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pa. House of Representatives flips to Democrats (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How the Democratic takeover of the Pa. House will begin · Spotlight PA

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania state House · Spotlight PA

What does a Democratic state house mean for Pennsylvanians? (abc27.com)

Pa. House Democrats secure majority with Rep. Todd Stephens’ concession in close race – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf vetoes bike lane bill over Philadelphia special prosecutor provision (abc27.com)

Wolf, Dems tout infrastructure law on its 1st birthday | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro’s election as Pa. governor strengthens Democrats’ push for more school spending – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Coatesville revitalization project gets $80,000 in state funding – Daily Local

State lawmaker and former Philadelphia Eagle hand out 500 turkeys in Reading (readingeagle.com)

What was Larry Krasner’s biggest offense? Correctly calling out a racist criminal justice system. (inquirer.com)



Philadelphia Museum of Art union hopes victory can inspire others (prismreports.org)

Rising food costs take a bite out of Thanksgiving dinner – Daily Local

That grocery receipt is correct – Thanksgiving dinner costs up 20%, says farm bureau – pennlive.com

Starbucks workers strike at more than 100 US stores – Daily Local

Workers at 6 Pittsburgh Starbucks strike, demanding better wages and guaranteed shifts | WITF

WESA, WYEP union vote passes by 26-1 majority | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Progress stalls in Post-Gazette, union talks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The End of Covid Vaccines at ‘Warp Speed’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Will Covid Boosters Prevent Another Wave? Scientists Aren’t So Sure. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Treating long COVID patients still requires lots of trial and error : Shots – Health News : NPR



Lancaster County creates website for new prison project | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Philadelphia police officer gets less than 2 years for killing unarmed Black man | WITF

Charges dismissed against Blakely nursing home workers accused of neglect | Cops and Courts | standardspeaker.com

How rampant phony license plates are being used to get away with crimes in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)



Coatesville Area School District eyes purchase of new metal detectors | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Bus driver shortage stops OJR from changing start times – Daily Local

Biden to ask Supreme Court to resume plan to dismiss student loan debt – pennlive.com

What to know if you’ve applied for student loan forgiveness (abc27.com)

Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi will address diversity issues at online town hall Friday | WITF

Sumner parents plead for school to stay open, ask leaders to ‘put yourself in our shoes’ | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Crestwood School Board OKs shared transportation agreement with Hazleton Area | Education | standardspeaker.com

Penn will evaluate U.S. News rankings in light of Harvard and Yale’s decision to withdraw (inquirer.com)




Trump announcement sparks excitement among local Democrats  | TribLIVE.com


Looking ahead, questions surround Oz, Fitzpatrick, Shapiro, Fetterman (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How ten-sided dice play into Pennsylvania’s post-election audit – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


How Lancaster County pulled off a near-flawless Election Day | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Philadelphia man charged for forging 2019 election petitions | WITF

As goes Cumberland County, so goes Pennsylvania? Maybe | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Erie’s state delegation sees PA House flip as chance for compromise (goerie.com)

Summer Lee plans to keep breaking down barriers in Congress | TribLIVE.com

Will a super PAC push Amen Brown for mayor? And why did Josh Shapiro dodge a Larry Krasner question? (inquirer.com)



From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Philadelphia Airport expects a bump in travelers this Thanksgiving week (inquirer.com)


Gun Safety

100 bullets fired Friday. 9 people shot Saturday. That’s two days in Kensington | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Health experts urge screenings during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (abc27.com)

LVHN announces agreement with Aetna, ensuring patients will remain in-network – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania reports sizable decline in overdose deaths, but experts wary | WITF

Early data suggest fatal overdoses slowing; not the case in Somerset County | News | tribdem.com

Erie County sees surge in flu cases, decline in COVID-19 (goerie.com)

Psychedelic treatment therapy, ketamine, mushrooms, topic of Philadose conference (inquirer.com)

Editorial: Highmark’s CEO raise is bad optics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pennsylvania set to receive $150 million from Walmart opioid settlement | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pension audit reports cite problems in Pennsylvania’s Northampton, Delaware counties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Firefighters warn people to be careful cooking on Thanksgiving (abc27.com)

State fights effort to document failure of competitive bidding on Allentown State Hospital property – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. core samples to get new, $6M home – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Campaign aims to stop adults from leaving children unattended to gamble | Business | citizensvoice.com

Snow squall, showers possible Friday as cold front sweeps through central Pa. – pennlive.com

Tom Hanks will take over the radio on Thanksgiving Day in western Pa. – pennlive.com

This year’s White House Christmas tree has Pennsylvania roots (inquirer.com)

Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants your Ticketmaster complaints over Taylor Swift ticket saga | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Declassified document shows Trump tweeted an image from a spy satellite : NPR

Qatar Bans Beer Sales at World Cup Stadiums – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Twitter employees quit after Elon Musk gives ultimatum : NPR

More Twitter workers flee after Musk’s ‘hardcore’ ultimatum; offices closed without warning (inquirer.com)

Taylor Swift Ticketmaster fiasco: Democrats scrutinize the company’s dominance : NPR

Elizabeth Holmes’ sentencing begins Friday : NPR

Potentially dangerous storm moves into Buffalo, western NY : NPR

Dam demolition set for Klamath River in California will be biggest in history : NPR

Point: Social Security’s Future Is a Question of Values, Not Affordability – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The feds make it too hard for former inmates to access Social Security benefits | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New York City approves taxi fare hike | News | standardspeaker.com

Storm with up to 4 feet of snow ‘may paralyze’ parts of New York – pennlive.com

N.J. retreats from controversial plan to eliminate school-based mental health programs (inquirer.com)


Local News

Lancaster city council looks for commitment, goals from applicants during public interviews for vacant seat | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Borough council approves budget with no 2023 tax increase in West Chester (dailylocal.com)

Residents Weigh In on DELCORA Sale – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Allentown abortion ordinances in limbo as City Council members worry about legal challenges – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bethlehem fuel spill: Hundreds evacuated after tanker overturns (mcall.com)

Overturned gas tanker spill displaces hundreds in Bethlehem (poconorecord.com)

Montgomery County gets first look at 2023 budget (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pocono Twp. makes offer to buy former school building, Core5 withdraws (poconorecord.com)

Black veterans graves and their service forgotten for decades (ydr.com)

2 Erie business foes face off again in court over $1.55 million deal (goerie.com)

Cambria County approves pay raises for CYS workers, other staff | Local News | tribdem.com

Scranton officials make case for mayor’s 2023 budget proposal | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County Council appoints Brian Swetz as acting county manager; Robertson’s last day is Friday | | standardspeaker.com

Berks 2023 budget proposal contains no tax increase (readingeagle.com)

Reading Pride Celebration will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (readingeagle.com)



Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburghers skeptical of mayor’s snow removal goals | TribLIVE.com

Downsized Shadyside apartment proposal still leaves some residents unhappy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leaking Cambria County natural gas storage well has been tamed, but questions remain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Public Safety officials say traffic should be visitors’ only concern on Light Up Night | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Council approves improvement district on North Broad St. | Local News | phillytrib.com

Black-owned holiday pop-up market opens In West Philadelphia | Business | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Marathon weather forecast has cold temps for race route (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym proposes city residency hiring change (inquirer.com)



GOP Rep. Comer says pending probes will show Hunter Biden peddled influence. : NPR

GOP eyes new priorities for House, starting with Biden probe | Times Leader

Who might replace Nancy Pelosi as party leader? : NPR

Congress holds historic hearing on a congressional seat for the Cherokee Nation : NPR