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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 (

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

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

Pa. House of Representatives flips to Democrats (

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? (

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

Wolf vetoes bike lane bill over Philadelphia special prosecutor provision (

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

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

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

State lawmaker and former Philadelphia Eagle hand out 500 turkeys in Reading (

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



Philadelphia Museum of Art union hopes victory can inspire others (

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 –

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 (

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



The End of Covid Vaccines at ‘Warp Speed’ – The New York Times (

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

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 |

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 |

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



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

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

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

What to know if you’ve applied for student loan forgiveness (

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 |

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

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




Trump announcement sparks excitement among local Democrats  |


Looking ahead, questions surround Oz, Fitzpatrick, Shapiro, Fetterman (

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


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

Philadelphia man charged for forging 2019 election petitions | WITF

As goes Cumberland County, so goes Pennsylvania? Maybe | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Erie’s state delegation sees PA House flip as chance for compromise (

Summer Lee plans to keep breaking down barriers in Congress |

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



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



Philadelphia Airport expects a bump in travelers this Thanksgiving week (


Gun Safety

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



Health experts urge screenings during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (

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

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

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

Erie County sees surge in flu cases, decline in COVID-19 (

Psychedelic treatment therapy, ketamine, mushrooms, topic of Philadose conference (

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


State News

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

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

Firefighters warn people to be careful cooking on Thanksgiving (

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

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

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

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

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

This year’s White House Christmas tree has Pennsylvania roots (

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 (

Twitter employees quit after Elon Musk gives ultimatum : NPR

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

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 (

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

New York City approves taxi fare hike | News |

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

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


Local News

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

Borough council approves budget with no 2023 tax increase in West Chester (

Residents Weigh In on DELCORA Sale – DV Journal (

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

Bethlehem fuel spill: Hundreds evacuated after tanker overturns (

Overturned gas tanker spill displaces hundreds in Bethlehem (

Montgomery County gets first look at 2023 budget (

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

Black veterans graves and their service forgotten for decades (

2 Erie business foes face off again in court over $1.55 million deal (

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

Scranton officials make case for mayor’s 2023 budget proposal | News |

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

Berks 2023 budget proposal contains no tax increase (

Reading Pride Celebration will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (



Coalition invites community participation to envision a better future for Black Pittsburghers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburghers skeptical of mayor’s snow removal goals |

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 |

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

Philadelphia Marathon weather forecast has cold temps for race route (

Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym proposes city residency hiring change (



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