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Highlights in Harrisburg this week include gerrymandered pizza (?) | City & State PA (

Shusterman bill would give small Pa. growers piece of cannabis market – Daily Local

State lawmaker floating privatizing ‘historical recognitions,’ criticizes state diversity efforts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Schwank, Adams Announce Pardon Project of Berks County – BCTV

Pardon Project of Berks County aims to give second chances to those who served their sentences (

Pa. Senate moves to block part of Gov. Wolf’s climate plan – Shale Gas Reporter


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID vaccine for younger kids already being packed, shipped | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf admin offers additional paid leave to state workers to encourage getting COVID-19 vaccine (

Wolf offers extra paid leave for vaccinated state employees | City & State PA (

Pa. state workers who get COVID vaccine get 5 paid days off or lump sum (

Wolf administration offers commonwealth staff additional time off to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania’s COVID vaccination leave policy will cost $100M, treasurer says | Pennsylvania |

“Fiscally irresponsible and completely tone deaf”: leaders criticize Wolf’s vaccination vacation incentive (

Military weighs penalties for those who refuse COVID vaccine (

Holiday Travel and Covid: Here’s What to Expect – The New York Times (

October was COVID-19’s deadliest month since January, Cambria added 45 deaths | Coronavirus |

Guest Opinion: Getting vaccinated should be a choice (

Biden gives contractors leeway on COVID-19 vaccine mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When will the COVID-19 pandemic be over? Here’s how we’ll know. (

Outlook for COVID-19 spread better for upcoming holidays than last year | Coronavirus |



How Car Shortages Are Putting the Economy at Risk – The New York Times (

SBA loans, grants get boost under latest version of the “Build Back Better” legislation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bala Cynwyd poised to follow lead of King of Prussia, Conshohocken on development boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Weighing job security and worker safety, business advocacy groups prepare for federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Americans sour on economy amid inflation woes: AP-NORC Poll | National News |

Texas company purchases 35,430-square-foot central Pa. self-storage facility –



Philadelphia bans police stops for certain traffic violations | Pennsylvania |



Books with Graphic Sexual Content Draw Radnor Parents’ Ire – DV Journal (

Phoenixville School Board mulls selling closed school property – Daily Local

University of Pittsburgh requires student, staff vaccinations by Dec. 6 | Coronavirus |

Central Bucks Schools District parents suing district blame COVID policies for outbreak (

Pitt requires all students, faculty and staff to get COVID-19 vaccine by December | WITF

Temple Univ. initiative aims to keep more Black Philly youth in college – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

District decision to end health benefits during strike met with outrage in Scranton | Education |

Scranton teachers to lose health insurance during strike; school board to meet tonight | Education |




Election Day 2021: What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections – The New York Times (

Elections across US showcase security steps, new voting laws | News |

Threats and harassment directed at election workers imperils democracy, too | Editorial (

Dems on the Hill keep wary eye on Virginia – POLITICO

New Jersey governor race: Live election results and updates : NPR


When do polls open in Pa.? All the information you need for the 2021 Pa. election day · Spotlight PA

Election day preview with Pa. Secretary of State Victoria Degraffenreid (

Major cases could come before judges on Pennsylvania ballots | WITF

The Most Competitive U.S. Senate Races in 2022 – Paste (

McSwain Demands Shapiro Resign as AG, Cites Conflict of Interest – DV Journal (

Senate candidate Sean Parnell’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked – Daily Local

Senate candidate’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked | WITF

GOP Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Reportedly Accused Of ‘Strangling’ Wife (

Pa. GOP Senate candidate’s wife testifies that he hit their children, tried to choke her | TheHill

Enthusiasm for Biden drops in key Pa. suburbs according to new polling (

Election Day 2021: The three races watch today | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


abc27 to watch Harrisburg mayor race closely, director of elections gives voter advice

Valyo: Democrats will keep Chester County moving forward – Daily Local

Want to see who’s funding local candidates in Pa.? It’s harder than you’d think. · Spotlight PA

A basic guide to vetting your local candidates in Pennsylvania’s 2021 school board elections · Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh magistrate race turns contentious as Election Day nears | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Election Day: Polls open in Monroe County (

Election Day in Erie County, PA: What you need to know (

Dems and Reps hoping for good turnout today (

Voters to pick County Council, Row Office and Common Pleas judges Tuesday (

Former Lebanon School board member looks to become city’s first Hispanic mayor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly Black Clergy group endorses candidates for general election | Local News |

POLLS ARE OPEN: It’s Election Day in Pittsburgh and all across Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Polls are open across Lancaster County for the 2021 municipal elections; here’s what you need to know | PA Power and Policy |

Allegheny County voters will select 10 Common Pleas judges on Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republican lawsuit over mail-in ballots in Delaware County dismissed by judge (

It’s Election Day, Lehigh Valley. Here’s what to know if you’re heading to the polls. – The Morning Call (

Officials in Allegheny County expect higher voter turnout, thanks to mail-in ballots |

Luzerne County mail ballot return about 62.5% as of Monday afternoon | Times Leader

Early morning voter turnout light in Luzerne County | Election |

Here’s what you need to know about Election Day in Berks County (



Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas – The New York Times (

Biden announces a plan in Glasgow to help poorer countries with climate change | WITF

Biden calls for ‘decade of action’ on climate, apologizes for Trump exit from Paris Accord – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

COP26: More than 100 countries vow to end deforestation (



Gov. Wolf discusses health equity and announces Pennie’s 2022 open enrollment (

Done deal: Jefferson acquires Temple’s stake in Health Partners Plans for $305M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Geisinger to pay $18.5 million after violating Medicare rules | WITF


State News

‘Wear it!’: Life jackets now mandatory through April 30 (

US cuts deal on steel tariffs with EU, but Sen. Toomey says more is needed | WITF

‘We stand at a crossroads’: Chesapeake Bay Foundation names its new president – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Despite COVID delays, Pa. still seeking to close two state centers by next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted – Daily Local

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021: Stars, spectators return in NY (

Guest Opinion: Make immigration more like a job interview (

Yahoo pulls out of China amid ‘challenging’ environment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fed to start reining in economic aid as inflation risk rises | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Barclays CEO Jes Staley steps down as Epstein fallout spreads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas abortion ban: Pennsylvania officials decry ‘heinous and blatantly unconstitutional’ law – The Morning Call (


Local News

Secret Pa. rally drew noted white supremacists · Spotlight PA

Developer outlines 30-year plan to redevelop Bala Plaza sites – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County transportation program awards 8 project grants – Mainline Media News

Being Black in Beaver County: Nonprofit highlights Black creatives (

Beyond/Hello joins medical marijuana industry in Monroe County (

Purolite, based in Upper Merion, is being sold to Ecolab for $3.7 billion – Delco Times

Wall Street is offering big pay increases to build a crypto army (

Luzerne County sheriff, coroner highlight staffing woes in budget talks | Times Leader

Hazleton City Council hears airport skydiving concerns | News |

Reading finances look good to exit financial oversight next year (

Former Lancaster city officers made fake COVID-19 vaccine cards; FBI says it’s against federal law | Local News |

More housing pops up near Clipper Magazine Stadium: $3M project adds 12 luxury apartment units | Local Business |



Protections against evictions in Allegheny County expire as court denies extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council changes landlord rental registration fees; recommends new streetlight contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority reduces hours at Downtown Service Center due to employee COVID-19 cases | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City officials, school administrators and students speak out for children’s safety | Local News |

Philadelphia School District safety needs to be a top city priority, officials say (

Dr. Ala Stanford no longer vying to be Philly’s next health commissioner, citing potential conflict | Local News |

Yorktown residents say development is changing character of neighborhood | Local News |

Memorial event honors remains moved from Penn burial grounds | Local News |

Project HOME expands supportive housing for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness | Local News |



Biden promises bold climate action, but Build Back Better bill still in question (

Manchin wavers on Biden’s plan, Democrats vow to push ahead | News |

Manchin urges House to pass infrastructure bill but does not endorse $1.75tn framework – live (

How to meet America’s climate goals: 5 policies for Biden’s next climate bill | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Democrats not only have to pass their social spending package. They also have to sell it – The Washington Post

Sen. Josh Hawley blames Democrats for assault on masculinity, says America needs economy ‘in which men can thrive’ –