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Legislature

Pennsylvanians to get more time on sex abuse charges, suits
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/21/Pennsylvanians-to-get-more-time-on-sex-abuse-charges-suits/stories/201911210192

In historic move, Pa. legislature passed clergy abuse reforms. Here’s why they’ll have to do part of it again.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-child-sexual-abuse-bill-statute-of-limitations-legislature-20191121.html

Mark Rozzi’s bills to aid child sex abuse victims on the way to governor
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mark-rozzis-bills-to-aid-child-sex-abuse-victims-on-the-way-to-governor

Secrecy, deal-making rule in process to pick Pa.’s interim judges
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/21/Secrecy-deal-making-rule-in-process-to-pick-Pa-s-interim-judges/stories/201911200176

Pennsylvania moves to raise cigarettes, e-cigs, other tobacco products to age to 21
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-moves-to-raise-cigarettes-e-cigs-other-tobacco-products-to-age-to-21/

Bill raising purchase age for tobacco products, e-cigs to 21 passes Pa. House and Senate
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/bill-raising-purchase-age-for-cigarettes-e-cigs-other-tobacco-products-from-18-to-21-passes-pa-house-and-senate.html

Pa. House, Senate approve bill upping the tobacco purchase age to 21 for most Pa. residents
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/will-pennsylvanians-have-to-wait-until-age-21-to-buy-tobacco-products-its-up-to-gov-wolf/

Bill to shed light on pharmacy benefit manager practices passed in Pa. House
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/bill-to-shed-light-on-pharmacy-benefit-manager-practices-passed-in-pa-house-1.2562358

PA House passes Matzie bill making pharmacy benefit managers’ practices more transparent
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191121/pa-house-passes-matzie-bill-making-pharmacy-benefit-managers-practices-more-transparent

Killion: Deana’s Law imposing stronger penalties on repeat DUI offenders
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/killion-deana-s-law-imposing-stronger-penalties-on-repeat-dui/article_f2671930-0d18-11ea-b86d-5b617fa93c36.html

Last-minute bill amendment addresses scanner, privacy issues at the polls
https://papost.org/2019/11/21/last-minute-bill-amendment-addresses-scanner-privacy-issues-at-the-polls/

Philadelphia wants to ban guns in parks and rec centers. Harrisburg probably won’t let it.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-bans-guns-parks-rec-centers-20191121.html

Help save soldiers’ lives
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/help-save-soldiers-lives-1.2562267

Time to end charter fund disparities
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/time-to-end-charter-fund-disparities-1.2562265

Health impacts of the natural gas industry are hurting Pennsylvania residents | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/11/health-impacts-of-the-natural-gas-industry-are-hurting-pennsylvania-residents-opinion.html

Insurance approval delays caused my patient needless suffering. Reform is imperative | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/insurance-approval-delays-caused-my-patient-needless-suffering-reform-is-imperative-opinion/

I survived childhood bullying. These Pa. House and Senate bills criminalizing it are not not the answer | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/i-survived-childhood-bullying-these-pa-house-and-senate-bills-criminalizing-it-are-not-not-the-answer-opinion/

EDITORIAL: It’s time to ban gifts for lawmakers
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/11/22/editorial-its-time-ban-gifts-lawmakers/4255768002/

Administration

Gov. Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/down-syndrome-abortion-pennsylvania-20191121.html

Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban
https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/wolf-vetoes-ban-on-abortions-in-case-of-down-syndrome-diagnosis/

Business

Not fulfilling: Labor leader blasts Amazon for using out-of-state help on Findlay facility
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/11/22/Amazon-Findlay-Township-fulfillment-center-Darrin-Kelly-labor-council/stories/201911220084

Crime/Punishment

Former Villanova campus ministry official to serve 78 months in prison for child porn
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/villanova-chaplain-timothy-oconnell-child-pornography-guilty-federal-court-20191121.html

Pa. State Police make big cocaine bust; five face federal drug charges
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/21/pennsylvania-state-police-fbi-mexico-cocaine-drugs-arrest/stories/201911210172

Jerry Sandusky expected in court for new sentencing in abuse case
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/sandusky-expected-in-court-for-new-sentencing-in-abuse-case/

Suspended cop accused of sexual abuse agrees to plea deal
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/suspended-cop-accused-of-sexual-abuse-agrees-to-plea-deal-1.2562490

Education

Penn-Trafford tops in Westmoreland County on state assessment tests
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/p-t-tops-in-county-on-state-assessment-tests/

Future of Cheyney U. at stake: Middle States meets to make final decision on school’s accreditation
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/future-of-cheyney-u-at-stake-middle-states-meets-to/article_4680a2c7-929f-5ae8-aba5-4126ce87258e.html

Elections/Politics

Lower Burrell lawyer to run against Brewster in Senate’s 45th district
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/21/Lower-Burrell-lawyer-to-run-against-Brewster-in-Senate-s-45th-district/stories/201911210200

Gaming

Mini-casino rejected for Beaver County
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/11/21/Mini-casino-rejected-for-Beaver-County/stories/201911210184

Local News

At second hearing, officials and residents rally against SCI-Retreat closure
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763332/at-second-hearing-officials-and-resident-rally-against-sci-retreat-closure

Officials urge Wolf administration to focus on truth when deciding fate of SCI-Retreat
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-urge-wolf-administration-to-focus-on-truth-when-deciding-fate-of-sci-retreat-1.2562466

Council fails to advance Wilkes-Barre’s proposed 2020 budget to a vote, new mayor to submit his plan
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763342/council-fails-to-advance-wilkes-barres-proposed-2020-budget-to-a-vote-new-mayor-to-submit-his-plan

Luzerne County responds to claims against councilman
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-responds-to-claims-against-councilman-1.2562397

Green Goods brings homegrown medical marijuana to its Scranton dispensary
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763323/green-goods-brings-homegrown-medical-marijuana-to-its-scranton-dispensary

Did you see that marijuana banner flying over Scranton?
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/did-you-see-that-marijuana-banner-flying-over-scranton-1.2562336

Scranton Sewer Authority requests auditor general’s review of 2016 sewer system sale
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-sewer-authority-requests-auditor-general-s-review-of-2016-sewer-system-sale-1.2562357

Lonnie Walker IV delivers turkeys to the needy in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lonnie-walker-iv-delivers-turkeys-to-the-needy-in-his-hometown

Berks County commissioners expect no change in taxes in 2020
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-commissioners-expect-no-change-in-taxes-in-2020

Reading ‘beer cave’ kept 19th century brews cool, but now it’s mostly a safety concern
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/a-cold-one-reading-beer-cave-runs-deep-into-mountainside

National News

E. coli cases lead to a recall covering 97K pounds of salad products
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/11/21/E-coli-97000-pounds-salad-products-recalled-possible-contamination-outbreak/stories/201911210224

Lawsuit: Catholic Church pressured sex abuse victims into unfair settlements
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/11/lawsuit-catholic-church-pressured-sex-abuse-victims-into-unfair-settlements.html

Philly

‘Enough is enough’: at Philly school board meeting, community demands action
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-schools-environmental-hazards-asbestos-nurse-20191122.html

SEPTA’s new train car manufacturer scrutinized for using supplies mined by children
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/crrc-child-labor-madagascar-mica-septa-rail-car-train-transit-20191122.html

He was their rock. Years later, his unsolved murder still burns. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/george-longshore-unsolved-homicide-washington-monastery-elkins-park-maria-panaritis-20191122.html

What to know about the Philly Marathon route, road closures, and security
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-marathon-2019-route-date-start-time-road-closures-security-septa-records-20191121.html

2 Philly cops charged in separate criminal cases
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nathaniel-williams-charles-myers-philadelphia-police-misconduct-20191121.html

Two teens wounded in separate city shootings
https://www.inquirer.com/news/teens-shot-south-philadelphia-oxford-circle-20191122.html

Legislation introduced in Council to change real estate tax abatement
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/legislation-introduced-in-council-to-change-real-estate-tax-abatement/article_7239096a-1b56-5617-b728-5916603e1acf.html

Hahnemann closure puts $51 million in Medicaid funds in play. Will the money stay in Philly?
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/hahnemann-medicaid-funds-philadelphia-public-hospital-20191121.html

Ex-Philly Sheriff’s Office employee sentenced to one year in prison for accepting $40K in bribes
https://www.inquirer.com/news/michael-riverso-sentencing-philly-sheriffs-office-bribery-jewell-williams-20191121.html

SEPTA appoints PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards as general manager
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-general-manager-penndot-leslie-richards-jeffrey-knueppel-20191121.html

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards to lead SEPTA
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/22/penndot-secretary-leslie-richards-to-lead-septa/

Philanthropy fails in its approach to inequality. Here’s a way to change it. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/community-funds-philanthropy-donor-wealth-giving-project-20191122.html

Council reached consensus on ten-year-tax abatement reform. They should show their work to the public. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-tax-abatement-ten-year-reform-city-council-20191121.html

Attacking black athletes who dare to think and speak for themselves has become a sport of its own | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/malcolm-jenkins-john-mcnesby-police-black-athletes-20191121.html

Philly DA names office’s first ever artist-in-residence, James Hough
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/21/philly-da-names-offices-first-ever-artist-in-residence-james-hough/

Pitt

Pittsburgh sinkhole that swallowed a bus could take months to repair
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/the-sinkhole-that-swallowed-a-bus-could-take-months-to-repair/

State News

DEP staffers called to testify before grand jury on shale gas crimes
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/11/21/DEP-employees-testify-at-state-investigative-grand-jury/stories/201911210201

‘What if it was your family?’ Hundreds of Delaware County town’s residents pack EPA landfill meeting
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/epa-landfill-cancer-norwood-delaware-county-20191122.html

Hundreds pack meeting in Norwood on landfill; EPA says no risk
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/hundreds-pack-meeting-in-norwood-on-landfill-epa-says-no/article_7656e898-0cd7-11ea-9071-cbe450a15178.html

Fix risky dams: Water-over-the-dam mentality cannot prevail
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/22/Fix-risky-dams-Water-over-the-dam-mentality-cannot-prevail/stories/201911180046

Trouble in Toyland: Consumers warned about dangerous toys in latest report
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191121/trouble-in-toyland-consumers-warned-about-dangerous-toys-in-latest-report

Transportation

Opening of Harmar’s Jacoby Road delayed until next year
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/opening-of-harmars-jacoby-road-delayed-until-next-year/

Airport announces new app; passenger flow streak ends
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763310/airport-announces-new-app-passenger-flow-streak-ends

Airport set to unveil app soon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/airport-set-to-unveil-app-soon-1.2562393

PennDOT to slash $700 million in scheduled upgrades in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/penndot-to-slash-700-million-in-scheduled-upgrades-in-berks

Can passenger rail service return to Berks? Forum looks at what it would take
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/can-passenger-rail-service-return-to-berks-forum-looks-at-what-it-would-take

Could it be a Christmas miracle? Coplay-Northampton Bridge expected to reopen in the weeks ahead
https://www.mcall.com/business/transportation/mc-biz-coplay-northampton-bridge-reopening-december-20191121-f4fiom6al5ey5hyge6e2accpmy-story.html

Washington

Lindsey Graham launches a probe into the Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/11/21/Biden-Ukraine-Lindsey-Graham-Burisma-probe-Trump-impeachment/stories/201911210223