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Legislature

Local ‘clean slate’ advocates push for national rollout
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/local-clean-slate-advocates-push-for-national-rollout/article_dc2ceb44-fdd5-50ac-a545-080c78e77ebb.html

Widening the view: Municipal Police Training Commission gains new perspective
https://www.dailyamerican.com/news/opinion/widening-the-view-municipal-police-training-commission-gains-new-perspective/article_cfa81931-1209-5cf5-b566-ef71b596e77b.html

Vote warranted on pay raises
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/vote-warranted-on-pay-raises-1.2413985

Business

Without Toys R Us this Black Friday, Walmart, Amazon, and Target battle to sell you toys
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/retail/black-friday-toys-r-us-walmart-target-christmas-shopping-20181123.html

Crime/Punishment

Philadelphia-area couple face charges over 100s of exotic pets found in home
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/22/Philadelphia-area-couple-face-charges-over-100s-of-exotic-pets-found-in-home/stories/201811220108

Berks County judge to decide whether convicted killer gets new trial
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-judge-to-decide-whether-convicted-killer-gets-new-trial

Education

Crestwood school board grants more time for fieldhouse site work
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725647/crestwood-school-board-grants-more-time-for-fieldhouse-site-work

Program focuses on girls’ self-respect, healthy lifestyle
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/program-focuses-on-girls-self-respect-healthy-lifestyle-1.2414127

Fact-finder appointed for Twin Valley contract dispute
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/fact-finder-appointed-for-twin-valley-contract-dispute

A shortage of computer science teachers is putting the workforce at risk | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/11/a-shortage-of-computer-science-teachers-is-putting-the-workforce-at-risk-opinion.html#incart_river_index

Betsy DeVos: It’s time we balance the scales of justice in our schools
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2018/11/betsy-devos-its-time-we-balance-the-scales-of-justice-in-our-schools.html#incart_river_index

Temple brings black men in medicine together to boost doctors of color
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/temple-brings-black-men-in-medicine-together-to-boost-doctors/article_8d799cef-1c7e-5095-a8a9-39714e52776e.html

Elections/Politics

Democrats won the midterms in the suburbs. If they can keep them, is it ‘game over’ in Pennsylvania?
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/11/22/midterms-democrats-republicans-suburbs-trump-2018-2020-pennsylvania/stories/201811210050

Sen. Bob Casey tells TV station he’s considering presidential bid
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/sen-bob-casey-tells-tv-station-hes-considering-presidential-bid.html#incart_river_index

Where do all the unused campaign contributions in Pa. go?
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/11/where-do-all-the-unused-campaign-contributions-go.php

Gaming

Cordish acquires 100% control of Philly stadium casino project
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/tourism_casinos/stadium-casino-parx-cordish-corporate-restructuring-extension-20181121.html

Local News

Volunteers serve up hot holiday meals for hundreds in Luzerne, Wyoming counties
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725633/volunteers-serve-up-hot-holiday-meals-for-hundreds-in-luzerne-wyoming-counties

CEO volunteers prepares, delivers Thanksgiving meals for area’s homebound
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ceo-volunteers-prepares-delivers-thanksgiving-meals-for-area-s-homebound-1.2414109

Planned Parenthood lease revoked by Kirby Health Center; rally planned
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725649/planned-parenthood-lease-revoked-by-kirby-health-center-rally-planned-in-support

Scranton nonprofit’s promotion: Shop Small, then Lunch Local
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-nonprofit-s-promotion-shop-small-then-lunch-local-1.2414123

‘We seem to be a town people forget about.’ Bucks residents fume after three months without a post office.
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/croydon-post-office-pa-closed-bucks-county-20181123.html

Popular gun-lock program expanding to seniors in Bucks
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/gun-trigger-lock-seniors-bucks-20181123.html

Thanksgiving dinners serve humanity’s warmth on frigid day in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/thanksgiving-dinners-serve-humanitys-warmth-on-frigid-day-in-berks

Real estate agents serve up dinners for seniors in Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/real-estate-agents-serve-up-dinners-for-seniors-meals-on-wheels

Reading Hispanic Center serves up Thanksgiving meal
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-hispanic-center-serves-up-thanksgiving-meal

Reading City Council shaves $2.4 million budget shortfall
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-shaves-24-million-budget-shortfall&template=ourcityart

Editorial: Animal Rescue League needs more municipal support
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-animal-rescue-league-needs-more-municipal-support

Officials to examine ways to make housing more affordable in Chester County
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/officials-to-examine-ways-to-make-housing-more-affordable-in/article_96b2e52e-edd4-11e8-9db9-07df1f0f6cc4.html

National News

Vets shortchanged again: Stalled GI Bill payments are VA’s latest gaffe
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/23/Vets-shortchanged-again-Stalled-GI-Bill-payments-are-VA-s-latest-gaffe/stories/201811230036

Why is it okay there are so many hungry among us? | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/why-is-it-okay-there-are-so-many-hungry-among-us-editorial-20181123.html

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers unveil legislation legalizing marijuana
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/nj-lawmakers-unveil-legislation-legalizing-marijuana-20181121.html

Philly

The other victims of Kensington’s opioid crisis: Children bearing witness
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/kensington-opioid-crisis-children-schools-20181123.html

Philly region’s housing market in 2019: The slowdown will continue, experts say
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/residential/2019-real-estate-predictions-philadelphia-suburbs-housing-slowdown-tax-abatement-20181123.html

Lifting Kensington — through soccer
http://www2.philly.com/philly/education/kensington-soccer-club-teacher-jim-hardy-20181122.html

Local retailers look forward to Small Business Saturday
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local-retailers-look-forward-to-small-business-saturday/article_0fe3d4a9-e0a5-5dd7-bfd6-0b0f62b39fbb.html

Streamline school application process in Philly | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/charter-school-application-process-philadelphia-20181123.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh gets coldest Thanksgiving in 80 years … but that’s about to change
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/11/23/Pittsburgh-gets-coldest-Thanksgiving-in-80-years-weather-rain-snow/stories/201811220115

Warm-hearted tradition: Goodfellows helping needy kids with toys at Christmas
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/11/22/Goodfellows-Marines-Toys-for-Tots-needy-children-Christmas/stories/201811190144

Holiday brings thanks and giving after the massacre in Squirrel Hill
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/22/Thanksgiving-Squirrel-Hill-pittsburgh-Tree-of-Life-Kollel-thank-you-cards-dinner-police/stories/201811220101

Bethel Park diner dishes up free Thanksgiving dinners
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2018/11/22/Bethel-Park-diner-dishes-up-free-Thanksgiving-dinners/stories/201811220112

Following the example of Antwon Rose II, Rankin event turns grief into giving
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/11/22/Rankin-Thanksgiving-Antwon-Rose-Hammonds-Initiative/stories/201811220111

Thousands lace up for annual Turkey Trot in Pittsburgh
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/11/22/Thousands-lace-up-for-annual-Turkey-Trot-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201811220095

This program made sure families with incarcerated parents got Thanksgiving
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/22/Forgotten-families-Parents-with-an-incarcerated-partner/stories/201811220077

Protecting high-rises: Council should move quickly to require sprinklers
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/23/Protecting-high-rises-Council-should-move-quickly-to-require-sprinklers/stories/201811230037

State News

With cold weather here, Pennsylvania American Water offers tips to prevent frozen pipes
https://www.timesleader.com/news/725640/with-cold-weather-here-pennsylvania-american-water-offers-tips-to-prevent-frozen-pipes

He killed in self-defense but still can’t get his gun back, split Pa. court rules
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/he-killed-in-self-defense-but-still-cant-get-his-gun-back-split-pa-court-rules.html#incart_river_index

Check your Christmas tree just in case it’s carrying lanternfly eggs
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-christmas-tree-slf-20181119-story.html

Washington

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas James Comey and Loretta Lynch
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/house-judiciary-committee-subpoenas-james-comey-loretta-lynch-20181122.html