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Legislature

Questions remain about GOP’s election ‘investigation’ | WITF

Envoy Sage president says ‘facts’ will guide state’s election probe | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Firm assisting Pa. Senate GOP’s election investigation will focus on election integrity – pennlive.com

Pa. election audit: Private company vows to protect voters’ information (theintell.com)

Process of pending Pennsylvania election audit remains shrouded in secrecy | TribLIVE.com

What to know about the vendor that’s conducting the Pa. Senate’s election investigation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. GOP’s election probe is an unnecessary and wasteful fool’s errand (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania elections remain political lightning rod in legislature, courts, counties (inquirer.com)

Nearly $700,000 Awarded for East Whiteland Intersection Improvements – MyChesCo

Sen. Muth Announces $2.6 Million in Grants for Local Infrastructure Improvements – MyChesCo

Senator Kearney Announces $1.3 Million in Grants for Delaware County Municipalities – MyChesCo

State representatives discuss the implications of redrawing the Chester County constituency – Pennsylvania News Today

State Senator Art Haywood of Pennsylvania – The Rick Smith Show (podcast) | Listen Notes

Wolf: $1.2B in spending will bolster Medicaid services | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

$450,000 Awarded for Plumstead Township Pedestrian Projects – NewsBreak

Borough of Topton awarded $168,594 for pedestrian safety projects (berksweekly.com)

LGH receives $750K in state grant for substance abuse, mental health treatment for new moms | Health | lancasteronline.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

See Where U.S. Covid Cases and Hospitalizations Are Surging – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Wistar Institute receives $4M grant to study Covid-19’s impact on at-risk populations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

White House continues vaccine mandate push for federal employees and others | ABC27

US to require all border crossers to be fully vaccinated in January – pennlive.com

COVID-19 killed at least 40 military veterans at VA nursing homes in Pa. | WITF

CHOP COVID vaccine videos reach millions, but will they persuade the hesitant? (inquirer.com)

Montgomery County OKs $150 ‘incentive’ for vaccinated employees (mainlinemedianews.com)

Region’s COVID-19 deaths surge continues, state adds 5,186 cases | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Vaccines making Thanksgiving easier, but hot spots remain | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

City leaders join Wyndham hotel picket line on Sunday | PhillyVoice

A staffing crisis at Pa. child care centers is upending family routines and slowing the economic recovery · Spotlight PA

More workers are returning to the office, but there’s a catch – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Small Business Saturday critical for businesses in 2021. Consumers are on board. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Comcast RISE program will accept applications from all women-owned businesses starting in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Dollar Tree permanently raising prices of most items to $1.25 (abc27.com)

2 Western Pa. coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule | TribLIVE.com

Many sportsmen forced to hunt for ammo this fall in Pennsylvania (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Ohio jury holds CVS, Walgreens and Walmart liable for opioid crisis : NPR

8 Philadelphia police employees accused of pandemic fraud | WITF

Pittsburgh police looking to become more engaged with faith groups | TribLIVE.com

Thomas Gavin sentenced for stealing rare Charles Oerter rifle from Valley Forge in a string of museum heists he got away with for 50 years (inquirer.com)

Rally slated for Saturday to call for independent investigation (poconorecord.com)

Lower Makefield names first deputy chief | The Bucks County Herald

Chief Steven Henry leaves Bristol Borough Police after six years (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Education

PASSHE’s Greenstein: School funding is vital to Pa.’s economic growth – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Reading School District hires a new superintendent (readingeagle.com)

In one Lehigh Valley school district, masks now ‘recommended, but no longer required’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

City school board votes not to reinstate student discipline policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wyoming Area will wait until new board is seated to decide masking policy | Times Leader

Scranton teachers, paraprofessionals approve new contracts | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Palisades superintendent named Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year (theintell.com)

‘We can’t get that back’: Parents fear culture would suffer if E-town closes 2 elementary schools | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

In split vote, Chester County certifies election results (dailylocal.com)

Parnell’s Withdrawal From Senate Race Opens Door For Dr. Oz, Others – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Dr. Oz equipped to fill void in Pennsylvania Senate race | News | gazette.com

‘This crowd is so big and unknown’: Pennsylvania Senate scramble could include Dr. Oz and former Bush official – KTVZ

With incumbent’s concession, Dems have flipped a Pa. Commonwealth Court seat | WITF

Crompton concedes; GOP takes three of four statewide judicial races – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate hopeful Arkoosh: Toppling Roe would have ‘horrific’ consequences | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Community organizer to challenge DeLuca in Pa. House Democratic primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Biden and warring Democrats: A disaster for 2022? (theintell.com)

 

Environment

Climate change challenges the United State’s electricity infrastructure : NPR

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Is Spawning In Explosion of Color : NPR

The Editors: Left-leaning states backpedal from harmful climate programs, will Wolf? (broadandliberty.com)

 

Transportation

Pa. Turnpike Commission says Thanksgiving weekend will be the busiest travel holiday of the year | WITF

Travelers ditch covid fears, frustrations for Thanksgiving family time | TribLIVE.com

PennDOT exec talks tolls with Hazleton chamber | News | standardspeaker.com

Charged up for an electric vehicle future in Pennsylvania (theintell.com)

 

Health

The ‘Last Stop’ Offers Hope for Drug Addicts in Kensington – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Flu is spreading around the Philly region and the nation. The holidays could help it take off. (inquirer.com)

UPMC on pace for record-breaking revenue in 2021, health giant took in $18B through September | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

EXCLUSIVE: US Senator Bob Casey looking for Republican co-sponsor to sign Iraq burn pit legislation (abc27.com)

In first in-person town hall, Pa.’s Dean touts infrastructure law, Biden’s domestic agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Shapiro, stop the Mariner East pipeline | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Wolf administration highlights holiday travel safety: “know before you go” (abc27.com)

DelVal Politicians, Residents Share Thanksgiving Favorites – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. deer-hunting season set to begin early Saturday: Here’s everything you need to know – pennlive.com

 

National News

Jon Meacham: Evensong homily preaches America to build bridges (ydr.com)

Waukesha Christmas parade: Darrell Brooks charged with 5 counts of homicide : NPR

Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil – Daily Local

President Biden taps into oil reserve, experts say gas prices will drop soon (abc27.com)

Samsung Announces Plans For $17 Billion Semiconductor Factory Outside Austin : NPR

Number of murders spiked in 2020-21 | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Ahmaud Arbery case goes to jury after 13-day trial | Across America | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Senator Committer-Daily Local Hosting Toys for Toys Donation Drive – Pennsylvania News Today

WCU diaper drive aims to make holidays brighter for those in need – Daily Local

Chester County municipal, school officials take part in safety exercise at power plant – Daily Local

Real estate developer earns Economic Development Award in Coatesville – Daily Local

Chester County land group joins tracking effort – Daily Local

Reading mayor decides not to buy a car with taxpayer money (readingeagle.com)

After a year off, central Pa. bars prepare for ‘normal’ Thanksgiving Eve celebrations – pennlive.com

This is how the Lehigh Valley cities plan to spend their American Rescue Plan money – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Radnor officials defeat measure to cancel ranch lease seen as aiding Ardrossan tax reductions (inquirer.com)

Wilkes-Barre’s 2022 budget moves toward approval | Times Leader

Crocamo: Luzerne County must address aging bridges | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council rejects use of ARP funds for transit funding matches | News | citizensvoice.com

Judge rules on challenge to renaming of Scranton streets in honor of President Biden | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Taxes hold steady in Hazleton following first reading of budget ordinance | News | standardspeaker.com

Richland Township approves 2022 budget without tax increase | The Bucks County Herald

Bush House Hotel residents need us when there’s ‘no room at the inn’ (theintell.com)

Stimulus funds will help Lancaster city avoid tax increase for 2022 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

City planning for conference center operation after Pasquerilla Enterprises steps aside | Local News | tribdem.com

Delaware County continues open space investment by allocating more than $3.4 million in Darby, Upland and Upper Providence (delcotimes.com)

Local fire companies battle the decline of volunteerism – Delco Times

 

Pitt

More concerns raised over proposal to give Pittsburgh City Council more power over development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ribbon cut for Frankie Pace Park connecting Downtown, Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto’s 2022 budget proposal includes more supervisory positions — and more funding — for police bureau | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police distributing free gun locks to minimize accidental shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s stand against HIV | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposal would make it illegal to park in Pittsburgh’s bike lanes | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia homicide rate 2021: City sets new record in deadliest year ever (inquirer.com)

Thanksgiving 2021 in the Philadelphia region: Finally gathering after last year’s isolation (inquirer.com)

After Wisconsin tragedy, Philly police are confident in their Thanksgiving Parade safety plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

The Inflation Miscalculation Complicating Biden’s Agenda – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

ZIPPERER: House Democrats Just Passed a Tax Cut For the Rich – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Maybe deficits do matter after all | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn Wharton Budget Model enjoys public lashings from both the Biden and Trump administrations (inquirer.com)