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Philadelphia Parents Continue To Call For Change Following Discovery Of Asbestos In Multiple Schools
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/11/22/philadelphia-parents-continue-to-call-for-change-following-discovery-of-asbestos-in-multiple-schools/

Bill would create logos for businesses owned by vets
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191125/bill-would-create-logos-for-businesses-owned-by-vets

Deana’s Law passes committee hurdle, will go to Senate
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/deana-s-law-passes-committee-hurdle-will-go-to-senate/article_5bf60b30-0d74-11ea-9a42-3bff5305e346.html

State puts our children in danger by not allowing city to regulate guns | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-gun-violence-safe-haven-safe-storage-control-preemption-20191125.html

Let’s all buckle up: Pennsylvania lawmakers should heed the data
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/25/Let-s-all-buckle-up-Pennsylvania-lawmakers-should-heed-the-data/stories/201911190051

Our view: State falls short on abuse reform
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20191125/our-view-state-falls-short-on-abuse-reform

Business

Western Pa. CEOs commit to ‘sustainability goals,’ vow to make progress no matter what Trump says
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/western-pa-ceos-commit-to-sustainability-goals-vow-to-make-progress-no-matter-what-trump-says/

Education

The average cost to educate a Berks County student is $19,041
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/average-cost-to-educate-a-berks-student-is-19041

Easton school bus drivers got a new contract. Here’s how much they get paid.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/11/easton-school-bus-drivers-got-a-new-contract-heres-how-much-they-get-paid.html

Students at Lafayette College are on a mission: To spread happiness
https://www.inquirer.com/education/college-happiness-club-lafayette-northwestern-students-20191125.html

Ursinus College cancels men’s, women’s swimming seasons for hazing violations
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/ursinus-college-swimming-season-cancelled-hazing-20191124.html

Diversity marks latest class of US Rhodes Scholars
https://www.inquirer.com/education/rhodes-scholars-latest-class-minorities-20191124.html

Coroner’s office releases autopsy results for Erie teen who died suddenly in State College
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/coroners-office-releases-autopsy-results-for-erie-teen-who-died-suddenly-in-state-college/

West Chester wins first NCAA field hockey title since 2012
https://www.dailylocal.com/sports/west-chester-wins-first-ncaa-field-hockey-title-since/article_6fc1e9c0-0f2e-11ea-975f-eb14896453df.html

Elections/Politics

Casey urges Democratic candidates to blast Trump, not one another, on health care
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/25/casey-urges-democratic-candidates-to-blast-trump-not-one-another-on-health-care/

Health Care

1st patient grateful for new hospital
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/1st-patient-grateful-for-new-hospital-1.2563680

Local News

City council wants to know when Scranton’s 2018 audit will be received
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/city-council-wants-to-know-when-scranton-s-2018-audit-will-be-received-1.2563838

Scranton council budget caucus Dec. 4
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-budget-caucus-dec-4-1.2563770

Scranton Veterans Park committee compiles names of 950+ veterans for new monument
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-veterans-park-committee-compiles-names-of-950-veterans-for-new-monument-1.2563779

Pop culture enthusiasts descend on Scranton for comic convention
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pop-culture-enthusiasts-descend-on-scranton-for-comic-convention-1.2563727

Sewer sale transparency long overdue
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/sewer-sale-transparency-long-overdue-1.2563572

Lawsuit filed in death of Martz chairman
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/lawsuit-filed-in-death-of-martz-chairman-1.2563682

Pioneer Tunnel receives $400K grant for new lokie barn
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/pioneer-tunnel-receives-400k-grant-for-new-lokie-barn-1.2563675

Luzerne County Children and Youth budget request increase discussed
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763682/luzerne-county-children-and-youth-budget-request-increase-discussed

20 apply for Luzerne County election director vacancy
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763680/20-apply-for-luzerne-county-election-director-vacancy

County decision on voting machines, 911 upgrades loom
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-decision-on-voting-machines-911-upgrades-loom-1.2563763

Back Mountain church takes part in Operation Christmas Child
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/763640/back-mountain-church-takes-part-in-operation-christmas-child

YMCA Camp Kresge welcomes new director
https://www.timesleader.com/news/763619/ymca-camp-kresge-welcomes-new-director

Edwardsville Christmas tree honors military not home for the holidays
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/edwardsville-christmas-tree-honors-military-not-home-for-the-holidays-1.2563745

Girls on the Run of Berks County 5K celebrates its growth
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/girls-on-the-run-of-berks-county-5k-celebrates-its-growth

Reading Parking Authority’s new program will allow residents near garages to apply for permits
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-parking-authoritys-new-program-will-allow-residents-near-garages-to-apply-for-permits

Take a look at the new federal courthouse in Harrisburg under construction
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/take-a-look-at-the-new-federal-courthouse-in-harrisburg-under-construction.html

National News

‘You’ll shoot your eye out’: Eye injuries from air guns on the rise
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/11/25/eye-injuries-toy-guns-bb-guns-30-percent-up-pittsburgh/stories/201911250040

Two boys, 11 and 14, are killed in a shooting in a Calif. elementary school parking lot
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/24/boys-shot-elementary-school-2-killed-California-11-14-parking-lot/stories/201911240232

Philly

Philly’s Ukrainians on the Trump impeachment hearings: ‘Suddenly everybody knows about Ukraine’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-impeachment-hearings-philadelphia-ukrainians-20191125.html

At Mother Bethel, a choir inspires along the Philly marathon route
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-marathon-mother-bethel-ame-church-choir-runners-cheer-20191124.html

Philadelphia’s new toy library lets families save money — and the environment — while forming a community
https://www.inquirer.com/life/rutabaga-toy-library-for-kids-northwest-philadelphia-20191124.html

Philadelphia tested voting machines that leave a paper trail for accuracy
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/11/24/Philadelphia-tested-voting-machines-that-leave-a-paper-trail-for-accuracy/stories/201911220136

Pitt

City begins design for pedestrian bridge between Brighton Heights and Riverview Park
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/11/24/Pittsburgh-Davis-Avenue-Bridge-Brighton-Heights-Riverview-Park-pedestrian-bridge-North-Side/stories/201911240068

Police believe man and woman were gunned down by backseat passenger in Wilkinsburg
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/24/Two-found-dead-in-Wilkinsburg-sunday-midland-avenue/stories/201911240226

Zoning board to consider off-site parking for Garden Theater block development
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/11/24/Garden-Theater-Trek-Development-Group/stories/201911220057

Police investigating multiple break-ins near the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/police-investigating-multiple-break-ins-near-the-university-of-pittsburgh-in-oakland/

Boulevard of the Allies still closed as water main repairs continue
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/boulevard-of-the-allies-still-closed-as-water-main-repairs-continue/

Pittsburgh gas prices rise as national average falls
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-gas-prices-rise-as-national-average-falls/

State News

New Pa. law requiring immigration checks on construction workers shows labor’s identity crisis
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/e-verify-pennsylvania-law-unions-building-trades-immigrants-20191125.html

In rural Pennsylvania, shrinking synagogues find strength in smaller numbers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/11/24/In-rural-Pennsylvania-shrinking-synagogues-find-strength-in-smaller-numbers/stories/201911240034

Parents of special needs adults often are ‘starting from scratch’
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/parents-of-special-needs-adults-often-are-starting-from-scratch

‘It was a role I didn’t ask for’
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/it-was-a-role-i-didn-t-ask-for-1.2563601

Biggest changes in decades await Pennsylvania deer hunters November 30
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/11/biggest-changes-in-decades-await-pennsylvania-deer-hunters-november-30.html

State: District Judge-elect Forbes not yet certified for office
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/state-district-judge-elect-forbes-not-yet-certified-for-office/article_5b960ff2-0c96-11ea-9267-d7b2a385ddb9.html

Transportation

Turnpike’s Scranton Beltway project pushed back
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/turnpike-s-scranton-beltway-project-pushed-back-1.2563593

‘The holidays are when these things happen’: November, December are the most dangerous months for DUI crashes, data shows
https://www.mcall.com/business/transportation/mc-biz-dui-driving-december-spike-20191125-mifktzxvlnhhlhgurxjkqyy2cq-story.html

Washington

Schiff says Dems will push on despite a lack of testimony from key impeachment witnesses
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/11/24/impeachment-Adam-Schiff-Democrats-testimony/stories/201911240205

Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/pentagon-chief-fires-navy-secretary-seal-controversy-20191124.html

Devin Nunes denies that he met with Ukraine’s ex-top prosecutor to get Biden dirt
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/11/24/Devin-Nunes-Biden-dirt-met-Ukraine-ex-prosecutor-Giuliani-associate-ethics/stories/201911240223

Impeachment inquiry proved America can’t be saved from a cult called the GOP | Will Bunch
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-impeachment-inquiry-republican-party-cult-nunes-stefanik-hurd-20191124.html

Houlahan backs push to help health care workers through U.S. House
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/houlahan-backs-push-to-help-health-care-workers-through-u/article_0d9056d0-0eb9-11ea-a1ec-335c85105198.html