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Legislature

To prevent future toll ‘leakage,’ Pa. Sen. Marty Flynn introduces Turnpike reform package – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Central Pa. lawmaker making push to put regulations on cryptocurrencies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Legislators from 39 states sign letter outlining possible reversal of ‘corrupted’ 2020 election (abc27.com)

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

Santarsiero, Warren Announce $75K To Restore ‘Old Skunky’ | Newtown, PA Patch

Santarsiero Secures $686K For Doylestown Trail Expansion | Doylestown, PA Patch

Willow Grove Turnpike Interchange Gets $1.65 Million For Upgrades | Upper Moreland, PA Patch

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

$3.2M in state grants will improve roads, sidewalks and trails (pottsmerc.com)

Tax dollars needed to protect election integrity? | Opinion | dailyitem.com

Topton Borough Receives Multimodal Transportation Grant – BCTV

Senator Haywood Announces $1.3 Million in Infrastructure State Grants – MyChesCo

Resolution seeking gun-crimes study passes Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Backlogs in supply chain cause prices to climb (abc27.com)

New maps spark debate over majority-minority districts | Across America | phillytrib.com

Two bills from Sen. Maria Collett could be a stopgap in PFAS rulemaking (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

The fight over Pennsylvania’s election system is full of confusion, conflict – pennlive.com

The Pa. GOP’s attack on executive power is an undemocratic attack on our system | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf calls for a compact, proportional congressional map; and he wants to see the Legislature’s notes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

A Vaccine Veteran Hits the Road Again – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New coronavirus variant in South Africa raises concern | WITF

European Union Plans To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa Due To New Variant : NPR

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa? | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Here’s why you can’t find cheap at-home COVID-19 tests in the U.S. – pennlive.com

35 unvaccinated Geisinger employees ‘voluntarily resign’ by refusing to submit to COVID-19 testing – pennlive.com

Federal judge refuses to block Geisinger vaccine mandate | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Penn State study: Hunters spread COVID-19 to deer | WITF

Pennsylvania’s count of fully vaccinated adults drops by 500,000 | WITF

Health official: Breakthrough cases make up 38% of Allegheny County’s cases | TribLIVE.com

 

Business/Jobs

Wawa posts $11B in revenue to outrank rival Sheetz on Forbes list of largest private companies – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Is the four-day workweek finally within our grasp? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

It’s Black Friday. Yes, we are shopping more than ever : NPR

Backlogs in supply chain cause prices to climb (abc27.com)

‘We built this company’: Workers at Philly-based Gopuff mount one-day strike | Local News | phillytrib.com

Kellogg’s and its striking workers at plants in Lancaster County and three other states to resume talks next week | WITF

 

Crime/Punishment

The Justice Department to prioritize the prosecution unruly airline passengers for prosecution | WITF

Activists, community leaders react to unredacted footage of Hall (poconorecord.com)

Erie crime: Police seek COVID funding cut to add cops, restart units (goerie.com)

Lancaster County prosecutors deny high-profile protest defendant Jessica Lopez was targeted | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Human trafficking lawsuit alleges Mennonite boys were held for forced labor, suffered abuse on Pennsylvania farm – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

In Philly prisons, a crisis marked by violence and dismal conditions is worsened by inaction | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Pa. attorney general and police chiefs in Berks discuss staffing issues (readingeagle.com)

 

Education

Pennsylvania school board elections gave rise to tension and political movement that may be here to stay (inquirer.com)

University of Chainy Announces New Council Members | Local News – Pennsylvania News Today

Cheyney University announces new Council of Trustees members | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Temple University disburses nearly $40 million in COVID-19 relief to students | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bucks County schools forego PA’s free COVID testing in favor of local health department (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania students carry heavy debt load – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Turning business ideas into businesses: How Invent Penn State is helping students, residents alike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

How state Sen. Jake Corman’s lifetime in Pennsylvania politics led him to the 2022 governor’s race | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Trump pulls strings behind the scenes to help loyal 2022 candidates | KFRU-COLUMBIA

Here are the candidates running for PA’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

New lawsuit, videos allege Delco election officials destroyed election results (broadandliberty.com)

Isabel Blank: Democrats need a lesson in civility (broadandliberty.com)

Luzerne County election results certified | Election | standardspeaker.com

 

Environment

PGW emails show involvement in drafting bill that runs counter to climate goals | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pa. must stop coddling coal industry and transition to clean energy (goerie.com)

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

Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How your daily choices are key to fighting climate change | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

Canyon Atlantic CEO says Brandywine and Jennersville hospitals will become ‘cornerstone’ of company – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Two central Pa. medical students take faster, cheaper roads to helping their rural communities – pennlive.com

Amid rising opioid overdose calls, city EMS to provide drug used in recovery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘COVID hit us over the head with a two-by-four’: Addressing ageism with urgency (inquirer.com)

Overdoses rise during the holidays, and this year could be especially tough. Experts urge caution. (inquirer.com)

 

State News

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser gets in touch with Main Street during a visit to Kutztown (readingeagle.com)

Philadelphia, Montco saw low numbers of investors buying homes in 3Q, bucking the national trend – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters’ relief association audits produce wide range of findings | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: In Pennsylvania, civic engagement is a critical challenge | Opinion | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania courts launch online toolkit to help students learn about state judicial system (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Game Wardens on patrol for poachers (delcotimes.com)

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

Pennsylvania’s child care and staffing crisis, by the numbers | WITF

Pennsylvania seniors are warned to watch out for Medicare scams | WITF

State Police’s Camp Cadet develops self-esteem, discipline, teamwork in youth | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Higher Pa. electricity prices are coming. Here’s how to save. (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania senses urgency with population | News, Sports, Jobs – Observer Today

 

National News

Ahmaud Arbery case: Jury set for 2nd day of deliberations (abc27.com)

How a Prosecutor Addressed a Mostly White Jury and Won a Conviction in the Arbery Case – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Relief, optimism and acknowledgment as jury convicts three of murder in Arbery’s death | Across America | phillytrib.com

Canada taps into maple syrup reserves to deal with massive shortage : NPR

Death toll rises after a coal mine fire in Siberia : NPR

Puppeteer on why ‘Sesame Street’ needs Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet : NPR

US new homes sales rise 0.4% in October as prices climb – Delco Times

Macy’s Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings | News | tribdem.com

We’re looking for a few good toys: Marines gear up for their annual Christmas mission of providing toys to needy families – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Claire, a Scottish deerhound, has won the National Dog Show for the 2nd time | WITF

 

Local News

West Chester officials mull forbidding mayors from serving at two positions – Daily Local

Chester County Controller satisfied county payroll problems behind office – Daily Local

Bucks County nonprofits prepare for Code Blue season as temperatures drop (theintell.com)

Bucks County police departments give back with ‘Shop with a Cop’ events (theintell.com)

American Rescue Plan: Dahlkemper says $9 million in funds disbursed in Erie County (goerie.com)

Mychalejko: Bucks County needs to talk about systemic racism (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bigfoot in PA: Riegelsville mayor shares his encounter in the Pike County forest (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

As Hempfield casino marks a year in business, local leaders say it provides more than a place to gamble | TribLIVE.com

Salvation Army of Scranton ready to pay bell ringers | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Multiple programs available to help with heating costs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Proposed contract would deliver translation services for Scranton government | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Seven ways to give back to Pittsburghers in need this holiday season | Holiday Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

As Philly nears 500 murders, officials are calling for help – WHYY

How Fenway Sports Group has handled the Red Sox might provide a road map for the Penguins | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials, volunteers help serve meals at Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Philadelphia Neighborhood’s Thanksgiving Parade: Give Thanks to God (theepochtimes.com)

An Impassioned Plea – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Jabari Jones: Politicizing gun violence is killing Philadelphia — literally (broadandliberty.com)

Young Black men offer solutions to Philadelphia’s gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

As homicides in Philly approach a grim milestone, here are 5 steps to address gun violence | Solomon Jones (inquirer.com)

Local reaction to verdict in Ahmaud Arbery trial | Local News | phillytrib.com

Giving back and speaking up: Meet the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly agrees to pay $2M in settlement over LGBTQ foster care lawsuit – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Restaurants left out of Philly’s ‘streeteries’ legislation worry it will be impossible to get approval (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

House panel faces different legal test over contempt referral for Mark Meadows : NPR

U.S. Lawmakers Meet With Taiwan President : NPR

Republicans and Democrats push for essential caregiver support | ABC27

Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving | News | tribdem.com

Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)