City of Reading Introduces the Appointed CRIZ Working Group at Press Conference – BCTV

How to prevent traffic deaths in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

LCH Unveils Pia Center for Behavioral Health: A Beacon of Mental Wellness in Southern Chester County – MyChesCo

Top Pa. officials get automatic pay raises | WITF

Century-Old Tradition To Welcome The Holidays To Doylestown | Doylestown, PA Patch

Bridge dedicated in honor of fallen Reading Police Officer Scott Wertz | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Reading mayor names task force for City Revitalization Improvement Zone (readingeagle.com)

Penn Street Bridge gets a new name to honor fallen Reading police officer (readingeagle.com)

State, local officials talk possibility of Reading CRIZ designation | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Getting in the holiday spirit – Northeast Times

Kutztown returns home to a heroes welcome following national title win | Sports | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania insurance fraud agency warns of “wreck chasers” charging thousands after towing cars – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Prominent Democrats Endorse Ryan Bizzarro in Pennsylvania State Treasurer Race – MyChesCo

Allegheny County Housing Authority and Pennrose Celebrates Grand Opening of Heritage Highlands – Maven (mavenagency.com)

Moms For Liberty gives Central Bucks superintendent $700,000 exit deal | WITF


Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cyber Monday marks the year’s biggest online shopping day – pennlive.com

Wheelbarrow factory closed in Harrisburg | PennLive letters – pennlive.com


3 kids, 2 adults injured in Pa. interstate crash – pennlive.com

2 entrapped in I-81 crash in Cumberland County: first responders – pennlive.com

Elderly woman killed in one-car crash en route to Thanksgiving dinner in Pa.: reports – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania woman sentenced in DUI crash that killed 2 troopers and a pedestrian | Local News | phillytrib.com

Thanksgiving Eve crash killed central Pa. 18-year-old: coroner – pennlive.com

Man dies after being shot multiple times in Pa. mini market: reports – pennlive.com


Poll: Voters think schools should inform parents about gender changes | National | thecentersquare.com

Tensions on college campuses over Israel-Hamas War prompt federal investigations | TribLIVE.com

Dept. of Education threatens to pull funding from colleges over antisemitic, Islamophobic activity | National | thecentersquare.com

Portland Teachers’ Strike Ends After More Than Three Weeks – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Poll: Inflation dominates the list of concerns of registered voters | National | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Dept. of State ‘satisfied’ Northampton Co. election results meet code after Election Day voting issues – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here Are the Members of Congress Giving Up Their Seats, Setting Up a 2024 Fight – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Reliability v. sustainability: Inside the debate over the EPA’s proposed carbon rules – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State News

Gov. Josh Shapiro appoints new members to Pennsylvania charter school appeals board (inquirer.com)

State appeals carbon ‘tax’ decision | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Report: Pennsylvania electricity affordability middle of the pack | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s farmers receive over $676,000 to grow their businesses | WITF

State aid again overpays townships to support local pensions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Utility prices in Pa. to be reset for winter – pennlive.com

Traffic shift planned at median barrier project on central Pa. bridge: PennDOT – pennlive.com

State forest land expanded to include Miller Mountain | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

CATO: Pennsylvania ‘freer’ than neighboring states | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

National News

Denver schools adopt ‘language justice’ policy with goal to support native languages | Colorado | thecentersquare.com

Biden uses wartime powers to spend on electric heat pumps due to climate change | National | thecentersquare.com

Report: 28 states didn’t have enough money to cover their bills in fiscal 2022 | National | thecentersquare.com

Food stamp costs jump 5% in August | National | thecentersquare.com

Poll: Inflation dominates the list of concerns of registered voters | National | thecentersquare.com

Church appeals law forcing them to pay for elective abortions | National | thecentersquare.com

Local News

Wish List 2023: Local nonprofits tell us what they need — and how you can help – pennlive.com

Ramp closures scheduled at Dauphin County bridge repair project | PennDOT – pennlive.com

Hershey’s annual Christmas light show is up and shining – pennlive.com

Student interns and workers creating change within their communities – Daily Local

Holy Ghost, St. Stephen to put on German Holiday Market in December (mcall.com)

Delaware County restaurant inspections: Ice machines again leave inspectors cold; rampant lack of labeling – Delco Times


Pittsburgh’s West End Bridge to see accessibility improvements | TribLIVE.com

Nearly 30 years ago a Pitt professor proposed an idea that is shaping discussions about municipal services today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inside Pittsburgh’s Real Time Crime Center surveillance network | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh nonprofits tackle food insecurity as USDA report confirms growing crisis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Are rents rising in your Philly neighborhood? Don’t blame the baristas. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State responds to overcrowding and unsafe condition at Juvenile Justice Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates annual luncheon | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Reparations Task Force seeking applications | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey’s latest ‘greedflation’ report zeroes in on price increases for Thanksgiving staples – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate votes to pass funding bill and avoid government shutdown. Here’s the final vote tally. – CBS New York (cbsnews.com)