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Redistricting

Gov. Wolf creates commission to find fair redistricting solutions
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726243/gov-wolf-creates-commission-to-find-fair-redistricting-solutions

Pa. Republican leaders slam Gov. Wolf’s redistricting panel
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/pa-republican-leaders-slam-gov-wolfs-redistricting-panel.html#incart_river_index

Legislature

Hand up or hand out? Nuclear power’s supporters make case for state help for reactors
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/hand-up-or-hand-out-nuclear-powers-supporters-make-case-for-state-help-for-pennsylvanias-reactors.html#incart_river_index

Administration

Gov. Tom Wolf commits to push for the state to pick up at least half the cost of new voting machines
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2018/11/gov-tom-wolf-commits-to-push-for-the-state-to-pick-up-at-least-half-the-cost-of-new-voting-machines.html#incart_river_index

Gov. Wolf orders flags at half-staff to honor municipal worker killed in shooting
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/gov-wolf-orders-flags-at-half-staff-to-honor-municipal-worker-killed-in-shooting.html#incart_river_index

Business

Local GM dealers see shift to SUVs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-gm-dealers-see-shift-to-suvs-1.2416657

Crime/Punishment

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane reports to prison
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/11/29/Former-Pennsylvania-Attorney-General-Kane-reports-to-prison/stories/201811290082

Kane’s new life as an inmate
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kane-s-new-life-as-an-inmate-1.2416645

Education

Scranton School District deficit could grow dramatically, consultants say
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-deficit-could-grow-dramatically-consultants-say-1.2416654

MMI plans to use $200K grant for drainage issues
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mmi-plans-to-use-200k-grant-for-drainage-issues-1.2416540

State system faculty also face losing UPMC access in Pittsburgh, Erie
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/11/30/consent-decrees-UPMC-Highmark-professors-state-system-out-of-network/stories/201811300413

CTC receives $16K state grant
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/ctc-receives-16k-state-grant-1.2416676

Elections/Politics

State Dems will need to repeat in 2020
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-dems-will-need-to-repeat-in-2020-1.2416577

Local News

New CASA child advocates sworn in during ceremony
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726270/new-casa-child-advocates-sworn-in-during-ceremony

Shop Pop-Up for Cause aimed at helping needy children
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726274/shop-pop-up-for-cause-aimed-at-helping-needy-children

Tensions flare over proposed change to Luzerne County fiscal staff
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726239/tensions-flare-over-proposed-change-to-luzerne-county-fiscal-staff

Pedri, Houck spar over control of county funds
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pedri-houck-spar-over-control-of-county-funds-1.2416567

Inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair heading to Montage resort
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/inaugural-lackawanna-county-heritage-fair-heading-to-montage-resort-1.2416562

Lackawanna County’s collection of Globe store memorabilia growing
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-s-collection-of-globe-store-memorabilia-growing-1.2416637

Blight-fighting strategies discussed; report to be released soon
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/blight-fighting-strategies-discussed-report-to-be-released-soon-1.2416566

Reading council OKs $2.7 million for roadwork
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-council-oks-27-million-for-roadwork&template=ourcityart

Editorial: Widely admired Reading mayor leaves us far too soon
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/widely-admired-former-mayor-leaves-us-far-too-soon

National News

A new tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/11/29/new-tick-species-Asian-longhorned-transmitting-deadly-disease-spreading/stories/201811290219

The common thread: Domestic violence often leads to other violent acts
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/11/30/Domestic-violence-often-leads-to-other-violent-acts-mass-shootings/stories/201811300394

Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania to get $10 million in fight against opioid deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/11/30/Pennsylvania-10-million-funding-in-fight-against-opioid-deaths-Bloomberg-Philanthropies/stories/201811300450

Cambria drug coalition: Collaboration building as region tackles crisis
https://www.tribdem.com/news/cambria-drug-coalition-collaboration-building-as-region-tackles-crisis/article_6a24ec9e-f425-11e8-8bfa-5f4d2ce4ec9f.html

Philly

Phones are banned at Kensington High School. So kids pay to stash them at corner stores. | Ronnie Polaneczky
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/phone-ban-kensington-high-school-students-rule-corner-stores-20181130.html

Police announce arrest in quadruple slaying; say killings followed drug deal gone bad
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/arrest-quadruple-slaying-west-philadelphia-malcolm-street-20181129.html

Two City Council members are iffy on seeking reelection while the other 15 are all in | Clout
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/clout/philadelphia-council-helen-gym-bill-greenlee-mayor-wilson-goode-ken-smukler-bob-brady-20181130.html

Amazon physical stores likely coming to Philly within two years, PREIT CEO says
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/amazon-physical-stores-likely-coming-to-philly-within-two-years-preit-ceo-says-20181129.html

The end is near for 30th Street Station’s famous flipping board
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/amtrak-solari-board-30th-street-station-philadelphia-20181130.html

Philly visits NYC to learn how to make our streets safer and less clogged
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/city-council-nyc-traffic-policing-enforcement-vision-zero-clarke-police-20181130.html

Michelle Obama gives advice, hugs to Philly girls
https://whyy.org/articles/michelle-obama-gives-advice-hugs-to-philly-girls/

Michelle Obama empowers, inspires in Philly visit
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/michelle-obama-empowers-inspires-in-philly-visit/article_a40f006a-97f5-548e-954f-4b579f19e521.html

Program aims to give returning citizens a second chance
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/program-aims-to-give-returning-citizens-a-second-chance/article_032b5fad-aa2b-5475-873f-2143f42a1fb6.html

Philly doesn’t need PPA’s free holiday parking to entice suburban visitors | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-parking-free-holiday-curb-parking-transportation-20181130.html

Philly’s free holiday parking is goodwill when we need it most | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-holiday-parking-authority-discount-center-city-20181130.html

Squatters bill balances penalties for criminals and protections for victims, rightful dwellers | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/opinion/philadelphia-squatters-bill-city-council-cherelle-parker-20181129.html

Working to end public injection can bring Kensington together | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/opioids-kensington-public-injection-harm-reduction-20181129.html

Pitt

No tax increase in Pittsburgh Public Schools proposed budget
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/29/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-annual-budget-taxes-district/stories/201811280130

Pittsburgh police officer charged with lying to FBI agents investigating bank robbery
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/29/officer-pittsburgh-antoine-cain-charged-federal-court-lying-to-fbi-bank-robbery/stories/201811290132

‘Just heartbreaking’ — Allegheny County, like the U.S., sees reduced life expectancy
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/11/29/Allegheny-County-CDC-life-expectancy-mortality-suicide-drug-overdose/stories/201811290120

Pitt to reduce staff at Titusville campus
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/29/Pitt-University-of-Pittsburgh-Titusville-faculty-job-layoffs-college-enrollment/stories/201811290106

NASA picks 9 firms, including Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic, that may help it return to the moon
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2018/11/29/NASA-selects-nine-private-companies-return-moon-Pittsburgh-Astrobotic-Technology/stories/201811290158

Bike Share System Healthy Ride Reaches 100 Installed Stations, But Coverage Gaps Remain
http://www.wesa.fm/post/bike-share-system-healthy-ride-reaches-100-installed-stations-coverage-gaps-remain#stream/0

State News

Pa.’s pols again flock to NYC for annual weekend bash
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pennsylvania-society-weekend-new-york-casey-turzai-hilton-20181130.html

Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith asking Pa. for $14M to build techie office park in Manayunk
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/emmitt-smith-manayunk-esmith-venice-island-grant-loan-bios-racp-20181129.html

Tax increment plan could end up being costly to Pittsburgh Mills property owners
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/11/30/Tax-increment-plan-could-be-costly-to-Pittsburgh-Mills-property-owners/stories/201811300430

In Chester County, luxury apartments for some, lost homes for others
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/chester-county-pa-homeless-apartments-new-buildings-20181129.html

Berks precipitation numbers continue to climb
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-precipitation-numbers-continue-to-climb

Suicides are largest firearm danger by far in Pennsylvania, report says
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/suicides-are-largest-firearm-danger-by-far-in-pennsylvania-report-says

Transportation

Cost of airport rental cars will increase by $1
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cost-of-airport-rental-cars-will-increase-by-1-1.2416557

Washington

Amid change in Congress, Philly’s Brendan Boyle, Dwight Evans vie for power
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/brendan-boyle-dwight-evans-jockey-clout-philly-bob-brady-20181130.html

Cartwright elected as co-chair of Dem panel; announces support for Pelosi
https://www.timesleader.com/news/726249/cartwright-elected-as-co-chair-of-dem-panel-announces-support-for-pelosi

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Trump real estate project in Russia
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/11/29/michael-cohen-pleads-guilty-congress-trump-russia-former-lawyer-real-estate/stories/201811290083

Sen. Scott says he’ll oppose controversial Trump judicial nominee Farr
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/11/29/Sen-Tim-Scott-oppose-Trump-judicial-nominee-Thomas-Farr-confirmation-black-vote/stories/201811290165

Trump, ‘Individual 1,’ is newly cast as center of special counsel’s probe
http://www2.philly.com/politics/trump-individual-newly-cast-center-special-counsel-probe-20181130.html

Susan Wild may reprise Charlie Dent’s role on ethics panel
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-susan-wild-house-ethics-committee-20181129-story.html