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Legislature

Resolution would request study of mineral industry’s impact – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

Yudichak supports bill to fund ‘safe exchange zones’ | Crime-emergencies | citizensvoice.com

Pa. lawmaker pushing to eliminate Native American mascots, images for sports teams | TribLIVE.com

Should PA ban Native American mascots in schools? One lawmaker does (poconorecord.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philadelphia-area pediatricians are ready to give young kids their COVID-19 shots, but staff shortages loom (inquirer.com)

‘It didn’t even hurt’: Pittsburgh region’s younger children begin to receive COVID-19 vaccines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Requests for COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 surging locally | coronavirus | citizensvoice.com

Some parents want to wait to vaccinate their kids. Here’s why doctors say do it now | WITF

Palisades School District schedules vaccine clinics | The Bucks County Herald

New Biden vaccine requirements for 100 million workers are here : NPR

A new study reveals how humans can transmit the COVID-19 virus to deer (abc27.com)

UK is 1st to authorize Merck’s anti-COVID pill (abc27.com)

DOH reports big drop in COVID-19 case counts for Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

First kid-sized COVID-19 shots administered in Lancaster County | Health | lancasteronline.com

CHOP doctor discusses side effects in children from COVID vaccines (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County officials prepare to administer vaccines to children, ages 5 and up – Daily Local

 

Business/Jobs

A $13.50 minimum wage in PA? Who is eligible (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Four weeks of paid family leave isn’t enough. American women need to go on strike. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Pandemic prompts officials to relax rules on home businesses (inquirer.com)

U.S. downtown office-vacancy rate is as high as it’s been since 1994 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. downtown office-vacancy rate is as high as it’s been since 1994 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A tech CEO’sideas to solve Port of Los Angeles backlog problems go viral : NPR

‘UPS Brown Friday’ hiring event aims to hire 60,000 employees nationwide (abc27.com)

Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties | News | tribdem.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Stabbings at Philly jail went unnoticed amid staff shortages, video shows (inquirer.com)

Lewisburg prison getting 400 detainees from a D.C. jail that failed to meet confinement standards – pennlive.com

A major immigrant detention center just closed in Pa. but plans for new a one could mean more detainees here than ever | WITF

Lifting up crime victims is the key to public safety (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Education

With results trickling in, Pa. school board races don’t seem to show a decisive new political narrative | WITF

Point Park University and its faculty union reach a tentative contract agreement | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Elections/Politics

MAP: Here’s an (unofficial) look at the 2021 Election Day turnout rates in Pa. counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Counties confirm Pa.’s General Election went smoothly | WITF

5 takeaways from Election Day in Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

Republicans projected to sweep Pennsylvania judicial races | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Progressives: Blame the moderates, not us (theworldnews.net)

Trump supporters claimed James Savage uploaded 50,000 fraudulent votes (delcotimes.com)

Abington School Board Election: Democrats In The Lead | Abington, PA Patch

Democrats hold on to Delaware County Council, keep two council seats (inquirer.com)

Bucks DA Matt Weintraub wins second term as GOP candidates secure other county seats (inquirer.com)

Westmoreland GOP crows over election wins as Democrats look to redefine message | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County still processing results from six remaining precincts Wednesday night | Times Leader

Lackawanna County judge race may be costliest in county history | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Effort to count mailed ballots progressing smoothly in Berks (readingeagle.com)

Some races in Berks County could be impacted by write-in votes (readingeagle.com)

Lehigh Valley election results changed in key races from votes counted after midnight – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

DelVal Pundits, Politicians React to Tuesday’s Election – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Montgomery County has delayed count of 23,000 mail-in ballots – Mainline Media News

Votes keep rolling in as victors start to emerge; GOP wants recount (delcotimes.com)

Parents bring mask mandates, critical race theory to the ballot box in Lancaster school board races for record turnout | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pa. and N.J. 2021 election results are ‘huge alarm bell’ for Democrats in 2022 (inquirer.com)

Democrats need to learn from Tuesday’s rebuke | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This election waved red flags for Pa. Democrats hoping to win in 2022 | John Baer – pennlive.com

Candidates who attended ‘Stop the Steal’ rally win races | WITF

Will Pa. Dems heed the lessons they learned on election night? | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘This isn’t the last time you’ll see me fighting’: Titus concedes in race for Erie County executive – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Spotted lanternfly research conrad weiser grad robesonia (readingeagle.com)

Let’s change the future for our children by taking action today on climate change | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The U.N. says countries must adapt faster to climate impacts : NPR

 

Transportation

Here’s how PennDOT trains snowplow drivers for the upcoming winter | TribLIVE.com

 

Health

JEVS Human Services seeks to transition out of providing addiction treatment | Health | phillytrib.com

Suicide rates fell for a second straight year in 2020 : NPR

Op-Ed: America’s opioid epidemic is getting worse (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

State News

Food insecurity and helping those in need | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Biden nominates Georgette Castner to federal bench for District of New Jersey – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Gainey, Williams, Tuerk elected first-time mayors in major PA cities | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

What a La Niña winter means for Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

LEACH: Bright Future for Legalized Marijuana in PA – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PPL residential rates to soar 26%, nearly matching 10-year high | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

 

National News

AP: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wins second term, turning away strong GOP challenge (inquirer.com)

Zillow’s flipping halt marks major collapse in housing push (inquirer.com)

Thanksgiving turkey prices are up over last year, but so is availability | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York’s restrictive gun control law | WITF

Our next big policy challenge: Safe and affordable housing for our aging population | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Native American Heritage Month celebrates Indigenous communities across the nation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New Tucker Carlson Jan 6 project for Fox embraces conspiracy theories : NPR

Henry Ruggs III was going 156 mph before a deadly crash, prosecutors say : NPR

The U.K. considers its 1st new coal mine in decades even as it calls to phase out coal : NPR

 

Local News

Voters in the City of DuBois and Sandy Township approve consolidation of the two municipalities | WITF

Unofficial results of Municipal Elections in Centre County, Blair County Second Amendment sanctuaries | WITF

Emmaus recognizes volunteers with ‘Extra Mile Day’ | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

First responders honored for service | The Bucks County Herald

Ziccarelli ready for new job as Westmoreland County District Attorney | TribLIVE.com

McGinley will be lone Democrat on Luzerne County Council | Times Leader

Republican dominance grows in Luzerne County | News | citizensvoice.com

Timber Falls residents in Blakely without water due to unpaid bills | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Payroll tax swap would have negative impact, several Scranton businesses contend | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County judge candidates react to election results | Election | standardspeaker.com

Matt Tuerk, Allentown’s new mayor, has opportunities to improve life for city residents – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allentown elects first Hispanic mayor; rejects removal of English-only charter provision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wrightstown anticipates no municipal tax increase | The Bucks County Herald

Lower Makefield plans addition to bike trail system | The Bucks County Herald

Lebanon Co. picks its first Latina magisterial district judge – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Pitt

‘I look forward to seeing what he does’: Pittsburghers hoping Gainey can make positive changes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At bat on the North Shore: A new apartment building and a Pittsburgh Pirates-themed entertainment plaza | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grant program gives over $836,000 to new projects by Black Pittsburgh creatives | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Philadelphia at No. 12 in national rankings of top clean technology innovation hubs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia is a leader in turning old factories and offices into apartments (inquirer.com)

John Dougherty and Bobby Henon trial: Live updates (inquirer.com)

Afghan families resettled in Philadelphia as evacuees move off military bases (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade returns in 2021 (inquirer.com)

After the 2020 protests, let’s reimagine urban green space as a way to promote social justice | Rebuilding Philly (inquirer.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney signs city’s Driving Equality bill | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Council bills offer competing visions for outdoor streeteries | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly DA Larry Krasner cruises to reelection victory | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Senate Democrats push new voting bill, again hit GOP wall | TribLIVE.com

Stung by election results, moderate Dems want to hit the gas on infrastructure bill | WITF

Can Biden rebound from bad polls and a bad election result in time for 2022? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What Vice President Harris will do in Paris next week : NPR

Tom Carper: No barrier — not even the filibuster — stop our obligation to our democracy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)