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Resolution would request study of mineral industry’s impact – Pennsylvania Business Report (

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

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

Should PA ban Native American mascots in schools? One lawmaker does (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

‘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 |

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 (

UK is 1st to authorize Merck’s anti-COVID pill (

DOH reports big drop in COVID-19 case counts for Monroe County (

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

CHOP doctor discusses side effects in children from COVID vaccines (

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



A $13.50 minimum wage in PA? Who is eligible (

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

Pandemic prompts officials to relax rules on home businesses (

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

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

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 (

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



Stabbings at Philly jail went unnoticed amid staff shortages, video shows (

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

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 (



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 (



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

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

5 takeaways from Election Day in Western Pa. |

Republicans projected to sweep Pennsylvania judicial races | Pennsylvania |

Progressives: Blame the moderates, not us (

Trump supporters claimed James Savage uploaded 50,000 fraudulent votes (

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

Democrats hold on to Delaware County Council, keep two council seats (

Bucks DA Matt Weintraub wins second term as GOP candidates secure other county seats (

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

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

Lackawanna County judge race may be costliest in county history | Election |

Effort to count mailed ballots progressing smoothly in Berks (

Some races in Berks County could be impacted by write-in votes (

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

DelVal Pundits, Politicians React to Tuesday’s Election – DV Journal (

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 (

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

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

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 –

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 (

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



Spotted lanternfly research conrad weiser grad robesonia (

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

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



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



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

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

Op-Ed: America’s opioid epidemic is getting worse (


State News

Food insecurity and helping those in need | Smart Talk (

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

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

What a La Niña winter means for Pennsylvania (

LEACH: Bright Future for Legalized Marijuana in PA – DV Journal (

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


National News

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

Zillow’s flipping halt marks major collapse in housing push (

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 (

Native American Heritage Month celebrates Indigenous communities across the nation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 |

First responders honored for service | The Bucks County Herald

Ziccarelli ready for new job as Westmoreland County District Attorney |

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

Republican dominance grows in Luzerne County | News |

Timber Falls residents in Blakely without water due to unpaid bills | News |

Payroll tax swap would have negative impact, several Scranton businesses contend | News |

Luzerne County judge candidates react to election results | Election |

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

Allentown elects first Hispanic mayor; rejects removal of English-only charter provision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 (



‘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 (



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

Philadelphia is a leader in turning old factories and offices into apartments (

John Dougherty and Bobby Henon trial: Live updates (

Afghan families resettled in Philadelphia as evacuees move off military bases (

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade returns in 2021 (

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

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

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

Philly DA Larry Krasner cruises to reelection victory | Local News |



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

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 (

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 (