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Legislature

Pa. leaders call for statewide response to gun violence – WHYY

Senate Dems Virtual Hearing Focuses on Ending Lifetime Parole in PA – MyChesCo

Scranton Strike, Elected Officials Speak Out | Eyewitness News (pahomepage.com)

Regional Leaders Gather to Call for Environmental Infrastructure Funding – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania Senate passes law that creates offense for evading arrest on foot | State | tiogapublishing.com

Bill clarifies Pennsylvania farmers can operate large vehicles with a common license | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Senate passes law that creates offense for evading arrest on foot | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Cutler, Cephas and others push for data sharing to treat mental health | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Op-Ed: PA cannabis legalization will have dire consequences (goerie.com)

Legal marijuana can reduce crime, improve law enforcement resources (goerie.com)

Pa. Republicans’ election probe violates voters’ privacy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How Public Preschool Can Help, and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Will Pa. lawmakers finally pass real lobbying reform and a gift ban? | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Food truck serves oddly shaped pizza slices in Pittsburgh as lesson on gerrymandering | TribLIVE.com

Yudichak supports bill to fund ‘safe exchange zones’ | News | standardspeaker.com

With little time in office, Welby aims to move mountains | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Is Somerset DA Jeff Thomas still paid even with suspended law license (dailyamerican.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Appeals court temporarily halts Biden vaccine mandate for larger businesses : NPR

Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers (abc27.com)

Pa. surpasses 72% of adults vaccinated against COVID-19: daily update – pennlive.com

No scarcity anticipated in Pennsylvania for kids’ COVID vaccinations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

UPMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to kids 5-11 (abc27.com)

Young kids line up for COVID vaccines | Health | phillytrib.com

Hundreds of children get COVID-19 vaccine at WVW Middle School clinic | News | citizensvoice.com

Springfield Pharmacy offers COVID-19 shots for eligible children (delcotimes.com)

Ted Cruz says Big Bird getting COVID-19 vaccine is ‘government propaganda’ (abc27.com)

Outlook for COVID-19 spread better for upcoming holidays than last year | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

Antibody infusion therapy grows at Wright Center | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

There’s more demand for boosters than first shots of the COVID vaccine | WITF

 

Business/Jobs

UPMC workers announce upcoming strike to demand higher pay, better staffing levels | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

UPMC employees announce plan to go on strike if demands aren’t met – WPXI

UPMC workers plan to strike if demands for higher pay aren’t met | 90.5 WESA

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania illustrates America’s nursing shortage | Opinion | thecentersquare.com

Christian Nascimento: The left’s breathtaking attempt to restructure the U.S. economy (broadandliberty.com)

What we can learn from today’s supply chain, labor shortages (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County restaurants feeling impact of supply chain, labor issues on holiday plans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How deregulation and free-market capitalism hobbled the U.S. pandemic response | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Big dreams for big batteries: Pennsylvania looks to jolt energy storage development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Area unemployment rate dips slightly | Business | standardspeaker.com

Lehigh Valley restaurants try new approach to labor shortage – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Pennsylvania State Police hosted Coffee with a Cop in Marshalls Creek (poconorecord.com)

Moshe Porat, ousted Temple business dean, faces fraud trial in college rankings scandal (inquirer.com)

Government backs sentence reduction for inmate who brokered drug deals from Lewisburg prison – pennlive.com

 

Education

Scranton teacher strike continues today | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pennsylvania’s school funding could be revamped by civil trial that begins next week | PhillyVoice

Camp Hill voters reject negative campaigning, elect four school board members – pennlive.com

Critical race theory isn’t taught in Pa. K-12 schools, but it permeated local school board races – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

St. Mary executives refute claims about kids, masks and COVID (theintell.com)

Philadelphia School District officers say they don’t have the resources to protect students and themselves (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Progressives seek to expand political footprint in Philly through Pa. House and Senate races (inquirer.com)

In Wake Of Tuesday’s Election, Republicans Line Up To Take On Josh Shapiro In 2022 Pennsylvania Governor’s Race – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Pittsburgh attorney Steve Irwin joins race to replace Doyle | 90.5 WESA

Democrats dominate races in Yardley, Morrisville, Lower Makefield and Pennsbury – thereporteronline

Big Pa. GOP Governor’s Field Could Grow With Corman Announcement – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

Pennsylvania governor admits ballot drop off a ‘mistake’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pro-Parent PAC Wins Big in PA School Board Elections, Predicts More Victories Ahead – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Montco Ballot Mess Delays Some Election Results – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Judge dismisses case of late and mislabeled ballots (delcotimes.com)

Native son Dave White announces gubernatorial bid in Ridley Township (delcotimes.com)

Democrats facing tough slog in 2022 governor’s races | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Opinion | A Way Forward for Biden and the Democrats in 2022 and 2024 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bucks County election results give Democrats and GOP 2022 insight (theintell.com)

Controversial state Sen. Mastriano and rival Corman explore governor runs | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

GOP governor candidate, doctor will pitch his platform in Stroudsburg (poconorecord.com)

Red wave in Western Pennsylvania ring counties leaves Allegheny a blue island | TribLIVE.com

A year ago Philadelphia’s vote count decided the presidency but also inspired conspiracies that exist today – pennlive.com

Some Democrats may face tough slog in 2022 governor’s races | WITF

 

Environment

DEP to hold public hearing on remediation plan at former Bishop Tube in East Whiteland – Daily Local

What going beyond 1.5 degrees of climate change would do to the world : NPR

Protesters swarm Glasgow streets as COP26 enters its 2nd week of climate talks : NPR

More than 500 legislators in 47 states agree: We need to get better on climate change | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gas industry pans permit program meant to encourage extra environmental stewardship | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kerry rallies global climate push as uncertainty grows in US | Times Leader

 

Transportation

Pa. Game Commission warns drivers of increased deer activity (abc27.com)

PennDOT, local officials mark completion of the Limekiln Pike Bridge over SEPTA in Montgomery County | The Bucks County Herald

Tilghman Street bridge reopening pushed back – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Health

New Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm flops with doctors and patients : Shots – Health News : NPR

How Philadelphia’s rising HIV rate reflects opioid trends | Local News | phillytrib.com

Penn’s new hospital belatedly recognizes pedestrian space is a public health issue | Inga Saffron (inquirer.com)

Expanding Medicare to cover hearing aids could actually save money. It’s also the right thing to do. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Rep. Cartwright, labor leaders discuss job growth, training | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Daylight saving time is ending. What if it didn’t? 3 ways to stop the time change in Pa. – lehighvalleylive.com

Pennsylvania Ida victims get more time to apply for FEMA aid (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

New contract provisions aim to help Pa. parks reduce plastic waste | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Will Delaware Water Gap become a national park? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

National News

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court to hear arguments on FBI’s surveillance of mosques : NPR

The U.S. lifts the pandemic travel ban and opens the doors to international visitors : NPR

Kenya’s Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir win the New York City Marathon : NPR

This Alaskan town is finally getting high-speed internet, thanks to the pandemic : NPR

Travis Scott reportedly sued over Astroworld concert in Houston (abc27.com)

How Public Preschool Can Help, and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Homeowners cite crime, taxes and cost for moving during Covid-19 pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Top Pentagon general: ‘We are witnessing one of the largest shifts in geopolitical power that the world has seen’ | Trudy Rubin (inquirer.com)

Consumers urged to get early start on holiday shopping | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Local News

Breakthrough for the new reading fire department – Pennsylvania News Today

Groudbreaking for new Reading firehouse (readingeagle.com)

Wilkes-Barre receives approval to release American Rescue Plan funds | Times Leader

1st Muslim and Asian-American candidate for Easton council celebrates victory – lehighvalleylive.com

2nd Amendment measures pass | News, Sports, Jobs – Altoona Mirror

City of Meadville to elect first female mayor | WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com

Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown Prison Art (pottsmerc.com)

Awards at Properties, John Stone, Preservation Events – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

Honoring unsung heroes: Johnstown NAACP awards set for Tuesday | News | tribdem.com

Bucks County Opportunity Council helps residents step out of poverty (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania State Police hosted Coffee with a Cop in Marshalls Creek (poconorecord.com)

Luzerne County Council must pick another Republican when Griffith vacates council seat | Times Leader

Full-scale Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade honors those who served | Times Leader

Brown seeks council’s OK for stimulus checks, other programs | News | citizensvoice.com

Christmas trees are in high demand, short supply in 2021 (readingeagle.com)

Veterans Day observances planned in Schuylkill County (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Sources: Pittsburgh Mayor-Elect Ed Gainey To Name Jake Wheatley Deputy Mayor And Jake Pawlak Chief Of Staff – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Election 2021: Dems show signs of strength in Pittsburgh and its suburbs | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A taxing equation? Lawsuit accuses county of manipulating property-sales data for its benefit in assessment appeals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The road forward: All eyes now on Gainey to begin to address city’s larger issues | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT begins major drainage project in Sharpsburg to address sewer overflows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

3 more Peduto staffers leave for new positions ahead of new Pittsburgh administration | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Walter Wallace Jr. update: Philadelphia in ‘final stages’ of multi-million dollar reforms – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Philly Council may help fund appeals to ZBA rulings – WHYY

Tearful testimony from Bobby Henon’s chief of staff (audacy.com)

Philadelphians voted to get rid of the Civil Service’s ‘rule of two,’ which was blamed for limiting diversity (inquirer.com)

Patty-Pat Kozlowski: In Philadelphia, every week is Shark Week (broadandliberty.com)

Rats! Philly City Council tackles a gnawing rodent problem – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia-area transit agency workers ratify 2-year pact | Local News | phillytrib.com

Voters choose criminal justice reformer with plenty of attitude | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Council wants to help neighborhoods challenge developers in court | Local News | phillytrib.com

I’m rooting for NoMo, one of the grassroots groups that got $1 million in city money to fight gun violence | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

The national infrastructure push offers hope for renewal in Philly neighborhoods like Nicetown | Opinion (inquirer.com)

9 Northeast wards go for Peruto, but Krasner wins easily citywide – Northeast Times

 

Washington

Biden praises House passage of $1 trillion infrastructure bill : NPR

The infrastructure bill gives Biden much-needed political momentum : NPR

Democrats hope their bill will address the nation’s shortage of housing : NPR

Biden faces fresh challenges after infrastructure victory – Daily Local

U.S. House sends $1.2T infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden crosses another goal off Trump’s to-do list | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

POLITICO Playbook: How Biden and Pelosi saved BIF – POLITICO