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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 (

Regional Leaders Gather to Call for Environmental Infrastructure Funding – MyChesCo

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

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

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

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

Op-Ed: PA cannabis legalization will have dire consequences (

Legal marijuana can reduce crime, improve law enforcement resources (

Pa. Republicans’ election probe violates voters’ privacy (

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

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

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

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

With little time in office, Welby aims to move mountains | Election |

Is Somerset DA Jeff Thomas still paid even with suspended law license (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers (

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

No scarcity anticipated in Pennsylvania for kids’ COVID vaccinations | Pennsylvania |

UPMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to kids 5-11 (

Young kids line up for COVID vaccines | Health |

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

Springfield Pharmacy offers COVID-19 shots for eligible children (

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

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

Antibody infusion therapy grows at Wright Center | Coronavirus |

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



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

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 |

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

What we can learn from today’s supply chain, labor shortages (

Bucks County restaurants feeling impact of supply chain, labor issues on holiday plans (

Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays – The New York Times (

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

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

Area unemployment rate dips slightly | Business |

Lehigh Valley restaurants try new approach to labor shortage – The Morning Call (



Pennsylvania State Police hosted Coffee with a Cop in Marshalls Creek (

Moshe Porat, ousted Temple business dean, faces fraud trial in college rankings scandal (

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



Scranton teacher strike continues today | Education |

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 –

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

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

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



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

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

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 (

Pennsylvania governor admits ballot drop off a ‘mistake’ | Pennsylvania |

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

Montco Ballot Mess Delays Some Election Results – DV Journal (

Judge dismisses case of late and mislabeled ballots (

Native son Dave White announces gubernatorial bid in Ridley Township (

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

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

Bucks County election results give Democrats and GOP 2022 insight (

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

GOP governor candidate, doctor will pitch his platform in Stroudsburg (

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

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

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



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 (

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



Pa. Game Commission warns drivers of increased deer activity (

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 (



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 |

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

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


State News

Rep. Cartwright, labor leaders discuss job growth, training | Business |

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

Pennsylvania Ida victims get more time to apply for FEMA aid (

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

Will Delaware Water Gap become a national park? – The Morning Call (


National News

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat – The New York Times (

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 (

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

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

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

Consumers urged to get early start on holiday shopping | Business |


Local News

Breakthrough for the new reading fire department – Pennsylvania News Today

Groudbreaking for new Reading firehouse (

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

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

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

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

Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown Prison Art (

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

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

Bucks County Opportunity Council helps residents step out of poverty (

Pennsylvania State Police hosted Coffee with a Cop in Marshalls Creek (

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 |

Christmas trees are in high demand, short supply in 2021 (

Veterans Day observances planned in Schuylkill County (



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

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

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 |



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

Philly Council may help fund appeals to ZBA rulings – WHYY

Tearful testimony from Bobby Henon’s chief of staff (

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

Patty-Pat Kozlowski: In Philadelphia, every week is Shark Week (

Rats! Philly City Council tackles a gnawing rodent problem – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

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

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

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

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

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



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 (

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

POLITICO Playbook: How Biden and Pelosi saved BIF – POLITICO