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What to watch in Pennsylvania politics this week | City & State PA (

Republicans renew attempts to require post-election audits | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania House committee advances bills that would end private election funding, Daylight Saving Time | Today in Pa. –

Wentling: Privatize historical markers, criticizes diversity efforts (

Pa. lawmakers look to adopt stronger concealed carry laws. What would change (

Bill upping penalty for fleeing on foot will just fill jails, lawyers warn | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Redistricting plans are underway, with little public oversight | Smart Talk (

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Committee Meets Nov. 10 To Change Membership On DEP’s Air Quality Advisory Committee, Other Bills (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

What Dr. Fauci sees coming for the COVID pandemic this winter : NPR

Big Bird’s COVID-19 vaccine criticized by conservatives including Sen. Ted Cruz : NPR

Two dozen states sue Biden administration over vaccine-or-testing mandate. : NPR

Biden team defends worker vaccine rule, wants cases combined | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. mask mandate for public and private schools expected to end in January, Wolf says · Spotlight PA

Gov. Wolf to let state’s schools set mask rules in January | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf anticipates end to school mask mandate Jan. 17, 2022 (

Pennsylvania schools can set own mask policies in January | Pennsylvania |

Back to mask-optional in 2022? Many Lancaster County school officials welcome it | Local News |

Beginning in January, Pa. K-12 schools can modify, terminate universal mask mandate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Parents, lawmakers react to Gov. Tom Wolf’s reversal of school mask mandate |

Pa. doctor shares advice on kids and masking as statewide order is set to lift (

Dying of COVID: York becomes eighth Pennsylvania county to pass 1,000 (



Philly’s Rebuild Ready offers pipeline to MWBE businesses -WHYY (

GE is splitting into three separate companies for aviation, energy, health care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wabtec wins another major deal with Egyptian railway company | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Logistics company to hire hundreds of employees in greater Harrisburg area –

Supply chain challenges, worker shortages impacting local mushroom industry – Daily Local

Losses continue to mount for Willow Grove, Plymouth Meeting mall owner (

Gas prices soar, but could dip in weeks ahead | Business |



Why Philadelphia is banning police stops for minor traffic violations : NPR

PG INVESTIGATION | Most Pa. police departments don’t tell FBI about shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposal would prevent Pittsburgh police from pulling over drivers for minor, secondary violations |

American Rescue funding requested for $11.8 million in Luzerne County prison projects | Times Leader

Police department regionalization again raised with vote in the Abingtons | News |



PennDOT reports rise in school bus safety violations from last year (

After a student death, Rowan student group calls for more mental health services (

How Penn State’s $60 million fine after Sandusky scandal has helped child advocacy groups 10 years later | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scranton teachers ‘shine a light’ on recovery, fair funding during candlelight vigil | Education |

These three Pennsylvania universities among top green power users in the nation –



Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022? | City & State PA (

Lancaster sees 52K write-ins, triple the norm for an off-year election (

Delco Election Worker Sues Trump and Supporters Over 2020 Election Fraud Allegations – DV Journal (

Senate candidate Sean Parnell testified he ‘never’ abused his estranged wife and children (

Sean Parnell, at custody hearing, emphatically denies estranged wife’s charges that he abused her, their kids | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After Republican victories, Pa. Democrats must reassess plans for next election | Opinion (

The big question of the 2022 midterms: How will the suburbs swing? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Voter turnout at 36% in Westmoreland County; elections board reviews problem ballots |

GOP candidate for governor, Dave White, brings campaign to Wilkes-Barre | Times Leader

A newly elected N.J. state senator shocked the political world. Then Donald Trump called. –

Dr. Nche Zama talks pro-life stance, election integrity, clean energy (

Sean Meloy announces PA-17 run, angling to be state’s first out LGBTQ member of Congress | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pgh activist looks to become Pa’s first openly LGBTQ member of Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Where we go next as a nation depends on us (

Racists won on Nov. 2. It doesn’t have to be that way in 2022 | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

Senate GOP worries Trump could derail bid for majority – News Summed Up

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate seeks distance from far-left faction | News |

NBC’s Chuck Todd Warns That Democrats Are In ‘Grave Danger’ Of Losing Congress In 2022 – The Political Insider



Barack Obama hits Russia, China for ‘lack of urgency’ on climate (

Obama appeals to young activists to stay in climate fight | News |

Let’s start crafting environmental policy through an anti-racist lens | Rebuilding Philly (

Summit held to discuss Pittsburgh’s ongoing air quality issues and high asthma rates | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



PennDOT expects additional $4 billion over five years from infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Study links facing discrimination at a young age with future health issues : NPR

DEA cracks down on pharmacies prescribing Suboxone and Subutex : Shots – Health News : NPR

To increase health equity in Philadelphia, focus on the social determinants of health | Expert Opinion (

Falls Township recovery specialists going beyond 911 calls to address addiction, mental health (

Rates of syphilis passed onto infants are the highest Pennsylvania cities have seen in decades | WITF

Suicide risk among Black and LGBTQ youth is rising. A new center will study why | WITF


State News

Changes needed in PA to fix a neglectful nursing home system | City & State PA (

Some Pennsylvanians may be missing out on PA tax refunds (

Pa. Treasurer warns of text message scam targeting unemployment compensation recipients (

Infrastructure measure is good for Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Manchin tours West Wyoming manufacturer | Business |

Fight Pa. hunger, not each other, this holiday season (

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick’s ‘yes’ on infrastructure is the least of the GOP’s problems | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Milwaukee Bucks are the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016 : NPR

What does Zillow’s abrupt exit from iBuying portend for the direct-homebuying business model? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Secret recordings of NRA officials after Columbine school shooting show strategy : NPR

Families and communities are reunited as U.S.-Mexico border reopens | TPR

Could end of international travel ban brighten prospects for restart of Pittsburgh-London flights? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Europe bolsters pioneering tech rules with help from Haugen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Big cities aren’t dividing America. They hold the key to our collective future (


Local News

DelVal Veterans Struggle to Get Promised Services – DV Journal (

In Some Delco Towns, County Health Inspections Mean 500 Percent Fee Hike – DV Journal (

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

Forty Fort public works crews to offer trash collection service as alternative to private haulers | News |

Veterans Day Parade returns to Wyoming Valley for 76th year | News |

Environmental concerns raised about Wilkes-Barre Area’s athletic field project | News |

BARTA to offer vets free bus rides on Veterans Day (

Carlisle considers mandatory inspections of rental properties –

These 6 Lancaster County projects could get federal infrastructure money | Local News |

Bethlehem leaders announce ‘No Home for Hate’ campaign against racism – The Morning Call (

Tamaqua receives $608K through CRIZ program | News |

Hazle Twp. supervisors grant tax breaks for massive business park | News |



Peduto outlines budget priorities, touts accomplishments in last State of City address |

Gainey talks priorities, administration, election experience on virtual program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Display recognizing Pittsburgh veterans unveiled on Boulevard of the Allies |



Center City safety patrols increasing as more Philadelphia workers return to their offices – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Giant Co. opens automated fulfillment center outfitted with 69 robots in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (

A bought councilmember or pro-union politician? In the trial of John Dougherty and Bobby Henon, a jury will now decide. (

Philadelphia School District considers measure to prevent teachers from talking to the media (

Balancing equity and growth is key for City Council’s tax reform plans | Editorial (

Trash pickup delays hit some Philly neighborhoods harder than others, analysis shows | Local News |

D.A. Office’s One-Stop Job and Resource Hub goes mobile | Local News |

Veterans Day 2021: Philly museum will honor Black soldiers who served – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



What Biden’s $1T infrastructure package aims to do (

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Michael Flynn, John Eastman and other Trump allies : NPR

Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving | National News |

Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez | News |