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Communities of color want to be ‘stewards,’ not ‘victims’ of Pa. redistricting plans | WITF

Senate Republicans seek stricter rules for lobbyists with bill package | City & State PA (

Local lawmakers hear from healthcare workers, first responders impacted by hospital consolidation – Daily Local

Pennsylvania lawmakers locked in partisan battle over disease data as news media pushes for accessibility – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania RGGI opponents mount tense last stand – POLITICO

Report: Pre-pandemic Pennsylvania rainy day fund second smallest in the nation | Pennsylvania |

Join RGGI to support Pennsylvania’s coal plant communities (

Some Democrats call for halt to Mariner East following charges, but don’t expect action from legislature | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

State Sen. Bob Mensch announces plans to retire at end of term |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania hits COVID-19 vaccination target | Pennsylvania |

Nursing home trade group warns of mass layoffs if Philadelphia’s vaccine deadline stands (

Half of COVID-19 patients have lingering symptoms for 6 months, reveals Penn State study | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Half of COVID-19 patients have lingering symptoms for 6 months: Penn State study –

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID-19 shot for booster (

Experts recommend that FDA should authorize Moderna COVID vaccine booster | WITF

COVID: Study uses saliva to predict risk of severity in children (

COVID-19 hits children as school year gets underway | The Bucks County Herald

More COVID-19 hospitalizations could mean mask mandate in Erie County, PA (

Area nursing home vaccination rates vary widely for staff, residents; local COVID-19 surge continues | Coronavirus |



Pennsylvania grants aim to connect schools, businesses, workforce development boards | Pennsylvania |

Philly produce worker calls for living wages at D.C. rally – WHYY

Volume swells at Port of Philadelphia in supply chain crisis (

Top cities for growth in tech job postings – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Restaurant workers are quitting at record rates – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Global supply chain is missing a crucial gear | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We’re failing our workers: Pa. needs paid family & medical leave | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PASSHE to request $500M from state, historic amount of funding | ABC27

Maggio’s restaurant posts plea for Americans to get back to work (

Worker shortage leaves teens juggling school and jobs (



First Lady Wolf, Corrections Secretary highlight needs for women returning from prison | WJET/WFXP/

‘Unit unsafe’: Inside a week of riots, fires, and destruction at Philly jails (

Former CYS director pleads guilty to child endangerment | Crime-emergencies |

Former head of Pa. child welfare agency pleads guilty in backlog case –

Man tased by Pittsburgh Police dies next day after apparent medical emergency | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

First Black woman, E-town grad, named Pa. State Police deputy commissioner | Local News |



Temple President Jason Wingard prepares for school’s 1st fundraising campaign since 2009 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New integrated state school campus to be named Pennsylvania Western University | ABC27

The big reveal: State System debuts new name of merged Cal, Clarion, Edinboro universities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘It is a strong state name’: Pa. State System announces new identity for western regional campus – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA higher education board requests $550M in state funding for 2022-23 (

University of Scranton center aims to increase ethics, decrease corruption in NEPA governments | Education |

Hazleton Area school cafeterias face food shortages, too | Education |

Officials leave district in book ban flap – The Morning Call (

Erie SD reaches deal to sell Irving School to low-income housing group (



Jill Biden out to flex political muscle in governors’ races | WITF

Suburban Dems flee from ‘defund the police’ – POLITICO

Josh Shapiro will visit Allentown on Friday fresh off his gubernatorial announcement – The Morning Call (

Abington Native Josh Shapiro Holds Rally in Hometown Campaign Kick Off – DV Journal (

Josh Shapiro has short list Pa. lt. gov. picks (

Josh Shapiro: Something very important for 2024 happened in Pennsylvania today – CNNPolitics

Shapiro makes his case for governor to Philly ministers | Local News |

Army vet Ashley Ehasz announces campaign for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District (

The field of Senate candidates is crowded. Who has the most financial support from Pa. voters? | 90.5 WESA

Fetterman, Bartos are outraising competitors for Pa.’s open U.S. Senate seat | 90.5 WESA

Candidates For Pennsylvania Supreme Court Say The Race Is Not Partisan, Even Though They Run Under Party Labels – CBS Pittsburgh (

Sen. Casey endorses Tyler Titus for County Executive | WJET/WFXP/

Terry McAuliffe’s Other Obstacle in Virginia Race: Democrats’ Apathy – The New York Times (

U.S. Senate candidate Parnell loses bid to seal child custody case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Bartos leads Trump-backed opponent Parnell in money race after 3rd quarter – USA Breaking News

A Bucks County dad angered by COVID-19 closures gave $500,000 to school board candidates. Critics say it’s fueling ‘toxic’ politics. (

Area female business owners lay out struggles for Senate candidate | Business |

Allentown mayoral candidates discuss Trump, gun violence and affordable housing in debate – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania mail ballots may need extra postage – The Morning Call (

Two politicians known for reaching across the aisle contend for Lehigh County executive – The Morning Call (

Capital-Star Q+A: Gov. candidate Jason Monn thinks Harrisburg needs an everyman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Former Steelers reporter turned anti-eviction advocate is running for constable; wants to reform the little-known Pennsylvania position | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Gun safety group Everytown launches $200K campaign in Erie Co. sheriff race | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Floods threaten a quarter of roads and critical buildings : NPR

Commissioners approve natural gas pipeline extension | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Federal flood insurance rates are spiking for millions of people : NPR

HCA begins process of removing fluoride from drinking water | News |

Talking to kids about climate change and ocean health | Smart Talk (



An airport for Pittsburgh: Officials break ground on $1.4 billion terminal modernization project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh airport’s $1.4B construction project cleared for takeoff; completion delayed to 2025 |

Glenbrook Road Bridge Remains Closed | Eyewitness News (



Philly frontline workers share their experiences treating addiction during pandemic in new study (

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton president: Health care trends toward outpatient services | News |

Mount Nittany Medical Center sees ‘unprecedented’ strain on hospital bed capacity | WITF

Bucks mom who lost three children, husband to ALS fights for cure (

Mammogram Screening Importance | Eyewitness News (


State News

The mild-mannered senator behind a major liberal push – POLITICO

Democrats scrutinize Pennsylvania congressman’s efforts to help Trump overturn 2020 election – CNNPolitics

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson surprises Pa. football team with gear, inspirational message: video –

Pa. adds 21 farms covering nearly 2,000 acres to its preservation program –

Developers can’t build on these four Lehigh Valley farms, covering 325 acres, thanks to state Farmland Preservation Program – The Morning Call (

This Pa. city’s residents run out of money roughly 8 days after getting paid, study finds –

Pa. Medicaid abortion case heads to state Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

A Mom’s journey through Pa.’s direct support professional crisis | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized with an infection : NPR

Former president Bill Clinton admitted to hospital (

Rising Rents Stoke Inflation Data, a Concern for Washington – The New York Times (

2020 Census may have undercounted Black Americans, new analyses say | Across America |

Suspect in the Norway bow-and-arrow attacks faces court hearing : NPR

Robert Durst, who was featured in HBO’s The Jinx, got life in prison for murder : NPR

A Boeing test pilot has been indicted in connection with the 737 Max : NPR

Housing Market is a Sprint for Buyers but a Marathon for Senior Homeowners – DV Journal (

N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President – The New York Times (

Texas abortion ban remains in effect after appeals court rules against Justice Department | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Steve Bannon defies Jan. 6 panel’s subpoena, faces contempt charge |

Artist sues newly-freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter | WITF


Local News

I-83 widening: PennDOT looks to take part or all of 200 properties (

Lancaster County’s multiracial population soared in last decade, census data shows | Local News |

Reading approves 2-year contract with its AFSCME employees (

Duquesne Light seeks 4.2% rate hike in January |

Luzerne County posts Nov. 2 election sample ballots | Times Leader

Council OKs La Tolteca liquor license, workers comp contracts | News |

Berks County official proposes paying postage for mailed ballots (

Erie County elections: Postage not required for mail-in, absentee ballots (

Drop boxes across county now accepting ballots (

Domestic Abuse Project holds vigil in Chester on Saturday – Delco Times

Lancaster city looks to add affordable housing with $1 million lot on Marietta Ave | Local News |

Scores of businesses to help West Chester glow during upcoming holidays (



Former President George W. Bush, Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge To Speak At Eradicate Hate Global Summit In Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh (

How will Allegheny County’s council districts be reapportioned? | 90.5 WESA

‘A generational project’: Officials unveil Southern Beltway after over 40 years and $900 million | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s Nobel connection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh controller’s audit calls on Bureau of Animal Care and Control to improve operations |

Pittsburgh awarded 3 low-income housing tax credits to bring more affordable housing to city |

Ralph P. Watson, former Wilkinsburg Council member, marketing guru, dies at 63 | New Pittsburgh Courier



Philly has become the first big city to ban minor traffic stops said to criminalize ‘driving while Black’ (

Philadelphia becomes first large U.S. city to ban traffic stops for low-level offenses | Today in Pa. –

Here are the community groups getting the first $2 million of Philly grants to combat gun violence (

Ex-staffer of Philly Councilmember Mark Squilla charged in election fraud case tied to former U.S. Rep. Ozzie Myers (

Philly police commissioner: ‘Fluctuating’ gun crime levels (

Who Is to Blame for Rise in Philly Crime? – DV Journal (

Testifying in John Dougherty’s trial, Deputy Mayor Richard Lazer describes close ties to the labor leader (

Wiretaps reveal Henon, Verizon union relationship (

New historical marker recognizes Philadelphia Gay News’ 45 years of journalism, activism – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Clergy, residents complain about run-down rec centers | Local News |

How masjids and funeral homes are navigating Philly’s gun violence emergency | Local News |

Altman Management sale of University City Townhomes protested- WHYY



Progressives press for climate reforms to stay in spending package | ABC27

Manchin and Sinema detail key disagreements over Biden agenda – CNNPolitics

Biden administration to invest $100 million to boost health care, attract workers | TheHill

China, Taiwan tensions spark debate inside Biden admin as Democrats push for more forceful response – CNNPolitics