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Legislature

Bills to pay for breast cancer screenings pass Pennsylvania State Senate (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Stream Maintenance Bills One Step Closer to Becoming Law – WENY News

Supporters insist Pa. needs Parental Bill of Rights, while opponents say the legislation goes too far | National News | kpvi.com

Pennsylvania state senate weighs parental bill of rights as gender, race issues flare in schools (broadandliberty.com)

Pa. House-passed automated vehicle bill clears Senate committee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House’s Krasner committee cancels hearing after prosecutor insists it be made public – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Krasner announces he will testify in select committee hearing if held in public | Local News | phillytrib.com

Let’s get serious about ending prudent pay in Pennsylvania | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Paoli Hospital visit inspires legislation to combat infant formula shortage – Daily Local

Pa. bill requiring personal finance classes for students advances | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

State Senate Committee Advances Electric-Powered Trucks Rule | BOB 94.9 | WHP580 Newsroom (iheart.com)

$45,000 in state funding awarded to Chester County job seekers – Daily Local

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases down, despite threat from new variants | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Report: COVID-19 linked to increase in U.S. pregnancy-related deaths; disproportionately impacts Black, Hispanic women | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

COVID-19 still killing plenty of Pennsylvanians, despite case declines | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

Appalachia Commission sends $7 million for workforce projects in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

On Media: Strike expansion at the Post-Gazette will ripple through the community (nextpittsburgh.com)

Dozens of Post-Gazette workers cross picket line as newsroom strike enters Day 2 | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike lays bare union discord and could impact informed citizenry | WITF

Home Depot workers allege union-busting tactics at Philadelphia store (inquirer.com)

U.S. factory production highest in 14 years, even as interest rates rise : NPR

Report reveals which area surgery centers posted the biggest profits and losses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Gopuff notifies hundreds more employees of termination – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA aims to overhaul its Small Business Investment Company – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Was the Roxborough shooting another case of an adult using teens as ‘boy soldiers’ to commit crimes? | Solomon Jones (inquirer.com)

Jail officials across Pa. sound alarm as mental health crisis puts people at risk, survey finds · Spotlight PA

Federal grants will add community policing officers to NEPA departments | Times Leader

Domenick presses warden for answers on prison treatment programs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Jailhouse break: State seeks best reuse for closed Western Penitentiary on the North Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Hallahan leaders, alum eye prime Center City building for new all-girls school – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Fewer students chose to go to college this fall. That’s the bad news : NPR

In schools, mental health, ‘erosion of the social fabric’ growing concerns | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Iroquois students working with International Space Station (goerie.com)

School, health experts: Survey shows mental health needs for students ‘accelerated’ during COVID-19 | News | tribdem.com

Group of taxpayers asks Supreme Court to halt student debt program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

National

Michael Berman, Defend Democracy Project, warns of dangers to voting (goerie.com)

Prolonged challenges by losing candidates could overshadow November election results – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Statewide

Shapiro Talks Cities, Education and Elections During Lancaster Stop – PoliticsPA

One on one with Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro (abc27.com)

PA governor candidate Josh Shapiro answers Erie voters’ questions (goerie.com)

Bernie Sanders to campaign in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Fetterman’s doctor says he is ‘recovering well’ and has ‘no work restrictions’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Fetterman releases doctor’s letter, saying he can ‘work full duty in public office’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eric Trump, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Doug Mastriano to appear at Lancaster County event (abc27.com)

Hannity’s York PA town hall features Oz, Mastriano attacking Democrats (poconorecord.com)

Mastriano and Shapiro each are guided by their faiths, but in very different ways. – pennlive.com

Doug Mastriano’s dangerous history of election denial (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Mastriano tells Berks Republicans that Pa. gubernatorial race is pivotal for nation (readingeagle.com)

Local

Scheuren: Bringing business and local government cred to Harrisburg (theintell.com)

Wisser: Protecting private medical decisions from government mandates (theintell.com)

Erie Rep. Pat Harkins outlines record of delivering results for Erie (goerie.com)

Michael Thomas says government should serve people, not destroy them (goerie.com)

98th Legislative District: GOP’s Jones favored to win seat, Temons and Gerber face uphill battles | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lehigh Valley race for Congress is the most expensive in Pa. (mcall.com)

Judge tosses lawsuit, lets Lehigh County use election dropboxes as planned | WITF

Haddock, May face off in 118th debate | News | thetimes-tribune.com

114th House District candidates debate abortion, guns and other issues | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Gun Safety

Pittsburgh council members search for answers after spate of shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Philadelphia student and shooting survivor spreads hope for others impacted by gun violence | WITF

Philadelphia gun violence means leaders need to work together, Council president Darrell Clarke says (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Kreutz Creek samples show highest levels of PFAS in the nation (ydr.com)

Pa. must modernize its approach to clean energy – or risk falling further behind  | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Amtrak signs long-term lease in Chester County for $6M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Health

Experts discuss rise of fentanyl overdoses in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

 

State News

Wolf admin announces $236M for water infrastructure projects | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

President Biden visiting Pittsburgh, Fern Hollow Bridge to tout infrastructure bill ahead of midterms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to return to site of collapsed Pittsburgh bridge to tout infrastructure investments (abc27.com)

Dire predictions follow Pa. Supreme Court’s loosening of medical malpractice filing rules – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Federal government has given $800M to keep indebted farmers afloat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Location guides how Pa. deaths are scrutinized · Spotlight PA

Growing season likely over after below-freezing night in central Pa.: forecasters – pennlive.com

Pa. is expanding eligibility for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps (inquirer.com)

 

National News

U.S. Sees Opportunity for Ukraine to Capitalize on Russian Weakness – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Appeals court says financial watchdog agency structure is unconstitutional : NPR

What can reparations for slavery look like in the U.S.? One man has ideas : NPR

High rent is pushing homeless people to pair up as roommates : NPR

Fentanyl pills disguised in candy bags seized at LA airport : NPR

Maryland: Some autopsies performed by David Fowler should be reinvestigated : NPR

Putin orders martial law in occupied Ukrainian areas as Kyiv’s forces win ground : NPR

Netflix will officially start charging for password sharing in 2023 : NPR

U.S. mortgage rates extend climb to 6.94%, highest since 2002 (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Boyer’s Markets first supermarket in the nation to sell products with easy-to-open lids (dailylocal.com)

West Chester officials debate Gay Street closure for 2023 – Daily Local

Doylestown Borough is updating its comprehensive plan | The Bucks County Herald

Bensalem mayor fights to redevelop along the Delaware River waterfront (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Motorcyclists kick off holiday gift drive at the Children’s Home of Reading (readingeagle.com)

Pittston remembers ‘iconic’ Charley Trippi | Times Leader

Lackawanna County commissioners approve tax breaks for Upvalley warehouses | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton parking garage rate to plunge next year from $4 per first hour to $1 | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Tim Tebow will open a camp for children on 3,000 acres in the Poconos (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

URA starting from scratch by rejecting all proposals for the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum (nextpittsburgh.com)

County seeking developer to run private children’s detention center on former Shuman site | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Frazer files $2.8M lawsuit against Pittsburgh Mills property owners | TribLIVE.com

Critics of Move PGH pilot program say it’s not adequately serving disabled, low-income residents | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh coatings giant names new CEO | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

City of Philadelphia releases updated regulations for permanent outdoor dining program | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Controller releases PPD spending report highlighting operational issues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Otis Hackney to leave chief education officer post | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly housing initiative seeks to mint 5,000 homeowners of color | Local News | phillytrib.com

Prevention Point Philadelphia celebrates 30 years of providing harm reduction services | Health | phillytrib.com

Avenue of the Arts’ entertainment, residential redevelopment could revive South Broad (inquirer.com)

This George Washington High cheerleader now headed to nationals is used to high-stakes situations (inquirer.com)

Police union leader John McNesby blasts Controller Rebecca Rhynhart over critical Police Department audit (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Facing tough midterms, Biden releasing oil from US reserve | News | standardspeaker.com

Biden vows abortion legislation as top priority next year (fox4now.com)