Advocates for education funding reform rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Source: Power Interfaith)
Advocates for education funding reform rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Source: Power Interfaith)

Headlines:

Fair funding advocates rally at Capitol: They support the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the state's educational funding system results in unconstitutional disparities. Testifying in the case Wednesday, Panther Valley history teacher Tara Yuricheck said she lacks the resources to teach all her students effectively. (Source: Capital-Star)

State GOP caucus targeting unions: As the caucus tilts rightward, measures making it harder for unions to organize and operate are gaining traction. (Source: WHYY)

Jury clears Lancaster police officer in excessive force lawsuit: Jessica Lopez had alleged Lt. Nathan Nickel had injured her in a 2017 arrest. The eight-member federal jury returned a verdict in less than 45 minutes. (Source: LNP)

Write-in candidate Jennifer Walker wins in Manheim Central school board race: Walker, a Republican, defeated school board president Linda Williams. Walker 2,719 votes, including 613 misspellings that Judge Dennis Reinaker ruled could be counted. In the Warwick district, write-in candidate Emily Zimmerman fell short, but plans to appeal the exclusion of 139 ballots for "Emily Zimmer." (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: House votes to censure Rep. Gosar. (Source: ABC News) Oklahoma scheduled to execute Julius Jones today. (Source: NPR) Report: Two men convicted in Malcolm X slaying to be exonerated. (Source: NBC News) Ahmaud Arbery shooter testifies he feared for his life. (Source: CBS News) Covid vaccine boosters may be authorized for all adults by Friday. (Source: USA Today)

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