Select Page

Elections/Politics

Pittsburgh-area incumbents appear set to win nods for new terms in Pa. Legislature
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/02/Jay-Costa-Bill-Brittain-PA-Senate-Jake-Wheatley-Tony-DeLuca-Pennsylvania-House/stories/202006020005

Music teacher unofficial leader among Democrats vying to unseat Republican in Cumberland and York
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/music-teacher-unofficial-leader-among-democrats-vying-to-unseat-republican-in-cumberland-and-york.html

State Senate candidate Slomski leads in Democratic primary
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200603/state-senate-candidate-slomski-leads-in-democratic-primary

Comitta leads 3-way race for 19th Senate District
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/comitta-leads-3-way-race-for-19th-senate-district/article_59bb22ba-a545-11ea-9152-531e334a2cb2.html

George Scott poised to win Democratic nomination to face GOP incumbent John DiSanto
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/in-the-15th-senatorial-district-george-scott-is-poised-to-win-democratic-nomination-to-face-off-gop-incumbent-john-disanto.html

Kane leads Burman in 9th Senate District
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/kane-leads-burman-in-9th-senate-district/article_e6524c70-a532-11ea-b813-17b94f3392e6.html

Election Day roundup — latest results in state, region, county
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/election-day-roundup-june-2-2020/

Bridgeville businessman Devlin Robinson leads Sewickley councilman in state Senate race
https://triblive.com/local/sewickley/bridgeville-businessman-devlin-robinson-leads-sewickley-councilman-in-gop-race-for-state-senate/

State House matchups set for general election
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-house-matchups-set-for-general-election-1.2634516

State Rep. Tony DeLuca up big in primary rematch against Erin Vecchio
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/longtime-state-rep-tony-deluca-up-big-in-rare-contested-primary/

Rep. Patty Kim looks like the winner in 103rd House District
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/rep-patty-kim-looks-like-the-winner-in-103rd-house-district.html

Emily Kinkead leads incumbent state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl in primary challenge
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/emily-kinkead-leads-incumbent-state-rep-adam-ravenstahl-in-primary-challenge/

Benham leading in race to replace state Rep. Harry Readshaw
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/benham-leading-in-race-to-replace-state-rep-harry-readshaw/

Manny Guzman, Vincent Gagliardo Jr. leading primaries in 127th District amid unprecedented campaign season
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/manny-guzman-vincent-gagliardo-jr-leading-primaries-in-127th-district-amid-unprecedented-campaign-season/article_d90834f2-a50b-11ea-bb2a-179086d76977.html

Newcomer Nicole Miller enjoys large lead in 87th Pa. House District Democratic primary
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/newcomer-nicole-miller-possible-winner-in-87th-district-democratic-primary.html

State Rep. Sue Helm leads Travis Stauffer in GOP’s 104th district primary
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/06/state-rep-sue-helm-leads-travis-stauffer-in-gops-104th-district-primary.html

Rob Mercuri in line for GOP nod to seek House Speaker Mike Turzai’s seat
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/rob-mercuri-wins-gop-nod-to-seek-house-speaker-mike-turzais-seat/

Milou Mackenzie appears on her way to securing Republican nomination in the 131st District
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-election-131-republican-primary-20200603-4bjskk2ywzdt3bzwo75ddbqh6m-story.html

Auditor general race still undecided; Lamb says results ‘encouraging’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/02/pennsylvania-Auditor-general-race-undecided-michael-Lamb-says-results-encouraging-pittsburgh/stories/202006020138

Pittsburgh controller leading Democratic race for Pennsylvania auditor general
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-controller-leading-democratic-race-for-pennsylvania-auditor-general/

Lehigh Valley election results: Candidates set for state House, row office races
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/elections/2020/06/lehigh-valley-election-results-candidates-set-for-state-house-row-office-races.html

Pennsylvania 2020 primary: An unprecedented election, with still-incomplete results
https://whyy.org/articles/pennsylvania-2020-primary-an-unprecedented-election-with-still-incomplete-results/

Pa. primary election ‘went remarkably smoothly’ despite many challenges
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/pa-primary-election-went-remarkably-smoothly-despite-many-challenges.html

Primary 2020: Local election officials successfully pull off primary amid pandemic
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2020/06/02/Allegheny-County-voters-ballots-mail-in-person-polling-places-workers-election/stories/202006020162

Voters undeterred by coronavirus and inspired by protests turn out for an unprecedented Pennsylvania primary
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/coronavirus-george-floyd-protests-2020-pa-primary-election-20200602.html

When will Delaware County voters know who won Tuesday’s contests? It’s going to take time
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/when-will-delaware-county-voters-know-who-won-tuesdays-contests-its-going-to-take-time/article_533c2a68-a501-11ea-ad9a-8feba8f69ca8.html

Pennsylvania held an election. We won’t know the results for days. Here’s what that means for November.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pa-2020-primary-election-results-mail-ballots-20200602.html

Washington County website malfunctioned Tuesday night, so elections office resorted to paper
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/washington-county-website-malfunctioned-tuesday-night-so-elections-office-resorted-to-paper/article_53173174-a540-11ea-9b97-c7641e311377.html

Election 2020: Philadelphia voters turn out despite pandemic, civil unrest
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/election-2020-philadelphia-voters-turn-out-despite-pandemic-civil-unrest.html

Voter turnout on par with typical Harrisburg primary amid COVID-19 and new equipment
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/06/voter-turnout-on-par-with-typical-harrisburg-primary-amid-covid-19-and-new-equipment.html

Voter confusion abounds in places around Pennsylvania due to consolidated polling places
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/voter-confusion-abounds-in-places-around-pennsylvania-due-to-consolidated-polling-places.html

Final election results in Westmoreland delayed as mail-in ballot count continues
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/final-election-results-in-westmoreland-delayed-as-mail-in-ballot-count-continues/

Voters at polls skeptical about mail-in ballots, unconcerned about COVID-19
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200602/voters-at-polls-skeptical-about-mail-in-ballots-unconcerned-about-covid-19

Despite light turnout at polls, voters who show up said they want to make sure their votes are counted
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/despite-light-turnout-at-polls-voters-who-show-up-said-they-want-to-make-sure-their-votes-are-counted-1.2634266

Uncontested primaries for state representatives set stage for contested November ballots
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/uncontested-primaries-for-state-representatives-set-stage-for-contested-november-ballots-1.2634652

Sparse turnout at Monroe County polls
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200602/sparse-turnout-at-monroe-county-polls

Lancaster County 2020 primary election: More than 50,000 mail-in ballots must be counted
https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/lancaster-county-2020-primary-election-more-than-50-000-mail-in-ballots-must-be-counted/article_96bdc5e0-a54b-11ea-9944-7b37a4129162.html

Coronavirus precautions and protests create problems but fail to disrupt Pa.’s primary election
https://papost.org/2020/06/02/coronavirus-precautions-and-protests-create-problems-but-fail-to-disrupt-pa-s-primary-election/

Mail-in, provisional ballots cause some disconnect in Lebanon County
https://www.witf.org/2020/06/03/mail-in-provisional-ballots-cause-disconnect-in-lebanon-county/

Democrat, Republican voters cast ballots for nominating convention delegates, vote count incomplete
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/democrat-republican-voters-cast-ballots-for-nominating-convention-delegates-vote-count-incomplete-1.2634589

Complete Luzerne County election results awaiting further mail-in ballot counting
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786235/complete-luzerne-county-election-results-awaiting-further-mail-in-ballot-counting

Voter turnout low at downtown Reading polling locations
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/voter-turnout-low-at-downtown-reading-polling-locations/article_4e014f22-a4e5-11ea-89d8-6f752a8acc3c.html

Rep. Doyle, a familiar face in Congress, declares victory in 18th District Dem primary
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/06/02/Mike-Doyle-Jerry-Dickinson-18th-congressional-district-Democratic-primary/stories/202006020047

Doyle declares victory with large primary lead over Pitt law professor
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/doyle-declares-victory-with-large-primary-lead-over-pitt-law-professor/

Daniels jumps ahead of Bognet in 8th District race for GOP nomination
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/daniels-jumps-ahead-of-bognet-in-8th-district-race-for-gop-nomination-1.2634514

Bognet holds narrow lead in 8th District GOP race
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/bognet-holds-narrow-lead-in-8th-district-gop-race-1.2634653

Quick leads Wegman in race for Democratic nomination in 9th Congressional District in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/06/quick-leads-wegman-in-race-for-democratic-nomination-in-9th-congressional-district-in-pa.html

Sarah Hammond is apparent winner of Democratic nomination in 11th Congressional District in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/06/sarah-hammond-holds-big-lead-in-race-for-democratic-nomination-in-11th-congressional-district-in-pa.html

In close race for GOP primary to take on Susan Wild for Congress, Lisa Scheller says she’s confident her lead will hold
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-pa-7th-district-congress-republican-primary-scheller-browning-20200603-3dujdxqbrvbpveo6m6lohnoa7q-story.html

DePasquale leads Brier in Democratic primary in 10th District, but race remains too close to call
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/depasquale-leads-brier-in-democratic-primary-for-pas-10th-congressional-district-but-tens-of-thousands-of-pending-mail-in-ballots-leave-race-too-close-to-call.html

Count continues in 1st district primaries
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200602/democrat-finello-declares-victory-in-1st-district-count-continues-in-gop-primary

Trump, Biden win Pennsylvania primary contests amid unrest, pandemic
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-primary-begins-amid-unrest-pandemic/

Biden, Trump score presidential primary victories in Pennsylvania
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/06/02/Biden-Trump-score-presidential-primary-victories-in-Pennsylvania/stories/202006020155

Courts extend Pa. mail ballot deadlines in Bucks and Delaware Counties
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/bucks-delaware-county-mail-ballot-deadlines-extended-20200602.html

Shoving match at Pittsburgh polling place punctuates otherwise slow voting day so far
https://triblive.com/local/regional/primary-turnout-reported-extremely-light-so-far/

Tuesday’s primary election was boring. And that’s a good thing.
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsylvania-primary-election-2020-muschick-20200602-obo6gahs3zghhd552i35smxexa-story.html

Legislature

Police reforms proposed after Antwon Rose’s killing have languished in Pa. Will now be any different?
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/police-protest-pennsylvania-antwon-rose-use-of-force-20200603.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pandemic funding may be reduced if action isn’t taken
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pandemic-funding-may-be-reduced-if-action-isn-t-taken-1.2634489

Allegheny General among 20 health centers slated for CDC-funded coronavirus study
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/06/02/Allegheny-General-Hospital-coronavirus-COVID-19-study-CDC-grant/stories/202006020158

Reading can weather coronavirus financial storm, adviser says
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-can-weather-coronavirus-financial-storm-adviser-says/article_22c5dd90-a455-11ea-a677-cfe3cb486852.html

Four new COVID-19 deaths in Western Pa.; 612 new cases in the state
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/02/COVID-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-19/stories/202006020073

9 new coronavirus cases reported in Allegheny County, 1 new death
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/9-new-coronavirus-cases-in-allegheny-county-1-death/

2 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths reported in Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/two-new-coronavirus-cases-no-new-deaths-reported-in-westmoreland-county/

County has 11 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-has-11-new-covid-19-cases-4-new-deaths-1.2634488

Eight more died from COVID-19 in NEPA, state’s Tuesday report shows
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/eight-more-died-from-covid-19-in-nepa-state-s-tuesday-report-shows-1.2634278

Montgomery County reports six more coronavirus deaths
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-reports-six-more-coronavirus-deaths/article_ad2cde86-d84e-56d4-b864-1cf19cd81b12.html

Study finds that cleaner, healthier air is social distancing side benefit
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2020/06/02/reduced-emissions-electricity-health-benefits-air-social-distancing-months-COVID-19/stories/202006020132

COVID-19 cases among New York City federal jail inmates are seven times more than reported
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/03/COVID-19-cases-among-New-York-City-federal-jail-inmates-are-seven-times-more-than-reported/stories/202006030079

Second IRS stimulus checks: How much could they be worth? This payment will be the last, top Republican says
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/second-irs-stimulus-checks-how-much-could-it-be-worth-this-payment-will-be-the-last-top-republican-says.html

Wuhan finishes mass testing effort for COVID-19, isolates 300
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2020/06/03/Wuhan-finishes-mass-testing-effort-isolates-300-COVID-19-coronavirus/stories/202006030081

Reopening

Westmoreland green phase: No temp checks at courthouse, offices opening
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-green-phase-no-temp-checks-at-courthouse-offices-opening/

Latrobe set to reopen municipal offices while following covid-19 precautions
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/latrobe-set-to-reopen-municipal-offices-while-following-covid-19-precautions/

Vandergrift to reopen pool and library, Facebook page coming
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/vandergrift-to-reopen-some-public-spaces/

George Floyd Protests

Peaceful support of Black Lives Matter and area law enforcement theme of Boyertown rally
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/peaceful-support-of-black-lives-matter-and-area-law-enforcement-theme-of-boyertown-rally/article_b53a8fce-a52a-11ea-b996-a3888da932f5.html

Protesters rally in downtown York and on the steps of the city police department
https://papost.org/2020/06/03/black-lives-matter-protesters-rally-in-downtown-york-and-on-the-steps-of-the-city-police-department/

Protest in Washington on Tuesday called peaceful, polite
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/03/Protest-in-Washington-D-C-Tuesday-peaceful-lacking-tension-demonstrations-George-Floyd/stories/202006030077

California cities mark peaceful protests, some clashes with police Tuesday
https://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2020/06/03/California-cities-mark-peaceful-protests-some-clashes-with-police-George-Floyd/stories/202006030078

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump handling of protests
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/protests-trump-cia-20200602.html

Finding light in the darkness
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/03/Hope-darkness-George-Floyd-protests-good-deeds/stories/202006020045

Editorial: Let’s channel anger into positive action
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-lets-channel-anger-into-positive-action/article_f14560a6-a4e0-11ea-9152-1f4ddc5897f7.html

Business

Wilkes-Barre Twp. retailers closed early Tuesday amid looting fears
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786189/wilkes-barre-twp-retailers-closed-early-tuesday-are-looting-fears-to-blame

Danko’s cited 6 times
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/danko-s-cited-6-times-1.2634433

Crime/Punishment

Berks police say their training should help prevent a tragedy like the death of George Floyd
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-police-say-their-training-should-help-prevent-a-tragedy-like-the-death-of-george/article_c75d901a-a503-11ea-abb2-7b4c69f7dfb1.html

Education

Temple University intends to open for in-person classes this fall
https://www.inquirer.com/education/temple-university-coronavirus-fall-reopen-20200602.html

As the economy struggles, consider community college | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/coronavirus-covid-pandemic-economy-recession-education-20200603.html

Local News

Delaware County remains under disaster emergency to recover from civil disturbances
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delaware-county-remains-under-disaster-emergency-to-recover-from-civil-disturbances/article_882e57b0-a582-11ea-a3e7-7f6ff4c46c3d.html

Fresh produce, milk planned for food box distribution in Harrison
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/fresh-produce-milk-planned-for-food-box-distribution-in-harrison/

Luzerne Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee awards $15K to charities
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786261/luzerne-foundations-youth-advisory-committee-awards-15k-to-charities

National News

Iowa’s Steve King loses GOP renomination fight
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/06/03/Iowa-s-Steve-King-loses-GOP-renomination-fight/stories/202006030074

Philly

‘This is healing’; After three days of chaos and protest over Floyd killing, peace breaks out in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-killing-police-protest-trump-biden-looting-arson-20200602.html

Frank Rizzo statue removed from outside the Municipal Services Building in the middle of the night
https://www.inquirer.com/news/frank-rizzo-statue-philadelphia-removed-msb-plaza-george-floyd-protests-20200603.html

Crews remove Frank Rizzo statue from Philly’s municipal services building
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/crews-remove-frank-rizzo-statue-from-philly-s-municipal-services-building/article_e4fcd0fc-a58c-11ea-a2e6-2356af6aad26.html

Philly mayor, police say tear gas was used as ‘last resort’ on protesters; others question tactics and call for reform
https://www.inquirer.com/news/tear-gas-vine-street-expressway-interstate-676-philadelphia-george-floyd-police-20200602.html

Philadelphia officials tell protesters to get tested for coronavirus or stay home
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid19-protesters-test-positive-reopen-20200602.html

Disparity in police tactics on display during third day of unrest in Philadelphia
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/disparity-in-police-tactics-on-display-during-third-day-of-unrest-in-philadelphia/article_6437ba1a-e47e-5db8-9472-1986d8ad68db.html

‘I felt like I robbed my own store.’ A Philly jeweler describes a race to save her shop from looting.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/jewelry-philadelphia-looters-crystals-george-floyd-protests-20200603.html

Philly plans to increase police funding while cutting city services. Critics say that’s a mistake.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-police-funding-increase-george-floyd-protests-20200602.html

King called riots ‘the language of the unheard.’ Black Philadelphians say it’s now time to listen.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-george-floyd-protests-looting-structural-racism-police-brutality-20200602.html

A day after Fishtown residents walked the streets with baseball bats, protesters return to the neighborhood
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/fishtown-philadelphia-protest-george-floyd-20200602.html

Philly police stood by as men with baseball bats ‘protected’ Fishtown. Some residents were assaulted and threatened.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/fishtown-george-floyd-protests-philadelphia-bats-hammers-20200602.html

Why didn’t Philly police respond to white men with bats? Fishtown neighbors wait for answers
https://www.witf.org/2020/06/03/why-didnt-philly-police-respond-to-white-men-with-bats-fishtown-neighbors-wait-for-answers/

What is the National Guard and why is it here?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-national-guard-activated-philadelphia-riots-20200602.html

As S. Philly gun store owner kills potential looter, customers line up for firearms at other dealers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-protests-looting-gun-store-south-philly-shot-dead-20200602.html

Trump would like Philly’s response to protests. We’re better than this. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-protests-fishtown-mayor-kenney-police-trump-20200602.html

I’m a West Philadelphian. The looting is not our biggest problem. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/george-floyd-protests-west-philadelphia-police-looting-20200602.html

Tear gas, then handcuffs: I am an Inquirer journalist who was arrested for doing my job
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-protests-philadelphia-jouranlist-arrested-kristen-graham-20200602.html

Pitt

March ends peacefully after making its way from Market Square to South Side and back
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/02/Pittsburgh-protests-demonstrations-peaceful-George-Lloyd-death-police-brutality/stories/202006020134

Protesters take to Pittsburgh streets for 4th day in a row to demand racial justice
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/protesters-take-to-pittsburgh-streets-for-4th-day-in-a-row/

Police confirm the use of tear gas to clear East Liberty streets Monday night
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/06/02/East-Liberty-protest-Pittsburgh-police-confirm-tear-gas-used/stories/202006020142

Pittsburgh police say tear gas, in fact, was used to disperse East Liberty protest crowd
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-police-say-tear-gas-in-fact-was-used-to-disperse-east-liberty-protest-crowd/

Transit union: Port Authority operators will no longer transport police
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/06/02/ATU-Port-Authority-operators-no-longer-transport-police-protests-George-Floyd/stories/202006020152

Pittsburgh police ask for help identifying riot suspect
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/03/Police-ask-for-help-identifying-suspect-in-riot-George-Floyd/stories/202006030080

Unemployment rate jumps to 16.8% in Pittsburgh metro area
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2020/06/02/Unemployment-rate-16-8-Pittsburgh-pa-labor-industry/stories/202006020074

Transportation

Pa. Turnpike permanently going cashless immediately; 500 collectors losing jobs
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/06/02/Pa-Turnpike-permanently-going-cashless-immediately-500-toll-collectors-losing-jobs-layoffs/stories/202006020113

PennDOT resumes driver skills tests, issues COVID-19 safety protocols
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/06/02/penndot-driver-skills-test-appointments-covid-19-green-phase-counties-pa/stories/202006020114

Allegheny County to provide information, take comments on Springhill Road project in Harrison online
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-county-to-provide-information-take-comments-on-springhill-road-project-in-harrison-online/