Select Page

Elections/Politics

Biden vows to ‘get right to work’ despite Trump resistance
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/11/10/Biden-vows-to-get-right-to-work-despite-Trump-resistance/stories/202011100125

Biden says Trump’s refusal to concede won’t impede transition
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/10/biden-says-trumps-refusal-to-concede-wont-impede-transition/

Biden’s blue-collar appeal brought in just enough white working-class voters to help him win Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/news/white-working-class-biden-trump-pennsylvania-luzerne-westmoreland-20201111.html

Philly isn’t why Biden won Pennsylvania. And Pennsylvania probably isn’t why Biden won the White House
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-pennsylvania-2020-election-tipping-point-state-20201110.html

Experts: Trump lawsuit targeting Allegheny County election not legally sound
https://triblive.com/local/experts-trump-lawsuit-targeting-allegheny-county-election-not-legally-sound/

State’s request to move Trump organization’s vote challenge to Harrisburg is denied
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/states-request-to-move-trump-organizations-vote-challenge-to-harrisburg-is-denied.html

Pa. received 10,000 ballots after polls closed on Election Day
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/pa-received-10000-late-ballots-that-arrived-after-polls-closed-on-election-day.html

Erie postal worker recants claims of ballot tampering, officials say
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/11/postal-worker-recants-ballot-tampering-claims-Erie-Pennsylvania-fraud-Trump/stories/202011100158

Pa. Republicans’ unfounded allegations of election fraud contribute to a menacing environment | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-election-results-biden-trump-lawsuit-republicans-death-threats-20201110.html

Trump’s voter fraud lawsuits are not about contradicting the will of all the people — just the Black ones | Solomon Jones
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/black-voters-election-suppression-trump-biden-20201110.html

Pennsylvania Republicans are parroting Trump’s false election claims as the post-Trump GOP takes shape
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-republicans-false-election-claims-20201111.html

Pa. GOP lawmakers to probe unverified fraud claims in election they largely won
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-election-2020-investigation-republicans-audits-20201110.html

Group of GOP legislators push for audit of Pennsylvania’s vote
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/10/Pennsylvania-election-results-Republican-legislators-vote-audit/stories/202011100144

State lawmakers call for creation of a panel to investigate, audit election
https://triblive.com/local/regional/state-lawmakers-call-for-creation-of-a-panel-to-investigate-audit-election/

Complaints spark Pa. House to investigate the election and ‘follow the facts where they lead’
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/election-complaints-sparks-pa-house-to-launch-investigation-into-how-it-was-conducted.html

Republican-led state House committee to scrutinize Pennsylvania election; hearings may happen this month
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-republicans-harrisburg-audit-20201110-tgathrmqjfau7jnvrcwg5lotxu-story.html

The Pa. House will review the 2020 election, but it’s unlikely it will change the results
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/the-pa-house-will-review-the-2020-election-but-its-unclear-if-that-changes-the-results/

Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella has lost his reelection bid, in a big upset by Republican Stacy Garrity
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-treasurer-joe-torsella-loses-republican-stacy-garrity-20201110.html

Lewis-DelRosso declares victory in race for 33rd state House district seat vs. Dermody
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/10/33rd-legislative-district-PA-election-results-Carrie-Lewis-DelRosso-Frank-Dermody/stories/202011100153

Oakmont Councilwoman Carrie DelRosso claims victory in race to unseat Frank Dermody
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/oakmont-councilwoman-carrie-delrosso-claims-victory-in-race-to-unseat-frank-dermody/

Tally may bring challenges under Pennsylvania recount rules
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809475/tally-may-bring-challenges-under-pennsylvania-recount-rules-2

More than 1,100 votes added to county count from Nov. 3 election
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/more-than-1-100-votes-added-to-county-count-from-nov-3-election/article_81694e68-509d-5bee-9b5e-776837bd1219.html

Allegheny County to count 2,349 undated ballots
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-to-count-2349-undated-ballots/

Westmoreland County ballot challenges to be heard Friday
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-ballot-challenges-to-be-heard-friday/

Thank you, election workers
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/11/11/Thank-you-election-workers/stories/202011110023

Texas’ Lt. Gov. offers voter fraud bounty; Pa.’s Fetterman offers him Luzerne County case
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809429/texas-lt-gov-offers-voter-fraud-bounty-pa-s-fetterman-offers-him-luzerne-county-case

Transparency protects state vote count
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/transparency-protects-state-vote-count/article_d5805ee8-cb2a-55c0-8d6a-b2bec4d80873.html

Former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge talks about the 2020 election and why voting honors veterans
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/former-pa-gov-tom-ridge-talks-about-the-2020-election-and-why-voting-honors-veterans.html

League of Women Voters says there is no credible evidence of fraud in 2020 election | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/11/league-of-women-voters-says-there-is-no-credible-evidence-of-fraud-in-2020-election-opinion.html

Veterans Day

75 years later, WWII vet remembers the fighting, the wounds and the POW camp
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/11/11/Veterans-Day-2020-Rodney-Chapman-Freeport-PA-World-War-II/stories/202011100123

Harrison World War II veteran looks back at his time in the Navy, 99 years of life
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/harrison-world-war-ii-veteran-looks-back-at-his-time-in-the-navy-99-years-of-life/

Silver Star recipient recalls ‘daring bombing mission’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/silver-star-recipient-recalls-daring-bombing-mission/article_cd9bc9f5-8982-583f-bb94-a4d2d0f840b4.html

Animal Friends celebrates Veterans Day with free adoptions and discounted supplies
https://triblive.com/local/sewickley/animal-friends-celebrates-veterans-day-with-free-adoptions-and-discounted-supplies/

Veterans Day deals for vets, active-duty military throughout Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/veterans-day-deals-for-vets-active-duty-military-throughout-western-pa/

Grateful veteran gets a home in Scranton for his family
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/grateful-veteran-gets-a-home-in-scranton-for-his-family/article_ce39b8ce-21c6-5e4b-a24f-3b946f13f60b.html

Wall of Honor dedicated to veterans in the Lutheran Home at Topton
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/wall-of-honor-dedicated-to-veterans-in-the-lutheran-home-at-topton/article_aecc02aa-22c3-11eb-82f8-e7d240d14f20.html

On Veterans Day, central Pa. town honors ‘hometown heroes’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/on-veterans-day-central-pa-town-honors-hometown-heroes.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

With more record-breaking COVID-19 spikes, officials say people need to stop having private social gatherings
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-pa-philly-nj-surge-highest-cases-thanksgiving-20201110.html

COVID-19 Update: Pa. sets another one-day record high with over 4,300 new cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/11/10/COVID-19-Update-Allegheny-County-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-data-cases-deaths-2/stories/202011100099

Berks County adds 148 new coronavirus cases as Pa. sets a record with 4,361
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-adds-148-new-coronavirus-cases-as-pa-sets-a-record-with-4-361/article_b631e78e-236e-11eb-97fa-ab14ca8f32c9.html

Allegheny County reports 317 new covid-19 cases, says many attended parties, gatherings
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-reports-317-new-covid-19-cases-says-many-attended-parties-gatherings/

COVID-19 cases increase at WB General, Geisinger hospitals
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809477/covid-19-cases-increase-at-wb-general-geisinger-hospitals

Employees at W-B General and Geisinger test positive for COVID-19
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/employees-at-w-b-general-and-geisinger-test-positive-for-covid-19/article_c00613cf-77cd-5c3d-94c7-17e04ab9e90e.html

Cases, deaths surge locally and statewide as COVID-19 spreads
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/cases-deaths-surge-locally-and-statewide-as-covid-19-spreads/article_e0a3e6f6-2253-50bd-ba71-50d0edc7c8ac.html

133 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/133-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-luzerne-county/article_78bac868-7fc1-5332-98d7-1cb9a480128e.html

Westmoreland County adds 5 new covid-19 deaths, 119 new cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-adds-5-new-covid-19-deaths-119-new-cases/

Ala Stanford, Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium leader, talks about the coming winter and coronavirus surges
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/ala-stanford-black-doctors-consortium-coronavirus-election-vaccine-20201111.html

Philly’s Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, member of Biden’s COVID task force, lays out how to control the pandemic | Trudy Rubin
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/biden-covid-19-surge-task-force-trump-ezekiel-emanuel-20201110.html

Legislature

GOP lawmakers flout mask, social-distancing rules as COVID-19 surges in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/gop-lawmakers-flout-mask-social-distancing-rules-as-covid-19-surges-in-pa.html

Climate change and the environment could break Pennsylvania’s partisan gridlock | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-climate-change-election-2020-general-assembly-20201110.html

Business

Ring video doorbells recalled because of fire hazard
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/11/11/Ring-Video-Doorbells-recalled-because-use-of-wrong-screws-can-create-a-fire-hazard/stories/202011110101

Election uncertainty ebbs, but small-business owners only cautiously hopeful on vaccine news
https://www.inquirer.com/news/biden-election-coronavirus-pandemic-small-business-uncertainty-20201110.html

Crime/Punishment

West Philly man traveled to 8 counties, buying 36 guns he illegally sold to others, DA says
https://www.inquirer.com/news/daniel-lucas-gun-trafficking-montgomery-county-20201110.html

1 killed, 2 injured in hotel shooting in Luzerne County
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/1-killed-2-injured-in-hotel-shooting-in-luzerne-county.html

Multiple DUI offender awaiting court date
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/multiple-dui-offender-awaiting-court-date/article_edf727be-23a1-11eb-84e6-1bc3e6bf5038.html

Education

A third of Southern Lehigh High teachers call in sick, forcing classes into cafeteria
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-southern-lehigh-teachers-absent-20201110-lrwq2zmtqfgj3joteiqdri5kiy-story.html

Norwin covid-19 cases piling up
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/norwin-covid-19-cases-piling-up/

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit sends 1,000 backpacks of supplies to students in Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-intermediate-units-sends-1000-backpacks-of-supplies-to-students-in-western-pa/

Young women hear from mentors about careers in science
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/education/young-women-hear-from-mentors-about-careers-in-science/article_bda53274-235f-5c7f-a3af-e6e507da5938.html

Penn installs a 16-foot sculpture of a Black female figure at entrance to campus
https://www.inquirer.com/education/penn-sculpture-black-woman-campus-entrance-20201110.html

Misericordia lays off 10 faculty members
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/misericordia-lays-off-10-faculty-members/article_cd2b3d06-31c3-587f-92e1-2a2bd60f04e6.html

Allegheny College will require all employees to take a 2-week furlough
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/allegheny-college-will-require-all-employees-to-take-a-2-week-furlough/

Health Care

Tower Health considers selling Philadelphia-area hospitals
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/tower-health-may-sell-hospitals-chester-county-montgomery-philadelphia-20201110.html

Clinic opens in Clairton to address pediatric asthma crisis
https://triblive.com/local/clinic-opens-in-clairton-to-address-pediatric-asthma-crisis/

Local News

Former Scranton cop’s leaked internal affairs file shows a slew of derogatory remarks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/crime-emergencies/former-scranton-cops-leaked-internal-affairs-file-shows-a-slew-of-derogatory-remarks/article_2cbdd34d-0018-531b-961f-be9c80b8f93d.html

Scranton negotiates healthcare savings
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-negotiates-healthcare-savings/article_1303ac09-1b9f-58b6-a8e3-50d70d42da28.html

Coronavirus doesn’t stop annual meal for Berks County’s homeless and needy
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/coronavirus-doesnt-stop-annual-meal-for-berks-countys-homeless-and-needy/article_f2900474-2399-11eb-882b-bb5e2666b357.html

Berks County Community Foundation awards $79,600 in grants to Boyertown-area projects
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-county-community-foundation-awards-79-600-in-grants-to-boyertown-area-projects/article_7c354a74-2370-11eb-adbc-3f8ab413d9e1.html

National News

At U.S. Supreme Court, opponents of Obamacare field skeptical questions from justices
https://www.inquirer.com/health/supreme-court-affordable-care-act-obamacare-oral-arguments-20201110.html

Philly

A South Philly rowhouse is becoming a free primary care clinic with a specialty in equity
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/miriam-medical-clinics-point-breeze-20201111.html

Philadelphia’s Constitution Center has become the go-to source of civic know-how for a nation in government stress
https://www.inquirer.com/news/national-constitution-center-election-supreme-court-philadelphia-20201110.html

Another Philly school board member is resigning; mayor must now replace a third of the board
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphlia-school-district-board-lee-huang-resign-kenney-replace-20201110.html

Citing surge in COVID-19, Philly schools reverse reopening plan; will continue virtual instruction until further notice
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-coronavirus-virtual-reopen-20201110.html

Police are investigating 3 fatal crashes, including 2 hit-and-runs
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-fatal-crashes-pedestrian-killed-roosevelt-boulevard-20201110.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh allocates $3 million in federal funding for covid-19 relief programs
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allocates-3-million-in-federal-funding-for-covid-19-relief-programs/

Allegheny County sees ‘unprecedented’ spike in demand to carry concealed guns
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/11/10/allegheny-county-guns-unprecedented-spike-conceal-carry-licenses-sheriff-kraus/stories/202011100114

No hunting in Frick Park
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/11/10/Frick-Park-trails-Pittsburgh-no-hunting-signs-Point-Breeze-Squirrel-Hill/stories/202011100145

Aiding the most vulnerable: URA to advance plans for a Downtown homeless shelter
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/11/11/Urban-Redevelopment-Authority-homeless-shelter-Downtown-Second-Ave-UPMC-Highmark-PNC/stories/202011110078

Homeless shelters will open in Downtown and Uptown this winter
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/11/10/Pittsburgh-Mercy-homeless-shelter-Downtown-Uptown/stories/202011100146

New COVID-19 daily cases more than double at Pitt
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/11/10/University-of-PIttsburgh-COVID-19-Thanksgiving-shelter-infections-Williams-Pitt/stories/202011100142

Bedford Dwellings shooting leaves man dead
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/11/10/Bedford-Dwellings-shooting-Chauncey-Drive-man-shot-and-killed/stories/202011100152

City Council approves Texas firm to review social justice clashes between police, protesters
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/11/10/Pittsburgh-city-Council-approves-Densus-Group-review-social-justice-protests-cprb-george-floyd/stories/202011100126

Pittsburgh police investigate 2nd port-a-potty explosion in a week
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-police-investigate-second-port-a-potty-explosion-in-a-week/

State News

Court ruling throws Pennsylvania smart-meter plan into turmoil
https://www.inquirer.com/business/peco-puc-pennsylvania-commonwealth-court-smart-meter-decision-20201111.html

Former congressional candidate in Pa. sparks controversy with deleted tweet
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/11/10/Dean-Browning-election-burner-account-Twitter-tweet-gay-black-man-Dan-Purdy-Pennsylvania-Lehigh/stories/202011100141

A white former Pa. Republican candidate tweeted that he is ‘a black gay guy’ and the internet had questions
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/dean-browning-twitter-20201110.html

Dean Browning explains the bizarre ‘I’m a black gay guy’ tweet, and what happened when it went viral
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-dean-browning-viral-20201111-xy25oal5kndo3lo5hn5hrc6hpe-story.html

Mounds of old tires lead to massive DEP fine
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mounds-of-old-tires-lead-to-massive-dep-fine/article_be8405ab-379f-5dcc-a078-ac6ef593b9f5.html

Pa. medical marijuana advisory board nixes new qualifying conditions as industry booms
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-medical-marijuana-advisory-board-nixes-new-qualifying-conditions-as-industry-booms/

Washington

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/trump-loyalists-get-top-pentagon-jobs-after-esper-firing/