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Elections/Politics

Taxes, income inequality, and energy on Biden’s economic agenda, but his plans depend on Congress
https://www.inquirer.com/business/biden-trump-economic-policy-reverse-taxes-energy-health-care-20201112.html

How America’s approach to poverty could change in a Biden administration, Congress willing
https://www.inquirer.com/news/election-poverty-trump-biden-food-stamps-snap-20201112.html

Biden wants to lower the Medicare age to 60, but hospitals don’t like it
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/biden-medicare-expansion-20201112.html

Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania people named to Biden’s transition team
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-and-pennsylvania-people-named-to-bidens-transition-teams/

Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/11/biden-chooses-longtime-adviser-ron-klain-as-chief-of-staff.html

After $15 billion and 450 miles, Joe Biden plans to halt Trump’s ‘big beautiful wall’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/after-15-billion-and-450-miles-joe-biden-plans-to-halt-trumps-big-beautiful-wall.html

Election law experts: Latest Trump lawsuit a longshot, but could further complicate vote count, certification
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/11/election-law-experts-latest-trump-campaign-lawsuit-a-longshot-but-could-further-complicate-vote-count-certification/

ACLU of Pa., civil rights groups file motion to intervene on ‘outrageous’ Trump campaign lawsuit
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/aclu-of-pa-civil-rights-groups-file-motion-to-intervene-on-outrageous-trump-campaign-lawsuit/

Trump campaign files 5 lawsuits to get 8,329 ballots tossed in Philadelphia County
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/11/trump-campaign-sues-get-8-329-ballots-tossed-philadelphia-county/6260219002/

Philadelphia progressives fought to elect a candidate they didn’t like. They’re already organizing to move Biden left.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/biden-trump-victory-election-2020-progressives-green-new-deal-leftist-aoc-philadelphia-20201112.html

Pa. Lt. Gov. Fetterman slams Texas counterpart for voter fraud reward
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/11/11/Pa-Lt-Gov-Fetterman-slams-Texas-counterpart-for-voter-fraud-reward-adds-the-Cowboys-blow/stories/202011110148

Lt. Gov. Fetterman seeks claim of $1M voter fraud reward from Texas lieutenant governor
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/lt-gov-fetterman-seeks-claim-of-1m-voter-fraud-reward-from-texas-lieutenant-governor/

Central Pa. election officials see no evidence of election fraud; one describes GOP effort to ‘exaggerate’
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/central-pa-election-officials-see-no-evidence-of-election-fraud-one-describes-gop-effort-to-exaggerate.html

Philly and Pennsylvania Republicans offer only silence after Trump’s false attacks against Al Schmidt
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-city-commissioner-al-schmidt-trump-twitter-20201111.html

‘We get to breathe’: Philly-area immigrants are hopeful, if cautious, about a Biden presidency
https://www.inquirer.com/news/joe-biden-immigration-trump-church-sanctuary-policy-asylum-20201112.html

VP-elect Kamala Harris’ comments about Black women being ‘too often overlooked’ warmed my heart | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/kamala-harris-joe-biden-election-african-american-women-20201111.html

Only 10,000 Pa. mail ballots arrived after Election Day — far too few to change the result if thrown out
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-mail-ballots-counted-deadline-supreme-court-20201111.html

Republicans in state Senate plan to review Pa. election results
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/11/Pennsylvania-election-results-2020-PA-state-Senate-review-results-voting/stories/202011110187

Pa. Senate committee to be the latest to review election results
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/pa-senate-republicans-to-be-the-latest-to-review-election-results.html

Trump’s campaign is challenging mail and provisional ballots at record rates in Philly and its suburbs
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-election-results-trump-legal-challenges-pennsylvania-mail-ballots-provisional-20201111.html

4 Pa. residents sue Gov. Wolf, election official over alleged voting irregularities
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/3-pa-residents-sue-gov-wolf-election-official-over-alleged-voting-irregularities.html

Trump suit mentions suspected Luzerne County voter fraud
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809532/trump-suit-mentions-suspected-luzerne-county-voter-fraud

County stats: Trump won votes cast at polls, Biden won mail-in votes
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/county-stats-trump-won-votes-cast-at-polls-biden-won-mail-in-votes/article_60217f1c-227d-5d31-94cb-5fc57506bd17.html

Allegheny County tallies nearly 15,000 more votes, count continues Thursday
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-ballot-counting-continues-another-2400-tallied/

Pittsburgh’s Jessica Benham makes history as first LGBTQ woman, openly autistic candidate elected to PA state legislature
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pittsburghs-jessica-benham-makes-history-as-first-lgbtq-woman-openly-autistic-candidate-elected-to-pa-state-legislature/Content?oid=18352964

Incumbent Matzie re-elected for state rep. for District 16
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/11/incumbent-matzie-re-elected-state-rep-district-16/6252709002/

House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, an Abingtons native, loses to Scranton native
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/house-democratic-leader-frank-dermody-an-abingtons-native-loses-to-scranton-native/article_2d069c17-aed9-5c1d-bb82-60a3246190b1.html

After year of tough votes, Dermody loses reelection, clearing way for Democratic free-for-all
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/after-year-of-tough-votes-dermody-loses-reelection-clearing-way-for-democratic-free-for-all/

Dauphin County native son Tim DeFoor readies for his new role as Pa.’s next auditor general
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/dauphin-county-native-son-tim-defoor-readies-for-his-new-role-as-pas-next-auditor-general.html

MAP: Here’s where the Democrats’ expected Blue Wave didn’t break for Pa.’s elected row offices
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/map-heres-where-the-democrats-expected-blue-wave-didnt-break-for-pa-s-elected-row-offices/

The election is over. How do we move toward a better America? | Ana White
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-election-is-over-how-do-we-move-toward-a-better-america-ana-white/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus total reaches another high mark with 4,711 new cases
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-coronavirus-total-reaches-another-high-mark-with-4711-new-cases/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Another daily record Wednesday with 4,711 cases added
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-virus-stats-nov11-20201111-yzsvhecemrd5jecjvath2d44ju-story.html

COVID-19 Update: Cases surge as Allegheny County and Pa. report single-day records
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19/2020/11/11/Cases-Allegheny-county-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-data-deaths-Covid-19/stories/202011110122

Allegheny County reports record 366 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-reports-record-366-new-coronavirus-cases/

Philadelphia’s weekly average for COVID-19 positive tests jumps 5-fold; Pa., N.J. case hitting pandemic highs
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-deaths-positive-tests-cases-pandemic-philadelphia-new-jersey-pennsylvania-20201111.html

111 new COVID-19 cases reported in county on Wednesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/111-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-county-on-wednesday/article_4b551666-daeb-54a8-bf33-f5ca7114bbd8.html

Berks County has 172 new coronavirus cases, most in the fall resurgence
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-has-172-new-coronavirus-cases-most-in-the-fall-resurgence/article_f0382822-23bd-11eb-9548-a3139fda0a06.html

Westmoreland County sees 2nd-highest report of new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-sees-2nd-highest-report-of-new-coronavirus-cases/

Fall surge: Montgomery County records 1,093 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/fall-surge-montgomery-county-records-1-093-new-coronavirus-cases-7-deaths/article_5aaa3686-2ce0-5475-9fdb-de5a35df4faf.html

Four COVID-19 deaths in Northeast Pennsylvania as state tops daily new case record again
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/four-covid-19-deaths-in-northeast-pennsylvania-as-state-tops-daily-new-case-record-again/article_049a1428-eec0-5934-8bda-d02add6a74bb.html

Western Pa. hospitals on alert as covid cases surge
https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pa-hospitals-on-alert-as-covid-cases-surge/

With Thanksgiving — and family time — near, UPMC docs urge ongoing COVID-19 caution
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/11/11/virus-covid-19-coronavirus-holidays-family-gatherings-warning-fatigue-caution-UPMC-health/stories/202011110114

Pennsylvania prisons face a deadly ‘full-blown resurgence’ of COVID-19
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-prison-outbreak-coronavirus-pandemic-cases-20201112.html

Serious COVID-19 outbreak threatens hundreds at Pa. prison for medically vulnerable
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/serious-covid-19-outbreak-threatens-hundreds-at-pa-prison-for-medically-vulnerable.html

Active cracker plant cases climb amid county, state spike
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/2020/11/11/cracker-plant-cases-climb/6248494002/

CDC declares masks also protect wearers from COVID-19, joining scientific consensus
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/cdc-endorses-universal-masking-studies-show-clear-benefits-20201111.html

‘We’re playing with fire’: Pennsylvania waits for another stimulus package
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/11/12/Pennsylvania-COVID-19-CARES-Act-stimulus-package-federal-funding-unemployment/stories/202011110142

Vaccine news brings hope
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/12/Vaccine-news-brings-hope-COVID-Virus-Science-Coronavirus-Health/stories/202011110053

Can we take politics out of the coronavirus pandemic? | John Baer
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/can-we-take-politics-out-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-john-baer.html

Veterans Day

Saluting their service, at a distance
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809603/saluting-their-service-at-a-distance

Veterans Day bike tour in Pittsburgh rides on despite the rain
https://triblive.com/local/veterans-day-bike-tour-in-pittsburgh-rides-on-despite-the-rain/

Wilkes University holds virtual tribute to veterans
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/wilkes-university-holds-virtual-tribute-to-veterans/article_48014ce4-6c98-56c6-a100-33a4e063a607.html

Rain or shine, pandemic or not, small crowd gathers in Scranton to honor veterans
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/rain-or-shine-pandemic-or-not-small-crowd-gathers-in-scranton-to-honor-veterans/article_cf571449-5b19-5004-bbdd-6fb17e1462a4.html

Plum School District celebrated Veterans Day with a virtual program, various activities
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/plum-school-district-celebrated-veterans-day-with-a-virtual-program-various-activities/

Berks County veterans saluted despite coronavirus restrictions
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/berks-county-veterans-saluted-despite-coronavirus-restrictions/article_eb462308-244b-11eb-b66e-ab453336f22f.html

Newtown vet celebrates 105th birthday on Veteran’s Day
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/newtown-vet-celebrates-105th-birthday-on-veterans-day/article_68d6a9b8-2475-11eb-a9f5-6b8880d65c43.html

Lower Bucks Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica unveiled at Middletown ceremony
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/11/11/vietnam-veterans-memorial-replica-unveiled-during-middletown-ceremony/6256161002/

Legislature

With COVID cases rising, Pennsylvania lawmakers call for release of terminally ill inmates
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-spotlight-covid-prison-20201112-7xwwcyoelzdutheur47eacctui-story.html

Business

Online shopping surge could lead to holiday delivery delays
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/2020/11/12/Online-shopping-surge-could-lead-to-holiday-delivery-delays-COVID-19/stories/202011120097

Boeing employee alleges racial, religious discrimination in lawsuit
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/boeing-employee-alleges-racial-religious-discrimination-in-lawsuit/article_64eeef24-2464-11eb-bf46-1f526c23316c.html

Crime/Punishment

1 dead, 2 injured in Plains Twp. hotel shooting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crime-emergencies/1-dead-2-injured-in-plains-twp-hotel-shooting/article_95c014b6-ed56-55d4-bb37-9658b7304123.html

Education

Schools face pressure to close as COVID-19 cases increase in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/schools-face-pressure-to-close-as-covid-19-cases-increase-in-pennsylvania.html

Teachers union: More Pennsylvania schools should go virtual
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809556/teachers-union-more-pennsylvania-schools-should-go-virtual

CHOP lab recommends Philly-area schools close amid coronavirus surge. Some say they’re staying put.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/schools-reopening-closed-coronavirus-philadelphia-pennsylvania-20201111.html

COVID-19 cases lead to more school closures across region
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/11/11/COVID-19-cases-allegheny-county-pittsburgh-more-school-closures-education/stories/202011110138

With 3 COVID cases in 3 days, Crestwood closes all schools through Friday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809564/with-3-covid-cases-in-3-days-crestwood-closes-all-schools-through-friday

North Hills reports 11th covid case since Sunday, active total at 19
https://triblive.com/local/north-hills/north-hills-reports-11th-covid-case-since-sunday-active-total-at-19/

Conrad Weiser High School closed because of teacher coronavirus quarantines
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/conrad-weiser-high-school-closed-because-of-teacher-coronavirus-quarantines/article_f33fb1da-242a-11eb-b220-937b0ccd8cd6.html

Easton Area High School to close for remainder of week due to two more COVID cases
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-easton-high-school-closure-20201112-pxgxk7tfrjgunjy7qu7dridifu-story.html

Local coronavirus surge triggers virtual learning for Avonworth students
https://triblive.com/local/local-coronavirus-surge-triggers-virtual-learning-for-avonworth-students/

Brentwood School District remains open; 5 TB cases are latent
https://triblive.com/local/south-hills/brentwood-school-district-remains-open-five-tb-cases-are-latent/

Penn-Trafford School District reports 7 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/penn-trafford-school-district-reports-7-new-coronavirus-cases/

Delco hospitals are swamped by the coronavirus. Can suburban Philly schools stay open? | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/coronavirus-covid19-surge-delaware-montgomery-chester-bucks-schools-maria-panaritis-20201111.html

Coatesville school officials take heat for bus crisis as nearly four dozen people speak out
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/coatesville-school-officials-take-heat-for-bus-crisis-as-nearly-four-dozen-people-speak-out/article_1af532c0-2441-11eb-8b89-2b89ecdce82f.html

Haverford students end strike after getting demands met
https://www.inquirer.com/education/haverford-college-campus-strike-students-racial-justice-20201111.html

PSAC cancels fall sports, winter sports in in the air
https://www.citizensvoice.com/sports/psac-cancels-fall-sports-winter-sports-in-in-the-air/article_7537d14f-2ae0-5db5-b474-23d78f27c47e.html

Necessary cuts at IUP
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/12/Necessary-cuts-at-IUP-Coronavirus-Education-College/stories/202010300065

Kutztown University opts out of fall and winter sports seasons
https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/college/kutztown-university-opts-out-of-fall-and-winter-sports-seasons-updated/article_18cfdcd8-2460-11eb-8fc4-3f991920e922.html

Susquehanna University has jump in COVID cases, switches to remote learning
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/susquehanna-university-has-jump-in-covid-cases-switches-to-remote-learning.html

Health Care

Rising drug costs overwhelm many seniors | Expert Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/health/expert-opinions/medicare-drug-costs-increasing-coupons-20201112.html

Pitt researchers find Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansions led to earlier detection of cancer
https://triblive.com/news/health-now/pitt-researchers-find-affordable-care-acts-medicaid-expansions-led-to-earlier-detection-of-cancer/

Local News

Cops’ racist texts require strong action
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/cops-racist-texts-require-strong-action/article_8f1ac35b-1816-5b93-9da6-dc3083d82478.html

Rejected plan to rezone Berks farm to allow for development could get a second vote
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/rejected-plan-to-rezone-berks-farm-to-allow-for-development-could-get-a-second-vote/article_f97da96c-2457-11eb-970a-a3a9ce923df4.html

Berks Women Inspiring Women distributes 130 home-cooked Thanksgiving dinners to those in need
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/berks-women-inspiring-women-distributes-130-home-cooked-thanksgiving-dinners-to-those-in-need/article_53bd4a70-244b-11eb-b460-07e22cc6b66a.html

Seniors shine, persevere despite all odds with community support in Chester County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/seniors-shine-persevere-despite-all-odds-with-community-support-in-chester-county/article_07e0bb98-3c63-5390-aea3-fd9d9fe66080.html

Fired Westmoreland sheriff captain sues county on racial discrimination claims
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/fired-westmoreland-sheriff-captain-sues-county-on-racial-discrimination-claims/

New Jersey

Meet the head of the new N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission, ‘rock star’ Dianna Houenou
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/cannabis-regulatory-commission-new-jersey-dianna-houenou-who-is-20201111.html

Philly

Pregnant woman shot in Philly; baby delivered
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-pregnant-woman-shot-juniata-park-20201111.html

‘They don’t have guns, they have basketballs and bikes,’ grandmother says of teens shot at a basketball courthttps://www.inquirer.com/news/double-shooting-basketball-court-south-philadelphia-teens-20201111.html

Black Philadelphians who recall the 1960s assess race relations in a still-divided country
https://www.inquirer.com/news/presidential-election-2020-black-americans-what-results-say-about-race-america-20201111.html

Editor Gabriel Escobar promoted to Philadelphia Inquirer’s top newsroom job
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-inquirer-promotes-gabriel-escobar-to-newsroom-editor-senior-vice-president-20201111.html

Philadelphia’s voter turnout disappointed this year, but these strategies helped raise it in the 21st Ward | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/election-2020-philadelphia-voter-turnout-biden-harris-20201111.html

Philly’s school district is halting reopenings. It should’ve listened to teachers earlier. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-schools-reopening-virtual-learning-coronavirus-20201111.html

Pitt

Peduto administration proposes nearly $2M for landslide remediation in 2021
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/11/11/Pittsburgh-Bill-Peduto-administration-proposes-2-million-landslide-remediation-2021-budget/stories/202011110149

Pittsburgh allocates $1.8 million for Riverview Park landslide repairs
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allocates-1-8-million-for-riverview-park-landslide-repairs/

About face? Brooks Brothers may be staying Downtown after all
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/11/12/Brooks-Brothers-Downtown-Pittsburgh-Smithfield-Street/stories/202011120080

Operation Safety Net opening winter shelters for Allegheny County’s homeless population
https://triblive.com/local/operation-safety-net-opening-winter-shelters-for-allegheny-countys-homeless-population/

Pitt adds 74 covid-19 cases in 3 days
https://triblive.com/local/pitt-adds-74-covid-cases-in-3-days/

Central Catholic to close Thursday due to third covid-19 case
https://triblive.com/local/central-catholic-to-close-thursday-due-to-third-covid-19-case/

State News

Pennsylvania’s veterans’ treatment courts make a difference for veterans
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/pennsylvania-s-veterans-treatment-courts-make-a-difference-for-veterans/article_e7aa3bba-8ce7-5352-84a9-2b9503663385.html