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Elections/Politics

Biden roars back from huge deficit to make it a race in Pennsylvania
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/05/Pennsylvania-election-results-2020-11-5-count-mail-in-ballots-provisional-ballot/stories/202011050164

ELECTION 2020 | LIVE National Updates: Biden takes the lead in Georgia, but ballot count continues
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/06/LIVE-National-Updates-biden-trump-presidential-race-election-electoral-college/stories/202011060132

Biden overtakes Trump in Georgia; why AP has not called close race
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/biden-overtakes-trump-in-georgia-why-ap-has-not-called-close-race.html

Pennsylvania presidential race: Winner ‘not quite clear’ as Biden closes in on Trump
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-elections-president-race-thurs-20201105-xhdst5sdtbd3bhyhqoxvnzk54a-story.html

Pennsylvania counties expected to turn corner in mailed ballot count Friday
}https://www.witf.org/2020/11/06/pennsylvania-counties-expected-to-turn-corner-in-mailed-ballot-count-friday/

Philly’s counting of mail ballots has been slowed by a Trump legal challenge
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-counting-mail-ballots-20201105.html

Federal judge denies Trump campaign bid to halt vote count in Philadelphia
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/federal-judge-denies-trump-campaign-bid-to-halt-vote-count-in-philadelphia/

We fact-checked Trump’s claims of election fraud in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-fact-check-pennsylvania-ballot-philadelphia-president-20201105.html

Trump wins appeal allowing closer observation of canvassing, Philadelphia appeals
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/11/05/election-trump-ballot-canvassing-observation-philadelphia-closer-joe-biden/stories/202011050121

At vote count protests in Philadelphia, partisan bickering yields to a party
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-protests-vote-count-election-results-trump-biden-20201105.html

Police detain men after tip about armed group heading to Philly convention center where vote counting is underway
https://triblive.com/news/world/police-detain-men-after-tip-on-vehicle-with-armed-group-heading-to-philly-convention-center/

Reports that vote counters in Pa.’s Allegheny County are taking the day off are misleading. Here’s the true story.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-election-2020-allegheny-county-mail-ballots-20201105.html

Trump attacks election integrity as Biden sees path to 270
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/05/Election-officials-scramble-to-count-ballots-key-states-trump-biden-pennsylvania/stories/202011050104

Montco voters are furious at a GOP bid to exclude their votes. ‘Absolutely absurd,’ says one.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/montgomery-county-voters-federal-lawsuit-kathy-barnette-20201105.html

As Pa. stresses over the election, Bob Casey channels Mr. Rogers and says, ‘Let’s go to the map’
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/bob-casey-joe-biden-pennsylvania-analysis-twitter-20201105.html

In Pa. congressional delegation, most incumbents keep their seats in 2020 election
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/in-pa-congressional-delegation-most-incumbents-keep-their-seats-in-2020-election.html

Shapiro takes lead over Republican rival in Pa.’s attorney general race, votes still being counted
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/05/election-2020-Josh-Shapiro-lead-Republican-Heidelbaugh-Pennsylvania-attorney-general-race/stories/202011050135

Attorney General Shapiro takes lead in tight race; contenders battle for treasurer, auditor general
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/incumbent-shapiro-maintains-lead-in-pennsylvania-ag-race-contenders-battle-for-treasurer-and-auditor-general/

Oakmont’s Carrie DelRosso holds small lead over House Minority Leader Frank Dermody
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/oakmonts-carrie-delrosso-holds-large-lead-over-house-minority-leader-frank-dermody/

Unofficial results: Mercuri likely to defeat Skopov in race for 28th state House seat
https://triblive.com/local/north-hills/unofficial-results-mercuri-likely-to-defeat-skopov-in-race-for-28th-state-house-seat/

Cartwright’s lead expands as Monroe completes counting mail-in ballots
https://www.citizensvoice.com/cartwrights-lead-expands-as-monroe-completes-counting-mail-in-ballots/article_56fc55d3-4fe4-5820-887a-130fa3a3c389.html

PA-7 congressional race: Democrat Susan Wild declares victory over Lisa Scheller in bid for second term
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-7th-congressional-district-susan-wild-lisa-scheller-outcome-20201105-rwnd7lfdjrbjla2uq5vcamvize-story.html

Parnell refuses to concede to Lamb in 17th District race, wants ‘every legal vote’ counted
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/05/Parnell-refuses-to-concede-demands-every-vote-be-counted/stories/202011050142

Republican Sean Parnell won’t concede in 17th District, criticizes Conor Lamb for declaring victory in tight race
https://triblive.com/local/regional/republican-sean-parnell-wont-concede-in-17th-district-criticizes-conor-lamb-for-declaring-victory-in-tight-race/

Five factors in U.S. Rep. Scott Perry’s win in Pa.’s 10th Congressional District over Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/five-factors-in-us-rep-scott-perrys-win-in-pas-10th-congressional-district-over-auditor-general-eugene-depasquale.html

From Smucker, to Martin, to Mentzer: All of Lancaster’s Republican incumbents win another term
https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/from-smucker-to-martin-to-mentzer-all-of-lancaster-s-republican-incumbents-win-another-term/article_9a23206a-1fbf-11eb-b15d-6b75124a768d.html

Luzerne County election inquiry panel lists numerous problems
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808869/luzerne-county-election-inquiry-panel-lists-numerous-problems

Westmoreland officials deciding fate of 4K questionable ballots; 3,600 provisional ballots to be counted Friday
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-officials-deciding-what-to-do-with-questionable-ballots/

Election officials worried by threats and protesters
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808866/election-officials-worried-by-threats-and-protesters

Blame Pennsylvania Republicans for delayed results in Keystone State | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-pennsylvania-votes-ballots-counting-republicans-stop-20201105.html

Boockvar: Only confirmed case of voter fraud happened in Luzerne County
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808825/boockvar-only-confirmed-case-of-voter-fraud-happened-in-luzerne-county

Berks County warns of fraudulent online post about ballots
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/berks-county-warns-of-fraudulent-online-post-about-ballots/article_9e7e16f6-2028-11eb-ba9e-271976814e4f.html

Finish line in sight for Delco vote count
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/finish-line-in-sight-for-delco-vote-count/article_79c6f788-1fce-11eb-ba51-c3cf208b7fb0.html

Chester County election count, already a record, continues Friday
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chester-county-election-count-already-a-record-continues-friday/article_cfe51236-1f91-11eb-a00f-f3475538e7cc.html

The frenzied final hours in Lehigh County’s mail-in ballot counting headquarters
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-lehigh-mail-in-ballot-counting-final-hours-20201106-dp2vstfmwnbvhp3rls4jbc74fa-story.html

‘I’ll remember it for the rest of my life’: First-time poll worker in Berks discusses election
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/ill-remember-it-for-the-rest-of-my-life-first-time-poll-worker-in-berks/article_cabb233e-1ebc-11eb-aeb6-5b7cb033baf3.html

Northampton Republicans appeal Election Day ruling on mail-in ballots
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-northampton-county-republicans-appeal-20201106-nbannfsievfxnacbi7pi5izdoq-story.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

State sets new mark in number of single-day COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/11/05/covid-19-coronavirus-allegheny-county-western-pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-66/stories/202011050143

After COVID-19 vaccine, don’t lose that face mask. You’ll still need it.
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/11/05/COVID-19-vaccine-rachel-levine-distribution-moderna-pfizer-pennsylvania/stories/202011050146

New cases in state breaks second record this week as Levine talks future vaccine plans
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/new-cases-in-state-breaks-second-record-this-week-as-levine-talks-future-vaccine-plans/article_7c24c5ac-1c44-5c34-8132-b2498887aed5.html

Pennsylvania making plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution, secretary of health says
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/pennsylvania-making-plans-for-coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-secretary-of-health-says/article_8bd8c9e6-1f8e-11eb-b1d0-db672310ede4.html

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Another record as daily case count hits 2,900; state ramps up planning for vaccine distribution
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-nov-5-update-20201105-pct4teg4sfckjbfywfqwqkcjim-story.html

COVID-19 cases in Pa., N.J. keep setting records; officials beg public to take precautions
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covid-19-coronavirus-pennsylvania-new-jersey-record-case-counts-20201105.html

Allegheny County adds 189 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-adds-189-new-coronavirus-cases/

67 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 2,900 statewide
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808800/67-new-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-on-thursday

Berks County gets 86 more coronavirus cases as the pandemic total passes 10,000
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-gets-86-more-coronavirus-cases-as-the-pandemic-total-passes-10-000/article_4d2ffd3c-1f5b-11eb-b68d-af5af3ea0153.html

Westmoreland County reports 3 new coronavirus deaths
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-reports-3-new-coronavirus-deaths/

Coronavirus hospitalizations rising in Montgomery County
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/coronavirus-hospitalizations-rising-in-montgomery-couny/article_7accaca2-e40d-58ed-896c-42e2235f28d9.html

Pitt scientists identify promising covid treatment derived from llamas
https://triblive.com/news/health-now/pitt-scientists-identify-promising-covid-treatment-derived-from-llamas/

Maryland gov. warns of big surge in virus cases
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808838/maryland-gov-warns-of-big-surge-in-virus-cases

Legislature

New Jersey has legalized weed. Here’s why Pa. may take a different path.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/legalized-marijuana-cannabis-new-jersey-pennsylvania-whats-next-20201105.html

Jonesing for cash, state smells smoke
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/jonesing-for-cash-state-smells-smoke/article_ac4b775a-7ae7-5e0f-9c83-5dd7c0dbd378.html

People with intellectual disabilities need more state support during COVID-19 | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/11/people-with-intellectual-disabilities-need-more-state-support-during-covid-19-opinion.html

Business

U.S. hiring likely slowed for a 4th month as virus resurges
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/2020/11/06/US-hiring-slowed-October-4th-month-as-virus-resurges-COVID-19/stories/202011060130

Burns Scalo eyes more land for $130 million Diamond Ridge development in Moon
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/11/06/Burns-Scalo-Diamond-Ridge-development-Moon-Township-Chevron-Kmart/stories/202011060099

Medical pot shouldn’t be a barrier to employment
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/06/Medical-pot-shouldn-t-be-a-barrier-to-employment/stories/202010280031

Lowe’s will open another massive warehouse in central Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/lowes-will-open-another-massive-warehouse-in-central-pa.html

Crime/Punishment

Pa. State Police issue Amber Alert for two children reportedly abducted from New York
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/11/05/Amber-Alert-Pennsylvania-Autumn-Evelyn-Collis-8-reportedly-abducted-New-York/stories/202011050200

Update: New York Amber Alert canceled as girls are found safe
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/new-york-amber-alert-about-two-missing-girls-extended-to-pa-police.html

Our 2021 president should direct a Department of Justice committed to racial equality | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/mandatory-minimums-prosecutors-race-new-jersey-pennsylvania-doj-20201105.html

Voters endorse police reform
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/voters-endorse-police-reform/article_ecf0fd06-cb92-55b8-a7d0-8b7d354b837c.html

As COVID spreads, SCI Retreat to remain dormant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/as-covid-spreads-sci-retreat-to-remain-dormant/article_8819178e-f3b2-5c41-84b5-d57701e8b5c3.html

Education

Classes canceled at Lancaster County middle school after counselor dies of COVID-19: report
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/classes-canceled-at-lancaster-county-middle-school-after-counselor-dies-of-covid-19-report.html

From the classroom, cafeteria, nurse’s office and home: What school looks like in the Lehigh Valley in era of COVID-19
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-schools-coronavirus-school-year-20201106-kryeyclesfeefiqbqpmn3l5wcq-list.html

2 Stroudsburg schools closed through Tuesday due to COVID-19
https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/2020/11/06/stroudsburg-hs-junior-high-closed-covid-19-cases/6185407002/

Health Care

Flu season is off to a slow start; COVID-19 precautions may be helping
https://www.inquirer.com/health/flu-season-coronavirus-pennsylvania-new-jersey-nation-20201106.html

Local News

Local businessman buys prominent Scranton building
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/local-businessman-buys-prominent-scranton-building/article_e65958fd-4695-5745-ab36-f7489a4dbed7.html

$1 million endowment to Berks Nature honors Pike Township man
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/1-million-endowment-to-berks-nature-honors-pike-township-man/article_6ea3dc70-1d37-11eb-b3d3-8be3bc98dceb.html

Mixed reaction to proposed fees in proposed Wilkes-Barre budget
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808871/mixed-reaction-to-proposed-fees-in-proposed-wilkes-barre-budget

Wilkes-Barre going after delinquent sewer and recycling accounts to offset fee increases
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808873/wilkes-barre-going-after-delinquent-sewer-and-recycling-accounts-to-offset-fee-increases

MAWC’s Avonmore plant upgrades are final step to address DEP corrective action plan
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/mawcs-avonmore-plant-upgrades-are-final-step-to-address-dep-corrective-action-plan/

10-year-old accidentally shoots his grandma at Pa. church: police
https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2020/11/10-year-old-accidently-shoots-his-grandma-at-pa-church.html

Natural Gas

Natural gas shouldn’t be a partisan issue
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/06/Natural-gas-shouldn-t-be-a-partisan-issue/stories/202011060055

Philly

Less than a third of eligible Philly students have opted to return to school
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-reopening-covid-spread-20201105.html

Ron Donatucci, Philadelphia’s longtime register of wills, dies at 72 on Election Day
https://www.inquirer.com/news/ron-donatucci-philadelphia-register-of-wills-died-obituary-philadelphia-inquirer-20201105.html

Commentators call on Republicans to surround Philly. Philly social media responds: You’ve obviously never met us
https://www.inquirer.com/news/fox-news-republicans-philadelphia-haters-twitter-20201105.html

Philly’s cash-rich GoPuff buys West Coast’s BevMo delivery service for $350 million
https://www.inquirer.com/business/gopuff-delivery-philly-bevmo-california-softbank-buy-stores-20201105.html

Pitt

Code Orange issued for parts of Allegheny County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/11/05/air-quality-code-orange-allegheny-county-mon-valley-pollution-alert/stories/202011050173

Police probe Brighton Heights shooting after male shot in leg, another male grazed in chest
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/11/05/Brighton-Heights-shooting-Fleming-Avenue-man-shot-Pittsburgh-police-investigate/stories/202011050202

On yahrzeit date, Jewish congregations honor memory of Tree of Life attack victims
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/11/05/Tree-of-Life-Pittsburgh-yahrzeit-2020/stories/202011050165

16-year-old boy found fatally shot in Swissvale
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/11/05/Body-16-year-old-boy-found-fatally-shot-Swissvale-Les-Getz-park-violence/stories/202011050124

Woodland Hills High School student found shot to death in Swissvale park
https://triblive.com/local/police-teen-boy-found-shot-to-death-in-swissvale-park/

Pittsburgh, Baltimore to share National Science Foundation grant for rec center tech education
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/11/05/Pittsburgh-Baltimore-to-share-National-Science-Foundation-grant-for-rec-center-tech-education/stories/202011050148

NSF grant will help STEM programming in Pittsburgh, Baltimore
https://triblive.com/news/education-classroom/nsf-grant-will-help-stem-programming-in-pittsburgh-baltimore/

Pittsburgh seeking volunteers, applicants for Snow Angel program
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-seeking-volunteers-applicants-for-snow-angel-program/

Heinz Endowments awards $12 million in grants to address equity issues in Pittsburgh region
https://triblive.com/local/regional/heinz-endowments-awards-12-million-in-grants-to-address-equity-issues-in-pittsburgh-region/

State News

What’s our pandemic drink of choice? Vodka, whiskey and red wine
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/drinks/2020/11/06/Pennsylvania-Liquor-Control-Board-annual-report-COVID-19/stories/202011050125

Report: Pa. liquor profits up despite pandemic challenges
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/report-pa-liquor-profits-up-despite-pandemic-challenges/

PUC judge advises against license for limo-booking business
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/legal/2020/11/06/Pennsylvania-PUC-judge-license-limousine-booking-business-Matt-Barnes/stories/202011050162

Pa.’s moratorium on utility shutoffs ends Monday
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/06/pa-s-moratorium-on-utility-shutoffs-ends-monday/