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Elections/Politics

How Joe Biden won Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/joe-biden-wins-pennsylvania-2020-election-20201107.html

How Pa. put Biden over the top: State’s switch to more secure paper ballots after 2018 widened mail-in option
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/08/Pennsylvania-election-results-presidential-election-2020-Biden-Trump-ballots/stories/202011080164

Biden won back 2 of the 3 Obama-Trump counties in Pennsylvania. Barely.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-swing-counties-erie-northampton-luzerne-biden-trump-20201107.html

Biden built back Pennsylvania’s own ‘blue wall’ — one brick at a time
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/biden-built-back-pennsylvanias-own-blue-wall-one-brick-at-a-time/

Building back the Blue Wall: How Joe Biden won Pennsylvania | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/building-back-the-blue-wall-how-joe-biden-won-pennsylvania-analysis/

Pennsylvania’s payback: A Biden victory
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/11/08/Pennsylvania-s-payback-A-Biden-victory/stories/202011070102

Western Pennsylvania officials react to Biden-Harris win
https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pennsylvania-officials-react-to-biden-harris-win/

‘Look at us now’: Philly women, and especially Black women, celebrate Kamala Harris’ election to America’s second-highest office
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/kamala-harris-vice-president-female-black-indian-american-20201107.html

Scranton residents react to Biden’s victory
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/scranton-residents-react-to-bidens-victory/article_8205d8e2-b93b-5d25-a9c5-67c190f90531.html

Tally & Rally: Beaver County activists celebrate Biden/Harris win
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/08/beaver-county-activists-celebrate-biden-harris-win/6212977002/

Suburban voters in Pennsylvania rejected Trump — but not the Republican Party
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-philadelphia-suburbs-down-ballot-elections-20201107.html

Trump can’t accept losing, and 4 other takeaways from the 2020 election
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/09/trump-cant-accept-losing-and-4-other-takeaways-from-the-2020-election/

President-elect Biden seeks to move quickly, build out his administration
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/07/Biden-wins-White-House-vowing-new-direction-for-divided-US/stories/202011070066

Timeline: How Pennsylvania broke for Biden as Trump’s early lead evaporated
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/timeline-how-pennsylvania-broke-for-biden-as-trumps-early-lead-evaporated/

Trump faces calls to work with Biden team on transition
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/biden-seeks-to-move-quickly-and-build-out-his-administration/

Westmoreland County still went heavily for Trump — just not as much as 2016
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-still-went-heavily-for-trump-just-not-as-much-as-2016/

Asian shares, U.S. futures surge on relief election decided
https://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2020/11/09/Asian-shares-US-futures-surge-on-relief-US-election-decided/stories/202011090060

No, not that Four Seasons. How Team Trump’s news conference ended up at a Northeast Philly landscaping firm.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/four-seasons-landscaping-philly-trump-giuliani-hotel-biden-20201108.html

Trump, who never admits defeat, mulls how to keep up fight against his loss to Biden
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/11/08/President-Donald-Trump-concede-concession-refusal-legal-fight-tweets-Eric-Donald-Jr-Melania-Rudy-Giuliani/stories/202011080172

Trump’s advisers view legal challenges to Biden win as futile
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/11/08/President-Donald-Trump-lawsuits-suits-legal-challenges-election-voter-fraud-mail-in-votes-futile-Rudy-Giuliani/stories/202011080174

On post-election Sunday, Biden v. Trump was part of some sermons, but others steered clear
https://www.inquirer.com/news/church-election-biden-trump-philadelphia-20201108.html

Message of Election 2020: Trump lost, but Trumpism did not
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/message-of-election-2020-trump-lost-but-trumpism-did-not.html

How the devoted voted: Religious polarization stark in election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/11/09/Pennsylvania-religious-vote-presidential-race-Biden-Trump-evangelical-Christian-Protestant-Catholic-Jewish-Muslim/stories/202011080093

Referendum on Trump shatters turnout records
https://triblive.com/news/referendum-on-trump-shatters-turnout-records/

Luzerne County Republicans react to Biden win
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-republicans-react-to-biden-win/article_c2b2c939-1c0a-5614-8b64-a8b1528db123.html

Count of thousands of provisional ballots starts Monday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/count-of-thousands-of-provisional-ballots-starts-monday/article_c381ffa9-ea10-5f93-a196-a388640407c0.html

Berks political figures and experts discuss bridging the divide in a politically charged world
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/berks-political-figures-and-experts-discuss-bridging-the-divide-in-a-politically-charged-world/article_a0a7c5c8-2049-11eb-baf6-0f6ae62b8e4a.html

Protests over election vote count continue in Harrisburg on a smaller scale
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/protests-over-election-vote-count-continue-in-harrisburg-on-a-smaller-scale.html

A Message to the Democratic Party | Rogette Harris
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/11/a-message-to-the-democratic-party-rogette-harris.html

Final act of Trump era could be as tumultuous as the preceding years
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/09/final-act-of-trump-era-could-be-as-tumultuous-as-the-preceding-years/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Local region nearing two-week mark of 100+ daily COVID-19 cases
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/local-region-nearing-two-week-mark-of-100-daily-covid-19-cases/article_815744c8-1246-59b7-8b2a-a9a994b9f5c6.html

80 more COVID-19 cases, one death reported in Luzerne County on Sunday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/80-more-covid-19-cases-one-death-reported-in-luzerne-county-on-sunday/article_f7e44cd3-21d5-5c36-907b-ee40b6065816.html

After COVID-19, nursing homes are in need of long-term care
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/nursing-homes-face-long-term-covid-19-financial-recovery-20201109.html

Jefferson Hills Borough Building to close after possible COVID-19 exposure
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2020/11/08/Jefferson-Hills-Borough-Building-closed-COVID-19/stories/202011080184

Montgomery County officials carve out Thanksgiving guidance amid pandemic
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-officials-carve-out-thanksgiving-guidance-amid-pandemic/article_30e0859a-3b01-5f51-af56-3eabfcebdd2c.html

Editorial: Let’s fight resurgence of COVID-19 in Berks and beyond
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-lets-fight-resurgence-of-covid-19-in-berks-and-beyond/article_78e7b302-2069-11eb-bad0-e76ff2fa5206.html

Pfizer says early data signals its covid-19 vaccine 90% effective
https://triblive.com/business/pfizer-says-early-data-signals-its-covid-19-vaccine-90-effective/

Biden taps former surgeon general, former FDA commissioner, Yale doctor to lead COVID task force
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/biden-taps-former-surgeon-general-former-fda-commissioner-yale-doctor-to-lead-covid-task-force.html

Budget

Pa. lawmakers must return to Capitol this month to finish state budget in rare post-election session
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/11/pa-lawmakers-must-return-to-capitol-this-month-to-finish-state-budget-in-rare-post-election-session.html

Tobacco control funding is crucial to save lives | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/11/tobacco-control-funding-is-crucial-to-save-lives-pennlive-letters.html

Legislature

Ask Gov. Wolf for a break, lawmakers tell firefighters about online raffles
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/coronavirus/ask-gov-wolf-for-a-break-lawmakers-tell-firefighters-about-online-raffles/article_c0f6384a-fbdf-5252-8bdd-cfbf26534ec0.html

N.J. legalized weed. Now it’s Pa.’s turn. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/new-jersey-legalize-marijuana-pennsylvania-tom-wolf-20201109.html

Pennsylvanians, don’t bring your bong to New Jersey just yet, despite vote to legalize recreational marijuana
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-nj-legalized-reactional-marijuana-20201109-fathn4uh5vfyvgb4ykzym5ojxi-story.html

Business

Something sucked the air out of Shop Vac Corp., and 437 Pa. employees and a storied firm are out of luck
https://www.inquirer.com/business/shop-vac-closure-covid-layoffs-williamsport-miller-20201109.html

Some businesses go cashless for COVID-19 while others won’t take credit cards
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/some-businesses-go-cashless-for-covid-19-while-others-wont-take-credit-cards/article_0d603544-d7dd-5259-aecb-23162ff7bbbd.html

Grocers once again limit buying on toilet paper, other products as COVID-19 cases surge in Pa.
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/11/08/coronavirus-pa-grocers-bring-back-limits-buying-toilet-paper-other-products/6217132002/

Education

Multiple area schools announce closures after uptick in COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/11/08/Norwin-High-School-closed-Monday-COVID-19-virus-spike-Kiski-Area-High-School-coronavirus-case/stories/202011080165

Some schools consider return to all-virtual schooling amid pandemic
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/some-schools-consider-return-to-all-virtual-schooling-amid-pandemic/article_f9e1128a-2057-11eb-826b-23d9edca8b78.html

North Hills reports 2 new covid-19 cases at high school, still plans return to hybrid learning
https://triblive.com/local/north-hills-reports-2-new-covid-19-cases-at-high-school-still-plans-return-to-hybrid-learning/

Palmer Elementary closed for one week because of COVID cases
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-palmer-elementary-closed-covid-20201109-tdo3w3cl5bgwfdx7lr37sv2sha-story.html

Cumberland Valley School District temporarily closing two elementary schools due to COVID
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/cumberland-valley-school-district-temporarily-closing-two-elementary-schools-due-to-covid.html

School districts reimagine snow days
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/education/school-districts-reimagine-snow-days/article_ba27e975-f3e1-5af0-8885-e5f94b8c3416.html

Out with Betsy DeVos: Biden plans series of reversals on education policy
https://www.inquirer.com/education/biden-education-department-to-promote-public-schools-replace-betsy-devos-20201108.html

Health Care

Rating agency says Reading Hospital is the only profitable part of the Tower Health System
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/rating-agency-says-reading-hospital-is-the-only-profitable-part-of-the-tower-health-system/article_33d69452-1ebd-11eb-b333-333c0ec7ed0a.html

St. Mary Medical Center nurses set to strike Nov. 17
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/11/06/nurses-st-mary-medical-center-middletown-set-strike/6191020002/

Local News

Delaware County Council considers COVID funding and expenses
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/delaware-county-council-considers-covid-funding-and-expenses/article_a3380576-1fbf-11eb-8677-7785997247da.html

Marchers remember victims of gun violence in Chester
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/marchers-remember-victims-of-gun-violence-in-chester/article_5a46d1a0-214d-11eb-9442-43219784e9ea.html

Overdue move to examine tax structure
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/overdue-move-to-examine-tax-structure/article_1e22fe47-4a2e-5b64-b80a-567ca9af0b4f.html

Lest we forget: COVID-19 can’t stop Veterans Day parade
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lest-we-forget-covid-19-cant-stop-veterans-day-parade/article_cd33a1b0-ebcf-5797-b762-338b8c791ec7.html

Honoring our veterans
https://www.timesleader.com/news/809190/honoring-our-veterans

Luzerne County Farmland Preservation Program preserves Moyer Farm
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-farmland-preservation-program-preserves-moyer-farm/article_9a64bf56-75b9-5e4c-b9ec-3f7d8107a149.html

National News

Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80
https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/alex-trebek-jeopardy-pancreatic-cancer-host-dies-20201108.html

US, Germany must stand together on climate change: Merkel
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/11/us-germany-must-stand-together-on-climate-change-merkel.html

New Jersey

With legalization come hopes that cannabis could be a lucrative crop in New Jersey
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/new-jersey-marijuana-cannabis-legalization-farming-agriculture-20201109.html

Philly

Philadelphia was told to brace for mass unrest. Instead, the city danced. That was no accident.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-election-dance-party-philly-elmo-biden-trump-working-families-party-20201109.html

Three minors shot in Philadelphia, two at basketball court
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-shootings-academy-road-backetball-court-20201108.html

Joan Myers Brown has chosen longtime colleague Kim Bears-Bailey as her successor at Philadanco
https://www.inquirer.com/arts/philadanco-joan-myers-brown-kim-bears-bailey-dance-20201108.html

In the city where it all began, the American Experiment gets a gleeful do-over | Will Bunch
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/biden-trump-2020-election-philadelphia-voting-results-celebration-20201108.html

Pitt

Pitt moving to ‘elevated risk posture’, ordering students to shelter in place after uptick in COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/11/08/University-of-Pittsburgh-COVID-cases-elevated-risk-shelter-in-place-Pitt-students/stories/202011080181

Pitt issues shelter-in-place order to students due to covid surge
https://triblive.com/local/pitt-issues-shelter-in-place-order-to-students-due-to-covid-surge/

Doors set to open for some PPS students for first time since spring
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/11/09/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-COVID-19-pandemic-in-person-Superintendent-Hamlet/stories/202011060202

Pitt consortium pushes for better landslide remediation
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/11/08/University-of-Pittsburgh-PennDOT-landslides-Swanson-School-of-Engineering-Michael-Baker-International/stories/202011080107

State News

Corps of Engineers has update on $500 million cleanup of Parks nuke waste dump
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/corps-of-engineers-has-update-on-500-million-cleanup-of-parks-nuke-waste-dump/