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Elections/Politics

The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-2019-election-results-20191106.html

Democrats win across the Philadelphia region as Republicans are fading even on friendly turf
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/delaware-county-council-philadelphia-suburbs-democrats-20191106.html

Democrats make history by winning control of Delaware County
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/delaware-county-council-race-democrats-republicans-20191106.html

Dems sweep all Delco council races in historic rout
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/dems-sweep-all-delco-council-races-in-historic-rout/article_f37d634e-0014-11ea-8fc9-5b45f1b62ada.html

Democrats takes control of Bucks county government
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191105/democrats-takes-control-of-bucks-county-government

Democrats appear to have won historic sweep in Lehigh County
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-lehigh-county-commissioner-election-20191106-r57vxjnd6zbkdcgdbyjgnpzure-story.html

Historic wins as Democrat Ryan is new DA, Maddox new Sherriff
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/historic-wins-as-democrat-ryan-is-new-da-maddox-new/article_d94e589c-0029-11ea-b244-3fae61655f37.html

Marsy’s Law got wide support in Pa., even though it won’t count yet, and Philly voters approved borrowing $185M for buildings
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-2019-ballot-questions-marsys-law-20191106.html

Pa. voters overwhelmingly support ballot question for crime victims
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/pa-voters-overwhelmingly-support-ballot-question-for-crime-victims.html

Pa. voters support Marsy’s Law
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/11/06/Voters-support-Marsy-s-Law-pennsylvania-referendum-election/stories/201911060105

Controversial victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law wins majority support; still faces court challenge
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/controversial-victims-rights-amendment-marsys-law-wins-majority-support-still-faces-court-challenge/

The race for Pennsylvania Superior Court is too close to call
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/11/05/pennsylvania-Superior-Court-races-too-close-to-call/stories/201911050169

Democrats, Republicans each appear set to pick up one seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/democrats-republicans-each-appear-set-to-pick-up-one-seat-on-pennsylvanias-superior-court/

2019 election results from across Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/regional/polls-close-general-election-results-being-tallied-from-across-western-pa/

James Albert defeats Jonathan Held in Westmoreland sheriff race
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/albert-defeats-held-to-in-westmoreland-sheriff-race/

GOP seizes back control of Westmoreland commissioner board; Cerilli eeks out final seat
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/gop-seizes-back-control-of-westmoreland-commissioner-board-cerilli-eeks-out-final-seat/

Brown eager to take office as next mayor of Wilkes-Barre
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761149/brown-eager-to-take-office-as-next-mayor-of-wilkes-barre

2 incumbents, 4 others win county council seats
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761167/2-incumbents-4-others-win-county-council-seats

Republicans win 4 of 6 county council seats
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/republicans-win-4-of-6-county-council-seats-1.2555930

Results for five competitive school board races in Luzerne County
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761230/results-for-five-competitive-school-board-races-in-luzerne-county

Notarianni/Domenick win majority control of Lackawanna County commissioners’ office
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/notarianni-domenick-win-majority-control-of-lackawanna-county-commissioners-office-1.2555861

Cognetti elected as first woman mayor of Scranton
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cognetti-elected-as-first-woman-mayor-of-scranton-1.2555856

Chris Kelly: Dear Scranton Mayor-elect
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/chris-kelly-dear-scranton-mayor-elect-1.2555623

‘Old network’not about boys
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/old-network-not-about-boys-1.2555673

Voters elect first openly gay Scranton councilwoman
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/voters-elect-first-openly-gay-scranton-councilwoman-1.2555789

Scranton voters approve district payroll tax question
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-voters-approve-district-payroll-tax-question-1.2555669

Cusat wins second term as Hazleton mayor
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cusat-wins-second-term-as-hazleton-mayor-1.2555851

Laura Tocci defeats Steven Necaster to become county’s next judge
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191106/laura-tocci-defeats-steven-necaster-to-become-countys-next-judge

Eddie Moran becomes first Latino to be elected mayor of Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/readings-mayoral-candidates-brace-for-results

Election Night was historic for Latinos and women in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/women-latinas-win-big-in-reading-races

Berks County voters elect 1 newcomer, keep 2 incumbents on board of commissioners
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-voters-elect-1-newcomer-keep-2-incumbents-on-board-of-commissioners

Complete Lackawanna County Election Results List
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/complete-lackawanna-county-election-results-list-1.2555978

Election 2019: Here are results of races across central Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/election-2019-here-are-results-of-races-across-central-pennsylvania.html

Republicans win 11 of 15 Berks County contests for township supervisor, commissioner
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/republicans-win-11-of-15-berks-county-contests-for-township-supervisor-commissioner

Who won? Cumberland County election results
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/who-won-cumberland-county-election-results.html

Lehigh Valley election roundup: Machine issues prompt Northampton to re-scan ballots; Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell gets to drop ‘interim’ from title
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-election-lehigh-valley-winners-20191106-i2ueio7mw5bhjik3hp3sf6qdry-story.html

State, federal officials closely monitoring Election Day cybersecurity
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761227/state-federal-officials-closely-monitoring-election-day-cybersecurity

Low excitement leads to low voter turnout
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/low-excitement-leads-to-low-voter-turnout-1.2555712

Voters experienced only ‘isolated’ issues at the polls, says Pa. secretary of state
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/voters-experienced-only-isolated-issues-at-the-polls-says-pa-secretary-of-state.html

Few reports of problems as Pa. counties roll out new voting technology
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/05/few-reports-of-problems-as-pa-counties-roll-out-new-voting-technology/

Casting ballots on new voting systems proves challenging for some voters
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/casting-ballots-on-new-voting-systems-proves-challenging-for-some-voters.html

Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians in jail are eligible to vote, but will they?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/tens-of-thousands-of-pennsylvanians-in-jail-are-eligible-to-vote-but-will-they.html

GOP officials file legal action in Pa. after ‘massive voting machine malfunctions’; ballots placed in suitcase
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/gop-officials-file-legal-action-in-pa-after-massive-voting-machine-malfunctions-ballots-placed-in-suitcase.html

Northampton County to rescan ballots after GOP chair calls for recount: ‘We have a hanging chad moment’
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-election-voting-machine-results-confusion-20191106-b7syviya35efxassqhntfdyai4-story.html

Business

Workshop to discuss medical marijuana in the workplace
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/medical-marijuana-in-workplce/

Your CBD Store opens in Harrison with mission to educate
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/your-cbd-store-opens-in-harrison-with-mission-to-educate/

Second NS layoff ‘not a good trend’
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/11/second-ns-layoff-not-a-good-trend/

Crime/Punishment

3 shot in Reading during vigil for victim in prior shooting
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/3-shot-in-reading-during-vigil-for-victim-in-prior-shooting

Education

Another bomb threat closes Fox Chapel Area High School
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/bomb-threat-closes-fox-chapel-area-high-school-2/

Despite freezes, Pa. public universities still among costliest in nation
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/11/06/tuition-fees-college-board-Pennsylvania-Pitt-Penn-State-college-board-higher-education/stories/201911060027

Wilkes hosting Opioid Advocacy Forum
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761151/wilkes-hosting-opioid-advocacy-forum

Editorial: Alvernia ready to help Reading grow
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-alvernia-ready-to-help-reading-grow

Health Care

UPMC hospitals denied bid for tax exemption status
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/11/05/UPMC-Susquehanna-tax-exemption-Northumberland-County-denied-Quorum/stories/201911050097

Local News

Training planned today on Solomon Creek flood gates
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/training-planned-today-on-solomon-creek-flood-gates-1.2555573

Freeport officials hope South Buffalo can shoulder some sewage plant costs
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/freeport-officials-hope-south-buffalo-can-shoulder-some-sewage-plant-costs/

National News

Democrat Andy Beshear wins race for Kentucky governor; Republican Matt Bevin yet to concede
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/kentucky-governor-election-20191106.html

Democrats take control of Virginia General Assembly in historic election
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/virginia-elections-democrats-20191106.html

Republican Tate Reeves wins the Mississippi governor’s race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/11/05/Mississippi-governor-race-Reeves-Hood/stories/201911050170

Philly

2019 election: Jim Kenney cruises, Democrats take the suburbs, Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party win big
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-pa-nj-election-2019-live-updates-results-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20191105.html

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wins reelection without even campaigning. Now what?
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-mayor-jim-kenney-election-results-20191106.html

Kendra Brooks captures a Philadelphia City Council seat in a historic win for the Working Families Party and Philly progressives
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philly-city-council-at-large-kendra-brooks-working-families-party-republicans-20191106.html

African-Americans make historic gains in election
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/african-americans-make-historic-gains-in-election/article_117be5d0-004e-11ea-9040-030dfd6828b7.html

Philadelphia’s 2023 race for mayor is officially underway. 7 people who could be next.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/next-philadelphia-mayor-2023-20191106.html

Republican Brian O’Neill beats back challenge from Judy Moore in 10th District City Council race
https://www.inquirer.com/news/brian-oneill-judy-moore-10th-district-city-council-20191106.html

Everyone’s talking about politics. But where are voters in Philly’s 2019 election?
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/election-day-2019-philadelphia-voters-turnout-20191105.html

Yo, Mayor Kenney: In your second term, it’s time to rattle more sabers | Mike Newall
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/mayor-jim-kenney-election-philadelphia-gun-violence-rebuild-opioid-crisis-20191106.html

Bugging out about city council’s bed bug bill
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/bed-bugs-squilla-amendment-extermination-cost-sharing-20191106.html

Residents who went through ‘horrible things’ in North Philly police shootout get their homes repaired
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/north-philly-police-shootout-tioga-home-union-repair-20191105.html

A Philadelphia Navy Yard worker posted racist threats on Facebook. Is he too dangerous for bail?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/fred-arena-vanguard-america-philly-navy-yard-charlottesville-unite-the-right-20191106.html

Paid time off for Uber drivers? How a Philly plan could be a model for millions of gig workers
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/portable-benefits-domestic-workers-paid-time-off-philadelphia-20191106.html

Malcolm Jenkins’ police commissioner forum helped envision future of Philly policing | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-police-commissioner-public-forum-ross-replacement-20191105.html

Twitchy touchscreens, tiny font, button confusion: Did Philly’s new voting machines pass their test?
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/05/twitchy-touchscreens-tiny-font-button-confusion-did-phillys-new-voting-machines-pass-their-test/

Pitt

DA Zappala holds off challenger Middleman
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/DA-Zappala-holds-off-challenger-Middleman/stories/201911050154

Biden rips ‘condescending’ Democrats at Pittsburgh fund-raising speech
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/11/05/Joe-Biden-Pittsburgh-visit-fundraiser-president-campaign-election-2020/stories/201911050145

Joe Biden congratulates Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on reelection victory
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/joe-biden-congratulates-allegheny-county-executive-rich-fitzgerald-on-reelection-victory/

Biden surprises union hall as Fitzgerald, Wagner roll to easy victories in top county races
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/County-executive-allegheny-county-race-Fitzgerald-controller-Wagner-election-results/stories/201911050160

Chelsa Wagner wins another term as Allegheny County Controller
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/chelsa-wagner-wins-another-term-as-allegheny-county-controller/

Voters endorse measure to allow tax hike for upkeep, improvement of city parks
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/pittsburgh-Voters-city-parks-tax-measure/stories/201911050152

Pittsburgh voters approve 0.5-mill tax increase to fund city parks
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-voters-approve-0-5-mill-tax-increase-to-fund-city-parks/

Mayoral ally Wilson to replace critic Darlene Harris on Pittsburgh council
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/11/05/bobby-wilson-darlene-harris-city-council-pittsburgh/stories/201911010129

City ethics board fines Harris over campaign finance reporting violations
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/City-ethics-board-fines-Harris-campaign-finance-reporting-violations-councilwoman-darlene-harris-pittsburgh/stories/201911050135

Pittsburgh’s North Side has new city council representative
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburghs-north-side-has-new-city-council-representative/

2 incumbents, challenger win contested Allegheny County Council races
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/2-incumbents-challenger-win-contested-allegheny-county-council-races/

What will the development boom mean for the merchants that keep the Strip District funky?
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/killing-the-strip-district-penn-ave-smallman-street-produce-terminal-developement/

Newcomer leading incumbent for South Hills seat on Allegheny County Council
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/Newcomer-tom-duerr-leading-incumbent-sue-means-South-Hills-Allegheny-County-Council/stories/201911050162

Moon attorney wins west county magistrate seat; PPS board incumbents roll
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/05/Moon-attorney-wins-west-county-magistrate-seat-PPS-board-incumbents-roll/stories/201911050163

Foundations searching for a new firm to lead the Hazelwood Green development
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/11/05/Foundations-Hazelwood-Green-development-Almono-U-ReMake-Flora/stories/201911050134

State News

UGI powers up Loomis Substation in Hanover Twp.
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761217/ugi-powers-up-loomis-substation-in-hanover-twp

Hemp, the misunderstood cash crop, is enjoying a resurgance after 80 years
https://www.readingeagle.com/berks-country/article/berks-hemp-harvest-2019

Transportation

Pittston bridge closing today for repairs
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pittston-bridge-closing-today-for-repairs-1.2555571