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Elections/Politics

The Republican ‘bloodletting’ continued in the Philadelphia suburbs. What does it mean for Trump in 2020?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-2020-donald-trump-20191106.html

A new 2020 poll has warning sings for Trump in Pennsylvania and other ‘Blue Wall’ states he captured in 2016
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/donald-trump-pennsylvania-2020-poll-20191107.html

What will Dems do now that they control Delco?
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/what-will-dems-do-now-that-they-control-delco/article_9db5b444-00d6-11ea-ba25-5b3383f30957.html

Bucks Dems, GOP look ahead to new roles, 2020
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191106/bucks-dems-gop-look-ahead-to-new-roles-2020

For Chesco Dems, election sweep a ‘dream’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/for-chesco-dems-election-sweep-a-dream/article_a356b974-00b9-11ea-8b94-4f7c57c5119b.html

In Upper Darby, first-time council member unseats longtime Republican mayor
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/upper-darby-mayor-tom-micozzie-barbarann-keffer-delaware-county-20191106.html

Automatic recount could be triggered in Superior Court race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/11/06/superior-court-election-too-close-to-call-automatic-recount-pennsylvania/stories/201911060202

Don’t back down: Marsy’s Law challenge should continue
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/07/Marsys-Law-challenge-should-continue/stories/201911070045

Marsy’s Law backers call on opponents to drop lawsuit in wake of strong voter support
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/06/marsys-law-pennsylvania-victims-rights-drop-lawsuit/stories/201911060173

Westmoreland sheriff-elect promises changes when he takes office
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-sheriff-elect-promises-changes-when-he-takes-office/

Reading Mayor-elect Eddie Moran promises to build a better city
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-mayor-elect-eddie-moran-promises-to-build-a-better-city

Review coming for close Westmoreland commissioner race; recount not automatic
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/review-coming-for-close-westmoreland-commissioner-race-recount-not-automatic/

Trump is on borrowed time after Democratic election massacres in battleground Pennsylvania suburbs | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/pennsylvania-2019-election-results-suburban-massacre-democrats-trump-maria-panaritis-20191106.html

Nearly one-third of Luzerne County voters picked straight-ticket option Tuesday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761305/nearly-one-third-of-luzerne-county-voters-picked-straight-ticket-option-tuesday

Voting Republican again preferred choice in county
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/voting-republican-again-preferred-choice-in-county-1.2556383

Women win seats of power throughout Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/women-win-seats-of-power-throughout-lackawanna-county-1.2556211

City woman says machine changed her straight-ticket vote
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/city-woman-says-machine-changed-her-straight-ticket-vote-1.2556342

Berks County recorder of deeds heartbroken in defeat
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-recorder-of-deeds-heartbroken-in-defeat

Winners of Tuesday’s Berks County commissioners race expect to work in harmony
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/winners-of-tuesdays-berks-county-commissioners-race-expect-to-work-in-harmony

Problems with new voting systems weren’t widespread, Pa. officials say; GOP leader disagrees
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/rough-start-with-new-voting-systems-in-some-pa-counties-prove-paper-ballot-back-up-is-a-good-thing.html

Berks County voter turnout hits 30%
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-voter-turnout-hits-30

Democrats are flirting with losing Pa. and blowing the 2020 election | John Baer
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/democrats-are-flirting-with-losing-pa-and-blowing-the-2020-election-john-baer.html

Editorial: Plenty of news in ‘off year’ Berks election
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-plenty-of-news-in-off-year-berks-election

Lehigh County voters can expect more privacy when voting in 2020
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-lehigh-county-voting-privacy-20191106-je7uydrs5zeorjvxp3e4n25p2m-story.html

Cause of counting failures in Northampton County voting machines not yet known, but officials express confidence in results
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-northampton-voting-machine-problems-press-conference-20191106-dzvfo37dlnaajmsrc5rmbgdg4u-story.html

In Allentown mayoral bid, Tim Ramos hoped to beat expectations. Ray O’Connell did instead
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-election-analysis-turnout-straight-ticket-mayor-20191106-5j3vfoo2nbcmnfrvz5nngjyboq-story.html

‘Complete breakdown’ vs. ‘hiccup’: York County’s election night drama highlights voting machine worries
https://papost.org/2019/11/06/complete-breakdown-vs-hiccup-york-countys-election-night-drama-highlights-voting-machine-worries/

Early election results show record turnout in Bucks County
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20191106/early-election-results-show-record-turnout-in-bucks-county

Editorial: A seismic, historic shift in Delco politics
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-a-seismic-historic-shift-in-delco-politics/article_28b08982-00b6-11ea-bff1-cb6dad16ab16.html

Legislature

The last moderate standing?: Suburban Republicans look to life after Gene DiGirolamo
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/the-last-moderate-standing-suburban-republicans-look-to-life-after-gene-digirolamo/

What’s really behind the creation of Pennsylvania’s new E-Verify law?
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/whats-really-behind-the-creation-of-pennsylvanias-new-e-verify-law/Content?oid=16127241

Pennsylvania can do better on ‘surprise billing’ for patients | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/balance-billing-emergency-medicine-pennsylvania-law-20191107.html

Business

A Massachusetts company wants to build three hydroelectric plants to harness power from Lehigh Valley rivers, dams
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-hydro-plants-lehigh-valley-20191107-wvuunszlyje47oabw2t3xtvkpa-story.html

Pennsylvania hardwood industry feeling the effects of trade war with China
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/07/pennsylvania-hardwood-industry-feeling-the-effects-of-trade-war-with-china-2/

Crime/Punishment

Witnesses describe accused New Ken cop killer as ‘frantic’ shortly after shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/06/police-brian-shaw-murder-rahmael-holt-trial/stories/201911060147

Education

Day after election, tour shows rapid progress at W-B Area high school site
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761299/day-after-election-tour-shows-rapid-progress-at-w-b-area-high-school-site

‘It feels like you’re in heaven’ in suburban private school’s new, kid-designed library
https://www.inquirer.com/education/school-library-germantown-academy-20191107.html

5 questions: When school starts later, kids get more sleep, and it shows in better grades, health, fewer accidents
https://www.inquirer.com/health/school-start-times-teen-sleep-deprivation-20191106.html

New leadership team, including a superintendent, appointed in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-leadership-team-including-a-superintendent-appointed-in-scranton-1.2556393

Medical school program pays tuition if doctors stay in the system
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/medical-school-program-pays-tuition-if-doctors-stay-in-the-system-1.2556232

Bucknell poll shows mixed opinions on whether to pay college athletes
https://www.witf.org/2019/11/06/bucknell-poll-shows-mixed-opinions-on-whether-to-pay-college-athletes/

Gaming

Mt. Airy sportsbook ribbon-cutting set
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/mt-airy-sportsbook-ribbon-cutting-set-1.2556215

Health Care

Buyer beware: ‘Junk plans’ plague health care market
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/07/Buyer-beware-Junk-plans-plague-health-care-market/stories/201911050002

Allegheny Health Network taps longtime UPMC surgeon to help guide $300M investment in cancer care
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-health-network-taps-longtime-upmc-surgeon-to-help-guide-300m-investment-in-cancer-care/

Report: W-B General has above average mortality in intenstinal obstruction cases
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761307/report-w-b-general-has-above-average-mortality-in-intenstinal-obstruction-cases

Millennial health is deteriorating faster than older generations — at a steep economic cost
https://www.inquirer.com/health/consumer/millennial-health-worsening-economic-impact-20191107.html

Fewer people are dying in state’s hospitals but some red flags raised in central Pa., report shows
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/new-report-shows-fewer-people-dying-at-pa-hospitals-although-red-flags-found-at-some-in-central-pa.html

Local News

Firefighters, public works employees take part in training exercises at Solomon Creek floodgates
https://www.timesleader.com/news/761286/firefighters-public-works-employees-take-part-in-training-exercises-at-solomon-creek-floodgates

Few glitches identified during city floodgate training
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/few-glitches-identified-during-city-floodgate-training-1.2556263

W-B officials consider sewer system sale
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-officials-consider-sewer-system-sale-1.2556267

Wilkes-Barre career fair set for veterans
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-career-fair-set-for-veterans-1.2556247

Iconic tree cut down amid safety concerns in Kingston
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/iconic-tree-cut-down-amid-safety-concerns-in-kingston-1.2556388

Lackawanna County commissioners forgo vote on 2020 budget
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-commissioners-forgo-vote-on-2020-budget-1.2556209

Dead wrong
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/dead-wrong-1.2556229

24 ODs in 3 days in Dauphin County: State officials sound alarm
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/11/surge-of-drug-overdoses-reported-in-central-pa-state-issues-warning.html

New Jersey

The blue wave skips New Jersey as Democrats lose legislative seats
https://www.inquirer.com/news/new-jersey-election-2019-trump-20191106.html

Philly

Food insecurity — not having enough food to eat — causes drastic and unhealthy coping solutions for many high school athletes in and around Philly. But many have overcome its consequences
https://www.inquirer.com/high-school-sports/pennsylvania/a/food-insecurity-philadelphia-athletes-high-school-nutrition-20191107.html

10-year-old boy shot in head in Frankford while walking home from school, police say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/10-year-old-shot-head-frankford-philadelphia-police-20191106.html

Boy, 16, and two men shot in Hunting Park
https://www.inquirer.com/news/triple-shooting-franklin-street-hunting-park-20191107.html

Homicide detectives probe fatal fall of girl, 4, in Francisville
https://www.inquirer.com/news/girl-fall-window-dead-francisville-20191107.html

Lindsey Vonn talks mental health, retirement at Philly event: ‘I’m hurting every day’
https://www.inquirer.com/health/lindsey-vonn-mental-health-philadelphia-20191106.html

Philly’s ReelBlack showcase of independent black films is ending
https://www.inquirer.com/arts/reelblack-ending-monthly-screening-ava-duvernay-mike-d-lady-b-20191107.html

Donovan McNabb to be inducted into Philly Sports Hall of Fame
https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-donovan-mcnabb-hall-of-fame-philly-quarterback-andy-reid-20191106.html

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney tips his hat to winning Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks: ‘She worked hard’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/kenney-gop-kendra-brooks-violence-prevention-trump-20191106.html

How Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party beat the odds to win in Philadelphia
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-2019-election-kendra-brooks-working-families-party-20191106.html

Kevin Smith planned to shoot a movie in the Philly area. The film fell apart, but inspired his next one.
https://www.inquirer.com/entertainment/movies/kevin-smith-jay-silent-bob-reboot-clerks-mallrats-jason-mewes-20191106.html

Philadelphia Republicans endured a “preposterous” election season. What’s next?
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/philadelphia/philadelphia-republican-party-2019-election-20191107.html

Philly elected more worker advocates. But, where are the jobs?
https://www.inquirer.com/business/phillydeals/philadelphia-city-council-elections-small-business-workers-rights-20191107.html

Tuesday’s election signaled change. How big, how lasting? | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadephia-2019-elections-kendra-brooks-working-families-party-takeaways-20191106.html

Philly needs stronger workforce development | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-jobs-workforce-development-skills-20191106.html

Pitt

After close parks tax vote, divided city council to take up issue
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/11/06/Pittsburgh-parks-tax-vote-referendum-dilemma-city-council-conservancy-Bill-Peduto/stories/201911060143

Heinz Endowments approves $500K grant for city parks
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/heinz-endowments-approves-500000-grant-for-city-parks/

Police critically wound man in exchange of gunfire in Crafton Heights
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/07/Police-shoot-man-in-exchange-of-gunfire-in-Crafton-Heights/stories/201911070104

#EssentiallyPittsburgh: From a kayak, a very different perspective
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2019/11/07/Essentially-Pittsburgh-kayak-allegheny-river-herons-fox-chapel-marina/stories/201909050118

Criminal for life or changed man? Kind words can’t save Pittsburgh drug dealer from prison return
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/11/06/vernon-jackson-sentenced-cocaine-drug-dealer-pittsburgh/stories/201911060165

Pittsburgh airport gets $18.7 million cargo grant
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/11/06/Pittsburgh-Airport-gets-18-7-million-cargo-grant/stories/201911060181

Pittsburgh health care analyst takes 2nd place in ‘Jeopardy!’ episode, showdown not over yet
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-health-care-analyst-takes-2nd-place-in-jeopardy-episode-showdown-not-over-yet/

A new face on Allegheny County Council as incumbent Sue Means loses to Democrat Tom Duerr
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/a-new-face-on-allegheny-county-council-as-incumbent-sue-means-loses-to-democrat-tom-duerr/

State News

Mon Valley residents, environmental groups call for stricter pollution controls
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/mon-valley-residents-environmental-groups-call-for-stricter-pollution-controls/

Suburban DA sues Juul, saying it’s turned a ‘generation of minors into addicts’
https://www.inquirer.com/business/juul-lawsuit-big-tobacco-montgomery-county-da-pennsylvania-20191106.html

Applications for heating help through LIHEAP open through April
https://triblive.com/local/regional/low-income-households-can-now-get-home-heating-help/

State collecting information on local communities’ lead exposure efforts
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191106/state-collecting-information-on-local-communities-lead-exposure-efforts

Transportation

Pennsylvania Turnpike plans full ‘cashless’ transition for late 2021
https://triblive.com/local/regional/turnpike-plans-full-cashless-transition-for-late-2021/

Bus service may come back to Route 19 corridor in Ross, McCandless
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/11/07/Bus-service-may-come-back-to-Route-19-corridor-in-Ross-McCandless/stories/201911070029

LCTA offers free rides to veterans Monday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-offers-free-rides-to-veterans-monday-1.2556250

Washington

Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-william-barr-ukraine-zelensky-call-impeachment-20191107.html

Meet the U.S House freshmen from Pa. who are at the center of the Trump impeachment
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/meet-the-u-s-house-freshmen-from-pa-who-are-at-the-center-of-the-trump-impeachment/