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Elections/Politics

Will Gov. Tom Wolf and the GOP-controlled General Assembly get along better?
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2018/11/what-will-a-second-wolf-administration-bring.html#incart_river_index

GOP absorbs losses but retains control in Pa. Legislature
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/gop-absorbs-losses-retains-control-state-legislature-20181107.html-2

Western Pa. sends record numbers of women to Harrisburg, but still outnumbered by men
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14264752-74/western-pa-sends-record-numbers-of-women-to-harrisburg-but-still-outnumbered

Special election looms in 37th Senatorial District for fourth time in 6 1/2 years
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/special-election-looms-in-th-senatorial-district-for-fourth-time/article_003ae7ec-e2a6-11e8-88d7-cb6816928b58.html

49th Legislative race will come down to provisional, absentee, military ballots
https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/th-legislative-race-will-come-down-to-provisional-absentee-military/article_69dc8424-e2da-11e8-bb50-bf81e57c9696.html

Reading officials welcome city’s new congresswoman
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-officials-welcome-citys-new-congresswoman

‘The year of gun safety’? Takeaways on gun control from Tuesday’s election results
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/gun-control-midterms-2018-election-20181107.html

A midterms nail-biter in Bucks County means bad news for Pa. Democrats. But this is Bucks! | Maria Panaritis
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/maria-panaritis/midterm-elections-congress-pennsylvania-state-legislature-tina-davis-tommy-tomlinson-scott-wallace-brian-fitzpatrick-bucks-county-maria-panaritis-20181108.html

Five takeaways from the 2018 mid-term elections, Pa. Legislature division
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/11/five_hot_takes_from_the_mid-te.html#incart_river_index

How Lehigh Valley congressional race went from nail-biter to decisive victory
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-pa-7-election-analysis-20181105-story.html

Pipeline opponent wins Chester County seat in state House
http://www.witf.org/news/2018/11/pipeline-opponent-wins-chester-county-seat-in-state-house.php

Analysis: Pa. sent midterm message to President Trump
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/analysis-pa-sent-midterm-message-to-president-trump-1.2407984

How Brian Fitzpatrick won in an ‘atrocious political environment’ for suburban Republicans
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/politics/elections/pa-3rd-district-brian-fitzpatrick-suburban-republican-democrat-scott-wallace-election-20181107.html

Both parties see lessons in this week’s midterms as the battle for 2020 unfolds
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/11/07/Democrats-Republicans-lessons-midterm-elections-2020-presidential-election/stories/201811070213

Election 2018 recap: Winners and losers | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/editorials/election-midterm-2018-gerrymandering-voter-turnout-women-ballot-20181107.html

Berks partisans, experts look at what power shift in Washington might bring
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-partisans-experts-look-at-what-power-shift-in-washington-might-bring

What happened? Barletta captured most of NEPA but not the state
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/what-happened-barletta-captured-most-of-nepa-but-not-the-state-1.2407973

With end of political career looming, Barletta looks forward to time with family
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724176/with-end-of-political-career-looming-barletta-looks-forward-to-time-with-family

Luzerne County voter turnout exceeds 52 percent
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724191/luzerne-county-voter-turnout-exceeds-52-percent

Turnout tops for a midterm this century
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/turnout-tops-for-a-midterm-this-century-1.2408046

Westmoreland voter turnout reaches nearly 60 percent
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14263717-74/westmoreland-voter-turnout-reaches-nearly-60-percent

Turnout in Pennsylvania surpassed typical midterm elections, officials say
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/turnout-in-pennsylvania-surpassed-typical-midterm-elections-officials-say.html#incart_river_index

Midterm voter turnout in Lehigh Valley cracks 50 percent for first time in at least a decade
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-midterm-turnout-20181107-story.html

Bedford sees large demand for ballots
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/11/bedford-sees-large-demand-for-ballots/

Voter turnout, straight-party ballots up in region, election officials say
https://www.tribdem.com/news/voter-turnout-straight-party-ballots-up-in-region-election-officials/article_a00ba944-e2f8-11e8-8169-9fd806a9d572.html

Pat Howard: Scott Wagner’s political rise runs into a reality check
http://www.goerie.com/opinion/20181108/pat-howard-scott-wagners-political-rise-runs-into-reality-check

Administration

John Fetterman isn’t moving into lieutenant governor’s residence
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2018/11/john-fetterman-isnt-moving-into-lieutenant-governors-residence.html#incart_river_index

Crime/Punishment

Walmart shooter has his appellate rights reinstated
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724165/walmart-shooter-has-his-appellate-rights-reinstated

Three arrested after group assaults city cops who broke up fight
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/three-arrested-after-group-assaults-city-cops-who-broke-up-fight-1.2407859

Delaware to move hundreds of inmates to Pennsylvania
https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/a094f58750b2482ba7ce462c224dfe98/delaware-move-hundreds-inmates-pennsylvania

14 who protested at Berks Residential Center get ARD
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/14-who-protested-at-berks-residential-center-get-ard

Good read on prison book policy
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/good-read-on-prison-book-policy-1.2408066

Education

Strike averted at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/11/08/Strike-averted-at-Forbes-road-career-and-technology-center/stories/201811070210

Strike scheduled at Forbes Road nixed in final moments
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14263657-74/talks-fail-forbes-road-teachers-to-strike-thursday

Wyomissing students explore futures on Career Day
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/wyomissing-students-explore-futures-on-career-day

Crestwood superintendent remains on paid leave
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crestwood-superintendent-remains-on-paid-leave-1.2407998

Group offers alternatives to arming Tamaqua Area staff
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/group-offers-alternatives-to-arming-tamaqua-area-staff-1.2407999

Tamaqua policy to arm school staff comes under fire
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-tamaqua-teachers-with-guns-meeting-20181105-story.html

Erie schools unveil $80.8 million buildings plan
http://www.goerie.com/news/20181108/erie-schools-unveil-808-million-buildings-plan

Why Pa. and N.J. students carry the most college loan debt in the nation | Debt Valley
http://www2.philly.com/philly/business/debt-valley-pennsylvania-student-debt-loans-navient-pheaa-frotman-josh-shapiro-new-jersey-20181108.html

Why do we provide affirmative action for athletes? | Opinion
http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/affirmative-action-college-recruiting-athletes-penn-jerome-allen-20181107.html

Health Care

One in three nurses says patient safety ‘unfavorable’ at hospitals, Penn study finds
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/one-in-three-nurses-say-patient-safety-unfavorable-at-hospitals-penn-survey-finds-20181107.html

Local News

Wilkes-Barre City administrator Wampole in line for county job
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724196/wilkes-barre-city-administrator-wampole-in-line-for-county-job

Luzerne County Children and Youth fiscal problems discussed
https://www.timesleader.com/news/724188/luzerne-county-children-and-youth-fiscal-problems-discussed

Former county District Attorney Cohen remembered for compassion, hard work
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/former-county-district-attorney-cohen-remembered-for-compassion-hard-work-1.2407897

Divided city council advances $1M loan
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/divided-city-council-advances-1m-loan-1.2407949

Doughboy statue placed in new park
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/doughboy-statue-placed-in-new-park-1.2407853

Commissioners introduce final 2019 budget including $500K pension allocation
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/commissioners-introduce-final-2019-budget-including-500k-pension-allocation-1.2408079

Scranton council members hear ideas from students
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-members-hear-ideas-from-students-1.2408086

Griffin Pond names new director
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/griffin-pond-names-new-director-1.2408055

Scranton man killed in crash on Northeast Extension
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-man-killed-in-crash-on-northeast-extension-1.2407699

Help wanted: A Braddock mayor to fill John Fetterman’s big shoes
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/11/07/mayor-fetterman-lieutenant-governor-pennsylvania-Braddock-governor-tom-wolf/stories/201811070157

What’s next for Braddock as John Fetterman preps for new role?
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14263065-74/whats-next-for-braddock-as-john-fetterman-moves-on

Heritage trail meeting set for Thursday in Salem
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14263371-74/heritage-trail-meeting-set-for-thursday-in-salem

New management aims to restore Heights Plaza’s ‘past glory’ — and its name
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14263087-74/new-management-aims-to-restore-heights-plazas-past-glory-and-its

West Deer voters say ‘no’ to paid supervisors
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14263857-74/west-deer-voters-say-no-to-paid-supervisors

Frazer offers tax credit to volunteer firefighters
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14263498-74/frazer-offers-tax-credit-to-volunteer-firefighters

Reading puts up 42-foot-tall Christmas tree
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-puts-up-42-foot-tall-christmas-tree

Alsace stays with alternate EMS providers as probe of fire company continues
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alsace-stays-with-alternate-ems-providers-as-probe-of-fire-company-continues

Allentown Council cuts funding for Franklin Street demolition to $200,000
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-nat-hyman-building-demolition-cost-20181107-story.html

ANIZDA approves changes to Five City Center, Waterfront financing
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-niz-reilly-jaindl-20181107-story.html

National News

12 killed at California bar during ‘college night’; sheriff’s officer among the dead
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/11/08/11-Wounded-Shooting-California-Dance-Hall-college-students/stories/201811080087

Strict state gun laws save lives of children and teens, Stanford study finds
http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/gun-laws-child-deaths-teens-state-20181108.html

Philly

Philly cop shot, wounded in Kensington when he ‘interrupted a shooting’
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/police-officer-shot-kensington-philadelphia-20181107.html

Police officer shot in Kensington
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/police-officer-shot-in-kensington/article_588e1297-9336-5a73-89d3-d0596bc78312.html

Does Philadelphia need another building for contemporary art?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/philadelphia-contemporary-art-museum-johnston-marklee-painted-bride-20181108.html

Former West Philly school dean convicted of underage sex assault
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/former-west-philly-school-dean-convicted-of-underage-sex-assault-20181107.html

2 men dead in possible murder-suicide in N. Philly
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/2-men-dead-in-possible-murder-suicide-in-n-philly-20181107.html

Federal appeals judges hear arguments in Philly ‘sanctuary city’ case
https://whyy.org/articles/federal-appeals-judges-hear-arguments-in-philly-sanctuary-city-case/

Pitt

No matter the weather, event honoring Pittsburgh shooting victims will go on, Mayor Peduto says
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/07/Pittsburgh-assembly-gathering-memorial-Point-State-Park-time-shooting-victims/stories/201811070159

Pittsburgh asks for global minute of silence during ‘Rally for Peace’
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14263031-74/pittsburgh-asks-for-global-minute-of-silence-during-fridays-rally-for-peace

‘There’s generosity out there’: Pittsburgh plans trust fund to accept gifts after Squirrel Hill shooting
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/07/Pittsburgh-Public-Safety-Trust-Fund-contributions-mailing-address-Squirrel-Hill/stories/201811070145

Pittsburgh establishes public safety fund after outpouring of support
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14263445-74/pittsburgh-establishes-public-safety-trust-fund-after-outpouring-of-support

Jewish ‘Stronger Together’ unity concert planned in Squirrel Hill this weekend
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/08/Jewish-unity-concert-pittsburgh-tree-of-life-shooting-squirrel-hill/stories/201811080084

Shredding fundraiser planned in memory of Rosenthal brothers
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14262382-74/shredding-fundraiser-planned-in-memory-of-rosenthal-brothers

1 Tree of Life victim released, 2 remain hospitalized
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14262093-74/1-tree-of-life-victim-released-2-remain-hospitalized

Bishop Zubik to hold listening sessions on abuse issue
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2018/11/07/Bishop-Zubik-to-hold-listening-sessions-on-abuse-issue/stories/201811070156

Woman found dead in Allegheny County Jail identified
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/07/Woman-found-dead-in-Allegheny-County-Jail-identified/stories/201811070208

Pittsburgh historic commission recommends famous Venturi house for landmark designation
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/11/07/Robert-Venturi-designed-home-Pittsburgh-historic-designation-demolition/stories/201811070151

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, husband recovering after car crash
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/11/07/Theresa-Kail-Smith-councilwoman-Pittsburgh-car-crash-wreck-District-2/stories/201811070132

State News

Pennsylvania has no cap on ticket resales, but there are protections
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2018/11/07/ticket-resales-Pennsylvania-protections-Hamilton-Pittsburgh-musical/stories/201811070127

6,000 hits to buried utility lines: New Pa. group hopes to head off dangerous mishaps
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/11/07/PUC-damage-prevention-committee-natural-gas-excavators-Pennsylvania/stories/201811070147

Veterans disability benefit criteria expanded
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14263250-74/veterans-disability-benefit-criteria-expanded

Transportation

Changes to N. 2nd Street in Harrisburg could divert up to 70 percent of traffic
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/11/north_second_street_conversion.html#incart_river_index

Washington

Trump forces out AG Jeff Sessions, announces change on Twitter
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2018/11/07/president-Donald-Trump-forces-out-AG-Jeff-Sessions-announces-change-on-Twitter-justice-department/stories/201811070140

With Sessions out, what will happen to Rod Rosenstein?
http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/jeff-sessions-fired-rod-rosenstein-trump-robert-mueller-20181107.html

White House suspends CNN’s Acosta after Trump confrontation
http://www2.philly.com/wires/ap/bad-worse-trumps-media-relationship-frays-more-20181107.html-2-2