Friday, January 1, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.1.21

swearing in day January 5; Senate Voting Session Days

House swearing in day January 5; House Voting Session Days

In Memoriam: Dick Thornburgh, 2-Term PA Governor, U.S. Attorney General, U.N. Under-Secretary General Dies At 88 

Gov. Dick Thornburgh On Leadership: People Living In The Chesapeake Bay States Should Not Have To Wait Another 30-Plus Years For Clean Water [PaEN]

AP-Mark Scolforo: Dick Thornburgh, Fmr Governor, U.S. Attorney General, Dies -- Biography

Fmr Lt. Gov. Scranton Credits Thornburgh For Leading State Through Tough Times

Fmr Gov. Thornburgh’s Son, John, Reflects On His Father: ‘His Life Was Full’

PA Officials Honor Fmr Gov. Thornburgh: ‘A Remarkable Public Servant And An Even Better Man’

Charles Thompson: Thornburgh Remembered As A Leader Who Was Right For His Time

Dick Thornburgh Remembered By Western PA For Leadership, Empathy, Intellect

‘Calm, Grounded Leadership’: PA Politicians React To Dick Thornburgh’s Death

Cap-Star: How PA Officials Reacted To The Death Of Gov. Dick Thornburgh: ‘A Model Of Integrity’

Lehigh Valley Leaders Remember Fmr PA Gov. Dick Thornburgh

John Baer: Here’s What To Watch In Pennsylvania Politics In 2021

Republican Cong. Kelly, Other PA House Republicans Pledge To Oppose Electoral College Tally To Overturn Popular Vote In PA

Cap-Star: 8 Of PA’s 9 Republican Members Of Congress Say They Will Oppose Certification Of PA’s Electors, Overturn Popular Vote

Post: VP Pence Seeks Rejection Of Republican Lawsuit That Aimed To Expand His Power To Overturn The Election

100+ Pro-Trump Protesters Outside House Speaker Cutler’s Home, Office Urging Him To Overturn PA Election Results Because Of Baseless Voting Fraud Claims

Cap-Star: Rep. Innamorato Talks Post-Election Goals, Strategy; Stresses Importance Of Building Trust With Community

Philly’s Violent Year: Nearly 500 People Killed, 2,200 Shot In 2020

Vandals Deface Sheriff’s Vehicle, U.S. Customs House In Center City Philly, 3 Carried Numerous Molotov Cocktails

Op-Ed: Higher Education Must Evolve To Remain Relevant

PennDOT: With Icing Potential In Upcoming Storm, Motorists Advised To Limit Travel, Watch For Changing Conditions, Travel Restrictions

PA Turnpike Toll Hikes Take Effect Sunday

Erie Insurance Won’t Move Into New Downtown Office Building Until July, At Earliest Due To COVID

Editorial: Goodbye To 2020

Editorial: The Scary Year That Was 2020

Editorial: 2021 Resolution - Learn Lessons From 2020


The Guardian: Trump Returns To Washington Early As Allies Plot Challenge To Biden Victory


Dept. Of Health Reports 306 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 8,992 New Cases - [Next Reports Jan. 2 & 4] -- 12.31.20

PA Reports 306 New COVID Deaths, Raising December Total To Nearly 5,000

Allegheny County Ends Year With Over 53,000 COVID Cases, 955 Deaths

Lycoming County Coroner Receives Temporary Refrigerated Morgue: ‘It’s Been Crazy Out There’

Dept. Of Health Announces Week 5 Regional COVID Testing Schedule

Wallace McKelvey: Hospitals Prepare For Post-Holiday Surge Of COVID Cases, Deaths

Mount Nittany Health Responds To Rising COVID Cases: ‘Tremendous Amount Of Pressure’

Paul Muschick: Here’s What We Should Remember About 2020, Including Courage Of Frontline Workers

Lycoming County Healthcare Workers Share 2021 Hopes

TNS: 28 Year-Old Scranton Firefighter Died From COVID Complications, Coroner

Here Are Some Of The 700 Lives Lost To COVID In Lancaster County

Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout In PA Could Delay Shots For General Public

Federal Agency Says Employers Can Mandate COVID Vaccine

COVID Vaccine Coming To Lackawanna County Nursing Homes: Will Residents, Staff Take It?

DMVA Responds To Investigative Report About Southeastern Veterans’ Center’s Early Handling Of COVID

AP: Report Documents Poor COVID Response In PA State Veterans Home

Wolf’s Office Slams Leaders At State-Run Veterans’ Nursing Home Ravaged By COVID

Latest Outbreak In A PA Prison Infected 1,000+, Killing 9

Union President At Northampton County Prison Says ‘Half The Jail Is In Quarantine’

Berks Immigration Center Detainees, 6 Staff Contracted COVID Since October

As Philly’s COVID Hotels Empty, Some Residents Dismayed By Conditions In New Accommodations

State Police Liquor Enforcement Issues 16 NOVs, 33 Warnings For COVID Violations

Dept. of Labor & Industry Releases COVID-19 Enforcement Actions, Dec. 21 - 25

Ford Turner: Debate Growing Over Wolf’s Plan To Prosecute Restaurants That Opened During COVID Shutdown

Why Did Gyms Have To Close For A Month In Philadelphia, PA?

Op-Ed: PA’s Casino Industry Looks Forward To Reopening Safely On Jan. 4

Shelters Adapt To Risks Of COVID As Winter Surge Continues

Pittsburgh Schools Push Back In-Person Learning Amid COVID Woes

Kids Reflect On Stay-Home 2020, Look Ahead To Maskless 2021

Op-Ed: Science Teachers Should Pivot To Teach About COVID Vaccine

PA Housing Finance Agency: Final Data On 2020 Pandemic Mortgage Assistance Program

Erie Insurance Won’t Move Into New Downtown Office Building Until July, At Earliest Due To COVID

The Most Curious Things We Learned About Philly In 2020

Op-Ed: Looking At New Year’s Resolutions In An Era Of COVID


AP: Race To Vaccinate Millions In U.S. Off To Slow, Messy Start

The Guardian: Dr. Fauci Calls For Extra Resources As U.S. Misses COVID Vaccination Target

AP: Wisconsin Hospital Worker Arrested For Spoiled Vaccine Doses

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