Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.16.21

returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Sen. Corman: All Senate District, Harrisburg Offices To Work Remotely Jan. 16-20

Spotlight PA: Fight Over Redrawing Legislative Voting Districts Will Be Definitive Political Fight Of 2021 In PA, Here’s How It Will Work

Feds Won’t Be Filing Criminal Charges In Discarded Ballot Incident In Luzerne County

AP: No Charges In Luzerne County Discarded Ballots Case

169 Westmoreland County Democrats Switch Voter Registration To Republican, 48 Republicans Switch To Democrat  During Week Of Assault On U.S. Capitol

Lt. Gov. Fetterman Raising Campaign Funds By Selling ‘My Dude In Forty Fort’ Shirts Based On Luzerne County Voter Fraud Case

Gov. Wolf: Another 1,000 PA National Guard Troops Activated For Security In Washington, D.C.

AP: Governor Doubles PA National Guard Sent To Help In Washington

Gov. Wolf: Interagency Health Reform Recommendations Provide Path To Healthier PA

Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reminds Unemployment Claimants Important Tax Form Arriving Soon About Benefits, Don’t Throw It Out

Justice Kevin Brobson Sworn In As President Judge Of Commonwealth Court

Jailed Kids-For-Cash Judge Loses Bid For Pandemic Compassion Release

First Bail Fund In Philly Suburbs Raised $100,000, But That’s The Easy Part

Montgomery County Community College, Local Activists Are ‘Reimagining Community Service’

Allentown School District To Use Cameras To Catch School Bus Stop Sign Violators

U.S. Supreme Court To Decide If PA School District Can Punish Cheerleader Over Profane SnapChat Post

Editorial: Shining A Light On Bad Local Behavior Thru Sunshine Law

Lehigh Valley Georgia-Pacific Plant To Lose, 190 to Lose Jobs

PA’s Role In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

NBC: PA Republican Lawmakers Fostered False Election Allegations That Fueled Assault On U.S. Capitol

4 PA Residents Among Those Facing Charges For Assault On U.S. Capitol

Central PA Teacher Defends Being At U.S. Capitol On Day Of Riots, Says He Prayed Peacefully

Man Spotted With Hershed Christian Academy Shirt At Capitol Riot Not An Employee: School

Bucks County Lawyer Helping Pentagon With Domestic Unrest Team After Assault On Capitol

Maria Panaritis: 3 Amish-Country Local Officials Have Dumped The Republicans With A Courage Lacking In Congress

Editorial: Republican Cong. Smucker’s Impeachment Vote Again Shows Why He Must Resign

PPL, Crayola Owner Join Companies Pulling Campaign Donations From Republicans After Assault On U.S. Capitol

WHYY: Philly Civil Rights Attorney: White Supremacy Attacked Democracy After 2020 Election

169 Westmoreland County Democrats Switch Voter Registration To Republican, 48 Republicans Switch To Democrat  During Week Of Assault On U.S. Capitol

Casey: Trump’s Election Lie ‘Soaked In Racism’ Fueled Assault On U.S. Capitol

Cap-Star: PA Cong. Brendan Boyle Pushes Criminal Investigation Of Trump For Assault On U.S. Capitol

Reuters: Pelosi: If Members Of Congress Aided Capitol Attack, They Should Be Prosecuted

TNS: Trump Should Pardon ‘Q Shaman’ Because He Was Just Following His Instructions From Trump In Assault On U.S. Capitol, His Lawyer Said

Post: How Battered D.C. Police Made A Stand Against Mob Assaulting U.S. Capitol: ‘We Got To Hold This Door’

The Guardian: Billionaire Club For Growth Members Backed Republicans Who Sought To Reverse U.S. Election Results  [Philadelphia Businessman Jeffrey Yass a major contributor, Sen. Toomey Served As President From 2005 to 2009]

NPR: U.S. Now Says No Evidence Of ‘Kill/Capture Teams’ So Far In Assault On U.S. Capitol


Pittsburgh-Area Native Tapped To Lead China Policy In Biden Administration

Easton Native Michael LaRosa Appointed Top Spokesperson For First Lady Jill Biden

Op-Ed: Will Biden’s Working-Class PA Roots Help Him Heal Our Divided Nation?

Cities Angry With Trump Campaign Over Millions In Unpaid Rally Expenses

Civil Justice

Fired Philly Cop Who Hit Temple Student With Baton During George Floyd Protests Cleared Of Criminal Charges

Philly DA Vows To Refile Charges Against Fired Police Officer After Judge Clears Him Of Protester Assault


Dept. Of Health Reports 231 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 7,166 New Cases-- 1.16.21

Dept. Of Health Reports 215 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 6,047 New Cases-- 1.15.21

Allegheny County Sees Downward Trend In COVID Cases

Dept. Of Health Week 7 Schedule Of Regional COVID Testing

Nancy Eshelman: A Difficult COVID Journey Is Still Running Its Course

Giant Eagle, Rite Aid Pharmacies, Topco- Wegmans, Weis Markets Get Green Light To Start Administering COVID Vaccine

Pharmacies Including Rite Aid Will Provide COVID Vaccinations In PA, But Not To Everyone For Now

More COVID Vaccines Become Available, But Not To Everyone Yet

WPSU: Rollout Of COVID Vaccines In Rural PA Requires Flexibility, Trust From Communities

Lancaster County Officials Will Wait To Launch COVID Vaccine Sign-Up Website

Lancaster Providers Race To Vaccinate For COVID Amid Complicated Guidelines

In Philly, Only Certain Health Problems Get You To The Front Of COVID Vaccine Line

Vaccine Ramp-Up Hitting Snags, Highly Contagious COVID Variant Appears In Philly Region

Paul Muschick: Smokers Move Near Top Of Lists To Get COVID Vaccine - That Stinks

More Contagious COVID Strain Detected In Philly, Bucks County Resident

Cap-Star: House Democratic Appropriations Chair Rep. Matt Bradford Tests Positive For COVID

Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) Announced She Tested Positive For COVID

Free Mobile COVID Testing Site Coming To North Park In Allegheny County

AG Shapiro: A Philly Company Allegedly Price-Gouged Consumers For N95 Masks

State Police Liquor Enforcement Issued 17 NOVs, 21 Warnings For COVID Violations Jan. 11-14

Dept. Of Health Highlights December Nursing Home Inspection, Sanction Information

Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reminds Unemployment Claimants Important Tax Form Arriving Soon About Benefits, Don’t Throw It Out

Op-Ed: Fayette County Was Already Struggling, Now The Pandemic Could Break It

Gov. Wolf Is Dedicating $2.2 Billion In New Federal COVID Relief Funds To Help K-12 Public, Private Charter Schools Improve Services To Students

NE PA School Districts To Share $132 Million In COVID Relief Funding

Bald Eagle Area Closes Buildings Again, Other Updates From Centre County Schools

For PA College Students Under Financial Siege, COVID Help Is Coming

Philly Athletes Missing College Opportunities As Lost Seasons Keep Recruiters Away

Though End Of Eviction Moratorium Delayed, Threat To Tenants, Families Looms


NPR: Biden Lays Out His COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan

AP: Biden: We’ll ‘Manage The Hell’ Out Of Feds’ COVID Response

Post: COVID Vaccine Reserve Was Exhausted When Trump Administration Vowed to Release It, Dashing Hopes Of Expanded Access

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