Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.30.21

returns to voting session Feb. 1, 2, 3

Senate returns to voting session Feb. 1, 2, 3

Feb. 2 - Governor’s Video Budget Address

Op-Ed: Plan To Elect State Appellate Court Judges A Really Bad Idea; Judges Should Be Selected By Merit - Fmr PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille & Robert Heim Chair Of Pennsylvanians For Modern Courts

Op-Ed: Bill Would Extend Evils Of Gerrymandering To PA Courts

MCall: Poll Taken Dec. 8-16 Of 406 People During Height Of Baseless Republican Claims Of Election Fraud - 57% Had Confident In Election Results   Read Detailed Results

PG: Allegheny County Republican Charged With Felony For Casting Ballot In Dead Wife’s Name

Tony Norman: Welcome To Trumpsylvania (Formerly Pennsyltucky)

Gov. Wolf Urges Congress To Prioritize Critical Transportation, Broadband, Water, Green  Infrastructure Needs To Move PA Forward

PG: Turnpike Makes Good On $337.5 Million Transit Payment To PennDOT

LancasterOnline Editorial: Raising Minimum Wage Complex Issue, That’s Why We Must Address It

TribLive: Wife Of Late Rep. Reese To Run For House Seat In Westmoreland

Op-Ed: I’m Leaving As PA’s Victim Advocate, But The Work Never Ends - Jennifer Storm

ScrantonT: Prosecutor On Lackawanna DA Staff Sent Political Email About DA’s Reelection Via County Server

ScrantonT Editorial: Pass Stronger Laws Against Gun Trafficking

PG: U.S. Steel Mon Valley Project Remains On Hold As Company Reports Loss For 2020

MCall: Despite, COVID, Winter, Lehigh Valley Housing Market Has Never Been Hotter

Inquirer: John Chaney, Legendary Temple U. Basketball Coach, Dies At 89


Inquirer: Fmr Trump Navy Secretary Latest Republican Exploring PA U.S. Senate Race

PG Editorial: Republican U.S. Senators Checking Out [Toomey]

ScrantonT Editorial: Government’s Own Media Should Tell The Truth

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

PennLive: 2 More PA Residents Arrested For Their Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol, One Wanted To Shoot Speaker Pelosi ‘In The Friggin’ Brain’

PG: Accused Bat-Wielding S. Fayette Man Ordered Detained Pending Trial For His Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

PennLive: Wife Of Republican Dauphin County Commissioner At The Assault On U.S. Capitol With Gas Mask Near Where Rioters Were Trying To Break Windows

AP: U.S. Capitol Police Officer Who Died At The Hands Of The Mob That Assaulted U.S. Capitol Will Lie In State At The Capitol

PG: Allegheny County Republican Charged With Felony For Casting Ballot In Dead Wife’s Name

Op-Ed: Let’s Not Make Allentown Teacher Who Attended The Assault On U.S. Capitol Rally A ‘Martyr’ For Free Speech

Tony Norman: Welcome To Trumpsylvania (Formerly Pennsyltucky)

AltoonaM Editorial: Ultimate Cost Of Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol Won’t Be In Money

Post: Hostility Between Congressional Republicans, Democrats Reaches New Lows Amid Growing Fears Of Violence [Comment by Fmr PA Cong. Dent]

The Atlantic: Betraying Your Church And Your Party


AP: Blame Game Begins Over PA’s Slow Vaccine Rollout

AltoonaM: Republican Lawmakers Accuse Wolf Administration Of Vaccination Underperformance

AP: Philadelphia’s Problematic Vaccine Rollout Raises Larger Questions

Inquirer: Philly Fighting COVID Partnership ‘A Mistake’ Health Commissioner Says, As Philly Mayor Calls For New Vaccination Clinics

WHYY: Without Apology Or Remorse, Philly Fighting COVID CEO Attacks City Health Department

Inquirer: Experts Worry Philly Fighting COVID Controversy Fuels Mistrust In Medicine, Especially For Black, Brown Communities

Inquirer Editorial: Philly Mayor’s Damaging, Deadly Silence On Philly Fighting COVID Vaccination Fiasco

WHYY: Philly Census Workers Pivot To Vaccine Distribution, Education Starting Monday

Ford Turner: Lawmaker Wants PA National Guard To Step In To Rollout Of Vaccine

PennLive: Penn State Medical, UPMC Aren’t Accepting Vaccine Appointments, All WellSpan Appointments Full In Central PA

PennLive: Lewisburg Hospital Temporarily Shuts Down COVID Vaccine Registration

PennLive: Penn State Health Planning Mass Vaccination Clinics Mid To Late Feb. In Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon Counties

CentreDT: Slots Fill Quickly For Launch Of Mount Nittany’s COVID Vaccination System

TribLive: PA’s Vaccine Allocation Could Increase Slightly By Next Week

PG: PA Sees Vaccine Doses Increasing, But Not Enough Yet

PennLive: Where Are PA’s Vaccines Being Administered?  County By County Breakdown

Dept. Of Health Reports 159 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 9,643 New Cases-- 1.29.21

PennLive: New COVID Infections Approach 10,000 Again In PA

ScrantonT: Case Reporting Backlog Boosts COVID Numbers

WBTimes: Geisinger Medical: COVID Hospitalizations Improving But Remain High

WBTimes: More Ventilators Needed In Luzerne County, But Fewer Hospitalized

Dept. Of Corrections Takes COVID Information Dashboard Offline For Reworking

Spotlight PA: Confronted With Significant Flaws In COVID Data, PA Corrections Officials Conceded ‘It’s Unacceptable’

State Police Liquor Enforcement Issues 12 NOVs, 29 Warnings For COVID Violations Jan. 25-28

ScrantonT: Private COVID Testing Firm Sets Up Shop In Lackawanna County

CitizensV: Luzerne County School District Gets 3,200 Chromebooks To Improve Online Learning

Inquirer: Will Philly’s 3rd Attempt At School Reopening Stick?  Teachers Wary, Parents Split

Inquirer: Grandparents Spoil, Dote On Grandkids, Help With School During Pandemic

CitizensV: Students Returning To King’s, Wilkes Colleges

TribLive: Westmoreland Jury Trials To Resume In February

YorkD: 2 More York County Judicial Center Workers Test Positive For COVID

ErieT: Erie County Sheriff Reopens Office For Gun Permits

TribLive: Western PA Dentists: Delaying Dental Care During Pandemic Can Lead To Problems

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[Posted: January 30, 2021]

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