In Luzerne Co., feds investigate issues with mail-in ballots
By: Patrick Abdalla - September 23, 2020
Federal officials are investigating a “small number of mail-in” ballots that were sent into Luzerne County’s Bureau of Elections on Sept. 17, according to the local District Attorney’s office.
In Scranton, despite pandemic, annual Fringe Festival lets art find a way
By: Patrick Abdalla - September 21, 2020
Fringe Under Glass, the replacement for the COVID-19 preempted Fringe Festival, runs from Sept. 25-27. Expect some changes.
On home turf for CNN town hall, Biden pitches White House race as fight ‘between Scranton and Park Ave’
By: Patrick Abdalla - September 17, 2020
During a "drive-in" town hall appearance hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper at PNC Field, Biden tried to stake out a populist message while tackling an array of topics.
‘I’m going to be the strongest labor president we’ve ever had’: Biden tells union workers during Pa. campaign stop
By: John L. Micek and Patrick Abdalla - September 7, 2020
Biden's appearance, his second in a week, comes as the former vice president's campaign, and President Donald Trump's re-election campaign focus increased resources on Pennsylvania.
For Biden, Trump, must-win NEPA is a high-stakes numbers game. This is the math behind it | Analysis
By: Patrick Abdalla - September 6, 2020
The numbers are striking. It’s impossible to inspect them and deny that President Donald Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 because of his performance in the seven northeastern counties
White and old no more. Forget everything you think you know about Scranton
By: Patrick Abdalla - August 23, 2020
Old and white? That's news to Scranton's Black and Brown voters. They see a diverse and vibrant city on the rise. And Joe Biden needs them to win.
Ahead of Biden’s DNC speech, and running behind in a battleground, Trump trolls ex-Veep on his home turf
By: Patrick Abdalla - August 20, 2020
“Joe Biden is no friend of Pennsylvania,” Trump said during an hour-long appearance at Mariotti Building Products in Old Forge. “... He’s your worst nightmare.”
Wolf: School districts face tough choices as start of classes loom
By: Patrick Abdalla - July 24, 2020
As Pa sees rising numbers in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tom Wolf admitted school districts are in a very tight spot with the start of classes just weeks away.
‘Hate has no place in Pennsylvania’: Wolf rebukes Bloomsburg Fair over Facebook post featuring Levine lookalike
By: Patrick Abdalla - July 23, 2020
“Hate has no place in Pennsylvania. I’m calling on all Pennsylvanians: Speak out against hateful comments and acts, including transphobia, when you see them,” Wolf wrote in part.
Wolf announces new citizens oversight panel for law enforcement
By: Patrick Abdalla - July 17, 2020
The group will review practices, procedures and policies of law enforcement agencies that fall under the governor’s control.
In must-win NEPA, Biden sets up hard contrasts with Trump on the economy
By: Patrick Abdalla - July 9, 2020
Joe Biden went back to his roots - literally and figuratively - on Thursday while promoting his plan to bring the country back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘There’s so much beauty in being Black from Scranton’: Meet the historian who’s now an advocate for her community
By: Patrick Abdalla - July 5, 2020
Local resident Glynis Johns didn't know what to expect when she started researching the history of Black Scranton. What she found was a treasure trove.