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The other Turzai succession question: Can the GOP hold his seat? | Friday Morning Coffee
Emily Skopov came within 9 points of beating the retiring House speaker in 2018. Can she close the gap in an open seat in 2020?
W. Pa. grocery chain Giant Eagle says it won’t sell Post-Gazette
Western Pennsylvania’s largest supermarket chain says it will no longer advertise or sell copies of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in its stores, as part of a new initiative to “stand up against racism and social justice.”
EXCLUSIVE: Progressive super PAC launches $20M ad blitz in Pa., 2020 battleground states | Thursday Morning Coffee
The blitz in Pa., Michigan and Wisconsin looks to undercut President Donald Trump’s support among seniors whose support for Trump has been shaken in polls.
Wolf, Senate Republicans headed to state court in fight over COVID-19 emergency order repeal
(*This story was updated at 3:57 p.m. on 6/10/20 to include new material from Pa. Senate Republicans) Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the Republican-led Legislature doesn’t have the authority to end the state’s pandemic emergency declaration with the resolution it passed Tuesday, and he’s prepared to fight the matter in court if necessary. “The […]
What’s so special about a special session on police reform? In this moment, everything | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Will the reform-averse Pa. Legislature actually pass police reform? With people still filling the streets, the stakes of inaction could not be higher.
The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion
I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it.
Poised for progress: W.Pa. women score primary night wins | Analysis
Once again, candidates endorsed by the progressive PAC, Women for the Future of Pittsburgh, won or are poised to win their primary elections.
El alcalde de Pittsburgh Peduto solicita una investigación de terceros sobre las protestas del lunes
Manifestantes y reporteros en el lugar de la protesta dijeron que la policía disparó gas lacrimógeno contra lo que había sido una protesta pacífica con más o menos 1.000 personas participando. Los funcionarios de seguridad pública primero dijeron que se usaba humo para dispersar a la multitud y luego agregaron que de hecho se usó gas, alegando que algunos de la multitud habían comenzado a lanzar piedras a los oficiales.
Pitt Study: Pa. municipalities in line to lose $3.4B in tax revenue in next 2 years | Thursday Morning Coffee
Hundreds of Pa. communities could face ‘cash insolvency’ because of the COVID-19 pandemic and go into state receivership, researchers found.
Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto requests third-party investigation of Monday protests
“Without question, there is a difference of opinion about what happened that day and the appropriateness of the actions of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”