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Nearly three decades after leaving home for college, Chris Potter now lives four miles from the house he grew up in -- a testament either to the charm of the South Hills or to a simple lack of ambition. In the intervening years, Potter held a variety of jobs, including asbestos abatement engineer and ice-cream truck driver. He has also worked for a number of local media outlets, only some of which then went out of business. After serving as the editor of Pittsburgh City Paper for a decade, he covered politics and government at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has won some awards during the course of his quarter-century journalistic career, but then even a blind squirrel sometimes digs up an acorn.

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Special election for state House seat in Pennsylvania attracts wide field of Dems and promises new voting procedures

The eight Democrats will be considered at a gathering of party committeepeople — who represent each voting precinct within the district — Sunday afternoon.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Democrat Chris Deluzio beats Shaffer in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District, a crucial battleground

Of the workers who supported him, from firefighters to baristas to steelworkers, he said, “I will have your backs in Washington. That is a promise.”

By Chris Potter/WESA and Kate Giammarise/WESA

Allegheny County posts lists of voters whose mail-in ballots are at risk, offers remedy

One option for voters whose declaration envelopes include improper or missing dates is to vote provisionally at their regular polling place on Tuesday.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Dueling speeches by Doug Mastriano, Josh Shapiro lay out stakes, opposing views in final days of campaign

Both addresses offered a vision of freedom — and of the threat their opponents pose to it.

By Chris Potter/WESA