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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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Doug Mastriano called ‘point person’ in Trump’s fake elector scheme — but some Republican alternate electors have doubts

Mastriano has previously been subpoenaed by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, in part because of his efforts to reverse the election results.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly says he didn’t know former aide part of ‘false elector’ scheme, even as his office confirms it

Congressman Mike Kelly’s office now confirms that members of his staff were involved in an effort to alter the count of electoral college votes in the 2020 presidential election.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Pennsylvania Democrats may be facing a tough November, but they aren’t going in empty-handed

However dismal the party’s prospects appear to be nationwide, new campaign finance records suggest they have had little financial impact on Pa. Democrats running for Congress.

By Chris Potter/WESA


Pennsylvania politicians respond to SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Democrats sounded alarm bells about what the ruling could mean, Republicans handled the ruling more gingerly.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Western PA Republicans Kelly, DeMarco drawn into ‘fake elector’ controversies as Jan. 6 hearings continue

The name of western Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly has surfaced in a controversy regarding an abortive effort to present false slates of electors as Congress was certifying the outcome of the 2020 election.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Dr. Oz campaigns in Allegheny County for Pa. U.S. Senate

Pa. U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is out campaigning for the November election.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Pa. drops controversial pro-union language in Medicaid contracts

More than 3.5 million Pennsylvanians are enrolled in the Medicaid program, commonly known as Medical Assistance.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA

Governor Tom Wolf pitches using federal COVID-19 aid to give cash assistance to families in need

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to use $500 million of the $2.2 billion in money the state received from the American Rescue Plan to give residents $2,000 checks.

By Chris Potter/WESA

18-month-old boy shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh drive-by

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office late Sunday identified the child as DeAery Thomas.

By Chris Potter/WESA
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