Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Daily Briefing, 11/1/2011

Good morning everyone!  We hope you have electricity where you live (as opposed to reading this on a mobile device or at work), but we'll get there shortly.  Anyway, here is today's Daily Briefing.

Lehigh Valley unemployment fell to 8.9% from 9.2% in September.  In election news, the Express-Times reviews the four races for Northampton County Council.  The power may be out to parts of the Valley until Thursday. As a result of the power outage, Subway & PPL will be offering free coffee at selected locations this morning.  In Northampton County, County Executive John Stoffa has named Tom Harp as the new Director of Administration for the County.

In a 3-2 vote yesterday, the Pennsylvania Legislative Redistricting Committee voted to approve preliminary maps for State House & Senate districts.  Locally, the end result of redistricting is the gain of a Latino-majority seat in Allentown.

In national news, Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is battling accusations that he sexually harassed two women during his time as the head of the National Restaurants Association in the 90s.

We have two Chamber events today: a Grand Opening at Nurture Nature and a look at Social Media by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

That's it for now!  Stay warm out there, and we'll see you later.

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