Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.19.21


House
returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Sen. Corman: All Senate District, Harrisburg Offices To Work Remotely Jan. 16-20


AP: Biden Picks PA’s Dr. Rachel Levine For Assistant Secretary Of Health


PLS Reporter: What’s Next For Mail-In Ballots? State Lawmakers Anticipate Friction, But Hope To Find Common Ground In New Session

Gov. Wolf, First Lady: MLK Day Of Service Reminds Pennsylvanians Of Importance Of Volunteering

PA Lawmakers, Workers Link Minimum Wage Fight To MLK’s Push For Equality

Multiple PA Republican State Senators Copy And Paste Same MLK Day Social Media Message

Charles Thompson: Enhanced Security Presence Met With Another Day Of Calm At PA Capitol

Jan Murphy: PHEAA Student Aid Agency Tucks Data Center Inside Butler County Limestone Mine Abandoned In 1950s

Cap-Star: Pittsburgh Rep. Summer Lee Wants To End Cash Bail: ‘A De Facto Debtor’s Prison’

Editorial: Bail Isn’t Supposed To Be A Sentence

On Philly Activist Won’t Eat Until Mayor Takes Action On Gun Violence Emergency

2 Killed, Including 17-Year-Old In Separate Philly Shootings

Guns For Groceries?  Philly Buyback Offers $100 ChopRite Gift Card For Firearms

At Least 4 Injured In Monroe County Shootings, Police Investigating

Biden Volunteers At Philabundance Food Bank To Mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Editorial: King’s Dreams Still Ring Out

Editorial: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Choose Community Over Chaos

Massive Equifax Settlement OK’d One Year Ago, Where’s the Money For Victims?

Pittsburgh Artist Designed Google Doodle Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

PA’s Role In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Daily Mail: FBI Arrests Harrisburg Woman Wanted For Stealing Speaker Pelosi’s Laptop During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Charles Thompson: Harrisburg Woman Sought In Assault On U.S. Capitol For Stealing Speaker Pelosi’s Laptop Arrested By FBI  [6th Pennsylvanian Charged With Federal Crimes Related To Assault]

-- Harrisburg Woman Accused Of Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop During Assault On U.S. Capitol Now In Federal Custody

Federal Authorities Seeking Riley June Williams Of Harrisburg Suspected Of Stealing Speaker Pelosi's Laptop In Assault On U.S. Capitol

AP: Harrisburg Woman Wanted In Theft Of Laptop From Speaker Pelosi’s Office During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- FBI Arrests, Charges Lehigh County Man For Actions During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Lehigh Valley Man Arrested, Charged As Part Of Group That Pushed Barricade Into Cops To Try To Get Into Capitol During Assault

-- PA State Police Arrest Man Living At Bucks County Campsite With Terroristic Threats Against Gov. Wolf, Biden, Other Democrats

-- Man Living In Bucks County Campsite Charged With Terroristic Threats Against Gov. Wolf, Biden, Other Democrats

Charles Thompson: Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry In Vanguard To Overturn PA’s Presidential Election Vote

Letter: Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry’s Statements On Capitol Assault Fall Well Short Of What’s Needed To Help The Country Thru Its Current Crisis - Col. James F. Holcomb (Retired)

Letter: As Veterans, We Need To Vote For Those Who Know The Difference Between Fact And Lies

Letter: Republican Party Is Heading In The Wrong Direction

Editorial: Weed Out White Supremacists

The Guardian: Philadelphia Republican Donor Jeffrey Yass Feels ‘Deceived’ By Republican U.S. Senator Over Election Result Objections

Joseph Sabino Mistick: Assault On U.S. Capitol Recalls Old Hatreds

The Atlantic: The Coming Republican Amnesia About Trump

National/International

Casey: Trump Impeachment Trial Can Move Quickly

AP: Biden To Propose 8-Year Path To Citizenship For Immigrants

Ending The Mind-Set That Immigrants Are Criminals Hardest Change To Immigration Policy Post-Trump

New Navy Ship To Bear The Name Of Pittsburgh

Civil Justice

Pittsburgh Faith Community Honored For Response To Anit-Semetic Attack On Tree Of Life Synagogue

Coronavirus

Dept. Of Health Reports 77 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,341 New Cases-- 1.19.21

AP: Biden Picks PA’s Dr. Rachel Levine For Assistant Secretary Of Health

Gov. Wolf Congratulations, Thanks Dr. Levine Following Nomination By Biden

Gov. Wolf Expects To Name New Health Secretary Later This Week

Dept. Of Health Reports 202 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 10,068 New Cases-- [2 Day] 1.18.21

COVID Hospitalizations Fall Well Below Post-Thanksgiving Peak

Allegheny County COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

Bell Ringing On Tuesday In Pittsburgh Will Pay Tribute To Lives Taken By COVID

Erie County Reports 24 COVID Deaths Since Friday

COVID Deaths Down In NE PA

State Prison In Forest County Sees Outbreak Of COVID Cases

Spotlight PA: PA Prisons Don’t Always Tell Families When Inmates Are Sick, Officials Are Defending That Policy

WESA: Duquesne Epidemiologist Says COVID Vaccine Distribution Is Like A ‘Train Wreck In Slow Motion’

Hundreds At Scranton High-Rises Receive COVID Vaccines

Editorial: Slow COVID Vaccination Efforts Need A Booster Shot

Chester County Suing For $11 Million Refund From Company That Sold It COVID Tests

WESA: PA Welfare Enrollment Has Fallen In PA During The Pandemic, Why?

COVID Is Fueling An Eviction Crisis In Berks County, But Help Is Available

Luzerne County School District Reports Student, Teacher Anxiety, Plans Jan. 25 Return To In-Person Classes

Community Slams Hollidaysburg School Board’s Decision To Return To In-Person Learning

Luzerne County Schools Get $58.5 Million In 2nd Round Of Federal COVID Aid

Lycoming County Schools To Get Millions In Federal COVID Relief Aid

Editorial: Pandemic Equals Fewer Sports Scholarships

Colleges In Western PA Could Get $200+ Million In New Federal Stimulus Relief

Allentown Hotel Now Scheduled To Open This Spring After COVID Delay

PA Craft Brewers Adapt As They Face Uncertain Future Due To Pandemic

Op-Ed: More Federal PPP Loans Won’t Safe Small Businesses

Editorial: Federal Stimulus Must Be Focused On Need, Ideas That Benefit America

National/International

AP: New COVID Challenge - Mutations Rise Along With Cases

Post: Trump Administration Bailed Out Anti-Vaccine Groups During A Pandemic

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[Posted: January 19, 2021]

Monday, January 18, 2021

Monday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.18.21


House
returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Sen. Corman: All Senate District, Harrisburg Offices To Work Remotely Jan. 16-20


County Commissioners Call For Changes To PA Mail-In Balloting

Editorial: Heed Counties On Election Improvements

Jan Murphy: PA Sen. David Arnold (R-Lebanon) Dies From Brain Cancer At Age 49

Cap-Star: Sen. David Arnold Has Died Of Brain Cancer, Officials Announce

AP: PA Lawmaker Stricken With Brain Cancer Dies

Sen. Brewster Looks Forward After Tense PA Senate Race: ‘At The End Of The Day, You’re Supposed To Shake Hands’

Cap-Star: ‘It’s All About Pulling The Next One Up’: How Women Are Helping Women Make Inroads In PA Politics

‘Breaking Up The Club:’ Women Continue To Be Underrepresented In PA Politics

Ford Turner: Police, Media Far Outnumber Protesters At PA Capitol Sunday

After Quiet Sunday At PA Capitol, Police Will Maintain Presence Thru This Week

Auditor General’s State Of The Child Report Looks At Protection For At-Risk Children

Editorial: PA Supreme Court Should Rein In District Judges

Prompted By Complaints, Temple Taps Law Firm To Probe Education College Leadership

Over 2,000 Allentown School District Homes To Get Free Internet With T-Mobile

MLK’s Timeless Message For A Divided Nation

Editorial: MLK: For The Cause Of Peace And Brotherhood

PA’s Role In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

Jim Thorpe Man Arrested, Charged With Participating In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Facebook Posts Led To Arrest Of Kim Thorpe Man For Participating In Assault On U.S. Capitol

PA Man Who Joined In Assault Of U.S. Capitol Posted Selfies On Facebook, Feds Say

FBI Seeks Information On 7 Individuals Who Attacked Capitol Police Officers During Assault On U.S. Capitol

More Than 100 Erie Republicans Switch Voter Registrations After Assault On U.S. Capitol

Letter: Republican Party Brings Shame, I Changed My Voter Registration To Independent [Lancaster] 

Letter: PA Republican Sen. Mastriano Should Be Held Accountable For Inciting, Aiding, Abetting Assault On U.S. Capitol [Registered Republican]

Letter: On Trump Enablers And Gross Injustice

Letter: Thank You Republican Cong. Scott Perry For Not Backing Down To ‘Mob Of Congressional Democrats’ Intent On Destroying The Legacy Of President Trump

Lancaster’s Thaddeus Stevens Led Fight Against Seating Treasonous Congressman

Will Bunch: MLK’s Struggle, A Capitol Assault, And America’s Immoral Arc Of White Supremacy that Bends Back

Editorial: In Wake Of Insurrection, Republicans Must Confront The Racism That Besets Their Party [Lancaster]

Editorial: VP Pence Puts Country Above Self On January 6

NYT: ‘I Answered The Call Of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On [PA Man Arrested During Assault On U.S. Capitol]

TNS: Alleged Participants In Assault On U.S. Capitol Argue Trump Invited Them In, And They Want Pardons

AP: FBI Vetting National Guard Troops In D.C. Amid Fears Of Insider Attack

Vanguard, BlackRock Haven’t Yet Reported Political Donations, New Study

Capitol Attack Gives Corporate Political Donors Sudden Conscience, Will It Last?

Post: 41 Minutes Of Fear: A Video Timeline From Inside The Assault On The U.S. Capitol

NYT: How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around The Assault On The U.S. Capitol

AP: Records: Members Of Trump’s 2020 Campaign Helped Organize Rally That Ignited Assault On U.S. Capitol

The Atlantic: Treat The Attack On The Capitol As Terrorism

The Atlantic: What Lincoln Knew

National/International

Panther Valley Grad Maria Zuber Named Co-Chair Of Biden’s Science Council

Op-Ed: Peaceful Transfer Of Power A Core Value Of The American Republic - Mark Singel

Op-Ed: Democrats Are Guilty Of Political Posturing That Serves Only To Divide Us - Charlie Gerow

Coronavirus

‘A Desperation Out There:’ Confusion, Shifting Guidelines Roil COVID Vaccine Rollout In PA

Penn Medical School Giving COVID Vaccine To Employees Who Don’t See Patients, Philly Says That’s Against The Rules

These Daily Updated Charts Track COVID Vaccine Distribution In Philly, PA

Philly Church Rings Bell 400 times As U.S. Nears 400,000 COVID Deaths

Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) Tests Positive For COVID [15th Legislator To Test Positive]

SCI Albion Reports First Inmate Death From COVID

Getting COVID Test Results In 15 Minutes As Easy As Going To The Mall In Harrisburg

PA Company Now Deliver COVID Test Kits Right To Your Door In Minutes, Results Thru The Mail

Kiski Area School Officials: State Contradicts Itself With New School Guidelines

Editorial: Conditions Argue For Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVIC, Economic Aid Plan

National/International

TNS: Dr. Fauci Says Federal Approval Of Next 2 COVID Vaccines Is ‘Weeks Away’

AP: West Virginia Emerges As National Leader In COVID Vaccinations Per Capita

AP: China Economy Grows In 2020 As Rebound From COVID Lockdowns

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[Posted: January 18, 2021]