Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.1.20

[Call Of President Pro Tempore]
House returns to voting session July 7 & 8 [Call Of The House Speaker]

2 Harrisburg-Based Marine Reservists’ Deaths May Be Linked To Russian Bounties

Marine From York County Identified As Potential Russian Bounty Victim

AP-Analysis: What Trump Doesn’t Say Carries Consequences: Knock It Off, Russia; Wear A Mask, Americans; Systemic Racism Must End

York County Eyes More Mail-In Ballot Boxes After Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit Against Them

PA Officials Worry Mail-In Ballot Surge, New Rules Could Delay Nov. Election Results

Voting Rights Activists Want Allegheny County To Announce Nov. Election Plan Soon

Editorial: Expedite Ballot Cases, Be Ready For Nov. 3

WITF Smart Talk: New House Speaker Talks Priorities; With Race-Relations Is History Repeating Itself? - TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Gov. Wolf Joins Legislators, Advocates For Virtual 1-Year Anniversary Of Clean Slate Automatic Criminal Record Sealing

John Micek: Anti-Abortion Group Must Explain How It’s Spending Millions Of Taxpayers’ Dollars, Open Records Office Rules

Cap-Star: Clean Slate Bill Helped 1 Million People Get Jobs, Housing Last Year

PA’s Clean Slate Law Erased 35 Million Crimes, What’s Next?

Editorial: ‘Bella’s Law’ Right Call To Keep Kids Safe

Erie Council Vote To Disband Community College Committee Ends In Tie

High School Changing Their College Plans Because Of COVID-19

Editorial: Feds, States Should Devote Resources To Make Sure Trade, Career Education Can Adapt To Challenging Times

Court Rules In Favor Of Schuylkill County Cheerleader Saying School Can’t Restrict Student Off-Campus Speech

Editorial: LGBTA Workplace Protections Affirmed By U.S. Supreme Court, But Not In PA

Jan Murphy: Senate Passes Bill Giving 9 Communities An Option To Ban Fireworks, But Some Senators Favor Extending It Statewide

Source Of Commercial-Grade Fireworks Focus Of Probe In Lackawanna County

Editorial: Stop Illegal Fireworks, Celebrate July 4 A Little More Quietly This Year

Signs Emerge Pointing To Optimism In Lehigh Valley Employment

Lehigh Valley May Unemployment Falls 3 Points To 13.8 Percent

Erie Unemployment Falls To 13.8 Percent

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Unemployment Drops 2.9% To 15.5% In May

Lancaster County Unemployment Slips To 11.4% In May, Still Triple Last Year

Philly DA Looks To Reelection Amid A Growing Movement

Philly Contractor Pleads Guilty To Taking Union Money For Work On Houses Of John Dougherty, Other Union Leaders

Mellon Foundation Grant To Add Low-Cost WiFi To High-Need Communities

Naked Gardening Complaint Leads To City Of Harrisburg’s Finance Director’s Suspension


Casey Calls For Boost In Medicaid Dollars Based On Economic Factor, Citing Soaring Unemployment

Court Rules ICE Must Release Children At Berks Center, But Advocates Concerned

Cap-Star: Casey Talks To College Students About biden, The Election, Struggles Ahead

Jill Biden Launches Campaign To Increase Female Voter Turnout In PA

Axios: Poll: Republican Satisfaction With State Of The Country Drops To Record Low 19%

AP: Russian Bounties Further Strain Trump’s Bond With Veterans

AP: Trump Faces Pressure Over Russia Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops

George Floyd Protests

Jan Murphy: Senate Sends George Floyd-Inspired Police Reforms To Governor’s Desk

AP: First Police Reform Bills After Protests Go To Governor

Leaders In Northampton County Gather To Discuss Restoring Trust Between Police, Communities Of Color

Philly Police Spent Nearly $18 Million On Overtime During Protests, Preliminary Data

New Dauphin County Program Has Specialists To Help Cops De-escalate, Cut Arrests In Mental Health Incidents

Penn State Commission On Race, Bias Begins To Share Plans In Town Hall

Penn State U. To Equip All Police Officers With Body Cams At All 22 Campuses

Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Faces Federal Lawsuit For Blocking Constituents On Social Media


Dept. Of Health Reports 35 Additional Deaths From COVID-19 In PA [PaCN]  6.30.20

Ed Mahon: Dispute Over Wolf Administration Handling Of COVID-19 In Nursing Homes Explained

AP-Marc Levy: Philadelphia To Keep Some Virus Restrictions As Cases Rise

Focus On COVID Cases Could Be Wrong Way To Interpret Allegheny County Surge, Experts Say

Allegheny County Planning Protest Over COVID-19 Drink Sales Ban

Montgomery County Closes Federal Funded Virus Test Site, Will Open 6 More Next Week

Centre County Commissioners Move Forward Resolution Supporting MAsk Wearing In County

Lawsuit Against PA Health Dept. Over COVID-19 Response Withdrawn

Dept. Of Health Launches COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard

Beach Towns Anticipate Large Crowds This Weekend, But Is It Worth The Risk?

Editorial: Mask Foes Are Dragging Out Our Collective COVID-19 Misery

Editorial: Revive Public Health Systems

PA Lawmakers Seek Investigation Into Unemployment System Failures

Spotlight PA: Evictions Could Begin Before PA Rental Assistance Program Can Provide Relief

Op-Ed: People In Detention Centers Deserve The Same COVID-19 Safety And Dignity As Anyone Else

High School Changing Their College Plans Because Of COVID-19

Editorial: Feds, States Should Devote Resources To Make Sure Trade, Career Education Can Adapt To Challenging Times

Dept. Of Human Services Encourages Choices To Protect Individuals With Disabilities, Other Vulnerable Populations From COVID-19

FEMA Grant Funds Protective Gear For Firefighters, EMS Crews In Western PA

Facing Eviction ? Lehigh Valley Nonprofits Can Help


AP: Dr. Fauci: U.S. ‘Going In Wrong Direction’ In COVID-19 Outbreak, Some States Putting Entire Country At Risk

NPR: Dr. Fauci Warns Virus Cases Could Reach 100K A Day “Going To Be Very Disturbing’

The Guardian: Dr. Fauci Says U.S. Death Toll ‘Going To Be Very Disturbing’ And Fears 100,000 Daily Cases

AP: Coronavirus Spread In Republican Territory, Explained In 6 Charts

AP: European Union Reopens Borders To 14 Nations, But Not To U.S. Tourists

The Guardian: America’s Coal Miners Call For Urgent Help Amid COVID-19, Industry Decline

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