Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.8.20

returns to voting session July 8 [Call Of House Speaker]
Senate adds July 13, 14 & 15 as voting session days [Call Of President Pro Tempore]

Spotlight PA: Politicians Will Rule Again Over Redrawing Voting Districts, But Critics Aren’t Giving Up

PLS Reporter: House Committee Moves Bill Changing Governor’s Emergency Powers In Party Line Vote

Stephen Caruso: 2nd Amendment Lawmakers Want To Let You Carry A Gun During An Emergency

Retiring Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry) Named Majority Chair of House Agriculture Committee

Hearing On Alleged ‘Voting Crimes’ Postponed After Candidate Files Amended Complaint In Lehigh County

Laura Legere: Long Hours And Listening: Reviewing Unemployment Claims Might Be The Busiest Job In PA

State Seeks Forfeiture Of Gambling Machines, Cash From Fmr Columbia Speakeasy

Op-Ed: Proposals To Expand Gambling Put PA Lottery, Older Pennsylvanians In Double Jeopardy

AP: Anti-Tax Activist Grover Norquist Received Federal PayCheck Protection Business Loan

Is Your Local Hospital A Force For Good? New Report Card Sheds Light

State Board Of Education To Cast Final Vote On Erie’s Community College Bid

Bucks Community College To Offer New Queer Studies Course

Lancaster College Students Demanding Discount For Online Courses, Will They Succeed?

Misericordia U. Will Be Test-Optional For Fall 2021 Admissions

Temple University Launches Search For New President

Op-Ed: Working Parents Can’t Become Pretend Public School Teachers Again This Fall

Editorial: Make Internet Access Available To All

Illegally Setting Off Fireworks In Hampton Twp, Cumberland County Will Cost You

York Mayor Calls Illegally Setting Off Fireworks Terrorism, Wants State Law Reversed

Cat Sets Off Fireworks, Starts House Fire In Susquehanna County

Lehigh Valley White Supremacist Leader Gets 20 Years For Meth Trafficking

Pittsburgh Tech Company Says Harsh U.S. Immigration Policies May Force Move To Canada

When Manufacturing Work Dried Up, Western PA Firms Turned To Making Medical Equipment


Cap-Star: A Look At The Perry, DePasquale Congressional Primary What What It Tells Us

Biden To Promote Economic Recovery Plan In Lackawanna County

AP: Pence, Biden To Hit Pennsylvania Campaign Trail On Same Day

The Guardian: Trump Uses Civil War As Deliberate Strategy In Culture War To Beat Biden

AP: In Risky Bid, Trump Stokes Racial Rancor To Motivate Voters

George Floyd Protests

Stephen Caruso: General Assembly Passes Protections Against Sexual Assault In Police Custody

Black Leaders Call On Philadelphia Police To End Stop And Frisk - Again

Police Brutality Allegations Rock Bradford, McKean County After Chief Caught On Video Macing Handcuffed Suspect

Op-Ed: Discretion And De-Escalation Are A Police Officer’s Strongest Tools - Lt. Gov. Fetterman

Editorial: Use Of Force Policies Should Not Be Moving Target

Editorial: Schools Still Need Protection


PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf, 5 Western PA Counties To Announce Targeted Mitigation As Virus Counts Rise In Region- Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington

State May Impose Targeted Virus Mitigation In Southwestern Counties

State Expected To Prohibit Indoor Dining In Allegheny, Westmoreland

Allegheny County Considering Modifying Bar, Restaurant Order As Virus Cases Surge

Complaints About Allegheny County Bars, Restaurants Flouting Mask Rules Skyrocket

Larger Local Stores In Luzerne County Non-Compliant With Mask Order

Centre County Commissioners Approve Resolutions To Endorse Mandatory Masking

Lancaster County Officials Ask Staff, Visitors To Comply With Mask Mandate In County Buildings

PLS Reporter: House Committee Moves Bill Changing Governor’s Emergency Powers In Party Line Vote

Dept. Of Health Reported 33 Additional Deaths From COVID-19 In PA; 995 More Cases [PaCN]  7.7.20

AP: Nearly 1,000 New COVID-19 Infections Include Delayed Test Results

Troubling Wave Of COVID Infections Among 20-Somethings Hits PA

More Allegheny County Court Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19; Judge Orders More Video Hearings

Penn Hills Magisterial District Court Closes After Employee Tests Positive

Legislators Join Gov. Wolf In Call For Masking

U.S. Senators Toomey, Casey Join Wolf In Asking PA Residents To Wear Masks

Pennsylvania Mask Requirement Applies To Schools

Sen. Toomey Discusses Possible 4th Virus Relief Bill In Visit To Lancaster

Paul Muschick: ‘Mask Exempt’ Cards?  Nice Try, But They’re Not Valid

PA Nursing Home Gave Some Veterans Hydroxychloroquine Without Virus Testing

Op-Ed: Philadelphia Needs More Contact Tracers

Op-Ed: Your Simple Actions Matter Most To Prevent COVID-19 - Western PA Health Care Leaders

Editorial: We Must Do Our Part To Make Nursing Homes Safer For Our Loved Ones

Lenox Closing All Outlet And Warehouse Stores Due To COVID-19

Cumberland County Restaurant Temporarily Closes As Employee Tests Positive

Pittston Tomato Festival Canceled As Virus Rebounds In Luzerne County

AG Shapiro Fines Chester County Pharmacy For Coronavirus Price Gouging

Philly Landlords Sue To Overturn New COVID-19 Protections For Renters

Spraygrounds A Relatively Safe Way To Cool Off, Experts Say

Muhlenberg, Moravian Colleges’ Football Seasons Suspended

Centennial College Sports Conference Suspends Fall Sports Season, Ivy League Expected To Do The Same


AP: Families Of 2 PA Members Of Congress Benefit From Paycheck Protection Loans

AP: Anti-Tax Activist Grover Norquist Received Federal PayCheck Protection Business Loan

Philly-Area Law Firms Won At Least $228 Million, The Most Of Any Industry Virus Federal PayCheck Protection Loans

Ohio’s Governor Orders Mandatory Use Of Face Masks In 7 Hardest-Hit Counties

AP: Virus Protective Gear For Medical Workers Begins To Run Low Again

AP: Dr. Fauci Says Wear Masks To Limit Surging COVID-19 Cases

The Hill: Dr. Fauci Warns Against ‘False Complacency’ On COVID-19

NPR: White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The Hill: Trump Administration Formally Withdraws U.S. From World Health Organization

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