Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.27.21

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AP: PA Population Lag Costs State Congressional House Seat

Inquirer: PA Will Lost A Congressional House Seat After Redistricting

PA Cap-Star: PA Residents Make Their Pitch To Chair Legislative Redistricting Commission

Jan Murphy: Legislative Redistricting Commission Sets Out To Find A Chairman

Guest Essay: PA Deserves 5th Redistricting Commissioner Who Values The Power Of The People Orver The People In Power 

ABC27: Republican Lawmakers Criticized For Racist, Offensive Comments

TribLive: Fmr Republican Senator Rick Santorum Slammed For Saying: ‘There Was Nothing Here’ When Colonists Arrived, Dismissing Native American Culture

WHYY: Braddock Made John Fetterman A Politician, It’s Also Home To Some Of His Biggest Critics

Gov. Wolf: Honors State Employees For IT System Changes Creating Successful 2020 Election

PG: Allegheny County Begins Sending Out Mail-In, Absentee Ballots

WBTimes: Luzerne County Issues Plea For Poll Workers

PA Cap-Star: 2020 Was A Busy Year For Open Records Requests In PA

Inquirer: State-Owned University System Releases Plan To Merge 6 Schools, Vote Expected Wednesday

Jan Murphy: Chancellor Of State-Owned University System Says Consolidating Schools Sets The Stage For ‘Long-Term Viability’

PG: Reports Shed Light On State-Owned University Merger Plan Ahead Of Vote

Deb Erdley: California, Clarion, Edinboro Consolidation Plan Up For Public Comment

AP: Judge Sets Hearing On Ex-Penn State President’s Pending Jail Sentence

MCall: Lehigh University Selects Alum To Be Next President

WESA: Safety Net Organizations Ask PA For Additional Funds

ErieT: Migrant Children Transferred Out Of Erie Dorm, No Word If More Expected

WHYY: Central PA Residents Were Promised Homeownership, They Got Red Tape

ScrantonT Editorial: Adopt Red Flag Gun Law In PA

TribLive Editorial: A Westmoreland Court Document Filing System Convenience, But With A Caveat

MCall: PPL Corp, Other Lehigh Valley Companies Paid Zero U.S. Taxes In 2020

PG: Pittsburgh Residents Raise Concerns About Sharing Sidewalk With Delivery Robots

Biden Infrastructure Plan

Inquirer: PA Progressives See Biden’s Infrastructure Push As A Chance To Go Big On Climate Change


PG: Cong. Kelly Requests $39 Million To Fund 7 Regional Transportation Projects

PG Editorial: U.S. Should Consider Olympic Boycott To Protest Chinese Human Rights Violations

Tony Norman: Stop Calling The Cops, Call For Help Instead

NextPittsburgh: 4 Pittsburgh Stories About Anti-Asian Racism And Healing

TribLive: Pitt Students Push For LGBTQIA Center On Campus

PennLive: Elizabethtown College Awarded Grant To Support Social Justice, Diversity Initiatives

WHYY: MOVE Members Mourn Their Children’s Lives As Penn Museum Apologizes For Storing Remains

Inquirer: Penn Museum Apologizes For Keeping Remains Of Children Killed In Philly MOVE Bombing Rather Than Returning Them To Family

ErieT: Democratic Candidate For Erie County Sheriff Linked To Racist Facebook Posts Attacking Democrats, Black Lives Matter

TRibLive: Fmr Cook At Guy Fieri’s Casino Restaurant In Westmoreland Alleges Racial Discrimination, Harassment

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Republican Philly Elections Commissioner Al Schmidt Responds To Rep. Grove’s Comments Saying Republicans Committed Voter Fraud In 2020 Election [PaCN]

TribLive: Attorney For Mercer County Woman Charged With Assaulting U.S. Capitol Said Mesh Mask Was Not Meant To Mock The Court

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Man Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol Pleads Not Guilty

ErieT: Erie Postmaster Files Lawsuit Against Mail Carrier Over False Ballot Fraud Claims


Dept. Of Health: Reports 84 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 3,333 New Cases-- 4.27.21 [From App]

Dept. Of Health: Reports 5 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,043 New Cases [2 Days]-- 4.26.21

TribLive: Allegheny County Posts Lowest Single-Day COVID Case Report In 6 Months

ErieT: Erie Sees Drop In COVID Cases, Hospital Stays, Deaths

Triblive: COVID Deaths Cause For Caseload Surge At Westmoreland Coroner’s Office

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For April 16-22

PennLive: 53 Counties Have Substantial Spread Of COVID, Percent Positive Rate Drops For 1st Time In 6 Weeks

Gov. Wolf: Health Agencies, Community Partners Helping People Who Can't' Leave Home Get Vaccinated

PA Cap-Star: Amended Health Order Aims To Get Vaccines To Homebound

WHYY: Philly Says Providers Can Resume Using J&J Vaccine

TribLive: Westmoreland To Pay Jail Inmates To Get COVID Vaccine

PG: As Vaccines Roll Out, Pittsburgh Companies Ponder When, Or If, To Bring Employees Back To The Office

Dept. Of Health: Extends Free COVID Testing Sites In Delaware, Monroe, Northampton Counties

PG Editorial: Long-Term COVID Suffers Can Get Specialized Treatment Here

WHYY: What Will The End Of The COVID Pandemic Look Like?

Dept. Of Health: COVID Vaccine Is One Of Many Important Vaccines For Pennsylvanians

WESA: How Western PA Organizations Are Adapting To Meet Opioid Crisis Challenges During The Pandemic

Inquirer: Montgomery County School District Says Ventilation Flaw Could Have Fueled COVID Outbreak In 2nd Grade Classroom

Op-Ed: ‘This Is Why I Hate School’: Philly Students Are Right About Rushed Reopening

Federal COVID Aid

PG: Pittsburgh Public School Officials Discuss Plans For Federal Aid Allocation


TribLive: Vaccinated Americans May Get Clearance To Skip The Masks Outdoors

AP: U.S. To Share 60 Million Doses Of AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine, After It’s Approved

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