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Administration

 

Wolf administration awards nearly $19M for homelessness assistance and prevention

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/wolf-administration-awards-nearly-19m-for-homelessness-assistance-and-prevention.html

 

Here’s how the Wolf Administration targets racism, justice and disparity in Pa.

https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2020/07/10/michael-newsome-reflects-how-pennsylvania-government-combats-racism/5414608002/

 

Legislature

Pennsylvania drivers beware: Speeding past a school bus will be harder to get away with

https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-school-bus-stop-arm-cameras-muschick-20200711-64mf744a75d7tklzxclx5j3sdy-story.html

Argall TV program will focus on economy

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/argall-tv-program-will-focus-on-economy-1.2642071

State

Allentown State Hospital update: wrecking ball approaches following pandemic delay

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-state-hospital-demolition-update-20200710-tbqxybsiunh63orzmsfmcitoza-story.html

Most of Pennsylvania is in a drought, and it could get worse in the southcentral region

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2020/07/10/pa-weather-most-state-drought-could-worsen-southcentral-area/5413089002/

Some police departments say publicizing use-of-force policies builds trust. Others say the public can’t be trusted

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/some-police-departments-say-publicizing-use-of-force-policies-builds-trust-others-say-the-public/article_200065b4-c2df-11ea-a5f1-073b3cb88cab.html

PFAS testing planned for 1,300 adults, children in Bucks, Montgomery Counties

https://www.inquirer.com/health/pfas-bucks-county-montgomery-county-epa-cdc-pennsylvania-health-department-20200710.html

Business

Consol laying off 40% of workers at idled Enlow Fork Mine

https://observer-reporter.com/business/consol-laying-off-40-of-workers-at-idled-enlow-fork-mine/article_3fc5c3ee-c1ea-11ea-93f6-4bbd2fe01a80.html

Rivers Casino salaried staff facing a coronavirus pay cut

https://www.inquirer.com/business/covid-pay-cuts-imposed-many-workers-rivers-casino-philadelphia-20200711.html

Parents sue Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild over mask requirements

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/parents-sue-kennywood-sandcastle-idlewild-over-mask-requirements/

COVID-19

Researchers say they have developed super-heated filter that kills coronavirus: reports

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/researchers-say-they-have-developed-super-heated-filter-that-kills-coronavirus-reports.html

Pa. state police to conduct more COVID-19 compliance checks at bars, restaurants over the weekend

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/pa-state-police-to-conduct-more-covid-19-compliance-checks-at-bars-restaurants-over-the-weekend.html

Coronavirus updates: Pennsylvania adds more than 1,000 new cases as test results pour in

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/07/10/coronavirus-updates-york-adds-77-cases-states-total-jumps-1-009/5415142002/

‘I don’t feel it’s safe’: Local restaurant workers hesitant about indoor dining

https://lancasteronline.com/business/i-dont-feel-its-safe-local-restaurant-workers-hesitant-about-indoor-dining/article_ab8705e8-c2d5-11ea-baf7-2fa197c95ad1.html

Hundreds of Pa. nursing homes haven’t finished COVID-19 testing; local lab hired to help

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/hundreds-of-pa-nursing-homes-havent-finished-covid-19-testing-local-lab-hired-to-help/article_df28e130-c1f6-11ea-8b23-5b0eceeba544.html

Drive-thru testing continues to contribute vital information in pandemic battle

https://observer-reporter.com/series/coronavirus/drive-thru-testing-continues-to-contribute-vital-information-in-pandemic-battle/article_dbb496d4-c1f1-11ea-88dd-3727f607ed36.html

Westmoreland, surrounding counties, will not see new dining, bar restrictions over weekend

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-surrounding-counties-will-not-see-new-dining-bar-restrictions-over-weekend/

What to do when the pandemic sinks your health coverage as well as your job

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/07/11/Pandemic-health-coverage-medical-assistance-COBRA-ACA-uninsured-job-employer-based/stories/202007090143

Montgomery County officials to ‘strictly enforce’ coronavirus guidance for bars, restaurants

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/montgomery-county-officials-to-strictly-enforce-coronavirus-guidance-for-bars-restaurants/article_cc48f836-c21c-11ea-b361-733a9846f929.html

Education

Lehigh, Lafayette, Northampton Community College join colleges opposing new visa rules that would displace foreign students

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-easton-lafayette-amicus-brief-20200711-ooc2okeywjhdzamtynwig2zpa4-story.html

Bus safety, drivers, costs add to the long list of concerns for reopening Pa. schools

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/bus-safety-drivers-costs-add-to-the-long-list-of-concerns-for-reopening-pa-schools.html

As West Chester U. goes to remote learning, other Pa. State System schools plan in-person classes this fall

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/as-west-chester-u-goes-to-remote-learning-other-pa-state-system-schools-plan-in-person-classes-this-fall.html

Buses pose particular challenge for schools’ pandemic plans

https://lancasteronline.com/news/buses-pose-particular-challenge-for-schools-pandemic-plans/article_fc9e1fc1-2bf0-53cd-a8f3-a75bdcdc4ba5.html

Scranton School District, Abington Heights halt voluntary sports workouts

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/scranton-school-district-abington-heights-halt-voluntary-sports-workouts/article_070e4e39-e036-5db2-a6b3-c2baa23f7166.html

Hazleton Area asks families to commit to remote or in-person lessons

https://www.timesleader.com/news/791282/hazleton-area-asks-families-to-commit-to-remote-or-in-person-lessons

Crime/Punishment

Diocese of Scranton hit with more clergy abuse lawsuits

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/diocese-of-scranton-hit-with-more-clergy-abuse-lawsuits/article_10703dc7-ee07-5bbd-a71c-c2c137847637.html

Transportation

Road work resumes following coronavirus shutdowns

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/road-work-resumes-following-coronavirus-shutdowns/article_3086515e-c146-11ea-ae8f-77079ab523c8.html

Pa. highway fatalities fell to all-time low in 2019; traffic counts down in 2020

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/pa-highway-fatalities-fell-to-all-time-low-in-2019-traffic-counts-down-in-2020/article_d6e36f9d-3965-518f-a197-4ae796b4a222.html

Philly

‘It’s time to challenge what has become normal’: Philly schools move toward anti-racism

https://www.inquirer.com/education/anti-racist-black-lives-matter-philadelphia-school-district-equity-20200711.html

Walgreens among the first to report its losses from looters as Philly’s business insurance costs jump

https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/looting-insurance-riot-losses-walgreen-george-floyd-20200711.html

Divided Philly risks losing recent economic gains, warns former city commerce director Harold Epps

https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-commerce-director-epps-pandemic-looting-jobs-future-20200711.html

City will clear out homeless encampment on Benjamin Franklin Parkway next Friday

https://www.inquirer.com/news/homeless-parkway-encampment-philadelphia-20200710.html

Pittsburgh

Unions cancel Pittsburgh’s annual Labor Day Parade

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/unions-cancel-pittsburghs-annual-labor-day-parade/

State police staked out Felipe Vazquez after Pirates game at PNC Park in 2019

https://triblive.com/sports/pirates/state-police-staked-out-felipe-vazquez-after-pirates-game-at-pnc-park-in-2019/

UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff made nearly $9M last year, a $430K bump

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-ceo-jeffrey-romoff-made-nearly-9m-last-year-a-430k-bump/

More than 560 people died of overdoses in Allegheny County in 2019

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/more-than-560-people-died-of-overdoses-in-allegheny-county-in-2019/

COVID-19 waivers popping up from Pittsburgh gyms to hair salons

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/07/11/COVID-19-waivers-popping-up-from-pittsburgh-gyms-to-hair-salons/stories/202007110016

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank reflects on strengthened relationship with community from pandemic

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/07/11/Greater-Pittsburgh-Food-Bank-Social-Services-Allegheny-County/stories/202007080089

Long-stalled Pittsburgh Land Bank now without a leader

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/07/10/Long-stalled-Pittsburgh-Land-Bank-now-without-a-leader/stories/202007100122

Local

Allentown and LCA strike a deal. Here’s what it means for water and sewer bills

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-lehigh-county-authority-20200710-d45hn2ixtrairj3jir2bft5m5y-story.html

Harrisburg community leaders discuss mechanism that can address racial injustice

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/harrisburg-community-leaders-discuss-mechanism-that-can-address-racial-injustice.html

Piedmont Land Holdings proposes solar energy field in Butler Twp.

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/piedmont-land-holdings-proposes-solar-energy-field-in-butler-twp-1.2642081

Area farms to receive portions of grant

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/area-farms-to-receive-portions-of-grant-1.2642061

Moderate Algae Bloom Forecast For Lake Erie This Summer

https://hosted.ap.org/standardspeaker/article/34e4a773aac53a8cd170a118b7403151/moderate-algae-bloom-forecast-lake-erie-summer

Black Lives Matter protest encounters counter-protesters in Gettysburg, no violence erupts

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/07/10/black-lives-matter-protest-encounters-counter-protesters-gettysburg/5418648002/

A month after protest against racism, Lebanon releases redacted police department policies

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/07/10/lebanon-city-pa-police-department-policies-activists-capello-black-lives-matter-use-of-force/5397889002/

Settlement involving major Lehigh Valley water system means higher bills for customers

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/2020/07/settlement-involving-major-lehigh-valley-water-system-means-higher-bills-for-customers.html

Midstate county implements co-responder law enforcement model

https://www.witf.org/2020/07/10/midstate-county-implements-co-responder-law-enforcement-model/

Washington

U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan and Glenn Thompson push for more money to research spotted lanternfly

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/u-s-reps-chrissy-houlahan-and-glenn-thompson-push-for-more-money-to-research-spotted/article_07feed0c-c2dd-11ea-b422-7b9d2d1322a3.html

Chief Justice Roberts, in full control, steers the Supreme Court to a surprising term

https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/07/chief-justice-roberts-in-full-control-steers-the-supreme-court-to-a-surprising-term.html

National

Ohio county starts hotline to report people not wearing masks

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/ohio-county-starts-hotline-to-report-people-not-wearing-masks.html