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Legislative

Senator Scarnati denies links between campaign funds and legislation
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/26/Senator-Scarnati-denies-links-between-campaign-funds-and-legislation/stories/202006260125

AG: State lacks fracking industry oversight
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/ag-state-lacks-fracking-industry-oversight/article_4274e48e-b813-11ea-83cc-23079032748b.html

Reforms open doors to new lives
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/reforms-open-doors-to-new-lives/article_ffebcded-9d16-5e04-af33-052d70a4781d.html

PennDOT extends expiration dates through July 31
https://www.timesleader.com/news/789429/penndot-extends-expiration-dates-through-july-31

Bradford Era: Wolf leads effort calling on feds to invest in broadband
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/local/wolf-leads-effort-calling-on-feds-to-invest-in-broadband/article_6adf18cb-f925-5e30-95c2-ad68539f027d.html

OP-ED: Unrivaled team of investigative reporters to hold the powerful to account in Pa. capital
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/op-eds/op-ed-unrivaled-team-of-investigative-reporters-to-hold-the-powerful-to-account-in-pa/article_7c62d7e8-b65e-11ea-89c4-1f486add7a09.html

Editorial: With fireworks fever running high, find the right social distance
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-with-fireworks-fever-running-high-find-the-right-social-distance/

EDITORIAL: We don’t need fireworks to enjoy the Fourth of July
https://www.heraldstandard.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-we-dont-need-fireworks-to-enjoy-the-fourth-of-july/article_14b6bff8-7f82-59f3-bb62-c40b04db50e7.html

COVID-19

As virus grows, governors rely on misleading hospital data
https://www.goerie.com/zz/news/20200626/as-virus-grows-governors-rely-on-misleading-hospital-data

Lowman S. Henry: Will anyone answer for Pa.’s disastrous nursing home policy?
https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/lowman-s-henry-will-anyone-answer-for-pa-s-disastrous-nursing-home-policy/article_a3c6fc60-b802-11ea-9054-e7c81953941c.html

COVID-19 boosts suicide risk
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/columnists/covid-19-boosts-suicide-risk/article_7a77b362-c2cb-5b4f-ae0f-6cd4e9219d01.html

Second stimulus checks: Here are three factors that could determine if you’re eligible to receive additional payment
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/second-stimulus-checks-here-are-three-factors-that-could-determine-if-youre-eligible-to-receive-additional-payment.html

Wolf: Despite ‘green,’ masks must be worn in public
https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/coronavirus/wolf-despite-green-masks-must-be-worn-in-public/article_28159fed-d2ba-56f5-8667-a5d2248dca63.html

State limits on non-physician health care workers block access for patients in need | Expert Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/health/expert-opinions/state-limits-non-physician-health-care-workers-block-access-patients-need-expert-opinion-20200626.html

Matthew Brouillette: From political science to affective science
https://triblive.com/opinion/matthew-brouillette-from-political-science-to-affective-science/

Reading Eagle: Letter: Lawmakers wasting time on Wolf impeachment
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/letters-to-editor/letter-lawmakers-wasting-time-on-wolf-impeachment/article_d1016646-b7a5-11ea-94c1-6f743e1622f6.html

Reading Eagle: Letter: Trump, not Wolf, should be target of impeachment
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/letters-to-editor/letter-trump-not-wolf-should-be-target-of-impeachment/article_7ef680fc-b7a5-11ea-ac85-b373ea7a742a.html

The Backstory: Big indoor events are risky. That’s why I went to President Trump’s rally.
https://www.poconorecord.com/opinion/20200627/backstory-big-indoor-events-are-risky-thats-why-i-went-to-president-trumps-rally

Politics and fear keep some with coronavirus from disclosing their contacts, making tracing difficult for health officials
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-spotlight-contact-tracing-20200627-fqxedqbrfjevjm474c5urrmcbm-story.html

Contact tracing’s slow start gives coronavirus time to get ahead | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/contact-tracing-coronavirus-containment-opportunity-lost-20200626.html

Masks now mandatory in Philly as officials show concern over new virus cases; suburban counties go ‘green’
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-green-phase-reopening-philly-philadelphia-masks-required-pa-counties-nj-bucks-mall-haircut-montco-20200626.html

State scales up contact tracing in Crawford County
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/coronavirus/state-scales-up-contact-tracing-for-crawford-county/article_ef6ff268-b7dd-11ea-b351-b39efa1baa03.html

Schools turn to physicians, nurses, hospitals to navigate reopening
https://www.tribdem.com/coronavirus/schools-turn-to-physicians-nurses-hospitals-to-navigate-reopening/article_73c87092-b82b-11ea-82af-5fb4765668a8.html

Penn State reopening plan draws criticism
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/06/penn-state-reopening-plan-draws-criticism/

Police

‘I’m listening to the argument that police don’t belong in schools’: Allentown and Bethlehem reconsider resource officers
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-school-resource-officers-20200627-wnyxfgu7ebfflajrpla5aepooe-story.html

Amid the national call for police reform, a Montgomery County township ends a probe into racism by its chief
https://www.inquirer.com/news/new-hanover-township-racism-police-kevin-mckeon-20200627.html

Black groups demand Philly end tear gas use, put police funding toward school repair
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-tear-gas-black-lives-matter-collective-demands-defund-police-20200626.html

Don’t expect better with defunding the police
https://www.republicanherald.com/opinion/don-t-expect-better-with-defunding-police-1.2640404

National

Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention in Pennsylvania and Texas
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/26/Judge-US-must-free-migrant-children-from-family-detention-in-Pennsylvania-and-Texas/stories/202006260145

Trump signs ‘strong’ executive order to protect monuments
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/06/trump-signs-strong-executive-order-to-protect-monuments.html

Statehood for Washington, D.C., passes House for first time
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/27/Statehood-for-Washington-D-C-passes-House-for-first-time/stories/202006270033

Elections

Keeping Blacks from voting has a deplorable history, and an insidious present | Opinion
https://www.centredaily.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article243820412.html#storylink=cpy

Local Democrats weigh in on Biden’s impending choice for VP
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/columnists/roderick-random/local-democrats-weigh-in-on-bidens-impending-choice-for-vp/article_f16a1c41-8ab1-5e64-90df-a87a9307aa6b.html

May I please get an ‘amen’ for Amen Brown, poised to win this House seat in West Philly?
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/190-district-philly-amen-brown-election-jenice-armstrong-20200626.html

Gnibus: Poll has Kelly, Trump under 50 percent in 16th Congressional District
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200626/gnibus-poll-has-kelly-trump-under-50-percent-in-16th-congressional-district

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