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Legislative

Scarnati calls corruption allegation ‘appalling’
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/local/scarnati-calls-corruption-allegation-appalling/article_e1471cd1-a2ef-5bb5-8d41-e951e11166f2.html

Facing budget gaps, Pa. municipalities look to federal aid as lifeline
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/28/Distressed-Pa-municipalities-federal-aid-lifeline/stories/202006230082

‘It’s a big deal for Pennsylvania employees,‘ lawyers says of state Supreme Court ruling in Lehigh Valley whistleblower case
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-supreme-court-human-relations-act-whistleblower-20200628-crhsst5vnba4lcqk5be22ahfoa-story.html

Senate Judiciary Committee acts on comprehensive probation reform
https://www.timesleader.com/news/789473/senate-judiciary-committee-acts-on-comprehensive-probation-reform

Bill could draw young firefighters
http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20200627/NEWS01/706279993

‘I’m just so angry’: Residents welcome grand jury report slamming Pa. oversight of fracking industry
https://triblive.com/local/regional/im-just-so-angry-residents-welcome-grand-jury-report-slamming-pa-oversight-of-fracking-industry/

Transportation

MADD, legislators link drunken driving restrictions to massive infrastructure bill
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/06/28/Mothers-Against-Drunk-Driving-infrastructure-bill-prevent-drunk-driving-Moving-Forward-Act/stories/202006270013

National study puts PA among worst states in country for road deaths blamed on speeding drivers
https://www.tribdem.com/news/national-study-puts-pa-among-worst-states-in-country-for-road-deaths-blamed-on-speeding/article_83d78473-cb55-54b6-bce4-42bded77e3bd.html

LETTER: Cameras not solution to work zone safety
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/letters/letter-cameras-not-solution-to-work-zone-safety/article_55a9c438-b62a-11ea-958a-97438f5cfaea.html

Fireworks

Be kind to animals: Blow up Pennsylvania’s fireworks law | Editorial
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2020/06/be-kind-to-animals-blow-up-pennsylvanias-fireworks-law-editorial.html

One dead in fireworks incident in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/crime-emergencies/one-dead-in-fireworks-incident-in-scranton/article_82a391e7-b0d4-50e5-bb15-cd40b8337d94.html

WB mayor wants something done about fireworks; pandemic possibly behind surge in sales
https://www.timesleader.com/news/789498/wb-mayor-wants-something-done-about-fireworks-pandemic-possibly-behind-surge-in-sales

COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 621 new cases, highest since June 12
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-daily-numbers-june-27-20200627-lanssljgh5e7xftm2v4aknsa2m-story.html

‘Clear as mud’: How Pa.’s chaotic coronavirus waiver program hurt small businesses
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/28/Clear-as-mud-How-Pa-s-chaotic-coronavirus-waiver-program-hurt-small-businesses/stories/202006280013

PA Officials eye areas where COVID cases are increasing
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/pennsylvania-officials-eye-areas-where-coronavirus-cases-rising/article_9f82b438-afcf-5872-bb6e-45dc47a6782f.html

Politics, fear keep some COVID-positive people from disclosing contacts. What’s the solution?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/politics-fear-keep-some-covid-positive-people-from-disclosing-contacts-whats-the-solution.html

ESU prepares for fall with masks, distancing, hybrid courses
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200627/esu-prepares-for-fall-with-masks-distancing-hybrid-courses

Allegheny County reports 90 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily total for county
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-reports-highest-daily-total-of-coronavirus-cases-at-90/

More COVID cases in Lancaster County raise concerns as officials seek to determine virus’ spread among Amish
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/lancaster-covid-coronavirus-amish-spread-positive-test-pennsylvania-20200627.html

COVID Impact in Nursing Homes

State announces process for long-term care facilities to ease restrictions
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/state-announces-process-for-long-term-care-facilities-to-ease-restrictions/article_31efc7fc-d656-5152-b649-dc9b8878055d.html

State reveals plan for return to activities, visitation to nursing homes
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/27/State-reveals-plan-for-return-to-activities-visitation-to-nursing-homes/stories/202006270052

New benchmarks on nursing homes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/new-rules-for-easing-covid-19-restrictions-on-visitations-at-nursing-homes-other-long-term/article_41306c75-132a-5037-8830-72e0e7c28e74.html

Nursing home operators worry about personal protective equipment supply
https://www.tribdem.com/news/nursing-home-operators-worry-about-personal-protective-equipment-supply/article_c4733614-49c7-5e6f-9669-79cdc8ab9daa.html

Pa. COVID-19 data shows underreporting of infections, deaths in long-term care
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200628/pa-covid-19-data-shows–underreporting-of-infections-deaths-in-long-term-care

Protests

‘We take care of us’: Rallies for sex-work protection, Black Lives Matter, health care span Philadelphia
https://www.inquirer.com/news/black-lives-matter-protests-philadelphia-care-over-cops-20200627.html

Qualified immunity protection for police emerges as flash point amid protests
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/28/Qualified-Immunity-Protection-for-Police-Emerges-as-Flash-Point-Amid-Protests/stories/202006280011

Black Lives Matter protesters find Trump supporters on march through Pen Argyl Saturday
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-penargyl-protest-20200627-ss2eiwdowbg5pfgr47rhnsd5rm-story.html

Competing protests shut down Route 512 in Pen Argyl (PHOTOS)
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt/2020/06/competing-protests-shut-down-route-512-in-pen-argyl-photos.html

Young activists march through Harrisburg neighborhood: ‘Things need to change’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/young-activists-march-through-harrisburg-neighborhood-things-need-to-change.html

Peaceful protesters in York rally for black lives and LGBTQ community
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2020/06/27/peaceful-rally-york-supports-black-lives-and-lgbtq-community/3270326001/

VIDEO | ‘End Racism Now’: Volunteers paint message of unity on Main Street in Johnstown
https://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-end-racism-now-volunteers-paint-message-of-unity-on-main-street-in-johnstown/article_4be220b2-b89b-11ea-a8ef-af6b1f16166d.html

Monuments

Gettysburg, home to America’s most hallowed battlefield, reckons with Confederacy symbols
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-gettysburg-confederate-monuments-20200628-hdhr74d2ejg6foau5yztkjt4a4-story.html

Christine Flowers: Stop setting victims of discrimination against each other
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/christine-flowers-stop-setting-victims-of-discrimination-against-each-other/article_4adc7962-0769-5f9e-b2b5-5a8b271fc6e7.html

Bringing down history
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/28/Bringing-down-history-statues-Ulysses-Grant-San-Francisco/stories/202006240039

Princeton University to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from school
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/06/princeton-university-to-remove-woodrow-wilsons-name-from-school.html

4 men charged in attack on Jackson statue near White House
https://www.tribdem.com/news/4-men-charged-in-attack-on-jackson-statue-near-white-house/article_0be7cf23-3bae-5827-ad35-f900795b63a8.html

Leaders push to remove John Wayne name, statue from airport
https://observer-reporter.com/ap/national/leaders-push-to-remove-john-wayne-name-statue-from-airport/article_a71147c1-cd8a-50fd-b9b4-2fd61b38a4db.html

Law and Justice

West Philly calls for investigation of police use of tear gas after officials apologize for using it on I-676
https://www.inquirer.com/news/west-philadelphia-tear-gas-use-of-force-police-investigation-20200628.html

‘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

Editorial: Be part of the change
https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20200628/editorial-be-part-of-change

Chris Kelly: ‘Kids for Cash’ judge trades prison for paradise
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/columnists/chris-kelly/chris-kelly-kids-for-cash-judge-trades-prison-for-paradise/article_b8f1b3bc-2867-506a-9fc7-c9d83713cc6b.html

Free speech on trial at CMU
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/28/Free-speech-Richard-Grennell-Carnegie-Mellon-CMU/stories/202006250045

Elections

Pennsylvania’s nightmare 2020 voting scenario — and how to prevent it
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/2020-presidential-election-pa-voting-problems-20200628.html

What you can’t see can’t hurt you
https://www.poconorecord.com/opinion/20200626/landgren-cartoon-what-you-cant-see-can-hurt-you

Biden campaign says just over a third of 2020 staff members are people of color
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/06/27/Biden-campaign-says-just-over-a-third-of-2020-staff-members-are-people-of-color/stories/202006270066

Pence cancels some political events because of virus spikes
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/coronavirus/pence-cancels-some-political-events-because-of-virus-spikes/article_4fbcd83f-01b6-5690-a28d-c1a9a92e1fb6.html

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/rolling-stones-threaten-to-sue-trump-over-using-their-songs/article_056a8078-fb7c-5b50-9a18-98564842a233.html

President Trump defies his own medical experts to hold campaign rallies that could kill thousands | Mark S. Singel
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/06/president-trump-defies-his-own-medical-experts-to-hold-campaign-rallies-that-could-kill-thousands-mark-s-singel.html