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Legislature

Pa. legislature’s delays could result in chaos for election officials and voters in November
https://papost.org/2020/08/09/pa-legislatures-delays-could-result-in-chaos-for-election-officials-and-voters-in-november/

Appointment may come soon for Chester County court
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/appointment-may-come-soon-for-chester-county-court/article_23c63fe2-da46-11ea-8bd9-5bff842cbf24.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

As outbreak spun out of control, Brighton Rehab ownership remained mum. It still does.
https://triblive.com/news/as-outbreak-spun-out-of-control-brighton-rehab-ownership-group-remained-mum-it-still-does/

Pennsylvania reports 760 more cases of coronavirus
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-reports-760-more-cases-of-coronavirus/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: 760 new cases in state, as nation surpasses 5 million cases
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-sunday-cases-20200809-o4b46kgvevbwrotb5osxfiqkpa-story.html

With 61 additional COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in Allegheny County, new cases continue to fall
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19/2020/08/09/With-61-new-COVID-19-cases-reported-Sunday-in-Allegheny-County-cases-continue-to-fall/stories/202008090137

Westmoreland County adds 14 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-adds-14-new-coronavirus-cases/

10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Luzerne County on Sunday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/10-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-luzerne-county-on-sunday/article_1be8ab2b-1682-5091-ab45-96a33b96ad23.html

Montgomery County has lowest coronavirus percent-positivity rate in SE Pa.
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-has-lowest-coronavirus-percent-positivity-rate-in-se-pa/article_0e930bcc-ba38-5b79-a6b8-8a51010b2eb0.html

York County has 71 additional cases of COVID-19 on Sunday
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/08/09/york-county-has-71-additional-cases-covid-19-sunday/3330558001/

No new virus deaths in NEPA; three counties account for 25 new cases in region
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/no-new-virus-deaths-in-nepa-three-counties-account-for-25-new-cases-in-region/article_64b19c62-c02c-5f66-bb34-d01f0bf1096a.html

With remote schooling this fall, some families turn to child care centers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19/2020/08/10/With-remote-schooling-this-fall-some-families-turn-to-child-care-centers-COVID-19/stories/202008070122

Mobile COVID testing to soon hit the road in central Pa., will also deliver regular flu tests and shots
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/mobile-covid-testing-to-soon-hit-the-road-in-central-pa-will-also-deliver-regular-flu-tests-and-shots.html

California’s public health director resigns amid questions about coronavirus test data
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/08/10/California-s-public-health-director-resigns-Dr-Sonia-Angell-COVID-19-coronavirus/stories/202008100050

How New Zealand went 100 days with no community COVID-19 transmission
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2020/08/10/New-Zealand-100-days-no-coronavirus-transmission-COVID-19/stories/202008100053

Business

States on hook for billions under Trump’s unemployment plan
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/trump-unemployment-benefit-extension-requires-states-to-pay-billions-20200809.html

CBD stores seeing success, uncertainty through the pandemic
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/08/10/CBD-products-stores-business-sales-COVID-19-pandemic/stories/202008040142

Marketplace at Steamtown projects on track
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/marketplace-at-steamtown-projects-on-track/article_a9b0950d-b048-5973-aef5-ef12bc47153b.html

Crime/Punishment

Police: One killed, one wounded in Hanover Twp. shooting Sunday afternoon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crime-emergencies/police-one-killed-one-wounded-in-hanover-twp-shooting-sunday-afternoon/article_449de0b0-28fa-55e3-a01c-b19c746e7617.html

Number of Lewisburg penitentiary inmates testing positive for COVID-19 drops significantly
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/08/number-of-lewisburg-penitentiary-inmates-testing-positive-for-covid-19-drops-significantly.html

Constables want pipeline charges thrown out
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/constables-want-pipeline-charges-thrown-out/article_1cbbc186-fd56-5d10-9f3a-1728d09eaa1a.html

Education

Coronavirus spurs enrollment explosion for Pa. cyberschools
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/coronavirus-spurs-enrollment-explosion-for-pa-cyberschools.html

E-classrooms become popular alternative, as Lehigh Valley school districts create programs to meet booming demand
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-schools-cyber-schools-20200809-zwfgw3xqrvh6vny3ngocc7ycna-story.html

All sports do not pose equal risk
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/all-sports-do-not-pose-equal-risk/article_c40b10a9-17a8-5b5f-91a7-c3311a73732b.html

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/schools-mull-outdoor-classes-amid-virus-ventilation-worries/article_78b080cf-89e0-5618-ba64-787431786ee9.html

At the elite Shipley school in Bryn Mawr, money is no object in coronavirus-reopening plans | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/elite-private-school-reopening-shipley-main-line-pennsylvania-coronavirus-20200809.html

COVID what’s next: Pa. colleges learned from spring semester
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200809/covid-whats-next-pa-colleges-learned-from-spring-semester

Elections/Politics

Philly and the suburbs want to set up extra election offices for a new kind of early voting
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-pennsylvania-early-voting-2020-election-20200810.html

PA could spend $1 million on mail-in ballots amid Trump suit
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200809/pa-could-spend-1-million-on-mail-in-ballots-amid-trump-suit

Delaware County council spends over $2M to get ready for election
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/delaware-county-council-spends-over-2m-to-get-ready-for-election/article_7ff20d4c-d9a5-11ea-a37c-af22ea92901e.html

Pa. LGBTQ leaders chosen as delegates to DNC
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pa-lgbtq-leaders-chosen-as-delegates-to-dnc/

Biden opens the door to expand school choice | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/joe-biden-child-care-tax-credit-coronavirus-pods-school-choice-20200809.html

Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/puerto-rico-partially-suspends-voting-presidential-primary-ballot-problems-20200809.html

Local News

Few homeowners in Scranton, Dunmore object to settlement of class-action lawsuit over missing sewer easements
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/few-homeowners-in-scranton-dunmore-object-to-settlement-of-class-action-lawsuit-over-missing-sewer/article_77e1cee9-b72f-5f94-adad-a956b8bac897.html

Mackey’s family, friends, activists plead for justice
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/mackeys-family-friends-activists-plead-for-justice/article_35c8c923-21ef-5394-b70b-de92b979b8af.html

County council to vote on Pedri’s proposed capital plan on Tuesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-to-vote-on-pedris-proposed-capital-plan-on-tuesday/article_73a56091-8a48-5564-ade8-373f3415388f.html

Exeter protest leads to dialogue between opposing sides
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/exeter-protest-leads-to-dialogue-between-opposing-sides/article_59a2c776-da90-11ea-92b5-ffa7bf7025f7.html

Former Apollo nuclear site up for sale, again
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/former-apollo-nuclear-site-up-for-sale-again/

Philly

Philly’s housing insecurity crisis needs long-term solutions | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/affordable-housing-philadelphia-evictions-renter-protections-20200810.html

Community groups rally in West Philly to protest Penn, Drexel cops’ presence at 52nd Street teargassing
https://www.inquirer.com/news/52nd-street-protest-drexel-university-pennsylvania-campus-police-20200809.html

Philly developers propose thousands of new apartments in a rush to beat the tax abatement change | Inga Saffron
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/philadelphia-apartment-construction-tax-abatement-pandemic-coronavirus-delaware-waterfront-center-city-pmc-post-brothers-20200810.html

More Philly kids shot: 2 boys, an 11-year-old and 17-year-old
https://www.inquirer.com/crime/child-shot-philadelphia-olney-gun-violence-20200809.html

Nearly 100 Philly schoolkids practiced on Zoom with Philadelphia Orchestra virtuosos, and you’re invited to the grand finale
https://www.inquirer.com/arts/mann-center-philadelphia-orchestra-all-city-orchestra-summer-academy-20200809.html

As we await Columbus statue’s fate, Philly should plan to review all monuments | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/marconi-plaza-christopher-columbus-statue-historical-preservation-commission-20200810.html

Kenney joins calls for Philly NAACP to oust Rodney Muhammad over anti-Semitic meme
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/kenney-joins-calls-for-philly-naacp-to-oust-rodney-muhammad-over-anti-semitic-meme/

Pitt

Port Authority, transit union still talking after contract expired June 30
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/08/09/Port-Authority-Amalgamated-Transit-Union-expired-contract-June-30-COVID-19/stories/202008090125

One injured after shooting in Lincoln-Lemington
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/08/09/Pittsburgh-Lincoln-Lemington-shooting-one-injured-Lincoln-Avenue/stories/202008090156

2 injured in separate Pittsburgh shootings
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/2-injured-in-separate-pittsburgh-shootings/

Precious space: Protect local venues
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/08/10/Precious-space/stories/202008050036

State News

DEP issues Code Orange air quality alert with Monday’s heat
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/08/10/DEP-issues-Code-Orange-air-quality-alert-with-Monday-s-heat/stories/202008100052

Pa. conservation department warns of overcrowding at some parks
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2020/08/09/Pennsylvania-state-parks-overcrowding-PA-DCNR-warning-Ohiopyle-Keystone/stories/202008090152

4-H programs find new ways to help participants sell livestock, show off hard work after county fairs canceled
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/4-h-programs-find-new-ways-to-help-participants-sell-livestock-show-off-hard-work/article_168796da-943b-576e-b19d-342bf2eb32f4.html

Vineyards an important battleground in figuring out ‘predictability’ of spotted lanternfly
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/wineries-an-important-battleground-in-figuring-out-predictability-of-spotted-lanternfly.html

New poll shows changing sentiment on racism among Pa. voters | The Numbers Racket
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/new-poll-shows-changing-sentiment-on-racism-among-pa-voters-the-numbers-racket/

Transportation

Editorial: Get on board with return of rail
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-get-on-board-with-return-of-rail/article_c7f5cdc0-d7e0-11ea-9935-e331e0132ae5.html