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Legislature

Dinniman: Parents, school officials should review school reopening report
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/dinniman-parents-school-officials-should-review-school-reopening-report/article_db4aa4ca-d3f0-11ea-9780-cb37c388789a.html

We must hold charter schools accountable
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/08/02/We-must-hold-charter-schools-accountable/stories/202007290049

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reports 888 coronavirus cases, 15 deaths
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-reports-888-coronavirus-cases-15-deaths/

Allegheny County reports 66 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/08/01/Allegheny-County-reports-66-new-COVID-19-cases-death-hospitalizations/stories/202008010040

24 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 888 statewide
https://www.timesleader.com/news/794692/24-new-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-888-statewide

Westmoreland adds 13 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-adds-13-new-coronavirus-cases/

State aiming to bolster COVID-19 contact tracing in Northeast PA
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-aiming-to-bolster-covid-19-contact-tracing-in-northeast-pa/article_3dbdb7c3-ac34-51e4-97c9-b7074ea6e753.html

Chester County Health Director: Rise in new coronavirus cases anticipated
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chester-county-health-director-rise-in-new-coronavirus-cases-anticipated/article_ce378130-d40a-11ea-a5f9-470463a6a9ab.html

The pandemic has shown just how much workers need unions | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/workers-rights-coronavirus-pandemic-unions-pennsylvania-20200802.html

Hospital study that found hydroxychloroquine cut death rate ‘flawed’: Dr. Fauci
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/hospital-study-that-found-hydroxychloroquine-cut-death-rate-flawed-dr-fauci.html

Frustration and misunderstanding: For deaf folks, masking can cause communication barriers
https://www.witf.org/2020/08/02/frustration-and-misunderstanding-for-deaf-folks-masking-can-cause-communication-barriers/

Mexico now No. 3 in virus deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19/2020/08/02/Mexico-now-No-3-in-virus-deaths/stories/202008020136

Business

Current $61M bribery allegation opens old wounds for FirstEnergy
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/08/02/Current-61M-bribery-allegation-opens-old-wounds-for-FirstEnergy/stories/202008020130

Construction paused on liquefied natural gas plant, concerns linger
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/construction-paused-on-liquefied-natural-gas-plant-concerns-linger/article_51dea664-6e34-557e-8cfe-fd6e62305690.html

Crime/Punishment

Man sought in mask dispute shot and officer also wounded in Slatington chase, shootout
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-slatington-man-police-standoff-cigars-international-20200801-lqchnvknwjdflmdsl54r6ibkly-story.html

Education

Biden, Trump camps make pitches on reopening schools
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/08/02/Biden-Trump-camps-make-pitches-on-reopening-schools/stories/202008020022

School districts decide whether to enact hybrid reopening plans or allow students in school five days a week
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/school-districts-decide-whether-to-enact-hybrid-reopening-plans-or-allow-students-in-school-five/article_797d16ff-85f3-539f-9037-e2be9138d8c4.html

With classes heading online, Pa.’s public schools, online charters find themselves in stiff competition
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/with-classes-heading-online-pa-s-public-schools-online-charters-find-themselves-in-stiff-competition/

Time to panic as Pa. teachers defect, and safety concerns threaten reopenings | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/coronavirus-covid-pa-schools-reopening-philadelphia-suburbs-maria-panaritis-20200802.html

No uniform way to safely open schools
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/no-uniform-way-to-safely-open-schools/article_8656bf86-40dd-5e98-b594-66d4fec2ec62.html

Two local school officials receive national service awards
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/08/02/school-officials-john-bruner-david-mccommons-receive-national-service-awards/stories/202007080144

Cheyney U. partners with The Wistar Institute for life science program
https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/cheyney-u-partners-with-the-wistar-institute-for-life-science-program/

Mercyhurst president says university has turned corner
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200802/mercyhurst-president-says-university-has-turned-corner

Local News

Protesters gather in Reading in memory of man killed by bulldozer in 2018
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/protesters-gather-in-reading-in-memory-of-man-killed-by-bulldozer-in-2018/article_b74733be-d42b-11ea-a99a-0759b541bd2e.html

MontcoMoms is a grassroots effort for social justice
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montcomoms-is-a-grassroots-effort-for-social-justice/article_0f5ac787-fd75-5673-8d06-638bffadae4d.html

Black Lives Matter march turns tense in Ridley Township
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/black-lives-matter-march-turns-tense-in-ridley-township/article_c612917a-d43c-11ea-befb-934f56f1aa53.html

Coach talks about helping to save Boyertown teen who went into cardiac arrest at lacrosse practice
https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/high-school/coach-talks-about-helping-to-save-boyertown-teen-who-went-into-cardiac-arrest-at-lacrosse/article_24d00754-d395-11ea-94d8-f34981e013e8.html

Now more than ever, social services needed in the region
https://www.timesleader.com/news/794722/now-more-than-ever-social-services-needed-in-the-region

‘Their needs have not changed’: Local nonprofits search for new ways to raise funds
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/794775/their-needs-have-not-changed-local-nonprofits-search-for-new-ways-to-raise-funds-2

Wilkes-Barre Chamber to host diversity series
https://www.timesleader.com/news/794737/wilkes-barre-chamber-to-host-diversity-series

Volunteers clean up swimming hole area along Solomon Creek
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/volunteers-clean-up-swimming-hole-area-along-solomon-creek/article_1e6236ad-779f-5530-944b-ea212b3ef0be.html

Reimagining a more diverse economy in Beaver County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/08/02/Reimagining-a-more-diverse-economy-Beaver-County/stories/202007280051

Philly

Mail delays are frustrating Philly residents, and a short-staffed Postal Service is struggling to keep up
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/usps-tracking-in-transit-late-mail-delivery-philadelphia-packages-postal-service-20200802.html

A historically low number of Philadelphia houses are for sale
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/housing-inventory-philadelphia-sales-buyer-pandemic-20200801.html

City Council is handing out masks and social-distancing signs to help business owners open
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-city-council-distribute-masks-ppe-businesses-neighborhoods-reopen-social-distancing-20200801.html

What is the fair housing rule and how will its repeal affect Philly?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/affh-fair-housing-rule-philadelphia-trump-obama-20200801.html

Pitt

Museums rely on grants and donations as patrons remain cautious
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19/2020/08/02/COVID-19-Museums-Carnegie-Science-Center-grants-donations-Harmony-Museum-Pennsylvania-Trolley-Museum-West-Overton-Museum-Westmoreland-Museum-of-American-Art/stories/202008020028

Jewish cemetery association expands role as graves outlast communities
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/08/02/Jewish-cemetery-association-expands-role-graves-burials-congregations/stories/202007240064

State News

A decade of water woes in Butler County community
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2020/08/02/A-decade-of-water-woes-in-Butler-County/stories/202007310107

‘A New Deal that works for all of us’ is the Appalachian call for an alternative future
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/08/02/A-New-Deal-that-works-for-everyone-Reimagine-Appalachia-alternative-econcomic/stories/202007260099

New Jersey man drowns at Delaware Water Gap, making 2020 the park’s second-deadliest since early 1970s
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-newark-man-drowns-delaware-water-gap-20200802-6qmxexw74na6bj4ymwu4sbqzly-story.html

Transportation

‘Limping along’: Air travel still struggling to get off the ground in Western Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/limping-along-air-travel-still-struggling-to-get-off-the-ground-in-western-pa/

Sierra Club calls for increase in electrification and public transportation in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/transportation/sierra-club-calls-for-increase-in-electrification-and-public-transportation-in-pennsylvania/article_afbeb90a-d34a-11ea-8a3a-7b36ce172ff9.html

Editorial: Turnpike toll hikes a painful rite of summer
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-turnpike-toll-hikes-a-painful-rite-of-summer/article_1a0f72a0-d192-11ea-9a62-179d5185e1fc.html

Washington

Casey pitching “Rosie” cause in Senate as Levittown’s Mae Krier receives 5,000th mask request
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200802/casey-pitching-ldquorosierdquo-cause-in-senate-as-levittownrsquos-mae-krier-receives-5000th-mask-request