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Legislature

Wolf, Republicans at odds over Pennsylvania election law
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/wolf-republicans-at-odds-over-pennsylvania-election-law/article_77021173-12ef-5070-81ed-78dff751fc6e.html

Surge in mail-in ballots could delay election results, so Wolf wants to change the rules
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/surge-mail-in-ballots-could-delay-election-results-so-wolf-wants-change-rules-20200827.html

As Pennsylvania attempts to debug voting by mail before a high-stakes presidential election, Gov. Tom Wolf weighs in with his ideas
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/08/as-pennsylvania-attempts-to-debug-voting-by-mail-before-a-high-stakes-presidential-election-gov-tom-wolf-weighs-in-with-his-ideas.html

A $300M wish list? Developers, businesses, orgs seek state aid to help fund their projects
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/08/28/First-National-Bank-Civic-Arena-SouthSide-Works-terminal-PA-redevelopment-aid/stories/202008270119

After ‘bullish’ use of powers, Wolf reaches end of executive rope on evictions
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/after-bullish-use-of-powers-wolf-reaches-end-of-executive-rope-on-evictions/

Without infusion of cash, state and local governments could face dire budget choices
https://www.witf.org/2020/08/27/without-infusion-of-cash-state-and-local-governments-could-face-dire-budget-choices/

Pennsylvania is careening toward a housing crisis
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/08/28/An-impending-crisis/stories/202008270108

Here’s how we stop the coming eviction and foreclosure tsunami | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/heres-how-we-stop-the-coming-eviction-and-foreclosure-tsunami-opinion/

SEPTA’S mass transit doomsday scenario will undermine Philly region’s economic future | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/septa-additional-underfunded-harrisburg-leslie-richards-20200828.html

As Philly’s violent summer continues, Pa. lawmakers could help by passing stricter gun laws | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-gun-violence-permit-license-harrisburg-legislature-20200827.html

Remember other health crisis; fund rehab
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/remember-other-health-crisis-fund-rehab/article_fd4d10b4-6f71-5b26-8c9b-3f3a8d9c9851.html

Legalizing marijuana gives the majority in Pa. what it wants | Nancy Eshelman
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/08/yes-it-could-be-a-pot-of-gold-but-legalizing-marijuana-also-gives-the-majority-what-it-wants-nancy-eshelman.html

Time is running out for election reform before November | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/08/time-is-running-out-for-election-reform-before-november-opinion.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philly, N.J., and Pa. reject CDC’s new coronavirus guidelines, saying they will continue robust testing
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-covid-19-cdc-guidelines-pa-nj-philly-testing-20200827.html

Beaver Falls nursing home responsible for 40 percent of new COVID-19 cases in Beaver County
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/2020/08/27/beaver-falls-nursing-home-sees-covid-19-spike/5645490002/

COVID-19 Update: 141 new cases in Western Pa.; Allegheny County reports 61
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/08/27/COVID-19-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-allegheny-county-data-cases-deaths/stories/202008270150

Allegheny County adds 61 new covid cases, 1 new death
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-adds-61-additional-coronavirus-cases-1-new-death/

For the second straight day, new coronavirus cases in Berks County fall below 30
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/for-the-second-straight-day-new-coronavirus-cases-in-berks-county-fall-below-30/article_c16f6c58-e885-11ea-b94f-dbaaaeb06fbf.html

Business

Limo rental operator settles with Pa. attorney general in consumer-protection case
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/08/28/Pennsylvania-attorney-general-Barnes-limousine-operator-settlement-agreement/stories/202008270194

Petition demands information about air pollution at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2020/08/27/Citizen-petition-GASP-air-pollution-information-accountability-US-Steel-Edgar-Thomson-Braddock/stories/202008270175

Should we keep the office or go remote? That’s the lingering question for Lehigh Valley employers
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-coronavirus-pandemic-lehigh-valley-office-real-estate-20200830-cmsp5edbhrfppjcsjbryvalpu4-story.html

Crime/Punishment

Put a cap on prison call costs
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/08/28/Put-a-cap-on-prison-call-costs/stories/202007230033

Nearly a dozen shots fired in Arnold shooting, man hit in foot
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/nearly-a-dozen-shots-fired-in-arnold-shooting-man-hit-in-foot/

Education

Schools make step-by-step plans to deal with COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/08/27/schools-reopening-districts-contingency-plans-COVID-19-cases-students-staff/stories/202008210113

A school year like no other
https://www.inquirer.com/education/a/philly-school-reopening-2020-parents-teachers-students-20200828.html

Valley View, Dunmore students have ‘unprecedented’ first day of class
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/education/valley-view-dunmore-students-have-unprecedented-first-day-of-class/article_75c5d5d2-b8e4-5eba-8d11-1251ec5b85f1.html

2 Greater Latrobe School District employees test positive for covid-19
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/two-greater-latrobe-school-district-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/

Will public schools pay to bus students to private schools during the pandemic?
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/education/will-public-schools-pay-to-bus-students-to-private-schools-during-the-pandemic/article_62596795-ae01-50f9-9ec4-f589d141cf56.html

Edinboro University considers academic cuts
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/08/28/Edinboro-University-considers-academic-cuts/stories/202008280087

Bloomsburg University reverts to largely remote instruction after 90 coronavirus cases are reported
https://www.inquirer.com/education/bloomsburg-remote-instruction-coronavirus-case-spike-20200827.html

How many COVID-19 cases would it take for Lancaster County college campuses to close? It’s complicated
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/how-many-covid-19-cases-would-it-take-for-lancaster-county-college-campuses-to-close/article_d288b19a-e8b5-11ea-88e5-736377a3ab24.html

Elections/Politics

There’s no excuse to skip voting 100 years after women gained the right to cast ballots | Frances Wolf
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/08/frances-wolf-100-years-later-no-excuse-vote-opinion.html

Fact-checking Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/trump-2020-rnc-speech-fact-check-20200829.html

Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/08/27/Trump-on-huge-White-House-stage-decries-Biden-radicals/stories/202008270212

What virus? At GOP’s convention, pandemic is largely ignored
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/08/27/What-virus-At-GOP-s-convention-pandemic-is-largely-ignored/stories/202008270211

In Luzerne County visit, Toomey advocates for Trump reelection
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/in-luzerne-county-visit-toomey-advocates-for-trump-reelection/article_99953bb6-8af5-58f8-820e-f11347b8abbf.html

Biden’s GOP backers easily outnumbered Trump’s Democratic supporters at the conventions
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/president-donald-trump-joe-biden-republicans-democrats-supporters-20200828.html

Robocall targets battleground states such as Pa. with falsehoods about mail-in voting
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/robocall-investigation-spreading-racist-mail-in-voting-fraud-rumors-jacob-wohl-20200828.html

Poll: Most Pennsylvania voters will cast their ballots in person in November
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/poll-most-pennsylvania-voters-will-cast-their-ballots-in-person-in-november/

Local News

Developer buys historic Downtown Scranton building for $3.3 million
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/developer-buys-historic-downtown-scranton-building-for-3-3-million/article_a8a2ad8c-5623-5530-93ad-dba0de46d1d1.html

FBI confirms Mackey review, but says it is finished
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fbi-confirms-mackey-review-but-says-it-is-finished/article_9ee2f470-06cf-5377-9e1b-8cca3b9a7f22.html

Railroad sues Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority over stormwater fee
https://www.timesleader.com/news/798782/railroad-sues-wyoming-valley-sanitary-authority-over-stormwater-fee

Westmoreland Commissioner Kertes criticized for comments at Trump rally in Murrysville
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-commissioner-kertes-criticized-for-comments-at-trump-rally-in-murrysville/

National News

You’ve got 5 weeks left to be counted in the 2020 Census and shape America’s next decade
https://www.inquirer.com/news/2020-census-deadline-questions-form-philadelphia-20200828.html

Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson dies at 85
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2020/08/27/Hall-of-Fame-basketball-coach-Lute-Olson-dies-at-85/stories/202008270216

Why the Federal Reserve deserves credit for its actions during COVID-19
https://www.inquirer.com/business/small-business/federal-reserve-interest-rates-hero-stocks-housing-jerome-powell-pandemic-trump-20200828.html

Philly

Hite says as many as 18,000 Philly district students still need internet access, with days to go until the start of school
https://www.inquirer.com/education/free-internet-philadelphia-school-district-comcast-students-20200827.html

COVID-19 lockdown 2.0? Kenney administration doesn’t rule it out; changes coming to free-meal programs
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/coronavirus/covid-19-lockdown-2-0-kenney-administration-doesnt-rule-it-out-changes-coming-to-free/article_e1b3a7ad-d3e2-51df-ab01-a676ecf8569b.html

Philly accepts $10M grant for ambitious election plan
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philly-accepts-10m-grant-for-ambitious-election-plan/article_05a9751a-06bf-57f5-93d3-b705bc2487fc.html

A decision on a new Sixers arena at Penn’s Landing is coming soon
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-76ers-new-arena-penns-landing-drwc-20200827.html

What Philly leaders are saying about a potential new Sixers arena at Penn’s Landing
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/philadelphia/philadelphia-76ers-new-arena-penns-landing-reaction-20200827.html

A new Sixers arena at Penn’s Landing would be a step back for the waterfront | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/sixers-new-arena-penns-landing-delaware-river-waterfront-20200827.html

This Philly nonprofit planned to offer housing to homeless college students. Then the pandemic hit. | Helen Ubiñas
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/depaul-temple-lasalle-sara-goldrick-rab-homeless-college-students-helen-ubinas-20200828.html

Pitt

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank offers drive-up food distributions
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/08/28/Food-bank-offers-drive-up-food-distributions/stories/202008280088

Pittsburgh police chief wants more cooperation from protesters
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/08/27/Pittsburgh-police-chief-Scott-Schubert-cooperation-BLM-protesters-demonstrations/stories/202008270149

Upcoming Western Pa. soccer tournament has public health officials concerned
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2020/08/27/pennsylvania-soccer-tournament-coronavirus-pandemic-plum-kick-off-classic/stories/202008270147

Wilkinsburg officer who shot Romir Talley also made initial complaint about mural, document says
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/08/27/Romir-Talley-mural-Wilkinsburg-police-shooting-Officer-Robert-Gowans-complaint/stories/202008270213

Wilkinsburg officer who shot Romir Talley also reported the memorial mural
https://triblive.com/local/wilkinsburg-officer-who-shot-romir-talley-also-reported-the-memorial-mural/

Penguins, FNB team to give Ammon Rec Center a technology upgrade
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/08/27/ammon-recreation-center-Pittsburgh-penguins-fnb-corporation-rec2tech-education-STEM-technology/stories/202008270174

Pitt is big winner in state COVID-19 research money
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/08/27/University-of-Pittsburgh-carnegie-mellon-university-COVID-19-research-state/stories/202008270168

Allegheny County released more covid-19 datasets. Here are some highlights.
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-released-more-covid-19-datasets-here-are-some-highlights/

Business, nonprofit players work together on $21M homeless shelter in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/business-nonprofit-players-work-together-on-21m-homeless-shelter-in-pittsburgh/

Agreement in works for Allegheny CleanWays to access a whopping 973 illegal dumpsites in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/agreement-in-works-for-allegheny-cleanways-to-access-a-whopping-973-illegal-dumpsites-in-pittsburgh/

Judge rules in favor of apartment complex owner on evictions in Penn Hills
https://triblive.com/local/penn-hills/judge-rules-in-favor-of-apartment-complex-owner-on-evictions-in-penn-hills/

State News

Pa. is part of growing movement of state AGs defending workers’ rights, report finds
https://www.inquirer.com/news/josh-shapiro-attorney-general-workers-rights-20200827.html

PUC again delays discussion about utility shutoff ban
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/08/27/PUC-delays-utility-shutoff-ban-terminations-low-income-bills-late-payments/stories/202008270159

Pennsylvania cities, towns with highest rate of UFO sightings; Pittsburgh is 206th
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-cities-towns-with-highest-rate-of-ufo-sightings-pittsburgh-is-206th/

Transportation

Teens and older motorists are more likely to get into crashes but drive less safe cars, CHOP study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/chop-cars-teens-older-drivers-safety-crashes-20200827.html

Bi-county Airport Board told passengers, revenue remain down
https://www.timesleader.com/news/798820/bi-county-airport-board-told-passengers-revenue-remain-down