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Coronavirus – COVID-19

Covid-19 in Pa.: Child abuse doctors see a disturbing trend as the pandemic continues
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/08/29/covid-19-pa-child-abuse-doctors-see-disturbing-trend/3342976001/#

North Hills elementary teacher tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/08/29/North-Hills-School-District-COVID-19-third-grade-teacher-families-notified/stories/202008290059

North Hills School District teacher, student test positive for covid-19
https://triblive.com/local/north-hills-school-district-teacher-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

Pa. reports 843 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/08/29/COVID-19-new-cases-Allegheny-County-Pennsylvania/stories/202008290047

Pennsylvania reports 843 new coronavirus cases, 16 new death
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-reports-843-new-coronavirus-cases-16-new-deaths/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: New cases top 800 on Saturday, but no deaths in Lehigh Valley
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-saturday-count-20200829-zxiagn227nbk5nqmxncapyeane-story.html

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

Berks adds 32 coronavirus positive cases
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-adds-32-coronavirus-positive-cases/article_3034b034-ea2b-11ea-b455-dfae42e4740a.html

For second day, COVID-19 cases spike in Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/for-second-day-covid-19-cases-spike-in-lackawanna-county/article_88629aec-6407-5995-a76c-24593b11e070.html

Legislature

Gov. Wolf urges Pa. Legislature to begin work on his election reform package
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/08/30/Gov-Wolf-urges-Pa-Legislature-to-begin-work-on-his-election-reform-package/stories/202008300054

Thousands face homelessness in Chester County after eviction moratorium expires
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/thousands-face-homelessness-in-chester-county-after-eviction-moratorium-expires/article_c32c4304-e9f2-11ea-91c7-87a0918512c6.html

Sen. Baker seeks after-action assessment of novel coronavirus
https://www.timesleader.com/news/799086/sen-baker-seeks-after-action-assessment-of-novel-coronavirus

On busing, let districts decide
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/08/30/state-legislature-should-take-hands-off-approach-busing-fight/5645410002/

Business

‘We are in crisis mode.’ Centre County hospitality industry works to survive amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2020/08/we-are-in-crisis-mode-centre-county-hospitality-industry-works-to-survive-amid-covid-19-outbreak.html

Business leaders and county join for coronavirus recovery effort
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/business-leaders-and-county-join-for-coronavirus-recovery-effort/article_1487de9c-eaad-11ea-b068-2f66858bb4d0.html

Crime/Punishment

Four shot, one fatally, in Friday night violence in Chester, police say
https://www.inquirer.com/crime/chester-pa-shootings-homicide-gun-violence-police-20200829.html

Car crashes at shooting scene in New Kensington, 2 days after another daylight street shooting in Arnold
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/car-crashes-at-shooting-scene-in-new-kensington/

NEPA police departments lacking diversity
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nepa-police-departments-lacking-diversity/article_80d6d6bf-88b3-5ef5-8039-74bc14f4cd4d.html

Former Wilkes-Barre Twp. police officer joins Scranton department
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/former-wilkes-barre-twp-police-officer-joins-scranton-department/article_9f56d646-26a0-52f1-b3d1-6cae0c471a28.html

Dauphin County Prison warden suspended during investigation
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/dauphin-county-prison-warden-suspended-during-investigation.html

Education

Our view: PIAA failed students with lack of decision
https://www.timesonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/08/30/our-view-piaa-failed-students-lack-decision/5651004002/

Elections/Politics

LGBTQ candidates in Pa. and Del. hope to win seats in November
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/lgbtq-candidates-in-pa-and-del-hope-to-win-seats-in-november/

Campaigning in the age of coronavirus
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/campaigning-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/article_c8aeb10a-e89d-11ea-8c53-2bae740f036e.html

Biden to resume in-person campaigning as race with Trump kicks into gear
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/biden-will-resume-in-person-campaigning-swing-states-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-20200829.html

Super PACs turn to Western Pa. voters for testimonials in presidential contest
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/super-pacs-turn-to-local-voters-for-testimonials-in-presidential-contest/

You — yes, you! — should sign up to be a poll worker right now | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/voting-election-2020-poll-workers-volunteer-20200828.html

Health Care

The loss of employer-sponsored health insurance can be a serious concern for older people
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/health-insurance-layoffs-furloughs-cobra-obamacare-marketplace-subsidies-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20200830.html

Local News

Opioid deaths on the rise in the Lehigh Valley, as coronavirus reverses treatment strides
https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-opioid-epidemic-covid-pandemic-20200830-iqqqmfoxwrdmfaeyngwzm6kype-story.html

Religious and civil rights movements unite to combat hate in the Poconos
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200829/religious-and-civil-rights-movements-unite-to-combat-hate-in-poconos

National News

Cost-cutting uncertainty mires Postal Service in more delays
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/08/29/Cost-cutting-uncertainty-mires-Postal-Service-in-more-delays/stories/202008290066

Health agencies’ credibility at risk after week of blunders
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/08/29/Health-agencies-credibility-at-risk-after-week-of-blunders/stories/202008290070

Philly

Are social-distancing ambassadors any match for record Wissahickon crowds?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/wissahickon-devils-pool-coronavirus-guidelines-social-ambassadors-philadelphia-20200830.html

‘Avoid all social gatherings.’ Philly issues new rules for students; Temple bans gatherings of all sizes
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-college-ban-social-gatherings-20200829.html

Pitt

Peduto declares Juneteenth as official holiday in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/08/29/juneteenth-pittsburgh-Black-women-s-voting-rights-forum-Bill-Peduto-Samaria-Rice/stories/202008300142

Mayor Peduto declares Juneteenth official holiday in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/mayor-peduto-declares-juneteenth-marking-the-end-of-slavery-in-the-u-s-an-official-holiday-in-pittsburgh/

Pittsburgh Public Schools pushing back start date
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/08/29/pps-push-back-start-date-pittsburgh-public-schools-e-learning/stories/202008290071

The line between protests and riots
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/08/30/The-line-between-protests-and-riots/stories/202008260065

State News

Nearly 4,000 still without power after Friday’s storms
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/08/29/Power-outages-storms-11-000-rain-Saturday-clearing-Sunday/stories/202008290046

New director sees a more active Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/08/30/Vincent-Valdes-Southwestern-Pennsylvania-Commission-new-executive-director/stories/202008290010

Western Pa. farmlands preserved ‘forever’ with state aid
https://triblive.com/local/regional/western-pa-farmlands-preserved-forever-with-state-aid/

Lancaster task force focusing on abuse in Plain communities
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/08/30/Lancaster-task-force-focusing-on-abuse-in-Plain-communities-Coverings/stories/202008210106

DEP, PennDOT seek volunteers for ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ litter campaign
https://www.timesleader.com/news/799193/dep-penndot-seek-volunteers-for-pick-up-pennsylvania-litter-campaign

EPCAMR receives grant to explore solar energy on coal lands
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/epcamr-receives-grant-to-explore-solar-energy-on-coal-lands/article_7a280e35-7001-536f-a9b4-5377fd054233.html

The new EPA methane rule and what it means for Pa. It’s all about the duplication | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-new-epa-methane-rule-and-what-it-means-for-pa-its-all-about-the-duplication-opinion/

Washington

Trump administration ends election security briefings
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/08/29/Trump-administration-ends-election-security-briefings/stories/202008290067