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Legislature

As he prepares to retire, Dinniman calls for ‘transformative change’
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/as-he-prepares-to-retire-dinniman-calls-for-transformative-change/article_1bcf5368-ca16-11ea-9805-f74a29b75470.html

Leave emergency power with governor
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/leave-emergency-power-with-governor/article_ddd6b6ea-1434-5353-9987-c45957f19c10.html

Our opinion: Processing right-to-know requests essential
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/editorial/our-opinion-processing-right-to-know-requests-essential/article_2c0e3a04-fcdc-5ef9-b870-2b686b5da929.html

Lawrence calls for Lincoln University board chair to resign
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/lawrence-calls-for-lincoln-university-board-chair-to-resign/article_b33519ae-ca02-11ea-99fe-4ffb53a4cfde.html

State Senate failed to rigorously vet personal delivery device legislation [editorial] https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/state-senate-failed-to-rigorously-vet-personal-delivery-device-legislation-editorial/article_78c2b496-c89c-11ea-93c7-ab5c5ddb42ec.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania reports 786 new cases, 8 new coronavirus deaths
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-reports-786-new-cases-8-new-coronavirus-deaths/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Another 786 positive cases raise total above 101,000
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-sunday-coronavirus-numbers-20200719-4jnyewpkz5ddxnewp7lmgt7exa-story.html

Western Pa. reports three deaths, 246 cases of COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/07/19/COVID-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-40/stories/202007190153

Allegheny County reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/138-new-coronavirus-cases-1-new-death-in-allegheny-county/

Westmoreland County sees 18 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-sees-18-new-coronavirus-cases/

Luzerne County judge tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/792427/county-judge-tests-positive-for-coronavirus

Six more COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in Luzerne County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/six-more-covid-19-cases-reported-sunday-in-luzerne-county/article_d5350771-1bc6-5fcb-a5f8-2e553588c00a.html

Berks adds 23 new positive coronavirus cases
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-adds-23-new-positive-coronavirus-cases/article_9f937b7e-c9e0-11ea-a96c-8f3432f12ac3.html

Health Department data shows 23 new COVID-19 cases in region Sunday, one new death
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/health-department-data-shows-23-new-covid-19-cases-in-region-sunday-one-new-death/article_b9d07eec-5b09-5f62-ad09-7c4752498fae.html

Luzerne County Judge Amesbury, deputy sheriff test positive for COVID-19
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/luzerne-county-judge-amesbury-deputy-sheriff-test-positive-for-covid-19/article_9c16d70b-452c-5913-b8f6-d4933554ed37.html

Judge Amesbury’s statement on positive coronavirus test
https://www.timesleader.com/news/792498/judge-amesburys-statement-on-positive-coronavirus-test

Editorial: Getting Pennsylvania back on right track against coronavirus
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-getting-pennsylvania-back-on-right-track-against-coronavirus/article_31bf5214-52e2-5ee0-af94-a9a74d2d2d53.html

GOP leaders, Trump to discuss virus aid as crisis deepens
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/07/19/Trump-stimulus-bill-coronavirus-testing-relief-funding-Senate-GOP/stories/202007190179

Jack Nicklaus says he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/golf/2020/07/20/Jack-Nicklaus-wife-tested-positive-coronavirus/stories/202007200048

Bahamas closes borders to people from U.S. because of coronavirus: reports
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/bahamas-closes-borders-to-people-from-us-because-of-coronavirus-reports.html

Administration

Gov. Wolf’s support for a petrochemical tax credit is a mistake. He should veto the bill. | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-petrochemical-tax-credit-hb-732-fracking-climate-change-20200720.html

Business

Thousands to walk off the job in U.S. cities to protest racial inequality
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2020/07/20/Thousands-to-walk-off-job-protest-racial-economic-inequality-racism/stories/202007200049

Wooing petrochemical plants in the age of COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/07/19/petrochemical-plants-COVID-19-Pennsylvania-energy-petrochemicals/stories/202007190054

Why are there so few Black owners and workers in central Pa.‘s construction industry?
https://www.pennlive.com/business/2020/07/law-enforcement-issues-are-generating-protests-but-blacks-say-the-construction-industry-is-another-area-where-systemic-racism-has-held-people-back.html

Vanguard crew and fans wary of Infosys outsourcing as company adds Malvern center
https://www.inquirer.com/business/phillydeals/infosys-vanguard-outsourcing-20200720.html

Service workers are still undervalued during coronavirus | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/essential-workers-coronavirus-grocery-stores-safety-20200720.html

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at popular abingtons market
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19-at-popular-abingtons-market/article_924fb521-914a-5b85-8159-7a0c4a35215b.html

Crime/Punishment

Man killed, 8 others wounded in shooting in nation’s capital
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/washington-8-killed-shooting-20200719.html

Source of gunfire in rural Luzerne County under investigation, 1 may have been shot
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/source-of-gunfire-in-rural-luzerne-county-under-investigation-1-may-have-been-shot.html

Education

School districts deal with fluid reopening plans
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/school-districts-deal-with-fluid-reopening-plans/article_17e12598-c87b-11ea-8c4d-2bab31ad5264.html

Here’s a look at back-to-schools plans unveiled by central Pa. school districts
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/heres-a-look-at-back-to-schools-plans-unveiled-by-central-pa-school-districts.html

Montgomery County health officials release guidance for reopening schools amid coronavirus
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-health-officials-release-guidance-for-reopening-schools-amid-coronavirus/article_b089c96b-5214-5044-bac9-5253d28fa01e.html

School officials focused on flexibility in efforts to reopen schools from coronavirus shutdown
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/school-officials-focused-on-flexibility-in-efforts-to-reopen-schools-from-coronavirus-shutdown/article_2659760a-c765-11ea-ae7a-a7fe28c547d3.html

Educators eager to return to classrooms, but concerned about safety from coronavirus
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/educators-eager-to-return-to-classrooms-but-concerned-about-safety-from-coronavirus/article_621b4d92-c6a9-11ea-9a99-ff6d82fce3c3.html

Chris Kelly: COVID-19 learning curve too steep for schools to reopen
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/columnists/chris-kelly/chris-kelly-covid-19-learning-curve-too-steep-for-schools-to-reopen/article_7bd99913-37b8-5193-a940-6b89fff27ca5.html

Elections/Politics

‘Dark money’ groups spent $517,000 against two Philly-area candidates who oppose the Mariner East pipeline
https://www.inquirer.com/news/dark-money-mariner-east-pennsylvania-elections-20200720.html

Tweet from Rep. Lamb’s brother spurs back-and-forth between congressman’s campaign, Parnell
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/07/19/Rep-Conor-Lamb-brother-Coleman-tweet-Sean-Parnell-John-Lewis/stories/202007190172

Parnell’s campaign celebrates outraising Lamb in second quarter
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200719/parnellrsquos-campaign-celebrates-outraising-lamb-in-second-quarter

Research on voting by mail says it’s safe – from fraud and disease | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/research-on-voting-by-mail-says-its-safe-from-fraud-and-disease-opinion/

Gaming

Casino suspending gaming floor alcohol service
https://www.timesleader.com/news/792539/casino-suspending-gaming-floor-alcohol-service

Local News

Diocese of Scranton seeks stay of sex abuse cases
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/diocese-of-scranton-seeks-stay-of-sex-abuse-cases/article_43ebd201-dd33-5207-bae8-43d55029e4dc.html

Policy at Dickson City Borough Building allows four types of flags
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/policy-at-dickson-city-borough-building-allows-four-types-of-flags/article_e227370e-2790-5e72-b7a8-a253d7081e93.html

HCA seeks more water from Lehigh River
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hca-seeks-more-water-from-lehigh-river-1.2642651

Greensburg drops health inspections, sending restaurants to state
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-drops-health-inspections-sending-restaurants-to-state/

Upper Providence hears pros, cons of proposed group home
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/upper-providence-hears-pros-cons-of-proposed-group-home/article_1051dbee-ca18-11ea-8cc3-bb3ae4ba1bd7.html

Philly

Philly asks residents to put trash out a day later as it catches up on garbage pickup
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-trash-collection-delays-jim-kenney-brian-oneil-20200719.html

A woman was shot in Kensington. Then her neighbors chased and beat the gunman.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-shooting-woman-shot-man-chased-20200719.html

AG Shapiro’s office sues Philly towing companies for illegally towing vehicles, intimidating customers
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/07/20/COVID-19-healthsystem-council-western-pa-doctors-nonemergeny-medical-care-safe/stories/202007190016

Pitt

Pittsburgh hospitals want you to know routine medical care is safe, despite COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/07/20/COVID-19-healthsystem-council-western-pa-doctors-nonemergeny-medical-care-safe/stories/202007190016

The mystery girl of Oakmont. Neighbors say they didn’t know she was there until she died
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2020/07/20/Bella-Seachrist-Oakmont-homicide-child-abuse-torture-Allegheny-County/stories/202007030089

19 Neighbors: Pitt instructor faces motherhood, leukemia and COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/19-neighbors/2020/07/20/19-Neighbors-Alana-DeLoge-Pitt-leukemia-pregnancy-COVID-19-Morningside/stories/202007190156

Port Authority schedules public sessions for long-range planning
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/07/20/Port-Authority-NEXTransit-25-year-transit-plan-online-sessions-Michael-Baker/stories/202007190122

State News

Spotted lanternflies close to Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/spotted-lanternflies-close-to-lackawanna-county/article_fb273e6b-e2f3-5fe0-a631-71e9ecdfbe4a.html

White supremacists stage brief demonstration in Williamsport, Pa., home of the Little League World Series
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/white-supremacist-pennsylvania-williamsport-20200719.html

Transportation

PennDOT antes up another $3 million to upgrade road at doorstep of proposed $70 million biz park in Harrison
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/penndot-antes-up-another-3-million-to-upgrade-road-at-doorstep-of-proposed-70-million-biz-park-in-harrison/