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Legislature

Dems pushing for creation of civilian police review boards in Pa. counties
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/07/06/PA-Dems-support-county-civilian-police-review-boards-as-Allegheny-County-s-bill-stuck-in-committee/stories/202007060068

Spike in fireworks complaints on Fourth of July kindles big push to change Pennsylvania law
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/spike-in-fireworks-complaints-on-fourth-of-july-kindles-big-push-to-change-pennsylvania-law/article_a2396616-bf8d-11ea-9280-e397c5c481ab.html

State legislators call for Gov. Wolf to extend eviction and foreclosure moratorium through December
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/state-legislators-call-for-gov-wolf-to-extend-eviction-and-foreclosure-moratorium-through-december/Content?oid=17602269

Pro 2nd Amendment lawmakers want to let you carry a gun during an emergency
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pro-2nd-amendment-lawmakers-want-to-let-you-carry-a-gun-during-an-emergency/

Legislation reintroduced to reform statewide judicial elections
https://www.timesleader.com/news/790761/legislation-reintroduced-to-reform-statewide-judicial-elections

Our view: Laughlin’s bill boosts child safety
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20200707/our-view-laughlinrsquos-bill-boosts-child-safety

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts’
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/mask-order-in-pa-could-last-until-there-is-a-coronavirus-vaccine-wolf-says-and-hes-concerned-about-new-breakouts.html

Gov. Tom Wolf concerned about post-July 4 coronavirus spike but says Pennsylvania in better spot than other states
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-wolf-monday-20200706-wg6gbkta3zfijocjwukj75zg6i-story.html

As Allegheny shuts down some businesses, neighboring counties distance themselves from similar measures
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2020/07/06/Allegheny-Erie-Westmoreland-Greene-County-commissioners-local-health-department-COVID19-coronavirus/stories/202007060093

With 450 new coronavirus cases, Pa. eclipses 90,000 in all
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/with-450-new-coronavirus-cases-pa-eclipses-90000-in-all/

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County surge continues with 218 new cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/07/06/COVID-19-pennsylvania-pittsburgh-new-cases-deaths-data-pandemic/stories/202007060061

Allegheny County reports 218 new coronavirus cases, 1 death
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-reports-218-new-coronavirus-cases-one-death/

27 new covid-19 cases reported in Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/27-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-westmoreland-county/

Two new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in Luzerne County reported Monday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/two-new-covid-19-cases-no-new-deaths-in-luzerne-county-reported-monday/article_211d89af-ea8e-5adc-9da8-426e2bffd8e2.html

Monday’s COVID-19 data shows no new deaths in region, cases continue downward trend
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/mondays-covid-19-data-shows-no-new-deaths-in-region-cases-continue-downward-trend/article_4922c435-b672-5a38-8053-9c7d76221597.html

Berks County adds 3 coronavirus cases as Pennsylvania reports 450 cases
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-adds-3-coronavirus-cases-as-pennsylvania-reports-450-cases/article_68016f86-bf9a-11ea-b4e1-9f297bc588ae.html

State centers have first COVID-19 case among residents
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/07/06/Pennsylvania-state-centers-disabilities-residents-COVID-19-case-staff-members/stories/202007060108

Renters, homeowners could file for assistance
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/renters-homeowners-could-file-for-assistance/article_f20bc924-3516-5a6e-afa4-723faaf5bcda.html

State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2020/07/06/State-arts-council-distributes-2-3-million-to-arts-groups/stories/202007060062

Pennsylvania will distribute additional federal funds to child care centers
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/07/06/Pennsylvania-additional-federal-funds-child-care-centers-COVID-19-work-return/stories/202007060083

Wolf announces $53M in CARES Act funding for child care center support
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200706/wolf-announces-53m-in-cares-act-funding-for-child-care-center-support

New report documents racial inequity of COVID-19 infections nationally and in Lancaster County
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/new-report-documents-racial-inequity-of-covid-19-infections-nationally-and-in-lancaster-county/article_ea65fb2c-bfae-11ea-9236-e773a9232af2.html

Allegheny Township fire departments out of service because of coronavirus exposure
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-township-fire-departments-out-of-service-because-of-coronavirus-exposure/

Understanding is part of the job for COVID-19 tester
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2020/07/06/allegheny-health-network-covid-19-rick-rickman-highmark-health/stories/202007050002

Allegheny Health Network mobile covid-19 testing continues through Friday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-health-network-mobile-covid-19-testing-continues-through-friday/

South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-trump-south-dakota-governor-20200706.html

Business

When the manufacturing work dried up, W. Pa. firms turned to making medical equipment
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2020/07/07/Covid-manufacturing-respirators-masks-medical-eqiupment-pivot-mellon-Butler-Abram-s-Magee/stories/202007020082

How COVID-19 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/07/07/cashless-economy-payments-coronavirus-COVID-19-pandemic-accelerating-shift/stories/202007080010

Analyst: 20,000 bank branches — or more — could close after COVID-19
https://www.inquirer.com/business/banks-downsizing-philadelphia-20200707.html

McCandless Giant Eagle employee tests positive for covid-19
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/mccandless-giant-eagle-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

PPP Loans

Feds issue $1.1B in small business loans, including at least $600K for Rep. Mike Kelly’s dealerships
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/07/06/Congressman-Butler-Mike-Kelly-car-dealerships-receive-small-business-loans/stories/202007060082

A Pa. congressman got up to $1 million in coronavirus PPP loans for his car dealerships
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/mike-kelly-coronavirus-ppp-loans-20200706.html

Philly-area companies reap millions from Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses
https://www.inquirer.com/business/ppp-loans-philadelphia-new-jersey-pennsylvania-20200706.html

Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/small-business-loans-treasury-coronavirus-20200706.html

PPP loan recipients released; many local companies on list
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus/ppp-loan-recipients-released-many-local-companies-on-list/article_10899dc0-7324-5190-83fc-aea379a5df80.html

Which Pennsylvania businesses got the most money in PPP loans? Search the list
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-paycheck-protection-loans-coronavirus-20200707-m6flotdqcbcxboldymke3agsz4-story.html

Crime/Punishment

State police seize $5.7 million worth of drugs in past 3 months
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-police-seize-5-7-million-worth-of-drugs-in-past-3-months/

Can a Delaware County task force succeed in influencing criminal justice reform?
https://www.witf.org/2020/07/07/can-a-delco-task-force-succeed-in-influencing-criminal-justice-reform/

Video shows Erie officer striking suspect’s head 7 times
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200706/video-shows-erie-officer-striking-suspects-head-7-times

2 teens shot in Lancaster city Monday night: police
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/2-teens-shot-in-lancaster-city-monday-night-police/article_6188e8ce-c048-11ea-b47e-77ced967972e.html

Education

Pa.’s mandatory mask order complicates school reopening plans
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/pa-s-mandatory-mask-order-complicates-school-reopening-plans/article_ff171338-bfc4-11ea-8850-f3a157665f47.html

WVW Superintendent: 3 plans for return to school, depending on virus
https://www.timesleader.com/news/790755/wvw-superintendent-3-plans-for-return-to-school-depending-on-virus

Schools still need protection
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/07/07/School-police-protection-reform-education-prison-pipeline/stories/202006270015

Faculty should look more like student body
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/faculty-should-look-more-like-student-body/article_c01a9cf2-b5ae-5e68-944b-bb1d5859faac.html

Minority-owned company brings testing facility to Cheyney University
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/sure-biochem-laboratories-brings-testing-facility-to-cheyney-university/

Penn State basketball coach, Delco native Pat Chambers referenced a ‘noose’ around a Black player’s neck
https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/penn-state/penn-state-basketball-noose-rasir-bolton-pat-chambers-20200706.html

Chances for Ivy League sports this fall look slim, with announcement expected Wednesday | Mike Jensen
https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/penn/ivy-league-fall-sports-penn-harvard-princeton-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-20200706.html

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave U.S. if classes go online
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-education-interntional-students-20200706.html

Health Care

Adagio Health set to roll out mobile clinic to serve rural Pennsylvanians
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/07/06/Adagio-Health-mobile-unit-clinic-services-rural-Pennsylvania-family-planning/stories/202007060074

More than 20 treated by UPMC burn center for fireworks injuries over holiday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/more-than-20-treated-by-upmc-burn-center-for-fireworks-injuries-over-holiday/

Is your local hospital a force for good? New report card sheds light
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/is-your-local-hospital-a-force-for-good-new-report-card-sheds-light.html

Local News

Nearly 200 fireworks complaints made over holiday in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/crime-emergencies/nearly-200-fireworks-complaints-made-over-holiday-in-scranton/article_c1a2487b-35b6-530c-8ca0-715ee166d4f9.html

Reading City Council vents frustrations over fireworks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-city-council-vents-frustrations-over-fireworks/article_83d84dd6-bfe2-11ea-b3ab-2b5a4c01758e.html

Reading City Council continues to mull trash ordinance
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-city-council-continues-to-mull-trash-ordinance/article_674fab68-bfe8-11ea-b969-0711476bc3b2.html

Dunmore man promoted to lieutenant colonel in the state police
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dunmore-man-promoted-to-lieutenant-colonel-in-the-state-police/article_770f19c2-f6e7-54fb-838a-2a15a563a2a8.html

Pocket libraries popular during pandemic
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/pocket-libraries-popular-during-pandemic/article_bc0568ee-cf59-53ba-9bf0-0276e1323e7c.html

Montgomery County officials set parameters for county operations under green phase
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-officials-set-parameters-for-county-operations-under-green-phase/article_472ebb57-240d-5c15-8a4b-459867ede18c.html

County looking to return money to residents
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/county-looking-to-return-money-to-residents/article_c9537d8a-bfc5-11ea-9465-5f07db39ef1b.html

Positive coronavirus case reported at Westmoreland County courthouse
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/positive-coronavirus-case-reported-at-westmoreland-county-courthouse/

Wilkes-Barre itemizing COVID-19 expenses in financial reports
https://www.timesleader.com/news/790763/wilkes-barre-itemizing-covid-19-expenses-in-financial-reports

Wilkes-Barre described as ‘war zone’ over 4th of July weekend
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-described-as-war-zone-over-4th-of-july-weekend/article_318b2fab-481b-5468-9150-ba18bf65ddd2.html

Kingston residents will be charged $30 per residence this year for recycling pickup
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kingston-residents-will-be-charged-30-per-residence-this-year-for-recycling-pickup/article_2432ab6b-545a-5bfa-8769-556103a828aa.html

Schuylkill County controller Christy D. Joy resigning
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-county-controller-christy-d-joy-resigning-1.2641615

National News

Boston Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2020/07/07/Boston-Red-Sox-dogged-by-claims-of-racism-sexual-abuse/stories/202007070061

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/dakota-pipeline-environment-20200706.html

Philly

Philly shootings surge as 23 people were shot in a single day
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-shooting-gun-violence-increase-spike-4th-july-coronavirus-protests-20200706.html

6-year-old’s shooting death in Philadelphia likely accidental, 1 person in custody
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/6-year-olds-shooting-death-in-philadelphia-likely-accidental-1-person-in-custody.html

Black leaders call on Philadelphia police to end stop and frisk — again
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/black-leaders-call-on-philadelphia-police-to-end-stop-and-frisk-again/article_f617352c-ddc6-5454-a72e-c419f0eafdd5.html

The owner of a Philly bar pulled a gun on a passerby who warned about social distancing
https://www.inquirer.com/news/infusion-lounge-owner-jamie-atlig-pulls-gun-social-distancing-20200706.html

23 small Philly arts groups are getting $5,000 each in coronavirus grants
https://www.inquirer.com/news/stockton-rush-bartol-foundation-philadelphia-20200706.html

Bike shops are usually busy this time of year. Coronavirus took demand to the ‘next level.’
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/coronavirus-bike-shops-philadelphia-bicycles-demand-20200707.html

Penn must be accountable to Philly’s Black communities | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/university-of-pennsylvania-police-reparations-pilots-philadelphia-20200706.html

The new owner of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown wants to demolish it as soon as possible
https://www.inquirer.com/news/st-laurentius-church-fishtown-demolition-20200706.html

Pitt

Allegheny County court employees have safety concerns after at least 10 test positive for COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/07/06/Allegheny-County-court-employees-safety-concerns-at-least-10-positive-for-COVID-19-pittsburgh/stories/202007060097

Allegheny County officials confirm 6 coronavirus cases at courthouse
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-officials-confirm-6-coronavirus-cases-at-courthouse/

Pittsburgh man dies after being shot in Larimer
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-man-dies-after-being-shot-in-larimer/

State News

Nonprofits that rely on donations assess the needs of communities changed by pandemic
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/07/07/Goodwill-Salvation-Army-The-Free-Store-Governor-Wolf-Gisele-Barreto-Fetterman-Dress-for-Sucess-Pittsburgh/stories/202007010121

Invasive spotted lanternfly could threaten Western Pennsylvania trees, plants
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/invasive-spotted-lanternfly-could-threaten-western-pennsylvania-trees-plants/

Despite a dry start to summer, water authorities confident in local supply levels
https://triblive.com/local/regional/despite-a-dry-start-to-summer-water-authorities-confident-in-local-supply-levels/

West Penn Power to spend $46 million to trim trees along power lines this year
https://triblive.com/local/regional/west-penn-power-to-spend-46-million-to-trim-trees-along-power-lines-this-year/

VP Mike Pence’s Pennsylvania visit will include Manheim fundraiser, ‘Back the Blue’ rally
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/vp-mike-pences-pennsylvania-visit-will-include-manheim-fundraiser-back-the-blue-rally.html

Washington

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/trump-nascar-bubba-wallace-20200706.html

Make internet access available to all
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/07/07/Make-internet-access-available-broadband-fiber/stories/202007050016