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Legislature

Lawmakers vote to end Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 emergency disaster, but Gov. Wolf says it’s not over
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/lawmakers-vote-to-end-pennsylvanias-covid-19-emergency-disaster-but-gov-wolf-says-its-not-over.html

Next move Wolf: House and Senate approve resolution toppling Gov’s emergency declaration
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/next-move-wolf-house-and-senate-approve-resolution-toppling-govs-emergency-declaration/

Pa. legislature passes resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency order
https://papost.org/2020/06/09/senate-gop-passes-resolution-to-end-coronavirus-emergency-declaration-sending-it-back-to-house-for-concurrence/

Pennsylvania GOP seeks to dismantle Wolf’s shutdown
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-gop-seeks-to-dismantle-wolfs-shutdown/

Pa. state House members get a small deposit on GOP’s pledge to air police reform bills
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/pa-state-house-members-get-a-small-deposit-on-gops-pledge-to-air-police-reform-bills.html

Call special session for police reform
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/call-special-session-for-police-reform-1.2636906

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai expected to resign before the end of his term, sources say
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-house-speaker-mike-turzai-resign-20200609.html

District 10 candidates disagree over state House protest
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200609/district-10-candidates-disagree-over-state-house-protest/1

After primary defeat, Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach may take his caucus leader to court
https://www.witf.org/2020/06/09/after-primary-defeat-pa-sen-daylin-leach-may-take-his-caucus-leader-to-court/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Rep. Perry’s recent Op-Ed contains inaccuracies | Rachel Levine
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/06/rep-perrys-recent-op-ed-contains-inaccuracies-rachel-levine.html

New Pennsylvania requirements promise better testing and equipment for health-care workers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/state-health-mask-requirements-pennsylvania-hospital-health-care-worker-20200609.html

Federal COVID-19 report on nursing homes riddled with errors
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/federal-covid-19-report-on-nursing-homes-riddled-with-errors-1.2636875

Pennsylvania coronavirus death toll tops 6,000; 493 new cases reported
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-reports-493-additional-covid-cases-61-new-deaths/

State’s COVID-19 death toll passes 6,000 mark; 1 death reported in Allegheny County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/09/COVID-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-22/stories/202006090080

State officials: Westmoreland adds 6 new covid cases, no new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-officials-westmoreland-adds-6-new-covid-cases-no-new-deaths/

State: 61 new coronavirus deaths, only three locally
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/state-61-new-coronavirus-deaths-only-three-locally-1.2636836

Geisinger successfully discharged more than 500 COVID-19 patients
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/geisinger-successfully-discharged-more-than-500-covid-19-patients-1.2636884

Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-hospitalizations-memorial-day-20200610.html

Business

Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/09/Movie-theaters-shuttered-for-months-plan-July-reopening/stories/202006090141

U.S. employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April
https://www.inquirer.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-jobs-report-20200609.html

Pa. insurance officials say damage to businesses by protests, looting, is likely covered
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pa-insurance-officials-say-damage-to-businesses-by-protests-looting-is-likely-covered/

Kennametal to cut global workforce 10% by end of year
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/kennametal-to-cut-global-workforce-10-by-end-of-year/

Berks fire marshals anxious as businesses reopen with modified floor plans
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-fire-marshals-anxious-as-businesses-reopen-with-modified-floor-plans/article_d068095e-aa8c-11ea-b603-1b079357fe37.html

Nature’s Garden responds to allegations of price gouging its face masks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/natures-garden-responds-to-allegations-of-price-gouging-its-face-masks/article_73ee94d6-aa91-11ea-afd0-5bcb814e70f7.html

Crime/Punishment

Nine men, including ex-corrections officer, accused of suboxone smuggling
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787152/nine-men-including-ex-corrections-officer-accused-of-suboxone-smuggling

Education

JaMarr Billman claims harassment, racism during his Easton wrestling coaching tenure
https://www.mcall.com/sports/varsity/wrestling/mc-spt-racism-easton-wrestling-jamarr-billman-20200609-nzwnize5xjemfc56hf6dw74fnm-story.html

Conrad Weiser to ask board member to resign over online posts called racist in petition
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/conrad-weiser-to-ask-board-member-to-resign-over-online-posts-called-racist-in-petition/article_81a5c686-aa90-11ea-951b-5b3b98e09ca8.html

Pa. college leaders share fall reopening plans amid COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/pa-college-leaders-share-fall-reopening-plans-amid-covid-19-pandemic.html

Elections/Politics

Slomski, Laughlin to battle for state senate seat
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200609/slomski-laughlin-to-battle-for-state-senate-seat

Janet Diaz wins 13th Senatorial District race in upset over endorsed candidate Craig Lehman
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/janet-diaz-wins-13th-senatorial-district-race-in-upset-over-endorsed-candidate-craig-lehman/article_798907d4-aaa8-11ea-b78c-7f6196c729c4.html

Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania mail ballots were turned in after the deadline. November could be worse.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pa-mail-ballots-deadline-2020-primary-election-20200610.html

No, Luzerne County vote counting is not finished
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787205/no-luzerne-county-vote-counting-is-not-finished

Write-in votes delay final ballot count in county
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/write-in-votes-delay-final-ballot-count-in-county-1.2637036

Westmoreland expects hand-counting of primary ballots to be finished soon
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-expects-hand-counting-of-primary-ballots-to-be-finished-soon/

Noldy wins House Republican nomination
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/noldy-wins-house-republican-nomination-1.2636882

They had a plan to beat Trump. It got ‘blown up’ by coronavirus. What do Pennsylvania activists do now?
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/coronavirus-pa-2020-election-trump-activists-20200610.html

Gaming

4 casinos in region reopen with safety measures; 5th reopens Friday
https://triblive.com/local/regional/four-casinos-in-region-reopen-with-safety-measures-others-remain-closed/

Local News

Split Scranton City Council approves residency waiver for new OECD director
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/split-scranton-city-council-approves-residency-waiver-for-new-oecd-director-1.2636945

Nearly $2 million in federal funding announced for Lackawanna County Treatment Court
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nearly-2-million-in-federal-funding-announced-for-lackawanna-county-treatment-court-1.2636879

Local foundation awards COVID-19 grants
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-foundation-awards-covid-19-grants-1.2636841

NAACP challenges Bucks police to speak out
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200609/naacp-challenges-bucks-police-to-speak-out

Reading City Council introduces ordinance to move to single trash hauler
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-city-council-introduces-ordinance-to-move-to-single-trash-hauler-poll/article_f6487ad0-a9ee-11ea-bca1-7b4723ecb96a.html

Reading authorizes use of eminent domain to keep River Road Extension project on track
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-authorizes-use-of-eminent-domain-to-keep-river-road-extension-project-on-track/article_dc37707a-aa97-11ea-b91f-43576565699b.html

Fleetwood eases COVID-19 restrictions
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/fleetwood-eases-covid-19-restrictions/article_9588098a-aab7-11ea-9529-67c1ad4f2a8a.html

Tarentum launching summer concert series this week
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-launching-summer-concert-series-this-week/

In wake of Westmoreland Fair cancellation, youth left with no place to show livestock
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/in-wake-of-westmoreland-fair-cancellation-youth-left-with-no-place-to-show-livestock/

No timetable for resuming in-person county meetings
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787197/no-timetable-for-resuming-in-person-county-meetings

Pittston Tomato Festival could still be held this year
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pittston-tomato-festival-could-still-be-held-this-year-1.2637044

County state of emergency could end soon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-state-of-emergency-could-end-soon-1.2637054

W-B councilman appointed to police training commission
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-councilman-appointed-to-police-training-commission-1.2636999

$60K grant awarded to for blight removal in Glen Lyon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/60k-grant-awarded-to-for-blight-removal-in-glen-lyon-1.2636880

Schuylkill County leaders say grants are a start
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-county-leaders-say-grants-are-a-start-1.2636920

‘What can I do to fix this?’: Why young people are fueling the protest movement
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/what-can-i-do-to-fix-this-why-young-people-are-fueling-the-protest-movement.html

National News

AP sources: MLB players propose 89-game regular season, want prorated money
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2020/06/09/AP-MLB-players-baseball-MLBPA-proposal-89-game-regular-season-prorated-money/stories/202006090140

New Jersey

Camden disbanded its police department and built a new one. Can others learn from it?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/camden-police-defund-minneapolis-george-floyd-protest-20200609.html

N.J. corrections officer suspended for allegedly mocking George Floyd’s death
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-death-mocked-new-jersey-protest-corrections-officer-20200609.html

Philly

Will Philly dismantle the Police Department for a new public safety system? It’s unlikely.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/defund-police-philadelphia-city-council-helen-gym-20200609.html

PHL COVID-19 Fund briefly reopening applications for grants
https://www.inquirer.com/life/phl-covid-19-fund-accepting-new-grant-applications-20200609.html

Philly is in the yellow phase. How far are we away from green?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/philly-green-phase-date-20200609.html

Loss of Philadelphia Cultural Fund would hit arts organizations — and neighborhoods — hard
https://www.inquirer.com/entertainment/philadelphia-cultural-fund-city-budget-cuts-coronavirus-arts-groups-20200610.html

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium wins city funding for testing after a reversal
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covid-19-coronavirus-testing-african-american-churches-20200609.html

Philly police say Inspector Joseph Bologna is suspended ‘with intent to dismiss,’ hours after a new accusation of excessive force
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-inspector-joseph-bologna-assualt-charges-new-accusations-20200609.html

COVID-19 created a backlog of criminal cases in Philly. New budget cuts could make it hard to dig out of it.
https://www.witf.org/2020/06/10/covid-19-created-a-backlog-of-criminal-cases-in-philly-new-budget-cuts-could-make-it-hard-to-dig-out-of-it/

Caps in the air: Philly graduates 13,000 high school students in virtual ceremony
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-virtual-graduation-malcolm-jenkins-20200609.html

‘Black lives matter at work’: Philly sanitation workers rally for safer conditions on the job
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/sanitation-workers-protests-philadelphia-20200609.html

14 Philly Council members demand police reforms; reject Kenney’s budget increases for department
https://www.penncapital-star.com/criminal-justice/14-philly-council-members-demand-police-reforms-reject-kenneys-budget-increases-for-department/

Philly marijuana dispensaries that got looted say state rules are making it harder to reopen
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/looting-philadelphia-marijuana-dispensaries-closed-20200609.html

Joseph Rizzo, former Philadelphia fire commissioner and brother of Frank, has died at 95
https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/joe-rizzo-frank-rizzo-brother-dead-philadelphia-fire-department-20200609.html

Mayor Kenney’s budget eliminates my library job, which hurts my community and me | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-city-budget-library-cuts-police-reform-20200610.html

I’m the Inquirer’s only black male news columnist. That speaks to a larger problem. | Solomon Jones
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/racism-media-black-reporters-editors-philadelphia-inquirer-pittsburgh-20200609.html

Philly’s FOP is like the Wizard of Oz: powerful and mighty until you look behind the curtain | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-fraternal-order-police-fop-arbitration-accountability-joe-bologna-jim-kenney-20200610.html

West Philly protester: We got tear gassed. It didn’t stop us. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/protests-george-floyd-west-philadelphia-tear-gas-20200609.html

Plans for a North Philly police station make even less sense after the George Floyd protests | Inga Saffron
https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/north-philadelphia-police-station-defund-black-lives-matter-brutality-architecture-20200610.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh black leaders see a difference in George Floyd protests
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/09/George-Floyd-protests-Pittsburgh-black-leaders-see-difference/stories/202006090123

Pittsburgh City Council begins discussion on police reform in wake of protests
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2020/06/09/Pittsburgh-City-Council-discussion-police-reform-black-lives-matter-protests-burgess/stories/202006090093

Pittsburgh Council proposes major police reforms during heated meeting
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-council-proposes-major-police-reforms-during-heated-meeting/

Allegheny council members Bennett, Hallam want to ban ‘less lethal’ crowd-control devices
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2020/06/09/Allegheny-County-Council-members-Bennett-Hallam-introduce-bill-ban-less-lethal-crowd-control-devices/stories/202006090086

Proposed ban on tear gas, rubber bullets sent to committee by Allegheny County Council
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/proposed-ban-on-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-sent-to-committee-by-allegheny-county-council/

An open letter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/06/10/Truth-fairness-Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette-burris-george-floyd/stories/202006090137

AHN to conduct mobile coronavirus testing in Hazelwood
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/ahn-to-conduct-mobile-coronavirus-testing-in-hazelwood/

YWCA seizes the moment to promote more advocacy for race and gender equality
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2020/06/09/YWCA-Pittsburgh-race-gender-equity-advocacy/stories/202006090049

Pittsburgh YWCA announces plan supporting race and gender equity
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-ywca-announces-plan-supporting-race-and-gender-equity/

Port Authority receives over $141 million in pandemic stimulus funds
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/06/09/Port-Authority-pandemic-stimulus-funds-over-141-million-CARES-Act-public-transit/stories/202006090131

City encouraging community events limit attendance to 250, in line with green phase guidance
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/09/pittsburgh-covid-community-events-attendance-limit-green-phase-wolf-peduto-covid-19/stories/202006090073

Pitt to reopen this fall with ‘compressed’ schedule during pandemic
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pitt-to-reopen-this-fall-with-compressed-fall-schedule-during-pandemic/

State News

EPA chief Wheeler to visit Pottstown for grant to clean up old newspaper site
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/epa-adrew-wheeler-pottstown-mercury-brownfield-montgomery-county-20200609.html

USPS seeking to hire rural carriers at $18.56 an hour
https://triblive.com/local/regional/usps-seeking-to-hire-rural-carriers-at-18-56-an-hour/

FSA May report identifies neeeds in 17-county region
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787209/fsa-may-report-identifies-neeeds-in-17-county-region

Major Western Pa. museums make plans for safe reopening
https://triblive.com/local/regional/major-area-museums-make-plans-for-safe-reopening/

DePasquale suggests criminal justice reform measures
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200609/depasquale-suggests-criminal-justice-reform-measures

Transportation

Proposed project to optimize traffic signals, crosswalks in Back Mountain
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/proposed-project-to-optimize-traffic-signals-crosswalks-in-back-mountain-1.2636887