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Legislature

Pa. lawmakers approved a resolution ending Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration. Next up: a legal battle.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/10/The-Pa-legislature-approved-a-resolution-ending-Wolf-s-coronavirus-emergency-declaration-What-happens-now/stories/202006100093

Coronavirus becomes latest battleground in power struggle between Pa. governor, Legislature
https://www.pennlive.com/business/2020/06/whos-in-charge-here-coronavirus-becomes-latest-battleground-in-fights-over-gubernatorial-and-legislative-powers-in-pennsylvanias-split-government.html

Wolf, lawmakers in legal clash over emergency declaration
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787337/wolf-lawmakers-in-legal-clash-over-emergency-declaration

Gov. Wolf, GOP lawmakers headed to court over fight to end the emergency declaration issued because of the coronavirus
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-gov-wolf-legislature-emergency-disaster-resolution-20200610-gzz7l4tm3bhi7opprwpq7mgznu-story.html

Wolf, Senate Republicans headed to state court in fight over COVID-19 emergency order repeal
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/im-standing-for-safety-wolf-readies-for-court-fight-over-vote-toppling-his-covid-19-emergency-order/

Legislators aim to end Pa. disaster declaration, Wolf bites back
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200610/legislators-aim-to-end-pa-disaster-declaration-wolf-bites-back

Pa. Commonwealth Court panel hears argument over Marsy’s Law
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/06/10/Pennsylvania-Commonwealth-Court-panel-hears-argument-Marsys-Law-victims-rights/stories/202006100112

Pa. House to require temperature checks if member or staffer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/pa-house-to-require-temperature-checks-if-member-or-staffer-tests-positive-for-covid-19.html

House committee takes first step to block Pa.’s entry into regional cap-and-trade program
https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/06/10/house-committee-takes-first-step-to-block-entry-into-regional-cap-and-trade-program/

Common ground on police reform
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/11/Police-reform-common-ground-Pennsylvania/stories/202006090033

All disaster, all the time
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/all-disaster-al-the-time-1.2637235

Top Republican Mike Turzai to resign from the Pa. House on June 15
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/10/Top-Republican-Mike-Turzai-will-resign-from-the-Pa-House-on-June-15/stories/202006100111

House Speaker Turzai resigns from Legislature effective Monday
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/house-speaker-turzai-resigns-from-legislature-effective-monday/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus cases trend downward around Philadelphia, but masks are here to stay
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-coronavirus-cases-down-masks-necessary-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20200611.html

Pennsylvania reports 410 additional covid-19 cases, 48 more deaths
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-reports-410-additional-covid-19-cases-48-more-deaths/

Allegheny County reports 3 new deaths from COVID-19; cases remain low
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/2020/06/10/covid-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-23/stories/202006100082

Allegheny County reports 7 new coronavirus cases, 3 new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-reports-7-new-coronavirus-cases-3-new-deaths/

Westmoreland adds 6 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-adds-6-new-covid-19-cases-no-new-deaths/

12 more COVID-19 cases, one death added to Luzerne County tally
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/12-more-covid-19-cases-one-death-added-to-luzerne-county-tally-1.2637205

Rite-Aid announces Montrose COVID-19 testing site
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/rite-aid-announces-montrose-covid-19-testing-site-1.2637127

New dashboard has latest Montgomery County coronavirus data
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/new-dashboard-has-latest-montgomery-county-coronavirus-data/article_70457558-3e99-5bd8-81ef-870c2fb82ef7.html

Reopening

Wolf updates guidance on outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/local/regional/wolf-updates-guidance-on-outdoor-recreation-in-pennsylvania/

Wolf issues new rules for outdoor activities; no new COVID-19 deaths in Lackawanna County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/wolf-issues-new-rules-for-outdoor-activities-no-new-covid-19-deaths-in-lackawanna-county-1.2637136

Youth and high school sports, outdoor recreation can resume in Pennsylvania, Gov. Wolf says
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-sports-pennsylvania-outdoor-recreation-wolf-20200610.html

Many outdoor leisure and sporting businesses get the nod to reopen under new state guidelines
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/many-outdoor-leisure-and-sporting-businesses-get-the-nod-to-reopen-under-new-state-guidelines/article_4d72a7ce-ab41-11ea-a73d-ffbed39155e3.html

Chester County coronavirus case numbers could delay move to ‘green’ reopening phase
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/chester-county-coronavirus-rates-reopening-yellow-20200611.html

Can every business in Pa. reopen? Why social media posts, lawmakers’ words provide no clarity
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/can-every-business-in-pa-now-reopen-why-social-media-posts-lawmakers-words-offer-no-clarity-yet.html

Business

Giant Eagle takes steps ‘to stand up against racism and social injustice’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/giant-eagle-announces-measures-intended-to-stand-up-against-racism-and-social-injustice/

5 area counties receive grants, access to business loans to help to meet coronavirus challenges
https://www.dailylocal.com/business/5-area-counties-receive-grants-access-to-business-loans-to-help-to-meet-coronavirus-challenges/article_4cf502b2-b659-5c80-8f6c-6a5e0d4331a6.html

Crime/Punishment

2 people shot in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/crime/2-people-shot-in-reading/article_e2b37be0-abcf-11ea-9d7d-a3d7d26ffd6e.html

Education

High school sports activities get green light, but schools need to formulate plans
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2020/06/10/piaa-coronavirus-covid19-guidlines-high-school-sports-practice/stories/202006100094

Wolf offers guidance for high school sports teams
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wolf-offers-guidance-for-high-school-sports-teams-1.2637347

PIAA: Gov. Tom Wolf issues guidelines for sports; School boards must develop and approve protocols
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/piaa-gov-tom-wolf-issues-guidelines-for-sports-school-boards-must-develop-and-approve-protocols-1.2637134

Gov. Wolf outlines path for sports to return in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/sports/high-school/gov-wolf-outlines-path-for-sports-to-return-in-pennsylvania/article_850b06b8-ab5a-11ea-af0f-076618b0511b.html

Lehigh Valley coaches, ADs breathe a sigh of relief as Gov. Wolf says PIAA sports can resume
https://www.mcall.com/sports/varsity/mc-spt-wolf-piaa-guidelines-20200610-glkzeilfn5flrnjlwuvv2376ku-story.html

Delaware County school board president apologizes for ‘tasteless’ Facebook posts
https://www.inquirer.com/education/penn-delco-school-board-president-leon-armour-facebook-posts-20200610.html

Conrad Weiser school directors censure board member over social media posts
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/conrad-weiser-school-directors-censure-board-member-over-social-media-posts/article_eaaa4b32-ab73-11ea-9554-9b3b906c2802.html

Your View: Pa. needs federal help to reopen its schools
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-reopen-schools-askey-20200611-rxruvwrj5fgjrfpvk2wtmasorq-story.html

They once warned players about taking a knee; now high school football coaches are talking about racism
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/they-once-warned-players-about-taking-a-knee-now-high-school-football-coaches-are-talking-about-racism.html

College and COVID-19: Classroom equity in an era of social distancing
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/06/10/State-System-of-Higher-Education-pennsylvania-universities-Greenstein-APSCUF-Martin-fall/stories/202006100070

About 100 employees at La Salle University face layoffs or salary cuts
https://www.inquirer.com/education/lasalle-university-layoff-coronavirus-salary-cuts-20200610.html

Elections/Politics

Many Luzerne County voters already have requested mail-in ballots again for the November general election
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787360/many-luzerne-county-voters-already-have-requested-mail-in-ballots-again-for-the-november-general-election

Trump resumes in-person fundraising events to build cash lead against Biden
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/president-trump-joe-biden-campaign-fundraising-20200611.html

Gaming

Some Pa. casinos are open — without poker, buffets, or valet parking
https://www.inquirer.com/business/coronavirus-pa-casinos-open-20200610.html

More PA casinos to reopen
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/more-pa-casinos-to-reopen-1.2637171

Local News

Scranton mayor extends city COVID-19 state of emergency through June 21
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/scranton-mayor-extends-city-covid-19-state-of-emergency-through-june-21-1.2637376

Landfill threatens litigation if Dunmore council sends letter opposing expansion
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/landfill-threatens-litigation-if-dunmore-council-sends-letter-opposing-expansion-1.2637166

St. Joseph’s Center cancels summer festival; will hold chicken dinner drive-through instead
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/st-joseph-s-center-cancels-summer-festival-will-hold-chicken-dinner-drive-through-instead-1.2637145

Law enforcement officials say things are done right in Berks, but there’s always room for improvement
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/law-enforcement-officials-say-things-are-done-right-in-berks-but-theres-always-room-for/article_8cdf7cae-ab62-11ea-8272-8fde1b13a762.html

West Chester’s popular Gay Street will close to cars and allow outside dining
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/west-chester-gay-street-restaurants-coronavirus-yellow-phase-20200610.html

Black Lives Matter rally to take place at Squaw Valley Park on Thursday
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/black-lives-matter-rally-to-take-place-at-squaw-valley-park-on-thursday/

Black Lives Matter demonstrators brave sweltering heat to march for justice
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787327/black-lives-matter-demonstrators-brave-sweltering-heat-to-march-for-justice

Heat doesn’t stop Black Lives Matters rally
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/heat-doesn-t-stop-black-lives-matters-rally-1.2637328

Arena hopes to hold drive-in events in parking lot
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/arena-hopes-to-hold-drive-in-events-in-parking-lot-1.2637344

County gets grant to help the homeless during pandemic
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-gets-grant-to-help-the-homeless-during-pandemic-1.2637204

VP Pence to visit Butler County on Friday
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/06/10/VP-Pence-to-visit-Butler-County-Friday-oberg-industries/stories/202006100090

Superior court turns away appeal from former Westmoreland sheriff
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/superior-court-turns-away-appeal-from-former-westmoreland-sheriff/

Middletown Police union condemns social media posts by a councilman as ‘bigotry’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/middletown-police-union-condemns-social-media-posts-by-a-councilman-as-bigotry.html

National News

Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/10/Minneapolis-police-chief-takes-on-union-promises-change/stories/202006100128

California deputy shot in ‘ambush’ attack at police station
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/10/California-deputy-shot-in-ambush-attack-at-police-station/stories/202006100136

Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022
https://www.inquirer.com/business/federal-reserve-interest-rate-20200610.html

Philly

Mayor Jim Kenney approved tear gas use at Philly protests, officials say as City Council questions police response
https://www.inquirer.com/news/tear-gas-protests-philadelphia-police-budget-20200610.html

Workers aren’t calling out unsafe coronavirus conditions for fear of losing their job. A Philly bill could help.
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/philadelphia-coronavirus-workers-unsafe-whistleblower-protection-20200611.html

Two Philly tourism groups cut staff and a full recovery could take years
https://www.inquirer.com/business/tourism/philadelphia-tourism-layoffs-coronavirus-pandemic-hotels-20200611.html

Philadelphia City Council bill would cap fees that delivery services can charge restaurants
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/philadelphia-dining-delivery-fees-restaurants-grubhub-doordash-coronavirus-20200610.html

Philly police chief says cuts to department’s budget will lead to layoffs
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philly-police-chief-says-cuts-to-departments-budget-will-lead-to-layoffs/article_c01bc321-f802-59c7-b3a0-a175e4baffdd.html

Thank you, Jeff Brown of ShopRite and the Pa. 30 Day Fund, for helping looted businesses | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/looting-jeff-brown-shoprite-30-day-fund-covid-philly-jenice-armstrong-20200610.html

After his nephew was killed, Philly police inspector says more people need to ‘galvanize’ against gun violence
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-inspector-derrick-wood-nephew-tyshawn-woods-killed-gun-violence-20200610.html

Days after he was freed from death row, Walter Ogrod’s tainted Philly murder case was officially thrown out
https://www.inquirer.com/news/walter-ogrod-exonerated-murder-conviction-overturned-philadelphia-larry-krasner-20200610.html

‘Black owned don’t loot:’ For some business owners, signs show solidarity — and provide protection
https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/coronavirus-covid19-philadelphia-george-floyd-protests-black-owned-business-20200610.html

Under new contract, Indego will expand bikeshare in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/indego-philadelphia-bicycle-transit-systems-independence-blue-cross-20200610.html

Pitt

Citing ‘abject failure’ by Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent, black female leaders call for no contract renewal
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/citing-abject-failure-by-pittsburgh-public-schools-superintendent-black-female-leaders-call-for-no-contract-renewal/

Burgess urges no vote on expansion of East Liberty transit district affordable housing funds
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/10/East-Liberty-transit-Pittsburgh-Councilman-Ricky-Burgess-affordable-housing/stories/202006100117

Pittsburgh will receive $1.5 million state grant for police overtime during Rosfeld trial, Tree of Life shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/10/Pittsburgh-will-receive-1-5-million-state-gran-police-overtime-Michael-Rosfeld-trial-Tree-of-Life-shooting/stories/202006100104

One killed, another injured in Mount Washington shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/06/11/One-killed-pittsburgh-Mount-Washington-shooting/stories/202006110079

Lawrenceville industrial site goes up for sale
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/06/11/Lawrenceville-39th-Street-Uber-Carnegie-Robotics-40th-Street-Bridge/stories/202006110071

City closing Reservoir Drive in Highland Park to vehicles
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/10/City-closing-Reservoir-Drive-in-Highland-Park-to-vehicles/stories/202006100100

Black Lives Matter protests swept small towns in Pa. this week. Here’s why that matters.
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/black-lives-matter-protests-swept-small-towns-in-pa-this-week-heres-why-that-matters/

Pittsburgh food bank partners with DoorDash to help get fresh produce to those in need
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-food-bank-partners-with-doordash-to-help-get-fresh-produce-to-those-in-need/

Longtime Pittsburgh politician Bill Robinson remembered as advocate for minority rights
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/longtime-pittsburgh-politician-bill-robinson-remembered-as-advocate-for-minority-rights/

State News

Small-town Pa. protests are a sign of big changes
https://www.inquirer.com/news/georgefloyd-blacklivesmatter-protest-pennsylvania-20200611.html

Weather service says tornado likely touched down in Beaver County; power outages reported
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2020/06/11/tornado-beaver-county-pennsylvania-storm-damage-weather-power-outages/stories/202006110080

$100K grant awarded to Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA
https://www.timesleader.com/news/787258/100k-grant-awarded-to-childrens-advocacy-center-of-nepa

NEPA residents lag in census response
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nepa-residents-lag-in-census-response-1.2637297