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Reopening

12 more Pa. counties will be allowed to move to ‘green’ reopening phase
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-green-counties-adams-beaver-york-20200605.html

More counties moving to green phase, including Wayne and Wyoming
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/more-counties-moving-to-green-phase-including-wayne-and-wyoming-1.2635491

Cumberland, York, among 12 new Pa. counties that will move to green phase of Wolf’s reopening plan June 12
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/cumberland-york-among-12-new-pa-counties-that-will-move-to-green-phase-of-wolfs-reopening-plan-june-12.html

Wolf: Beaver County moves to green on June 12
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200605/wolf-beaver-county-moves-to-green-on-june-12

Pennsylvania coronavirus reopening: Gov. Wolf says 12 more counties, including Carbon, will move into the green phase on June 12
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-pa-reopening-pa-friday-20200605-czrtrckxh5hopesicyqmysrsde-story.html

Carbon County to move to green phase on June 12
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/carbon-county-to-move-to-green-phase-on-june-12-1.2635646

Philly region’s first day in yellow: Slow start for retail, but archdiocese promises in-person Masses Sunday
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-philadelphia-new-jersey-church-masses-nursing-homes-20200605.html

Lackawanna County enters yellow phase of reopening
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/lackawanna-county-enters-yellow-phase-of-reopening-1.2635542

As Berks moves to yellow, customers cautiously return to stores and restaurants
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/as-berks-moves-to-yellow-customers-cautiously-return-to-stores-and-restaurants/article_ed39dc6c-a76f-11ea-8110-67c1815735a0.html

Berks County Courts preparing for first jury trials since coronavirus outbreak
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-courts-preparing-for-first-jury-trials-since-coronavirus-outbreak/article_0e61bf18-a72a-11ea-8d94-ff1ac8382004.html

‘I feel like I was just let out of prison’: After months of lockdown, the Lehigh Valley finally sheds some coronavirus pandemic restrictions
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-lehigh-valley-moves-to-yellow-20200605-j3p6qynh6rbw3fm5ifza474a24-story.html

Official: Montgomery County is prepared to move to yellow phase
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/official-montgomery-county-is-prepared-to-move-to-yellow-phase/article_9178f19d-fe11-5cde-b8a2-4b4127421c5a.html

Nursing homes to remain closed in green while families and residents grow anxious
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/06/Nursing-homes-Pennsylvania-green-covid-19/stories/202006060009

Restaurants reopen for indoor eating, drinking at a social distance
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/dining/2020/06/05/Green-phase-indoor-dining-restaurants-bars/stories/202006050149

Indoor malls begin to welcome back shoppers as region enters green phase of pandemic reopening plan
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/06/05/southwestern-pennsylvania-indoor-mall-covid-19-wolf-occupancy-masks-distancing-resitrictions-retail/stories/202006050122

Pa. youth sports are starting, but high schools are still on hold
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2020/06/05/pennsylvania-youth-sports-begin-PIAA-guidelines-gov-tom-wolf/stories/202006050126

Several malls, like Pittsburgh Mills, open Friday, but Westmoreland, Monroeville waiting until Tuesday
https://triblive.com/local/regional/several-malls-like-pittsburgh-mills-in-frazer-open-friday-but-westmoreland-monroeville-waiting-til-tuesday/

Downtown business group discusses ways to come back after pandemic
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786661/downtown-business-group-discusses-ways-to-come-back-after-pandemic

Grocers expect more customers in yellow phase
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/grocers-expect-more-customers-in-yellow-phase-1.2635595

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pitt expert, others warn coronavirus remains lethal despite falling numbers
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pitt-expert-others-warn-coronavirus-remains-lethal-despite-falling-numbers/

4 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Western Pennsylvania
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/05/4-new-COVID-19-deaths-reported-in-Western-Pennsylvania-allegheny-county-coronavirus/stories/202006050104

Allegheny County reports 8 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-reports-8-new-coronavirus-cases-3-more-deaths/

1 coronavirus case added, no new Westmoreland deaths
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/1-coronavirus-case-added-no-new-westmoreland-deaths/

County adds 9 cases, 1 new death
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-adds-9-cases-1-new-death-1.2635699

Coronavirus-linked illness turning up in children
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-linked-illness-turning-up-in-children/article_cd1d5384-a402-11ea-8983-dbb0e7dc84e8.html

George Floyd Protests

Thousands of medical workers turn out to remember George Floyd and work for health equity
https://www.inquirer.com/health/doctors-residents-white-coats-black-lives-philadelphia-demonstration-protest-20200605.html

Peaceful protestors gather at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/peaceful-protestors-gather-at-lackawanna-county-courthouse-square-1.2635572

About 300 people mourn the death of George Floyd in Reading’s City Park
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/about-300-people-mourn-the-death-of-george-floyd-in-readings-city-park/article_ff536426-a798-11ea-8f61-8ff415cef975.html

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/05/Barr-says-he-didn-t-give-tactical-order-to-clear-protesters/stories/202006050142

Legislature

Stimulus grant adds $30 million to Pennsylvania college aid program
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/stimulus-grant-adds-30m-to-pennsylvania-college-aid-program/

The late Sen. Hal Mowery finally gets a bridge – and it’s on the West Shore
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/the-late-sen-hal-mowery-finally-gets-a-bridge-and-its-on-the-west-shore.html

Administration

Do the state police, corrections officers support Gov. Wolf’s law enforcement reforms? They say they had no input in them
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/do-the-state-police-corrections-officers-support-gov-wolfs-law-enforcement-reforms-they-say-they-had-no-input-in-them.html

Why did Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf join a protest with hundreds of people, breaking the rules in a yellow-phase county?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/why-did-pa-gov-tom-wolf-join-a-protest-with-thousands-of-people-breaking-the-rules-in-a-yellow-phase-county.html

Business

Pennsylvania AG: residents filed over 5,000 price gouging complaints during pandemic
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-ag-residents-filed-over-5000-price-gouging-complaints-during-pandemic/

Nanticoke barber defies Wolf’s order
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nanticoke-barber-defies-wolf-s-order-1.2635655

Elections/Politics

The Pa. primary wasn’t a disaster. But it showed there’s work to do before November
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-2020-primary-election-counting-mail-ballots-20200606.html

Luzerne County primary election tally won’t be completed until next week
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786668/luzerne-county-primary-election-tally-wont-be-completed-until-next-week

George Scott claims victory in Democratic primary for Pa. Senate in the 15th District
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/george-scott-claims-victory-in-democratic-primary-for-state-senate-in-the-15th-district.html

22nd District update: Schweyer declares victory; Santiago alleges voter suppression, intimidation
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-enid-santiago–20200605-twzpm5afbjh4xlwlirsafvspgq-story.html

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/06/05/Biden-formally-clinches-Democratic-presidential-nomination/stories/202006070077

Eugene DePasquale looks to battle Rep. Scott Perry in 10th Congressional race in Pa.; primary foe Tom Brier won’t concede yet
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/eugene-depasquale-looks-forward-to-campaign-against-rep-scott-perry-in-pas-10th-congressional-race-primary-foe-tom-brier-still-cant-see-past-monday.html

Gaming

How Pennsylvania casinos will reopen
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200606/how-pennsylvania-casinos-will-reopen

Local News

Berks fire and EMS units awarded grants
www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-fire-and-ems-units-awarded-grants/article_622910e6-a6b3-11ea-b5a5-2b23153e7109.html

Carlisle Borough experiments with peeling back its open container ordinance
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/carlisle-borough-experiments-with-peeling-back-its-open-container-ordinance.html

National News

Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2020/06/05/Goodell-says-NFL-was-wrong-for-not-listening-to-players/stories/202006050147

Philly

In spite of rain, protesters gather for George Floyd; massive Philadelphia march planned for Saturday
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-protests-philadelphia-march-rain-outlaw-weekend-20200605.html

Philadelphia City Council pitches $25M plan to address racial disparities
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/philadelphia-council-pitches-25m-plan-to-address-racial-disparities/

Notorious Philly cop, charged with beating Temple student, has a checkered and charmed past
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-beating-joseph-bologna-temple-student-evan-gorski-protest-20200605.html

Election results in Philly are going to take even longer than expected: Half the votes still haven’t been counted
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-pa-primary-votes-not-counted-20200605.html

Community leaders, activists, law enforcement, and others offer 14 ways to confront racist policing.
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/a/reimagining-policing-community-leaders-activists-law-enforcement-confront-racism-20200606.html

When police kill black people, the whole community suffers. Experts offer coping strategies.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/mental-health-black-americans-george-floyd-racism-20200606.html

Inquirer staffers who called out ‘sick and tired’ voiced what a lot of us have been thinking | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/black-lives-matter-george-floyd-inquirer-philly-jenice-armstrong-20200606.html

ShopRite returns after the looting, but this is not enough. Jeff Brown is not enough. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/philadelphia-protest-looting-shoprite-parkside-fox-reopening-jeff-brown-maria-panaritis-20200606.html

Six percent of asymptomatic Philly inmates tested positive for COVID-19 as jails move to the ‘yellow’ phase
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-philly-jails-inmates-universal-testing-class-action-lawsuit-settlement-20200605.html

10,000 SEPTA Key cards soon expire. Despite coronavirus, you’ll still have to get a new one in person.
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-key-card-june-30-expire-coronavirus-20200605.html

He spent 23 years on death row for a Philly murder he said he didn’t commit. On Friday, a judge overturned his conviction.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/walter-ogrod-exonerated-innocent-death-row-larry-krasner-philadelphia-20200605.html

Arrested at a Philly protest? Know your rights.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/arrested-at-protest-know-your-rights-how-to-plan-for-it-20200605.html

Pitt

Federal charges filed against suspect in Downtown riot
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/06/05/Federal-charge-filed-against-suspect-in-Downtown-riot/stories/202006050143

Masses canceled at Shrines parish grouping after possible COVID-19 exposure
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/06/05/COVID-mass-canceled-Shrines-parish-coronavirus-church/stories/202006050144

Post-Gazette reporters denounce black colleague’s removal from protest coverage
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/post-gazette-reporters-denounce-black-colleagues-removal-protest-coverage-20200606.html

Milling and paving on Pittsburgh streets resumes Monday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/milling-and-paving-on-pittsburgh-streets-resumes-monday/

State News

NEPA Pridefest will go virtual this year
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nepa-pridefest-will-go-virtual-this-year-1.2635570