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George Floyd Protests

Protests unfold peacefully in Pittsburgh, Upper St. Clair, Coraopolis
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/06/06/george-floyd-black-lives-matter-protests-pittsburgh-east-liberty-bakery-square-coraopolis-upper-st-clair/stories/202006060039

Peaceful crowd shuts down Bakery Square during 8th day of Pittsburgh protests
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/peaceful-crowd-shuts-down-bakery-square-during-8th-day-of-pittsburgh-protests/

How George Floyd changed a city 1,100 miles away
https://ww.inquirer.com/news/inq/george-floyd-philadelphia-protest-photos-20200607.html

Thousands in Philadelphia march in protest of Floyd’s death
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/thousands-in-philadelphia-march-in-protest-of-floyds-death/article_8f870040-a82d-11ea-bd13-8fcb1d1d92c7.html/

Jeannette, Irwin racism protests peaceful, well-attended
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/jeannette-irwin-racism-protests-peaceful-well-attended/

Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest held in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-peaceful-protest-held-in-reading/article_6c18b2b4-a816-11ea-bcee-9f2ed2489514.html

Protests present questions for Wilkes-Barre
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786736/protests-present-questions-for-wilkes-barre

Frustrations bared in Black Lives Matter protest in Carbondale
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/frustrations-bared-in-black-lives-matter-protest-in-carbondale-1.2636081

Thousands pack Philadelphia streets in peaceful protest to declare that Black Lives Matter; other marches go on around the region
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-peaceful-protest-march-george-floyd-police–20200606.html

As George Floyd protests rage, U.S. lawmakers turn to overhauls for police departments
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/07/George-Floyd-protests-Congress-police-reform-Rep-Mike-Doyle-Sen-Pat-Toomey-pa/stories/202006030088

Protesters flood U.S. streets in huge, peaceful push for change
https://triblive.com/news/world/protesters-flood-u-s-streets-in-huge-peaceful-push-for-change/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania’s small towns cautiously optimistic after being ravaged by COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/06/07/Small-town-America-COVID-19-rural-budget-city-struggle-recovery-coronavirus/stories/202006050139

‘It is not fair that we had to watch our sister die on an iPhone’: The emotional trauma of the outbreak at Brighton Rehab
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/07/brighton-rehab-coronavirus-outbreak-nursing-homes-pa-emotional-trauma/stories/202006040186

For National Guard troops, a lengthy COVID-19 mission brings job benefits into spotlight
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/06/07/National-Guard-troops-COVID-19-mission-job-benefits/stories/202005310016

Squeezed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pa. farmers look to state, feds for help. But some are falling through the cracks
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/squeezed-by-the-covid-19-pandemic-pa-farmers-look-to-state-feds-for-help-but-some-are-falling-through-the-cracks/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: cases reach 75,000 Saturday
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-saturday-case-count-20200606-qyibumdnfrbrnojiydbuwsiree-story.html

No new COVID-19 deaths are reported in Allegheny County
https://www.post-.com/news/health/2020/06/06/No-new-COVID-19-deaths-reported-in-Allegheny-County/stories/202006060026

Allegheny County reports 16 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-reports-16-new-covid-19-cases-no-new-deaths/

9 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Luzerne County; no new deaths
https://www.timesleader.com/news/786707/9-new-covid-19-cases-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-no-new-deaths

County adds 9 virus cases, no new deaths
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-adds-9-virus-cases-no-new-deaths-1.2635911

Westmoreland County adds 1 new coronavirus case, no deaths
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/westmoreland-county-adds-1-new-coronavirus-case-no-deaths/

A third COVID-19 vaccine effort is quietly underway at Pitt
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/07/Third-COVID-19-vaccine-Pitt-university-of-pittsburgh-study-Tiba-Biotech-boston-coronavirus-RNA/stories/202006050095

Cholesterol could be the culprit in COVID-19 deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/06/07/Cholesterol-COVID-19-deaths-study-scripps-research-institute-underlying-conditions/stories/202006040179

Legislature

Gov. Wolf and some legislators are in the march against racism, but others need to join them | PennLive Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/06/gov-wolf-and-some-legislators-are-in-the-march-against-racism-but-others-need-to-join-them-pennlive-editorial.html

Let independents vote in primaries
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/06/07/Pennsylvania-open-primary-voting-independents/stories/202006030045

Crime/Punishment

Prison on lockdown due to W-B protests
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/prison-on-lockdown-due-to-w-b-protests-1.2636026

Elections/Politics

Daylin Leach loses to Amanda Cappelletti in high-profile Democratic primary after #MeToo allegations
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/daylin-leach-amanda-cappelletti-pa-democratic-primary-20200606.html

Anti-pipeline candidates say they were targeted in attack ads
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/anti-pipeline-candidates-say-they-were-targeted-in-attack-ads/article_3a42059a-a813-11ea-a82a-a754357fa132.html

Local News

Officials: Pool closures could lead to increased activity at illicit swimming spots
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/officials-pool-closures-could-lead-to-increased-activity-at-illicit-swimming-spots-1.2636125

Local economic recovery won’t look the same as others
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-economic-recovery-won-t-look-the-same-as-others-1.2635853

Total recycling reported in W-B dropped in 2019
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/total-recycling-reported-in-w-b-dropped-in-2019-1.2635996

Mayor Brown can do more than kneel
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/mayor-brown-can-do-more-than-kneel-1.2635846

Step by step: Coalition slowly helping ease tensions locally between police, black community
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200606/step-by-step-coalition-slowly-helping-ease-tensions-locally-between-police-black-community

National News

Portland joins other cities in curbing use of tear gas, potentially lethal police tactics
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/06/06/Portland-Oregon-bans-tear-gas-Mayor-Ted-Wheeler-Minneapolis-George-Floyd-Pittsburgh-Washington-New-Orleans/stories/202006060045

Philly

In Philly’s Kensington, residents rally in the wake of events making hard times even tougher
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-kensington-george-floyd-homeless-addiction-20200607.html

Stan Wischnowski resigns as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor
https://www.inquirer.com/news/stan-wischnowski-resigns-philadelphia-inquirer-20200606.html

Philly City Council members call for police to stop using tear gas and rubber bullets
https://www.inquirer.com/news/tear-gas-rubber-bullet-city-council-philadelphia-police-20200606.html

Protest against police brutality: Philadelphians on why they marched
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-protests-philadelphia-protesters-20200606.html

Frank Rizzo mural is removed from the Italian Market
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/frank-rizzo-mural-philadelphia-itlalian-market-removed-george-floyd-20200607.html

State News

Fish Commission wrong again on ‘invasive’ species
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fish-commission-wrong-again-on-invasive-species-1.2635914