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Reopening PA

Which Pennsylvania counties could be next to start reopening from coronavirus closure orders?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/whos-on-deck-a-look-at-the-pennsylvania-counties-poised-to-be-next-in-line-to-start-reopening-from-coronavirus-closure-orders.html

Governor Tom Wolf to ease restrictions in more counties, but still has concerns
https://www.witf.org/2020/05/15/governor-tom-wolf-to-ease-restrictions-in-more-counties-but-still-has-concerns/

What you need to know as Southwestern Pennsylvania enters yellow phase
https://triblive.com/local/regional/what-you-need-to-know-as-southwestern-pennsylvania-enters-yellow-phase/

Pa. health chief says state is ‘doing well’ on contact tracing as counties reopen. But others fear we’re lagging
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/pa-health-chief-says-state-is-doing-well-on-contact-tracing-as-counties-reopen-but-others-fear-were-lagging/

Wyoming County expected to be among next group allowed to ease coronavirus restrictions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/wyoming-county-expected-to-be-among-next-group-allowed-to-ease-coronavirus-restrictions-1.2628177

Luzerne County can’t be evaluated by zip code for coronavirus reopening, state says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/783721/luzerne-county-cant-be-evaluated-by-zip-code-for-coronavirus-reopening-state-says

Officials: Zip code plan not feasible
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-zip-code-plan-not-feasible-1.2628329

Berks leaders say they’re keeping an open mind about reopening the county and encourage the public to do the same
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-leaders-say-theyre-keeping-an-open-mind-about-reopening-the-county-and-encourage-the/article_9cb8d13e-95eb-11ea-874b-33bbf89e3e1a.html

Berks Stand Up urges caution in reopening county from coronavirus shutdown
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-stand-up-urges-caution-in-reopening-county-from-coronavirus-shutdown/article_dee69870-95ff-11ea-8505-4fa75dc122c5.html

Pennsylvania health secretary plans to consult two Lehigh Valley infectious disease specialists who believe region can safely lift some restrictions
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-pa-virus-update-thursday-20200514-gqaj2mbq4bagrlfr35q5bybaxe-story.html

Why coronavirus testing in nursing homes could delay Lehigh Valley’s reopening
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-nursing-home-coronavirus-tests-pennsylvania-muschick-20200515-n6m7kd42mbhbpetv2jv5rbuvu4-story.html

Legislator: Beaver County expected to move into yellow phase next week
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2020/05/15/Beaver-County-yellow-phase-next-week-pennsylvania-wolf-bernstine-pandemic/stories/202005150100

Lawmaker: Beaver County to begin reopening May 22
https://triblive.com/local/regional/lawmaker-beaver-county-to-begin-reopening-friday-may-22/

Red? Yellow? Lancaster County’s informal declaration of pandemic reopening makes it every business for itself
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/are-they-or-arent-they-lancaster-county-commissioners-informal-declaration-of-yellow-in-pandemic-reopening-makes-it-every-business-for-itself.html

‘The right thing to do’: Here’s why lawmakers jump-started conversations to move the county to yellow phase
https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/the-right-thing-to-do-heres-why-lawmakers-jump-started-conversations-to-move-the-county/article_8304e50e-9652-11ea-9756-5f31af525ad4.html

Monroe authorities likely to take ‘hands-off’ approach to closure enforcement
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200514/monroe-authorities-likely-to-take-hands-off-approach-to-closure-enforcement

Local lawmakers call on Wolf to move Chester County to yellow
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/local-lawmakers-call-on-wolf-to-move-chester-county-to-yellow/article_b5ff1e5c-9611-11ea-a708-db245f82a528.html

PennDOT license centers to offer limited services in yellow counties
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/05/14/PennDOT-yellow-phase-drivers-license-photo-centers-reopen-COVID-19/stories/202005140139

Catholic Churches in yellow-phase counties to hold in-person mass this weekend
https://www.witf.org/2020/05/15/catholic-churches-in-yellow-phase-counties-to-hold-in-person-mass-this-weekend/

Police in Harrisburg prepare for another anti-shutdown protest Friday at the Capitol
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/police-in-harrisburg-prepare-for-another-anti-shutdown-protest-friday-at-the-capitol.html

CDC offers brief checklists to guide businesses, schools and others on reopening
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/cdc-coronavirus-reopening-guidelines-schools-businesses-20200515.html

Trump calls on Pa. to reopen during Lehigh Valley visit
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/05/14/Trump-visit-pennsylvania-lehigh-valley-presidential-race/stories/202005140081

Trump comes to Pennsylvania and urges the state to reopen faster
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/coronavirus-trump-allentown-pa-visit-20200514.html

With your help, we’re going to vanquish the virus’: President Trump praises Pennsylvania workers, calls on state to reopen during visit to Upper Macungie medical supply distributor
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-trump-lehigh-valley-visit-20200514-qff5ksjsardxtg3jz3ox2222fe-story.html

We must save lives and livelihoods | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/05/we-must-save-lives-and-livelihoods-opinion.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa.’s largest nurses’ union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about PPE
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/05/15/Pennsylvania-nurses-hospitals-health-care-workers-protective-equipment-masks/stories/202005150086

Universal coronavirus testing at Pennsylvania nursing homes? Some say it’s ‘an idea without a plan.’
https://www.inquirer.com/business/health/covid-19-nursing-home-testing-pennsylvania-20200514.html

Pennsylvania coronavirus death toll tops 4,000
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-coronavirus-death-toll-tops-4000-as-state-adds-275/

Beaver County reports 4 new COVID-19 nursing home deaths; Levine urges routine vaccinations
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/05/14/COVID-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-7/stories/202005140098

National Guard deploys more members to Brighton Rehab
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200514/national-guard-deploys-more-members-to-brighton-rehab

2 more Kane Glen Hazel residents die of coronavirus; total now at 18
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/2-more-kane-glen-hazel-residents-die-of-coronavirus-total-now-at-18/

3 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths reported in Westmoreland County
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/3-more-coronavirus-cases-no-new-deaths-reported-in-westmoreland-county/

1 more death, 10 new cases in Luzerne County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/1-more-death-10-new-cases-in-luzerne-county-1.2628299

45 more coronavirus positives, 5 deaths in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/45-more-coronavirus-positives-5-deaths-in-berks-county/article_ee7eeede-95f2-11ea-8a90-931c01681389.html

Chester County surpasses 200 deaths, but still one of safest counties regionally
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/chester-county-surpasses-200-deaths-but-still-one-of-safest-counties-regionally/article_444b82d6-9617-11ea-8f94-7f5880fb14f0.html

Montco coronavirus death toll climbs to 454; hospitals receive antiviral drug
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montco-coronavirus-death-toll-climbs-to-454-hospitals-receive-antiviral-drug/article_5a646990-4b54-5f57-8ed9-3f01276a313f.html

Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s removal of mom from care home amid epidemic draws scrutiny
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/health-secretary-rachel-levines-removal-of-mom-from-care-home-amid-epidemic-draws-scrutiny.html

Talking can generate coronavirus droplets that linger up to 14 minutes
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2020/05/15/coronavirus-droplets-talking-14-minutes-air-study-speech/stories/202005140167

Free COVID-19 testing available for any adult – no symptoms required
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/free-covid-19-testing-available-for-any-adult—no-symptoms-required/article_6705065e-961b-11ea-8bd2-676d50f5c494.html

Rowland puts focus where it belongs
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/rowland-puts-focus-where-it-belongs-1.2628193

Panelists clear up misconceptions about the coronavirus for Berks Latino community
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/panelists-clear-up-misconceptions-about-the-coronavirus-for-berks-latino-community/article_896f9240-9643-11ea-abd3-a73ac507b194.html

Abbott coronavirus test used by White House may be no better than a coin toss, study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/abbott-coronavirus-test-nyu-study-questions-accuracy-20200514.html

Suburban Philadelphia incomes lagged for years. Now there’s COVID carnage and no cushion. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/coronavirus-covid-19-pennsylvania-economy-suburban-income-declines-unemployment-maria-panaritis-20200515.html

Coronavirus whistle-blower tells lawmakers that U.S. lacks plan
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/rick-bright-coronavirus-rebound-darkest-winter-trump-administration-20200514.html

Former big league manager, Pirates player Art Howe in ICU with COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2020/05/15/Former-big-league-manager-player-Howe-in-ICU-with-virus/stories/202005150099

The Swedish model holds coronavirus lessons for America if the White House will learn them | Trudy Rubin
https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/coronavirus-covid-sweden-swedish-model-herd-immunity-20200514.html

Legislature

Dupont gas line project gets grant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/dupont-gas-line-project-gets-grant-1.2628281

Sen. Martin’s brother, a nurse, criticizes him on Facebook post for National Nurses Week
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/sen-martins-brother-a-nurse-criticizes-him-on-facebook-post-for-national-nurses-week/article_bce375aa-9644-11ea-a9ec-83ce2678327c.html

‘Stand up with me’: Crowd, GOP politicians roar support for central Pa. barber defying COVID-19 closure order
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/stand-up-with-me-crowd-gop-pols-roar-support-for-west-shore-barber-defying-covid-19-closure-order.html

Require state responses
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/require-state-responses-1.2628195

Bernstine joins GOP letter asking DAs to ignore COVID-19 shutdown violations
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200515/bernstine-joins-gop-letter-asking-das-to-ignore-covid-19-shutdown-violations

Argall to reopen offices in Pottsville, Mahanoy City
https://www.republicanherald.com/news/argall-to-reopen-offices-in-pottsville-mahanoy-city-1.2628289

Administration

Wolf warns requests for business waivers could reveal proprietary information
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/05/14/business-waivers-information-records-Wolf-administration-waiver-process-PA-GOP/stories/202005140144

More transparency needed from Gov. Wolf as some Pennsylvanians protest pandemic shutdown | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/coronavirus-covid-pennsylvania-tom-wolf-shut-down-reopen-20200515.html

Pennsylvania audit to determine whether lobbyists, legislators influenced business waivers
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-audit-to-determine-whether-lobbyists-legislators-influenced-business-waivers/

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/from-plumbers-to-pet-groomers-wolf-discloses-list-of-businesses-denied-waivers-to-open/

Petition for impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf demands reopening of economy
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/05/14/gun-rights-activists-align-agitators-who-want-pennsylvania-open/5188032002/

Business

Restaurants that open dining rooms during ‘yellow’ phase face enforcement action
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/05/15/Restaurants-dining-rooms-enforcement-action-Pennsylvania-department-of-Agriculture-covid-19/stories/202005150078

Pennsylvania outlines enforcement against residents opening prematurely in coronavirus emergency
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/pennsylvania-outlines-enforcement-against-residents-opening-prematurely-in-coronavirus-emergency/article_9e1cf1d0-960a-11ea-b6f4-5f3b4934958d.html

What if a restaurant is providing dine-in service amid shutdown? State spells out enforcement steps
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/pa-dept-of-ag-sends-out-actions-it-will-take-if-restaurant-is-caught-providing-dine-in-service.html

Are enclosed malls open under the yellow phase? Depends on where you go and what you read.
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/05/15/indoor-malls-open-Pennsylvania-Wolf-yellow-COVID-19-Cranberry-enclosed-mall/stories/202005150068

Reopen garden centers: Local stores can be as safe as big retailers
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/15/Reopen-garden-centers-Local-stores-can-be-as-safe-as-big-retailers/stories/202005070056

The Trump Store in Bucks County reopened as a ‘life-sustaining’ business by selling Trump face masks
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/covid-coronavirus-shutdown-president-donald-trump-store-bensalem-20200515.html

Small businesses in Western Pa. eager to reopen, but not sure how public will respond
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/small-businesses-in-western-pa-eager-to-reopen-but-not-sure-how-public-will-respond/

Restaurant owners take issue with covid-19 rules, but aren’t ready to break them
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/restaurant-owners-take-issue-with-covid-19-rules-but-arent-ready-to-break-them/

State loans survival money to some hard-hit businesses
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-loans-survival-money-to-some-hard-hit-businesses/

Agriculture secretary urges compliance with restaurant enforcement order
https://www.timesleader.com/news/783732/agriculture-secretary-urges-compliance-with-restaurant-enforcement-order

Mercer County fitness center defies shutdown order, DA withdraws citations
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/05/15/Prep-fitness-center-Hermitage-Mercer-County-business-shutdown-order-insurance-DA/stories/202005130123

CAN DO provides thousands in financial aid to area businesses
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/can-do-provides-thousands-in-financial-aid-to-area-businesses-1.2628190

Bed Bath & Beyond will reopen at six stores in Pa. for curbside pickup
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/05/bed-bath-beyond-will-reopen-at-six-stores-in-pa-for-curbside-pickup.html

Round the Clock Diner earns warnings from state
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/05/14/round-clock-diner-earns-warnings-state/5196170002/

Delco to start awarding grants to small businesses in 10 days
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/delco-to-start-awarding-grants-to-small-businesses-in-10-days/article_eac33c46-9629-11ea-8b20-376e2ea8d4b6.html

Crime/Punishment

With thousands of Pa. prisoners in near-solitary confinement, how long can coronavirus lockdown last?
http://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/spl/pennsylvania-prisons-coronavirus-lockdown-mental-health-20200515.html

Most inmates eligible for coronavirus-related reprieve remain in state prisons, data show
https://triblive.com/local/regional/most-inmates-eligible-for-coronavirus-related-reprieve-remain-in-state-prisons-data-show/

Amtrak engineer again may face trial in fatal derailment
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/bostian-amtrak-train-philadelphia-derailment-20200514.html

Pleasant Unity man accused of threatening Gov. Wolf is free on bail
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-man-accused-of-threatening-gov-wolf-is-free-on-bail/

Reading police investigating officer’s use of force while making arrest
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-police-investigating-officers-use-of-force-while-making-arrest/article_c8d794a4-962b-11ea-b2df-97bd431b4c23.html

Education

Berks County schools receive $18M in federal coronavirus relief funding
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-schools-receive-18m-in-federal-coronavirus-relief-funding/article_c30044a6-955c-11ea-9540-e7c687a3d731.html

With $8 million budget hole, Allentown School District mulls tax hike, staffing needs
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-allentown-school-board-20200515-ia2bjs3ry5emdigjveu6ma3fxi-story.html

Drive-through diplomas, time slots for the stage: Schools revamp graduations amid pandemic
https://www.inquirer.com/education/oronavirus-graduation-high-school-cancelled-virtual-ideas-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20200515.html

Lackawanna College signs nursing transfer agreement with Harrisburg University
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-college-signs-nursing-transfer-agreement-with-harrisburg-university-1.2628155

Elections/Politics

Mail-in voting applications adding up in Luzerne County
https://www.timesleader.com/news/783712/mail-in-voting-applications-adding-up-in-luzerne-county

Westmoreland voters in some precincts will see changes for June 2 election
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/westmoreland-voters-in-some-precincts-will-see-changes-for-june-2-election/

The Pa. primary is June 2. These are the issues older voters need to keep in mind | Ray E. Landis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-pa-primary-is-june-2-these-are-the-issues-older-voters-need-to-keep-in-mind-ray-e-landis/

Sources shed light on how ‘Obamagate’ is taking center stage in Trump re-election campaign
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/05/15/Michael-Flynn-Obama-Trump-case-unmasking-Obamagate-Biden-Graham/stories/202005140168

Want to vote in the Pa. primary? May 18 is your last day to register
https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/want-to-vote-in-the-pa-primary-may-18-is-your-last-day-to-register/

Health Care

Don’t postpone pediatrician visits during pandemic, state health secretary says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/783714/dont-postpone-pediatrician-visits-during-pandemic-state-health-secretary-says

Health insurance options for the newly uninsured
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/health-insurance-options-for-the-newly-uninsured-1.2628360

Local News

Scranton, Wilkes-Barre mayors join in joint letter asking feds for financial help
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-wilkes-barre-mayors-join-in-joint-letter-asking-feds-for-financial-help-1.2628154

Scranton Area Community Foundation announces new round of grants for nonprofits
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-area-community-foundation-announces-new-round-of-grants-for-nonprofits-1.2628046

Two more local summer camps close; state promises guidance soon
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/two-more-local-summer-camps-close-state-promises-guidance-soon-1.2628042

Wyomissing cancels July 4 parade, choosing public health over tradition
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/wyomissing-cancels-july-4-parade-choosing-public-health-over-tradition/article_fece6c64-954e-11ea-b86a-3717f4716b7c.html

Editorial: Flag tradition may fall victim to COVID-19
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-flag-tradition-may-fall-victim-to-covid-19/article_22a56854-95ea-11ea-9478-3bad676bdbea.html

Delaware County sues to block $276 million sale of public sewer system by outgoing Republicans
https://www.inquirer.com/business/delaware-county-sewer-system-sale-aqua-pennsylvania-lawsuit-20200514.html

Bucks gov’t reopens while businesses stay closed
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200514/bucks-govrsquot-reopens-while-businesses-stay-closed

Greene County judge charged with judicial misconduct
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/15/Greene-County-judge-charged-with-judicial-misconduct-Farley-Toothman/stories/202005150101

Wilkes-Barre finances take a hit from virus, Brown says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/783725/wilkes-barre-finances-take-a-hit-from-virus-brown-says

W-B mayor joins others calling for virus relief
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-mayor-joins-others-calling-for-virus-relief-1.2628276

New Hazle Twp. business park project receives $10M in funding
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-hazle-twp-business-park-project-receives-10m-in-funding-1.2628279

National News

Gov. DeWine gives reopening dates for Ohio’s day cares, gyms and more
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/14/Ohio-Governor-DeWine-reopen-day-care-gyms-pools-May-coronavirus-reopening-dates/stories/202005140136

Philly

Philly-area stay-at-home orders slowed the coronavirus’ spread — but not dangerous drivers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-traffic-fatalities-drivers-speeds-crashes-coronavirus-20200514.html

Who’s showing up for school during the pandemic? In Philly, it’s just over half of students.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/coronavirus-philadelphia-school-district-attendance-learning-20200514.html

Just over half of Philly students participating in school online, early data says
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/coronavirus/just-over-half-of-philly-students-participating-in-school-online-early-data-says/article_a5ae7f88-96a8-11ea-90cd-5f42352c7bc1.html

150 homeless people camped out at Philadelphia airport will be relocated, officials say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/airport-homeless-phl-shelter-regulation-20200514.html

The Philadelphia voters most likely to vote in person — or not at all — live in coronavirus hot spots
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-primary-absentee-coronavirus-covid19-20200514.html

Philadelphia should become a 24-hour-city to survive the pandemic | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-coronavirus-business-closures-night-hours-20200514.html

PHL COVID-19 Fund awards $2.4 million in latest grants to area nonprofits
https://www.inquirer.com/news/phl-covid-19-fund-philadelphia-foundaton-united-way-of-greater-philadelphia-and-southern-new-jersey–20200514.html

Federal, state and city programs that can help you if you’ve been affected by the pandemic
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-relief-programs-covid-19-aid-20200515.html

Philadelphia needs to get youth voting | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-youth-voting-2020-elections-20200514.html

Pitt

Penguins halt development activities at former Civic Arena site after URA board delays vote on FNB hq
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/05/14/Penguins-Civic-Arena-URA-First-National-Bank-development-headquarters/stories/202005140132

Pittsburgh Penguins pull out of Lower Hill development plans
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-penguins-pull-out-of-lower-hill-development-plans/

Pa. labor board ruling favors Pittsburgh police union in handling of critical incidents
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/14/pittsburgh-police-union-fop-critical-incident-pennsylvania-labor-relations-board/stories/202005130127

Allegheny County says bug allowed voters to get duplicate mail-in, absentee ballots
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2020/05/14/Allegheny-County-voters-ballots-registration-system-duplicates-mail-in-absentee/stories/202005140133

Some Allegheny County voters received duplicate mail-in ballots due to system glitch
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/some-allegheny-county-voters-received-duplicate-mail-in-ballots-due-to-system-glitch/

Diocese aims to resume public Mass on June 1
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/05/14/Pittsburgh-Diocese-aims-resume-Mass-June-1-Catholic-coronavirus-covid-19/stories/202005140138

City schools still uncertain about reopening and preparing ‘multitude’ of options for fall
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/05/14/Pittsburgh-public-schools-uncertainty-fall-reopening-options-in-person-classes/stories/202005140102

Pittsburgh Public Schools uncertain about fall classes, continues tech purchases
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-public-schools-uncertain-about-fall-classes-continues-tech-purchases/

City launches housing resource website
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/05/14/Pittsburgh-launches-housing-assistance-resource-website/stories/202005140099

Zoom announces plans for research center in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2020/05/14/Zoom-research-and-development-center-Pittsburgh-CMU-Phoenix-ASU/stories/202005140097

Several Port Authority bus routes to return to regular schedules starting Monday
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/several-port-authority-bus-routes-to-return-to-regular-schedules-starting-monday/

Transportation

Pandemic put $1 billion hole in Pennsylvania’s transportation budget
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pandemic-put-a-1-billion-hole-in-pennsylvanias-transportation-budget/

$2.5 million Route 30 improvement project near Westmoreland Mall set to begin
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/2-5-million-rt-30-improvement-project-near-westmoreland-mall-starts-monday/

Allegheny Family Network resuming free shuttle service in Highlands area
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-family-network-resuming-free-shuttle-service-in-highlands-area/

Pandemic deals big blow to LCTA ridership
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/pandemic-deals-big-blow-to-lcta-ridership-1.2628186

Washington

Fighting the good fight: Senators tackle online child abuse the right way
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/15/Fighting-the-good-fight-Senators-tackle-online-child-abuse-the-right-way/stories/202005140024

GOP senator steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe into sale of stocks
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/gop-senator-steps-aside-as-senate-intelligence-chair-amid-fbi-probe-into-sale-of-stocks.html