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Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: State reports lowest daily case count in two months
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-count-pennsylvania-monday-memorial-day-20200525-hgthydohhzaifoqr5ckb4xvyf4-story.html

COVID-19 Update: Pa. reports 473 new cases, 15 more deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/05/25/COVID-19-Update-Allegheny-County-deaths-cases-western-pennsylvania/stories/202005250062

Allegheny County records 28 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-records-28-more-coronavirus-cases-no-new-deaths/

1 new coronavirus case reported in Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/1-new-coronavirus-case-reported-in-westmoreland/

6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Luzerne County; no new deaths
https://www.timesleader.com/news/784974/6-new-covid-19-cases-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-no-new-deaths

County adds 6 cases, no new deaths
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-adds-6-cases-no-new-deaths-1.2631786

No virus deaths reported in Lackawanna County for first time in two weeks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/no-virus-deaths-reported-in-lackawanna-county-for-first-time-in-two-weeks-1.2631552

State reports 18 additional coronavirus cases in Berks; coroner lists 8 more deaths
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/state-reports-18-additional-coronavirus-cases-in-berks-coroner-lists-8-more-deaths/article_843af9fc-9eba-11ea-b5b4-9b5c8955951a.html

Pandemic takes no holiday as coronavirus cases and deaths grow in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/new-jersey-pennsylvania-philadelphia-covid-19-coronavirus-cases-deaths-20200525.html

Family mourns death of elderly sisters from COVID-19
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/family-mourns-death-of-elderly-sisters-from-covid-19-1.2631822

Dispute between state and coroners over COVID-19 deaths might have a resolution
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/05/25/Pennsylvania-coronavirus-deaths-county-coroners-death-counting-death-COVID-19/stories/202005220138

Was this the right way to shut down Pennsylvania?
https://www.inquirer.com/business/pennsylvania-shutdown-wolf-order-federal-challenge-20200525.html

Internet disconnect: Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/26/Internet-access-rural-limits-pandemic-broadband/stories/202005140038

Trump leaves coronavirus testing responsibility to states in report to Congress
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/trump-coronavirus-testing-responsability-congress-20200525.html

Novavax trials COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Australia
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/covid-19-meds/2020/05/26/Novavax-trials-COVID-19-vaccine-candidate-in-Australia-coronavirus/stories/202005260046

Reopening

Easton reopening plan would close streets to vehicles and open them to businesses
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-easton-reopen-plan-20200525-zq2wwrtfyndnvhog6josbzch4y-story.html

What is the future of Harrisburg beyond the pandemic?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/we-are-teleworking-and-socializing-online-what-does-that-mean-for-post-pandemic-harrisburg.html

Legislature

Pennsylvania ‘Jeopardy!’
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/pennsylvania-jeopardy-1.2631580

Memorial Day

Virtual Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen soldiers
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/05/25/Memorial-Day-virtual-ceremony-Pittsburgh-Soldiers-Sailors-Hall-video-tributes-COVID-19/stories/202005250082

Philly region pays tribute to Memorial Day by virtual ceremonies, visiting war memorials, and playing ‘Taps’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/memorial-day-may-2020-philadelphia-region-coronavirus-20200525.html

In person and on the web, local Memorial Day services honor fallen warriors’ sacrifices
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/in-person-or-on-the-web-local-memorial-day-services-honor-fallen-warriors-sacrifices/

Leechburg honors fallen service members in ceremony scaled back by coronavirus pandemic
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/leechburg-honors-fallen-service-members-in-ceremony-scaled-back-by-coronavirus-pandemic/

Memorial Day ceremony goes on in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/memorial-day-ceremony-goes-on-in-scranton-1.2631816

Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony honors some of Berks County’s earliest war dead
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/memorial-day-flag-raising-ceremony-honors-some-of-berks-countys-earliest-war-dead/article_600923c2-9ed0-11ea-b534-7396a2387609.html

Budget

Pa. lawmakers expected to tackle partial year state budget this week
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/pa-lawmakers-expected-to-tackle-partial-year-state-budget-this-week.html

With a bottom line rocked by COVID-19, Pa. lawmakers set to pass stop-gap budget this week
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/with-a-bottom-line-rocked-by-covid-19-pa-lawmakers-set-to-pass-stop-gap-budget-this-week/

Business

Pennsylvanians are heading across state lines for haircuts
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2020/05/25/Salons-barbers-closed-Pennsylvania-Ohio-West-Virginia-haircuts-COVID-19-pandemic/stories/202005190167

As meatpacking plants reopen, data about worker illness remains elusive
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/25/As-Meatpacking-Plants-Reopen-Data-About-Worker-Illness-Remains-Elusive/stories/202005250088

U.S. consumer confidence is shattered and reopening alone won’t bring it back, new survey finds
https://www.inquirer.com/economy/coronavirus-reopening-consumer-confidence-pennsylvania-20200526.html

Lincoln Speedway returns to racing with big crowd, hand sanitizer stations
https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2020/05/lincoln-speedway-returns-to-racing-with-big-crowd-hand-sanitizer-stations.html

As COVID-19 numbers rise, so do unemployment percentages
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/news/as-covid-19-numbers-rise-so-do-unemployment-percentages/article_9d4245f6-9e9f-11ea-a2f2-cf4b21c2cd49.html

Crime/Punishment

Teen, man wounded in Clairton shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/26/Police-investigate-shooting-in-Clairton-Wylie-Henry/stories/202005260043

Family of Conn. murder suspect last seen in Pa. pleads for his surrender
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/25/Connecticut-murder-Derby-Peter-Manfredonia-manhunt-Pennsylvania-New-Jersey-location-woman-safe/stories/202005250081

Education

Coronavirus pandemic presents unique challenges for kindergarten education
https://triblive.com/local/regional/coronavirus-pandemic-presents-unique-challenges-for-kindergarten-education/

With school online, teachers take attendance through engagement
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/with-school-online-teachers-take-attendance-through-engagement-1.2631789

‘Incredibly disposable’: Adjuncts, the ‘gig workers’ of higher-ed, fear losing livelihoods
https://www.witf.org/2020/05/26/incredibly-disposable-adjuncts-the-gig-workers-of-higher-ed-fear-losing-livelihoods/

Elections/Politics

Some Pa. seniors are turning on Trump. That could be a problem for his reelection.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-2020-seniors-trump-biden-voters-20200526.html

Political campaigning a challenge with coronavirus, delegate candidate says
https://www.timesleader.com/news/785043/political-campaigning-a-challenge-with-coronavirus-delegate-candidate-says

8th District candidates: Granville believes military experience key
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/8th-district-candidates-granville-believes-military-experience-key-1.2631601

8th District candidates: Daniels praises Trump’s COVID-19 response
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/8th-district-candidates-daniels-praises-trump-s-covid-19-response-1.2631599

Today is deadline to request mail-in ballot
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/today-is-deadline-to-request-mail-in-ballot-1.2631602

5 Democrats, 2 Republicans compete to win nomination for 127th Pa. House District
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/5-democrats-2-republicans-compete-to-win-nomination-for-127th-pa-house-district/article_78327014-992d-11ea-be15-377edce4e5c9.html

Primary 2020: The contest to represent Democrats in the 9th Congressional District
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/primary-2020-the-contest-to-represent-democrats-in-the-9th-congressional-district/article_831eb3bc-9931-11ea-af03-d77a5b3e6590.html

Where to vote in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/where-to-vote-in-berks-county/article_c44d8e84-9f36-11ea-81f7-7bf7bebee3a6.html

Healthcare, education top priority lists for 9th Congressional challengers | 2020 primary
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/05/healthcare-education-top-priority-lists-for-9th-congressional-challengers-2020-primary.html

Three Democrats hope to unseat Republican representing Cumberland and York
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/three-democrats-hope-to-unseat-republican-representing-cumberland-and-york.html

Local News

Pittston firefighters get a new ride
https://www.timesleader.com/news/785045/pittston-firefighters-get-a-new-ride

Mahanoy City leaders weigh home rule trade-offs
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mahanoy-city-leaders-weigh-home-rule-trade-offs-1.2631575

National News

Federal judge rules Florida can’t stop poor felons from voting
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/federal-judge-rules-florida-cant-stop-poor-felons-voting-20200525.html

Philly

The massive Philly refinery site sale is about to close. Here’s what we know about the developer buying it
https://www.inquirer.com/business/south-philadelphia-refinery-sale-hilco-redevelopment-20200526.html

Large crowd gathers in North Philly despite stay-at-home orders
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/crowd-north-philly-coronavirus-memorial-day-20200525.html

Pitt

Fundraiser started for World War I memorial vandalized on holiday in Lawrenceville
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/25/War-memorial-Lawrenceville-vandalized-red-paint-pittsburgh/stories/202005250059

Curbside dining and retail? Report outlines safe ways for reopening Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/05/26/curbside-dining-retail-shared-streets-reopen-Pittsburgh-mobility-report/stories/202005230021

Inmate who died in jail cell identified
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/25/Inmate-died-allegheny-county-jail-cell-identified-robert-blake/stories/202005250057

State News

PUC puts PAWC rate hikes for water and sewer services on hold for review
https://www.timesleader.com/news/785038/puc-puts-pawc-rate-hikes-for-water-and-sewer-services-on-hold-for-review

New spotted lanternfly trap shows promise, can be made at home
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/new-spotted-lanternfly-trap-shows-promise-can-be-made-at-home/article_2e67af38-9c68-11ea-9091-d7f76cc792a9.html

Transportation

PA Turnpike buys land in Westmoreland County ahead of planned maintenance-facility move
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/05/25/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-maintenance-facility-Penn-Westmoreland-County-Harrison/stories/202005250027