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Legislature

Legislators promise relief for restaurant industry
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/legislators-promise-relief-for-restaurant-industry/article_1afa98a7-4fcd-50ad-96fa-e98fe5b8ca61.html

Dinniman, Senate call for moment of Silence in schools
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/dinniman-senate-call-for-moment-of-silence-in-schools/article_5eb57a42-f3ae-11ea-8669-6bb78957faeb.html

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf renews call to legislators to provide $325 million more in COVID-19 relief funds for small businesses
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/pa-gov-tom-wolf-renews-call-to-legislators-to-provide-325-million-more-in-covid-19-relief-funds-for-small-businesses.html

Wolf ‘can’t conceive’ that Pa. legislature will override his planned veto of high school sports attendance bill
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/09/wolf-cant-conceive-that-pa-legislature-will-override-his-planned-veto-of-high-school-sports-attendance-bill.html

9/11

The day the world changed
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/09/11/The-day-the-world-changed/stories/202009110054

19 years later: Remembering 9/11 at the Flight 93 memorial
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/19-years-later-remembering-9-11-at-the-flight-93-memorial/

Flight 93 Remembered | ‘Never’ political: Memorial has always been about togetherness, family member says
https://www.tribdem.com/news/flight-93-remembered-never-political-memorial-has-always-been-about-togetherness-family-member-says/article_8045b1dc-f3e4-11ea-863f-a31966989fcd.html

Flight 93 Remembered | Families of Flight 93 heroes enjoy ‘unifying’ tribute in lights
https://www.tribdem.com/news/flight-93-remembered-families-of-flight-93-heroes-enjoy-unifying-tribute-in-lights/article_e5be4cf2-f3d7-11ea-b81e-5f2b21ac998d.html

Trump, Biden to visit Flight 93 Memorial as pandemic alters how nation honors 9/11 anniversary
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/09/10/9-11-anniversary-memorial-ceremonies-Flight-93-Shanksville-NYC-COVID-19/stories/202009100177

Lori Falce: The people we were on 9/11
https://triblive.com/opinion/lori-falce-the-people-we-were-on-9-11/

Area 9/11 commemorations planned
https://www.timesleader.com/news/801376/area-9-11-commemorations-planned

How architect Paul Murdoch designed a 9/11 memorial that literally sings in Shanksville
https://triblive.com/local/regional/how-architect-paul-murdoch-designed-a-9-11-memorial-that-literally-sings-in-shanksville/

Berks Military History Museum to hold 9/11 Day of Remembrance
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/berks-military-history-museum-to-hold-9-11-day-of-remembrance/article_03b12e5c-f39f-11ea-a38f-2f75a6431828.html

Editorial: 9/11 anniversary a reminder of need for unity
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-9-11-anniversary-a-reminder-of-need-for-unity/article_337656c6-f36d-11ea-8f6b-5bced158b237.html

9/11 Anniversary: Two decades later, how the pain of the attacks stays with a generation | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/9-11-anniversary-two-decades-later-how-the-pain-of-the-attacks-stays-with-a-generation-opinion/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

After 2 positive COVID-19 tests, Serra Catholic H.S. moves to online learning
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/09/10/2-positive-COVID-19-tests-students-Serra-Catholic-High-School-Pittsburgh-online-learning/stories/202009100179

Hempfield high school student tests positive for covid-19
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-high-school-student-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

Coronavirus cases at Kutztown University more than double again; no plans to change ‘class delivery’
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-cases-at-kutztown-university-more-than-double-again-no-plans-to-change-class-delivery/article_6dbaf92c-f36d-11ea-bac9-c7e18cd76544.html

Chester County spent $13 million on coronavirus antibody tests. Then it quietly shelved the program.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/chester-county-coronavirus-antibody-tests-false-positives-20200911.html

Allegheny County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/10/Allegheny-County-reports-54-new-cases-no-deaths/stories/202009100133

NEPA’s burst of new COVID-19 cases subsides
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/nepas-burst-of-new-covid-19-cases-subsides/article_4ac1788f-9e16-56cb-97a0-e407ffe7bfc7.html

5 more nursing or personal care home residents died of COVID-19 in Lancaster County: coroner
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/5-more-nursing-or-personal-care-home-residents-died-of-covid-19-in-lancaster-county/article_0d955d38-f38d-11ea-aba8-ff9ccefe5567.html

‘Lebanon County walked out on that limb and Wolf sawed it off behind us’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/lebanon-county-walked-out-on-that-limb-and-wolf-sawed-it-off-behind-us.html

St. Luke’s expert says Pennsylvania hospitals, not government, should decide on elective surgeries in coronavirus pandemic
ttps://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-gop-covid-hearing-20200910-xnbr2atidrg3jovlfs7jb5pzb4-story.html

The loneliness of long-haul COVID: My son and I have battled the coronavirus for six months | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/long-haul-covid-treatment-symptoms-health-care-recovery-20200911.html

Senate fails to garner votes for COVID-19 relief package, dimming hopes for a deal
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/10/US-Senate-fails-garner-votes-COVID-19-relief-package-deal-CARES-Act-filibuster/stories/202009100154

Administration

Gov. Wolf pledges $15M to bridge digital divide among Pennsylvania students
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-pledges-15m-to-bridge-digital-divide-among-pennsylvania-students/

Wolf dedicates $15 million for student internet access, material
https://www.tribdem.com/news/wolf-dedicates-15-million-for-student-internet-access-material/article_49f3d3b8-f3e2-11ea-b707-6b1b55d9ab7c.html

State should disclose COVID cases by district
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/state-should-disclose-covid-cases-by-district/article_2cfc445a-94ea-5582-b90f-6ab72ada97a8.html

Business

Federal officials end program to add $300 to unemployment benefits
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/09/10/Lost-Wages-Assistance-program-extra-300-FEMA-unemployment-COVID19-benefits-check/stories/202009100182

Devereux to conduct an independent safety audit of its children’s programs on the heels of Inquirer investigation
https://www.inquirer.com/news/devereux-behavioral-health-loretta-lynch-audit-sexual-assault-children-20200910.html

Can mozzarella help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farms? Caputo Bros. Creamery bets on water buffalo.
https://www.inquirer.com/food/pennsylvania-dairy-farms-water-buffalo-mozzarella-caputo-bros-20200910.html

Bucks businesses talk shutdown concerns with lawmakers
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/09/10/bucks-businesses-talk-shutdown-concerns-gop-panel/5748863002/

Crime/Punishment

Girl, 16, pleads guilty to second-degree murder
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crime-emergencies/girl-16-pleads-guilty-to-second-degree-murder/article_b222bf33-2c8c-5684-8c73-d7685095a7cc.html

Wilkes-Barre juvenile charged in Scranton woman’s death
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/crime-emergencies/wilkes-barre-juvenile-charged-in-scranton-womans-death/article_b3363080-c213-5cbe-88f3-3d97965385c4.html

11-year-old girl shot in face after opening door in Bethlehem, police report
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-bethlehem-police-investigate-shooting-20200910-yw7aoxkuened3alrg3jchc5eme-story.html

Chester County getting $7 million for crime prevention
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/chester-county-getting-7-million-for-crime-prevention/article_b26badbe-f363-11ea-8f07-0714876c7c20.html

Education

Hazleton Area School District lays off school workers
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/education/hazleton-area-school-district-lays-off-school-workers/article_40214fb5-6613-55fc-83b6-cda146abf1d5.html

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Most, but not all, teams will kick off in empty stadiums
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/high-school-football-most-but-not-all-teams-will-kick-off-in-empty-stadiums/article_f5773a70-d2e5-5ac8-a936-5306f3a79f49.html

Fox Chapel Area School District water to be retested today for legionella
https://triblive.com/local/fox-chapel/fox-chapel-area-school-district-water-to-be-retested-today-for-legionella/

Summer residents are enrolling their kids in schools down the Shore. But will they stay?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/jersey-shore-coronavirus-schools-reopening-hybrid-in-person-20200911.html

CMU to delay start of spring semester, will condense duration to reduce time on campus
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/09/10/Carnegie-Mellon-CMU-COVID-19-academic-calendar-spring-semester-flu-virus-colleges-pandemic-changes/stories/202009100129

CMU’s Heinz College announces layoffs
https://triblive.com/news/education-classroom/cmu-heinz-college-announces-layoffs/

Elections/Politics

Pa. Secretary of State touts new in-person, early-voting option and use of drop boxes
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/pa-secretary-of-state-touts-new-in-person-early-voting-option-and-use-of-drop/article_4209d440-ac91-5c45-895e-fef980543ece.html

Biden Scranton-bound for CNN town hall
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/biden-scranton-bound-for-cnn-town-hall/article_465ab702-100a-55f0-ba50-8609eddf824c.html

Democrats to fight ruling to let Green Party stay on state ballot
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/10/Green-Party-presidential-nominee-Howie-Hawkins-can-stay-Pennsylvania-ballot-judge-says/stories/202009100145

A Pennsylvania congressional candidate’s ad misrepresents one of our fact-checks
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/jim-bognet-defund-the-police-tv-ad-fact-check-20200910.html

Jill Biden visits Crestwood students virtually in her Back to School tour
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/801369/jill-biden-visits-crestwood-students-virtually-in-her-back-to-school-tour

As Nov. 3 approaches, voters deserve to have confidence in election system | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/vote-by-mail-pennsylvania-trump-ballot-drop-boxes-20200911.html

Tom Ridge to Trump: You’re wrong about voter fraud
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/tom-ridge-donald-trump-2020-voter-fraud-20200911.html

‘Be prepared for Election Week or Election Month’; the vote count will take longer this year
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/be-prepared-for-election-week-or-election-month-the-vote-count-will-take-longer-this-year.html

Former Republican Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge: Election Day could be election month without reform
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/state/2020/09/10/former-pa-gov-tom-ridge-voting-reform-inaction-not-option/5766441002/

The Dispatch poll: Perry up 6; undecided voters prefer DePasquale
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/10/dispatch-poll-perry-up-6-undecided-voters-prefer-depasquale/3460133001/

Health Care

Black patients twice as likely as whites to die of treatable health conditions, study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/consumer/health-race-disparities-opioid-overdose-deaths-coronavirus-covid-19-20200911.html

Local News

Commission tables decision for liquefied natural gas project with NEPA shipping route
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/commission-tables-decision-for-liquefied-natural-gas-project-with-nepa-shipping-route/article_9a7aba96-9ba7-5593-9afd-c1c1ce25269a.html

Berks County reaches settlement over $1.5 million in unpaid water and sewer bills
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-county-reaches-settlement-over-1-5-million-in-unpaid-water-and-sewer-bills/article_5655a76c-f3ab-11ea-8812-ab5f5e78d0d3.html

Darby Township’s Smith out as police commissioner
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/darby-townships-smith-out-as-police-commissioner/article_81983c02-f3a9-11ea-b104-eb9c76b97189.html

Officials propose 32 percent tax hike in West Chesterhttps://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/officials-propose-32-percent-tax-hike-in-west-chester/article_6f28abfa-f373-11ea-98c6-ffb15953ee27.html

Monroeville churches stuck in middle of legal battle between municipality and school district
https://triblive.com/local/monroeville/monroeville-churches-stuck-in-middle-of-legal-battle-between-municipality-and-school-district/

Lernerville Speedway expects 1,000 people for Back-to-School race event
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/lernerville-speedway-expects-1000-people-for-back-to-school-race-event/

Luzerne County set to receive more coronavirus relief funding
https://www.timesleader.com/news/801367/luzerne-county-set-to-receive-more-coronavirus-relief-funding

Wilkes-Barre deficit certain, how much uncertain
https://www.timesleader.com/news/801372/wilkes-barre-deficit-certain-how-much-uncertain

Wilkes-Barre council OKs refinancing, hears plea to rename Columbus statue
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-barre-council-oks-refinancing-hears-plea-to-rename-columbus-statue/article_2c356ef7-b939-5969-97f6-0411e25cfed6.html

National News

4 Houston police officers involved in April fatal shooting are fired
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/11/4-Houston-police-officers-involved-in-fatal-shooting-are-fired/stories/202009110102

10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year
https://www.inquirer.com/news/nation-world/california-wildfires-spread-winds-homes-threatened-20200910.html

Philly

Philly increases outdoor gathering limit but will keep low indoor dining capacity
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-covid-19-pa-nj-philly-indoor-dining-capacity-restaurants-20200910.html

A decade of Philly tourism growth crashes in the pandemic, new city numbers show
https://www.inquirer.com/business/tourism/tourism-philadephia-region-five-county-virus-damage-impact-kenney-20200910.html

City Council needs new approaches, and the ability to multitask, to address Philly’s challenges | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/philadelphia-city-council-budget-priorities-fall-20200911.html

My visit to the homeless encampment by the Art Museum both surprised and enlightened me | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/homeless-encampment-philly-housing-jenice-armstrong-20200910.html

Philadelphia City Council expands access to coronavirus paid sick leave for low-wage workers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave-philadelphia-gig-workers-20200910.html

Philly City Council passes paid sick leave bill, impacting hundreds of workers
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/philly-city-council-passes-public-health-emergency-leave/

Crew mate aboard 20-ton cocaine cargo ship admits role in record $1 billion Philly port drug bust
https://www.inquirer.com/news/msc-gayane-cocaine-20-ton-philly-aleksandar-kavaja-montenegro-balkans-20200910.html

Philadelphia officials say homeless encampment clearing could take days
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/philadelphia-homeless-encampment-clearing-eviction-mayor-jim-kenney-pha-20200910.html

Philadelphia Council’s vote on union bill shows how building trades are still a force in city politics
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/fire-protection-certification-asse-law-sprinkler-fitters-union-20200910.html

As eviction crisis looms, Philly courts must take swift action beyond two-week delay | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/eviction-moratorium-philadelphia-covid-19-court-cdc-20200910.html

Pitt

Allegheny County plumbing inspectors face felony charges for allegedly falsifying inspections
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/10/Allegheny-County-plumbing-inspectors-police-complaint-falsified-inspections/stories/202009100185

New Penguins, FNB partnership turns spotlight on naming rights deals in COVID
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/10/Penguins-FNB-former-Civic-Arena-site-PPG-Paints-Arena-naming-rights/stories/202009100128

Homes evacuated in Marshall-Shadeland after gunfire hits gas meter
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/11/gas-leak-shooting-bullets-meter-pittsburgh-marshall-shadeland-evacuation/stories/202009110103

Cops responding to Shotspotter alert discover gas line ruptured by gunfire; residents evacuated
https://triblive.com/local/cops-responding-shotspotter-alert-discover-gas-line-ruptured-by-gunfire-residents-evacuated/

Port Authority to replace 25 bus shelters in next few weeks
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/09/10/Port-Authority-new-bus-shelters-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-East-Busway/stories/202009100184

With Pittsburgh’s 2021 budget facing $100 million shortfall, city seeks input from residents
https://triblive.com/local/with-pittsburghs-2021-budget-facing-100-million-shortfall-city-seeks-input-from-residents/

Public opinion could guide whether Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue will remain
https://triblive.com/local/public-opinion-could-guide-whether-pittsburghs-columbus-statue-will-remain/

State News

Delaware River Watershed receives $30M in grants for Bridesburg park, Bartram’s Mile pier, Brandywine Creek, other projects
https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/us-fish-wildlife-service-grants-bartrams-mile-brandywine-delaware-river-watershed-20200910.html

DEP finds more than 5 dozen deficiencies in landfill’s expansion application
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dep-finds-more-than-5-dozen-deficiencies-in-landfills-expansion-application/article_af66eb90-fc62-529d-b69e-cb82fd073e7a.html

Washington

Bills to fund microgrid research, encourage diversity in telecom ownership OK’d by House panel
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/10/Conor-Lamb-Mike-Doyle-Energy-Commerce-Committee-microgrids-Pitt/stories/202009100126