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Legislature

Huge budget cuts could hurt people with mental illness, disabilities most, Pa. providers fear
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/huge-budget-cuts-could-hurt-people-with-mental-illness-disabilities-most-pa-providers-fear/

Top Pa. GOP lawmaker taps politically connected lobbyist to be chief of staff
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pa-senate-jake-corman-lobbyist-mavericks-chief-of-staff-20200914.html

Should Pennsylvania state parks charge entrance fees?
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/environment/should-pennsylvania-state-parks-charge-entrance-fees/article_fae4b0b8-f2be-11ea-a354-4b9c92676360.html

Pa. should legalize pot. Just don’t expect it to balance the budget | Opinion
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2020/09/pa-should-legalize-pot-just-dont-expect-it-to-balance-the-budget-opinion.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Lackawanna Trail teacher, class quarantined after positive COVID test
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/education/lackawanna-trail-teacher-class-quarantined-after-positive-covid-test/article_dfd1bc21-2797-57a2-bca1-de0da5d480b9.html

‘Essential’ caregivers lobby for greater access to loved ones in nursing homes
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-caregivers-for-compromise-visits-nursing-homes-personal-care-isolation-20200914.html

Here’s what you should know about different covid-19 tests
https://triblive.com/local/heres-what-you-should-know-about-different-covid-19-tests/

China: No need to vaccinate entire population against COVID-19 at this stage
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2020/09/14/China-says-no-need-to-vaccinate-entire-population-against-Covid-19-at-this-stage-only-frontline-workers/stories/202009140058

Business

Pa. could lose manufacturing jobs because of public transportation’s funding crisis
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/pennsylvania-jobs-public-transportation-mta-septa-coronavirus-20200914.html

Wright Twp. manufacturer to create its own school
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/coronavirus/wright-twp-manufacturer-to-create-its-own-school/article_20103e82-e39c-577e-86d7-164105d103f7.html

Crime/Punishment

Lancaster police fatally shoot man after domestic disturbance call; protestors gather outside police station
https://www.inquirer.com/news/police-shootings-lancaster-reading-20200913.html

Night of unrest following officer fatally shooting man in Lancaster city; here’s what we know
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/night-of-unrest-following-officer-fatally-shooting-man-in-lancaster-city-heres-what-we-know/article_b847c86e-f604-11ea-834f-c72363aa941f.html

Officials release body camera footage of Lancaster shooting
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/officials-release-body-camera-footage-of-lancaster-shooting.html

Tear gas used on crowd protesting fatal police shooting in Lancaster
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/09/14/Tear-gas-used-on-crowd-protesting-fatal-police-shooting/stories/202009140052

Reading police officers involved in shooting, Berks detectives announce
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-police-officers-involved-in-shooting-berks-detectives-announce/article_30d4150c-f5f2-11ea-a0b2-2bd4ec3fb46d.html

Delaware County moves forward on prison deprivatization
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delaware-county-moves-forward-on-prison-deprivatization/article_0885c3c0-f46c-11ea-b814-6b76ed6be3c9.html

Education

Rise in Pa. school employee retirements fuels concerns about who will fill those jobs
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/rise-in-pa-school-employee-retirements-fuels-concerns-about-who-will-fill-those-jobs.html

Scranton School Board to vote on furloughs Monday night
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/education/scranton-school-board-to-vote-on-furloughs-monday-night/article_050f74f1-a6c7-53b0-b7a6-e6a11e9ef233.html

Schools allowed to extend free meals to students for rest of the year
https://triblive.com/local/regional/schools-allowed-to-extend-free-meals-to-students-for-rest-of-the-year/

Deer Lakes School District to offer free meals through end of year
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/deer-lakes-school-district-to-offer-free-meals-through-end-of-year/

School schedules are all over the place. More families are opting out.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-reopening-parents-homeschooling-20200914.html

Some schools aren’t waiting for decision on sports fans
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2020/09/13/WPIAL-football-COVID-19-spectators-PIAA-Tom-Wolf-bill/stories/202009130192

Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes
https://triblive.com/news/teacher-departures-leave-schools-scrambling-for-substitutes/

No in-person classes in Dallas School District on Monday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/no-in-person-classes-in-dallas-school-district-on-monday/article_080a328c-e135-550a-a268-34932154ea24.html

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/14/after-presidents-meet-big-ten-football-still-in-limbo/

Elections/Politics

To door knock or not? Campaigning for Congress in COVID era
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/14/to-door-knock-or-not-campaigning-for-congress-in-covid-era/

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/in-defiance-of-nevada-governor-trump-holds-indoor-rally/

I’m numb to crazy stuff Trump says, but utterly terrified of crazy stuff Americans believe | Will Bunch
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/qanon-trump-supporters-militias-white-supremacy-20200913.html

Editorial: Commit to voting despite distractions
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-commit-to-voting-despite-distractions/article_3b927952-f66a-11ea-aa0f-3f352c87d2b7.html

Health Care

After a bad birth experience, Black moms become advocates
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/in-depth/news/2020/09/08/black-maternity-black-births-doulas/3337327001/

Local News

Mayor working to establish volunteer corps in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/mayor-working-to-establish-volunteer-corps-in-scranton/article_e4db4e42-d40a-543b-b8b7-191cd82731c8.html

Dialogue on race relations subject of forum at Brecknock church
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/dialogue-on-race-relations-subject-of-forum-at-brecknock-church/article_bcd80734-f60b-11ea-8344-a3ae8afe56ed.html

Internal reports show Mackey told CO of seizure
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crime-emergencies/internal-reports-show-mackey-told-co-of-seizure/article_97cfeb2e-2651-5739-9900-60b5ef5082ca.html

LCCF surveillance footage shows prolonged struggle with Mackey
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crime-emergencies/lccf-surveillance-footage-shows-prolonged-struggle-with-mackey/article_20e93fbf-8cc2-58c7-b608-eeb36bb40969.html

Ceremony honors victims, survivors of 1950 troop train crash
https://www.timesleader.com/news/801821/ceremony-honors-victims-survivors-of-1950-troop-train-crash

Luzerne County union workers reach 12% health insurance contribution benchmark
https://www.timesleader.com/news/801833/luzerne-county-union-workers-reach-12-health-insurance-contribution-benchmark

National News

California deputies shot in ambush expected to recover, authorities say
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/14/California-Deputies-Shot-in-Ambush-Are-Expected-to-Recover-Authorities-Say/stories/202009140057

Philly

Tracing the coronavirus: Students at Community College of Philadelphia are working to help stop the spread
https://www.inquirer.com/education/coronavirus-community-college-of-philadelphia-contact-tracing-health-city-20200914.html

Philly principals’ union declares ‘no confidence’ in Hite
https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-hite-no-confidence-principals-20200913.html

Pitt

How do you want your tax dollars spent in 2021? The city wants to know.
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/09/14/Pittsburgh-city-government-request-tax-dollar-spending-2021-covid-19/stories/202009110124

Pitt ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 2018
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2020/09/13/Pitt-football-AP-Poll-ranked-Associated-Press-ACC-Penn-State-West-Virginia-Clemson/stories/202009130193

State News

Study: Pa. benefits screening tool may be telling potential applicants they don’t qualify
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/09/14/Researchers-study-PA-benefits-screening-tool-wrong-potential-benefits-applicants-qualifications/stories/202009090122

Militias say they protect rights; critics call it a sham
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/09/13/Militias-say-they-protect-rights-critics-call-it-a-sham/stories/202009130015

From relief to despair, one Pa. family struggles with the ambiguity of federal eviction ban
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/from-relief-to-despair-one-pa-family-struggles-with-the-ambiguity-of-federal-eviction-ban/

Commission should reject LNG project
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/commission-should-reject-lng-project/article_36d1a799-fa71-5fb2-a702-45232489b22b.html

Gun sales surge to historic levels amid presidential campaigns, summer of protests and rising anxiety
https://www.pennlive.com/business/2020/09/gun-sales-surge-to-historic-levels-amid-presidential-campaigns-summer-of-protests-and-rising-anxiety.html