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Legislature

Pa. lawmakers promote CROWN Act legislation banning discrimination against natural hair styles
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-lawmakers-crown-act-protect-against-discrimination-natural-hair-20200924.html

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf asks lawmakers to stop ‘irresponsible behavior’; GOP leaders say he won’t work with them
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/pa-gov-tom-wolf-asks-lawmakers-to-stop-irresponsible-behavior-gop-leaders-say-he-wont-work-with-them.html

Wolf asks legislature to allow continued COVID-19 mitigation efforts
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/09/24/Pennsylvania-gov-tom-wolf-general-assembly-legislature-mitigation-covid-19/stories/202009240162

Gov. Wolf slams GOP for trying to thwart COVID-19 mitigation
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/25/gov-wolf-slams-gop-for-trying-to-thwart-covid-19-mitigation/

$200,000 state grant will make Reading skatepark a reality
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/200-000-state-grant-will-make-reading-skatepark-a-reality/article_3428ea02-fea8-11ea-87f4-432d94de379c.html

In another clash with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes bill blocking his efforts to fight climate change
https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/in-another-clash-with-lawmakers-wolf-vetoes-bill-blocking-his-efforts-to-fight-climate-change/

Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg should be obsessing over helping Pennsylvanians, not sticking it to Governor Wolf | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/pennsylvania-republicans-coronavirus-harrisburg-governor-tom-wolf-20200925.html

Instead of fighting him, lawmakers should help Gov. Wolf promote a cleaner, healthier future for all
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/instead-of-wasting-time-on-overriding-wolfs-veto-of-rggi-bill-lawmakers-should-promoting-a-cleaner-healthier-future-for-all/

End speculation by authorizing early count
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/end-speculation-by-authorizing-early-count/article_4c0759be-88ff-5ac5-a1d0-c76becdeed2d.html

Legislators must do more to help Pennsylvania nursing homes | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/09/legislators-must-do-more-to-help-pennsylvania-nursing-homes-pennlive-letters.html

Mullery announces DCNR grant funding to improve recreational spaces
https://www.timesleader.com/news/803502/mullery-announces-dcnr-grant-funding-to-improve-recreational-spaces

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. COVID-19 tracing app on track with download projections despite privacy concerns
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/24/COVID-Alert-PA-app-download-tracking-cases-wolf-department-of-health-launch/stories/202009240156

More coronavirus cases found at Westmoreland Manor; county calls in National Guard to help
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/more-coronavirus-cases-found-at-westmoreland-manor-2/

Greater Latrobe reports 3 students with coronavirus; full-time return to classrooms still on
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greater-latrobe-reports-3-students-with-coronavirus-full-time-return-to-classrooms-still-on/

Wyoming Seminary cancels after-school activities, no classes Friday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/803447/wyoming-seminary-cancels-after-school-activities-no-classes-friday

Allegheny County reports 60 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-reports-60-new-coronavirus-cases/

Westmoreland County reports 15 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-reports-15-new-coronavirus-cases/

24 more coronavirus cases for Berks County ends better reporting week
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/24-more-coronavirus-cases-for-berks-county-ends-better-reporting-week/article_2754acd6-fe57-11ea-98b4-bfeea4ab68d1.html

How 65 student COVID-19 cases at WVU became one overnight
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/09/24/West-VIrginia-University-COVID-19-coronavirus-Justice-WVU-pandemic-college-students-health/stories/202009230170

Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor protesters in Center City occupy I-95, mix it up with motorists, then head through South Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/breonna-taylor-protests-philadelphia-i-95-20200924.html

In despair, protesters take to streets for Breonna Taylor
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/national/in-despair-protesters-take-to-streets-for-breonna-taylor/article_4d051527-1863-5898-ae0e-4e1137a5dce1.html

Breonna Taylor: Say her name because her Black life mattered | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/breonna-taylor-louisville-philly-blm-jenice-armstrong-20200924.html

Administration

Gov. Wolf says coronavirus-driven Pennsylvania budget deficit of billions of dollars will have state ‘scrambling’
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-wolf-deficit-thursday-20200924-el6gmlebvrdh7nbayvbyffwjs4-story.html

Pa. slashing workers’ unemployment checks after paying them double by mistake
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pandemic-unemployment-assistance-overpayment-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20200925.html

Business

The Revolution pipeline, two years since its rupture, is back under construction in Beaver County
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/09/25/Revolution-pipeline-repair-Energy-Transfer-explosion-Beaver-County-landslide/stories/202009240058

Snubbed retiree gets back at Sunoco for canceling a Mariner East pipeline meeting
https://www.inquirer.com/business/pennsylvania-orders-sunoco-public-meeting-mariner-east-20200925.html

Black truck drivers sue Giant Eagle distribution center on race discrimination grounds
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2020/09/24/black-truck-drivers-lawsuit-OK-Grocery-terminated-Giant-Eagle-white-driver/stories/202009240187

ConnectiveRx to hire 300 in Pittsburgh area
https://triblive.com/local/connectiverx-to-hire-300-in-pittsburgh/

Crime/Punishment

One dead, one flown to hospital after Beaver Falls shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/25/double-shooting-fatal-beaver-falls/stories/202009250118

Philly-area teens ran a trafficking network that put dozens of illegally bought guns on the streets, authorities say
https://www.inquirer.com/news/montgomery-county-guns-shootings-philadelphia-straw-purchase-arrests-20200924.html

Authorities crush gun trafficking network operating in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/authorities-crush-gun-trafficking-network-operating-in-montgomery-bucks-and-philadelphia-counties/article_aba1bdb6-8c0e-59c0-a491-a5e13e4c5d2b.html

New Kensington woman sentenced to 3-7 years for helping to hide Officer Brian Shaw’s killer
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-kensington-woman-sentenced-to-3-7-years-in-prison-for-helping-to-hide-convicted-cop-killer/

Education

Woodland Hills pushes back in-person classes another month
https://triblive.com/news/education-classroom/woodland-hills-pushes-back-in-person-classes-another-month/

Districts opting for many different options
https://www.timesleader.com/news/803496/districts-opting-for-many-different-options

New Ken-Arnold can’t afford to change tax deadlines or eliminate late penalties, board member says
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/new-ken-arnold-cant-afford-to-change-tax-deadlines-or-eliminate-late-penalties-board-member-says/

Local districts permitted to set spectator guidelines
https://www.citizensvoice.com/sports/local-districts-permitted-to-set-spectator-guidelines/article_cacfff92-05da-50b9-b9f6-c947301fd380.html

Editorial: Let schools decide sports crowd limits
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-let-schools-decide-sports-crowd-limits/article_51198008-fe77-11ea-a581-3f681d09bddc.html

Penn’s new student leaders identify as first-generation college students from lower income families
https://www.inquirer.com/education/penn-first-generation-college-students-government-president-20200924.html

College enrollment takes a hit this fall amid coronavirus
https://www.inquirer.com/business/college-enrollment-pennsylvania-undergraduate-graduate-pandemic-covid-20200924.html

Elections/Politics

Here’s how ‘naked ballots’ in Pennsylvania could cost Biden the election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/24/naked-ballots-mail-in-secrecy-envelope-Pennsylvania-Biden-trump-election/stories/202009240113

Republicans lose a round in Pennsylvania mail voting dispute
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/24/republicans-lose-a-round-in-pennsylvania-mail-voting-dispute/

The BLM movement found support in red, rural Pa. What does it mean for 2020?
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/25/the-blm-movement-found-support-in-red-rural-pa-what-does-it-mean-for-2020/

Drop boxes for absentee and mail-in ballots coming to Lehigh County. Here’s where you’ll be able to find them.
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-lehigh-county-approves-drop-boxes-20200924-ipqiyfokmjhufbvwkbj3qkicem-story.html

PA GOP disputes assertions in bombshell Atlantic story
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/pa-gop-disputes-assertions-in-bombshell-atlantic-story/

PA attorney general argues in federal court Postal Service changes could slow ballot delivery
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/2020/09/24/judge-hears-arguments-ag-shapiro-case-stop-mail-changes/3520492001/

Racist, homophobic letter sent to Biden backers in Erie, Pa., area
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/24/racist-homophobic-letter-sent-to-biden-backers-in-erie-area/42687625/

Luzerne County Council members want answers on tossed ballots
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/803489/luzerne-county-council-members-want-answers-on-tossed-ballots

Luzerne County ballot probe: What we know so far
https://www.timesleader.com/news/803506/luzerne-county-ballot-probe-what-we-know-so-far

Feds: Trump votes discarded in Luzerne County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/feds-trump-votes-discarded-in-luzerne-county/article_2e106568-2556-5248-b8a1-b410f208b45c.html

It’s ‘imperative’ mail-in ballot issues get corrected, U.S. Attorney tells Luzerne County officials
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/its-imperative-mail-in-ballot-issues-get-corrected-us-attorney-tells-luzerne-county-elections-officials.html

Berks County officials say retirement of elections director will not impact November election
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/berks-county-officials-say-retirement-of-elections-director-will-not-impact-november-election/article_59fa5704-fe79-11ea-8d9f-7beb7db8f3f1.html

‘Undermine our Republic’: Perry, Smucker chastise Trump’s election comments
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2020/09/24/undermine-our-republic-perry-smucker-chastise-trumps-election-comments/3519756001/

Gaming

Wind Creek Bethlehem lays off about 450 people due to coronavirus impact
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-wind-creek-bethlehem-layoffs-20200924-rl2fzzhqofelrc5y5mudwzv77i-story.html

Health Care

Q&A: Should I go to the emergency room or urgent care?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/expert-opinions/urgent-care-vs-emergency-room-symptoms-when-to-go-20200925.html

Local News

New Delaware-Lackawanna locomotive shop opens in Scranton
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-delaware-lackawanna-locomotive-shop-opens-in-scranton/article_0c1b5a4a-20c9-5015-b7a8-b33e42ba050f.html

Reading Pride Celebration urges ‘in-depth investigation’ and ‘appropriate training’ in wake of police shooting of transgender woman
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/crime/reading-pride-celebration-urges-in-depth-investigation-and-appropriate-training-in-wake-of-police-shooting/article_757281e8-fe68-11ea-9a4f-2ff1c7c76753.html

Berks County libraries quarantining all books and DVDs
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-libraries-quarantining-all-books-and-dvds/article_c80952fc-fd04-11ea-8c6c-3b1fcad41937.html

Bidders buy tax-delinquent properties at arena auction
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bidders-buy-tax-delinquent-properties-at-arena-auction/article_1edeb2b7-c23b-51d7-8119-ce385be432e9.html

What will Halloween look like in central Pa. this year?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/what-will-halloween-look-like-in-central-pa-this-year.html

Allentown Managing Director Joe McMahon abruptly departs
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-managing-director-joe-mcmahon-out-20200924-lzeg5fdmjbey5nyebpbkxpy6ny-story.html

Parkside councilwoman asked to resign over social media posts
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/parkside-councilwoman-asked-to-resign-over-social-media-posts/article_7d644e4a-feae-11ea-8993-4fc5411e572c.html

Perkasie community unites to help disabled man get to work, food pantry
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/09/25/perkasie-community-helps-disabled-man-get-work-food-pantry/5815596002/

National News

The 2020 census must continue for another month, a federal judge rules
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/2020-census-update-october-september-united-states-20200925.html

California is banning sales of gasoline cars after 2035. Now the EV race begins.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/california-cars-zero-emissions-autos–20200924.html

Michigan legislators considering a 4 a.m. closing time for bars
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/09/michigan-legislators-considering-a-4-am-closing-time-for-bars.html

New Jersey

Plastic and paper bag ban passed by NJ lawmakers, heads to governor
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/09/plastic-and-paper-bag-ban-passed-by-nj-lawmakers-heads-to-governor.html

Philly

A customized SEPTA Key is coming for Philadelphia students, adding to the card system’s inflating cost
https://www.inquirer.com/transportation/septa-key-card-system-philadelphia-school-district-transpass-20200924.html

A voter fraud conspiracy theorist called Philly election officials corrupt. He didn’t like the pushback.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/clout/presidential-election-mail-ballot-conspiracy-theorists-city-commissioners-20200925.html

Philly to remove 53 kids from Devereux’s live-in facilities after it finds lax supervision
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/devereux-philadelphia-abuse-council-remove-children-20200924.html

Philly teen dies after being shot inside laundromat
https://www.inquirer.com/news/teen-shot-laundromat-west-philadelphia-september-24-20200924.html

SEC, FBI to host COVID-19 consumer fraud prevention call Oct. 6, free and open to the public
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-fraud-scams-sec-ftc-fbi-us-attorney-seniors-outreach-20200925.html

Pitt

Allegheny County lifts its gathering restrictions to align with state rules
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/24/covid-19-coronavirus-allegheny-county-western-pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-60/stories/202009240165

Allegheny County lifts covid restrictions in favor of state mitigation orders
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-lifts-covid-restrictions-in-favor-of-state-mitigation-orders/

Pittsburgh’s Negro Opera House makes national list of endangered places
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2020/09/24/Pittsburgh-Negro-Opera-Company-National-Trust-Historic-Preservation-endangered/stories/202009230163

Former AHN Bellevue hospital to be reborn as tech innovation hub
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/09/25/Allegheny-Health-Network-Suburban-Bellevue-AlphaLab-Innovation-Works-small/stories/202009250073

Allegheny County delivers nearly 70,000 mail-in ballots to post office
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2020/09/24/Allegheny-County-delivers-nearly-70-000-mail-in-ballots-to-post-office/stories/202009240167

Brentwood restaurant sues Allegheny County over COVID-19 closure
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/09/24/Brentwood-restaurant-sues-Allegheny-County-health-department-COVID-19-lawsuit-Crack-d-Egg/stories/202009240122

Pittsburgh Yom Kippur event to discuss racism, anti-Semitism
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/09/24/Yom-Kippur-event-to-discuss-racism-anti-Semitism/stories/202009240115

Back for more: Philadelphia developer to convert Allegheny Building to apartment
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/25/PMC-Property-Group-Allegheny-Building-Downtown-Clark-Building-Alcoa-Building/stories/202009250080

Pitt ups its outreach in the Hill District
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/24/Hill-District-New-Granada-University-of-Pittsburgh-community-development-Pitt/stories/202009240171

Police: 4 injured in stabbing, assault in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood
https://triblive.com/local/police-4-injured-in-stabbing-assault-in-pittsburghs-allentown-neighborhood/

How do you cut the red tape out of government? Use common sense, panelists say
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/how-do-you-cut-the-red-tape-out-of-government-use-common-sense-panelists-say/

Pittsburgh school district will review, publicize school police arrest data
https://triblive.com/news/education-classroom/pittsburgh-school-district-will-review-and-publicize-school-police-data/

Pat Narduzzi to Gov. Tom Wolf: Please allow Pitt fans, parents at Heinz Field
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2020/09/24/Pitt-football-Steelers-fans-Heinz-Field-Tom-Wolf-Pat-Narduzzi-Louisville-Notre-Dame-Virginia-Tech-NC-State/stories/202009240163

State News

Pa. can’t wait for infrastructure repairs
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2020/09/25/Pa-can-t-wait-for-infrastructure-repairs/stories/202009250094

Transportation

Reading Regional Airport traffic is taking off after a six-month slowdown
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-regional-airport-traffic-is-taking-off-after-a-six-month-slowdown/article_cb4b26f4-fe79-11ea-aa2c-b77565c641a2.html