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Legislature

Pa. Democratic lawmakers push bill to help business owners collect on COVID insurance claims
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-insurance-pandemic-bill-20200907-evcies2farccxolexgr34ldg2e-story.html

The countdown to keeping Pennsylvanians in their homes | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/09/the-countdown-to-keeping-pennsylvanians-in-their-homes-opinion.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Cases up by nearly 700, but death toll remains the same
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-sept-6-update-20200906-fg676ncaqndsjhvlruqfbukmfm-story.html

Pa. reports no new COVID-19 deaths
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/06/covid-19-coronavirus-allegheny-county-western-pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-54/stories/202009060161

Allegheny County announces 62 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-announces-62-new-coronavirus-cases-no-new-deaths/

Westmoreland County adds 20 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-adds-20-new-coronavirus-cases-2/

COVID-19 by ZIP code: Kingston sees a surge
https://www.timesleader.com/news/800692/covid-19-by-zip-code-kingston-sees-a-surge

15 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 1 new death
https://www.timesleader.com/news/800668/15-new-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-1-new-death

Region adds 48 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/region-adds-48-new-covid-19-cases-but-no-new-deaths/article_81220125-72b7-5d9a-afcb-c2a139c8607a.html

Central York High School confirms positive COVID-19 case
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/09/06/central-york-high-school-confirms-positive-covid-19-case/5736115002/

Scranton firefighter tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/scranton-firefighter-tests-positive-for-covid-19/article_07fd2086-8dbb-5137-aefb-944cd46e611d.html

Hotels find a new function during the pandemic: College housing
https://www.inquirer.com/business/college-housing-hotels-pittsburgh-north-carolina-university-pandemic-20200907.html

6 months of COVID-19: Pa. lives still disrupted as fall challenges loom
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200907/6-months-of-covid-19-pa-lives-still-disrupted-as-fall-challenges-loom

Administration

An overdue audit
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/09/07/An-overdue-audit/stories/202009030091

Business

Labor Day woes: Contractors say finding laborers major challenge
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/labor-day-woes-contractors-say-finding-laborers-major-challenge/article_569e248f-7c9b-520b-828c-1ab6d4e1ff12.html

REPORT: Pa. unemployment claims recovering quickly compared to other states | The Numbers Racket
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/report-pa-unemployment-claims-recovering-quickly-compared-to-other-states-the-numbers-racket/

Monroe jobless rate at 17%
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200907/monroe-jobless-rate-at-17

Education

No locker rooms for high school teams? It’s football during COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2020/09/07/pennsylvania-high-school-football-wpial-covid-19-locker-rooms/stories/202009030168

Elections/Politics

Joe Biden to talk to labor leaders nationwide during visit to Harrisburg
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/joe-biden-to-talk-to-labor-leaders-during-monday-visit-to-harrisburg.html

Labor Day kicks off an uncommon campaign season for organized labor
https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/labor-day-kicks-of-an-uncommon-campaign-season-for-organized-labor/

QAnon conspiracy emerges in some state legislative races
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/republicans-push-qanon-conspiracy-theories-in-state-legislature-2020-election-races-20200906.html

Local News

Scranton’s 2021 capital budget includes $2.9M for City Hall repairs, $936K for IT upgrades
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scrantons-2021-capital-budget-includes-2-9m-for-city-hall-repairs-936k-for-it-upgrades/article_df5523f9-2d8e-5380-92dd-0b78678888be.html

Delaware County sets up authority to oversee Internet gaming funds
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delaware-county-sets-up-authority-to-oversee-internet-gaming-funds/article_9f65d4c8-ef95-11ea-adaf-334c0bf37f4e.html

Luzerne County Councilwoman sees outside development potential in tour of former juvenile detention center
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/800702/luzerne-county-councilwoman-sees-outside-development-potential-in-tour-of-former-juvenile-detention-center

Luzerne County asked to help with federal Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction mandate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/800617/luzerne-county-asked-to-help-with-federal-chesapeake-bay-pollution-reduction-mandate

National News

Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since being shot by police
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/06/Jacob-Blake-video-from-hospital-message-Ben-Crump-police-shooting-Kenosha-Wisconsin-Donald-Trump-Joe-Biden/stories/202009060171

Philly

Philadelphia is still very much a labor town. Here’s how workers are fighting back.
https://www.inquirer.com/jobs/labor/labor-unions-worker-organizing-philadelphia-20200907.html

Protesters gather near Mayor Kenney’s home to oppose move to close homeless camps
https://www.inquirer.com/news/mayor-kenney-residence-protest-homeless-encampment-demonstration-closing-shut-20200906.html

Supporting labor unions is good for working families as COVID-19 continues to spread | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/news/unions-covid-19-labor-day-working-families-joe-biden-20200907.html#loaded

La Salle College High football player: Season will be dedicated to Isaiah Turner
https://www.inquirer.com/high-school-sports/pennsylvania/isaiah-turner-lasalle-high-school-football-tragedy-ryan-wills-20200906.html

Pitt

Organization planning to build LGBTQ-friendly senior housing community
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/07/Presbyterian-SeniorCare-Network-Persad-Center-LGBTQ-housing-community-Pittsburgh-Oakland/stories/202009020097

Protesters return to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s home
https://triblive.com/local/protesters-return-to-pittsburgh-mayor-bill-pedutos-home/

Pittsburgh police investigating after 40 shots fired at Hill District block party, man shot in arm
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-police-investigating-after-40-shots-fired-at-hill-district-block-party-man-shot-in-arm/

State News

From free rent to gift cards, landlords are trying to entice renters with bargains
https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/rent-concession-philadelphia-coronavirus-20200907.html

Without PUC action to guide them, smaller municipal utilities resuming shutoffs
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/09/07/Pennsylvania-Municipal-utilities-resuming-shutoffs-PUC-model-guidance/stories/202009030183

On Labor Day: How to plan a mini-road trip to mark Pennsylvania’s worker history
https://www.penncapital-star.com/working-the-economy/labor-day-2019-how-to-plan-a-mini-road-trip-to-mark-pennsylvanias-worker-history/