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Legislature

Legal recreational marijuana likely a ways off
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/legal-recreational-marijuana-likely-a-ways-off/article_0032ed48-eef8-11ea-b938-3f330c251799.html

Legal marijuana just matter of time, money
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/legal-mariuana-just-matter-of-time-money/article_980a4823-03a0-51cc-bda3-a1703ebb66e0.html

Guest commentary: Bipartisanship key to quality redistricting process
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/guest-commentary-bipartisanship-key-to-quality-redistricting-process/article_c21e5b4a-edd1-11ea-a76e-730279b8f1f7.html

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Holy Redeemer cancels classes, athletics after positive COVID-19 test
https://www.timesleader.com/news/800859/holy-redeemer-cancels-classes-athletics-after-positive-covid-19-test

Wyomissing School District moves 1st-grade classes online after staff member tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/wyomissing-school-district-moves-1st-grade-classes-online-after-staff-member-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/article_2bf8396a-f105-11ea-a314-23dd6c19833e.html

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

Multiple COVID-19 cases trigger 2-week closure for West York Area elementary
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2020/09/07/multiple-covid-19-cases-trigger-2-week-closure-west-york-area-elementary/5741714002/

Child care in a pandemic: ‘Everyone wants to do what is best for our children’
https://www.pennlive.com/reopeningpa/2020/09/child-care-in-a-pandemic-parents-manage-pandemic-child-care-with-pods-grandparents-day-care-and-tutors.html

COVID-19 case pushes back start of school at Holy Redeemer
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/covid-19-case-pushes-back-start-of-school-at-holy-redeemer/article_54b9f165-8008-5997-a09a-6726979a44a1.html

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Number of cases down, but 20 more deaths reported Labor Day
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-update-labor-day-20200907-cgtuh3csnzbxljbpmjiarj6p3m-story.html

These 10 Pennsylvania counties had the highest rates of new coronavirus cases for Sept. 1-7
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/these-10-pennsylvania-counties-had-the-highest-rates-of-new-coronavirus-cases-for-sept-1/article_66ec54a8-f177-11ea-9e8f-ffe00730951c.html

107 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Western Pa.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/09/07/covid-19-coronavirus-allegheny-county-western-pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-55/stories/202009070056

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

Allegheny County records third day with no coronavirus deaths
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-records-third-day-with-no-coronavirus-deaths/

12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 547 statewide
https://www.timesleader.com/news/800840/12-new-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-luzerne-county-547-statewide

Westmoreland County adds 9 new coronavirus cases
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-adds-9-new-coronavirus-cases/

Pittsburgh navigates a ‘surreal in-between’ as it grapples with coronavirus
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/09/pittsburgh-navigates-a-surreal-in-between-as-it-grapples-with-coronavirus.html

Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone – here’s who benefits and who doesn’t | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/steroids-cut-covid-19-death-rates-but-not-for-everyone-heres-who-benefits-and-who-doesnt-analysis/

Guest Column: Marcus Hook energy industry rises to the occasion during COVID-19 crisis
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/guest-column-marcus-hook-energy-industry-rises-to-the-occasion-during-covid-19-crisis/article_22ef883a-f166-11ea-ae0f-27fc587db6be.html

Business

Cooler temperatures in fall will impact outdoor dining
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cooler-temperatures-in-fall-will-impact-outdoor-dining/article_321555cc-fcf5-5669-9ea0-030ec82d9aad.html

Shared-work’ program gets little use despite averting layoffs, benefiting employers
https://www.witf.org/2020/09/08/shared-work-program-gets-little-use-despite-averting-layoffs-benefiting-employers/

With coronavirus pandemic continuing, restaurants are finding it hard to come back
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/with-coronavirus-pandemic-continuing-restaurants-are-finding-it-hard-to-come-back/article_390b22da-eef7-11ea-b77e-0380f870bc7e.html

Crime/Punishment

A Montgomery County program that keeps young offenders out of jail marks 20 years with a new director and expanded services
https://www.inquirer.com/news/montgomery-county-youth-aid-panels-juvenile-offenders-20200908.html

Education

Additional state funding will be hard to find for Scranton School District
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/education/additional-state-funding-will-be-hard-to-find-for-scranton-school-district/article_05246934-adc1-5970-934e-ede5a4113874.html

Pandemic isolation has some teens turning to substance use. Philly’s recovery high school has found ways to fight back.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/teenagers-substance-use-recovery-high-school-pandemic-covid-19-addiction-20200908.html

In Pennsylvania public schools, an ‘epidemic’ of Native American mascots and nicknames
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-schools-native-american-names-mascots-racism-black-lives-matter-20200908.html

Parents ask why public schools are closed for class but open to private child care providers
https://www.inquirer.com/news/child-care-pennsylvania-schools-opening-virtually-20200908.html

Elections/Politics

5 questions that will help decide the presidential race in Pennsylvania
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-2020-presidential-election-trump-biden-20200908.html

On Labor Day, Biden visits Pa. again, Harris meets Blakes in Wis. and Trump goes on attack from White House
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/09/07/Labor-Day-election-2020-Joe-Biden-Lancaster-Harrisburg-Pennsylvania-Pa-Kamala-Harris-Jacob-Blake-Kenosha-Donald-Trump/stories/202009070065

Biden supporters gather in Harrisburg to show ‘there are people who support him in this area’
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/09/biden-supporters-gather-in-harrisburg-to-show-there-are-people-who-support-him-in-this-area.html

‘I’m going to be the strongest labor president we’ve ever had’: Biden tells union workers during Pa. campaign stop
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/im-going-to-be-the-strong-labor-president-weve-ever-had-biden-tells-union-workers-during-pa-campaign-stop/

Joe Biden visits Harrisburg on Labor Day, addresses COVID, economy with AFL-CIO members
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/2020/09/07/joe-biden-visits-harrisburg-labor-day-and-addresses-economy-union-veterans-afl-cio-members/5738390002/

In battlegrounds including Pa., absentee ballot rejections could triple
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/09/07/In-battlegrounds-absentee-ballot-rejections-could-triple/stories/202009070057

Will more U.S. House seats flip in Pennsylvania?
ttps://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-statewide-election-20200908-66p6gw4pmncipj2v7ovaluqdry-story.html

GOP sees voter reg surge as fall campaign begins | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/gop-sees-voter-reg-surge-as-fall-campaign-begins-analysis/

Health Care

With COVID-19 spread, seasonal flu vaccine makers ramp up production
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2020/09/08/COVID-19-seasonal-flu-vaccine-makers-produce-record/stories/202009060030

Local News

Bucks County sets sights on over $200M in unpaid restitution, court costs
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/09/08/bucks-county-trying-collect-200-m-unpaid-restitution-costs/5708472002/

New leader named for parks, open space in Chester County
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/new-leader-named-for-parks-open-space-in-chester-county/article_aedb55f2-f041-11ea-85f9-33a629de7c03.html

Erie Airbnb ruling upheld as City Council explores changes
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200908/erie-airbnb-ruling-upheld-as-city-council-explores-changes

New Jersey

High above the Shore, planes urge N.J. beach-goers to legalize marijuana on Nov. 3
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/marijuana-recreational-ballot-measure-new-jersey-sky-high-advertising-banners-vote-yes-20200907.html

Philly

On Labor Day, Philly workers rally for protection: ‘They want to call us heroes, but what they really meant was martyrs’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/labor-day-frontline-workers-rally-philadelphia-sanitation-union-temple-20200907.html

In Philly, unions rally on Labor Day for PPE, better pay
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/in-philly-unions-rally-on-labor-day-for-ppe-better-pay/

Philly City Council is coming back with a focus on the harsh police response to this year’s protests
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-city-council-fall-session-police-reform-20200908.html

Philly’s housing crisis is an education crisis | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/affordable-housing-philadelphia-coronavirus-home-schooling-20200908.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh police investigating after viral videos of protesters spread on social media
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/09/07/Pittsburgh-protest-police-investigate-video-restaurant-clash-diners-Mercato-Penn-Avenue-Downtown/stories/202009070059

Pittsburgh police seek information on clashes between protesters and public from weekend
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-police-seek-information-on-aggressive-protesters-from-weekend/

Residents fought development of Churchill country club by wooing Allegheny Land Trust
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/09/07/Allegheny-Land-Trust-Churchill-Valley-Country-Club-Greenway-greenspace-develop/stories/202009070013

Child care options available as PPS starts school year virtually
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/09/07/Pittsburgh-public-schools-PPS-Child-care-options-available-parents-school-year-starts-virtually/stories/202009040103

Man in critical condition after shooting in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/man-in-critical-condition-after-shooting-in-pittsburgh/

State News

A misguided strategy
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/09/08/A-misguided-strategy/stories/202008150037

Transportation

Airport emerges slowly from COVID-19 decline
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/airport-emerges-slowly-from-covid-19-decline/article_2239c580-6039-5997-b52a-5f9609c4e4ae.html

Study: Truck traffic will only put more pressure on key interchanges
ttps://www.citizensvoice.com/news/study-truck-traffic-will-only-put-more-pressure-on-key-interchanges/article_5e7659d7-3ab6-5b02-b02d-219d246cae24.html

Washington

Lamb introduces legislation to expand vets’ mental health care
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/09/08/veterans-mental-health-Rep-Conor-Lamb-legislation-expansion-VA-care/stories/202009080010