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June 15th Playbook

Vice President Mike Pence visited western PA, while several contested primary races have come to a close. Here is the Playbook.

June 12th Ups & Downs: The lone contested statewide primary has come to a close, management and staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette continue to feud, plus Erie County gets a community college. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Liberal PAC Aims To Win Over Senior Voters For Biden in PA Ad: American Bridge, which describes itself as “the largest research, video tracking, and rapid response organization in Democratic politics,” is spending over $10 million in paid media 10-week campaign aimed at weakening President Donald Trump’s support with seniors and “small-town rural” voters.

For results on races called prior to today, check out previous Playbooks starting from June 3.

Primary Election Update: 

WINNER: PA9 Dem: Gary Wegman defeated Laura Quick by just over 1,000 votes, according to reported vote totals as of Friday morning, the Reading Eagle reports. Wegman will face Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne) in the fall for the seat. 

WRITE-IN: HD3 GOP: Republican Greg Hayes launched a successful write-in campaign for the GOP nomination by receiving 1,372 write-in votes. Hayes will attempt to unseat state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) in November. 

INCUMBENT LEADS: HD22 Dem: State Rep. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh) leads Enid Santiago by 55 votes, which is slightly more than 1%, in this majority Latino district, according to county website results. Lehigh Valley Live reports that although Schweyer declared victory in the race, Santiago is calling for a special election for the seat. 

INCUMBENT WINS: HD39 GOP: State Rep. Michael Puskaric (R-Allegheny) narrowly edged out challenger Tom Kirsch by 178 votes, according to KDKA. This race was a grudge match for the old Saccone seat; the former State Rep. backed Kirsch. Puskaric will go up against Democrat Sara-Summer Oliphant in the fall. 

LEADER: HD75 GOP: Mike Armanini holds a 3 point lead over Lisa Becker in the three candidate race to succeed state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield). The winner will face Democrat Ryan Grimm in the fall for the GOP friendly district. 

INCUMBENT LEADS: HD106 GOP: State Rep. Thomas Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) leads Chris Lupp and Mimi Legro in the primary. The winner of this race will face Democrat Lindsay Drew. 

WINNER: HD127 GOP: Vincent Gagliardo Jr. bested Branden Moyer in the primary by 26 votes, according to the Reading Eagle. Gagliardo Jr. will face Democrat Manuel Guzman. The seat is held by state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks), who is retiring at the end of his current term. 

INCUMBENT LEADS: HD175 Dem: State Rep. Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) holds a 1,084 vote lead, 7%, over Vanessa McGrath, Jeff Dempsey, and Andre Del Valle in the four candidate primary among in-person votes. The mail-in ballots will determine the outcome. Isaacson nearly doubled her lead in comparison to Friday morning when she held a 548 vote lead in the race. 

INCUMBENT LEADS: HD182 Dem: State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) leads challenger Marisa Shaaban by 2,777 votes, 15%, with all of the in-person votes accounted for, while the mail-in votes are still coming in. The GOP candidate in this safe Dem district is Drew Murray. Sims nearly added 1,000 votes to his lead in the race as of Friday morning, when he held a 1,786 vote advantage in the race. 

INCUMBENT TRAILS: HD188 Dem: Rick Krajewski holds a 2,590 vote, 19%, over state Rep. James Roebuck Jr. (D-Philadelphia) in the four candidate primary. Krajewski extended his lead since Friday morning, when he led by 1,610 votes. 

LEADER CHANGE: TOSSUP: HD198 Dem: Darisha Parker now holds a 257 vote lead in the primary over Bernard Williams, while Fareed Abdullah and Supreme Dow also trail for the seat held by outgoing state Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia). As of Friday morning, Williams held a 122 vote lead in the primary. The margin between first and last place is also slim. 

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: Pence hits Pennsylvania to talk comeback at challenging time
AP: Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown
AP: Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas
AP: Range Resources pleads no contest to environmental crimes
Spotlight PA: The coronavirus exploited failure of Pa. health officials to improve long-standing problems with nursing home oversight
Spotlight PA: 8 more Pa. counties will move to ‘green’ reopening phase next week
Patriot News: ‘It’s a new day’: Pa. lawmakers to tackle police reform in wake of George Floyd’s death
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf condemns Trump administration’s revoking of LGBTQ healthcare rights
Patriot News: Coronavirus in Pa.: 78,798 cases, 6,215 deaths as of Sunday morning
Patriot News: Rallies against racism, poverty outside Pa. Capitol: Recap 
Post-Gazette: Vice President Pence meets with faith and community leaders in Wilkinsburg, tours Sarver manufacturing plant
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Eight more Pa. counties, including Dauphin Co., will go green on June 19, Wolf says
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Auditor General Primary: Ahmad declares victory in tight race for Democratic nod
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Report: Wolf asks Pa. Supreme Court to uphold COVID emergency order
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: How police accountability works in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Open for adventure: Pennsylvania Parks | Five for the weekend
PLSReporter: Ahmad victorious in Auditor General primary, will face Republican DeFoor in November
PLSReporter: With Turzai leaving, Cutler expresses interest in serving as speaker
PLSReporter: Lawmakers look for bipartisan consensus on altering law governing collective bargaining for police
Inquirer: A rural Pa. prosecutor on how the George Floyd protests led him to call on fellow Republicans to ditch Trump
Inquirer: Trump incorrectly cites former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo for racist phrase aimed at protesters
Fox News: Philadelphia gunfire continues overnight, leaving at least 1 dead, 11 wounded, police say
StateImpactPA: Range Resources pleads no contest to environmental crimes at southwest Pa. well sites
Pennsylvania Newsmakers: Elections, Police Reform, and Economic Recovery
KYW Newsradio: As Pennsylvania reopens, libraries return, with changes
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania’s $225M in grants for small businesses will give priority to those with the most needs 
National Journal: State House Speaker Resigns 
Philly Voice: High school, recreational sports can resume voluntary workouts in Pennsylvania with health protocols
WHYY Newsworks: Harrisburg pols want to blow up union hearings that can shield bad cops
Politico: Transit firms, agencies ramp up D.C. efforts
CNN: The Reckoning: Reinvention in the Rust Belt
CNN: Why the electoral map is even better for Joe Biden than it looks
Huffington Post: I Left My Conservative Hometown To Come Out. Now, I’m Back (With My Girlfriend).
Huffington Post: Trump Defends Racist Phrase By Citing Philadelphia’s Infamous ‘Vote White’ Mayor

Billy Penn: With less than $10,000, Philly candidate scoops PA House seat from Democratic dynasty
Billy Penn: 5 initiatives for Philly small business recovery: Where to donate and how to apply
Billy Penn: You can find Philly protests all in one place, thanks to a volunteer web designer
Billy Penn: Fundraiser for Black trans woman murdered in Philadelphia sees surging support
Billy Penn: Protection from abuse orders drop 40% in Philly during pandemic, compounding domestic violence fears 
Inquirer: How ‘outsider’ Nikil Saval toppled a longtime state senator in Philly
Inquirer: Former Philly deputy mayor Nina Ahmad wins Democratic primary for Pennsylvania auditor general
Inquirer: Peaceful protests continue in Philly as demonstrators demand an end to police funding
Inquirer: Trump incorrectly cites former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo for racist phrase aimed at protesters
Inquirer: Philadelphians experiencing homelessness build protest encampment on Ben Franklin Parkway: ‘We all matter’
Inquirer: As a Philly judge agreed to overturn a murder conviction after 31 years, the DA’s Office took aim at the justice system
Inquirer: South Philly residents surround Columbus statue as demonstrations unfold across the city
Inquirer: Coronavirus has kicked off a ‘massive’ economic shift and no one knows where it’s going
Inquirer: Video has changed police accountability. Now citizen filmmakers are getting organized.
Inquirer: Advocates, friends urge action after transgender woman’s dismembered body is pulled from the Schuylkill
Inquirer: Unrest in city continues: ‘Guarding’ Christopher Columbus statue, looting, explosives
Inquirer: White supremacists and other extremist groups are using protests and a pandemic to amplify their message
Inquirer: Three weekends of protests in Philadelphia | Morning Newsletter
WHYY Newsworks: What does ‘defund the police’ mean to a community that survived a police shootout? 
Philadelphia Tribune: New push to nix 10-year tax abatement underway in City Council
Philadelphia Tribune: FOP boss quiet as pols align on police reforms, budget cuts; Black police groups supportive of some changes
Philadelphia Tribune: Council puts forward police reform package to ban chokeholds, increase transparency
Philadelphia Tribune: Major corporations make Juneteenth a company holiday 
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Gets the Anti-Joe Bologna T-Shirt That It Needs
Philadelphia Magazine: Tamala Edwards on Broadcasting From Her Living Room and Inspiring the Next Generation
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia City Council committee advances bill asking voters to weigh in on stop and frisk
KYW Newsradio: Protesters rally through Philly against police funding
KYW Newsradio: Tent encampment on the Parkway doubles as housing protest
KYW Newsradio: An unprecedented school year brings new opportunities, lessons learned
KYW Newsradio: Armed vigilantes gather around Columbus statue in South Philly
KYW Newsradio: After 2 of his nephews were shot to death, Philly police commander continues push to end gun violence
KYW Newsradio: At town hall, Philadelphia-area students discuss racism and what can be done to end it
KYW Newsradio: Area organizations come together to help citywide meal program after City Hall looting destroyed supplies
KYW Newsradio: Philly COVID-19 testing now more available than ever thanks in part to new city contract with Black Doctors Consortium  
Philly Voice: West Philadelphia protest remembers victims of the 1985 MOVE Bombing 
Philly Voice: Mayor Kenney condemns group of people ‘protecting’ Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly 
NBC10: Men, some armed with guns or bats, surround South Philly Columbus statue

Delco Daily Times: Delaware County urging coronavirus vigilance in move toward ‘green’
Delco Daily Times: Delco Black Caucus demands action on Media police sergeant
Delco Daily Times: Yeadon, Lansdowne officials make statement on unity
Delco Daily Times: Protesters take a knee on West Chester Pike in Upper Darby
Daily Local News: $5 million in grants awarded to 248 Chester County small businesses
Daily Local News: Former West Chester police chief calls for police hiring reform
Daily Local News: Sunday Update: Department of Health reports 336 new coronavirus cases as Pennsylvania total hits 78,798
Bucks County Courier Times: Political feud creates more confusion for businesses
Bucks County Courier Times: Students, school districts confront racism, call for change
Inquirer: As COVID cases rise in Chester County’s mushroom capital, officials and community groups work to protect a vulnerable population
KYW Newsradio: Leaders in Delco call for termination of FOP leader who allegedly made threats on social media
Philly Voice: Chester County school board director resigns after making joke about George Floyd’s death
Montgomery Media: Local students call for change in virtual town hall on race
Montgomery Media: Norristown police chief talks race, policing following death of George Floyd
Montgomery Media: Week 14 of coronavirus in Montgomery County ends with 3 more deaths, 74 new cases
Bucks Local News: JUNE 12 COVID-19 UPDATE: Bucks numbers remain low: 16 cases, one death reported
Bucks Local News: ‘WE ARE THRILLED:’ Moody’s, S&P affirm Bucks County’s Triple-A Bond credit rating
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Health Department Director: ‘We are ready to move to green’

Post-Gazette: Vice President Pence meets with faith and community leaders in Wilkinsburg, tours Sarver manufacturing plant
Post-Gazette: Local NAACP: Vote, complete Census to demand change as part of ‘We Are Done Dying’ campaign
Post-Gazette: Coalition calls for removal of police from Pittsburgh Public Schools
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh creating office to focus on health and safety
Post-Gazette: Protesters call for complete investigation into May 26 death of Aaliyah Johnson
Post-Gazette: No new deaths in Western Pa.; 4 deaths reported statewide
Post-Gazette: Watch: Murrysville group holds solidarity march for Black Lives Matter movement
Post-Gazette: Weekend BLM demonstrations around the Pittsburgh region
KDKA: ‘Unfit To Lead’: Newspaper Guild Calls For Resignation Of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Managers After Black Journalists Say They Were Pulled From Protest Coverage
KDKA: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald Speaks About Summer Plans For Parks Without Pools Being Open
KDKA: Pittsburgh Branch Of NAACP Creates ‘We Are Done Dying’ Campaign
KDKA: Giant Eagle Hopes To ‘Make A Powerful Difference’ Through Conversations, Actions Geared Towards Social Justice
KDKA: Giant Eagle Donates $350,000 To Social Justice Causes, Closes Stores For Internal Discussions, Stops Sales Of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
KDKA: Peaceful Protesters March From Squirrel Hill To Oakland, Demanding Change To Police Use Of Force Laws
KDKA: ‘South Asians For Black Lives’ Holds Rally In Oakland
KDKA: Group Of Protesters March From Market Square To Allegheny County Jail
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 3 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 2,079
KDKA: ‘It Didn’t Go Well For Our First Time’: Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet Speaks About Remote Learning On District’s Last Day Of School
The Incline: Should you cancel the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette? The answer may surprise you.
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mayor Peduto issues statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter movement
Pittsburgh Business Times: NewsGuild-CWA and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh call for resignation of two Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editors
Tribune Review: Vice President Pence visits Oberg Industries in Buffalo Twp., addresses pandemic shutdown, ‘law and order’
Tribune Review: Scott Township commissioner faces backlash for comment about Pa. health secretary
Tribune Review: More than 100 turn out for Murrysville Black Lives Matter support walk
Tribune Review: Allegheny County reports 3 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths
WESA: Protesters March From Squirrel Hill To Oakland on Saturday, Demand Change To PA’s Use Of Force Law
WESA: Less-Lethal Weapons: Humane Crowd Control Or Tools Of Police Brutality?
City Paper: International Newsguild president calling on Keith Burris and Karen Kane to resign from Post-Gazette
City Paper: Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro charges fracking giant Range Resources with environmental crimes
City Paper: Photos: Protesters demand answers in death of trans activist Aaliyah Johnson

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Dems, GOP agree on one thing: Pennsylvania key to 2020 presidential election
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: PHOTO GALLERY | Pence salutes workers, says ‘comeback has begun,’ in Pa. stop
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Peaceful collision of views: Student-led ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Somerset draws crowd – including counterprotesters 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: UPDATED: Bedford adds two COVID-19 cases; some rural counties saw cases jump over past week
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset residents turn out for Trump Victory training 
Beaver County Times: Brighton Rehab to be fined for COVID outbreak
Beaver County Times: State sees decline in ChildLine reports, notes racial disparities in child welfare
Beaver County Times: United We Stand rally
Beaver County Times: Unity Celebration week to culminate with Unified walk
Beaver County Times: Count confusion: Nursing home COVID case numbers vary wildly between state, federal databases
Observer-Reporter: Range Resources pleads no contest in criminal case over spills
Observer-Reporter: Health Department: 336 new COVID-19 cases in state
WESA: Protesters Against Police Violence Gather In Westmoreland County
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County adds 3 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths 
Altoona Mirror: Huntingdon heading to green
Altoona Mirror: Protests renew Pa. police reforms
Altoona Mirror: House Aging committee assesses virus
Altoona Mirror: America has ‘a long way to go’

The Times Leader: 8th Congressional District race already heating up 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County moving to least restrictive coronavirus green phase in a week 
The Times Leader: Voting, youth engagement stressed at Public Square rally
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Columbus monument vandalized, then cleaned 
The Times Leader: NAACP: WB police review proposals ‘do not go far enough’ 
The Times Leader: Diversity discussion draws crowd in West Pittston 
The Times Leader: Report: Pa. workforce hit less hard than other states, but numbers still staggering 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County’s latest personnel report released 
The Times Leader: 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Luzerne County; 2 more deaths 
The Times Leader: Poor People’s Campaign holds demonstration 
The Times Leader: Sunday protest in Kirby Park smaller than others, but just as loud 
The Times Leader: Installation of new Luzerne County Courthouse windows set to begin soon
Times-Tribune: Over 1,000 attend Black Lives Matter protest in Scranton 
Times-Tribune: Atheist group seeks $642K from COLTS 
Times-Tribune: COVID-19’s death toll holds in NEPA 
Times-Tribune: COVID-19 – Complete Coverage
Citizens Voice: Black Lives Matter protest draws over 1,000 to Scranton
Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre police investigating Columbus statue vandalism
Citizens Voice: Local police updating policies on use of force
Citizens Voice: Demands for change, justice at Wilkes-Barre rally
Citizens Voice: Petition calls for replacing Columbus statue in Wilkes-Barre
Citizens Voice: 6 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths in county

South Central 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Peach Bottom Rep. Bryan Cutler expresses interest in succeeding House Speaker Turzai before taking interim top spot 
LNP | LancasterOnline: ‘We come in peace’: Protesters gather in Elizabethtown, Millersville and Strasburg 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Pepper spray and riot gear: a look back at what happened on day 2 of Lancaster’s protests 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster has had sharpest coronavirus case increase of 10 counties that moved to ‘yellow’ June 5 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Millersville Comet Field hosts Black Lives Matter protest Sunday afternoon [photos] 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Black Lives Matter protesters gather in downtown Strasburg Sunday [photos] 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown Borough Park hosts Black Lives Matter protest Sunday [photos] 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Monday’s COVID-19 updates: Pa. up to 78K cases; Lancaster County at over 3.7K
Patriot News: Harrisburg may hire social workers, violence ‘interrupters’ with money from police budget: mayor
Patriot News: How a Trump sign in a neighbor’s window ignited a social media storm against a central Pa. bakery
Patriot News: Meet 3 protesters from Harrisburg’s ‘Truth to Power’ rally
Patriot News: Silent protesters march against racism through Middletown Borough 
Patriot News: Rallies against racism, poverty outside Pa. Capitol: Recap 
York Dispatch: Statewide charter advocate ousted for comments about protesters 
York Dispatch: York DA on equality, diversity: ‘Without trust, nothing else matters”
York Dispatch: Sunday update: York County has five new COVID-19 cases
York Daily Record: Q&A with York County President Judge-elect Maria Musti Cook
York Daily Record: York County DA adopts commitment to diversity
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough Council planning town hall to address race relations 
Carlisle Sentinel: 8 more Pennsylvania counties to move to green phase June 19, including Dauphin, Franklin and Perry 
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Area Emergency Relief fund distributes more than $67,000 worth of aid 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 3 new cases reported in Cumberland County; around 20 reported each in Dauphin, Lebanon
Pennsylvania Newsmakers: Elections, Police Reform, and Economic Recovery

Lehigh Valley      
Express Times: Challenger demands special election in Lehigh County race decided by 57 votes
Express Times: Does PennEast pipeline need water-protection agency’s blessing? The answer’s murky. 
Express Times: How local police years ago found a route to ‘8 Can’t Wait,’ driving peaceful patrols of Black Lives Matter protests  
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: Statewide cases climb towards 79K as rate of new cases trends down | Pa. COVID-19 county case map (06/14/20)
Reading Eagle: With Berks County vote tallies complete, Vincent Gagliardo Jr. and Gary Wegman win primary races
Reading Eagle: Berks County and Reading receive combined $2.5 million federal grant to help homeless during coronavirus crisis 
Reading Eagle: Reading celebrates Pride month by raising a flag outside City Hall 
Reading Eagle: Berks County adds 16 more positive coronavirus cases 
Reading Eagle: Berks Democratic committee collects food for Helping Harvest 
Reading Eagle: Hundreds march for love over hate in Robesonia
Morning Call: Syrian-Americans protest in Allentown, angry over new sanctions they say are harming family overseas
Morning Call: Movement afoot to reform Allentown, Bethlehem police departments, make use-of-force policies public 
Morning Call: It’s been three months since the first coronavirus case was reported in the Lehigh Valley. Here’s a look back at key events 
Morning Call: Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Monroe, Schuylkill going green next week, as state sees 686 new infections

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Hayes wins GOP write-in campaign, will face Bizzarro 
Erie Times-News: Erie County aims to speed up vote count in November 
Erie Times-News: How Erie-area legislators voted, week ending June 12 
Erie Times-News: ‘We cannot run from this’ 
Erie Times-News: Millcreek to use CARES money mainly for food programs 
Erie Times-News: No Pride Without Black Lives rally held at Perry Square 
Centre Daily Times: Protest, potential censure set for Philipsburg council meeting following arrest threat at BLM rally
Centre Daily Times: ‘It’s a powerful moment.’ Centre County officials respond to protests against police brutality
Centre Daily Times: State College councilman outlines plan for police reforms aimed at ‘meaningful and sustainable change’
Centre Daily Times: Centre County’s representatives, opponents share views on Floyd, police brutality and more
Centre Daily Times: Reopening updates: Centre County adds 2 new cases of COVID-19, and other updates for June 14
Centre Daily Times: Protesters return to downtown State College for third straight Sunday
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Third Street building a possible option for city’s government
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Borough council approves new mayor, other governing bodies vote
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Locals march, hold vigil for black men, women killed in police custody
Williamsport Sun-Gazette:  Former mayor sought more development during competitive era
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mayor denying all permits for mass gatherings in July
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Committee hears hopes for more peaceful protests, vigils
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local attorneys weigh in on state dispute on COVID-19

Lynn Miller: Pennsylvania’s General Assembly should tackle redistricting before summer recess 
Maria Panaritis: Amanda Cappelletti’s amazing win over Daylin Leach shows Pa. Democratic women are now a force 
JD Mullane: Wolf’s Pennsylvania might need a two-state solution
Allentown councilwoman Ce-Ce Gerlach: ‘Not being a racist is not enough’ 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Bail system needs reform
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Future under ‘green phase’ is as clear as mud
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: End qualified immunity: Proposal would add new layer of accountability
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Keep up vaccinations
John L. Micek: The other Turzai succession question: Can the GOP hold his seat? | Friday Morning Coffee
John L. Micek: Trump is the Jefferson Davis that America doesn’t need right now 
Tim Hartman: Mr. Turzai’s golden parachute | Editorial Cartoon
Daniel Pearson: Kenney’s track record doesn’t bode well for police reform. Why should we trust him now?
Jack Lessenberry: The Post-Gazette’s history on covering race
David M. Shribman: Real police reform begins in the fine print
Helen Ubiñas: Every leader has their day. This new day calls for new leaders 
Jasmine Schley: How Philly can build on protests and start making the changes our city needs
Lea Wanhi: Philadelphia must safeguard immigrant legal services in its budget 
Ray E. Landis: The pandemic put the focus on racial health disparities. The protests can keep it there 
Brian O’Neill: Joe D’Andrea makes a break for the sunshine
Chris Kelly: ‘This has to change now’
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Studying equality in school funding
Gene Therapy: Stand-up comedy hoping for mid-pandemic foothold
Ruth Ann Dailey: We are better than this
Joel L. Naroff: Why the May job numbers were wrong and how to read economic data in the coronavirus era
Aryanna Hunter: Want to be a better ally? Do these five things 
Fiordaliza ‘Ana’ White: The road to Black and white allyship isn’t a smooth one. But it’s one we walk together 
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele: America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens | Book Excerpt

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