May 11th Playbook

Gov. Tom Wolf announces that coronavirus restrictions will be eased in 13 more counties. Here is the Playbook. 

 

May 8th Ups & Downs: A state rep likens Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration’s handling of COVID-19 to Nazis, mail-in ballots become increasingly popular for the upcoming primary election, plus support for marijuana legalization grows according to a new GOP affiliated poll. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Gym Endorses Ahmad for Auditor General: Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym endorsed Nina Ahmad for Auditor General. In a release about the endorsement, Gym says that Ahmad and herself share the “same values” and if elected, Ahmad would “hold corporations and Harrisburg politicians accountable.” 

 

Harrisburg & DC   
Spotlight PA: Pa. officials will allow Pittsburgh region to relax coronavirus-related restrictions 
Spotlight PA: Some Pa. counties push to exclude nursing home cases from reopening formula, but experts caution against it
Spotlight PA: Pa. had an early plan to protect nursing home residents from the coronavirus, but never fully implemented it
Spotlight PA: Gov. Tom Wolf rejects GOP subpoena for business waiver records, but releases some information online 
Spotlight PA: Workers in Pennsylvania with preexisting health conditions fear a call to return to work
AP: Pennsylvania now reporting 3,688 coronavirus-related deaths
AP: GOP in power grab to rein in Dem governors on virus response
AP: Western Pennsylvania to escape lockdown amid growing anger
Breitbart: Exclusive – Sen. Pat Toomey Calls for Reopening America Faster: ‘Danger’ of Coronavirus to Most Americans Overstated
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf: 13 SWPA counties will reopen on May 15; 37 of 67 counties now move out of quarantine
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf admin. releases partial list of business shutdown waivers
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf extends stay at home order for most of Pa. to June 4
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Can lessons from the Great Recession help states avoid budget disasters? | Analysis
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: The latest on COVID-19 in Pa.: 56,611 confirmed cases in 67 counties
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Go their own way? DAs in two Pa. counties say they’re not going to enforce stay at home orders
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘It never should have closed’: In Erie, residents take tentative, first steps out of quarantine
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: COVID-19 outbreak in Pa.: What’s open and what’s closed
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: As Pa. emerges from shutdown, climate activists see parallels and opportunities
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘You can’t make a plan until you have the rules’: As NEPA restaurants look to reopen, concerns about the future abound
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: It’ll be a virtual Mother’s Day for most of Pa. this year | Five For Your Weekend
Patriot News: Where are Pennsylvania’s 56,611 coronavirus cases? May 10 map, county-by-county breakdown
Patriot News: Lawmakers’ reaction to reopening of counties depends on what areas they represent
Patriot News: Pa. lawmaker apologizes about Facebook threat to stop supporting anti-Democrat businesses
Patriot News: Planning to get married in Pa.? Now you must be at least 18
Patriot News: Growing number of counties test Gov. Wolf’s emergency powers, saying they’ll decide if it’s time to reopen
Pittsburgh Business Times: Wolf administration lists Pennsylvania companies that received waivers
Pittsburgh Business Times: HHS distributes more than $300 million to Pennsylvania hospitals 
Morning Call: Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Death toll surpasses 3,700 as 1,295 new cases bring total above 56,000
Morning Call: With gas tax revenue plunging during coronavirus pandemic, Pa. looks to Congress to bail out transportation projects 
Morning Call: 5 actions Pa. lawmakers took last week on coronavirus crisis: Foreclosures delayed, immunity for health care providers and more
Morning Call: Here are the Pennsylvania businesses that received waivers to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s 3 phases for reopening (red, yellow, green) and what they mean 
Morning Call: Pennsylvania real estate agents make plea for ‘essential’ status as restrictions leave some homeowners stranded
Inquirer: As a rural Pennsylvania town reopens for business, shoppers turn out for socks, toasters, toys, and some catching up 
Inquirer: Pennsylvania nursing homes are treating coronavirus patients with the unproven malaria drug Trump touted — sometimes without consent  
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s coronavirus data are less reliable, robust than other states | PolitiFact
Inquirer: Essential workers talk risk fears; N.J. to receive remdesivir shipment; 2 Pa. counties to defy Gov. Wolf’s order 
Inquirer: ‘Running out of time’: Pa. group homes for intellectually disabled warn of financial ruin 
Post-Gazette: GOP groups, nonprofits in fight over mail-in ballot deadline for Pa. primary, general election 
Post-Gazette: Opening amid COVID-19 pandemic: Businesses want legal shield, workers want accountability. 
Post-Gazette: National Guard to help Beaver County nursing home battling COVID-19 outbreak
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvanians might be eligible for one-time cash payment from the state  
PLSReporter: Wolf: 13 more counties will see COVID-19 restrictions loosened starting May 15
PLSReporter: ‘A classic case of the tragedy of the commons’: Inside the debate over the contact tracing apps which could be coming to Pennsylvania soon
PLSReporter: Wolf responds to subpoena, unveils businesses granted waivers from COVID-19 closure order.
WHYY Newsworks: Coronavirus update: Four Pa. counties push against stay-at-home order; One more week to register to vote 
Fox News: Rep. Guy Reschenthaler on coronavirus hammering US economy
Fox News: Sean Parnell reacts to Veteran unemployment rate surging amid coronavirus crisis
Fox News: Pennsylvania counties rebel against governor’s phased reopening plan
Fox News: Presenting your presidential Power Rankings
Fox News: RNC launches ProtectTheVote website to highlight election integrity efforts amid coronavirus pandemic
Philadelphia Magazine: Rachel Levine to Pennsylvania: Stay Away From the Jersey Shore!
KYW Newsradio: 2 Pennsylvania counties move from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ restriction phase without Gov. Wolf’s permission
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board member apologizes to struggling licensees
Jewish Insider: Inside a contentious Pennsylvania House committee hearing where a Nazi comparison was made
Beaver County Times: Casey bill would provide $20 billion to states, nursing homes to fight COVID-19
LNP | LancasterOnline: Here are the differences between the red, yellow, green stages of Gov. Wolf’s plan to reopen the state
National Journal: 2020 swing state: Pennsylvania
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania lifts restrictions on dental procedures during coronavirus lockdown  
The Hill: House lawmaker among officials, businesses in Pa. filing suit over state’s coronavirus shutdown
Huffington Post: Critics Lash Pennsylvania GOP House Speaker After Questionable COVID-19 Post

 

Philadelphia  
Billy Penn: Procrastinator’s Guide to the 2020 primary election in Philly 
Billy Penn: Ballot question: Should Philly relax the anti-corruption ban on political activity?
Billy Penn: Ballot question: Should Philly create a permanent labor department to protect workers’ rights?
Billy Penn: Facebook gives Philly media half a million dollars to focus on what’ll really save local news: You 
Inquirer: Philly wants the state to let it cut a lot of polling places — or send the National Guard to help
Inquirer: Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell Clarke silent on whether city should apologize for MOVE bombing
Inquirer: Former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. says he’ll address the MOVE bombing on the 35th anniversary of the tragedy
Inquirer: Car-bound protesters call for a plan to reopen Philadelphia  
Inquirer: As Philly region’s stay-at-home order continues, death rate trends down in Philadelphia and N.J. hopes to open beaches by Memorial Day 
Inquirer: Pa. nursing homes are treating coronavirus patients with the unproven drug touted by Trump; Philly area students on the hook for rent for unoccupied apartments 
Inquirer: Philly’s essential workers are risking their lives for low pay: ‘I can’t not go to work’ 
Inquirer: Hundreds are being released from jail during the coronavirus pandemic. But where are they going? 
Inquirer: For Philly’s essential workers: High risk, low pay | Coronavirus Newsletter
WHYY Newsworks: Mayor Jim Kenney kills anti-litter initiative amid coronavirus budget crunch 
WHYY Newsworks: Former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr.: Philly must apologize for MOVE bombing 35 years ago 
Philadelphia Tribune: Black Clergy encourage voters to vote by mail
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Colleges Are Planning for In-Person Classes This Fall: What We Know
Philadelphia Citizen: Event Recap: Chat With City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart
Philadelphia Citizen: The Virus and The City: Training Workers For a Post-COVID Economy
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania extends stay-at-home order for Philly area as some counties begin reopening process 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Rally to reopen businesses shuts down streets near City Hall, draws counterprotest  
KYW Newsradio: Philly officials launch new efforts to combat virus, ease economic impact
KYW Newsradio: SEPTA to resume regular schedules on most city transit
KYW Newsradio: With Chromebooks at home, will Philly schools still have snow days?

 

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf announces 13 more counties to reopen; Bucks, Montco still must wait
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks requests Gov. Tom Wolf provide county with reopening date
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks commissioners to hold virtual town hall for students Monday
Bucks County Courier Times: Coronavirus spread slowly in many Bucks County ZIP codes
Delco Daily Times: Delaware County moves ahead with plans for county health department
Daily Local News: Nursing homes at epicenter of crisis; bills call for safety protocols as deaths mount 
Daily Local News: Area lawmaker delivers N95 masks to veterans 
Daily Local News: Antibody testing to begin for Chester County front-line workers 
Daily Local News: Chester County coronavirus testing site open, running
Inquirer: A Delco barber dead set on reopening her shop changed her mind. Instead, she held a rally. 
KYW Newsradio: Chester County gets green light to start antibody testing of frontline workers
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County reports 73 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths 
Bucks Local News: ‘ANY SUGGESTION THAT WE DON’T CARE IS JUST ABSURD’: Bucks County Commissioners defend push for flexibility in Wolf reopening strategy 
Bucks Local News: Wolf extends yellow status to most of Western Pennsylvania; two counties rebel 
Pottstown Mercury: Pop-up testing site in Pottstown Saturday tests 83 for coronavirus
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown gets federal $300K EPA cleanup grant
Pottstown Mercury: Montco ends 9th week of coronavirus outbreak with 12 more deaths; testing coming to Lansdale and Pottstown 

 

Pittsburgh 
WESA: Yellow Journalism: What To Expect When SWPA Coronavirus Restrictions Are Eased
WESA: SWPA Businesses, Officials Glad To Reopen; Beaver County Upset About Exclusion
WESA: Western PA Firm’s Handling Of Ventilator Contract Attracts Congressional Scrutiny
WESA: Wolf Releases Closure Waiver List Amid Criticism
WESA: LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus In Pittsburgh, May 11-19
WESA: Growth In State COVID-19 Cases Steady, Allegheny Reports Bump In Hospitalization
WESA: Jail Oversight Board Rejects Calls For Mass COVID-19 Testing Of Inmates, For Now
Tribune Review: Covid-19 claims 2 more lives in Allegheny County 
Tribune Review: State lawmakers say there is pain ahead as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease 
Tribune Review: Was sand dumping at Pittsburgh City Hall in retaliation to shuttered skateboard park? 
Post-Gazette: 3 new deaths in W. Pa.; Allegheny County’s COVID-19 case count surpasses 1,500 mark 
Post-Gazette: Students sue Pitt for refunds over ‘sub-par’ online instruction due to COVID-19 
Post-Gazette: Libraries in Gov. Wolf’s ‘yellow phase’ are still waiting on how to reopen 
Post-Gazette: Counties, lawmakers, businesses join to sue Gov. Wolf over Pa. virus shutdown orders 
KDKA: ‘As Goes Pennsylvania, So Goes The Nation’: Pittsburgh Region Getting Special Attention From Both Presidential Campaigns, Say National Party Chairs
KDKA: ‘Being Held Hostage Of Our Business’: Some Business Owners Dissatisfied With Restrictions Still Imposed For Yellow Phase Counties 
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports Total Coronavirus Cases Are Over 1,500 With 122 Deaths 
KDKA: Southwestern Pa. Prepares To Move Into The ‘Yellow’ Phase And Begin Easing Coronavirus Restrictions 
KDKA: City Of Pittsburgh, Parkhurst Dining, Salvation Army Team Up To Distribute Over 5,000 Meals 
KDKA: Allegheny Courts Extend Closure Through June 1 
KDKA: Aliquippa Mayor & Members Of Community Provide Meals To Those In Need 
KDKA: ‘Need A Mask? Take A Mask’; Pittsburgh Police Launch Program Providing Free Face Masks To Those In Need 
KDKA: Coronavirus In Allegheny County: Libraries Planning Reopening, Looking Into Curbside Service 
KDKA: With Future Of Schools Uncertain, Pittsburgh Public Schools Plans To Have Laptops For All Its Students Come Fall
Pittsburgh Business Times: In southwestern Pa., praise and calls for vigilance after Wolf’s lifting of orders 
Pittsburgh Business Times: Wolf announces partial reopening of 13 additional Pennsylvania counties 
Pittsburgh Current: ACJ Oversight Board Defeats Motion For Universal Testing For Now
City Paper: UPDATE: Rep. Doyle accepts NAACP invitation for debate against opponent Jerry Dickinson

 

SWPA 
Beaver County Times: Wolf cautions Beaver County officials against reopening under red
Beaver County Times: National Guard to provide support to staff at Brighton Rehab
Beaver County Times: State to pay for full-time manager at Brighton Rehab as questions swirl about role of ‘temporary manager’
Beaver County Times: Feds deny ATI tariff exemptions as Midland plant sets to close
Beaver County Times: DA: Businesses that reopen under red phase will not be prosecuted
Beaver County Times: Bernstine unveils bill expanding nursing education programs
Observer-Reporter: Washington, Greene counties to move to COVID-19 yellow zone
Observer-Reporter: Finleyville protesters denounce Wolf, urge state to reopen
Observer-Reporter: Yellow gets mellow, but not wholly satisfying response locally
Observer-Reporter: Washington council approves reopening plan
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County adds 2 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania to appoint new manager at Beaver County rehab facility after calls for federal investigation
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: UPDATED: Cambria County adds 2 COVID-19 cases as state total passes 56,000
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Reps. Rigby, Sankey call for more information about state coronavirus business exemptions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Region’s businesses welcome move to yellow phase of COVID-19 precautions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Rep. John Joyce named to 15-member China Task Force
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Keeps Beaver Co. In The ‘Red’ Phase, But Officials Say They’re Moving The County To ‘Yellow’ May 15 
KDKA: Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Butler County Business Owners Ready To Take Next Step In Coronavirus Reopening Plan 
KDKA: ‘I Am Trying To Save What Is Left Of My Community’; Greene Co. DA Says He Won’t Prosecute Businesses That Open Before Entering ‘Yellow’ Phase Of Gov. Wolf’s Reopening Plan
Altoona Mirror: Blair, Cambria, Bedford to reopen
Altoona Mirror: Voters embrace mail-in options
Altoona Mirror: Business violators to get warnings
Altoona Mirror: SCI Huntingdon tops in COVID-19 positives
Altoona Mirror: Court struggles to maintain caseload amid pandemic

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Yudichak: Counties not getting ‘fair shake’ under current process
The Times Leader: 60 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County; total at 2,416
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown delivers weekly ‘State of the City’ address
The Times Leader: Phone line added for public comments at next Wilkes-Barre city council meeting
The Times Leader: HHS awards $16.8M to expand COVID-19 testing in Pennsylvania
The Times Leader: Professor on reopening PA economy: Harrisburg has moved the goal posts
The Times Leader: Only two new Luzerne County government workers added in April due to coronavirus hiring freeze
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘You can’t make a plan until you have the rules’: As NEPA restaurants look to reopen, concerns about the future abound
Citizens Voice: County adds nine new coronavirus cases; deaths revised lower
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County deaths among new fatalities from COVID-19 reported by state
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County COVID-19 cases up 3% since Saturday
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County director of buildings and grounds dies
Times-Tribune: COVID-19 – Complete Coverage 

 

South Central 
York Daily Record: Central Pa. beginning to mutiny against Gov. Wolf’s shutdown orders
York Daily Record: ‘We got Wolf on the ropes’ Rep. Mike Jones tells a crowd of 150+ maskless people in Wisehaven
York Daily Record: Lebanon County elected officials tell Wolf they will move county to ‘yellow’ phase next week
Patriot News: Lancaster joins growing list of counties that plan to reopen ahead of Gov. Wolf’s timetable
Patriot News: Lawmakers’ reaction to reopening of counties depends on what areas they represent
Patriot News: Dauphin County commissioner to Gov. Wolf: ‘Enough is enough. Allow our businesses and communities to reopen.’
Patriot News: Growing number of counties test Gov. Wolf’s emergency powers, saying they’ll decide if it’s time to reopen
Patriot News: Cumberland County commissioners to consider moving to yellow phase without governor’s OK
Patriot News: Dauphin, York DAs, say they won’t take immediate action against businesses that reopen in defiance of state order
Patriot News: Census Bureau to deliver 2020 Census questionnaires in Harrisburg
York Dispatch: Still shuttered: Wolf doesn’t clear York County for ‘yellow’ reopening phase
York Dispatch: York County DA won’t prosecute nonessential businesses for violating shutdown order, tells police not to cite them
York Dispatch: Sunday update: York County has 6 new COVID-19 cases
York Dispatch: Ahead of June 2 primary, York County relocates 12 polling places
York Dispatch: Study: 30% of York County businesses could fail in coronavirus fallout
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County plans to head into yellow reopening phase, officials tell Wolf
LNP | LancasterOnline: Sunday’s COVID-19 updates: Death toll in Pa. reaches 3,707, including 228 in Lancaster County
LNP | LancasterOnline: Several southcentral Pa. officials say they’ll reopen ahead of Gov. Wolf’s timeline [update]
LNP | LancasterOnline: Are you in favor of Lancaster County shifting from the “red designation” to the “yellow designation” on May 15?
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Commissioners exploring options to “responsibly and legally” move the county to ‘yellow’ status 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Cumberland County Sunday
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Sheriff Anderson says he won’t enforce business closures if asked
Carlisle Sentinel: Tracking COVID-19: Charts detail the course of coronavirus in Cumberland County

 

Lehigh Valley      
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners to develop ‘safe and responsible plan’ to reopen businesses; no mention of Gov. Wolf
Reading Eagle: Berks coronavirus positives rise by 114; coroner confirms three more deaths
Reading Eagle: Nursing homes at epicenter of crisis; bills call for safety protocols as deaths mount
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania offers financial help to low-income families who lost wages because of coronavirus
Morning Call: As Pennsylvania coronavirus restrictions ease in other parts of the state, lawmakers call for Lehigh Valley to reopen soon
Morning Call: Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Death toll surpasses 3,700 as 1,295 new cases bring total above 56,000
Morning Call: Schuylkill County tells governor it’s going rogue, easing coronavirus restrictions without permission
Morning Call: Courts are using technology to keep wheels of justice moving in the Lehigh Valley, but ‘horrible backlog’ looms
Morning Call: With gas tax revenue plunging during coronavirus pandemic, Pa. looks to Congress to bail out transportation projects
Morning Call: Bethlehem considers cutting seasonal jobs as coronavirus shutdown wears on
Morning Call: 5 actions Pa. lawmakers took last week on coronavirus crisis: Foreclosures delayed, immunity for health care providers and more
Morning Call: Here are the Pennsylvania businesses that received waivers to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s 3 phases for reopening (red, yellow, green) and what they mean 
Morning Call: Bethlehem to award 150 small businesses with coronavirus relief money
Morning Call: Pennsylvania real estate agents make plea for ‘essential’ status as restrictions leave some homeowners stranded
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: 1,295 new cases put state at 56K with 3,700 dead. Latest in the Lehigh Valley and statewide | COVID-19 case map (05/10/20)
Express Times: Lehigh Valley hospitals receive almost $60M for fighting COVID-19
Express Times: Realtors ‘desperate’ to return to work in red-phase Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Lehigh Valley abuse cases holding steady despite concerns about stay-at-home orders

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: How Erie-area legislators voted, week ending May 8
Erie Times-News: 4 Erie County cases among 1,295 news COVID-19 positives in Pa.
Erie Times-News: Erie businesses open under COVID-19 yellow phase rules
Centre Daily Times: Centre County adds 2 new cases of COVID-19; Pennsylvania up to 56,611 total cases
Centre Daily Times: Coronavirus updates: Here’s what to know in Centre County on May 10
Centre Daily Times: Update: Coroner confirms first 2 Centre County COVID-19 nursing home deaths
Centre Daily Times: ‘I’m excited, but nervous.’ Business owners have mixed emotions as Centre County begins to reopen
Centre Daily Times: Paterno-supporter Lubrano elected to Penn State board of trustees; Jay Paterno, Pope reelected
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘It never should have closed’: In Erie, residents take tentative, first steps out of quarantine
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Officials address county operations in transition to yellow phase
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local candidates for state offices speak out on property taxes
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lycoming County four new COVID-19 cases
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Montgomery mayor, council member resign; council VP to take over
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Experiences with reopening run gamut of emotions for Lycoming County businesses as region enters yellow phase
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: DuBoistown council extends tax deadline
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lycoming County Prison inmate numbers down

 

Opinion  
Wilson Goode: When I was mayor, Philadelphia bombed civilians. It’s time for the city to apologize
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Lack of transparency: Public records requests ignored by the state 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Counting the ballots: Election officials need time to count mail-in votes
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Keeping children healthy: Kids should still get routine checkups 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Jeff Bezos’ blindness: Amazon has failed to protect its warehouse staff 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Student loan help: Relief should come at last 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: No need to hoard: Panic buying moves from toilet paper to meat 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Cooperative spirit: Navigating the ‘new normal’ of the coronavirus 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Pandemic opportunism: Prison call-monitoring system exploits virus panic 
Inquirer Editorial Board: Bad timing for Harrisburg’s anti-environment efforts
Inquirer Editorial Board: Gov. Wolf gave Pennsylvania 60 days to prevent an eviction and foreclosure crisis
John L. Micek: Former LG GOP hopeful Bartos finds second act helping small biz thru COVID-19 | Friday Morning Coffee
Shoshana Aronowitz, Matt Tice, and Oren Gur: Philly should create a jails-to-housing pipeline to mitigate impact of coronavirus 
Tim Hartman: Why can’t Pa. protect seniors against COVID-19? | Editorial Cartoon
Eugenia South: Warm weather draws risky crowds to parks. Here’s how Philly can make them safer. 
Larry Platt: The Incredible Shrinking Mayor 
Jay Bookman: In the case of slain Georgia jogger: We need justice for this modern lynching
Marilyn J. Roossnick: The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other
Mauricio Terrones: How lasers could speed up coronavirus diagnostics | Analysis
Joseph Eisenberg: What is R0, the number that scientists follow to see the intensity of the coronavirus
Lisa Scottoline: The solution to our pandemic problems: The Amish 
Rob Tornoe: Political cartoon: Trying to convince your parents to take coronavirus rules seriously
David W. Wannop: With theaters shuttered, it’s not just the artists who are out of work | Perspective
Uddipana Goswami: Advice for women facing domestic abuse during lockdown, from a survivor 
Helen Ubiñas: Awards ceremony, even at a distance, reminds me how much I miss Philly 
Maria Panaritis: Your YMCA is closed, burning cash, and wondering how to reopen in a COVID-safe way 
Abdul-Aliy Muhammad: As coronavirus devastates black communities and workers, how do we protect their stories? 
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Jogging while black
Lynn Yeakel: Mother’s Day should be a reminder of women’s strength — and the inequality that still exists 
Will Bunch: Can a reality-TV president create a new U.S. reality that pretends death, despair don’t exist? 
Keith C. Burris: Portrait of a lady, and us
David M. Shribman: A little help from their ‘friends’
Tony Norman: What would Ida B. Wells say?

May 11th, 2020 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 8 Comments

8 thoughts on “May 11th Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    ACJ Oversight Board is afraid to test inmates or guards for Covid-19, because then they’d be under pressure to do something about the extensive infection rate.

    1. Chuckie Porter the rat says:

      Phony Fitz won’t respond to ANY pressure at the ACJ until the County D.A. tells him what to do. The Zappala Cartel has wormed their way back into Pgh government because Fitz was weak and sold his base out for a promise. Now he will get nothing else because The Zappala Cartel doesn’t pay…at least not with their own money. Go back to West Virginia, Hoopie. You are finished here.

  2. yerkiddenright says:

    Thanks, guvnah, but the clock is ticking. Guv Wolf and his tranny sidekick are hoping they can fascist their way into turning PA blue in November, but we all see it isn’t Trump who’s shafting people. It’s Harrisburg Dems screwing over their own citizens.

    1. FormerGOPer says:

      Trump’s willful negligence of the Coronavirus has cost tens of thousands of lives. But this post is an example the GOP is doing what they do best – use derogatory terms (tranny sidekick) and then deflect and blame the Dems.

      1. yerkiddenright says:

        Not GOP, call ’em as I see ’em. Are you saying the incompetent “Health” Sec’y with the Y chromosomes isn’t a dude?

        1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

          Gov. Wolf has a sensible approach to opening PA to save lives. Control your hatred and stop infecting others.

          1. yerkiddenright says:

            Don’t hate Wolfie. I just have contempt for his cynical incompetence.

    2. Madam Secretary says:

      Eat me!!!

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