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U.S. Postal Service Changes Are Delaying Mail in Philly as Long as 3 Weeks

Mail carriers and leaders of the local union say boxes of mail are being left undelivered because of new rules regarding their workflow and hours.

FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, rows of school buses are parked at their terminal, in Zelienople, Pa. Reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic means putting children on school buses, and districts are working on plans to limit the risk. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
No One Knows How to Best Protect the 26 Million Kids Who Take the Bus to School

School transportation plans are “just one of the many ways we’re seeing inequities playing out in this pandemic.”

In a photo provided by Newton County Schools, teaching assistant Crystal May talks to kindergarten student Lewis Henry Thompson, 5, as she takes his temperature at Newton County Elementary School in Decatur, Miss., Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Thousands of students across the nation resumed in-person school Monday for the first time since March. Parents are having to balance the children's need for socialization and instruction that school provides, with the reality that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has hit about 155,000 and cases are rising in numerous places. (Janine Vincent/Newton County Schools via AP)
Over 338,000 Children Have Contracted COVID Since March. Now School Is About to Start.

Over 90,000 of those cases were reported in the last two weeks of July.

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PA Education Secretary Steps Down as Schools Scramble to Reopen

Pennsylvania's education secretary Pedro Rivera announced Tuesday he will be leaving the job in October to take another position.

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‘Everyone’s Freaked Out’: Parents Across the U.S. Are Agonizing About the Fate of Public Schools

"She was quite frankly very miserable … not having any peer interaction, not having any teacher interaction.”

In this photo from May 13, 2020, bags of garbage sit along the street before being picked up in Philadelphia's Ogontz section. Households are generating more trash as people stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The city's 311 complaint line has received 9,753 calls about trash and recycling as of July 29 compared to 1,873 in February. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philly’s Trash Problem Is Getting Out of Hand, Residents Say

Faced with social distancing restrictions, residents are staying home and generating more trash than ever before—about a 30% increase in residential trash collections, said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.

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Contact Tracing in Pennsylvania? There May Be an App for That Soon

A contact-tracing app that was downloaded by one-fifth of Ireland in 36 hours might undergo a pilot project in Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House from Texas, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
No, the President Can’t Change Election Day. Only Congress Can.

Trump's threat came minutes after the federal government reported the worst economic contraction ever recorded.