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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.

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.

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Bars and Restaurants Push Back on New Coronavirus Restrictions as Virus Cases Surge

Gov. Tom Wolf cited rising infection rates in some hot spots when he imposed a new round of restrictions on bars and restaurants two weeks ago.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”