Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of August 23rd Through August 29th

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of August 23rd through August 29th:

Local:

Donald Trump Jr: 'Is Anyone That Stupid' To Think Biden Can Come In and Save the Day"Donald Trump Jr. told KDKA Radio's Wendy Bell that his father's presidency is the first time an American politician has made and kept promises, but continues to get slammed by the media and he doesn't understand how people would even consider voting for Democratic nominee, Joe Biden instead of re-electing Donald Trump." Continue Reading
Giant Eagle To Hire Over Than 1,300 People in the Pittsburgh Area"Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle is hiring." Continue Reading
Election Division Begins Sending Out Mail-In Ballot Applications "The Election Division began sending out mail-in ballot applications to voters on Tuesday." Continue Reading
Walmart Launches InHome Return Service"Walmart is launching a new service to its InHome customers, expanding its contact-less shopping options." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Pride 2021 To Be Collaborative Effort"On Monday morning, the Delta Foundation announced that it was closing down its operations, blaming “financial constraints caused by the cancellation of Pittsburgh Pride due to COVID-19.”" Continue Reading
Computer Shortage Affects Students in Pittsburgh Public Schools"A nationwide backlog on laptop computers means not every student in the Pittsburgh Public Schools will have a school-issued laptop for the start of classes." Continue Reading
Kennywood Auctioning Off Log Jammer Flume For Charity"Kennywood has announced they are once again selling giving fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the park’s history." Continue Reading
Allegheny County Health Department Increases Limit On Outdoor Gatherings"The Allegheny County Health Department has increased the limit of people permissible at outdoor gatherings." Continue Reading
PA Dept of Health Partners with Pitt for Education, Training for First Responders in the Opioid Epidemic"The Pennsylvania Department of Health is teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh education and training for first responders across the state." Continue Reading

Sports:

Penguins Re-Acquire Kapanen From Maple Leafs"ThePenguins are getting back Kasperi Kapanen from the Maple Leafs in a trade." Continue Reading
No Doubt: Lucas Giolito Delivers Special Night With No-Hitter"Before Lucas Giolito rose to the ranks of baseball's best pitchers, he was a young player mired in deep struggles." Continue Reading
Report: NBA Playoffs Will Resume, Thursday's Games Postponed"According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the players have decided to resume with the postseason, although Thursday’s three games have been postponed." Continue Reading
Report: NHL to Postpone Both Playoff Games Scheduled for Thursday"Wednesday was a historical day in the sporting landscape as players and teams around the NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB elected to sit out and boycott playing games as a stance against racial injustice in the United States." Continue Reading
Pittsburgh Steelers Will Not Host Fans For First 2 Home Games"While parrying around COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday — by virtue of ESPN's Adam Schefter — that the team will not be hosting fans at the first two home games of 2020." Continue Reading
Jim Rutherford: Reckless Or Rightfully Aggressive?"Jim Rutherford made his first big move of the offseason on Tuesday by shipping out yet another first round pick (15th overall in 2020), along with Evan Rodrigues and prospects Filip Hallander and David Warsofsky to Toronto in exchange for Pontus Aberg, Jesper Lindgren and former Penguins first round pick Kasperi Kapanen." Continue Reading

State:

PA Approved For FEMA’s Lost Wages Grant"Pennsylvania has been approved for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program which will allow Pennsylvania to provide residents who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic with an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits, on top of their regular unemployment benefits." Continue Reading
1Thing: Volunteers Needed For “Pick Up Pennsylvania” Litter Campaign"PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are looking for volunteers for “Pick Up Pennsylvania,” a little cleanup campaign." Continue Reading
Governor Wolf Tells Pa. Legislature to 'Act Immediately' on COVID-19 Recovery and Government Reform"Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called out the Pennsylvania House and Senate urging the legislature to “come back and take immediate steps to provide funding to frontline workers and businesses, put in place protections for families and our workforce, and make these commonsense reforms that can provide confidence in our government. Pennsylvanians need relief, they need reform, and they need it now."" Continue Reading
Sheetz Charity Raises Close To $1M In July"A Sheetz charity organization driven by its the convenience store chain's employees, raised close to $1 million in July to help underpriviledged kids." Continue Reading
Wolf Calls For Recreational Weed To Be Legalized in Pennsylvania"During a news conference on Tuesday morning, Governor Wolf called once again for the Pennsylvania legislature to make recreational marijuana legal in the commonwealth to help support businesses affected by COVID-19." Continue Reading
DOJ seeks data about COVID nursing home deaths from 4 states, Including Pennsylvania"The Justice Department on Wednesday sent letters to the governors of New York and three other Democratic-led states, seeking data on whether they violated federal law by ordering public nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals — actions that have been criticized for potentially fueling the spread of the virus." Continue Reading
PA's Second Lady, Gisele Fetterman Says States With Legal Marijuana Have 'Only Seen Improvements'"Earlier this week, Governor Tom Wolf breached the subject of legalizing recreational marijuana use." Continue Reading

National:

Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19"President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it's celebrated." Continue Reading
California high court rejects Scott Peterson's death penalty"The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction but overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife, and said prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish in the case that attracted worldwide attention." Continue Reading
17-Year-Old Arrested After 2 Killed During Unrest In Kenosha"A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake." Continue Reading
What Virus? At GOP's Convention, Pandemic Is Largely Ignored"It was a scene from a bygone era: Vice President Mike Pence shaking hands with and fist-bumping audience members who had rushed forward, standing shoulder to shoulder, to greet him and the president after Pence's speech at the Republican National Convention." Continue Reading
'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43"Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for roles such as James Brown, Jackie Robinson, and the starring role in "Black Panther," died Friday at 43." Continue Reading

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