Pa. Education Secretary Pedro Rivera (Source: Commonwealth of Pa.)
Pa. Education Secretary Pedro Rivera (Source: Commonwealth of Pa.)

Headlines for Wednesday, August 5, 2020:

Police calls to stay encrypted: Lancaster County commissioners voted 2-1 along party lines to maintain the encryption, implemented in 2017. (Source: LNP)

Debate over reopening schools: Stakeholders raised numerous concerns during state House hearings on the issue.  (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Education Secretary Rivera to lead Stevens College: Pedro Rivera, former superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, is resigning his state post. He will take over on Oct. 1 as president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.  (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: At least 100 dead in Beirut blast. (Source: UPI) Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over mail-in ballots. (Source: ABC News) Kobach loses primary in Kansas. (Source: NBC News) White House, Dems continue negotiations on Covid-19 relief. (Source: Washington Post)

Tim Stuhldreher