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Legislature

2 state legislators hear from proponents of Sunday hunting at Penn State New Kensington event
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14599941-74/2-state-legislators-hear-from-proponents-of-sunday-hunting-at-penn-state

Fair Districts Pa. works to reform House rules
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/fair-districts-pa-works-to-reform-house-rules

Clue to end school strikes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/clue-to-end-school-strikes-1.2443922

Green programs stir dissent in Pa. and DC
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/02/green-programs-stir-dissent-in-pa-and-dc/

Marijuana

Where do local legislators stand on recreational marijuana?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/where-do-local-legislators-stand-on-recreational-marijuana-1.2444018

Will recreational marijuana be allowed in Pennsylvania?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/will-recreational-marijuana-be-allowed-in-pennsylvania-1.2444023

Legalize it? Marijuana talk has been going on for decades. It’s what they’re saying and who’s listening that’s changed
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/legalize-it-marijuana-talk-has-been-going-on-for-decades-its-what-theyre-saying-and-whos-listening-thats-changed.html

For police, possible shift to legal weed full of unknowns
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/for-police-possible-shift-to-legal-weed-full-of-unknowns-1.2444048

Humboldt grow center to open by end of year
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/humboldt-grow-center-to-open-by-end-of-year-1.2443938

Q&A: After dispensing medical marijuana for one year, here’s what founders of Keystone Canna Remedies have learned
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-qa-kcr-medical-marijuana-dispensary-one-year-on-20190210-story.html

Guns

On guns, California wants to be a model for states. Should that matter to Pennsylvania?
https://www.philly.com/news/gun-control-state-legislature-california-new-jersey-pennsylvania-20190211.html

At state level, protective orders to confiscate guns have gained little traction
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/02/11/Pennsylvania-extreme-risk-protection-orders-confiscate-guns-have-gained-little-traction/stories/201902100116

Budget

Budget weighs current debt vs. future benefits
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/02/budget-weighs-current-debt-vs-future-benefits/

Business

Air Products wins another round of approvals for new headquarters in Upper Macungie
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-upper-macungie-air-products-headquarters-latest-20190208-story.html

Toll Brothers signs lease for new HQ office space
https://www.dailylocal.com/business/toll-brothers-signs-lease-for-new-hq-office-space/article_10554d14-58e5-5b72-b2ba-aa60f9927583.html

Crime/Punishment

Megan’s Law shines light on Alle-Kiski Valley sex offenders
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14598770-74/megans-law-shines-light-on-alle-kiski-valley-sex-offenders

Rush Twp. chief: Crime rate falling
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/rush-twp-chief-crime-rate-falling-1.2443952

Man fatally shot in Reading store
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/man-fatally-shot-overnight-in-reading

Education

How Gov. Wolf’s $45,000 teacher salary floor would be split across Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/gov-wolf-proposes-45000-teacher-salary-floor

Mixed local reviews for Gov. Tom Wolf’s teachers salary proposal
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190211/mixed-local-reviews-for-gov-tom-wolfs-teachers-salary-proposal

Erie School District to start after Labor Day
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190211/erie-school-district-to-start-after-labor-day

Hanover Area: Acting superintendent sought as Jones put on leave
https://www.timesleader.com/news/733050/hanover-area-acting-superintendent-sought-as-jones-put-on-leave

Despite guns and schools debate, participation on high school rifle teams is increasing
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14601133-74/despite-guns-and-schools-debate-participation-on-high-school-rifle-teams-is

Brashear teacher, student leader defend principal’s slavery question
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14595530-74/brashear-teacher-student-leader-defend-principals-slavery-question

Government, Erie schools react to Parkland killings
http://www.goerie.com/news/20190210/government-erie-schools-react-to-parkland-killings#

Elections/Politics

Paper ballots are the future of election security, report says
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/02/10/election-security-Pennsylvania-voting-paper-trail-pitt-cyber-david-hickton-verified-voting-cmu/stories/201902100199

Health Care

Six-year-old Bryson Ackermann is on the road to recovery after the sudden onset of a paralyzing condition
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/blog/bryson-ackermann-afm-acute-flaccid-myelitis-south-fayette-pine-richland-children/

My patients’ health depends on addressing climate change
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/02/my-patients-health-depends-on-addressing-climate-change.html

Local News

Luzerne County may support state grant application for new childhood trauma facility
https://www.timesleader.com/news/733032/luzerne-county-may-support-state-grant-application-for-new-childhood-trauma-facility

Second phase of county courthouse renovation project to start soon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/second-phase-of-county-courthouse-renovation-project-to-start-soon-1.2444046

Artist turn out for Marketplace 900
https://www.timesleader.com/news/733062/artist-turn-out-for-marketplace-900

Boy who sold lemonade to aid families of slain Berks officers seeks help as he battles cancer
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/boy-who-sold-lemonade-to-aid-wertz-and-pagerly-families-needs-some-help-of-his-own

Big plans for Easton’s waterfront: A rooftop restaurant
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/02/07cf155ab54010/big-plans-for-eastons-waterfront-a-rooftop-restaurant.html

National News

It’s not whether Kamala Harris is ‘black enough,’ critics say, but whether her policies will support native black Americans
https://www.philly.com/news/kamala-harris-ados-african-americans-black-immigrants-president-20190211.html

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/virginia-lieutenant-governor-justin-fairfax-impeachment-sexual-assault-allegations-20190211.html

Virginia governor says deputy may need to quit over allegations
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/virginia-governor-says-deputy-may-need-quit-over-allegations-20190210.html

Millions of Americans could be surprised as their tax refunds shrink
https://triblive.com/business/headlines/14599897-74/millions-of-americans-could-be-surprised-as-their-tax-refunds-shrink

Philly

Councilman investigated for child abuse after injuring son, holds hearings on DHS
https://www.philly.com/news/david-oh-judo-child-abuse-allegation-20190211.html

Sidewalk blocked by construction? Philly offers new accountability on street obstructions.
https://www.philly.com/news/report-a-complaint-streets-construction-philadelphia-blocked-road-right-of-way-20190211.html

Artwork portrays Union League flying the Confederate flag
https://www.philly.com/news/union-league-confederate-flag-joe-boruchow-philadelphia-20190211.html

The thrill of the skate. There’s a roller rink revival in Philly and beyond.
https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/roller-skating-rinks-philadelphia-camden-interest-revival-20190210.html

Dietz & Watson Chairwoman Ruth ‘Momma’ Dietz Eni dies at 94
https://www.philly.com/news/ruth-dietz-eni-dietz-watson-food-meat-philadelphia-20190210.html

Is City Council addicted to Big Pharma? | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/big-pharma-opioid-crisis-overdose-pharmaceutical-representatives-20190211.html

Pitt

City officials see proposed ‘extreme risk’ gun law as an avenue to prevent suicide
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/02/11/Pittsburgh-city-proposed-extreme-risk-protection-order-gun-law-suicide-homicide-prevention-pennsylvania/stories/201902070183

Pittsburgh at the Grammys: Dan + Shay win, but no honors for Mac Miller
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2019/02/10/Pittsburgh-at-the-Grammys-Pittsburgh-Symphony-Mac-Miller-Dan-Shay-Renee-Fleming-Christina-Aguilera-Stephen-Flaherty/stories/201902100198

Preventing discrimination or burdensome regulation? City, landlords going to court over Section 8 law
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/02/10/Discrimination-law-regulation-court-case-Pittsburgh-income-Section-8-vouchers-landlords/stories/201902060107

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh launches ministry to support ‘the addicted and the afflicted’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/02/10/addiction-recovery-ministry-pittsburgh-st-paul-cathedral-oakland-annoniting-saints/stories/201902100196

Port Authority looks at small changes to handle more riders
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/02/11/Port-authority-Allegheny-County-Pittsburgher-ridership-routes-Public-Transit-Union/stories/201902100054

Tree of Life rabbi joins a united front at Urban League event
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/02/10/Tree-of-Life-rabbi-jeffrey-myers-pittsburgh-Urban-League-event/stories/201902100204

Reckless show of force: Careless policing leads to settlement, trauma
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/02/11/Reckless-show-of-force-Careless-policing-leads-to-settlement-trauma/stories/201902110009

City should stand together against hate
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/02/11/City-should-stand-together-against-hate/stories/201902110015

Demolition of Pittsburgh buildings makes way for North Side development
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14600923-74/demolition-of-pittsburgh-buildings-makes-way-for-north-side-development

State News

From recycling bin to the landfill?
https://www.timesleader.com/news/733037/from-recycling-bin-to-the-landfill

PA Family Support Alliance launches ‘Families in Recovery’ program
https://www.timesleader.com/news/733034/pa-family-support-alliance-launches-families-in-recovery-program

Bigfoot: Some believe, some don’t, some just went to have fun
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/bigfoot-some-believe-some-don-t-some-just-went-to-have-fun-1.2444042

11 Underground Railroad sites in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/10-underground-railroad-sites-in-berks-county

Failing care: ‘Bad actor’ ran operations at nursing homes in Pa. for 14 months before being ousted
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/failing-care-bad-actor-ran-operations-at-nursing-homes-in-pa-for-14-months-before-being-ousted

PA Revenue secretary urges citizens to be aware of imposter, ‘phishing’ scams
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pa-revenue-secretary-urges-citizens-tax-preparers-to-be-aware-of-imposter-phishing-scams

Transportation

Klein Transportation announces schedule and rates for service to New York City
https://www.readingeagle.com/tv-times/article/klein-transportation-announces-schedule-and-rates-for-service-to-new-york-city

Harrisburg roundabout, Camp Hill speed reduction included in safety upgrade plan
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/harrisburg-roundabout-camp-hill-speed-reduction-included-in-safety-upgrade-plan.html

State police crack down on construction zone speeders with Operation Yellow Jacket
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-state-police-operation-yellow-jacket-20190206-story.html