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Administration

Gov. Wolf names statewide projects to receive funding through Multimodal Transportation Fund

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/gov-wolf-names-statewide-projects-to-receive-funding-through-multimodal-transportation-fund.html

Legislature

Study: Drug crisis expected to worsen

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/study-drug-crisis-expected-to-worsen

Mariner East: Hundreds pack public hearing on pipeline safety

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/mariner-east-hundreds-pack-public-hearing-on-pipeline-safety/article_aa27cdec-2671-11e9-b20d-5f2015e6a64a.html

Editorial: Dems’ plans would speed new Pa. laws

https://www.standardspeaker.com/opinion/dems-plans-would-speed-new-pa-laws-1.2440456

EDITORIAL: Action needed on both guns, mental health

https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-action-needed-on-both-guns-mental-health/article_9c401f16-2498-11e9-999b-6f067a0dfd8a.html

State Rep. Tony DeLuca asks state to deny Penn Hills School District its tax increase request

https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/14568898-74/state-rep-tony-deluca-asks-state-to-deny-penn-hills-school-district

State

Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, predicting early spring

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/national/groundhog-doesn-t-see-his-shadow-predicting-early-spring/article_22b66046-5ddc-5e51-90e2-5eca29652bb9.html

Who drew better congressional district maps — lawmakers, judges or Manheim Township students?

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/who-drew-better-congressional-district-maps-lawmakers-judges-or-manheim/article_73f669fc-266e-11e9-888e-67bd181b17a9.html

After public backlash, Game Commission pulls plug on considering use of semiautomatic rifles for big game in Pa.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/after-public-backlash-game-commission-pulls-plug-on-considering-use/article_03179c5e-2661-11e9-bac9-efa2a60add52.html

Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

http://www.philly.com/news/trump-justice-department-adelson-casts-internet-mobile-gaming-in-doubt-20190202.html

New Pa. law has stiffer penalties for repeat DUI offenders

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/new-pa-law-has-stiffer-penalties-for-repeat-dui-offenders/article_ea4e041b-b9c0-586f-9993-1d7cc6fc14ce.html

Education

Charter school not recommended for Upper Darby S.D.

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/charter-school-not-recommended-for-upper-darby-s-d/article_5f32527e-25e7-11e9-9b42-2741736f0d2b.html

Piazzas file suit against 28 former Penn State frat members in son’s death, settle with the university

http://www.philly.com/education/piazzas-file-suit-against-former-penn-state-frat-members-death-their-son-settle-with-university-20190201.html

Transportation

Easton wants PennDOT to add $28 million in projects

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-nws-easton-project-request-20190130-story.html

Projects will move forward after grants awarded

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/projects-will-move-forward-after-grants-awarded-1.2440475

JRA gets $2.7 million state grant for industrial park road

https://www.tribdem.com/news/jra-gets-million-state-grant-for-industrial-park-road/article_a7560bec-26a3-11e9-aaf8-831ff5cf69d4.html

State grants worth $44.5M include money for Route 30 improvements, upgrades for Ephrata Township development

https://lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/state-grants-worth-m-include-money-for-route-improvements-upgrades/article_52e9b112-265d-11e9-a86c-d33babd1c75d.html

PennDOT to show plans for bridge replacement in Speers

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/penndot-to-show-plans-for-bridge-replacement-in-speers/article_a47e3380-256e-11e9-8abc-c76323e880a3.html

Work on New Stanton highway ramps will stretch into 2020

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14568528-74/work-on-new-stanton-highway-ramps-will-stretch-into-2020

State awards funding for Armstrong transportation projects

https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14567511-74/state-awards-funding-for-armstrong-transportation-projects

Gov. Wolf announces $4.6M for Luzerne County infrastructure projects

https://www.timesleader.com/news/732211/gov-wolf-announces-4-6m-for-luzerne-county-infrastructure-projects

Elections/Politics

Here are important dates for absentee voting, registration before special election

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/here-are-important-dates-for-absentee-voting-registration-before-special/article_17953fbe-2653-11e9-b637-d35a18bf4eda.html

Healthcare

What’s being done about the doctor shortage in Pennsylvania Coal Country?

https://www.mcall.com/business/healthcare/mc-nws-doctor-shortage-coal-country-20181129-htmlstory.html

Nurses in W-B OK new contract

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/nurses-in-w-b-ok-new-contract-1.2440483

Somerset Hospital officially merges into UPMC network, becomes UPMC Somerset

https://www.tribdem.com/news/somerset-hospital-officially-merges-into-upmc-network-becomes-upmc-somerset/article_802aba74-2679-11e9-942d-6b8c47e822b7.html

Crime/Punishment

Iowa woman pleads guilty in first Libre’s Law PSPCA case that led to conviction in Lancaster County

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/iowa-woman-pleads-guilty-in-first-libre-s-law-pspca/article_584f149c-257e-11e9-b08c-a74a33b822ff.html

State police uncover marijuana growing operation, seize 82 plants in Armstrong Township

https://triblive.com/local/regional/14568329-74/state-police-troopers-uncover-marijuana-grow-operation-seize-82-plants

State charges ‘co-conspirator’ in Scranton School District probe

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-charges-co-conspirator-in-scranton-school-district-probe-1.2440297

Philly

Automakers show off more power, more adventure at Philadelphia Auto Show

http://www.philly.com/business/philadelphia-auto-show-ford-nissan-toyota-suburu-20190202.html

Report: Phillies manager Gabe Kapler didn’t alert police to alleged 2015 assault while with Dodgers, instead tried to arrange a dinner

http://www.philly.com/phillies/gabe-kapler-assault-dodgers-phillies-report-washington-post-news-20190202.html

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/pittsburgh-water-authority-charged-criminally-over-lead.html

$9 million awarded to Allegheny County infrastructure projects

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14569863-74/9-million-awarded-to-allegheny-county-infrastructure-projects

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh unveils massive event space

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14568170-74/rivers-casino-pittsburgh-unveils-massive-event-space

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh silent on closure plans as students wonder about their future

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/02/01/Art-Institute-Pittsburgh-closure-plan-students/stories/201902030100

Local

Delco council spars over meeting minutes once again

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/delco-council-spars-over-meeting-minutes-once-again/article_4e629da4-2656-11e9-94e1-3f377463f84b.html

Judge to rule on CHJA rate increase

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/judge-to-rule-on-chja-rate-increase/article_4464d766-265d-11e9-aa68-9770dd274175.html

Westmoreland County judge to consider Upper Burrell’s request to redistrict voting precincts

https://triblive.com/news/adminpage/14568336-74/westmoreland-county-judge-to-consider-upper-burrells-request-to-redistrict-voting-precincts

Hate crime symposium set for Saint Vincent

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14568843-74/hate-crime-symposium-set-for-saint-vincent

Regional connections explored at tourism summit

https://triblive.com/local/regional/14569587-74/regional-connections-explored-at-tourism-summit

Western Pennsylvania girls officially join the Boy Scouts

https://triblive.com/local/regional/14568334-74/wpa-girls-officially-join-the-boy-scouts

Scranton may ditch despised business privilege/mercantile taxes next year

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-may-ditch-despised-business-privilege-mercantile-taxes-next-year-1.2440563

Homeless couple’s story raises questions about housing assistance

https://www.timesleader.com/news/732203/homeless-couples-plight-raises-questions-about-housing-assistance

State grant aids Avoca intersection

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-grant-aids-avoca-intersection-1.2440552

National

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

https://lancasteronline.com/news/national/where-the-investigations-related-to-president-trump-stand/article_f3321739-5fec-5d34-9ccc-49bc07965395.html