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Legislature
Erie-area legislators talk property tax, voter reform
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190222/erie-area-legislators-talk-property-tax-voter-reform
Short on cash and students, a historically black university in Pa. faces a ‘watershed moment’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/short-on-cash-and-students-a-historically-black-university-in-pa-faces-a-watershed-moment.html
Rozzi pushing for Pope to crack down on abusers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/rozzi-pushing-for-pope-to-crack-down-on-abusers

 

Local News
Survey: Lehigh Valley residents agree on something. Getting around’s getting harder
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-quality-of-life-survey-20190222-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp2
Bethlehem names new deputy chief; promotes first woman ever to captain
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pol-bethlehem-new-officers-promotion-20190222-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3li3
Stroudsburg native celebrates clients’ Grammy win
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190222/stroudsburg-native-celebrates-clients-grammy-win
Gannon wrestler’s roles include student, intern, parent
https://www.goerie.com/sports/20190223/gannon-wrestlers-roles-include-student-intern-parent
UE tries ‘practice’ picket outside Erie GE plant
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190222/ue-tries-practice-picket-outside-erie-ge-plant
Teens accused of killing musician Kyle Yorlets evicted from court hearing for talking, laughing
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/teens-accused-of-killing-musician-kyle-yorlets-evicted-from-court-hearing-for-talking-laughing.html
Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/disabled-greeter-meets-with-walmart-about-job-no-resolution.html
AG: Crispell trips are a ‘disgrace’
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/ag-crispell-trips-are-a-disgrace-1.2448763

 

 

Elections
Another Democrat enters Wilkes-Barre mayor’s race
https://www.timesleader.com/news/734268/another-democrat-enters-wilkes-barre-mayors-race

 

 

Education
Save Our Students looks at how area school districts and students deal with mental health issues in our schools
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/closer_look/s-o-s-save-our-students-looks-at-how-area/collection_ed0b2882-afd2-59f5-893f-f61e4608b6a2.html – tracking-source=home-top-story
Unique opportunities offered to SUN Tech students
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/unique-opportunities-offered-to-sun-tech-students/article_e6808ba0-320d-57b7-a4b7-dfdfab0ae170.html

 

State News
Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates’ legal mail
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-prison-inmate-mail-drugs-20190222-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3li3
Pa. audit says officials took freebies from voting machine firms
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/02/22/pennsylvania-audit-officials-took-freebies-gifts-from-voting-machine-firms/stories/201902220120
AG Shapiro is trampling the rights of nonprofit healthcare providers, UPMC claims in federal lawsuit
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/ag-shapiro-is-trampling-the-rights-of-nonprofit-healthcare-providers-upmc-claims-in-federal-lawsuit.html
DePasquale: Accepting voting machine vendors’ freebies ‘stupid,’ not criminal
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/depasquale-accepting-voting-machine-vendors-freebies-stupid-not-criminal-1.2448882

 

Business
Air Products shows off new look for planned Lehigh Valley headquarters
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-air-products-updates-trexlertown-headquarters-plan-20190222-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp2
UPMC fires back in legal battle over health insurance rules
https://cumberlink.com/news/state-and-regional/upmc-fires-back-in-legal-battle-over-health-insurance-rules/article_46370b77-57b9-5e9d-8376-884858bbc9f4.html

 

Washington D.C
Kelly Knight Craft, Trump’s next pick for U.N. ambassador, is a major GOP donor who believes ‘both sides’ of climate debate
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-kelly-knight-craft-united-nations-ambassador-20190222-story.html – nt=oft12aH-3gp5
New York plans to prosecute Manafort  if Trump gives him presidential pardon
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/02/23/New-York-plans-to-prosecute-Manafort-if-Trump-gives-him-presidential-pardon/stories/201902240152
House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190222/house-dems-introduce-measure-to-revoke-trump-border-edict 
Criminal charges possible in North Carolina’s US House fight
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190222/criminal-charges-possible-in-north-carolinas-us-house-fight/1
Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190222/trump-sets-up-abortion-obstacles-barring-clinic-referrals/1
Access to Mueller’s report and evidence may be guided by Congress, Clinton email case
https://www.philly.com/politics/access-mueller-report-evidence-congress-clinton-email-case-trump-russia-20190223.html

 

Philadelphia
Gov. Wolf proposed more money for public schools, but districts say math just doesn’t add up
https://www.philly.com/news/wolf-education-budget-pennsylvania-school-funding-formula-20190223.html
Pa. victims make their presence known at Pope Francis’ sex-abuse summit
https://www.philly.com/news/pope-francis-clergy-sex-abuse-summit-jim-vansickle-shaun-dougherty-jim-faluszczak-20190223.html
SEPTA’s new bus route feeding University City to debut Sunday, spring schedules to take effect
https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-new-bus-route-philadelphia-route-university-city-grays-ferry-brewerytown-strawberry-mansion-20190222.html
Why 76ers co-owner is pouring $10 million into Wharton School, and banking vet is giving $5M to Bryn Mawr
https://www.philly.com/business/wharton-josh-harris-gift-bryn-mawr-betsy-cohen-millions-20190223.html
A Horsham drug firm founder challenges the FDA’s oversight of opioids while also trying to get a new one approved
https://www.philly.com/news/opioids-fda-chronic-pain-abuse-oxycontin-minutes-edwin-thompson-20190223.html
Phillies’ owner John Middleton flies to Las Vegas to meet with Bryce Harper and team’s confidence grows
https://www.philly.com/phillies/mark-lerner-bryce-harper-washington-nationals-phillies-free-agency-20190222.html

 

Pittsburgh
Trump border wall funding plan jeopardizes 911th Airlift Wing construction in Moon
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/02/22/Trump-border-wall-national-emergency-military-construction-house-senate-legislation/stories/201902220142
Pitt to match Pell grants in effort to boost access, lower student debt
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/02/22/Pitt-plan-match-Pell-Grants-for-undergraduates-university-of-pittsburgh-financial-aid/stories/201902220113
Investigators unsure if Pittsburgh school director’s name was forged on Amazon letter
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/investigators-unsure-if-pittsburgh-school-directors-name-was-forged-on-amazon-letter/
Goodwill names board officers, welcomes 2 new directors
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/goodwill-names-board-officers-welcomes-2-new-directors/