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Legislature
Legislators discuss hot topics at League of Women Voters event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/734345/legislators-discuss-hot-topics-at-league-of-women-voters-event

 

State News
Governor tries a new twist on state police fee
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/governor-tries-a-new-twist-on-state-police-fee-1.2449240
Is FedLoan, America’s giant student loan servicer, running out of money?
ttps://www.philly.com/business/fedloan-student-loans-lending-pheaa-pennsylvania-higher-education-assistance-agency-james-steeley-20190224.html

 

Elections
Back to the future: Lehigh County voters will use paper ballots in 2019
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-county-approves-paper-ballot-voting-20190222-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3la1

 

Washington D.C
Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/where-investigations-related-president-trump-stand-20190224.html
Secretary of Defense tours border areas to see where billions may go
https://www.timesleader.com/news/734334/secretary-of-defense-tours-border-areas-to-see-where-billions-may-go
Sentencing Memo Paints Manafort as Someone Who ‘Repeatedly and Brazenly’ Broke Law
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/us/politics/manafort-sentencing-memo.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/us/politics/konstantin-kilimnik-russia.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

Education
Cyber charter school costs are under the microscope
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/cyber-charter-school-costs-under-the-microscope/
Authorities, educators try to warn teens about sexting risks
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/authorities-educators-try-to-warn-teens-about-sexting-risks/article_20ac8554-1349-5bf4-8266-69afde64350c.html

 

Local News
ISC receives $334,000 Growing Greener grant
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/02/isc-receives-334000-growing-greener-grant/
Erie County police to encrypt radio communications
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190224/erie-county-police-to-encrypt-radio-communications
Authority seeks bids on more upgrades
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/authority-seeks-bids-on-more-upgrades-1.2449242
Carbon board hears more concerns about building project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/carbon-board-hears-more-concerns-about-building-project-1.2449213
Trio with Reading ties making name for themselves in music industry
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/trio-with-reading-ties-making-name-for-themselves-in-music-industry

 

 

Environment
Work set to begin late spring on Dickson City mine subsidence
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/work-set-to-begin-late-spring-on-dickson-city-mine-subsidence-1.2449342
Chronic wasting disease continues to spread among Pa. deer
https://www.centredaily.com/sports/outdoors/article226648604.html#storylink=topdigest_latest

 

Elections
Attorney Hobie Crystle to run as Democrat for Lancaster County district attorney
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/attorney-hobie-crystle-to-run-as-democrat-for-district-attorney/article_f6200d9c-37a9-11e9-a4f6-b35e7dd73d84.html

 

Clergy Sex Abuse
‘This storm will not pass by’: Women take center stage in closing hours of Pope Francis’ clergy sex-abuse summit
https://www.philly.com/news/vatican-sex-abuse-summit-pope-francis-veronica-openibo-20190223.html

 

Philadelphia
Makeshift memorials would be cleared after 15 days. Is that enough time to honor the dead?
https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/death-memorials-length-camden-nj-20190224.html
Report: Roche Holding is close to a deal to buy Philly gene-therapy start-up Spark Therapeutics Inc.
https://www.philly.com/news/roche-holding-spark-therapeutics-biotech-deal-philadelphia-20190224.html
Hooked on phonics? Not at T/E school district, and parents say the result is kids can’t read
https://www.philly.com/education/reading-phonics-tredyffrin-easttown-parents-20190223.html
Flyers stun Penguins with late run, overtime goal in Stadium Series game played at Lincoln Financial Field
https://www.philly.com/flyers/flyers-penguins-recap-score-stadium-series-nhl-jakub-voracek-claude-giroux-sidney-crosby-20190224.html

 

Pittsburgh
From Downtown to the lower Hill to the North Shore and Hunt Armory, it’s time to develop, Peduto says
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/02/23/Downtown-North-Shore-Strip-District-Hunt-Armory-PNC-Park-Hays-pittsburgh-redevelopment/stories/201902240117
Peduto in Israel for mayor’s conference, will honor Tree of Life victims
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/02/23/Peduto-Israel-trip-mayor-s-conference-honor-Tree-of-Life-victims-pittsburgh-mass-shooting/stories/201902230068
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to close two schools, merge two others
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/02/23/Catholic-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh-school-closure-consolidation/stories/201902230042
Flamingos expert from Pittsburgh aviary among those who helped save South African chicks
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/flamingos-expert-from-pittsburgh-aviary-among-those-who-helped-save-south-african-chicks/