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Administration

Editorial: Natural gas severance a good idea

https://www.standardspeaker.com/opinion/natural-gas-severance-a-good-idea-1.2440675

Editorial: Is Wolf’s minimum wage increase too high for Pennsylvania?

https://triblive.com/opinion/editorials/14570651-74/editorial-is-wolfs-minimum-wage-increase-too-high-for-pennsylvania

Legislature

Opinions split on whether nursing-ratio mandate would improve care

https://www.timesleader.com/news/732275/opinions-split-on-whether-nursing-ratio-mandate-would-improve-care

Groups meet to discuss education funding challenge

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/groups-meet-to-discuss-education-funding-challenge/article_233564b8-274b-11e9-bf3f-b3ca462d8960.html

Specious claims dog Pennsylvania’s noncitizen voter search

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190203/specious-claims-dog-pennsylvanias-noncitizen-voter-search

Editorial: Echoes of Pittsburgh in new push for gun control in Pa.

https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/editorial-echoes-of-pittsburgh-in-new-push-for-gun-control/article_629449e5-ee3d-562e-9985-f4ba21398b91.html

State rep a rare local Rams fan

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/state-rep-a-rare-local-rams-fan-1.2440944

Voters May Be Asked To Weigh On In Victims’ Rights This Year

https://hosted.ap.org/citizensvoice/article/f89b1794bbd84da6bb0f1642794f7359/voters-may-be-asked-weigh-victims-rights-year

State

Game commission buys 99 acres in Luzerne County

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/game-commission-buys-99-acres-in-luzerne-county-1.2440758

Business

Petrochemical pros, cons: ‘Invasion’ forum counters pluses of industry in region

https://observer-reporter.com/news/petrochemical-pros-cons-invasion-forum-counters-pluses-of-industry-in/article_8b907130-2343-11e9-a282-4fa4fd3861d3.html

ANSYS acquires reputation as a global giant

https://observer-reporter.com/business/ansys-acquires-reputation-as-a-global-giant/article_51a305ec-20c7-11e9-943d-1f7f6e167277.html

Education

Latest trend in area schools: Pushing back start times so teens can sleep later

http://www.philly.com/education/unionville-teens-sleep-radnor-phoenixville-20190203.html

Gaming

Billions bet on Super Bowl, including first legal wagers in Pennsylvania

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14574082-74/billions-bet-on-super-bowl-including-first-legal-wagers-in-pennsylvania

Legendary bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro named Rivers Casino’s director of sports relations

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14571976-74/legendary-bookmaker-jimmy-vaccaro-named-rivers-casinos-director-of-sports-relations

Healthcare

Federal requirement for hospitals to post prices online confusing to consumers

https://www.tribdem.com/news/federal-requirement-for-hospitals-to-post-prices-online-confusing-to/article_792d2dee-276c-11e9-9fe8-470528eaaa56.html

Philly

In Philly, most armed robbers remain beyond the long arm of the law

http://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-armed-robberies-unsolved-police-glenn-hudson-20190203.html

Study says Philly court reporters not accurate with black dialect

https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14571019-74/study-says-philly-court-reporters-not-accurate-with-black-dialect

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Gun Show attendees not keen on new gun laws, favor Saturday start to buck season

https://triblive.com/local/regional/14573420-74/pittsburgh-gun-show-attendees-not-keen-on-new-gun-laws-favor-saturday

Local

Ku Klux Klan fliers distributed in Carlisle

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/ku-klux-klan-fliers-distributed-in-carlisle.html

Delco records zero homicides in January

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delco-records-zero-homicides-in-january/article_9b8ea9fa-270b-11e9-8ac7-27bac7fb04ef.html

Carbon County residents concerned about building project in Jim Thorpe

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/carbon-county-residents-concerned-about-building-project-in-jim-thorpe-1.2440791

Catholic Diocese closing four buildings in St. Katharine Drexel Parish

https://observer-reporter.com/living/religion/catholic-diocese-closing-four-buildings-in-st-katharine-drexel-parish/article_fb631526-2744-11e9-8f37-932b6294f20c.html

Groundhog Day, the improbable holiday that brings a shot in the arm to a former coal town

http://www.philly.com/news/groundhog-billmuray-punxsutawney-pittsburgh-holiday-weird-eagles-20190202.html

Review finds Harrison chemical dump at Alsco Park remains contained

https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14573734-74/review-finds-harrison-chemical-dump-at-alsco-park-remains-contained

Springdale Township to review ordinances written in 1958, last updated in ’69

https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14573735-74/springdale-township-to-review-ordinances-written-in-1958-last-updated-in-69

Taxpayers pay $1.45M in legal bills, suspended guard salaries over Lackawanna County Prison probe

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/taxpayers-pay-1-45m-in-legal-bills-suspended-guard-salaries-over-lackawanna-county-prison-probe-1.2440981

Leadership Wilkes-Barre creating mini-libraries with old newspaper boxes

https://www.timesleader.com/news/732295/leadership-wilkes-barre-creating-mini-libraries-with-old-newspaper-boxes

Follow the money in stormwater program

https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/follow-the-money-in-stormwater-program-1.2440847

Despite delays, funding questions, Easton museum supporters remain undaunted

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/02/heres-why-eastons-mayor-remains-unfazed-by-lack-of-museum-corporate-sponsors.html

Allentown police welcome 8 new officers, promote 6 more

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/2019/02/allentown-police-welcome-8-new-officers-promote-6-more.html