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Legislation

Guest Column: Why Pennsylvania needs boost in minimum wage
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/guest-column-why-pennsylvania-needs-boost-in-minimum-wage/article_1f9b59f6-2c60-11e9-b67c-0b95df6be134.html

Sunday hunting bill passes legislative hurdle — this time it’s all about farmers
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/02/08/Pennsylvania-Sunday-hunting-Senate-Bill-147-Sen-Jim-Brewster-Dan-Laughlin/stories/201902070223

EDITORIAL: Time to approve fee for state police services
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-time-to-approve-fee-for-state-police-services/article_16fea942-2a17-11e9-82da-5b1742a878e7.html

Under the Radar: Rigby bill would crack down on drug-fueled jewelry thefts
https://www.tribdem.com/news/under-the-radar-rigby-bill-would-crack-down-on-drug/article_8faf7964-ac4f-5431-ad2a-8f1ef0add9b1.html

Sheldon Adelson inspired? Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro questions Justice Department’s move to restrict online gambling
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-shapiro-online-gambling-adelson-20190208-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp5

Conviction not only issue
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/conviction-not-only-issue-1.2443379

Healthcare

AG to challenge UPMC/Highmark fight
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/ag-to-challenge-upmc-highmark-fight/article_8512d3ea-2c1a-11e9-8996-e3e2c861ac93.html

Eliminate exclusions
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/eliminate-exclusions-1.2443377

Dissecting the politics, money and fears in Pennsylvania’s new medical malpractice fight
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-medical-malpractice-court-change-fight-20190204-story.html#nt=oft07a-7gp1

Environment

DEP halts permit reviews on major Pennsylvania pipeline projects
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/02/08/DEP-halts-permit-review-gas-pipeline-Energy-Transfer-Sunoco-Revolution-Mariner-East-Pennsylvania/stories/201902080125

Pennsylvania halts permits for natural gas pipelines
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/pennsylvania-halts-permits-for-natural-gas-pipelines.html

Education

Gov. Wolf thinks no Pa. teacher should make less than $45K
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/02/gov-wolf-thinks-no-pa-teacher-should-make-less-than-45k.html

‘We never thought we’d get in’: The tense wait for a Philly charter school seat
https://www.philly.com/news/charter-schools-philadelphia-applications-choice-20190208.html

Regional

Governor touts Misericordia program
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/governor-touts-misericordia-program-1.2443498

Gov. supports college for single parents at Misericordia home for single parents
https://www.timesleader.com/news/732868/gov-supports-college-for-single-parents-in-misericordia-home-for-single-parents

Farrell leaves Act 47 after more than 30 years
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/farrell-leaves-act-after-more-than-years/article_d7fb26da-2c19-11e9-81a3-4f17d7b01f8d.html

District Attorney Krasner acts to reduce number of kids behind bars | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/juvenile-justice-larry-krasner-district-attorney-philadelphia-editorial-20190208.html

Why is child welfare still ripping families, especially black ones, apart? | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/child-welfare-services-philadelphia-20190208.html

Pennsylvania Health Department flags Gracedale for restraining a patient and other problems
https://www.mcall.com/business/healthcare/mc-nws-gracedale-inspection-20190208-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp2

Miscellaneous

Importance, strength of Pa.’s power grid shown during recent cold spell | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/02/importance-strength-of-pas-power-grid-shown-during-recent-cold-spell-opinion.html

PA roadways among deadliest in winter
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190208/report-pa-roadways-among-deadliest-in-winter

Slots revenue up slightly at Meadows, across state
https://observer-reporter.com/business/slots-revenue-up-slightly-at-meadows-across-state/article_7b27dc42-2b19-11e9-9c87-a7e2016d07f4.html

National

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he won’t quit; new assault allegation hits Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/02/08/Virginia-Gov-Ralph-Northam-says-he-won-t-quit-new-assault-allegation-hits-Lt-Gov-Justin-Fairfax/stories/201902100144

New Jersey’s LGBT education law passed with flying colors but its toughest tests may lie ahead
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/lgbt-education-new-jersey-public-school-curriculum-governor-phil-murphy-20190209.html

Politics

Calling it Trump territory, GOP targets Conor Lamb’s House seat for 2020
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/02/08/conor-lamb-congress-republican-democrat-trump-2020-election/stories/201902080120

Candidate deserved better treatment
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2019/02/09/Candidate-deserved-better-treatment/stories/201902090008