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Legislature

Dinniman announces $150,000 for technical career programs
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/dinniman-announces-for-technical-career-programs/article_a9cc7cac-159c-11e9-bdad-230f0bfc04be.html

Administration

Gov. Wolf stands against proposed Title IX changes
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/gov-wolf-stands-against-proposed-title-ix-changes/article_dd0d3db4-e0a2-5d9b-8dba-bdefcb7beeaa.html

A majority of Pa. voters thought John Fetterman was big enough for the state’s No. 2 job — but will it be big enough for him?
http://www.philly.com/news/john-fetterman-lieutenant-governor-gov-wolf-take-office-20190111.html

John Fetterman: Pa. lieutenant governor’s appearance vs. reality might surprise you
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/meet-your-new-lieutenant-governor.html

Pennsylvania official fighting drug crisis leaves administration
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-official-fighting-drug-crisis-leaves-administration

Catholic Church

Catholic officials: Wuerl knew of McCarrick abuse allegations
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/01/11/Wuerl-knew-of-McCarrick-abuse-allegations-according-to-Catholic-officials/stories/201901110094

Harrisburg Catholics seeking answers after clergy sex abuse scandal pack ‘listening session’
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/harrisburg-catholics-seeking-answers-after-clergy-sex-abuse-scandal-pack-listening-session.html

Crime/Punishment

Cops: Man leaves marijuana in Uber, arrested when he tries to get it back
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14492523-74/cops-man-forgets-2-pounds-of-marijuana-in-an-uber-is-arrested

Tree of Life suspect is California lawyer’s latest notorious client
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14490550-74/tree-of-life-suspect-is-california-lawyers-latest-notorious-client

Westmoreland seeks grant for drug court
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14492268-74/westmoreland-seeks-grant-for-drug-court

Thornton convicted of all charges, including first-degree murder
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/thornton-convicted-of-all-charges-including-first-degree-murder-1.2431785

Education

Neshaminy, it’s time. Ditch the ‘Redskins’ name already. | Ronnie Polaneczky
http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/neshaminy-redskins-mascot-controversy-20190111.html

‘Redskin’ name negatively affected son, Neshaminy mother testifies
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-neshaminy-nickname-20190110-story.html

DA joins call for more pre-K in Bucks County
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190110/da-joins-call-for-more-pre-k-in-bucks-county

Penn State fraternity death case plods ahead, but pared down
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/10/Penn-State-fraternity-death-case-timothy-piazza-hazing-pared-down/stories/201901100094

Elections/Politics

Berks County to spend $4.5 million on new voting machines
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-to-spend-45-million-on-new-voting-machines

Gaming

Mohegan Sun Pocono earns four awards from trade publication
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729892/mohegan-sun-pocono-earns-four-awards-from-trade-publication

Parx opens sports betting in time for Eagles-Saints matchup
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190110/parx-opens-sports-betting-in-time-for-eagles-saints-matchup/1

Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown. What if it goes on, and on, and on …
http://www.philly.com/news/government-shutdown-record-immigration-federal-border-wall-20190111.html

Furloughed workers march ahead of first payless payday from shutdown
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/01/10/shutdown-federal-Furloughed-workers-march-Washington-pittsburgh-pat-toomey/stories/201901100176

Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on
http://www.philly.com/politics/nation/payday-without-pay-hits-federal-workers-shutdown-drags-20190110.html

Payless payday is ‘big concern’ for federal prison workers: Pa. union official
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/payless_payday_is_big_concern.html

Shutdown puts local breweries in a bind
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/shutdown-puts-local-breweries-in-a-bind-1.2431989

Government shutdown hits Berks breweries, wineries and distilleries
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/government-shutdown-is-affecting-alcohol-industry

Here’s how federal workers in the Philly area can get financial help during the government shutdown
http://www.philly.com/business/government-shutdown-federal-workers-paychecks-bills-financial-assistance-20190111.html

Housing authority’s plea: Please call Congress to end shutdown, preserve payments
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/01/10/Housing-authority-tells-landlords-to-call-Congress-and-end-shutdown/stories/201901100129

Government shutdown stymies immigrants’ asylum cases
http://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/government-shutdown-stymies-immigrants-asylum-cases-20190110.html

Casey: Shutdown, wall fight is ‘crisis of leadership’
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729921/casey-shutdown-wall-fight-is-crisis-of-leadership

Berks lawmakers sticking with their parties on government shutdown
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-lawmakers-sticking-with-their-parties-on-government-shutdown

Collateral damage: Federal workers face test of professionalism, resolve
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/11/Collateral-damage-Federal-workers-face-test-of-professionalism-resolve/stories/201901110042

Health Care

UPMC Mercy shifting women’s health services to Magee
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/01/10/UPMC-Mercy-Magee-Womens-obstetrics-women-s-health-pittsburgh-births/stories/201901100092

Flu widespread in Philly region with three recently reported deaths
http://www.philly.com/health/flu-deaths-widespread-pennsylvania-new-jersey-20190110.html

Uniontown Hospital unwinds partnership with UPMC, talks with WVU Medicine continue
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/01/10/Uniontown-Hospital-partnership-UPMC-WVU-Medicine-Pittsburgh-Fayette-County/stories/201901100117

New hospital in Cumberland County advances, although Wertzville Road traffic worries linger
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/new-hospital-in-cumberland-county-advances-although-wertzville-road-traffic-worries-linger.html

Local News

Anger surges over stormwater fee
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/anger-surges-over-stormwater-fee-1.2432005

Stormwater fee forums draw frustrated crowd
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729938/stormwater-fee-forums-draw-frustrated-crowd

Hazleton area also focusing on stormwater mandate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729905/hazleton-area-also-focusing-on-stormwater-mandate

WB Mayor George to start attending council work sessions, but not meetings
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729909/wb-mayor-george-to-start-attending-council-work-sessions-but-not-meetings

W-B council approves plan to fund new ladder truck
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-council-approves-plan-to-fund-new-ladder-truck-1.2432020

Bolesta, Stull among Luzerne County’s first, full-time female firefighters
https://www.timesleader.com/news/729889/bolesta-stull-believed-to-be-luzerne-countys-first-female-firefighters

Two years later, cafe owner’s disappearance haunts the ‘Pizza Capital of the World’
http://www.philly.com/news/pizza-capitol-world-murder-ghigiarellis-robert-baron-missing-old-forge-lackawanna-pennsylvania-20190111.html

FBI raids Scranton City Hall, mayor’s home
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fbi-raids-scranton-city-hall-mayor-s-home-1.2431753

County must fix its disaster on Penn Ave.
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/county-must-fix-its-disaster-on-penn-ave-1.2431905

5 firefighters join the force
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/5-firefighters-join-the-force-1.2431953

Neighbor cites various issues with store site
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/neighbor-cites-various-issues-with-store-site-1.2431965

Working together gets things done, Schuylkill officials say
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/working-together-gets-things-done-schuylkill-officials-say-1.2431971

New Kensington moving to hire more police officers
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14490232-74/new-kensington-moving-to-hire-more-police-officers

Tarentum water valve installation finishes early
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14490691-74/tarentum-water-valve-installation-finishes-early

Lack of document stymies Upper Burrell drilling appeal
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14489814-74/lack-of-document-stymies-upper-burrell-drilling-appeal

County leaders see comprehensive plan as key to bringing young blood into a graying Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14490600-74/county-leaders-see-comprehensive-plan-as-key-to-bringing-young-blood-into

Penn Township grant will help absorb costs of stormwater improvements
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14490607-74/penn-township-grant-will-help-absorb-costs-of-stormwater-improvements

Reading Mayor Wally Scott’s hydrant idea draws fire
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-mayor-wally-scotts-fire-hydrant-idea-draws-fire

Search resumes for homicide evidence at Berks County landfill
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/search-for-homicide-evidence-at-berks-county-landfill-to-resume-thursday

Scott Grim retires after more than two decades as Lehigh County coroner, says it’s “bittersweet”
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-scott-grim-coroner-retires-20190110-story.html

Parts of properties could be taken via eminent domain to make room for traffic roundabout
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/eminent-domain-could-be-used-for-carlisle-traffic-project-that-includes-roundabout.html

Erie applies for state’s Early Intervention Program
http://www.goerie.com/news/20190111/erie-applies-for-states-early-intervention-program

Marijuana

Company’s application to sell medical marijuana denied
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/company-s-application-to-sell-medical-marijuana-denied-1.2431955

What we should really be talking about when we consider legalizing marijuana | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/marijuana-psychosis-legalization-alex-berenson-20190111.html

National News

U.S. recession risk hits six-year high amid trade war, shutdown
http://www.philly.com/business/us-recession-risk-hits-six-year-high-trade-war-shutdown-20190111.html

Philly

How one small condo building could harm the Parkway, Rodin Museum, and Philly’s dream of a new rail park | Inga Saffron
http://www.philly.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/parkway-rodin-museum-rail-park-condo-project-architecture-20190111.html

Quiñones-Sánchez and Cruz, after years of fighting, face off in the 7th District | Philly Clout
http://www.philly.com/politics/clout/quinones-sanchez-cruz-after-years-fighting-face-off-th-district-philly-clout-20190111.html

Mummers meet to discuss controversial Jay-Z New Year’s Day parade skit
http://www.philly.com/news/mummers-meet-discuss-controversial-jay-z-new-years-day-parade-skit-20190110.html

Sixers to retire Moses Malone’s No. 2 jersey on Feb. 8
http://www.philly.com/sixers/moses-malone-sixers-retire-number-20190111.html

Manslaughter charges filed against South Philly man, 24, in dog walker’s death
http://www.philly.com/news/drew-justice-south-philly-dog-walker-charges-matthew-oropeza-20190110.html

MLK Day of Service to focus on effects of gun violence
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/mlk-day-of-service-to-focus-on-effects-of-gun/article_873a4bdb-03ee-5819-98f2-78ffaa55b7db.html

Ku Klux Klan literature left on Black man’s car in South Philadelphia
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/ku-klux-klan-literature-left-on-black-man-s-car/article_6c37f75c-73a5-534e-b2bd-f01fd33a9d17.html

Young voters ready to roar in Philly council races
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/young-voters-ready-to-roar-in-philly-council-races/article_aabc786f-adb6-598f-983f-7e7ec7c96b5b.html

Insurance system blocks comprehensive pain treatment | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/opioid-crisis-chronic-pain-insurance-coverage-20190111.html

Why I’m ready to buy a gun | Christine Flowers
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/gun-safety-self-defense-philadelphia-20190110.html

Pitt

Health department director defends response to plant fire, air pollution
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/01/10/County-health-department-director-defends-response-to-plant-fire/stories/201901100177

Ex-White Oak cop fired in wake of domestic dispute arrest wants job back after case dropped
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/10/white-oak-police-timothy-estep-domestic-violence-civil-service-fired-allegheny-county/stories/201901090144

YMCA drops Silver Sneakers fitness program at Pittsburgh branches
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/01/10/YMCA-Silver-Sneakers-Pittsburgh-branches-seniors-fitness-Lovette/stories/201901100120

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is keeping the beard. And no, he doesn’t dye his hair.
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14492476-74/peduto-does-not-dye-his-hair-and-hes-keeping-the-beard-at

Allderdice High stunned by fatal shooting of classmate, 16, a ‘smart, funny’ AP student
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14490514-74/allderdice-high-stunned-by-fatal-shooting-of-classmate-16-a-smart-funny

National Aviary opens new Andean habitat, introduces golden eagle to public
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14490711-74/national-aviary-opens-new-andean-habitat-introduces-golden-eagle-to-public

Pittsburgh gun rules could have impact in Pa., even if not enforced
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/01/pittsburgh-gun-rules-could-have-impact-in-pa-even-if-not-enforced.php

State News

Winning lottery ticket worth $125G sold in Wayne County
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/winning-lottery-ticket-worth-125g-sold-in-wayne-county-1.2431787

DEP must take a closer look at air-quality permits for Mariner East processing facility
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14490715-74/dep-must-take-a-closer-look-at-air-quality-permits-for-mariner-east

Plug gas leaks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/plug-gas-leaks-1.2431907

Transportation

Mining could cause section of I-70 ‘to settle about 2 to 5 feet in some areas’
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14491092-74/mining-could-cause-section-of-i-70-to-settle-about-2-to-5

Washington

Philly gains in Congress: Brendan Boyle, Dwight Evans land on powerful committee
http://www.philly.com/news/brendan-boyle-dwight-evans-ways-means-congress-20190110.html

2 Pennsylvania Democrats land spots on powerful House Ways and Means panel
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-gains-seats-ways-means-congress-20190110-story.html