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Inauguration
For a new lieutenant governor, John Fetterman looks unconventional. His life story might be more unusual.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/11/john-fetterman-braddock-mayor-pa-lt-gov-tom-wolf/stories/201901110070

 

State News
Confusion over statewide Safe2Say program remains 2 days before going live
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/confusion-over-statewide-safe-say-program-remains-days-before-going/article_38117c0e-15d6-11e9-8b4e-131d68ac756c.html

 

Education
Under new Pennsylvania mandate, schools must make it their business to prepare students for careers
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-pennsylvania-future-ready-career-benchmarks-20181230-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp2
Taking the Lead: Women hold presidency at all four Cumberland County colleges, universities
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/closer_look/taking-the-lead-women-hold-presidency-at-all-four-cumberland/article_2cad4e4a-efe6-5af0-b813-9ae410352875.html

 

Gaming
Slot machines, fantasy sports, mini-casinos: Pennsylvania online gambling a year after legalization
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pennsylvania-online-gambling-so-far-20190110-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp5
The future of sports betting? NBA team’s telecast to open new doors
https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2019/01/the-future-of-sports-betting-nba-teams-telecast-to-open-new-doors.html

 

Business
Moody’s downgrades two ANIZDA bonds, concerned about overreliance on biggest businesses to pay debt
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-niz-debt-rating-downgrade-20180110-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp5
Ferro will shut down its Canton plant
https://observer-reporter.com/business/ferro-will-shut-down-its-canton-plant/article_ea8ac59c-14fb-11e9-af20-9fc7bc25bc52.html
Fiat Chrysler settles with Pennsylvania over emissions cheating
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2019/01/11/Fiat-Chrysler-Pennsylvania-emissions-cheating-Bosch-diesel-Jeep-Ram-defeat-device-software/stories/201901110162

 

Catholic Church Scandal
Diocese, Zubik, Wuerl sued in latest round of accusations
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/01/12/Diocese-Zubik-Wuerl-sued-in-latest-round-of-accusations-Catholic-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh-Thomas-M-O-Donnell/stories/201901120027

 

Washington D.C
Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia
http://www.philly.com/politics/nation/report-fbi-probed-whether-trump-secretly-worked-russia-20190112.html
‘I thought I’d grease the skids’: Freshman congressman tries to bring 6-pack to House floor
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/i-thought-id-grease-the-skids-freshman-congressman-tries-to-bring-6-pack-to-house-floor.html
Trump border wall donations to be returned
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/01/gofundme-for-trump-border-wall-to-refund-donations-raised-20-million-of-1-billion-goal.html

 

Government Shutdown
U.S. aviation system starting to show strains from shutdown
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/us-aviation-system-starting-to-show-strains-from-shutdown.html
Some federal workers get $0 paychecks
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730047/some-federal-workers-get-0-paychecks
More than 2,000 Pa. federal employees ask for unemployment benefits
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/01/11/Unemployment-benefits-federal-workers-government-shutdown-trump/stories/201901150011
Subsidized housing complexes in Squirrel Hill, elsewhere, feel the pinch of shutdown
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/01/11/Government-shutdown-HUD-housing-Riverview-Towers/stories/201901110104

 

Local News
Refugee resettlement agency consolidating Pennsylvania operations in Lancaster
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/refugee-resettlement-agency-consolidating-pennsylvania-operations-in-lancaster/article_18bbdbf4-15e7-11e9-9e81-0ff640599fce.html
Pottstown man runs regularly … for president
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pottstown-man-runs-regularly–for-president
Two days after raid at City Hall, mayor’s office, officials mum on “ongoing matter”
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/two-days-after-raid-at-city-hall-mayor-s-office-officials-mum-on-ongoing-matter-1.2432327
WVSA plans to pursue legal action over stormwater fee
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wvsa-plans-to-pursue-legal-action-over-stormwater-fee-1.2432402

 

Philadelphia
Report: Philly narcotics cops falsified paperwork and lied to investigators
http://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-police-narcotics-drugs-informants-practices-raymond-evers-anthony-boyle-20190113.html
Soda tax takes toll on stores near the city’s edge
http://www.philly.com/business/shop-rite-philadelphia-soda-tax-joel-naroff-20190112.html
More than mushrooms: Kennett Square squeezes more shops, people in a tiny borough
http://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/kennett-square-pa-mushrooms-economic-development-20190112.htmlIf Eagles win, Miller Lite is picking up the tab
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2019/01/11/free-beer-if-philadelphia-eagles-beat-new-orleans-saints-nfl-playoffs-miller-lite-bud-light/2549018002/

New Jersey
With hair rules clarified, Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson scores a pin in his return to the mat after controversy surrounding his dreadlocks
http://www.philly.com/high-school-sports/new-jersey/new-jersey-dreadlocks-wrestling-hair-buena-andrew-johnson-high-school-20190112.html

 

Pittsburgh
Will riders like plastic bus seats? Port Authority will find out
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/01/11/Port-Authority-plastic-seats-two-month-test-East-Liberty-garage/stories/201901110163
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
The start of adulthood | Japanese “Coming-of-Age” ceremony at Pitt honors students turning 20
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/01/11/Japan-University-of-Pittsburgh-Pitt-international-students-cultural-exchange-Asian-Studies-Pitt/stories/201901110144
Silver Sneakers remains strong in Western Pa. as Pittsburgh YMCA drops programs
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14494083-74/silver-sneakers-remains-strong-in-western-pa-as-pittsburgh-ymca-drops-programs