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Elections
Six still in running for state Senate seat
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/12/6-still-in-running-for-state-Senate-seat/stories/201901120053

 

Legislature
Lawmakers push to save nuclear power
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lawmakers-push-to-save-nuclear-power-1.2432682
Capitol Roundup: ‘It’s On Us PA’ fighting against campus sexual assault
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730153/capitol-roundup-its-on-us-pa-fighting-against-campus-sexual-assault

 

State News
Clean Slate law offers offenders a fresh start without public criminal record
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14498643-74/clean-slate-law-offers-offenders-a-fresh-start-without-public-criminal-record

 

Gun Violence
After discussion leader’s shooting death, Allentown community gathers to talk gun violence
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-jonathan-williams-allentown-forum-20190110-story.html#nt=oft03a-2gp3

 

Government Shutdown
Government shutdown is now the longest ever
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-longest-shutdown-history-20190111-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp5
‘We will be out for a long time’ unless Democrats budge, Trump says, as shutdown enters 4th week
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-government-shutdown-trump-20190112-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3gp5
Human and financial costs mount as shutdown enters 4th week with Trump threatening longer standoff
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/01/13/Human-and-financial-costs-mount-shutdown-fourth-week-Trump-threatening-longer-standoff/stories/201901130151

 

 

Local News
Former Lehigh County social worker files lawsuit over withheld union dues
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-county-social-worker-seiu-lawsuit-20190108-story.html#nt=oft12aH-3li3
Local schools, businesses team up to provide real-world lessons
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/local-schools-businesses-team-up-to-provide-real-world-lessons/article_ee0c5dc5-af23-50c7-b1de-89aa19a4e959.html

 

Opioid Crisis
Meth use adds new wrinkle to opioid crisis
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/01/meth-use-adds-new-wrinkle-to-opioid-crisis/
Second Chance offers addicts opportunity to seek treatment
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/second-chance-offers-addicts-opportunity-to-seek-treatment-1.2432720

 

Business
Much of foreign goods’ cost stays in U.S., study finds
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/much-of-foreign-goods-cost-stays-in-u-s-study/article_7971fdca-064f-5eac-a627-dd3f4fb84745.html
Saving jobs among challenges for nuclear power industry
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/saving-jobs-among-challenges-for-nuclear-power-industry-1.2432708

 

Education
Erie-area schools must accept anonymous tips starting Monday
http://www.goerie.com/news/20190113/erie-area-schools-must-accept-anonymous-tips-starting-monday
Two school districts considering restructuring
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/two-school-districts-considering-restructuring-1.2432754
Local colleges gearing up for hazing reports
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/local-colleges-gearing-up-for-hazing-reports/article_9ecccfc0-02d5-11e9-b06e-0bf6bdf49b80.html

 

Washington D.C
Trump has concealed details of encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration, officials say
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/01/trump-has-concealed-details-of-encounters-with-putin-from-senior-officials-in-administration-officials-say.html
Trump says he has ‘no idea’ if deal can be made with Pelosi
http://www.philly.com/politics/nation/trump-says-he-has-no-idea-if-deal-can-be-made-with-pelosi-20190113.html

 

Philadelphia
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completes Diamond Park development with final home dedication
http://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/habitat-for-humanity-home-dedication-diamond-park-philadelphia-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.html
Her insurer’s price tool estimated less than $1,375 for a breast MRI. Then she got a bill for $3,200.
http://www.philly.com/health/health-care-costs-price-estimator-tool-20190110.html
Suit by three high-ranking female employees alleges discrimination by Atlantic County prosecutor
http://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/daymon-tyner-lawsuit-fraud-discrimination-misconduct-20190110.html

Eagles
The Eagles’ hard road following blowout loss to Saints in November helped shape the path to a playoff rematch | Bob Ford
http://www.philly.com/eagles/eagles-saints-nfl-playoffs-nick-foles-20190113.html
Avonte Maddox is growing up fast, but the Eagles might need him to be more than a rookie vs. the Saints
http://www.philly.com/eagles/avonte-maddox-eagles-saints-nfl-playoffs-drew-brees-secondary-20190111.html
Nick Foles and Drew Brees, both Westlake High grads, enter Eagles-Saints matchup as fellow Super Bowl MVPs
http://www.philly.com/eagles/drew-brees-nick-foles-westlake-high-school-texas-eagles-saints-20190112.html

 

Pittsburgh
Yeshiva honors Pittsburgh officers who responded to Tree of Life shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/01/13/Yeshiva-honors-Pittsburgh-officers-who-reponded-to-Tree-of-Life-shooting/stories/201901130156
As birth rates drop, hospitals are rethinking how babies are delivered
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14499136-74/as-birth-rates-drop-hospitals-are-rethinking-how-babies-are-delivered
Richland woman uses rare cancer diagnosis to help others, spread awareness
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14499133-74/richland-woman-uses-rare-cancer-diagnosis-to-help-others-spread-awareness
Pittsburgh’s mascots take to the ice to mingle with their fans
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14497058-74/pittsburghs-mascots-take-to-the-ice-to-mingle-with-their-fans
Pittsburgh man tweets at DiGiorno, gets free pizza as part of promotion
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14496426-74/pittsburgh-man-tweets-at-digiorno-gets-free-pizza-as-part-of-promotion
Snoop Dogg wants Steelers, Antonio Brown to ‘fix that conversation’
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/01/12/Snoop-Dogg-wants-Steelers-Antonio-Brown-to-fix-that-conversation/stories/201901120061