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Administration

From hiphop to bluegrass, Wolf/Fetterman inaugural party offers variety of acts to entertain the crowd
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/from-hiphop-to-bluegrass-wolffetterman-inaugural-party-offers-variety-of-acts-to-entertain-the-crowd.html

Wolf inauguration price tag: $1.7 million and counting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/01/14/Wolf-inauguration-price-tag-1-7-million-and-counting-1/stories/201901140146

Will Gov. Tom Wolf start his second term the way he started his first? | John Baer
http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/tom-wolf-inauguration-pennsylvania-john-baer-20190114.html

Gov. Tom Wolf inauguration speech could set the tone for a pragmatic second term
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-wolf-inauguration-second-term-20190114-story.html

The 5 things we’d like to see Gov. Tom Wolf get done in his second term | Editorial
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/01/the-5-things-wed-like-to-see-gov-tom-wolf-get-done-in-his-second-term-editorial.html

Wolf’s first term: Wins, losses and big budget fights
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730343/wolfs-first-term-wins-losses-and-big-budget-fights

Will Fetterman’s legacy set Braddock on a path to renewal?
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14502246-74/will-fettermans-legacy-set-braddock-on-a-path-to-renewal

Memorable moments from inaugurations of the past
https://www.pennlive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/01/28e242268e2344/memorable-moments-from-inaugurations-of-the-past.html

Legislature

The case for same-day voter registration: Rep. Ryan Bizzarro
http://www.goerie.com/news/20190115/case-for-same-day-voter-registrationrep-ryan-bizzarro

Agendas of Wolf, local lawmakers portend dual result
http://www.sungazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/agendas-of-wolf-local-lawmakers-portend-dual-result/

Kaufer to host 2 events on REAL ID
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/kaufer-to-host-2-events-on-real-id-1.2433275

Paul Muschick: Money for a Pennsylvania Senate yoga room? That’s one flexible budget!
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/muschick/mc-opi-pennsylvania-capitol-yoga-room-muschick-20190108-story.html

Business

Giant Food Stores will be getting a 6-foot-5, googly eyed robot to scan aisles for hazards
http://www.philly.com/business/retail/giant-supermarket-robots-grocery-ahold-philadelphia-pennsylvania-walmart-20190115.html

Restaurant equipment service and repair company opens in Hanover Township
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730292/restaurant-equipment-service-and-repair-company-opens-in-hanover-township

Clark Service Group opens new location in Hanover Twp.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/clark-service-group-opens-new-location-in-hanover-twp-1.2433228

Longevity, loyalty key to 110 years of success at The Martz Group
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730298/longevity-loyalty-key-to-110-years-of-success-at-the-martz-group

Construction begins on new tire shop in Dickson City, replacing longtime ice cream shop on Main Street
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/construction-begins-on-new-tire-shop-in-dickson-city-replacing-longtime-ice-cream-shop-on-main-street-1.2433325

Crime/Punishment

Michael Rosfeld jury in Antwon Rose slaying to come from outside Allegheny County
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/14/michael-rosfeld-antwon-rose-east-pittsburgh-police-shooting-allegheny-county-homicide-jury/stories/201901110113

11 charged in probe of triple homicide at Pa. farm
http://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/charged-probe-triple-homicide-pa-farm-20190114.html

Westmoreland drug court participants will receive life-saving kits
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14504035-74/westmoreland-drug-court-participants-will-receive-life-saving-kits

Education

Dallas among districts using new state tip line
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/dallas-among-districts-using-new-state-tip-line-1.2433317

Dallas appoints high school principal in new post of director of operations
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730349/dallas-appoints-high-school-principal-in-new-post-of-director-of-operations

Lack of information raising tensions in Penn Hills School District investigation
https://triblive.com/local/pennhills/14504564-74/lack-of-information-raising-tensions-in-penn-hills-school-district-investigation

Safe2Say Something anonymous tip line goes live
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/safe2say-something-anonymous-tip-line-goes-live

Proposal to arm teachers in Tamaqua to get postponement vote
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/01/proposal-to-arm-teachers-in-tamaqua-to-get-postponement-vote.php

Bensalem teachers protest over contract stalemate
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190114/bensalem-teachers-protest-over-contract-stalemate

Gaming

Philly area casinos may be taking millions out of New Jersey’s sports-betting market
http://www.philly.com/business/sports-betting-new-jersey-philadelphia-casinos-december-slow-20190114.html

Truck stops await video gaming approval
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/truck-stops-await-video-gaming-approval-1.2433373

Government Shutdown

Number of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown
http://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/no-no-show-airport-security-screeners-soars-shutdown-20190115.html

Some DHS employees speak out in opposition to the shutdown
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/01/14/Some-Homeland-Security-employees-speak-out-in-opposition-to-the-shutdown/stories/201901140163

‘Essential’ TSA worker from South Philly does her job with no pay as her government ‘parents’ fight | Stu Bykofsky
http://www.philly.com/news/columnists/tsa-trump-shutdown-pennsport-essential-20190114.html

Trump declares he’ll ‘never back down’ in shutdown fight
http://www.philly.com/politics/nation/trump-declares-hell-never-back-down-shutdown-fight-20190114.html

Editorial: Serious negotiation is the only solution to shutdown
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/serious-negotiation-is-the-only-solution-to-shutdown

Health Care

Online costs not the whole picture, hospitals claim
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/online-costs-not-the-whole-picture-hospitals-claim-1.2433249

Flu starting to take a toll in Berks County
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/flu-starting-to-take-a-toll-in-berks-county

Local News

More than 3,000 face highest stormwater fee level
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/more-than-3-000-face-highest-stormwater-fee-level-1.2433283

Proposal for Wyoming to back out of stormwater fee fails
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/proposal-for-wyoming-to-back-out-of-stormwater-fee-fails-1.2433280

Counties best to manage stormwater
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/counties-best-to-manage-stormwater-1.2433209

Applications rolling in for Luzerne County Council seat
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730363/applications-rolling-in-for-luzerne-county-council-seat

Local Women’s March set for this weekend in W-B
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-women-s-march-set-for-this-weekend-in-w-b-1.2433278

Scranton council urges public not to jump to conclusions amid FBI probe
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/scranton-council-urges-public-not-to-jump-to-conclusions-amid-fbi-probe-1.2433316

Total cost of Marchese probe unclear; investigator charged Dunmore less than $400 per hour
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/total-cost-of-marchese-probe-unclear-investigator-charged-dunmore-less-than-400-per-hour-1.2433258

Hazle Twp. hears trash concerns
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazle-twp-hears-trash-concerns-1.2433221

Latrobe OKs 26 percent hike in garbage fees, hears union drivers’ concerns
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14505331-74/latrobe-oks-26-percent-hike-in-garbage-fees-hears-union-drivers-concerns

Freeport garbage pickup changes for some residents starting Tuesday
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14503807-74/freeport-garbage-pickup-changes-for-some-residents-starting-tomorrow

Tarentum wage increases follow pay freezes for some
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14502522-74/tarentum-wage-increases-follow-pay-freezes-for-some

Reading City Council override vote fails
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-council-override-vote-fails

Berks landfill search officially a homicide investigation, NYPD says
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-landfill-search-a-homicide-investigation-nypd-says

Reading officials and public honor late council vice president
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-city-officials-and-public-honor-late-council-vice-president

Reading council OKs hiring of police officers
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-council-oks-hiring-of-police-officers

Williamsport finally has a police chief after ‘chaotic’ month
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/williamsport_finally_has_a_pol.html

Longtime Falls supervisor running for Bucks commissioner seat
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190114/longtime-falls-supervisor-running-for-bucks-commissioner-seat

Marijuana

After medical marijuana, broader legalization is a natural step | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/medical-marijuana-legalization-weed-precision-medicine-20190114.html

National News

Philly judge blocks Trump efforts to roll back birth control mandate
http://www.philly.com/news/birth-control-trump-rules-obamacare-contraception-mandate-little-sisters-wendy-beetlestone-20190114.html

About 600,000 students are in limbo as Los Angeles teachers strike
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/01/14/Los-Angeles-teachers-on-strike-second-largest-school-district/stories/201901140142

Not-so-super ticket policy
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/not-so-super-ticket-policy-1.2433196

Opioid Crisis

2018 saw slight drop in opioid deaths in Chesco
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/saw-slight-drop-in-opioid-deaths-in-chesco/article_1cb00dd4-1830-11e9-92aa-73ddb0884cd7.html

Philly

Philly contractor faces $45,000 in OSHA fines for Brewerytown building collapse that killed one in June
http://www.philly.com/real-estate/brewerytown-philadelphia-building-collapse-harvey-figgs-demolition-osha-20190115.html

L.A. teachers on strike; what does it mean for Philly?
http://www.philly.com/education/la-teachers-strike-philly-20190114.html

What message does Mayor Kenney send to future Philly biz owners by dismissing ShopRite’s soda tax struggles? | Opinion
http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/soda-tax-mayor-jim-kenney-shoprite-jeff-brown-20190115.html

Study: City principals reflect student enrollment — for now
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/study-city-principals-reflect-student-enrollment—-for/article_ff6f9e57-86ff-571e-93d3-39b14fdf1c69.html

Pitt

As gun violence wanes in Pittsburgh, police solve more homicides
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/14/pittsburgh-police-gun-violence-clearance-rate-downward-trend-shootings-homicide-schubert-peduto/stories/201901140102

Cops: Stats show violent crime down, community outreach working in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14503598-74/cops-stats-show-violent-crime-down-community-outreach-working

Single moms face barriers, but they can be overcome, says Pittsburgh Foundation report
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/01/14/The-Pittsburgh-Foundation-single-moms-100-Percent-Pittsburgh/stories/201901140014

Pitt men’s basketball scores home upset of No. 11 Florida State, 75-62
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2019/01/14/Pitt-florida-state-basketball-2019-acc-pittsburgh-panthers-trey-mcgowens-jeff-capel/stories/201901140145

New director for Allegheny County Dems brings experience — including flirtation with GOP
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/01/14/Steve-Kochanowski-Allegheny-County-Democratic-Committee-Eileen-Kelly-Jim-Burn/stories/201901130158

University of Pittsburgh says no basis for suit by Antwon Rose’s parents
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/01/14/University-of-Pittsburgh-Antwon-Rose-II-Michael-Rosfeld-lawsuit-police-homicide/stories/201901140104

What’s the lore behind the lure of Pittsburgh’s ‘fourth river’?
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2019/01/14/Pittsburgh-Point-fourth-river-aquifer-fountain-Neighborhood-myth-reality/stories/201901140083

State News

For region’s long-range plan, residents want technology for growth, fixes for water runoff issues
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/01/14/Southwestern-Pennsylvana-Commission-10-county-region-long-range-plan-technology-improvements-water-runoff-flooding-landslides-uber/stories/201901130062

Few good options: As boomers age, suitable care is in short supply
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/15/Few-good-options-As-boomers-age-suitable-care-is-in-short-supply/stories/201901150044

Car hits three siblings waiting for school bus in Butler County, killing one
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2019/01/14/Butler-County-Summit-crash-three-children-Butler-Area-School-District-school-bus/stories/201901140098

Boy killed, 2 siblings injured when car hits kids waiting for bus in Butler County
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14503342-74/11-year-old-boy-dies-2-others-hospitalized-after-being-hit-by-a-car

State Liquor Control Board selling $800 bourbon in special lottery
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14503740-74/state-liquor-control-board-selling-800-bourbon-in-special-lottery

Murrysville, state forestry service will partner on backyard sustainability workshop
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14502958-74/murrysville-state-forestry-service-will-partner-on-backyard-sustainability-workshop

Red Cross seeks donors amid blood shortage
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14503076-74/red-cross-seeks-donors-amid-blood-shortage

Munchak joins Fangio in Denver
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/sports/munchak-joins-fangio-in-denver-1.2433195

Earth Conservancy donates land to Pinchot State Forest
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/earth-conservancy-donates-land-to-pinchot-state-forest-1.2433201

Transportation

More warehouses, traffic, prompt plan to widen I-81 to 6 lanes
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/more-warehouses-traffic-prompt-plan-to-widen-i-81-to-6-lanes.html

Washington

King is removed from his committee assignments following his ‘white supremacy’ comments
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/01/14/Republican-Rep-Steve-King-Iowa-white-supremacy-comments-McConnell-condemned/stories/201901140130

Donald Trump invokes one of the worst Native American massacres to mock Elizabeth Warren
http://www.philly.com/politics/donald-trump-elizabeth-warren-tweet-wounded-knee-massacre-20190114.html