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Legislature

The other Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/20/The-other-Pittsburgh/stories/201901200117

Officials: DEP continuing investigation of Rockhill Quarry
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190119/officials-dep-continuing-investigation-of-rockhill-quarry

State trails group voices opposition to expanding Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania
https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/state-trails-group-voices-opposition-to-expanding-sunday-hunting-in/article_54680014-1c23-11e9-8ae8-af82f0b5fb7d.html

Women’s March

Thousands flood the Parkway for Women’s March on Philadelphia in third annual rebuke of Trump
http://www.philly.com/news/womens-march-philadelphia-rights-rally-protest-20190119.html

Hundreds take to streets of Downtown Pittsburgh in Women’s March Washington-Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/01/19/Women-s-march-underway-as-hundreds-take-to-streets-of-Downtown-Pittsburgh/stories/201901190048

Pittsburgh’s Women’s March goes off as planned despite storm threat
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14521496-74/pittsburghs-womens-march-is-underway

Women’s March in Wilkes-Barre preaches empowerment
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/730946/womens-march-in-wilkes-barre-preaches-empowerment

Crowd at local Women’s March eager for change
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/crowd-at-local-women-s-march-eager-for-change-1.2435422

Women march for unity and community in Reading
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/women-march-for-unity-and-community-in-reading

Women’s March returns to D.C., smaller in number but still packing sister power and anger
https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2019/01/womens-march-returns-to-dc-smaller-in-number-but-still-packing-sister-power-and-anger.html

Administration

John Fetterman’s bigger stage
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/20/John-Fetterman-Pennsylvania-lieutenant-governor-bigger-stage/stories/201901200118

Business

As Northeast Pennsylvania’s retail landscape gets more and more crowded, it’s reasonable to ask who’
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/as-northeast-pennsylvania-s-retail-landscape-gets-more-and-more-crowded-it-s-reasonable-to-ask-who-1.2435352

Mulch company coming to Freeland
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mulch-company-coming-to-freeland-1.2435373

Pennsylvania unemployment steady in December
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/nationworld/20190119/pennsylvania-unemployment-steady-in-december

Education

Make most of state’s intervention
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/make-most-of-state-s-intervention-1.2435259

Reading School District honors doctor with Community Hero Award
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-school-district-honors-doctor-with-community-hero-award

Editorial: New system promises to boost school safety
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-new-system-promises-to-boost-school-safety

Wilkes group secures record $18M in loans for small businesses
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-group-secures-record-18m-in-loans-for-small-businesses-1.2435316

Paid internship program considered a win-win
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/paid-internship-program-considered-a-win-win-1.2435351

Gaming

Do gamblers like water parks? A look at Wind Creek’s plans to turn Bethlehem casino into a destination resort
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-wind-creek-to-diversify-sands-bethlehem-beyond-casino-gambling-20190116-story.html

Government Shutdown

Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money
http://www.philly.com/politics/trump-offer-democrats-government-shutdown-saturday-address-white-house-20190119.html

Could airport delays speed up the end of government shutdown?
http://www.philly.com/news/government-shutdown-tsa-airport-wall-border-flight-20190119.html

Government vital, after all
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/government-vital-after-all-1.2435261

Pennsylvania’s senators respond to President Trump’s border security proposal
https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-trump-shutdown-pennsylvania-reaction-20190119-story.html

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/01/shutdown-leads-to-delays-in-lawsuits-against-government.php

Health Care

Ellwood City hospital workers receive minimum-wage paychecks
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190118/ellwood-city-hospital-workers-receive-minimum-wage-paychecks

Local News

Impact of winter road salt criticized by stormwater fee payers
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730906/impact-of-winter-road-salt-criticized-by-stormwater-fee-payers

Stormwater fee mismanaged, but still valid
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/stormwater-fee-mismanaged-but-still-valid-1.2435383

Surprise: Lake Silkworth Fire Company honors Don Kivler
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730954/surprise-lake-silkworth-fire-company-honors-don-kivler

Federal and state probes in Scranton evoke déjà vu
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/federal-and-state-probes-in-scranton-evoke-deja-vu-1.2435512

Annual ShiverFest raises awareness for Lackawanna River
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/annual-shiverfest-raises-awareness-for-lackawanna-river-1.2435565

Packer Twp. slates hearing on wind farm
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/packer-twp-slates-hearing-on-wind-farm-1.2435431

Donegal Township sawmill tour highlights changing lumber industry
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14521745-74/sawmill-tour-highlights-changing-lumber-industry

Reading looks to a contractor to run crossing guard program
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-looks-to-a-contractor-to-run-crossing-guard-program

Frozen fun to the finish at Reading Fire + Ice Fest
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/frozen-fun-to-the-finish-at-reading-fire–ice-fest

Effort to fix flooding problem and Bethlehem Township just got a boost
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/2019/01/effort-to-fix-flooding-problem-and-bethlehem-township-just-got-a-boost.html

Schember: First year as Erie mayor was ‘about learning’
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190120/schember-first-year-as-erie-mayor-was-about-learning

National News

Ky. diocese condemns teens in ‘MAGA’ hats who mocked Native American after March for Life rally in DC
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/01/19/kentucky-catholic-school-Students-MAGA-trump-hats-mock-Native-American-rally-Covington-Catholic-High-School-Park-Hills/stories/201901190065

Opioid Crisis

Experts downplay social media post warning of danger from opioid residue
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/experts-downplay-social-media-post-warning-of-danger-from-opioid-residue-1.2435436

Pitt

Ripe for failure: Mother Nature and old pipes mean water main breaks
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/01/20/Water-main-breaks-Pittsburgh-Water-Sewer-Authority-PWSA-Penn-American/stories/201901170118

Pitt campus union organizers petition state labor board for an election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/01/19/University-of-Pittsburgh-Pitt-Steelworkers-union-faculty-election-NLRB-adjuncts-tenure-labor/stories/201901190062

Port Authority suspends light-rail service
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/01/20/Port-Authority-Allegheny-County-Pittsburgh-suspends-light-rail-T-service-weather/stories/201901200189

Greyhound investigating Pittsburgh man’s complaint of racial profiling by driver
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14522365-74/greyhound-investigating-pittsburgh-mans-complaint-of-racial-profiling-by-driver

State News

A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.
http://www.philly.com/entertainment/black-rb-artist-hoped-singing-trump-would-build-bridge-it-derailed-her-career-instead-20190119.html

Emotional support alligator offers comfort, sharp teeth
https://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/14521711-74/emotional-support-alligator-offers-comfort-sharp-teeth

New documentary spotlights Knox Mine disaster
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-documentary-spotlights-knox-mine-disaster-1.2435414

Firing a government employee can be expensive for taxpayers
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/firing-a-government-employee-can-be-expensive-for-taxpayers-1.2435347

Cambria judge who led grand jury knew impact of diocese abuse reports ‘would be huge’
https://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-cambria-judge-who-led-grand-jury-knew-impact/article_5f644322-1c57-11e9-8f30-df44eac2f7f2.html

Transportation

Pa. Turnpike considers public-private partnership to upgrade five tunnels
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/01/20/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-public-private-partnership-upgrade-five-tunnels-350-million-project/stories/201901190003

Westmoreland Transit to change bus routes to better suit needs, attract more riders
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14524539-74/westmoreland-transit-to-change-bus-routes-to-better-suit-needs-attract-more

Westmoreland bus system operator racks up more fines, tops $100K in penalties since October
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14521464-74/westmoreland-bus-system-operator-racks-up-more-fines-tops-100000-in-penalties

Work to bring back lights to the Apollo Bridge likely to require more time
https://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/14524540-74/work-to-bring-back-lights-to-the-apollo-bridge-likely-to-require

Rock salt: prolifically used, but not without environmental risks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/rock-salt-prolifically-used-but-not-without-environmental-risks-1.2435560

Altoona-Blair airport plans to again pursue liquor license
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/01/altoona-blair-airport-plans-to-again-pursue-liquor-license/

Washington

Democrats’ newcomers didn’t wait long to make their mark
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/01/20/Democrats-newcomers-didn-t-wait-long-to-make-their-mark/stories/201901200176

Local congressmen renew push to ease forest drilling
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/01/local-congressmen-renew-push-to-ease-forest-drilling/

Winter Weather

Winter storm misses Southwest Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/regional/14523015-74/winter-storm-misses-southwest-pa

Despite slow start on Saturday, snow, wind, bitter cold on tap for Sunday
https://www.timesleader.com/news/730958/despite-slow-start-on-saturday-snow-wind-bitter-cold-on-tap-for-sunday

Berks County misses heavy snowfall
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-misses-heavy-snowfall

‘Dramatic’ temperature drop coming this morning, wet roads could become icy
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/dramatic-temperature-drop-coming-this-morning-wet-roads-could-become-icy.html