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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For just one day, put the guns down for Martin Luther King Jr. | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service-gun-violence-philly-jenice-armstrong-20200118.html

‘Still much work to be done’: Carlisle pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/01/still-much-work-to-be-done-carlisle-pays-tribute-to-martin-luther-king-jrs-vision.html

MLK Jr. Day makes us take a look at the past, present and future
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mlk-jr-day-makes-us-take-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future-1.2585090

Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/why-martin-luther-kings-anti-racism-crusade-needs-to-be-renewed-opinion/

On the MLK Day of Service, envisioning a ‘Beloved Community’ in your town | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/on-the-mlk-day-of-service-envisioning-a-beloved-community-in-your-town-opinion/

Martin Luther King Jr. event notes unfinished business
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/01/19/Martin-Luther-King-St-Paul-s-Cathedral-holiday/stories/202001190169

US marks King holiday amid fears of deep racial divisions
https://www.timesleader.com/news/769933/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions

The unknown King
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/01/20/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-integration-reconciliation-unity/stories/202001200006

Editorial: King’s words of wisdom moved us closer to living his dream
https://www.readingeagle.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-king-s-words-of-wisdom-moved-us-closer-to/article_755da5d6-3797-11ea-aa3e-6bee15d4d6bd.html

Scranton group commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-group-commemorates-martin-luther-king-jr-day-1.2585243

Philadelphia: the reigning champ of MLK day in Pa. | The Numbers Racket
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/philadelphia-the-reigning-champ-of-mlk-day-in-pa-the-numbers-racket/

Legislature

State legislators set priorities for 2020
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/state-legislators-set-priorities-for/article_3d8d8f14-ed07-5bba-9245-b57c518e0909.html

Business

Why TV stations and cable providers keep viewers in the dark about their contracts
https://triblive.com/local/regional/why-tv-stations-and-cable-providers-keep-viewers-in-the-dark-about-their-contracts/

Century-old Mechanicsburg hardware store for sale: Small family business ‘is a way of life.’
https://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/2020/01/a-century-old-mechanicsburg-hardware-store-is-up-for-sale-small-family-business-is-a-way-of-life.html

Crime/Punishment

Teen injured in North Braddock shooting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/01/20/Teen-injured-in-North-Braddock-shooting/stories/202001200058

Police say Pennsylvania woman drove into oncoming car as test of faith
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/police-say-pennsylvania-woman-drove-into-oncoming-car-as-test-of-faith/

Lackawanna County homicides down in 2019
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-county-homicides-down-in-2019-1.2585237

Education

Low teacher pay but high costs for families. Report urges more investment in Pa. child care
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2020/01/20/Report-Low-teacher-pay-high-costs-Pennsylvania-child-care-education-investment/stories/202001150159

East Penn schools could get new schedules in addition to later start times
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-east-penn-late-start-timeline-20200120-c367a7pya5fntnbwlckpkcw4ke-story.html

Elections/Politics

The New York Times endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic nod
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/01/20/Elizabeth-Warren-Amy-Klobuchar-New-York-Times-board-endorses-Democratic/stories/202001190200

League of Women Voters offers campaign school for 2020, 2021 candidates
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/league-of-women-voters-offers-campaign-school-for-2020-2021-candidates-1.2585147

‘It’s really an opportunity for anybody to get involved’: Hershey Democrat aims to make Pa. congressional primary competitive
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/01/meet-the-man-who-is-making-sure-the-democratic-primary-in-pennylvanias-10th-congressional-district-isnt-a-coronation.html

Health Care

Study finds ACA reduced racial disparities in health insurance coverage in Pa.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/01/19/Study-ACA-obamacare-reduced-racial-disparities-health-insurance-coverage-Pennsylvania-minorities/stories/202001190070

African American health pros and their patients build trust to save lives from breast cancer
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/01/20/Mammogram-outreach-African-American-women-UPMC-McKeesport-breast-cancer/stories/202001020186

Excela Latrobe introduces improved surgical robot
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/excela-latrobe-introduces-improved-surgical-robot/

Ellwood hospital cited 40 times by PA health department under Americore
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200120/ellwood-hospital-cited-40-times-by-pa-health-department-under-americore

Local News

Census Bureau expects low turnout in some Scranton neighborhoods
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/census-bureau-expects-low-turnout-in-some-scranton-neighborhoods-1.2585228

Monday Update: Griffin Pond is on the rebound, but donations are lagging
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-griffin-pond-is-on-the-rebound-but-donations-are-lagging-1.2585156

Bad starts as shades drawn at city, county
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/bad-starts-as-shades-drawn-at-city-county-1.2585005

Avoca claimants may receive far less than expected in environmental case
https://www.timesleader.com/news/769931/avoca-claimants-may-receive-far-less-than-expected-in-environmental-case

Statistics show Reading and Berks County on the economic upswing
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/statistics-show-reading-and-berks-county-on-the-economic-upswing/article_71ce1dc2-394c-11ea-bf14-af4506f36db5.html

Creeks and streams that once flowed through Reading now part of storm sewer system
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/creeks-and-streams-that-once-flowed-through-reading-now-part/article_bdc8a5da-38b1-11ea-b86c-dba2b5124b07.html

Swarthmore mayor declares borough has a ‘perfect profile’
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/swarthmore-mayor-declares-borough-has-a-perfect-profile/article_4f47f4ee-3974-11ea-868c-d7f46f88b96f.html

National News

National Archives: ‘We made a mistake’ altering Trump-sign photos from women’s march
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/01/national-archives-we-made-a-mistake-altering-trump-photos.html

New Jersey

LGBTQ education is now mandatory in N.J. schools. Here’s how teachers are preparing.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/nj-lgbtq-education-curriculum-lesson-plans-mandate-20200120.html

Philly

To address sexual misconduct in the workplace, City Hall must lead by example | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/sexual-misconduct-allegations-philadelphia-museum-of-art-20200120.html

10 people shot in Philadelphia over the weekend, two of them fatally
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-shootings-gun-violence-20200119.html

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has relocated spaces for disabled drivers across the city. Here’s why.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/disabled-handicapped-parking-ppa-philadelphia-center-city-kiosks-20200120.html

That’s a wrap: Center City art house theater Ritz at the Bourse to close by the end of January
https://www.inquirer.com/entertainment/movies/ritz-bourse-landmark-theatres-mark-cuban-ramon-posel-20200119.html

Gene D. Cohen: Police captain turned Philly judge meant business
https://www.inquirer.com/business/phillydeals/gene-cohen-binding-arbitration-common-pleas-20200120.html

We cannot wait:’ Philly area youth tackle gun violence, climate change at this year’s Women’s March
https://www.witf.org/2020/01/20/we-cannot-wait-philly-area-youth-tackle-gun-violence-climate-change-at-this-years-womens-march/

Pitt

Pittsburgh was a sanctuary city 150 years ago. Now racism is a public health crisis
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-was-a-sanctuary-city-150-years-ago-now-racism-is-public-health-crisis/

Allegheny Health Network expanding healthy food center
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-health-network-expanding-healthy-food-center/

State News

Get ready to be bombarded with 2020 Census ads
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/01/19/2020-Census-Bureau-population-count-ad-advertisements-campaign/stories/202001150081

Nanticoke native, one of most influential physicians in history, dies at 84
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nanticoke-native-one-of-most-influential-physicians-in-history-dies-at-84-1.2585134

5 counties represented at fire seminar
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/5-counties-represented-at-fire-seminar-1.2585100

Meet 6 LGBTQ Pennsylvanians working to improve the commonwealth
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/meet-pennsylvanias-next-generation-of-queer-leaders/

Fighter’s Heaven event to celebrate community award
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/fighter-s-heaven-event-to-celebrate-community-award-1.2585030

The Coalition has made a religion of closing state Dept. of Human Services centers | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/01/the-coalition-has-made-a-religion-of-closing-state-dept-of-human-services-centers-pennlive-letters.html

Volunteer fire services on life support
https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/2020/01/volunteer-fire-services-on-life-support/

Transportation

Westmoreland bus authority pays $12,500 in overtime in 1st week of running service
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/county-bus-authority-pays-12500-in-overtime-in-first-week-of-running-service/

Efforts speed up to accommodate more electric cars on Berks, Pa. roads
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/efforts-speed-up-to-accommodate-more-electric-cars-on-berks/article_71217c8e-391f-11ea-b7c9-bbc84d333681.html