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Administration

Gov. Wolf to seek school construction aid amid health issues

https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-to-seek-school-construction-aid-amid-health-issues/

Lancaster city council member appointed to Governor’s Commission on Latino Affairs

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-city-council-member-appointed-to-governor-s-commission-on/article_054154d8-3d6d-11ea-b41e-5b583aacdb6c.html

Legislature

State House scales back proposed emissions inspection overhaul

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/state-house-scales-back-proposed-emissions-inspection-overhaul/

With Turzai departure, private and charter schools lose a major ally in the capital

https://www.witf.org/2020/01/24/with-turzai-departure-private-and-charter-schools-lose-a-major-ally-in-the-capital/

State

Get ready for Real ID requirements

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/get-ready-for-real-id-requirements/article_fb1c0256-3eec-11ea-8769-f33673385d9d.html

Spotted lanternflies confirmed in a new state as PA gears up for another season

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/spotted-lanternflies-confirmed-in-a-new-state-as-pa-gears/article_94657de6-3e1d-11ea-8480-0786bd461322.html

Pennsylvania and N.J. residents flee high taxes by relocating to South Florida

https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/why-people-are-moving-from-pennsylvania-nj-to-florida-20200125.html

Borough Of Mount Carbon Might Vanish From The Map

https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/112c6699b04e4644aaf9d895950a6e38/borough-mount-carbon-might-vanish-map

Drink Ad Puts Pennsylvania Village On Map

https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/b851440c01d04be08ba52189785ce794/drink-ad-puts-pennsylvania-village-map

FEMA discusses changes to levee and effects on flood maps

https://www.timesleader.com/news/770569/fema-discusses-changes-to-levee-and-effects-on-flood-maps

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission may drop license-display requirement

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/01/pennsylvania-fish-boat-commission-may-drop-license-display-requirement.html

Natural Gas, Pipelines

Chesco appeals pipeline order, but fails to halt work

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/chesco-appeals-pipeline-order-but-fails-to-halt-work/article_124f1b02-6726-5db6-858f-134438e69aef.html

Pipeline foes rally at construction site at Chester County Library

https://www.delcotimes.com/business/pipeline-foes-rally-at-construction-site-at-chester-county-library/article_4583c78e-3f60-11ea-80ca-a7d32f7346b7.html

Elections/Politics

Tim Twardzik officially announces 123rd district candidacy

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/tim-twardzik-officially-announces-123rd-district-candidacy-1.2587102

State Rep. Puskaric running for second term

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/state-rep-puskaric-running-for-second-term/article_b676673a-3eca-11ea-8920-13658ae4a0f1.html

South Huntingdon carpenter is GOP nominee for 58th House special election

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/south-huntingdon-carpenter-is-gop-nominee-for-58th-house-special-election/

Transportation

‘DRIVE LIKE YOUR MOMMA IS WATCHIN’: Not a highway safety message you’ll see in Pa.

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/01/24/pennsylvania-says-you-wont-see-snarky-highway-safety-messages-like-georgia/4554567002/

Constructing roadways with recycled plastic could be a major innovation

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/01/25/Plastic-roads-Experimenting-with-recycled-materials/stories/202001150054

Gaming

Concern over Pennsylvania Skill machines varies in Berks County

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/concern-over-pennsylvania-skill-machines-varies-in-berks-county/article_b191ffec-0f59-5d13-ab15-09ac9f61f164.html

Philly

‘We’re struggling’: McClure Elementary parents cope with the practical fallout from Philly’s asbestos crisis

https://www.inquirer.com/education/asbestos-mcclure-childcare-school-closed-toxic-20200125.html

Philly’s got the worst school librarian ratio in the U.S. This group is protesting.

https://www.inquirer.com/education/school-library-librarians-closed-philadelphia-rally-ratio-20200124.html

As Philadelphia’s archbishops, Charles Chaput and Nelson Pérez may differ less in substance than in style

https://www.inquirer.com/news/archbishop-nelson-perez-philadelphia-charles-chaput-archdiocese-20200125.html

Asbestos cleanup continues; McClure closure extended

https://www.inquirer.com/news/asbestos-mcclure-cleanup-closure-school-20200124.html

Pittsburgh

2 Catholic schools to close, 4 in South Hills to merge amid dwindling student enrollment

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/2-catholic-schools-to-close-4-in-south-hills-to-merge-amid-dwindling-student-enrollment/

Lead levels in Pittsburgh water drop below federal threshold

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/lead-levels-in-pittsburgh-water-drop-below-federal-threshold/

Inside Bob Nutting’s unique approach, pledge for Pirates fans

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2020/01/24/Bob-Nutting-exclusive-fans-communicating-PiratesFest-message/stories/202001240173

Local

Cedarbrook accidentally releases prescription information for its residents

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-cedarbrook-released-patients-medical-info-by-mistake-20200124-7ubqmofunvfo5g3jzqibsocjra-story.html

Can township reject Harrisburg’s composting facility, but allow other agencies to compost on same site?

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/01/can-township-reject-harrisburgs-composting-facility-but-allow-other-agencies-to-compost-on-same-site.html

Meth, cocaine threats grow in Schuylkill Co.

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/meth-cocaine-threats-grow-in-schuylkill-co-1.2587144

Cell tower lease revenue boosts services payment

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/cell-tower-lease-revenue-boosts-services-payment-1.2587100

Luzerne County sees decline in opioid pill sales following surge

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/luzerne-county-sees-decline-in-opioid-pill-sales-following-surge-1.2587153

Why does the earth rumble around York?

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2017/06/15/why-does-earth-rumble-around-york/100624170/

About $200,000 for defunct police force is ‘missing.’ Pequea officials won’t pay until it’s found.

https://lancasteronline.com/news/regional/about-for-defunct-police-force-is-missing-pequea-officials-won/article_1b127676-3f10-11ea-af09-4bf12a17c8f4.html

Environmentalists lodge challenge to permit for Smith compressor

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/environmentalists-lodge-challenge-to-permit-for-smith-compressor/article_cbe8db42-3def-11ea-bb3e-fff9986dd838.html

Opponents of proposed homeless mission site in Scranton file appeal

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/opponents-of-proposed-homeless-mission-site-in-scranton-file-appeal-1.2587313

Research continues into suggested Luzerne County legal action over pollution mandate

https://www.timesleader.com/news/770566/research-continues-into-suggested-luzerne-county-legal-action-over-pollution-mandate

$60K grant means Bethlehem can study if pedestrian bridge would be ‘economic engine’

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/01/60k-grant-means-bethlehem-can-study-if-pedestrian-bridge-would-be-economic-engine.html