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Natural Gas

Pa Governor Pushes for Stricter Gas Drilling Air Pollution Regulations
http://wnbf.com/pa-governor-pushes-for-stricter-gas-drilling-air-pollution-regulations/

No. 2 gas producing state moves to curb air pollution
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/12/13/gas-producing-state-moves-curb-air-pollution/izTr5PIdTjYxNCiMggPWlN/story.html

Will Pa heed scientific warnings and continue reducing methane?http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20181213/will-pa-heed-scientific-warnings-and-continue-reducing-methane

Opioid Epidemic

5,000 Narcan kits distributed statewide yesterday
https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/5-000-narcan-kits-distributed-statewide-yesterday/1659873000

Dozens line up in York to score free box of life-saving drug ‘Naloxone’
https://fox43.com/2018/12/13/dozens-line-up-in-york-to-score-free-box-of-life-saving-drug-naloxone/

State’s response to opioid crisis could be model, AMA finds
https://www.dailyitem.com/the_danville_news/news/state-s-response-to-opioid-crisis-could-be-model-ama/article_2a623c1c-09d7-5889-9074-bb74c4c77b6b.html

Confusion over rules for first responders giving Narcan
https://fox43.com/2018/12/13/confusion-over-rules-for-first-responders-giving-narcan/

Department of Aging Hosts Drug Take Back Event in Lackawanna County
https://www.pahomepage.com/news/department-of-aging-hosts-drug-take-back-event-in-lackawanna-county/1660302403

Health centers distribute free naloxone supply in 4 hours
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/2018/12/14/health-centers-distribute-free-naloxone-4-hours-order-more/2309924002/

Lifesaving overdose drug Naloxone being distributed for free today throughout Pa.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2018/12/13/Naloxone-overdose-opioid-distribution-free-Pennsylvania-Governor-Tom-Wolf-Allegheny-County/stories/201812130116

‘Any Life Saved Is A Life Saved’: Free Narcan Distributed Across Pennsylvania
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/12/12/free-narcan-being-distributed-across-pennsylvania-on-dec-13/

Health Care

Gov. Wolf appoints advisory group to improve home health care working conditions
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2018/12/13/Pennsylvania-Gov-Tom-Wolf-executive-order-home-health-care-aides-workers-advisory-group/stories/201812130117

Public Safety

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun safety since Sandy Hook ‘not enough, but it’s a start’
http://www.buckslocalnews.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-gun-safety-since-sandy-hook-not/article_58436cd1-f1ec-5ec8-94e5-c837b78e0fbf.html

Three ‘Common Sense’ Gun Safety Bills To Be Introduced In Pittsburgh
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/12/14/three-common-sense-gun-safety-bills-pittsburgh/

Pittsburgh moves to ban assault weapons after Tree of Life massacre
https://theincline.com/2018/12/14/pittsburgh-moves-to-ban-assault-weapons-after-tree-of-life-massacre/

Agriculture 

Area farmland protected through preservation program
https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/area-farmland-safeguarded-through-preservation-program/article_d001779e-ffba-11e8-baca-cbf90da7bd44.html

Pennsylvania Applauds Bi-Partisan Approval of Federal Farm Bill
https://gantdaily.com/2018/12/14/pennsylvania-applauds-bi-partisan-approval-of-federal-farm-bill/

Education

City moves to take the pain out of paint, other school hazards | Editorial
http://www2.philly.com/opinion/editorials/city-council-lead-paint-toxic-schools-20181214.html

Replacing Franklin County’s ‘unhackable’ voting system to cost $850,000
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/2018/12/13/franklin-county-expects-replace-aging-unhackable-voting-system/2290842002/

Education Department Prioritizes Schools for Support to Improve Students’ Educational Experiences
https://gantdaily.com/2018/12/14/education-department-prioritizes-schools-for-support-to-improve-students-educational-experiences/

Elections 

PA Post’s State of the State podcast: The price of election security
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2018/12/pa-posts-state-of-the-state-podcast-the-price-of-election-security.php

Replacing Franklin County’s ‘unhackable’ voting system to cost $850,000
https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/2018/12/13/franklin-county-expects-replace-aging-unhackable-voting-system/2290842002/

Budget

Wolf administration to seek more spending in current year budget
https://www.watchdog.org/pennsylvania/wolf-administration-to-seek-more-spending-in-current-year-budget/article_42ed7ebc-ffc3-11e8-821a-6b51706386c2.html

‘It’s nuts’: Amid uncertainty, York County forms committee on voting machines
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2018/12/14/its-nuts-amid-uncertainty-york-county-forms-committee-voting-machines/2277006002/

Emergency Assistance

Northeast Pa Counties Okayed for FEMA Loans
http://wnbf.com/northeast-pa-counties-okayed-for-fema-loans/