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pa-state-flag6Happy New Year politicos! Make sure to check out our comprehensive review of the 2016 presidential results in the Keystone State. Here’s our first Playbook of 2017!

Analysis: A Complete Breakdown of PA’s Presidential Results (Maps): We break the election down to voting districts and examine why Trump beat Clinton.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf highlights education, jobs and opioid treatment successes, preps for next session
StateImpactPA: StateImpact Pennsylvania’s most read stories of 2016
State House Sound Bites: Feeling the effects of state layoffs and Harrisburg bickering
State House Sound Bites: AG’s office balks at paying full price for porn-mail report

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Anti-soda tax coalition makes appeal for speedy appeal
Inquirer: Bernie Sanders mural in Philly could be demolished unless…
Inquirer: Payday for controversial ex-Parking Authority boss
Inquirer: Mummers 2017, diversity on display in a multicultural comic club
Philly.com: City lawyer says his GoFundMe retirement campaign was ‘just a joke’
WHYY Newsworks: Milder Mummers strut into 2017 [photos]
WHYY Newsworks: LISTEN: Davies looks back on the year in politics — and ahead to 2017

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: While some Americans struggle to save, others excel
Delco Daily Times: Brian Taff is the Most Valuable Player of 2016
Delco Daily Times: 100-room hotel plans back on tap at Drexelbrook

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: The perplexing story of missing twin children that still lacks an ending
Post-Gazette: Roughly 500 brrrrave souls take New Year’s Day plunge into the Mon
Post-Gazette: Western Pennsylvanians at Standing Rock brave cold, tough conditions — and drones
Post-Gazette: Hazelwood, bruised and battered, poised for resurgence
Post-Gazette: ANF proposes opening up some hiking trails to mountain biking
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County near payment deal with Big 4 nonprofits
Tribune-Review: Training academy decision to be made soon

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Stories of the Year 2016
Altoona Mirror: Eichelberger plans ‘aggressive agenda’
Beaver County Times: Finances dominated 2016 in Beaver County government
Beaver County Times: ‘Hoarders,’ self-made bridges and more: Some of the most memorable stories of 2016
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners take step to abolish jury commission

NEPA
Times Leader: TCMC and Geisinger deal approved; effective Sunday
Times Leader: Luzerne County prison elevator inspection scheduled
Times-Tribune: Kane conviction tops news in 2016
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna, Luzerne counties renew push for transit alliance
Times-Tribune: No debate: The year was a four-alarm dumpster fire

South Central
Patriot-News: Trump supporters now defend Planned Parenthood in midst of defunding discussion
Patriot-News: Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline will have ‘less-than-significant’ impact, feds say
Patriot-News: Federal government claims the new Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline will have a medicinal impact
Carlisle Sentinel: PA appellate court claims women’s civil union could potentially be ended
Carlisle Sentinel: FCC works with PA officials to keep broadband internet cash within state
Carlisle Sentinel: Why United States elections are still at risk for rigging
Lancaster Online: Lloyd Smucker names staff for his Lancaster and D.C. offices

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Chester County Republican Joe Pitts prepares to leave office
Reading Eagle: Secretary of State John Kerry calls out  Israel over settlement building
Reading Eagle: Why environmentalists are concerned with Donald Trump as president
Morning Call: 1,100 migrants seek to leave North African border fence in Spain to reach Ceuta
WFMZ: Ivanka Trump seeks to make child care affordable under Donald Trump’s presidency

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Red states businesses begin to fight for bathroom bills
Centre Daily Times: President Obama orders 35 Russian diplomats to leave the U.S.
Centre Daily Times: Donald Trump claims he does not trust computers as his inauguration approaches
Sun-Gazette: Pennsylvania College of Technology students create short-term business to assist scholarship fund
Erie Times-News: Erie County women will march in Washington D.C. after Donald Trump’s inauguration
Erie Times-News: State Senator Dan Laughlin is expected to move into predecessor’s Erie office

Opinion
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney’s first year was mostly a success, but challenges await
Inquirer: The quiet closing of Trump’s foundation does not resolve his conflicts of interest
Patriot-News: Mr. Putin’s gamble
Post-Gazette: Arrest the killings: Fatal shootings of police up 56 percent in 2016
Post-Gazette: Whither the horn? Feds push for safer cars that talk to each other
Post-Gazette: Talking it out: Study gives hope to troops with PTSD

Blogs
Billy Penn: Wish me luck: Guys, I’m a Mummer this year
Billy Penn: Chaka Fattah’s New Year’s wish: He’s asking a judge to stay out of prison again
Keystone Crossroads: Study recommends strengthening Pa. gun laws in domestic violence cases
Keystone Crossroads: Top 10: The Keystone Crossroads team’s 2016 coverage highlights
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Dec 30: Eichelberger to chair PA Senate Education Committee

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  • Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade?


    • No. (50%)
    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

    Total Voters: 109

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