Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a virtual media briefing on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.  (Photo: PA.gov)
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a virtual media briefing on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Photo: PA.gov)

Headlines:

Utility moratoriums end after March 31, people urged to seek help: Up to a million people in Pennsylvania could face utility shutoffs next week when they resume April 1, according to the Wolf administration. Organizations like the Northern Lancaster Hub are encouraging people to use the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. (Source: ABC 27)

Dr. Rachel Levine confirmed by Senate as assistant secretary of health: Dr. Levine, the former Pennsylvania secretary of health, on Wednesday became the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate. The vote was split 52-48. (Source: WGAL)

Vaccinate Lancaster warns against double-registering: Officials at the mass vaccination center are seeing people file multiple registrations in hopes of boosting their chances of getting an appointment soon, and are asking that everyone "play fair." (Source: LNP)

Pa. lawmakers pushing for hate crime laws following Atlanta shooting: Representative Patty Kim, the only Asian-American member of the state House, is leading the charge for five different bills addressing hate crimes. (Source: ABC 27)

Four key takeaways from Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons' interview with LNP: Parsons focused his comments on the county's Covid-19 response, as well as his disapproval of a Franklin & Marshall College poll, funded by the Lancaster County United Way, which found "overwhelming support" for a public health department. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: U.S. unemployment claims fall to 684,000, fewest since pandemic. (Source: AP) Research shows different U.S. Covid-19 strategy could've saved 400,000 lives, billions of dollars. (Source: Reuters) Biden to face his first full news conference. (Source: UPI) Mass shooters have exploited loopholes, weak gun laws. (Source: AP)

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