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Thursday, Feb. 1

One of the reptiles up for adoption this Saturday. (Source: Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary)

• Water Street Mission envisions outreach, education, supportive housing at St. Joseph School: The nonprofit is gaming out options for the property at 47 S. Mulberry St., which it bought in November. (Source: LNP)

• Reptile sanctuary plans adoption event: Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary recently rescued a dozen animals after their owner passed away. They are being made available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at That Fish Place, 237 Centerville Road. (Source: ABC 27) Update: LNP reports the rescued animals will no longer be part of the adoption event due to an ownership claim. (Source: LNP)

• Study: Pa.’s automatic voter registration boosts numbers evenly between parties: Registration is up about 45%, with distribution as follows: Republican 34%; Democratic 31%; Independent or third-party 35%. (Source: AP)  

• Owner pledges to rebuild, reopen Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant: The restaurant was damaged in a fire Tuesday, just weeks after a deadly explosion at the business’ inn. (Source: WGAL

• F&M poll finds improving economic outlook, even split between Trump-Biden: Twenty percent of respondents had unfavorable views of both candidates. (Source: LNP)  

• Nation/world: House passes bill to expand child tax credit. (Source: NPR) EU provides $50 billion to Ukraine. (Source: USA Today) Biden addresses National Prayer Breakfast. (Source: UPI) Fed keeps interest rates unchanged. (Source: CBS News) Trump spent $50 million from political fundraising on legal fees in 2023. (Source: ABC News) Republicans challenge extended deadlines for postmarked mail-in ballots. (Source: AP)