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Thursday, Jan. 18

A rendering of the ReStore under construction at 1061 Manheim Pike. (Source: Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat for Humanity)

• Advocates seek moratorium on summer utility shutoffs: They’re seeking changes to the Pennsylvania law that bars winter shutoffs, which is up for reauthorization this year. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• State attorney general’s office launches unit to fight human trafficking: It will prosecute cases statewide and coordinate with community groups, officials said. (Source; ABC 27)

• Construction begins on Manheim Township ReStore: The store at 1061 Manheim Pike is expected to open this summer. Proceeds will support Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, which will have its headquarters there. (Source: LNP)

• Report shows uptick in child abuse allegations: The 2023 Pa. Partnerships for Children State of Child Welfare report documents 39,093 Child Protective Services filings in 2022, up from 38,013 in 2021 but below 44,063 in 2018. (Source: CBS 21)

• Parking Authority seeks mediation in dispute with library: The two entities are in a legal battle over maintenance issues. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Pakistan retaliates against Iran with airstrikes. (Source: USA Today) Judge warns Trump after outbursts during Carroll case. (Source: CBS News) Wounded Palestinians overwhelming hospitals. (Source: AP) House GOP pushes Mayorkas impeachment. (Source: CBS News) Supreme Court signals interest in limiting regulatory power. (Source: The Hill) Texas defies federal government over border access. (Source: NBC News)