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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, Jan. 17

From left, Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis and Gov. Tom Wolf discuss plans for the transition to Shapiro’s administration in this November 2022 file photo. (Source:

• Pa. to inaugurate Gov.-elect Shapiro today: The ceremony begins at noon. (Source: ABC 27) Austin Davis will become Pennsylvania’s first Black lieutenant governor. (Source: WGAL)

• Foreclosures climbing in Pa.: They are higher statewide now that Covid-19 protections have expired, but remain below pre-pandemic levels. (Source: WESA)

• Lancaster County’s winter setting records for mildness: Temperatures were 11 degrees above normal in the first half of January, and the county has never gone this long without measurable snowfall. (Source: LNP)

• Nonprofits, Harrisburg city government clash over homeless encampment: The city is evicting individuals camping under the Mulberry Street Bridge. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Biden to visit California areas devastated by storms. (Source: ABC News) China’s population declines for first time since 1960s. (Source: UPI) MLK “Embrace” monument in Boston sparks controversy. (Source: CNN) 8 shot at Florida MLK event. (Source: AP) Failed Republican candidate, election denier, arrested in connection with drive-by shootings at Democrats homes. (Source: USA Today)