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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, Jan. 30

U.S. Steel’s Clairton coke works. (Source: Mark Dixon | PennEnvironment)

• Pa. Supreme Court revives case on abortion funding: The court’s 219-page 3-2 opinion sent the issue back to Commonwealth Court, which must consider whether disallowing Medicaid funding for abortions is unconstitutionally discriminatory. (Source: AP)

• Judge declines to dismiss ACLU bail suit: Filed in 2022, the suit filed by then inmates in Lancaster County Prison alleges disparate treatment and excessive bail. The ACLU is seeking class action status. (Source: LNP)

• Environmental groups celebrate Clean Air settlement: U.S. Steel must pay $42 million after plaintiffs said it recklessly continued operating plants in the Pittsburgh area after a 2018 fire, releasing pollutants that harmed residents’ health. (Source: WGAL)

• Case could set new parameters for drug treatment in Pa.: The U.S. Department of Justice says Pennsylvania courts can’t issue broad bans on federally approved medications for opioid addiction. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Democratic candidate apologizes for threats: David Baker threatened LNP reporter Jaxon White after White refused to retroactively treat Baker’s admission of past marijuana dealing as off the record. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: U.S. identifies soldiers killed in Jordan. (Source: NPR) Israelis kill three Palestinian fighters in hospital raid. (Source: BBC News) House GOP to hold hearing on impeaching Mayorkas. (Source: NBC News) Report finds Trump White House Medical Unit illegally dispensed meds. (Source: CBS News) Musk says first person to receive Neuralink implant is recovering well. (Source: USA Today) Super Bowl tickets are most expensive ever. (Source: CBS News)