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Wednesday, Feb. 8

A rendering of Ewell Plaza and the Christian Street Garage, showing R&R Studios’ “New Lancaster Rainbow” facade concept. (Source: City of Lancaster)

• Democrats take control of Pa. House: The party swept three special elections in Allegheny County, giving them a 102-101 majority. (Source: WGAL)

• SDL superintendent candidate Stephanie Jones addresses complaints: Allegations made against her of unprofessional and abusive behavior stemmed from individuals unhappy with the changes she was making in the Chicago Public Schools’ special education programs, she said. The district said its investigation did not substantiate the claims. (Source: LNP)

• Legislator proposes framework for regulating tiny houses: State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Philadelphia, says her bill would give municipalities a safe, uniform regulatory standard for dwellings under 400 square feet. (Source: ABC 27)

• Pa. House to reconvene Feb. 21: The session’s schedule can be found here. (Source: CBS 21)

• Cost of facade art at Christian Street Garage balloons to $1.5 million: There has been sustained opposition to the project overlooking Ewell Plaza from members of the local arts community. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: GOP hardliners heckle Biden during State of the Union. (Source: NBC News) Earthquake death toll tops 11,000 in Turkey, Syria. (Source: ABC News) Memphis police officer took, shared photos of Tyre Nichols after beating. (Source: AP) Republican-led state legislatures seeking to criminalize or restrict drag shows. (Source: NPR) Identification of 12 moons brings Jupiter’s total to 92. (Source: CNN) LeBron James becomes NBA’s all-time top scorer. (Source: UPI)