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Wednesday, Jan. 18

Smokey Robinson performs at Gov. Josh Shapiro’s inauguration celebration at Rock Lititz on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

• Shapiro sworn in as Pa.’s 48th governor: Shapiro said voters’ choice of him shows they “resoundingly reject extremism.” (Source: WITF) He celebrated his inauguration at Rock Lititz, with musical guests Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa and Smokey Robinson. (Source: WGAL)

• Analysts weigh in on Shapiro administration’s outlook: Republicans in the state legislature will see to it that his honeymoon is a short one, they predicted. (Source: Fox 43)

• Altoona school district approves AR-15s for police in schools: The district said they will be kept in storage and only used in case of need. (Source: WITF | WPSU)

• Lancaster city improves blood lead reporting: Mayor Danene Sorace apologized to a parent for sending a warning letter prematurely, based on a finger-prick blood lead test rather than a blood-draw test, as the city’s ordinance specifies. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Ukrainian officials killed in helicopter crash. (Source: UPI) Microsoft to lay off 10,000. (Source: USA Today) Leaderless, Haiti faces turmoil. (Source: NPR) Church of England refuses to sanction same-sex marriage. (Source: AP) French nun, world’s oldest person, dies at 118. (Source: ABC News)