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January 28, 2014

10 things to know for today

A look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:

BONE-CHILLING TEMPERATURES AGAIN CLOSING SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES, DRAWING CALLS TO CONSERVE POWER

Temperatures were especially cold in western Pennsylvania, where Pittsburgh reported a low of minus 8 degrees Tuesday morning and some outlying areas were down to 10 below.

STATE SENATE LAW AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL

The hearing concerns a bill that would permit people with medical needs and a doctor’s approval to obtain an identification card that would enable them to buy pot legally. It also would set up a state Medical Cannabis Board and an enforcement arm within the state police. Gov. Tom Corbett opposes the measure, even if it’s amended to allow only non-intoxicating marijuana.

APPLICANTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA’S FIFTH, FINAL STAND-ALONE CASINO LICENSE MAKE THEIR PITCHES

Two of the applicants want to build casinos in downtown Philadelphia, while three others have proposed building near the sports stadiums in south Philadelphia. City officials have said they believe a downtown location has the greatest potential.

JUNIOR SEAU’S FAMILY WILL OBJECT TO PROPOSED $765 MILLION CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT

The family of the former San Diego Chargers linebacker says the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors. Seau had been diagnosed with brain damage from repeated head injuries before committing suicide.

CORBETT ADMINISTRATION WANTS COMMONWEALTH COURT TO RECONSIDER VOTER ID LAW

A judge has already sided with opponents of the law, mostly Democrats, who say it’s meant to suppress the number of poorer, minority voters. Corbett and the bill’s supporters, mostly Republicans, say it’s a common-sense measure to ensure only registered voters cast a ballot and then only one each.

 

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