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Legislature

Groups rally against tax breaks for petrochemical manufacturers
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200309/groups-rally-against-tax-breaks-for-petrochemical-manufacturers

What two rallies say about the fight over a natural gas tax credit | Analysis
https://www.penncapital-star.com/energy-environment/what-two-rallies-say-about-the-fight-over-a-natural-gas-tax-credit-analysis/

Assure trust in mailed ballots
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/assure-trust-in-mailed-ballots-1.2605490

Free thought and the library: Censorship efforts must be rejected
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/10/Library-censorship-free-thought-Missouri-Tennessee/stories/202003050030

Coronavirus

New coronavirus cases in Pa. and New Jersey lead to school closures for more than 30,000 students
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-new-cases-pennsylvania-new-jersey-schools-close-chop-20200309.html

Monroe County resident among new coronavirus cases in Pa.
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monroe-county-resident-among-new-coronavirus-cases-in-pa-1.2605478

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: 10 cases total as Monroe County reports first, 7 in Montgomery County
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-pa-seventh-case-20200309-zbznbjppknhndmyjsnp5me4br4-story.html

Pa. has 10 coronavirus cases, three hospitalized, state officials say
https://www.penncapital-star.com/health-care/pa-has-10-coronavirus-cases-three-hospitalized-state-officials-say/

Coronavirus cases in Pa. up to 10; Carnegie Mellon researchers to work into summer forecasting spread
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/carnegie-mellon-researchers-will-work-into-summer-forecasting-covid-19/

Philadelphia conventions are being canceled amid coronavirus spread, which could have a big economic impact
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-conferences-canceled-philadelphia-convention-center-hotels-20200310.html

Officials: Doctor with coronavirus exposed at least 13; Neshaminy HS, Buckingham Friends to close Tuesday
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200309/officials-doctor-with-coronavirus-exposed-at-least-13-neshaminy-hs-buckingham-friends-to-close-tuesday

UPMC testing, but still no positive COVID-19 tests
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/03/09/UPMC-still-has-no-positive-COVID-19-tests/stories/202003090104

2020 August Wilson Society conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2020/03/09/2020-August-Wilson-Society-colloquium-postponed-Pittsburgh-COVID-19/stories/202003090073

Palmyra Area School District sends out note about possible student exposure to coronavirus
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/palmyra-school-district-sends-out-note-about-possible-student-exposure-to-coronavirus.html

Experts: Coronavirus could impact Chester County’s economy
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/experts-coronavirus-could-impact-chester-county-s-economy/article_1bbe4f6c-a36b-546e-8f13-17d865e8744f.html

Pennsylvania logs few reports of price gouging related to coronavirus so far
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania-logs-few-reports-of-price-gouging-related-to-coronavirus-so-far/

Local events canceled over coronavirus concerns
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/local-events-canceled-over-coronavirus-concerns-1.2605601

LANTA readies contingency plans as more coronavirus cases appear in Pennsylvania
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-biz-lanta-coronavirus-ticket-app-20200309-ch4wy355gng3xjp6m5pacp7s4y-story.html

More colleges move to, plan for online classes as coronavirus spreads
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/corona2020/2020/03/09/Schools-wrestle-with-fairness-of-closures-during-outbreak/stories/202003090131

Schools wrestle with fairness of closures during outbreak
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/corona2020/2020/03/09/Schools-wrestle-with-fairness-of-closures-during-outbreak/stories/202003090131

With coronavirus in Pennsylvania, school districts, others seek answers
https://www.witf.org/2020/03/09/with-coronavirus-in-pennsylvania-school-districts-others-seek-answers/

Hazleton Area asks traveling students to stay home
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hazleton-area-asks-traveling-students-to-stay-home-1.2605606

Coronavirus threatens blood supply as donations fall
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/coronavirus-threatens-blood-supply-as-donations-fall-1.2605604

Coronavirus spurs visitors’ ban at some Erie skilled-nursing centers
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200309/coronavirus-spurs-visitorsrsquo-ban-at-some-erie-skilled-nursing-centers

Bern Township couple stuck on quarantined cruise ship amid coronavirus outbreak
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/bern-township-couple-stuck-on-quarantined-cruise-ship-amid-coronavirus/article_3e3e4c10-6224-11ea-8730-ef88a253e5fa.html

Scam text being circulated claims patient at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg has coronavirus
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/scam-text-being-circulated-claims-patient-at-upmc-pinnacle-harrisburg-has-coronavirus.html

President Donald Trump says he will seek payroll tax cut, relief for hourly workers as part of coronavirus response
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-payroll-tax-cut-relief-hourly-workers-donald-trump-20200310.html

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-work-from-home-options-paid-leave-20200310.html

3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Coachella Valley amid growing festival concerns
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2020/03/09/coronavirus-Coachella-festival/stories/202003090155

Patient No. 1 is out of ICU as virus pushes Italy to brink
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/03/10/Patient-No-1-is-out-of-ICU-as-virus-pushes-Italy-to-brink-COVID-19-coronavirus/stories/202003100066

So you think you have the new coronavirus. What should you do now?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-coronavirus-covid-19-cdc-20200310.html

Editorial: Coronavirus arrives in Delaware County; panic does not
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-coronavirus-arrives-in-delaware-county-panic-does-not/article_9b4d1288-61fc-11ea-8bfd-cf7a4231f2c6.html

Crime/Punishment

Rev. Hugh Lang’s abuse conviction overturned by judge
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/03/09/Father-hugh-Lang-sexual-abuse-Pennsylvania-grand-jury-judge-anthony-mariani/stories/202003090080

Gunshots miss woman, stepson in strip club shooting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/gunshots-miss-woman-stepson-in-strip-club-shooting-1.2605525

Education

Ready.Set.READ! and Berks kids celebrate Dr. Seuss on his birthday
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/ready-set-read-and-berks-kids-celebrate-dr-seuss-on/article_5192b95e-5d9c-11ea-b46f-0facaefac085.html

Parents urge tighter security checks for volunteers at Norwin
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/parents-urge-tighter-security-checks-for-volunteers-at-norwin/

W-B Area plans to have two middle schools
https://www.timesleader.com/news/775713/w-b-area-plans-to-have-two-middle-schools

W-B Area to transfer ownership of new high school temporarily to get $1M grant
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-area-to-transfer-ownership-of-new-high-school-temporarily-to-get-1m-grant-1.2605600

Foundation announces $1.5 million pledge to address nursing shortage
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/foundation-announces-1-5-million-pledge-to-address-nursing-shortage-1.2605488

Veterans planning to attend Temple could lose GI Bill funding in VA’s response to business school rankings scandal
https://www.inquirer.com/education/temple-gi-bill-funding-suspended-veterans-affairs-fox-business-school-20200309.html

Elections/Politics

Cory Booker endorses Joe Biden for president. ‘He is the person to unify us.’
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/joe-biden-cory-booker-endorsement-democratic-primary-bernie-sanders-delegates-20200309.html

Working Families Party Philly Councilmember Kendra Brooks endorses Bernie Sanders for president
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/philadelphia/2020-election-endorsements-philadelphia-city-council-20200303.html

Before Pennsylvania votes, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders face a similar test in Michigan
https://www.inquirer.com/news/michigan-black-vote-joe-biden-bernie-sanders-2020-20200310.html

Trump promised to bring back manufacturing in Pennsylvania. He didn’t. Will it cost him?
https://www.inquirer.com/news/trump-manufacturing-erie-county-pa-20200310.html

‘Women for Trump’ bus tour stop in Cranberry canceled
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2020/03/09/Women-for-Trump-bus-tour-stop-Cranberry-canceled/stories/202003090116

Democratic statehouse hopefuls express common goals against Pennsylvania GOP
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/democratic-statehouse-hopefuls-express-common-goals-against-pennsylvania-gop/article_e044183f-13c8-5456-b7d5-31e007f2496e.html

Challenge to 8th Congressional candidate petitions withdrawn after court hearing
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/challenge-to-8th-congressional-candidate-petitions-withdrawn-after-court-hearing-1.2605537

Local News

Act 511 appeal could cost up to $420K, per estimate
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/act-511-appeal-could-cost-up-to-420k-per-estimate-1.2605459

State judges uphold ruling on COLA for Dunmore retirees
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-judges-uphold-ruling-on-cola-for-dunmore-retirees-1.2605447

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton parades still a go for this weekend
https://www.timesleader.com/news/775697/wilkes-barre-scranton-parades-still-a-go-for-this-weekend

White Haven Center closure would hurt community financially
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/white-haven-center-closure-would-hurt-community-financially-1.2605510

National News

Stocks drop amid virus fears, oil-price crash
https://www.timesleader.com/news/775706/stocks-drop-amid-virus-fears-oil-price-crash

New Jersey

The weed industry spent a record $2 million last year to lobby New Jersey. Here’s who spent that money.
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/new-jersey-marijuana-cannabis-lobbying-acreage-norcross-mainline-investment-partners-landman-honickman-20200309.html

Philly

Could Philly City Council block supervised injection sites? Legislation advances out of committee
https://www.inquirer.com/news/supervised-injection-site-philadelphia-city-council-20200309.html

Philly Council pushes ahead with proposal to regulate overdose prevention sites
https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/philly-council-pushes-ahead-with-proposal-to-regulate-overdose-prevention-sites/

American Philosophical Society and David Library join to create a center for study of the revolutionary era
https://www.inquirer.com/news/american-philosophical-society-david-library-philadelphia-partnership-20200310.html

Two men wounded, one critically, in street shooting in Germantown
https://www.inquirer.com/news/double-shooting-germantown-pulaski-philadelphia-20200309.html

A Philly lawyer nearly wired $9,000 to a stranger impersonating his son’s voice, showing just how smart scammers are getting
https://www.inquirer.com/news/voice-scam-impersonation-fraud-bail-bond-artificial-intelligence-20200309.html

Pitt

Peduto administration proposes eliminating off-street parking requirement for new rowhouse development
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/03/09/Pittsburgh-Peduto-zoning-eliminating-off-street-parking-requirements-single-family-rowhouse/stories/202003090107

Pittsburgh mayor introduces bill to ease parking requirements for row houses
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pittsburgh-mayor-introduces-bill-to-ease-parking-requirements-for-row-houses/Content?oid=16914265

The last picture show: SouthSide Works movie theater to close as part of $37 million makeover of entire complex
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/03/09/SouthSide-Works-movie-theater-renovation-Somera-Soffer-steel/stories/202003090094

SouthSide Works new owners to close cinema, add office space, apartments in renovation
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/southside-works-owners-to-close-cinema-add-apartments-restaurants-in-renovation/

Distribution planned for Tree of Life donations totaling $5.45 million
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/03/09/Distribution-planned-for-Tree-of-Life-donations/stories/202003090098

Pittsburgh finishes work on landslides in Spring Hill, South Oakland
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/09/Pittsburgh-landslide-List-Street-Swinburne-Spring-Hill-South-Oakland/stories/202003090110

Take bite out of blight: Allegheny County should create fund to demolish vacant properties
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/10/Take-bite-out-of-blight-Allegheny-County-should-create-fund-to-demolish-vacant-properties/stories/202002200042

Pittsburgh regatta promoter testifies his business was a ‘sinking ship’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-regatta-promoter-testifies-his-business-was-a-sinking-ship/

Pittsburgh police detective shot in gunfight that left Mt. Oliver parolee dead is ‘doing fine’
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-police-detective-shot-in-gunfight-that-left-mt-oliver-parolee-dead-is-doing-fine/

State News

Cop’s fatal shooting of Doylestown man was justified, Bucks County DA says
https://www.inquirer.com/news/thomas-edward-zeller-police-shooting-doylestown-bucks-county-da-clears-officer-20200309.html

Pennsylvania should take the lead on advanced energy technologies | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/pennsylvania-should-take-the-lead-on-advanced-energy-technologies-opinion/

State, Delco join forces to battle construction misclassifications
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/state-delco-join-forces-to-battle-construction-misclassifications/article_88e49866-624a-11ea-aab4-5b19e97a37c5.html

Transportation

Speed camera enforcement begins in Bucks, Montgomery counties
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200309/speed-camera-enforcement-begins-in-bucks-montgomery-counties