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Legislature

Local residents to attend anti-pipeline rally in Harrisburg March 19
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/local-residents-to-attend-anti-pipeline-rally-in-harrisburg-march/article_2e1019c8-4749-11e9-957c-4b7f14c1e222.html

Berks lawmakers react to bill seeking to save nuclear power in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-lawmakers-react-to-bill-seeking-to-save-nuclear-power-in-pennsylvania

What will become of Three Mile Island’s nuclear waste if the plant closes?
https://expo.pennlive.com/news/g66l-2019/03/af53127e507978/what-will-become-of-three-mile-islands-nuclear-waste-if-the-plant-closes.html

Debate over nuclear power and future of TMI hits home in rural Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/debate-over-nuclear-power-and-future-of-tmi-hits-home-in-rural-pennsylvania.html

Force builds for base wage hike
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/force-builds-for-base-wage-hike-1.2458615

Local lawmakers want to amend law, clarify teens cannot refuse mental health treatment
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/local-lawmakers-want-to-amend-law-clarify-teens-cannot-refuse/article_355c48ef-8fa7-52cc-a8a1-b22aaafb8115.html

Pa. Turnpike OKs hyperloop study sought by Kaufer
https://www.timesleader.com/news/736941/pa-turnpike-oks-hyperloop-study-sought-by-kaufer

Fast track: State studying viability of hyperloop travel
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fast-track-state-studying-viability-of-hyperloop-travel-1.2458786

Push on to get public meeting agendas released ahead of time
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/push-on-to-get-public-meeting-agendas-released-ahead-of-time

Elected officials should say ‘No gifts please’
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/elected-officials-should-say-no-gifts-please-1.2458362

Area activist to join rally at state Capitol
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/area-activist-to-join-rally-at-state-capitol-1.2458662

Coming to terms with term limits in Pennsylvania’s legislature | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/opinion/john-baer-term-limits-pennsylvania-legislature-20190318.html

Business

‘Retail apocalypse’ continues: Gap, Family Dollar, thousands of other stores will close this year
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/03/the-continuation-of-the-retail-apocalypse-retailers-will-close-thousands-of-stores-this-year.html

Business owners resigned to possible plastic bag ordinance
https://www.delcotimes.com/business/business-owners-resigned-to-possible-plastic-bag-ordinance/article_264ee418-495f-11e9-93ea-d75afd9816eb.html

Crime/Punishment

Dog trained to sniff out electronics helps with child porn cases
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/03/dog-trained-to-sniff-out-electronics-helps-with-child-porn-cases/

Education

‘Hard’ and ‘soft’ school safety solutions on display at western Pa. conference
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/03/hard-and-soft-school-safety-solutions-on-display-at-western-pa-conference.php

Students expelled for drugs, weapons, conduct, more: Pa. school districts that see it the most
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/these-are-the-pa-schools-that-expelled-the-most-students-in-2017-18.html

Coordinated efforts deliver better, faster response to school threats in Beaver County
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190317/coordinated-efforts-deliver-better-faster-response-to-school-threats-in-beaver-county

Three options for Lakeland elementary school changes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/three-options-for-lakeland-elementary-school-changes-1.2458719

At Woodland Hills, angst prevails over trial into Antwon Rose’s death
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/03/18/Woodland-Hills-School-District-Antwon-Rose-students-Michael-Rosfeld-trial-gun-violence/stories/201903170026

Reading to Lead a success again
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/reading-to-lead-a-success-again-1.2458684

A little brother with autism, a big bro with no fear. And an unbreakable basketball bond. | Maria Panaritis
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/autism-sports-basketball-clinic-philadelphia-tony-burke-bensalem-pa-holy-ghost-prep-20190317.html

Belle of the Ball prom dress giveaway helps Berks County girls make magical memories
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/belle-of–the-ball-prom-dress-giveaway-helps-berks-county-girls-make-magical-memories

2019 NCAA Tournament: How did the committee do on building the bracket?
https://www.philly.com/college-sports/ncaa-tournament-march-madness-bracket-analysis-20190318.html

1 in 5 American adults to bet on NCAA tourney
http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/26288318/1-5-american-adults-bet-ncaa-tourney

Elections/Politics

Democrats pick IUP professor to run for retired state Sen. Don White’s seat
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/democrats-pick-iup-professor-susan-boser-to-replace-retired-state-sen-don-white-gop-choice-to-come/

Election officials campaign for poll workers in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/election-officials-campaign-for-poll-workers-in-allegheny-westmoreland-counties/

Tolerance wins landslide victory
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/tolerance-wins-landslide-victory-1.2458246

Pa. rejected twice as many absentee ballots in 2018
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/03/pa-rejected-twice-as-many-absentee-ballots-in-2018.php

Gaming

Cumberland County controller supports casino plans in Shippensburg Township
https://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/shippensburg/cumberland-county-controller-supports-casino-plans-in-shippensburg-township/article_a3ad6c6b-3774-5fde-be1a-05f6c7cd9728.html

Health Care

Why are mothers still dying from childbirth?
http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2019/03/why-are-mothers-still-dying-after-childbirth.php

Local News

Nonprofits ready requests for funding
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/nonprofits-ready-requests-for-funding-1.2458673

One final carnival: JCC closes facility with ceremony, Purim event
https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/736903/one-final-carnival

Fond farewell to Jewish Community Center
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/fond-farewell-to-jewish-community-center-1.2458773

Skate park coming back
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/skate-park-coming-back-1.2458642

Faced with millions in needed City Hall renovations, Scranton officials discuss selling building
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/faced-with-millions-in-needed-city-hall-renovations-scranton-officials-discuss-selling-building-1.2458754

Greater Carbondale YMCA to expand early learning programs, build new kitchen
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/greater-carbondale-ymca-to-expand-early-learning-programs-build-new-kitchen-1.2458722

Tarentum teen, 15, dead after being hit by train early Sunday
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-teen-15-dead-after-being-hit-by-train-early-sunday/

A-K Valley museum hosts American Legion talk in former Tarentum Legion post
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/a-k-valley-museum-hosts-american-legion-talk-in-former-tarentum-legion-post/

Female Scouts BSA troop in Westmoreland takes inaugural camping trip
https://triblive.com/local/regional/female-scouts-bsa-troop-in-westmoreland-takes-inaugural-camping-trip/

Graffiti fuels restoration project in Pottstown
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/graffiti-fuels-restoration-project-in-pottstown

Green-clad revelers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Allentown
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-st-patricks-day-parade-20190312-story.html

Editorial: County must respond to issues with justice system
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-county-must-respond-to-issues-with-justice-system

National News

Can an Indian conglomerate bring back American steel?
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/blog/mingo-junction-jsw-steel-ohio-furnace-india-tariffs-trump/

Are these tiny, ‘inherently safe’ nuclear reactors the path to a carbon-free future?
https://www.philly.com/news/nuclear-industry-bets-future-small-modular-reactors-nuscale-holtec-20190316.html

Opioid Crisis

Pennsylvania opioid cases are bottled up in Delaware County, and some want out
https://www.philly.com/business/opoids-pennsylvania-purdue-delaware-county-phildelphia-lawsuits-20190317.html

Philly

Tony Williams sees mayoral rematch with Jim Kenney as chance to undo 2015 mistakes
https://www.philly.com/news/philly-mayor-kenney-williams-butkovitz-local-dougherty-20190318.html

How dangerous is childbirth in the Philadelphia area? Here are the rates of severe complications.
https://www.philly.com/health/pregnancy-complication-rates-hospitals-philadelphia-pennsylvania-usa-today-20190318.html

SEPTA police approve new contract with more access to body camera video
https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-police-contract-body-cameras-20190318.html

Schools receive $23K from Live Nation, The Met
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/schools-receive-k-from-live-nation-the-met/article_bfa836d6-8264-5245-91ca-64a3a2bb8d85.html

How ballot position can sway Philly elections — and why new voting machines won’t be a fix
https://www.philly.com/news/philly-ballot-order-coffee-can-20190317.html

This election season, a housing prerogative for all the people | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/councilmanic-prerogative-philadelphia-housing-authority-20190318.html

Pitt

‘The Jewish community of Pittsburgh is with you’: Tree of Life raises money for New Zealand victims
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/03/17/Tree-of-Life-Pittsburgh-jewish-raises-money-New-Zealand-christchurch-muslim-mosque-victims/stories/201903170173

Pittsburgh public safety: No major St. Patrick’s Day incidents
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/17/Pittsburgh-public-safety-police-st-patricks-day-parade-festivities/stories/201903170165

Rosfeld Trial

Law enforcement agencies prepare for Rosfeld trial
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/18/Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County-Antwon-Rose-Michael-Rosfeld-trial-protest-law-enforcement-preparations/stories/201903170104

Will Michael Rosfeld testify? Lawyers weigh in on the risky move
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/will-michael-rosfeld-testify-lawyers-weigh-in-on-the-risky-move/

Some preparing, others bracing, for start of police shooting trial in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/some-preparing-others-bracing-for-start-of-police-shooting-trial-in-pittsburgh/

State News

Viral video of Chester police officer hitting woman prompts investigation
https://www.philly.com/news/chester-police-assault-riot-video-dominique-difiore-20190318.html

2020 federal budget won’t give enough money to science, and that directly harms Pa. | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/science-funding-federal-budget-20190317.html

Warmer weather brings more ticks, Lyme disease diagnoses
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/warmer-weather-brings-more-ticks-lyme-disease-diagnoses-1.2458674

Pennsylvania wants residents’ thoughts on everything transportation
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pennsylvania-wants-residents-thoughts-on-everything-transportation

Transportation

Two killed in wrong-way crash on Pennsylvania turnpike
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/03/17/Two-killed-wrong-way-crash-Pennsylvania-turnpike-Beaver-County/stories/201903170168

LCTA to hold ridership forum Tuesday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lcta-to-hold-ridership-forum-tuesday-1.2458643

State’s transportation performance report now available online
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/state-s-transportation-performance-report-now-available-online-1.2458682

PennDOT offers new license plate options
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/penndot-offers-new-license-plate-options

Washington

Beto O’Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/beto-o-rourke-says-nothing-in-his-past-will-hinder-run-20190317.html

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/gillibrand-democratic-race-full-fledged-candidate-20190317.html

Principles reaffirmed in two votes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/principles-reaffirmed-in-two-votes-1.2458614

EDITORIAL: What do Pa. Republicans have against new reforms
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/03/18/editorial-what-do-pa-republicans-have-against-new-reforms/3193845002/