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Legislature

Cheyney University’s supporters aim to save the embattled historically black university
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/cheyney-universitys-supporters-aim-to-save-the-embattled-historically-black-university.html

Senator wants to flood the Capitol with data on poverty
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/03/senator-wants-to-flood-the-capitol-with-data-on-poverty.php

Gordner opposes gas extraction tax
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/gordner-opposes-gas-extraction-tax-1.2451872

Gene DiGirolamo running for Bucks County commissioner
https://www.theintell.com/news/20190301/gene-digirolamo-running-for-bucks-county-commissioner

Administration

Job development gaps: Wolf must fix workforce programs, expand them
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/03/01/Pennsylvania-Tom-Wolf-must-fix-expand-workforce-programs/stories/201903010054

Gov. Wolf visits Bridgeville to explain new severance tax proposal
https://observer-reporter.com/news/gov-wolf-visits-bridgeville-to-explain-new-severance-tax-proposal/article_37bb07b6-fe8a-5405-a808-ffbba0329197.html

Gov. Wolf pushes for statewide broadband access
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-pushes-for-statewide-broadband-access/

Governor’s plan to increase state minimum would help small districts
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/03/raising-teacher-base-pay-lauded/

Budget

Make senior citizens a priority as Pa. budget is shaped | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/03/make-senior-citizens-a-priority-as-pa-budget-is-shaped-opinion.html

Pa.’s February revenue collections fail to hit the mark, but overall picture still looking bright
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/pas-february-revenue-collections-fail-to-hit-the-mark-but-overall-picture-still-looking-bright.html

Business

U.S. Steel appeals county order to reduce Mon Valley air pollution
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/03/01/us-steel-mon-valley-works-pollution-allegheny-county-health-department-county-order-appeal/stories/201903010149

‘You need to be punished,’ judge tells Bucks woman before imposing life sentence in pharma exec’s murder
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/jennifer-morrisey-michael-mcnew-bucks-county-murder-sentencing-20190301.html

After ‘botch,’ Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/walmart-disabled-workers-adam-catlin-pennsylvania-20190301.html

Discount grocery to open in Wilkes-Barre
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/discount-grocery-to-open-in-wilkes-barre-1.2451888

Stores slated to refill mall in coming months
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/stores-slated-to-refill-mall-in-coming-months-1.2451873

Amazon to open dozens of its own grocery stores: report
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/03/amazon-to-open-dozens-of-its-own-grocery-stores-report.html

Malls take a 48-hour beating as retailers cut more than 300 stores
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2019/03/malls-take-a-48-hour-beating-as-retailers-cut-more-than-300-stores.html

Catholic Church

Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik to respond to abuse, listening sessions
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-bishop-david-zubik-to-respond-to-abuse-listening-sessions/

Crime/Punishment

Court filing: Drive-by victim told police that Antwon Rose II shot him
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/01/Michael-Rosfeld-Antown-Rose-shooting-east-pittsburgh-drive-by-victim-tells-police/stories/201903010161

Authorities say Pa. councilman in ski mask robbed drugstore of opioids
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/kirk-mullen-west-reading-councilman-drugstore-opioids-robbery-ski-mask-20190302.html

Education

Tour shows off grant results
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/tour-shows-off-grant-results-1.2451965

Schools of trout expanding in Berks classrooms
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/schools-of-trout-expanding-in-berks-classrooms

Editorial: Food program should be source of pride for Muhlenberg
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-food-program-should-be-source-of-pride-for-muhlenberg

Northampton students stranded when bus driver pulls over and walks off; driver charged with DUI
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-northampton-bus-driver-walks-off-20190301-story.html

Shifting teacher mid-year will hurt students, Saucon Valley parents and union tell board
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/sauconvalley/mc-nws-saucon-valley-school-board-20190227-story.html

La Salle University bolsters campus safety in light of recent spike in robberies
https://www.philly.com/education/la-salle-university-robberies-campus-safety-plan-20190301.html

Elections/Politics

No new deal from latest New Kensington-Arnold teacher talks
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/recent-new-kensington-arnold-teachers-contract-negotiations-dont-produce-deal/

Local News

WB Mayor George says poorer communities bearing burden of stormwater fee, asks for federal help
https://www.timesleader.com/news/735065/wb-mayor-george-says-poorer-communities-bearing-burden-of-stormwater-fee-asks-for-federal-help

W-B mayor seeks federal help for stormwater fee
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-mayor-seeks-federal-help-for-stormwater-fee-1.2451969

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association highlights upcoming events
https://www.timesleader.com/news/735035/downtown-wilkes-barre-business-association-highlights-upcoming-events

Arena football could return to region
https://www.citizensvoice.com/sports/arena-football-could-return-to-region-1.2452001

Visitors bureau survey highlights county’s gems, challenges
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/visitors-bureau-survey-highlights-county-s-gems-challenges-1.2451999

Project puts residents’ skin in game
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/project-puts-residents-skin-in-game-1.2451854

Free radon kits available to Fairview Twp. Residents
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/free-radon-kits-available-to-fairview-twp-residents-1.2451879

Reading leaders weigh options for hiring more crossing guards
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-leaders-weigh-options-for-hiring-more-crossing-guards&template=ourcityart

Here’s where you’re most likely to get a parking ticket in Allentown
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-parking-ticket-most-likely-20190227-story.html

Marijuana

Medical cannabis firms barred from festival
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/medical-cannabis-firms-barred-from-festival-1.2452002

National News

Oakland teachers strike ends with tentative contract deal
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/oakland-california-teachers-strike-week-20190301.html

Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it
https://triblive.com/news/world/neo-nazi-groups-leader-is-black-man-who-vows-to-dissolve-it/

Natural Gas

‘I’m surrounded.’ A worried Beaver County neighborhood watches as new fuel pipelines crisscross.
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/03/01/National-Fuel-Energy-Transfer-Revolution-natural-gas-pipeline-shell-cracker-beaver-county/stories/201902280135

Philly

Businessman gets more than 10 years in fraud scheme tied to former Philly Sheriff John Green
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/james-davis-sentenced-years-in-federal-prison-sheriff-john-green-20190302.html

Report: Philly charter schools serve more affluent, advantaged students than rest of district
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-charter-schools-disparity-race-civil-rights-20190301.html

Philadelphia released undocumented man, charged with assault, despite receiving federal arrest warrant
https://www.philly.com/news/sanctuary-city-philadelphia-mcswain-ice-immigration-20190301.html

Another young life lost. Another family in mourning. Another sad story. | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/tauhid-collins-tata-chapo-killed-philadelphia-police-homicide-jenice-armstrong-20190301.html

Cashless stores may be good — for highlighting plight of the unbanked | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/cashless-store-ban-unbanked-philadelphia-20190301.html

Will the city’s new street closures map keep me and my sneakers safe? | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/philadelphia-street-closures-map-20190301.html

Pitt

County council members float ban on conversion therapy for minors
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/03/01/conversion-therapy-lgbt-county-council/stories/201903010135

Over the rainbow and through Allegheny County on the belt system
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/neighborhood/2019/02/27/Allegheny-Count-belt-system-rainbow-city-wayfinder-Neighborhood/stories/201902270131

Downtown movie theater to feature six screens, reclining seats and other amenities
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/03/01/It-s-a-wrap-Downtown-movie-theater-to-feature-six-screens-reclining-seats-and-other-amenities/stories/201903010082

Oakland block party kicks off new streetscape initiative
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/03/01/Oakland-block-party-street-scape-initiative-pittsburgh-oakland-business-improvement-district-pitt/stories/201903010162

Veterans group receives $45,000 grant
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/veterans-group-receives-45000-grant/

Rather Ripped Records in Brookline closes
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/rather-ripped-records-in-brookline-closes/

Pittsburgh firm contributes capital for medical hemp industry
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-firm-contributes-capital-for-medical-hemp-industry/

Port Authority ConnectCard upgrades set for next week; riders urged to load money now
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/port-authority-connectcard-upgrades-set-for-next-week-riders-urged-to-load-money-now/

State News

State to Allegheny Valley: Without layoffs, police merger won’t save money
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/01/State-to-Allegheny-Valley-communities-patchwork-policing-Sharpsburg-Aspinwall-Blawnox/stories/201903010117

State Superior Court urges Supreme Court to review issues of brain maturity in convicts
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/01/State-Superior-Supreme-Court-review-brain-maturity-convicts-avis-lee-pittsburgh-abolitionist-law-center/stories/201903010174

Sure sign of spring: The trout stocking trucks have begun to arrive
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/sure-sign-of-spring-the-trout-stocking-trucks-have-begun-to-arrive/

For Matt Millen, a new heart challenges him to find a new life’s purpose
https://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-spt-matt-millen-heart-transplant-future-20190301-story.html

Transportation

Test boring will restrict Route 119 traffic in Youngwood
https://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/test-boring-will-restrict-route-119-traffic-in-youngwood/

PennDOT plans to fix congestion in Seventh Street Bridge area
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/03/easing-traffic/

Washington

We can turn the corner on gun violence | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/gun-violence-bill-congress-20190301.html

Toomey legislation aimed at stopping fentanyl from entering the U.S.
https://www.timesleader.com/news/735052/toomey-legislation-aimed-at-stopping-fentanyl-from-entering-the-u-s

Toomey promotes bipartisan bill to curb fentanyl imports
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/toomey-promotes-bipartisan-bill-to-curb-fentanyl-imports-1.2451892

Casey: Trump’s attacks have allies doubting U.S. commitment to NATO
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/casey-trump-s-attacks-have-allies-doubting-u-s-commitment-to-nato-1.2452105