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Legislature

Four Senators united in backing redistricting commission
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/four-senators-united-in-backing-redistricting-commission/article_03e54274-5bfa-11ea-adf5-5b939286c6fb.html

Long-delayed Kenmawr Bridge project in Rankin and Swissvale to begin
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/01/Kenmawr-Bridge-replacement-Swissvale-Rankin-Allegheny-County-Kennywood-Park/stories/202002290009

Quarry riles officials, residents as court hearing approaches
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200301/quarry-riles-officials-residents-as-court-hearing-approaches

DEP defends tipping fee boost for air, staff
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/03/dep-defends-tipping-fee-boost-for-air-staff/

Rein in state subsidies for sport of kings
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/rein-in-state-subsidies-for-sport-of-kings-1.2601974

Administration

Gov. Tom Wolf wants full-day kindergarten in every Pa. school district. Delivering it might not be that easy.
https://www.inquirer.com/education/full-day-kindergarten-pennsylvania-school-districts-education-20200302.html

Business

Reading Domino’s goes e-bike for city pizza deliveries
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-domino-s-goes-e-bike-for-city-pizza-deliveries/article_615c0b2c-5a92-11ea-a892-17ccceda6a50.html

Coronavirus

New York confirms 1st positive test of new coronavirus
https://triblive.com/news/world/new-york-confirms-1st-positive-test-of-new-coronavirus/

Wash. authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in U.S.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/03/01/coronavirus-death-second-US-case-Seattle-Washington-King-County/stories/202003010230

Tackling misinformation: When it comes to coronavirus, trust health officials
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/02/Coronavirus-misinformation-trust-public-health-officials/stories/202002280071

University of Pittsburgh tells students in 3 countries to return home, stay away from others
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/university-of-pittsburgh-tells-students-in-3-countries-to-return-home-stay-away-from-others/

Central Pa. Ebola center repurposed for coronavirus, other hospitals also getting ready
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/central-pa-ebola-center-repurposed-for-coronavirus-other-hospitals-also-getting-ready.html

As testing quickly ramps up, expect more U.S. coronavirus cases
https://www.witf.org/2020/03/02/as-testing-quickly-ramps-up-expect-more-u-s-coronavirus-cases/

Crime/Punishment

Frein hoping to avoid execution
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/frein-hoping-to-avoid-execution-1.2601998

2 charged after exchange of gunfire outside Schuylkill County bar wounds 4
https://www.witf.org/2020/03/01/2-charged-after-exchange-of-gunfire-outside-bar-wounds-4/

Education

Report shows increase in students eating school-provided breakfast
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2020/03/02/Pittsburgh-Allegheny-Report-shows-increase-students-eating-school-provided-breakfast/stories/202003020020

Carbondale in market for school chief
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/carbondale-in-market-for-school-chief-1.2602099

No snow job: Garnet Valley explains $4,000 bill
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/no-snow-job-garnet-valley-explains-bill/article_296f1b86-5994-11ea-90d0-5b57ac66dff1.html

Editorial: Inequities in education are intolerable
https://www.dailylocal.com/opinion/editorial-inequities-in-education-are-intolerable/article_3107aefd-fd25-5890-8d22-5210fe0c0039.html

$2M in school safety grants awarded to Lehigh Valley districts
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/03/2m-in-school-safety-grants-awarded-to-lehigh-valley-districts.html

This Lehigh Valley school district spent $1.8 million in fees on a school that doesn’t exist yet
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-easton-schools-palmer-costs-20200226-dalgqhkefnh65jx3om5hmpsg3m-htmlstory.html

Wharton’s Erika James, first female dean: ‘Gender is the least of what I have to offer’
https://www.inquirer.com/business/erika-james-wharton-dean-business-school-emory-mba-women-20200302.html

Elections/Politics

Will Pennsylvania’s primary election finally matter? Super Tuesday may provide an answer
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/will-pennsylvanias-primary-election-finally-matter-super-tuesday-may-provide-an-answer.html

Pete Buttigieg drops out of presidential race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/03/01/Pete-Buttigieg-drops-out-2020-election-Democrats-South-Bend-Indiana-mayor/stories/202003010220

Pete Buttigieg ends historic presidential campaign, urges unity
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/pete-buttigieg-drops-out-presidential-campaign-20200301.html

Lt. Gov. Fetterman campaigns for Democrat Prah in 58th District
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/lt-gov-fetterman-campaigns-for-democrat-prah-in-58th-district/

Democratic candidates in Pa.’s 10th Congressional District square off in second debate
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/democratic-candidates-in-pas-10th-congressional-district-square-off-in-second-debate.html

Health Care

How a Pennsylvania doctor stopped a virus outbreak in 1934 — with blood
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus-measles-inject-plasma-serum-hill-school-20200302.html

Local News

Scranton city council to vote on remediation for pocket park on Wyoming Avenue
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-city-council-to-vote-on-remediation-for-pocket-park-on-wyoming-avenue-1.2602158

Unique fundraiser to help Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/unique-fundraiser-to-help-griffin-pond-animal-shelter-1.2602098

Reading struggling to retain experienced police officers due to pay gap with suburbs
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-struggling-to-retain-experienced-police-officers-due-to-pay/article_e47f739e-58bd-11ea-a80c-73612d3a8740.html

Reading to use eminent domain to keep River Road Extension project on track
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/reading-to-use-eminent-domain-to-keep-river-road-extension/article_aaf7dff6-5a86-11ea-8c1d-372dcd057b81.html

End of vehicle fee will not impact planned bridge projects in county
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/end-of-vehicle-fee-will-not-impact-planned-bridge-projects-in-county-1.2602100

Luzerne County seeking bids for River Common repairs
https://www.timesleader.com/news/774795/luzerne-county-seeking-bids-for-river-common-repairs

National News

Website seeks support for those accused of hate crimes, killings
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/03/02/Website-seeks-support-for-killers-others-accused-of-hate-crimes/stories/202002210127

Recession fears grow as Wall Street investors predict wild week for stocks
https://www.inquirer.com/business/coronavirus-stock-market-economy-recession-fears-20200302.html

Scientists exploring farmland’s slow recovery: ‘The system doesn’t just bounce back’
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/03/scientists-exploring-farmlands-slow-recovery-the-system-doesnt-just-bounce-back.html

Natural Gas

Group asks Carbon to step in against pipeline project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/group-asks-carbon-to-step-in-against-pipeline-project-1.2602047

Philly

Hundreds celebrate in South Philly, warn the city against supervised injections sites
https://www.inquirer.com/news/safehous-safe-injection-site-philadelphia-mayor-kenney-anthony-giordano-20200302.html

Why is this Philadelphia credit union, founded for public employees, short $12M from a hotel loan?
https://www.inquirer.com/business/credit-union-bucks-hotel-khatiwala-wyndham-20200302.html

A Philly immigration judge retired because Trump turned appeals courts into ‘a Politburo-like rubber stamp’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/charles-honeyman-immigration-judge-philadelphia-trump-court-20200302.html

Pitt

Why is Pittsburgh such a big market for house flippers?
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2020/03/02/flippers-new-construction-profit-Pittsburgh-data/stories/202003010007

Steeltown Properties flips at the high end in East Liberty, Highland Park
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/bop/2020/03/02/Steeltown-Properties-flipping-rehab-East-Liberty-Highland-Park-Business-of-Pittsburgh/stories/202003050011

Allegheny County could adopt purple paint law to keep hunters, trespassers off farms, open land
https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2020/03/02/Allegheny-County-pennsylvania-purple-paint-farms-open-land-no-hunting-trespassing/stories/202002250053

Port Authority’s new bus design will have plastic seats, more USB ports and blue interior lights at night
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/02/Port-Authority-new-bus-dsign-plastic-seats-USB-ports-advertising-monitors-better-rider-experience/stories/202003010143

Casa San Jose volunteers go knocking to boost census participation
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/03/01/Casa-San-Jose-Pittsburgh-census-2020-Latino-undercount/stories/202002290003

State News

At Ephrata, women composers may have been America’s first
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/03/01/Ephrata-Cloister-Christopher-Herbert-Earliest-known-American-women-composers/stories/202003010022

Stand up, be counted: Census participation keeps federal dollars flowing
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/02/Census-participation-federal-funding/stories/202002190053

Arnold Palmer stamp to debut in Florida, disappointing some in his native Latrobe
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/arnold-palmer-stamp-to-debut-in-florida-disappointing-some-in-his-native-latrobe/

Farmers seize narrow weather window to make maple syrup
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/farmers-sieze-narrow-weather-window-to-make-maple-syrup-1.2602095

Spotted lanternfly battle heating up for 2020
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/03/spotted-lanternfly-battle-heating-up-for-2020.html

Transportation

Pa. Turnpike to relocate stream damaging the toll road in Irwin
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/01/PA-Turnpike-toll-road-Irwin-Brush-Creek-relocation-Mosites-Construction/stories/202002290010

New study drops cost of passenger train comeback
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-study-drops-cost-of-passenger-train-comeback-1.2602104

How fixing a minor road in Maxatawny Township protects wetlands, touches fishermen and even benefits Reading residents
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/environment/how-fixing-a-minor-road-in-maxatawny-township-protects-wetlands/article_8679ee66-4399-11ea-b9b2-8f2f65b99065.html