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Legislature

In Pennsylvania, young lawmakers drive conversation on reducing student debt

https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/in-pennsylvania-young-lawmakers-drive-conversation-on-reducing-student-debt/

Editorial: If Jersey legalizes pot, can Pa. be far behind?

https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-if-jersey-legalizes-pot-can-pa-be-far-behind/article_6597a174-4d5a-11e9-beb9-e7c9c791b0ab.html

Capitol Roundup: Study shows Pa. seniors account for negative economic impact

https://www.timesleader.com/news/737486/capitol-roundup-study-shows-pa-seniors-account-for-negative-economic-impact

Toohil announces $290K in state funding for local fire, EMS companies

https://www.timesleader.com/news/737524/toohil-announces-290k-in-state-funding-for-local-fire-ems-companies

Business

Whenever financially troubled Three Mile Island nuclear plant closes, it won’t disappear for a long time

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/whenever-financially-troubled-three-mile-island-nuclear-plant-closes-it/article_db9dd584-4cb3-11e9-b50e-afe649b1b612.html

Closure of Three Mile Island would have economic, social impacts on local communities

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/closure-of-three-mile-island-would-have-economic-social-impacts/article_f19fe5ba-4cbe-11e9-a696-27507e1b14b6.html

Kraft Heinz can’t count on ketchup to save it from the future of food

https://www.philly.com/business/kraft-heinz-cant-count-ketchup-save-it-future-food-20190324.html

Citadel experiences record growth in 2018

https://www.pottsmerc.com/business/citadel-experiences-record-growth-in/article_91c80022-4cc9-11e9-a075-53c3170a4178.html

Does an Easton Area grocery store deserve $1M in taxpayer funds?

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/03/does-an-easton-area-grocery-store-deserve-1m-in-taxpayer-funds.html

State

Pennsylvania watching closely as U.S. Supreme Court hears gerrymandering cases

https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-scotus-gerrymandering-pennsylvania-redistricting-20190321-story.html

34,000 trout ready to be caught in 24 streams Saturday as season opens in Lancaster County

https://lancasteronline.com/sports/outdoors/trout-ready-to-be-caught-in-streams-saturday-as-season/article_34948dc0-4bee-11e9-b959-1f52f5d18a5f.html

State Department of Health investigating potential cancer cluster in Washington County

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/state-department-of-health-investigating-potential-cancer-cluster-in-washington/article_d1318c7c-4ccb-11e9-8e47-2b6ddc90c685.html

Education

Clifton fights back in battle over new school on boro fields

https://www.delcotimes.com/news/clifton-fights-back-in-battle-over-new-school-on-boro/article_100f1846-4cb9-11e9-bbd4-c7dc0cb2a737.html

No substitute: School administrators struggle to find coverage for classes

https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/no-substitute-school-administrators-struggle-to-find-coverage-for-classes-1.2461235

Elections/Politics

New voting machines not expected this year in Luzerne County

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/new-voting-machines-not-expected-this-year-in-luzerne-county-1.2461060

There’s an election April 2 that includes Peters Township

https://observer-reporter.com/news/election/there-s-an-election-april-that-includes-peters-township/article_87af2f32-4b45-11e9-aaad-8f3964bd5e2b.html

2020: Analysts size up an already-crowded Democratic field

https://www.timesleader.com/news/737535/deciding-which-democrat-is-best-suited-to-defeat-trump-in-2020

Transportation

Pennsylvania Turnpike approves hyperloop study

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pa-turnpike-approves-hyperloop-study

Bridge replacement project to begin Monday

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/bridge-replacement-project-to-begin-monday-1.2461169

3 PennDOT projects slated for busy routes in northeastern Lancaster County open for bids soon

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/penndot-projects-slated-for-busy-routes-in-northeastern-lancaster-county/article_be73d98a-4ccd-11e9-a976-5bb95c150725.html

Philly

In charter-renewal fight, Philadelphia School District ‘paying for both sides’

https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-aspira-charter-school-closure-hearings-cost-20190324.html

Philly chilly in September, so nude bike ride set for August

https://www.philly.com/news/philly-chilly-september-so-nude-bike-ride-set-august-20190324.html

City Council voted to study the Philly soda tax. Can another study add anything?

https://www.philly.com/news/soda-tax-city-council-study-philadelphia-election-20190324.html

Elections shouldn’t be decided by a coffee can | Editorial

https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/election-integrity-democracy-ballot-position-philadelphia-primary-20190324.html

Pittsburgh

Passionate protesters remain peaceful in Pittsburgh streets after Rosfeld verdict

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/passionate-protesters-remain-peaceful-in-pittsburgh-streets-after-rosfeld-verdict/

‘A profound wound to the community’: Pittsburgh’s black leaders react to the Rosfeld verdict

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/a-profound-wound-to-the-community-pittsburghs-black-leaders-react-to-the-rosfeld-verdict/

Rosfeld acquittal could deter prosecutors from bringing similar cases, expert says

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/rosfeld-acquittal-could-deter-prosecutors-from-bringing-similar-cases-expert-says/

Civil lawsuits, federal charges could await Rosfeld after acquittal

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/rosfelds-testimony-appeared-to-sway-jury-legal-experts-say-after-verdict/

Local

Rise Up Reading rally calls for end to gun violence

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/rise-up-reading-rally-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

Residents to discuss Blue Creek project with council members

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/residents-to-discuss-blue-creek-project-with-council-members-1.2461156

Approval given for 2 grant projects in Schuylkill County

https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/approval-given-for-2-grant-projects-in-schuylkill-county-1.2461070

Group proposes county Vets of War on Terror monument

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/group-proposes-county-vets-of-war-on-terror-monument/

Pipeline construction may jeopardize Exton girls’ softball league

https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/local/pipeline-construction-may-jeopardize-exton-girls-softball-league/article_98086f2c-d793-5a5c-9446-dcd265f4f0d1.html

County council to decide on hearing request for proposed Plains Twp. project

https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/737553/county-council-to-decide-on-hearing-request-for-proposed-plains-twp-project

Stormwater 102: Answering more questions on the controversial fee

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/stormwater-102-answering-more-questions-on-the-controversial-fee-1.2461214

Closed-door committee fosters suspicion, resentment over Easton parking deck development

https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/03/closed-door-committee-fosters-suspicion-resentment-over-easton-parking-deck-development.html