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Legislature

Senate bill would allow towns to ban firearms on public property
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190325/senate-bill-would-allow-towns-to-ban-firearms-on-public-property

State lawmakers look to dial up response to robocalls
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/state-lawmakers-look-to-dial-up-response-to-robocalls/article_29b7125f-7bf6-57fa-8ac4-2eaaf11808d6.html

Pipeline project could foul up girls softball season in Chester County
https://www.philly.com/news/sunoco-mariner-pipeline-exton-little-league-20190323.html

Reinvigorate records law
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/reinvigorate-records-law-1.2461340

House leadership open to Rep. Grove’s merger bill, but that may not be enough
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2019/03/23/house-leadership-open-rep-groves-merger-bill-but-may-not-enough/3175059002/

The Rundown: Marijuana listening tour making its 24th stop today
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/marijuana-listening-tour-making-its-24th-stop-today

Enact vaping restrictions for minors
https://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/enact-vaping-restrictions-for-minors/article_5f2714cc-55a7-580d-b12c-d1bebb8ab6a5.html

Holy accountability! Harrisburg is getting some! | John Baer
https://www.philly.com/opinion/john-baer-pennsylvania-legislature-pension-recall-20190325.html

Administration

For Gov. Wolf, workforce development means education
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/workforce-development-money-largely-goes-to-schools

Antwon Rose

Antwon Rose’s mother reflects on Michael Rosfeld’s trial, losing her son
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/antwon-roses-mother-reflects-on-michael-rosfelds-trial-losing-her-son/

Antwon Rose II remembered during vigil at Hawkins Village
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/03/24/Antwon-Rose-II-remembered-during-vigil-Hawkins-Village-Rankin/stories/201903240164

Antwon Rose’s family files motion to move civil lawsuit forward against Rosfeld, East Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/24/Antwon-Rose-II-parents-file-motion-civil-lawsuit-Michael-Rosfeld-East-Pittsburgh-court/stories/201903240163

Activists pause marches for quiet day of vigils honoring Antwon Rose II
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/activists-pause-marches-for-quiet-day-of-vigils-honoring-antwon-rose-ii/

Pittsburgh students planning walkout Monday in response to Rosfeld acquittal
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/03/24/Pittsburgh-students-planning-walkout-Monday-Rosfeld-Antwon-Rose-II/stories/201903240162

Pittsburgh Public Schools lays ground rules for students who want to participate in walkout
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-public-schools-lays-ground-rules-for-students-who-want-to-participate-in-walkout/

Crime/Punishment

One minor shot in leg after Washington County movie theater confrontation
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/03/24/One-minor-shot-Washingtin-County-movie-theater-North-Franklin/stories/201903240158

Remember these cold cases? Technology giving investigators new life in solving them
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/cold-case-findings-generating-news-throughout-pa.html

Education

W-B Area moving forward with consolidation
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-area-moving-forward-with-consolidation-1.2461522

NY Giants running back returns to Harrisburg classroom to teach lessons of success
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/ny-giants-running-back-returns-to-harrisburg-classroom-to-teach-lessons-of-success.html

Despite industry challenges, Penn State doubles down on nuclear energy program
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/despite-industry-challenges-penn-state-doubles-down-on-nuclear-energy-program.html

Officials: IUPatty’s police incidents down from 2018, but still plentiful
https://triblive.com/local/regional/officials-iupattys-police-incidents-down-from-2018/

Big Five coaches Phil Martelli, Fran Dunphy and John Giannini are gone from the sideline but irreplaceable in your heart | Marcus Hayes
https://www.philly.com/sports/columnists/phil-martelli-fran-dunphy-st-josephs-la-salle-temple-john-giannini-20190324.html

Elections/Politics

Surprise? Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary could be competitive
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-pennsylvania-primary-could-be-competitive-20190325-story.html

Health Care

Amity doctor named Family Physician of the Year for state
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/amity-doctor-named-family-physician-of-the-year-for-state

Over $50 million in March investments, Wellspan continues to expand central PA footprint
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/local/2019/03/22/wellspan-health-continues-expand-operations-throughout-central-pa/3233529002/

Local News

JCC ribbon-cutting celebrates decades of Jewish life in region
https://www.timesleader.com/news/737668/jcc-ribbon-cutting-celebrates-decades-of-jewish-life-in-region

Past and future honored at new JCC
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/past-and-future-honored-at-new-jcc-1.2461519

Interfaith rally draws respectful crowd to Public Square
https://www.timesleader.com/news/737679/interfaith-rally-draws-respectful-crowd-to-public-square

Rally held to offer support for Muslim community following New Zealand attacks
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/rally-held-to-offer-support-for-muslim-community-following-new-zealand-attacks-1.2461537

Mini golf event raises funds for Osterhout Free Library
https://www.timesleader.com/news/737647/mini-golf-event-raises-funds-for-osterhout-free-library

New Luzerne County union contract up for council adoption
https://www.timesleader.com/news/737592/new-luzerne-county-union-contract-up-for-council-adoption

Jackhammers at work in Scranton parking garages
https://www.timesleader.com/news/737592/new-luzerne-county-union-contract-up-for-council-adoption

Scranton food pantry adds fresh veggies, fruit
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-food-pantry-adds-fresh-veggies-fruit-1.2461506

MONDAY UPDATE: Grant funding gone for women’s work release apartments
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-grant-funding-gone-for-women-s-work-release-apartments-1.2461509

Birch Knoll residents voice concerns over their new neighbor
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/birch-knoll-residents-voice-concerns-over-their-new-neighbor-1.2461457

McAdoo playground to get new equipment
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/mcadoo-playground-to-get-new-equipment-1.2461462

HCA to open bids for timber project
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hca-to-open-bids-for-timber-project-1.2461466

Counting up: Berks County hopes to boost turnout for the 2020 Census
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/counting-up-berks-county-hopes-to-boost-turnout-for-the-2020-census

Royals say they filed suit against Reading Parking Authority
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/royals-say-they-filed-suit-against-reading-parking-authority

Harrisburg civil rights leaders, minority contractors vie for more work in federal courthouse project
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/harrisburg-civil-rights-leaders-minority-contractors-press-for-bigger-slice-of-pie-in-federal-courthouse-project.html

Outdoor recreation connects to economic development
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/03/outdoor-recreation-connects-to-economic-development/

Tentative deal reached on Erie LERTA expansion
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190325/tentative-deal-reached-on-erie-lerta-expansion

Uber ride in a snowstorm triggers community campaign in Bucks County
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190325/uber-ride-in-snowstorm-triggers-community-campaign-in-bucks-county

National News

A community grieves again after the 2nd apparent suicide of a Parkland survivor
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/03/24/second-apparent-suicide-week-Parkland-high-school-student-survivor-police/stories/201903240172

Boeing is said to have begun testing software changes to its 737 Max planes
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/03/24/Boeing-test-software-changes-737-Max-planes-pilots-system/stories/201903240194

United Methodists air their hurts at regional meeting
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/03/25/United-Methodists-homosexuality-ordination-gay-marriage/stories/201903240107

Spending to fight kids’ addiction is derailing American parents’ retirement
https://www.philly.com/business/spending-kids-addiction-retirement-planning-barrons-20190324.html

Natural Gas

Attorney general’s office can proceed with lawsuit against gas drillers
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/attorney-general-s-office-can-proceed-with-lawsuit-against-gas-drillers-1.2461590

Opioid Crisis

War on fentanyl
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/war-on-fentanyl-1.2461342

Philly

Comcast to spend $50 million in South Philly to create the nation’s first video gaming arena
https://www.philly.com/business/comcast-overwatch-fusion-philadelphia-wells-fargo-linc-20190325.html

Free Library staff complain of workplace bias, harassment
https://www.philly.com/news/free-library-bias-survey-jim-kenney-cindy-bass-20190325.html

City Council at-large candidates hear from the people at a People’s Forum
https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-philadelphia-primary-at-large-progressive-forum-20190325.html

When farmers markets were really run by farmers, here’s where they stayed in North Philly. (Their horses, too.) | Inga Saffron
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/farmers-market-hotel-architecture-north-philadelphia-renovation-20190325.html

Is city doing enough to combat sexual harrassment? | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/rhynhart-controller-city-hall-sexual-harassment-editorial-20190325.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

Pitt

Muslim call for unity and solidary draws diverse crowd
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/03/25/Muslim-Call-for-Unity-and-Solidary-draws-diverse-crowd/stories/201903240184

Port Authority making progress to repair flooded Monongahela Incline station
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/03/23/Port-Authority-Monongahela-Incline-station-repairs-Mount-Washington/stories/201903230042

Banking for all: Cities should press for branches in poor areas
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/03/25/Cities-banking-branches-poor-areas-growth/stories/201903250012

Pittsburgh gas prices hold steady as rises seen in all states
https://triblive.com/local/regional/pittsburgh-gas-prices-hold-steady-as-rises-seen-in-all-states/

Redistricting

LOOKING FOR BALANCE: Valley redistricting advocates take up fight for new House maps
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/looking-for-balance-valley-redistricting-advocates-take-up-fight-for/article_2c7a0d06-4d04-11e9-8723-b3a6a871e49d.html

State News

Lyme disease group plans meeting on ticks in Pa.
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/lyme-disease-group-plans-meeting-on-ticks-in-pa-1.2461521

PGC plans controlled burns
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/pgc-plans-controlled-burns-1.2461375

Watershed cleanup set for Centre County
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/03/watershed-cleanup-set-for-centre-county/

Recycling contamination: Why glass is now deemed unrecyclable
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190324/recycling-contamination-why-glass-is-now-deemed-unrecyclable

Transportation

Agencies wait for toll lawsuit, keep services the same
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/agencies-wait-for-toll-lawsuit-keep-servicesthe-same-1.2461498

Washington

Trump didn’t coordinate with Russia in 2016, Mueller report declares
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/trump-campaign-did-not-coordinate-with-russia-20190324.html