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Legislature

Price tag for fixing all urgent Philly school building problems? $170M, union, lawmakers say https://www.philly.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-lead-asbestos-building-safety-million-fix-20190329.html

State lawmaker wants to make censure of legislators speedier https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/state-lawmaker-wants-to-make-censure-of-legislators-speedier/article_0adb44be-6aff-55fd-a932-13ef50c6b854.html

Advocate calls for changing statute of limitations on child sex abuse https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/advocate-calls-for-changing-statute-of-limitations-on-child-sex-abuse/

Vestige Of The Past, State House’s ‘Lobbyist Room’ Vanishes https://hosted.ap.org/citizensvoice/article/d9084cdf960146c7a35add1c45ce68ac/vestige-past-state-houses-lobbyist-room-vanishes

Administration

Wolf nominates Elliot Howsie to be Common Pleas judge https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/wolf-nominates-elliot-howsie-for-court-of-common-pleas/

Wolf Administration encourages residents to prepare for spring, summer flooding https://www.timesleader.com/news/738719/wolf-administration-encourages-residents-to-prepare-for-spring-summer-flooding

DEP secretary talks landfill, power plant and water quality in Berks County https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/dep-secretary-talks-landfill-power-plant-and-water-quality-in-berks-county

Business

Jeep sends a Gladiator into battle against pickups https://www.philly.com/cars/jeep-sends-gladiator-into-battle-against-pickups-20190330.html

Lyft shares soar in trading debut that bodes well for wave of tech IPOs to come https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/03/29/Lyft-shares-soar-trading-debut-wave-of-tech-IPOs-to-come/stories/201903290111

Catholic Church

In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, two very different responses to clergy abuse https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/03/29/New-Jersey-Pennsylvania-clergy-sex-abuse-statute-of-limitations-fortney-sisters/stories/201903290148

Crime/Punishment

‘There is no cure for people like you.’ Mom gets life in prison for murder, dismemberment of Grace Packer https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/grace-packer-jacob-sullivan-sara-packer-murder-bucks-county-pennsylvania-20190329.html

Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-wife inside Main Line Wawa https://www.philly.com/news/wawa-shooting-radnor-delaware-county-main-line-20190329.html

Pa. family, including 3 kids, died by suffocation, strangulation https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/coroner-slain-family-died-by-suffocation-strangulation.html

Appeals court ruling could affect Ciavarella’s sentence https://www.timesleader.com/news/738652/appeals-court-ruling-could-affect-ciavarellas-sentence

Education

After clashing with school board members last year, Pennridge student is running to unseat them https://www.philly.com/news/pennridge-walkout-school-board-tinneny-gun-violence-20190329.html

Burrell School District nurse wins regional award from colleagues https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/burrell-school-district-nurse-wins-regional-award-from-colleagues/

Teachers growing impatient in New Kensington-Arnold 573 days after contract expired https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/teachers-growing-impatient-in-new-ken-arnold-575-days-after-last-labor-contract-expired/

Area students compete in STEM Design Challenge https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/area-students-compete-in-stem-design-challenge-1.2463854

Alvernia University event embraces religious diversity https://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/alvernia-university-event-embraces-religious-diversity

Spring-Ford implementing computers-for-all strategy https://www.timesherald.com/news/spring-ford-implementing-computers-for-all-strategy/article_c63301b3-25e7-5024-a2f2-e0cf79c1ada0.html

Elections/Politics

Male lawmaker tells U.S. Rep. Susan Wild she doesn’t understand gender pay equity bill she co-sponsored https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-susan-wild-equal-pay-bill-20190328-story.html

Democratic presidential hopefuls taking pitch to rural Iowa https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/democratic-presidential-hopefuls-taking-pitch-rural-iowa-20190330.html

Anger, Insults and Offense: Trump has turned even a Collegeville, Pa., bookstore into a battlefield | Maria Panaritis https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/towne-book-center-wine-bar-collegeville-pa-trump-obama-maria-panaritis-20190330.html

As liberals push big 2020 agenda, Democratic old guard tries to seize the wheel https://www.philly.com/news/democrats-pelosi-health-care-climate-change-liberal-ideas-20190329.html

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/publishers-plan-bound-editions-of-mueller-report-20190329.html

Gaming

2 more casinos seek sports-betting licenses in Pennsylvania https://www.readingeagle.com/article/20190329/AP/303299495/1009

Health Care

Mumps outbreak at Temple brings 4,800 to vaccine clinics: What to know about the contagious disease https://www.philly.com/health/mumps-temple-outbreak-symptoms-vaccine-20190321.html

Local News

Bucks County group envisions African-American museum https://www.phillytrib.com/news/state_and_region/bucks-county-group-envisions-african-american-museum/article_7d3bf180-5114-54ee-bbec-7631191b6db5.html

Monessen firefighter accused of making inflammatory comment on Facebook https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/monessen-firefighter-accused-of-making-inflammatory-comment-on-facebook/article_5b567962-7034-5deb-89e6-818acf831e83.html

Peters Township takes action to avoid potential loss of property https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/peters-township-takes-action-to-avoid-potential-loss-of-property/article_48a00b93-13fc-5144-a1a6-3a077f4392dc.html

State grants awarded for road projects in Greene, Allegheny https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/state-grants-awarded-for-road-projects-in-greene-allegheny/article_83825804-5094-11e9-bb88-a3b680fc7f51.html

W-B attorney: Police union delaying suit, not city officials https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-attorney-police-union-delaying-suit-not-city-officials-1.2463946

Students give back to veterans in Mountain Top https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/students-give-back-to-veterans-in-mountain-top-1.2463959

Scranton trash-fee scofflaws owe city $16.8 million https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-trash-fee-scofflaws-owe-city-16-8-million-1.2464056

Movie filming in locations around downtown Scranton https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/movie-filming-in-locations-around-downtown-scranton-1.2463832

LCTA board, executive director at odds over job https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/lcta-board-executive-director-at-odds-over-job-1.2463850

Clients heartbroken to see Easy Does It close Walnut Street recovery facility https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/clients-heartbroken-to-see-easy-does-it-close-walnut-street-treatment-facility

Morgantown man laces up running shoes to bring awareness to police officer mental health issues https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/morgantown-man-laces-up-running-shoes-to-bring-awareness-to-police-officer-mental-health-issues

Berks Vietnam veterans share stories on their day https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-vietnam-veterans-share-stories-on-their-day

Main attraction: New owner hopes to bring prominent downtown Johnstown site ‘back to life’ https://www.tribdem.com/news/main-attraction-new-owner-hopes-to-bring-prominent-downtown-johnstown/article_ecad3e5e-529f-11e9-bfab-9b9d7c1ae20d.html

Woman, 108, honored as Chester County’s oldest resident https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/woman-honored-as-chester-county-s-oldest-resident/article_f9ab3aec-525a-11e9-9fd9-7760ee10650d.html

Funding approved for trail projects https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/funding-approved-for-trail-projects/article_d1891c3c-5214-11e9-bb42-a33b5b29ca07.html

National News

How social media is helping Big Tobacco hook a new generation of smokers https://www.philly.com/health/how-social-media-is-helping-big-tobacco-hook-a-new-generation-of-smokers-20190330.html

Treatment and support: Suicides highlight residual trauma of mass shootings https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/03/30/Suicides-residual-trauma-mass-shootings-Parkland-Sandy-Hook/stories/201903300026

Guatemalan girl died of multiple organ failure after being apprehended at the border, report says https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/03/29/Guatemalan-girl-died-of-multiple-organ-failure-after-being-apprehended-at-the-border-report-says/stories/201903310118

Judge blocks California’s high-capacity ammunition ban https://triblive.com/news/world/judge-blocks-californias-high-capacity-ammunition-ban/

Natural Gas

Trump Doubles Down on Keystone Oil Pipeline With New Permit https://www.philly.com/wires/bloomberg/trump-doubles-down-keystone-oil-pipeline-with-new-permit-20190330.html

New Jersey

N.J.’s Aid in Dying bill: Terminally ill patients say it stops suffering, critics worry about abuse https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/medical-aid-in-dying-life-ending-medicine-new-jersey-bill-20190329.html

How Atlantic City’s main business district became ‘Night of the Living Dead’ https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/atlantic-city-nj-avenue-drugs-addiction-homeless-casinos-outreach-program-20190323.html

Opioid Crisis

State trying to help opioid crisis’ smallest victims https://www.tribdem.com/news/state-trying-to-help-opioid-crisis-smallest-victims/article_421821fb-ef7e-5077-9714-f8df4d5b6461.html

Philly

Woman in black: Head of Philly’s new co-working space says it’s not just about innovation https://www.philly.com/business/johnny-cash-cic-philadelphia-startups-science-center-20190330.html

Leaders made millions in Philly bank sale while employees wait for devalued stock https://www.philly.com/business/phillydeals/bank-stock-leaders-philly-beneficial-wsfs-insiders-retirement-20190330.html

Why ‘Shazam!,’ the DC Universe’s next superhero movie, is set in Philly https://www.philly.com/entertainment/shazam-zachary-levi-philadelphia-20190330.html

A pop-up at a pop-up offers a window into Philadelphia | Helen Ubiñas https://www.philly.com/news/columnists/helen-ubinas-our-closet-jewish-family-children-services-clothes-donate-philadelphia-20190329.html

How potholes are formed and fixed in Philly https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/potholes-philadelphia-streets-fix-repair-report-penndot-20190329.html

Government trying to overcome an unusual hiring challenge for the 2020 Census: low unemployment rates https://www.philly.com/news/census-jobs-hiring-philadelphia-bureau-20190329.html

Broken pipe closes Fifth Street in heart of Old City for two weeks https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/broken-pipe-closes-fifth-street-in-heart-of-old-city/article_4594a7a1-8f3c-572d-9b34-cc94c2782b61.html

Councilman Mark Squilla moves to block supervised injection site https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/councilman-mark-squilla-moves-to-block-supervised-injection-site/article_7b97d23c-0598-5445-ae4b-950fa8b39bef.html

Pitt

Coalition pushes for home visits to ensure support for underprivileged children https://www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services/2019/03/29/Home-visit-programs-Childhood-Begins-at-Home/stories/201903290102

Union leaders want drivers to skip Port Authority bus competition https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/03/29/Port-Authority-dusts-off-skills-competition-for-bus-and-rail-operators/stories/201903290098

Mayoral rival aims to unseat incumbent in town near Pittsburgh https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/mayoral-rival-aims-to-unseat-incumbent-in-town-near-pittsburgh/article_774066bd-80e3-5d55-b77b-27e8e94ec890.html

Game Commission hopes plastic bag in nest won’t harm Hays bald eagles https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/game-commission-hopes-plastic-bag-in-nest-wont-harm-hays-bald-eagles/

Officials: Friday evening protest peaceful in Pittsburgh’s East End https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/officials-friday-evening-protest-peaceful-in-pittsburghs-east-end/

State News

Climate poses a costly change for the state https://www.post-gazette.com/local/2019/03/29/Climate-a-costly-change-for-the-state/stories/201903290117

Remembering Three Mile Island accident, 40 years later https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/remembering-three-mile-island-accident-years-later-20190330.html

Snow: Weren’t we expecting lots of it this winter? So here’s what happened (and didn’t) https://www.philly.com/news/snow-winter-philadelphia-weather-phillies-pollen-forecasts-20190329.html

Walmart to sell alcohol in Pa. with liquor license for one store https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/walmart-to-sell-alcohol-in-pa-wins-liquor-license-for-one-store.html

Washington

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/29/Trump-threatens-to-close-border-with-Mexico-next-week/stories/201903290116

Linda McMahon, Small Business Administration head, resigns from cabinet https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/29/Linda-McMahon-Small-Business-Administrator-Resigns-From-Cabinet/stories/201903310119

Trump backtracks on call to gut $300M Great Lakes program https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/29/div-class-libPageBodyLinebreak-Trump-backtracks-on-call-to-gut-300M-Great-Lakes-program-div/stories/201903310121

World

European Union officials watch Brexit events with frus­trated dis­be­lief https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/03/29/European-Union-officials-watch-Brexit-events-with-frus-trated-dis-be-lief/stories/201903310116

U.K. faces new Brexit crisis after lawmakers reject May’s deal https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/03/29/U-K-faces-new-Brexit-crisis-after-lawmakers-reject-May-s-deal/stories/201903310115

France’s yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/frances-yellow-vest-protesters-march-despite-bans-injuries-20190330.html

Tens Of Thousands Of Gaza Protesters Join Anniversary March https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/b907a134c5b246d7bac1f3be0f687e28/gaza-demonstrators-gather-anniversary-march