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Administration

Shapiro addresses Pennsylvania child sex abuse case with feds, U.S. AG Barr https://www.tribdem.com/news/shapiro-addresses-pennsylvania-child-sex-abuse-case-with-feds-u/article_902cb604-534a-11e9-a12b-f7c5e919df46.html

Gov. Wolf touts flood-mitigation plan during Hopewell visit https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190329/gov-wolf-touts-flood-mitigation-plan-during-hopewell-visit

Business

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg calls for more outside regulation https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2019/03/31/Facebook-CEO-Zuckerberg-calls-for-more-outside-regulation-elections-content-data/stories/201903310150

Shore bank is snapping up competitors, moving into Philly and claiming to be taking N.J. business from big banks https://www.philly.com/business/banking-philadelphia-jpmorgan-oceanfirst-20190331.html

Women-owned businesses continue to grow https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/women-owned-businesses-continue-to-grow-1.2464168

Education

Why students with learning disabilities need accommodations on standardized tests and hate that some parents lied about it https://www.philly.com/education/learning-disability-college-admissions-bribery-scandal-20190331.html

A strike could be imminent at Community College of Philadelphia https://www.philly.com/news/community-college-philadelphia-strike-negotiations-faculty-20190331.html

Pittsburgh Public looks toward the future with STEAM curriculum https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/03/30/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-Schiller-STEAM-Discovery-Education-learning-students/stories/201903270140

Scranton School District considers changes to out-of-compliance preschool program https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-considers-changes-to-out-of-compliance-preschool-program-1.2464337

After Unionville’s success, other school districts considering delayed school start https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/after-unionville-s-success-other-school-districts-considering-delayed-school/article_f7858558-520d-11e9-b62f-737f47aa9fd1.html

Elections/Politics

2020′s underdogs battle for donors to get on debate stage https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/s-underdogs-battle-donors-get-debate-stage-20190331.html

‘I was shocked’: Nevada Democrat accuses Biden of touching, kissing her without consent https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/joe-biden-lucy-flores-kissing-allegation-nevada-20190330.html

Booker, Harris redefine black presidential candidates https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/booker-harris-redefine-black-presidential-candidates-20190331.html

Beto O’Rourke champions US-Mexico border during Texas kickoff https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/orourke-champions-us-mexico-border-during-texas-kickoff-20190331.html

County’s true oldest voters stress importance of getting to the polls https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-s-true-oldest-voters-stress-importance-of-getting-to-the-polls-1.2464343

Glitch in county voting system makes hundreds older than they are https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/glitch-in-county-voting-system-makes-hundreds-older-than-they-are-1.2464340

Health Care

Trump’s battle with ‘Obamacare’ moves to the courts https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/trumps-battle-with-obamacare-moves-courts-20190331.html

Medicare’s uncapped drug costs still bite into budgets https://www.philly.com/health/medicare-uncapped-drug-costs-still-bite-into-budgets-20190331.html

San Francisco could become the first US city to eliminate new HIV infections https://www.philly.com/health/san-francisco-could-become-first-us-city-eliminate-new-hiv-infections-20190331.html

How ‘Medicare for all’ went from pipe dream to mainstream https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/how-medicare-all-went-pipe-dream-mainstream-20190331.html

Local News

Hempfield officials look to improve fire department ratings ahead of insurance assessment https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/hempfield-officials-look-to-improve-fire-department-ratings-ahead-of-insurance-assessment/

Alle-Kiski Valley natives stunned to see Valley Daily News in French museum https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/alle-kiski-valley-natives-stunned-to-see-valley-daily-news-in-french-museum/

Camp Curtin BBQ restaurant closes; site licensed for medical marijuana dispensary https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/camp-curtin-bbq-restaurant-closing-site-licensed-for-medical-marijuana-dispensary.html

After the Civil War, African-Americans made a sleepy Pa. borough home; can its rich history be saved? https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/after-the-civil-war-african-americans-made-a-sleepy-pa-borough-home-can-its-history-be-saved.html

Volunteers place flags around Capitol for Child Abuse Prevention Month https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/volunteers-place-flags-around-capitol-for-child-abuse-prevention-month.html

Protesters rally outside North Franklin cinema where teen was shot https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/protesters-rally-outside-north-franklin-cinema-where-teen-was-shot/article_fcbfd738-531d-11e9-a7a5-331cbb33f34c.html

Sem Dance Marathon is all about the ‘Miracle children’ https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/738784/sem-dance-marathon-is-all-about-the-miracle-children

County government facing its own stormwater requirements in addition to new fee https://www.timesleader.com/news/738778/county-government-facing-its-own-stormwater-requirements-in-addition-to-new-fee

Trout season opens in Schuylkill County https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/trout-season-opens-in-schuylkill-county-1.2464195

Reading teen marks 1,000 service hours in mission to help disadvantaged children https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/olivet-volunteer-on-mission-to-help-disadvantaged-children

Coffee with a Cop gets Latin flavor with a visit from Mexican Mobile Consulate https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/coffee-with-a-cop-gets-latin-flavor

Erie Insurance executive tackles economic development https://www.goerie.com/business/20190331/erie-insurance-executive-tackles-economic-development

Pottstown Investors Conference will focus on economic development https://www.timesherald.com/business/pottstown-investors-conference-will-focus-on-economic-development/article_3a2888e7-609e-507f-b49a-14c14b92959f.html

Officials break ground for Lions Pride Park in Warrington https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190331/officials-break-ground-for-lions-pride-park-in-warrington

Marijuana

Courts, employers wrestle with changes from medical marijuana https://www.tribdem.com/news/courts-employers-wrestle-with-changes-from-medical-marijuana/article_eb1ba306-534d-11e9-b863-07a7a97cda31.html

National News

Tax credits, deductions we may have overlooked for 2018 filing season https://www.philly.com/news/irs-tax-filing-season-credits-deductions-freefile-20190331.html

As Amazon leads cashless charge, states and cities push back https://www.philly.com/business/amazon-leads-cashless-charge-states-cities-push-back-20190331.html

Trump cuts foreign aid, threatens to close Mexico border https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/trump-mexico-border-foreign-aid-el-salvador-guatemala-honduras-20190330.html

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/offshore-drilling-arctic-ocean-atlantic-obama-ban-trump-20190330.html

Natural Gas

Jessup activists push legislation on power plant host agreements https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/jessup-activists-push-legislation-on-power-plant-host-agreements-1.2464406

Philly

Pedestrian paradise? Street closure near Independence Mall is a history lesson of sorts https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/street-near-independence-national-historical-park-closed-due-danger-collapse-20190330.html

Pitt

Police ‘not an invading army’ in post-Rosfeld protests https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/03/31/protests-demonstrations-Michael-Rosfeld-Antwon-Rose-east-pittsburgh-police-shooting/stories/201903300008

Southern Beltway this summer: $1M worth of work every day https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/03/31/Southern-Beltway-Washington-County-Allegheny-County-Pennsylvania-Turnpike-new-toll-road/stories/201903300002

From its sweeping stairways to a grand music hall, hundreds tour original U.S. Carnegie Library https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/03/30/Braddock-Andrew-Carnegie-first-U-S-library-1888-rededication/stories/201903300049

Adventurous volunteers rappel down Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh to clean up iconic vista https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/adventurous-volunteers-rappel-down-mt-washington-in-pittsburgh-to-clean-up-iconic-vista/

State News

No guarantees around opening day and hunting participation https://triblive.com/sports/no-guarantees-around-opening-day-and-hunting-participation/

Elected to serve: ‘Peacekeepers’ look for more work and to save the state constable system https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/elected-to-serve-peacekeepers-look-for-more-work-and-to-save-the-state-constable-system/

Excessive rain can precipitate farming issues https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/excessive-rain-can-precipitate-farming-issues/article_24914ad4-41e5-11e9-be6d-7f75e8120d90.html

World

Official: Govt would consider ‘will of Parliament’ on Brexit https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/official-govt-would-consider-will-parliament-brexit-20190331.html

Cities go dark for Earth Hour, bring light to climate change https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2019/03/30/Cities-go-dark-for-Earth-Hour-bring-light-to-climate-change/stories/201903300067