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Thursday, March 16

Principal Darryl Johnson Jr. of George Washington Carver High School, left, speaks with Gov. Josh Shapiro during Shapiro’s visit to the school on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. With them is School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington. (Source:

• 10 candidates challenged over paperwork for primary: They include school board candidates in three districts and magisterial district judge in the Lancaster and Lititz areas. (Source: LNP)

• OSHA investigating Kunzler ammonia leak: The leak on Sunday led to a shelter-in-place order. (Source: CBS 21)

• Penn State finalizes layoff plans: The university is trying to offset a deficit of $125 million. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Gov. Shapiro highlights teacher recruiting plan: Shapiro visited George Washington Carver High School in Philadelphia to promote his proposal to provide tax credits to new teachers, nurses and police (Source: WGAL)

• Hempfield superintendent speaks on locker room issue: Mike Bromirski told the school board that discussions of increasing privacy began in January, well before conversations involving a transgender student. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. quarantines 200 flocks for avian flu testing: The flocks are in eastern Lancaster County and Chester County. (Source: Lancaster Farming)

• Nation/world: Video shows Russian jets’ encounter with U.S. drone. (Source: UPI) Inquiry accuses Russia of war crimes. (Source: ABC | AP) Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine. (Source: AP) World cocaine production reaches record levels. (Source: CBS News) Credit Suisse borrows from Swiss National Bank. (Source: CNBC) Biden administration threatens ban unless TikTok is sold. (Source: NPR)