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Thursday, March 17

A John Deere self-driving tractor. (Source: John Deere)

A John Deere self-driving tractor. (Source: John Deere)
A John Deere self-driving tractor. (Source: John Deere)

• Pa. Supreme Court upholds state legislative maps: Ending legal challenges to the Legislative Redistricting Commission's maps for the state House and Senate, the court issued a brief order Wednesday saying they were “in compliance with the mandates of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the United States Constitution.” (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Median income increased locally before pandemic: New U.S. Census data shows median income grew just over 20% in Lancaster County in the past decade, from $57,700 in 2011-2015 to about $69,600 in 2016-20. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. offers free credit monitoring to unemployment system users: The Department of Labor & Industry has been sending out letters about the service; despite some recipients' concerns, the program is legitimate, officials said. (Source: WGAL)

• Theft charges against former Drug Task Force head began with drug case: An investigation into the mishandling of a case against alleged drug dealer Jordin Luis Morales led to the arrest of John Burkhart, who is charged with stealing $200,000 over five years from the county Drug Task Force. (Source: LNP)

• National/world roundup: Ukraine war enters fourth week. (Source: UPI) Dr. Ashish Jha to take over as White House Covid-19 response coordinator. (Source: NPR) Texas flagged 27,000 mail ballots for rejection in primary. (Source: AP) Amazon acquires MGM. (Source: ABC News) Disney workers to protest 'Don't Say Gay' bill. (Source: NBC News) John Deere to sell driverless tractors. (Source: USA Today)