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Tuesday, March 14

Firefighters battle a fire in the 500 block of North Plum Street on Monday, March 13, 2023. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

• Lt. Gov. Davis fires two ‘second chance’ Pa. employees: Advocates worry the dismissals of commutation specialists and former life-sentence inmates George Trudel and Naomi Blount Wilson means the Shapiro administration will dial back the clemency policies of its predecessor. (Source: WITF | PennLive)

• Fire sweeps through condemned North Plum row homes: The blaze Monday evening damaged two occupied houses as well as eight that have been vacant since 2019 due to structural problems. (Source WGAL)  

• SDL has three months to decide on superintendent: State law bars Matt Przywara from serving more than one year as acting superintendent. (Source: LNP

• Advocates want higher wages for childcare workers: They say the $67 million expansion of subsidized childcare in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget doesn’t address the sector’s staffing shortage. (Source: ABC 27

• Art supplies donated to Youth Intervention Center: Organizers of the Lancaster Tattoo Art Festival spent $3,000 in donations and door sales on materials for the YIC’s art program. (Source: LNP

• Nation/world: Biden to announce executive order to strengthen gun background checks. (Source: UPI) China criticizes US-UK-Australia submarine deal. (Source: CBS News) Biden approves drilling in Alaska. (Source: AP) McConnell released from hospital. (Source: ABC News) Treasury will let House Republicans see reports on Biden family bank transactions. (Source: Bloomberg) Former Rep. Pat Schroeder dies at 82. (Source: AP)