The School District of Lancaster has pushed back the start of school one week, to Aug. 31. (Source: SDL)
The School District of Lancaster has pushed back the start of school one week, to Aug. 31. (Source: SDL)

Headlines for Friday, August 14, 2020:

State rental relief program falling short: Less than 16% of the 256 applications submitted in Lancaster County have been approved. Housing advocates say they still foresee a wave of evictions coming. (Source: LNP)

Pa. seeks to extend deadline for mail-in ballots: In a court filing, officials said postal service delays could jeopardize Pennsylvanians' voting rights if the timelines now in place aren't changed. (Source: CNN)

Teachers worried about in-person school safety: Most Lancaster County school districts have chosen 100% in-person instruction, which limits options for teachers apprehensive about that approach. (Source: LNP) The one district moving to 100% remote instruction, School District of Lancaster, detailed its plans Thursday in an online town hall. (Source: CBS 21) Meanwhile, the county is moving to supply all districts with PPE. (Source: WGAL)

Legislators seek to ease restaurant rules: A package of bills being introduced by state Rep. Pat Stefano, R-32nd District, would end restrictions imposed by the Wolf administration.  (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: President Trump says he opposes emergency funding to support mail-in voting (Source: Reuters) while requesting a mail-in ballot for the Florida primary. (Source: CBS News) Israel, UAE reach accord. (Source: International Business Times) Trump entertains Kamala Harris birther falsehood. (Source: AP) Biden and Harris call for national mask mandate. (Source: Politico)

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