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News: Friday, Dec. 11

(Source: Pennie)

(Source: Pennie)
(Source: Pennie)


Distribution formula for Covid-19 relief disadvantages Lancaster County's poorest school districts: The $1.5 million of aid was distributed by enrollment rather than poverty level. Had poverty level had been used, School District of Lancaster would have received $2.3 million instead of $850,000, and Columbia Borough School District would have gotten $359,000 rather than $217,000, According to a report from the Keystone Research Center. (Source: LNP)

First deadline approaches for Pennsylvania's new healthcare marketplace: Medium and low income families can sign up by Tuesday with PENNIE, the state's alternative to the federal health insurance exchange, to have coverage starting in Jan. 1. There is a backup deadline, Jan. 15, for coverage starting Feb. 1. (Source: PennLive)

Which Lancaster businesses are getting Covid-19 help from Recovery Lancaster?: A total of 353 Lancaster County businesses with an average revenue loss of 63% are receiving funding from the third round of Recovery Lancaster's grants. The largest category of recipients were personal services, followed by the food industry. (Source: LNP)

327,000 rural Pennsylvanians to receive high speed internet by 2030: The Federal Communications Commission will allocate $368.7 million to internet providers over the next 10 years to get high-speed internet to 33,000 underserved Susquehanna Valley homes and businesses, including more than 4,500 in Lancaster County. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine approval. (Source: UPI) Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly named Time's 'Person of the Year.' (Source: Reuters) Hundreds of GOP members sign on to Texas-led election lawsuit. (Source: AP) Indianapolis hospital rehearses procedure for Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. (Source: Reuters)