In this image taken from online video, Kathy Boockvar speaks during a Zoom call with reporters on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
In this image taken from online video, Kathy Boockvar speaks during a Zoom call with reporters on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Headlines:

Pa. GOP launches hearings on 2020 election: On Thursday, in the first of 14 election-related hearings, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar spent nearly three hours defending her handling of the 2020 presidential election and calling for an end to the “lies that have been proven again and again to be false.” State Republicans claim her guidance "cast doubt" on the election results. (Source: WITF)

Lancaster County police officers served as inauguration security: Thirty police officers from Lancaster County were deputized as special U.S. Marshals for the Biden-Harris inauguration on Wednesday. “It was an honor and a privilege to be part of it,” said Thomas Murray, one of three officers from West Lampeter Township’s department who served. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster Rite Aid to offer free Covid-19 testing: The Lancaster city pharmacy joins five other locations across the state in providing free Covid-19 testing to anyone older than 4, regardless of whether they are symptomatic. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Biden may sign executive orders on food aid, unemployment, $15 per hour minimum wage. (Source: AP) Walmart expands locations offering Covid-19 vaccinations. (Source: Reuters) Mitch McConnell proposes postponing Trump impeachment trial. (Source: UPI) Covid-19 variants make future predictions murky. (Source: NBC)

Olivia Smucker