Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace chats with volunteer Lori Pagan during a Census Emergency Day event at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace chats with volunteer Lori Pagan during a Census Emergency Day event at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

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Lancaster County's self-response rate as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

Lancaster County ends 2020 Census tied for third highest Pa. response rate: Upon the close of the census yesterday, the county had a 77.7% response rate, tied with Montgomery County. Pennsylvania as a whole had a 69.5% response rate. Enumerators collected data for households that did not respond on their own. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Supreme Court to rule on ballot signatures: The Department of State is seeking confirmation of its rule that ballots can't be invalidated based on "perceived signature variances" alone.  (Source: Capital-Starr)

Biden mentions Muñoz killing during Philadelphia town hall: The presidential nominee referenced the case when addressing policing, and specifically the need for mental health professionals within law enforcement. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Presidential town halls show "striking differences" in temperament, policy. (Source: AP) Why Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color. (Source: USA Today) Over 17 million ballots already cast in "avalanche of early votes." (Source: AP) As federal aid ebbs, 6 million to 8 million Americans slip into poverty, studies say. (Source: NY Times)

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