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News: Monday, Aug. 23

Volunteers sort food at Blessings of Hope. (Source: Blessings of Hope)

Volunteers sort food at Blessings of Hope. (Source: Blessings of Hope)


Mask mandate takes effect for state employees: State workers were notified Friday that beginning today they would have to wear masks indoors, in line with CDC recommendations. (Source: WGAL)

Berks County Residential Center changes its role: The center formerly held families for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement; County Commissioners voted to change the contract to allow the center to house only female asylum seekers. (Source: WITF)

Sen. Dush to take over Sen. Mastriano's election probe: In a statement, Dush said the intent is to "uncover information" for potential "future legislative action." (Source: Capital Star)

Blessings of Hope's expansion plan pits it against land preservation advocates: After its plan to expand into adjacent farmland was denied by Warwick Township, Blessings of Hope has proposed a $30 million relocation onto 38 acres in West Earl Township. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: 22 dead, dozens missing after Tennessee flooding. (Source: AP) Trump booed at rally for urging vaccination. (Source: USA Today) Evacuations from Kabul airport continue; guard killed in firefight. (Source: UPI) Right-wing, leftist protesters clash in Portland, Oregon. (Source: Oregonian)