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News: Monday, July 12

(Source: DECA City Farms)

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Lancaster parents voicing concern over decision to hold back kids in school: Under a new state law, parents have until Thursday to decide whether or not their children will move on to the next grade level for the 2021-22 school year. (Source: CBS 21)

Lancaster nonprofit farm looks to combat food insecurity: Discerning Eye Community Agriculture, which works to expand access to local fresh produce, opened its pay-what-you-will farmers market last weekend. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Dept. of State issues directive against third-party access to electric voting systems: The directive specifically states that county boards of elections shall not allow access of any kind to its electronic voting systems to any third-party vendor. The action comes in response to Sen. Doug Mastriano's attempt to requisition data from counties for an Arizona-style "audit." (Source: CBS 21)

National/world roundup: Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship. (Source: AP) Oregon's Bootleg Fire burns more than 150,000 acres. (Source: NBC News) Anti-government protests erupt in Cuba. (Source: UPI) U.S., NATO commander steps down in Afghanistan. (Source: NBC News) Pfizer, health officials to meet about Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. (Source: USA Today)