The state prison at Chester. (Source: Pa.gov)
The state prison at Chester. (Source: Pa.gov)

Headlines:

Local Boy Scouts to pay $1 million into sex-abuse compensation fund:  The money is part of $2 billion nationwide proposed to pay more than 82,000 individuals who say they were molested. (Source: LNP)

State prison guard vaccinations increase: About 43% of guards are now vaccinated. Last week, the Commonwealth Court dismissed a lawsuit from the guards' union challenging the Wolf administration's order that all guards be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. (Source: AP)

Mask exemptions rare at most Lancaster County school districts: The exception is Eastern Lancaster School District. There, nearly half the children have received exemptions, which the district is issuing whether or not families provide a doctor's note. At seven other school districts, 2% of students or less are exempted.  (Source: LNP)

Pa. uses secure system to keep voter registration current: For six years, the state has used the Electronic Registration Information Center, ERIC, to keep voter registrations current and accurate. The head of the GOP-led election probe has not said how its investigation would differ. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Travelers stranded by Southwest Airlines cancellations. (USA Today) Merck seeks emergency authorization for Covid-19 treatment. (Source: UPI) Three U.S. economists win Nobel. (Source: CNBC) In historic first, Biden recognizes Indigenious People's Day. (Source: NPR)

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