A resident at St. Peter Apartments in Columbia receives a dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, April 15, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)
A resident at St. Peter Apartments in Columbia receives a dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, April 15, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

Headlines:

Pennsylvania will widen Covid-19 vaccine provider distribution network: In an effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy, especially in hard-to-reach populations, Pennsylvania is expanding it's network of distribution to include more doctors and local pharmacies. (Source: CBS 21)

Lancaster city increases affordable housing funds in upcoming grant spending program: The 5-year plan for using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds will include a higher percentage of funds allocated to affordable housing. The total funding from HUD over the period is expected to be $9 million. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has not closed facilities that harm clients and have repeated violations: Spotlight PA says a lack of regulatory power and money and a flawed system of oversight in the Department of Drug and Alcohol programs allows mismanaged treatment facilities to remain open. (Source: Spotlight PA)

School District of Lancaster will soon decide what to rename Southeast Middle School: The middle school was formerly named after slaveowner Gen. Edward Hand. The three finalists for the new name include Hazel Jackson, the first black public school teacher in Lancaster. (Source: WGAL)

National/world roundup: In speech to Congress, Biden calls for the expansion of federal programs and extension of the social safety net. (Source: AP) U.S. GDP increased by at an annualized 6.4% last quarter. (Source: Reuters) Moderna doubles global vaccine production goal to 3 billion in 2022. (Source: UPI) U.S. Postal Service plans to combine 18 facilities. (Source: NBC News) Federal agencies raid Giuliani's home and office (Source: AP)

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