Tammy Rojas, a coordinator with Put People First! PA, speaks to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Michelle Uleary, of Mickey's Mission of Hope, is second from left in the background. (Source: City of Lancaster)

Headlines:

Put People First! PA castigates Lancaster city government: Lancaster continues to favor gentrification over working class interests, members and allies of the group said. Michelle Uleary, organizer of Mickey's Mission of Hope, said she is being threatened with arrest for feeding the homeless in Binns Park. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster Chamber hosts Pa. Senate committee hearing on worker shortage: Lawmakers and business leaders agreed it's a crisis, but opinions varied as to the causes behind it. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. Turnpike makes final payment to state: The $450 million payment brings the total to $7.9 billion contributed to state transportation projects under the terms of a 2007 law. Despite the resulting debt, the organization says it will be able to moderate toll increases after 2022 and invest more in repair. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. redistricting could pit 'communities' against 'communities of interest': Maintaining strict adherence to municipal boundaries in drawing electoral districts would dilute minority representation, mapping experts say. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup: Biden pitches "Buy American" in Lehigh Valley. (Source: UPI) Senate takes up infrastructure deal. (Source: AP) Pandemic aid causes record 45% drop in U.S. poverty (Source: New York Times) Tsunami warning follows Alaska earthquake. (Source: USA Today)

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