Some of the speakers who participated in the raising of the Juneteenth flag at Lancaster City Hall on Friday, June 18, 2021. From left: NAACP Lancaster President Blanding Watson; Ted Darcus, former City Council President and former executive director of the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs; City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El; former County Commissioner Ron Ford; and Police Chief John Bey. (Source: Lancaster NAACP)


• Juneteenth flag raised at Lancaster City Hall for first time: Local Black leaders joined Mayor Danene Sorace for the ceremony. Sometimes referred to as Black 4th of July or African American Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. (Source: FOX 43)

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board revokes outdoor seating permission for restaurants: Since the formal end of Pennsylvania's emergency declaration on Tuesday, the PLCB is reinstating pre-pandemic rules about outdoor dining, leaving many restaurant owners in limbo. (Source: LNP)

Legislators and advocates concerned about transfer of senior services to for-profit company: The Pennsylvania plan to shift senior services from local Agencies of Aging to a for-profit company that has a history of complaints about bad customer service makes advocates of seniors worried that it might cause delays of services and reduce access to care. (Source: WESA)

Gov. Tom Wolf denounces GOP voting reform bill: Wolf says bill is disguised as election reform, but is ultimately meant to limit Pennsylvanians' freedom to vote. (Source: WGAL)

• Pennsylvania unemployment falls slowly: Unemployment rate is down two-tenths of a percentage point from last month, but is still higher than national average. (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: Juneteenth becomes a national holiday. (Source: AP) U.S. House vote repeals 2002 authorization of Iraq war. (Source: NBC News) EU recommends travel restrictions from U.S. be lifted. (Source: USA Today) Sen. Joe Manchin circulates demands for new voting legislation. (Source: CBS News)

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