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News: Thursday, June 18

Gen. John A. Sutter (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Gen. John A. Sutter (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Gen. John A. Sutter (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Headlines for Thursday, June 18, 2020:

Poor compliance hampers Lancaster County Covid-19 contact tracing: Only about half of individuals contacted are calling back. Without more cooperation, "it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to control the spread,” Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health chief clinical officer Dr. Michael Ripchinski said. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Supreme Court to rule on Gov. Wolf's disaster declaration: The state's GOP-controlled legislature says its recent resolution overrides Wolf's order. (Source: WGAL)

Gen. Sutter statue coming down in Lititz: The statue is being removed Thursday, and the General Sutter Inn's owner John Stoudt says the organization is considering renaming the venue. Contemporary accounts say Sutter, a prominent figure in California's colonial history who spent his final years in Lititz, abused and enslaved Native Americans. (Source: LNP)

Wolf declares Juneteenth a special state holiday: Friday will be a special holiday closure for employees under the governor's jurisdiction (Source: ABC 27)

National roundup: U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump administration on ending protections for 'Dreamer' immigrants. (Source: NBC News) Another 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week. (Source: UPI) John Bolton calls President Trump unfit for office. (Source: ABC News)