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News: Thursday, May 27

Author and artist Eric Carle (1929-2021) and his best-known creation. (Source:

Author and artist Eric Carle (1929-2021) and his best-known creation. (Source:


Report says mistakes that derailed sex abuse vote weren't intentional: The state Inspector General's Office said systemic failures in the State Department resulted in the failure to properly advertise a referendum on extending the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases, keeping it off the May ballot. Some legislators weren't satisfied, and promised further investigation (Source: WGAL)

Senate committee holds first redistricting hearing: Advocacy groups offered possible criteria for drawing the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 17 new Congressional districts, one less than it has now, in a manner that addresses fairness and transparency concerns. (Source: Capital-Star)

Gov. Wolf says 70% of Pennsylvania adults are at least partly vaccinated: Pennsylvania is to lift its mask mandate when 70% are fully vaccinated. (Source: CBS 21)

Pa. House votes to make to-go cocktail sales permanent: Proponents said the policy change, a temporary measure adopted during the pandemic, will help restaurants as reopening progresses. The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration. (Source: Fox 43)

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier ordered to jail: A judge upheld Spanier's 2017 conviction on charges related his inaction in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. (Source: WHYY/AP)

National/world roundup: Ninth victim dies in San Jose mass shooting. (Source: USA Today) GOP counters Biden infrastructure plan with $928 billion counteroffer. (Source: CNN) Gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day. (Source: Reuters) China denounces U.S. plans to investigate Covid-19 "lab leak" theory. (Source: NBC News) "Very Hungry Caterpillar" author Eric Carle dies. (Source: CBS News)