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News: Thursday, Sept. 16

A billboard protesting President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan overlooks Interstate 83.

A billboard protesting President Joe Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan overlooks Interstate 83.


Report: Food insecurity affects 2 million Pennsylvanians:  The number of individuals without consistent reliable access to nutritious meals during the pandemic includes 630,000 children, according to advocacy group Feeding America, the organization behind September's Hunger Action Month. (Source: Capital Star)

Scott Wagner funded anti-Biden billboards: The former state senator and gubernatorial candidate paid for a dozen billboards showing President Biden in Taliban gear. They are captioned, "Making the Taliban Great Again!" (Source: WGAL)

State warns doctors against providing 'write-in' mask exemptions: The Department of State warned that doctors providing generic downloadable exemption forms will be referred to licensing boards for disciplinary action. (Source: CBS 21)

Philadelphia considering using National Guard to drive school buses: Superintendent William Hite said he reached out to Gov. Tom Wolf for help with the acute shortage of drivers, which is affecting districts nationwide, including in Lancaster County. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup: California Gov. Newsom survives recall vote. (Source: USA Today) GOP lawmakers have weakened public health laws in 26 states. (Source: AP) Congress debates climate bill. (Source: NPR) North Korea test-fires missiles. (Source: UPI) Covid-19 aid staved off poverty for millions. (Source: AP)