A school bus stops at Garden Spot Middle School, Eastern Lancaster County School District, in this undated file photo. (Source: Eastern Lancaster County School District)

Headlines:

Flash flood watches issued as Ida nears Pa.: They are in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, as the storm is expected to bring 3 inches to 6 inches of rain to the area. (Source: WGAL)

Local groups prepare to welcome Afghan refugees: At least 800 evacuees arrived Monday at the Philadelphia airport, but their eventual destination hasn't been disclosed. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. Democrats propose Pa. school mask mandates: The idea is unlikely to gain traction due to opposition from the Republican legislative majority. (Source: Capital-Star)

Lancaster school bus companies struggle to hire: In Manheim Township, some buses are making double runs to offset the staffing shortage. (Source: LNP)

Health experts weigh in on Covid-19 in Pa.: The panel discussed school mask mandates, the Delta variant, breakthrough cases and booster shots, among other issues. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Taliban celebrates as U.S. completes exit from Afghanistan. (Source: NBC News) Gulf Coast communities begin Ida cleanup. (Source: AP) South Korea passes law to limit Google, Apple app stores. (Source: UPI) 2 dead in Mississippi highway collapse. (Source: ABC News)

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