Children wear masks at Smith-Wade-El Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. SDL was one of three districts in Lancaster County that required masks prior to the statewide mask mandate. (Source: School District of Lancaster)
Children wear masks at Smith-Wade-El Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster. SDL was one of three districts in Lancaster County that required masks prior to the statewide mask mandate. (Source: School District of Lancaster)

Headlines:

Parents react to upcoming lifting of mask mandate: Opinion is divided, with some parents saying schools are equipped to make good decisions locally, while others worry that safeguards will be relaxed prematurely. (Source: CBS 21)

York County struggles to fill caseworker vacancies: There are roughly 60 open positions at the county office of Children, Youth & Families. (Source: ABC 27)

Philadelphia bans low-level traffic stops: Advocates said the stops were often pretexts for over-policing minority communities. (Source: WITF)

Lawsuit over Pa. school funding heads to trial: Plaintiffs say spending disparities among Pennsylvania’s 500 districts and the low overall level of state funding violate state and federal law. (Source: AP)

National/world roundup: Comcast users report outages across U.S. (Source: Newsweek) GE to break into 3 companies. (Source: CNBC) Supreme Court to decide whether pastor can touch inmate during execution. (Source: UPI) Biden administration urges appeals court not to block vaccine mandate for large companies. (Source: NBC News) Independent investigation urged in Astroworld aftermath. (Source: AP) Former senator Max Cleland dies at 79. (Source: ABC News)

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