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News: Tuesday, Sept. 14

Veronica Degraffenreid (Source:

Veronica Degraffenreid (Source:


Defiant parents demand school boards ignore mask mandate:  Parents crowded board meetings in Solanco and Ephrata Area to insist masks remain optional. (Source: LNP)

Nurses association calls for extending state Covid-19 emergency waivers: Otherwise, staffing shortages will worsen at hospitals and nursing homes, the association said. (Source: WGAL)

Lancaster state Sen. Scott Martin proposes constitutional amendment to restrict emergency health orders: Under the proposal, the Secretary of Health would not be able to impose mask mandates or other preventive measures without a state of emergency ratified by the legislature. (Source: CBS 21)

Wolf pulls nominee for State Department head: The governor said it's clear legislative Republicans, intent on disputing the 2020 election results would not give Veronica Degraffenreid a fair hearing. (Source: Capital Star)

Health systems push to vaccinate staff: With a national mandate coming into effect for health care workers, hospitals are upping their efforts to persuade holdouts. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup: Senate Democrats unveil voting rights bill. (Source: NBC News) California recall vote gets under way. (Source: UPI) Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall along Texas coast. (Source: USA Today) Statistical review gives 2020 Census high marks. (Source: NPR)