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News: Wednesday, Aug. 18

(Source: PennDOT)

(Source: PennDOT)


Most county schools won't require masks: Despite Lancaster General Health's recommendation that school adopt universal masking policies, School District of Lancaster, La Academia and Lancaster Country Day are the only institutions currently doing so. (Source: LNP) At the college level, Franklin & Marshall will require masks (Source: CBS 21) as will Millersville University. (Source: LNP)

Bill would allow Pa. to issue drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants: PennDOT and immigrant advocacy groups support the change. (Source: ABC 27)

Legislative leaders launch bipartisan election reform plan: Republican state Sen. David Argall and Democratic state Sen Sharif Street say their plan would implement recommended changes that have broad support, and does not include Voter ID. (Source: Capital Star)

National/world roundup: Deadly protests in Jalalabad as Taliban consolidates rule. (Source: Reuters) Texas Gov. Abbott tests positive for Covid-19. (Source: AP) Florida state Board of Education urges legal sanction against school districts that imposed mask mandates. (Source: UPI) Death toll of Haitian earthquake climbs above 1,900. (Source: CBS News)